Wedded bliss

Kim Kardashian West shares behind the scenes photos from her 2014 wedding

In honor of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's fifth wedding anniversary, the KKW Beauty founder shared a series of behind the scenes photos from their big day in Italy.

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"This was my wedding day almost 5 years ago in Italy," she captioned a carousel of photos on Instagram. "We flew in from Paris and our glam was rushed as we were trying to make it on time! We barely got my veil in as I was being pushed out the door so fast to walk down the aisle because Andrea Bocelli had started singing and I couldn't miss it. I had no idea it was really him until I got to the isle and screamed inside! So many amazing memories."

In those photos, Kim shows her hair and makeup team, Chris McMillan and Mario Dedivanovic, hard at work.

She followed that post with a number of behind the scenes photos featuring her husband choosing his clothes and getting dressed. The set also featured Scott Disick helping Mike Dean tie his bowtie, Kardashian West and her daughter North's dresses and the whole family enjoying the view from the venue.

She continued her posting spree with a photo of her and her husband staring into each other's eyes with the caption, "5 years ago today I married my best friend." That set of photos included shots of the couple kissing and walking hand in hand around their wedding venue.

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In her final set of photos, which she captioned "KIMYE 4 EVA" she showcased herself walking down the aisle, her and West exiting the ceremony together, and a shot of him walking in with Pastor Rich Wilkerson, who married the two.

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The parents of four also celebrated their anniversary offline, with TMZ reporting that they enjoyed a dinner at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California.

Opera incident

Keith Urban details incident when man 'wacked' Nicole Kidman at opera

Keith Urban will never forget his first visit to the opera. His wife, Nicole Kidman, won't soon forget that night either.

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In early February, a bizarre (and somewhat unbelievable) report claimed that the country singer got into a brief skirmish with another audience member at the legendary Sydney Opera House after that man smacked Nicole with a show program. 

On Feb. 26, Keith actually confirmed some of the details of the report, claiming they were enjoying a "bloody great performance" at the famed opera house when he and Nicole made the grave mistake of (gulp!) standing up.

"We didn't know we weren't supposed to stand in the opera. Having not been to the opera before, ever, in my life, I am sensitive to the etiquette," he told The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

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At one point Keith noticed some of the audience members giving standing ovations, so he and Nicole did the same. 

"I stood up and this guy behind me just whacked not me, Nic, just really hit her … with the program," he said. 

Since it was an older man, Keith didn't know how he should react. 

"You're a husband you want to protect your wife. Took a lot of restraint — I was pretty upset," he said. "I think I just looked at him. I said, 'It's a standing ovation!' I didn't know I'm not allowed to."

The 4-time Grammy winner went on to say he respects opera traditions, but added, "I was also going by a lot of other people who were standing and having not been there, I didn't know."

After the hosts steadfastly said that you don't ever hit a woman, Keith chimed in, "That's what I was most [upset] at, don't hit her."

Ah, memories

Charlie Sheen reflects on infamous public meltdown 10 years later…

Ten years after his infamous meltdown, Charlie Sheen wishes he would have done things differently.

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"People have [said to] me, 'Hey, man, that was so cool, that was so fun to watch. That was so cool to be a part of and support and all that energy and, you know, we stuck it to the man,'" he told Yahoo! Entertainment."My thought behind that is, 'Oh, yeah, great. I'm so glad that I traded early retirement for a… hashtag.'"

Back in 2011, Charlie was the highest paid actor on TV for his role in "Two and a Half Men." But, things soon got out of control and Charlie said he was "winning" and that he had "tiger's blood" in a series of odd interviews. 

"There's a moment when [former CBS CEO] Les Moonves and his top lawyer, Bruce, were at my house and they said, 'OK, the Warner jet is fueled up on the runway. Wheels up in an hour and going to rehab, right?' My first thought was sort of like really … there's some comedy value to what my first thought was," he said. "In that moment, when I said, 'Oh, damn, I finally get the Warner jet.' That's all I heard. But if I could go back in time to that moment, I would've gotten on the jet. And it was that giant left turn in that moment that led to, you know, a very unfortunate sequence of public and insane events."

