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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
Kate Sheehy / Page Six:
Hilaria Baldwin swears off Instagram — then returns with 8 posts within hours
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
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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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.
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Just Jared:   Sarah Hyland Shares Photo From When She Felt Her Absolute Worst
Fiona Ward / HELLO!:
Chrissy Teigen dances up a storm in leggy swimsuit - and the fan reaction is amazing … Chrissy Teigen has shared another glimpse at her luxurious family trip to St. Barts - and it looks like she's having the best time!  —  The star looked gorgeous in her floral pastel swimsuit …
Discussion: E! Online
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Nicholas Rice / People.com:
Chrissy Teigen Reveals Her Botched Nose Piercing: ‘It Immediately Fell Out and Healed’
Discussion: Bustle, Page Six and E! Online
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: The Wrap and Variety
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, Spotify and Page Six
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
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.
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: Celebs, Just Jared, Variety and Mirror.co.uk
Jen Juneau / People.com:
Kaitlyn Bristowe Says She's ‘Scared,’ ‘Depressed’ and ‘Really Anxious’ as She Battles COVID-19  —  “I'm doing all these what-ifs and I'm spiraling,” Kaitlyn Bristowe said Monday on her Instagram Story  —  Kaitlyn Bristowe is getting candid about her health — both physical and mental.
Discussion: Just Jared
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
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
TMZ.com:
‘RHOD’ Star D'Andra Simmons Hospitalized for COVID  —  ‘RHOD’ STAR D'ANDRA SIMMONS HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 ... 1st ‘Housewife’ Hit So Hard  —  ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ star D'Andra Simmons is bedridden in a hospital due to COVID-19 — the first cast member from the Bravo shows who's gotten this ill.
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Jodi Guglielmi / People.com:
Real Housewives of Dallas Star D'Andra Simmons Hospitalized Following COVID-19 Diagnosis
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk and Daily Mail
 
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Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
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Discussion: FemaleFirst and The Sun
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Discussion: Daily Star
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From Mediagazer:

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

 
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