'Uphill battle'

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West trying to save marriage with family vacation: Report

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are working to save their six-year marriage, a new report claims. But it's a "massive uphill battle," TMZ reports.

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In July — amid reports that he and Kim were having problems and that he was in the midst of a bipolar episode — the rapper-designer tweeted and deleted that he'd been "trying to get divorced" for months.

Then Kanye — who on July 19 shocked fans when he revealed during his first presidential campaign rally that he and Kim had initially planned to abort their eldest child, 7-year-old daughter North West — publicly apologized to the reality TV star and beauty brand mogul. He tweeted on July 25, "I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me."

After days of reportedly being ghosted by her husband, Kim flew to see Kanye in Cody, Wyoming — where he's been living on his $14 million ranch — and was photographed in the midst of what appeared to be a heated discussion with the music star on July 27. Photos of Kim in the car with Kanye show her crying.

On Aug. 2, photos emerged showing Kanye and son Saint boarding a private plane in Wyoming and hours later, TMZ — citing sources close to the West family — reported that Kim and Kanye are taking "a private family vacation to try and work things out." According to TMZ, the vacation is something the couple talked about when Kim was in Wyoming days earlier.

Aside from this family getaway, TMZ writes, "Kim and Kanye hadn't spent much time together outside family birthdays and holidays." The couple — who reunited in Wyoming for North's birthday in June — have not, TMZ explains, "seen each other much at all for months" as Kanye's been at his ranch and Kim's been based in California with their four children.

According to TMZ, this vacation "will be a time for [Kanye] to prove … he's willing to change for his family."

Heavy crime

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' actor sentenced to life in prison for killing mother

Ryan Grantham, whose credits involve "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Riverdale," has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying his mother. 

Prosecutors said the former actor, 24, confessed to killing his mother in his own GoPro camera after the 2020 incident. 

"I shot her in the back of the head. In the moments after, she would have known it was me," he said, according to TMZ.

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Prosecutors alleged that Ryan shot his mother in the back of the head as she played piano. 

Six months ago, Ryan pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder for the death of his mom, Barbara Waite. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, a judge in British Columbia, Canada, threw the book at him, giving him life behind bars. She called the case "life-shattering."

The situation could have been worse, too. Prosecutors claim that Ryan had aspirations of assassinating Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well. In fact, one day after his mother's death, Ryan loaded his car with guns, ammunition, Molotov cocktails, and directions to the Prime Minister's home. He even wrote about his plans for Trudeau in his dairy. 

CBC.ca reported that Ryan thought about carrying out a mass shooting while driving to Trudeau's home. However, he aborted his plans and turned himself into Vancouver police. 

The judge, Kathleen Ker, said it was a  "saving grace" that Ryan did not follow through with his thoughts. 

Ryan — who played Jeffery Augustine in "Riverdale" and Rodney James in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" — will not be eligible for parole for 14 years. 

Messy situation

Actress Nia Long just responded to being blindsided by her famous fiancé's shocking affair

While Nia Long and Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka have been together for well over a decade, they took another step forward in their relationship two weeks ago when she moved to Boston to be near him. Days later, though, she found out that her fiancé had been having an affair with a married front office staffer.


TMZ reported that Ime came clean about the affair to the "Friday" actress this week, but only did so because he knew news of his infidelity was about to be made public. The report said Ime knew back in July that the team busted him but he kept Nia in the dark for months, even as she was house-hunting in Boston.

In other words, Ime was fully aware that his affair had been discovered when Nia began thinking of relocating to Beantown.  

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Boston Celtics announced that Ime, who led the team to the NBA Finals last season, will be suspended for the upcoming 2022-2023 season for violating team rules.

Earlier in the week as news of the affair become known, Nia shared a cryptic video about embracing positivity, spirituality and finding light after darkness. The video was reposted from a healing and wellness page.

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On Friday, Sept. 23, the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star, who shares a 10-year-old son with Ime, released a statement via her publicist. 

"The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the community during this difficult time means so much to me. I ask that my privacy be respected as I process the recent events. Above all, I am a mother and will continue to focus on my children," she said. 

Ime also released a statement. "I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down. I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team's decision," he said. "Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment."

Gender struggle

Joan Collins hated her changing body as teen, wanted to be a boy

Joan Collins, one of the most glamorous actresses of her generation, wasn't always comfortable in her own skin. In fact, she wanted to be a boy as a teenager.


"I remember going through puberty at 14 and hating the way my body was changing," she told Saga Magazine. "I hated everything that was happening. So I rebelled and wore boys clothes. I wore corduroys and scraped my hair back. I even went to football matches with my father."

This loathing of her feminine curves went on for a year. Then 15 years old, Joan's mentality toward her gender began changing after boys "discovered" her while on vacation in France.

Joan, who famously played Alexis Carrington in "Dynasty," no longer struggles with her gender identity, nor does she have an issue with her age. The Golden Globe-winning actress is 89 years old, but she feels like she's 40. 

Although the "Empire of the Ants" star doesn't cringe at her age, she thinks is "tremendously rude" to ask a woman how old she is.

