splitsville

Jeff Lewis splits from longtime boyfriend, says he's a 'single dad'

Former "Flipping Out" star Jeff Lewis and his boyfriend of nearly a decade have split up.

The reality TV star said on Thursday that Gage Edward moved out of his house this week, and the split had been a long time coming. In fact, on his SiriusXM radio show, Jeff said, "We were in separate rooms a significant portion of last year, so it was kind of like a roommate situation."

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The controversial TV star was quick to point a finger at who's to blame.

"If you think about it metaphorically, Gage has burned down our house and broken up our family," Jeff said of his boyfriend of nearly 10 years.

The two men share 2-year-old daughter Monroe, but Jeff said she will be living with him for the time being.

"I think the reason we hadn't ripped the Band-Aid off and separated is because a) we had the baby and neither one of us want to leave the baby and then b) financially, it wasn't the best time because I have four properties right now — three of which are in construction and one of which is sellable," Jeff said on Thursday.

After a caller asked about custody of Monroe, he said, "I don't even want to go there. I'm now a single dad 'cause the baby is with me."

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It was only in October that Jeff told Andy Cohen that he was thinking of proposing to Gage.

However, Jeff now says that there was something missing from their romance of late.

"We were like friends with benefits. We would still hook up, inconsistently," he said. "I was still encouraged, like, 'There's still something here… he's still interested in me… But there was a real lack of intimacy because he wasn't in my room. So I actually felt very lonely and sad and disappointed."

Gage, Jeff says, needs time to figure out what he wants in life

"I hope he gets the clarity and perspective he needs," Jeff said. "There's so much anger that he has lost sight of the good things. Every time we have one of these discussions, it's so overwhelmingly negative. I have a very different perspective. Last year was hell, but I remember nine pretty solid years. We had some fun. So I said to him, 'I encourage you to work through that resentment and focus on the positive things because there could be more to come.'"

He added: "I'm hoping that the guy wakes up. I'm hoping that he sits in his hotel room, misses his family, starts focusing on the positive, and stops focusing on the negative. That's what I'm really hoping."

Snake Alert

Kanye West shades Taylor Swift in 'Twitter tirade' during family vacation

Kanye West's tweeting like it's 2016.

On Friday night, the rapper and presidential hopeful posted a self-described "Twitter tirade before bedtime" that featured a sly reference to his 2016 feud with Taylor Swift over his use of her name in his song, "Famous."

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He was in the midst of posting about an odd range of topics that included everything from his "eco village" plans to his daughter's first time surfing to various Yeezy fashion concepts when he veered into a few music-related posts.

After sharing a tweet about Guns 'N Roses and Nirrvana ("both my favorite," he wrote), 'Ye shared a photo of what looked like a long silver pair of sheers. They were clamping down on a snake near the top of its body — as if ready to cut off its head.

"Not gonna use a snake emoji cause you know why … ," Kanye captioned the pic. Then — as if any of his fans or followers didn't get the reference to Kim Kardashian West's use of snake Emojis to dis Taylor Swift in 2016 — he added, "I'm not sure if Christians are allowed to use snake emojis."

The snake reference started after Kim leaked what turned out to be an edited phone conversation between Taylor and Kanye in which Taylor seemed to sign off on Kanye's lyric about how she might owe him "sex."

"That's not mean," her voice could be heard saying. Kim played it as the singer having given Kanye a green light for his song, "Famous." When she complained about the final version, in which he uses profanity to reference her while taking credit for her career, Kim implied Taylor was a snake.

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This year, a longer version of the call surfaced, according to Page Six. On it, Taylor could be heard saying she needs to "think about" whether she's OK with the lyrics that mention her. She also says Kanye's "build-up" of the song had her worried he was going to say something about her to th effect of "that stupid, dumb" … word that starts with "b."

In fact, that's just the word he used on the final version — a fact that has since sparked Taylor's fans to defend her for having told the truth about the conversation, which she didn't know was being recorded by Kim and Kanye.

"A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on," Taylor would later tell the Washington Post of the snake imagery, which she later used in promoting her album, "Reputation." "And then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media," she shared. "And I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn't know if I was going to get to do this anymore."

