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Scooter Braun Bragged About “Buying Taylor Swift” in Deleted Instagram Post

Scooter Braun Bragged About “Buying Taylor Swift” in Deleted Instagram Post Scooter Braun and his supporters say there’s no “Bad Blood” behind his decision to buy Big Machine Records and acquire Taylor Swift’s catalog–but something Braun posted Sunday on Instagram suggests otherwise. BuzzFeed reports that after news of the sale …

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Japan Sending Patent Officials to U.S. Over Kim Kardashian “Kimono” Row

Japan Sending Patent Officials to U.S. Over Kim Kardashian “Kimono” Row <div>After putting the “oh, no!” in “kimono” by attempting to trademark the word for her shapewear collection, Kim Kardashian will soon be facing the ire of Japanese officials over her misguided move. On Tuesday, Japan’s Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko announced …

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Taylor Swift’s “ME!” Collaborator Brendon Urie Calls Scooter Braun a “Piece of S**t”

Taylor Swift’s “ME!” Collaborator Brendon Urie Calls Scooter Braun a “Piece of S**t”If you’re wondering who Brendon Urie supports in the ongoing Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun fight–well, Swift would say it’s “ME!” On Monday, Urie unleashed on Braun in a curse-filled rant that the Panic! at the Disco frontman …

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MEGHAN MARKLE FANS DEFEND HER FROM OUTRAGE OVER ARCHIE’S PRIVATE CHRISTENING

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will reportedly be christened on Saturday, July 6th, two months after his May 6th birth.

Harry and Meghan are reportedly planning on a private christening at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel, where they married in May 2018. The exclusive guest list reportedly includes Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. The Queen is not expected to attend.

Archie’s godparents have not been announced, though Meghan’s good friend Serena Williams has been floated as a possibility. The couple will reportedly also release their own photo after the christening, instead of allowing the media to have access to the event.

Some critics accuse the pair of taking public money while demanding privacy, and Piers Morgan sniped they only use the press "when it suits them."

But several social media users defended the pair. Wrote one: "The only ones moaning about Archie's christening being private are the haters, don't worry you lot will be able to criticise Archie's looks, skin tone and compare him to his cambridge cousins when official photos from the day are made public," while another told haters, "don’t project your bitterness."

Another opined: "What is this anti Megan & Harry agenda about. Media intrusion killed his mother, who can blame Harry wanting to protect his family. Frogmore cottage was renovated using existing royal funds. We weren't charged extra."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

TOO MANY CHOICES? A new report from Nielsen shows that consumers may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices. Among adult SVOD users, about a third reported browsing a menu to find content. "Options are great for consumers when it comes to deciding what to watch," Nielsen SVP of audience insights Peter Katsingris wrote in the report, "but they’re also decidedly complicated for an industry that continues to fragment and search for unique ways to influence their behavior and perhaps steer eyeballs toward their network, program, service or brand." The report found that consumers are not happy with streamers’ emphasis on algorithms and individualized content experiences. "Think about the last time that you or loved ones decided to sit down and watch TV, listen to new tunes or stream a program," Katsingris wrote. "Were you stuck in decision purgatory, endlessly checking out previews unable to make an actual choice? How long were you there? And how much do you think the paradox of choice costs programmers, content owners, brands and marketers? Surely nobody wins when potential consumers get frustrated by the amount of choice, or simply unappealing options, and ultimately decide to just go to sleep instead."

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL TRAILER DROPS: The first trailer for the sequel to 2017's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, has landed. The Next Level comes after Welcome’s surprise blockbuster status, bringing in more than $962.1 million following the 1995 original starring Robin Williams. Sony's latest Jumanji entry opens Dec. 13.

FOUR WEDDINGS TRAILER LANDS: Hulu has released the first official trailer for Mindy Kaling’s limited series adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral. Zoe Boyle, Nathalie Emmanuel, Guz Khan, Sophia La Porta, Harish Patel, Nikesh Patel, John Reynolds, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Brandon Mychal Smith star in the rom-com that debuts its first four episodes on July 31st. New episodes will follow weekly.

ON CINEMA HEADED TO BIG SCREEN: Tim Heikecker and Gregg Turkington’s Adult Swim series On Cinema will get the feature film treatment. Magnolia acquired the North American rights for the film, which is titled Mister America, and follows Heidecker’s campaign for San Bernardino district attorney last year. Exact drop date TBD, but Variety reports it will likely be this fall.

