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3:25 PM ET, July 4, 2021

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New Yorker:
Britney Spears's Conservatorship Nightmare  —  How the pop star's father and a team of lawyers seized control of her life—and have held on to it for thirteen years.  —  On June 22nd, Britney Spears's management team started getting nervous.  Spears, who is thirty-nine …
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Alex Heigl / Page Six:
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez snapped with kids at Universal's ‘Simpsons’ park  —  Makes sense they're not “South Park” fans.  —  Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez spent a day with their children — and their bodyguards — at Universal Studios Hollywood Friday, where they were snapped strolling …
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TMZ.com:
J Lo & Ben Affleck Hit Up Universal Studios Hollywood
Discussion: justjared.com
The Duggar Family:
Duggar Family Statement on “Counting On”  —  Family response to TLC's announcement to no longer film “Counting On”  —  It is hard to believe that more than 17 years have passed since we were first contacted by a production company wanting to do a one-hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children.
Discussion: Page Six, E! Online and Us Weekly
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Natalie Stone / People.com:
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Speak Out After TLC Cancels Counting On: ‘Difficult and Painful Moments’
Discussion: Dlisted and Just Jared
Jessica Gibb / The Sun:
‘LOVE U SO MUCH’ David Beckham celebrates 22 years of ‘matching outfits’ with his wife Victoria on their anniversary with sweet post  —  DAVID and Victoria Beckham are celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary today.  —  The former footballer, 46, and the Spice Girl, 47 …
Discussion: Page Six and Daily Star
Paulina Jayne Isaac / Cosmopolitan:
Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin's Relationship Reportedly “Continues to Grow” Despite 18-Year Age Difference  —  Age is just a number... right?  😅  —  OK, let's just get the obvious out of the way:  —  Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin  —  are an... odd pair.
Discussion: Daily Star and Us Weekly
Kaitlyn Bristowe / People.com:
How Celebrities Are Celebrating July 4th Weekend  —  With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, celebs are back together with the ones they love (and in the places they love!) this holiday  —  Go America, isss your birthday.  Thank you for allowing this Canadian to enjoy your country ♥️ 🤍💙
Discussion: Just Jared and Page Six
TMZ.com:
Nick Cannon Welcomes Seventh Child, Zen, With Alyssa Scott  —  Nick Cannon is on a baby roll ... he just welcomed #7 and the kid's really Zen!  —  Nick and GF Alyssa Scott welcomed Zen Cannon to the world nearly 2 weeks ago.  The baby was born on June 23.
Discussion: E! Online and Page Six
Laura Armstrong / The Sun:
COWELL RAIDER ALERT Shaken Simon Cowell calls police after ‘suspicious character’ seen loitering at £10million mansion  —  SHAKEN Simon Cowell called the police after “a suspicious character” seen loitering at his £10million mansion sparked another major security alert.
Just Jared:
Phoebe Dynevor & Pete Davidson Flaunt Cute PDA at Wimbledon - First Official Public Appearance!  —  Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson have made their first official appearance at a public event!  —  The 26-year-old Bridgerton actress and the 27-year-old Saturday Night Live actor were seen flaunting …
Discussion: People.com, Bustle, Us Weekly and POPSUGAR
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Corinne Heller / E! Online:
Pete Davidson and Phoebe Dynevor Show Sweet PDA at Wimbledon, Their First Public Event
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and Perez Hilton
Daily Mail:
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: SPOTTED!  Unlikely couple Renée Zellweger, 52, and Ant Anstead, 42, enjoy a relaxing morning at the TV host's Laguna Beach property amid romance rumors  — The rumored couple were seen on the balcony of Ant's new oceanfront home in Laguna Beach on Friday
Laura Armstrong / The Sun:
‘NERVOUS WRECK’ Ex-Corrie star Katie McGlynn reveals she was ‘paranoid’ girls were bitching about her when she joined soap  —  FORMER Corrie star Katie McGlynn's early years on the soap turned her into “a nervous wreck” because she was so paranoid girls would bitch about her.
Discussion: Daily Star
Jessica Lester / The Sun:
‘WE CALM’ Liam Payne reaches out to ex-fiancee Maya Henry with cryptic posts about making ‘mistakes’ and not ‘letting go’  —  LIAM Payne has reached out to his ex-fiancée Maya Henry with a series of cryptic posts about making “mistakes” and not “letting go”.
Discussion: Daily Star
Hannah Hope / The Sun:
SHERIDAN'S HEARTACHE Sheridan Smith splits from fiancé Jamie Horn after three years together  —  SHERIDAN Smith has “with great sadness” separated from fiancé Jamie Horn after three years together.  —  It comes after the Bafta-winning star, 40, welcomed the birth of their first son Billy in May last year.
 
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Google is rolling out a new AI-powered ad format that shows shoppers how items of clothing would look on different skin tones and body types

Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
OpenAI's Scarlett Johansson debacle is merely a reminder of AI's manifest destiny philosophy: “This is happening, whether you like it or not”, consent be damned

Thomas Buckley / Bloomberg:
Pixar lays off ~175 employees, or around 14% of its workforce, the biggest restructuring in Pixar's history, and plans to stop making original shows for Disney+

 
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