new love?

Celine Dion linked to backup dancer — who is he?

Has Celine Dion found love again? Several European outlets seems to think so.

Celine has been in Europe for over a month for her tour and one of her backups dancers seems to be constantly by her side, leaving many to wonder if the singer and the man, Pepe Munoz, are more than just work associates.

Recently, paparazzi caught them walking around Paris with their arms linked. They've also been seen leaving the same hotel at the same time.

"She's never been so happy," one European story said, while describing it as a "new romance."

Celine and Pepe have had several "dates" in Europe, as well, European reports claim.

Pepe has previously danced in Cirque Du Soleil's "Zumanity" in Las Vegas and in the musical "Cats." He's also a budding fashion illustrator.

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In her new spread in Vogue, Pepe reveals how Celine discovered his fashion sense.

"She didn't even know I drew," he said, explaining that one of her assistants introduced her to his Instagram. "She started crying."

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This would be Celine's first romance since the January 2016 death of her husband and manager Rene Angelil.

Last year, during an interview with CBS, Celine was asked if she'd like to find love again and she replied, "not now."

"I love. I love. I love him," she said. "I'm still in love with him. And I have the love of my children. I have the love of my fans. I love the people that I work with. So my life is not empty of love. But there's a song from Sia, 'I go to sleep and imagine that you're there with me.' And I go to bed with him. And I come on stage with him. And so I'm still married to him."

What went wrong?

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson both 'knew it wasn't going to work'

In the end, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian just couldn't keep up. 

After a nine-month romance, Kim and Pete have gone their separate ways and both are said to be "bummed." 

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News of the split comes as Pete continues to film "Wizards!" in Australia. Kim, meanwhile, has been in Los Angeles with her kids. 

"Pete knew it wasn't going to work. He'd been saying it for a while, and Kim knew it too," a source told Page Six. "The distance was a big thing, and next month Pete starts shooting his new show in NYC and he's going to be busy with that."

Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, began dating last fall following her hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live." The duo — who lives on different coasts — quickly began traveling across the country to be with each other.

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Eventually, distance got the best of them, as Kim is firmly rooted in Los Angeles with her four children, whom she shares with ex Kanye West. In addition, the couple's age difference got the best of them.

A second source told Page Six, "They're both bummed it didn't work out."

The fact that Pete is across the world is a bit of a blessing in disguise, a pal said.

"Pete's been able to relax in Australia and really be himself, there hasn't been that much paparazzi," the friend said. "He needed some time to himself and Australia has allowed him that."

Church chastising

Britney Spears comes for Catholic church over perceived wedding snub

The father, the son and the holy Spears.

Britney Spears continues to air her grievances, and she's now zeroed in on the Catholic church. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the pop star said she wanted to get married in a specific church, but she was denied because she's not a practicing Catholic.

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"This is where I originally wanted to get married during COVID 👰🏼‍♀️ !!!!" she wrote alongside an Instagram image of a couple getting married at the altar. "I wanted to go every Sunday … it's beautiful and they said it was temporarily shut down due to COVID !!!! Then 2 years later when I wanted to get married there they said I had to be catholic and go through TEST !!!!"

Still clearly peeved over the situation, Britney asked her Instagram followers, "Isn't church supposed to be open to all 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️⛪️ ????"

Britney was raised Southern Baptist but has also studied Kabbalah.

After Britney's post, the church claimed it was never contacted by the singer.

The "Toxic" singer and Sam Asghari ended up tying the knot in the backyard of her home in June. The nuptials were attended by Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Madonna and more.

Although several of the pop star's most committed fans supported her, several others felt that Britney was a little out of bounds. 

"You have to be Catholic to get married in a Catholic Church. It's always been that way," one person said, according to Page Six. Another told Brit, "Some traditions need to be respected Britney."

"I love Britney Spears but Catholic Churches are for the weddings of Catholics, and we shouldn't be expected to bend the rules of our church to accommodate those who just want to be apart of an aesthetic," a third noted. 

Britney has since taken down the Instagram post, but several Twitter followers uploaded screenshots of the church chastising. 

Busy lady

Jennifer Coolidge reveals she slept with '200 people' thanks to sexy 'American Pie' mom role 

Stifler's mom had got it going on.

