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4:40 PM ET, August 13, 2021

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TMZ.com:
Jamie Spears Agrees to Step Down as Britney's Conservator  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 57K … 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
McKenna Aiello / E! Online:
Bachelor Nation's Jef Holm Files for Restraining Order Against Robby Hayes  —  The Bachelorette's Jef Holm is taking legal action against former roommate Robby Hayes, who he says enters his home without permission and “threatens” him.  —  This Bachelor Nation bromance has reached its breaking point.
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Page Six
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Erin Crabtree / Us Weekly:   Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate Have Been Talking About ‘Collaborating’ on a Netflix Project
Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Bachelorette's Jef Holm Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Former Roommate Robby Hayes: ‘I Do Not Feel Safe’
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and RADAR
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Barbra Streisand Recalls ‘Sweet’ Interaction With Prince Charles Before He Met Late Princess Diana: ‘We Became Friends’
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Jim Edmonds Is Engaged to Kortnie O'Connor 3 Months After Finalizing Meghan King Divorce
Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
Kourtney Kardashian Responds to Fan Commenting “SHE'S PREGNANT” on Insta  —  Nope, she was not having it.  —  Kourtney Kardashian  —  hopped online with a photo dump of herself chilling in her closet in a half-down dress, some Skims, and a skull necklace, and it took approximately one second …
Discussion: Just Jared and Page Six
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Lindsay Weinberg / E! Online:
Kourtney Kardashian Shuts Down Body Shamer for Speculating She's Pregnant
Discussion: Elle and TMZ.com
Caitlyn Becker / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Dorinda Medley's back!  RHONY fan favorite to lead ‘Housewives Mash Up’ show alongside Vicki Gunvalson, Brandi Glanville, Jill Zarin and Phaedra Parks  — Dorinda Medley is returning to Bravo in an all-new Housewives Mash Up for Peacock, DailyMail.com is exclusively reporting
Discussion: TMZ.com, Page Six and Full Feed
Iris Goldsztajn / Marie Claire:
Cameron Diaz Tells Kevin Hart She Feels “Whole” After Quitting Acting  —  Diaz hasn't appeared in a feature film since 2014's  —  Cameron Diaz is nothing short of iconic.  Many of us have watched her evolve through her unforgettable roles in the likes of  —  There's Something About Mary
Discussion: Just Jared
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Stephanie Soteriou / The Sun:
Little Mix fans left fuming as they speculate Jesy Nelson's solo debut will clash with band's 10th anniversary  —  LITTLE Mix fans have been left fuming after speculating Jesy Nelson's solo debut will clash with the band's 10th anniversary.  —  The 30-year-old star quit the girl group …
Discussion: Daily Star, POPSUGAR and Mirror.co.uk
Israel Salas-Rodriguez / The Sun:
BABY #2 Is Cardi B pregnant?  —  BRONX Native Cardi B and Offset welcomed their daughter Kulture in July 2018.  —  Nonetheless, some people have yet to shake off the post-lockdown woes and were shocked to see Cardi and her baby bump in Lizzo's “Rumours” music video.  —  Is Cardi B pregnant?
Discussion: Genius and Cosmopolitan
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Melissa Minton / Page Six:
Cardi B gifts Kulture rainbow-bedazzled Hermès Birkin bag worth $48K
Discussion: Us Weekly and Vanity Fair
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘Interview With The Vampire’: Sam Reid To Play Lestat In AMC Series Based On Ann Rice's Book  —  Australian actor Sam Reid has been tapped to star as Lestat in Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire series for AMC and AMC+.  The series, based on Rice's book, is slated to begin production …
Discussion: Just Jared and Collider
Page Six:
Horatio Sanz groomed, sexually assaulted underage fan at ‘SNL’ party: lawsuit  —  Comedian Horatio Sanz allegedly groomed and sexually assaulted an underage superfan at a “Saturday Night Live” party — as cast members looked the other way, the woman claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Discussion: Just Jared, Dlisted, Variety and The Wrap
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TMZ.com:
Horatio Sanz Sued For Sexual Assault By ‘SNL’ Fan Claiming He Groomed Her
Discussion: The Sun and RADAR
Denise Petski / Deadline:
FX Orders ‘American Sports Story’ & ‘American Love Story’ Spinoffs From Ryan Murphy  —  Ryan Murphy's American Story banner is expanding further with the greenlight of two new spinoffs.  FX and 20th Television have closed a deal for American Sports Story and American Love Story spinoff limited series …
TMZ.com:
Nicki Minaj & Husband Sued by His Attempted Rape Victim for Harassment, Intimidation  —  NICKI MINAJ & HUSBAND SUED BY ATTEMPTED RAPE VICTIM ... She Claims Nicki Tried to Pay Her to Change Story  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are being sued by the woman …
Discussion: RADAR and Oh No They Didn't!
Danielle Stacey / HELLO!:
Princess Charlene of Monaco to undergo four-hour operation - palace confirms … Princess Charlene of Monaco will undergo a four-hour operation on Friday, the palace has confirmed.  —  In a statement, the Palais Princier said: “Princess Charlene will undergo an operation today, Friday …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Page Six:
Broadway superstar Laura Osnes fired from show for not being vaccinated  —  What a pain in the arias!  —  Page Six has learned that Broadway superstar Laura Osnes has been let go from a Hamptons show because she refuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  —  Osnes — who shot to fame …
Katie Campione / People.com:
Olivia Jade Confirms Split from Boyfriend Jackson Guthy: ‘I Am Indeed’ Single  —  Olivia Jade and Jackson Guthy previously split in 2019 in the wake of the college admissions scandal  —  Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's daughter Olivia Jade has once again split from her boyfriend Jackson Guthy.
Discussion: Just Jared
Elyse Dupre / E! Online:
Inside Kim Kardashian's Private Paw Patrol Screening for Her Family  —  In honor of her new movie Paw Patrol, in which she voices Delores the poodle, Kim Kardashian hosted a private screening of the film for her kids, their cousins and their friends.  —  How utterly paw-fect!
Discussion: Us Weekly and Page Six
 
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Julie Miller / Vanity Fair:
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Hunter Biden drops his lawsuit against Fox News over its “mock trial” miniseries about his overseas financial dealings, after filing it last month

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