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4:10 PM ET, August 10, 2021

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Harper's BAZAAR:
Beyoncé's Evolution  —  After more than two decades in the spotlight, Beyoncé has become much more than a pop icon.  She's a cultural force who has routinely defied expectations and transformed the way we understand the power of art to change how we see ourselves and each other.
Gabrielle Chung / People.com:
Prolific Hip Hop Producer Chucky Thompson Dies at 53: ‘The World Has Lost a Titan’  —  Chucky Thompson produced hits for Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. during his career  —  Chucky Thompson, the hip hop and R&B record producer best known for his work as a part of Bad Boy Records' …
Discussion: POPSUGAR
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Carly Beech / Daily Star:
Chucky Thompson dead: Bad Boy Records producer dies aged 53 as tributes pour in
Discussion: The US Sun and The Sun
Andrew Unterberger / Billboard:
Chucky Thompson, '90s Hip-Hop and R&B Producer With Bad Boy's Hitmen, Dies
Discussion: The Sun and Stereogum
Nicole Chenoweth / The Sun:
FURIOUS SHOWDOWN Bachelorette Katie Thurston slams Greg Grippo as a ‘LIAR’ who ‘used her for exposure’ after he hid acting past from her  —  BACHELORETTE Katie Thurston SLAMMED Greg Grippo as a “liar” who “used her for exposure” after he hid his acting past from her.
Discussion: Perez Hilton, E! Online and Vanity Fair
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Aili Nahas / People.com:
All About the ‘Romantic’ 3-Carat Engagement Ring Blake Moynes Gave Bachelorette Katie Thurston  —  “It has a lot of meaning and a lot of detail,” says jeweler Neil Lane of the ring he designed for Bachelorette Katie Thurston  —  When it came to picking out an engagement ring …
Discussion: Page Six and Us Weekly
Nicki Gostin / Page Six:
Joey Lawrence engaged to girlfriend Samantha Cope  —  Joey Lawrence has announced his engagement to girlfriend Samantha Cope, telling Page Six that falling in love with her has been an “amazing journey.”  —  It's unclear when the pair — who met on the set of Lawrence's younger brother's Lifetime thriller …
Discussion: The Sun, Just Jared and Full Feed
L. F. / Perez Hilton:
Tom Hanks' Embarrassing Son Chet Posts Anti-Vaxx Rant Despite His Parents' Health Scare!  —  Chet Hanks just doesn't know when to stop...  The son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson uploaded a shocking Instagram “PSA” on Monday that initially seemed to be in support of the coronavirus vaccine …
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Dlisted
Carly Beech / Daily Star:
Kylie Jenner wildest conspiracy theories - from clone replacement to secret surrogate  —  Kylie Jenner has been in the public eye since she was a tiny tot, but that hasn't stopped people being convinced of all kinds of weird and wonderful theories - including claiming she has ‘involvement’ in the Illuminati
Discussion: E! Online
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Larryfitzmaurice / BuzzFeed:
Kylie Jenner Revealed Why It Takes Three And A Half Hours To Do Her Makeup And It's Honestly Relatable
Discussion: The Sun and Perez Hilton
Sara Nathan / Page Six:
Seal is dating his former personal assistant, Laura Strayer  —  Singer Seal is dating his former personal assistant, Page Six has learned.  —  The “Kiss from a Rose” crooner, 58, was seen soaking up the sun with Laura Strayer — who worked for him during the '00s when he was still with ex-wife Heidi Klum — last week in St. Tropez.
Discussion: RADAR and Full Feed
Lakin Imani Starling / Allure:
Normani Finds a Bold New Voice  —  It's around 10 a.m. in Los Angeles and Normani is still a little groggy.  She's seated on a bedroom floor, wearing an oversize T-shirt, her hair brushed back into a puffy ponytail, and not a drop of makeup.  She seems all natural and serene, like the beam of light that seeps in through her curtains.
Discussion: Page Six and Just Jared
Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:
Sophia Bush and Fiance Grant Hughes' Cutest Photos … Finding The One!  Sophia Bush has kept her romance with Grant Hughes relatively private since the pair were first spotted together in Malibu in May 2020.  However, the FocusMotion Health founder has shared a few photos of the couple.
Discussion: Just Jared, Page Six and E! Online
Angelique Jackson / Variety:
Rowan Blanchard, Auli'i Cravalho to Star in Hulu's Queer Teen Love Story Produced by Natasha Lyonne, Maya Rudolph … Rowan Blanchard and Auli'i Cravalho have signed on to lead Hulu's upcoming queer teen movie from director Sammi Cohen.  —  Blanchard will play Paige, an aspiring artist who's thrust …