Back in 1999, Jennifer Coolidge burst onto the scene after playing Stifler's Mom in "American Pie." In the film, she was lusted after and dubbed a "MILF." After the movie was release, fiction was pretty close to reality. 

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"I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from 'American Pie,'" she told Variety. "There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with."

Not only was Jennifer apparently busy in the bedroom after the role, but she was a hot commodity professionally, too. After "American Pie, she landed a slew of roles, something that was relatively new to her.

"Ten years of my life of auditioning," she says, "none of it added up to a job. The fear is gone when you're so used to losing. There's some freedom in that."

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Those days of pleading for gigs seem far behind her, as she recently landed her first Emmy nomination for her work in "White Lotus." Just last year, the actress revealed that she almost didn't take the role because she was unhappy with her weight.

"I just didn't want to be on camera that fat because of my excessive eating during COVID," she told Page Six last year. "I thought we were all going to die, I really did, so I was just eating myself to death. Vegan pizzas, sometimes five or six in a day."

Jennifer, 60, was even concocting a story about why she couldn't star in "White Lotus," but a friend stepped in and convinced her to take the part. 

"Jennifer this is all you have! What the f***?," she recalled the unnamed pal saying. "She was like, 'These opportunities don't come around, you idiot!'"

"We all need these friends," the actress explained. "A lot of actors make huge mistakes, I don't know why, we want a great moment to happen but then when it comes along we somehow talk ourselves out of it, I think that's very typical of an actor, to screw it up for themselves but I had a great friend that stopped me from doing that."

Car incident

Anne Heche rushed to hospital after involvement in odd, fiery crash

Anne Heche was reportedly taken to the hospital via ambulance after apparently crashing her car into a home, which ignited a significant blaze.

The story is bizarre, to say the least. 

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TMZ reported that the actress initially crashed her blue Mini Cooper into the garage of a Los Angeles apartment complex around noon on Friday, Aug. 5. Video shows residents demanding Anne get out of her car, but she refuses. Soon after, she put the damaged car in reverse and sped off. 

A few moments after the garage incident, the story took another odd turn, as Anne allegedly crashed her car into a home in Los Angeles' Mar Vista area. The crash sparked a fire that engulfed the house. 

With the home ablaze, local TV crews descended on the area to capture the breaking news. At one point, aerial video appears to show Anne being taken to an ambulance on a stretcher, all while being covered in a white cloth. Then, just before being put in the ambulance, she could seen suddenly sitting up and flailing. 

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TMZ said the "Another World" actress suffered burns and is currently "intubated" at the hospital. She is expected to live. 

Although the website strongly implies that Anne was under the influence of alcohol, it noted that doctors are unable to perform any tests to determine her Blood Alcohol Content due to her current condition.

Divorce details

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's divorce drags on after major development

Another one bites the dust. 

As Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's divorce continues to drag on, the rapper has lost yet another lawyer, his fifth. 

A trial-setting conference was held on Friday, Aug. 5, and Kanye's current divorce attorney, Samantha Spector, asked to be off the case, TMZ reported. 

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Samantha noted that she'd be willing to stay on for a few more days, but the judge allowed her to officially withdraw, effective immediately. In her request, Samantha said her relationship with Kanye was irretrievably broken, but she didn't say why. 

Regardless, Kanye has now lost his fifth divorce lawyer. 

TMZ said the judge made it clear that the case will go to trial in December if Ye doesn't submit his financial declarations. Further, if the case goes to trial and Kanye no-shows, Kim will likely get whatever she wants. 

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Back in March, "The Kardashians" star was declared legally single while she and Ye work out custody and property agreements.

Although the split has had its rough moments — particularly after Kanye threatened Kim's beau, Pete Davidson — the former couple seems to have an amicable relationship currently, as they've attended their kid's sporting events together. She also wore sunglasses from his Yeezy brand on Instagram on Thursday.

Will fight

Wynonna Judd reportedly plans to contest Naomi Judd's will after snubbing

When there's a will, there's a way.

A fight for a portion of Naomi Judd's fortune is likely to begin.

Shortly after Naomi took her own life on April 30, reports indicated the country music legend left daughters Wynonna and Ashley completely out of her will. MailOnline claimed Wynonna is particularly upset about the snubbing, believing she's entitled to at least some of the $25 million fortune.

