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12:30 PM ET, December 1, 2021

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Michael Hainey / Wall Street Journal:
Ben Affleck Is Still Searching  —  The Oscar-winning director and actor, who portrays a character “oddly close” to his own father in the new film adaptation of ‘The Tender Bar,’ talks about the gift of second chances and feeling grateful for his imperfect life.
TMZ.com:
Music Legend Clarence Avant's Wife Shot and Killed in Home Invasion Robbery  —  MUSIC LEGEND CLARENCE AVANT WIFE SHOT AND KILLED DURING HOME INVASION ROBBERY  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 19.4K … Clarence Avant, a legendary music exec who was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …
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Alyssa Ray / E! Online:
New And Just Like That... Trailer Teases Change for Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte
Discussion: justjared.com
People.com:
A Country Icon, a TV Star, an Olympic Legend and Teachers We Love: Meet PEOPLE's 2021 People of the Year  —  Dolly Parton is among the celebrities and educators PEOPLE is honoring for their transformative work this year  —  What a year.  —  When the clock struck 12 last Dec. 31 …
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Jason Sheeler / People.com:
Dolly Parton Talks Giving Back and Being a Tough Boss: ‘I Try to Rule with Love and Compassion’
Discussion: PeopleTV
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Nick Romano / EW.com:
Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss resurrect a 20-year love story with The Matrix 4.0  —  Decades after The Matrix changed movies forever, the franchise stars return for the year's most timely sequel.  —  Keanu Reeves is jet-lagged.  The 57-year-old Hollywood lifer has just arrived …
Town & Country:
It's Dakota Johnson's Party Now  —  Dakota Johnson is devastatingly stylish, unflappably cool, and the toast of the burgeoning awards season.  Is it any wonder she's having the time of her life?  —  Dakota Johnson was dancing in a red slip dress, enormous gold hoops dangling from her ears.
Discussion: Just Jared
YouTube:
Billie Eilish: Same Interview, The Fifth Year |  Vanity Fair  —  “I'm so much more open to stuff now.”  On the verge of 100 million followers, Billie Eilish is ready to step back into the world as the most comfortable versi...
Discussion: Us Weekly and Page Six
FemaleFirst:
Trevor Noah to return as host for Grammy Awards  —  Trevor Noah will resume hosting duties for the 64th Grammy Awards in January. … Trevor Noah will return as the host of the Grammy Awards next year.  —  The Recording Academy has confirmed the ‘Daily Show’ star will be back at the helm …
Jack Hardwick / The Sun:
Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock debuts TWO solo songs in new film Boxing Day  —  EVERYONE knew the Little Mix trio were going solo, but LEIGH-ANNE PINNOCK has done it sooner than expected.  —  The chart-topper, 30, premieres two brand new, original songs in the new festive film Boxing Day, in which she makes her acting debut.
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Just Jared:
Prince Harry Pens Personal Letter on Behalf of His Mother Princess Diana in Honor of World AIDS Day  —  Prince Harry is bringing awareness to the fight against HIV and AIDS, a cause championed by his mother Princess Diana.  —  The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex wrote a letter and narrated a film …
Discussion: E! Online and Glamour
FemaleFirst:
Arnold Schwarzenegger mourns death of bodybuilding idol Dave Draper  —  Arnold Schwarzenegger has paid tribute to bodybuilder Dave Draper, who has died at the age of 79. … Arnold Schwarzenegger is mourning the death of fellow bodybuilder Dave Draper.  —  The 74-year-old Hollywood legend took …
Discussion: TMZ.com and Just Jared
Evan Real / Page Six:
Farrah Abraham returns to ‘Teen Mom’ in ‘Family Reunion’ spin-off  —  She's back!  —  Farrah Abraham will make her return to “Teen Mom” in the MTV franchise's upcoming spin-off “Teen Mom: Family Reunion.”  —  The new series was teased on Tuesday in a preview for part one of the latest “Teen Mom OG” reunion.
Discussion: YouTube, E! Online and Us Weekly
Vanessa Etienne / People.com:
Dax Shepard Reveals the Very Unconventional Hack He Learned to Get His Daughter to Sleep  —  Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell share two daughters: Lincoln, 8, and Delta, 6  —  Dax Shepard might have the ultimate parenting hack.  —  In a recent PEOPLE and Parents magazine video, Shepard, 46 …
Discussion: E! Online
Sesali Bowen / Byrdie:
Kehlani Is Constantly Reflecting and Forever Evolving  —  “I went through a rebirth.”  —  When I told singer-songwriter Kehlani they were a perfect choice for The Reflection Issue, they finished my train of thought on cue: “Because all I do is fucking reflect.”
Discussion: Bossip, POPSUGAR and People.com
Simon Perry / People.com:
Prince William Meets with Afghan Refugees During Surprise Visit  —  The Duke of Cambridge traveled to Leeds on Tuesday to visit with refugees evacuated from Afghanistan  —  Prince William visited with refugees recently evacuated from Afghanistan to hear about their experiences as he promotes community cohesion.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Joey Guerra / Preview:
Megan Thee Stallion cancels Houston show ‘out of respect’ for Astroworld victims  —  The Houston superstar was supposed to perform this month in Houston.  —  Megan Thee Stallion has canceled a Friday concert at 713 Music Hall “out of respect” for victims of the Astroworld tragedy that killed ten people last month in Houston.
Discussion: Bustle, Daily Mail, Stereogum and The Wrap
Alice Sebold:
Statement from Alice Sebold  —  First, I want to say that I am truly sorry to Anthony Broadwater and I deeply regret what you have been through.  —  I am sorry most of all for the fact that the life you could have led was unjustly robbed from you, and I know that no apology can change what happened to you and never will.
Britney Spears Stops / TMZ.com:
Aaron Carter Believes Family Trying to Put Him Under Conservatorship  —  AARON CARTER MY FAM WANTS ME IN CONSERVATORSHIP ... Went Behind My Back W/ Ex  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Aaron Carter thinks his family is actively working to place him under a conservatorship ... and he claims they've …
Discussion: The Sun, E! Online and FemaleFirst
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Laura Goddard / The Sun:
Shock pics show Sheridan Smith's Range Rover's smoking wreckage after crash that left witnesses fearing she'd died
Discussion: Daily Star
Pat Saperstein / Variety:
Tommy Lane, Actor and Stuntman in ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Shaft,’ Dies at 83
Discussion: Daily Mail
Jillian Fabiano / E! Online:
George R. R. Martin Begged HBO for Two Additional Seasons of Game of Thrones
Alyssa Morin / E! Online:
Lily Collins' Latest Hair Transformation Will Make You Want to Book an Appointment ASAP
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Evan Real / Page Six:
Helen Mirren looks unrecognizable playing Israel's ‘Iron Lady’ Golda Meir
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Jack White / The Sun:
Danielle Lloyd reveals more shock baby news saying fifth child Autumn ‘may need a sister’
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Just Jared:
Adele Announces Las Vegas Residency - Dates & Ticket Information!