Splitsville

Fred Durst files for divorce for the third time

Fred Durst's marriage has gone limp, and he's filed for divorce from his wife of six years.

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TMZ reported that the Limp Bizkit rocker filed the legal documents in Los Angeles on Sept. 11. The two do not share any children.

Fred and Kseniya Durst, a Ukrainian makeup artist, said "I do" back in 2012, but they kept the marriage under wraps for years. News of the secret marriage broke in 2015. The duo reportedly tied the knot in a secret ceremony at billionaire Ron Buckle's house in San Diego.

Fred's Instagram was once filed with pictures of Kseniya, but he has since scrubbed all record of her from social media. His feed now only features pictures of vintage cars. Fred is also absent from her Instagram. Kseniya had not been seen wearing her wedding ring since since late last year.

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This was Fred's third marriage. He previously got hitched to Esther Nazarov in 2009, but the marriage ended after just over a month. He was also previously married to Rachel Tergesen, who he shares a daughter and a son with.

Weight watcher

David Harbour shares diet tip after secretly losing weight

David Harbour has secretly slimmed down.

The "Stranger Things" actor revealed he lost weight for his role in the Netflix show, and he detailed how he went about shedding the pounds. It turns out it wasn't that complicated.

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"It's just not eating," he joked to Page Six. "It's amazing. You try to do all these different things, the protein and the this and that, and then you just stop eating and you lost weight."

He added, "Putting on weight is my favorite thing. I'm really good at it." The flip side, isn't as fun. "It's really s–tty to take it off, though," he added.

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In Season 3 of "Stranger Things," mystery surrounded often David, as fans believed that his Sheriff Jim Hopper character was dead. However, it turns out that he's actually alive in a Russian prison. In order to convince fans that his character was imprisoned, David lost weight. 

"I think you'll see, nutritionally, it's not very good for me, mentally and nutritionally," he told Page Six.

What happens next is unknown, as fans will have to wait for the fourth season of the show, which most suspect will be out in 2022.

"I can't wait, too. I hope they can wait a little longer. I hope we don't exhaust them with how long it's taking, but yeah, I can't wait too," David said. "It's the best season. It's just such an incredible season, the most epic thing we've ever done. It's huge. It spans different continents and also it still has that tremendous heart. It truly is an extraordinary season, and unfortunately with this damn pandemic, we've had to wait and wait."

Love confession

Chelsea Handler 'in love,' reportedly dating fellow comedian

Chelsea Handler has publicly declared that she's "finally in love." 

The announcement comes a few weeks after she was seen cozying up to fellow comedian Jo Koy at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. According to a new report by Page Six, the former "Chelsea Lately" host and Jo, 50, have been quietly dating.

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Chelsea, 46, gave a glimpse into her love life on Instagram on Sept. 20, posting a serene image from Spain. 

"Just sitting here in Mallorca thinking about how grateful I am to have so many people that I love in my life, to live the life I do and to be going on tour doing what I love," she wrote. "And that I'm finally in love, with the best kind of guy there is. There is hope for everyone! That kind of stuff."

On the heels of her post, many of Chelsea's A-list pals applauded her happiness. Kelsea Ballerini, Paris Hilton, Kate Beckinsale and more all commented with glee. 

"Happy you're happy," Katie Couric wrote. 

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Chelsea have been linked for several weeks, but neither has commented on the budding romance. In fact, just two weeks ago Joe told TMZ that he and Chelsea were "great friends."

"She's amazing," he said coyly. "I've known Chelsea for a long, long time. I mean, like, a long time, like years ago and we've always been great friends."

Health update

Wendy Williams' brother gives update on her health: 'She's fighting'

Wendy Williams is still hospitalized after reportedly undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, but she's "fighting," according to her brother. 

In a YouTube video, Tommy Williams thanked the talk show host's fans for supporting her as she struggles with her mental health.

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"I do believe and have faith that Wendy is going to make it," he said. "It's not an easy fight. It's one that individuals always win. Sadly, come November, we are on the anniversary of my mother's passing, and it's not easy."

According to reports, Wendy was voluntarily admitted to a New York City hospital on Sept. 14 for a psychiatric evaluation. Around the same time, Wendy's team announced that the premiere date for her 13th season would be pushed back from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4. Wendy was "continuing her health evaluations" and had tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19, a statement said. 

Little else is known about her condition, but her brother deemed the hospitalization "necessary." 

"We've been hit just like other families. You know it's not easy [but] you got to dig yourself out, you got to hold on to the memories and we have some good ones," she said. "This isn't easy but it's necessary. She's doing well. Stable. I've spoken with her, and we're hanging in there. She's hanging in there. We're praying. She's fighting."

