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Bristol Palin says she's 'freshly divorced and single forever'

Bristol Palin is finally confirming that she and Dakota Meyer are no longer hitched.

The news isn't exactly new, as it was reported in February that the couple had pulled the plug on their marriage, but this is the first time Bristol has acknowledged the breakup.

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The revelation came after a fan of Bristol's asked her if she was dating.

"Freshly divorced & single forever lezzbereal (I am not ready to date)," she wrote on her Instagram Story on Aug. 1.

Bristol and Dakota married in 2016 but split after 20 months. They share two daughters, Sailor Grace and Atlee Bay.

"The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between D.L.M. and B.S.M.M. that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation," Dakota said in divorce documents earlier this year.

The divorce confirmation comes as Sarah Palin's daughter has joined that cast of "Teen Mom OG."

"I am excited to join MTV's 'Teen Mom OG,'" the mother of three wrote on Instagram. "I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey."

For more on Bristol Palin, check out The Daily Buzz

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."


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."

bad blood

'Star Trek' alum George Takei calls Shatner 'self-centered' after space trip

George Takei's long-running feud with William Shatner has been taken to new heights.

The "Star Trek" actor blasted his former costar after his trip to the edge of space aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin capsule.

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"He's boldly going where other people have gone before," George told Page Six after the Capt. Kirk actor landed back on the ground in the West Texas desert. "He's a guinea pig, 90 years old and it's important to find out what happens."

On Oct. 13, Shatner and the three others aboard Blue Origin experienced four minutes of weightlessness before the space capsule headed back to earth. At the age of 90, the "Star Trek" icon is now the oldest person to ever go to space. 


George wasn't all that impressed, calling the "T.J. Hooker" star "very self-centered." 

"So 90 years old is going to show a great deal more on the wear and tear on the human body, so he'll be a good specimen to study," he said. "Although he's not the fittest specimen of 90 years old, so he'll be a specimen that's unfit!"

There's been bad blood between the two men for decades.

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Upon hearing George's take, the newly-minted astronaut said, "There's a psychosis there … There must be something else inside George that is festering, and it makes him unhappy that he takes it out on me … Why would he go out of his way to denigrate me? It's sad, I feel nothing but pity for him."

Tragedy after tragedy after tragedy

Rachael Ray was 'guilty and grateful' over fire, flood, dog's death

After three tragedies in a row, Rachael Ray is keeping a good attitude.

The affable chef experienced a flood, a fire and the death of a family dog within about 18 months, but she's somehow remained "grateful." 

Asked what exactly she's grateful for, she told "Extra," "Being alive… When I lost my dog I was so grateful that I could be with her the last several month of her life… She died in my arms… I felt guilty and grateful at the same time… People suffered actual human loss from COVID or because they couldn't get care… and how many people died alone."


In summer 2020, an inferno broke out at the upstate New York home she shared with her husband, John Cusimano. The blaze was started by accident in a chimney. The fire-damaged home was located in a fairly remote area where there were no nearby fire hydrants. Firefighters had to use pond water to douse the blaze. Then, just last month, her New York City apartment was ravaged by Hurricane Ida.

"The fire, the chimney burped under the roof, that's just life. So many people wrote to me and reached out and said we lost so much too, I mean that's just bad luck," she said. "The apartment, we weren't there… Leaks became bigger and the roof became worse and we thought we had repaired everything… then Ida… the whole apartment, was just raining inside."

With a lot on her plate, Rachael still has a lot to smile about, including the forthcoming 16th season of "The Rachael Ray Show" and her new book, "This Must be the Place."

"This is really a different book. 'This Must be the Place'…The book is about what makes a home… Our house was taken to nothing… Neither of us cried while it was happening," she said. "I wanted to talk about what home is and when you lose it you truly understand it's truly like the song, it's a state of mind and it's who you're with and being present in a life that matters to you, that's what home really is so I wanted to write that all down, so I did."

Search party

Dog The Bounty Hunter joined Laundrie search for publicity, lawyer claims

The lawyer for Brian Laundrie's family is ripping Dog The Bounty Hunter for inserting himself into the Gabby Petito case, believing the reality TV star is merely in it for himself.

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Last month, Duane Chapman, better known as Dog, joined in the hunt for Gabby's fiancé and wasn't shy about posting updates that showed him scouring remote areas of Florida, where he believed Brian was. Afterward, Dog and his team found no conclusive evidence that Brian was in the area. 

