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11:30 AM ET, July 2, 2021

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Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
In Which Alex Rodriguez Asks for an Invite to a Party Jennifer Lopez Was At  —  Okay A-Rod!  —  Wondering how  —  Alex Rodriguez is doing in the wake of his split with Jennifer Lopez  —  ? Apparently he's in the ~awkwardly sliding into the comments of J.Lo's friend's Instagram posts~ stage of the breakup, which, been there.
Discussion: E! Online, Page Six and Us Weekly
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Nicholas Rice / People.com:
Alex Rodriguez Jokes About Not Being Invited to Jennifer Lopez's Friend's Party Following Split  —  Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez announced their split back in April after getting engaged in March 2019  —  Alex Rodriguez is suffering from some serious F.O.M.O.
Discussion: Glamour and Entertainment Tonight
Page Six:
Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd's night out in LA sets tongues wagging  —  Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd were snapped exiting celebrity hotspot Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles Wednesday night, setting the rumor mill ablaze with speculation about what their night out might have entailed.
Rebecca English / Daily Mail:
‘There is a hint of Theresa May’: Diana statue draws comparisons to former PM as it divides opinion  —  A statue of Princess Diana unveiled in the gardens of Kensington Palace drew unlikely comparisons to Theresa May, as other commentators said it looked ‘stunning’ and ‘made them cry’.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
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Sara Nathan / Page Six:
Amber Heard secretly welcomes baby girl Oonagh Paige via surrogate  —  Amber Heard is a mom!  —  The actress, 35, is celebrating the birth of a baby girl — months after ex-husband Johnny Depp lost his libel case involving her.  —  A source exclusively told Page Six on Thursday that Heard is …
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 …
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TMZ.com:
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton File for Marriage License, Weekend Wedding in Works  —  GWEN STEFANI & BLAKE SHELTON GOT OURSELVES A MARRIAGE LICENSE!!!  Weekend Wedding Bells?!?  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 5.4K … Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are planning to say their vows soon — like, potentially, July 4 weekend soon.
Danielle Stacey / HELLO!:
Kate Middleton makes surprise appearance at Wimbledon - best photos  —  Prince Harry flies back to LA to comfort wife Meghan Markle after sad family passing  —  The Duchess of Cambridge has made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon, stepping out to watch a match on one of the outer courts.
Discussion: Marie Claire
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.
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The Sun:
GOTTA BOUNCE!  Busty celebs like Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian go braless and dare to bare in risky tops  —  MANY busty celebs like Megan Fox and Kourtney Kardashian have been spotted going braless.  —  The stars have been known to show off their figures as they dare to go bare in risky tops.
Discussion: FemaleFirst
FemaleFirst:
Just listen: Chris Pratt's tip for lasting love  —  Chris Pratt thinks being able to “listen” is the most important factor in making a marriage work. … Chris Pratt believes “listening” is the key to a good relationship.  —  The 42-year-old actor celebrated two years of marriage …
Discussion: E! Online
Radhika Seth / British Vogue:
“The Day I Shaved My Head, I Changed My Life”: Iris Law Unveils Her Dramatic Buzz Cut In British Vogue  —  Iris Law is waiting for me near her family home in Primrose Hill.  Where else?  The only daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost is practically synonymous with this postcode.
Discussion: Just Jared and E! Online
Sarah Packer / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Love Island's Shannon Singh was dumped after she 'wouldn't play ball and refused to kiss anyone' causing producers to ‘orchestrate her exit’ - and she will NOT be returning  —  Shannon Singh was dumped from the Love Island villa after she 'wouldn't play ball and refused to kiss anyone' …
Discussion: The Sun
Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Jonathan Taylor Thomas photographed for first time in nearly 8 years  —  Rejoice, '90s kids!  —  Teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas was photographed for the first time in nearly eight years while walking his dogs in Hollywood.  —  The “Home Improvement” alum, 39, resurfaced on June 20 wearing jeans …
Discussion: The WOW Report and People.com
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Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:
Why Jonathan Taylor Thomas Stepped Away From the Spotlight: Everything He's Said
Discussion: Just Jared
Tara C. Mahadevan / Complex:
Mac Miller's Brother Appears to Slam Upcoming Machine Gun Kelly-Starring Film ‘Good News’  —  Mac Miller's brother appears to be one person who's not excited for Machine Gun Kelly's new movie Good News.  —  Directed and written by Tim Sutton, Good News is reportedly inspired by a slew of late rappers …
Discussion: E! Online and Stereogum
 
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How Raven-Symoné's “Amazing” Wife Amanda Inspired Her to Lose Weight
Discussion: People.com
Stuart Pink / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Anna Richardson and Sue Perkins ‘disagreed over wanting to have kids’... and ‘have been living apart since last AUTUMN’
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk and The Sun
TMZ.com:
Bill Cosby Exploring Legal Options After Prison Release, Could Sue County
Discussion: Just Jared
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Patrizia Rizzo / The Sun:
Did Biz Markie have a stroke?
Discussion: Page Six, Sandra Rose and Bossip
Sue Crawford / Metro.co.uk:
Adam Woodyatt on leaving EastEnders after 36 years: ‘I may not return’
Discussion: The Sun
Tom Capon / The Sun:
REAL GEM Gemma Collins shows off shrinking waist in crop top as she works out in her garden
Discussion: Daily Star
Katie Campione / People.com:
Tamra Judge Reveals She's Getting Her Breast Implants Removed: ‘Bye Bye Bye Boobies’
Discussion: Page Six
Elyse Dupre / E! Online:
Colton Haynes Is Almost Unrecognizable Without Eyebrows in Jaw-Dropping Photo
Discussion: Just Jared
 

 
From Mediagazer:

The Guardian:
How China is using AI news anchors to spread its propaganda on social media; Microsoft: some AI anchors were created using ByteDance's video editing app CapCut

Rodney Tiffen / Inside Story:
Court discovery docs from the UK's News Group phone hacking cases give more detail about evidence destruction and indicate the company gathered political intel

Renee DiResta / The Guardian:
How a rightwing smear campaign against NPR and its CEO Katherine Maher, who is on Signal Foundation's board, led Elon Musk to malign Signal

 
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