good news

'Flip or Flop' star Tarek El Moussa celebrates being three years cancer-free

It's a good day for "Flip or Flop" star Tarek El Moussa. Actually, he's had three years of good days, despite his current marital turmoil.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the reality TV star celebrated his third year of being cancer free.

Tarek posted a text conversation in which he found out the good news.

"Still #cancer #free!!!! Having cancer is a very scary thing… I always get nervous going into each check up and today I got GREAT news!! Having no thyroid and balancing medications is tough!," he said. "I'm finally at UCLA and I'm on the right doses of medication."

He added, "People don't know but I was very over medicated with rapid heart rate and palpitations to the point where I wore a heart rate monitor… It really messed me up but today everything is dialed and I finally feel great after 3 years!!"

Tarek actually credits a fan of the HGTV home renovation show with saving his life. Last year, he revealed that a woman emailed the show saying she noticed a lump on his neck.

"This is not a joke. I'm a registered nurse. I've been watching 'Flip or Flop,'" the email read, according to The Independent. "I noticed that the host Tarek has a large nodule on his thyroid, and he needs to have it checked out."

Shortly after, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

At the time, Tarek's wife, Christina El Moussa, his "Flip or Flop" costar, was by his side. Nowadays that isn't the case.

Christina and Tarek split in May 2016 following an incident in which he fled the family home with a gun.

On Jan. 25 a report surfaced that claimed Christina was disgusted with her ex and they rarely speak off-camera.

"The mood differs day to day, but Christina avoids Tarek," a source told Us Weekly, adding that Tarek "does things to piss her off, like bragging loudly about sleeping with girls."

Since splitting, Tarek has reportedly had a relationship with one of the couple's three nannies, as well as that woman's friend.

Christina, Us' source said, "thinks Tarek is an absolute pig."

Tarek, though, has taken issue with many of the reports that have been critical of him. Last week he shared a message on Instagram blasting the "fake news."

He wrote, "No matter the lies, innuendo, salacious gossip and 'fake news' that is thrown at me from irresponsible media outlets via anonymous sources, I will focus on what matters most which is co-parenting our children and working hard on our business."

Mouth mayhem

Selma Blair used to bite celebrities — one even punched her for it!

In her new memoir, Selma Blair really sinks her teeth into her past. 

The actress revealed she used to bite celebrities because she was nervous. In fact, the "Cruel Intentions" actress recounted a mouthy meeting with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane at a Las Vegas nightclub in 2004. 

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"I was starstruck," she wrote in Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up. "What do I do in public situations where I admire someone, but feel as if I don't bring anything to the party? I bit him on the hand. 'Whoa!' he yelled. 'That really hurt.' It wasn't a disaster; I didn't break skin. But I soon hated myself."

A similar situation happened two years later when Selma introduced herself to Sienna Miller at a Los Angeles hotel.

"I couldn't begrudge her for any part she was winning over me," she wrote. "So, I grabbed her arm and bit it, playfully, as if it were an apple. Even as I held her forearm in my mouth I was aghast at myself. I thought, What have I gotten myself into? Or her? This is horrible behavior."

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Sienna took the moment in stride, screaming, "Opa." However confused, the actress-model had to confirm that it happened, telling Selma, "You bit me, didn't you? You really did."

Still, the "Live By Night" star didn't "shame" Selma over the incident 

"For this, in my book, she will forever be the belle of the ball," Selma wrote. 

Selma's chompers also got her into trouble with Kate Moss, who didn't exactly like being bitten. Selma said the two women were pleasantly hanging out in a hotel suite in London and even took Polaroids together. It was then that Selma decided to revert to her old ways, and she bit the supermodel's finger.  

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"And because she laughed, I did it again," Selma wrote. "The second time, she did not laugh and exclaimed, 'That really f–king hurt!'" Taking matters into her own hands, Kate then punched Selma in the back, grabbed the "Legally Blonde" star's thumb "and crunched right into it."

"This was the first time I had any inkling of how much I might hurt people when I bit them," Selma confessed. "Immediately, I transformed into a shamed nursery school kid. 'Oh my gosh,' I whispered, 'I am so sorry.'"

Dog drama

Cybill Shepherd desperate to help daughter find dognapped pup

Cybill Shepherd is reaching out to her Instagram followers in hopes of finding her daughter's dog who was taken by a dog sitter in Los Angeles.

