Her mistake

Jessica Simpson regrets not signing prenup before marrying Nick Lachey

Jessica Simpson has opened up like never before in her new memoir, the appropriately titled "Open Book," which came out on Feb. 4, sharing details about abuse, addiction, anxiety and her roller coaster love life. And as she's stepped out to promote the book, she's revealed even more about her relationships and regrets.

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During an appearance on "Dr. Oz," as seen in a teaser for the Feb. 6 episode that was posted on YouTube, Jessica admitted that there's one big thing she would have done differently concerning her three-year marriage and 2006 divorce from first husband Nick Lachey.

"I wish I would've signed a prenup," she said, bursting into laughter. "And that's the funny thing is that Nick wanted me to sign a prenup but I was like, so offended. I'm like, 'But we're going to be together for the rest of our lives. We're saying our vows to God and in front of all of our family and friends. Like, this is never going to end,' and we didn't sign a prenup."

When Dr. Oz asked her, "What's your relationship like now?" Jessica replied, "There is not one."

On Feb. 4, Nick and second wife Vanessa Lachey appeared on "Today" to promote "Love Is Blind," the new Netflix dating show they're hosting. With the stories from Jessica's book making headlines, host Hoda Kotb — who'd interviewed Jessica a week earlier — brought it up. Things got a little awkward, as reported by Huffpost.

"I honestly haven't read the book, so I don't know what she said or what she revealed," Nick explained. "But [I'm] certainly happy for her in her life, I know she's happy for us. There's definitely a mutual respect there. Obviously it was a long time ago, we've all moved on…"

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While talking about her conversation with Jessica, Hoda mentioned that the pop star-turned-fashion brand mogul had told her that Nick and Vanessa sent her "something beautiful" when she had her children with second husband Eric Johnson.

As Nick wrapped up his comments, Vanessa interjected, "I feel bad, I'm sorry, you said somebody sent her [something]? It wasn't us…" Vanessa said she didn't even have Jessica's address. "But thank you to whoever sent it from us!" she added.

Social media silence

Shanna Moakler takes Instagram hiatus after Travis-Kourtney engagement

Shanna Moakler is going silent in the wake of her ex-husband's engagement to Kourtney Kardashian

The model announced her intention to take a break from Instagram. 

"Temporarily closed for spiritual maintenance," she posted on her Instagram Story, according to People magazine. She also reportedly added a quote attributed to late rapper Tupac Shakur, which read, "Before you ask why someone hates you, ask yourself why you give a f—."

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Back in February, not long after Kourtney and Travis Barker, Shanna's ex, went public, the former beauty queen was supportive of the romance.

"He's my friend and co-parent, and I want him to be happy," she told a paparazzo, "and if being with her makes him happy, and she's happy, I'm happy for both of them honestly."

She quickly added, "He can handle that Kardashian drama."

In late spring, though, she changed her tune and accused Kourtney of "destroying" her family. "My family's broken because of this family, and now my kids are alienated from each other because of another sister in this family," she told TMZ.

Travis and Kourtney's romance appeared destined for an engagement early on, as the two were essential inseparable, and she even got him flying again

Over the weekend, the Blink-182 drummer popped the question to the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star at the Rosewood Miramar in Montecito, California. The proposal was reportedly filmed for the Kardashian's upcoming reality show on Hulu.

"It was a complete surprise for Kourtney. Travis told her family that he planned to propose, but everyone was great at keeping it secret," a source told People. "The Rosewood is their favorite for short weekend getaways. They often stay at the hotel. This is why Travis proposed there. It's a very special place to them, but it was also easier to keep everything a secret by proposing there."

"Kourtney is of course ecstatic," the source added. "She can't wait to marry Travis. She would also love to have a baby with him."

This will be Travis' second marriage, as he was married to Shanna from 2004 to 2008. They share children, Landon, 17, and Alabama, 15. Kourtney and Travis' romance also put the spotlight on Shanna's relationship with Landon and Alabama, especially after her daughter dubbed Shanna an absentee parent over the summer. Prior to that, Landon said on social media, "… Our mom has never been in our lives and isn't in our lives like our dad is."

