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TMZ.com:
Jamie Spears Agrees to Step Down as Britney's Conservator  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 39K … Jamie Spears has agreed it's time to step down as conservator of Britney's estate — he just said so in new legal docs — and he wants to work with the court on an orderly transition.
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Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Britney Spears' Father Jamie Spears Steps Down From Conservatorship … The turn of events is a massive win for the international pop star, who has been under a conservatorship for 13 years, ever since Mr. Spears placed his famous daughter under the court-ordered arrangement in 2008 when she suffered a very public breakdown.
People.com:
Britney Spears' Dad Says He'll Step Down as Conservator ‘When the Time Is Right,’ Slams Ex Lynne  —  Despite reports, Jamie has not yet agreed to step down as conservator of his daughter's estate  —  Despite reports, Jamie Spears has not yet agreed to step down as Britney Spears' estate conservator.
Discussion: Gossip Cop and POPSUGAR
Nicole Chenoweth / The Sun:
Britney Spears' dad Jamie STEPS DOWN as daughter's conservator as he claims to be ‘target of unjustified attacks’  —  BRITNEY Spears' dad Jamie has STEPPED DOWN as conservator of her estate, court documents state.  —  The move comes after years of the singer BEGGING for the patriarch …
TMZ.com:
Britney Spears Conservatorship Judge Getting Death Threats, Cops Monitoring
Discussion: The Sun and Variety
Kelly Clarkson / TMZ.com:
Kelly Clarkson Celebrated on ‘Voice’ Set After Prenup in Divorce is Upheld  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Kelly Clarkson's prenup has been validated by the judge in her divorce case, she found out the good news while she was on the set of “The Voice” and let out a scream, which then gave way to a celebration ... TMZ has learned.
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Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Jim Edmonds Is Engaged to Kortnie O'Connor 3 Months After Finalizing Meghan King Divorce … He put a ring on it!  Jim Edmonds and Kortnie O'Connor are engaged three months after the former baseball player finalized his divorce from Meghan King, Us Weekly confirms.  —  Celebrity Engagements in 2021
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Kelly Clarkson Is Ready for Love Again Following Her Messy Divorce From Brandon Blackstock … She's standing a little taller!  Kelly Clarkson is getting ready to jump back into the dating pool as her drama with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock continues.  —  Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock's Relationship Highs and Lows
Eliza Thompson / Us Weekly:
Lisa Rinna Is ‘Very Thrilled’ That Amelia Gray Hamlin Is ‘Very Happy’ With Scott Disick
Discussion: Page Six and Just Jared
Ellise Shafer / Variety:
How Joey King Ensured That the Ending of ‘Kissing Booth 3’ Was ‘Just Right’ … For “Kissing Booth 3” star Joey King, it was imperative that the last installment end the effervescent Elle Evans' story in a way that was “just right.”  Luckily, as an executive producer on the Netflix rom-com, King got her say.
Discussion: Just Jared
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Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
Jacob Elordi Just Shared the Sweetest ‘Kissing Booth’ Pic With His Ex Joey King
Discussion: POPSUGAR and Us Weekly
Will Thorne / Variety:
Director Abel Ferrerra Pursuing Shia LaBeouf for Comeback Role as Italian Saint Padre Pio (EXCLUSIVE) … Shia LaBeouf could be making a comeback turn.  —  Legendary director Abel Ferrara has exclusively told Variety that LaBeouf has signed on to play the lead role in his next feature …
Discussion: E! Online, Us Weekly and Just Jared
BBC:
Una Stubbs: Till Death Us Do Part and Sherlock actress dies aged 84  —  Actress Una Stubbs, who appeared in some of the best-loved shows on British TV from the 1960s to the 2010s, has died at the age of 84.  —  She found fame in Cliff Richard's 1963 film Summer Holiday before starring in hit sitcom Till Death Us Do Part.
Discussion: E! Online and Deadline
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Daily Star:
Una Stubbs dead: EastEnders and Sherlock star dies aged 84 after illness
Discussion: The Sun and Variety
Ryan Gajewski / E! Online:
Pretty Little Liars' Ian Harding Privately Married Sophie Hart Almost 2 Years Ago  —  E! News has exclusively learned that Ian Harding, known for playing Ezra Fitz on Pretty Little Liars, has tied the knot with longtime love Sophie Hart.  —  Ian Harding's Pretty Little Liars character …
Discussion: Just Jared and Full Feed
TMZ.com:
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Grab Dinner at Craig's with Her Daughter  —  BEN & JEN HOLLYWOOD HOT SPOT DATE ... Her Daughter in Tow  —  Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez hit up a restaurant known for its star-studded guests ... and ya gotta wonder if there was something to celebrate.
Iris Goldsztajn / Marie Claire:
Bella Hadid Says She Regrets Her “Iconic” Cannes 2016 Look  —  Here's some news that might make you feel better about some of your worst fashion faux-pas: Bella Hadid, style icon, international supermodel, has admitted that she isn't always 100 percent on board with her past looks.  In a new video for
Discussion: Just Jared
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Brooklyn White / Essence:
Megan Thee Stallion On Protecting Her Personal Space  —  Who is this outspoken diva who has politicians seething and fans fawning over every line?  We know you've seen her too—5 feet 10 inches tall, curvy and proud, acrylic nails clipped and filed into a would-be-square shape, but slanted.
Discussion: Bossip and POPSUGAR
Joe Coscarelli / New York Times:
Lorde's Work Here Is Done.  Now, She Vibes.  —  She was a teen phenom who followed her hit “Royals” with a critically acclaimed album.  But now 24, the New Zealand musician isn't chasing hits.  She's following the sun.  —  It can be tempting, upon spending any extended amount of time around …
Discussion: Just Jared, Nylon and Stereogum
Sharnaz Shahid / HELLO!:
Ed Sheeran reveals details from secret wedding to wife Cherry for the first time  —  Ed Sheeran has finally opened up about his secret wedding to wife Cherry Seaborn.  The couple, who are now parents to a baby girl called Lyra, married in January 2019 - and kept the celebrations very low-key despite Ed's star status.
Discussion: Just Jared and FemaleFirst
Rebecca Rubin / Variety:
‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Has Been Delayed Again … Here we go again.  —  Despite Hollywood's best efforts, the delta variant of COVID-19 has started to upend the movie theater industry's recent gains.  Given the rocky film landscape, Sony Pictures has announced plans to delay …
Discussion: Just Jared
Alyssa Ray / E! Online:
Listen Up, Upper East Siders: More Gossip Girl Is Arriving Sooner Than You'd Think  —  We know you love us, but you'll love us even more when you find out when Gossip Girl is set to return.  XOXO, E! News.  —  When can you expect more Gossip Girl?  That's one secret we'll never tell—just kidding!
Discussion: Deadline, Just Jared and POPSUGAR
Shape:
Lana Condor On Why She'll Never Stay Silent About the Violence Against the Asian Community  —  Plus, how she's strategically choosing roles that show future generations what's possible.  —  When she read the script for To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Lana Condor knew the movie was made for her.
Discussion: E! Online and POPSUGAR
TMZ.com:
Horatio Sanz Sued For Sexual Assault By ‘SNL’ Fan Claiming He Groomed Her  —  HORATIO SANZ SUED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT ... You Groomed Me For Sex!!!  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  11:50 AM PT — Horatio's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, is denying the accusations in the lawsuit, calling the woman's claims “categorically false” and “ludicrous.”
Discussion: RADAR
 
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