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3:55 PM ET, August 7, 2021


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Nicholas Rice /
2021 Emmy Awards Will Have Limited Red Carpet Next Month amid COVID Concerns  —  The 73rd Emmy Awards are set to air live on Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS  —  The red carpet at the 2021 Emmy Awards is going to look different amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion: Just Jared
Adam Carlson /
Jessica Springsteen and U.S. Equestrian Team Win Silver After Jump-Off with Sweden  —  The first-time Olympian came in second along with Laura Kraut and McLain Ward in the equestrian team jumping final at the Tokyo Summer Olympics  —  First-time Olympian Jessica Springsteen will leave Japan with a silver medal.
Discussion: Just Jared
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: Page Six, E! Online and FemaleFirst
Stacy Lambe‍ / Entertainment Tonight:
Selena Gomez Says She Signed Her ‘Life Away to Disney at a Very Young Age’  —  As one of the leads of Hulu's Only Murders in the Building alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short, Selena Gomez is starring in her first TV series since Wizards of Waverly Place ended in 2012.
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
Alex Winter / The Sun:
Peter Kay jokes 'I'm going away for four more years' after standing ovation from cheering crowds at long-awaited return  —  PETER Kay joked he plans on going away for another four years - after a standing ovation at his comeback gig.  —  The comedian said returning to the stage is like …
Discussion: Daily Star
Jim Belushi Files For Divorce  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 960 … 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 …
Jen Juneau /
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 …
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
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: and The Sun
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
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
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
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Tyler Sharp / XXL Mag:
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Erin Crabtree / Us Weekly:
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Discussion: Just Jared
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From Mediagazer:

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

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

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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