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Biz Markie Dead / TMZ.com:
‘Just a Friend’ Rapper Biz Markie Dead at 57  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  REMEMBERING BIZ MARKIE  —  Rapper Biz Markie — most famous for his iconic hit “Just a Friend” — has died after a series of complications from diabetes that he's been fighting for more than a year ... TMZ has confirmed.
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Ellise Shafer / Variety:
Biz Markie, Rapper Known for ‘Just a Friend,’ Dies at 57 … Biz Markie, the rapper, singer and actor behind the 1989 hit “Just a Friend,” died Friday in Baltimore.  He was 57.  —  “It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side …
Discussion: Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Kanye West & Irina Shayk Still Together Despite ‘Cooling Off’ Rumors  —  KANYE WEST STILL HOT & HEAVY WITH IRINA ... ‘Cooling Off’ Rumors Denied  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Kanye West and Irina Shayk are very much in a relationship despite reports to the contrary, and rumors she turned down an overseas trip …
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Perez Hilton and Glamour
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People.com:
Kanye West and Irina Shayk Are ‘Very Much Still Dating’ — and Model Is ‘Upset’ at Split Rumors: Source  —  “Irina is so upset at the lies about her and Kanye [cooling off],” a source tells PEOPLE about the couple  —  Kanye West and Irina Shayk are still an item — and Shayk is not happy with the …
Discussion: The Sun
Mike Ryan / UPROXX:
Yeah, Jason Sudeikis Is Actually Kind Of Like Ted Lasso In Real Life  —  So, to begin, I don't particularly love writing pieces like this for a couple of reasons.  First, anything that kind of “gets personal,” they don't age particularity well.  It's more a snapshot of the mood I was in that day than any kind of actual substance.
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Sharnaz Shahid / HELLO!:
Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis applauded for showing support to England players after racial abuse
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Anna LaPlaca / Who What Wear:
Megan Fox Is Back, and She's Fully in Command  —  Megan Fox hardly needs an introduction.  Since the Transformers film franchise catapulted the actress to megastardom in 2007, she's remained a fixture in Hollywood, starring in a series of action-packed thrillers; earning cult status …
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
‘Loki’ Director & EP Kate Herron Says She's Not Returning For Season 2  —  EXCLUSIVE: Loki, Sylvie and Who He Remains' variants will be coming back for season 2 of Marvel's Loki, but EP and director, Kate Herron, who has been a force behind the project, says she unfortunately will not be.
Discussion: The Wrap and Just Jared
Melissa Minton / Page Six:
Naomi Campbell shares rare photo of baby daughter in Versace onesie  —  Of course Naomi Campbell has the best-dressed baby.  —  The supermodel, 51, revealed in May that she welcomed her first child, a baby girl.  So naturally, the icon's daughter would wear only the best designer duds.
Sarah Packer / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE ‘It is a weight lifted and clears my head’: Katie Price and Kieran Hayler are finally divorced after three years and it cost them less than £500 after using a website to finalise the end of their marriage  — Kieran Hayler, 34, confirmed to MailOnline he is officially divorced …
Discussion: The Sun, Daily Star and Mirror.co.uk
TMZ.com:
‘Bad Girls Club’ Star Whitney Collings Died of Booze, Cocktail of Drugs  —  ‘BAD GIRLS CLUB’ WHITNEY COLLINGS DIED OF BOOZE, COCKTAIL OF DRUGS ... Death Certificate Shows … Whitney Collings — one of the early members of TV's “Bad Girls Club” — died from a toxic mix of booze and hard drugs ... including fentanyl and cocaine.
Discussion: The Wrap
Clemmie Moodie / The Sun:
CASH COW I saw Britney Spears plied with pills, drained of cash and descend into hell, says best friend  —  SINGER Britney Spears collapsed from a suspected overdose after being plied with prescription drugs by her management, her best friend claimed last night.
Discussion: Daily Mail
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Howell Davies / The Sun:
‘INSECURE’ Jesy Nelson says she was the ugly one in Little Mix, I know what that feels like, says S Club's Jo O'Meara  —  IN every pop group there is a member who feels like the outsider . .  .  even if they are the most talented one.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Samantha Schnurr / E! Online:
Hoda Kotb Reveals the Reason Adopting Baby No. 3 Has Been Delayed  —  Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Hoda Kotb has hit a bit of a snag in the process of adopting her third child.  Find out why—and her words of wisdom in the meantime—below.  —  Hoda Kotb is waiting wisely.
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Page Six
Samantha Bergeson / E! Online:
Emily Blunt Reveals the Secret to Her 11-Year Marriage With John Krasinski  —  Watch: Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt's Funny “Jungle Cruise” Interview  —  Letting love lead the way.  —  There's no doubt that Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are the ultimate couple goals …
Discussion: Just Jared
Miranda Siwak / Us Weekly:
Jenna Dewan Mourns the ‘Sudden’ Death of Dog Violet Mae: ‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today’  —  An emotional goodbye.  Jenna Dewan and her fiancé, Steve Kazee, mourned the death of their beloved dog, Violet Mae, on Friday, July 16.  —  Celebrities With Their Pets
Discussion: Just Jared
C. D. / Perez Hilton:
Shailene Woodley Explains Why — And HOW — She & Aaron Rodgers Kept Their Relationship Secret!  —  Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers are the masters of keeping a secret!  —  As you may know, the couple pretty much kept their romance on the down-low throughout the pandemic.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk, FemaleFirst and E! Online
Mike Vulpo / E! Online:
The Bachelorette's Katie Thurston May Have Just Dropped a Hint About Her Hometown Dates  —  In an exclusive sneak peek of The Bachelorette, Katie Thurston invited Greg Grippo on a special one-on-one outing to show him “a piece of home.”  —  Wait a minute!  We thought we still had a couple …
Discussion: Cosmopolitan
Starr Bowenbank / Cosmopolitan:
Normani Says Cardi B “Provided a Safe Space” for Her While Collaborating on “Wild Side”  —  The singer spoke to ‘Cosmo’ about their friendship (which TBH, sounds like total bestie goals).  —  The wait is finally over,  —  Normani  —  Nation!  The pop diva we've all been waiting on since the release of
Andrea Caamano / HELLO!:
David Beckham debuts shocking peroxide blonde look - and Victoria has surprising reaction … David Beckham has done what he does best - surprise us all with a new hair look!  The former footballer headed to the hairdresser on Thursday with his youngest son Cruz and the results are incredible.
Discussion: Daily Star and E! Online
 