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The actress' daughter, Clementine Ford, recently left town to head to a wedding, but hired a sitter from the popular "Rover" app to watch her dog, Winnie. Clementine says she attempted to check on the dog several times while she was away, but the dogsitter stopped responding. When she got home, both Winnie and the sitter were gone without a trace. 

The dog, is a golden mix with a stub tail and floppy ear. 

On Monday and Tuesday, Cybill began reposting Clementine's pictures and messages, one that says she just wants the dog back with "no questions" asked. Cybil and her daughter also posted a picture of the woman they suspect of taking the pooch.

"Please help us. This woman was meant to be boarding our dog. Instead she threw her collar in the trash and disappeared. Please spread far and wide," Clementine wrote alongside her accusation.

Sarah Paulson, who is close with Clementine, is also using her social media to bring awareness to the stolen pup. 

"Help. Spread the word. This woman stole my friend's dog. Share far and wide. I'm begging you," Sarah wrote.

Digital dating

Andy Cohen admits he's on 'a lot' of dating apps

When it comes to dating, it's all just a game for Andy Cohen.

The handsome Bravo scion is revealing that he's on "a lot of dating sites," but it's more about looking at the menu, rather than ordering from it. 

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In a chat with Page Six, Andy said he's doesn't really use dating apps with an expectation of finding love.

"I really use them more as video games," he said. "I use them more as I'm home killing time. Like, 'This is fun to look at.' It's more fun than playing Scrabble online, let me say that."

While he likes to browse, Andy probably hasn't had as much time to hang out on the apps since the recent arrival of his daughter, Lucy

"The baby's great, so cute. She looks just like Ben, which is exciting," he said, referencing his 3-year-old son. "I'm not getting a ton of sleep, as you can probably see. I have help, of course, but that doesn't mean anything. My son wakes me up earlier and earlier every day, so it's chaotic."

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Andy, of course, has to sometimes deal with childlike behavior in his day job as producer of the "Real Housewives" franchise, as the women don't always play nice or play the rules.

"That's the challenge of producing the show in 2022," he told us. "Listen, every woman on those shows is cast because they're outspoken and dramatic and they're fun to watch and you see what happens. That's the ride we're all on."

Court matter

Gordon Ramsay wins $4.5M from ex associate after judge rules accuser 'fabricated evidence'

Gordon Ramsay won $4.5 million in court after a judge ruled in his favor against a former business partner.

The judge in the case deemed Rowen Seibel, who opened a now-shuttered restaurant with the chef in Los Angeles in 2012, "not a credible witness," Page Six reported, citing court documents.

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Rowen sued the "Hell's Kitchen" star in 2014 after their The Fat Cow restaurant closed. In his lawsuit, Rowen said Gordon "deliberately mishandled a trademark problem" for the restaurant. He also said Gordon "formed a new company with new partners and then secretly negotiated a deal with his Los Angeles landlord" to create a new restaurant in The Fat Cow's space.

He sued for $10.8 million.

At the time, the famed chef said Rowen orchestrated a "fraudulent scheme to freeload upon the renown and acumen of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay." He also called his former business partner "inept," "incompetent and dishonest."

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On May 16, Page Six reported Judge Melissa Crane sided with the "Next Level Chef" host and ordered that Rowen pay $1.6 million as well as 50 to 70 percent of Ramsay's attorneys' fees, which totaled $5 million. The total payout comes to approximately $4.5 million. In disregarding Rowen's testimony, the judge ruled that he "fabricated evidence" and stated, "If a witness will lie to the court, it is possible he would lie about everything."

The court also believed that Rowen took kickbacks from suppliers.

A spokesman for Gordon said, "The judge believed Seibel was 'not credible,' that it 'appeared he fabricated evidence,' that he received 'kickbacks' and siphoned money and was 'incompetent in managing' the restaurant. Mr. Ramsay was earnest in his efforts to sever all business dealings as these problems with Seibel were discovered, and we're pleased but in no way surprised by the ruling."

A source close to the chef said, "It's been an emotional and stressful eight years, but Gordon feels vindicated by the judge's decision and can finally put this all behind him."

Fan behavior

Justin Bieber chides fans for screaming during moment of silence for Buffalo victims

Justin Bieber lambasted several of his fans for screaming during an in-concert moment of silence dedicated to the victims of the weekend's horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. 