Kanye's snake tweet on Friday inspired a storm of Taylor memes — and a few defenses of the singer — in the comments.

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As of Saturday morning, Kanye hadn't chimed in to elaborate on the apparent Taylor jab, although it's hard not to wonder if he's feeling a little wounded after Taylor released her record-breaking album, "folklore," on July 24, the day he was supposed to release his new album, "Donda: With Child."

"Donda" has yet to be released.

After Friday night's snake post, Kanye, who's reportedly on vacation with his family in Colorado, returned to his stream of consciousness tweeting.

"There's so many lonely emojis man," he shared a few posts later.

Burglary Update

Burglary at Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi's home 'an inside job': Report

Local authorities told Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's neighborhood association in Montecito, California, that a Fourth of July burglary at the couple's mansion was likely an "inside job."

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That's according to an Aug. 12 newsletter in which a Montecito Association leader assured residents they need not worry their homes could be targeted next.

"If it had been a case of outsiders coming in and breaking and entering, I'd have alerted you to be on the lookout and lock up everything," reads the newsletter, which was obtained by The Sun and excerpted in a report published Friday, Aug. 14.

"According to our very helpful Sheriff Lt. Arnoldi, that appears to be an inside job," the update continued.

Ellen had been filming her eponymous talk show from home for some time when the $27 million home she shares with her wife was burglarized last month.

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Though it's unclear if the couple was home when the burglar or burglars stole expensive jewelry and watches from the house, Ellen's public broadcast could have given potential thieves useful information about when and where she might be in the estate on certain days of the week.

Investigators told press last month they believed the burglary was "targeted due to" Ellen and Portia's "celebrity status."

At the time, police also said they were trying to determine if the burglary resembled any other crimes in the area, which is also home to stars including Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Grande, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.

The incident came at a difficult time for Ellen, who recently became the subject of an investigation herself amid dozens of claims about her allegedly rude or in some cases, "mean," behavior towards guests and staff on her show.

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WarnerMedia, which owns Warner Bros. Television, the distributor of "Ellen," is reportedly interviewing past and present employees to determine whether there's any truth to claims the show host has long fostered a toxic work environment.

Ellen reportedly apologized to her staff in a letter on July 30 in which she vowed to "correct the issues" that had made people unhappy.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, meanwhile, is still investigating the burglary. Officials there have warned Ellen and Portia's neighbors to avoid sharing information about travel or their location on social media, according to The Sun.

In a social media post last weeekend, Portia told followers Ellen was "doing great," seemingly, in spite of the hit her reputation has taken.

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Costly split

Ewan McGregor to split royalties from 'Star Wars,' other movies with ex

Ewan McGregor's divorce from his ex-wife has finally settled, but it's costing him a pretty penny… a whole lot of pennies, actually. 

According to the divorce judgment obtained by TMZ, Ewan and Eve Mavrakis have agreed to evenly split his royalties from the "Star Wars" movies in which he appeared.

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She's also getting half of the royalties from the movies he acted in during the course of their 22-year marriage, which include massive moneymakers "Angels & Demons," "Moulin Rouge" and others.

It's not publicly known if Ewan made a cut of the profits from his movies, but it would not be uncommon if he did.

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TMZ notes that Ewan did score one significant victory in the settlement, as he gets to keep 30 (30!) vehicles that he owns. 

Eve, though, seems to have made out quite well. In addition to the movie royalties, she will keep a $6.62 million home in Los Angeles, as well as jewelry, a few bank accounts and five vehicles. Ewan, who filed for divorce in January 2018, will also need to cut her a check for more than half a million dollars to even out the split of assets.

As Ewan and Eve share custody of a 9-year-old daughter, court documents require him to pay her nearly $15,000 a month in child support and nearly $36,000 a month in spousal support. She will get more money if Ewan makes more than usual in a given year.

Lawsuit

Peter Fonda's widow sues hospital over his death

Peter Fonda's widow has filed a lawsuit against the hospital that treated the late actor. 

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In court documents obtained by TMZ, Margaret Fonda claims doctors at Providence Saint Joseph's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, were negligent in their jobs and failed to properly consult, diagnose and treat Peter. All of these things were factors in his death, she says.

