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5:30 AM ET, June 1, 2021


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Tom Steele / Dallas Morning News:
Dallas rapper Lil Loaded has died, officials confirm  —  The 20-year-old, who had a viral hit in 2019 with his song “6locc 6a6y,” faced a manslaughter charge in the shooting of his best friend.  —  Dallas rapper Lil Loaded, who had a viral hit with “6locc 6a6y” in summer 2019, has died.
Trent Fitzgerald / XXL Mag:
Lil Loaded Dead at 20  —  Lil Loaded died today at the age of 20.  —  On Monday (May 31), Ashkan Mehryari, attorney for the rapper, real name Dashawn Maurice Robertson, confirmed the news to XXL this afternoon.  “Sadly, the rumors are true and Mr. Robertson did pass away today,” Mehryari wrote in a statement.
Discussion: The Sun, The US Sun and The Wrap
The Sun:
Who was rapper Lil Loaded and how did he die?  —  DALLAS rapper Lil Loaded passed away on May 31, 2021, according to reports.  —  The rapper was indicted in March 2021 on one count of manslaughter over the death of an 18-year-old.  —  Read our Lil Loaded live blog for the very latest news and updates...
Discussion: The US Sun and Daily Star
Lauren Burns / The Sun:
Love Island's Demi Jones says pandemic delayed tests on mystery lump six times... then I was told I had cancer  —  FOR a girl who has always taken pride in her appearance, the vivid, two-inch scar on the front of Love Islander Demi Jones's neck has taken some getting used to.
Ellise Shafer / Variety:
Romy Walthall, ‘Face/Off’ and ‘The House of Usher’ Actor, Dies at 57 … Romy Walthall, an actor known for her roles in “Face/Off” and “The House of Usher,” died on May 19 in Los Angeles after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.  She was 57.  —  Walthall's son, actor and director Morgan Krantz, confirmed her death to Variety.
Discussion: The Sun
Keith Caulfield / Billboard:
Taylor Swift's ‘Evermore’ Breaks Modern-Era Record for Biggest Vinyl Album Sales Week  —  The set breaks the record for the largest sales week for a vinyl album in the U.S. since MRC Data began electronically tracking sales in 1991.  —  In just three days, Taylor Swift's Evermore has set …
Discussion: Just Jared
Alyssa Morin / E! Online:
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From the French Open After Being Fined for Her Media Boycott  —  On Monday, May 31, Naomi Osaka announced that she is officially withdrawing from the French Open to focus on her mental health.  —  Naomi Osaka is putting her mental health first.
Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
Addison Rae Is Fully Shipping Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker  —  She's ~OBSESSED~ if you will.  —  In case you're wondering if anyone out there ships  —  Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker  —  even more than you, say hi to  —  Kourtney's BFF Addison Rae
Discussion: Page Six
Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
Nicki Minaj Posted the Cutest Video of Her Son and He's Gotten So Big!  —  Just some cuteness to start your Monday.  —  Nicki Minaj's baby son is growing up so fast and he's literally too cute!  Nicki posted a video of her 8-month-old practicing standing, which she captioned with a simple 🧸 …
Discussion: Page Six and
Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Porsha Williams gets tattoo of fiancé Simon Guobadia's name on her neck  —  Their love will last forever now, right?  —  Porsha Williams revealed over the weekend that she got fiancé Simon Guobadia's name tattooed on her neck.  —  The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 39 …
Discussion: Just Jared
Jamie Downham / The Sun:
Katie Price says she's ‘so proud’ of sister Sophie after she gives birth and reveals son's cute name  —  KATIE Price's sister Sophie has given birth to her first child, a baby boy called Albert.  —  The 30-year-old, who is half sisters with the reality star, revealed the happy news on Instagram this lunchtime.
Discussion: Daily Star
Emily Dixon / Marie Claire:
Kendall Jenner Spoke About Her Experience of Anxiety: “Sometimes I Think I'm Dying”  —  .  — Jenner spoke to clinical psychologist and psychology professor Dr. Ramani Durvasula.  — “I've had times where I feel like I need to be rushed to the hospital because I think that like …
Discussion: Daily Star
Lauren Cox / Page Six:
Cody Simpson explains romance with Miley Cyrus: ‘Just one of those phases’  —  Cody Simpson spoke candidly Sunday about his past romance with Miley Cyrus, calling the relationship, “Just one of those phases.”  —  “Everything ended fairly amicably,” Simpson said of the pair's August breakup during …
Kristy Johnson / Daily Mail:
Cody Simpson breaks his silence on split from Miley Cyrus - and says that time in his life was ‘one of those phases’
Discussion: Cosmopolitan
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