split imminent?

Friends think 'Bachelor' couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell should split: Report

Trouble seems to be brewing between "Bachelor" couple Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, according to a new report.

Although the duo is still together, friends are doubting that they will ever make to the altar — they're also doubting that the TV-made match will be together much longer.

"A breakup has been coming for awhile," a source told Us Weekly. "They don't get along. She's told people recently how hard it is. He's a great guy, but they should split."

For the record, Ben has called the report "fake news" on Instagram.

While sharing an image of him kissing Lauren, he said, "No need to respond often to rumors or 'fake news' but the feeling I have in this picture is the same feeling I have for this girl today."

He added, "We have entered into a world where rumors will exist we know that, but just know as @laurenbushnell celebrates her birthday tomorrow I am still extremely lucky to be able to share life with her and be by her side."

This all comes after Ben put an abrupt halt to their wedding plans on the couple's reality show, "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After" in November, saying they should "take a step back."

"So you're saying the wedding is off?" Lauren asked, to which Ben said, "Yeah, I am. The wedding's off.… I think this thing sped up real fast, and we haven't had a second to breathe."

Eyebrows were raised recently when she hung out in Nashville and later jetted off to Mexico — both times she was reportedly without her ring (Although, she did hang out with Ben at a basketball game in between trips, according to her Instagram.)

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Despite getting engaged at the finale of season 20 of "The Bachelor," the couple is no closer to getting hitched.

"I'd love to say that we have a wedding planned, a date planned that I could tell you, 'Hey this is when it's happening.' We don't," he told Us Weekly in January "People have watched us get engaged but one of the things that we've learned post-Bachelor is that it's important to get to know each other too and that's what Lauren and I want to do. We don't want to keep jumping to the next thing because before you know it we'll look back in five years and be like, 'What in the heck did we just do?'"

Lauren added, "I feel like the last year of our life has been a blur honestly. Both of us are in this limbo of what's going to happen next. I think we're just focusing on ourselves and what it is we're passionate about and what we want to do."

Parent police

Ice-T, wife react after being stroller-shamed

Ice-T and his wife's parenting skills are being questioned again, but they're asking critics to have a little bit of perspective.

Over the weekend, Coco Austin shared several family pictures from a Bahamian vacation, and the couple's 6-year-old daughter, Chanel, appeared in a stroller in one of the images, which were posted to Twitter and Instagram. Some of Coco's social media followers quickly whipped out their parenting police badges and insisted that Chanel was far too big and too old to be in a stroller.

Amid the criticism, Coco responded to Twitter, writing, "Oh lord!! Really people? The world loves to criticize literary everything i do!" She then brought up the rash of horrific shootings in America, implying that people should focus on important matters.

"This stroller thing trending right now about me using a stroller to push Chanel around is ridiculous! Isnt there a war & mass shootings going as we speak & you'd rather mess with my mothering? SMH," she wrote. 

Around the same time, Ice-T also shook his head at the backlash and ensuring the media coverage. 

"MFs ain't got s*** else to talk about.. F em all. Smh. Lol," he wrote. 

Of course, the couple has been on the wrong end of online parenting "experts" before. Last summer, a breastfeeding debate broke out after Coco said Chanel liked her "boob."

"A lot of people are like, 'Oh, you're not getting the nutrition after 2 years old. Why do it?' And I'm like, My child's eating steak and hamburgers. She just likes a little snack every now and then and more of the bonding between the mother. Why take that away from her?," Coco told Us Weekly.

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The former Playboy model said the little girl liked breastfeeding because it gave her comfort. "She loves on it and it's not like she's getting milk from it," Coco said, "but she's getting her little snack and it's kind of soothing her to sleep."

Amid the controversy, Ice tweeted, "Why the F are you worried about MY Child??? That's what's weird.. Now go back in the basement."

Thoughtful gift

'Toddlers and Tiaras' star had touching gift sent to mom two weeks after suicide

"Toddlers & Tiaras" star Kailia Posey ordered a present for her mother before taking her life — that gift arrived two weeks after the 16-year-old took her final breath.

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Kailia's mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, told E! News that the teen saw a blanket on TikTok and had it delivered two weeks after her death. The blanket reads: "Dear Mom, even when I'm not close by, I want you to know I love and appreciate you. Always. Wrap yourself up in this and consider it a big hug. I love you."

Marcy will forever cherish the posthumous gift and hopes it will help her cope with her daughter's death.

"This is the worst thing a mother can go through. Parents who have teenagers that have phones, check their phones," she told E!. "And if you're struggling, talk to your parents. They're not judging you. They're going to get you the help that you need, but we need to know what you need in order to get the help you need. Don't keep it inside."

Kailia, who appeared on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" in 2012, died just days after her 16th birthday, her mother announced on May 3. 

"I don't have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone," Marcy wrote on Facebook. DailyMail.com reported that the former reality TV star was found in a Washington state park, and later on May 3, her family confirmed her cause of death in a statement to TMZ

"Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life," the statement said, adding that Kailia had "won countless crowns & trophies after competing on the pageant circuit her entire life … Her highly acclaimed talent as a contortionist had already led to professional touring job offers, and she had recently been selected to be a cheerleader at her high school next fall."