The concert was also in Buffalo.

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Shortly after taking the stage on May 14, the "Sorry" singer addressed the crowd.

"As we know, there's been tragedy in the city, but what we're going to do tonight is we're going to honor those people," he said before encouraging the sold out arena to observe a moment of silence.

While the vast majority of fans went mum, several people screamed and hollered. Afterward, Justin posted the video and questioned the fans.

"To the people who couldn't stay silent to honor the lives that were so tragically lost, I urge you to ask yourself why," he captioned the video.

Just hours before the concert, an 18-year-old man opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store located in a predominantly Black neighborhood. Ten people were killed and more were injured.

Clearly affected by the racially-motivated murders, Justin posted that he was "praying for Buffalo" and included the city in a pre-show prayer, saying he wanted to "bring joy" to the city for a few hours. 

In an all capitalized message, he also wrote, "RACISM WILL NOT PREVAIL GOD DOES. WE STAND WITH YOU BUFFALO AND STAND AGAINST THIS RACIST ACT OF TERROR."

On the DL

Kylie Jenner's super glam driver's license picture has social media buzzing

The "V" in DMV stands for "va-va-voom!"

Kylie Jenner sent social media into a frenzy over the weekend after posting a new driver's license photo, which shows her looking incredibly glamorous, especially by DMV standards. 

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In the image, the reality TV star looks fully ready — her hair is perfectly styled, her makeup is on point and the lips fully plumped. This is a far cry from your typical driver's license photo. 

Even Kylie's signature looks flawless. 

After sharing the snap, pal Anastasia Karanikolaou called it "hot." Kardashian-family superfan Johnny Cyrus wrote, "I wish my ID was this perfect."

Other fans used a host of words for the DL picture, including "iconic," "glam" and "stunning."

"Why can't all my id photos look like this," one verified follower commented. Another follower joked, "If only my driver's license looking this good… I'd be offering to show it wherever I go."

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Just hours after posting the image, Kylie, 24, and daughter Stormi headed to Las Vegas to support Travis Scott at the Billboard Music Awards. It was Travis's first televised performance since the Astroworld tragedy last November.

Kylie, by the way, flew private to Las Vegas for the evening, so the glammed up ID wasn't needed. 

grad gift

Miranda Kerr, husband pay off student debt for entire graduating class at arts school

Miranda Kerr and her billionaire husband, Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, paid off the entire student debt for recent graduates at an art school in Los Angeles, reports indicate.

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The Los Angeles Times reported that Charles Hirschhorn, the president of the Otis College of Art and Design, announced the news at the Class of 2022's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 15. Evan, who once took summer classes at the college, and his model wife were on hand when graduates learned the superstar couple were taking care of the tab.

"We have one more gift for the class of 2022. We know that for most of you, and your families, the shared burden of student debt is a heavy price that you paid for an exceptional Otis college education," President Hirschhorn said. "We understand that this debt can compromise your future and limit your creative ambitions. We do not want to see this happen. We want to empower your imagination, your creativity, and innovation. As Evan mentioned in his remarks, you have the support of the entire Otis community – as well as Miranda and Evan."

He continued, "So we are pleased to announce today, that Evan and Miranda, through their Spiegel family fund, have made the largest single gift in the history of Otis college. Their gift will enable you to repay your student loans."

The donation — which is worth about $10 million — is reportedly the largest in the college's history.

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As expected, students erupted in cheers upon hearing the news, and many of them cried. 

Evan is reportedly worth $13.8 billion, and Miranda's net worth is estimated to be about $60 million.

After students learned the news, the Hollywood couple praised Otis in a statement, calling it "an extraordinary institution that encourages young creatives to find their artistic voices and thrive in a variety of industries and careers."

"It is a privilege for our family to give back and support the Class of 2022, and we hope this gift will empower graduates to pursue their passions, contribute to the world, and inspire humanity for years to come," the statement said.

Tearful Goodbye

Inside Ellen DeGeneres' emotional TV farewell

The final episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airs on NBC on May 26, capping off a 19-year run on daytime television for the host, now 64. And as TV insiders recently told Page Six, it's been an "emotional" time for Ellen, who filmed the last installment late last month.

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"Ellen's been crying a lot," a source told the outlet in a report published May 14. "The whole few weeks leading up to the finale were very emotional."

