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9:05 AM ET, November 17, 2021

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Iris Goldsztajn / Marie Claire:
A ‘Harry Potter’ Reunion Is Really, Truly Happening  —  Is magic... real???  —  Remember when the Harry Potter reunion was nothing but a rumor, and I didn't let any of you get your hopes up?  Well, you officially have permission to get those hopes up real high, because IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING, PEOPLE.
Discussion: Daily Star
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Harry Potter ‘Return to Hogwarts’ Special to Reunite Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint for HBO Max
Emily Smith / Page Six:
‘Furious’ Britney Spears refuses to see mom Lynne  —  Britney Spears is refusing to see her mom, Lynne Spears, even after the matriarch flew from Louisiana to Los Angeles to desperately try to extend an olive branch to her daughter, Page Six has exclusively learned.
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FemaleFirst:
Britney Spears vows to not be a ‘victim’ as conservatorship ends.  —  Britney Spears does not want to be a ‘victim’ now her conservatorship has ended but claimed her family should be in jail. … Britney Spears does not want to be a “victim” after her 13-year conservatorship ended.
Discussion: The Sun, Dlisted and Page Six
Meredith Blake / Los Angeles Times:
Olivia Munn is in a no-win situation.  So she's decided not to ‘play the game’ at all  —  Olivia Munn has a lot on her mind these days.  Air ducts, mostly.  —  Should she get them cleaned before her baby arrives?  That's a thing people do, right?  What about the rest of the house?
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Caroline Blair / Page Six:
Ramona Singer calls Kenya Moore a ‘bitch’ during screaming match on ‘UGT’ flight  —  It didn't take long for the “Real Housewives” trip to hit some serious turbulence.  —  Bravolebrities Ramona Singer and Kenya Moore started their Caribbean getaway on the “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” …
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Nicole Chenoweth / The Sun:
Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip's Ramona Singer slammed for ‘racist’ behavior toward Kenya Moore as fans ‘want her fired’
Discussion: Page Six
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Rockmond Dunbar Exits ‘9-1-1’ Over Covid Vaccine Mandate After Pursuing Medical & Religious Exemptions  —  EXCLUSIVE: Original 9-1-1 cast member Rockmond Dunbar is leaving the hit Fox drama series after more than four seasons.  His character, Michael Grant, was abruptly written off in Monday night's episode …
Nicole Mastrogiannis / iHeart:
You'll Only Hear Taylor Swift's 'Taylor's Version' Albums On iHeartRadio  —  Over the last two years, Taylor Swift has been hard at work re-recording all of her albums, prior to her Lover album, in an effort to own all of her masters for her music.  And as the superstar has already shared Fearless …
Discussion: People.com and Stereogum
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Mara Siegler / Page Six:
Alex Rodriguez texting Kelly Bensimon, has asked her out ‘more than once’  —  Has A-Rod set his sights on former model and “Real Housewife of New York,” Kelly Bensimon following his split from Jennifer Lopez?  —  We hear the former Yankee slugger, 46, has been texting the 53-year-old reality …
Discussion: E! Online and Just Jared
Samantha Schnurr / E! Online:
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk Spotted Arm in Arm 2 Years After Split  —  More than two years after their breakup, a new sighting of co-parents Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk has sparked rumors of a romantic reconciliation.  See why below.  —  They say a picture's worth a thousand words …
Discussion: Page Six
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Jack White / The Sun:
Cheryl posts emotional video montage of herself with Sarah Harding on what would have been her 40th  —  CHERYL Tweedy has posted an emotional video montage dedicated to Sarah Harding on what would have been her 40th birthday.  —  The collection of clips also features the pair …
Discussion: Daily Star and Mirror.co.uk
Seamus Duff / Mirror.co.uk:
Adele's nine-year-old son Angelo makes music debut with voice featured on new album  —  Adele shares her young son Angelo with her businessman ex-husband, Simon Konecki.  Fans will hear the young lad on Adele's new album, titled 30, which is finally released on November 19.
Dan Heching / People.com:
Heath Freeman, Bones and NCIS Actor, Dies at 41  —  “His life was filled with deep loyalty, affection, and generosity towards his family and friends, and an extraordinary zest for life,” the actor's manager said in a statement to PEOPLE  —  Heath Freeman, the actor famous for portraying killer Howard Epps on Bones, has died.
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The Sun:
Who did Heath Freeman play in Bones?
Discussion: E! Online and FemaleFirst
 
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Jeff Nelson / People.com:
Kelsea Ballerini Reveals Past Struggle with Eating Disorder: 'It's a Journey, and It's Never-Ending'
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David Hudson / Queerty:
RuPaul is not amused by this unauthorized, holidays decoration
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Jack Hardwick / The Sun:
Jesy Nelson reveals she's caught Covid as she cancels live shows
Emma Baty / Cosmopolitan:
Everybody Wants Hailee Steinfeld
Discussion: Just Jared
Kisha Forde / E! Online:
Dancing With the Stars' Derek Hough Diagnosed With Breakthrough Case of COVID
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Hannah Southwick / Page Six:
Kaia Gerber appears to be removing her shoulder tattoo
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Stephanie Petit / People.com:
Queen Sends Poignant Message After Canceling Outing: ‘None of Us Can Slow the Passage of Time’
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Leah Bitsky / Page Six:
Kristen Stewart on Robert Pattinson romance: ‘We were young and stupid’
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Fay Leyfield / The Sun:
Katie Price says she's in her ‘happy place’ with her horses as they don't judge her after denying Vegas wedding
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Peter Mikelbank / People.com:
Princess Charlene Cancels National Day Appearance, Citing Health Issues
Discussion: HELLO! and Just Jared
Tionah Lee / E! Online:
Why It Took Succession's Kieran Culkin 7 Weeks to Name Baby No. 2
Discussion: Just Jared
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Lillian Rizzo / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue up 16.8% YoY to $9.56B, vs. $9.53B est., paid memberships up 16.5% YoY to 277.65M, vs. 274.4M est., net income up 44% YoY to $2.15B

Patrick Smith / NBC News:
CrowdStrike reports widespread “BSODs on Windows hosts”, impacting thousands of PCs and disrupting TV broadcasters, including Sky News and NBC News

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Podcasts seem to be recovering: Audacy's podcast business is profitable, iHeartMedia's and Acast's Q1 podcast revenue grew 18% YoY and 25% YoY, respectively

 
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