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8:45 AM ET, February 20, 2021

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TMZ.com:
Kim Kardashian Files for Divorce from Kanye West  —  Kim Kardashian has filed to divorce Kanye West after almost 7 years of marriage, but our sources say it's as amicable as a divorce can be.  —  Kim is asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 4 kids.
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People.com:
Kanye West ‘Resigned to Reality’ After Kim Kardashian's Divorce Filing: It's a ‘Somber Day’  —  “It's as amicable as possible, but amicable doesn't mean joyful or ideal,” a source close to the rapper tells PEOPLE  —  Kimye is over.  —  After Kim Kardashian officially filed for divorce …
People.com:
Kanye West Thinks His Failed Presidential Run ‘Cost Him His Marriage’ to Kim Kardashian: Source  —  A source tells PEOPLE that Kanye West's controversial 2020 bid for president of the U.S. was the “straw that broke the camel's back” in his marriage to Kim Kardashian
TMZ.com:
Kim Kardashian's Joint Custody Decision Unaffected By Kanye's Mental Health  —  Kanye West's mental health issues will not have an impact on Kim Kardashian's move to share custody of their 4 kids, because there's always been a safety net in place and that won't change.
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: The Sun, Us Weekly and Mirror.co.uk
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TMZ.com:   Shanna Moakler Not Ready for Double Date with Travis Barker, Kourtney
Andy Richardson / BirminghamLive:
‘It ripped my old life apart’ - White Dee seven years after Benefits Street  —  Dee Kelly reflects on the last seven years following the airing of controversial Channel 4 show Benefits Street  —  It has been seven years since White Dee was thrust into the limelight as one of the stars of controversial Benefits Street.
Discussion: The Sun and Mirror.co.uk
Emily / Dlisted:
Coronavirus Contributed To Cloris Leachman's Death  —  Today in “fuck coronavirus” news, Cloris Leachman's death certificate was released, and it's been revealed that COVID-19 played a factor in her death.  Cloris passed away over three weeks ago at age 94, and while her official cause …
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Perez Hilton
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Entertainment Tonight:
Cloris Leachman's Cause of Death Was Stroke, COVID-19 Contributed
Discussion: SELF and Page Six
Gabrielle Chung / People.com:
Cloris Leachman Died of a Stroke and COVID Was a Contributing Condition: Medical Examiner
Discussion: E! Online
Just Jared:
Hilary Duff Just Dyed Her Hair Blue, But Swears It's Not A Hint At Her Baby's Gender  —  Hilary Duff has gone blue!  —  The 33-year-old pregnant actress showed off her new hair color on social media to fans just a week after wrapping production on Younger, which is in its final season.
Entertainment Tonight:
Abby Lee Miller Sends Her Support to JoJo Siwa After Coming Out (Exclusive)  —  Abby Lee Miller is in awe of JoJo Siwa.  The Dance Moms star couldn't help but express how proud she is of the 17-year-old dancer after coming out and sharing her story with the world.
Discussion: Bustle and The Sun
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.
Danielle Stacey / HELLO!:
Princess Eugenie reveals royal baby name and shares stunning photos - all the details … Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank finally confirmed the name of their baby son on Saturday.  —  The royal baby's full name is August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, the new mum confirmed in an Instagram post.
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Riley Cardoza / Us Weekly:
Jaime King ‘Had No Idea’ Estranged Husband Kyle Newman's Girlfriend Cyn Was Pregnant: ‘It Was a Big Shock’  —  A half-brother for her boys!  Jaime King's estranged husband, Kyle Newman, welcomed his and girlfriend Cyn's first child together on Thursday, February 18.  —  Surprise!
Discussion: Daily Mail and E! Online
Eve Wagstaff / The Sun:
BEY BUM Beyoncé flashes her incredible derriere in thong bodysuit as she poses for eye-popping Ivy Park pictures  —  BEYONCE looks incredible as she flashes her peachy derriere in a nude thong bodysuit for a series of eye-popping pictures to promote the new Ivy Park collection.
Discussion: Daily Star
Stephanie Petit / People.com:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Receive Support from Royal Patronages They Lost in Stepping Down  —  Meghan and Harry officially announced that they will not be returning to their roles as working members of the royal family  —  Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are receiving thanks from their former royal patronages.
Discussion: HELLO!, POPSUGAR and Just Jared
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The Royal Family:
Buckingham Palace statement on The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
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 …
Discussion: The Sun and Just Jared
Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:
Chris Harrison Could Be Cut From Remaining ‘Bachelor’ Episodes After Stepping Away From Franchise  —  When Chris Harrison announced he'd be “stepping aside” from the Bachelor franchise on February 13, the majority of The Bachelor season 25 had already been filmed — including the Women Tell All episode.
Discussion: The Sun
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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Jeff Brazier / FemaleFirst:
Jeff Brazier says counselling saved marriage  —  Jeff Brazier thinks couple's counselling saved his and wife Kate Dwyer's marriage. … Jeff Brazier doesn't think he and his wife would still be together if they hadn't had counselling.  —  The 41-year-old star revealed last year …
Discussion: Daily Star
Sarah Packer / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Love Island star Amber Gill dumps secret boyfriend after discovering he's a thug who was jailed over brutal nightclub attack that left victim brain damaged  —  Amber Gill has dumped her secret boyfriend after discovering he's a thug who was found guilty of a brutal nightclub attack in Leeds that left the victim brain damaged.
Discussion: Ok - and The Sun
 
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Joe Otterson / Variety:
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Kaitlin Reilly / E! Online:
Samara Weaving Cast as Holly Madison in Series Inspired By Her Post-Playboy Memoir
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Just Jared
Courtney Love / FemaleFirst:
Courtney Love explains why she quit acting: ‘I stopped being capable of it after a bunch of #MeToos’
Discussion: Dlisted and Perez Hilton
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Katie Campione / People.com:
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Jill Robinson / The Sun:
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Discussion: Daily Star
Lauren Michele Jackson / Harper's BAZAAR:
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Discussion: People.com and Egotastic
TMZ.com:
Floyd Mayweather Throws Wild 44th Bday Bash for Himself, Gives Logan Paul Update
Discussion: Celebrity Insider and Page Six
Naledi Ushe / People.com:
Singer Natti Natasha Is Pregnant: ‘We Are Super Happy’
Discussion: The Sun and E! Online
 

 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
President Biden signs the ByteDance-TikTok divest-or-ban bill into law, after the Senate passed it by 79-18; the House passed the legislation 360-58 on April 20

Meta Investor Relations:
Meta reports Q1 revenue up 27% YoY to $36.46B, net income up 117% YoY to $12.37B, and family daily active people up 7% YoY to 3.24B for March 2024

Winston Cho / The Hollywood Reporter:
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