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'Bachelor' alum Vanessa Grimaldi got engaged to avoid fan backlash

Vanessa Grimaldi accepted the final rose and said "yes" when Nick Viall proposed at the end of Season 21 of "The Bachelor." Now, though, she said she only did so to avoid "backlash" from fans.

"I didn't want to get engaged," she said on the "Let's Talk About It With Taylor Nolan" podcast on Tuesday.

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During the eye-opening conversation, Vanessa, 32, said she told Nick she was hesitant about a quick engagement, recalling she told him that she wanted to take things slow and date after the cameras were off. Nick, though, believed that an engagement would strengthen their bond and keep the naysayers at bay.

"I had a conversation with him, and I said, 'Listen, wouldn't it be better if we just date outside of the show and then get engaged? 'Cause that'd be more meaningful. We'd get to know each other,'" she recalled. "He said, 'I know to you it could be just a piece of jewelry, but there's so much meaning towards us leaving engaged because there's going to be so much attention. There's going to be so much, like, backlash on us once we're done with the show. At least this is going to hold us so much more. It's going to hold us together. It's going to hold us together more than, it's true. Cause you have, like, something you're working towards, right?'"

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ABC didn't air the conversation, she said. Still, she accepted his marriage proposal.

"I wouldn't have said yes if I didn't picture him as someone that I could've potentially grown with," she said on the podcast.

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Vanessa and Nick split five months after the the season finale aired in March 2017.

"I think if we weren't engaged, we would've broken up sooner," she explained in the podcast.

Vanessa is now dating businessman Josh Wolfe, and they've been talking about an engagement. Nick was recently linked to actress Rachel Bilson.

Alien encounter

Miley Cyrus say she was once 'chased down by some sort of UFO'

Miley Cyrus is revealing that she once had a close encounter with an unearthly object.

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In a chat with Interview magazine, the "We Can't Stop" singer said she once saw a UFO in the sky and even made eye contact with the driver of the ship.

"I was driving through San Bernardino with my friend, and I got chased down by some sort of UFO. I'm pretty sure about what I saw," she said, later indicating that the "glowing yellow" UFO looked like a "flying snowplow."

"I did see it flying, and my friend saw it, too," she said. "There were a couple of other cars on the road and they also stopped to look, so I think what I saw was real."

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The most disturbing part of the encounter, she said, was seeing the driver of the ship.

"I think that's what really shook me, looking into the eyes of something that I couldn't quite wrap my head around," she said. "I was shaken for, like, five days."

She added, "I couldn't really look at the sky the same. I thought they might come back."

Like Miley, Demi Lovato recently spoke about her extra-terrestrial encounters, claiming she was "communicating" with aliens in the California desert.

"Over the past couple months I have dug deep into the science of consciousness and experienced not only peace and serenity like I've never known but I also have witnessed the most incredibly profound sightings both in the sky as well as feet away from me," she said. "This planet is on a very negative path towards destruction but WE can change that together. If we were to get 1% of the population to meditate and make contact, we would force our governments to acknowledge the truth about extraterrestrial life among us and change our destructive habits destroying our planet."

She added several videos and pictures that she says shows other forms of life. 

She added, "This is just some of the evidence from under the stars in the desert sky that can no longer be ignored and must be shared immediately."

meme girl

Erika Girardi feuds with fan over Instagram meme credit

Just call Erika Girardi a meme girl.

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The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star recently got into an online tussle with a fan on Instagram after posting an image that mimicked herself, Lisa Rinna and Robyn Dixon as Pink Ladies in "Grease." 

"Frenchy, Rizzo, and Marty. Pink Ladies," she captioned the meme that showed the women in pink outfits. Below that image was a photo of the actual Pink Ladies from the 1978 film. 

No one argued that the meme was clever, but one user claimed to have made the meme and was upset about Erika not giving them credit. 

"Hey. That's my photo! Can you credit me Please?" @BrandsbyBravo asked in the comments section of the post. 

Erika wasn't having it, responding, "Actually it's not your photo. It's Bravo and Paramount photo but ok. Cute meme though."