Margaret names the hospital and several doctors in her lawsuit.

Peter passed away on Aug. 16, 2019, due to lung cancer. He was 79.

Margaret argues that her movie star husband had a lot of years ahead of him, but medical professionals at the hospital didn't order the appropriate tests and didn't properly advise him to do follow-up tests. She believes that the recommendation that Peter seek treatment from other specialists was a failure.

She is suing for damages.

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Prior to his death, the "Easy Rider" star had been in and out of the hospital. 

"I am very sad," his sister Jane Fonda wrote after the passing. "He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing." 

Run club

Co-star: Tom Cruise forbids anyone from running on-screen with him

Tom Cruise runs the show when it comes to his movies. 

Granted, Tom's films have a producer and a director, but the action star has a huge say in what happens. He even has his own rules for who can run on-screen with him — or rather, who can't!

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In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Annabelle Wallis, who starred opposite the global movie star in 2017's "The Mummy," said Tom won't let anyone run on-screen with him.

"I got to run on-screen with him, but he told me no at first. He said, 'Nobody runs on-screen [with me],' and I said, 'But I'm a really good runner,'" she explained. "So, I would time my treadmill so that he'd walk in and see me run. And then he added all these running scenes. So, that was it."

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For Annabelle, that was a huge win. 

"It was, like, better than an Oscar," she said. "I was so happy! I was so happy that I got to run on-screen with Tom Cruise."

Tom's penchant for doing his own stunts — many of which take place while he's running — is legendary. For "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" he performed a high-altitude low-opening (or HALO) jump from a plane. In 2015's "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation" he actually hung outside an airplane in mid-flight.

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Soon, he'll tackle an unearthly project. In May, NASA and SpaceX announced that they're working with the movie star on a film aboard the International Space Station.

Considering the size, it's likely that no running is allowed in the ISS.

New house

J. Lo and A-Rod buy stunning $40M home in Miami

Home $weet home!

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have scooped up a huge estate in a super-exclusive celebrity haven in Miami, and it only set them back a measly $40 million.

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TMZ reports the couple purchased the 14,700-square-foot waterfront home on Star Island in Miami Beach, which his home to a slew of big-name celebrities and business tycoons. 

The estate, which sits on a 40,000-square-foot lot, is stunning. Realtor.com says the home has 10 bedrooms and 10 and a half bathrooms. It includes an industrial-style chef's kitchen, a library, a wine cellar and an elevator (pictures of the home can be seen here).

The backyard includes an expansive swimming pool, a covered bar and a private dock with Atlantic Ocean access. 

As expected, the home also offers spectacular views of the Miami skyline.

TMZ notes that the couple already owns a massive home in Miami's Coral Gables neighborhood, so they could be using the estate as more of an investment property.

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The couple has gotten more involved in real estate lately. They recently flipped a home in Malibu, California, after working with Chip and Joanna Gaines to remodel it. The superstar couple is still, of course, also trying to buy the New York Mets baseball team. As of last report, their investment group had put forth a $1.7 billion offer. J-Rod would reportedly invest $225 million to $300 million of their own money.

Reflection time

Bo Derek, 63, reflects on being a pin-up icon

Bo Derek can't believe one iconic scene from more than 40 years ago is still so memorable.

"It was one of those moments where a fairy godmother comes in, taps you on the forehead with her magic wand and changes everything," she told Fox News.

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Bo dropped jaws when she ran across the beach in a gold swimsuit in 1979's "10." She was immortalized after the movie came out, and posters of her were hung on walls all over the world. 

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"People say I'm an icon, whatever that means. I wouldn't call myself that," she said while reflecting on that moment in time. "I don't take it personally. But I played a part that certainly became iconic for sure."

Since then, Bo, 63, has procured an impressive résumé in Hollywood.

"I'm grateful for the life I was given," she said. "I feel very good about the decisions I've made. They weren't always the most successful business decisions as far as money in the bank, but I had a blast making films and having my career on my own terms. And that business has been very good to me. And it has opened so many doors for me."

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Along the way the actress met John Corbett and they began dating, a romance that blossomed after her first husband, John Derek, passed away of congestive heart failure in 1998 at the age of 71. 

