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11:20 AM ET, August 1, 2020


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Krystie Lee Yandoli / BuzzFeed News:
Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment  —  Being asked to join the control room inside The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a coveted spot in Hollywood, but according to dozens of men and women who work behind the scenes …
Kayla Brantley / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Ellen DeGeneres is telling show executives she's had enough and is ready to call it quits as staffers slam her apology and claim she's the problem and has ‘enabled the toxic culture at the show to go on for so long’  — Earlier this month, one current and 10 former employees …
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.
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Bryan Singer's Traumatic ‘X-Men’ Set: The Movie “Created a Monster”  —  The director's auteur style changed Hollywood's approach to superhero movies forever, but his on-set tantrums, a cast mutiny and, later, allegations of sexual abuse have left a tarnished legacy as the franchise turns 20.
Discussion: Queerty
Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Insiders Say Entertainment Boss Fostered Toxic Culture, Under Investigation  —  Current and former employees allege that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy engaged in racist, sexist and homophobic behavior: “It was par for the course.”  —  On June 4, former America's Got Talent …
Will Thorne / Variety:
Tamar Braxton and WE tv Cut Ties (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Tamar Braxton and WE tv are officially cutting ties, following Braxton's call out of the network over its “excessive and unfair” work demands.  —  In a new statement from WE tv, obtained exclusively by Variety, the network says it …
Discussion: Page Six and Sandra Rose
Perez Hilton:
Lena Dunham Describes Horrific 21-Day Battle With COVID-19 … Lena Dunham is the latest celebrity to open up about her experience with COVID-19 and to hear her tell it, people should really be taking this virus far more seriously than we have been.  —  Along with a selfie (above) …
Discussion: Page Six
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
‘Scream’: Courteney Cox Reprising Her Role As News Reporter Gale Weathers In Spyglass Media Group & Paramount Relaunch  —  EXCLUSIVE: Courteney Cox is returning for the next Scream as her famed dogged news reporter character Gale Weathers, we can tell you first.
Kristian / Dlisted:
Director Catherine Hardwick Says That If A “Midnight Sun” Movie Happens, Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Probably Won't Be In It  —  Midnight Sun is the newest Twilight book and it's told from the perspective of Edward Cullen, so you know, it's something that totally needs to exist.
Stephanie Petit /
Princess Diana's Surprising Answer on If She Thought Prince William Should Succeed Queen Elizabeth  —  In 1995, Princess Diana sat down with BBC for her unprecedented interview, giving her side of the story about her divorce from Prince Charles  —  Even when he was a teenager …
Hollywood Life:
Brian McKnight Confirms Pal Justin Timberlake Has A ‘New Baby’ After Report Jessica Biel Gave Birth  —  How exciting!  Brian McKnight confirmed on the record to HL that his friend and collaborator, Justin Timberlake, welcomed a ‘new baby’ with wife Jessica Biel, while filling us in on his new album, ‘Exodus’!
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Page Six and Us Weekly
Regis Philbin Laid to Rest at His ‘Beloved’ Alma Mater, Notre Dame  —  The legendary TV personality graduated from Notre Dame in 1953 with a sociology degree, stayed involved with the school over the years  —  Regis Philbin has been laid to rest.  —  The legendary television host …
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Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Carlos Greer / Page Six:
Lady Gaga's Rose Bowl appearance canceled after Chainsmokers debacle
Discussion: Queerty
Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
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Nicki Minaj's Husband Gets Permission To Be There For Baby's Birth
Discussion: Us Weekly and Oh No They Didn't!
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Discussion: Page Six and Us Weekly