Evan Rachel Wood splits with fiance and bandmate

Evan Rachel Wood has called off her engagement with her fiance and bandmate.

The Blast reported on Sept. 7 that the actress and Zach Villa broke up over a month ago.


Evan and Zach had a electro-pop group called Rebel and a Basketcase. She is currently back to filming the second season of HBO's hit "Westworld." She is up for an Emmy award for her work on the show.

The former couple announced their engagement in January after they both were seen wearing silver bands on their left-hand ring fingers while attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. She was also overheard introducing Zach as her fiance. At the time of their engagement, Zach was technically still married to actress and audio-book narrator Amy Landon.


Evan and Zach first met in 2015 after starring in a John Hughes-themed cabaret. Shortly after, they formed their music group. It's not known if the split will affect Rebel and a Basketcase.

Evan was previously married to Jamie Bell, with whom she shares a son. The pair split in 2014 after two years of marriage.

The actress came out in 2011 as bisexual. In late 2016, she told Rolling Stone, "You know, bisexuality is worthy of eye rolls. And I didn't realize how damaging that was until I tried to have healthy relationships as an adult and realized that there was still all this shame and conditioning and stigma around my sexuality that was really affecting the way I related to people."


In that same interview, she revealed that she had been sexually assaulted by a significant other who she did not identify.

"I think I was taken advantage of because someone knew there was something about me that they could exploit," she said. "I will not be ashamed. I will also not project some false idea of being completely over it because 'I am so strong.' I don't believe we live in a time where people can stay silent any longer. I certainly can't. Not given the state our world is in with its blatant bigotry and sexism."

'Laguna' reunion

Kristin Cavallari reunites with 'Laguna Beach' ex: See the pic!

Kristin Cavallari went back to the beach and proceeded to get hit with a tidal wave of Instagram comments after sharing an image with her ex.

On Tuesday, the reality TV star posted an image that showed her cuddling up to Stephen Colletti, her ex-boyfriend from "Laguna Beach."

"2004 or 2020?!" she captioned the grainy image. 

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Kristin and Stephen famously dated on "Laguna Beach," MTV's super-popular reality TV show that aired from 2004 to 2006.

As fans clamored for more information, TMZ reported that nothing romantic happened. 

"There's no rekindling of their old relationship," the website said. "They've simply remained good friends since their split many years ago."

Kristin also met up with former "Laguna Beach" star Alex Murrel while in the O.C.

Regardless, fans flooded Kristin's Instagram, and many of them pleaded for the high school sweethearts to get back together. Even "Jersey Shore" star Snooki wrote, "Omg i am here for this."

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"Laguna Beach" launched Kristin into reality TV superstardom, as she was later cast on "The Hills" and eventually got her own show, "Very Cavallari," which she starred in with her estranged husband, former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler. 

Dr. Dre's estranged wife fighting prenup in high stakes divorce

Dr. Dre's estranged wife, Nicole Young, is challenging a prenuptial agreement from 1996, claiming she "unwillingly" signed the documents amid pressure from the rapper and his team.


In divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Nicole also claims Dre is actually far wealthier than most believe, listing his net worth at $1 billion — which is about $200 million higher than previously reported.

"I was extremely reluctant, resistant and afraid to sign the agreement and felt backed into a corner," she wrote in her new court filing amid the couple's increasingly contentious divorce. "Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer (of course, with the help of Andre's team of professionals) and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage."

Two years into the marriage, Nicole contends that the rapper admitted he forced her to sign the prenup.

"Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me," she wrote. "Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void."

Sources close to Dre, though, tell TMZ that this is all false and deny that the hip-hop mogul ever tore up an agreement or expressed regret over the prenup. 

"Nicole had her own lawyer and she had a clear choice on whether to sign or not," TMZ reported, citing Dre sympathizers.


Nicole is asking the judge to separate the divorce from the prenup — meaning she wants a bigger piece of the pie.

In late June, Nicole filed divorce paperwork, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. In her divorce filing, Nicole, a lawyer, didn't mention that a prenuptial agreement existed. However, Dre legally responded to the filing a few weeks later. In his response, he agreed to pay his ex her requested spousal support but said their division of property should be governed by their prenup. 


