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Court matter

Robert De Niro 'forced' to work to fund ex's 'thirst for Stella McCartney'

Robert De Niro is struggling financially due to his ex's extravagant lifestyle, according to his lawyer. 

The "Meet The Parents" star is currently going through a vitriolic divorce with his ex, Grace Hightower. In a court hearing on April 16, Robert's lawyer condemned Grace's "thirst for Stella McCartney" and penchant for buying expensive jewelry, Page Six reported. 

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The former couple signed a prenuptial agreement, but the terms haven't kicked in yet. Until then, De Niro has been funding his estranged wife, but her lawyer claimed the on-screen legend has continued to cut the amount of money he gives her. The lawyer said De Niro, who filed for divorce in 2018, previously paid $375,000 a month in Grace's credit card expenses, but he has since cut it down to $100,000. 

"Mr. De Niro is 77 years old, and while he loves his craft, he should not be forced to work at this prodigious pace because he has to," De Niro's lawyer told the court. "When does that stop? When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower's thirst for Stella McCartney?"

The lawyer, who admonished Grace for allegedly spending over $1 million on jewelry in 2019, added, "[De Niro] could get sick tomorrow, and the party's over."

De Niro's lawyer contended that the two-time Oscar winner is millions behind on his taxes and noted that the money he makes from his next two films needs to go toward that. But, Grace's lawyer said De Niro is supposed to pay her so she can "maintain the status quo" lifestyle she has become accustomed to.

"If he wants to direct or compel his family to leave their longtime home while he's spending millions and millions and millions on himself, on his own homes, on renovating what his lawyers tongue-and-cheek call his cottage in Montauk, which he has poured millions and millions into over the past couple of years, he can take that position," her lawyer said. "There have been no cutbacks and no slowdowns in Mr. De Niro's lifestyle whatsoever. When Mr. De Niro goes to brunch Sunday in Connecticut, he charters a helicopter up there. When he flies down to see his friends in Florida or wherever else, it's a private jet."

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The amount of money being fought over was not lost on the judge in the case. 

"I want to get these parties divorced," Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper said. "I want to get Ms. Hightower and Mr. De Niro to go their separate ways. They will still come out of this richer than almost any human being who walks this Earth."

Earlier in the hearing, Page Six said the judge reminded both sides, "There is nothing ordinary about these expenses. For 99.9999 percent of the world, these are extraordinary to an almost unimaginable degree."

Weight watcher

Sherri Shepherd shows off 20 pound weight loss

Sherri Shepherd is a loser.. a weight loser!

The former "The View" co-host showed off her 20 pound weight loss by strutting around her backyard listening to Bruno Mars. Just a few days prior, she stunned in a form-fitting black dress. 

"I lost 20lbs!!!!" she wrote on Instagram, while also indicate she partnered with Wellness Website Healthy Wage. "My goal was 15lbs but I just hit 20lbs!"

"It's been a journal of mental self talk… believing in my worth… knowing my son Jeffrey needs his Momma healthy & whole and wanting to live a life filled w joy," she wrote on social media. "I've shed tears because I relied on sugar & carbs (the bad ones), cookies & candy to get me through but In changing my lifestyle and my relationship to food, I love the way I feel."

Sherri said she's "clear headed… more clarity, focused & walking in my purpose!"

At her heaviest, Sherri weighed nearly 200 pounds.

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The "Call Your Mother" star told an Instagram follower that she has eliminated sugar, dairy, beef, pork, alcohol and soft drinks from her diet. She also doesn't eat after 7 pf 8 p.m. As for fitness, the "Dish Nation" host said she's still does Zumba, but she's also incorporated roller-skating and pole dancing into her routine. 

"Life is too short to sit still! I decided to take pole fitness classes," she wrote on Instagram earlier in the week. "My stomach & thighs were burning when I was done. But those body rolls almost took me out. Take a risk and try something that scares you… and see the blessings that follow!"

Ring thing

Bella Thorne buys engagement ring for fiancé

Bella Thorne plays by her own rules. 

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Back in March, the actress' beau, Ben Mascolo, popped the question with a huge diamond ring. On April 16, Bella answered in kind.

"She got me an engagement ring," he captioned a series of images that show him donning a gold band. One image actually shows Bella on one knee after putting the ring on his finger. 

Fans loved the images of Bella gifting Ben with a ring, with many saying it was "perfect." While Ben's ring is pretty, it doesn't compare to the bauble he presented to Bella, which experts say is upwards for 4 carats. Depending on the clarity of the stones in the ring, it's valued at about $100,000 or more. 