The Instagram account pleaded that the meme was their "idea."

"I'm a huge fan of yours and nearly passed out when I saw you posted my meme. I just wanted credit for it," the message said. "And in my post, I credited Bravo for the photo. Thanks!"

Erika snapped back, "The way to get more 'credit' for your 'ideas' is to come up with your own and stop leaving comments on my page about how you feel wronged. These images do not belong to you…" She even doubled down, tagging Kyle Richards in the post, since she took the snapshot of Erika in the pink jacket. 

Brands by Bravo wouldn't relent, commenting elsewhere to no one in particular, "Please go to my page to see the photo. I guess I should have water marked but I posted it an hour before she did!" The Instagram handle later maintained, "My photo. And my idea of the [pink] ladies!!"

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Upon seeing the back-and-forth, many Instagram users told Erika she was in the wrong for not giving credit. Users said it was "not cool" or "frankly gross" that she didn't credit the meme creator. Another said "stealing memes is so 2012."

"Girl really???," wrote another. "You don't know how memes and instagram works all of the sudden?? When someone edits a photo and puts their time into it, and then you repost it without credit…it's messed up. And then you gave the audacity to be rude in return? Lmao ok girl keep digging yourself into a hole it seems to be working out great so far."

Erika hinted at the meme meltdowns on her Instagram Story on Oct. 20 several times. She even referenced the Presidential election amid the drama, writing, "Y'all better keep this same energy Nov. 3. Probably won't though."

sticky fingers

Armie Hammer reveals he stole his 'Rebecca' wardrobe from film set

While leaving the set of his upcoming film "Rebecca," Armie Hammer apparently had the mentality of "what's yours is mine."

During an interview with Ali Plumb on Radio 1's Movies podcast, the actor happily revealed that he had some sticky fingers when it came to his wardrobe.

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During the chat, which also included his co-star Lily James, Armie was asked about the three-piece mustard suit he wore in the film. 

"I looked at it and went 'it's very yellow' and [director Ben Wheatley] said, 'It's gold! You're a trophy,'" the actor recalled. "I said 'are you objectifying me' and he said 'yes you are an object in the beginning.'"

Armie clearly had a fondness for the suit. 

"Don't tell people at Netflix but that suit is in my closet. you have no idea how much I stole," he said. "We're Americans! We're tactless and we steal things."

Lily was astonished at the reveal.

"I have never done this on any job! I was wearing Chanel all the time. I should do this!," she said. 

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Armie joked, "Lily is playing it right, which is why Working Title [the production company] have made so many movies." She quickly jabbed back, "That's such a compliment – I'm hired because I don't steal, not because of anything else."

The fact that Lily, 31, took part in the interview is news in and of itself, as she canceled multiple promotional interviews amid her alleged tryst with actor Dominic West, who's a married man. On Monday, one day after canceling her appearance on the "Today" show, the actress has decided to forgo her appearance on BC's "The Graham Norton Show," which was set for Oct. 23.

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Last week, Lily was spotted getting romantic while exploring Rome with her married "The Pursuit of Love" co-star. Published pictures on Oct. 12 showed Dominic, 50, caressing Lily's head and kissing her neck. Other images showed them on a shared electric scooter. The duo also reportedly flew to London together afterward, and a source told The Daily Mail they were  "all over each other" while airborne.

"Within minutes of the plane leaving, they began kissing and cuddling after both removed their masks," the source said. "They looked like a couple heading for a dirty weekend and they were all over each other. They were French kissing and there was a lot of necking going on."

dog savior

Jean-Claude Van Damme helps save puppy from euthanasia

Jean-Claude Van Damme is partially responsible for saving a 3-month-old Chihuahua from certain death due to a passport snafu.

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According to Agence France-Presse, a Bulgarian puppy named Raya was sold to new owners in Norway, but the dog was essentially stuck in limbo because it didn't have the correct passport. 

An online petition site detailed the ordeal. 