Employees hit Lisa Vanderpump with lawsuit over alleged unpaid wages

Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, are being sued for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to employees at one of their made-for-TV restaurants.


On Tuesday, Page Six obtained a class-action lawsuit brought on by a former hostess at SUR, the restaurant at the center of "Vanderpump Rules." The legal paperwork alleges that employees were forced to work more than 40 weekly hours — or even seven consecutive workdays — without receiving overtime pay. 

The lawsuit, which also names Lisa's business partners, Guillermo and Nathalie Zapata, further alleged a shoddy operation at SUR, claiming that staff hours are not properly tracked and are manipulated. Employees are also not granted breaks, the lawsuit says. 


In January 2020, Lisa and her husband were sued for similar reasons, but in that lawsuit, the allegations of financially shorting staffers weren't limited to just SUR: Their other restaurants — Tom Tom, Pump and Villa Blanca — were also included. The case is still ongoing, Page Six reported, noting that Villa Blanca has since closed.

The newest lawsuit comes less than two months after Bravo announced that "Vanderpump Rules" stars Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not return to the hit reality show amid past racists actions and tweets. 

After the firings, Lisa said, "I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed."

Abuse struggles

'Harry Potter' star reflects on 'decades' of drug and alcohol abuse

"Harry Potter" star Jason Isaacs is opening up about his "decades long" addiction to drugs and alcohol, something that had "dire consequences."

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"I've always had an addictive personality and by the age of 16 I'd already passed through drink and was getting started on a decades long love affair with drugs," he said while speaking to The Big Issue. "Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible. No message would get through for nearly 20 years."

Now sober, Jason, who played Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" film series, recalled his first drunken experience at the age of 12.

"The barman, who we thought at the time was a hero and I now realize belonged in prison, sneaked us a full bottle of Southern Comfort," Jason, 57, said. "We drank the entire thing in the toilet, then staggered out into the party, reeling around farcically."

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As result of the alcohol experience, Jason vomited, kissed a girl, destroyed property and left himself blooded after tripping and hitting his head on the pavement. 

He loved every second of it.

"The next morning, I woke up with a splitting headache, stinking of puke with a huge scab and the memory of having utterly shamed myself," he said, adding that he couldn't wait to do it all over again.

"Why? I've no idea. Genes? Nurture? Star sign?," he wondered. "I just know I chased the sheer ecstatic joy I felt that night for another 20 years with increasingly dire consequences."

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Jason gives no details as to what those consequences were, but his lifestyle had an effect on his mental state. The actor eventually grew to be depressed and even happily envisioned his support system crumbling.

"I remember there being a moment, not long before I got clean, when it suddenly occurred to me that if everybody I knew died, literally every single person, I probably wouldn't mind that much," he said. "In fact, I might like it, because then it would be an excuse to sit in a room by myself and take drugs and everybody else would say, well you know, fair enough, you heard what happened didn't you?"

Thankfully, he's overcome those demons. Asked what he would tell his younger self now, Jason said, "I think what would surprise the 16-year-old me is that I'm okay. That I manage to find simple happiness in simple things. Not always, not perfectly, but enough."

Gridiron gab

UFC boss gives Dwayne Johnson advice after $15M XFL purchase

Dwayne Johnson could have scored a big touchdown with his recent purchase of the defunct XFL, according to the head of another sports organization.


Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, thinks The Rock has a winner on his hands, particularly based on timing and the current landscape of live sports.

"You have all these multi-millionaire athletes that don't wanna play right now. All these guys that don't wanna play, They wanna sit out … don't wanna stay in the bubble, don't wanna do what it takes," Dana told TMZ Sports. "Don't be surprised if The Rock slides right into that slot with some great programming. 'Cause let me tell you what, people are dying to watch live sports right now."

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On Monday, the XFL confirmed that an investment group, which includes the "Jumanji" star, scooped up the league for $15 million. The professional football league first began in 2001 but folded after one season. In 2020, it was resurrected. However, after five weeks of games, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which proved to be the XFL's death sentence. In April the league filed for bankruptcy.

