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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.
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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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
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
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
Eliza Thompson / Us Weekly:
Kelly Clarkson Asks to Legally Restore Her Last Name Amid Brandon Blackstock Divorce
Discussion: RADAR and People.com
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
Hanna Fillingham / HELLO!:
Madonna shares incredibly rare photos with son Rocco to mark special occasion … Madonna is one of the world's most famous pop stars but when it comes to her family life she's far more private - especially concerning her two eldest children.  —  But on Wednesday, the Holiday hitmaker took …
Discussion: E! Online and People.com
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
Samantha Schnurr / E! Online:
Ashley Tisdale Shares Struggle With Pregnancy Condition After Giving Birth  —  Ashley Tisdale is celebrating her body after giving birth to her first child, but the postpartum road has not been entirely smooth.  Read on for how she overcame an unexpected physical condition.
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Melissa Minton / Page Six:
Cardi B gifts Kulture rainbow-bedazzled Hermès Birkin bag worth $48K  —  Who needs a pot of gold when the rainbow's this rich?  —  On Tuesday, Cardi B posted Instagram photos of her 3-year-old daughter Kulture dripping in diamonds — including a Minnie Mouse-themed necklace …
Discussion: Us Weekly
 
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Tom Capon / The Sun:
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Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
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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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