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9:40 AM ET, December 30, 2020

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Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
Hilaria Baldwin Talks 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 being the main character in this last week of 2020.  —  The first signs that Hilaria Baldwin's life …
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Ale Russian / People.com:
Why the Hilaria Baldwin Scandal Is Painful for Immigrants — Including Me
Discussion: Page Six and The Wrap
Oli Coleman / Page Six:
Chris Harrison is moving to Texas, fueling ‘Bachelor’ exit rumors  —  Could Chris Harrison be breaking up with the “Bachelor”?  —  Amid speculation that the veteran host of the ABC franchise could be leaving after nearly 20 years, Page Six has exclusively learned that Harrison is building …
People.com:
Lindsey Vonn Opened Up About Having a ‘Clean Slate’ in 2021 Just 2 Weeks Before Announcing Split  —  Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban announced they were ending their engagement in matching Instagram posts on Tuesday  —  Just two weeks before announcing her split from fiancé P.K. Subban …
Discussion: Page Six
Just Jared:
Tyrese Gibson & Wife Samantha Split After Nearly Four Years of Marriage  —  Tyrese Gibson and his wife Samantha are calling it quits.  —  The 42-year-old Fast & Furious actor took to his Instagram on Tuesday night (December 29) to announce that he and Samantha were splitting up after nearly four years of marriage.
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: Daily Star, Perez Hilton and E! Online
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Jaimee Taylor / The Sun:
Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague urges pet lovers to avoid imports after puppy's heartbreaking death  —  LOVE Island star Molly-Mae Hague spoke of her anguish earlier this year after a dog she bought from Russia died after six days.  —  Molly, 21, had been assured by sellers in June that her pomeranian Mr Chai was healthy.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
Russell Wilson Shares Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant and GiGi: “There's Hope”  —  In a powerful video dedicated to Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, Russell Wilson credited the late NBA star for inspiring him and helping him keep his priorities in check.  —  Russell Wilson offered …
Discussion: Celebrity Insider
Natalie Allison / The Tennessean:
Girlfriend warned Nashville police Anthony Warner was building bomb a year ago, report shows  —  NASHVILLE — Sixteen months before Anthony Quinn Warner's RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, officers visited his home in Antioch after his girlfriend reported that he was making bombs …
TMZ.com:
Lindsey Vonn Splits from Fiance P.K. Subban After Year-Plus Engagement  —  Lindsey Vonn will not be walking down the aisle with P.K. Subban after all — they've called off their engagement ... and their romantic relationship, altogether.  —  The sports power couple — who've been together since …
Discussion: Perez Hilton, E! Online and Just Jared
Just Jared:
Sarah Hyland Shares Photo From When She Felt Her Absolute Worst  —  Sarah Hyland participated in the “post a pic of” challenge that many are taking part in on Instagram.  —  If you haven't seen, fans can request specific photos for celebs to share.  —  One fan requested of Sarah …
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Mona Thomas / E! Online:   Sarah Hyland Revisits the Heartbreaking Moment She Felt Her “Worst” in Throwback Photo
Mackenzie Schmidt / People.com:
Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Sells Venice, Calif., Home for $4.4 Million — See Inside!  —  Less than two years after making her final exit from Westeros, the actress is giving up her stronghold on the West Coast too  —  Emilia Clarke may be loyal to House Targaryen …
Discussion: Daily Mail
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.
Rebecca Cope / Tatler:
Inside the February issue starring Daisy Ridley  —  Discover what's next for the British girl made globally famous overnight by Star Wars.  Elsewhere in the issue, Tatler goes inside Charles and Camilla's inner circle; looks forward to what the year will bring with our new astrologer …
Discussion: The Sun
 
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Jen Juneau / People.com:
Kaitlyn Bristowe Says She's ‘Scared,’ ‘Depressed’ and ‘Really Anxious’ as She Battles COVID-19
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Amanda Devlin / The Sun:
Marvin and Rochelle win battle to build huge pool at £3.3m mansion after row with neighbours
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Hanna Fillingham / HELLO!:
Kate Middleton identical to Prince Louis in never-before-seen childhood photo
Discussion: Marie Claire
Carl Greenwood / The Sun:
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TMZ.com:
Signs ‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Nick McGlashan's Death Might Be Drug Related
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Emily Dixon / Marie Claire:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reflect on 2020 in the Archewell Audio Holiday Special
Discussion: Cosmopolitan, TMZ.com and Page Six
Ale Russian / People.com:
Shia LaBeouf and Margaret Qualley Hold Hands on Post-Christmas Hike amid FKA Twigs Lawsuit
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Jenna Ryu / USA Today:
Lil Pump is ‘no longer welcome’ to fly JetBlue after refusing to wear a face mask during flight
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

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