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"With Wynonna, her mother leaving all of her wealth to Larry sticks in her craw," a source told the British tabloid. "Her feeling is Naomi built her fortune at least partially on the back of Wynonna's own hard work.

Wynonna plans to contest the will, the report said. 

"She was the one who was the lead singer of The Judds dating back to the 1980s and took Naomi from working as a nurse to being a star," the source continued. "It was Wynonna's amazing voice that pushed them over the top."

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While Wynonna is reportedly willing to take the matter to the courts, Ashley has accepted her late mom's decision.

"Ashley Judd has no problem with her late mother Naomi leaving her entire $25 million fortune to her second husband Larry Strickland," the source told Daily Mail. "With Ashley it's never really been about the money." 

Naomi's will requested that husband Larry Strickland have "full authority and discretion" over any property that is an asset to her estate "without the approval of any court" or permission from any beneficiary of the estate.

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Legal experts believe Naomi deliberately left the girls out of the will. 

"It is common to name the spouse as the executor of a will," said attorney Holly Davis, "but leaving out her daughters seems pointed, like a purposeful act on Naomi's part."

Family fight

Victoria Beckham and daughter-in-law engaged in 'non-stop petty drama'

Nicola Peltz isn't exactly getting the warmest welcome into the Beckham family due to a "petty" feud with Victoria Beckham, a new report alleges. 

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Page Six seemed to confirm rumors of strife between the two women. 

"They can't stand each other and don't talk," a source close to the family told the New York Post's gossip section. 

Nicola, 27, only joined the family in April after she married Brooklyn Beckham. Since then, multiple reports imply that the women don't see eye to eye.

"The build-up to the wedding was horrendous," the source said, adding that Nicola, who appeared in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," didn't want the former Spice Girl involved in the wedding planning whatsoever. "She wouldn't clue Victoria in on anything. Communication was minimal." 

Nicola apparently feared that Victoria, a world-renowned star, would steal some of her wedding shine. 

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The "non-stop petty drama" between the in-laws is also having an effect on 23-year-old Brooklyn, 23, the source claimed, adding that Posh was very upset after her eldest son posted a cover of British magazine Tatler that called Nicola "The New Mrs. Beckham."

"[David and Victoria] haven't spoken to him much in the last few months," the source said.

Voting matters

Katharine McPhee says 'woke' voters are making L.A. 'sad'

Los Angeles is in such a "sad state" right now the Katharine McPhee refuses to wear jewelry outside of her house. 

The singer has been taking to her Instagram Stories over the last few days to voice her frustration about L.A., which she perceives to be crime-ridden. She also used the opportunity to support mayoral candidate Rick Caruso. 

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On Wednesday, July 3, the "American Idol" alum posted a news story about an elderly man getting attacked in Beverly Hills.

"This is literally my worry and thought every time I go out now. We need @rickcarusola," she wrote, adding that it happened in "Bh proper." She added, "What's this world coming to? @streetpeopleofbeverlyhills I blame every single woke voter."

"Seniors getting beat up in [Beverly Hills] while walking. Keep voting for this. What a sad state this city is in," she said. 

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In following, Kat shared a text conversation with her friend Sara Mann.

"Don't wear your Rolex," Sara told Kat. In response, Katharine wrote, "No rings no watches."

The "Smash" star added, "This is the real life text/convos you have with fam and friends about living in La now. We need @rickcarusola." Katharine then posted a photo of herself seemingly at a restaurant without jewelry. 

"No rings watches or anything out in La anymore," she wrote before again throwing her support behind her preferred mayoral candidate.

Tour news

Lady A postpones tour to support Charles Kelley's 'sobriety journey'

Lady A has put the brakes on its upcoming tour as Charles Kelley works to get sober. 

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"We are a band, but more importantly…we're family," the band wrote on social media. "We're proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety. So, right now in order to be the healthiest, strongest and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take the time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together."

The band, which consists of Charles, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, is pushing the "Request Line Tour" to 2023. 

"It's early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together. We're grateful for your patience," the statement said. 

Lady A was set to begin the tour on Aug. 13 in Nashville, Tenn., and run through October. 

The tour postponement comes just days after Charles promoted the new single, "Told You I Could Drink," on social media.

"Fired up for this one @breland @ladya #toldyouicoulddrink," he wrote. "Ironic since I stopped drinking haha."