Ben announced the engagement on Instagram on March 20 with several images. Two days later, Bella posted several snaps from that magical evening.

"You would have said yes too," she wrote alongside the pictures. Ben commented, "That's the luckiest man on the planet right there."

Cat scratch fever

Taylor Swift addresses mystery of her reclusive cat

Taylor Swift is celebrating the massive success of her re-recorded album Fearless by "addressing a very pressing issue."

The "issue" was about her beloved cat Meredith. 

"WELL WELL WELL you all really went out and left my greatest expectations in shambles this week," she captioned the video on April 16. "Word on the street is you made Fearless (my version) the biggest country album first week of the last 6 years and the top release of 2021 so far. Honestly??? How?? Did I get this lucky???? I wanted to say thank you to you so today I will be addressing a very pressing issue."

In the video, Taylor held her cat Benjamin Button to answer the growing concern among her fans that Meredith was missing. 

"We've been hearing some rumors on the internet recently … I mean they're not about you Benj," she said, "but, they're about your sister."

The video quickly cut to screen grabs of comments worrying about Meredith, including one that indicated Meredith hadn't been physically seen for a year. The screen then read: "The truth is, Meredith just HATES having her picture taken."

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Taylor then posted a hilarious series of images of Meredith looking uncomfortable in front of the camera.

"So, yeah, there it is. There you have it. That's the explanation. She's just a really private little cat," Taylor said. "She likes her business kept to herself. She doesn't like a camera shoved in her face. And who can blame her?"

To end the video, Taylor attempted to interview Meredith about being a recluse. 

"So do you have any comment on the recent allegations that you're a missing cat?" Taylor said. Surprising no one, the cat scurried away.  

Back on

Dale Moss dishes on cheating rumors, reconciling with Clare Crawley

Dale Moss is remaining coy about whether he and "Bachelorette" star Clare Crawley are engaged again, now that they've officially reconciled. 

"I'll say this, Clare and I are in a good place," he said in a new interview, "focused on one another and leave it at that."

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In January, Dale announced on Instagram that he and Clare had split up. At the time of the breakup, rumors claimed that he had been unfaithful. It seems, however, that Claire never believed them. 

"That was never a conversation, even when we went through our split," he told the Hollywood Raw podcast of the cheating speculation. "It wasn't even a thing. It was never even a topic of conversation."

Still, the cheating rumors "sucked," he said. "When things are going at your character, and something you're completely against, those are the hardest things to handle," Dale said.

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It's highly likely that the couple remained in touch after their breakup, as they were spotted together in Florida hand-in-hand one month later

"We've never hid throughout this entire time we've been around each other," Dale insisted. "We are definitely taking time, and spending time together. Clare and I, we're in a good place."

The former football player-turned-model said he wasn't putting a label on their relationship for now, at least not publicly.  

"When the time is right we will definitely talk about all those things," he said. "For right now, we're just focused on one another. We're keeping things private and that's working for us, in time we'll speak about that together."

We'll call this After After The Final Rose.

Gun control advocate

Madonna blasts Instagram user critical of her gun control post

Madonna shot back at an Instagram user critical of a recent post calling for gun control.

This week, Madge posted a video of Daunte Wright's shooting death at the hands of police.

"This is so infuriating and unacceptable. God Bless Daunte and his family," she said, adding a hashtag advocating for gun control.

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After posting this, one of the singer's 15.8 million Instagram followers felt that Madonna was living a double standard. 

"I would bet you have people with guns to protect you and your family. But the little people can be left unarmed," the person, named Karen, wrote. "If you take the guns away criminals will ALWAYS find weapons. The rest of us innocent people will be victims. You live behind walls with protection. You do not live in the real world."

Madonna, who clearly reads the comments people leave on her social media, wasn't about to let this person have the last word.

"I don't have any security or armed guards around me. Come see me and tell me to my face how not real world is. I dare you," Madonna responded, according to The Blast. "You know nothing about me or my life. The only criminals I see right now are the police who are paid to protect the people. But police are protected by judges and the criminal justice system which is a joke because there is no justice if you are a person of color."

Madonna added, "Of course, your name is Karen."

Harry-iel

Harry Styles dressed as Little Mermaid in leaked pics

You gotta "sea" this!

Harry Styles is going viral after two-year-old pictures were leaked that show him dressed as Ariel from "The Little Mermaid." The images —in which the "Watermelon Sugar" singer dons a seashell bra, green tail and red wig, all while holding a glass of champagne — were meant to promote his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig in 2019. 

