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2:10 PM ET, August 13, 2021

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TMZ.com:
Jamie Spears Agrees to Step Down as Britney's Conservator  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 55.9K … 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 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: The Sun, Variety and BET
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: Page Six
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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: Cele|bitchy
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
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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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, The Wrap and Variety
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TMZ.com:
Horatio Sanz Sued For Sexual Assault By ‘SNL’ Fan Claiming He Groomed Her
Discussion: The Sun and RADAR
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
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 …
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
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
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
Kisha Forde / E! Online:
Lizzo Reveals Her NSFW Plans for a Future Date With Chris Evans  —  If you're wondering how Lizzo plans on connecting with Chris Evans after their marvelous social media exchange last week, don't worry—the “Good As Hell” singer is proving she's truly got the juice.
Discussion: FemaleFirst
 
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