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TMZ.com:
Jennifer Lopez Hanging with Ben Affleck, But Not Hooking Up  —  Jennifer Lopez was hanging out with Ben Affleck this week, setting the Internet on fire with proclamations they're back together.  Not so, and we have an explanation.  —  True ... they spent time together, but we're told they're strictly friends.
Discussion: Page Six and Just Jared
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Ashley Boucher / People.com:
A Look Back on ‘Bennifer’: What to Remember About Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Romance
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Page Six:
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck hang out after Alex Rodriguez split
Mary Gallagher / The Sun:
Repair Shop's Jay Blades reveals secret life of homelessness, fights and racial abuse  —  BBC Repair Shop star Jay Blades has revealed his secret life of homelessness, fights and living with racial abuse.  —  Jay's mum Barbara Blades moved to the UK when she was 13 from Barbados and raised …
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
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Alyssa Morin / E! Online:
Vanessa Bryant Pens Moving Message to Honor Late Daughter Gianna's 15th Birthday  —  Vanessa Bryant celebrated what would've been Gianna Bryant's 15th birthday with a special tribute and clothing collection in honor of her baby girl.  —  Vanessa Bryant is keeping Gianna Bryant's memory alive.
Kaitlin Reilly / E! Online:
Sophie Turner Celebrates the Anniversary of Her and Joe Jonas' Surprise Vegas Wedding  —  Sophie Turner took to Instagram to share rare snapshots from her 2019 Las Vegas wedding to Joe Jonas.  —  Sophie Turner is commemorating her and Joe Jonas' wild wedding in Las Vegas, two years after the couple officially tied the knot.
TMZ.com:
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Fighting Over ‘Magic Mike’ Money  —  Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are at odds over the ‘Magic Mike’ franchise ... the exes are fighting over money and want a court to intervene and settle the dispute.  —  Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ …
Lauren Cox / Page Six:
Jessica Simpson claims publicists told celebs not to date her  —  Jessica Simpson was not exactly a publicist's dream come true when she was single and trying to mingle.  —  “I was the person to run from because every guy would be listening to their publicist,” the 40-year-old former pop …
Discussion: Just Jared and YouTube
Jessica Bennett / Page Six:
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos celebrate 25th anniversary with throwback photos … Kelly Ripa is celebrating her 25-year-marriage to actor Mark Consuelos by sharing sweet photos from anniversaries past.  —  Ripa, 50, took to Instagram Saturday to wish her hubby a happy silver anniversary …
Discussion: E! Online and People.com
Sarah Grealish / The Sun:
FLIGHT RISK?  Prince Harry coming back for Princess Diana statue unveiling this summer is in ‘serious doubt’ after Royal rift  —  PRINCE Harry's return to the UK for Princess Diana's statue unveiling is in “serious doubt” after the royal rift, experts claim.
Discussion: Marie Claire and Ok -
Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Relationship Timeline Over the Years From Film Costars to Lifetime Partners … Everlasting love!  Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have proven for decades that Hollywood romances can stand the test of time.  —  According to the Cast Away actor, it was love at first sight …
Discussion: Page Six
C. D. / Perez Hilton:
Jeffree Star Reacts After Fans Think Kim Kardashian's Bleached Eyebrows Look Just Like His!  —  Kim Kardashian looked almost unrecognizable in some new snaps, and it seems like fans were not obsessed over the transformation.  —  On Thursday, the 40-year-old reality star debuted a bleached eyebrow look “for a special shoot.”
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and Page Six
Dan Cain / The Sun:
Ashley Cain vows to help kids like baby Azaylia going through health battles in heartbreaking post after her death  —  ASHLEY Cain has vowed to help children going through serious health battles like his late daughter Azaylia in a moving Instagram post.  —  The bereaved dad told fans …
Discussion: Daily Star
Just Jared:
Iman Vellani Spotted in Official ‘Ms. Marvel’ Costume in New Set Photos!  —  One of the upcoming TV shows on Marvel's slate is the Ms. Marvel series and we have some great new photos from set!  —  Iman Vellani, the 16-year-old newcomer playing the title role, was spotted …
KNWA FOX24:
Josh Duggar formally charged with receiving and possessing child porn, pleads not guilty  —  FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Joshua Duggar, 33, is charged by indictment with receiving and possessing child pornography.  —  According to court documents, Duggar allegedly used the internet to download child sexual abuse material.
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Ally Mauch / People.com:
Josh Duggar Could Face Up to 40 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Charges
Discussion: Just Jared and Queerty
 
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
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Laura Wagner / Washington Post:
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