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6:50 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 …
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  —  SHANNA MOAKLER TRAVIS & KOURTNEY MAKE CUTE COUPLE But No Double Dating, Yet … Shanna Moakler thinks her ex-husband and his new GF are a nice match ... but she's not quite ready to hook up with Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian for a double date.
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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Stephanie Petit / People.com:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Receive Support from Royal Patronages They Lost in Stepping Down
Discussion: HELLO! and POPSUGAR
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
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
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.
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
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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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.
Discussion: The Blast, E! Online and POPSUGAR
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
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
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
Lauren Michele Jackson / Harper's BAZAAR:
The Importance of Being Megan Thee Stallion  —  The rapper is at the top of her artistic game, finishing college, and defending her right to be young, Black, and free.  —  Megan Thee Stallion isn't hurting for stage time.  The 26-year-old rapper, just on the other side of her debut studio album …
Discussion: People.com and Egotastic
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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Jeff Brazier / FemaleFirst:
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Discussion: Daily Star
Joe Otterson / Variety:
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Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Tom Hardy, Gareth Evans Team for Netflix Crime Thriller ‘Havoc’
Discussion: Deadline and Just Jared
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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Man Claims Kodak Black Stole His Girl Amid Mellow Rackz Engagement Rumors
Discussion: Bossip
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Jessica Lester / The Sun:
Love Island's Jamie Jewitt proposes to Camilla Thurlow with the help of their adorable baby daughter Nell
Discussion: Daily Star and Mirror.co.uk
Katie Campione / People.com:
Justin and Hailey Bieber Sell Their Beverly Hills Home for $7.955 Million — and Throw in All the Furniture!
Discussion: Just Jared
Jill Robinson / The Sun:
Dan Osborne tells fans ‘go f*** yourselves’ as cops investigate lockdown rule break to see new pup with Jacqueline Jossa
Discussion: Daily Star
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
 

 
From Mediagazer:

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

Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Mehdi Hasan raises $4M to launch Zeteo, a digital media company on Substack, offering a weekly streaming show he hosts, contributor pieces, a podcast, and more

 
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