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3:10 PM ET, November 30, 2023

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BBC:
Shane MacGowan: Pogues singer dies aged 65  —  The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has died aged 65, following a recent hospital stay after being diagnosed with encephalitis.  —  The singer-songwriter, whose hits include 1987's Fairytale of New York and A Pair of Brown Eyes, had been unwell for some time.
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Associated Press:
Shane MacGowan, lead singer of The Pogues and a laureate of booze and beauty, dies at age 65
Glamour:
Meg Ryan on Aging, Dating, and Rom-Coms  —  In a candid interview, the 62-year-old talks directing during the pandemic, her worst date ever, the joy of parenting, the “moonshot” trifecta of her three highest-grossing rom-coms, and more.  And yes, there are some really great sweaters.
TMZ.com:
Kelly Clarkson's Ex-Husband Overcharged Her as Manager, Ordered to Return Millions  —  Kelly Clarkson continues her winning streak in her divorce from Brandon Blackstock ... this round a labor commissioner ruled Brandon had overcharged her by millions when he represented Kelly as her manager.
Véronique Hyland / Elle:
Jennifer Lopez Is Standing in Her Power  —  The icon is aiming to do everything the men do.  —  BY VÉRONIQUE HYLAND AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY SØLVE SUNDSBØ.  STYLED BY GEORGE CORTINA.  PUBLISHED: NOV 30, 2023 8:00 AM EST  —  Dress, Ralph Lauren Collection, $5,990.
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Elle:
Meet ELLE's 2023 Women in Hollywood  —  Our celebration of the women we loved watching this year.  —  Women are the story, Jennifer Lopez says in ELLE's annual celebration of Women in Hollywood.  “We have to be able to stand in our own power and say, 'We're not just on the periphery.'” …
Discussion: Daily Mail
People:
Jessica Simpson Says Her Husband and Kids ‘Miss’ Her as She Splits Time Between L.A. and Nashville (Exclusive)  —  “I'm back and forth a lot,” the singer and actress tells PEOPLE at the 37th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York City, Wednesday
Discussion: Daily Mail
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Greg Evans / Deadline:
Frances Sternhagen Dies: Tony-Winning Broadway Actress, Cliff's Mom On ‘Cheers’ Was 93  — Taylor Swift Surprise-Releases “You're Losing Me” As Thank You For Being Spotify's Top 2023 Global Artist; Joe Rogan Tops Podcast Lists  — Broadway Gets Big Serving Of Thanksgiving Bounty: Weekly Grosses And Ticket Prices Up Nearly 30%
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Anita Gates / New York Times:
Frances Sternhagen, Actress Who Thrived in Mature Roles, Dies at 93
Discussion: Extra and HELLO!
Chris Koseluk / The Hollywood Reporter:
Frances Sternhagen, Two-Time Tony Winner and ‘Sex and the City’ Actress, Dies at 93
Jordan Moreau / Variety:
Sebastian Stan Plays Donald Trump, Jeremy Strong Is Roy Cohn and Maria Bakalova Is Ivana Trump in ‘The Student’ Film  —  Sebastian Stan is playing young Donald Trump in a movie titled “The Student” from Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi ("Holy Spider"), Variety can confirm.
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Matt Grobar / Deadline:
‘The Apprentice’: Jeremy Strong And Maria Bakalova Join Sebastian Stan In Donald Trump Pic  — 'Sex/Life's Jessika Borsiczky To Direct ‘Chasing Red’ Feature Based On Popular YA Romance Webnovel For Stampede, Wattpad Webtoon  —  EXCLUSIVE: Here's one you probably didn't see coming …
Sara Austin / Elle:
Jodie Foster Has Nothing Left to Prove  —  The newly laid-back legend cares about the work and not the trappings.  —  BY SARA AUSTIN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY ZOEY GROSSMAN.  STYLED BY ALEX WHITE.  PUBLISHED: NOV 30, 2023 8:00 AM EST  —  Shirt, $1,800, skirt, Valentino.  Tie, Valentino Garavani, $490.
Angel Saunders / People:
Insecure Actress Accuses Brother of Keke Palmer's Ex of ‘Mental and Physical Abuse’ in Child Custody Dispute  —  DomiNque Perry made the allegations against Sarunas J. Jackson days after Palmer was granted a TRO order against his brother  —  Insecure actress DomiNque Perry is accusing …
Heidi Parker / Daily Mail:
