Blame game

Fans blaming Lisa Rinna for Denise Richards' 'Housewives' exit

On the heels of Denise Richards' shocking and sudden announcement that she's leaving "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," fans are coming after Lisa Rinna, arguing that she's to blame.

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Denise has not confirmed the fan theory, but the women haven't seen eye to eye lately. They've feuded over allegations that Denise had an affair with former "Housewives" star Brandi Glanville, which Denise has denied.

"Gutted @DENISE_RICHARDS is leaving #RHOBH – blame it on @lisarinna," one person tweeted. 

The Blast cited other fans blaming Lisa. 

"@lisarinna was so nasty to Denise this season. No wonder she decided to leave," another person said. "Rinna needs to get fired!"

"Ur a bad example of a friend . And all for ratings . U traded friendship for ratings," one person said. Another added, "The worst is Lisa Rinna. Her cruel treatment of Denise was so hard to watch. They were supposed to be friends."

Many others said the "Housewives" cast is full of mean girls. 


Earlier in the week, a slew of "Housewives" stans called for Lisa to be fired. Many said as much on her Instagram. 

"Your no lisa vanderpump and never will be no matter how much attention you need pathic," one person said. The reality TV star replied, "It's You're."

"FIRE Lisa, please!" another begged.

"Do [you] feel good saying that Karen?" Lisa replied. "Gosh I'd never want someone to lose their job and livelihood. What makes you like that Karen?"

Story time

Armie Hammer's ex was allegedly leaking stories about him in press

Armie Hammer's estranged wife was allegedly leaking stories to the press in 2020 to sully his name. 

Page Six reported that Elizabeth Chambers used a friend's email account to send stories about the actor to various media outlets, one claiming he was getting flirtatious with "Rebecca" costar Lily James.

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Lily came out and denied having an affair with Armie. 

Citing text messages it's claimed to have seen, Page Six said an October 2020 text from Elizabeth to her friend spoke of an interview Armie did with a magazine. "Oh yes, excerpts from his disaster GQ cover shoot," Elizabeth supposedly text. "We need to get back to commenting and sending tips. This time to the Daily Mail in the sun about Lily James."

In that 2020 Daily Mail story, which published shortly after Armie and his wife of 10 years announced a split, Elizabeth was said to be "devastated," and a source praised her parenting.

"She is an amazing woman. She doesn't deserve this. You couldn't ask for a more stunning devoted wife and she's a great mom to their two little ones," the source said. 


The alleged leaked stories occurred several months before Armie went viral for supposedly calling himself a "cannibal." 

Armie's ex was also allegedly one of the people to bring the "Call Me By Your Name" star's secret Instagram account to light. Further, the new report claimed Elizabeth worked with the woman behind the House of Effie Instagram account after its owner claimed to have been abused by Armie. Elizabeth's friend asked if Effie was "ok," to which Armie's ex said, "Yes, she's just dramatic. And they're all crazy."

The friend has since had a falling out with Elizabeth but is explaining why she took part. 

"[Elizabeth] asked and she was my friend," the pal told Page Six on why she let her use her profiles. "At first it seemed completely harmless as it isn't the main email that I use. Then I saw everything she was writing and saying and I got super uncomfortable and lied to her and said that I needed to change my password cuz [sic] I was hacked."

Armie and Elizabeth tied the knot in 2010 and split 10 years later. They share daughter Harper Grace, 7, and Ford Douglas Armand, 5.

Sleep situation

Christina Ricci's son, 8, still sleeps with her

Mattress matter. Christina Ricci has revealed that she and her 8-year-old son, Freddie, still share a bed.

In a chat with People magazine, the "Yellowjackets" actress said she tried to sleep-train Freddie when he was younger, but she bristled at the idea of letting the young one cry it out while he was in his room. Plus, it became safer for Freddie to share his mom's bed.

"He screamed himself hoarse and started banging his head against the crib railing," she said of the child she shares with ex James Heerdegen.

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Interestingly, Christina's 9-month-old daughter, Cleopatra, sleeps soundly in a crib. 

"With Cleo, when we decided to try it and see how she would react to it, she just sort of whined for about seven minutes and then laid down, clutched her little unicorn and went to sleep," Christina said. "It was like she was ready and she wanted to do it, and it was right for her."

The 42-year-old Emmy nominee added, "The fact that I can put her down in her crib and she just goes to sleep when my 8-year-old still sleeps with me is amazing."

Christina joins a host of other Hollywood parents who are raising their kids in a somewhat unconventional manner —Ice-T's wife Coco Austin was breastfeeding their daughter until she was 5 years old; "Clueless" star Alicia Silverstone recently acknowledged that her 11-year-old son sleeps in the same bed as her; Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard said their children sleep in their bedroom, but not in their bed. 