As a 6-year-old, a clip of Kailia flashing a grin was turned into a popular GIF that she and her mom often posted alongside funny phrases. Kailia had been preparing to compete in the Miss Washington Teen USA pageant and had just attended her prom.

New ink

Brooklyn Beckham gets massive tattoo of his wedding vows

Brooklyn Beckham is proud to have his wife, Nicola Peltz, on his arm… literally.

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The son of David and Victoria Beckham revealed this week that he got his wedding vows tattooed on his arm. Brooklyn posted a photo of the new ink to his Instagram Story.

"Nicola when you walked down the aisle you took my breath away you look so beautiful tonight and always," the lengthy tat begins, according to a screenshot obtained by Page Six. "Let me start by saying that words cannot even describe my love for you just looking at you I see my future and it feels like a dream. You are my world and I continue to fall more in love with you every single day."

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The couple married last month in a lavish wedding at her family's estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

Brooklyn, 23, told Nicola that she's the "best thing that has ever happened" to him, and he thanked her for making him "the man I am today."

"I have been looking forward to this day for so long, because today is the day I get to marry you, my forever babe, my love and my best friend, Nicola – today you become my partner, my other half – and my family and because of that I am the luckiest man in the world to be able to spend the rest of my life with you," the tattoo reads. "I promise to be the best partner, the best husband and man and to always take care of you, to make you laugh, feel safe and more importantly loved."

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In referring to the couple's future children, the tat reads, "I can't wait to live out our dreams together and have lots of babies and be yours forever because you are forever mine."

The ink is just the latest of several Nicola-dedicated tattoos that Brooklyn has gotten.

Get well soon

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, 74, enters rehab after drug relapse

Aerosmith has canceled several of its Las Vegas residency shows after Steven Tyler voluntarily checked himself into rehab following a recent relapse.

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"As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery," the band said in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday, May 24. "We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being."

The summer dates were set to mark Aerosmith's return to the stage for the first time since the COVID pandemic. The group still hopes to play its scheduled September dates. 

"We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows," the statement said. "Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time."

Refunds will be given to ticket holders of the canceled shows. 

Steven, 74, has long been open about his struggles. Shortly after the social media announcement, fans posted their support for the music star on social media. 

Moms, moms, moms....

Nick Cannon opens up about relationship between his children's mothers

Nick Cannon claims to have a good relationship with all five of his baby mommas, but he doesn't necessarily need them to all get along.

"I don't keep no secrets [from them]," he said on the "The Big Tigger Morning Show."

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The "Masked Singer" host shares children with Mariah Carey, Brittany Bell, Abby De La Rosa and Alyssa Scott. He's also currently expecting a baby with Bre Tiesi. 

"They know how I move. I multitask," he said of the women, adding, "They don't have to [get along]. They all get along with me."

Nick famously shares twins Moroccan and Monroe, 11, with ex-wife Mariah Carey; he shares 5-year-old son, Golden and daughter, Powerful Queen, 1, with model Brittany Bell;  he shares 11-month-old twins, Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, with Abby De La Rosa; Nick and model Alyssa Scott welcomed son Zen on June 23, 2021, who was born just nine days after Zion and Zillion. Zen sadly passed in December from brain cancer at five months old.

After Nick and Bre welcome his eighth child, he won't totally rule out having more. For now, the "Wild 'N Out" star said he just wants to be a "responsible" father to his trove of children.

"I just want to be the best father I can possibly be and lean into it. I embrace all my children. I love children," he said, later adding, "I didn't set out [for this to happen]. … A lot of people have a lot of children as well and they kinda keep it quiet or they don't talk about it. I lean into mine."

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Last summer, Nick maintained that the children were intentionally conceived, telling Power 106 radio that he "don't have no accident[s]." While he told "The Big Tigger Morning Show" there's "always a chance" he could add to his squad, he also recently revealed that he's making moves to all but ensure that he's done fathering kids.

"I already went and got my vasectomy consultation," he told E! News earlier this month. "I ain't looking to populate the Earth completely, but I'm definitely looking forward to taking care and loving all the children that I currently have."

painful celebration

Noel Gallagher needs medical attention after being headbutted during soccer celebration

Noel Gallagher needed stitches after being headbutted during a soccer celebration that left him badly bleeding.

Funny enough, the man who accidentally headbutted the Oasis singer was actually the father of Manchester City soccer player Ruben Dias, who is one of Noel's on-field heroes.

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In recalling the incident with TalkSport, Noel said he attended the game between Manchester City and Aston Villa in England on Sunday. Man City, who Noel supports, staged a miraculous comeback late the match to win the Premiere League Championship.

"Let me tell you what happened to me yesterday. As the third goal goes in, there is absolute bedlam in the stadium," he said. "Where we sit, Ruben Dias' family are a couple of boxes up. I'm jumping around like an idiot, passing my son around like the Premier League trophy, everyone's lifting him up."

"I turn around, Ruben Dias' dad runs straight into me, headbutts me, I'm on the floor, covered in blood," he continued. "I don't see the last two minutes, I've got to get taken down by St John's Ambulance to get stitched up."