"My mother's generation never did it. But you know, people have been calling me an older woman since I was 38," Joan said. "I think what is important is not age, but how you look, feel and behave."

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In managing to stay youthful, Joan notes that she only tans her body and legs. In addition, she eats well, exercises regularly and avoids common vices like smoking, drugs or drinking to excess. Really, she said, her secret is "having great parents who gave me good genes."

Sink stink

Ice-T's wife Coco bathes their daughter, 6, in kitchen sink, gets mom-shamed

Ice-T's wife, Coco Austin, is hearing it again.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the "Ice Loves Coco" alum got a mixed reaction from her Instagram followers after sharing an image of her 6-year-old daughter, Chanel, bathing in a kitchen sink.

"The sink is easiest when you have to be fast," Coco captioned an Instagram video of the tyke using her iPad in the makeshift bathtub.

The former Playboy model went on to show herself getting ready for the evening and curling her pink hair, claiming she only had an hour to get ready. In further footage, Chanel picked out her own outfit before the mother-daughter duo headed off to a fashion show.

Fans, though, seemed to pay little attention to the fashion portion of the video, focusing almost entirely on Chanel's bathing situation.

"Yall [sic] still treating her like an Infant," one Instagram user wrote. Another said, "She's to [sic] old to be in the sink..that was really Awkward to see." A third added, "Not the sink."


Funny enough, amidst the mom-shaming, there were also comments about the sink itself.

"Girl how deep is your sink I need this in my life," one person said. Another noted the sink and commented, "I think I need a kitchen upgrade."

A few even complimented Coco, saying the sink bath saves a lot of water. There's also another benefit to kitchen counter bathing.

"The kitchen sink saves you from back pain," one follower said, which was echoed by others.

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Coco has been judged by the social media world for her parenting several times before, but she always brushes off the criticism. Last year, the online parent police ripped her after revealing that she still breastfed Chanel. Many of those same "experts" slammed Coco again this past May after she posted vacation photos of Chanel in a stroller

What once was...

What ever happened to Adam Levine and Blake Shelton's bromance?

As judges on "The Voice," Adam Levine and Blake Shelton seemed inseparable and their budding bromance was highlighted in magazines, TV shows and everywhere else. According to a source, though, the men weren't necessarily as close as it appeared. 

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"It wasn't all an act, but the relationship was exaggerated for TV. When Adam left the show the two of them didn't have to pretend anymore," our insider told RadarOnline.com.

Fans first suspected their might be cracks in the relationship when Adam wasn't invited to Blake and Gwen Stefani's intimate 2021 wedding in Oklahoma. Prior to the wedding, Adam joked that he planned to cause a scene at the nuptials

"They haven't spoken in a while. There was no big dramatic falling out, but they both just moved on. It happens all the time with work relationships," a second source said. 

The report comes after social media model Sumner Stroh alleged that she and the Maroon 5 singer had a year-long affair. Sumner backed her claim by sharing several risqué messages that she and Adam exchanged. Afterward, multiple other women have come forward claiming they, too, were sent flirty messages from the singer, who has been married to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo since 2014. The pair is expecting a third child together.

"As we are all finding out, Adam isn't the guy he pretends to be," a third source told Radar. "He has secrets and was difficult backstage at The Voice. When he left the show there wasn't a single person, including Blake, who missed Adam and his drama."

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For Adam, the week has been filled with drama due to the cheating allegations. While Sumner said that two had a "physical" relationship, Adam released a statement disputing her claims that he had an affair.

"A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family," he said. "My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it. And we will get through it together." 

At it again

Tristan Thompson leaves party with viral model hours after son is revealed

If nothing else, he's consistent!

Just hours after Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's son made his TV debut, the NBA player was spotted leaving a Los Angeles nightclub with OnlyFans model Juanita JCV. The two were both in attendance at Jack Harlow's concert afterparty.

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Paparazzi photos published by Page Six show that Tristan and the 24-year-old social media star didn't arrive together at The Nice Guy, but they did leave together in the back of his Maybach SUV.

The sighting comes just months after Tristan, 31, was seen holding hands with a mystery woman in Greece. 

Although Tristan and Khloe are both single, the two are co-parenting 4-year-old daughter True and their son, whose name has not been publicly revealed (she has said the name begins with a "T"). 

On Wednesday's episode of "The Kardashians," Khloe detailed that she was made aware of Tristan's most recent infidelity — with fitness model Maralee Nichols — just days after they completed an embryo transfer. Maralee welcomed a son last December and a paternity test proved that Tristan is the father.

"It's just so close I wouldn't want anything to think I did this after that fact," Khloe said. "Why would I want to have a baby with someone who's have a baby with somebody else? I'm not that much of a sociopath."


Although Tristan was not present when his latest child was born, the reality TV star did invite him to the hospital to meet their little one. 

"Tristan wants to be here, so I figured, why not," she said in a confessional. "Let him come. He'll never get this moment back."

No work

Tiffany Haddish now jobless despite dismissed molestation lawsuit

Although the molestation lawsuit lobbed at Tiffany Haddish has been dismissed, the damage has been done: she can't get a job.

"I lost everything," she told a TMZ cameraman, "all my gigs gone, everything gone."

