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Shutdown optics force cancellation of London party for new U.S. ambassador — a private party, but still, just wouldn’t have looked right. (In the Loop)

Oh, now, Sarah Jessica Parker SAYS she doesn’t smoke anymore, but what’s this we see here? Good work, guys. Who says paparazzi can’t do accountability journalism? (New York Post)

Ginnifer Goodwin, formerly of “Big Love,” is engaged to a co-star from “Once Upon a Time” — haven’t seen, so don’t know if this is a good idea. (People)

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