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TMZ.com:
Jamie Spears Agrees to Step Down as Britney's Conservator  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 53.3K … 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.
NBC News:
Britney Spears' father ‘willing to step down’ as conservator but won't do so immediately  —  Britney Spears' father said Thursday he's “willing to step down” as his daughter's conservator but argues that there is no justification for him to immediately be replaced or to resign from the position, which he has held for more than 13 years.
Discussion: Daily Star, The Wrap, Dlisted and Collider
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
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: Mirror.co.uk, The Sun and Just Jared
Nicole Chenoweth / The Sun:
Britney Spears' dad Jamie agrees to STEP DOWN as singer's conservator as he claims to be ‘target of unjustified attacks’
Discussion: The US Sun and FemaleFirst
TMZ.com:
Britney Spears Conservatorship Judge Getting Death Threats, Cops Monitoring
Discussion: BET, 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:
Barbra Streisand Recalls ‘Sweet’ Interaction With Prince Charles Before He Met Late Princess Diana: ‘We Became Friends’ … An unlikely match!  Plenty of celebrities have attempted to rub elbows with the British royal family over the years — and Barbra Streisand actually pulled it off.
Discussion: Perez Hilton
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
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: The Wrap and Variety
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TMZ.com:
Horatio Sanz Sued For Sexual Assault By ‘SNL’ Fan Claiming He Groomed Her
Discussion: RADAR
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 …
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Cele|bitchy 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: Just Jared and POPSUGAR
Stevie Laine / FemaleFirst:
Eminem's child comes out as non-binary  —  Eminem's adopted child has come out as non-binary and changed their name to Stevie. … Eminem's adopted child has come out as non-binary.  —  The ‘Real Slim Shady’ hitmaker's 19 year old has changed their name from Whitney to Stevie Laine and though the rapper …
Discussion: Page Six
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  —  ROSIE O'Donnell posted a rare photo of her 21-year-old son Blake.  —  The 59-year-old shared photos of some of her kids three years after she reunited with troubled daughter Chelsea, 23.
Discussion: 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.
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Daily Star:
Una Stubbs dead: EastEnders and Sherlock star dies aged 84 after illness
Discussion: The Sun and Variety
FemaleFirst:
Madonna urges fans to donate to Malawi hospital  —  Madonna wants her fans to donate money to the Mercy James Center in Malawi in honour of her upcoming birthday. … Madonna has urged fans to donate money to her children's hospital in Malawi.  —  Madonna
Discussion: Daily Star
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
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
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
 
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