baby bliss

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross expecting another baby

Ashlee Simpson and her husband, Evan Ross, have a baby on the way.

On Thursday, the couple posted a joint Instagram in which they showed off her positive at-home pregnancy test.

"We are pregnant and we are so excited to share it with everyone. Baby #3," Ashlee, 35, captioned a series of photos. "During this unprecedented time, we know pregnant women may be under greater stress which is why we are supporting @marchofdimes Mom and Baby #COVID19 Intervention and Support Fund."

Evan, the son of Diana Ross, added, "The fam is growing. ♥️ Ash and I can't wait to welcome the newest addition."

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Ashlee and Evan already share 4-year-old daughter Jagger Snow Ross. Ashlee also shares 11-year-old son Bronx with ex-husband Pete Wentz.

In discussing their modern family in 2018, Evan was hugely complimentary about Ashlee's Fall Out Boy rocker ex.

"I grew up with a big family," Evan told Andy Cohen. "I think it's a beautiful thing. … My relationship with Pete has been amazing. He's an amazing father. He knows I love his son very much, but it's his son."

Rumor patrol

Olivia Jade rips rumor that she's 'hooking up with married 'DWTS' partner

It takes two to tango, but it only takes one social media post for a scandalous rumor to start.

Over the weekend, gossip claiming that Olivia Jade Giannulli and her married "Dancing With The Stars" partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, were "hooking up" began making the rounds online. The scuttlebutt appeared to begin after a TikTok user shared a clip blatantly implying that Olivia and Val had taken their partnership to a romantic level. 

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Because the TikTok user has nearly 400,000 followers, it didn't take long for the speculation to spread. However, as the buzz began catching fire, Olivia squashed it. 

"Hey guys, I just wanna clear the air before this goes any further or this video blows up anymore," the influencer said in her Oct. 17 video. "First of all, the [TikTok user] that posted it blocked me. Someone had to send me this video. I'm just going to be super blunt and straight up, and just say that Val and I are not hooking up. We've never hooked up. This is a complete rumor; we are genuinely good friends and I adore his wife."

Val, of course, is married to professional dance partner, Jenna Johnson, who is JoJo Siwa's partner.

"It's literally just a dance show and we're just friends," Olivia insisted. "I don't know why everything has to be something, but I've already obviously seen a ton of negative comments."

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Olivia, who's no stranger to negative press, conceded that online hate would be warranted if the rumor was true, but she maintained this is nothing more than a complete fabrication. 

"I'd get it if it was true, but it's not, so let's end this here and let's… dance and have fun on this show and not create lies especially when you also have almost 400k followers," she said. "It's not cool."

E! News reported that the original video Olivia responded to has since been deleted.

Insta-break

Jennifer Love Hewitt going on a social media hiatus

Don't call it a breakup, just a break! Jennifer Love Hewitt is going radio silent on social media for a while. 

The "Party of Five" alum told her Facebook and Instagram followers that she was going to take the rest fo the month off from social media, beginning on Oct. 18.

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The actress, who five weeks ago gave birth to her son Aidan James, is getting some normalcy back into her life, but noted the value of self care — which played into her decision to disconnect.

"Moments to breathe and feel yourself again, even in small ways [are] so important," she said on her Instagram Story. "I am also started at least a week maybe two away from social media."

The mom of three continued, "I need to reset. I need to take my scrolling time and make it active time. Workouts, breathing, manifesting, time with my kids and husband. All of it. And social media makes me feel bad sometimes. Like I'm not enough. Doing enough. Getting my body back fast enough. Giving enough. All of it."

Jennifer has 4.6 million Facebook followers and 1.1 million Instagram followers. The "9-1-1" star gave up Twitter many years ago. Although her account is still active, she hasn't tweeted since summer 2017. 

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She hopes that the reasoning for her social media sabbatical will resonate with someone else struggling with the same issues. 

"I only share this for that one person or maybe more today who need time. Just for them," Jennifer said. "And need to know it's okay to take it. And in fact the taking of that time will make everything better. I promise. Sending love!'

The 42-year-old actress noted that her two older children have been inspired to give up YouTube shows as a sign of solidarity.

"So one small miracle already, LOL!," she said. 

Splitsville

Lala Kent reportedly splits from fiancé amid 'double life' accusations

Lala Kent and fiancé Randall Emmett have reportedly called it quits amid cheating allegations and claims he lives a "double life."

Lala first indicated there was trouble in paradise when she scrubbed the producer from her Instagram and unfollowed him on the social media platform. 

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Over the weekend, fans of the "Vanderpump Rules" star noticed that Emmett was suddenly absent from her Instagram feed. At the same time, she began vaguely hinting at a breakup. On Oct. 17, for example, Lala took to her Instagram Story to share a video of two male friends escorting her and her 7-month-old daughter, Ocean, through a hotel. Lala set the video to Beyonce's "Sorry," a song that speaks of betrayal.

