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TMZ.com:
Kim Kardashian Says She Won't Be Her Family's Last Billionaire  —  Kris Jenner is gonna love this ... Kim Kardashian says her family will have even more members joining the triple comma club in the future!!!  —  We got Kim at The Grove in Los Angeles Wednesday and our photog asked …
Discussion: Mirror
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Just Jared:
Kim Kardashian Visits Her SKIMS Pop-Up Shop After Becoming a Billionaire!  —  Kim Kardashian is giving her fans a big surprise!  —  The 40-year-old reality star made surprise appearance at her SKIMS pop-up shop at The Grove on Wednesday afternoon (April 7) in Los Angeles.
Discussion: E! Online
Just Jared:
Kardashians Announce Reunion Special with Andy Cohen with One Of Their Famous FaceTime Pranks - Watch Now!
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Page Six and E! Online
Georgia Slater / People.com:
Comatose DMX to Undergo Brain Function and Activity Tests: ‘Waiting on Next Steps’ Says Manager  —  Wednesday's medical tests will determine further decisions to be made by DMX's family, PEOPLE can confirm  —  DMX remains in a coma and on life support at a New York hospital five days after being admitted following a heart attack.
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TMZ.com:
DMX Still On Life Support CRITICAL BRAIN FUNCTION TESTS WEDNESDAY
Discussion: Page Six
Alexandra Cooper / Barstool Sports:
Dirty Deets from The #1 Playboy Bunny (ft. Holly Madison)  —  This week, Father Cooper is joined by an ICONIC guest, former playmate, Holly Madison.  During her 20s, Holly entered the Playboy mansion and became one of the many girlfriends of Hugh Hefner, the infamous founder of Playboy magazine.
Marc Malkin / Variety:
‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Actor Ronen Rubinstein Comes Out as Bisexual, Inspired by His Work on Fox Series (EXCLUSIVE) … Ronen Rubinstein was anxious for his family and friends back in his native Staten Island to watch the second episode of “9-1-1: Lone Star.”  He told them he was playing Rob Lowe's gay son …
Manori Ravindran / Variety:
‘The Crown’ Season 5 to Start Filming in July (EXCLUSIVE) … “The Crown” is gearing up for its next, hotly anticipated season.  —  Production on season 5 of the hit Netflix series is set to start in July, Variety has confirmed with the show's producers.  This season will feature a whole …
Discussion: Mirror and Just Jared
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Stephanie Petit / People.com:
Princess Diana's Split-Second Decision That Led to Her Signature Haircut
Discussion: Marie Claire
Corinne Sullivan / Cosmopolitan:
Who Is the Crab on ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 5?  —  It's the mustache for me.  —  Yes, I realize  —  is where nightmares are born and careers go to die, but it's a habit I can't quit and truthfully I'm not sorry about it.  Between  —  Nick Cannon's absence
Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
Ashley Mitchell / Celebrity Insider:
Regé-Jean Page Reacts To The Speculations That He's The Next James Bond!  —  There have been rumors going around that Regé-Jean Page might be the next James Bond and these have only been highlighted by his exit from Bridgerton!  Now, the actor is finally addressing these rumors!
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Daily Star and POPSUGAR
Jason Sheeler / People.com:
JoJo Siwa Opens Up About Coming Out as LGBTQ: 'The First Time That I've Felt So Personally Happy'  —  The YouTube star and Nickelodeon mogul says that she's in love and now identifies as pansexual.  “My human is my human,” she tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story  —  FB  —  More
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
“Everyone Just Knows He's an Absolute Monster”: Scott Rudin's Ex-Staffers Speak Out on Abusive Behavior  —  Even as other Hollywood bullies are being sidelined, the uber-producer behind ‘The Social Network’ and Broadway's ‘To  Kill a Mockingbird’ has been given a pass for his volcanic temper.
Mike Vulpo / E! Online:
Alfonso Ribeiro Shares His Honest Thoughts on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air “Reimagination”  —  In an exclusive interview with E! News, Alfonso Ribeiro looked back on the '90s sitcom and why he's intrigued by the upcoming new version.  —  Alfonso Ribeiro appreciates a TV show that likes to keep it fresh.
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Mirror
TMZ.com:
TIGER WOODS CRASH BLAMED ON SPEED, HIT TREE AT 75 MPH ... Golfer Thanks Responders  —  11:31 AM PT — Tiger Woods just spoke out about the crash — shouting out the first responders who treated him ... and thanking the fans for their support.  —  “In the last few days …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Madea Origin TV Series ‘Mabel’ In Works At Showtime From Tyler Perry, Tim Palen, JaNeika & JaSheika James  —  After starting off on stage and then moving to the big screen, Tyler Perry's Madea is now headed to television. … Showtime is developing Mabel, a drama series created by Perry and Tim Palen.
Discussion: The Wrap
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Jodie Turner-Smith Exits ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Netflix Limited Series Due To Scheduling Issue  —  EXCLUSIVE: Jodie Turner-Smith has departed Netflix's six-part, live-action limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin.  She was to play a lead, Éile, in the prequel to the streamer's hit series The Witcher.
Discussion: Variety and Just Jared
Alyssa Ray / E! Online:
See Tori Spelling Eat Two Tequila Worms in New Overserved Sneak Peek  —  Watch: Watch Tori Spelling Eat Not One—But Two Tequila Worms!  —  Challenge accepted.  —  In this clip from Thursday, April 8's episode of Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump, Tori Spelling is dared by Lisa Vanderpump to eat a tequila worm.
Discussion: The Sun
Emily Maddick / Glamour UK:
‘Cheryl is literally the best person to co-parent with’: Liam Payne on lockdown, mental health struggles, co-parenting and his star role at this weekend's BAFTAs  —  Liam gets candid  —  This weekend it's the UK's biggest event on the entertainment calendar, with the 74th EE British Academy …
Discussion: Mirror and The Sun
Piers Morgan / Daily Mail:
Khloé Kardashian's horror at the public finding out how she really looks lays bare how her family have built a cynical multi-billion dollar empire from the exploitation of fake views  —  I didn't think there was anything left in the world of the Kardashians that could possibly shock me.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk and Daily Star
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Dale Moss Confirms Clare Crawley Reconciliation 3 Months After Calling Off Engagement  —  Making it official!  After weeks of sparking reunion rumors, Dale Moss confirmed that he's back with Clare Crawley following their broken engagement.  —  “Selfie skills on 💯,” the former football player …
Discussion: Cosmopolitan
Just Jared:
Joe Jonas Is Trending Because of Taylor Swift's ‘Mr. Perfectly Fine,’ Sophie Turner Issues Reaction to the Song!  —  Joe Jonas' name is trending on Twitter with thousands and thousands of tweets with his name linking him to Taylor Swift's brand new song that she wrote in 2008, “Mr. Perfectly Fine.”
Dan Wootton / Daily Mail:
Prince William ends his 20-year friendship with ITV's Tom Bradby over him siding with his brother Harry and becoming a mouthpiece for his and Meghan's gripes about the Royals  — Two-decades long friendship between Prince William and Tom Bradby is now over, say senior royal sources
Discussion: Page Six and Mirror.co.uk
 
