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2:15 PM ET, August 5, 2022


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Kelly Gilmore / E! Online:
Marvel Star Will Poulter Confirms Romance With Model Bobby T in New Kissing Photos  —  Marvel actor Will Poulter and model Bobby T sealed it with a kiss while out in West Hollywood, confirming their romantic connection.  See the pair share a smooch on Sunset Blvd.  —  Pardon us while we marvel at these PDA pics.
Discussion: Us Weekly and Page Six
Meghan McCain's True View  —  Listen to this episode from The Commentary Magazine Podcast on Spotify.  This is one for the ages.  Meghan McCain joins us to talk about her home state of Arizona and its Republican primary results and then gives us the backstage skinny on why she left “The View,” and it's a stunning story.
Charmaine Patterson /
Kim Kardashian 'Can't Wait' to Have Pete Davidson Home from Australia: They're ‘Still Very Happy’  —  “The long distance hasn't been easy for Kim, but they are making it work,” an insider tells PEOPLE of Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's relationship  —  Kim Kardashian is ready to reunite with Pete Davidson.
Miranda Siwak / Us Weekly:
'Grey's Anatomy' Alum Abigail Spencer Reflects on ‘Hardest’ Year That Nearly ‘Killed Me’: ‘Stress Almost Took Me Out’  —  Getting through the hard times.  Thanks to “intensive trauma therapy,” Abigail Spencer has been able to cope with even the biggest challenges.  —  Celebrities Who Have Battled Mental Health Issues
Discussion: E! Online
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
James Franco To Play Fidel Castro In ‘Alina Of Cuba’; Mía Maestro Also Set Opposite Ana Villafañe  —  EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee and 2x Golden Globe winner James Franco will play Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Miguel Bardem's Alina of Cuba with Imagen Award winner Mía Maestro set …
NE-YO's Wife Crystal Renay Files for Divorce, Claims He Had a Baby with Another Woman  —  NE-YO and Renay married in February 2016 and share three children together  —  Crystal Renay is looking to end her marriage to NE-YO.  —  Shortly after publicly accusing the R&B singer of cheating …
Discussion: E! Online, Just Jared and The Sun
Us Weekly:
Ne-Yo's Estranged Wife Crystal Renay Files for Divorce, Alleges He ‘Recently Fathered’ a Child Amid Cheating Allegations
Discussion: Page Six
Meredith Nardino / Us Weekly:
‘F—king Idiot’!  MGK Responds After Tour Bus Is Vandalized in Nebraska  —  Defending his turf.  Machine Gun Kelly responded after a tour bus was vandalized during his recent stop in Nebraska — and he didn't hold back.  —  Machine Gun Kelly's Most Outrageous Moments: Feuds, Megan Fox PDA and More
Discussion: Perez Hilton and KETV
Kim Masters / The Hollywood Reporter:
DC Films' Walter Hamada Was on the Brink of Exit After ‘Batgirl’ Cancellation  —  The executive has agreed to remain in his post at least until the Oct. 21 release of the Dwayne Johnson film ‘Black Adam.’  —  Amid the shelving of the HBO Max film Batgirl and the clear desire …
Corinne Heller / E! Online:
Woody Harrelson Has the Best Response to “Adorable” Look-Alike Baby  —  After a woman's tweet about her baby resembling Woody Harrelson went viral, the actor offered his personal take in the sweetest way.  —  Watch: Woody Harrelson at “Free Birds” Premiere  —  It doesn't take a True Detective to figure out who this baby looked like.
Discussion: Page Six
Justin Drea / Celebrity Insider:
Joaquin Phoenix's Sequel To Joker May Be A Musical Starring Lady Gaga  —  The Joker solo film directed by Todd Phillips came out in 2019 and became an instant hit with fans and critics alike.  The film had much hype built leading up to its release but no one could have imagined the film becoming …
Discussion: Daily Star
Kisha Forde / E! Online:
Doja Cat Proudly Debuts New Shaved Head and Eyebrows During Live Chat  —  Doja Cat debuted a new brand look, which featured a shaved head and eyebrows, while chatting with fans during an Instagram Live.  See why the singer says she's “obsessed” with her transformation.
David Axelrod / CNN:
Episode Transcript  —  Narrator  —  And now from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN Audio: The Axe Files with your host, David Axelrod.  —  This is the 500th episode of The Axe Files.  I'll have more to say about that at the end of this podcast.
Lanae Brody /
Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu Says She Was Bullied Online After Gaining Weight: ‘I Broke Down so Many Times’  —  “It's not about how you look, it's about who you are from inside,” the 22-year-old tells PEOPLE  —  Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu says she has gained weight since being crowned in December …
Discussion: E! Online and Page Six
Paul Kirkley / Rolling Stone UK:
Matt Smith: from Time Lord to Targaryen prince  —  With a career that's taken him from ‘Doctor Who’ to the new ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’, Matt Smith is one of Britain's most in-demand actors.  But has anyone told him that?  —  Matt Smith doesn't use Google Maps.
WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian jail for drug-smuggling  —  (CNN)American women's basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used …
Riley Cardoza / Page Six:
Kylie Jenner defends ‘unsanitary’ lab pics: ‘I would never bypass protocols’  —  Kylie Jenner bashed haters criticizing her recent lab photos for being “unsanitary,” accusing them of “spreading false information.”  —  The makeup mogul, 24, clapped back in the comments of cosmetic developer …
Ne-Yo's Wife Files for Divorce, Says He Had Kid with Another Woman  —  Ne-Yo's wife is putting an end to the couple's marriage ... filing for divorce, and claiming the singer recently fathered a child with another woman.  —  Crystal Renay — who married Ne-Yo in February 2016 …
Laura Collins / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Judd's will reopens old family wounds: Money-plagued Wynonna insists it was HER talent that built mom's $25M fortune - reigniting sibling rivalry with well-heeled Ashley, who she dumped from farewell tour and is ‘siding with her mother’  — Wynonna Judd is considering …
Discussion: Perez Hilton, RADAR and Page Six
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Jackie Strause / The Hollywood Reporter:
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Martin Gould / Daily Mail:
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Miranda Siwak / Us Weekly:
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Discussion: Us Weekly and E! Online
Daisy Maldonado / E! Online:
Derek Jeter Proves He's the Ultimate Girl Dad in Sweet Photo With His Daughters
Discussion: Page Six
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Chris White / Daily Mail:
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Caroline Blair / Page Six:
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Andre Rhoden-Paul / BBC:
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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
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