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Aleks Phillips / BBC:
Sir Ian McKellen falls off stage during performance  —  Sir Ian McKellen has been taken to hospital after falling off stage during a performance of Player Kings at the Noël Coward theatre in London.  —  The 85-year-old actor was in a fight scene when he lost his footing and fell.
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Michelle Tauber / People:
Ian McKellen, 85, Hospitalized After Falling Off London Stage Mid-Performance: Report  —  The actor was appearing in ‘Player Kings’ when he lost his footing, the BBC reports  —  Actor Ian McKellen was hospitalized on June 17 after falling off stage mid-performance in London, the BBC reports.
Brittney Baird / WKRN-TV:
Crews extinguish fire at Carrie Underwood's home  —  WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Crews extinguished a fire Sunday night at Carrie Underwood's Williamson County property.  —  According to Williamson County Fire Rescue, the county dispatched all eight of its stations to Underwood's property because of the home's remote location.
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Craig Shoup / The Tennessean:
Fire at Carrie Underwood's Middle Tennessee home sparked by off-road vehicle, crews report
Waiss Aramesh / Rolling Stone:
Sabrina Carpenter Gave Us the Song of the Summer.  She's Got a Plan for All Seasons  —  The “Espresso” hitmaker goes deep on her upcoming album, deeply honest lyrics, and quality time with Taylor Swift  —  O  —  N A WARM day in July of last year, Sabrina Carpenter woke up in a tiny village south …
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Daniel Trainor / Us Weekly:
Sabrina Carpenter Was ‘Very Communicative’ With Taylor Swift About Kim Kardashian Skims Collab
Discussion: People and Popsugar
Lane Florsheim / Wall Street Journal:
Why Usher Doesn't Eat on Wednesdays  —  Ahead of his world tour, the Grammy-winning musician talks about his Super Bowl exercise regimen, trying to impress his kids and the advice he lives by  —  Despite the streak he's been on this year, Usher is still struggling to impress his own children.
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Tamantha Ryan / Page Six:
Usher reveals daily diet, exercise regimen to maintain fit physique: Cayenne pepper drinks, meditation, no food on Wednesdays
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Spotify:
Taylor Hill: How to Navigate Emotional Challenges & Ways to Practice Gratitude in Lifes' Unexpected Hard Times  —  Listen to this episode from On Purpose with Jay Shetty on Spotify.  How does gratitude aid during emotional struggles?  How does focusing on positives improve our emotional well-being?
Discussion: Just Jared
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Johnni Macke / Us Weekly:
Taylor Hill Reveals Miscarriage for the 1st Time: It Was a ‘Roller-Coaster of Emotion’
Discussion: FemaleFirst
Matangi Tonga:
Diving accident claims life of promising young athlete at Ha'apai  —  A diving accident claimed the life of a promising young athlete, JJ Rice (18), at Faleloa, Ha'apai, on Saturday 15 June.  —  His father Darren Rice, confirmed that JJ was free diving from a boat on Saturday, when he died from a suspected shallow water blackout.
Just Jared:
Brad Pitt's Formula 1 Racing Movie Gets Theatrical Release Date, New Details Revealed  —  Brad Pitt has been working on a Formula 1 movie for years now and we finally know when it will be released!  —  The Oscar-winning actor is starring in the movie alongside rising star Damson Idris and he's also producing the film.
Ilana Kaplan / People:
Don Omar Reveals He Has Cancer in Instagram Post: ‘See You Soon’  —  The rapper and musician shared a photo of his hospital bracelet in an Instagram post on Monday, June 17  —  Don Omar has revealed he is fighting cancer.  —  In an Instagram post on Monday, June 17, the Puerto Rican rapper/singer …
Dory Jackson / People:
Boy Meets World Star Trina McGee's Adult Children Learned of Her Pregnancy Online: 'We're All Good' (Exclusive)  —  McGee also tells PEOPLE about how her former ‘Boy Meets World’ costars reacted to the news  —  The news of Trina McGee's pregnancy at age 54 didn't just take the world by surprise.
Discussion: Daily Mail and Full Feed
Vanessa Serna / Page Six:
Ashley Benson denies taking Ozempic after shedding baby weight  —  Ashley Benson shut down rumors she's taking Ozempic.  —  Four months after the birth of her first child, fans questioned if the “Pretty Little Liars” alum was using the weight loss drug to shed her baby weight when she posed for a slimmed-down selfie.
TMZ.com:
Diddy Showered With Father's Day Love From Kids, Have His Back Amid Woes  —  DIDDY SHOWERED WITH FATHER'S DAY LOVE ... Kids Got His Back!!!  —  Diddy's family made sure to let him know he was loved and appreciated on Father's Day — this after most of Hollywood turned their back on him amid his legal woes.
Discussion: Us Weekly, Daily Mail and Page Six
Brahmjot Kaur / E! Online:
What Does Tom Bergeron Miss Most About Dancing With the Stars?  His Answer Will Make Your Jaw Drop  —  After hosting Dancing With the Stars for 15 years, Tom Bergeron only misses on aspect of the show—and it's not what you think.  —  Tom Bergeron is pulling back the curtain on his time on Dancing With the Stars.
Discussion: Deadline
TMZ.com:
Post Malone Gives Steve-O Penis Face Tattoo  —  STEVE-O GETS PENIS FACE TATTOO ... Courtesy of Post Malone!!! … Steve-O got his first face tattoo, and if anyone calls him d**kface ... well, he can blame Post Malone for drawing a penis on his mug.  —  The “Jackass” star enlisted Posty …
Discussion: Consequence and Stereogum
Page Six:
Camila Cabello reveals the inspiration behind her shocking blond hair transformation  —  CANNES — “Miss Movin' On” from her brunette self.  —  Camila Cabello revealed which famous musicians inspired her major hair transformation earlier this year.  —  “Changing my physical appearance …
Discussion: Daily Mail
Page Six:
Armie Hammer breaks silence on cannibalism accusations  —  Armie Hammer has broken his silence over the shock cannibalism allegations that had imploded his Hollywood career.  The “Call Me By Your Name” actor had been enjoying global stardom when a sudden fall from grace took place after a series …
Christy Piña / The Hollywood Reporter:
Jamie Campbell Bower Teases “Completely Insane” ‘Stranger Things’ Season 5: “Out of Control” (Exclusive)  —  The actor, who portrays Henry Creel in the hit Netflix series, also revealed that the ‘Stranger Things’ play helped him “discover more” about his character ahead of the final season.
 
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Natasha Dye / People:
Travis Kelce Spends Father's Day Playing Golf with Wayne Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson
Discussion: Us Weekly
Hannah Sacks / People:
Kieran Culkin's Wife Shares Rare Photos of Him with Their Two Kids as They Celebrate Father's Day
Discussion: Us Weekly
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Victoria Beckham stuns alongside rarely-seen siblings in must-see throwback photo
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Rebecca English / Daily Mail:
The real reason why Kate was determined to join her ‘kiddies’ …
Zara Woodcock / The Mirror:
Grieving Kym Marsh reveals item she placed in beloved dad's coffin
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Matt Jackson / The Mirror:
Lily Allen reveals real reason she spoke out on ‘very promiscuous’ encounters with female sex workers
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