Medical issue

Ali Fedotowsky diagnosed with shingles

Former "Bachelorette" Ali Fedotowsky has made a personal health reveal on Instagram: she's been diagnosed with shingles.

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The reality TV star admitted to hiding her face on social media since the diagnosis.

"I don't really know why I wanted to hide it. I think it's mostly because I didn't want the added stress or pressure of the Internet while I was trying to rest and heal," Ali, 36, wrote. "In fact, stress is likely the reason I got #shingles. I'm sharing now because I hope my story will help others detect it early. I didn't even think it was possible to get it at my age."

Shingles, a painful neurological condition, is fairly uncommon for someone of Ali's age. It's typically associated with seniors.

Ali, who was Season 6's "Bachelorette," said she first felt off when her forehead felt "itchy & tingly." After consulting with her doctor via FaceTime, Ali found out the cause of the discomfort.

"I am soooo grateful that she diagnosed me early and got me on the proper medication," she wrote. "So early that it was a day before I even had a tiny little pimple-like spot on my face which I wouldn't have thought twice about & days before I had multiple spots that ended up causing swelling and blurred vision in my eye." 

She continued, "So needless to say, I'm trying to limit the stress in my life and hoping my vision clears up. Today the swelling is down a lot so I'm grateful for that!"

Official!

Chelsea Handler goes Instagram official with comedian beau

Chelsea Handler has confirmed that she's dating fellow comedian Jo Koy. 

On Sept. 27, the former "Chelsea Lately" host went Instagram official with her man, posting a photo of herself kissing him.

"He's on tour, I'm on tour, sometimes we tour together," she captioned two photos on social media. "Vaccinated and [feeling lusty]. Funny is funny. All coming to a city near you!"

Rumors of Chelsea and Jo's romance have been growing for weeks. Last week, Chelsea said on Instagram that she's "finally in love, with the best kind of guy there is." Last month, she was seen cozying up to Jo at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

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After a media outlet reported on the romance on Monday, Chelsea tweeted, "After careful consideration I have decided to be in a committed relationship. Please respect my privacy while I have one of the best times of my life."

Money matters

Anderson Cooper dubs inheritance a 'curse,' won't leave money to son

Anderson Cooper is making it clear that he has no plans to leave his son, Wyatt, much inheritance, believing unearned money is a "curse."

"I don't believe in passing on huge amounts of money. I don't know what I'll have," the CNN newsman said the Morning Meeting podcast on Sept. 27. "I'm not that interested in money, but I don't intend to have some sort of pot of gold for my son. I'll go with what my parents said…'College will be paid for, and then you gotta get on it.'"

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Anderson, the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, is taking a page out of his mother's book, who was always honest about her plans to leave him minimal inheritance.

"I don't believe in inheriting money…I think it's a curse," he said. "From the time I was growing up, if I felt like there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don't know if I would have been so motivated."

Anderson, who has a reported net worth of $200 million, joins a list of celebrities who, for various reasons, have publicly stated that they will not leave an inheritance to their children. "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary, who has an estimated net worth of $400 million, told CNBC that he set up a trust to take care of his family through college. 

"You curse a child when you de-risk their lives. But that doesn't mean you can't help them. And listen, if [my son] ever has a kid, that trust is going to take care of that child from birth to the last day of college," Kevin said.

Daniel Craig also said his kids won't be receiving any of his multimillion dollar fortune. "My philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go," he told Candis Magazine in August.

White House adjacent

Former 'Real Housewives' star Meghan King dating Joe Biden's nephew

Meghan King's new boyfriend comes from presidential stock.

Over the weekend, the "Real Housewives of Orange County" alum officially unveiled her romance with Cuffe Biden Owens, who is President Joe Biden's nephew.

"Trying my best to avoid any cheesy introductions like 'my main squeeze'… so just meet my man,"  she captioned a photo with her new love.

According to Page Six, Meghan also posted images with Cuffe, 42, while celebrating her 37th birthday at a vineyard. 

It's unclear how long they've been an item.

Cuffe, a Los Angeles-based attorney, is the son Valerie Biden Owens, who is President Biden's only sister and also one of his advisers. While Cuffe comes from a very high-profile family in American politics, he has largely been able to stay out of the spotlight. In fact, he doesn't appear to have social media, and very little is known about his past relationships. The same can't be said for the former Bravo star, as her romances have been well-documented.

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Meghan was famously married to former Major League Baseball star Jim Edmonds. Megan and Jim split in 2019 following a cheating scandal, and they proceeded to have a very nasty divorce during which they engaged in a public war of words.

After the divorce, Meghan publicly moved on with "Life Uncharted" podcast host and entrepreneur Christian Schauf. After less than a year together, they split. Megan then dated Will Roos. It's unclear when Meghan and Will — who last appeared on her Instagram on Valentine's Day — called it quits. She also commented on one of his Instagram pictures in early March.

Atlanta exit

Cynthia Bailey leaving 'Housewives' after 11 years

Cynthia Bailey is giving up her peach. 

The reality TV star has announced that she's leaving "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" after 11 years. 