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Did Taylor Swift Just Confirm That Justin Bieber Cheated on Selena Gomez?

Did Taylor Swift Just Confirm That Justin Bieber Cheated on Selena Gomez? Taylor Swift’s war of words between Scooter Braun and Justin Bieber hit new heights after Swift slammed Bieber’s manager for buying Big Machine Records this past weekend. <i>Elle</i> notes that on Sunday, Swift “Liked” several fans’ posts and …

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Drake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Collaborate With Chris Brown on Double Album “Indigo”

Drake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Collaborate With Chris Brown on Double Album “Indigo”<div>Drake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and G-Eazy are among the superstars who appear on Chris Brown’s just-released double album,<i> Indigo</i>. Bieber’s collaboration, “Don’t Check on Me,” is drawing special notice because fans suspect the song, which is about …

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Ed Sheeran Drops Khalid-Featuring “Beautiful People” Single & Video

Ed Sheeran Drops Khalid-Featuring “Beautiful People” Single & Video Ed Sheeran has dropped “Beautiful People,” the latest song from his forthcoming collaborations album, <i>No.6 Collaborations Project. </i>The mellow pop song features Khalid, and follows two people who bond after realizing the shallow nature of fame turns them off. Accordingly, the …

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Paul Rudd Joins Cast of Next “Ghostbusters” Movie

Paul Rudd Joins Cast of Next “Ghostbusters” Movie Paul Rudd has reportedly joined cast of the next installment in the <i>Ghostbusters</i> franchise. According to Variety, Rudd will portray a teacher alongside <i>Stranger Things</i> star Finn Wolfhard, <i>Gifted</i> star Mckenna Grace and Carrie Coon. The film is being directed by Jason Reitman, whose father …

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Tristan Thompson Calls Khloe Kardashian “the Most Beautiful Human” in Birthday Post

Tristan Thompson Calls Khloe Kardashian “the Most Beautiful Human” in Birthday Post Tristan Thompson called his ex Khloe Kardashian “the most beautiful human I have ever met” in a post celebrating her 35th birthday on Thursday. “Thank you for being an amazing mommy to our princess True,” he captioned a …

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Kim Kardashian Addresses Cultural Appropriation Claims Surrounding Kimono Shapewear

Kim Kardashian Addresses Cultural Appropriation Claims Surrounding Kimono Shapewear Kim Kardashian West has responded to claims she was culturally insensitive in naming her new Kimono shapewear line. “I made the decision to name my company Kimono, not to disassociate the word from its Japanese roots but as a nod to …

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KIM KARDASHIAN RELEASES STATEMENT ADDRESSING KIMONO BACKLASH

Kim Kardashian has released a statement regarding the backlash she's facing with her new shapewear line Kimono. As previously reported, the reality star has been accused of misrepresenting the traditional Japanese garment and has been called out for trademarking Kimono.

In a statement to The New York Times, Kardashian said that despite that name, she did not intend to, "design or release any garments that would in any way resemble or dishonor the traditional garment." She went on, "I made the decision to name my company Kimono, not to disassociate the word from its Japanese roots but as a nod to the beauty and detail that goes into a garment. I understand and have deep respect for the significance of the kimono in Japanese culture."

She continued,"My solutionwear brand is built with inclusivity and diversity at its core and I'm incredibly proud of what's to come."

Kardashian also clarified her decision to trademark the name does not "preclude or restrict anyone, in this instance, from making kimonos or using the word kimono in reference to the traditional garment."

Kimono will be released next month.

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KHLOE KARDASHIAN SAYS SHE ISN’T THINKING ABOUT DATING RIGHT NOW

After all of the drama with ex Tristan Thompson, the last thing on Khloe Kardashian's mind is dating. In an interview with Extra, the reality star said that she is "definitely not thinking" about dating. She explained, "I’m having such a great time spending time with my daughter. I'm loving family time, me time, and being with True. It’s awesome, that’s my focus right now."

Khloe also revealed that she didn't watch the Tristan Thompson/Jordyn Woods scandal unfold on Keeping Up With The Kardashians because she doesn't want to relive the negativity. She also stayed off of social media when the episode aired this past weekend.

