single lady

'Housewives' star Luann De Lesseps officially divorced

"Real Housewives of New York" star LuAnn de Lesseps is officially back on the market after finalizing her divorce from Tom D'Agostino.

The Blast reported on October 4 that the reality TV star and Tom settled their divorce out of court, and it became official on September 18.

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LuAnn and Tom married on Dec. 31 in a lavish three-day affair that coincided with his 50th birthday.

The fact that Luann and Tom even married was surprising to some — they had no shortage of issues in their relationship. On the season finale of "The Real Housewives of New York City" in 2016, Luann was shown photos of her fiancé kissing another woman. Tom didn't deny that he'd been unfaithful, saying simply that he "made a mistake."

"Yes, we did hit a little bump in the road," she told Steve Harvey last year. "I think that when those things happens, it's a real test of people loving each other and getting past things that happen. I think that if you can't forgive somebody you love, who can you forgive? It's made us stronger than ever and I knew then and I know now that we do love each other and that's the most important thing and so, we're getting married."

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After LuAnn announced their split, a source told Page Six that Tom hated the "reality TV lifestyle."

"He used to live this really nice life in the city," the pal said. "He's a private person and all of a sudden he was living this crazy celebrity life. He loved the nurse from Connecticut [LuAnn was once a nurse], not the reality TV star."

"She is sad," a separate source told People magazine, "but she was the one who made the decision to file."

The source added, "They had lots of issues and really tried to make it work, but it was just obvious they weren't on the same page."

Online heat

Lizzo torched online for gushing about Chris Brown

Lizzo got roasted online after a video showed her massively gushing over Chris Brown.

Over the first weekend of October, the "Truth Hurts" singer was captured fangirling over the R&B singer, calling him her "favorite person in the whole… world."

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Chris, of course, has been viewed negatively by a large swath of pop culture fans since his domestic incident in 2009 with then-girlfriend Rihanna. In that incident, Rihanna required hospitalization, and Chris went on to plead to a felony assault charge. After that, he's had numerous legal entanglements, and he was even arrested in 2019 in Paris on rape and drug charges.

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Lizzo fans have apparently not forgotten about these incidents, which is why many are disgusted by her words and actions, which came backstage during a stop on the Millennium Tour.

"Lizzo being that excited to meet Chris Brown has ruined my entire day," one person tweeted. 

Another said, "Chris brown wouldn't even let her in the club if she wasn't 'Lizzo' how embarrassing."

"Lizzo, my baby, look at me. LOOK AT ME. This isn't you. I know the real you. Listen, it's just me and you, okay? This isn't you. I know you better than that. Please," another critic said. 

Another commenter had more perspective, writing, "Chris brown being your fave person is just really pathetic BUT 90% of y'all faves including mines have worked with that man so don't act brand new with Lizzo."

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Chris has collaborated with an impressive roster of top artists including Drake, Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Wale and even Rihanna.

RiRi has actually posted videos to Twitter with Chris's music playing in the background. Plus the two collaborated in 2011 on the song "Nobody's Business," which is on her "Unapologetic" album.

Car trouble

Bachelor Nation star crashes car into house while kissing girlfriend

"Bachelor in Paradise" couple Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer are giving a crash course in love. 

On Oct. 14, Noah took to his Instagram Story to describe how an ill-timed kiss with Abigail resulted in him crashing his car into his own house. 

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"Just took Abigail out to a nice dinner," he said. "We were enjoying ourselves, incredible experience, food was great. We hop in the car. We start listening to 'Annie' of all things. 'The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.' It starts raining. The mood is getting right."

Eventually the couple got to his house and he stopped the car.  

"I look at Abigail and think, 'Dang, she looks really pretty,' so I start kissing her," he recalled.

Noah, though, forgot to do one very important thing: put the car in park!

"I rolled right through my grass and hit my house," he said. "Genuinely, [a] small little kiss turned into me hitting my house. I've never done that before. I wouldn't even think to do that. It's absurd. But here I am, letting all things go to shambles for a little bit of love."

Noah and Abigail met on "Bachelor in Paradise" and hit it off. The two would eventually split before reconciling off-screen. Noah and Abigail have openly expressed their love for one another on social media since reuniting. 

"You never know what you got until it's gone, then you never let it go," he captioned a touching video of their relationship on Oct. 6. "I love you @abigail_heringer, here is to laughing through life until we are old."

He added, "World, meet my new GF, turns out we do know how to talk to each other and I think I'll keep her."

Tree toppler

Liz Hurley's neighbors are livid after she purged 21 trees from property

Leaf it alone! Elizabeth Hurley's neighbors are fuming after the actress chopped down more than 20 trees on her English estate, but her team claims the toppling was necessary for safety purposes.

A rep for the actress said the 56-year-old beauty sought professional advice and obtained a license to chop down the trees from the Forestry Commission.