Noel, though, hints that the inadvertent headbutt and the ensuing pain was worth it to see his team crowned.

"I've got stitches in my top lip, two black eyes. As I'm going down the corridor, Pep is running up crying and we hug each other," he said, referring to Pep Guardiola, Manchester City's manager. "He says, 'What's up with your face?' And I said, 'Go and be with your players!'"

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Because of the stitches, Noel said he's unrecognizable right now. 

"If you saw me today, I look like I've just arrived home from the eighties at Elland Road, I look like I've had my head smashed in. It's unbelievable," he said. "Lots of City fans are asking me what happened and I'm just saying, 'You'll never guess'. There's not a mark on him [Dias' dad]. He's a big bear of a man. He almost knocked my teeth out."

Man City won the Premiere League Championship after finishing the season with one more point than Liverpool in the standings. 

"I've got rehearsals today," Noel said, "but the good thing about that is I've got three Liverpool fans in my band!"

Picture issue

Channing Tatum has diners booted from restaurant over mistake: Report

Channing Tatum seemed to have a misunderstanding during a meal, as a new report claims he had a group of London dinner patrons booted from a fancy restaurant.

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The actor was eating at Louie in Covent Garden in London over the weekend when he got perturbed over a nearby group snapping photos. However, a source said the patrons at the ritzy restaurant weren't actually taking photos of the handsome actor.

"There was a group of six enjoying a meal and taking pictures of each other," an insider told The Sun. "Channing thought they were taking pictures of him and furiously stuck his middle finger up at them. The next thing, the maitre d' was telling them to leave."

Channing has been in London filming the third installment in the "Magic Mike" franchise, which has not been without its drama either. 

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Last month, reports said Thandiwe Newton and Channing got into a heated argument on the set. After less than two weeks of filming, Thandiwe was no longer a part of the movie. (Depending on who you believe, he was fired or left due to family matters.)

"After the [argument] he just went, 'I am not working with her anymore.' [Channing] being a producer, it's his movie, so she's off the movie," a source told The Sun in April.

Salma Hayek has taken over Thandiwe's role. 

Size matters

Kourtney and Travis' wedding meal goes viral for unfortunate portion size

Karb loading! While Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Italian wedding didn't skimp on the glamour, the same can't be said over the post-nuptial meal. 

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On Monday, May 23, Twitter erupted after Kylie Jenner shared an Instagram Story showing a chef dishing out comically-small pasta portions to wedding guests. The chef used a ladle and tongs while delicately placing the meager meal on the decorative plates. 

"The pasta portion size at kourtney kardashian's wedding is the one of the saddest things i've ever seen," one person tweeted, which then set off a cascade of comments.

In referring to the forkful of pasta, one person said, "So, the wedding invitation did not have a typo when it said that one of the meal options was 'spaghetto.'" Another person called the small portion a "hate crime," whereas another called for "jail time" over the paltry pasta.

Another joked, "Cost of living crisis obviously affecting the Kardashians judging by the photos of Kourtney getting married in her undies and the single strand of pasta served at the reception."

Several people insisted they'd walk out in "protest" if given the meal. 

However, many defenders were quick to assume that the bite-sized pasta portion was one of many courses being served at dinner. 

"Italian weddings are ALL about variety and presentation. Also, that's 100% a PROPER serving of pasta," one person said. Another added, "I hate to engage in Kardashian discourse, but if they had a full Italian wedding dinner this is one of at least three pasta courses in the middle of a sweat-inducing multi-course food extravaganza."

Who's hungry?

Over the image

Liam Payne and fiance reportedly split after pics emerge of him with another woman

Liam Payne and his on-and-off fiancée, Maya Henry, have reportedly split up after photos emerged showing him wrapped around another woman. 

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It seems that Maya isn't taking the news well. On Monday, May 23, a fan posted a photo of the One Direction singer cuddling up to a woman. The fan assumed the mystery woman was Maya and shared the snaps, gushing about how "cute" they were. 

"I love all of the fans so much but please stop sending me these pictures of my fiancé wrapped around another woman," Maya commented, according to screenshots. "This is not me and it's hard enough knowing this has happened without seeing it. Enough now."

However, a source tells DailyMail.com that Liam actually didn't do anything wrong, claiming Liam, 28, and Maya, 21, have been split for several weeks. 

"Liam and Maya are no longer together and split up for good over a month ago," the source said. "Maya's comments referring to Liam as her fiancé are untrue and very misleading."

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The duo has had an up-and-down romance. Back in August 2020, Liam popped the question after a year of dating. Nearly a year later, the couple called off their engagement and went their separate ways. In August 2021, the couple rekindled the romance. He even told People magazine just two months ago that pandemic lockdowns made them more committed to each other.

"I think we went through a lot in COVID. I feel like we've come out the other side of it a bit stronger," he said in March 2022. "Most couples who have been married for years struggled, right? So, I mean, we're still really happy to be here together today."

Previously, Liam dated Cheryl Cole, 38, but the two split in 2018 after dating for nearly three years. They share a son, Bear, together.