firing squad

Fleetwood Mac members dish on Lindsey Buckingham's 2018 'firing'

For Fleetwood Mac to continue being the legendary band that they are, the group had no choice but to part ways with Lindsey Buckingham, which they did last year.

In a chat with Mojo, Mick Fleetwood said it was "too challenging" to have former lovers Stevie Nicks and Lindsey in the group, admitting that a "parting of company" was the only choice.

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"We were not happy. It is no secret that Lindsey and Stevie are in a continuum Liz Taylor/ Richard Burton type of life, and it went in and out of valleys and mountaintops and God knows what through the years – that support really could not be given to ask the situation to continue. It was too challenging," he said. "Someone in some interview said, 'What'd you do, fire him?' You can say that if you want but I think that's an ugly word, knowing what this man has done in the ranks of Fleetwood Mac…"

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Last year, Lindsey was kicked out of Fleetwood Mac. He eventually sued the the band and reached a settlement. Afterward, Lindsey was eventually replaced by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

"The truth is, call it what you want, a parting of company took place, and it had to take place, and it was supported by the remaining band members around something that for sure was a major problem to two people – Lindsey and Stevie," Mick said.

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Keyboardist Christine McVie feared the band would have to "completely break up" if Lindsey wasn't shown his walking papers.

"For whatever reasons, a lot being personal, it was the only route we could take, because there was too much animosity between certain members of the band at that point, there was just no way it could've gone on as a five-piece, a group with Lindsey in the band," she said. "So it was either just completely break up the band or make the best of it."

Still, Christine says is was a "really bad time" for the group and for her personally, as she had no problem with the guitarist.

"I loved working with him but I did see the point and I did see what the problem was," she said. "And you know, we're a democracy and we have to kind of make the best of a bad job. As it turns out, what we have now is better than what we ever had before."

Homicide arrest

Food Network winner arrested over death of toddler

Ariel Robinson, the winner of "Worst Cooks in America," was arrested for homicide in South Carolina.


The victim was a 3-year-old girl.

Fox Carolina reported that Ariel and her husband, Jerry Robinson, have been charged with homicide by child abuse and are being held at the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.

Reports claim police responded to a call about an unresponsive juvenile victim last week. That victim, Victoria Rose Smith, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said the little girl died of multiple blunt force injuries. 

Ariel, a mother of five, won Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" last August. It's not known if the victim was a family member.


Clare Crawley and Dale Moss split: 'This is the healthiest decision for both of us'

It's over for "The Bachelorette" couple Clare Crawley and Dale Moss.

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On Jan. 19, TMZ reported that Dale, 32, broke things off with Clare, 39, over the weekend, and there is a suspicion that distance was a factor — he lives in New York City, while she lives in Sacramento, California.

Moments after the report hit the Internet, Dale confirmed the split on Instagram. 

"I wanted share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways. We appreciate the love and support we've received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time," he wrote. "We strongly believe in leading with love and always remaining true to oneself – something our families have taught and instilled in us throughout our lives. We only hope the best things for one another."

The split ends one of the fastest on-screen romances of all time. The duo met over the summer while filming "The Bachelorette" in a bubble environment. The moment Clare met Dale, she mentioned that he was "husband" material. She then continued to fall hard for Dale, essentially snubbing the other guys vying for her heart in order to focus entirely on him. 

After just three weeks of filming, Clare left the show with Dale by her side. She was replaced by Tayshia Adams.

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Prior to the split, there had been reports that Clare and Dale were experiencing turbulence in their romance. Just a few hours before Dale's announcement, an Us Weekly source said, "Dale and Clare are technically still together but there are serious issues they are working through. They're in communication but on a break."

Interestingly enough, Clare posted an intimate image with her now-former fiancé to her Instagram on Jan. 9. He shared a video with her a few days earlier.

Just last month, Clare mistakenly referred to Dale as her "husband," prompting many to wonder if they'd secretly tied the knot. 

On Dec. 10, the former star of "The Bachelorette" posted a video on her Instagram Story in which she said, "Nothing makes me happier than grocery shopping with my husband." She later told her followers they were not married and blamed her wording on a "slip of the tongue."

While gushing about Dale in November, she said, "Everything he was looking for was everything I was looking for. He doesn't even realize he does this for me, but last night, I was having the worst anxiety ever, and [he] showed up when I was pacing around the pool with anxiety. He just grabbed my hand and paced with me around the pool. That's all I've ever wanted is a man to show up for me — not only when it's easy, not only when it's good and fun and pretty in ball gowns and all that. But, like, show up when I'm in my yoga pants and no makeup, and my hair's in a greasy knot. Like, show up for me. He's done that every single time."

