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    Britney Spears

    I sure hope they put together an ironclad prenup before they revoke that conservatorship. I really hope this isn’t a case of be careful what you wish for. ———— Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari are engaged Britney Spears and Sam Asghari at the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" film premiere in Los Angeles. (CNN) — Well, baby, she's a put-on-a-show kind of girl. Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari are engaged, Asghari's talent manager Brandon Cohen of BAC Talent confirmed in a statement to CNN. The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them," Cohen told CNN. Spears posted a video on her verified Instagram account Sunday that sent fans into a frenzy as she showed off her engagement ring. The couple, who have been together for nearly five years, were seen in the video laughing and smiling as she posed with the ring. When Asghari asks if "she likes it" as Spears put her hand over her mouth in surprise, she yells out "yes." "I can't f**king believe it," she captioned the video with multiple ring emojis. Asghari shared his own Instagram photo of the couple, appearing to be kissing as Spears showed off the ring. He captioned the post with only king and queen emojis. The ring was designed by New York-based designer Roman Malayev, according to Cohen. The pair first met in 2016 when Asghari co-starred with Spears in the video to her single, "Slumber Party." Their posts come days after Britney Spears' fight to end her court-ordered conservatorship took an unexpected turn on Tuesday when her father and the conservator of her estate, Jamie Spears, filed a petition to end the arrangement. The elder Spears has served has conservator of his daughter's estate since it was established in 2009. He was also the conservator of her person, overseeing her health and medical issues until he stepped aside in 2019. That's when Jodi Montgomery was appointed the temporary conservator of Spears' person. Correction: A previous version of this article misidentified Brandon Cohen. He is Sam Asghari's talent manager.
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    Britney Spears

    I feel like that’s what this is - the dad knows if a judge sees this they’re not going to let her out of it because I truly believe she has complex medical issues. Maybe I am naïve, but I don’t believe she would’ve been kept under this for this many years if she didn’t. That gets everybody off his back and still keeps her under the conservatorship. Which if she really does have a medical condition, I hope that’s what happens because as excited as my teenagers were about free Britney, my first thought was I hope she doesn’t end up dead in six months. And maybe if that’s how it goes down, people will start to think, hey maybe there’s more to the story that I don’t know about and I should, as a random stranger on the Internet, stay out of it. But again, maybe I’m just naive.
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    Baby Boom

    Confirmed. He was on Seth Meyers tonight. Says he went to rehab for a month in September, moved out of the house after that, hosted SNL in October, relapsed, Seth and some other comedian friends staged an intervention, went into rehab for two months (was in rehab during Jan 6) then spent a month and a half on sober living, then started dating Olivia Munn this spring and now she is pregnant. Whew.
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    Baby Boom

    Olivia Munn looking quite pregnant. She’s been dating John Mulaney, who is still married I believe, and fresh out of rehab. So…. https://pagesix.com/2021/09/03/olivia-munn-steps-out-in-baggy-sweats-san-boyfriend-john-mulaney/?utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow
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    Official 2020 Divorce Poll

    Who would ever have guessed that the couple that didn’t even lived together for most of their marriage was going to get divorced??
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    EGOT

    I agree and for some it was literally all the same performance. Tony for a role, Grammy for the recorded version, Emmy for the version you did on “Broadway on the Today Show” as a special event, etc. I feel like that’s the easy way out.
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    Britney Spears

    I’ve seen conflicting reports on this. Is he really stepping down? It seems like the paperwork is ambiguous and I read something else where he walked it back qnd said that’s not at all what he is doing.
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    Olympics

    Here’s a snippet from a news article about ages. There’s no minimum age to compete in surfing or skateboarding events, whereas Olympic gymnasts must be at least 16 years old and boxers must be 18 (fun fact: this is the only sport with a maximum age limit, which caps competitors at 40 years old). RELATED: Nishiya, just 13, gives Japan sweep in street skateboarding RELATED: Rules of the Game: Skateboarding The youngest athlete in the Tokyo Olympics is 12-year-old Syrian table tennis competitor Hend Zaza. She was eliminated from the games on Saturday, but still has plenty more years left to compete. As for why skateboarders are so young, one theory is that once you reach a certain age, the fear of injury can make it harder to compete at a high level, or to keep pushing boundaries and learning new skills.
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    Olympics

    I was shocked at the ages of the skateboarders. Maybe other athletes are that young too, but I think I hadn’t realized it.
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    British Royals

