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6:40 PM ET, August 13, 2021

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Erin Crabtree / Us Weekly:
Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate Have Been Talking About ‘Collaborating’ on a Netflix Project  —  4 Outfits You Need Right Now For Your Upcoming Beach Getaway!  —  The Duggar Family Has Welcomed an Army of Babies — and There Are More on the Way!  —  Bachelor Nation Engagement Rings Ranked by Carat Size …
Discussion: Just Jared
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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
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
Peter Mikelbank / People.com:
Princess Charlene Is Resting After New Surgery as Albert and the Twins Are ‘Thinking of Her with Tenderness’  —  Princess Charlene of Monaco is recovering from a four-hour procedure, the most recent in a series intended to correct long-haul complications from an ENT surgery last spring in Europe
Discussion: Just Jared
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Danielle Stacey / HELLO!:
Princess Charlene of Monaco to undergo four-hour operation - palace confirms
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
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
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: TMZ.com and Elle
New York Times:
Britney Spears's Father Says He Will Step Aside in Conservatorship Battle  —  Lawyers for James P. Spears said he intended to work with the court to assure “an orderly transition to a new conservator,” while arguing that he should not be immediately removed.
Discussion: RADAR, Mirror.co.uk, The Sun and Just Jared
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Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Britney Spears' Father Jamie Spears Steps Down From Conservatorship
TMZ.com:
Jamie Spears Agrees to Step Down as Britney's Conservator
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Iris Goldsztajn / Marie Claire:
Cameron Diaz Tells Kevin Hart She Feels “Whole” After Quitting Acting
Discussion: Just Jared
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: Collider and Just Jared
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
FemaleFirst:
Chrissy Teigen dedicates cookbook to late son  —  Chrissy Teigen has dedicated her new cookbook, ‘Cravings: All Together: Recipes To Love’, to her late son Jack whom she lost 20 weeks into her pregnancy last year. … Chrissy Teigen has dedicated her new cookbook to her late son, Jack.
Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
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  — 5.2K … Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty …
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
The Sun:
Khloe Kardashian BEGS fans not to slam her as star looks ‘unrecognizable’ with curly hair in new photos  —  KHLOE Kardashian begged fans not to slam her as the star looked “unrecognizable” with curly hair in new photos.  —  The reality star posted a series of photos on Instagram sporting her …
Discussion: E! Online
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
Alexia Fernández / People.com:
Matt Damon Says 'No One's Pulling Harder' for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Than He Is  —  Damon opened up about the couple during an interview on The Carlos Watson Show, which returns to YouTube and Prime Video on Aug. 16  —  Matt Damon is Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's biggest fan.
Discussion: Just Jared
 
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Emily Spain / E! Online:
August 2021's Best New Beauty Products: Charlotte Tilbury, Tatcha, Sol de Janeiro & More
Discussion: POPSUGAR
TMZ.com:
Kevin Hart's Comment that ‘Angered’ Don Cheadle Over His Age Up Was a Joke
Discussion: The Sun
A.D. Amorosi / Variety:
Tony Bennett's Son, Danny, on Why the Legend's Radio City Music Hall Shows Went So Well — and Why There Won't Be More
Discussion: People.com and Stereogum
Julie Miller / Vanity Fair:
“My First Starring Role”: Selma Blair's Incredibly Candid Documentary
Discussion: Collider and E! Online
Kisha Forde / E! Online:
Lizzo Reveals Her NSFW Plans for a Future Date With Chris Evans
Discussion: FemaleFirst
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Katie Campione / People.com:
Olivia Jade Confirms Split from Boyfriend Jackson Guthy: ‘I Am Indeed’ Single
Discussion: Just Jared
Stevie Laine / FemaleFirst:
Eminem's child comes out as non-binary
Discussion: Page Six
FemaleFirst:
Madonna urges fans to donate to Malawi hospital
Discussion: Daily Star
Katherine Schaffstall / The Sun:
‘WE ARE FAMILY’ Rosie O'Donnell posts rare photo of son Blake, 21, three years after reuniting with troubled daughter Chelsea, 23
Discussion: Just Jared
 

 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Alexandra Canal / Yahoo Finance:
Netflix says India brought in the second-highest net subscriber additions in Q2 and was the third highest-country in revenue growth

 
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