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12:10 PM ET, July 1, 2020


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Tashara Jones / Page Six:
August Alsina claims Will Smith sanctioned affair with Jada Pinkett Smith  —  Singer August Alsina claims he had a love affair with Jada Pinkett Smith — after her husband, Will Smith, allegedly gave the relationship his blessing.  —  While reps for Pinkett Smith say Alsina's claims are …
Ale Russian /
Tom Hanks Says ‘Shame on You’ to Those Who Don't Wear a Mask and Social Distance: ‘Do Your Part’  —  Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for COVID-19 in March and have since recovered  —  Tom Hanks has a simple message for Americans as the country continues its fight against COVID-19: Do your part.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and The Wrap
Erin Hill /
Meghan Markle Spoke ‘Perfect’ Spanish During Emotional Visit to L.A. Charity: It Was a ‘Revelation’  —  “She spoke Spanish perfectly with one young woman,” Father Greg Boyle tells PEOPLE  —  Meghan Markle put her Spanish-speaking skills to good use during a recent charity visit in L.A.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Carmel Dagan / Variety:
Carl Reiner, Comedy Legend and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator, Dies at 98 … Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar's legendary team and went on to create “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and direct several hit films, has died.  He was 98.
Mara Siegler / Page Six:
Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden arrested for alleged domestic violence  —  Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden was arrested Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence.  —  The LAPD confirmed to Page Six the charge against Madden, 41, is California penal code 273.5 …
Discussion: Variety, Stereogum and Us Weekly
Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Film Academy Invites 819 New Members, With 36 Percent People of Color  —  Of this year's invitees, 45 percent are women and 49 percent hail from outside the United States.  —  Awkwafina, Matthew Cherry, Cynthia Erivo, Alma Har'el, Zendaya and two people named Ryan Murphy …
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Director Kenny Ortega on the Queer Aesthetic of His Movies From ‘Hocus Pocus’ to ‘High School Musical’ … Yes, there's John Waters, Gus Van Sant, Pedro Almodovar, Lee Daniels, Gregg Araki, Kimberly Peirce, Lisa Cholodenko and Dee Rees.  But there's at least one other director who deserves …
Discussion: Us Weekly and Oh No They Didn't!
U.S. Department of Justice:
Ex-Husband of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star and Lucchese Crime Family Soldier Indicted for Assault and Other Crimes  —  NEWARK, N.J. - The ex-husband of one of the stars of the Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and an organized crime soldier were arrested today …
Discussion: Page Six, abc7NY and Associated Press
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Spotted: Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford Reunite to Talk About ‘Gossip Girl’ … On the primetime soap “Gossip Girl,” Penn Badgley and Chace Crawford played two very different teen characters: Badgley's Dan Humphrey was a member of the Brooklyn literati, while Crawford's Nate Archibald inhabited Manhattan's social whirl.
Discussion: Us Weekly and POPSUGAR
Carl Reiner Dead at 98, Mel Brooks Pays Tribute to His Best Friend  —  CARL REINER DEAD AT 98 ... Mel Brooks Also Pays Tribute To His Best Friend  —  REMEMBERING CARL REINER  —  2:23 PM PT — Mel Brooks also just paid tribute to Reiner, calling him a giant whose contributions to the entertainment industry is unmatched.
Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Becca Kufrin and Rachel Lindsay Reveal There's a ‘Bachelorette Bible’ Passed Down From the Previous Leads … Bachelorettes stick together!  Becca Kufrin and Rachel Lindsay are ready to pass the “Bachelorette Bible” to Clare Crawley ahead of her season.  —  ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 16: Everything We Know
Discussion: reality blurred
Peter White / Deadline:
'America's Got Talent': How NBC's Talent Show Returned To Filming With Production Pods, Masks, & A Drive-In Movie Theater-Style Stage  —  America's Got Talent is one of the first big-budget non-scripted formats to resume filming following the COVID-19 production shutdown.
McKenna Aiello / E! Online:
Ryan Seacrest Announces Breakup From Shayna Taylor as He Vacations With Mystery Woman  —  Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor's on-again, off-again relationship has come to an end.  —  Ryan Seacrest is re-joining the ranks of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors.
Discussion: Page Six and Gossip Cop
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Mieka / Dlisted:
Nicole Young Has Filed For Divorce From Dr. Dre After 24 Years Of Marriage
Discussion:, and Page Six
Peter White / Deadline:
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ To Return For Season 11 On HBO
Justin Kroll / Variety:
‘Mulan’ Director Niki Caro to Helm ‘Beautiful Ruins’ for Amblin Partners (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: The Wrap and Oh No They Didn't!
Sue Carswell /
Twins Go Viral for Hilarious ‘First Time Hearing’ Videos Showing Them Reacting to Classic Songs
Oli Coleman / Page Six:
Donald Trump Jr. spotted at packed, maskless Hamptons party
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
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JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers Say Relationship Faced a ‘Fork in the Road’ After The Bachelorette
Discussion: Page Six
Joe Otterson / Variety:
‘Ozark’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season at Netflix
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Katie Bain / Billboard:
Spencer Brown Comes Out as Gay: ‘The Dance Music Community Saved Me During My Darkest Times’
Discussion: Queerty
‘365 Days’ Star Michele Morrone Says He's Coming Back for Sequel