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Gabrielle Chung / People.com:
David Spade to Guest Host Bachelor in Paradise amid Chris Harrison's Break from the Franchise: Source  —  Chris Harrison previously said that he would be stepping away from the Bachelor franchise after defending contestant Rachael Kirkconnell's past racist actions
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Oli Coleman / Page Six:
Chris Harrison won't return to ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ David Spade set to fill in  —  Chris Harrison won't be returning to front ABC's “Bachelor in Paradise,” Page Six has learned.  And the producers are taking something of a radical new approach the show's hosting duties.
Rachel Paula Abrahamson / TODAY.com:
Meghan Trainor opens up for the first time about her son's scary birth  —  Meghan Trainor, who welcomed her son, Riley, in February, with husband Daryl Sabara, is opening up for the first time about her little boy's scary birth.  —  “It was one of those horror stories where he didn't cry,” Trainor told TODAY Parents.
Discussion: Page Six, E! Online and Just Jared
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Ashley Mitchell / Celebrity Insider:
Meghan Trainor Opens Up About Her Baby Boy's ‘Terrifying’ Health Scare Right After Birth!
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Cydney Contreras / E! Online:
Khloe Kardashian Is “Standing By” Tristan Thompson as She Sends Cease and Desist to Paternity Accuser  —  Khloe Kardashian has sent a cease and desist letter to a woman claiming Tristan Thompson fathered her child, as the reality star and basketball player are “still together,” according to a source.
Discussion: RADAR, Just Jared and TMZ.com
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TMZ.com:
Paramedics Called to JoJo Siwa's Pride Party for Possible OD of Guest  —  JOJO SIWA PRIDE PARTY'S SCARY TURN ... Cops Called for Guest's Possible OD  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  JoJo Siwa's extravagantly fun Pride Party took a dark turn when cops were called for a possible overdose.
Discussion: Page Six, Just Jared, RADAR and Queerty
Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Ally Brooke: competing on ‘DWTS’ was an ‘emotional punching bag’  —  Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke said that beating out James Van Der Beek on “Dancing With the Stars” felt like an “emotional punching bag.”  —  “I just remember after the show I wanted to quit.  I want to give this to James.
Discussion: Us Weekly, YouTube and E! Online
People.com:
Sophia Hutchins Denies Claim She's ‘Romantically’ Involved with Caitlyn Jenner: ‘No Hanky Panky’  —  “I feel so blessed and humbled to be a part of such an amazing family and that she treats me like a daughter,” Sophia Hutchins, who is Caitlyn Jenner's manager and longtime friend, tells PEOPLE
Andreas Wiseman / Deadline:
John Boyega Exits Netflix Movie ‘Rebel Ridge’ Mid-Shoot, Family Reasons Cited  —  EXCLUSIVE: John Boyega has exited Netflix movie Rebel Ridge mid-shoot with “family reasons” cited by the streamer as cause for the abrupt departure.  —  The production is currently paused but we understand Netflix …
Discussion: Just Jared
Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Kourtney Kardashian Buys Palm Springs Home Ahead of Memorial Day, Celebrates With BF Travis Barker and Kids … Permanent vacation!  Kourtney Kardashian purchased a new home in the Palm Springs, California, area last week, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.  —  Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Relationship Timeline
Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Ben Affleck leaves Jennifer Lopez's house in the morning with a smirk  —  Ben Affleck looked satisfied upon leaving Jennifer Lopez's house Wednesday morning.  —  The “Way Back” star was photographed in his car with quite the smirk on his face as he departed her Los Angeles pad.
Sophia Caraballo Pineiro / The Sun:
MEET LIO Crazy, Stupid, Love & ANTM star Lio Tipton comes out as ‘queer and nonbinary’ & thanks fans for ‘love and the support’  —  LIO Tipton, who rose to fame for their role in Crazy, Stupid, Love, came out as “queer and nonbinary.”  —  The former American's Next Top Model contestant thanked …
Discussion: E! Online
Simu Liu:
Season 5 of Kim's Convenience comes out on Netflix today, and I'm feeling a host of emotions right now.  It is, of course, our last season, thanks to a decision by our producers not to continue the show after the departure of two showrunners.  There's been a lot of talk and speculation about what happened …
Discussion: POPSUGAR, Deadline and The Wrap
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