Leaving the legacy

Aaron Spelling's son, Randy, dishes on why he fled Hollywood

Randy Spelling grew up as Hollywood royalty as the son of mega-producer Aaron Spelling and brother of Tori Spelling. With that upbringing came tremendous pressure to be somebody special in Tinseltown, but it was a life Randy didn't want.


In a chat with Page Six, the 42-year-old spoke about growing up the son of "such a legend" and why he decided to leave it all behind for a quiet life in Oregon.

"I realized I have to forge my own path because if I don't it's going to kill me," he said. 

Aaron was one of the biggest names in entertainment while producing a string a massive hits, including, "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," and "The Love Boat."

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While Randy's sister Tori went on to fame, he opted to become a life coach. Although he first thought that he would continue the family's glitzy legacy (in fact, it was all but assumed), his father's death in 2006 changed things.

"I was just trying to fill myself in any way I could and started filling myself with the wrong things and got caught up in addiction," Randy said. "So I went to rehab and after I thought, 'Gosh, I have this second chance, who do I want to be? What makes me happy? What am I here for?' And all these existential questions that I really set out on a path to answer."

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It was then that he discovered life coaching, something he's now done for 13 years.

"It was just, 'Hey this sounds really interesting,' so I did it and it was suggested I work with people and I started doing that and I realized, 'I think I'm good at it,' and it just propelled me to do more," he said. "I've been on both sides of the coin from having everything to being very concerned, 'How I am going to make this happen for my family?' and I can tell you happiness doesn't come from money. It can bring less stress and afford more choice but I work with people who have very little and CEOs and I can tell you happiness has nothing to do with money."


Tiffany Trump announces engagement on father's final day in office

Tiffany Trump is hearing wedding bells. 

On Jan. 19, just 24 hours before her father leaves the Oval Office, Tiffany announced on Instagram that she has gotten engaged to boyfriend Michael Boulos.

While posting a snap from the White House, the 27-year-old wrote, "It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael! Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!"

Michael commented, "Love you honey."

Tiffany and Michael have been dating for two years.

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Michael, who reportedly hails from a wealthy Nigerian family, posted the same photo to social media. 

"Got engaged to the love of my life! Looking forward to our next chapter together," he wrote.

The announcement comes as Tiffany's father, Donald Trump, enters his final 24 hours as President of the United States. Although Tiffany champions her father and was hopeful he'd be re-elected in the 2020 election, she hasn't had the presence that her older half-siblings have had on TV and on the campaign trail. Still, her Instagram feed often showed her at the White House or with her famous family.

Page Six notes that Tiffany, like many in her family, is looking to take up residence in South Florida.

Proud grandpa

Michael Douglas meets 1-month-old grandson for first time

The wait was worth it. 

Back in mid-December, Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas welcomed a second child, a son, with his wife Viviane Thibes. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael was unable to meet his grandson for weeks.

Finally, on Jan. 19, the "Wall Street" actor was able to meet 4-week-old Ryder T. Douglas.

"First time I've seen my month old grandson, Ryder!," a bottle-carrying Michael captioned a photo in which Ryder comfortably nestles in his arm. The 76-year-old also added a smiling emoji and a heart emoji.

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Despite his physical absence from Ryder's life thus far — through no fault of his own — Michael has acted the part of a proud grandpa for the next Douglas generation. 

On Dec. 23, he posted a photo of Cameron, Viviane, Ryder and their daughter, Lua, 3. 

"Congratulations Cameron and Viviane! Welcome to the [world] Ryder T. Douglas!," Michael wrote.   

As happy as Michael is to be a grandfather again, he's equally proud of his son, Cameron. The 42-year-old has overcome a drug-fueled past and embraced sobriety.

Cameron, who's grandfather was Kirk Douglas, was arrested in 2009 and sent to prison on drug charges. Two years later, while serving as an inmate, he was given a second sentence after being caught behind bars with items that tested positive for cocaine. Cameron was eventually released in July 2016.

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While in prison, Cameron decided to get his life together.

"I believe the moment where I started to change direction was when I was given my second sentence," he said. "I was in solitary confinement and I felt something cracking or breaking inside of me. At that point, I knew I had two paths left open to me, and one path I probably would not have made it back from."


Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas split: Report

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have parted ways after nearly a year together, according to multiple reports. 


"There is a lot of love still between the two of them," a source told Page Six. "The split is as amicable as can be. Ana is great, but I also think there's something to be said for the fact that Ben has a family and he really wants to be there for his kids and Ana is in a different place in her life."

Ben, 48, and Ana, 32, began dating after meeting on the set of "Deep Water." They were quickly seen vacationing in Cuba together. For most of 2020, Ben and Ana even quarantined together and the romance appeared to be moving quickly. In December 2020, People magazine reported that she even moved in with him.

