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5:50 PM ET, March 17, 2023

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TMZ.com:
‘The Wire’ Star Lance Reddick Dead at 60  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 67.7K … Lance Reddick, famous for his work on HBO's “The Wire” and the “John Wick” movie franchise has died ... TMZ has learned.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Lance's body was discovered at his Studio City home Friday morning around 9:30 AM.
Lucy Clark / The Guardian:
Sam Neill: Jurassic Park actor reveals he is being treated for stage-three blood cancer  —  Exclusive: Neill underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma  — Sam Neill on his new memoir and living with blood cancer: 'I'm not afraid to die, but it would annoy me'
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Ashleigh Gray / Daily Mail:
Jurassic Park star Sam Neill, 75, reveals he's being treated for stage-three blood cancer in new book: 'I'm crook, possibly dying'  —  Sam Neill has revealed that he is being treated for stage-three blood cancer.  —  The Jurassic Park star disclosed the news in his upcoming memoir …
Discussion: The Guardian and BBC
TMZ.com:
Tyra Banks Leaving ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to Focus on Personal Businesses  —  TYRA BANKS TRADING BALLROOM FOR BOARDROOM ... No More Hosting ‘DWTS’ … Tyra Banks is hanging up her ballroom outfits, and slipping into serious business attire ... she's calling it quits at “Dancing with the Stars” …
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Sophia Vilensky / Us Weekly:   Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song's Relationship Timeline
Justin Kroll / Deadline:
Denzel Washington Reuniting With Ridley Scott On ‘Gladiator’ Sequel At Paramount  —  EXCLUSIVE: Almost 16 years ago Denzel Washington and Ridley Scott wowed audiences with their hit crime drama American Gangster, and now it looks like the the two A-listers are ready to get back together in a big way.
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Karen Ruiz / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: It's official!  Beaming Amy Robach steps out with T.J. Holmes after quietly finalizing divorce agreement with Andrew Shue - as the Melrose Place actor is comforted by her daughter while picking up their Maltipoo in doggy joint custody deal  — Amy Robach, 50, and Andrew Shue …
Meghan Mccain / Daily Mail:
Take one look at washed-out phony health guru Gwynnie and ask: Is it any wonder America is sick of her pseudo-scientific wellness and starvation diets?  —  Gwyneth Paltrow is an academy award-winning actress turned health guru, who has never gone to medical school, nor has any medical training whatsoever.
Jordan Moreau / Variety:
Lance Reddick, ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’ Star, Dies at 60 … Lance Reddick, who appeared in major TV series like “The Wire,” “Fringe,” “Bosh” and films like the “John Wick” franchise, which is set to debut “John Wick: Chapter 4” next week, died of natural causes Friday morning, Variety has confirmed with his reps. He was 60.
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Kelly McCreary Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' After 9 Seasons As Maggie Pierce  —  EXCLUSIVE: Grey Sloan Memorial will be losing both of Ellis Grey's daughters this season.  Kelly McCreary, who has played Maggie Pierce, Meredith Grey's (Ellen Pompeo) half-sister and head of the hospital's …
Sarah Packer / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Love Island's Will Young says Aussie girlfriend Jessie Wynter is moving to the UK to work on his farm and admits the couple have barely left the bedroom since romping on TV  —  Love Island contestant Will Young says Aussie co-star Jessie Wynter is moving to the UK to live with him on his farm — and help deliver lambs.
Discussion: Ok - OK, The Sun, Mirror and Daily Star
Francesca Bacardi / Page Six:
Sharon Stone: I ‘lost half my money’ in Silicon Valley Bank collapse  —  Sharon Stone revealed that she lost “half” of her fortune, presumably in the Silicon Valley Bank collapse.  —  The “Basic Instinct” star broke down in tears as she accepted the Courage Award during the Women's Cancer Research Fund's …
Simon Perry / People.com:
