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12:40 PM ET, August 14, 2021

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Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Billy Eichner ‘Had No Idea’ About Colton Underwood's Sexuality Despite Viral ‘Gay Bachelor’ Clip: 'I'm Happy for Him'  —  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!
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Emily Marcus / Us Weekly:
Everything Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Have Said About Their Divorce and Coparenting … Amicable as ever!  Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have been coparenting pros since announcing their split in June 2015.  —  The exes, who share Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, haven't shied away …
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Alexia Fernández / People.com:
Matt Damon Says 'No One's Pulling Harder' for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Than He Is
Discussion: Just Jared
Erin Crabtree / Us Weekly:
Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate Have Been Talking About ‘Collaborating’ on a Netflix Project
Discussion: Page Six and Just Jared
Julia Jacobs / New York Times:
Nicki Minaj and Husband Sued, Accused of Harassing Sexual Assault Victim  —  Jennifer Hough said in a lawsuit filed in New York that the couple pressured her to recant her account of the rapper's husband, Kenneth Petty, sexually assaulting her in 1994.  —  A woman who accused …
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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  — 8.6K … Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty …
Hannah Hargrave / HELLO!:
Kaley Cuoco makes impassioned plea after upsetting incident … Kaley Cuoco was left outraged by an incident at the Tokyo Olympics involving a horse and she vocalised her utter dismay with an emotional Instagram post.  —  The Big Bang Theory actress was heartbroken and horrified when a horse …
Discussion: TMZ.com
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
‘Titans’ Star Vincent Kartheiser Was Subject Of Multiple Investigations Over On-Set Misconduct Claims  —  EXCLUSIVE: Vincent Kartheiser is a major new cast addition to Season 3 of the DC series Titans, which is currently airing on HBO Max.  But the Mad Men alum, who plays the villain Scarecrow …
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Emma Stone Locks Down Deal For ‘Cruella’ Sequel  —  EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Emma Stone has closed a deal to star in the sequel to Cruella, in what is a very good sign for Disney as it secures talent in the wake of some criticism of its theatrical-Disney+ Premier model.
Cydney Contreras / E! Online:
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom Undergoes Breast Reduction Surgery  —  Rachel Bloom has previously spoken about the “burden” of having larger breasts, explaining in 2017, “Boobs sexualize you when it's not on your own terms.”  —  Rachel Bloom has something she'd like to get off her chest: She just got a breast reduction.
Discussion: Page Six, Perez Hilton and Just Jared
JD Knapp / People.com:
American Idol Alum Syesha Mercado Loses Custody of 2nd Child Just 5 Months After Her 1st: ‘Legally Kidnapped’  —  Mercado and partner Tyron Deneer recorded the Wednesday traffic stop in which their 10-day-old daughter was taken, five months after losing 18-month-old son Amen'Ra to Fla. CPS
Discussion: NBC News, The Sun, TMZ.com and Just Jared
Page Six:
Man busted trying to get into Taylor Swift's Tribeca apartment building  —  A Nebraska man who has apparently been pining for Taylor Swift for years was busted Friday trying to get into the singer's TriBeCa apartment building, The Post has learned.  —  Patrick Nissen, 28 …
Discussion: TMZ.com, Daily Mail, FemaleFirst and RADAR
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
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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Emily Spain / E! Online:
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

Laura Wagner / Washington Post:
The NewsGuild of New York accuses the NYT of targeting staff with Middle Eastern or North African backgrounds in a investigation into October 7 coverage leaks

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
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