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TMZ.com:
‘RHOC’ Star Shannon Beador Arrested For DUI Alcohol and Hit-and-Run  —  ‘RHOC’ STAR SHANNON BEADOR ARRESTED FOR DUI, HIT-AND-RUN ... Struck House in Newport Beach  —  EXCLUSIVE  — 4.7K … Shannon Beador's tough year just got a lot rougher ... the reality TV star got busted for driving drunk this weekend in SoCal.
Elizabeth Dilts Marshall / Billboard:
Katy Perry Sells Catalog to Litmus Music for $225 Million  —  Deal includes rights to Perry's five chart-topping songs on 2010's “Teenage Dream,” plus songs from four other albums released between 2008-2020.  —  Litmus Music, a catalog rights company backed by private-equity giant Carlyle Group LP …
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McKinley Franklin / Variety:
Billy Miller, ‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘General Hospital’ Actor, Dies at 43  —  Billy Miller, the Daytime Emmy-winning actor from “The Young and the Restless” and “General Hospital,” died on Friday in Austin, Texas.  He was 43.  —  Miller's manager confirmed the news to Variety …
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Billy Miller, Three-time Daytime Emmy Winner, and GH, Y&R and AMC Alum, Dead at 43
Martin Robinson / Daily Mail:
THE RADIO BOSS  —  Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas gave Russell Brand his own BBC show, firstly at the digital station 6 Music then in a short space of time at Radio 2 itself.  —  She was regarded as the presenter's biggest champion at the corporation.  But it was because of Brand …
Gabi Duncan / Page Six:
Cher, 77, holds hands with Alexander ‘AE’ Edwards, 37, amid rumors of rekindled romance  —  Cher has seemingly rekindled her romance with former beau Alexander “AE” Edwards.  —  The pop icon, 77, was photographed looking quite cozy with the music executive, 37, on Friday as they stepped out for dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif.
GQ:
Zack Bia, Burgeoning Music Mogul, Wants To Set the Record Straight  —  The DJ, label head, and so-called “It Girl King” is gaining fans “one by one.”  Just not always on TikTok.  —  In late July in downtown New York, Zack Bia pulls up to a table in an empty hotel restaurant and orders an iced tea.
Sara Ashley O'Brien / Wall Street Journal:
How TikTok's ‘Get Ready With Me’ Queen Starts the Week  —  Alix Earle talks about working from bed, managing anxiety and what to expect on her show  —  Alix Earle's empire is growing.  —  The 22-year-old TikTok influencer is known for posting “get ready with me” videos and speaking candidly …
Kirsty Hatcher / People:
NFL Star Sergio Brown Still Missing as Mom Is Found Dead in Creek Near Family Home, Say Authorities  —  Myrtle Brown was reportedly found unresponsive on Saturday evening as police searched for her and her son  —  The mom of missing NFL star Sergio Brown has been found dead in a creek in a Chicago suburb.
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Daily Star:
Production company launches urgent investigation into Russell Brand allegations
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Pushes Back Return Amid Writers Strike  —  “The Jennifer Hudson Show” has pushed back its previously-planned premiere date and paused production amid backlash during the writers strike, Variety has learned.  —  Jennifer Hudson's talk show was supposed to premiere its new season on Monday, Sept. 18.
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Denise Petski / Deadline:
‘The Talk’ Pausing Season Premiere Amid Strike Backlash
Kira Barrett / Us Weekly:
Sydney Sweeney Celebrates Her 26th Birthday Like It's Prom in 1980  —  Sydney Sweeney rang in her birthday in style over the weekend in Los Angeles, throwing a 1980s prom-themed party filled with her closest family and friends.  —  The venue transported guests back into the 1980s …
Nicholas Hautman / Page Six:
Travis Barker reflects on ‘catastrophes’ that brought Blink-182 back together for ‘One More Time...’ album  —  “All the Small Things” weren't so small after all.  —  In a new trailer for their upcoming album, Blink-182 reflects on the many “catastrophes” they endured in their personal lives …
Discussion: Just Jared, Billboard and Rolling Stone
Celeste McCauley / People:
Arnold Schwarzenegger Celebrates 40 Years of U.S. Citizenship: ‘I Owe Everything to America’  —  “It is one of the proudest days of my life,” the former California governor said in an Instagram post marking the milestone  —  Arnold Schwarzenegger is proud to be American!
Emmy Griffiths / HELLO!:
Fans pay tribute after This Morning's expert dies suddenly aged 53 - details  —  Dr Uchenna Okoye's death was announced on Monday  —  This Morning expert Dr. Uchenna Okoye has very sadly passed away, it has been confirmed.  The dentist and TV personality, who also appeared on 10 Years Younger in 10 Days …
Discussion: Daily Star, The Sun and The Mirror
 
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Emily Selleck / Page Six:
Adele sparks marriage speculation with Rich Paul after calling him her ‘husband’
Kimberly Nordyke / The Hollywood Reporter:
Singer Irish Grinstead of the Girl Group 702 Dies at 43
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

Chris Welch / The Verge:
Daniel Ek says Spotify is working on a deluxe Spotify tier, costing around $17 to $18, that has “a lot more control, a lot higher quality across the board”

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