Memory lane

Larry Birkhead shares Anna Nicole Smith memory, posts rare pics

Anna Nicole Smith once reluctantly celebrated her birthday by channeling another blond bombshell.


The model's former partner Larry Birkhead shared the incredible story in an Instagram post earlier this month, recalling Anna's refusal to join the festivities.

"One year, Anna Nicole wouldn't come downstairs at her house to celebrate her birthday. She wasn't in the best mood and I think she (like most women in Hollywood) just didn't like getting older," he wrote alongside never-before-seen pictures of the late star. "In order to get her to come down the stairs to celebrate she said she wanted to play dress up or she wasn't coming downstairs. I asked her who she decided she wanted to be."

Eventually, she decided she wanted to dress up as Pamela Anderson.

Larry, who shares 13-year-old daughter Dannielynn Birkhead with Anna, said he drew barbed wire on Anna's arm to mimic Pam's tattoo.

"She made me go to the costume shop in Studio City and buy fake breasts. I asked her why, she said she wanted 'Pam's' breast bigger than hers," Larry said. "Anna somehow thought Pam Anderson stole a saying off a t-shirt in Anna's Tex-Sex clothing line that was in development that said 'Back Off I'm With The Band.' (Pam's t-shirt was slightly different)."


While a NSFW banner hung above, Larry recalled Anna "poured water all over the breasts laughed, then opened her presents."

Larry was quick to point out that the Anna's costume wasn't meant as a slight to the former "Baywatch" star.

"I have met Pam before and she was super sweet and nice," he said. "Actually Anna went to an event after that where Pam was so really I think Anna was just being silly."

Anna passed away in 2007 of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 39. Her death came just five after her son, Daniel, died. A jury determined he also died of an accidental overdose.


ABC, friends 'extremely worried' about Ryan Seacrest's schedule: Report

Ryan Seacrest's hectic schedule is worrying some of his bosses, a new report states. 

"There are people at the network who are extremely worried that he is overdoing it," an ABC source told the New York Post.

Another source added, "People internally have started to ask questions."


Fans became concerned about Ryan's health earlier this month when they felt he exhibited signs of a stroke during the "American Idol" finale. Toward the end of the show, which was produced virtually, fans noticed that Ryan seemed to have a swollen eye and was slightly slurring his words. Immediately there was worry, and many viewers took to Twitter to openly wonder if something severe was happening. 

The following day, Ryan took an unexpected day off from co-hosting "Live" with Kelly Ripa, further concerning fans. 

"It was a last-minute thing and there was a sense of panic at ABC when we were told that Ryan couldn't make it that morning," the ABC source ­said.

Ryan later equated it to "exhaustion," and his rep said he was simply overworked and denied that Ryan suffered a stroke on the air.

Still, the ABC source said the "Idol" incident was "extremely disconcerting."

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"Live" is set to go on a weeks-long scheduled hiatus next month, and ABC bigwigs are thrilled, hoping Ryan can take some time off. 

In addition to hosting "Live" and "American Idol," Ryan has a syndicated radio show, "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," which runs for five hours Monday to Friday, as well as the weekly "American Top 40" music-radio countdown program. He also hosts multiple specials throughout the year and covers the red carpet for E! at major award shows. He also has a production company, a skin care line and a fashion line, among other things.

"People underestimate just how much work Ryan puts in every day," a friend told the Post. "[Right now,] he wakes up at 4 a.m., has producer meetings by 5 a.m. and has to be ready to film at 6 a.m. LA time as 'Live' goes on air at 9 a.m. EST. Add the radio show ­every day, in addition to hosting "Idol" and additional content for his platforms." 

"He has definitely had to adjust his body clock," the source continued. "While some of us can turn off or take a break throughout our workday, he almost always has a camera on him or a microphone in his hand. He's always on."


The pandemic, friends say, is actually making life easier for the media mogul, noting that he no longer has to commute between Los Angeles and New York City, something he was doing several times a week.

