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4:05 PM ET, December 29, 2020

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Lindsay Weinberg / E! Online:
Constance Wu Gives Birth, Welcomes Her First Baby With Boyfriend Ryan Kattner  —  Hustlers star Constance Wu has given birth to her first child, a daughter, with her rocker boyfriend Ryan Kattner.  E! News has all the exclusive details.  —  Surprise: Constance Wu is a mom!
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Nicholas Hautman / Us Weekly:   Cody Simpson Is Dating Model Marloes Stevens 4 Months After Miley Cyrus Split
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Constance Wu Welcomed Her 1st Child With Boyfriend Ryan Kattner Over the Summer
Discussion: Dlisted
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Gleb Savchenko Earns More Than $400K for ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Estranged Wife Elena Samodanova Says
Discussion: Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Emma Roberts Gives Birth to Baby Boy  —  EMMA ROBERTS GIVES BIRTH ... It's a Boy!!!  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Emma Roberts is the proud new mother of a baby boy ... who seems set up to be quite the scholar one day.  —  Sources tell us the actress gave birth Sunday in L.A. to a healthy boy …
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Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Alec Baldwin tells Hilaria critic on Instagram to ‘go f-k yourself’  —  Alec Baldwin snapped.  —  The “30 Rock” star, 62, continued to defend wife Hilaria (neé Hillary) Baldwin on Instagram Monday for faking her Spanish accent and heritage, eventually opting for a cryptic Mark Twain quote to summarize his feelings.
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Ale Russian / People.com:
Why the Hilaria Baldwin Scandal Is Painful for Immigrants — Including Me  —  “What Hilaria did is not funny: it's a slap in the face,” PEOPLE's Ale Russian writes of her own experience in a first-person essay  —  In the last week of 2020, yet another celebrity scandal has taken over the internet.
Discussion: Page Six and The Wrap
Emily Dixon / Marie Claire:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reflect on 2020 in the Archewell Audio Holiday Special  —  , the first podcast drop from their partnership with Spotify.  — In the episode, Meghan and Harry reflect on 2020, and share stories from a host of guests including Stacey Abrams, Naomi Osaka …
Discussion: Cosmopolitan, TMZ.com, Page Six, Elle and Spotify
Kevin Rawlinson / The Guardian:
Michael Sheen returned OBE to air views on royal family  —  The Welsh actor has revealed he gave back his OBE so he could call for the scrapping of the title Prince of Wales  —  Michael Sheen handed back his OBE, he has revealed, as he called on the royal family to end the centuries-old practice …
Discussion: Just Jared, Variety and Mirror.co.uk
TMZ.com:
Anwar Hadid Says He's Not Anti-Vax, Open to Learning About COVID Vaccines  —  ANWAR HADID I'M NOT ANTI-VAX ... Still Learning About COVID-19 Vaccine  —  Anwar Hadid insists he's not a hardline anti-vaxxer — he's had them before — and now wants to explain what he meant when he told fans he would not get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Discussion: E! Online, Just Jared, Dlisted and Egotastic
Hanna Fillingham / HELLO!:
Kate Middleton identical to Prince Louis in never-before-seen childhood photo … The Duchess of Cambridge shared a previously-unseen photo of herself as a child to mark Father's Day back in June - and her youngest son Prince Louis looks just like her!  —  On the official Kensington Royal …
Discussion: Marie Claire
David Hudson / Queerty:
rest in peace Marcus D'Amico, the original Mouse from Tales of The City, dies aged 55 … The actor Marcus D'Amico has died at the age of 55.  D'Amico is best remembered for playing the role of the beloved gay character, Michael ‘Mouse’ Tolliver, from the 1993 TV production of Tales of the City.
Discussion: Variety
TMZ.com:
Signs ‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Nick McGlashan's Death Might Be Drug Related  —  ‘DEADLIEST CATCH’ NICK MCGLASHAN DEATH POSSIBLY DRUG-RELATED ... Based on Hotel Evidence  —  ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Nick McGlashan appears to have died from some sort of drug overdose ... according to police investigating his death.
Jenna Ryu / USA Today:
Lil Pump is ‘no longer welcome’ to fly JetBlue after refusing to wear a face mask during flight  —  Lil Pump is no longer welcome to fly JetBlue Airways after violating COVID-19 safety protocols.  —  The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, is banned from flying on JetBlue …
Discussion: Towleroad Gay News and The Wrap
Jodi Guglielmi / People.com:
Real Housewives of Dallas Star D'Andra Simmons Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Diagnosis  —  “Her oxygen levels were borderline and she will start remdesivir,” a rep for the reality star tells PEOPLE  —  D'Andra Simmons has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk and Daily Mail
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Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
‘RHOD’ star D'Andra Simmons hospitalized with COVID-19
Discussion: Us Weekly and E! Online
TMZ.com:
Lil Pump Banned from JetBlue for Refusing to Wear a Mask  —  LIL PUMP BANNED FROM FLYING JETBLUE ... After Refusing to Wear Mask  —  Lil Pump will NOT be flying with JetBlue anymore — at least that's what the airline's saying, because it claims he refused to wear a mask while up in the air.
Discussion: The Sun, Mirror.co.uk and Bossip
FemaleFirst:
Braison Cyrus and wife Stella McBride Cyrus expecting first child  —  Braison Cyrus and Stella McBride Cyrus have announced they are set to become parents. … Braison Cyrus and his wife Stella McBride Cyrus are expecting their first child.  —  The 26-year-old actor and musician and his spouse …
Mona Thomas / E! Online:
Sarah Hyland Revisits the Heartbreaking Moment She Felt Her “Worst” in Throwback Photo  —  In a recent Instagram Story, Sarah Hyland shared one of her “worst” moments.  Keep scrolling to read about her struggles.  —  Sarah Hyland is revisiting a heartbreaking moment from her past.
Discussion: Just Jared
Ale Russian / People.com:
Shia LaBeouf and Margaret Qualley Hold Hands on Post-Christmas Hike amid FKA Twigs Lawsuit  —  Shia LaBeouf and Margaret Qualley were spotted kissing days after the actor's ex FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against him  —  Shia LaBeouf is stepping out with Margaret Qualley over the holidays amid allegations …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Dlisted
Carl Greenwood / The Sun:
EastEnders' Natalie Cassidy takes a break from soap as character Sonia Fowler struggles to cope as NHS nurse  —  EASTENDERS fan favourite Natalie Cassidy won't be seen on screen until early Spring after the soap's writers decided to give her character, Sonia Fowler, a break.
 
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