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3:50 PM ET, April 12, 2021

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People.com:
Prince Harry Arrives in the U.K. Two Days After Grandfather Prince Philip's Death  —  Meghan Markle, who is expecting her second child, a girl, with Prince Harry, will not be attending Prince Philip's funeral on April 17  —  Prince Harry is back in the U.K.
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Erin Hill / People.com:
Prince Harry Speaks Out After Grandfather Prince Philip's Death: He Was 'Cheeky Right ‘Til the End’  —  “Meghan, Archie, and I (as well as your future great-granddaughter) will always hold a special place for you in our hearts,” the Duke of Sussex said.  —  FB  —  More
People.com:
Prince Harry Is Quarantining at His Frogmore Cottage Home Ahead of Prince Philip's Funeral  —  Meghan Markle, who is pregnant with a baby girl, did not accompany her husband  —  Prince Harry has returned to the U.K. for the first time in over a year to attend his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral …
Discussion: Page Six, Just Jared, Elle and Marie Claire
FemaleFirst:
Countess of Wessex: Prince Philip's death was ‘so gentle’
Ryan D'Agostino / Esquire:
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song Announce the Birth of Their First Child, Dakota  —  and his partner, Brenda Song, became the elated parents of a healthy baby.  —  The couple met on a movie set in Thailand a few years ago—for  —  Changeland  —  , a funny, moving story about friendship (directed by Culkin's old friend Seth Green).
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Rachael Ellenbogen / The Sun:
Macaulay Culkin and girlfriend Brenda Song secretly welcome a son, Dakota, as couple reveals they're ‘overjoyed’  —  MACAULAY Culkin and his longtime girlfriend Brenda Song welcomed their first child together, son Dakota, last week.  —  The pair named him after Macaulay's late sister, who died in a car accident in 2008.
Karen Mizoguchi / People.com:
Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song Welcome a Baby Boy Named Dakota in Honor of Actor's Late Sister  —  “We're overjoyed,” Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song said of the arrival of their first baby  —  Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are parents!  —  The couple welcomed their first child …
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Cmurray / Essence:
BET's ‘Baldwin Hills’ Star Gerren Taylor Dead At 30  —  This morning, it was announced that Gerren Taylor from BET's Baldwin Hills passed away yesterday at 4:30 am at 30-years-old.  Though it has been reported that she died in her sleep, the causes are unknown and have not yet been revealed.
BBC:
Joseph Siravo: The Sopranos and Jersey Boys star dies aged 64  —  US actor Joseph Siravo, who played Tony Soprano's father Johnny in the TV drama The Sopranos, has died aged 64.  —  Siravo also featured in the Tony Award-winning stage musical Jersey Boys, as well as The People v OJ Simpson - part of the American Crime Story TV series.
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TMZ.com:
‘Sopranos’ Actor Joseph Siravo Dead at 66 from Cancer
Discussion: FemaleFirst
TMZ.com:
Kanye Asks for Joint Custody, Just Like Kim Kardashian, In Divorce Case  —  KANYE WEST ASKS FOR JOINT CUSTODY IN DIVORCE ... Answers Kim's Petition  —  Kanye West filed his answer to Kim Kardashian's divorce petition, and it's basically a mirror image of his estranged wife's legal docs.
Discussion: Just Jared and The Sun
TMZ.com:
'Grey's Anatomy' Jesse Williams Ordered to Take ‘High Conflict Parents’ Course  —  JESSE WILLIAMS AND EX WIFE JUDGE ORDERS ‘HIGH CONFLICT’ PARENTING CLASSES  —  Jesse Williams and his ex-wife are still battling it out in court over custody issues in their nasty divorce …
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Page Six and Bossip
Piers Morgan / Daily Mail:
Park the ego, don't whine, work hard, shun Oprah, remember you owe your fame to the job and public support, and JUST GET ON WITH IT!'  - why Philip's 10-point guide to royal survival should be his legacy for every member of the family  —  'Never complain, never explain …
Discussion: The Sun and Mirror.co.uk
Elana Fishman / Page Six:
Grimes unveils new back tattoo of ‘beautiful alien scars’ … Grimes is rocking some new extraterrestrial-inspired ink.  —  The “Oblivion” singer, 33, showed off her painful-looking back tattoo on Instagram Monday morning: a tangled web of white lines representing “alien scars.”
Ekin Karasin / The Sun:
WOODS YOU BELIEVE IT?  Kris Jenner sends gift to Khloe Kardashian's nemesis Jordyn Woods two years after Tristan Thompson cheating scandal  —  KRIS Jenner sent a gift to Khloe Kardashian's nemesis Jordyn Woods - two years after she kissed the star's boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Just Jared and E! Online
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Glenn Garner / People.com:
Nick Cannon Expecting Twin Boys with Abby De La Rosa
Discussion: BET, Just Jared and Oh No They Didn't!
Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:
Amelia Gray Hamlin Is ‘Not Bothered’ by Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian's Relationship  —  Not a care in the world!  Amelia Gray Hamlin doesn't mind that her boyfriend, Scott Disick, is still so close with his ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian.
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Emily Smith / Page Six:
Regé-Jean Page leaving ‘Bridgerton’ over ‘creative differences’
Discussion: RADAR and Elle
Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:
Below Deck Sailing Yacht's Ciara Duggan and Paget Berry Split, Break Off Engagement
Discussion: E! Online
Nichola Murphy / HELLO!:
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's nursery for son Jack revealed - and it's so unexpected
Discussion: FemaleFirst
IGN:
Michael B. Jordan on Why Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Isn't in Creed 3
Discussion: Just Jared and The Wrap
 Earlier Picks: 
Sarah Hearon / Us Weekly:
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pro Keo Motsepe Names Chaka Khan His Worst Celebrity Dance Partner
Discussion: Just Jared
Keith Caulfield / Billboard:
Justin Bieber's ‘Justice’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
Discussion: Just Jared
Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
‘The Matrix 4’ Star Carrie-Anne Moss Says She Was Offered a Grandma Role the Day After Turning 40
Discussion: Just Jared and People.com
C. D. / Perez Hilton:
Kristen Stewart's Girlfriend Dylan Meyer Posts Sweet Birthday Shout Out: ‘You Knock My Socks Off’
Discussion: Cosmopolitan
 

 
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

Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
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