Breakup rumors began swirling after pictures surfaced on social media that appeared to show Randall with two women at a Nashville hotel. Lala then liked a social media post that alluded to Randall cheating on her. 

"Randall always lives a double life," a source told Page Six. "He lives the life of a husband or boyfriend, and then he lives the life of a serial partier and then goes on a bender."

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Lala and Randall began dating around late 2016. At the time, he was still married to Ambyr Childers. After his divorce, Randall and Lala got engaged in fall 2018, and they welcomed their daughter this past March. 

Lala has erased Randall from her Instagram before, though under different circumstances. 

"In a moment of feeling protective, angry, and impulsive, I deleted every photo of him, including the moment we got engaged. I felt what people were saying was so unfair and I'm the one that put him out there like that," she said in 2019 of the scrubbing. Then, in the summer of 2020, she archived their images because she was mad at him. 

"It won't be the last time I archive pictures of Rand when he makes me mad," she said on her Instagram Story. "I'm petty AF. It will happen again and again until I grow out of it & it's the most petty thing I do, I'm okay with it."

Online heat

Lizzo torched online for gushing about Chris Brown

Lizzo got roasted online after a video showed her massively gushing over Chris Brown.

Over the first weekend of October, the "Truth Hurts" singer was captured fangirling over the R&B singer, calling him her "favorite person in the whole… world."

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Chris, of course, has been viewed negatively by a large swath of pop culture fans since his domestic incident in 2009 with then-girlfriend Rihanna. In that incident, Rihanna required hospitalization, and Chris went on to plead to a felony assault charge. After that, he's had numerous legal entanglements, and he was even arrested in 2019 in Paris on rape and drug charges.

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Lizzo fans have apparently not forgotten about these incidents, which is why many are disgusted by her words and actions, which came backstage during a stop on the Millennium Tour.

"Lizzo being that excited to meet Chris Brown has ruined my entire day," one person tweeted. 

Another said, "Chris brown wouldn't even let her in the club if she wasn't 'Lizzo' how embarrassing."

"Lizzo, my baby, look at me. LOOK AT ME. This isn't you. I know the real you. Listen, it's just me and you, okay? This isn't you. I know you better than that. Please," another critic said. 

Another commenter had more perspective, writing, "Chris brown being your fave person is just really pathetic BUT 90% of y'all faves including mines have worked with that man so don't act brand new with Lizzo."

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Chris has collaborated with an impressive roster of top artists including Drake, Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Wale and even Rihanna.

RiRi has actually posted videos to Twitter with Chris's music playing in the background. Plus the two collaborated in 2011 on the song "Nobody's Business," which is on her "Unapologetic" album.

Car trouble

Bachelor Nation star crashes car into house while kissing girlfriend

"Bachelor in Paradise" couple Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer are giving a crash course in love. 

On Oct. 14, Noah took to his Instagram Story to describe how an ill-timed kiss with Abigail resulted in him crashing his car into his own house. 

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"Just took Abigail out to a nice dinner," he said. "We were enjoying ourselves, incredible experience, food was great. We hop in the car. We start listening to 'Annie' of all things. 'The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.' It starts raining. The mood is getting right."

Eventually the couple got to his house and he stopped the car.  

"I look at Abigail and think, 'Dang, she looks really pretty,' so I start kissing her," he recalled.

Noah, though, forgot to do one very important thing: put the car in park!

"I rolled right through my grass and hit my house," he said. "Genuinely, [a] small little kiss turned into me hitting my house. I've never done that before. I wouldn't even think to do that. It's absurd. But here I am, letting all things go to shambles for a little bit of love."

Noah and Abigail met on "Bachelor in Paradise" and hit it off. The two would eventually split before reconciling off-screen. Noah and Abigail have openly expressed their love for one another on social media since reuniting. 

"You never know what you got until it's gone, then you never let it go," he captioned a touching video of their relationship on Oct. 6. "I love you @abigail_heringer, here is to laughing through life until we are old."

He added, "World, meet my new GF, turns out we do know how to talk to each other and I think I'll keep her."

Tree toppler

Liz Hurley's neighbors are livid after she purged 21 trees from property

Leaf it alone! Elizabeth Hurley's neighbors are fuming after the actress chopped down more than 20 trees on her English estate, but her team claims the toppling was necessary for safety purposes.

A rep for the actress said the 56-year-old beauty sought professional advice and obtained a license to chop down the trees from the Forestry Commission.

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One upset resident told The Daily Mail, "The wood was full of ancient English oaks, and the undergrowth was full of wildlife including deer and badgers, and now many of the trees have been cut down and everything crushed to remove the logs. The noise has been non-stop for a week, while she's away on another holiday, and the remains of the wood now look like a battlefield."

