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4:05 PM ET, February 19, 2021

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The Royal Family:
Buckingham Palace statement on The Duke and Duchess of Sussex  —  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family.  —  Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming …
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Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle officially resign from all royal duties  —  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are leaving their royal duties behind.  —  Buckingham Palace announced Friday morning that the couple, who are expecting their second child together, will no longer serve as working members of the royal family.
Discussion: Daily Star, Us Weekly and FemaleFirst
Stephanie Petit / People.com:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Receive Support from Royal Patronages They Lost in Stepping Down
Discussion: POPSUGAR
People.com:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘Always Imagined Their Family of Four,’ Says Friend
Discussion: Marie Claire and Cele|bitchy
Naledi Ushe / People.com:
Singer Natti Natasha Is Pregnant: ‘We Are Super Happy’  —  The Dominican singer is expecting her first child with fiancé Raphy Pina  —  Dominican singer Natti Natasha and her fiancé Raphy Pina have a baby on the way!  —  The “Diosa” singer, 34, announced her pregnancy …
Discussion: The Sun
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Entertainment Tonight:
Cloris Leachman's Cause of Death Was Stroke, COVID-19 Contributed  —  Three weeks after the world lost Cloris Leachman, her cause of death has been revealed.  The actress' death certificate was released on Thursday by the county of San Diego.  —  Leachman, who was 94, died of a cerebrovascular accident — in other words, a stroke.
Discussion: Dlisted, SELF and Page Six
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Gabrielle Chung / People.com:
Cloris Leachman Died of a Stroke and COVID Was a Contributing Condition: Medical Examiner
Discussion: E! Online
New York Times:
Ted Cruz's Cancún Trip: Family Texts Detail His Political Blunder  —  The Texas senator faced fierce blowback for fleeing his state as a disaster unfolded.  Text messages sent by his wife revealed a hastily planned trip away from their “FREEZING” family home.
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Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
DC Universe's New Supergirl Is ‘Young And The Restless’ Actress Sasha Calle; Will Make Debut In Upcoming ‘Flash’ Film  —  EXCLUSIVE: Chosen from over 425 actresses who auditioned, The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy nominee Sasha Calle has scored the feature role of DC Universe's new Supergirl.
Discussion: Just Jared and Oh No They Didn't!
Page Six:
Mr. Big won't be in the ‘Sex and the City’ reboot  —  Some “Sex and the City” enthusiasts better get ready for a Big disappointment.  —  Page Six has learned that Chris Noth will not reprise his role as the iconic Mr. Big in the “Sex and the City” reboot.  —  We're also told that David Eigenberg …
Katie Campione / People.com:
Justin and Hailey Bieber Sell Their Beverly Hills Home for $7.955 Million — and Throw in All the Furniture!  —  The pair sold the 6,132-square-foot mansion two years after they first moved in, PEOPLE confirms  —  Justin and Hailey Bieber have officially said goodbye to their first Beverly Hills home.
Discussion: Just Jared
Ekin Karasin / The Sun:
A SLAVE 4 HER Britney Spears gets a piggyback from boyfriend Sam Asghari after he branded her father Jamie a ‘total d**k’  —  BRITNEY Spears shared a sweet video of her boyfriend Sam Asghari giving her a piggyback - after he branded her dad Jamie a “total d**k”.
Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:
Clare Crawley and Dale Moss Are Back Together: They're ‘Figuring Things Out’ After Brief Split  —  Reunited and it feels so good.  The Bachelorette alum Clare Crawley is back together with Dale Moss, a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.  —  “Dale has been pretty secretive with friends …
Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Shanna Moakler addresses Travis Barker's relationship with Kourtney  —  Shanna Moakler has nothing but kind words for her ex-husband and his new girlfriend.  —  Moakler, 45, told a paparazzo outside of LAX that she's “happy” for Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Sophia Caraballo Pineiro / The Sun:
MOVING ON Jamie King's estranged husband Kyle Newman welcomes baby with new girlfriend just months after actress filed for divorce  —  JAMIE King's estranged husband Kyle Newman welcomed a baby with his new girlfriend just months after actress filed for divorce.
Discussion: Page Six and E! Online
TMZ.com:
Johnny Damon Arrested for DUI, Wife Booked for Battering Cop During Stop  —  JOHNNY DAMON ARRESTED FOR DUI IN FLORIDA Wife Booked For Battering Cop During Stop  —  8:47 AM PT — TMZ Sports has obtained the police report ... in which cops say Johnny Damon's blood-alcohol level was .30, nearly FOUR TIMES the legal limit.
Discussion: The Sun, Us Weekly and New York Post
TMZ.com:
Floyd Mayweather Throws Wild 44th Bday Bash for Himself, Gives Logan Paul Update  —  Diamonds, Bugattis, sushi ... and scantily clad butts.  —  That's what surrounded Floyd Mayweather at his 44th birthday bash on Thursday night — a wild “futuristic” event in Florida.  —  BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT
Discussion: Page Six
Jill Robinson / The Sun:
Dan Osborne tells fans ‘go f*** yourselves’ as cops investigate lockdown rule break to see new pup with Jacqueline Jossa  —  DAN Osborne has told fans ‘go f*** yourselves’ as police investigate his lockdown rule break to see his new puppy with wife Jacqueline Jossa.
Discussion: Daily Star
Nicki Gostin / Page Six:
Eiza González blasts claim she calls the paparazzi on herself  —  Eiza González angrily hit back at the suggestion she has paparazzi on speed dial.  —  Earlier this week, the “Hobbs & Shaw” actress was snapped on her way to make an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Drew Barrymore / FemaleFirst:
Drew Barrymore's kids don't like her movies  —  Drew Barrymore's two daughters don't like her films and just dismiss them as “mom movies”. … Drew Barrymore's kids don't like her movies.  —  The 45-year-old star's daughters, Olive, eight, and six-year-old Frankie - who she has with ex-husband …
Discussion: Just Jared
Cydney Contreras / E! Online:
Billie Eilish Seeks Restraining Order Against Man Accused of “Extremely Disturbing” Harassment  —  According to a court filing obtained by E! News, Billie Eilish and her parents are seeking a restraining order against a man allegedly sending the singer “extremely disturbing” letters.
 
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TMZ.com:
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Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Reddit files to list its IPO on the NYSE, reporting revenue up 20% YoY to $804M in 2023, net loss down 43% YoY to $90.8M, 73M DAUs, and a $3.42 global ARPU

Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
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