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6:15 PM ET, April 18, 2021

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TMZ.com:
Mark and Donnie Wahlberg's Mother, Alma, Dead at 78  —  MARK & DONNIE WAHLBERG MOTHER DEAD AT 78  —  8:35 AM PT — Donnie shared a video tribute to his mother.  Writing, “I'm so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life's path by, such an amazing woman.”
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Tomás Mier / People.com:
Wahlberg Family Matriarch Alma Dead at 78 After Facing Dementia: ‘Epitome of the Word Grace,’ Says Donnie  —  Mark and Donnie's brother Paul Wahlberg named his beachfront restaurant Alma Nova after his mother in 2010  —  The Wahlbergs are mourning the loss of their beloved matriarch Alma.  She was 78.
Discussion: Daily Mail
Russell Myers / Mirror.co.uk:
Royals agree rota to visit Queen ahead of birthday as she grieves Prince Philip  —  EXCLUSIVE: Members of the royal family will take turns to visit the Queen for walks in Windsor ahead of her 95th birthday on Wednesday as she grieves for Prince Philip  —  The Royals have agreed a rota …
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Diane Shipley / HELLO!:
The reason Prince Harry may choose to extend his stay in UK after Prince Philip's funeral
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and Elle
Camilla Tominey / Telegraph:
Princes Harry and William shared private chat, with Duchess of Cambridge acting as peacemaker
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Mirror.co.uk and Dlisted
Jessica Green / Daily Mail:
The Queen 'couldn't face going in to Prince Philip's funeral alone'
Discussion: Page Six
Damian Lewis / The Sunday Times:
Damian Lewis on his wife Helen McCrory: 'I've never known anyone able to enjoy life as much' … As I sit down to write this, I can hear Helen shouting from the bed, “Keep it short, Damian, it's not about you.”  —  I'll try, but on a weekend when the papers, rightly, will be paying …
Steve Helling / People.com:
Survivor's Sunday Burquest Dead of Cancer at Age 50  —  Sunday Burquest, a contestant on Survivor: Millenials vs. Generation X, died on Sunday morning  —  Sunday Burquest, a contestant on Survivor: Millenials vs. Gen X, died on Sunday morning after a battle with esophageal and ovarian cancer, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Discussion: E! Online
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Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
‘Survivor’ Alum Sunday Burquest Dies at Age 50 After Battling Esophageal and Ovarian Cancer  —  Survivor alum Sunday Burquest died after a second battle with cancer, her daughter Kennedy Burquest confirmed on Sunday, April 18.  She was 50.  —  “To my unbelievably beautiful mama, Thank you.
Discussion: TMZ.com and Deadline
Phil Lutton / Sydney Morning Herald:
Cody Simpson, followed by millions, has been starstruck at the Australian swimming championships  —  Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size  —  Cody Simpson, the Australian music star now setting his sights on an audacious charge towards the Olympic pool in Tokyo …
Discussion: Just Jared
Keith Caulfield / Billboard:
Taylor Swift's Re-Recorded ‘Fearless’ Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Year's Biggest Week  —  Plus: She's the first woman with three new No. 1 albums in less than a year.  —  More than 12 years after Taylor Swift notched her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart …
Discussion: Just Jared and Oh No They Didn't!
Emma James / The Sun:
Kylie Minogue celebrating a corking year after selling one million bottles of her own brand wine  —  KYLIE Minogue is celebrating a corking year — after selling ONE MILLION bottles of wine.  —  The Spinning Around singer, 52, launched her own brand only last May. Confirming the sales landmark …
Discussion: FemaleFirst
C. D. / Perez Hilton:
Hold Up, Is Demi Lovato Feuding With A Yogurt Shop For Having Sugar-Free Options?! … [Warning: Potentially Trigger Content]  —  Demi Lovato has some thoughts on “diet culture vultures.”  —  Over the weekend, the 28-year-old took to Instagram Stories to share about her unsavory experience …
Discussion: TMZ.com
Amy Brookbanks / The Sun:
James ‘Arg’ Argent reveals doctors said ‘I was so fat I could die’ during gastric op to help him lose 12 stone  —  FORMER Towie regular James Argent has had gastric surgery to help him lose 11st and save his life - though he feared he might not even survive the op.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Dory Jackson / Us Weekly:
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant: A Timeline of Their Relationship … A lasting love.  Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant's decades-long romance came to a tragic end when the NBA legend died on January 26, 2020.  Despite their relationship's heartbreaking conclusion, their romance was filled with many highs over the years.
Discussion: E! Online
 
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Mary Gallagher / The Sun:
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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Post.News, the news-focused social platform launched in 2022 that offered micropayments to publishers, is shutting down after failing to grow “fast enough”

Ruth La Ferla / New York Times:
Graydon Carter opens a physical store called Air Mail Newsstand in NYC, as an extension of his digital newsletter Air Mail, selling books, magazines, and more

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Filing: Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav's 2023 compensation package was worth $49.7M, up 26.5% from the year prior, with $23.1M in stock awards

 
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