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12:55 PM ET, August 7, 2021

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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 and The Sun
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Jim Belushi Files For Divorce  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 1K … 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, according to online records.
Jenni McKnight / HELLO!:
Kate Middleton shares beautiful new photo of Princess Charlotte … The Duchess of Cambridge delighted royal fans on Saturday when she shared a beautiful new photo of Princess Charlotte.  —  Taking to Instagram, Kate posted three photos she took recently in Norfolk during a family outing to the Big Butterfly Count.
Discussion: E! Online and Marie Claire
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
Jen Juneau / People.com:
Joel Kinnaman Claims Woman Trying to ‘Extort’ Him After Consensual Sex, Gets Restraining Order  —  Joel Kinnaman says the woman “has been threatening to physically harm me and my family” and “attempting to extort money” from him  —  Joel Kinnaman has obtained a restraining order …
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TMZ.com:
JOEL KINNAMAN Gets Restraining Order ... AGAINST WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY EXTORTED HIM OVER SEX
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Joanne Kavanagh / The Sun:
‘A BEAUTIFUL SOUL’ Justin Timberlake pays tribute to longtime backup singer Nicole Hurst after she dies aged 39  —  JUSTIN Timberlake has revealed his pain after his longtime backup singer and friend passed away.  —  The superstar singer, 40, has written a touching tribute to Nicole Hurst following …
Discussion: FemaleFirst
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: FemaleFirst, 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.
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
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.
Pete Barden / The Sun:
Ant McPartlin to get married in front of Holly Willoughby, but Simon Cowell & Amanda Holden 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 and E! Online
Celebs:
Ryan Reynolds shares that Blake Lively is his screenwriting secret weapon, more news  —  Ryan Reynolds reveals Blake Lively's helped him with writing films including ‘Deadpool’  —  Turns out Blake Lively has been a secret writing weapon for Ryan Reynolds when it comes to screenplays.
Discussion: People.com and CNN
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  —  Police say street racers in a Kia and a Mercedes struck the Volkswagen in which the three who were killed were riding.  —  Family and friends mourned three people killed in a fiery three-vehicle collision in Burbank.
Discussion: E! Online, REVOLT and The Sun
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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
Discussion: BET and Sandra Rose
 
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Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Reddit files to list its IPO on the NYSE, reporting revenue up 20% YoY to $804M in 2023, net loss down 43% YoY to $90.8M, 73M DAUs, and a $3.42 global ARPU

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