Internet mortified with Drew Barrymore's pizza eating habit

Drew Barrymore is not going to be invited to the Internet's pizza party anytime soon. 

The actress caused an uproar on social media after uploading a video of her "pizza salad," in which she scraped off the toppings of a pizza slice and added them to the bed of lettuce.

The Internet collectively said "nope!"

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While beginning the TikTok video, Drew grabbed a slice of pizza, but rather than eating it, she started scraping the topping off and setting the crust to the side. She then added salad dressing to her new creation.

"I just take the toppings and a little salad, which has basically all the same toppings as the pizza, and I make a pizza salad," she said in the video published by MailOnline. "I mix it up and it's actually really crunchy and delicious."

Drew argued that the crust-less solution was perfect for those avoiding bread or the "gluten intolerant."

"I'm sure people are going to be like, 'How dare you do this to a pizza?' I get it, I feel really guilty about it myself," she said before defending her unconventional pizza pie product. "You get the satisfaction of eating a pizza," she said. 

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To little surprise, the public wasn't falling in love with Drew's idea. 

"Drew I'm filing a lawsuit on behalf of pizza," one person joked on TikTok. 

Another said, "I remember lying to myself about what tasted good when I believed in diet culture."

"It's so wrong," one fan said. "But it's you, so I'm just gonna ignore it and let it pass."

In ending the video, Drew took a bite of pizza the old fashioned way, and all was right with the world again.

Heavy crime

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' actor sentenced to life in prison for killing mother

Ryan Grantham, whose credits involve "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Riverdale," has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying his mother. 

Prosecutors said the former actor, 24, confessed to killing his mother in his own GoPro camera after the 2020 incident. 

"I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me," he said, according to TMZ.

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Prosecutors alleged that Ryan shot his mother in the back of the head as she played piano. 

Six months ago, Ryan pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder for the death of his mom, Barbara Waite. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, a judge in British Columbia, Canada, threw the book at him, giving him life behind bars. She called the case "life-shattering."

The situation could have been worse, too. Prosecutors claim that Ryan had aspirations of assassinating Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well. In fact, one day after his mother's death, Ryan loaded his car with guns, ammunition, Molotov cocktails, and directions to the Prime Minister's home. He even wrote about his plans for Trudeau in his dairy. reported that Ryan thought about carrying out a mass shooting while driving to Trudeau's home. However, he aborted his plans and turned himself into Vancouver police. 

The judge, Kathleen Ker, said it was a  "saving grace" that Ryan did not follow through with his thoughts. 

Ryan — who played Jeffery Augustine in "Riverdale" and Rodney James in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" — will not be eligible for parole for 14 years. 

Momma drama

Ice-T's wife defends 'unconventional' parenting as daughter, 6, bathes in sink

Ice-T's wife, Coco Austin, isn't letting criticism about her parenting sink in.

Last week, the "Ice Loves Coco" star was mom-shamed by many of her Instagram followers after bathing her 6-year-old daughter, Chanel, in the kitchen sink. At the time, she explained that a sink bath was "easiest when you have to be fast."

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Soon after, the Internet responded and argued that Chanel was too old to be in a soaking in the sink. The parent police said Chanel was certainly able to bathe herself. One person felt that Coco treats the tot like "an infant."

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the former Playboy model had heard enough, defending herself and her parenting. 

"Wow just Wow! Here we go again!" Coco wrote on Twitter. "Giving my lil girl a bath in the sink went Viral? SMH! People, you gotta know by now that I'm an unconventional mother."

Digging her heels in further, she even argued that parents could even look to her for tips. 

"I do what works and is easier on me," she said. "Some may want to take some pointers rather than rag on me!"


Following the defense, Coco's Twitter followers largely applauded her, as some joked that haters were more jealous of the deep sink and lavish home decor that anything else.

Coco has been judged by the social media world for her parenting several times before, but she always brushes off the criticism. Last year, the online parent police ripped her after revealing that she still breastfed Chanel. Many of those same "experts" slammed Coco again this past May after she posted vacation photos of Chanel in a stroller

Messy situation

Actress Nia Long just responded to being blindsided by her famous fiancé's shocking affair

While Nia Long and Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka have been together for well over a decade, they took another step forward in their relationship two weeks ago when she moved to Boston to be near him. Days later, though, she found out that her fiancé had been having an affair with a married front office staffer.


TMZ reported that Ime came clean about the affair to the "Friday" actress this week, but only did so because he knew news of his infidelity was about to be made public. The report said Ime knew back in July that the team busted him but he kept Nia in the dark for months, even as she was house-hunting in Boston.

In other words, Ime was fully aware that his affair had been discovered when Nia began thinking of relocating to Beantown.  

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Boston Celtics announced that Ime, who led the team to the NBA Finals last season, will be suspended for the upcoming 2022-2023 season for violating team rules.

