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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.
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
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, Sandra Rose and Us Weekly
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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
Glenn Garner / People.com:
Kathy Griffin Comes Out of Successful Surgery After Lung Cancer Diagnosis: ‘Everything Went Well’  —  “She is now out of surgery,” a rep for Kathy Griffin tells PEOPLE, giving a positive update just hours after the comedian revealed her stage 1 lung cancer diagnosis
Discussion: Celebs, The Sun, Just Jared, RADAR and Page Six
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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 …
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.
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
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, POPSUGAR and Stereogum
Just Jared:
Tan France Welcomes First Baby With Rob France Via Surrogate - Find Out The Baby's Name!  —  Tan France shared some very happy news on his Instagram - he's a dad!  —  The Queer Eye star and his husband, Rob France, have welcomed their first child together.  —  Click inside to find out more about Tan and Rob France's new baby...
Discussion: Page Six, People.com, Us Weekly and POPSUGAR
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: Page Six, E! Online and POPSUGAR
Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Tom Girardi sports shiner in first sighting since Erika Jayne split  —  Tom Girardi has been spotted for the first time in over a year amid his legal woes and divorce from “RHOBH” star Erika Jayne — now with an actual black eye.  —  The disgraced lawyer, 82, had a visibly bruised left eye as he was helped along by a woman.
Discussion: Us Weekly and RADAR
Kisha Forde / E! Online:
Jenna Dewan Recalls Being “Without a Partner” After Welcoming Daughter With Channing Tatum  —  In a new interview, Jenna Dewan reflected on her struggle with “postpartum anxiety” after welcoming her and Channing Tatum's daughter Everly in 2013.  —  Watch: Jenna Dewan Gives Birth to Baby No. 2
Discussion: Just Jared
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
Justin Hartley / Perez Hilton:
Justin Hartley Gushes About ‘Beautiful’ New Wife In IG Tribute Days After Ex Chrishell Stause Went Public With New BF!!  —  Cute or calculated?  —  On Saturday, Justin Hartley took to Instagram to wish his wife Sofia Pernas a very happy birthday — but coincidentally the heartfelt post came …
Discussion: E! Online
Mike Sullivan / The Sun:
COP RAP FOR DIZZEE Rapper Dizzee Rascal charged with assaulting woman following domestic bust-up  —  RAPPER Dizzee Rascal was today charged with assaulting a woman following a domestic bust-up.  —  The 36-year-old award-winning star is due to appear in court next month over the alleged incident …
Discussion: Daily Star
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
Kylie Parham / The Sun:
KYLIE'S FEAST!  Kylie Jenner cooks pasta & bakes cookies with daughter Stormi, 3, as fans think she's pregnant with her second child  —  KYLIE Jenner cooked and baked a feast for her 3-year-old daughter Stormi including delicious pasta and homemade cookies.
Discussion: Page Six
 
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Samantha Bergeson / E! Online:
Kate Hudson Admits She's Been “Burned a Couple Times” for Being Too Trusting
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Simon Boyle / The Sun:
HOLDING OUT HOPE Rylan Clark-Neal is still wearing his wedding ring as he's pictured for the first time since split with husband Dan
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
David Harbour has a ‘real worry’ about Millie Bobby Brown
Discussion: Perez Hilton
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’
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Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Kit Harington ‘really happy’ he went to rehab after ‘Game of Thrones’
Discussion: Us Weekly and FemaleFirst
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Ekin Karasin / The Sun:
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Discussion: E! Online
Fiona Nimoni / The Sun:
REBEL DWELL Rebel Wilson buys a huge London mansion as she hunts for a British boyfriend
Sasha Morris / Daily Star:
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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
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
Miranda Siwak / Us Weekly:
‘Vaxxed and Masked!’ Ariana Grande Encourages COVID-19 Vaccinations
Jonathan Dean / The Sunday Times:
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