On her breakup with Tristan, she said, "It is what it is. It happens sadly to millions of people, and it is part of life and a growing experience for so many of us."

TRISTAN WISHES KHLOE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Speaking of Tristan, the NBA star wished Khloe a happy birthday yesterday on his Instagram page. He posted a pic of Khloe and their daughter True, along with the caption, "Happy birthday @khloekardashian. You are the most beautiful human I have ever met inside and out. Thank you for being an amazing mommy to our princess True. She is blessed to have someone like you to look up to. I wish you nothing but more success and sending you positive blessing your way. Enjoy your day Koko ❤️."

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‘REAL HOUSEWIVES’ NEWS & GOSSIP

ANDY COHEN WON'T BE INTERVIEWING LISA VANDERPUMP

Bravo producer and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen says that he will not be interviewing Lisa Vanderpump after she decided not to show up for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season nine reunion taping earlier this month.

Cohen told Vulture, "I don’t know. I’m not going to do a Lisa rebuttal show. Her time to say her peace was at the reunion, and she gave up that opportunity."

Vanderpump decided to skip the reunion after falling out with her costars. A day later, she decided to quit the series altogether. She told US Weekly earlier this month, "I made the decision to leave. It was a very difficult year for me, personally and professionally. I had wonderful things happen this year, opening up and TomTom and the cocktail garden in Vegas. The Housewives, it’s just, it’s emotionally too difficult to deal with."

Although Cohen was disappointed that Vanderpump didn't show up to the reunion, he confirmed in a recent interview that the two still have a great relationship. He also added that the door is open for Lisa if she ever decides to come back to the show.

RAMONA SINGER SLAMS LUANN DE LESSEP'S DURING 'RHONY' REUNION

Bravo has released a supertease of The Real Housewives of New York City three part reunion and Ramona Singer went off on costar Luann de Lessep's for relapsing. During the reunion Luann admitted, "As you know, I slipped." Ramona then told Luann, "You failed yourself. I’m not going to give you a f–king break."

Luann then said that she knew everyone was going to attack her, saying, "Get on your boxing gloves, it’s fine."

Part one of The Real Housewives of New York City reunion airs on Bravo Thursday, July 11th, at 9 p.m. ET.

GAY SON OF RHONJ STAR JIM MARCHESE CLAIMS DAD CUT HIM OFF AFTER HE CAME OUT

In other news, the eldest son of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Amber and Jim Marchese has claimed that his parents cut him off financially after he came out as gay. 19-year-old James Michael Marchese shared his story on a GoFundMe page, saying that he was seeing $35,000 to help pay for his freshman year tuition at Fairfield University.

He revealed that his dad found out that he was gay in the beginning of 2019 and that led to him being "removed from his home" after "two weeks of mental abuse." He moved in with his mom Rebecca Grande. Since then, James says Jim cut ties with his son until he lives "according to his standards."

Jim responded to his son's claims, saying that his decision to cut him off financially has nothing to do with his sexuality. He told People, "I paid over $40,000 in 2018 for private school and purchased him a Range Rover. I gave his mother over $10,000 to support him and his brother so they had a good home. Our divorce settlement states we are to match the other parents contribution. I already paid my portion. His mother is refusing to pay anything." He continued, "Michael wants me pay an additional $275,000 for Fairfield, a s— school for rich kids with average grades. I offered to help if he attended state school. He has not presented me with one financial form on any school."

He added, "His entire story is a fraud. Michael isn’t being honest as I already gave his mother money for his college."

On his son's sexuality, he said, "My son is mentally ill and refuses therapy. He should experience life and make a responsible decision about lifestyle in their twenties or thirties after having some perspective on life."

He added, "Michael, by labeling himself at 18 years old and making it public, has closed so many doors without the benefit of experience."

Neither Jim nor Amber have spoken to James since he left the house.

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LALA ANTHONY SEEMINGLY RESPONDS TO CARMELO ANTHONY CHEATING DRAMA

It looks like LaLa Anthony ain't buying Carmelo Anthony's recent explanation about being photographed with a mystery woman on a yacht in the South of France. As previously reported, photos surfaced of Melo and the mystery woman on LaLa's birthday. The NBA star immediately went to social media to deny any wrongdoing.