Kate Middleton Attends First St. Patrick's Day Parade Since Becoming Colonel of the Irish Guards  —  Princess Kate was joined by Prince William, who was the Colonel before his wife recently took over the position — and cracked a joke about how he'll “fail once again to finish a pint of Guinness”
Kimberlee Speakman / People.com:
Eva Longoria Offers Some Advice for Pandering Politicians — and Shares Whether She'd Run for Office Herself  —  Longoria, who has been active in politics for decades, told CNN's Chris Wallace that people have lost faith in elected officials  —  Eva Longoria might be politically engaged …
Discussion: Just Jared
Courtney Love / The Guardian:
Why are women so marginalised by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  —  Barely 8% of its inductees are female.  The canon-making doesn't just reek of sexist gatekeeping, but also purposeful ignorance and hostility  —  got into this business to write great songs and have fun.  I was a quick learner.
Ruth Bashinsky / Daily Mail:
Male model Jeff Thomas may have died after falling off Miami tower while taking a SELFIE, his agent claims: Brother says sibling's death came after addiction and mental health issues  — LA agent Luli Batista of The Sovereign Talent Group claims his death may have been accidental
People.com:
Sharon Stone Reflects on Breast Tumor Surgery: 'Don't Ever Feel Compelled Not to Get a Mammogram'  —  “I went into the hospital saying, 'If you open me up and it's cancer, please take my breasts, because I am not a person defined by my breasts,' ” the actress told PEOPLE
Kirsty Hatcher / People.com:
Kim Kardashian Takes Soccer Fan Son Saint West, 7, to English Soccer Game  —  The mother-son duo watched Arsenal F.C. play Portuguese team Sporting Lisbon in London on Thursday evening  —  Kim Kardashian is officially a soccer mom!  —  The 42-year-old took her son Saint West, 7 …
Yana Grebenyuk / Us Weekly:
Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish Finalize Divorce More Than 2 Years After Split: Details  —  It's officially over.  Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish have finalized their divorce, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.  —  The agreement for Bosworth, 40, and Polish's divorce was entered on Wednesday, March 15.
Discussion: Just Jared and Full Feed
Dory Jackson / People.com:
‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ 's Sebastian Chacon Says the ‘Band’ Has a ‘Lot of Different Ideas’ About Touring  —  “I know for me personally, I don't speak for everyone, necessarily, but I know that for myself, I could play these songs right now,” Chacon tells PEOPLE
Discussion: Yahoo Lifestyle and ET Canada
Kate Aurthur / Variety:
Brian Cox Is Glad ‘Succession’ Is Ending, and Doubles Down on Hating Method Acting: 'I Don't Put Up With That American S—' … Last month, when “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong announced that the fourth season of the Emmy-winning HBO drama would be its last, the internet howled in despair.
Discussion: Us Weekly, UPROXX, Cele|bitchy and IndieWire
Sharon Knolle / The Wrap:
‘Bel-Air’ Renewed for Season 3 at Peacock … “Bel-Air” has been renewed for a third season at Peacock, the streamer announced on Friday.  —  The series launched in February 2022 as the streamer's most-watched original premiere, and remains Peacock's most-watched original series to date.
Jennie Buzaglo / Daily Star:
Love Island's Sam Thompson in hospital with mystery illness as he shares health update  —  Former Made in Chelsea star and Love Island podcast host Sam Thompson has given his fans a health update after he was taken to hospital and underwent a colonoscopy  —  Sam Thompson revealed …
Discussion: Ok - OK, The Sun and Mirror.co.uk
Alyssa Lapid / Bustle:
Melanie Lynskey Secretly Worked With Her Husband Jason Ritter On The Last Of Us  —  Melanie Lynskey has had a long career in Hollywood, from Sweet Home Alabama to a guest role in The Last of Us.  The 45-year-old star is also reprising her Emmy-nominated turn as Shauna in Yellowjackets Season 2, which comes to Showtime on March 26.
 
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance and Disney merge their media businesses in India, creating the country's largest media conglomerate; Reliance values it at $8.5B and will invest $1.4B

Yiwen Lu / New York Times:
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