It's over

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split, call off engagement: Report

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have broken up and called off their engagement, TMZ reports.

Sources close to the pop star, 25, and the "Saturday Night Live" comedian, 24 — who publicly started dating in May and were engaged by June — told TMZ that the split happened over the Oct. 13 weekend "with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off," TMZ explains.


"We're told the two still have love for each other, but things are over romantically," TMZ added.

The were just seen together last week.

TMZ's sources were quick to add that even though Ariana and Pete are broken up for now, "the two aren't ruling out the possibility of anything in the future."

After Ariana pulled out of a schedule performance on Oct. 13, many thought it had to do with her lingering grief over the September death of her ex, rapper Mac Miller, from whom she split this spring. But now the belief is that she canceled her appearance at F–k Cancer's inaugural Barbara Berlanti Heroes fundraising gala, where manager Scooter Braun's wife, Yael Cohen Braun, was being honored, because of her heartbreak over her split from Pete.

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"Someone I'm very close to was supposed to come sing for you today, and because of things that she's going through, she couldn't be here today," Scooter told the crowd at the benefit, E! News reported. "And while I was frustrated, being the manager, my wife, being who she always is, just looked at me and she goes, 'She needs this time.'"

After a whirlwind few weeks of dating, Pete proposed with a custom-made $93,000 VVS1 clarity diamond and platinum engagement ring.

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The couple immediately moved into a $16 million condo in New York City and recently adopted a pet pig.

They also got several matching tattoos, and Pete even gave Ariana a chain featuring a New York City Fire Department badge emblazoned with his late father Scott Davidson's badge number, 8418. The jewelry belonged to the Brooklyn Heights firefighter, who was killed at age 33 in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Ariana even put a song titled "Pete Davidson" on her new album.

Feeling better

R&B singer Jeremih out of hospital after near-death COVID experience

Jeremih has been released from a Chicago hospital after nearly dying from COVID-related complications.

Just last weekend, the R&B singer was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit, and things looked grim, according to friends' social media accounts. 


In a statement to TMZ, Jeremih said, "First and foremost, I would like to thank God and the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for saving my life. I will be forever grateful."

"I would also like to thank my family and friends for all their prayers and well wishes. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude," he added.

Jeremih also gave specific thanks to Chance The Rapper, 50 Cent and Diddy, all of whom publicly called for prayers.

It's not known how long Jeremih was in the hospital, but Chance The Rapper tweeted about Jeremih's health battle on Nov. 14. 

"I would like to thank all my fans and people around the world who prayed for me," Jeremih said on Dec. 5. "I'm getting stronger everyday, and look forward to spending time with my sons."

Family dynamic

Dr. Dre hasn't seen eldest daughter in 17 years, hasn't met grandkids

Dr. Dre has been absent for his eldest daughter's life for nearly all of her adult years.

The mogul's 37-year-old daughter, LaTanya Young, opened up about her frayed relationship with her dad, saying the two haven't seen each other in 17 years. LaTanya desperately wants to mend the relationship.

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"Money is not what I want, I feel better doing it on my own," she told The Daily Mail. "I was on assistance for a while, it's embarrassing to say. He did offer to help me with tuition but he never speaks to me. He never set me up to be able to not need him. He never paid for college, he never did anything to help me and my sisters get along."

"I really just want to have closure," she continued. "I just want to be able to spend time with my father."

LaTanya, who has four children, said Dre hasn't even met her kids, something she wants to change.

Still, she recalls that it was even tough getting in touch with her father when she was a child, indicating she had to go through Dre's assistants.

"I hated going through third parties. If I needed him, I'd have to go to the studio and get bombarded and talked to by his security. I would have to go through his accountant or his right hand man, I would never know whether he got my messages. I have never had a direct line to him," she said. "I feel like he gave up on me, and I don't know why. I still don't know why."

LaTanya believes that Dre's estranged wife, Nicole, encouraged the separation. In recalling a visit to Dre and Nicole's home 21 years ago, LaTanya said, "I went to the gate and our names weren't on the list. The security lady still let us in because she knew us. But Nicole turned into Cruella de Vil. She asked us what we were doing there and said that he was sleeping and she threatened to call the police on us."


Regardless of the past, LaTanya wants Dre to have a relationship with his grandkids.

"My kids like his music," she said. "They ask if they can meet him and I don't even know what to tell them."

Bad date

Kenya Moore reminisces about disastrous date with Kanye West

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore is dishing on a horrendous date she once went on with Kanye West.


During an interview with Wendy Williams, Kenya was asked if any celebrities had asked her out. 

"I did go out with Kanye once," the reality TV star said. "That was a disaster."

Kenya didn't say when the date occurred, but presumably, it was before he married Kim Kardashian West in 2014. 

"Somehow, we ended up going to his house and there was, like, some very explicit things on TV," she awkwardly said. "I was lost, he left me alone, I was just there for like five minutes, wandering around his house. When I followed the noises, he was watching something on TV that he probably shouldn't have been. So that was my exit!"