LaLa took to Instagram yesterday (June 27th) and responded with a broken heart and crying face emoji in her story. She then posted a heart with a knife going through it. She later deleted the posts.

Meanwhile, Page Six is reported that LaLa is a "wreck" over the picture of Melo and the woman. One insider said that the couple is still together but another source said that LaLa is currently in therapy. The source explained, "She has trust issues and does not trust him fully."

It has been rumored that Carmelo had a child with another woman back in 2017. Neither Carmelo nor LaLa have confirmed or denied the rumor.

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LALA ANTHONY SEEMINGLY RESPONDS TO CARMELO ANTHONY CHEATING DRAMA

It looks like LaLa Anthony ain't buying Carmelo Anthony's recent explanation about being photographed with a mystery woman on a yacht in the South of France. As previously reported, photos surfaced of Melo and the mystery woman on LaLa's birthday. The NBA star immediately went to social media to deny any wrongdoing.

LaLa took to Instagram yesterday (June 27th) and responded with a broken heart and crying face emoji in her story. She then posted a heart with a knife going through it. She later deleted the posts.

Meanwhile, Page Six is reported that LaLa is a "wreck" over the picture of Melo and the woman. One insider said that the couple is still together but another source said that LaLa is currently in therapy. The source explained, "She has trust issues and does not trust him fully."

It has been rumored that Carmelo had a child with another woman back in 2017. Neither Carmelo nor LaLa have confirmed or denied the rumor.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

SHANNON DOHERTY & JASON PRIESTLY REUNITE FOR 'BEVERLY HILLS, 90210' REBOOT: Shannon Doherty posted a pic with her TV brother Jason Priestly on the set of the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot on Wednesday (June 26th). She wrote, "And just like that, the twins are back." Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green are all returning to the show. BH90210 premieres Aug. 7th on Fox.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS TRAILER DEBUTS: The first trailer for the new Charlie's Angels has debuted. The film -- which stars Kristin Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the angels, also stars Elizabeth Banks, who also directed the movie and is its co-screenwriter. Charlie's Angels hit theaters on November 15th.

TOM HIDDLESTON WILL MAKE HIS BROADWAY DEBUT THIS SUMMER: Tom Hiddleston is set to make his broadway debut this summer. The Avengers villian will star in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. Hiddleston plays a man whose wife cheats on him with his best friend. Previews of Betrayal will star on August 14th.

RATINGS FOR 'CBS THIS MORNING' PLUMMET: The ratings for CBS This Morning are falling fast after the show revamped its anchor lineup last month. The ratings went up briefly after adding Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil to join Gayle King in late May, as Norah O’Donnell was picked as the new "CBS Evening News" anchor and John Dickerson moved to "60 Minutes." But for the week of June 17th, "This Morning" had its smallest average audience since the changes, with 2.7 million total viewers, down from 3.1 million. According to Page Six, the ratings for both NBC's Today and ABC's GMA were down for the same time period.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

SHANNON DOHERTY & JASON PRIESTLY REUNITE FOR 'BEVERLY HILLS, 90210' REBOOT: Shannon Doherty posted a pic with her TV brother Jason Priestly on the set of the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot on Wednesday (June 26th). She wrote, "And just like that, the twins are back." Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green are all returning to the show. BH90210 premieres Aug. 7th on Fox.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS TRAILER DEBUTS: The first trailer for the new Charlie's Angels has debuted. The film -- which stars Kristin Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the angels, also stars Elizabeth Banks, who also directed the movie and is its co-screenwriter. Charlie's Angels hit theaters on November 15th.

TOM HIDDLESTON WILL MAKE HIS BROADWAY DEBUT THIS SUMMER: Tom Hiddleston is set to make his broadway debut this summer. The Avengers villian will star in a revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. Hiddleston plays a man whose wife cheats on him with his best friend. Previews of Betrayal will star on August 14th.

RATINGS FOR 'CBS THIS MORNING' PLUMMET: The ratings for CBS This Morning are falling fast after the show revamped its anchor lineup last month. The ratings went up briefly after adding Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil to join Gayle King in late May, as Norah O’Donnell was picked as the new "CBS Evening News" anchor and John Dickerson moved to "60 Minutes." But for the week of June 17th, "This Morning" had its smallest average audience since the changes, with 2.7 million total viewers, down from 3.1 million. According to Page Six, the ratings for both NBC's Today and ABC's GMA were down for the same time period.

