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4:15 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.
Emily Longeretta / Us Weekly:
Ben Affleck Reflects on ‘Beautiful’ Jennifer Lopez Relationship: I'm ‘Lucky’ to Have ‘Benefited From Second Chances’
Discussion: FemaleFirst and Page Six
Music Legend Clarence Avant's Wife Jacqueline Shot and Killed in Home Invasion  —  MUSIC LEGEND CLARENCE AVANT WIFE JACQUELINE SHOT AND KILLED DURING HOME INVASION ROBBERY  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 33.9K … 9:44 AM PT — Law enforcement sources tell us there was security at the home …
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 …
Discussion: Just Jared and FemaleFirst
Jason Sheeler /
Dolly Parton Talks Giving Back and Being a Tough Boss: ‘I Try to Rule with Love and Compassion’
Discussion: PeopleTV
Yana Grebenyuk / Us Weekly:
Harry Hamlin Weighs In on Daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin's Split From Scott Disick: 'I'm Glad She's Solo' … Proud of his daughter.  Following Amelia Gray Hamlin's split from Scott Disick, Harry Hamlin addressed how his daughter has been thriving since the change.  —  Everything Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin Said About Amelia and Scott
Discussion: E! Online and Egotastic
Harry Hamlin on Scott Disick & Amelia Hamlin's Split |  WWHL  —  Harry Hamlin is asked by WWHL viewers what he thinks about daughter Amelia Hamlin's breakup with Scott Disick and Harry shares his favorite memory of his lat...
Lindsey Kupfer / Page Six:
Kourtney Kardashian slams pregnancy speculation after posting steamy hot tub pic  —  Kourtney Kardashian hit back at a fan speculating that she may be pregnant after posting a PDA-filled hot tub photo with fiancé Travis Barker.  —  “Not to be that girl but... is that a preg belly?” …
Discussion: The Sun, Just Jared and Us Weekly
Ekin Karasin / The Sun:
Kourtney Kardashian fans think her daughter Penelope, 9, took photo of her steamy makeout session with Travis Barker
Discussion: Perez Hilton and E! Online
Marcell Ozuna Arrest Video Shows Braves Star Grabbing Wife By Neck  —  MLB STAR MARCELL OZUNA GRABBED WIFE BY NECK BEFORE ARREST ... Police Video Shows … Atlanta Braves star Marcell Ozuna had his hand aggressively wrapped around his wife's neck just minutes before his arrest last May …
Discussion: RADAR
Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Sandra Bullock Recalls the Scary Moment Her House Got Broken Into: I Thought 'This Doesn't End Well' … Bonding over a scary moment.  Sandra Bullock connected with Willow Smith during an appearance on Red Table Talk after they both revealed they've had someone break into their homes.
Discussion: E! Online and POPSUGAR
Eve Crosbie / HELLO!:
NCIS's Vanessa Lachey comforted by co-stars as she shares heartbreaking news … NCIS: Hawai'i star Vanessa Lachey has revealed she is heartbroken after the death of her family dog, Wookie.  —  The TV star took to social media to make the heartbreaking announcement alongside a sweet photo …
Discussion: E! Online and FemaleFirst
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
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
Alec Baldwin Cries in 1st Sit-Down Interview Since Accidental ‘Rust’ Shooting: 'I Didn't Pull the Trigger' … Still in shock.  Alec Baldwin is speaking out about the Rust tragedy in his first sit-down interview more than one month after a prop gun misfired on the film set.
Discussion:, The Playlist and The Wrap
Samantha Schnurr / E! Online:
Adam Levine Debuts Must-See Rose Face Tattoo  —  Adam Levine has added a bold new tattoo to his large collection of body ink.  See the star's new face art below.  —  Is tat you, Adam Levine?  —  It most certainly is!  The star, who is no stranger to body ink, rocked what appears to be a new face tattoo on social media.
Discussion: Just Jared
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
Tionah Lee / E! Online:
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Celebrates 6 Years of Sobriety  —  Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino's latest milestone proves that tough times don't last.  See the Jersey Shore star's touching post about his sobriety.  —  We got a celebration here!  —  Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is marking a major milestone.
Discussion: Daily Mail
Katrina Schollenberger / The Sun:
Who is Rihanna's bff Melissa Forde?  —  MELISSA Forde, who is often recognized as M Dollas, is Rihanna's best friend.  —  She is said to be the inspiration behind Rihanna's massive hit Umbrella.  —  Melissa and Rihanna met when the two were just 14-years-old in Barbados, and the pair have been inseparable ever since.
Discussion: POPSUGAR and Bossip
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 …
Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Heather Dubrow calls former ‘RHOC’ star Kelly Dodd ‘pathetic’ over attacks  —  Now who's the “f-k face?”  —  Heather Dubrow holds only sympathy for her former “Real Housewives of Orange County” co-star Kelly Dodd, who she believes is “sad” and “pathetic.”  —  “It makes me laugh.
Discussion: E! Online
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: and Just Jared
The Dillard Family:
Jill's New Look  —  So, today I dyed my hair for the first time ever.
Simon Perry /
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
Vanessa Etienne /
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
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