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4:00 AM ET, September 12, 2023

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Katherine Clarke / Wall Street Journal:
‘The Brady Bunch’ House Sells for $3.2 Million  —  The television network HGTV sold the Los Angeles home for roughly 9% less than it paid for the property in 2018  —  Be the first to know about the biggest and best luxury home sales and listings by signing up for our Mansion Deals email alert.
Caitlin Huston / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Drew Barrymore Show’ Audience Members Say They Were Kicked Out for Writers Guild Support Amid Picket  —  The talk show resumed taping without its three WGA writers on Monday as picketers demonstrated outside of CBS Studios.  —  Writers Guild of America members and scribes …
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Christy Piña / The Hollywood Reporter:
Drew Barrymore Announces Talk Show Return Amid Strikes, Says It Will Comply With WGA and SAG Strike Rules: “I Own This Choice”
Jane Crowther / GamesRadar:
Wonka director teases Timothée Chalamet's singing voice, but says the movie isn't a musical  —  By Jane Crowther Contributions from Emily Garbutt published  —  Exclusive: Paul King compares Chalamet's voice to Bing Crosby - but says Wonka isn't a musical
Dana Rose Falcone / People:
Summer House's Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke Officially Cancel Wedding After Calling Off Engagement (Exclusive)  —  The Bravo reality stars got engaged in August 2022 and planned to tie the knot in Mexico this fall  —  Lindsay Hubbard and Carl Radke have officially called it quits.
Lucy Manly / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: The Bachelorette star Charlie Newling, 36, dies as his car plunges off a cliff in Dover Heights Sydney: Reality TV contestant welcomed newborn eight weeks ago  —  A troubled reality star has died just two months after the birth of his second child.
Discussion: Daily Star, The Mirror, The Sun and Ok - OK
Olivia Little / Media Matters for America:
TikTok is blocking searches for WGA amid the ongoing writers strike  —  Update (9/11/23): A TikTok spokesperson told Media Matters that “WGA has been inadvertently blocked as part of the platforms' protections against QAnon conspiracy theories.”  (WWG1WGA is a common QAnon phrase.)
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Kidman ‘not fazed’ after Amy Schumer mocks photo of actress at US Open - as fans accuse comedian of ‘cyberbullying’  — Many fans expressed their disappointment in Schumer's behavior  — Comedian continued to mock when she issued an apology over the post
Discussion: Perez Hilton and FemaleFirst
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Matt Demarco / Daily Mail:
Amy Schumer is accused of ‘cyberbullying’ as she mocks photo of Nicole Kidman at US Open
Michaela Zee / Variety:
‘Murder, She Wrote’ Movie in the Works at Universal; ‘Dumb Money’ Writers and Producer Amy Pascal Attached  —  A “Murder, She Wrote” movie is in the works at Universal Pictures, with “Dumb Money” writers Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo and producer Amy Pascal attached, Variety has confirmed.
Discussion: Just Jared, ComingSoon.net and The Wrap
Hank Sanders / Chicago Tribune:
Communist group burns flag, protests Jason Aldean's Tinley Park concert  —  A community organization that aligns itself with communist beliefs held a protest Saturday night outside country music singer Jason Aldean's concert in Tinley Park.  —  Aldean has received praise and criticism …
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Vogue:
Kate Winslet on War Photographer Lee Miller, and the Film She Was Born to Make  —  London, one Friday in late June, the scene is a dark, windowless editing suite.  Kate Winslet is recording dialogue for Lee, a film she produced and stars in, about the life and work of Lee Miller …
Simon Boyle / The Sun:
EastEnders in crisis after Brian Conley quits in fiery dispute to leave key storyline in tatters - and wants out ASAP  —  TELLY favourite Brian Conley has abruptly quit EastEnders — and told bosses he wants out as quickly as possible.  —  A row with the BBC soap's executives led to his exit.
Discussion: Daily Star, Ok - OK and Metro
People:
Calvin Harris and Radio Host Vick Hope Marry at Sprawling Estate Wedding in Northeast England  —  On Saturday, the couple said their “I dos” in front of family and friends  —  Calvin Harris is married!  —  On Saturday, the British DJ and music producer, 39, married Radio 1 host Vick Hope …
Jessica Roiz / Billboard:
Jennifer Lopez to Release First Solo Album In Nine Years Under New Partnership With BMG: Exclusive  —  J.Lo will soon release her ninth studio album.  See the tracklist below.  —  Jennifer Lopez has inked a new recording and publishing partnership with BMG, Billboard can exclusively announce today (Sept. 11).
Discussion: Variety, ET Canada and Just Jared
Caitlin Lilly / Fox 5 Las Vegas:
Ed Sheeran crashes Las Vegas wedding, serenades couple during ceremony  —  LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Although his show at Allegiant Stadium may not have gone as planned on Saturday night, Ed Sheeran stepped in to make one couple's Las Vegas wedding extra special.
Hannah Sacks / People:
Grimes Says Elon Musk Sent Around a Photo of Her as She Was Having C-Section with Son X  —  The two are parents to sons X Æ A-Xii, 3, and Techno Mechanicus, and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl, 22 months  —  Grimes is opening up about a frustrating moment she experienced with Elon Musk.
Esther Kang / People:
‘RHOC’ Alum Alexis Bellino Is Excited for ‘What Lies Ahead’ After Her ‘Unexpected’ Split from Fiancé Andy Bohn  —  “My life took an unfortunate unexpected turn, on so many levels,” the reality star wrote in an Instagram post, referencing her broken engagement  —  Alexis Bellino is staying positive through hard times.
Discussion: Page Six and Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Kevin Federline May Seek Child Support Increase from Britney Spears  —  Kevin Federline is thinking of going to court to ask for an increase in child support from Britney Spears ... because he never bargained on having the kids full-time when they hashed out the terms of support.
Jennifer Newton / The Mirror:
Prince William ‘bans all mention of Prince Harry ahead of New York trip’  —  Next week, Prince William is due to visit New York for the city's climate change week and as part of his Earthshot Prize awards - but it is reported that he has taken a vow of silence when it comes to his estranged brother Prince Harry
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and FemaleFirst
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Rachel Burchfield / Marie Claire:
Prince William Reportedly “Has No Plans to Answer Questions” About Brother Prince Harry While in the U.S. Next Week
Discussion: The Mirror
 
