baby fever

Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt asked MTV when to have second child

Heidi Montag has baby fever, but she needs to make sure someone else is on board before having a second child… MTV.

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While chatting briefly with Page Six TV, Heidi said she and her husband, Spencer Pratt, are conferring with the network to figure out the timing of a pregnancy.

"I asked MTV when would be the best time [to get pregnant] and they said, 'Right around January!' " she said. "That's when I wanted it anyway, so it works out perfectly, because we're not filming."


The fact that Speidi is thinking of expanding the family isn't surprising. In June, Heidi told her husband that she wants another child.

"I was thinking we should start trying for another baby," she said in a promo for "The Hills: New Beginnings."

Spencer responded simply by saying, "Whoa!"

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The couple welcomed son Gunner in October 2017.

"When we started filming ['The Hills: New Beginnings'], Heidi was a very, very intense-attachment parent," Spencer told Us Weekly. "I'm sure some would say extreme, but to me, it was just being a super-mom."

He continued: "She had not left Gunner even for five seconds for, like, almost a year to that point. That was a major adjustment and process for her. To be honest, if it [weren't] for 'The Hills,' I don't know if she would have ever left Gunner's side."

Split city

Vicki Gunvalson and fiancé split, call off wedding

Vicki Gunvalson won't be a housewife any time soon.

E! News is reporting that the former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star and Steve Lodge have split up, a break up that comes more than two years after getting engaged.

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Multiple sources confirmed the breakup, with one claiming, "Steve ended things with Vicki." 

"Steve and Vicki had been living separately for much of the pandemic," the insider said. "Steve had been living like he was a single man in Puerto Vallarta, while Vicki was in the US."

The report claims Vicki and Steve first officially broke up in June, and unsuccessfully tried to reconcile. On the heels of the split, Vicki has erased all memory of Steve from Instagram, and they no longer follow each other. 

After meeting at a charity event in 2016, Vicki and Steve dated for three years before they got engaged. Prior to popping the question in April 2019, he had asked all of their six children for their blessing. The proposal wasn't filmed for the Bravo show, as he wanted it to be a private moment. 

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The reality TV star had made it known that she was ready for the ultimate commitment, once telling E!, "Sometimes, I think you just have to find out for yourself what's right," Vicki said at the time. "I'm at a good place but I like being married. I'm a marriage girl."

This would have been Vicki's third marriage. 

Jail bound

Dina Lohan sentenced to jail time in 2020 DWI case

Dina Lohan is facing the music. 

A judge has sentenced Lindsay Lohan's mother to 18 days in jail after copping a plea deal in her DWI case from early 2020. TMZ reported said Dina pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an incident without reporting it.


In addition to the jail time, Dina will also be on probation for five years, participate in a victim impact panel and take part in an alcohol program.

While initially reporting the arrest last year, TMZ said Dina Lohan had just left a dinner at Outback Steakhouse in New York when she t-boned another car outside the restaurant. Dina allegedly fled the scene, but the woman in the other car chased her all the way to Dina's Long Island home, the report said.

While speaking to officers, Dina claimed she wasn't drunk and accused a cop of pushing her down to make it appear she was intoxicated. Her lawyer told the aforementioned webloid that Dina refused a breathalyzer because "she was NOT drunk … and thought they'd lie." There were claims that Dina fell out of the car after she got home, but her lawyer told the website the "officer actually pushed her to the ground."

Dina had one previous DWI on her record from 2013. 

Officially official

Honey Boo Boo, 16, goes Instagram official with boyfriend, 20

Alana Thompson is officially introducing the world to her bae.

On Sept. 27, the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star, 16, took to Instagram to post a snap with her boyfriend, Dralin Carswell.

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"🎃🎃 spooky season 🎃🎃," she captioned a photo of herself and her 20-year-old beau holding hands at a pumpkin patch.

The couple both donned matching t-shirts that showed a mummy with toilet paper. "That's How I Roll," the shirt said. 

The Instagram debut comes less than a month after reports indicated the TLC reality TV star was dating the college student. 

"Dralin and Alana are attached at the hip and hang out together all the time," an insider told The Sun in August. "He was quiet at first, but he's like one of the family now. He's just as fun and crazy as the rest of them."

Judging from their Facebook profiles, Alana and Dralin have apparently been together for six months — on March 29, he changed his relationship status to "in a relationship." Alana also updated her status on her private Facebook page the same day, posting an image with Dralin. He commented "bae" with a heart emoji. 