Like Dog, "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh has also been very involved in the case, which the Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, claimed is self-serving.

"Dusty relics like that Dog and John Walsh need a tragic situation like this so they can clear the cobwebs off their names and give their publicity hungry egos some food," the attorney told TMZ

On Oct. 13, Dog even showed up unannounced at Brian's sister's house and knocked on the door, but no one answered. While leaving, Dog told an awaiting camera crew that the sister "absolutely" knows something about Brians whereabouts.

The 23-year-old, who is still only technically a person of interest in Gabby's homicide, has eluded authorities for nearly a month.

TMZ asked the Laundrie attorney if Dog is impeding the active investigation by showing up at family member's homes. "That's for law enforcement to determine," Bertolino said. 

The webloid claimed in early October that Dog was getting offers from TV networks about a show tied to his search for Brian. Dog's wife, Francie, has been filming much of the manhunt on her cell phone, but it's not believed that a show is currently in the works. 

Wedding update

Heather Locklear dishes on marriage plans

It's been a year and a half since Heather Locklear got engaged to her high school sweetheart, Chris Heisser, but she's in no rush to formally exchange vows. In fact, she doesn't care if they ever do.

"I'm like, 'You're my man for the rest of my life, whether we get married or not,'" she told People magazine, referencing a conversation she's had with Chris. "[A wedding] is so not important. We're together, and we love each other and support each other. And really that's all that matters."

Heather and Chris, who both recently celebrated their birthdays, have known each other since the late '70s. They began dating as adults in 2017 but split several times. They reconciled in 2019 after Heather got sober

"Chris, because his birthday is two days before mine, said, 'Can you believe we're turning 60?' And I said, 'I can't wait,'" the "Melrose Place" alum said. "I feel young. I'm a young 60. It's all about perspective. I've always loved getting older because it means I'm alive."

She added, "I'm so grateful. I don't really give a hoot. I don't give a hoot about how I look. My parents still love me. My daughter loves me."


Heather shares 24-year-old Ava Sambora with her ex-husband Richie Sambora. 

The actress, who appears in the Lifetime biopic "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story," has come a long way over the past few years. 

She was first arrested in February 2018 following a fight with Chris. Once police officers arrived and tried to take Heather in for domestic violence, she allegedly became combative and attacked a cop. Then, a few months later in June of that year, she was booked on two counts of misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel following a drunken incident at her home. The latter incident came a week after Heather was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital for a psychiatric evaluation — TMZ reported that she was placed on an involuntary hold — after a family member called authorities to report that the actress was having suicidal thoughts.

In August 2019, Heather was ordered to complete 30 days in a residential mental health facility, as part of her sentence in her police battery case. 

Heather, in chatting with People, said she's now "in a great place." 

Money honey

Lady Gaga wears boa made entirely of $100 bills

Lady Gaga looks like she made some money off of that poker face.

The singer went straight glam while aboard a private jet to Las Vegas on Oct. 12, but the highlight of her outfit was unquestionably a huge boa fashioned from $100 bills. 

It's highly unlikely the bills are real, but we all know anything is possible with Gaga. 

"Back to Vegas baby with Haus of Gaga," she captioned the photo. She addd the hashtags "love for sale" and "jazz."

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The Grammy winner completed the $25,000 outfit, as Page Six reported, with a polka dot Magda Butrym dress ($1,300), Valentino cat-eye sunglasses ($449) and a hot pink Hermès Kelly bag ($22,550).

The look got a big reaction on Instagram. Gaga's trumpeter Brian Newman commented, "Yes to all of this." Others commented with heart emojis. Many predictably wrote, "That's money honey," referring to her 2008 song "Money Honey."

Medical issue

Howie Mandel passes out at Starbucks, rushed to hospital

Howie Mandel reportedly passed out while snagging coffee at his local Starbucks and had to be taken away by ambulance.

TMZ reported that the "America's Got Talent" judge was with his wife and friends at the Woodland Hills, California, coffee shop on Oct. 13 when he simply fainted and fell over. He was quickly placed on a cement bench.


Photos posted by the webloid show Howie alert and sitting upright while being tended to by Los Angeles paramedics. The comedian was then taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Howie apparently frequents that particular Starbucks and is known there. 

While doctors are performing tests at the hospital, sources close to the funnyman believe he passed out from low blood sugar.

One day before the medical incident, Howie appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and appeared to be in fine health.