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Sara Nathan / Page Six:
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle won't join frail Queen Elizabeth for Christmas  —  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have no plans to jet back to the UK for the holidays — despite the fact that it will be Queen Elizabeth II's first Christmas without her husband, Prince Phillip, who died in April.
Discussion: E! Online and Daily Star
Stephanie Petit / People.com:
Queen Sends Poignant Message After Canceling Outing: ‘None of Us Can Slow the Passage of Time’
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Just Jared
Dan Heching / People.com:
Britney Spears Addresses the End of Her 13-Year Conservatorship: 'I'm Not Here to Be a Victim'  —  “I lived with victims my whole life as a child, that's why I got out of my house,” Britney Spears said on Instagram in a video statement about life after the conservatorship
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Katie Campione / People.com:
Travis Scott and Drake Named in $750 Million Lawsuit Brought by Victims of Astroworld Festival  —  The lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of 125 victims of the deadly mass casualty event, including the family of 21-year-old Axel Acosta who died from his injuries
Discussion: BuzzFeed News, Just Jared and TMZ.com
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Oliver Franklin-Wallis / GQ:
Tom Holland Is In the Center of the Web  —  Tom Holland was 19 when he first appeared as Spider-Man and became his generation's biggest leading man.  Now he holds the keys to the Marvel Cinematic Universe—that is, if he still wants them.  —  “This is going to sound like complete bullshit …
Discussion: Elle, Just Jared, The Wrap and Variety
Aili Nahas / People.com:
Hannah Brown Reveals She Hooked Up with Peter Weber While His Bachelor Season Was Airing  —  “Peter told me he'd quit the show ... if I wanted to be with him,” she tells PEOPLE of the former Bachelor … FB  —  More  —  When Hannah Brown said goodbye to second runner-up Peter Weber …
Discussion: Just Jared
K.J. Yossman / Variety:
‘The Crown’ Casts Its Prince William: Dominic West's Son Senan West to Play Royal Heir (EXCLUSIVE) … Following a nationwide search, “The Crown” has found its Prince William in newcomer Senan West, Variety can exclusively reveal.  —  The 13 year old is the real-life son of Dominic West …
Discussion: Just Jared and The Wrap
Rebecca Keegan / The Hollywood Reporter:
Lady Gaga on Mining Personal Trauma for ‘House of Gucci’  —  The singer opens up about the wounds that informed her intense performance as a scorned wife turned murderer, a role that precipitated her own re-traumatization: “I put my entire lifetime into her.”
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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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: Cosmopolitan, E! Online and Just Jared
TMZ.com:
‘Challenge’ Star Nelson Thomas Denies Flirting With Man's Wife Before KO  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  9:14 AM PT — Nelson says the guy who knocked him out “lied to the cops” and the MTV star is denying flirting with the woman before being KO'd.  —  NT tells TMZ ... “The criminal who attacked me lied …
Discussion: The Sun
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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Jen Thomas / Daily Star:
Inside Joe Exotic's wild life - cancer diagnosis, jail stint and Carole Baskin feud  —  The second series of Tiger King has landed and it's about to catapult Joe Exotic into the limelight once more following the runaway success of the first series for Netflix
Discussion: Cosmopolitan
Caitlyn Hitt / The Sun:
Kendra Wilkinson reveals Playboy mansion ‘smelled like dog s**t and had animal feces everywhere’  —  FORMER Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson has shocked fans after revealing that the infamous mansion ‘smelled like s**t and had animal feces everywhere’ when she lived there with Hugh Hefner from 2004 to 2009.
Discussion: E! Online and YouTube
Nicole Chenoweth / The Sun:
Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip's Ramona Singer slammed for ‘racist’ behavior toward Kenya Moore as fans ‘want her fired’  —  REAL Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip's Ramona Singer was slammed for her “racist” behavior toward Kenya Moore on the wild new premiere.
Discussion: Page Six
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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 …
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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