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IDRIS ELBA WAS ‘DISHEARTENED’ OVER JAMES BOND CASTING BACKLASH

Idris Elba has admitted that he was very disappointed that people were opposed to him playing the role of "James Bond" because of the color of his skin. The rumors started back in 2014 when an email from Sony Pictures senior executive Amy Pascal where she said "Idris should be the next Bond."

Idris told Vanity Fair that he has no plans to play Bond, saying "You just get disheartened when you get people from a generational point of view going, ‘It can’t be.’ And it really turns out to be the color of my skin;And then if I get it and it didn’t work, or it did work, would it be because of the color of my skin? That’s a difficult position to put myself into when I don’t need to."

Idris said that playing Bond would be a dream come true if it were offered to him, but he wouldn't go looking for it. He explained, "James Bond is a hugely coveted, iconic, beloved character, that takes audiences on this massive escapism journey. Of course, if someone said to me, ‘Do you want to play James Bond?,’ I’d be like, ‘Yeah!’ That’s fascinating to me. But it’s not something I’ve expressed, like, ‘Yeah, I wanna be the black James Bond.’ Because, by the way, we’re talking about a spy. If you really want to break it down, the more less-obvious it is, the better."

He continued, "Bond is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and for that reason, whoever ends up playing it, lives it. You’re THAT character, and known as that character for many, many years. I’m creating characters now that can still live alongside Idris. Not ones that take over me and solely define me."

IDRIS TALKS MARRIAGE

Idris also opened up about married life. The actor and Sabrina Dhowre tied the knot back in April. He said, "Everything's a balance in life. I have to do the work, because it's a popular time for me, and it's best to have that. But also: I'm madly in love with my wife and my children."

He continued, "At home, I'm not famous: I'm me. And to my team and my family and the people that I work with every day when we build what we build, we're not famous. You know what I mean? It's day one every day."

This is Elba's third marriage.

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PRINCE WILLIAM REVEALS HOW HE’D REACT IF ANY OF HIS KIDS CAME OUT AS GAY

Prince William says that he would be fine if any of his three children were to come out as gay. The royal visted the Albert Kennedy Trust yesterday (June 27th) to learn about the issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness and what the organization is doing to alleviate the issue.

During his talk with young people being supported by the program, Williams was asked how he would react if any of his kids were to come out as gay.

He said that it would be "absolutely fine by me," but he added that it is something he is nervous about.

He explained, "It is something I'm nervous about. Not because I'm worried about them being gay. . . .I'm worried about the pressures. . . .I wish we lived in a world that it was really normal and cool. . . . It does worry me from a parent point of view how many barriers, hateful words, persecution that might come. That's what really troubles me a little bit."

Prince William has two sons and a daughter: five-year-old Prince George, four-year-old Princess Charlotte and one-year-old Prince Louis.

AUDIO: PRINCE WILLIAM ON HOW HE WOULD REACT IF ANY OF HIS KIDS WERE GAY

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ANDY COHEN IS CONSIDERING A SECOND CHILD

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen has revealed that he has been considering having a second child. Cohen welcomed his first child, son Benjamin Allen in February. He recently told Extra, "I might consider having another one — I’m thinking about it."

He also talked about Benjamin, saying, "He is drinking his milk, he is a really chill baby. He is trying to crawl. He’s grasping a lot, a lot of eye contact, focusing on books. He can hold his bottle, almost."

Cohen, who is celebrating 10 years of WWHL, also revealed his dream all star Real Housewives cast. He told E! Online that he would choose Atlanta's NeNe Leakes and New York's Bethenny Frankel, Orange County's Shannon Beador, Dallas' Leanne Locken, New Jersey's Margaret Josephs, and Beverly Hills newcomer, Denise Richards.

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JADA PINKETT-SMITH SAYS JORDYN WOODS WENT ON RED TABLE TALK BECAUSE IT WAS A SAFE PLACE

Jada Pinkett-Smith is speaking out about the Tristan Thompson/Jordan Woods scandal, saying that Woods choose to go on her show Red Table Talk because it was a "safe place" to address her side of the story.