"This whole time [he] has been in his house in LA because of the pandemic. It's been a lot of shooting, but people internally … are concerned about his fatigue," a television-industry insider said. "Everyone is rooting for him to be OK and knows he's a hard worker and juggling a lot of things — but he's a hard worker with no commute."

At the end of the day, friends just want Ryan to be more cognizant of his health. They also know that he likes being a workaholic.

"He is the consummate professional," the television-industry insider said. "That's why it's so worrying to see him [like this]. I just hope he gets a break."

Cheating accusations

Josh Lucas' ex-wife publicly accuses him of cheating

Josh Lucas' ex-wife has accused the actor of cheating on her.

In a Twitter post, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, a New York Times writer, didn't specifically mention Josh's name, but it was clear who she was speaking about.

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"Having a child with someone makes you want to forgive them more than you normally would. It makes you believe they are better than they are. But it takes a really s–t human to cheat on their partner (correction: now ex partner) in the middle of a pandemic," she wrote. "Thank you for reminding me why I left you in the first place."

Josh and Jessica, who divorced in 2014, share 7-year-old son Noah Rev.

"I deserve better than this. Our son deserves better than this," she continued in her scathing post, which was captioned "Exes are exes for a reason."

She ended her post by writing, "And yes, I'm airing this publicly because there are a lot of women accepting much less than they deserve because there are kids in the picture. You're not stupid for hoping, for believing that people can change. I see you."

Josh has not commented on his ex-wife's tweet, and it's likely that he won't, as he quit Twitter in 2016.

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Up until now, the former couple seemed to be on good terms.

"We are both totally committed to raising our son and being in love with our son," the "Sweet Home Alabama" actor told People magazine in 2018. "I do believe our relationship will be constantly changing … it's a very remarkably complex period of my life."

That same year Jessica wrote a column for Time titled, "Raising My Son With My Ex-Husband Is the Hardest Thing I've Ever Done."

"My son was 1 years old when I moved out of the home I shared with my husband," she wrote at the time. "And ever since then his father and I have tried multiple ways to co-exist."

"We've lived separately, together and have even tried nesting (a name for the cohabitation set-up where the child stays in one home while the parents rotate in and out)," she continued. "We've tried cooperative parenting and parallel parenting, going no-contact and going full-contact (a name for the emotional set back where you start sleeping together again against all better judgment)."


Beckham's accidentally flood home after leaving bath faucet running

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham are feeling a little waterlogged after suffering a partial flood in their home.

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The former Spice Girl took to Instagram on Saturday to share a video of a repairman who came to help out with the excess water — the result of someone in the family leaving the bathtub faucet running a bit too long.

"Socially-distanced emergency repair visit from Des O'Connor! Who knew?!" she captioned the video posted to her Instagram Story. "Worth having a minor flooding incident with an overfilled bath for."

Victoria also recorded the repairman explaining how he planned to help with the issue.

"Hello, I'm Des O'Connor. Came to help David and Victoria following their flood in the house," he said. "My dehumidifiers will help dry out this flooring and the carpet. Hope to get them back to right as soon as possible."

Around the same time Victoria posted her video, David shared images of a countryside walk with his wife and daughter, Harper, implying that the flood was the furthest thing from his mind.

"Gorgeous walk with my gorgeous girls," he wrote alongside a snap with his 8-year-old daughter and the family dogs. 

"Saturday sunshine walk but someone isn't overly impressed with my hat. I obviously love it," he captioned two images with Victoria, who responded in the comments section, "The hat looked ok before someone ran it over."

Forbes fallout

Kris Jenner reportedly 'freaking out' over Forbes' new Kylie Jenner claim

Kris Jenner is "definitely worried" following Forbes' recent claim that Kylie Jenner's empire was built on a "web of lies," according to a new report.

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Earlier this week, Forbes — who initially dubbed Kylie the "world's youngest self-made billionaire" largely due to her cosmetics line — alleged the reality TV star "likely forged" tax documents and inflated the value of Kylie Cosmetics to land the Forbes cover.

