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10:15 PM ET, August 15, 2021

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TMZ.com:
Travis Barker Flies on First Airplane Since Deadly Crash  —  TRAVIS BARKER FLIES FOR FIRST TIME SINCE DEADLY CRASH  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Travis Barker had a momentous day ... flying for the first time since the deadly plane crash 13 years ago that killed 4 people and left him with third-degree burns on 65 percent of his body.
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Corinne Heller / E! Online:
Travis Barker Joins Kourtney Kardashian for His First Flight Since Deadly 2008 Plane Crash  —  Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian took a private jet to go on vacation, marking the first time the musician has been on a plane since he survived a deadly 2008 crash.
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Daily Mail
Kelly Braun / Closer Weekly:
John Mellencamp and Girlfriend Natasha Barrett Split After Several Months of Dating  —  It's over.  John Mellencamp and his girlfriend, Natasha Barrett, have split after several months of dating, a source exclusively tells Closer.  The two remain amicable.
Discussion: RADAR and Daily Mail
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Nicholas Rice / People.com:
John Mellencamp Splits from Natasha Barrett After Several Months of Dating: Source  —  John Mellencamp and realtor Natasha Barrett met through the musician's daughter, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave  —  John Mellencamp has split from girlfriend Natasha Barrett after several months of dating, a source tells PEOPLE.
Discussion: Just Jared
Fiona Nimoni / The Sun:
Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor splits from Pete Davidson after five months  —  THEY were fast becoming this year's hottest celebrity couple - but the romance between Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor and US comedian Pete Davidson has gone ice cold.  —  Pals close to the couple …
People.com:
Sandra Lee and Boyfriend Ben Youcef ‘Really Enjoying Each Other’ amid Engagement Rumors: Source  —  Sandra Lee and Ben Youcef, an actor and interfaith leader, sparked engagement buzz just over a week after PEOPLE confirmed their relationship  —  Sandra Lee and Ben Youcef are continuing to spend time together.
Discussion: Just Jared
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Sara Nathan / New York Post:
Sandra Lee engaged to beau Ben Youcef, shows off bling just days after ex-Cuomo resigns
Discussion: RADAR
Sarah Grossbart / E! Online:
Yep, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Are Every Bit the Cool Parents We Imagined They'd Be  —  No surprise here: Joe Jonas is a sucker for 12-month-old daughter Willa.  Here's why wife Sophie Turner has dubbed the Jonas Brother “the best baby daddy” around.  —  Here's the tea: We pretty …
Discussion: Cosmopolitan and Just Jared
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Just Jared:
Sophie Turner's Hair Style Evolution Over the Years!
Discussion: E! Online
Jonathan Dean / The Sunday Times:
Johnny Depp interview: 'I'm being boycotted by Hollywood' … Johnny Depp has a new film out this week.  In the opening scene his character, the real-life photographer W Eugene Smith, says, “I'm done.  I'm tired.  My body is older than I am.  I'm always in goddam pain.  I can't trust my f***ing dick any more.
Discussion: Just Jared, TMZ.com, Variety and Deadline
Simon Boyle / The Sun:
Rylan Clark-Neal appears to be rekindling his six-year marriage after split  —  TELLY favourite Rylan Clark-Neal appears to be rekindling his marriage.  —  His partner, former policeman Dan Neal, was seen back at the home they shared this weekend.  —  ITV
Discussion: Daily Star
Nicholas Rice / People.com:
Jennifer Lopez Deletes Instagram Photos with Alex Rodriguez After Exes Ended Engagement in April  —  Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez officially split in April after attempting to work through past issues  —  Jennifer Lopez is moving forward.  —  Fans noticed on Saturday that the 52-year-old singer …
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Just Jared
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Nicole Massabrook / Us Weekly:
Jennifer Lopez Erases Alex Rodriguez From Her Instagram as Ben Affleck Romance Heats Up
Discussion: FemaleFirst, Cosmopolitan and E! Online
Michelle Branch / Perez Hilton:
Michelle Branch Announces Pregnancy After Suffering From Miscarriage Last Year … Michelle Branch has a baby on the way!  —  The 38-year-old singer announced that she and her husband Patrick Carney are expecting their second child together.  The couple is already parents to 2-year-old son Rhys …
Discussion: FemaleFirst, E! Online and Just Jared
Ellie Goulding / FemaleFirst:
Ellie Goulding details ‘debilitating’ panic attacks during early fame  —  Ellie Goulding battled “debilitating” panic attacks and “ridiculously low” days in her 20s, as the pressures of fame caused her to experience a “combination of complete euphoria and utter te
Discussion: Daily Star
Lauren Burns / The Sun:
Darren Day, 53, reveals he went on a week-long cocaine binge in lockdown saying ‘I was like the walking dead’  —  DARREN Day has told of his shame at going on a week-long cocaine binge in lockdown, admitting: “I was like the walking dead.”  —  The star did not eat, sleep or even change …
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Jack Wetherill / Daily Star:   Darren Day says he was ‘like the walking dead’ after week-long coke binge in lockdown
Jessica Gibb / The Sun:
Kerry Katona gets a face lift and dyes her hair PURPLE weeks before her 41st birthday  —  KERRY Katona has undergone a complete transformation just weeks before her 41st birthday.  —  The Atomic Kitten star, 40, insists she's not having a “midlife crisis” as she gets a face lift and dyes …
Discussion: Daily Star
 
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Jessica Gibb / The Sun:
Olly Murs suffers ANOTHER injury on stage as he gets pelted with a bottle of suncream to the face
Bill Gardner / Telegraph:
Plymouth shooting: Jake Davison killed three-year-old girl and her adoptive father in shotgun rampage
Discussion: The WOW Report and Metro.co.uk
Christian Burton / Celebrity Insider:
Naomi Osaka Says She Will Donate All Her Prize Money From Tournament To Haiti Relief Efforts
Discussion: TMZ.com
Jack Wetherill / Daily Star:
Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen wows fans as she glows in glamorous selfies
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FemaleFirst:
Simone Biles bitten by dog
Discussion: E! Online
Daily Star:
Katie Price's ex husband Kieran Hayle welcomes his third child and first with new fiancé
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Mirror.co.uk
Hannah Hope / The Sun:
Ed Sheeran's London restaurant is struggling to survive during the pandemic
 

 
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The Guardian:
How China is using AI news anchors to spread its propaganda on social media; Microsoft: some AI anchors were created using ByteDance's video editing app CapCut

Rodney Tiffen / Inside Story:
Court discovery docs from the UK's News Group phone hacking cases give more detail about evidence destruction and indicate the company gathered political intel

Renee DiResta / The Guardian:
How a rightwing smear campaign against NPR and its CEO Katherine Maher, who is on Signal Foundation's board, led Elon Musk to malign Signal

 
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