In an interview with People, she said, "Jordyn really felt like it was the only safe place that she could do that interview. It actually wasn’t something I wanted to do because it was very close, but as time transpired, Jordyn was just like, ‘I really need you in this platform’ and Will felt like it was supremely important. So I was like, okay let’s do it."

Wood's father John was a sound engineer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Jada said that she wanted the episode to humanize Woods and deepen the conversation about the incident, saying, "That was my intention honestly. I just wanted her to have a platform to tell her story. That’s it. She’s a young beautiful woman inside and out and me having been a young girl, we sometimes get in situations that we don’t necessarily know how to handle… You just help young girls navigate through life, through difficult situations we’ve all come across."

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CARMELO ANTHONY DENIES CHEATING ON HIS WIFE LA LA

Photos surfaced the net yesterday (June 26th) of Carmelo Anthony on a boat beside a woman -- on his wife La La Anthony's birthday! The NBA player quickly took to social media to deny the circulating rumors that he is cheating.

In a video uploaded to Instagram, Melo said, "I’m really only addressing it for my family. Keep my family out this, man. I’m over here trying to do my business retreat. I’m over here trying to have a good time. I’m on a boat with some friends. Them people are married, man. They ain’t got nothing to do with anything. Y’all trying to expose – y’all exposing somebody’s wife. Y’all exposing somebody’s kids to all that. like, c’mon. Leave that alone, man. That ain’t cool. Now, I got to deal with that. I got to deal with that with my son. I got to deal with that with my wife. That ain’t cool, man. That’s not cool at all. Let those people live, all them blogs trying to put that out there, that sh*t is not cool at all. It’s not cool at all. Let that family be. They’re family. They’re married. Let them people be them people. Them people are some real discrete people. And y’all putting them people out there like that? They don’t need to be out in the world like that."

Carmelo and La La split in 2017 after rumors hit that the NBA star fathered a child outside of their marriage. Neither Melo nor La La have confirmed that he has another child.

AUDIO: CARMELO ANTHONY DENIES CHEATING RUMORS

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

KIM KARDASHIAN SOURCES RESPOND TO KIMONO DRAMA: Sources close to Kim Kardashian has responded to all of the backlash the reality star is facing after announcing her new Shapewear line Kimono. Kim was accused of cultural appropriation for naming her line Kimono after the traditional Japanese garment -- and also trademarking the name "Kimono." According to TMZ, sources say that Kim has no plan to produce traditional garments and she isn't the first one to use the name -- there's Komono Sunglasses, Kimono Lash, Kimono Restaurant and Kimono Condoms and more. The sources added that Kim trademarking the name only applies to her business as it is standard practice. She's also trademarked other businesses she has that incorporate her first name in some way.

BETH CHAPMAN DEAD AT 51: Beth Chapman, wife of Duane "Dog" Chapman, died yesterday (June 26th) at a Honolulu hospital after a long battle with throat cancer. She was 51. Chapman was hospitalized last weekend after having trouble breathing and choking. She was placed in a medically induced coma. Chapman was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017 but was cancer free by December 2017. The cancer returned last November. Dog announced the news via Twitter, writing, "It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side." He also spoke to local reporters about her last words, saying, "When she had an attack I didn’t know anything to do but to say ‘in Jesus’ name’ and hold her and when I said ‘in Jesus’ name’ she said, ‘Say it again, say it more.' And then she told the girls and everybody, with her mouth — she came out of it a couple times — ‘I love you’ and ‘Are you guys all okay? Don’t worry,’ but she never accepted it."

AUDIO REVEALS HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S ATTEMPT AT DAMAGE CONTROL WITH REPORTERS: Audio has been leaked between Harvey Weinstein and two New York Times reporters that show the former movie producer trying to clean things up. In the audio -- obtained by Inside Edition, Weinstein pressed journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for more information on his accusers, saying, "I think you ought to be specific and tell me who they are and if they’re on the record." On the multiple sexual harrassment accusations, he said, "I’m not a saint, but I’m not the sinner you think I am." Weinstein then got defensive, challening their reporting, saying, "There are mistakes you’ve made. I promise we will find them." He added, "It seems like you have a lotta hearsay on your hands. I’m gonna say this nicely: Get the facts right. You’re journalists." The reporters said that at the time, they had no idea they were being recorded.

