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7:30 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: Daily Star, The Sun and FemaleFirst
Archewell:
40×40  —  A special message from Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, on her 40th birthday.
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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: Perez Hilton and RADAR
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Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Dr. Dre's oldest daughter, LaTanya Young, says she's homeless, living out of her car  —  Dr. Dre's oldest daughter says she's homeless and living out of her car — despite repeated pleas for help to her music mogul father.  —  LaTanya Young, who works for DoorDash and Uber Eats as a delivery driver …
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't! and Sandra Rose
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
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Mike Richards in Advanced Negotiations to Become Permanent Host of ‘Jeopardy!’  (EXCLUSIVE) … “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent host of the venerable quiz show, taking the reins of the syndicated powerhouse …
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 …
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
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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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 …
Page Six:
Peloton's Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby are engaged  —  Peloton's favorite cycle instructors Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby are engaged after three years of dating.  —  The London-based Peloton instructors announced their engagement on Wednesday via social media and a rep for the company confirmed the news “with much happiness.”
Discussion: Just Jared
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
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TMZ.com:
Pam Anderson Sells Malibu House and May Have Shattered Real Estate Record
Discussion: Just Jared
Brett Malec / E! Online:
Karen Huger Has Some Thoughts on “Queen” Nicki Minaj Hosting the RHOP Reunion
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
Jennifer Roback / The Sun:
GONE TOO SOON Who was TikTok star Timbo The Redneck and how did he die?
Discussion: The US Sun and E! Online
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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
Alex Heigl / Page Six:
Katy Perry grabs a handful of Orlando Bloom on vacation
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
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From Mediagazer:

The Guardian:
How China is using AI news anchors to spread its propaganda on social media; Microsoft: some AI anchors were created using ByteDance's video editing app CapCut

Rodney Tiffen / Inside Story:
Court discovery docs from the UK's News Group phone hacking cases give more detail about evidence destruction and indicate the company gathered political intel

Renee DiResta / The Guardian:
How a rightwing smear campaign against NPR and its CEO Katherine Maher, who is on Signal Foundation's board, led Elon Musk to malign Signal

 
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