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6:20 AM ET, August 7, 2021

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West's divorce still on despite reunion, more news  —  Kanye West's new music sparks Kim Kardashian reconciliation buzz: 'She's focused on co-parenting'  —  On Aug. 5, Kanye West staged a second listening party in Atlanta's Mercedez-Benz Stadium for his forthcoming album, “Donda.”
Discussion: People.com and CNN
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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: Vanity Fair, People.com and Just Jared
People.com:
Britney Spears' Conservator ‘Implores’ Jamie to ‘Stop the Attacks,’ Says He's ‘Misrepresenting Call’  —  Jodi Montgomery slammed Jamie Spears' claim that she offered a 5150 psychiatric hold as a possibility for Britney.  She also denied playing any role in getting the singer admitted to a facility in 2019
Discussion: TMZ.com
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘Panic’ YA Drama Canceled By Amazon After One Season  —  EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime Video has opted not to pick up a second season of young adult drama series Panic, starring Camron Jones, Ray Nicholson and Olivia Welch.  —  Written and created by Lauren Oliver based on her best-selling novel …
Discussion: The Wrap and Just Jared
Pete Barden / The Sun:
Ant McPartlin to get married in front of Amanda Holden & Holly Willoughby but Simon Cowell won't be there  —  ANT McPartlin will marry his “rock” Anne-Marie Corbett on Saturday in front of a star-studded gathering including TV sidekick Dec.  —  A lorry load of flowers was delivered to the …
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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
Discussion: Daily Star and Mirror.co.uk
Tyler Sharp / XXL Mag:
Kanye West's Donda Album Pre-Order Surfaces on iTunes  —  It looks like the wheels might finally be in motion for the release of Kanye West's elusive Donda album.  —  On Thursday evening (Aug. 5), a pre-order option for the album release has surfaced on iTunes ahead of 'Ye's second listening event …
Discussion: The Sun, E! Online and Apple Music
TMZ.com:
Jim Belushi Files For Divorce  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 793 … Jim Belushi has filed for divorce after more than 23 years of marriage ... and it's the second time he and his wife have called it quits in the past 3 years.  —  Jim beelined it to Los Angeles County Superior Court Friday and filed divorce docs …
Discussion: The Sun and Page Six
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: Pitchfork, Variety, Page Six and Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Nicki Minaj's Husband Kenneth Petty Strikes Plea Deal with Feds  —  NICKI MINAJ'S HUSBAND STRIKES PLEA DEAL For Failing to Register as Sex Offender  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Nicki Minaj's husband is taking a plea deal that could seriously lighten his punishment for failing to register as a sex offender in California ... TMZ has learned.
Discussion: Daily Mail and RADAR
Jenelle Riley / Variety:
‘Stillwater’ Director Tom McCarthy on Casting Matt Damon Against Type and Amanda Knox Criticism … In his new film “Stillwater,” co-writer/director Tom McCarthy wanted to present the image of an American hero - and then turn it on its head.  The film, now in theaters, stars Matt Damon as Bill Baker …
Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
Erin Crabtree / Us Weekly:
Casey Cott Reveals His ‘Riverdale’ Costars Will Be in His Wedding to Fiancee Nichola Basara … A wedding fit for television!  Casey Cott opened up about his plans to tie the knot with fiancée Nichola Basara, including how his Riverdale costars will factor into the nuptials.
Discussion: Just Jared
Kara Warner / People.com:
Love Island Superfan Margot Robbie Says the Reality Dating Show ‘Is a Big Part’ of Her Life  —  The Suicide Squad star on her love for the hit U.K. reality dating series, all-time favorite contestants and trying to convince costars to also watch  —  If it weren't for her highly successful acting …
Discussion: Just Jared
Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:
Reba McEntire and Boyfriend Rex Linn Tested Positive for COVID-19 After Getting Vaccinated: ‘Stay Home’ … Stay home!  Reba McEntire is hoping fans will follow her advice and practice social distancing after revealing she and her boyfriend, Rex Linn, caught coronavirus despite both getting vaccinated.
Discussion: Just Jared
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.
Discussion: Sandra Rose and BET
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Beverly White / NBC Los Angeles:
'It Feels Like It's Not Real': Family Shocked After 21-Year-Old Son Among Three Killed in Fiery Burbank Crash
Discussion: E! Online, REVOLT and The Sun
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.
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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Alyssa Ray / E! Online:
The First Teaser for The Great Season 2 Will Make You Say “Huzzah”
Discussion: Just Jared
TMZ.com:
JOEL KINNAMAN Gets Restraining Order ... AGAINST WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY EXTORTED HIM OVER SEX
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Troy Closson / New York Times:
New York Man Charged in Scooter Crash That Killed the Actress Lisa Banes
Discussion: Deadline and The Wrap
 Earlier Picks: 
Sophia June / Nylon:
The Ghosts Of The Playboy Mansion, As Told By The Women Who Lived There
Discussion: E! Online
Hannah Hargrave / HELLO!:
Rebel Wilson's barely-there bikini selfie sparks fan frenzy
Discussion: Daily Star
Megan Riedlinger / Celebs:
JC Chasez turns 45: ‘TRL’ superstars then and now
Discussion: E! Online and Page Six
Colleen Kratofil / People.com:
RHOC's Emily Simpson Shows Off a New Look After Getting Filler Dissolved: ‘It Was Too Puffy’
Discussion: Page Six and Us Weekly
Just Jared:
‘Stranger Things 4’ Will Premiere in 2022 - Watch the New Teaser!
Discussion: E! Online and The Wrap
Jessica Lester / The Sun:
Rhian Sugden stuns in sexy topless snap as she shows off her tiny waist
Discussion: Daily Star
 

 
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

Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Amid a dispute between music publishers and Spotify, the NMPA asks Congress to change copyright law to give rights holders more options to negotiate royalties

 
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