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'Housewives' estranged couple Luann de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino seen with exes

Luann de Lesseps and her estranged husband, Tom D'Agostino Jr., were taking a trip down memory lane recently, but not together.

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The New York Post's Page Six reported on Aug. 29 that "The Real Housewives of New York" star was spotted at Le Bilboquet in the Hamptons with her ex-boyfriend Jacques Azoulay.

"They seemed very cozy," one source told The Post. "It really does look like Luann and Jacques are back together."

Another source said that this is much ado about nothing.

"She was there with girlfriends and Jacques stopped by their table to say hello," the second source said. "They are friends. He came to her wedding."

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Tom, meanwhile, was also spotted with his ex Missy Tool at a house party in the Hamptons.

"Tom didn't come with [Missy], or leave with her," a source close to Tom said. "They aren't dating."

The report came a day after the reality TV star opened up about the "final straw" that broke their marriage.

"It was the weekend before the reunion [aired], basically," she told Andy Cohen. "Tom went out and he called up an old girlfriend and they met up with a group of people. And I didn't know about it — I found out about it the next day in the press."

She said, "That for me was like, the final straw. I was like, 'I can't do this anymore.'"

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In the interview — which will air in full on Sept. 6 — LuAnn also cleared up a report that circulated before the split that claimed she slapped Tom at dinner.

"I didn't slap him," she said. "What I did was grab his face. It was in the heat of the moment and I was hurt about something. I wanted his attention and I grabbed his face. It wasn't really a slap."

Weight watcher

Ciara shows of 39 pound weight loss: 'I'm so proud of myself'

Ciara is back!

This week, the singer revealed that she's back to her pre-baby weight, having lost nearly 40 pounds with the help of Weight Watchers, for which she's an ambassador. 

"Goodbye to those last 10lbs I've been working on these past 5 weeks, Hello to me-pre baby weight! I'm so proud of myself– down 39 pounds on my @ww journey!" she captioned an Instagram image on June 15. "Thank you to everyone for your support, we did it! If you believe in yourself and set goals, it's all possible! Go for it! Go get it!"

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Last September — two months after welcoming son Win — Ciara announced that she'd joined Weight Watchers.

"Ready to level up up my plans post baby and beyond! Leading a healthier lifestyle has always been a long term goal of mine. With my growing family and career I'm more focused on living a balanced life," she said at the time. "The program is realistic for my goals and I'm having fun with the app! I've seen the impact it's had on family and friends and I'm excited for the journey ahead. I naturally lost 15lbs post baby and after starting the WW program, changing my eating, and working out, I've now lost the 5lbs I wanted. I'm ready to go after the rest I want to lose! Let's go!!!"

Around the new year, the "1, 2 Step" singer said she wanted to lose 20 pounds, but wasn't in any rush. 

"Let's go after all we want this year!" she said.

Fire

'Girls Gone Wild' creator's Mexican estate in rubble after inferno

The famed Mexican estate of "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis caught fire late Tuesday night and is partially in rubble.

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Dubbed Casa Aramara, a gaggle of top celebrities have stayed there over the years, including Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria, Demi Moore, Orlando Bloom and the Kardashians. Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney Mazza, even got married there in 2013.

TMZ, which shared photos of the inferno, said Joe wasn't in town when the blaze stated on June 15, but notes that the home had been rented. About 20 people and 20 staff members were on site when flames broke out. 

It's not yet known what started the fire, which reduced the main house to rubble. Three other smaller homes are still intact. 

The oceanside estate in Punta Mita, Mexico, is a celebrity magnet and has been featured on several reality TV shows.

"Casa Aramara is heaven on Earth! I have traveled the world but never been to a place where I feel so at home!," Kim Kardashian wrote in the estate's guestbook. "I have stayed at Casa Aramara for weeks at a time and always feel so relaxed and entertained."

Kourtney Kardashian said, "Casa Aramara is really is my favorite place to visit in the entire world."

Lance Bass said he and his husband, Michael Turchin, fell in love there. 

