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5:45 PM ET, December 30, 2020

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Pat Saperstein / Variety:
Dawn Wells, 'Gilligan's Island's' Mary Ann, Dies of COVID at 82 … Dawn Wells, who starred as the demure Mary Ann in popular 1960s sitcom “Gilligan's Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19 in Los Angeles.  She was 82.  —  A native of Reno, Wells also appeared in “77 Sunset Strip …
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Dawn Wells, Mary Ann on 'Gilligan's Island,' Dies at 82  —  She said her character on the sitcom “was molded by me, from me” and that the “values and principles” of the Kansas farm girl mirrored her own.  —  Dawn Wells, the girl-next-door actress and former beauty queen who played …
Katrina Schollenberger / The Sun:
‘FARM GIRL’ Who was Dawn Wells and how did Gilligan's Island star die?  —  DAWN Wells was an actress that was celebrated for her role on Gilligan's Island, an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz.  —  It was announced on December 30 that she sadly passed away at 82-years-old.
Discussion: Celebs and The US Sun
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
Hilaria Baldwin Talks About Her Heritage, Spain, Boston, Alec and Instagram  —  Accused of a “decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person,” the entrepreneur and spouse of Alec Baldwin talks about Spain, Boston, her children, Instagram and more.
Sarah Hearon / Us Weekly:
Inside Mossimo Giannulli's ‘Rough’ Prison Stay After Lori Loughlin's Release … Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, is “having a rough time in prison,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.  —  College Admissions Scandal: Where Are They Now?
Discussion: Celebs and Daily Mail
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Caitlyn Hitt / Us Weekly:
‘The Office’ Star Angela Kinsey Tests Positive for COVID-19: ‘I Knew the Odds Were Against Me’ … Angela Kinsey revealed her positive COVID-19 status to fans on Instagram on Tuesday, December 29.  The Office alum appears to have contracted the virus from her family members who were previously diagnosed.
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Page Six and People.com
Nicholas Hautman / Us Weekly:
Margaret Qualley's Parents Are Concerned About Shia LaBeouf Romance After FKA Twigs Allegations … Margaret Qualley is all in on her budding romance with Shia LaBeouf, but her loved ones are concerned after the actor's ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs accused him of abuse.  —  Shia LaBeouf's Dating History
Discussion: Daily Mail
TMZ.com:
Chris Harrison Not Quitting ‘Bachelor’ Franchise Despite Move to Texas  —  CHRIS HARRISON NOT LEAVING ‘BACHELOR’ FRANCHISE ... Despite Move to Texas  —  Chris Harrison will be on your TV sets for the foreseeable future, hosting the ‘Bachelor’ — he's not going anywhere, despite a move he's making to Texas.
Discussion: Bustle and Daily Mail
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Ellie Henman / The Sun:
Maya Jama and Stormzy secretly celebrated Christmas together — sparking hope they may get back together  —  STORMZY and Maya Jama secretly celebrated Christmas together, sparking hope they could reconcile following their split.  —  The grime star, 27, spent time at the telly presenter's London home …
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Claudia Harmata / People.com:
Alison Brie Recalls Hilarious ‘Peeing Incident’ While in Costume on Mad Men Set  —  The actress explained in a recent podcast interview with Justin Long the complications of trying to go to the bathroom while wearing a girdle on the Mad Men set  —  Alison Brie is recalling the lengths …
Discussion: Glamour and Page Six
Katie Intner / Harper's BAZAAR:
Hailey Bieber's Secret to Glowing Skin Is Going to the Beach  —  The bareMinerals ambassador shares her diet, fitness, and skincare secrets.  —  Hailey Bieber has undeniably glowing skin, even for a celebrity.  Take a quick peek at her Instagram feed and you'll find countless pictures …
Discussion: Daily Mail and E! Online
Jodi Guglielmi / People.com:
RHOSLC's Meredith Marks Has Reconciled with Her Husband After Separation: ‘We Love Each Other’  —  Meredith and Seth Marks wed in 1996 and share three children: Reid, Chloe and Brooks  —  Meredith Marks is putting her faith in the power of love.  —  The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star tells PEOPLE …
Discussion: Page Six and Us Weekly
Brandon Davis / Comic Book:
Ron Weasley Actor Rupert Grint on Returning For Future Harry Potter Movies  —  In a year where Spider-Man and Batman actors have returned to roles they were never expected to be seen in again, there is one major franchise which some fans hope to see more from which has been dormant since its conclusion …
Discussion: Bustle, E! Online and Just Jared
Eve Crosbie / HELLO!:
Will there be a season two of Bridgerton?  Here's everything we know … If you're anything like us, you've most likely binged all of season one of Bridgerton and desperate for more!  —  After debuting on Christmas Day the period drama, which follows the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family …
Discussion: E! Online
 
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Tricia Despres / People.com:
Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne Is Engaged to Austin Moody — See the Proposal Photos!
Discussion: Daily Mail
Hannah Chubb / People.com:
Ant Anstead on Split from Wife Christina: ‘I Think Everybody Knows This Was Not My Decision’
Discussion: Page Six
Harriet Johnston / Daily Mail:
A wardrobe fit for a Queen!  Kate Middleton showed off her frugal side amid Covid-19 by recycling more outfits than ever - but STILL wore £94,000 worth of new clothes in 2020
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and Cele|bitchy
Hannah Southwick / Page Six:
Paul McCartney goes shirtless with a tiny ponytail in St. Barts
Discussion: Daily Star
The Sun:
‘ONE RULE FOR CELEBS’ Geordie Shore's Sophie Kasaei boasts about breaking Christmas Covid rules as she visits THREE houses and family party
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Jamie Downham / The Sun:
John Bishop struck down by coronavirus on Christmas Day and says 'I wouldn't wish this on anyone'
Discussion: Daily Star
People.com:
Lindsey Vonn Opened Up About Having a ‘Clean Slate’ in 2021 Just 2 Weeks Before Announcing Split
Discussion: Page Six
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Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
Russell Wilson Shares Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant and GiGi: “There's Hope”
Discussion: Celebrity Insider
Mackenzie Schmidt / People.com:
Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Sells Venice, Calif., Home for $4.4 Million — See Inside!
Discussion: Daily Mail
Jaimee Taylor / The Sun:
Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague urges pet lovers to avoid imports after puppy's heartbreaking death
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Fiona Ward / HELLO!:
Chrissy Teigen dances up a storm in leggy swimsuit - and the fan reaction is amazing
 

 
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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Post.News, the news-focused social platform launched in 2022 that offered micropayments to publishers, is shutting down after failing to grow “fast enough”

Ruth La Ferla / New York Times:
Graydon Carter opens a physical store called Air Mail Newsstand in NYC, as an extension of his digital newsletter Air Mail, selling books, magazines, and more

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Filing: Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav's 2023 compensation package was worth $49.7M, up 26.5% from the year prior, with $23.1M in stock awards

 
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