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3:00 PM ET, August 2, 2021

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Wall Street Journal:
Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine to Be Sold to Media Company Backed by Blackstone  —  Firm led by former Disney executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs plans to acquire other content companies  —  Reese Witherspoon's media business, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a firm backed …
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Eliza Thompson / Us Weekly:
Twins!  Ava Phillippe and Her BF Look Just Like Reese and Ryan on Date Night … Home run hang!  Ava Phillippe and her boyfriend, Owen Mahoney, took themselves out to the ballgame for an adorable date night.  —  8 Times Reese Witherspoon and Ava Philippe Looked Like Twins
Discussion: E! Online
JD Knapp / People.com:
Fetty Wap's 4-Year-Old Daughter Lauren Maxwell Has Died, Shares Her Mother Turquoise Miami  —  “If you see this post scrolling by with her ... just say to yourself ‘I love you LAUREN’ because they say that souls can feel your love,” wrote her mom Turquoise Miami
Discussion: UPI, Us Weekly and Sandra Rose
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TMZ.com:
Fetty Wap's 4-Year-Old Daughter Lauren Maxwell Has Died
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
Rapper Fetty Wap's Daughter Lauren Maxwell Dead at Age 4
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Mark Anthony Green / GQ:
The Weeknd vs. Abel Tesfaye  —  With an instantly recognizable voice and songs that have been streamed several billion times, he's one of the most ubiquitous pop stars in the world.  But where does Abel Tesfaye end and his dark, grimy public persona begin?  Mark Anthony Green finally gets the artist to explain.
TMZ.com:
Bill and Melinda Gates Are Officially Divorced  —  11:04 AM PT — We just obtained the final divorce documents, and here are some of the details.  Neither party will get spousal support.  Also, Melinda will not change her last name.  The document says all property is divided pursuant to the “Separation Contract.”
Discussion: Just Jared, E! Online and RADAR
Steve Appleford / Los Angeles Times:
Exclusive: Frank Ocean to headline Coachella in 2023  —  Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival co-founder Paul Tollett loves to drive, spending a typical work week crisscrossing Southern California, from Malibu to the desert, Pomona to downtown Los Angeles.
Jonathan Dean / The Sunday Times:
Is Matt Damon the last of Hollywood's leading men? … Matt Damon is baffled by how his children watch films — infuriated as they pause and chat their way through the art form he adores.  “The way they watch is different to how we did,” he says.  “How can you watch a movie if you are texting?
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Ahad Sanwari / HELLO!:
Jennifer Aniston gets Friends fans pumped from her home with exciting news … The six simultaneously shared pictures on their Instagram wearing pieces from the first ever, limited edition cast collection of merch from Friends.  —  Loading the player...  WATCH: Get your first glimpse at the Friends reunion
Discussion: E! Online and Page Six
Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:
Kathy Griffin Reveals She Has Lung Cancer: 'I've Never Smoked' … Sharing her story.  Comedian Kathy Griffin has lung cancer, she revealed via social media on Monday, August 2.  —  “I've got to tell you guys something.  I have cancer.  I'm about to go into surgery to have half of my left lung removed …
Treasure Valley:
Many of you have already heard about the tragedy that happened two days ago.  Jay Pickett, our leading man, writer, producer, and creator of this movie passed away suddenly while we were on location preparing to film a scene.  There is no official explanation for the cause of his death but it appears to have been a heart attack.
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Variety:
Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Inks Production Deal With A24 (EXCLUSIVE) … A24 has received some 25 Academy Award nominations and is affiliated with several Oscar winners including “Room,” “The Lighthouse” and “Ex Machina.”  —  Cactus Jack is the multi-product mini-empire of Scott's …
Discussion: The Wrap and Stereogum
Elana Fishman / Page Six:
Is Jennifer Lopez wearing a bracelet Ben Affleck bought her in 2002? … Ben Affleck isn't the only one bringing back a sentimental accessory from the early Bennifer days.  —  Jennifer Lopez, who's currently cruising around Europe with her on-again beau, appears to have pulled …
Riley Cardoza / Us Weekly:
Simone Biles Will Compete in Balance Beam Final at the Tokyo Olympics … The perfect plot twist!  Simone Biles will compete in the balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, August 3, after previously withdrawing from the women's team final and the individual all-around, vault, bars and floor finals.