In the end, the ever-animated images weren't used, as "SNL" ended up publishing images of Harry in a pink tutu to promote his appearance. 

The leaked images sent Twitter into a frenzy on April 16, as fans delighted in seeing Harry-iel. 

"Harry Styles has officially claimed ariel and her entire brand," one fan said. Other Twitter users begged for a "Little Mermaid" reboot, but with Harry playing every single character. 

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Many fans couldn't help but point out that Harry reportedly turned down the role of Prince Eric is the live-action "Little Mermaid" movie, which starred Halle Berry. 

"Harry turned down the role of prince eric because he wanted to be ariel. it's a fact," one fan commented upon seeing the leaked images. Another eagle-eyed fan noted that Harry once wore a t-shirt with the words "But daddy, I love him," which is a direct line from the Disney movie.

Diehard Harry fans know that the singer has always had an affection for the mermaids, as he has a tattoo of a mythical sea princess on his forearm. When he was asked about it, he once said simply, "I am a mermaid."

Start to panic

The time Kyra Sedgwick pressed a secret button at Tom Cruise's house…

Kyra Sedgwick is recalling a hilarious story in which police responded to Tom Cruise's house after her curiosity got the best of her.

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While speaking to Drew Barrymore, Kyra thought back to a star-studded party in the '90s at Tom's house, a party Kyra attended with her husband, Kevin Bacon, who was filming "A Few Good Men" with Tom at the time. 

"It's a pretty good story. It was a sad moment, but it was a funny story. So I was pregnant, I was very pregnant, and we got invited over to dinner," she said. "It was one of those nights that I often don't get invited to." 

Others at the party included Tom's then-wife Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Rob Reiner.

"So there was this like fireplace mantle and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantle. I was like, 'Oh what is that little button?' So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen," she said. "Nothing happened and then I got a little nervous. I was like, 'Oh, nothing happened, that doesn't seem right.'"

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Kyra, who knew the "Top Gun" star from working on 1989's "Born On The Fourth of July," interrupted Tom as he was telling a story. 

"I said, 'I pressed this button down here.' And he was like, 'You pressed that button?' And I was like, 'Yeah, I pressed that button,'" she recalled.

Tom's response: "That's the panic button."

Soon, the authorities arrived.

"The cops came. They had to stop the screening," she said. "They had to see [Tom]….I think there were more than like five cop cars, it was something."

Perhaps as expected, Kyra admitted, "I didn't get invited back."

He's back!

John Corbett confirms he'll appear in 'SATC' reboot

Aidan is back again!

Although much of the "Sex and the City" reboot has been shrouded in mystery, John Corbett has dropped a small bombshell in revealing that he's been cast to reprise his Aidan Shaw character for the series.

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"I'm going to do the show," he told Page Six, adding that it's "very exciting" for him.

John played Carrie Bradshaw's ex-fiancé in the show, and some fans had always hoped their characters would end up together. 

In the chat, John implied that his appearance on the hugely anticipated reboot, titled "And Just Like That…," isn't a one-time thing. 

When asked how many episodes he would be involved in, John said, "I think I might be in quite a few. I like all those people, they've been very nice to me."

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The series is set for 10 episodes and will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Kim Cattrall will not be in the series, as there have long been reports of a Kim-SJP feud.

John, however, never saw tension. Then again, he wasn't around the women often.

"I only worked with Sarah Jessica Parker. I think I had one scene with all the girls," he said. "They were always cordial. Cordial with me. I got to know the other girls because when you show up for work, you've got to wait a few hours while they finish up a scene, but we always had nice chats and hugs. I never saw it or heard about it."

While reports claim Chris Noth is not in the reboot, the actor who played Mr. Big has hinted that he might still make an appearance. 

SJP recently gushed about temporarily rebooting the show in a chat with The Sun. 

"I'm excited about being back with Cynthia and Kristin and on the streets of New York," she said. "It's very possible that a great actress will join us, and she will have a huge impact and we'll want to be with her more, the audience will want to see her more. I'm just very excited."

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While reuniting with her friends is certainly gratifying, Sarah is also looking forward to her wardrobe. 

"Some of the happiest memories I have are fittings for the show. I worked 18 to 20-hour days for years," she said. "After filming, I would go into fitting at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. for three to five hours because you'd be doing two episodes back to back. At points, I was wearing 20 to 30 costumes per two episodes. But they were so much fun and I did whatever I was told. I would try on anything. No matter how ridiculous."