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4:55 AM ET, August 5, 2021

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Archewell:
40×40  —  A special message from Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, on her 40th birthday.
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Laura Sutcliffe / HELLO!:
Meghan Markle's special tribute to children in new birthday video … The Duchess of Sussex celebrated her 40th birthday on 4 August and in celebration, shared an amazing new video with actress Melissa McCarthy.  The video - which looked to be shot in Meghan's Calafornian home - featured the star having a zoom call.
Discussion: Daily Star
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
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 …
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
Elana Rubin / E! Online:
Ashley Tisdale Has Disney Alum Selena Gomez's Back After Kidney Transplant Joke  —  Ashley Tisdale is not letting anyone shade her Disney Channel fam.  The High School Musical star slammed The Good Fight's joke about her friend Selena Gomez in a scathing Instagram Story.
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Deadline and Cosmopolitan
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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 …
Ellie Henman / The Sun:
GOING ALL OUTEN I have to give my boyfriend a private dance at home to keep him happy, says Denise van Outen  —  AT three years away from her 50th birthday, Denise Van Outen has a body which makes her the envy of women half her age.  —  The telly star has worked hard to stay in shape …
Discussion: Daily Star
James Beal / The Sun:
MISS YOU Rolling Stones star Charlie Watts forced to pull out of American tour after emergency op in London hospital  —  ROLLING Stones drummer Charlie Watts has had to pull out of the band's US tour after having an emergency op.  —  The 80-year-old legend had a “successful procedure” …
Discussion: Daily Star and Deadline
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
TMZ.com:
Kendall Jenner Sued for $1.8 Mil by Liu Jo, Allegedly Bailed on Photo Shoot  —  Kendall Jenner's being sued by a famous Italian clothing designer for only appearing in one of 2 contracted photo shoots — but her management team says COVID's to blame, and the company refused to be flexible.
Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
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
Alyssa Ray / E! Online:
See the Juicy First Teaser for Impeachment: American Crime Story  —  The first teaser for Impeachment: American Crime Story puts former President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky front-and-center.  Check it out for yourself!  —  We doubt the Clintons are going to love the latest season of American Crime Story.
Discussion: Just Jared
TMZ.com:
The Weeknd's New Music Vid Pulled from IMAX Screenings Over Epilepsy Concerns  —  THE WEEKND NEW VID PULLED FROM IMAX SCREENS ... Due to Seizure Concerns … The Weeknd hoped to surprise fans with a really BIG screen showing of his new music video ... but safety concerns for viewers with epilepsy got the project pulled.
Antoinette Bueno‍ / Entertainment Tonight:
Val Kilmer's Children Jack and Mercedes Give Update on Actor's Health (Exclusive)  —  Val Kilmer's children are opening up about their father's legacy.  ET's Lauren Zima spoke with the siblings at the premiere of the actor's highly anticipated documentary, Val, on Tuesday …
Discussion: People.com and Just Jared
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
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 …
Deadline:
Apple Lands Matthew Vaughn's Star-Studded Spy Film ‘Argylle’ In Massive Package Deal  —  Apple is near completion on another seismic film package streamer deal.  Apple Original Films is closing worldwide rights on Argylle, the next film to be directed by Matthew Vaughn and produced by his MARV banner.
Discussion: The Wrap
 
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Adam Chitwood / Collider:
Exclusive: Producer Hiram Garcia Teases ‘League of Super-Pets’, Says ‘Red Notice’ Is the “Biggest Movie Netflix Has Ever Done”
Discussion: Just Jared
Page Six:
Peloton's Ben Alldis and Leanne Hainsby are engaged
Discussion: Just Jared
The Sun:
ORA & OUT Rita Ora quits the UK after her humiliating 30th birthday scandal to live in LA with boyfriend Taika Waititi
Discussion: Daily Star
Yana Grebenyuk / Us Weekly:
Seth Rogen Responds After Viral TikTok Alleges He'd Been Kidnapped: ‘Not at All True’
Discussion: Just Jared and E! Online
Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:
Christina Haack Calls Out Trolls on Photo With Boyfriend Joshua Hall: ‘Judgment Is a Mirror’
Discussion: E! Online
FemaleFirst:
Ryan Reynolds: I've been with Blake for ‘145 Hollywood years’
Discussion: E! Online and Page Six
Benjamin VanHoose / People.com:
Amanda Knox Reveals She's Pregnant, Expecting First Baby with Husband After Miscarriage
Discussion: Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Pam Anderson Sells Malibu House and May Have Shattered Real Estate Record
Discussion: Just Jared
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Discussion: FemaleFirst
Jennifer Roback / The Sun:
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Discussion: The US Sun and E! Online
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Gemma Collins transforms her garden with HUGE £5k summer house with sun loungers and marble furniture at £1.3m mansion
Discussion: Daily Star
 

 
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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