Ellen reportedly skipped the fanfare of a red carpet or a celeb-stuffed audience for the episode, which features Jennifer Aniston and Pink — guests who also appeared on the show's premiere back in 2003.

"She wanted to go out quietly. It was friends and family of the cast and crew in the audience," said another TV insider.

Both Ellen's wife, Portia de Rossi, and her brother, Vance DeGeneres, made a point of supporting the star on-set as she filmed the final shows.

"Ellen, 100 percent, did it on her own terms," a third insider told Page Six. "She went out the way she wanted to. There wasn't a dry eye in the house on the last day."

Ellen announced her departure plans 10 months after she and a number of top producers on the show were hit with wide-ranging allegations they'd fostered a toxic workplace. After Buzzfeed News published claims of routine intimidation from higher-ups, sexual harassment, racism and more negativity happening behind the scenes in 2020, Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation and found enough evidence to fire producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman.

When Ellen returned to kick off Season 18, she addressed the scandal in the first episode, telling viewers: "I learned that things happen here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously. And I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected."

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Ratings dropped during substantially during that 2020-2021 season, according to the New York Post, and Ellen would later admit to Savannah Guthrie on "Today" that she considered ending the show immediately because the allegations were "devastating."

Instead, she soldiered on.

"When Ellen started the show, she was told by the studio 'you can't say 'we' when you talk about your girlfriend,' that's what she was dealing with at the beginning," another source said, referring to Ellen's controversial decision to come out as gay.

"No one ever thought that the show would be aired, even to sell it in the beginning was so difficult," the person continued. "She always wanted to go to 19 seasons, she had people who relied on her for their livelihoods."

Over her nearly two decades on the air, Ellen donated "almost half a billion dollars to viewers and people in need," the Post noted.

After shooting the final episode, Ellen reportedly celebrated the milestone at a party in Hollywood with the crew and friends.

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"When you look back at all the things she's done for people over the 19 years, it's powerful," one insider added. "The most important thing for Ellen during the final few weeks and for everyone on the team was to show the family that that show is — and so the emotion came from the feeling of togetherness they had."

In addition to Jen Aniston and Pink, the final episode of "Ellen" features Justin Timberlake, Diddy, Kerry Washington, Billie Eilish and more.

In a post about the finale on Instagram last week, Ellen shared her gratitude with fans, writing, "Thank you to everyone who is celebrating my final season with me. ❤️."

Awful upbringing

'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' actress reveals she was trafficked as a teen

Angela Featherstone — who had memorable roles on "Friends" and "Seinfeld" — is opening up about her painful upbringing, during which she was "trafficked" and "raped all the time."

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In a chat with Yahoo Life, the actress — who played Chloe, the "hot girl from the Xerox place" on "Friends" — said, "I would characterize the first 16 years of my life to be abusive physically, emotionally, psychologically and, in the end, sexually abusive. At the very least, there was criminal neglect on a consistent basis, and lots of abandonment."

Angela recalled being put into the foster care system in Canada when she was 16 years old. She ran away several times because she didn't feel safe, she said. Sadly, things only got wore when she started living on the streets.

"I was being trafficked, I was just being raped all the time. I wasn't getting any money and I wasn't standing on any street corner. It was different than what I had imagined in my head of what it was," she said. "I had not sensed that it could be so subtle, as it could happen to you and you don't even realize it's happening to you."

She was even arrested for prostitution when she was 17. 

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After a judge emancipated her, Angela borrowed some money and left Nova Scotia for Toronto, where she became an in-demand model. Eventually, she moved to New York City to pursue her modeling career.

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Still — despite booking roles in films like "Con Air" and "The Wedding Singer" — Angela struggled and ended up back on the streets.

"I was at the peak of my career as an actress, and a couple of really difficult instances happened at work, and I did not have the infrastructure to handle them. When they happened, I just collapsed and sought the comfort in homelessness," she said. "I became homeless. I literally threw all my money away on anybody who would take it. I just wanted to start from ground zero again."

Angela, who played Jerry's love interest and maid on "Seinfeld," now focuses mostly on her Fostering Care nonprofit, which helps older children who are aging out of foster care.

"I just see this image of foster care being like those holding pens for the cattle before they get slaughtered: The slaughtering is basically turning 18 in the state of California," she said. "The foster-care-to-pedophile pipeline is alive and well."