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6:40 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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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 …
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 …
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
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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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
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 …
The Sun:
ORA & OUT Rita Ora quits the UK after her humiliating 30th birthday scandal to live in LA with boyfriend Taika Waititi  —  WHEN she splashed £7.5million on a six-bedroom mansion in North London almost a year ago, it looked like Rita Ora was finally ready to put down roots.
Discussion: Daily Star, Perez Hilton and E! Online
Eileen Reslen / Page Six:
Brandi Glanville hospitalized with mystery infection  —  Brandi Glanville has been hospitalized after her hand swelled up due to a mysterious infection.  —  The former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star shared on Instagram Wednesday that there are still “more tests to run” …
Discussion: E! Online, Us Weekly and The Blast
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 …
Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:
Christina Haack Calls Out Trolls on Photo With Boyfriend Joshua Hall: ‘Judgment Is a Mirror’ … Christina on the call out.  Christina Haack decided she's not going to give trolls the option to harass her and her boyfriend, Joshua Hall.  —  Christina Haack and Joshua Hall's Relationship Timeline
Discussion: E! Online
Yana Grebenyuk / Us Weekly:
Seth Rogen Responds After Viral TikTok Alleges He'd Been Kidnapped: ‘Not at All True’ … Mystery solved!  Seth Rogen confirmed that he wasn't being held hostage after a viral TikTok account questioned why he only shared photos of vases on his social media.  —  Actors Who Worked Together Again and Again
Discussion: Just Jared 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: RADAR, Bossip, Sandra Rose and Rolling Stone
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
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
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
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.
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
 
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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
Dan Cain / The Sun:
Gemma Collins transforms her garden with HUGE £5k summer house with sun loungers and marble furniture at £1.3m mansion
Discussion: Daily Star
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Alex Heigl / Page Six:
Katy Perry grabs a handful of Orlando Bloom on vacation
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YouTube:
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Discussion: The WOW Report and The Wrap
Emma James / The Sun:
POLE POSITION Jealous stripper, 29, and boyfriend jailed for robbing dancer of ‘£8k’ after rich punter showered her with cash in club
Tre'vell Anderson / Out Magazine:
Cover Star Lil Nas X's Road to Becoming Montero
Discussion: People.com and POPSUGAR
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Louise Matsakis / Wired:
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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