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10:10 AM ET, January 12, 2022


 Top News: 
Fiona Nimoni / The Sun:
Simon Cowell ENGAGED to Lauren Silverman after secretly proposing on romantic Barbados holiday following 13-year romance  —  SIMON Cowell is to marry for the first time - after secretly proposing to his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman.  —  The 62-year-old X Factor star - who previously declared …
Discussion: Bustle, FemaleFirst, HELLO! and Daily Star
Karen Mizoguchi /
Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman Are Engaged: ‘They Are Both Super Happy,’ Says Source  —  Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman have been together since 2004  —  Simon Cowell proposed to his longtime love!  —  Cowell, 62, and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman are engaged, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Page Six:
Simon Cowell engaged to Lauren Silverman after ‘super sweet’ proposal  —  She said yes!  —  Simon Cowell is engaged to Lauren Silverman after 13 years together, Page Six can confirm.  —  A source told us that Cowell, 62, asked for the 44-year-old socialite's hand in marriage during …
Caitlyn Hitt / The Sun:
The Real's Jeannie Mai welcomes baby & thanks ‘God’ for ‘sending her a family’ in first photo of child on Instagram  —  JEANNIE Mai confirmed the arrival of her first child with husband Jeezy, sharing a photo of an adorable baby blanket and hospital bassinet on Instagram along with a message thanking ‘God’.
Discussion: FemaleFirst, E! Online and Just Jared
Riley Cardoza / Us Weekly:
The Real's Jeannie Mai Welcomes 1st Child With Husband Jeezy, His 4th
Discussion: Sandra Rose
Charmaine Patterson /
Nelly Denies Claim That He Lost $300K and Rewarded Woman Who Found It with $100  —  A source close to the rapper tells PEOPLE, “It's a false but funny story, a story about bitcoin would be more likely”  —  Nelly has addressed claims that he lost $300,000 and gave the woman who found it $100 in return.
Discussion: Sandra Rose and Bossip
Leah Greenblatt /
Ben Affleck, at the top of his game  —  The actor-director has seen fame from both sides now — and he's ready to talk (with Matt Damon, and us) about it.  —  It's one of those endless blue-haze days in Los Angeles, and Ben Affleck is leaning back on the diving board of a borrowed Bel Air estate …
Tristan Balagtas /
Oprah Winfrey Threw out Half a Cake to ‘Reset’ Her Diet for the New Year: ‘Goodbye Two-Week Old Cake’  —  The 67-year-old media mogul shared a video on Instagram in which she showed herself dumping out an entire half of a cake in an effort to “reset” her diet for 2022  —  Goodbye cake, hello 2022!
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Dollface Season 2 |  Trailer |  Hulu  —  Your favorite girl gang is back when #Dollface Season 2 premieres February 11, only on @Hulu!  SUBSCRIBE TO HULU'S YOUTUBE CHANNELClick the link to subscribe t...
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!, POPSUGAR and TVLine
Colin Stutz / Billboard:
Ye Planning Russia Trip to Meet Putin and Perform Sunday Service, Says Advisor  —  He also intends to grow his business in the country with billionaire developer Aras Agalarov, sometimes known as the Trump of Russia, and Agalarov's musician son, EMIN.  —  Kanye West is looking east — to Russia.
Discussion: Daily Star, Celebs, and Just Jared
Tracy Wright / Daily Mail:
Kanye West is planning a trip to meet with President Vladimir Putin and perform first-ever show in Russia with Sunday Service
Discussion: RADAR
Tierney Bricker / E! Online:
What Dreams Are Made Of: 21 Secrets About Lizzie McGuire Revealed  —  Lizzie McGuire premiered 21 years ago on Jan. 12, so we're celebrating with fun facts about the iconic Disney Channel series starring Hilary Duff.  —  Hey now, Lizzie McGuire can legally drink.
Discussion: Daily Star
United States Mint:
United States Mint Begins Shipping First American Women Quarters™ Program Coins  —  WASHINGTON - The United States Mint (Mint) has begun shipping the first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program.  These circulating quarters honoring Maya Angelou are manufactured at the Mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver.
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Oscars Will Have a Host in 2022, According to ABC … After three years without a host, the Oscars will have one when the ceremony airs this March 27 on ABC.  —  Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, announced that the Oscars would indeed return to a host …
Bryan Brunati / The Sun:
Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn breaks down in tears over rift with famous sibling on GMA Interview  —  BRITNEY Spears' sister Jamie Lynn broke down in tears as she discussed the rift with her famous sibling during a GMA interview.  —  The two haven't exactly seen eye-to-eye over the last few years …
Carlos Greer / Page Six:
Michael B. Jordan throws surprise party for Lori Harvey — but doesn't attend  —  Michael B. Jordan threw a swanky surprise birthday party for his girlfriend, Lori Harvey, on Monday night.  —  And even though the actor wasn't able to go, he did make sure to pick up the check.
Discussion: POPSUGAR, Just Jared and Bossip
Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Candace Cameron Bure Calls ‘Full House’ Costar Bob Saget the ‘Glue’ That Held Their ‘Family’ Together: ‘I Want 1 More Hug’ … Not ready to say goodbye.  Candace Cameron Bure reflected on her friendship with Bob Saget days after his death on Sunday, January 9.  —  “Oh, Bob.
Joanna Crawley / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Maya Jama and Ben Simmons are engaged!  TV star flashes HUGE ‘£600k 10 carat’ diamond ring during coffee date in Philadelphia after her basketball player beau popped the question over Christmas  — The presenter, 27, and US basketball star, 25, are set to wed after Ben popped the question over the festive period
Allison Crist / E! Online:
Bella Hadid Opens Up About Her Decision to Rejoin Victoria's Secret  —  Watch: Bella Hadid Says She Feels EMPOWERED in 2022  —  Onto bigger and better things.  —  2022 is going to be a huge year for Bella Hadid, and as the model revealed during E! News' Daily Pop on Tuesday, Jan. 11 …
Discussion: Just Jared and Page Six
Young Dolph Murder Suspects Captured and Arrested by U.S. Marshals  —  YOUNG DOLPH SUSPECTED KILLERS CAPTURED  —  The men who cops say gunned down Young Dolph are in custody ... after a manhunt which resulted in their arrests.  —  23-year-old Justin Johnson was taken in by U.S. Marshals Officers Tuesday …
Robin Givhan / Allure:
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Sharon Stone Joins ‘The Flight Attendant’ Season 2, Will Recur As Cassie's [SPOILER] On HBO Max Series  —  EXCLUSIVE: After Season 1 of The Flight Attendant delved into Cassie Bowden's tragic relationship with her late father, the upcoming second season of the hit HBO Max series …
Discussion: Just Jared, E! Online and TVLine
Julie Mazziotta /
Brittany Cartwright Wants to Lose ‘At Least 30 Lbs.’: ‘Postpartum Weight Loss Has Been a Struggle’  —  The former Vanderpump Rules star is partnering with Jenny Craig “to get back to feeling like my best self all around”  —  Brittany Cartwright is “incredibly proud” of her body after carrying …
Discussion: Page Six
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Josh Duhamel and Fergie Have ‘Zero Bad Blood’ as She Congratulates Him on New Engagement: Source
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Just Jared:
Ina Garten Has Hilarious Response to Reese Witherspoon's Healthy Habits: ‘Probably Not Doing Any of Those’
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Brenton Blanchet / Complex:
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E.B. Solomont / Wall Street Journal:
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The Guardian:
How China is using AI news anchors to spread its propaganda on social media; Microsoft: some AI anchors were created using ByteDance's video editing app CapCut

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