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TMZ.com:
Jamie Spears Says Britney's Personal Conservator Says She's ‘Mentally Sick’  —  Britney Spears personal conservator told Britney's dad less than a month ago, Britney was so mentally impaired the conservator raised the prospect of putting her under a 5150 psychiatric hold ... this according to Jamie Spears in new legal docs.
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People.com:
Britney Spears' Dad Jamie Claims Singer's Personal Conservator Raised 5150 Hold as Option in July
Discussion: RADAR and Just Jared
Nicole Chenoweth / The Sun:
FOND OF DONDA Kim Kardashian & kids at Kanye's new DONDA event & fans think duo ‘are back together’ as she posts Balenciaga Yeezy mask  —  KIM Kardashian and all four of her kids attended Kanye West's DONDA release party as fans insist the pair are “getting back together.”
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Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Jennifer Aniston defends cutting ties with unvaccinated people  —  Jennifer Aniston is doubling down on her decision to cut “a few people” from her life over their stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.  —  The “Friends” star took to her Instagram on Thursday not only to share a pro-vaccine message but also defend her choice.
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Ashley Boucher / People.com:
Comedian Tony Baker's Son and 2 Others Killed After Alleged Street Racers Crash Into Their Car  —  The three young friends are the innocent victims of the fiery crash, police said  —  Three young adults, including the son of comedian and actor Tony Baker, died this week in a horrific crash in Burbank, California.
Samuel Hine / GQ:
Introducing Homer, Frank Ocean's “Independent American Luxury Company”  —  Ocean is finally launching his long-rumored fashion project with a collection of fine jewelry.  —  In the last several years, Frank Ocean's creative output has been tantalizingly sporadic.
Discussion: Page Six, Pitchfork, Just Jared and Variety
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘The White House Plumbers’: HBO Pauses Production To Investigate “Alleged Unprofessional Behavior” On Set  —  EXCLUSIVE: Filming on HBO's five-part Watergate limited series The White House Plumbers, starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, has been suspended over on-set incident(s) this week that have triggered an investigation.
TMZ.com:
Vanessa Bryant Settles Lawsuit Filed Against Her By Mother  —  VANESSA BRYANT SETTLES ACRIMONIOUS LAWSUIT WITH MOTHER  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 9.5K … Vanessa Bryant has settled a lawsuit filed by her mother, TMZ Sports has learned.  —  Sofia Laine had claimed she worked as a nanny …
Laura Regensdorf / Vanity Fair:
Jake Gyllenhaal on Fast Boats, Extra-Thin Lox, and the Mysteries of Loofah  —  Jake Gyllenhaal, it seems, is neither here nor there.  Wearing a black turtleneck in a stark white room, he looks like a Kubrickian technocrat beamed in from a parallel civilization.  “We took a long trip to Mars.
Megan Riedlinger / Celebs:
JC Chasez turns 45: ‘TRL’ superstars then and now  —  It was the golden age of pop!  Back in 1998, MTV launched the insanely successful countdown show “Total Request Live” — and teens across the country were instantly hooked!  Every afternoon right after school, kids tuned …
Discussion: E! Online and Page Six
Nicholas Rice / People.com:
Sandra Lee Dating Ben Youcef Following Gov. Cuomo Breakup: They Are a ‘Good Match,’ Says Source  —  “Both are taking things slowly and enjoying getting to know each other,” a source tells PEOPLE of Sandra Lee and Ben Youcef, an actor and interfaith leader  —  Sandra Lee has a new man in her life!
Marc Malkin / Variety:
Barbra Streisand on Her New Album, Directing Again and the Only Time She Smoked Pot … It's 3 p.m. on a beautiful Southern California day and Barbra Streisand is in bed.  “I'm still in my nightie,” she says.  “I love being in my bed.”  —  Of course, her dogs — Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett — are by her side.
Discussion: People.com, Vanity Fair and Just Jared
Dian Putri Pratama / AceShowBiz.com:
‘My 600-Lb Life’ Star Gina Marie Krasley Dies At Age Of 30  —  The TV Star, Who Was Featured In Season 8 Of The TLC Reality Show, Passed Away In Her Tuckerton, NJ Home Earlier This Month, Weeks After She Revealed A Mystery Illness.  —  AceShowbiz - “My 600-lb Life” star Gina Marie Krasley has passed away.
Colleen Kratofil / People.com:
RHOC's Emily Simpson Shows Off a New Look After Getting Filler Dissolved: ‘It Was Too Puffy’  —  The Bravo stars tells PEOPLE why she wanted to fix some previous work she did on her face: “It gave me what I call ‘The Cabbage Patch Kid’ look ... too puffy”  —  To gear up for the new season …
Discussion: Page Six and Us Weekly
Joanne Rosa / ABC News:
Meghan McCain says farewell to ‘The View’: ‘This has been a really wild ride’  —  “I will always cherish the time I spent with all of you,” McCain said.  —  On her last day co-hosting “The View,” Meghan McCain shared some final words before departing the daytime talk show.
Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:
Bella Hadid Says She Felt ‘Enormous Pressure’ to Have a ‘Sexbot’ Image as a Teen Model … It's not all so glamorous.  Bella Hadid opened up about the pressure she felt as a young model to portray a certain image for fans.  —  Stars Who've Battled Mental Health Issues
Hannah Hargrave / HELLO!:
Rebel Wilson's barely-there bikini selfie sparks fan frenzy … Rebel Wilson only just contained herself with a swimsuit which her social media followers couldn't get over on Friday.  —  The Pitch Perfect actress showed off her 75lb weight loss and gave fans a bit more than they bargained for with a photo she shared on Instagram.
Discussion: Daily Star
Lisa McLoughlin / The Sun:
Inside Ant McPartlin's relationship with Anne-Marie Corbett ahead of their wedding from their new dogs to their £6m home  —  ANT McPartlin once melted viewers' hearts as he shared a rare insight into his relationship with girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett.
Discussion: Daily Star
TMZ.com:
JOEL KINNAMAN Files Restraining Order ... AGAINST WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY EXTORTED HIM OVER SEX  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 325 … Joel Kinnaman claims a woman with whom he had sex back in 2018 is now claiming it was not consensual, and he wants a restraining order.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
 
