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1:00 AM ET, November 27, 2021

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Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Stephen Sondheim, Titan of the American Musical, Is Dead at 91  —  He was the theater's most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway's most beloved and celebrated shows.  —  Stephen Sondheim …
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Caitlyn Hitt / The Sun:
Stephen Sondheim dead at 91 - Broadway songwriting icon who wrote lyrics for West Side Story passes away in Connecticut  —  BROADWAY songwriter Stephen Sondheim, known for hits in West Side Story and Gypsy, passed away on Friday at the age of 91.  —  He was known for his work in various plays …
Discussion: The US Sun, Daily Star and The Wrap
The Sun:
Strictly Come Dancing's Nadiya Bychkova poses for her steamy new calendar  —  STRICTLY Come Dancing's Nadiya Bychkova shows she's a hot date while posing for her new calendar.  —  The pro dancer, 32, features in shots drinking champagne in the bath and in a cream gown cuddled up in bed.
Discussion: Daily Star and The US Sun
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Francesca Librae / Daily Star:
Strictly's Dan Walker shut down by Rylan on It Takes Two after ‘awkward’ joke  —  BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker was appearing with partner Nadiya Bychkova on Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two when host Rylan said things had turned “awkward”  —  Strictly Come Dancing star Dan Walker …
Eileen Reslen / Page Six:
Hilaria Baldwin jokes she's ‘proud’ of 6-year-old son for spelling F-word  —  Perhaps he takes after dad?  —  Hilaria Baldwin revealed on her Instagram Stories on Thursday that one of her young sons recently learned how to spell the F-word and wrote the expletive all over their dusty car.
Discussion: TMZ.com, FemaleFirst and Just Jared
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Miranda Siwak / Us Weekly:
Hilaria Baldwin Says She Didn't Think She Would ‘Make It Through’ This Year After ‘Dark Struggles’
Discussion: Page Six and People.com
SOD / Soap Opera Digest:
Soap Fave Dies At 67  —  Emmy-nominee Lisa Brown passed away on November 24 at age 67 after a brief illness.  Born August 2, 1954 in Kansas City, MO, Brown made her mark on daytime as Nola Reardon on GUIDING LIGHT (1980-85) and as Iva Snyder on AS THE WORLD TURNS (1985-94); both roles were created by famed writer Douglas Marland.
Discussion: The Sun and The Wrap
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Jennifer Roback / The Sun:
Who was Lisa Brown and what was her cause of death?
Discussion: Daily Star
Richard Eden / Daily Mail:
EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Gordon Ramsay's star chef at the Savoy Grill is fired seven months into the role after an ‘explosive incident in the kitchen’  —  The Savoy Grill is Gordon Ramsay's pride and joy — and is where Margaret Thatcher used to dine with her husband, Sir Denis, by the Thames.
Discussion: The Sun
TMZ.com:
Former ‘X Factor’ Star Thomas Wells Dead at 46  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 759 … Thomas Wells, famous for singing on a ton of talent competition shows including ‘X Factor,’ is dead ... TMZ has learned.  —  Thomas died earlier this month following an accident while working on the job …
Discussion: E! Online and The US Sun
Dan Laurie / Daily Star:
Madonna slams Instagram for removing X-rated snaps of her exposed nipple in furious rant  —  Like A Virgin hitmaker Madonna has blasted social media giants Instagram for removing photos from her official account because part of the singer's nipple was showing
Discussion: Dlisted
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Ryan Parry / The Sun:
Jon Gosselin hospitalized after being bitten by deadly spider  —  JON Gosselin was hospitalized after being bitten by a deadly Brown Recluse spider, The Sun can reveal.  —  Jon, 44, was bitten as he slept in his bed at home in Reading, Pennsylvania and woke up in “excruciating pain.”
Discussion: Page Six
The Sun:
Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall in secret talks with record company of Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora after impressive solo music  —  FIRST JESY NELSON ditched LITTLE MIX to go solo and now JADE THIRLWALL is eyeing up chart success away from the group.  —  I can exclusively reveal the singer has been locked …
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
The Sun:
Katie Price is back on crutches after hospital visit as she shows off mucky mansion full of litter with boxes piled high  —  KATIE Price has told fans she is back on crutches again following a visit to the hospital.  —  The former glamour model, 43, suffered serious injuries to her feet …
Discussion: Daily Star
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: A Dave Chappelle Thanksgiving special  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  READ OF THE DAY — WaPo's account of our own Meridith McGraw's retelling via Twitter of one dead turkey's journey on a Southwest flight from DCA to Austin: through scanning at TSA, into an overhead bin and …
 
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Charles Barfield / The Playlist:
Zachary Levi Says He Came Close To Landing Star-Lord In ‘Guardians,’ Which Helped Him Land ‘Shazam’ Lead
Discussion: Just Jared
The Sun:
Katie Price's ex Kris Boyson drops big hint she's messaged him after split - but insists they'll never get back together
Discussion: Daily Star
Carly Hacon / Daily Star:
I'm A Celeb's Nicola McLean says ‘boring’ Frankie Bridge 'won't risk Loose Women axe'
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee Are Still in Wedding Planning Mode Nearly 2 Years After Engagement: 'It's All Being Worked Out'
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Mehera Bonner / Cosmopolitan:
Hi, Jimmy Kimmel Burned His Hair and Eyebrows Off While Cooking a Turkey
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Page Six
Sally Nolan / Daily Star:
Rita Ora's sexiest looks - string bikinis, see-through dresses and dress split to hip
Ethan Blackshaw / Dailystar.co.uk:
Prince William admits he hid ‘burden’ from Kate Middleton at start of their marriage
Discussion: Marie Claire and FemaleFirst
TMZ.com:
Camila Cabello Hollywood Hills Home in Escrow
Discussion: RADAR and FemaleFirst
Felicity Cross / The Sun:
I'm A Celeb bosses fear mass walkout as three stars have urgent medical treatment
Discussion: The US Sun and Daily Star
 

 
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Scott Nover / Slate:
Websites that shut down make it hard for journalists to preserve writing clips, but maintaining a defunct site creates technical issues including security risks

Sam Buckingham-Jones / Australian Financial Review:
Australian businessman Kerry Stokes launches The Nightly, a daily online newspaper with backing from billionaires Katie Page, Chris Ellison, and Gina Rinehart

Bloomberg:
While Netflix is profitable in South Korea, local rivals Tving and Wavve lost a combined ~$165M in 2023 and are reportedly in talks to merge

 
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