She added, "As much as I love him, it was just the craziest thing."

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These days Kenya is more focused on her relationship with husband Marc Daly. The couple married in 2017 but split in 2019. They've since reconciled. 

"We're actually getting along better than we've gotten along probably [since] shortly after we got married," she said over the summer. "I mean, it's just been no arguments, no real fights or disagreements, and he's been really sweet and caring and thoughtful. It's like 'Wow, you know, this is the man I married.'"

Memorable offer

Tara Reid adds confusion to her Instagram pitch to Nicole Kidman

Tara Reid seems to have a bit of Instagram amnesia.

Earlier this week, Tara went viral after pitching a job to Nicole Kidman in the comments section of "The Undoing" star's Instagram. Now, the "Sharknado" star seems to have forgotten all about it, even claiming that perhaps someone else with access to her Instagram account left the comment.


"I don't think I did," Tara said when asked about the pitch during an interview with FUBAR Radio's Access All Areas. "Because I think I'm not the only one who controls my Instagram. So, there's a couple of people that do it. Do you know what I mean?"

Recent screen grabs show Tara getting detailed in her social media job offer.  

"You are truly amazing in everything you do," Tara began. "I've b en [sic] a huge fan forever. Hopefully one day we can work together soon."

She added, "I'm producing a movie Masha's Mushroom it starring Vivica Fox, Billy Zane, Beverly Deangelo, myself Tara Reid, Sade and others it truly an amazing script. I would love for you to read it."

When asked if Nicole had responded, Tara said, "I haven't read anything yet on private messages. So, I don't think so. So who knows."

Love lost

Ex Bachelorette jokes about 'ring graveyard' after two failed engagements

Becca Kufrin is putting together quite the jewelry collection… one that she doesn't want.


Following her breakup earlier this year with Garrett Yrigoyen, the former "Bachelorette" star now has two failed engagements.

On Kaitlyn Bristowe's "Off the Vine" podcast this week, Becca joked about her broken engagements.

"Let's be honest, I was engaged two times already — like, I don't want to keep racking up the rings," she said. "As much as I love ["Bachelor" jeweler] Neil Lane, I don't want to have a ring graveyard."

Both of the reality TV star's splits were rather ugly. Becca, 30, first got engaged at the end of "The Bachelor" when Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed. However, just weeks after his on-camera proposal, Arie had a change of heart and broke up with Becca, which was also on camera. He then began a relationship with "Bachelor" runner-up Lauren, who he's now married to. With Garrett, Becca confirmed the split on the Sept. 1 episode of her "Bachelor Happy Hour" podcast with Rachel Lindsay. Becca and Garrett had well-documented differences in their political beliefs and had opposing viewpoints about the Black Lives Matter protests, all of which sparked break-up rumors. In June, during the height of the protests, she was asked about the status of her and Garrett's relationship after they publicly shared competing stances about BLM. "I don't know," she said.

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Asked where she keeps the ring she got from Garrett, who proposed on the finale of her season of "The Bachelorette," Becca said, "It's not even in a lockbox, it's just sitting on my dresser. I don't know what to do with it. I'm never going to wear it again. I don't want to reuse the diamonds for anything, like, for myself — I don't want that juju."

Garrett has since moved on and is now dating yoga instructor Alex Farrar. Becca, meanwhile, is single and recently announced that she was in the process of freezing her eggs. 

Tiger attack

Tiger attacks staffer at Carole Baskin's 'Big Cat Rescue'

A volunteer staffer at Big Cat Animal Rescue in Tampa nearly lost an arm after being attacked by a tiger on Thursday morning.

Early on Dec. 3, medics responded to the Florida sanctuary, which is owned by reality TV star Carole Baskin, after a woman suffered a severe bite to her arm and hand.


While describing the situation to TMZ, Carole and her husband, Howard Baskin, said a longtime volunteer named Candy Couser stuck her hand into the tiger's enclosure in order to open the door to feed it. Just then, the tiger, named Kimba, bit down on Candy's hand and "started thrashing."

Kimba only let go of Candy's arm after other staffers came running to help. During the incident, the woman's arm was nearly torn off. While waiting for medics to arrive, staffers reportedly applied a tourniquet and pressure to the wounds.

After the incident, the Baskins noted that Kimba's enclosure has two guillotine-style tunnel doors. Candy, they say, opened the first and found that the second door was clipped shut.

"This is our universal signal NOT to open a gate without the coordinator coming to assist, but Candy said she just wasn't thinking when she reached in to un clip it," the couple says. "It is against our protocols for anyone to stick any part of their body into a cage with a cat in it."

The incident was described on Big Cat's Instagram, as well.

"Carole reminded everyone that this sort of tragedy can happen in the blink of an eye and that we cannot relax our guard for a second around these dangerous cats," the Instagram caption said.

The couple maintains that Kimba was just acting normally considering food was present. Further, they say Candy was conscious in the ambulance and is expected to survive. She was also supposedly adamant that the tiger remained unharmed.