"The dog puppy has a Bulgarian passport with vaccines and parasites treatment given by a Bulgarian veterinarian," the petition said. "The Norwegian Food Safety Authority, however, does not validate the vaccines she got in Bulgaria. Here in Norway, the dog also got additional vaccines (DHPPi and Rabies vaccines among others). On September 23. The Norwegian Food Authority took the dog from us and put her in quarantine. I have to pay for every day she is in quarantine, which I accept, as I only care for the puppy's life and well-being."

While Norway said that dog was transported "illegally," Bulgaria said the passport is invalid, preventing the pup from going there. 

With the dog in no-man's land, euthanasia was the next move. That's when Jean-Claude stepped in.

"I beg, please, for my birthday, the food safety authority, change your decision," he wrote on the petition. "They made a mistake, the people who didn't do the paper correctly … But they cannot kill that little Chihuahua."

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Jean-Claude brought further awareness to the cause by tweeting out the petition to his nearly 350,000 Twitter followers.

The petition seemed to work. Media reports state the Bulgarian food safety authority have decided to allow Raya to return. She will receive a medical checkup and be put up for adoption.

Not 'Happy'

Scott Baio shades Lori Loughlin prior to 'Happy Days' reunion

Scott Baio is not cool with an idea being floated of John Stamos replacing him at an upcoming "Happy Days" reunion, so he took his frustrations out on… Lori Loughlin.

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This weekend, much of the cast of the iconic sitcom will get together on behalf of the Democratic party. Scott, who played Chachi on "Happy Days," has long been a very outspoken supporter of President Trump and will not participate.

On Oct. 19, upon seeing a tweet about the Scott-less reunion, John replied, "Can I play Chachi?"

The tweet seemed to rub Scott the wrong way. Not only did he criticize John (and all Democrats, frankly), he also took a shot at Lori, who played John's on-screen wife on "Fuller House."

"Shouldn't you be taking care of Aunt Becky?" Scott wrote on Oct. 20, clearly referring to Lori's college admissions case, which will see her serving two months in prison beginning next month. 

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The idea of John stepping in to play Chachi was met with very differing point of views, depending on whose Twitter feed you read. John's 1.6 million Twitter followers seemed to love the idea, indicating they'd happily make a donation to watch him play Chachi. Scott's 474,000 followers were vehemently opposed to seeing anyone else in the role. 

"This is what Hollywood has come to. #shameful #LiberalsAreDesperate," Scott said of John's substitution idea. He also retweeted someone's response that referenced Lori, perhaps giving him the idea to tweet his own shade. "Shouldnt uncle Jessie be trying to bail out Becky?" the message said.

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It seems that Scott wasn't always at odds with John. In fact, the "Happy Days" star appeared opposite John on "Full House" in 1989.

Prison visit

Rosie O'Donnell recalls visiting Martha Stewart in prison

When she was in prison in 2004, Martha Stewart got by with a little help from her not-so-close friends.

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In a chat with Page Six, Rosie O'Donnell recalled visiting the lifestyle guru in the slammer, despite the two of them not really being close. 

"I didn't really know her very much aside from the celebrity vernacular," Rosie said. "She had done my show but I didn't really know her, we hadn't been out for dinner, we weren't exactly friends. Before she left, I wrote her a letter that I thought it was so unfair and if she ever needed anything don't hesitate and I left my phone number."

She continued, "After she was in prison I got a call from her assistant who said she'd like you to come to visit and it kind of broke my heart to think that of all the people she knew she had to invite someone she sort of didn't know to come all the way to Lynchburg, Virginia. I had to get a plane and go there."

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While there, Rosie remembered a conversation the two women had. At some point Rosie asked Martha what she missed most about the outside world. The comedian assumed the answer would involve family or pets. Martha, however, said she missed "the flavor of lemon." Rosie responded by joking that she would have smuggled a lemon into prison if she knew ahead of time. 

With this in mind, Rosie had an Italian Capri lemon tree waiting on Martha's front porch when she got home. 

Martha spent five months in prison for insider trading. The experience in prison, she later told Katie Couric, was "horrifying."

