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11:30 AM ET, June 1, 2021


 Top News: 
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.
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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 Wrap and The US Sun
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: FemaleFirst, The US Sun and Daily Star
Rapper Lil Loaded Dead at 20  —  Up-and-coming Texas rapper Lil Loaded died this weekend ... TMZ has confirmed.  —  The Dallas Medical Examiner's Officer tells us Loaded — whose real name is Dashawn Robertson — died Sunday in Dallas County.  An official cause of death hasn't been released …
Discussion: Just Jared and The Sun
Tim Stelloh / NBC News:
Texas rapper Lil Loaded dies at 20
Discussion: E! Online, Bossip, Daily Star and The Sun
Katrina Schollenberger / The Sun:
‘THE ONE’ Who is Naomi Osaka's boyfriend rapper Cordae?  —  RAPPER Cordae and world-renowned tennis star Naomi Osaka began dating in 2019.  —  Osaka recently skipped a press conference following her first-round victory at the French Open and has now withdrawn altogether following the backlash.
Discussion: Marie Claire
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Maureen Dowd Talks ‘Mare of Easttown’ With Kate Winslet  —  The star of ‘Mare of Easttown’ is back on the sides of buses.  Without airbrushing.  —  Philly's a tough town.  —  If there's a quintessential story about the City of Brotherly Love, it's this one: In 2015 …
Discussion: Page Six and Cosmopolitan
Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Mare of Easttown’ Creator on the Final Twist: “It's a Tragedy”
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and
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 and
Jess Cohen / E! Online:
See Amy Schumer React After Husband Chris Fischer Jokes He's “Leaving” Her in Birthday Cake Message  —  In celebration of Amy Schumer's birthday, her husband Chris Fischer presented her with a cake, which included a surprising message on it.  Scroll on to see the comedian's reaction.
Discussion: Just Jared
Brian Marks / Daily Mail:
It's fake!  Khloe Kardashian's ‘direct message’ to the woman claiming Tristan Thompson fathered her son exposed as a doctored response  — Kimberly Alexander claimed Khloe, 36, sent her a direct message on Instagram and posted what appeared to be a screenshot of her inbox on Monday
Discussion: The Sun and
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: Stereogum and Just Jared
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.
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Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
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Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
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