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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  — 5.2K … 10:30 AM PT — Shannon Beador's lawyer, Michael Fell tells TMZ ... “I spent quite a bit of time with Shannon yesterday.
TMZ.com:
Ariana Grande, Estranged Husband Dalton Gomez Simultaneously File for Divorce  —  Ariana Grande is following in her boyfriend Ethan Slater's footsteps ... because she's also officially filed for divorce from her husband of 2 years, Dalton Gomez, and he's filed too.
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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Sam Ramsden / Bustle:   Katy Perry Just Sold Her Music Catalog For An Eye-Watering Amount
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.
Eliza Thompson / Us Weekly:
Cher and Ex Alexander ‘AE’ Edwards Want to Give Their Romance a ‘Second Try’ (Source)  —  The second time might be the charm for Cher and Alexander “AE” Edwards, who split earlier this year after six months of dating.  —  “They had stayed in communication even though they called things off a few months ago …
Discussion: Elle, In Touch Weekly and Extra
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Stephanie Petit / People:
Why Kate Middleton Isn't Joining Prince William on His New York City Trip  —  The Prince and Princess of Wales traveled to the U.S. together late last year, visiting Boston for the second Earthshot Prize awards ceremony  —  Prince William is heading back to the United States — without his wife, Kate Middleton.
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Georgia Brown / HELLO!:
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's NYC hotspots: Where they wine, dine and stay in the Big Apple
Discussion: Marie Claire
Christian Holub / EW.com:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians introduces a new generation of demigods  —  Creator Rick Riordan says the Disney+ series is the faithful adaptation “you've been waiting for.”  —  It's time for another trip to Camp Half-Blood.  —  In the years since Rick Riordan first published …
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.
Angela Andaloro / People:
Gabrielle Union Says Daughter Kaavia Thought Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour Show Was a ‘Blue Ivy Concert’ (Exclusive)  —  Gabrielle Union tells PEOPLE about her family's special night in Los Angeles at Beyoncé's birthday show on the Renaissance World Tour
Discussion: Daily Mail and VIBE.com
Katie Hind Consultant / Daily Mail:
Inside Russell Brand's marriage to wife Laura Gallacher: Pair met through her Sky Sports star sister Kirsty and dated when she was 18 - but she finally tamed the hellraising womaniser when they reunited after he carved out a Hollywood career  —  2.3k  —  It was a chance meeting on the towpath …
The Bookseller:
Bluebird to pause Brand publishing as Tavistock Wood cuts ties  —  Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird is to pause all future publishing with Russell Brand, following allegations of rape and sexual assault made against him in a Channel 4 “Dispatches” programme this weekend.
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 …
WGN-TV:
Smashing Pumpkins commemorates 30th anniversary of ‘Siamese Dream’ with pop-up, concerts in Highland Park  —  While speaking to WGN's Dean Richards, Singer Billy Corgan revealed that he and his longtime girlfriend Chloe Mendel got married on Saturday.  —  HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. …
Discussion: Billboard, People, Stereogum and Extra
TMZ.com:
Tamar Braxton Says Her Car Was Burglarized, Posts Video  —  Tamar Braxton says her car was broken into and ransacked — and she's lamenting the fact she doesn't feel safe, even at home ... which is understandable considering the video.  —  The singer posted 4 clips on IG Monday …
Discussion: Perez Hilton and The Messenger
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 …
Chris Rogers / Page Six:
‘The Challenge’ stars Kaycee Clark and Nany González are engaged  —  View this post on Instagram  —  A post shared by Nany Carmen González (@nanycarmen)  —  Congrats are in order for “The Challenge” stars Nany González and Kaycee Clark!
Discussion: E! Online, Us Weekly and People
Max Goldbart / Deadline:
Russell Brand's Live Tour Postponed Following Allegations  —  Russell Brand's upcoming live shows have all been postponed following allegations of rape and sexual assault.  —  “We are postponing these few remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows, we don't like doing it …
Discussion: Collider, ET Canada and Just Jared
Billboard:
Olivia Rodrigo's ‘Vampire’ Flies Back to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100  —  Plus, Rodrigo's “Bad Idea Right?” jumps to a new No. 7 high, as her album Guts launches atop the Billboard 200. … Plus, her “Bad Idea Right?” roars to a new No. 7 high, from No. 26, as her sophomore album Guts …
Discussion: Variety, Just Jared and UPROXX
TMZ.com:
Halle Berry Says Drake Reached Out To Use Slime Photo, Turned Him Down  —  HALLE BERRY DRAKE REACHED OUT TO ME FOR SLIME PIC ... But I Told Him No!!!  —  Halle Berry is still firin' shots at Drake after using a pic of her covered in slime for his new song ... clarifying that he did reach out for her permission, and she said no way.
Kirsty Hatcher / People:
Chrishell Stause Mourns Death of ‘All My Children’ Costar Billy Miller: ‘I Hope You Are at Peace’  —  The Daytime Emmy Award winner died on Friday in Austin, Texas, according to a statement obtained by PEOPLE  —  Chrishell Stause is remembering her late costar Billy Miller.
 
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