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9:40 PM ET, April 12, 2021

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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.
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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Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
Prince Harry Has Arrived in England Ahead of Prince Philip's Funeral
Discussion: Marie Claire, FemaleFirst and The Sun
D'Shonda Brown / Essence:
BET's ‘Baldwin Hills’ Star Gerren Taylor Dead At 30  —  This story has been updated.  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.
TMZ.com:
Kanye Asks for Joint Custody, Just Like Kim Kardashian, In Divorce Case  —  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.  —  Kanye is also asking for joint legal and physical custody of the couple's 4 kids, just like Kim.
TMZ.com:
Usher Didn't Pay Strippers with Fake Money, ‘Bucks’ Left Behind for Promo  —  USHER DIDN'T PAY STRIPPERS WITH ‘U$HER BUCKS’ ... Big Ol' Misunderstanding  —  The internet is ablaze with fury that Usher allegedly made it rain on strippers with fake ass money — with his face on it, no less …
Discussion: Stereogum and Bossip
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Alex Heigl / Page Six:
Usher slammed for allegedly using fake money at Las Vegas strip club  —  You've heard of bitcoin, now get ready for Ushbucks.  —  R&B singer Usher is getting flack on Twitter for allegedly using fake money with his own name and face on it at a strip club.  —  Dubbed “Ushbucks” …
Rebecca Rosenberg / Page Six:
Harvey Weinstein going blind and losing teeth in jail, lawyer claims  —  Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is going blind and has lost several teeth behind bars, his lawyer claimed Monday — as the former film mogul appeared virtually in an upstate court to fight extradition to Los Angeles on a fresh sex-crimes indictment.
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Alyssa Morin / E! Online:
Kacey Musgraves Sparks Romance Rumors With Dr. Gerald Onuoha Less Than a Year After Ruston Kelly Split  —  See the cute selfie Kacey Musgraves shared on Instagram Stories from her and Dr. Gerald Onuoha's recent hang out.  —  New couple alert?!  —  That's the slow burn-ing question Kacey Musgraves' fans …
Discussion: Just Jared
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Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Kacey Musgraves cozies up to rumored new boyfriend Dr. Gerald Onuoha
Discussion: People.com
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
Adam B. Vary / Variety:
‘Shazam!  Fury of the Gods’ Casts Lucy Liu as Villain … Lucy Liu is officially a god.  —  The “Elementary” and “Why Women Kill” star has joined the DC Comics adaptation “Shazam! … Along with Liu and Mirren, the core filmmaking team from 2019's “Shazam!” is returning for the sequel …
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: Mirror.co.uk and The Sun
TMZ.com:
Madonna Buys Weeknd's Hidden Hills House for $19.3 Million  —  MADONNA SCOOPS UP THE WEEKND'S CRIB ... For A Cool $19M  —  Madonna just plunked down a small fortune, and now she's proud of The Weeknd's Hidden Hills Estate.  —  THE HIDDEN HILLS HOME  —  LAUNCH GALLERY
Discussion: Daily Mail and Just Jared
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Regé-Jean Page leaving ‘Bridgerton’ over ‘creative differences’  —  He may have gotten too big for his handsome britches.  —  Regé-Jean Page isn't returning to “Bridgerton” because he didn't like what the producers had planned for his character, the Duke of Hastings.
Discussion: RADAR
Just Jared:
Here's Where Ashley Benson & G-Eazy Stand Amid News They're Making a Movie Together  —  Ashley Benson and G-Eazy ended their relationship two months ago and there have been rumors that they might be back together amid news that they're making a movie.  —  The 31-year-old actress is producing …
Vicky Lytaki / The Sun:
Love Island winner Amber Davies splits from boyfriend just six months after claiming he was ‘The One’  —  LOVE Island is finally returning this summer with an all-new cast and I imagine former winner Amber Davies could do with being flown out to Majorca and introduced to some sexy singletons again too.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
 
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Fay Leyfield / The Sun:
Lauren Goodger feared she was going to die after being rushed to hospital when her baby stopped moving
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Charisse Van Horn / Celebrity Insider:
Is Eva Mendes Freaking Out That Gorgeous Ana De Armas Is Getting Too Close To Ryan Gosling?
Discussion: Page Six
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Shameless’ Boss Explains the Surprising and Open-Ended Series Finale
Discussion: E! Online, Just Jared and Us Weekly
Hunter Green / Marks & Spencer:
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Discussion: The Sun
Hannah Hope / The Sun:
Myleene Klass left in tears after she's ‘SPAT on by Uber driver’ as she arrived to present radio show
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Macklemore's wife, Tricia Davis, pregnant with their third child
Discussion: E! Online
Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Kyle Richards: Scott Disick is ‘too damn old’ for Amelia Hamlin
Discussion: Perez Hilton
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Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:
Below Deck Sailing Yacht's Ciara Duggan and Paget Berry Split, Break Off Engagement
Discussion: E! Online
TMZ.com:
'Grey's Anatomy' Jesse Williams Ordered to Take ‘High Conflict Parents’ Course
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Bossip and Page Six
Nichola Murphy / HELLO!:
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's nursery for son Jack revealed - and it's so unexpected
Discussion: FemaleFirst
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

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

 
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