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Jeff Sneider / The Wrap:
Joaquin Phoenix Eyed to Star in Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’ (Exclusive)  —  As Marvel finalizes surprises for its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the rumor mill regarding “Doctor Strange” has reached a fever pitch and the actor who has been mentioned most often for the coveted superhero role is none …
Discussion: PerezHilton
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John Boone / E! Online:
NEWS/ Here's What Benedict Cumberbatch Had to Say About the Rumor That He's Playing Doctor Strange  —  Benedict Cumberbatch is experiencing a lot of firsts: It's his first time visiting Comic-Con. It's his first time voicing an animated character in a children's movie.
Tim Beedle / dccomics.com:
Batman 75th Anniversary Montage Wall  —  This year, Batman's stepping out of the shadows...and into the Comic-Con spotlight.  With his 75th Anniversary going strong, Batman is a major presence at San Diego Comic-Con. He's been seen in comics, film, TV, games, toys and clothing …
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Michael K / Dlisted:   Behold, Batman's Bubble Butt Chin
Graeme McMillan / Hollywood Reporter:
Zack Snyder Shares an All-New Batfleck Photo
Discussion: The Moviefone Blog
Daniheffernan / GLAAD:
Model Andreja Pejic comes out publicly as a transgender woman, shares her experience with media and Facebook fans  —  Fashion model Andreja Pejic tonight shared her life and experience as a transgender woman exclusively with Entertainment Tonight, People.com and Style.com.
Discussion: Queerty and Cele|bitchy
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Katharine K. Zarrella / style file:
EXCLUSIVE: Andreja Pejic Is in Her Own Skin for the Very First Time
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Jeff Nelson / People.com:
Author A.J. Jacobs Interviews His (Very Distant) Cousin Daniel Radcliffe  —  Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs is on a mission to trace his family tree and track down distant relatives - and map out how we're all related.  —  Every month until June 6, 2015, when he's throwing a massive family reunion …
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Tim Nudd Updated / People.com:
Megan Fox Is Pretty Sure She Could Find Bigfoot  —  Megan Fox has plenty of geek cred.  And at Comic-Con on Thursday, she said her love of mythical beasts extends to real-world legends.  —  “Bigfoot's real,” she told PEOPLE when asked about her shared connections to the Comic-Con faithful.
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Allison / Dlisted:   Megan Fox Believes That If Anyone Is Going To Find Bigfoot, It's Megan Fox
Jennifer Garcia Updated / People.com:
How Marital Stress Is Taking a Physical Toll on Kendra Wilkinson  —  As Kendra Wilkinson struggles to regroup after husband Hank Baskett's alleged affair, a friend says the stress is taking a physical toll on Wilkinson.  —  “It's affecting her milk production and, quite simply, breaking her heart …
Stephanie Webber / Us Weekly:
Charlize Theron, Sean Penn Are Not Engaged, Actress Bought Ring Herself: Get the Details!  —  Sean Penn hasn't put a ring on it — yet.  —  Despite widespread speculation to the contrary, Charlize Theron and Penn are not engaged, a source confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.
Discussion: PerezHilton
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Michele Corriston / People.com:
Did Sean Penn Propose to Charlize Theron?
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Rachel Maresca / NY Daily News:
Charlize Theron seen wearing ring on left hand, sparks Sean Penn engagement rumors
TMZ.com:
Jennifer Lopez — I Humped a Lion for My 45th Birthday!  —  I HUMPED A LION FOR MY 45TH BIRTHDAY!  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS … See also  — Jennifer Lopez Twerking — Puttin' In Twerk: Miley's Got Nothin' On Me!  (VIDEO)  — Jennifer Lopez — No Ifs, Ands, Or ...
Todd Spangler / Variety:
‘Expendables 3’ Leaks Online, Pirated Copy Downloaded 189,000 Times in 24 Hours  —  A DVD-quality copy of actioner “The Expendables 3,” starring Sylvester Stallone, has been downloaded via piracy sites more than 189,000 times over a 24-hour period — a three weeks ahead of the U.S. premiere.
TMZ.com:
She Makes Out Like a Huntsman  —  Liberty Ross just scored big ... we've learned her divorce from Rupert Sanders is now final.  —  As you know ... Liberty filed for divorce after Rupert was caught on camera making out with Kristen Stewart, who starred in his movie, “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon / Us Weekly:
Khloe Kardashian Reveals She's Not Having Sex with French Montana, He's Observing Ramadan  —  TMI, Khloe!  Khloe Kardashian crashed boyfriend French Montana's Angie Martinez interview for Power 105 on Thursday, July 24 and overshared a little on the state of the couple's intimate relationship.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Katy Forrester / mirror:
Harry Styles' girl: “I am seeing him” - model ex Paige Reifler says romance is back ON  —  Harry Styles' model ex Paige Reifler says she is “seeing” the One Direction star again after they rekindled their romance  —  Harry Styles' model ex Paige Reifler says she is “seeing” the One Direction star after they rekindled their romance.
Discussion: PerezHilton and Daily Mail
Barbara Ross / NY Daily News:
Bethenny Frankel works up an appetite after 4-hour court appearance in Manhattan  —  The former member of ‘Real Housewives of New York’ and her soon to be ex-hubby, Jason Hoppy, were in Manhattan Supreme Court as their lawyers met with a judge's clerk to discuss a division of assets and other matters related to their divorce.
 
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Keyshia Cole's Husband — I Didn't File Divorce Papers ... But a Loco Impostor Did!
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