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Sean Neumann / People:
Ruby Franke Was Moved into Medical Block in Jail, Jodi Hildebrandt Has ‘Life-Threatening’ Health Issue
Discussion: Page Six, Perez Hilton and Deseret News
Clare Fisher / People:
Mel B Says She's Hoping to Get Married in the Same Cathedral Princess Diana Did: ‘Waiting on Them’
Discussion: Marie Claire
Alyssa Morin / E! Online:
Kelly Osbourne Admits She “Went a Little Too Far” With Weight Loss Journey After Having Her Son
Discussion: Daily Mail and FemaleFirst
People:
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau's Pregnant Daughter Says Her Dad Is ‘Extremely Supportive’ (Exclusive)
Discussion: Us Weekly and E! Online
Mara Siegler / Page Six:
Jon Hamm sings with Beck during a secret show at hip downtown bar
Discussion: Variety and Just Jared
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Shelby Stivale / Us Weekly:
Pete Davidson's Mom Amy Will ‘Always Be Grateful’ for Late Husband in 9/11 Tribute
Discussion: People, Just Jared and New York Post
Rory Gannon / Daily Star:
Strictly star admits they were ‘completely homophobic’ after being traumatised at school
Discussion: The Mirror
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Wall Street Journal:
News Corp and OpenAI announce a multiyear agreement to bring News Corp's news content to OpenAI; sources: the deal could be worth $250M over five years

Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Sources: News Corp's Rebekah Brooks and Robert Thomson joined Lachlan Murdoch in Sydney for meetings ahead of a major restructuring announcement next week

Tom Friend / Sports Business Journal:
Sources: the NBA is formalizing deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon, which may prompt WBD to sue; ESPN may pay $2.8B annually, NBC $2.6B, and Amazon $1.8B to $2B

 
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