Griselda official trailer: Sofia Vergara is nearly UNRECOGNIZABLE as Colombian drug cartel leader Griselda Blanco in Netflix limited series  —  Sofia Vergara was nearly unrecognizable in the first official trailer for Netflix's upcoming limited series, Griselda.
Discussion: Just Jared and Egotastic
People:
RHOSLC's Heather Gay Says She's ‘on the Ozempic Train’ but 'I Haven't Had Massive Results' (Exclusive)  —  “I've been on it for a long time, but hadn't really seen much results,” Gay told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview Wednesday  —  Heather Gay has confessed that she's “on the Ozempic train.”
Discussion: Page Six and Life & Style
Angela Andaloro / People:
Penelope Disick Fed Up by Mom Kourtney Kardashian Constantly Showing Off Her Baby Bump: ‘So Braggy’  —  The tween wasn't thrilled with her mom's belly-baring maternity looks  —  Kourtney Kardashian Barker's daughter found herself a little irked by her mom's pregnant belly being on display.
Dana Rose Falcone / People:
Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner Reflects on a Few ‘Failures’ Trying to Date After His Wife's Death (Exclusive)  —  The reality star thought he'd be ready for a new relationship one year after his wife Toni's death 2017, but tells PEOPLE that “absolutely wasn't the case”
Discussion: Suggest and Life & Style
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The Hollywood Reporter:
The Golden Bachelor's Not-So-Golden Past
TMZ.com:
Taylor Swift Jets Off to Beyoncé's London Film Premiere to Show Her Thanks  —  Taylor Swift said her goodbyes to boyfriend Travis Kelce in Kansas City Wednesday and flew over to London for the premiere of Beyoncé's new concert flick.  —  TS boarded a private jet at Kansas City Airport …
TMZ.com:
Arrest Warrant Issued For NFL Star Von Miller For Assaulting Pregnant Woman  —  TMZ Sports has learned an arrest warrant has been issued for NFL superstar Von Miller ... after he allegedly assaulted a pregnant woman.  —  According to a spokesperson for the Dallas Police Department …
Spotify:
Kelsea Ballerini: Love Yourself Enough to Start Over [VIDEO]  —  Listen to this episode from Call Her Daddy on Spotify.  (VIDEO PODCAST) Join Alex in Nashville as she reunites with Kelsea Ballerini for an overdue catch up.  From opening up about struggling to break through in a male dominated industry …
Janine Henni / People:
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Wows in Unexpected Gown with a Style Tie to Beyoncé  —  Dutch designer Iris van Herpen's dress was an appropriate choice for Queen Maxima's latest outing  —  Queen Maxima of the Netherlands made a true fashion statement in the capital of fashion.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and WWD
Adrian Sainz / Associated Press:
Memphis couple to remove references to Michael Oher being adopted as part of legal battle  —  A lawyer for the Memphis couple who took in former NFL player Michael Oher when he was in high school said Wednesday that references to Oher being their adopted son will be removed from the couple's websites …
 
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People:
Carrie Ann Inaba on Being DWTS' Sole Female Judge: ‘I Have to Fight Harder for My Opinion to Be Honored’
Discussion: The Blast
Riley Cardoza / Page Six:
Nick Cannon defends Beyoncé's controversial premiere look: Kim Kardashian ‘wishes she looked like that’
Discussion: TMZ.com and Hollywood Life
Hannah Hargrave / HELLO!:
Jessica Simpson highlights her tiny waistline and washboard abs in jaw-dropping outfit as fans weigh in
Discussion: The Blast, Page Six and Daily Mail
Jennie Buzaglo / Daily Star:
Brookside star Dean Sullivan who played iconic Jimmy Corkhill dies aged 68
Discussion: The Mirror
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TMZ.com:
Josh Giddey Police Inquiry, Sources Say Minor, Family Won't Cooperate
Emma James / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce visit BFF Brittany Mahomes and QB husband Patrick at their sprawling $8 million home as the popstar settles into life in Kansas City
Madison Vain / Esquire:
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

Laura Wagner / Washington Post:
The NewsGuild of New York accuses the NYT of targeting staff with Middle Eastern or North African backgrounds in a investigation into October 7 coverage leaks

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
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