He continued, "There was 55 different ways for me to handle that situation, and I chose number 56."

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With the benefit of time, Charlie said he grew from the meltdown, but only after he took "absolute ownership of my role in all of it." His behavior, he adds, "was desperately juvenile."

"I think it was drugs or the residual effects of drugs," he continued. "And it was also an ocean of stress and a volcano of disdain. It was all self-generated, you know. All I had to do was take a step back and say, 'OK, let's make a list. Let's list, like, everything that's cool in my life that's going on right now. Let's make a list of what's not cool.' You know what I'm saying? And the cool list was really full. The not cool list was, like, two things that could've been easily dismissed."

Still, Charlie wishes more people would have seen his behavior at the time as a cry for help.

"They showed up in droves with banners and songs, all types of fanfare and celebration of, you know, what I think was a very public display of a mental health moment," he said. "I had four children and went through two divorces in and around trying to navigate the landscape of being on the most popular show in the known universe, so it was a lot. And sometimes you pick a target, you need a scapegoat, you need someone to put it all on. You know? It can't be me, it's gotta be him or them or those folks. And that's just not the road best traveled."

Recovery details

Lady Gaga's 'heart is sick' over dognapping, calls dog walker a 'hero'

Ryan Fischer, the man who was shot in the chest while walking Lady Gaga's three dogs this week, is expected to make a full recovery. The pop star, meanwhile, has publicly dubbed him a "hero."

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Ryan was shot on Feb. 24 while walking Gaga's three French Bulldogs in Hollywood, Calif. Video of the incident shows a white car — believed to be a Nissan Sentra or Nissan Altima — pull up to Ryan during an evening dog walk. Two men quickly get out and demand that Ryan "give it up," presumably talking about the dogs. Following a brief skirmish, Ryan was shot by one of the men. As Ryan begged for help while bleeding profusely on the sidewalk, the thieves got away with two of the dogs, named Koji and Gustav. A third dog ran away but was later recovered. 

On Feb, 26 Gaga publicly broke her silence about the horrific incident.

"My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return," she tweeted alongside an email address for those with information.

She added, "If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero."

Ryan family told TMZ that he is "receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery."

"We cannot possibly say enough to thank all of the first responders, nurses and doctors who have worked so tirelessly to care for Ryan," the statement continued. "Of course, we also want to thank Lady Gaga who has shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset. Ryan loves Gustavo and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return."

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Gaga was filming a movie in Rome at the time of the dognapping and shooting. Still, TMZ reports that police believe the crooks knew who the dogs belonged to and took them for ransom. But, no one has reportedly been in touch with the singer or her reps demanding payment so far.

Ramifications from the incident are already being felt in Hollywood, with many dog walking companies overhauling their typical routines and focusing on security measures to ensure the safety of the walkers and the animals.

party issue

Demi Lovato thinks gender reveal parties are 'transphobic'

Demi Lovato is feeling blue over an increasingly popular rite of passage. 

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On Feb. 25, the pop star shared an Instagram post stating that gender reveal parties are "transphobic." The social media message, titled "Why Gender Reveals are Transphobic," was initially posted by transgender rights activist Alok Vaid-Menon, and Demi clearly agreed with it. 

"This is not about being politically correct, it's about being correct. The refusal to acknowledge this stems from a misunderstanding of what transphobia is," the post said. "Transphobia is not just prejudice or violence against an individual trans person, it is a belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more 'natural' than trans people. Only individual people can self determine their gender."

"We condemn gender reveals not because of our identity, but because of reality," the lengthy post continued. "Gender reveals are based on the illusion that genitals = gender and that there are only two options 'boy or girl'… The idea that sex is based on genitalia is inconsistent with science."

Many of Demi's nearly 100 million Instagram followers commented, and it seemed that a large portion of them weren't feeling the message. 

"Most of parents just wanna celebrate that they're having a baby. Not the gender of the baby," one person said. Another said, "This has gone too far." A swath of people said the message was "unfair" or "ridiculous." 