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One upset resident told The Daily Mail, "The wood was full of ancient English oaks, and the undergrowth was full of wildlife including deer and badgers, and now many of the trees have been cut down and everything crushed to remove the logs. The noise has been non-stop for a week, while she's away on another holiday, and the remains of the wood now look like a battlefield."

Another livid neighbor said, "Logs are piling up close to the footpath. We'd rather the woodland had just been left for wildlife. The view of daffodils here in spring is marvelous."

Liz's 13-bedroom estate is surrounded by woodland. The home is also near several public footpaths, which residents and tourists use to watch animals. 

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The "Austin Powers" star's team insisted the trimming became necessary after a tree fell on a neighbor's property. 

"Following a tree falling onto a neighbor's property from the wood, we took specialist advice from a qualified, tree safety specialist," the rep said. "After a thorough examination of the small parcel of mixed woodland, it was recommended that several trees alongside other neighboring properties needed to be felled for safety reasons. Within the wood there were several dead oaks that should also be removed to prevent any spread of infection to healthy trees."

The axing will leave the area in a better state for generations to come, the rep argued.

"[The tree specialist] subsequently reported that we should remove a few extra trees where they were affecting growth of neighboring trees and some ash that were affected by ash dieback disease," the rep said, noting the toppling was done after nesting birds have left. "Neighbors immediately neighboring the property were informed and one has opted to keep the resulting firewood. We received no objections."

"We have removed circa 21 trees and the money received, [about $7,000,] will be returned by replanting this winter and protecting the important and loved woodland for the future. There has been no bulldozing and minimum habitat damage," the rep continued. "We are happy that the operation has improved the health of the wood and we have secured the important habitat for the future."

Live special?

Adele reportedly planning 'massive' TV special to promote new album

Adele is about to make her new album just a little more "special."

According to a report, the Grammy winner is planning to support her forthcoming new album by plotting a concert special that will air on TV in December, Page Six reported. 

"It's going to be massive," a source teased. "The show has been in the works for weeks, and the details are being fine-tuned now. It will be broadcast before the holidays."

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The alleged special would air in the United States and United Kingdom.

"Adele is delighted to get back out there and start performing again," a second source told the New York Post. "She'll be doing a mix of new and old songs to highlight her sensational catalog of music."

On Oct. 14, the songstress released "Easy On You," her first song in six years. Her much-anticipated album, "30," is set to drop on Nov. 19.

The speculation pertaining to a TV special isn't new. Last month, Internet sleuths noticed that AMC in America has a live Adele concert slated for Dec. 10 called "Adele: Live from Las Vegas." Adele, of course, has been linked to a Las Vegas residency, as well.

Adele has done specials tied to her albums before. In 2015 she promoted "25" with an NBC concert that took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

During an Instagram Live last weekend, the singer gave a sneak peek of "Easy On Me" and told a fan that her album was about "divorce."

On her social media on Oct. 13, she referenced her split from Simon Konecki, with whom she shares 8-year-old son Angelo.

"I've painstakingly rebuilt my house and my heart since then and this album narrates it," she said in a statement. "Home is where the heart is."

Hospitalized

Katey Sagal hospitalized after being hit by car in L.A.

Katey Sagal was hospitalized after being hit by a car.

According to TMZ, the "8 Simple Rules" star was crossing a Los Angeles street on foot when a Tesla struck her on Oct. 14. Katey was transported to an area hospital for sustained injuries, but she is expected to be okay, as the injuries were supposedly not serious.  

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The report claimed the driver was making a left turn and didn't see Katey. The driver did stop to help the award-winning actress while waiting for medics to arrive.

It's expected that Katey will be released from the hospital on Oct. 15.

As this appeared to be a legitimate accident and the driver showed no signs of impairment, a citation was not issued.

A celebrated TV actress, Katey was nominated for four Golden Globes from 1991 to 1994 for her work on "Married With Children." She won a Globe in 2011 for her performance as Gemma Teller on "Sons of Anarchy." She also sang several songs that were featured on the show.

Wedding bells

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young obtain marriage license

Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa are one step closer to their happily ever after. 

On Oct. 14, the reality TV stars obtained a marriage license at their local courthouse.

"One step closer to becoming Mrs. El Moussa !!!," the "Selling Sunset" star wrote in an Instagram post. "Got our marriage license today and it made us both emotional. Now let's get married already boy."

Heather added the hashtag, "Flipping her last name."

Tarek also got in on the excitement, posting videos to his Instagram Story as they walked to the courthouse.

"We're halfway there," the "Flip or Flop" star said, his bride-to-be by his side. "We're walking the plank right now… I'm so excited. I can't wait for this honeymoon."

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The couple met while boating with mutual friends on the 4th of July in 2019. They were quickly joined at the hip, and they were living together just four days after their first date. Their happiness obviously continued, as they got engaged one year later.