Now that it's in Dwayne's hands, Dana, who's been longtime friends with The Rock, sees the XFL returning and working.

"Don't be surprised if The Rock turns this into a real thing," Dana said. "If I was The Rock, I would try to get that rolling as fast as I could. I'd try to get that on television ASAP. I guarantee you there's a ton of networks that would do it, that will give it a try right now."

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Following the purchase, Dwayne, who played college football at the University of Miami, said he and partners plan to revive the league but didn't give a timetable. Dana thinks Dwayne would be making a huge mistake if he didn't try to do it now.

"He can definitely, definitely pull this off right now," Dana said. "Timing is everything and right now is the time to go. Even if the NFL does go, it's still another option for live sports on TV and there's not enough on right now."

Dana, whose UFC organization has been airing fan-less live fights for months now, added, "I'm gonna call him today and walk him through what I think he needs to do on the COVID side of this thing and I have some ideas for him."

Marriage v election

Kim Kardashian has 'begged' Kanye to end presidential run: Report

Kim Kardashian West is voting for her husband Kanye West to end his White House run.

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Amid a report that Kim is working to save their six-year marriage, she is also said to be urging him to end his long-shot presidential bid for the sake of their family. Kanye, however, has gone the complete opposite direction.

"Kim begged Kanye to stop his presidential thing, to stop talking about their kids at rallies. But he ignored her and instead he went ahead and hired more people … and tried to register in more states," a source told Page Six, adding that Kanye "just won't stop" in his desire to become the next POTUS.

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Kanye announced on Twitter on July 4 that he's running for President of the United States. At the time, Kim showed her support by re-tweeting his announcement with an American flag emoji. Now, she sees that presidential bid as a huge hinderance to the family, particularly after Kanye's emotional campaign rally in South Carolina in July — during which he revealed that he and Kim discussed aborting their first pregnancy.

He then tweeted that he has been eyeing a divorce from the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star. He later deleted the tweet and apologized publicly to Kim, who's said he's in the midst of a bipolar episode. 

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Kim and Kanye have reportedly been living separate lives for a while now. According to reports, he's been in Los Angeles with their kids, while he's been living at their $14 million ranch in Wyoming. Multiple reports said he was ignoring Kim's calls for several days, but the duo reunited briefly in Wyoming last week. It didn't look like a happy reunion, though — photos showed her crying while they appeared to be involved in a heated discussion.

"This is a nightmare for Kim, she is looking for a way out. But she's also a nice person and wants to do the best for her kids," Page Six's source said.

On Aug. 2, photos emerged showing Kanye and son Saint boarding a private plane in Wyoming. Hours later, TMZ — citing sources close to the West family — reported that Kim and Kanye are taking "a private family vacation to try and work things out." The duo haven't "seen each other much at all for months," the webloid reported.

According to TMZ, the vacation is something the couple talked about while Kim was in Wyoming days earlier, and it "will be a time for [Kanye] to prove … he's willing to change for his family."

Stany by your woman

Portia de Rossi thanks fans for support amid Ellen DeGeneres controversy

Portia de Rossi is standing by her wife through thick and thin. 


While Ellen DeGeneres continues to fight off allegations of demeaning behavior toward staff and even guests on her eponymous talk show, Portia is publicly coming to her aid.

On Monday, the "Arrested Development" actress posted an Instagram that read, "I STAND BY ELLEN." 

"To all our fans….we see you. Thank you for your support. #stopbotattacks," Portia captioned the post, adding a slew of hashtags, including "I Stand With Ellen DeGeneres," "I Stand By Ellen," "I Stand By Ellen DeGeneres" and Ellen's catchphrase "be kind to one another."

The catchphrase has been essentially ridiculed for months as former staff members and guests have said Ellen is anything but "kind" behind the scenes. Since March, a barrage of less-than-flattering stories have been shared about the host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

The allegations of workplace hostility have become so severe that WarnerMedia launched an internal investigation into conditions at Ellen's eponymous talk show.

