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5:15 PM ET, August 4, 2021

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Madeline Berg / Forbes:
Fenty's Fortune: Rihanna Is Now Officially A Billionaire  —  How the singer became the richest female musician on the planet.  Hint: it wasn't performing.  —  When Robyn Fenty, known to the world as Rihanna, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, she sought to create a cosmetics company that made “women everywhere (feel) included.”
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Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:
Rihanna Is Officially the Richest Female Musician After Becoming a Billionaire … Better have her money!  Although she hasn't released an album in five years, Rihanna is officially the richest female musician on the planet.  —  Rihanna Through the Years: From ‘Pon de Replay’ to Lingerie
Discussion: The Sun, FemaleFirst and Daily Star
Archewell:
40×40  —  A special message from Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, on her 40th birthday.
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Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Royal family wishes Meghan Markle a happy 40th birthday  —  Let them eat birthday cake!  —  The British royal family took to social media to wish Meghan Markle a happy 40th birthday Wednesday despite tension with the Sussexes.  —  Prince William and Kate Middleton, who have been on the outs …
Discussion: Us Weekly, FemaleFirst and Just Jared
Vivek Chaudhary / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I took my bikini off because it got wet!’  Italian model says she ‘regrets’ posing topless with Jack Brooksbank on a vintage speedboat after four hour lunch in Capri and apologises to Princess Eugenie left at home with their five-month-old son  — Jack Brooksbank, 35 …
FemaleFirst:
Ryan Reynolds: I've been with Blake for ‘145 Hollywood years’  —  Ryan Reynolds jokes he and Blake Lively have been together for “145 Hollywood years” as they celebrate 10 years together. … Ryan Reynolds quipped that he and Blake Lively have been together for “145 Hollywood years”.
Discussion: E! Online and POPSUGAR
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Jacorey Moon / People.com:
Susan Sarandon Says ‘the Window May Have Closed’ on a Romantic Relationship: But I'm ‘Hopeful’  —  The Oscar winner muses on her love life with PEOPLE, saying, “I would like to have a travel companion, male, female — age doesn't matter”  —  Susan Sarandon is hopeful that she'll soon find …
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Page Six and Vanity Fair
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Obama Significantly Scales Back 60th Birthday Party as Virus Cases Rebound  —  Hundreds of former Obama administration officials, celebrities and Democratic donors had been planning to attend the huge bash on Martha's Vineyard on Saturday.  —  WASHINGTON — The party plans had been months …
Gabriella Paiella / GQ:
Olivia Rodrigo Was Built 4 This  —  In the middle of lockdown, a Disney star transformed, seemingly overnight, into the rarest kind of artist: a self-made global pop star adored by Gen Z, boomer music critics—and everyone in between.  —  Olivia Rodrigo hasn't made much progress with decorating …
Discussion: Just Jared
Anna Peele / Men's Health:
You've Never Seen This Side of Christopher Meloni  —  The jacked ‘Law & Order; Organized Crime’ star is 60 years old and embracing his inner zaddy.  —  THEY ARE WALKING  —  with their border terrier along the Hudson on the west side of Manhattan.  It's a late-spring morning …
Ellise Shafer / Variety:
Selena Gomez Calls Out ‘Tasteless’ Kidney Transplant Reference on ‘The Good Fight’ … Selena Gomez is calling out television shows that have referenced her 2017 kidney transplant, most recently Paramount Plus' “The Good Fight.”  —  On Tuesday, the singer and actor tweeted …
Kerry Breen / TODAY.com:
Simone Biles tells Hoda she's ‘keeping the door open’ for Olympic return … Simone Biles is leaving the Tokyo Olympics with a bronze medal and international support after she publicly dealt with a case of the “twisties” that led to her withdrawal from several other events.
Discussion: Us Weekly, People.com and E! Online
Dave Brooks / Billboard:
DaBaby Promised a Video Apology to Save Lollapalooza Gig, But Never Delivered  —  Organizers from seven fall festivals were promised an apology at Lollapalooza & dropped DaBaby after he missed a Sunday deadline.  —  Just days after making homophobic comments at Rolling Loud Festival in Miami on July 25 …
Discussion: Bossip, Sandra Rose, RADAR and Rolling Stone
Camila Cabello / Perez Hilton:
‘I Have Cellulite’: Camila Cabello Talks Weight Gain & Body Positivity On Social Media … Camila Cabello made it clear last month she was not about to be body shamed by anyone — because she is absolutely NOT ashamed!  —  After some internet commenters criticized her for putting on weight …
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Jennifer Roback / The Sun:
GONE TOO SOON Who was TikTok star Timbo The Redneck and how did he die?  —  WITH hundreds of thousands of followers, TikTok star Timbo The Redneck was on the rise on the video-sharing app.  —  His mother announced that he tragically passed away on July 31, 2021.  —  Who was TikTok star Timbo The Redneck?
Discussion: The US Sun and E! Online
Isolde Walters / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Dre's eldest daughter, 38, reveals she's homeless, living out of her SUV rental and hasn't received a dime from him in 18 months despite repeated pleas for help  — Dr. Dre's eldest daughter LaTanya Young has been living out of her car while working as a delivery driver for DoorDash and Uber Eats to make ends meet
Discussion: Page Six and RADAR
Dan Cain / The Sun:
Gemma Collins transforms her garden with HUGE £5k summer house with sun loungers and marble furniture at £1.3m mansion  —  GEMMA Collins unveiled her brand new £5,000 summer house in the grounds of her £1.3million Essex mansion.  —  She's the latest celeb to revamp …
Discussion: Daily Star
Benjamin VanHoose / People.com:
Amanda Knox Reveals She's Pregnant, Expecting First Baby with Husband After Miscarriage  —  Amanda Knox and husband Christopher Robinson, who married in February 2020, shared the news on their podcast while discussing their fertility journey  —  Amanda Knox is pregnant.
Discussion: Just Jared
Brett Malec / E! Online:
Karen Huger Has Some Thoughts on “Queen” Nicki Minaj Hosting the RHOP Reunion  —  The Real Housewives of Potomac's Grande Dame Karen Huger spills exclusive scoop after Nicki Minaj announced plans to host the season six reunion.  Hear her thoughts.  —  The Grande Dame meets the “Queen” of rap.
Katie Campione / People.com:
Kailyn Lowry Says She and Her Kids Have Contracted COVID-19 After Trip to Dominican Republic  —  It's unclear if Kailyn Lowry is vaccinated against COVID-19 — though in April 2020, she said she would “absolutely not” vaccinate herself or her kids once a vaccine was available
Naledi Ushe / People.com:
Teddi Mellencamp Says She and Husband Both Had COVID But Had ‘Different’ Experiences as He Wasn't Vaccinated  —  Teddi Mellencamp said her husband Edwin Arroyave had more severe symptoms because he had not been vaccinated against the virus  —  Teddi Mellencamp is sharing her experience with COVID-19.
Discussion: Daily Mail and Cele|bitchy
 