Discussion: Celebrity Insider and FemaleFirst
Ekin Karasin / The Sun:
REGULAR KID?  Kim Kardashian's daughter North, 8, sells lemonade for $3 after star was accused of ‘flaunting’ her billionaire status  —  KIM Kardashian's daughter North sold lemonade and bracelets for $3 this weekend after her mom was accused of “flaunting” her wealth.
Discussion: E! Online
Carly Hacon / Daily Star:
Love Island's Kaila Troy flaunts peachy bum in thong as she enjoys the sunshine  —  It's bottoms up for Casa Amor bombshell and Irish DJ Kaila Troy as she flaunts her derriere on Instagram and slates the Love Island lads after returning from the villa  —  Love Island star Kaila Troy …
TMZ.com:
HBO Max Series ‘The Prince’ Has Brits Fuming Over Egotistical Depiction  —  The Royal family's the subject of a new animated series called “The Prince,” and the British are up in arms over it — calling it less satire, and more mockery and disgrace.  —  The HBO Max series …
Discussion: Daily Star
Samantha Schnurr / E! Online:
Coco Austin Reveals Why She Still Breastfeeds Her and Ice-T's 5-Year-Old Daughter Chanel  —  Despite criticism, Coco Austin continues to breastfeed her and husband Ice-T's 5-year-old daughter Chanel.  Read on for why she's defending her decision.  —  Watch: Coco Austin Says Chanel Is a “Threenager”
 
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Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
David Harbour has a ‘real worry’ about Millie Bobby Brown
Discussion: Perez Hilton
The Sunday Times:
Safe pair of hands: sports fan Kate grabs offer of double rugby patronage
Discussion: HELLO!, Cele|bitchy and Daily Express
Charlotte Griffiths / Daily Mail:
Good luck explaining these photographs to Eugenie, Jack! …
Discussion: Just Jared and Cele|bitchy
Hannah Southwick / Page Six:
Marc Jacobs on his plastic surgery: ‘No shame in being vain’
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Kit Harington ‘really happy’ he went to rehab after ‘Game of Thrones’
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Us Weekly
Fiona Nimoni / The Sun:
REBEL DWELL Rebel Wilson buys a huge London mansion as she hunts for a British boyfriend
Sasha Morris / Daily Star:
Lauren Goodger thought ‘she was going to die’ having baby Larose in drug-free birth
Discussion: The Sun
Mary Gallagher / The Sun:
IT'S NOT OVER Love Island shock as Chloe backtracks and admits she'd be open to Toby reunion
 Earlier Picks: 
Fay Leyfield / The Sun:
MAKING A SPLASH Katie Price beams in sweet swimming pool snap with Harvey and Princess after fleeing to St Lucia for fourth holiday
Discussion: Daily Star
Naledi Ushe / People.com:
Taylor Swift Song ‘Ronan’ Will Be on Her Remastered Red Album; ‘I Cried’ Ronan's Mother Says
Discussion: Bustle
Miranda Siwak / Us Weekly:
‘Vaxxed and Masked!’ Ariana Grande Encourages COVID-19 Vaccinations
Lauren Cox / Page Six:
‘RHOC’ alum Jo De La Rosa is engaged
Discussion: Us Weekly and Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Skateboarder Terry Kennedy's Alleged Victim Dies from Injuries
Discussion: The Sun
HELLO!:
Exclusive: Binky Felstead marries fiancé Max Fredrik Darnton in intimate London ceremony
Discussion: The Sun and Daily Star