    from The Guardian, but it’s everywhere today… Prince Andrew ‘stonewalled’ requests to cooperate, court documents say Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed lawsuit against Andrew in New York on Monday accusing him of sexually abusing her Virginia Roberts Giuffre sued Prince Andrew after the British royal “stonewalled” requests by US federal prosecutors to cooperate with their inquiries into the child sex trafficking crimes of deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein, court documents have described. Giuffre filed a lawsuit against Andrew in federal court in New York on Monday accusing , him of sexually abusing her at Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan and at other locations in 2001 when she 17, according to court records. The prince has denied having sex with her, repeatedly in recent years dismissing the allegations against him, either himself or via representatives. On Tuesday a spokeswoman for Andrew said there was “no comment” when asked to respond to 38-year-old Giuffre’s decision to file the civil suit. In late 2019, Andrew told the BBC’s Newsnight program that he never had sex with Giuffre, saying: “It didn’t happen” and that he had “no recollection” of ever meeting her. She has requested a trial by jury after the prince “stonewalled” requests to cooperate, court documents said. The Press Association news agency has seen material sent to lawyers for Andrew on 19 July which would allow any relevant statute of limitations to be temporarily suspended in the case. “Again Prince Andrew stonewalled – ignoring [the] plaintiff’s letter and emails without any reply or response, thereby making this action necessary now,” Giuffre‘s court documents state. It is unclear what powers the US court has to compel Andrew to appear, and in 2020 the then US attorney general, William Barr, said there were no plans to extradite the royal to the US. Federal investigators in New York have asked Andrew to come forward to talk. In June 2020 the then US attorney for the southern district of New York, Geoffrey Berman, publicly accused Andrew of trying to “falsely portray himself to the public as eager and willing to cooperate” and said a request to schedule an interview had been repeatedly declined. Andrew has stepped down from royal duties amid the Epstein sex scandal after his reputation was left in tatters. Giuffre filed the civil suit on Monday seeking unspecified damages, and the court documents claim she was “lent out for sexual purposes” by convicted sex offender Epstein including while she was still a minor under US law. Andrew is named as the only defendant in the 15-page suit, brought under New York state’s Child Victims Act, though Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell are mentioned frequently throughout. “In this country no person, whether president or prince, is above the law, and no person, no matter how powerless or vulnerable, can be deprived of the law’s protection,” Giuffre’s lawsuit stated. “Twenty years ago Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, position, and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her. It is long past the time for him to be held to account.” The lawsuit said that on one occasion, the prince sexually abused her in London at the home of Maxwell, when Epstein, Maxwell and Andrew forced her to have sexual intercourse with the prince against her will. On another occasion, Andrew sexually abused the plaintiff in Epstein’s New York mansion, the lawsuit said. Epstein’s one-time girlfriend and business companion Maxwell is in jail in New York awaiting trial accused of procuring underage girls for Epstein. Epstein was ruled to have killed himself in a New York jail cell in August 2019 as he awaited trial. He had previously been convicted of child sex abuse offenses in Florida and was arrested in July 2019 and charged with federal child sex trafficking crimes.
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    British Royals

    I thought it was the other ones husband that left the pregnant woman…
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    British Royals

    Do I want him to Just. Stop. Talking? Yes Will I read this book? Probably also yes.
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    Coronavirus

    I’m also curious about the prevelance of long Covid in people who get it after being vaccinated. It’s been 10 months since my son had it and he still can’t smell anything. Granted, that’s a mild issue, but 10 months is a long time for someone who has the more severe side effects. I’m hoping that vaccination cuts down on long COVID as well in people who still contract the virus. My husband went back to work on Monday and large swaths of the DC workforce seem to have started back this month. Even in my very progressive part of Northern VA with its high vaccination rates, mask wearing is starting to fall off just about everywhere. I saw a handful of massless people at the store this week which is absolutely new to me here. If it’s “over” here, I’d hate to see what it’s like in Missouri.
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    Coronavirus

    I’m so sorry. I hope you are all ok, especially your father. That’s tough. Scary too since vaccinated. I’m hearing about so many breakthrough infections. I don’t think reporting on this feels really accurate.
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    Scientology

    I’m betting it’s not over wanting to see his kid though.
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    Celeb Death Watch

    I’ve already seen tons of Vince Foster comments on Twitter.
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    British Royals

    I saw that clip and I thought the exact same thing. Jill Biden is not a large woman and Kate looked minuscule compared to her. I’ve always thought she was very thin but this was the first time I thought it looked concerning. I’m hoping it’s just the cut of the dress or something, but …
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    British Royals

    It feels like an intentional turning away from the formality of the royal names. Whatever. I don’t dislike them but I’m honestly a little bored/burned out by the back and forth pettiness. I need to ignore the royals for a while or Charlotte needs to do something extra saucy and bring me back in.
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    Book about Lucille Ball

    Yuck. Reading about what her life was like at 14 was pretty sad. This quote stuck out to me. — She eventually found work as a model, and as she sought acting roles, received advice from Lela Rogers — mother of her good friend Ginger Rogers — that she would later follow. “If you want to be a star within two years, get auditioned on the casting couch,” Lela told her. “That’s the advice I gave my own daughter.” Becoming one of Manhattan’s most popular models,
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    British Royals

    Edited because I felt bad criticizing him while he’s clearly in the middle of some mental health work. But, yeah.
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    Demi Lovato

    CNN is hedging but MTV says it's cutting and eating disorders. Hope she gets better, but now I think we know which BI was hers.
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    Demi Lovato

    I feel like she’s been sort of hinting this way for a while, so I’m not terribly surprised. That being said, this girl feels like a walking red flag. I’ve long been worried about her long term outcome. Maybe this is what she has needed to do for some time and it will help her find some peace? One can only hope because she seems very troubled. As much as Hollywood is a gawking event, there are real people there and occasionally I just get the feeling that a few people are heading towards a metaphorical car crash. I don’t like to see myself proven right.
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    British Royals

    I do kind of think the old “son” looks quite a bit like Prince Phillip, but so do a lot of old white guys. I can’t get past the term “falling pregnant” though. I’ve seen it before and it’s always seemed so weird to me.
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    Official 2020 Divorce Poll

    Bill and Melinda Gates. That’s a biggie. Wow.
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    Oscars 2021

    Yeah, I don’t think anyone thought that was organic. But none the less, it’s been on every news and talk show in DC. They were still excited to get a shout out for Gogo!
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