While the exact date of the wedding isn't publicly known, Heather did reveal on Instagram that they are getting hitched in October. Last month, she even gave a sneak peek of the wedding venue. 

"Standing in the exact place we'll have our first dance as husband and wife. I can't wait to marry you @therealtarekelmoussa," she wrote alongside an Instagram snap. "The only thing I'll say to you all is… it's happening soon."

bad blood

'Star Trek' alum George Takei calls Shatner 'self-centered' after space trip

George Takei's long-running feud with William Shatner has been taken to new heights.

The "Star Trek" actor blasted his former costar after his trip to the edge of space aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin capsule.

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"He's boldly going where other people have gone before," George told Page Six after the Capt. Kirk actor landed back on the ground in the West Texas desert. "He's a guinea pig, 90 years old and it's important to find out what happens."

On Oct. 13, Shatner and the three others aboard Blue Origin experienced four minutes of weightlessness before the space capsule headed back to earth. At the age of 90, the "Star Trek" icon is now the oldest person to ever go to space. 

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George wasn't all that impressed, calling the "T.J. Hooker" star "very self-centered." 

"So 90 years old is going to show a great deal more on the wear and tear on the human body, so he'll be a good specimen to study," he said. "Although he's not the fittest specimen of 90 years old, so he'll be a specimen that's unfit!"

There's been bad blood between the two men for decades.

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Upon hearing George's take, the newly-minted astronaut said, "There's a psychosis there … There must be something else inside George that is festering, and it makes him unhappy that he takes it out on me … Why would he go out of his way to denigrate me? It's sad, I feel nothing but pity for him."

Tragedy after tragedy after tragedy

Rachael Ray was 'guilty and grateful' over fire, flood, dog's death

After three tragedies in a row, Rachael Ray is keeping a good attitude.

The affable chef experienced a flood, a fire and the death of a family dog within about 18 months, but she's somehow remained "grateful." 

Asked what exactly she's grateful for, she told "Extra," "Being alive… When I lost my dog I was so grateful that I could be with her the last several month of her life… She died in my arms… I felt guilty and grateful at the same time… People suffered actual human loss from COVID or because they couldn't get care… and how many people died alone."

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In summer 2020, an inferno broke out at the upstate New York home she shared with her husband, John Cusimano. The blaze was started by accident in a chimney. The fire-damaged home was located in a fairly remote area where there were no nearby fire hydrants. Firefighters had to use pond water to douse the blaze. Then, just last month, her New York City apartment was ravaged by Hurricane Ida.

"The fire, the chimney burped under the roof, that's just life. So many people wrote to me and reached out and said we lost so much too, I mean that's just bad luck," she said. "The apartment, we weren't there… Leaks became bigger and the roof became worse and we thought we had repaired everything… then Ida… the whole apartment, was just raining inside."

With a lot on her plate, Rachael still has a lot to smile about, including the forthcoming 16th season of "The Rachael Ray Show" and her new book, "This Must be the Place."

"This is really a different book. 'This Must be the Place'…The book is about what makes a home… Our house was taken to nothing… Neither of us cried while it was happening," she said. "I wanted to talk about what home is and when you lose it you truly understand it's truly like the song, it's a state of mind and it's who you're with and being present in a life that matters to you, that's what home really is so I wanted to write that all down, so I did."

Search party

Dog The Bounty Hunter joined Laundrie search for publicity, lawyer claims

The lawyer for Brian Laundrie's family is ripping Dog The Bounty Hunter for inserting himself into the Gabby Petito case, believing the reality TV star is merely in it for himself.

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Last month, Duane Chapman, better known as Dog, joined in the hunt for Gabby's fiancé and wasn't shy about posting updates that showed him scouring remote areas of Florida, where he believed Brian was. Afterward, Dog and his team found no conclusive evidence that Brian was in the area. 

Like Dog, "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh has also been very involved in the case, which the Laundrie family attorney, Steven Bertolino, claimed is self-serving.

"Dusty relics like that Dog and John Walsh need a tragic situation like this so they can clear the cobwebs off their names and give their publicity hungry egos some food," the attorney told TMZ

On Oct. 13, Dog even showed up unannounced at Brian's sister's house and knocked on the door, but no one answered. While leaving, Dog told an awaiting camera crew that the sister "absolutely" knows something about Brians whereabouts.

The 23-year-old, who is still only technically a person of interest in Gabby's homicide, has eluded authorities for nearly a month.

TMZ asked the Laundrie attorney if Dog is impeding the active investigation by showing up at family member's homes. "That's for law enforcement to determine," Bertolino said. 

The webloid claimed in early October that Dog was getting offers from TV networks about a show tied to his search for Brian. Dog's wife, Francie, has been filming much of the manhunt on her cell phone, but it's not believed that a show is currently in the works.