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10:40 AM ET, July 1, 2021

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Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Judge Denies Britney Spears' Request to Remove Father From Conservatorship Again … New court documents that were filed by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday show that the judge has denied a months-old request by Spears' attorney, Samuel Ingham III, to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her sole conservator.
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TMZ.com:
Britney Spears Judge Denies Move to Oust Jamie as Co-Conservator  —  BRITNEY SPEARS JUDGE DENIES MOVE TO OUST JAMIE  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 12.2K … Britney Spears's lawyer asked the judge in her conservatorship case to boot her father Jamie Spears as the conservator of her estate …
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk, The Sun and RADAR
Amanda Holpuch / The Guardian:
judge denies request to remove father from conservatorship  —  The decision comes a week after Spears delivered dramatic testimony calling the conservatorship ‘abusive’ but addresses a petition from November  —  A Los Angeles judge denied a request to remove Britney Spears's father from her conservatorship on Wednesday.
Tomás Mier / People.com:
Britney Spears' Conservator Slams Jamie Spears' Claim She's Responsible for Singer's ‘Suffering’
Eileen Reslen / Page Six:
Kevin Federline didn't use kids as ‘pawns’ for Britney Spears' conservatorship
Discussion: Daily Mail
People.com:
Britney Spears' Boyfriend Sam Asghari Is Also ‘Ready for Marriage and Kids,’ Says Source: He Is ‘Serious’
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Emily Crane / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Meghan McCain, 36, will announce her resignation from The View on today's show after four years - but her co-hosts 'aren't aware' she is leaving  — Meghan McCain will be announcing her resignation from ABC's The View today, a Disney source told DailyMail.com
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Julie Gordon / Page Six:
Meghan McCain to announce she's leaving ‘The View’  —  Meghan McCain is bidding farewell to “The View,” according to a new report.  —  The conservative co-host is set to announce her resignation on Thursday morning's show, ending her four-season run at the end of July, according to the Daily Mail.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
People.com:
Meghan McCain to Announce Her Exit from The View After Nearly 4 Years  —  The daughter of the late Senator John McCain has been a panelist on The View since October 2017, and will announce Thursday that she will take her final bow later this month  —  Meghan McCain is leaving The View, PEOPLE confirms.
Discussion: Just Jared
Emily Nash / HELLO!:
Prince Harry tells friend Ed Sheeran being a dad-of-two is ‘a juggle’ at WellChild Awards - live updates … The Duke of Sussex today joined forces with celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie to surprise the winners of this year's WellChild Awards.  —  Prince Harry attended …
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Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
Prince Harry Opens Up About “Very Chilled” Lilibet and the “Juggle” of 2 Kids  —  During a London charity event on June 30, Prince Harry shared insight into the new “juggle” of raising daughter Lilibet and son Archie with Meghan Markle.  —  Prince Harry is sharing a few precious details …
Discussion: BuzzFeed News, FemaleFirst and HELLO!
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bill Cosby released from prison after Pa. Supreme Court overturns sexual assault conviction  —  Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction and barred him from being retried.The 83-year-old comedian was released …
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Graham Bowley / New York Times:
Bill Cosby Freed as Court Overturns His Sex Assault Conviction
People.com:
Pierce Brosnan Hopes His Singing in Cinderella Will 'Bring a Smile to People's Faces'  —  The Irish actor will appear as King Rowan in the upcoming film starring Camila Cabello, Billy Porter and more  —  Pierce Brosnan is set to put his vocal skills on full display once again in the upcoming Cinderella adaptation.
Discussion: Celebrity Insider and Just Jared
Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Lisa Rinna was shocked to learn Amelia Hamlin and Scott Disick were dating  —  Lisa Rinna wasn't always supportive of her daughter Amelia Hamlin's relationship with Scott Disick.  —  The “RHOBH” star, 57, revealed she was shocked when Hamlin, 20, told her she was dating the “KUWTK” star, 38.
Jacob Sarkisian / Insider:
Alyson Stoner recalls undergoing conversion therapy amid sexuality struggle: 'My mind doesn't want to even go there'  — Alyson Stoner sat down with Insider for an interview celebrating Pride Month.  — During the chat, Stoner said that she underwent a form of conversion therapy.
Discussion: People.com, justjared.com and The Wrap
FemaleFirst:
Paul Burrell hopes Prince William and Prince Harry call a truce  —  Paul Burrell says Prince Harry and Prince William making up would be the perfect 60th birthday gift for their late mother Princess Diana. … Paul Burrell says it would be a perfect birthday gift for Princess Diana if Prince William and Prince Harry made up.
Discussion: E! Online
Manori Ravindran / Variety:
Tilda Swinton Talks ‘Doctor Strange,’ Working With Netflix and the Magic of Film Festivals  —  Tilda Swinton is sitting cross-legged on a couch in her Highlands home, wearing heavy black specs and an army green Nine Inch Nails T-shirt, surrounded by her trio of spaniels.
Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
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Manori Ravindran / Variety:
Wes Anderson's New Movie Will Shoot in Spain From September, Tilda Swinton Among Cast (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
Lo Bosworth Details Her Ongoing Struggle With “Trauma” Caused by The Hills  —  Lo Bosworth shared that she still deals with “trauma” stemming from her time on The Hills, which has led her to firmly distance herself from the current spinoff.  —  Lo Bosworth has absolutely no desire to release …
Discussion: Unzipped and Just Jared
Chris Harris / People.com:
Actress Allison Mack Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Role in Nxivm Sex Cult  —  More than two years after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering charges, Allison Mack — the disgraced Smallville actress who would become a prominent leader within Nxivm, the dismantled …
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Victoria Bekiempis / Vulture:
Allison Mack Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison in NXIVM Sex-Cult Case
TMZ.com:
Andrea Constand Rips Bill Cosby's Overturned Conviction  —  ANDREA CONSTAND RIPS COSBY'S OVERTURNED CONVICTION ... Discourages Victims From Speaking Out!!!  —  The accuser in Bill Cosby's criminal trial says his overturned conviction could discourage sexual assault victims from seeking justice in court in the future.
Discussion: RADAR
 
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Just Jared:
LeBron James, Don Cheadle & More Party With Bugs Bunny at ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Event at Six Flags
Discussion: E! Online
Christian Burton / Celebrity Insider:
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Discussion: FemaleFirst and Perez Hilton
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Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
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Discussion: YouTube and Page Six
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

 
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