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1:30 PM ET, February 16, 2021


 Top News: 
Rebecca English / Daily Mail:
ROYAL AUTHOR: INTERVIEW IS A ‘BETRAYAL OF TRUST’  —  Royal author Robert Jobson said he thought the interview was a ‘betrayal of trust’ and Meghan and Harry ‘seem hell bent on causing the Queen more discomfort and possible embarrassment’.  —  'Buckingham Palace were quick to say the Queen …
Emily Dixon / Marie Claire:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Break Their Silence in a Tell-All Interview with Oprah Winfrey  —  will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in a CBS primetime special.  —  about royal life, moving to the U.S., parenthood, and more, CBS said in a statement.  — Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special
Discussion: Daily Star, Cosmopolitan, BBC and Ok -
Valentine Low / The Times:
Harry and Meghan: Sussexes to tell Oprah why they quit royal life  —  Buckingham Palace was bracing itself yesterday for revelations from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are to give their first in-depth television interview to Oprah Winfrey.  —  Harry and Meghan will tell the chatshow host …
Discussion: Page Six
London Evening Standard:
Meghan ‘determined not to upset Queen in Oprah interview’  —  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are determined that nothing they say in their prime-time interview with Oprah Winfrey will upset the Queen, the Evening Standard understands.  —  The background to their decision to quit …
Discussion: The Sun
Kendall Jenner's family support Devin Booker romance  —  Kendall Jenner's famous family all think her boyfriend Devin Booker is “great”. … Kendall Jenner's family have given their approval to her relationship with Devin Booker.  —  The 25-year-old supermodel has been romantically linked …
Discussion: Daily Star
Ashley Boucher /
Kendall Jenner Is ‘Very Happy’ with Boyfriend Devin Booker, Says Source
Discussion: Just Jared
Derek Warburton / MrWarburtonMagazine:
Dance Star, GLEB SAVCHENKO: The Heartthrob  —  Dancing the with Stars hunk GLEB SAVCHENKO sits down with MRWARBURTON magazine to talk the lockdown and becoming an advocate for same sex couples on DWTS. … Dancing Out Of Lockdown … The 37-year-old dancer/choreographer started dancing …
Discussion: The Wrap, Us Weekly and Page Six
Evan Minsker / Pitchfork:
Ketchy the Great, L.A. Rapper of Drakeo the Ruler's Stinc Team, Has Died  —  The rapper, who had multiple features on 03 Greedo and Drakeo records, had been sharing new songs in the months after his release from prison  —  Ketchy the Great, the Los Angeles rapper best known as a member …
Discussion:, The Sun and Stereogum
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘Bridgerton’: Simone Ashley Lands Female Lead In Season 2 Of Netflix Hit From Shondaland  —  EXCLUSIVE: Bridgerton has found its Kate.  Simone Ashley (Because the Night, Sex Education) has been tapped as the female lead opposite Jonathan Bailey in Season 2 of Netflix and Shondaland's hugely …
Rachel Lindsay Says It Was the ‘Right Decision’ for Chris Harrison to Step Aside as Bachelor Host  —  Chris Harrison said over the weekend that he is taking time away from the franchise following an interview with Rachel Lindsay last week  —  Rachel Lindsay is speaking out after Bachelor …
Black ‘Bachelor’ Alums' Views on What to Do with Chris Harrison  —  Chris Harrison excusing historical racism has left former Black contestants from the franchise divided on how to proceed with the host's future — some say he needs teaching, others want him gone for good.
Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Olivia Wilde moves bags from Jason Sudeikis' home to Harry Styles' place  —  Olivia Wilde has some serious baggage.  —  The “Booksmart” director was spotted moving multiple suitcases from the home she used to share with ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis into Harry Styles' house on Valentine's Day.
Issy Sampson / The Sun:
Katie Price makes comeback to prime time TV as she signs up for Celebrity MasterChef  —  KATIE Price has signed up to appear on the next series of Celebrity MasterChef, The Sun can reveal.  —  The star has joined the 2021 series and started filming this week.  —  Channel 4
Discussion: Ok -
Alison Boshoff / Daily Mail:
Gillian Anderson wins back her Crown lover Peter Morgan from Jemima Khan just weeks after he left her and moved in with the socialite TV producer (but why would she want him?)  —  By ALISON BOSHOFF FOR THE DAILY MAIL  —  Peter Morgan has made his name by charting the romantic ups and downs …
Discussion:, The Sun and FemaleFirst
Howell Davies / The Sun:
Britney Spears has been treated like a toddler who has no rights over's senseless, says pal  —  SHE was the biggest female pop star in the world but Britney Spears is now being treated like a “toddler who has no rights” by her controlling dad.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix Is Working on Its Own Documentary About Britney Spears
Discussion: Bustle and The Wrap
Exclusive: Ranvir Singh opens up about incredibly close bond with son Tushaan … In an exclusive interview with HELLO!, Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh has shared memories from an unforgettable holiday she and her eight-year-old son Tushaan experienced at the Carlisle Bay Antigua late last year.
Pacman Jones Bar Fight Video Shows Violent Chaos, Chair Throwing  —  PACMAN JONES BAR FIGHT VIDEO SHOWS VIOLENT CHAOS ... People Throwing Chairs … TMZ Sports has obtained video of the wild bar fight that led to the arrest of ex-NFL star Pacman Jones ... and you can hear people begging for the violence to stop.
Discussion: New York Post
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Alison Maloney / The Sun:
REVENGE PORN HELL Brave Zara McDermott reveals she was called ‘slut’ and ‘disgusting’ after boy leaked naked photo of her when she was 14
Discussion: Daily Star
Tom Grater / Deadline:
‘Mission: Impossible 7’ & ‘8’ No Longer Shooting Back-To-Back
Discussion: Just Jared and The Wrap
Katrina Schollenberger / The Sun:
When are hometown dates on The Bachelor?
Discussion: Bustle, and Just Jared
Andy Halls / The Sun:
Married at First Sight to return to the UK in sexed up version to rival Love Island, Channel 4 reveals
Cheryl Goodenough /
Married at First Sight Australia star in court over investment scam
Discussion: The Sun and The Scottish Sun
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Lily James Spotted with Rocker Michael Shuman Months After Outing with Dominic West
Discussion: Perez Hilton
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Discussion: FemaleFirst and Us Weekly
Mike Vulpo / E! Online:
Newly Engaged Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers Celebrate Valentine's Day in Montreal
Discussion: Elle and Just Jared
Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
Ryan Reynolds Trolling Blake Lively Is the Only Celeb Valentine's Day Content I Need
Discussion:, Marie Claire and Allure

From Mediagazer:

Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance and Disney merge their media businesses in India, creating the country's largest media conglomerate; Reliance values it at $8.5B and will invest $1.4B

Yiwen Lu / New York Times:
Raw Story, AlterNet, and, in a separate case, The Intercept sue OpenAI in a NY federal court for copyright infringement; The Intercept is also suing Microsoft

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