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1:30 PM ET, December 29, 2020

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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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Lindsay Weinberg / E! Online:
Emma Roberts Gives Birth, Welcomes First Baby With Garrett Hedlund  —  Holidate star Emma Roberts has given birth to her son with Garrett Hedlund.  Find out the newborn's unique name below!  —  Emma Roberts has a new holidate just in time for New Year's Eve!
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!
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: The Wrap
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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.
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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TMZ.com:
‘RHOD’ Star D'Andra Simmons Hospitalized for COVID
Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
‘RHOD’ star D'Andra Simmons hospitalized with COVID-19
Discussion: E! Online and Us Weekly
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, Spotify and Elle
Nicholas Hautman / Us Weekly:
Cody Simpson Is Dating Model Marloes Stevens 4 Months After Miley Cyrus Split … A new love!  Cody Simpson is dating Marloes Stevens four months after his split from Miley Cyrus.  —  Unlikely Celebrity Couples  —  The swimmer, 23, confirmed the news on Saturday, December 26 …
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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:
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
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: The Wrap
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 …
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: Just Jared, Dlisted and Egotastic
Alexia Fernández / People.com:
Red Table Talk's Willow Smith Talks About the Awkward Moment She ‘Farted On a Date’  —  “He just looked at me and there was a moment of both of us realizing what had happened,” Willow said of her socially awkward moment  —  Even Willow Smith has awkward moments.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Dan Cain / The Sun:
Spencer Matthews reveals 20lbs weight loss leaving him ripped ‘like Brad Pitt’  —  SPENCER Matthews has revealed his seriously impressive 20lbs weight loss that's left him looking ‘as ripped as Brad Pitt’.  —  The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, doesn't do things by halves …
Discussion: FemaleFirst
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
Natalie Stone / People.com:
Lori Loughlin Has Tearful Reunion with Daughters After Prison Release: Source  —  The Fuller House actress was released from prison early Monday morning after serving nearly two months in prison for her involvement in the college admissions scandal  —  Lori Loughlin has returned to Los Angeles …
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Ale Russian / People.com:
Shia LaBeouf and Margaret Qualley Hold Hands on Post-Christmas Hike amid FKA Twigs Lawsuit
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Dlisted
Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was “Flummoxed” by Ex Ryan Phillippe's Money Comment at 2002 Oscars
Discussion: Just Jared
Daniel Bird / Daily Star:
Michelle Keegan hits out amid sexist questions over starting a family with Mark Wright
Discussion: FemaleFirst and The Sun
Amanda Devlin / The Sun:
Love Island's Amber Gill loses over a stone in six weeks as she reveals her bikini body transformation
Discussion: Daily Star
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Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical
Discussion: The Sun
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Lane Florsheim / Wall Street Journal:
Supermodel Karlie Kloss on How Pregnancy Has Affected Her Routines
Discussion: Us Weekly and People.com
Brandi Fowler / HELLO!:
Chrissy Teigen shares sizzling lace underwear photo after request from fans
Discussion: Daily Star, Marie Claire and POPSUGAR
Jessica Finn / HELLO!:
Jessica Simpson shares makeup-free photo during family celebrations - and she looks stunning
Discussion: Daily Star
 

 
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A case study of the creation of an AI-powered local “news” website, directed to produce partisan stories on a US Senate race; a Fiverr developer made it for $80

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Roku says hackers accessed ~576K accounts using credential stuffing, and made purchases in ~400 cases, after a similar breach affecting ~15K accounts in March

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