It's somewhat interesting that Tommy is giving updates on Wendy's condition, as the two haven't always had the best relationship. Last year he even accused his sister of not going to their mother's funeral.

"What makes somebody not go to their mother's funeral? I don't understand not giving a salute to the one person who was always there and showed you support," Tommy said in the video at the time. "I don't get how you can just move on and act like nothing happened."

Wendy responded on her show, "You are my brother. Let's keep it that way. If you wanna talk on the Internet, then you talk about the things that you think you know about yourself. You don't wanna talk about the things I know about you. For sure."

Tommy later said their beef was "beyond" them. 

Britney Spears returns to Instagram a week after disabling her account

Britney Spears is back to being social.

One week after disabling her Instagram account, the pop singer returned to the social media platform on Sept. 20 to post two images from a weekend trip to Palm Springs with her fiance, Sam Asghari. 

"Some shots from my weekend getaway to celebrate my engagement with my … holy s*** … FIANCÉ … I still can't believe it!!!!" she captioned two identical photos, one in color and the other in black and white. 

She added, "I couldn't stay away from the gram too long so I'm back already!!!! Psss I took these in Palm Springs with clip in extensions!!!!"

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Not long after taking an Instagram break, the "Toxic" singer let it be known that her hiatus was only temporary, claiming she wanted to celebrate her new engagement without having to pay attention to social media. "Don't worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement," she tweeted on Sept. 14. "I'll be back soon."

At the time of the break, TMZ reported Britney wanted to keep a low profile before her conservatorship hearing at the end of the month. 

If Britney's June hearing is any indication, this one could be wild.

Friends forever

Rachael Kirkconnell helping latest Bachelor Nation 'villain' after Instagram drama

Rachael Kirkconnell is letting her "The Bachelor" season 25 co-star Pieper James lean on her amid the drama surrounding the latter's "Bachelor in Paradise" run.

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Pieper quickly fell into "villain" territory after it was revealed that she and Brendan Morais were in relationship before both went on the reality TV show. They were also later caught on camera discussing their Instagram followers, screen time and media coverage of themselves.

"Rachael has been in Pieper's shoes before," a source told Page Six, although Rachael believes her own scandal was "much worse," as it involved accusations of racism, not social media and fame. "Rachael felt compelled to reach out and let Pieper know that it will all be OK and that the situation with Brendan isn't the end of the world. She feels like the perfect person for Pieper to lean on right now."

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Both Pieper and Brendan were accused of being on the show for the "wrong reasons," a sin among Bachelor Nation. Brendan even lost 100,000 Instagram followers amid the scandal.

"Rachael can't believe Pieper said some of the things she did on camera," Page Six's source said. "But she still feels really bad for her. She got close to Pieper while filming 'The Bachelor' and knows she's a good person. She feels like she got dragged into unnecessary drama. Rachael told Pieper that she's here for her whenever she needs it."

Pieper and Brendan have both since apologized. 

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Rachael certainly knows a thing or two about being cast in a bad light. Not long after Matt James, the first Black lead of "The Bachelor," picked her on the season 25 finale of the ABC show, three-year-old social media images surfaced that showed Rachael at an Antebellum-themed party. She also "liked" other images that contained a Confederate flag and posts about QAnon conspiracy theories. 

Matt and Rachael split after the finale was filmed but before it aired. Longtime "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison was also shockingly ousted from the franchise after defending Rachael in an interview. However, after the dust settled, Matt and Rachael reconciled, and they often post about each other on social media

"Rachael finally feels comfortable in the public eye. She made it through a really tough time," the aforementioned source said. "She knows there's light at the end of the tunnel for Pieper, too."

Comment backlash

Kate Quigley rips ex Darius Rucker for comments about her health

Kate Quigley is lashing out at her ex-boyfriend Darius Rucker after he commented about her health following a suspected overdose. 

The comedian was hospitalized earlier this month after she and three others are believed to have overdosed on cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl. While Kate survived, her three friends all passed away. 

Over the weekend, the Hootie and the Blowfish frontman, who dated Kate for much of 2020, spoke briefly about his ex's condition.

"You know, she's doing great. She's coming out of that," he told People magazine. "I'm glad that she's doing that. My heart goes out to all the other victims, but [Kate] is doing okay."

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Darius' comment riled up Kate, who tweeted, "Hi Darius, Could u plz refrain from making public comments about my health or well-being since u haven't called once to see how im doing & have no clue? Thanks Boo Boo!!!"

After fans mainly supported her, one person suspected that Darius gave a "blanket statement." Kate replied, "I'm a big fan of, 'rather not discuss that' when I don't know the answer."