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While addressing the mother-children drama in June, Shanna told Page Six, "Sadly right now at this moment there's still some distance. I'm just trying to give everybody some space." The self-imposed "space" was needed, she said, "so we can heal and come back together again."

Things appeared to get better after that, as Shanna and Alabama made a TikTok video together. Shanna also recently posted a photo from a sushi date with her son. After the engagement, though, Buzzfeed reported that Shanna had mysteriously removed several images of her kids from her Instagram. 

Legal move

Tori Spelling seemingly visits lawyer about 'assets, support, custody' amid divorce chatter

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have been dogged with divorce rumors for years, but it seems like there may be some credence to the speculation.

On Oct. 18, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum was photographed outside an attorney's office in Los Angeles carrying a notepad. Zoomed in photos show the words "custody," "support" and "assets" written on the paper, which all but detailed what was on the agenda with the lawyer.

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Further, paparazzi images published by Page Six showed Tori having an animated conversation on her cell phone. The report described Tori as "angrily shouting" into the phone. 

Photographers claimed the "Messyness" co-host — who was not wearing her wedding ring — spent about an hour with an attorney. Dean, Tori's husband of 15 years, did not appear to be present.

Although Tori hasn't publicly confirmed that divorce is on the table, she has openly admitted to having marital strife. Back in June the actress acknowledged that the couple slept in separate bedrooms. Then, on the Sept. 15 episode of the "Feminine Warrior" podcast, Dean addressed the split speculation… sort of. 

"It's just like, 'OK, if that's what you want to think, then think it,'" he said, adding that the media makes it sound like "we're divorced because they got a picture of Tori without her ring at the farmers market." 

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In explaining why Tori was seen without her ring at the time, he insisted, "She took it off because she washed her hands and forgot to put it back on."

That, of course, didn't explain why his ring had been missing for some time. Dean, though, claimed he lost his band and decided not to replace it because "everybody's in a titter" over its absence. "So I'm like, 'Forget it, I'm not going to replace it. Just let them think it,'" he said. 

Dean and Tori share five children: Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4.

The couple's romance got off to an inauspicious start as they were both married to other people when they began an affair on the set of a Lifetime movie. Then, in 2014, Dean admitted to cheating on Tori and their ups and downs were broadcast on the reality TV show "True Tori." 

They did what?

Andy Cohen airs some BTS 'Housewives' dirty laundry and names names

Andy Cohen is coming clean about some of the more contentious behind-the-scenes "Housewives" exits, including one couple who "went for blood" after they were let go from "The Real Housewives of New York."

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In the new book "Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It," the Bravo scion said Alex McCord and her husband, Simon van Kempen, took their firing so hard that they essentially tried to undermine the show.

"[They] went for blood after we didn't pick them up. They became incredible thorns in our side," Andy said in the book, which is authored by Dave Quinn. "Simon left his job and started a website called BravoRatings.com, where he analyzed our ratings. He would live-tweet 'Watch What Happens Live' and troll my guests."

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Oddly, Andy kind of admired the dedication of Alex and Simon, who were on the show for the first four seasons. 

"It was a brilliant — albeit seemingly time-consuming and not at all profitable — way to try to get under our skin," he said, via the New York Post. "Then Alex starts a vlog where she would critique episodes of 'New York Housewives' and talk about areas where she thought that production had gotten involved. It was unprecedented. I've never seen anything like it since."

Andy, an executive producer of the "Housewives," also touched on Carole Radziwill's unceremonious exit. 

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The journalist was on the show for six seasons, ending her run in 2018. When Carole left, she posted a cryptic message to Instagram about being forced to do things that were against her "value system." While she didn't name the reality show, it seemed obvious that she was referring to "RHONY."

"Carole's post basically implied that she was leaving a really toxic situation," Andy said in the book. "It really rubbed me the wrong way because I really felt like I had changed her life."

Carole was quoted in the book, too, and she claims "Andy went ballistic" over her social media move, adding that she told him to never contact her again. 

For his part, Andy noted, "She is not the person I used to know."