"Demi i love you, but this is too much," one person said. "Today a gender reveal is 'transphobic' and then whats gonna be tomorrow?…a birthday celebration is gonna be ageist?!?! People need to stop living in la la land and join reality."

Addressing it

'Bachelor' frontrunner begs fans to stop defending her for past actions

Controversial "Bachelor" hopeful Rachael Kirkconnell is telling her supporters to back off. 

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The 24-year-old has been under fire ever since old photos emerged that show her at a plantation-themed college party in 2018. She also allegedly "liked" racially insensitive social media posts.

Rachael has already apologized and said that her "ignorance was racist." Now, in a lengthy social media video, she is against apologizing and owning up to her past. 

"If you are in my comments or defending me anywhere telling people that I did nothing wrong, that there's nothing to be hurt about, there's nothing to be angry about or offended about, please stop," she said. "That's not our place to tell people what they can and can't be offended about. That's wrong. And that's part of the problem. So please stop saying that I did nothing wrong. That's not true."

Rachael's scandal reached a fever pitch in early February after longtime "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison somewhat downplayed her behavior, telling fans to give the contestant "a little grace, a little understanding." Following the interview, Chris apologized and stepped away from the ABC franchise amid backlash.

In her new video, Rachael indicated she's trying to educate herself on racial issues.

"I think that the first big step in all of this is white people stepping up and taking accountability," she said. "I've just come to realize that sitting aside and hiding in the corner and avoid being called performative, that doesn't help anything."

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The controversy has played out after the current season of the "Bachelor" was filmed. Matt James, who's down to his final three women, Rachael among them, issued a statement about the "troubling information that has come to light since we wrapped filming."

"The reality is that I'm learning about these situations in real-time," he said, "and it has been devastating and heartbreaking, to put it bluntly."

Outpatient treatment

John Mulaney completes 60-day rehab stint: Report

John Mulaney is out of rehab after completing a two-month stint for substance abuse issues.

"John has completed 60 days in rehab and now he's in outpatient sober care," a source told Page Six on Feb. 25. "He is doing well, although he is still not ready to return to work."

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The former "Saturday Night Live" comedian surprised fans when he entered a rehab facility in Pennsylvania just before Christmas in 2020.  

"John's friends and family are happy that he's finally getting some help and focusing on his health," a source told the New York Post's gossip section at the time. "His fans know he's struggled in the past with sobriety, he has talked about it openly. Unfortunately he has struggled again during the pandemic."

"He's on board with his recovery," the source added, "he's not fighting against rehab."

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John has spoken of his vices in the past, telling Esquire in 2019 that he began drinking at 13 years old "for attention."

"I was really outgoing, and then at 12, I wasn't. I didn't know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again," he said.

John admitted that he eventually moved into hard drugs, including cocaine.

"I never liked smoking pot. Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it," he said. "I wasn't a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I'm still standing. Who's the athlete now?"

At one point, he said he drank perfume. In 2005, though, he realized he had a problem.

"I went on a bender that weekend that was just, like, fading in and out of a movie … It was just crazy," he told Esquire. "And I thought to myself, 'I don't like this guy anymore. I'm not rooting for him.'"

Without professional help, he stopped drinking and using cocaine, he said. 

John also spoke about his addiction in his 2012 Comedy Central special "New In Town."

Splitsville

Holly Madison and 'Ghost Adventures' star split after 2 years together

Holly Madison's relationship with "Ghost Adventures" star Zak Bagans is now a thing of the past. The two have reportedly broken up after nearly two years together.

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TMZ said the Playboy model and Zac remain friends and added that they are still on speaking terms. It's unclear what led to the breakup.

Holly and Zak first connected in May 2019 when she visited his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas. Soon, things became romantic and the two started dating. The duo had met before, but they were both in relationships during that initial meeting. For a while, they managed to keep their romance under the radar, but fans began to notice the similarities of Holly and Zac's social media pages. They were also often liking each other's photos and commenting. 