According to their social media pages indicates, both Alana and Dralin live in Georgia, where the age of consent is 16.

Rehab bound again

Police remove Bam Margera from Florida hotel, take him to rehab

Bam Margera is reportedly back in rehab again, and this time he got taken there by police. 

TMZ reported that the former MTV star was at the Don CeSar Resort Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida, over the weekend when police got a call about an emotionally distressed person. 

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As police arrived, they were informed that a court order existed directing them to take that distressed person, who turned out to be Bam, straight to rehab. Bam was not arrested and was not cited for anything.

Bam is no stranger to rehab, as he's been in and out of treatment centers several times due to substance abuse issues.

Earlier this year, Bam alleged that his most recent rehab stay made things worse. Then in May he said he was working with a woman in Florida who had helped other famous folks, including a few well-known rock icons.

This new police-assisted rehab stint comes just a few weeks after Bam's wife asked for custody of their 3-year-old son, Phoenix Wolf. Adding to the turmoil in his life, Bam was also booted from the newest "Jacka**" film in the spring, and he claimed his co-stars had "betrayed" him. But, one of his most prominent co-stars argued otherwise. 

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After Bam lambasted Johnny Knoxville and director Jeff Tremaine, saying they "strung me along like a puppet" and treated him horribly, fan favorite Steve-O weighed in and claimed the two men went above and beyond for Bam. In fact, he alleged that Bam was only fired from the popular prank series because he couldn't stay sober.

"Bam— the two people you're saying wronged you (Knoxville and Tremaine) are the same two people who organized the intervention which saved my life," he commented on Instagram. "Everyone bent over backwards to get you in the movie, and all you had to do was not get loaded. You've continued to get loaded, it's that simple."

Steve-O added, "We all love you every bit as much as we all say we do, but nobody who really loves you can enable or encourage you to stay sick."


Chelsea Handler goes Instagram official with comedian beau

Chelsea Handler has confirmed that she's dating fellow comedian Jo Koy. 

On Sept. 27, the former "Chelsea Lately" host went Instagram official with her man, posting a photo of herself kissing him.

"He's on tour, I'm on tour, sometimes we tour together," she captioned two photos on social media. "Vaccinated and [feeling lusty]. Funny is funny. All coming to a city near you!"

Rumors of Chelsea and Jo's romance have been growing for weeks. Last week, Chelsea said on Instagram that she's "finally in love, with the best kind of guy there is." Last month, she was seen cozying up to Jo at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

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After a media outlet reported on the romance on Monday, Chelsea tweeted, "After careful consideration I have decided to be in a committed relationship. Please respect my privacy while I have one of the best times of my life."

Money matters

Anderson Cooper dubs inheritance a 'curse,' won't leave money to son

Anderson Cooper is making it clear that he has no plans to leave his son, Wyatt, much inheritance, believing unearned money is a "curse."

"I don't believe in passing on huge amounts of money. I don't know what I'll have," the CNN newsman said the Morning Meeting podcast on Sept. 27. "I'm not that interested in money, but I don't intend to have some sort of pot of gold for my son. I'll go with what my parents said…'College will be paid for, and then you gotta get on it.'"

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Anderson, the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, is taking a page out of his mother's book, who was always honest about her plans to leave him minimal inheritance.

"I don't believe in inheriting money…I think it's a curse," he said. "From the time I was growing up, if I felt like there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don't know if I would have been so motivated."

Anderson, who has a reported net worth of $200 million, joins a list of celebrities who, for various reasons, have publicly stated that they will not leave an inheritance to their children. "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary, who has an estimated net worth of $400 million, told CNBC that he set up a trust to take care of his family through college. 

"You curse a child when you de-risk their lives. But that doesn't mean you can't help them. And listen, if [my son] ever has a kid, that trust is going to take care of that child from birth to the last day of college," Kevin said.

Daniel Craig also said his kids won't be receiving any of his multimillion dollar fortune. "My philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go," he told Candis Magazine in August.

White House adjacent

Former 'Real Housewives' star Meghan King dating Joe Biden's nephew

Meghan King's new boyfriend comes from presidential stock.

Over the weekend, the "Real Housewives of Orange County" alum officially unveiled her romance with Cuffe Biden Owens, who is President Joe Biden's nephew.

"Trying my best to avoid any cheesy introductions like 'my main squeeze'… so just meet my man,"  she captioned a photo with her new love.

