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4:20 PM ET, July 1, 2021

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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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Page Six:
ABC ‘begged’ Meghan McCain to stay on ‘The View’  —  ABC didn't let Meghan McCain go from “The View” without a fight.  —  While the conservative co-host is expected to announce her resignation on Thursday morning's show, a Disney source told Page Six that ABC desperately fought to keep her.
Discussion: RADAR and The Blast
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.
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.
Joanne Rosa / ABC News:
Meghan McCain announces departure from ‘The View’  —  McCain joined the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show in October 2017.  —  After four seasons on “The View,” Meghan McCain announced Thursday that she's leaving at the end the season.  —  “I am just going to rip the band-aid off.
Discussion: BET and The Wrap
New York Times:
Company Set to Manage Britney Spears's Estate Asks to Withdraw  —  Bessemer Trust, a professional wealth management firm, said in its filing that it had not known of Ms. Spears's objection to the conservatorship that governs her life.  —  The wealth management firm that was set …
Discussion: Page Six, Variety, Stereogum and The Wrap
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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.
TMZ.com:
Britney Spears Co-Conservator of Estate Bessemer Wants Out, Jamie Remains  —  BRITNEY SPEARS BESSEMER'S BOUNCING FROM CONSERVATORSHIP ... Doesn't Want to Deal with the Mess … The financial institution appointed by the judge to become co-conservator of Britney Spears' estate is bowing …
Discussion: Just Jared, RADAR, Mirror.co.uk and Dlisted
Eileen Reslen / Page Six:
Kevin Federline didn't use kids as ‘pawns’ for Britney Spears' conservatorship
Discussion: Daily Mail
Tomás Mier / People.com:
Britney Spears' Conservator Slams Jamie Spears' Claim She's Responsible for Singer's ‘Suffering’
Us Weekly:
Duchess Kate ‘Really Wanted to Attend’ Princess Diana's Statue Unveiling: Why She Stayed Home With the Kids … Flying solo.  Prince William attended the Thursday, July 1, unveiling of Princess Diana's statue without wife Duchess Kate and their three kids, despite her desire to be a part of the event.
Discussion: Just Jared
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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: TMZ.com and E! Online
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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Yana Grebenyuk / Us Weekly:
Duchess Kate Has Been ‘Reaching Out’ to Meghan Markle More to ‘Build Up’ Relationship
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and Gossip Cop
Cydney Contreras / E! Online:
All the Details on Olivia Rodrigo's New Romance With Producer Adam Faze  —  E! News has all you need to know about Olivia Rodrigo's new romance with producer Adam Faze, who was her plus-one to the Space Jam 2 party.  —  More than a month has passed since Olivia Rodrigo dropped Sour …
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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
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: Celebrity Insider and Just Jared
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Unzipped:   Why She Left “The Hills” in Hollywood for Life as a #GirlBoss in NYC w/ Lo Bosworth
Patrizia Rizzo / The Sun:
Did Biz Markie have a stroke?  —  New York rapper Biz Markie, 57, suffered a stroke and was “in a hospice with significant brain damage,” according to reports.  —  His rep debunked the rumors of Biz dying to Rolling Stone, saying: “The news of Biz Markie's passing is not true.
Discussion: Sandra Rose and Bossip
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.
Graham Bowley / New York Times:
Bill Cosby Freed as Court Overturns His Sex Assault Conviction  —  The entertainer has been serving a three- to 10-year sentence in a prison outside Philadelphia.  —  Bill Cosby had his conviction for sexual assault overturned by a Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday and was freed from prison …
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The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Bill Cosby released from prison after Pa. Supreme Court overturns sexual assault conviction
 
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Sue Crawford / Metro.co.uk:
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Tom Capon / The Sun:
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Katie Campione / People.com:
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Discussion: Page Six
Lynette Rice / EW.com:
Manifest creator is already sketching out a movie finale after show cancellation
Discussion: Just Jared and The Wrap
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Colton Haynes Is Almost Unrecognizable Without Eyebrows in Jaw-Dropping Photo
Discussion: Just Jared
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TMZ.com:
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Discussion: RADAR
Manori Ravindran / Variety:
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Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
 

 
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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Source: former UK Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi approached billionaire backers like the Reuben family to prepare a £600M bid for The Daily Telegraph and Spectator

Wes Davis / The Verge:
The EU tells Meta its “pay or consent” model for Facebook and Instagram may violate consumer protection laws, giving Meta until September 1 to propose changes

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