Earlier in the week as news of the affair become known, Nia shared a cryptic video about embracing positivity, spirituality and finding light after darkness. The video was reposted from a healing and wellness page.

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On Friday, Sept. 23, the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star, who shares a 10-year-old son with Ime, released a statement via her publicist. 

"The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me. I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children," she said. 

Ime also released a statement. "I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down. I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team's decision," he said. "Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment."

Gender struggle

Joan Collins hated her changing body as teen, wanted to be a boy

Joan Collins, one of the most glamorous actresses of her generation, wasn't always comfortable in her own skin. In fact, she wanted to be a boy as a teenager.


"I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing," she told Saga Magazine. "I hated everything that was happening. So I rebelled and wore boys clothes. I wore corduroys and scraped my hair back. I even went to football matches with my father."

This loathing of her feminine curves went on for a year. Then 15 years old, Joan's mentality toward her gender began changing after boys "discovered" her while on vacation in France.

Joan, who famously played Alexis Carrington in "Dynasty," no longer struggles with her gender identity, nor does she have an issue with her age. The Golden Globe-winning actress is 89 years old, but she feels like she's 40. 

Although the "Empire of the Ants" star doesn't cringe at her age, she thinks is "tremendously rude" to ask a woman how old she is.

"My mother's generation never did it. But you know, people have been calling me an older woman since I was 38," Joan said. "I think what is important is not age, but how you look, feel and behave."

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In managing to stay youthful, Joan notes that she only tans her body and legs. In addition, she eats well, exercises regularly and avoids common vices like smoking, drugs or drinking to excess. Really, she said, her secret is "having great parents who gave me good genes."

Sink stink

Ice-T's wife Coco bathes their daughter, 6, in kitchen sink, gets mom-shamed

Ice-T's wife, Coco Austin, is hearing it again.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the "Ice Loves Coco" alum got a mixed reaction from her Instagram followers after sharing an image of her 6-year-old daughter, Chanel, bathing in a kitchen sink.

"The sink is easiest when you have to be fast," Coco captioned an Instagram video of the tyke using her iPad in the makeshift bathtub.

The former Playboy model went on to show herself getting ready for the evening and curling her pink hair, claiming she only had an hour to get ready. In further footage, Chanel picked out her own outfit before the mother-daughter duo headed off to a fashion show.

Fans, though, seemed to pay little attention to the fashion portion of the video, focusing almost entirely on Chanel's bathing situation.

"Yall [sic] still treating her like an Infant," one Instagram user wrote. Another said, "She's to [sic] old to be in the sink..that was really Awkward to see." A third added, "Not the sink."


Funny enough, amidst the mom-shaming, there were also comments about the sink itself.

"Girl how deep is your sink I need this in my life," one person said. Another noted the sink and commented, "I think I need a kitchen upgrade."

A few even complimented Coco, saying the sink bath saves a lot of water. There's also another benefit to kitchen counter bathing.

"The kitchen sink saves you from back pain," one follower said, which was echoed by others.

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Coco has been judged by the social media world for her parenting several times before, but she always brushes off the criticism. Last year, the online parent police ripped her after revealing that she still breastfed Chanel. Many of those same "experts" slammed Coco again this past May after she posted vacation photos of Chanel in a stroller

What once was...

What ever happened to Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's bromance?

As judges on "The Voice," Adam Levine and Blake Shelton seemed inseparable and their budding bromance was highlighted in magazines, TV shows and everywhere else. According to a source, though, the men weren't necessarily as close as it appeared. 

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"It wasn't all an act, but the relationship was exaggerated for TV. When Adam left the show the two of them didn't have to pretend anymore," our insider told

Fans first suspected their might be cracks in the relationship when Adam wasn't invited to Blake and Gwen Stefani's intimate 2021 wedding in Oklahoma. Prior to the wedding, Adam joked that he planned to cause a scene at the nuptials

"They haven't spoken in a while. There was no big dramatic falling out, but they both just moved on. It happens all the time with work relationships," a second source said. 

The report comes after social media model Sumner Stroh alleged that she and the Maroon 5 singer had a year-long affair. Sumner backed her claim by sharing several risqué messages that she and Adam exchanged. Afterward, multiple other women have come forward claiming they, too, were sent flirty messages from the singer, who has been married to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo since 2014. The pair is expecting a third child together.

"As we are all finding out, Adam isn't the guy he pretends to be," a third source told Radar. "He has secrets and was difficult backstage at The Voice. When he left the show there wasn't a single person, including Blake, who missed Adam and his drama."

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For Adam, the week has been filled with drama due to the cheating allegations. While Sumner said that two had a "physical" relationship, Adam released a statement disputing her claims that he had an affair.

"A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family," he said. "My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it. And we will get through it together."