Young love

Fans are loving Tom Holland's smitten Instagram post about Zendaya

Tom Holland only has eyes — heart eyes, actually — for Zendaya.

The "Spider-Man" star couldn't help himself after he saw a photo of his lady love on the red carpet at the London premiere of her new movie "Dune." 

"Dune," he captioned a stunning black-and-white snap of Zendaya. He added a heart-eyes emoji. Zendaya, in turn, commented on Tom's post with a teary-eyed face. 

The actress's response was so adorable that more 2,000 people reacted to her comment alone. Heck, Tom's swooning post got more than eight million likes, proving fans can't get enough of the picture-perfect couple.

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Tom and Zendaya were first linked in 2017 after starring in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" together, but they dodged romance rumors for years. They seemed to have split up somewhere along the way, as she was seen cuddling up with "Euphoria" castmate Jacob Elordi in early 2020, and he was spotted holding hands with Olivia Bolton in the summer of 2019. 

The duo clearly reconciled, as they were photographed kissing in July. The following month, Tomdaya, as they're affectionally known, finally went public with their relationship at pal Josh Florez's wedding.

She also gushed about Tom to InStyle, saying there are "many things, obviously, that I appreciate" about him. 

"In an actor way, I appreciate that he really loves being Spider-Man. It's a lot of pressure — you take on the role of a superhero wherever you go," she said. "To the little kid who walks by, you are Spider-Man. I think he handled that so well. And seeing him at work, even though he's not a Virgo, he is a perfectionist."

The Emmy winner added that her beau is "very charismatic" and "can make anybody feel comfortable and have a good laugh and a good chat."

Attacked

'Survivor' contestant stabbed, beaten by homeless woman

"Survivor: Fiji" contestant Michelle Yi was reportedly beaten and stabbed by a homeless woman in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday morning while preparing for an early morning pilates class. 

People magazine said the assailant attacked two people before setting her sights on the reality TV star at 6 a.m. 

Michelle, who survived the Oct. 19 attack, told the mag that she arrived for a pilates class, which she teaches, and noticed a disheveled woman approaching the door of the studio.

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"She was yelling all sorts of things like, 'You stole my identity' and 'You're a prostitute,'" Michelle said. "Santa Monica has a homeless problem, and I've dealt with this type of thing before. So I told her, 'Ma'am, you can't be here. You need to leave.'"

Rather than leaving, the woman lunged at Michelle with a knife in one hand and a metal baton in the other. 

"She stabbed me in the left bicep," Michelle said. "And then she hit me on the right hand with the baton. My Apple Watch shattered."

The woman also hit her in the head with the baton. "My face split open, blood was everywhere," Michelle said.

The homeless woman ran off immediately after the incident but didn't leave the area. Meanwhile, Michelle and one student flagged down a police officer who was patrolling the area after they were unable to get help via 911. Officers quickly noticed the attacker near the scene and arrested her. 

Michelle, meanwhile, received stitches to her face at a local hospital, but no bones were broken.

"I can't say why she attacked me, of all people," Michelle said. "But she was a white lady who attacked three people that morning. Another victim was an elderly Asian man who was walking his dog, and the third was also a person of color. I can't prove whether it was racially motivated or not, but she was screaming all sorts of awful things at me. The facts are what they are."

 Michelle was a fan favorite on "Survivor: Fiji" in 2006. 

Rumor patrol

Olivia Jade rips rumor she's hooking up with married 'Dancing With the Stars' partner

It takes two to tango, but it only takes one social media post for a scandalous rumor to start.

Over the weekend, gossip claiming that Olivia Jade Giannulli and her married "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, were "hooking up" began making the rounds online. The scuttlebutt appeared to begin after a TikTok user shared a clip blatantly implying that Olivia and Val had taken their partnership to a romantic level. 

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Because the TikTok user has nearly 400,000 followers, it didn't take long for the speculation to spread. However, as the buzz began catching fire, Olivia squashed it. 

"Hey guys, I just wanna clear the air before this goes any further or this video blows up anymore," the influencer said in an Oct. 17 video of her own. "First of all, the [TikTok user] that posted it blocked me. Someone had to send me this video. I'm just going to be super blunt and straight up, and just say that Val and I are not hooking up. We've never hooked up. This is a complete rumor; we are genuinely good friends and I adore his wife."