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"After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta," she wrote on Instagram on Sept. 27. "Thank you NBC Universal, Bravo, and Truly Original for over a decade of partnership. I can't wait to see what we do next!"

Cynthia introduced herself to the Bravo world in the third season of "RHOA" as NeNe Leakes' friend, and she quickly became one of the most popular "Housewives" in the history of the franchise.

"Thank you to my Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates for eleven of the most unbelievable years of my life; and the most incredible & UNFORGETTABLE memories! I am so grateful to have had this amazing journey, and I am anxiously waiting to embark on new adventures," she said on social media. "Most importantly, THANK YOU to my fans! I could not have done it without your blessings, love, and support. Without the fans, none of this would be possible. I love and appreciate all of you."

Cynthia continued, "It's time to move on to my next chapter, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you."

After her post, many in the Bravo orbit reacted with praise or even iconic lines from over the years. Andy Cohen tweeted that he's going to miss Cynthia. "And I believe we do know each other," he added, harkening back to one of her most memorable moments. Former "Housewives" star Claudia Jordan commented, "Class, beauty and positivity to the very end. Love you and proud of you my friend! I will see you soon."

Police activity

Mike Sorrentino defends calling cops on his own brother

Mike Sorrentino has no regrets about his decision to call the cops on his own brother last week. 

The "Jersey Shore" star broke his silence about the incident after an Instagram user dubbed him "despicable" and asked, "What kind of dude calls the cops on his own brother."

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"A responsible adult protecting his family from an estranged family member who has fall [sic] prey to mental illness from long term meth addiction," Mike alleged. "A rational adult who just put down his baby to sleep at 8pm and the doorbell was ringing obsessively at 8:30pm!!"

"The Situation," as he's known to MTV fans, noted that he has filed two harassment claims against his brother, Maximo, as recently as July.

Mike's rep told TMZ that Maximo showed up at Mike's New Jersey home on Sept. 21 while toting several gift bags, most of which were intended for Mike's newborn son, Romeo. Mike apparently watched as Maximo rang the doorbell multiple times and looked through the windows while hoping to be let in. He apparently lingered around before leaving the presents hanging from a doorknob. Mike, however, called the cops the moment he saw Maximo, and Max was then met by officers as he was leaving. Maximo was not arrested, as Mike asked cops to let Max go free.

"His behavior has been despicable for months," Mike continued on Instagram. "My whole family has him blocked not just me, even my mother and what does that say. We just want him to get help and he is refusing."

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At one point, Mike and Max were very close, but they've been at odds for quite some time now.

After his fiery response to the Instagram user, Mike continued to defend his actions while again claiming his brother is in the throes of addiction.

"This is what prioritizing the health and safety of your wife and newborn baby looks like. This is what a mature responsible dad looks like. This is what tough love looks like," he wrote. "This is the ugly side of addiction. Saying no is also saying yes to yourself. This is what healthy boundaries look like. When someone chooses drugs over themselves only they can fix their problems. I have worked my a** off to be 6 years sober in December, going on 3 years in a happy healthy marriage to my college sweetheart in November and a dad to my first son who is 4 months old. Anybody can get the smoke if you try to jeopardize everything I have worked for!"

Friends forever

Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge's friendship is 'completely' repaired

Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge's friendship was strained and acrimonious for several years, but the two are back to being pals. 

Tom spoke about his relationship with his fellow Blink-182 OG while appearing on Apple Music 1's Zane Lowe, indicating that the two began patching things up after Mark's cancer diagnosis and Tom's split with his wife of 18 years. 

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Tom was actually one of the first people to hear about Mark's health situation.  

"The way the universe works is strange because I reached out to Mark because I needed him to sign this piece of paper that had to do with my divorce," Tom said. "Only because of that call did I learn he had cancer. And he told me on the phone. I was like, 'Wait, what?'"

Prior to that conversation, the two men had only spoken sparingly, especially since Tom left Blink indefinitely in 2015. Now, though, they talk every day. 

"We weren't really talking much at all, maybe once every couple of months, a little text here and there. But now, we talk multiple times a day," Tom said. "We've been able to completely repair that friendship and really cut to the depth of who we are as people and what this is all about."

Mark first went public with his cancer diagnosis in June. He later said he'd been undergoing chemotherapy treatments

"The cancer isn't bone-related, it's blood-related," he said. "My blood's trying to kill me."

Tom noted that Mark is doing well now. 

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"I don't think he's jumping for joy, but he's emotionally supercharged from where he was. It's interesting how stupid and how much ego is involved with boys," the Angels & Airways frontman said in the new Apple interview. "We're just boys and bands. Women are so much better at this stuff than we are. I always tell my wife, 'Boys are weird because unless it's a big deal, we're either going to fistfight or we're just going to brush it under the rug. There's no gray area.'"

In mourning

Sarah Jessica Parker breaks silence over Willie Garson's death

For Sarah Jessica Parker, it's been "unbearable" coping with the death of her longtime and "Sex and the City" co-star Willie Garson.

