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8:00 AM ET, July 2, 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’
Discussion: The Blast and RADAR
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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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 …
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  — 5.2K … Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are planning to say their vows soon — like, potentially, July 4 weekend soon.
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: Cele|bitchy, Elle and Just Jared
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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
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
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: E! Online and Just Jared
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
Stuart Pink / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Anna Richardson and Sue Perkins ‘disagreed over wanting to have kids’... and ‘have been living apart since last AUTUMN’  — News of the former Great British Bake Off host, 51, and the Naked Attraction presenter, 50, broke this week  — A source told MailOnline that nobody else …
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk and The Sun
 
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TMZ.com:
Bill Cosby Exploring Legal Options After Prison Release, Could Sue County
Discussion: Just Jared
Patrizia Rizzo / The Sun:
Did Biz Markie have a stroke?
Discussion: Sandra Rose, Page Six and Bossip
Sue Crawford / Metro.co.uk:
Adam Woodyatt on leaving EastEnders after 36 years: ‘I may not return’
Discussion: The Sun
Unzipped:
Why She Left “The Hills” in Hollywood for Life as a #GirlBoss in NYC w/ Lo Bosworth
Discussion: Celebrity Insider and E! Online
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Lynette Rice / EW.com:
Manifest creator is already sketching out a movie finale after show cancellation
Discussion: Just Jared and The Wrap
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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