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Tina Turner Dies: Legendary Rock & Soul Singer Was 83  —  Tina Turner, known as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll for her blistering performances and powerfully gritty vocals, died today after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.  She was 83.
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William Grimes / New York Times:
Tina Turner, Magnetic Singer of Explosive Power, Is Dead at 83  —  Hailed in the 1960s for her dynamic performances with her first husband, Ike, she became a sensation as a recording artist, often echoing her personal struggles in her songs.  —  Tina Turner, the earthshaking singer whose rasping vocals …
Kaitlin Simpson / Us Weekly:
Angela Bassett Shares Tina Turner's Powerful ‘Final Words’ to Her
Mike Davidson / Reuters:
‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies at 83
Lexy Perez / The Hollywood Reporter:
Angela Bassett, Mick Jagger, Forest Whitaker and More Pay Tribute to Tina Turner: “A Gift That Will Always Be ‘Simply the Best’”
Rolling Stone:
Tina Turner, Queen of Rock & Roll, Dead at 83
Tamar Lapin / Page Six:
Tina Turner, legendary Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, dead at 83
Nicki Cox / Page Six:
Tina Turner, husband Erwin Bach bought $76M home in Switzerland less than 2 years before her death
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FemaleFirst:
'I don't want to get caught!'  Why Melissa McCarthy can't watch the Gilmore Girls anymore  —  Melissa McCarthy can't watch herself back on screen in case “something happens” and she is found watching her own work back. … Melissa McCarthy can't watch herself back on screen in case she gets caught.
Waiss Aramesh / Rolling Stone:
Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Ice Spice, Charli XCX, and Even Ryan Gosling Feature on ‘Barbie’ Soundtrack  —  Soundtrack will also include Nicki Minaj, Ava Max, Dominic Fike, Gayle, HAIM, Khalid, and more  —  The movie of the summer is almost here — and now has an all-star soundtrack lineup to go with it.
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TMZ.com:
Britney Spears' Mother Lynne Visits Her Daughter for the First Time in Years  —  BRITNEY SPEARS MOTHER/DAUGHTER REUNION FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Britney Spears' mom flew to L.A. Wednesday to see her daughter ... and Britney was receptive enough to let her inside her home and spend some time catching up.
Tracey Harrington McCoy / People.com:
Bebe Rexha Talks ‘Tough’ Response to Her Weight Gain amid PCOS Diagnosis: ‘It Does Mess with You’  —  “We're in 2023 ... we should not be talking about people's weight,” the singer-songwriter said on Thursday's episode of ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’  —  Bebe Rexha is opening up about the struggles of being in the public eye.
Discussion: Just Jared and Sandra Rose
Karen Zraick / New York Times:
Fetty Wap Is Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Running Drugs  —  Prosecutors said the rapper, best known for his hit “Trap Queen,” glamorized drugs — and sold them even as he made millions from his music.  —  Fetty Wap, a New Jersey rapper who shot to fame with his hit “Trap Queen,” …
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TMZ.com:
Fetty Wap Sentenced to Six Years in Prison In Drug Trafficking Case
Peoplemag:
Tom Pelphrey Says Life at Home with Kaley Cuoco and New Baby Is ‘Heaven’: 'I'm So Grateful' (Exclusive)  —  “It's challenging at times,” Pelphrey tells PEOPLE of new parenthood, before adding, “It's the most beautiful thing ever”  —  Tom Pelphrey is enjoying life as a first-time dad.
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Brent Furdyk / ET Canada:
Tom Pelphrey On Raising Daughter Matilda With Kaley Cuoco: 'It's Heaven, It's Challenging At Times'
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Bill Lee, Bassist and Composer of Son Spike Lee's Films, Dies at 94  —  He accompanied a wide range of jazz and folk musicians and scored “She's Gotta Have It,” “School Daze” “Do the Right Thing” and “Mo' Better Blues.”  —  Bill Lee, a jazz bassist and composer who scored the early films …
Abbey White / The Hollywood Reporter:
Brian Cox Says Logan Roy's ‘Succession’ Death Was “Ultimately Too Early” in Final Season  —  “I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected,” the Emmy-nominated actor said ahead of the HBO show's finale.  —  Brian Cox says the death of the Roy family patriarch during the final season of Succession came too soon.
Emerson Pearson / ET Canada:
Kesha Opens Up About Her Intense Anxiety, Says She Thought It Was A ‘Psychotic Break’  —  Kesha is delving deep into her anxiety and the source of spiritual healing she eventually discovered.  —  During a candid conversation with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, the multi-platinum recording artist …
TMZ.com:
‘Selling Sunset’ Nicole Young Gets Death Threats After Feud with Chrishell Stause  —  ‘SELLING SUNSET’ NICOLE YOUNG GETS ‘UNBEARABLE’ DEATH THREATS After Feud with Chrishell  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 178 … 8:34 AM PT — Chrishell Stause just addressed the death threats, saying …
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