Over the holidays, though, Ana made a trip home to see her family, sparking suspicion that the couple might be on the verge of a split. 

In happier times, Ben and Ana were often seen on walks with his kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, all of whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Jen, sources said, even approved of Ana and was happy about the growing relationship the "Knives Out" star had with Ben's kids.


"It's sad, but for Ben, his children come above everything," Page Six's source said.

food theory

Pamela Anderson says 'vegans are better lovers'

Pamela Anderson believes there's a direct correlation between food and fun in the bedroom.

During an appearance on "Good Morning Britain," the former "Baywatch" beauty, who's been vegan for the past 30 years, made host Piers Morgan blush while discussing details of her love life. At one point, Piers asked if vegans make for better lovers.

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"That's what I hear. I'm vegan. I'm fairly confident in that statement," she said on Jan. 18. "Absolutely, I think. But I think I've always had a lot of fun in that department."

As for why she's so confident in her stance, she said, "A lot of research went in to this."

Piers' question stemmed from a tweet Pam made over the weekend that read, "Vegans make better lovers. The cholesterol in meat, eggs and dairy causes hardening of the arteries (and not much else!)"

She added, "It slows blood flow to all the body's organs, not just the heart. You can improve your overall health and increase stamina in the bedroom by going vegan. A healthy body is a sexy body, and eating meat ISN'T healthy. It's been linked to heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and obesity – which are major causes of erectile dysfunction."

"No one needs to eat meat, since we can get everything we need from a healthy, vegan diet," she said.


Pam also claimed that vegan diets can help prevent future pandemics.

"COVID-19 and other deadly viruses like SARS, MERS, swine flu, and bird flu all spread from animals to humans. More viruses are sure to follow, since factory farms, live animal markets, and slaughterhouses are the perfect breeding ground for deadly diseases," she wrote. "Tofu, however, has never caused a pandemic!"

Island fever

Miss Cayman Islands denies link to Armie Hammer amid scandal

Armie Hammer is on an island of his own when it comes to the Miss Cayman Islands pageant.

The organization was recently linked to Armie, but it has forcefully refuted any connection to the scandal-plagued actor.

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Last week, the "Call Me By Your Name" star was reported to have a secret Instagram account under the handle el_destructo_86. The person running the account, supposedly Armie, implied that he was having a relationship with "Ms. Cayman," as a racy video of a woman appeared in the feed.

The org said the lingerie-clad woman on the Instagram feed is not Miss Cayman, nor does the woman have anything to do with Miss Cayman Islands.

"The Committee is very disturbed by the video and would like to confirm that the woman is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands and has no affiliation to the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant," the pageant said on its Instagram account. "The Committee and the reigning Miss Cayman regard this issue with the utmost seriousness and the matter has been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)."

It added, "The depiction of the woman in the video goes against all that our organization stands for and the Committee is consequently requesting that Mr. Hammer immediately remove all references to Miss Cayman from his social media channels."

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Last weekend Armie's name was trending on social media after he allegedly described himself as a "cannibal" in a leaked private message to a woman. As the week went on, more women came forward with bizarre and disturbing accusations against him.

The fallout prompted him to pull out of the film "Shotgun Wedding," which he was set to star in opposite Jennifer Lopez. 

"I'm not responding to these b******* claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic," he told TMZ. "Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I'm grateful to them for that." 

Body moving

Kelly Osbourne 'feeling herself' while showing off weight loss

Kelly Osbourne has got it, and she's flaunting it. 

The reality TV star took to Instagram this weekend to show off her 85 pound weight loss.

"Oh she's feeling herself today hunty!!!!," Kelly captioned a series of snaps that appear to have been taken in a trailer.

Last August, Kelly shocked her fans when she showed off a significantly slimmed figure on social media. She told one friend that she dropped 85 pounds. A few weeks later, she opened up about her weight loss, indicating it was helped by surgery.

"I did the gastric sleeve. All it does is change the shape of your stomach," she said on the "Hollywood Raw with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn" podcast. "I got that almost 2 years ago. I will never ever ever lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done."

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The surgery, she said, is different than a "gastric bypass."

"All it does is move you in the right direction," she said. "So, anyone who's thinking of doing something like this, really think about that. I had to do a year of stand-alone therapy to prepare myself for the surgery before I even had it. All it is — is a push in the right direction. It doesn't solve all your problems. It's not a quick fix."

Not only has Kelly's body changed, but so has her mindset.

"The number one thing I had to do was get happy. I had to fix my head before I could fix my body. You can never go into this if you're not in a good mindset. I stopped drinking, which is the best thing I've ever done. I really wanted to fix the things that were broken in me," she said. "I'm not perfect. I still make a lot of mistakes. I have bumps in the road, I fall down, I get back up again."