Val, of course, is married to professional dance partner, Jenna Johnson, who is JoJo Siwa's partner.

"It's literally just a dance show and we're just friends," Olivia insisted. "I don't know why everything has to be something, but I've already obviously seen a ton of negative comments."

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Olivia, who's no stranger to negative press, conceded that online hate would be warranted if the rumor were true, but she maintained it's nothing more than a complete fabrication. 

"I'd get it if it was true, but it's not, so let's end this here and let's… dance and have fun on this show and not create lies especially when you also have almost 400k followers," she said. "It's not cool."

E! News reported that the original video Olivia responded to has since been deleted.

Insta-break

Jennifer Love Hewitt going on a social media hiatus

Don't call it a breakup, just a break! Jennifer Love Hewitt is going radio silent on social media for a while. 

The "Party of Five" alum told her Facebook and Instagram followers that she was going to take the rest fo the month off from social media, beginning on Oct. 18.

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The actress, who five weeks ago gave birth to her son Aidan James, is getting some normalcy back into her life, but noted the value of self care — which played into her decision to disconnect.

"Moments to breathe and feel yourself again, even in small ways [are] so important," she said on her Instagram Story. "I am also started at least a week maybe two away from social media."

The mom of three continued, "I need to reset. I need to take my scrolling time and make it active time. Workouts, breathing, manifesting, time with my kids and husband. All of it. And social media makes me feel bad sometimes. Like I'm not enough. Doing enough. Getting my body back fast enough. Giving enough. All of it."

Jennifer has 4.6 million Facebook followers and 1.1 million Instagram followers. The "9-1-1" star gave up Twitter many years ago. Although her account is still active, she hasn't tweeted since summer 2017. 

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She hopes that the reasoning for her social media sabbatical will resonate with someone else struggling with the same issues. 

"I only share this for that one person or maybe more today who need time. Just for them," Jennifer said. "And need to know it's okay to take it. And in fact the taking of that time will make everything better. I promise. Sending love!'

The 42-year-old actress noted that her two older children have been inspired to give up YouTube shows as a sign of solidarity.

"So one small miracle already, LOL!," she said. 

Splitsville

Lala Kent reportedly splits from fiancé amid 'double life' accusations

Lala Kent and fiancé Randall Emmett have reportedly called it quits amid cheating allegations and claims he lives a "double life."

Lala first indicated there was trouble in paradise when she scrubbed the producer from her Instagram and unfollowed him on the social media platform. 

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Over the weekend, fans of the "Vanderpump Rules" star noticed that Emmett was suddenly absent from her Instagram feed. At the same time, she began vaguely hinting at a breakup. On Oct. 17, for example, Lala took to her Instagram Story to share a video of two male friends escorting her and her 7-month-old daughter, Ocean, through a hotel. Lala set the video to Beyonce's "Sorry," a song that speaks of betrayal.

Breakup rumors began swirling after pictures surfaced on social media that appeared to show Randall with two women at a Nashville hotel. Lala then liked a social media post that alluded to Randall cheating on her. 

"Randall always lives a double life," a source told Page Six. "He lives the life of a husband or boyfriend, and then he lives the life of a serial partier and then goes on a bender."

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Lala and Randall began dating around late 2016. At the time, he was still married to Ambyr Childers. After his divorce, Randall and Lala got engaged in fall 2018, and they welcomed their daughter this past March. 

Lala has erased Randall from her Instagram before, though under different circumstances. 

"In a moment of feeling protective, angry, and impulsive, I deleted every photo of him, including the moment we got engaged. I felt what people were saying was so unfair and I'm the one that put him out there like that," she said in 2019 of the scrubbing. Then, in the summer of 2020, she archived their images because she was mad at him. 

"It won't be the last time I archive pictures of Rand when he makes me mad," she said on her Instagram Story. "I'm petty AF. It will happen again and again until I grow out of it & it's the most petty thing I do, I'm okay with it."

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.