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5:40 AM ET, December 28, 2020

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Lindsay Weinberg / E! Online:
Josh Brolin and Wife Kathryn Welcome Baby No. 2  —  Marvel actor Josh Brolin and his wife Kathryn have brought their second child into the world.  See what Kathryn had to say about the beloved baby, who joins their 2-year-old daughter Westlyn.  —  Welcome to the MCU, little one.
Sara Nathan / Page Six:
Hilaria Baldwin defends fluctuating Spanish accent, admits name is ‘Hillary’  —  Hilaria Baldwin has been forced to defend her fluctuating Spanish accent — and admitted that her name is “Hillary.”  —  The wife of Alec Baldwin took to Instagram Sunday morning after a Twitter storm erupted following …
Paulina Jayne Isaac / Cosmopolitan:
Jennifer Aniston Faces Backlash After Posting an “Our First Pandemic” Ornament  —  Some fans are coming to her defense.  — Jennifer Aniston is facing backlash after posting a photo of an “Our first pandemic 2020” ornament on Instagram.  — Jennifer is being accused of making light of COVID-19.
Kaitlin Reilly / E! Online:
Billie Lourd Shares Emotional Message 4 Years After Mom Carrie Fisher's Death  —  Billie Lourd, who lost her mom Carrie Fisher in 2016, sent a message to everyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one this holiday season.  —  Billie Lourd shared a heartwarming message to all those mourning …
Discussion: People.com, FemaleFirst and Just Jared
Just Jared:
Jessie J Hospitalized with Meniere's Disease After Struggling to Hear & Walk  —  Jessie J is opening up about recently being hospitalized.  —  The 32-year-old singer revealed to her fans on her Instagram Story that she was hospitalized on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24) with Meniere's disease.
Discussion: Daily Star and FemaleFirst
Amanda Devlin / The Sun:
Jesy Nelson shares topless snap in bed as she admits sleeping in until 4.30pm after quitting Little Mix  —  JESY Nelson has posed topless in bed - and admitted sleeping in until 4.30pm.  —  The Little Mix star showed off her messy bed head as she made the most of her time off since quitting the band.
Discussion: Daily Star and Just Jared
Julie Gordon / Page Six:
Chrishell Stause responds to criticism of family photo amid pandemic … Chrishell Stause understands — but isn't apologizing for — criticism of her family's Christmas gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.  —  The “Selling Sunset” star, 39, addressed fans' angry comments left on a series …
Erin Crabtree / Us Weekly:
Brodie Lee Dead: Former WWE Wrestler Known as ‘Luke Harper’ Dies at 41 … Wrestler Brodie Lee, whose real name was Jon Huber, died on Saturday, December 26, following a “lung issue.”  He was 41.  —  Celebrity Deaths in 2020  —  His wife, Amanda Huber, confirmed the news via Instagram on Saturday.
Sara-Aisha Kent / Mirror.co.uk:
Nile Rodgers pays tribute to his mum as she dies after tragic Alzheimer's battle  —  Nile Rodgers's mum Beverly Goodman has died, the musician has revealed on Twitter  —  Nile Rogers has shared the sad news that his mum, Beverly Goodman, has died.  —  The American guitarist took to Twitter …
Discussion: The Sun
Daily Mail:
Brian Austin Green EXCLUSIVE: Actor moves on from Megan Fox with DWTS pro Sharna Burgess as they jet off on vacation together... weeks after she revealed she's dating someone new  —  Brian Austin Green appears to have a new lady in his life as he jetted off on a post-holiday vacation with Dancing …
Discussion: Us Weekly and Just Jared
Matt Wilkinson / The Sun:
HARRY and Meghan are brokering an extension to the 12-month Megxit deal - and the prince plans to return here in the New Year to seal it.  —  They want a more permanent agreement to continue as non-working royals in California despite big-money deals with Netflix and Spotify.
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Stephanie Petit / People.com:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Celebrate Their First Christmas in America with Archie
Discussion: Page Six
Sam Elliott / Mirror.co.uk:
Katie Price puts son Harvey on strict diet plan as he reaches 29-stone on scales  —  Katie Price praised her 29-stone son for losing half a stone in a week after work outs and special meals at school before Christmas - but she is determined to help him slim down in 2021
Discussion: Daily Star
Katie Hind / Daily Mail:
Alison Hammond ‘TURNED DOWN’ role replacing Ruth Langsford on This Morning because she ‘was afraid her role would be seen as tokenism’  —  The new black presenter of ITV's This Morning was so concerned that her promotion might be perceived as ‘tokenism’ that she initially turned down the role, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Discussion: The Sun
 
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Ben Griffiths / The Sun:
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Hannah Hope / The Sun:
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Lillian Rizzo / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue up 16.8% YoY to $9.56B, vs. $9.53B est., paid memberships up 16.5% YoY to 277.65M, vs. 274.4M est., net income up 44% YoY to $2.15B

Patrick Smith / NBC News:
CrowdStrike reports widespread “BSODs on Windows hosts”, impacting thousands of PCs and disrupting TV broadcasters, including Sky News and NBC News

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Podcasts seem to be recovering: Audacy's podcast business is profitable, iHeartMedia's and Acast's Q1 podcast revenue grew 18% YoY and 25% YoY, respectively

 
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