Ring thing

Clare Crawley addresses diamond ring she wears on wedding finger

Clare Crawley caused a bit of a stir over the weekend when paparazzi photographed her wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring on her wedding finger. 

On Oct. 19, "The Bachelorette" star took to Instagram to clear up any misconception about the jewelry.

"People have noticed I wear this ring on my wedding finger, and have asked why! The truth is because it is a commitment to myself first and foremost, to embody self-love," she captioned a video of her flashing the alleged ring in question. "In the past I found myself getting into relationships where there was little to no reciprocity, and in the end would feel depleted and empty." 

She added, "This is my promise to myself, to make sure I always had enough self love that no matter what happened, I was committed to loving myself unconditionally, and that is something no man could take away from me."

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In a separate Instagram video, she said she's worn the ring "for a while now" and it's something that "no man can ever take away from me."

"I would never want anything from a man that I couldn't do myself," she added, "so I got myself some diamonds."

Although Clare is currently the star of "The Bachelorette," it's suspected that she will cut her journey short. Multiple reports state she fell in love with Dale Moss and left the show with the former NFL player.

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During the season premiere of "The Bachelorette," Clare appeared to be at a loss for words when she met Dale. In fact, immediately after meeting him she said, "I definitely feel like I just met my husband."

While neither Clare nor producers have confirmed the speculation, promos for the show hint at a major shakeup. Longtime host Chris Harrison appears to tell Clare she has "blown up 'The Bachelorette.'"

It's been reported that fan favorite Tayshia Adams eventually replaces Clare as this season's "Bachelorette."

new 'do

Halsey debuts shaved head on social media

Halsey is locked out!

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On Oct. 19, the singer revealed on social media that she shaved her head, briefly debuting the new look in a video.

In the video, Halsey looks directly at a camera while wearing a brown wig. She then flips her hair to reveal her shaved head.

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"I did it," she mouthed in the clip on Instagram. She added a few smiling emojis in her caption.

Halsey's fans seemed to love the look, with many vocalizing their pleasure. 

"YAS QUEEN," one fan said. Another said, "Ugh it looks absolutely amazing."

The "Bad at Love" singer often keeps her fans on their toes with her hair styles. Last week she donned braids.

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Late last year she shocked her fans when she unveiled her naturally curly hair, giving her a strikingly different look. At the time, fans even claimed the hair was fake. 

"I can't believe I spent a whole damn year growing out my curls under those wigs for y'all to say my natural hair looks like a wig," she tweeted last year.

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Speaking recently to Elle Australia, the "Without Me" singer spoke of her natural look.

"I've waited for that moment my entire life and there I am, with the hair that my mother and father gave me and with [minimal] makeup on, in a way I'm proud of," she said. "To be cool with the world seeing me that way… that says a lot to me about how I've grown as a person. I feel really happy."

Drink up

Jason DeRulo celebrates No. 1 song with $112k drink bill at LA restaurant

Jason DeRulo showed some over-the-top generosity after his latest song topped the charts. 

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On Oct. 19, the singer posted a celebratory Instagram video that shows him buying a drink for everyone at Catch, a hugely popular and pricey Los Angeles restaurant, after "Savage Love" nabbed the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

The final tally: $112,742.30.

"Listen, it's a celebration of Savage Love going number one on Billboard charts," the singer told his fellow diners while raising a toast. "Cheers to everyone in the building."

During the video, Jason's girlfriend, Jena Frumes, kisses him and says, "Congrats, babe." She later says, "My baby hit No. 1 on the Billboard."

The chart-topping tune also features massively popular K-pop group BTS and New Zealand singer Jawsh 685. Jason gave his fellow contributors a shoutout in his Instagram caption, telling them, "We did it." But several fans accused Jason of editing the post to shoutout BTS after he allegedly failed to initially include his collaborators in his celebratory social media moment.

Likewise, many of the singer's followers completely credited the pop group, not Jason, for the song's success. Ironically, BTS's song "Dynamite" sits at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.