'Housewives' star wants criminal case tossed because of 'dry' contacts

"Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jen Shah is accusing authorities of "trickery" in her arrest earlier this year, and she claims that "dry" contact lenses led her to involuntarily waive her Miranda rights. 

Jen is asking a judge to toss her case, in which she's been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money in connection with a telemarketing scheme.

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Page Six obtained court papers wherein the reality TV star argues that her indictment was "bare-bones" and a "flawed theory of criminality." She also says poor eyesight resulted in her accidentally waiving her Miranda rights.

"My contact lenses, which were in my eyes, were dry, and I did not have my reading glasses, so my vision was blurry and I was unable to read the paper in front of me," she said. In the new legal documents, her lawyers claim Jen signed the papers "as a direct result of law enforcement deception and trickery calculated to overpower her will."

Last April, an indictment out of the Southern District of New York claimed that Jen and her assistant, Stuart Smith, ripped off hundreds of victims across the country, mainly elderly people, by encouraging them to invest in online projects and selling them phony business services for years. They are alleged to have complied lists of "leads," who were people previously exploited. They then allegedly shared those victim's names with co-conspirators who could exploit the "leads" again. Jen and Stuart would then supposedly take a cut. 

The Homeland Security Investigations Agency said in a statement that Jen and Stuart "built their opulent lifestyle at the expense of vulnerable, often elderly, working-class people."

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 If convicted, Jen and Stuart could face 30 years in prison.

Jen, though, argues there are "multiple flaws in the theory of this case [and] the investigation." In fact, she says she was confused about the arrest and thought authorities were speaking with her about a 2017 case when she was a victim of theft and assault.

"I was at this point very confused and emotionally off-balance from the strange series of events, and thought I might have been the victim of a false identification," she said, further alleging that officers weren't forthright during the arrest and didn't tell her she was being recorded.

"I did not know the purpose of the conversation or what, if anything, I was being charged with until close to the end of the 1 hour, 20-minute interrogation, shortly after Det. Bastos said, 'I want to conclude,'" she claimed in the affidavit.

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The officer, the docs claim, implied he wanted to help Jen. However, they say the cop had ulterior motives. "He well knew that he would be taking Ms. Shah to a magistrate judge that day based on her having been indicted in New York," the paperwork says. "To be sure, he desperately did want to talk with her — but he did not just want to do so."

Jen has pleaded not guilty and is free on bond. 

Page Six notes that in the event that the case isn't dismissed, Jen's lawyers are asking a judge to bar the statements she made after waiving her Miranda rights from being used against her at trial.

Game on!

Heidi Klum supports German soccer team in very, very revealing fashion

Germany's chances in the Euro Cup soccer tournament are very much like Heidi Klum's game-day outfit: barely hanging on.

Heidi Klum had a vested interest in sports on Tuesday, but thanks to her incredibly revealing sporty look, the Internet was the real winner.

On June 15, Heidi's beloved German team took on France in the Euro Cup. Before the game began, the "America's Got Talent" judge shared an image of herself wearing nothing more than bikini bottoms and a cutoff German soccer jersey that barely (and we do mean barely) concealed her breasts.

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"Good luck today Germany," the supermodel captioned the risqué image that flaunted her enviable body.

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Heidi disabled the ability for her 8.1 million Instagram followers to comment, which only added intrigue to the eye-popping snap.

The 48-year-old, though, covered up a little more while actually watching the game, as she posted several photos and videos to her Instagram Story, all of which show her wearing short shorts and a bikini top under her "half jersey."

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Heidi's husband, Tom Kaulitz of German rock band Tokio Hotel, also donned a Deutschland soccer jersey while rooting alongside his wife.

In the end, Germany didn't score a win, which really hurts its chances in the insanely popular tournament. On the bright side, Heidi seemingly scored a goal… a body goal!

mom life

Kristin Cavallari addresses post-divorce life

More than a year after filing for divorce from former NFL player Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari has a clear focus… three of them, actually. 

