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1:30 PM ET, July 31, 2020


 Top News: 
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Ellen DeGeneres Sends Emotional Apology to Staff; EP Ed Glavin Expected to Depart  —  Following the launch of an investigation into the workplace culture at her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres has personally addressed her staff and apologized for numerous, unspecified transgressions on set.
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Allegations and Changes Forthcoming in Staff Letter (Exclusive)  —  As part of the steps to change a workplace environment under fire, two sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that producer Ed Glavin will soon be out.  —  With the culture at her eponymous …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Naya Rivera To Appear On ‘Sugar Rush’; Netflix Dedicates Episode To Late Actress Following Her Tragic Death  —  EXCLUSIVE: In what is believed to be her final TV appearance, Naya Rivera will be featured in an episode from Season 3 of Netflix's baking competition reality series Sugar Rush, which will be released Friday.
Discussion:, Us Weekly, The Wrap and Page Six
Natalie Stone /
Naya Rivera Laid to Rest 2 Weeks After Drowning, Death Certificate Reveals She Died Within Minutes  —  The Glee actress' body was found in Lake Piru on July 13 — five days after she disappeared during a boating trip with her 4-year-old son  —  Naya Rivera has been laid to rest.
Aurelie Corinthios /
Kim Kardashian Is ‘Torn’ over Divorcing Kanye West After Emotional Wyoming Trip: Source  —  “Her concerns are the kids and the partnership,” a source tells PEOPLE  —  Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's future remains unclear.  —  The couple reunited for the first time in person on Monday …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Bossip
Erin Hill /
Prince Harry's Favorite Emoji Revealed — and How He Used It to Charm Meghan Markle!  —  Prince Harry wasted no time in texting Meghan after their blind date … FB  —  Prince Harry's unexpected texting style charmed Meghan Markle from the start!  —  After the prince left his blind date …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Stephanie Petit /
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Had a Huge Secret in This Photo from the Toronto Invictus Games
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Michelle Tauber /
The Truth About Meghan Markle's Wedding Tiara and Queen Elizabeth's Role
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Lainey Gossip
Amy Kaufman / Los Angeles Times:
Actor Bryan Callen accused of sexual assault, misconduct  —  As soon as she saw his name, Katherine Fiore Tigerman broke out in a cold sweat.  Her shirt damp, she scrolled through the text messages from her best friend alerting her that comedian Chris D'Elia was being accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women on Twitter.
Ashley Boucher /
Teresa Palmer Reveals She Suffered from Orthorexia, an Obsession with Healthy Eating  —  “It was exhausting, utterly exhausting, to log every calorie and to just be so overly conscious of the food I was putting into my body,” the Australian actress said on a recent podcast
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
This Is Us Star Chris Sullivan and Wife Rachel Welcome Son Bear Maxwell  —  Chris Sullivan, know for playing Toby on This Is Us, and wife Rachel announced they were expecting their first child in January  —  “Us” just became one member bigger for Chris Sullivan!
Discussion: Page Six and Us Weekly
Lexy Perez / Hollywood Reporter:
Matthew McConaughey to Release First Memoir ‘Greenlights’  —  “Two years ago I worked up the courage to take all those journals off into solitary confinement just to see what I had and I returned with a book,” the Oscar-winner announced Wednesday.  —  Matthew McConaughey is ready to take readers …
Eric Todisco /
Matthew McConaughey Announces Release of First Memoir Greenlights
Discussion: Dlisted and POPSUGAR
John Lewis / New York Times:
Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation  —  Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.  —  Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.
Oprah Winfrey / Oprah Magazine:
Why Oprah Gave Up Her Cover for the First Time Ever to Honor Breonna Taylor  —  “What I know for sure: We can't be silent.” … Breonna Taylor.  —  She was just like me.  She was just like you.  And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans.  Plans for a future filled …
Dan Calabrese / Herman Cain:
We're heartbroken, and the world is poorer: Herman Cain has gone to be with the Lord  —  You're never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning.  But we have no choice but to seek and find God's strength and comfort to deal with it.  —  Herman Cain - our boss, our friend …
Discussion: The Wrap and New York Times
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Ben Ashford / Daily Mail:
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Discussion: Bossip and Page Six