This wasn't the first time she's ripped the "Wagon Wheel" singer since her suspected overdose. Just after the incident, Darius' representative publicly confirmed that the duo was no longer dating. 

"That Stung. Won't lie," Kate tweeted on Sept. 11, one week after the suspected overdose. "When i saw the TMZ report i thought, great. He's probably writing a song about me called, 'Let Her Die.'"

Haircut history

Gwyneth Paltrow dishes on iconic matching haircut photo with Brad Pitt

Gwyneth Paltrow can't live down one of her most memorable haircuts.

Back in 1997, the Goop founder and then-boyfriend Brad Pitt walked the red carpet at the premiere "The Devil's Own." The couple not only dressed similarly, but they also had matching haircuts.

The photo has become rather iconic.

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In an Instagram video with assistant Kevin Keating, Gwyn reflected on that moment.

"Awww, matching haircuts! Very blonde," she said. "We went to the same stylist for the cut. [Celebrity hairstylist] Chris McMillan cut both of our hair like this."

The "Iron Man" actress said she and Brad did not match their clothes on purpose and she shut down her assistant's request to call the A-list actor. 

"No! Why would we call him?!" she said. Kevin said, "We'd like to talk about the look!"

Laughing, Gwyneth referred to the format of the video, which was intended to promote her GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum. "No! Nobody asked me about involving Brad Pitt," she said. 

In her caption for the video, Gwyneth didn't mention her infamous Pitt-centric look, but she did refer to the crimped hairdo she sported at the 2000 SAG awards.

"If I ever try to pull off a '90s crimp again, please stop me," she wrote. "I do still bleach my hair, obviously, and I've always wanted a quick fix to smooth damage, frizz, dryness, and split ends."

Freedom!

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro avoids jail time after probation violation

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro caught a huge break in court after a judge decided on Friday not to toss him in jail for a probation violation. 

The "Jersey Shore" star attended a court hearing in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, and a judge felt that Ronnie should remain a free man.

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After the hearing, Ronnie told TMZ that he is "very thankful" and "very happy with the outcome."

This is a big win for Ronnie, as jail time was definitely on the table when he walked into the courthouse.

Ronnie was arrested in Los Angeles on April 22 for felony domestic violence following an incident with his now-fiance Saffire Matos. Police said Saffire called 911 after an argument that turned physical. Once officers arrived, they noticed "visible marks on Saffire's body" and determined that Ronnie was the aggressor. 

The arrest could have easily spelled doom for Ronnie, as he is currently on probation for a different domestic violence incident in L.A. involving his ex Jen Harley, with whom he shares a 3-year-old daughter. Ronnie struck a plea deal last year in that 2019 case, and he was given three years of probation that required him to keep his nose clean.

While Ronnie is free, the judge on Friday did order him to take 26 parenting classes. The judge also gave him credit for completing a rehab program in Florida, so he won't have to spend 30 days in jail. The webloid also said a three-year protective order was put in place so he can't harass or intimidate Saffire.

Miss me?

Meghan McCain: I don't miss 'The View' at all

Meghan McCain is very much at peace with her decision to leave "The View" after four years. 

The fiery conservative spoke about her life these days with The Daily Mail, where she's been hired as a columnist.

"I left New York during the pandemic and I had sort of had an existential crisis when my dad died. I got really scared and I just really started thinking about life and what I wanted and what I said on 'The View' was true," she said. "I just didn't feel like moving back to New York was the right choice for me. And it was a really hard decision, but, I feel really good about it now and I don't miss it at all."

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During her memorable four-year stint at the ABC show, Meghan often butted heads with her fellow co-hosts, but that didn't really play into her decision to leave. Her daughter, Liberty, was a significant reason for the departure.

"When I think about where I want Liberty to take her first steps and her first words, I just have this wonderful life here that I felt ultimately like I didn't want to leave," Meghan, who now lives in Washington, D.C., said.

Over 25 seasons of "The View," many women have come and gone. But Meghan exited the way she wanted.

"I felt like I was really happy to do it on my own terms because a lot of people get fired from that show," she said. "I was happy that I got to make the decision and be in control of my own life. And, you know, 'The View' was and is incredible and gave me so much. I don't feel anything negative about it. But I also really pride myself in life on knowing when to hold them and when to fold them, like I'm such a gambler."

She added, "I like change. I like trying new things. And, you know, one of the opportunities here — and I'm also working on a lot of other projects — but especially at the Daily Mail, being completely uncensored and working for a company that really values true free speech."

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The 36-year-old isn't blind to the fact that she'll likely ruffle some feathers with her new gig, much like she did at "The View." She's okay with that.

"People really love fighting with me and I've come to terms with the fact that people love me and love to hate me," she said. "I really have gotten to a place where I'm comfortable with that."