In a chat with Grazia Gazette: The Hamptons, the reality TV star spoke of how her life has changed since ending her 10-year romance, and how the children she shares with Jay — Camden, 8, Jaxon, 7, and daughter Saylor, 5 — are her sole priority half the time.

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"I only have my kids half the time now. I have them every other week," she said. "I have just decided that the week I have my kids, I'm mom. I'm not doing anything else."

However, when her ex has the children, her life is different. 

"I have a week off where I can go to dinner every night with my friends if I want to. I can work really hard if I need to. I can stay at the office later if I need to," she said, "but when I have my kids, I'm not doing anything else."

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Jay filed for divorce in spring 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. Kristin's petition followed. While the duo's split initially seemed amicable, things quickly got nastier, as she reportedly felt that he was "lazy" and "unmotivated" after his NFL career ended. She also cited "inappropriate marital conduct" as another reason for the divorce and later claimed Jay was blocking her from accessing funds to purchase a new home. They've since resolved that issue. 

One thing she doesn't want? Jay's money.

"I've always had this work ethic in me and I've always wanted to make my own money," she said. "It has always been really important to me because I never wanted to rely on anybody. To me, money was freedom. It was independence."

"I probably got that from my parents being divorced," Kristin continued. "My stepmom was 20 years younger than my dad. I didn't like that situation. … I remember my dad saying, 'You know, you don't have to have a job.' And I was like, 'No, I know. But I want one.' I've always wanted to make my own money and be my own person."

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The former "Laguna Beach" star is also happier than ever.

"I'm just feeling very thankful and very happy with where I'm at," she beams. "For so many years, for me, everything was the future: like, 'Okay, I need to be doing X, Y, and Z in 2022. And then I want to do this and then I want that.' I wasn't living in the moment. Now I'm just sort of letting life happen.

"That's not to say that I don't have goals," she continues. "I'm enjoying the whole process: the good, bad, the ugly. It's all part of life, and that's why we're here."

Medical issue

'Bachelor' star hospitalized for unknown reason

"Bachelor in Paradise" star Carly Waddell was taken by ambulance to the hospital this week for an unknown medical emergency, her estranged husband revealed on his Instagram Story.

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On June 14, Evan Bass posted a photo of his ex resting in a hospital bed. 

"Carly's first ambulance ride – she's gonna be ok and, my goodness, this brings back some memories," he wrote, referring to the time he was taken to the hospital for drinking too much while on "Bachelor in Paradise."

Evan didn't go into further detail as to what was ailing Carly, but he did give his followers a generic update a few hours later. 

"Thanks for all the prayers and support," he wrote. "After 9 hours we left the hospital but she's still in pretty rough shape and may have to go back. Continued thoughts and prayers are so appreciated. And she knows she's beloved."

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The 38-year-old noted that he was intentionally being vague out of respect for his estranged wife. 

"I know y'all wanna know what's going on but it's her health and story to tell if she wants to share. (I did get her permission to share photo from earlier so you can relax Jan from Wisconsin)," he wrote. "In all the madness, she lost her phone and really needs to rest so it might be a bit."

Evan and Carly met on Season 3 of "Bachelor in Paradise" and got engaged afterward. They share two children, but he has three kids from a previous relationship.

In December 2020, Evan and Carly announced their separation.

Medical issue

Kelly Dodd, husband have contracted Lyme disease

Kelly Dodd and her husband, Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal, have contracted Lyme disease, she revealed.

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County" star shared the news on her Instagram Story while filming Rick taking medication.

"So, we tested positive for Lyme disease," she said. "I've never had contact with a tick in my life."

Rick, however, said he's battled Lyme several times before, and an antibiotic pill has typically cured him.

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It's not known when the couple contracted the tick-born disease, but they were recently in Turks & Caicos for a friend's birthday. That trip made some headlines after a fellow vacationer detailed her alleged experience with the reality TV star.

"I'm doing my Christian service…I'm in Turks and Caicos right no [sic] and I look and see Kelly Dodd laying out right next to me. She was actually super sweet and very hammered lol. My fiance took our pic and said 'we loved when you called that girl's husband a [expletive] dweeb and nerd,'" the fan wrote about the encounter.