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TMZ.com:
Pam Anderson Sells Malibu House and May Have Shattered Real Estate Record
Discussion: Just Jared
Justin Kroll / Deadline:
Amazon Studios Lands Hot Package ‘Ex-Husbands’ From Berlanti/Schechter Films, Billy Eichner And Paul Rudnick
Discussion: Queerty and The WOW Report
Nick Pisa / The Sun:
‘I WILL CREATE CARNAGE’ Killing Eve's Jodie Comer left terrified after French stalker threatened to track her down and kill her
Discussion: Daily Star
Elyse Dupre / E! Online:
Chris Evans Has a Marvelous Response to Lizzo Saying She's Pregnant With His Baby
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Alex Heigl / Page Six:
Katy Perry grabs a handful of Orlando Bloom on vacation
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Emma James / The Sun:
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Jennifer Aniston / FemaleFirst:
Jennifer Aniston eats a single chip when stressed
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Elle, Page Six and POPSUGAR
Eliza Thompson / Us Weekly:
John Corbett Reveals He and Longtime Girlfriend Bo Derek Secretly Got Married in 2020
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Page Six:
R. Kelly says he's broke days before jury selection begins in sex trafficking trial
Discussion: BET and RADAR
Tre'vell Anderson / Out Magazine:
Cover Star Lil Nas X's Road to Becoming Montero
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Boone Ashworth / Wired:
Yahoo debuts a revamped version of its free Yahoo News app, powered by Artifact's AI tech, after acquiring the Instagram co-founders' news app in April 2024

Andrew Deck / Nieman Lab:
The Insider Union asks BI management to share details of its OpenAI licensing deal, citing issues with ChatGPT's inaccurate or missing links to Insider scoops

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