According to Page Six, Meghan also posted images with Cuffe, 42, while celebrating her 37th birthday at a vineyard. 

It's unclear how long they've been an item.

Cuffe, a Los Angeles-based attorney, is the son Valerie Biden Owens, who is President Biden's only sister and also one of his advisers. While Cuffe comes from a very high-profile family in American politics, he has largely been able to stay out of the spotlight. In fact, he doesn't appear to have social media, and very little is known about his past relationships. The same can't be said for the former Bravo star, as her romances have been well-documented.


Meghan was famously married to former Major League Baseball star Jim Edmonds. Megan and Jim split in 2019 following a cheating scandal, and they proceeded to have a very nasty divorce during which they engaged in a public war of words.

After the divorce, Meghan publicly moved on with "Life Uncharted" podcast host and entrepreneur Christian Schauf. After less than a year together, they split. Megan then dated Will Roos. It's unclear when Meghan and Will — who last appeared on her Instagram on Valentine's Day — called it quits. She also commented on one of his Instagram pictures in early March.

Atlanta exit

Cynthia Bailey leaving 'Housewives' after 11 years

Cynthia Bailey is giving up her peach. 

The reality TV star has announced that she's leaving "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" after 11 years. 

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"After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta," she wrote on Instagram on Sept. 27. "Thank you NBC Universal, Bravo, and Truly Original for over a decade of partnership. I can't wait to see what we do next!"

Cynthia introduced herself to the Bravo world in the third season of "RHOA" as NeNe Leakes' friend, and she quickly became one of the most popular "Housewives" in the history of the franchise.

"Thank you to my Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates for eleven of the most unbelievable years of my life; and the most incredible & UNFORGETTABLE memories! I am so grateful to have had this amazing journey, and I am anxiously waiting to embark on new adventures," she said on social media. "Most importantly, THANK YOU to my fans! I could not have done it without your blessings, love, and support. Without the fans, none of this would be possible. I love and appreciate all of you."

Cynthia continued, "It's time to move on to my next chapter, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you."

After her post, many in the Bravo orbit reacted with praise or even iconic lines from over the years. Andy Cohen tweeted that he's going to miss Cynthia. "And I believe we do know each other," he added, harkening back to one of her most memorable moments. Former "Housewives" star Claudia Jordan commented, "Class, beauty and positivity to the very end. Love you and proud of you my friend! I will see you soon."

Police activity

Mike Sorrentino defends calling cops on his own brother

Mike Sorrentino has no regrets about his decision to call the cops on his own brother last week. 

The "Jersey Shore" star broke his silence about the incident after an Instagram user dubbed him "despicable" and asked, "What kind of dude calls the cops on his own brother."

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"A responsible adult protecting his family from an estranged family member who has fall [sic] prey to mental illness from long term meth addiction," Mike alleged. "A rational adult who just put down his baby to sleep at 8pm and the doorbell was ringing obsessively at 8:30pm!!"

"The Situation," as he's known to MTV fans, noted that he has filed two harassment claims against his brother, Maximo, as recently as July.

Mike's rep told TMZ that Maximo showed up at Mike's New Jersey home on Sept. 21 while toting several gift bags, most of which were intended for Mike's newborn son, Romeo. Mike apparently watched as Maximo rang the doorbell multiple times and looked through the windows while hoping to be let in. He apparently lingered around before leaving the presents hanging from a doorknob. Mike, however, called the cops the moment he saw Maximo, and Max was then met by officers as he was leaving. Maximo was not arrested, as Mike asked cops to let Max go free.

"His behavior has been despicable for months," Mike continued on Instagram. "My whole family has him blocked not just me, even my mother and what does that say. We just want him to get help and he is refusing."


At one point, Mike and Max were very close, but they've been at odds for quite some time now.

After his fiery response to the Instagram user, Mike continued to defend his actions while again claiming his brother is in the throes of addiction.

"This is what prioritizing the health and safety of your wife and newborn baby looks like. This is what a mature responsible dad looks like. This is what tough love looks like," he wrote. "This is the ugly side of addiction. Saying no is also saying yes to yourself. This is what healthy boundaries look like. When someone chooses drugs over themselves only they can fix their problems. I have worked my a** off to be 6 years sober in December, going on 3 years in a happy healthy marriage to my college sweetheart in November and a dad to my first son who is 4 months old. Anybody can get the smoke if you try to jeopardize everything I have worked for!"