Kimba will be quarantined for the next 30 days as a precaution.

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Carole, of course, rose to fame earlier this year after being prominently featured in Netflix's smash "The Tiger King." She is rather controversial. While many see her as a rescuer of animals, just as many others view her as a villain. Many critics continue to allege that she had a hand in her first husband's disappearance more than 23 years ago. 

This fall, ABC capitalized on Carole's notoriety and cast her in "Dancing With The Stars." She was eliminated from the competition after just two weeks.

love lines

'Housewives' star shares pic with girlfriend after coming out

Just hours after publicly coming out, Braunwyn Windham-Burke is giving her social media followers a peek into her new love life.

On her Instagram Story, the "Real Housewives of Orange County" star shared a photo with her girlfriend. Braunwyn didn't comment on the image, but she added a rainbow flag emoji and two heart emojis.


People magazine reported that Braunwyn's partner's name is Kris.

In publicly coming out on Dec. 2, Braunwyn, 43, became the first openly gay "Housewives" star.

"I'm finally comfortable enough to say I like women. I'm gay," she revealed during an interview with GLAAD. "I'm a member of the LGBTQ+ community. I'm a lesbian. It has taken me 42 years to say that but I am so proud of where I am right now. I'm so happy where I am. To be able to be comfortable in my own skin after so long is just so nice."

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Despite her sexuality and her reveal that she currently has a girlfriend, Braunwyn plans to stay married to Sean Burke, her husband of 20 years and father of their seven children. Braunwyn notes that she and Sean sleep in separate bedrooms, and he has met Kris.

Not long after her reveal, Sean took to social media to publicly support his wife.

"I love you. I'm proud of you. And I support you. Always," he captioned a photo with Braunwyn.

While there is no romance between Braunwyn and Sean, there is love and respect.

"I love Sean. I love him dearly, he is my person, he is my family. But I'm not attracted to men and I never have been," Braunwyn said in her GLAAD interview, adding that her attraction to women "became something that I didn't want to hide anymore and I didn't want to keep secret anymore."

She added, "I want to be able to go out to dinner with whoever I want without judgment."


Half the Beverly Hills 'Housewives' test positive for COVID-19: Report

There's been a severe COVID-19 outbreak among the cast and crew of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

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According to TMZ, Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley have all tested positive for COVID-19. The positive tests come just a week after production was shut down due to a crew member's positive test.

The report claims that none of the three women have "serious symptoms" and all are recovering at home. It's believed that they are nearing the end of their COVID-19 battles.

Sources quickly added that the women contracted the virus from hanging out together and not from filming the hugely popular Bravo show.

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"Housewives" filming began filming its newest season five weeks ago. Multiple reports over the past month have indicated that safety protocols such as testing and temperature checks are in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Sexuality reveal

'Housewives' star Braunwyn Windham-Burke comes out as gay

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Braunwyn Windham-Burke has come out about her sexuality: She's gay.

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The reality TV star made the reveal during an interview with GLAAD on Dec. 2. 

"I'm finally comfortable enough to say I like women. I'm gay," she announced at the beginning of the on-camera interview. "I'm a member of the LGBTQ+ community. I'm a lesbian. It has taken me 42 years to say that but I am so proud of where I am right now. I'm so happy where I am. To be able to be comfortable in my own skin after so long is just so nice."

Braunwyn said she's left some proverbial breadcrumbs over the past year, including a much-discussed make-out scene with Tamra Judge. 

"When we were getting ready for the reunion I was talking to a producer that I trust a lot, his name was James, and he said, 'How do you feel about this? Was it a drunken mistake or is this a part of who you are?' And I said, 'This is who I am,'" she said. "When I went to the reunion last year I kind of started baby-stepping into, 'This is who I am. I like women.' I was testing the waters with my friends, my cast, my family."

Despite her sexuality and her reveal that she currently has a girlfriend, Braunwyn plans to stay married to Sean Burke, her husband of 20 years and father of their seven children. Braunwyn notes that she and Sean sleep in separate bedrooms, and he has met the "Housewives" star's new love interest.

"I love Sean. I love him dearly, he is my person, he is my family. But I'm not attracted to men and I never have been," she said. 

Her attraction to women, she said, "became something that I didn't want to hide anymore and I didn't want to keep secret anymore. I want to be able to go out to dinner with whoever I want without judgment."

Braunwyn further mentioned that her sobriety helped her become her authentic self.

"I know there's a correlation between the two," she said. "I know when you get sober and you start doing the work that goes into that, you start realizing a lot of the reasons you drank had to do with who you were on the inside."

Asked how she feels now that she's publicly come out, Braunwyn said, "I'm still getting used to it."

After her interview, the TV star took to Instagram to thank GLAAD for the support.

"It feels so good to finally be living my truth. I am a lesbian. At 43 years old, I've finally been able to accept this part of myself and I've realized there are no rules about when someone should come out," she wrote. "This is my time."