Another livid neighbor said, "Logs are piling up close to the footpath. We'd rather the woodland had just been left for wildlife. The view of daffodils here in spring is marvelous."

Liz's 13-bedroom estate is surrounded by woodland. The home is also near several public footpaths, which residents and tourists use to watch animals. 

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The "Austin Powers" star's team insisted the trimming became necessary after a tree fell on a neighbor's property. 

"Following a tree falling onto a neighbor's property from the wood, we took specialist advice from a qualified, tree safety specialist," the rep said. "After a thorough examination of the small parcel of mixed woodland, it was recommended that several trees alongside other neighboring properties needed to be felled for safety reasons. Within the wood there were several dead oaks that should also be removed to prevent any spread of infection to healthy trees."

The axing will leave the area in a better state for generations to come, the rep argued.

"[The tree specialist] subsequently reported that we should remove a few extra trees where they were affecting growth of neighboring trees and some ash that were affected by ash dieback disease," the rep said, noting the toppling was done after nesting birds have left. "Neighbors immediately neighboring the property were informed and one has opted to keep the resulting firewood. We received no objections."

"We have removed circa 21 trees and the money received, [about $7,000,] will be returned by replanting this winter and protecting the important and loved woodland for the future. There has been no bulldozing and minimum habitat damage," the rep continued. "We are happy that the operation has improved the health of the wood and we have secured the important habitat for the future."

Live special?

Adele reportedly planning 'massive' TV special to promote new album

Adele is about to make her new album just a little more "special."

According to a report, the Grammy winner is planning to support her forthcoming new album by plotting a concert special that will air on TV in December, Page Six reported. 

"It's going to be massive," a source teased. "The show has been in the works for weeks, and the details are being fine-tuned now. It will be broadcast before the holidays."

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The alleged special would air in the United States and United Kingdom.

"Adele is delighted to get back out there and start performing again," a second source told the New York Post. "She'll be doing a mix of new and old songs to highlight her sensational catalog of music."

On Oct. 14, the songstress released "Easy On You," her first song in six years. Her much-anticipated album, "30," is set to drop on Nov. 19.

The speculation pertaining to a TV special isn't new. Last month, Internet sleuths noticed that AMC in America has a live Adele concert slated for Dec. 10 called "Adele: Live from Las Vegas." Adele, of course, has been linked to a Las Vegas residency, as well.

Adele has done specials tied to her albums before. In 2015 she promoted "25" with an NBC concert that took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

During an Instagram Live last weekend, the singer gave a sneak peek of "Easy On Me" and told a fan that her album was about "divorce."

On her social media on Oct. 13, she referenced her split from Simon Konecki, with whom she shares 8-year-old son Angelo.

"I've painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it," she said in a statement. "Home is where the heart is."

Hospitalized

Katey Sagal hospitalized after being hit by car in L.A.

Katey Sagal was hospitalized after being hit by a car.

According to TMZ, the "8 Simple Rules" star was crossing a Los Angeles street on foot when a Tesla struck her on Oct. 14. Katey was transported to an area hospital for sustained injuries, but she is expected to be okay, as the injuries were supposedly not serious.  

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The report claimed the driver was making a left turn and didn't see Katey. The driver did stop to help the award-winning actress while waiting for medics to arrive.

It's expected that Katey will be released from the hospital on Oct. 15.

As this appeared to be a legitimate accident and the driver showed no signs of impairment, a citation was not issued.

A celebrated TV actress, Katey was nominated for four Golden Globes from 1991 to 1994 for her work on "Married With Children." She won a Globe in 2011 for her performance as Gemma Teller on "Sons of Anarchy." She also sang several songs that were featured on the show.

Wedding bells

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young obtain marriage license

Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa are one step closer to their happily ever after. 

On Oct. 14, the reality TV stars obtained a marriage license at their local courthouse.

"One step closer to becoming Mrs. El Moussa !!!," the "Selling Sunset" star wrote in an Instagram post. "Got our marriage license today and it made us both emotional. Now let's get married already boy."

Heather added the hashtag, "Flipping her last name."

Tarek also got in on the excitement, posting videos to his Instagram Story as they walked to the courthouse.

"We're halfway there," the "Flip or Flop" star said, his bride-to-be by his side. "We're walking the plank right now… I'm so excited. I can't wait for this honeymoon."

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The couple met while boating with mutual friends on the 4th of July in 2019. They were quickly joined at the hip, and they were living together just four days after their first date. Their happiness obviously continued, as they got engaged one year later.

While the exact date of the wedding isn't publicly known, Heather did reveal on Instagram that they are getting hitched in October. Last month, she even gave a sneak peek of the wedding venue. 

"Standing in the exact place we'll have our first dance as husband and wife. I can't wait to marry you @therealtarekelmoussa," she wrote alongside an Instagram snap. "The only thing I'll say to you all is… it's happening soon."