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Troy Closson / New York Times:
New York Man Charged in Scooter Crash That Killed the Actress Lisa Banes
Discussion: Deadline and The Wrap
Mike Vulpo / E! Online:
Real Housewives' Mary Cosby Charged With Unlawfully Providing Shelter to Runaway
Discussion: RADAR and Bossip
Sophia June / Nylon:
The Ghosts Of The Playboy Mansion, As Told By The Women Who Lived There
Discussion: E! Online
Clemmie Moodie / The Sun:
FIXED UP DIY SOS star Nick Knowles, 58, is dating mum-of-two who's 27 years younger after they met at kids' playgroup
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk and Daily Star
Ally Mauch / People.com:
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Drama Reboot Going in Different Creative Direction, Showrunner Exits
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Mary Gallagher / The Sun:
Demi Rose leaves nothing to the imagination in cut-out orange dress slashed all around her curves
Discussion: Daily Star
Jessica Lester / The Sun:
Rhian Sugden stuns in sexy topless snap as she shows off her tiny waist
Discussion: Daily Star
 Earlier Picks: 
Dory Jackson / People.com:
Lisa Rinna Claims Erika Girardi Had a ‘Screaming Fight’ with a RHOBH Producer While Filming
Discussion: Just Jared
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Neil Patrick Harris To Headline Darren Star's Netflix Comedy Series ‘Uncoupled’ Co-Created By Jeffrey Richman
Discussion: Just Jared
Wesley LeBlanc / IGN:
Ryan Reynolds Reveals the Deadpool - Bambi Crossover Pitch He Made To Disney
Discussion: Just Jared
Christina Dugan / People.com:
Sanaa Lathan Reveals She Stopped Drinking Alcohol Three Years Ago: ‘It Was Dimming My Energy’
Discussion: BET, Page Six and Just Jared
Deadline:
‘Hunger Games’ Prequel To Start Production In First Half Of 2022, Lionsgate Film Boss Joe Drake Says
Tomás Mier / People.com:
Megan Thee Stallion Says ‘It Is About Time’ that Rap Tackle LGBTQ Hate: ‘It Is Really Crucial’
Discussion: Just Jared and E! Online
Jennifer Fernandez / House Beautiful:
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins's Nashville Home Was Inspired By Their Grandparents
Discussion: People.com and E! Online
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance and Disney merge their media businesses in India, creating the country's largest media conglomerate; Reliance values it at $8.5B and will invest $1.4B

Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Yiwen Lu / New York Times:
Raw Story, AlterNet, and, in a separate case, The Intercept sue OpenAI in a NY federal court for copyright infringement; The Intercept is also suing Microsoft

 
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