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2:30 PM ET, May 25, 2023

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Claudia Aoraha / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Tina Turner died from natural causes at home in Switzerland - after battling intestinal cancer, four decades of high blood pressure and undergoing kidney transplant  — The legendary singer, 83, passed away at her home in Küsnach near Zurich, Switzerland, following a long, unspecified illness
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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 …
Marisa Sullivan / People.com:
Lizzo Covers ‘Proud Mary’ on Tour Tribute to Tina Turner: 'There Wouldn't Be No Rock ‘n’ Roll Without' Her  —  The ‘2 Be Loved’ singer honored the late iconc at her tour stop in Phoenix Wednesday  —  Lizzo is honoring the late Tina Turner for her legendary contribution to music.
Deadline:
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.
Kaitlin Simpson / Us Weekly:
Angela Bassett Shares Tina Turner's Powerful ‘Final Words’ to Her
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’”
Mike Davidson / Reuters:
‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies at 83
Rolling Stone:
Tina Turner, Queen of Rock & Roll, Dead at 83
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.
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.
Steven McIntosh / BBC:
Brian Cox says Succession twist happened ‘too early’ in series  —  WARNING: This article discusses a major plot spoiler from the third episode of Succession's fourth season.  —  Succession star Brian Cox has said he thought his character Logan Roy was killed off “too early” in the latest series of the acclaimed HBO drama.
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Jack Irvin / Peoplemag:
Miley Cyrus Clarifies Comments About Not Wanting to Tour: 'I Don't Want to Sleep on a Moving Bus'  —  The pop star recently told British Vogue that “singing for hundreds of thousands of people isn't really the thing that I love”  —  Fans of Miley Cyrus won't be seeing her on the road anytime soon …
L. F. / Perez Hilton:
Tina Turner Fans BLAST Beyoncé & Jay-Z For Making A ‘Mockery’ Of Singer's Domestic Abuse In Drunk In Love  —  Home » Beyonce » Tina Turner Fans BLAST Beyoncé & Jay-Z For Making A ‘Mockery’ Of Singer's Domestic Abuse In Drunk In Love  —  [Warning: Potentially Triggering Content]
Heidi Parker / Daily Mail:
Jana Kramer is engaged!  The star reveals she is set to tie the knot with Allan Russell... two years after divorcing Mike Caussin  —  One Tree Hill veteran Jana Kramer is engaged.  —  The 39-year-old country singer shared the happy news on Thursday morning on her podcast Whine Down for iHeartRadio.
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: Daily Mail, Just Jared and Sandra Rose
Carly Duffy / dailystar:
Sam Smith issues statement as they're ‘heartbroken’ after concert suddenly cancelled  —  Singer Sam Smith has issued a public statement after their concert was suddenly cancelled during a performance at the AO Arena in Manchester just four songs in  —  Sam Smith has issued a statement …
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 …
David Canfield / Vanity Fair:
‘Fellow Travelers’: Inside Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey's Epic, Sexy Romance  —  The two actors give their all to this decades-spanning limited series, which explores a gay love story with bold—and explicit—cinematic sweep.  —  When Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey first met at a coffee shop …
Discussion: Queerty and The WOW Report
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'
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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  — 194 … 8:34 AM PT — Chrishell Stause just addressed the death threats, saying …
Discussion: Daily Mail and Page Six
Ebenezer Samuel / Men's Health:
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret to Lasting Influence  —  He's outmuscled and outsmarted his way to the tippity-top of bodybuilding, Hollywood, and politics.  But can he master the art of online influence?  —  ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is staring past the row of weight machines …
 
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Emily Strohm / Peoplemag:
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James Ball / Politico:
The allegations facing Will Lewis and Rob Winnett are not remotely in line with either UK or US journalism ethics; blaming British media culture is wrong

Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Internal memo: ABC News Executive Editor Stacia Deshishku is leaving the network and her 35-year career in journalism

Lachlan Cartwright / The Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: The Daily Beast's DC bureau chief Martin Pengelly has quit five weeks after being hired; the outlet will lay off several non-guild employees next week

 
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