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Page Six:
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck hang out after Alex Rodriguez split  —  Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been spending time together in Los Angeles after her split from Alex Rodriguez, sources exclusively tell Page Six.  —  Affleck has been spotted multiple times going to J.Lo's home during the day, we hear.
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Ashley Boucher / People.com:
A Look Back on ‘Bennifer’: What to Remember About Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Romance  —  Lopez and Affleck were spotted spending time together this week following her split from fiancé Alex Rodriguez  —  While they haven't been a couple for nearly two decades …
Discussion: POPSUGAR and Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Jennifer Lopez Hanging with Ben Affleck, But Not Hooking Up  —  JENNIFER LOPEZ HANGIN' WITH BEN ... But Not Hookin' Up  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  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.
Discussion: Just Jared, Page Six, HELLO! and The Sun
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
People.com:
TLC Is ‘Saddened’ by 19 Kids and Counting Star Josh Duggar's Arrest on Child Pornography Charges
Discussion: Just Jared
KNWA FOX24:   Josh Duggar arrested; placed on a federal hold
Ally Mauch / People.com:
Josh Duggar Arrested, Being Held in Jail in Arkansas
Discussion: Page Six, Queerty and Variety
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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Jay Blades / Daily Mail:
By JAY BLADES FOR THE DAILY MAIL  —  They say the simplest ideas are the best.  But as I listened to a bunch of creative, clever people from a TV production company enthusing about a concept they called The Repair Shop, I did wonder.  —  Ordinary people, getting ordinary household items fixed by ordinary repairers.
TMZ.com:
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Fighting Over ‘Magic Mike’ Money  —  CHANNING TATUM, JENNA DEWAN FIGHTING OVER ‘MAGIC MIKE’ MONEY  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  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.
Dan Cain / The Sun:
‘I PROMISED HER’ 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.
Discussion: Daily Star
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
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
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 -
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Sophia Caraballo Pineiro / The Sun:
TAKING ACTION Marilyn Manson sued for ‘sexual assault & sex trafficking’ by Game of Thrones star Esme Bianco after ‘abuse’ claims
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Perez Hilton
Julie Mazziotta / People.com:
Alex Rodriguez Lost His ‘Dad Bod’ Thanks to This $4,000 Workout Program  —  The former MLB star “showed amazing commitment” to the intensive 54-day program at 54D gym, owner Rodrigo Garduño tells PEOPLE  —  Alex Rodriguez set a goal for 2021 — to ditch his “dad bod” and refocus on his fitness.
Discussion: Just Jared
TMZ.com:
‘The Wire’ Actor Chris Clanton Shot in Baltimore  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Chris Clanton — known for his recurring role on HBO's iconic hit, “The Wire” — was shot in Baltimore ... TMZ has learned.  —  A spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Dept. tells TMZ ... cops are investigating a shooting …
Discussion: Daily Mail
The Guardian:
How Bafta spent two weeks grappling with Noel Clarke dilemma  —  Academy says it was in ‘impossible’ situation, but it faces questions over delays in offering safeguarding to alleged victims  —  hen Bafta announced its plan to give Noel Clarke the award for outstanding British contribution …
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Peter White / Deadline:
The CW Pulls ‘Bulletproof’ From Streaming Services After Noel Clarke Misconduct Allegations
Discussion: Just Jared
 
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Derek Lawrence / EW.com:
Vin Diesel reveals why he wanted to do The Fast and the Furious, and then why he almost didn't
Discussion: Just Jared
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Sara Nathan / Page Six:
‘SNL’ cast won't be forced to appear with controversial host Elon Musk
Discussion: RADAR, Celebs and The Wrap
TMZ.com:
Kylie Jenner Gets Protection From Man Who Allegedly Targeted Her Home
Discussion: RADAR
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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
‘The Brothers Garcia’ Reboot Lands Series Order From HBO Max (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: The Wrap and Oh No They Didn't!
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Finn Wittrock To Headline ‘Green Lantern’ HBO Max Series As Guy Gardner
Discussion: The WOW Report
Neil Goulding / Daily Star:
Katie Price in hysterics as son Harvey shouts at fiancé Carl Woods over beer offer
Discussion: FemaleFirst
 

 
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

Laura Wagner / Washington Post:
The NewsGuild of New York accuses the NYT of targeting staff with Middle Eastern or North African backgrounds in a investigation into October 7 coverage leaks

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
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