"I didn't expect to end up with anyone again," Bo said. "Some women want to pair up again right away. I didn't. I remember consciously fashioning myself after some girlfriends that I have [who] are single and led very full, fantastic lives with friends and family and projects that they do. And that gave them happiness."

Bo and John have now been together for nearly 20 years.

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"It was just an attraction, a comfort," she said of meeting the "Sex and the City" star in 2003. "He makes me laugh all the time. He's full of life, full of joy. I became attracted to him and I still am. We take things day by day and I think we are still there."

Despite their two-decade romance, the couple has no plans to marry.

"I think when you're beginning a young family and you're going to have children and set up this new family tree branch, it's obviously a wonderful commitment and it's meaningful," Bo said. "But for us in our lives, it hasn't been yet."

Dating rumors

Post Malone and Korean rapper spark dating rumors

Post Malone might not be a free agent in the dating scene anymore. 

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For much of the month, the rapper has fueled romance rumors with Korean rapper MeLoveMeAlot, who's posted several photos with him on social media.

On Aug. 3, MeLoveMeAlot, who's never publicly disclosed her real name, posted a slideshow of photos with Post, several of which show the duo cuddled up together. In one of the snaps, the "Circles" rapper appeared to be wearing eyeliner. 

"I did makeup on cutest face," MeLoveMeAlot wrote alongside the series of photos. 

The following day, she shared more images with Post.

Earlier this week, she seemed to confirm the romance rumors, posting even more images with Post, including a drawing of herself and the rapper in anime form. Another photo showed them cuddled up on a couch. 

"All I want is him to be happy and i like to be in love," she captioned the slideshow. She also noted that she's "just a girl fall in love with your rockstar."

While MeLoveMeAlot is a rapper, she's also a visual artist and has quite a large following on TikTok and Instagram.

"Growing up, I was super lonely and [art] became a way of entertaining myself," she told VogueWorld in 2018. "Since then, I've always been into creating something, whether it's with computers, paint, pencils, or clay."

Judging from her Instagram, she isn't shy about using her own body as a canvas.

"I thought it was a great way to make as many people as uncomfortable as possible," she told VogueWorld. "I feel nowadays, no one pays much attention to real art, they skim by it in their feeds. But when you scroll by one of my videos, it's difficult to look away."

This would be Post's first public romance since he dated Ashlen Diaz from 2015 to 2018.

Insta-actions

Teddi Mellencamp turns off Instagram comments after getting death wishes

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Teddi Mellencamp is hitting back at trolls for leaving hateful and vile comments on her Instagram.

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On Aug. 13, the reality TV star noted that she had to disable comments from a previous post after people wished death upon her and her family.

"Hey guys, I just wanted to record a quick message here for a second. So I'm sure some of you've noticed that I had to delete commenting off my last post, and there's something I wanted to say about that," she said in a makeup-free video. "I have always loved doing 'Real Housewives' – the good, the bad and the ugly – because I know it's an escape for so many people watching. I know when I watch 'Potomac,' I am laughing, I am loving it, I am picking my favorites — all of those things that you're supposed to do on these television shows."

She continued, "But what's happening right now is taking it to the next level. I had so many comments on my last post saying they wish I was dead, wishing harmful things on my children, and that's really where like enough is enough. You guys tune in for drama, then enjoy the drama, but coming after people you do not know and wishing they die has gotta stop."

Teddi's comments came after a fiery episode in which the "Housewives" vacationed in Rome and questioned Denise Richards about her alleged affair with Brandi Glanville. Prior to the episode, Teddi had teased on Instagram that it was a "good one."

After the episode aired and she saw her social media account, she was less enthusiastic.

"You don't always have to agree with me. You don't even have to like me but wishing someone would die is taking it to the next level," she wrote on Instagram, essentially echoing what she said in the adjacent video. "Please watch the show. Enjoy it. It's entertainment and our lives can be crazy! Pick your faves and your villains, laugh, cry, relate etc but wishing death on another human is just wrong on so many levels. I hope those that follow me or those that just come on to troll can understand and respect that this needs to stop."