Discussion: Just Jared and Deadline
Rachel McRady‍ / Entertainment Tonight:
Ashley Tisdale Talks Mom Life and Why She Would Never Play Sharpay Evans Again (Exclusive)  —  Ashley Tisdale is all about the mom life these days!  The 36-year-old Disney Channel alum opens up to ET's Deidre Behar about how her life has changed since welcoming her daughter, Jupiter, four months ago with husband Chris French.
Discussion: Just Jared
Claudia Aoraha / The Sun:
Kerry Katona's ex George Kay, 39, died after ‘eating ball of cocaine pulled from his pants’ during Holiday Inn binge  —  KERRY Katona's ex-husband George Kay died after eating a ball of cocaine in front of staff at a Holiday Inn, an inquest heard today.  —  The 39-year-old …
Discussion: Daily Star and FemaleFirst
Jennifer O'mahony / Associated Press:
Female filmmakers denounce Spanish cinema prize for Depp  —  MADRID (AP) — Spain's leading group of female filmmakers on Tuesday condemned the San Sebastian film festival's decision to award Johnny Depp its highest honor, saying it gave the international event a bad name after a British judge ruled …
Discussion: People.com, KVIFF and Variety
Just Jared:
Christina Applegate Reveals Diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  —  Christina Applegate has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  —  The 49-year-old Married... with Children actress took to Twitter on late Monday night (August 9) to reveal the news to fans.  —  Click inside to read the statement she released...
Katie Campione / People.com:
RHOA's Kenya Moore Files for Divorce from Husband Marc Daly After 4 Years of Marriage  —  Kenya Moore filed the marriage dissolution documents in Fulton County, Georgia, in May, a rep for the Real Housewives of Atlanta star confirms to PEOPLE  —  Kenya Moore has filed for divorce …
Discussion: Page Six, The Sun, RADAR and Us Weekly
TMZ.com:
Prince Andrew Sued for Sexual Assault  —  Prince Andrew sexually abused a teenage girl he met through Jeffrey Epstein ... this according to a new lawsuit.  —  Queen Elizabeth's son is being sued for sexual assault in federal court by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was a victim …
Discussion: E! Online, RADAR and Perez Hilton
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Just Jared:
‘How I Met Your Mother’ Sequel Adds Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma & More to Cast!
Discussion: E! Online
Bryan Brunati / The Sun:
HE SAID WHAT? JLo's ex ARod posts about her on Instagram after she rebounds with Ben Affleck in Italian yacht getaway
Discussion: Page Six and Bloomberg
Jenni McKnight / HELLO!:
Simone Biles' gymnast figure causes a stir in tiny bikini
Discussion: Marie Claire
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
This Is Rachel Uchitel, Representing Herself
Discussion: RADAR
Shivon Watson / Daily Star:
Oasis Knebworth 1996 film first look - Trailer explores ‘biggest UK gig ever to be seen’
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Ellie Henman / The Sun:
HOL AWOL Is this the REAL reason why Holly Willoughby skipped Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie's wedding?
Discussion: Daily Star
FemaleFirst:
Ludacris is a dad again
Discussion: Page Six
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Variety:
Amazon Studios Teaming With Sterling K. Brown, ‘John Wick’ Creator Derek Kolstad on ‘Coyote Blue’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: Just Jared and The Wrap
Stephanie Emma Pfeffer / People.com:
Henry Cavill Shares His Mental Health Philosophy: ‘Only Worry About the Things You Can Control’
Discussion: Just Jared
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Dwayne Johnson Takes 3 Showers a Day Amid Bathing Debate
Discussion: Page Six, Cele|bitchy and E! Online
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Lillian Rizzo / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue up 16.8% YoY to $9.56B, vs. $9.53B est., paid memberships up 16.5% YoY to 277.65M, vs. 274.4M est., net income up 44% YoY to $2.15B

Patrick Smith / NBC News:
CrowdStrike reports widespread “BSODs on Windows hosts”, impacting thousands of PCs and disrupting TV broadcasters, including Sky News and NBC News

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Podcasts seem to be recovering: Audacy's podcast business is profitable, iHeartMedia's and Acast's Q1 podcast revenue grew 18% YoY and 25% YoY, respectively

 
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