"Kylie's business is significantly smaller, and less profitable, than the family has spent years leading the cosmetics industry and media outlets, including Forbes, to believe," the mag said.

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Kylie blasted the report, but The Sun claims she and her mother are scrambling.

"Kris and Kylie are freaking out and fear that this is going to hurt their brand, and even worse, they could be in trouble with the government," the source said.

Forbes' claim was damning, insisting the Kardashians went to "unusual" lengths to prove just how wealthy Kylie was, which included "inviting Forbes into their mansions and CPA's offices, and even creating tax returns that were likely forged." 

The mag now claims Kylie is not a billionaire and has a net worth just under $900 million.

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On Friday, Kylie's lawyer demanded a retraction. 

"We have reviewed Forbes' article accusing Kylie of engaging in deceit and a 'web of lies' to inflate her net worth," a statement read. "The article is filled with outright lies. Forbes' accusation that Kylie and her accountants 'forged tax returns' is unequivocally false and we are demanding that Forbes immediately and publicly retract that and other statements."

Dog days

Andy Cohen reveals he re-homed his dog after 'incident'

After nearly seven years of companionship, Andy Cohen revealed on Friday that he's re-homed his beloved dog, Wacha.

The Bravo host made the heart-wrenching announcement in a lengthy Instagram post, attaching a video of himself playing with Wacha.

"As you may know, Wacha is my first baby, my beautiful rescue puppy. He is my pride and joy. When he came into my life, my world changed. Over the nearly seven years that I've been blessed to have Wacha in my life, we have worked to address some occasional random signs of aggression. No effort was spared in the attempt to help Wacha feel adjusted," he wrote. "After an incident a few months ago, numerous professionals led me to the conclusion that my home is simply not a good place for him. Keeping him here could be catastrophic for [son] Ben and worse for Wacha."


The "Watch What Happens Live" host didn't detail when exactly he re-homed Wacha but said he "put off sharing this news as long as I could." Wacha's new family, Andy quickly noted, is known to the dog.

"The good news is that he now has a permanent home with his second family, in the place he lived every single time I went out of town. He is thriving. We still see each other, but a piece of my heart is gone," Andy wrote. "I miss his weight on top of me first thing in the morning. I miss him waiting for me in front of the shower. And I miss the sound of his paws on the floor when I come home."

Wacha was well-known to Andy's fans, as the Bravo scion often spoke about the pooch and often shared pictures of him on Instagram. Wacha also often appeared on "Watch What Happens Live." Last year, Andy was criticized on social media following a joke he made about Wacha eating his newborn baby boy's toy. He told his haters to "stand down."


Certainly a lot of changes have occurred in Andy's life since he first got Wacha. In Friday's emotional post, Andy said he's "not the same person" he was seven years ago.

"My dog changed me. He opened me up to love.. to caring… and ultimately to having a family," Andy said. "When I think of him – let's be honest, when don't I think of him – it's with the clarity that we were meant to come into each other's lives exactly when we did, and that he's happy, which gives me peace of mind. We did rescue each other. Thank you, Wacha."

Prenup fight

Former 'Housewives' couple at odds over prenuptial agreement

Meghan King Edmonds and Jim Edmonds are fighting over a prenuptial agreement signed nearly six years ago.


While the former baseball player is satisfied with the terms of the agreement, the former "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star, who happily spoke about signing it while appearing on the reality TV show in 2014, is contesting it, according to reports.

"Jim's prenuptial agreement is valid, enforceable and generous for a five-year marriage, and we fully expect it to be upheld," Jim's rep, Steve Honig, told Page Six on Friday. "Jim is voluntarily paying Meghan more than three times the amount of child support required by court guidelines. He has been beyond generous to Meghan and provides full financial support for his children."

Speaking specifically about the prenuptial agreement, he added, "Despite any claims being made, both Meghan and her attorney at the time reviewed the agreement several weeks before the wedding and everyone involved agreed to the terms. Meghan herself has publicly explained the agreement was done at her urging because she didn't want Jim's family to think she was trying to take his money." 