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Earlier this month, the actress and fellow comedian Aries Spears were accused of sexually abusing children for a 2018 comedy sketch. Tiffany quickly said she regretted the sketch. She and Arie no longer speak.

"Clearly, while this sketch was intended to be comedic, it wasn't funny at all – and I deeply regret having agreed to act in it," she said earlier this month.

On Sept. 20, the accuser, who went by Jane Doe, dismissed the claims in court. It cannot be tried again.

"My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years – and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us," the accuser said in a statement Tuesday. "We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us."

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Although she's "relived" the lawsuit is over, she maintained that she was most concerned about the children involved in the sketch. She also insists that if someone comes after her in the future with allegation, they're "fake."

Asked if she thinks he can reclaim her previously-flourishing career, Tiffany said, "I don't know. I don't have no job."

Social situation

Emily Ratajkowski rips Sara Foster for criticizing Adam Levine's alleged mistress

Emily Ratajkowski is unloading on actress Sara Foster for piling blame on the woman at the center of the Adam Levine cheating scandal.

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Earlier this week, social media model Sumner Stroh alleged that she and the Maroon 5 singer had a year-long affair, and she shared several risqué messages that the two exchanged. Afterward, other women came forward claiming Adam, 43, sent them flirty messages. 

Despite all this, Sara felt there was enough blame to go around.

"He's obviously like a total pig and gross but this woman who chose to make a viral TikTok video claiming – by the way, not even apologizing – but putting it out there for the world to see, for a pregnant woman to see when she could have just messaged her privately, she claiming like it's not her fault or something," Sara said, referring to the fact that Adam's wife, Behati Prinsloo, is pregnant with their third child


"It's like, we don't feel sorry for you. You knew this man was married, OK, and you participated. You could have easily ignored the messages. You knew he was married. We do not feel sorry for you," Sara, the daughter of David Foster, said in a TikTok video. "Men are gross, we know that – they're always gonna be dogs. But, like, as women, we need to do better and not get wrapped up in this bull****… If a man is married, as a woman, it's gotta be a no-go for you."

Upon seeing this, Emily, 31, backed Sumner, 23, and took swipes at Sara for blaming the "other woman."

"I'm going to try not to go the f*** off right now," Emily said in response to Sara's video. "I just couldn't disagree more. I don't understand why we continue to blame women for men's mistakes, especially when you're talking about twentysomething-year-old women dealing with men in positions of power who are twice their age."

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Emily recently split from the father of her child amid cheating accusations

The model dubbed Adam's behavior was "predatory" and "manipulative."

"The power dynamic is so skewed, it's ridiculous," she said. "Also, if you're the one in the relationship, you're the one who's obligated to be loyal. So, the whole other woman, they're to blame, that's bad. And it's literally designed to keep women apart."

She later added, "I think a huge problem in our culture right now is that we just say, 'Oh, men are monsters, they're terrible, they're horrible.' We don't hold them accountable and then we blame other women, we ask women to adjust their behavior instead of just saying men need to change their behavior. It's sexism, it's classic misogyny. Period."

After Sumner's claims that she and Adam had a "physical" relationship, Adam released a statement claiming he didn't have an "affair" but did admit to crossing "the line."

"A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life. In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family," he said. "My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it. And we will get through it together." 

Free man

'Serial' podcast host reacts to Adnan Syed's prison release

For this first time in more than two decades, Adnan Syed, whose case was meticulously covered by the hugely-popular "Serial" podcast, was pictured at home and outside the prison walls. 


On Tuesday, Sept. 20, attorney and family friend Rabia Chaudry shared a photo of the 41-year-old at home smiling (and free) while surrounded by family, friends and supporters. 

"I arise full of joy," Rabia captioned the image. She added the hashtag, "We Freed Adnan."

Another of Adnan's attorneys also shared a snap of him enjoying his newfound freedom with his mother, Shamim Syed

"Welcome home Adnan," attorney Erica J. Suter wrote.

Based on the clothing being worn, it appears that the snaps were taken on Monday, just hours after Adnan's murder conviction was vacated by a Maryland judge.  

Adnan was sentenced to life in prison when he was just 18 years old for the 1999 killing of his girlfriend Hae Min Lee. (He was 17 at the time of the murder and his arrest.) In 2014, "Serial" raised significant doubts about Adnan's conviction, and prosecutors recently argued that he should be released after new evidence was uncovered.

Primarily because of "Serial," podcast the case garnered international headlines. Sarah Koenig, who hosts the podcast, told the New York Times she's "shocked" over the release. 

"I did not see this coming at all," she said. "One of the first things I did was call Adnan's brother and then his mother — they told me they didn't know either. The prosecutors who filed the motion to release him kept it pretty tight, it seems."

"I felt almost disoriented for about a day," she added. "Like the city prosecutor's office suddenly pulled off a rubber mask and underneath was a scowling defense attorney."

Prosecutors — the same ones who uncovered new evidence that points to alternate suspects —have 30 days to decide whether to pursue a new trial against Adnan, who spent 23 years locked up. Sarah, though, doesn't foresee that happening, saying the likelihood of another Adnan trial is "remote, at best."