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Bryce Dallas Howard Says She Was Asked to Lose Weight Ahead of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

The 41-year-old said director Colin Trevorrow stepped in to protect her from the conversations around her “natural body.” → Read More

NYT Finds Little Proof to Back Up Herschel Walker’s Charitable Claims

An investigation found “scant evidence” that Walker’s food-distribution company actually gave 15 percent of proceeds away, as he has repeatedly pledged. → Read More

Samuel Hohman Charged After Allegedly Pulling Knife on Minnesota Train Engineer Who Bit Him in Self-Defense

The suspect allegedly placed his hands around the train engineer’s neck, telling him to “speed up and get out of town.” → Read More

Tiffany Haddish: ‘All My Gigs Are Gone’ After Child Sex Abuse Suit

“Everything, gone,” she told a TMZ paparazzo. “I don’t have no job, bro.” → Read More

West Virginia Reaches $147M Opioid Settlement With Walmart, CVS

The lawsuits filed against the pharmacies alleged that they helped flood the state with prescription opioids, though CVS has insisted the blame lies with doctors and manufacturers. → Read More

Donald Trump’s Lawyers Resist Special Master Raymond Dearie’s Declassification Questions on Mar-a-Lago Docs

Acknowledging that an indictment could be in the cards, Trump’s lawyers said disclosing specific details might compromise a future criminal defense. → Read More

Chris Redd Is the Latest Cast Member to Exit ‘SNL’ Ahead of Season 48

Redd was one of the show’s most spot-on impressionists, sending up the likes of Kanye West, Barack Obama, and Mayor Eric Adams. → Read More

Ex-White House Lawyer Eric Hermann Warned Donald Trump About Taking Records After Presidency, Report Says

The former president was noncommittal about his plans to return the classified records, sources said. → Read More

Joe Biden Says the COVID-19 Pandemic Is ‘Over’ in ‘60 Minutes’ Interview

In a wide-ranging ‘60 Minutes’ interview, the president also discussed his intentions of running for re-election. → Read More

Watch: Tom Brady Throws Tablet in Sideline Tantrum

The quarterback really hates playing the New Orleans Saints—either that, or he has some kind of vendetta against Microsoft products. → Read More

WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces Win First Major League Championship in City History

The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun in four games to grab the title. → Read More

24-Year-Old Prodigy Kalani David Suffers Fatal Seizure While Surfing

David had Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. He had his first seizure while skating with friends in 2016, with the episode briefly stopping his heart. → Read More

Bill Clinton Offers Awkward Response to Prosecutor Kenneth Starr’s Death, Saying ‘His Family Loved Him’

“When your life is over, that’s all there is to say,” said the former president, sounding incredibly cut up. → Read More

Phoenix Suns Vice Chairman Calls for N-Word-Dropping Owner’s Resignation

Robert Sarver was fined $10 million and suspended for a year after an investigation found he’d used racist language, sexually harassed employees, and created a toxic workplace. → Read More

Uber Investigating ‘Cybersecurity Incident’ After NYT Report of Network Breach

A hacker allegedly posted an explicit photo on an internal page, and sent all company employees a message: “Uber has suffered a data breach.” → Read More

Live From New York, It’s SNL’s Four Newest Cast Members!

Here’s hoping at least one of them can play a decent cowbell. → Read More

Watch: Royal Guard Collapses, Faceplants in Front of Queen’s Coffin

One guard faced a spot of bother on Wednesday, plummeting face-first off a platform while holding vigil for the late queen. → Read More

Wendy Williams Re-Enters Rehab to Battle Substance Abuse Issues: Report

“It’s gotten worse,” a source told Page Six. “She went from wine to straight-up vodka.” → Read More

U.S. Child Poverty Rate Hit Record Low in 2021 Thanks to Pandemic-Era Policies, Census Bureau Says

Taking government aid into account, census data found that millions fewer children are growing up in poverty today than they were in 1993. → Read More

Pieper Lewis, Trafficked Iowa Teen Who Fatally Stabbed Abuser Zachary Brooks, Ordered to Pay $150K

“I wish that never happened,” Pieper Lewis, who was 15 when she killed Zachary Brooks after he raped her. “But to say there’s only one victim in the story is absurd.” → Read More