CUBA GOODING JR. LAWYER ASKS JUDGE TO DROP SEX ABUSE CASE: Yesterday (June 26th), one of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyers asked a judge to dismiss sexual abuse charges against the actor and also asked for the accuser's name to be made public. According to Page Six, Mark Heller pressed Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Keshia Espinal to rule on his motion to dismiss, which claims the 30-year-old woman’s allegations that the star grabbed her breast are bogus. Heller argued, "Mr. Gooding’s life has been put on hold, it’s on the pause button … substantially impacting him financially and professionally." The judge said she would reserve ruling on the motion to dismiss until prosecutors have had a chance to respond. She’ll rule on Aug. 14 -- when Gooding is due back in court.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

PARIS JACKSON, MARY J. BLIGE, KEKE PALMER & MORE TO STAR IN VH1'S NEW 'SCREAM' SERIES: VH1 released a teaser for their upcoming series Scream. The series stars Paris Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Tyga, C.J. Wallace, Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, RJ Cyler and Giullian Yao Gioiello. It takes place in Atlanta focuses primarily on Deion Elliot -- played by Cyler, a football running back whose gruesome past comes back to haunt him and his group of friends. The Queen Latifah-produced six-episode series will premiere over three nights July 8-10th on VH1. It will run for two hours per night starting at 9 pm EST.

ANTHONY MACKIE EMAILED MARVEL TO LAND 'CAPTAIN AMERICA' ROLE: In an interview with Men's Health, Anthony Mackie revealed that he emailed Marvel in order to get his role in Captain America. He said, "My line was ‘Yo, I’m the black dude from The Hurt Locker. I would love to work with you guys." He ended up getting the role of Sam Wilson/ Falcon in not only two Captain America movies, but he bought his character back for three Avenger films and one Ant-Man film. He told the publication, "Growing up, I’d always loved Falcon, because he was a comic book hero who was black who didn’t have ‘Black’ in the title. He stood on his morals. He stood on who he was."

NETFLIX RELEASES TRAILER FOR FINAL SEASON OF 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK': Yesterday (June 26th), Netflix released the first trailer for the seventh and final season of Orange is the New Black. During the trailer, you see Piper try to adjust to life on the outside. Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper, told Ew.com about upcoming season, "She’s beginning to navigate what it’s like to live in the civilian world again, and learning that freedom doesn’t come immediately when she steps outside of prison. She becomes a little bit bolder expressing what she wants rather than trying to fit in and make it about other people." The new season premieres on July 26th.

'AVENGERS: ENDGAME' COMING TO DIGITAL AND BLU RAY: Yesterday (June 26th), Disney announced that Avengers: Endgame will be released on digital downloads on July 30th followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Aug. 13th.

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“Breaking Bad” Stars Hint at Walter White-Jesse Pinkman Reunion

“Breaking Bad” Stars Hint at Walter White-Jesse Pinkman Reunion <i>Breaking Bad </i>stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul offered up identical Twitter teases on Tuesday, posting a sepia-toned picture of two mules accompanied by the single word “Soon.” According to The Big Lead, speculation was quick to spread about the cryptic …

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Camila Cabello & Matthew Hussey Split After More Than 1 Year Together

Camila Cabello & Matthew Hussey Split After More Than 1 Year Together Days after releasing a sexy music video with her frequent collaborator Shawn Mendes, it’s been confirmed that Camila Cabello is no longer dating Matthew Hussey. According to <i>The Sun,</i> the “Havana” singer and the British relationship coach have …

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Kim Kardashian West Trademarks “Kimono,” Critics Respond

Kim Kardashian West Trademarks “Kimono,” Critics Respond Kim Kardashian West is once again being accused of cultural appropriation, after filing a trademark for her new Kimono Solutionwear line of shape wear. <i>The Los Angeles Times</i> reports that Kardashian debuted the new line on Instagram Tuesday, writing, “Kimono is my take …

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Are Paris Hilton & Lindsay Lohan Starring Together in a “Simple Life” Reboot?

Are Paris Hilton & Lindsay Lohan Starring Together in a “Simple Life” Reboot? With the rebooted <i>Hills</i> returning to MTV on Monday, it’s only fitting that another trashy reality-TV treasure, <i>The Simple Life</i>, might get relaunched. But if it does, there’ll likely be a whopper of a casting change, with …

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