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10:00 AM ET, August 26, 2021

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Michael Fairman TV:
‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Star, Michael Nader Passes Away at 76  —  Heartbreaking news to report this Wednesday morning.  Michael Fairman TV has learned exclusively that Michael Nader, best known for his role as “Dex” Dexter on ABC's original version of Dynasty, and as Dimitri Marick on All My Children, has died at the age of 76.
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Jennifer Roback / The Sun:
TRAGIC Who was actor Michael Nader and how did he die?
Discussion: FemaleFirst, The US Sun and Daily Star
Dory Jackson / People.com:
Tom Girardi's Law Firm Owes $101 Million in Debt, New Bankruptcy Case Filing Reveals  —  Tom Girardi has been entangled in legal trouble since his estranged wife Erika Girardi filed for divorce last November  —  Tom Girardi's former law firm is more than $100 million in debt.
Discussion: Daily Mail
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Chelsea Hirsch / Page Six:
Erika Jayne ducks paparazzi questions about Tom Girardi during CVS run
Discussion: RADAR and The Sun
Samantha Bergeson / E! Online:
Erika Jayne Slams Sutton Stracke's “Small Town” Worries About Her Reputation
Discussion: Cosmopolitan
Justin Kroll / Deadline:
Letitia Wright Hospitalized With Minor Injuries After Stunt Rig Incident On ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Shoot  —  UPDATE: Insiders now tell Deadline, Wright has been released from the hospital.  —  EXCLUSIVE: During an overnight shoot in Boston for Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever …
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Jordan Moreau / Variety:
Letitia Wright Hospitalized After Stunt Rig Accident While Shooting ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ … Letitia Wright has been hospitalized with minor injuries after a stunt rig accident on the set of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”  —  “Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today …
Phoenix Cronin / The Sun:
ABBA will finally break 39-year hiatus next Friday by releasing the first of their brand new music  —  ABBA are making a sensational comeback with new music and a magical hologram show.  —  The tunes will be the first in 39 years from Dancing Queen stars Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson …
Discussion: Daily Star and Variety
Alyssa Morin / E! Online:
How Jenna Dewan Really Feels About Channing Tatum's Romance With Zoë Kravitz  —  “She wants the best for Channing,” a source exclusively told E! News about Jenna Dewan's wishes for her ex-husband Channing Tatum as he cozies up to Zoë Kravitz.  —  When it comes to Channing Tatum's love life …
Discussion: FemaleFirst
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Jessica Bennett / Page Six:
Zoë Kravitz clutches flowers on upstate getaway with Channing Tatum
Discussion: RADAR
Emine Sinmaz / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE - Harry and Meghan 'considered naming royal racist who asked about Archie's skin colour' in Oprah interview that the Duchess found ‘cathartic’ and ‘liberating’, new biography chapter claims  — Update of unauthorised biography Finding Freedom makes several new claims
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Page Six and The Sun
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Liz McNeil / People.com:
In Her Own Words: Cher On Falling ‘Madly in Love’ with Val Kilmer and Their Lasting Friendship  —  Cher tells PEOPLE about her lasting friendship with former love Val Kilmer … We called ourselves Sid and Ethel.  Val didn't want to yell “Cher” and I didn't want to yell “Val.”
Discussion: Just Jared
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Samantha Bergeson / E! Online:
Teyana Taylor Reveals Hardest Part of Recovery After Having Breast Lumps Removed  —  Watch: Teyana Taylor Worries After Discovering Lumps in Breasts  —  Keeping her daughters close to her heart.  —  Teyana Taylor underwent emergency surgery in Miami after finding lumps …
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Just Jared
Rainesford Stauffer / Teen Vogue:
Her Name Is Not Honey Boo Boo  —  Alana Thompson is no longer the rambunctious child beauty queen the world knew as Honey Boo Boo.  And she'd like you to use her real name.  —  Just shy of her 16th birthday, Alana Thompson, a public high schooler, is saving to buy her first car …
Just Jared:
Britney Spears Praises ‘Cute A—hole’ Boyfriend Sam Asghari & Jokes About Starring in a Tinker Bell Movie  —  Britney Spears has all the love for her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.  —  The 39-year-old “Slumber Party” superstar shared a sweet picture with her 27-year-old boyfriend on Wednesday (August 25).
Discussion: Daily Star, E! Online and Page Six
Jason Lipshutz / Billboard:
Olivia Rodrigo Gives Writing Credit to Paramore on ‘Good 4 U’  —  Paramore's Hayley Williams and Joshua Farro now have writing credits on Rodrigo's No. 1 smash.  —  The credits for “Good 4 U,” Olivia Rodrigo's Billboard Hot 100-topping hit, have been updated to acknowledge an interpolation of Paramore's 2007 single “Misery Business.”
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Matt Doria / NME:
Paramore's Hayley Williams appears to have been given a writing credit on Olivia Rodrigo's ‘Good 4 U’
Discussion: The Sun
Simon Boyle / The Sun:
The Rolling Stones WILL go ahead with their US tour next month and pay tribute to late Charlie Watts on stage  —  THE Rolling Stones plan to pay an emotional tribute to late drummer Charlie Watts on next month's tour.  —  The group have been devastated by 80-year-old Charlie's death on Tuesday …
Discussion: FemaleFirst
New York Times:
He's No Longer Host.  But Mike Richards Is Still Running ‘Jeopardy!’  —  Defying a backlash over sexist and crude comments, a top Sony TV executive told the show's staff that the studio stood behind Mr. Richards as the executive producer.  —  Last week, Mike Richards lost his gig as the new host of …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Daily Mail
Marc Malkin / Variety:
‘White Lotus’ Star Sydney Sweeney Got Her Grandmothers Cast as Extras in New Erotic Thriller ‘The Voyeurs’ … Sydney Sweeney may be up for granddaughter of the year.  —  The “White Lotus” star got her grandmothers, Sherry and Velda, cast as extras in “The Voyeurs,” Sweeney's new erotic thriller …
Discussion: Just Jared
Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Christy Carlson Romano: I was salty over Shia LaBeouf's success  —  Christy Carlson Romano admitted Shia LaBeouf's success used to make her “salty,” so much so that at one point she couldn't bring herself to watch any of his movies.  —  “We went from seeing each other every day …
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Phoenix Cronin / The Sun:
Katie Price says she ‘cannot face’ court appearance over ‘assault’ meaning case could be dropped
Discussion: Daily Star
Madison Vain / Esquire:
Tim McGraw: What I've Learned
Discussion: E! Online
Sam Huntley / Daily Star:
Love Island's Faye says she ‘knows how to deal with things better’ after Teddy row
Greg Evans / Deadline:
‘Karate Kid’ Musical Sets 2022 Pre-Broadway Run
FemaleFirst:
Peter Andre and Emily missed their kids during first break after lockdown
Discussion: Daily Star
 Earlier Picks: 
Daniel D'Addario / Variety:
Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short Are Bridging the Generation Gap in ‘Only Murders in the Building’
Discussion: Just Jared
Danielle Stacey / HELLO!:
Princess Charlene of Monaco ‘thrilled’ to be reunited with Prince Albert and their children after operation
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
 

 
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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Source: former UK Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi approached billionaire backers like the Reuben family to prepare a £600M bid for The Daily Telegraph and Spectator

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Free London paper City AM says Christian May will return as EIC after four years away, and signs a deal to provide business and financial news to Reach titles

Rebecca Robbins / New York Times:
A Florida judge refuses to dismiss Donald Trump's libel lawsuit against the Pulitzer Board over its 2022 statement reaffirming awards for Russiagate coverage

 
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