‘Bridgerton’ Season 2: Phoebe Dynevor on How Different Daphne's Story Will Be Without Simon  —  As “Bridgerton” fans are well aware by now, Phoebe Dynevor's Daphne Bridgerton will no longer be the leading lady in Season 2 of the Netflix romance and her leading man, Regé-Jean Page's Simon Basset, won't be present at all.
Sarah Hearon / Us Weekly:
Christine Quinn Shows Off Insane Postpartum Body, Says She Isn't Putting ‘Pressure’ on Herself … Christine Quinn's postpartum body is catching the attention of social media users, but the Selling Sunset star would be rocking a crop top no matter what she looked like, she tells Us Weekly exclusively.
Discussion: Life & Style
Jessica Lester / The Sun:
Inside Katie Price's surprise birthday party for son Harvey at residential school with incredible train-themed cake  —  HARVEY Price celebrated turning 19 last week with a surprise party at his residential school which included a train-themed cake.  —  Mum Katie, 42, was “so excited” …
Discussion: Daily Star
Jess Cohen / E! Online:
Paul Rudd Sparks Social Media Frenzy After Wearing Pink Suit to Avengers Campus Event  —  Paul Rudd fans couldn't help but gush over the actor after he donned a pink suit to the opening of the Avengers Campus.  Scroll to see a photo of his outfit along with the best social media reactions.
Discussion: Just Jared
FemaleFirst:
Dua Lipa thanks her critics for inspiring improvements  —  London-born pop star Dua Lipa has taken to social media to thank her critics. … Dua Lipa has thanked social media trolls for inspiring her to improve.  —  The 25-year-old singer was criticised for her stage performances early …
Discussion: E! Online
Marc Malkin / Variety:
Joel Kinnaman Talks ‘Insane’ ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel and Playing Uzo Aduba's Boyfriend on ‘In Treatment’ … Joel Kinnaman admits he hasn't seen Uzo Aduba's award-winning work on “Orange Is the New Black.”  Even so, it didn't take long for the actor to become well acquainted with Aduba …
Discussion: People.com and Just Jared
Alyssa Morin / E! Online:
Lisa Kudrow Details the Friends Reunion Moment You Missed Between Matt LeBlanc and Courtney Cox  —  Lisa Kudrow exclusively tells E! News the heartwarming moment from the Friends reunion she almost missed had David Schwimmer not pointed it out to her.  Get the details below!
Discussion: Daily Mail, Us Weekly and Just Jared
Jason Sheeler / People.com:
Ricky Martin on His ‘Romantic’ Husband and Having More Kids: ‘The Embryos Are Frozen!’  —  The singer, 49, says he's more comfortable in his own skin than ever before, and credits the love he has at home: “My kids are so comfortable saying ‘I love you.’ And we celebrate that.”  —  FB  —  MORE
Discussion: Just Jared and PeopleTV
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Gianluca Russo / Teen Vogue:
Olivia Ponton Identifies as Bisexual
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Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving & More Round Out Cast For Damien Chazelle's ‘Babylon’
Discussion: Just Jared and The Wrap
Marc Malkin / Variety:
‘Danger Force’ Casts First Openly Trans Teen in a Nickelodeon Live-Action Show (EXCLUSIVE)
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Bernadette Giacomazzo / The Sun:
What are Billie Eilish's “Lost Cause” lyrics about?
Discussion: Egotastic and POPSUGAR
Julie Jordan / People.com:
Jessica Chastain Transforms Into Tammy Faye Bakker in New Biopic: I Was ‘Blown Away By Her Story’
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Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
How Crystal Kung Minkoff ‘leveled up’ her look for ‘RHOBH’
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The Sun:
MAKING A SPLASH Kylie Jenner posts adorable new photo of daughter Stormi, 3, after star reunites with baby daddy Travis Scott
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk, Page Six and FemaleFirst
Fiona Nimoni / The Sun:
Rag'n'Bone Man splits from girlfriend after almost a year of dating
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Mirror.co.uk
Jodi Guglielmi / People.com:
RHONY: Eboni K. Williams Says Ramona Singer Has ‘White Fragility’ During Heated Group Exchange
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From Mediagazer:

Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance and Disney merge their media businesses in India, creating the country's largest media conglomerate; Reliance values it at $8.5B and will invest $1.4B

Yiwen Lu / New York Times:
Raw Story, AlterNet, and, in a separate case, The Intercept sue OpenAI in a NY federal court for copyright infringement; The Intercept is also suing Microsoft

 
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