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BRAD PITT, ANGELINA JOLIE: Settle Custody Battle

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's bitter custody battle is over.

TMZ says the couple have come to an agreement just days before the case was to go before a judge.

Angie wanted sole physical custody of their six children, and Brad wanted joint custody. We don't know what they decided since the terms are confidential, but the war isn't over. TMZ says, "There's still plenty more to be decided in their bitter divorce -- like property settlement -- which could get ugly considering they didn't have a prenup when they got married."

They have asked a judge to give them until next June to reach a deal.

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KATE MIDDLETON, MEGHAN MARKLE: Palace Denies "Explosive Row"

Rumors of a feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle got so bad that Kensington Palace has issued a rare statement of denial.

Britain's Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying the two had an "explosive row" before the royal wedding in May because Meghan was rude to a member of Kate's team. Prince William's wife allegedly told her future sister-in-law, "That's unacceptable, they're my staff and I speak to them."

But a Kensington Palace spokesman tells the publication, "This never happened."

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GLOBAL CITIZEN: Mandela Celebration in South Africa

Just months after the organization's annual event in New York's Central Park, the Global Citizen organization staged a second festival today (Sunday), this one to honor the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth. Mandela 100, an all-day event in Johannesburg, South Africa. included musical sets by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Kacey Musgraves, Usher, Femi Kuti and other African artists. 

Model and TV host Naomi Campbell had a role in booking talent for the event, and spoke with iHeartRadio on site about her friendship with Mandela, who she affectionately called "granddad."

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PRIYANKA CHOPRA, NICK JONAS: Tie the Knot in India

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are husband and wife.

According to People magazine, the couple tied the knot Saturday in a Christian wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.

The ceremony was officiated by Nick's father, who's a pastor.

Today (Sunday), the couple got hitched again, this time in a Hindu ceremony. A source tells, “It is super important to Priyanka to have an Indian ceremony that honors her heritage and culture, just as it’s important to also have a Western ceremony that honors Nick’s Christian upbringing. They are doing both.”

After the Sunday nuptials, the guests participated in -- as Priyanka described it -- "a fierce song & dance competition between families."

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HOLLYWOOD BUZZ

Actors Malin Akerman and Jack Donnelly got hitched Saturday in Mexico.

A Tennessee man named Luke Sky Walker was arrested on a theft charge last week -- prompting Star Wars actor Mark Hamill to tweet: “The real crime here is Mr. & Mrs. Walker saddling this poor guy with that name in the first place.”

Nick Nolte has been cast in The Mandalorian. The Star Wars series, which will be available on the upcoming streaming service Disney Plus, will also star Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano. (Variety)

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KEN BERRY: F Troop Star Dies at 85

Ken Berry, best known as the star of the '60s sitcom F Troop, died Saturday at age 85.

His F Troop co-star Larry Storch wrote on Facebook: “Dear friends. We are sad to let you know our beloved Captain, Mr Ken Berry passed away tonight. We just spoke with [his ex-wife Jackie Joseph-Lawrence] who confirmed the devastating news. We are at a true loss for words. Ken, we hope you know how much you were loved. Goodnight Captain. We miss you already.”

Berry was also known for the TV series Mayberry RFD and Mama’s Family (Vinton), and the movies Herbie Rides Again and The Cat From Outer Space.

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NEIL deGRASSE TYSON: Denies Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has denied several accusations of sexual misconduct.

Three women recently told the website Patheos that Tyson harassed them and made inappropriate sexual advances.

In a Facebook post titled "On Being Accused," he said, "Accusations can damage a reputation and a marriage. Sometimes irreversibly. I see myself as loving husband and as a public servant -- a scientist and educator who serves at the will of the public. I am grateful for the support I've received from those who continue to respect and value me and my work."

One woman claimed Tyson groped her, another said he tried to pressure her into sex, and a third accused him of drugging and raping her in 1984. The first two claims he chalked up to misunderstandings. Of the rape allegation, he writes, “According to her blog posts, the drug and rape allegation comes from an assumption of what happened to her during a night that she cannot remember. It is as though a false memory had been implanted, which, because it never actually happened, had to be remembered as an evening she doesn’t remember.”

Tyson says he welcomes "an impartial investigation," which would have his "full cooperation."


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