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WarnerMedia, which owns Warner Bros. Television, the distributor of Ellen's show, sent a memo to staffers indicating that current and former employees would be asked about their experiences on set, Variety reported. The interviews will be conducted by WarnerMedia's employee relations group and a third-party firm.

On July 30, just hours before BuzzFeed News published a story claiming the talk show is rife with sexual harassment and misconduct by top executive producers, Ellen issued an apology for unspecified transgressions and promised to "correct the issues." 

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In the letter, which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen explained that she's now realized the show hadn't been "a place of happiness" for some staffers. 

"As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. Clearly some didn't. That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again," she wrote.

After referencing the struggles she faced after coming out as a gay woman in the '90s, she said, "It's been way too long, but we're finally having conversations about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention. I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It's important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so."


Kim Kardashian's BFF claims he was robbed at gunpoint

Jonathan Cheban, who's a fixture on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," claims he was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend in New Jersey.

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TMZ reports Kim Kardashian West's BFF told authorities he was hanging out in the driveway of a friend's home with his mom on Sunday night when a man approached and asked for the time. The man quickly pulled out a gun and pointed it at Jonathan, his mother and his friend.

Jonathan told police that the man moved the trio between cars to trap them while the gun was squarely pointed at his mother's head. After pleading with the gunman to release them, Jonathan gave the man his Richard Mille watch, which is reportedly worth about $250,000.

A second gunman was also reportedly on the scene as a lookout. 

The incident ended after neighbors heard the commotion and began investigating. The two men — neither of whom were apparently wearing masks — quickly ran off on foot, TMZ reports.


Jonathan is expected to meet with police to come up with a sketch of the crooks.

According to his Instagram Story, Jonathan was shopping with his mother earlier in the day.

Dating life

Brian Austin Green dishes on post-marriage love life: 'It sucks'

While Megan Fox quickly found love after her split from Brian Austin Green, his attempts to get back out there haven't been quite so successful. 


"It sucks," the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star said of his suddenly public love life during an appearance on Dax Holt and Adam Glyn's "Hollywood Raw" podcast. "What people normally do when they get out of something is they date. They talk to multiple people at once. Some people use dating apps — they talk to multiple people, they go on multiple dates. They spend time with people until you feel a connection with somebody then something builds from there."

"What's unfortunate for me in this situation is I'll literally go on one date with someone — not even a date, just out to lunch with somebody — and it's written, 'His new fling — he's playing two women at the same time,'" he said. "No. I literally spent one time with each of these women. I'm not playing anybody. My life is just much more under a microscope than somebody else's."

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After splitting from Megan (who has gone on to date Machine Gun Kelly), Brian has been seen with Courtney Stodden and model Tina Louise. He met both women on Instagram, he said.

"I remember when I hung out with Courtney getting a call from somebody afterward saying, 'There are pictures of you and Courtney Stodden,' and I was like, 'How do you know her name?' I had no idea who she was or any of the past anything," he said. "I had done no research at all. It wasn't until I was told, 'This is the past. This is who this person is. This is what you might have to experience.'"

Brian now says he wishes he was aware of Courtney's past before the date.

"Courtney was a really nice person, though. I don't want to bad-mouth her. She may have done some of the things she's done, been the person she's been, is the person she is, but when I spent time with her, [she was] super-kind, super-polite," he said.

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The actor did acknowledge that he felt "betrayed" by her when she posted a video of them together in a hot tub. The video, he says, was posted "out of context."

The video also had an adverse effect on his short-lived romance with Tina.

"So, Tina is really cool. Tina is really an intelligent woman. She is the one who approached me and she said to me, 'With the craziness going around you and Megan and the whole situation, I think what would be best for you is to take some time with just your kids and yourself and really work on just being alone and healing yourself and going through that,'" he recalled. "That was cool coming from her. She didn't need to say something like that. She didn't have to say something that would exclude so much from my life."

He added, "I've been single this whole time. Dating, I guess. I'm open to meeting somebody, but my focus is on myself and healing with all of this and my kids and them experiencing it the best way that they can," he explained. "I can't really put a label on what I'm doing — it's different. What I'm doing compared to how it's been portrayed are two completely different things."