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Connie Rusk / Daily Mail:
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: The Witcher star Henry Cavill goes public with his new girlfriend as the loved-up couple hold hands during dog walk with his pooch Kal
Discussion: Just Jared
Ellie Henman / The Sun:
Jane McDonald's partner and The Searchers star Eddie Rothe has died after battle with lung cancer
Discussion: Daily Star
Issy Sampson / The Sun:
Katie Price gets her licence back next week after being accused of driving before two-year ban ended
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Emily Dixon / Marie Claire:
Chrissy Teigen's Rose Pink Hair Transformation Is Stunning
Discussion: Page Six
Elaine Low / Variety:
Kanye West Documentary Lands at Netflix
Discussion: Bossip and Billboard
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Discussion: Bossip and Just Jared
McKenna Aiello / E! Online:
iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021 Nominations: See the Complete List
Discussion: The Wrap and Just Jared
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
Sylvester Stallone Will Not Appear in ‘Creed III’
Discussion: Page Six, People.com and Just Jared
Jack Hardwick / Daily Star:
Iggy Azalea leaks DMs to expose celebs' crude propositions, including begging for sex
Discussion: Dlisted, Page Six and egotastic.com
 

 
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The Guardian:
How China is using AI news anchors to spread its propaganda on social media; Microsoft: some AI anchors were created using ByteDance's video editing app CapCut

Rodney Tiffen / Inside Story:
Court discovery docs from the UK's News Group phone hacking cases give more detail about evidence destruction and indicate the company gathered political intel

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How a rightwing smear campaign against NPR and its CEO Katherine Maher, who is on Signal Foundation's board, led Elon Musk to malign Signal

 
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