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10:25 AM ET, November 20, 2023

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Joseph Wilson / Associated Press:
Pop star Shakira reaches a deal with Spanish prosecutors on the first day of tax fraud trial  —  After having maintained her innocence for nearly five years, pop star Shakira struck a last-minute deal to avoid the risk of going to prison on the opening day of her tax fraud trial in Barcelona on Monday.
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Clare Fisher / People:
Shakira Settles Spanish Tax Fraud Case ‘with the Best Interest of My Kids at Heart’  —  The singer, who was facing the prospect of up to eight years in jail if found guilty, reached a deal with Spanish prosecutors on Monday to pay a $7.5 million fine  —  Shakira has agreed to a settlement …
The Carter Center:
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96  —  Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women's rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96.  She died peacefully, with family by her side.
Rebecca English / Daily Mail:
Harry and Meghan would NOT be welcomed with open arms to Royals' Sandringham Christmas, insiders claim: Sources wonder if William and Kate would turn up if Sussexes secure invite - and ask 'Why now?  Have they realised moaning isn't a great strategy?'  —  Harry and Meghan may have said they'd accept …
Rip / TMZ.com:
‘Transformers’ Voice Actor Peter Spellos Dead at 69 After Cancer Battle  —  PETER SPELLOS ‘TRANSFORMERS’ STAR DEAD AT 69 … Veteran actor Peter Spellos — who starred on the TV series “American Dreams” and an animated ‘Transformers’ series — is dead after battling pancreatic cancer ... TMZ has learned.
Tionah Lee / Entertainment Tonight:
Suki Waterhouse and Robert Pattinson Expecting First Child Together: See Her Cute Announcement  —  Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse Expecting First Child Together (Source)  —  Ashley Benson Married to Brandon Davis, Expecting First Child Together (Source)  —  Watch Jared Leto Make History Climbing Up the Empire State Building
TMZ.com:
SUZANNE SHEPHERD ‘SOPRANOS’ ACTRESS DEAD AT 89  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  Suzanne Shepherd, who had key roles in “The Sopranos” and “Goodfellas,” has passed away ... according to her family.  —  Suzanne's daughter, Kate Shepherd, tells TMZ ... her mother passed away in her sleep Friday morning.
Felicity Cross / The Sun:
I'm A Celebrity crew on ‘high alert’ as big name campmate looks ready to quit just hours into series  —  The star also has form for taking an early cut  —  FEARS grew yesterday that Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn might quit I'm A Celebrity after a tough start.
Discussion: Daily Star, The Mirror, Ok - home and Metro
Lindsay Weinberg / E! Online:
Nicole Kidman Reveals Big Little Lies Season 3 Is Coming  —  Nicole Kidman announced that she's working on Big Little Lies season three, calling the series a “massive success.”  —  No lies detected: The Monterey Five are back.  —  Big Little Lies season three is in the works, Nicole Kidman said Nov. 17.
Roya Nikkhah / The Sunday Times:
Harry and Meghan would love Christmas in UK but haven't been invited  —  The Sussexes are showing signs of healing the rift with the King but to come to Britain they want guarantees that security will be supplied  —  As phone calls go, there was no shortage of hype.
 
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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

Kerry Flynn / Axios:
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