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Tiffany Garcia / Page Six:
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Sarah Morton / OK! Magazine:
Kerry Katona's daughter Lilly McFadden reveals she turned down Love Island this year
Discussion: Daily Star
Rachel Avery / HELLO!:
Victoria Beckham reveals quirky home gym in lime green lycra
Discussion: The Sun
Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Josh Peck reacts to Drake Bell's child endangerment scandal
Discussion: People.com, FemaleFirst and Us Weekly
Danielle Stacey / HELLO!:
Queen Maxima wows in summer family photoshoot with daughters
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Stephanie Soteriou / The Sun:
‘GET HIM OUT’ Love Island race row after new boy Danny used the n-word on Instagram
Discussion: Daily Star
Just Jared:
Look Inside the $65 Million Mansion That JLo & Ben Affleck Reportedly Toured While House Hunting (Photos)
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and FemaleFirst
Mike Vulpo / E! Online:
Married at First Sight's Erik Lake and Virginia Coombs Break Silence on Their Divorce
Discussion: Page Six and Us Weekly
Katherine Schaffstall / The Sun:
‘WE LOVE YOU’ Chrissy Teigen & John Legend's dog Pippa dies in her arms as she pays tribute to ‘sassy broad’ in sad Instagram post
Discussion: Page Six, FemaleFirst and Daily Star
 

 
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

Chris Welch / The Verge:
Daniel Ek says Spotify is working on a deluxe Spotify tier, costing around $17 to $18, that has “a lot more control, a lot higher quality across the board”

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