The woman claimed Kelly basked in the idea of being in the public eye.

"She also said she finds out next week if she gets a contract for the show," the woman claimed. "Side note, she was laying out watching housewives clips lol! We later saw her at the conch shack and she came up and started chit-chatting. I'm pretty sure she was loving being recognized."

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Kelly, though, lashed out at the fan, hitting back at claims she was drunk or loving her celebrity status.

"Hey (the woman) you & your fiance and stepdaughter recognized me & asked for pictures. You were so excited & I was only nice & graciously posed for pics with you all," Kelly wrote in response. "You call yourself a Christian and then come after me on another page with lies & digs? I wasn't drunk & wasn't watching clips of myself. I was scrolling Instagram posts. No good deed goes unpunished."

Secret ink

Britney Spears shows off secret tattoo in hot pink swimsuit

Britney Spears spent the weekend showing off some incognito ink on Instagram.

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While it's not known how many tattoos the pop star actually has, she shared one over the weekend that seemingly nobody knew actually existed, as her hair typically covers it up.

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In posting a photo of her back while donning a hot pink one-piece swimsuit, Brit wrote, "Hot pink makes my tan pop!!!!"

Giving her 30 million Instagram followers a peak at a hidden tattoo on the nape of her neck, she added, "Have you seen the tattoo on the back of my neck before???? It's Hebrew, it's a language written backwards !!!! It says Mem Hey Shin and means healing !!!! It's my favorite tattoo but ironically you never see it !!!!!"

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The "Toxic" singer added three winking emojis, as well. 

The photo, posted on June 12, appears to have been taken a few days prior during a video Britney posted in which she danced to Blackstreet's 1996 hit "No Diggity." In that Instagram post, Britney donned a very similar looking pink swimsuit.

Britney's tattoo collection — at least that we know of —  includes a vine on her foot,  a lip print on her right wrist, a fairy on her lower back and crosses beneath her hips.

Back when she was married to Kevin Federline in 2004, they got matching dice tattoos. She has since claimed she never even liked the tattoo and hinted that she was going to have it altered or erased.

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"I don't even like ink …. guess I should remove it ?!?!!!!" she said in a since-deleted Instagram last year. "Albert Einstein once said 'God does not play dice with the universe' …. so maybe I shouldn't have gotten the pink dice 7 on my left arm ?????? !!!!!"

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The real reason we never saw Kendall Jenner's boyfriends on reality show

Now that we've said goodbye to "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" the real reason why we never said hello to any of Kendall Jenner's boyfriends has been revealed. 

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The model had a non-negotiable precedent about when her boyfriends could actually appear on camera. 

"Kendall's always had this rule – she felt like she had to be with someone for at least a year before she let them be a part of the show, because she doesn't always know what people's intentions are," Farnaz Farjam, executive producer of the popular reality TV show, told Bravo's The Daily Dish. "So that's why we kind of kept her personal life out of it, just because she had a rule."

Likewise, Kylie Jenner, nor her relationships, had been as prevalent on the show towards the end. 

"I feel like Kylie became more participatory this last season towards the end, and Kendall has dipped in and out," Farnaz said. "But they were at an age … like, if you think about when you're a young adult coming into adulthood, I think you sometimes care a lot more what the outside world has to say about you."

While Kylie's off-and-on beau, Travis Scott, appeared on the show here and there, her romance with Tyga was well-documented. The same can't be said for Kendall. The 23-year-old has dated her fair share of famous faces over the years, including Harry Styles and NBA players Ben Simmons and Blake Griffin — none of whom were featured on the E! show. 

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Kendall is now dating Phoenix Suns stud Devin Booker. In fact, the duo celebrated their one-year anniversary on June 13 and posted sweet photos together on Instagram.

"This is the happiest Kendall has ever been in a relationship," a source told People magazine in April. "She and Devin started out slowly, but have dated for about a year now."