"Sometimes silence is a statement," she wrote on Instagram on Sept. 24, her first official public statement since Willie's shocking passing. "Of the gravity. The anguish. The magnitude of the loss of a 30 + year friendship. A real friendship that allowed for secrets, adventure, a shared professional family, truth, concerts, road trips, meals, late night phone calls, a mutual devotion to parenthood and all the heartaches and joy that accompany, triumphs, disappointments, fear, rage and years spent on sets (most especially Carrie's apartment) and laughing late into the night as both Stanford and Carrie and Willie and SJ."

Along with her lengthy and touching tribute, SJP posted a series of personal images with Willie. 

The actor died on Sept. 21 of pancreatic cancer.

"Willie. I will miss everything about you. And replay our last moments together. I will re-read every text from your final days and put to pen our last calls," Sarah wrote on Instagram. "Your absence a crater that I will fill with blessing of these memories and all the ones that are still in recesses yet to surface."

"My love and deepest sympathies and condolences to you dear Nathen," she continued, referencing Willie's son. "You were and are the light of Willie's life and his greatest achievement was being your Papa."

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Sarah was the last of the main "Sex and the City" stars to comment on the death. After Chris Noth's mourned the actor on Instagram earlier in the week, Sarah even explained why she hadn't publicly paid tribute. "Thank you dearest Chris. I'm not ready yet. Xxx," she said in the comments section.

On Friday, Sarah ended her post by sharing the last word's Willie said to her: "Great bangles all around."

She added, "Godspeed Willie Garson."

Booted

Nicolas Cage 'mistaken for homeless man,' kicked out of Vegas restaurant

A seemingly drunk and barefoot Nicolas Cage was kicked out of a Las Vegas restaurant after a beef with staff, a report states. 

The Sun published a short video of the actor sitting on a sofa inside Lawry's Prime Rib and mumbling. The report says he was "mistaken for a homeless man" by fellow restaurant guests because of his disheveled appearance. 

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"We were at that bar at Lawry's when we noticed what we at first thought was a homeless man completely drunk and being rowdy," a source told The Sun. "To our shock it turned to be Nicolas Cage. He was completely smashed and was getting into a bit of a fight with the staff."

Video showed the Oscar winner being led out of the restaurant while struggling to stay upright. He appeared to try to re-enter, but a woman blocked the door. 

"He was in a really bad state and was walking around shoeless," the source said. "Staff told us he had been downing shots of tequila and 1980 Macallan whiskey."

The incident, which reportedly took place on Sept. 13, comes just a few months after Nic, 57, married his fifth wife, Riko Shibata, 26. It does not appear that Riko was with him at the restaurant, which is located just east of The Las Vegas Strip. 

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"He was shouting at people and trying to get into fights and then staff asked him to leave," the source at Lawry's said. "He was so drunk he could barely get his flip flops on before being escorted out. He asked us if we wanted to come back to his place but he was in a bad way so we didn't think it was a good idea. One of the regulars ended up taking him home."

The "National Treasure" star has a history of acting out in public — he even famously caused a scene while filling out marriage paperwork with his soon-to-be fourth wife back in 2019. He was seen on video shouting, "Her ex is a druggy," and he insisted that she was "trying to take all my money." At the time, Erika Koike, who would become his fourth wife moments after the outburst, told Nic, "I never asked you to do this."

Back in 2018, Nic told The Guardian he needs to be constantly working to avoid such things. 

"If I don't have somewhere to go in the morning and a job to do, it can be very self-destructive," he said. "Then I'm just going to sit and order two bottles of red wine and dissolve, and I don't want to be that person, so I have to work."

Clothed moment

Kathy Hilton explains why she left restaurant wearing a tablecloth

Kathy Hilton is opening up about her tablecloth couture moment. 

Earlier in the week, paparazzi snapped the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star going to dinner at a very ritzy Los Angeles restaurant donning a pink plaid dress. When she left the restaurant a bit later, Kathy was no longer wearing the dress, but rather a white tablecloth fashioned into a toga-like dress. 

On Instagram Live, the reality TV star spoke of her sudden restaurant-inspired look, saying she was overheating while at a charity event with her daughters, Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton.

"It ended up being an incredibly large turnout, which was unbelievable, it was overwhelming, it was very exciting — it was crowded," she said. "It was so hot, and I was on stage actually participating for two hours in the auction. I was roasting and roasting and roasting."

She added, "I didn't have a chance to have a Coca-Cola, water, wine or anything, or anything to eat, because we were busy selling and selling and selling and raising money."

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The party had a Christmas in September theme, so Kathy dressed the part, wearing the pink dress, which was made of wool. 

"The whole thing was literally sticking to me," she said. 

At dinner, a friend suggested she cool off by taking off the dress and rocking a tablecloth from Craig's. Kathy liked the idea of wearing it "like a sarong in the South of France."

"I'm very resourceful," the reality TV star added, "And by the way, I had tons of extensions in, too! And we unsnapped all the extensions… I didn't have my fan with me."

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After the video, Nicky commented with several emojis, writing, "You are very resourceful mom…"

Paris mused, "That's hot. You are too funny! Love you Mom."

Friend Elliot Mintz, who was with Kathy at dinner, commented, "It was a creative wardrobe transition and might set a fashion trend."

As the kids say, "It's called fashion, look it up!"