Neither has publicly commented on the breakup, but both may have hinted at sadness. On Feb. 24, Holly posted a photo of a salad on her Instagram Story and said she was trying to "make [herself] eat." On Feb. 22, Zac cryptically tweeted, "Loud music is therapy."

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Holly famously dated Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for years before they split. She later said she was suicidal while dating the magazine magnate. In 2013, she married music festival producer Pasquale Rotella at Disneyland, and the two share two children, Rainbow Aurora, who turns 8 in March, and Forest, 4. However, she and Pasquale split in fall 2018 and eventually finalized their divorce in February 2019.

ER visit

Viral Olympian McKayla Maroney rushed to ER in 'severe pain'

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was hospitalized after experiencing "severe pain" in her back and stomach that turned out to be kidney stones.

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In the early morning hours of Feb. 25, the infamous athlete posted a photo of the Benjamin & Carmela Du Emergency Pavilion in Orange County, California. She later posted images from a hospital on her Instagram Story bed and spoke about the pain she was experiencing.

"Tuesday I was throwing up all day, with severe pain in my back and stomach," she wrote. "Had to come to the ER at 3am because pain kept getting worse, and I couldnt' stop throwing up."

McKayla, 25, then added, "Just got my CT Scan back. I have a few kidney stones."

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Kidney stones are tremendously painful. The Mayo Clinic describes them as "hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys." The most common way to get rid of them is to naturally let them pass out of the urinary tract. In some cases, medical procedures or even surgery are needed.

McKayla was a member of the 2012 gold medal-winning United States Olympics team that was dubbed the "Fierce Five." She also won an individual silver medal on the vault. At the ceremony during which she received her silver medal, McKayla seemed less than thrilled with the results — she memorably appeared unimpressed while pictured on the podium, creating one of the most viral moments of the year. She later recreated her "not impressed" look with President Barack Obama during a visit to the White House.

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Since retiring from competitive gymnastics, McKayla has acted on several TV shows, including "Hart of Dixie" and "Bones." She's also played herself on several other programs.

Girl power

Daisy Ridley claps back after Ted Cruz diss

Daisy Ridley is dissing Texas Senator Ted Cruz after the politician took a dig at her and some of her fellow "Star Wars" castmates.

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Earlier this month, Ted expressed his support for Gina Carano after she was fired from Disney's "Mandalorian" following a social media post that compared Republicans to Jewish people during Nazi Germany.

"Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the 'Star Wars'universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi," the controversial Republican Senator tweeted. "She played a woman who kicked a— & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making 'Star Wars' fun again. Of course Disney canceled her."

Many "Star Wars" fans hammered Ted, citing a slew of strong, no-nonsense women from the franchise, including Princess Leia. 

Daisy, who plays the complex Rey in "Star Wars," wasn't even aware of the politician's tweet until it was brought up during an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment. 

"I am very happy to be an emotionally tortured Jedi who doesn't leave their state when it's having a terrible time," she retorted.

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Ted, of course, came under fire and became widely viewed as being unsympathetic on Feb. 17 when he and his family jetted off to Cancun, Mexico, after a storm caused extreme freezing conditions, unsafe drinking water and mass power outages in the state he represents. On Twitter, many dubbed him "Cancun Cruz" or "Flyin' Ted."

As criticism mounted, Ted blamed the trip on his daughters, claiming they wanted to go on an impromptu trip to Mexico, and he said he was merely chaperoning them on the flight down and planned to abruptly return to Texas. However, many of his constituents pointed to the fact that Ted's wife, Heidi, was there and could have easily chaperoned the girls. Also, Ted was seen with luggage, a sure sign he wasn't planing a short stint under the sun. (Further, a United Airlines source said Ted's initial flight back was scheduled for Feb. 20). 

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Text messages later attributed to Ted's wife show that they flew south of the border because their house was "freezing" and felt that the pricey Ritz Carlton was a better option for the time being. The texts made no mention of the couple's daughters. Many fans were upset not only because of the Texas exit, but also because the family left their dog behind inside that exact "freezing" house.