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Meghan, who shares three children with Jim, wants the divorce rhetoric toned down.

 "Jim's rep was previously quoted in January as saying Jim has 'no interest in playing this out in the media.' I think that's very important to circle back to, because that's where I stand, too," she told New York Post's gossip page. "We've navigated this in and out of the media over the past few months but at this point, I'm in a really good spot and I just want to move on. The public should turn their attention to more important world events, not our private ones."


Following a cheating scandal last year, Meghan and Jim split. Since then, divorce proceedings have been rather nasty, with their camps engaging in a public war of words.

In April, Meghan said Jim's child support payment "barely pays for groceries."

"Meghan has spent the better part of the past six months airing everyone's dirty laundry in public," Jim's rep said. "She has publicly discussed hers and Jim's sex life, complained about not getting enough child support, accused Jim of indiscretions, publicly humiliated Jim's girlfriend, discussed Jim's vasectomy, talked about what she is going to do with their frozen embryos and pretty much discussed every single aspect of her marriage and divorce on her podcast, social media and in the press." 

"She continually speaks to reporters as an anonymous 'insider' and has done whatever she can to get attention for herself and cause harm to Jim with no regard or respect for anything or anyone," the rep continued. "I am absolutely thrilled Meghan finally realizes that I was right all along and there is no benefit to playing this out in public. All of us eagerly await and look forward to Meghan's newfound commitment to silence."

shine bright

Lady Gaga stopped before wearing $30M diamond at Taco Bell

She'd just won an Oscar a few hours earlier and a blinged-out Lady Gaga needed tacos. But there were a million reasons why that was a bad idea… 30 million reasons, actually. 

While appearing on "The Graham Norton Show" Friday, the singer recalled heading to Taco Bell following the 2019 Academy Awards while still wearing her jewelry: the $30 million "Tiffany Diamond." 

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Tiffany security, whose sole job was to protect the legendary diamond that night, stopped her before making a "run for the border."

"I didn't know what was going to happen that night — I was just so happy to be there," Gaga said. "My sister and I were barreling through champagne backstage and when we left, I didn't tell anyone, and I still had the diamond on."

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Gaga, who won Best Original Song for "Shallow" from the film "A Star Is Born" that evening, said people were doing double takes as they saw her outside of the award's show while still donning the 128.54 carat diamond.

"Everyone freaked out that I was still wearing it," she said. "When I went to Madonna's house, security guards were side-eyeing me."

After building a hunger at Madonna's afterparty, Gaga went on a late night snack run.

"Eventually, when we were heading to Taco Bell, my car was pulled over," Gaga said, "and Tiffany's security politely removed it from my neck!"

The cushion-cut yellow stone — dubbed the "Tiffany Diamond" — has quite the history, as it was previously worn by Audrey Hepburn. The New York Post noted that it is the most expensive piece of Oscars jewelry ever worn.

Nasty neighbors

Justin Theroux's years-long feud with NYC neighbor gets personal

Justin Theroux's never-ending battle with his New York City neighbor continues, as he's now accusing the man of intimidating another of the building's residents… the man's own wife!

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In newly filed court documents obtained by TMZ, Justin attached an audio recording that he says depicts Norman Resnicow, his neighbor, berating his own 71-year-old wife and threatening her. The way Justin sees it, this violates a restraining order that's been put in place as part of their ongoing litigation. 

The restraining order, which went into effect two years ago, reportedly prohibits Norman from intimidating any of the building's residents, as they could be witnesses in the case. Norman's wife, Justin argues, is a building resident.

The actor is seeking civil or criminal punishment against the neighbor, urging the court to hold Norman in contempt and potentially impose a fine or imprisonment on him.

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Citing court records, TMZ says Justin claims he's heard his neighbor threaten violence against his wife several times of late, and he's called police fearing for the woman's safety. In the audio recording alleged to be Norman, he tells his wife he will "break your teeth."

The "Maniac" star says the domestic arguments have caused him "anxiety that continues long after the incidents themselves have ended." He added that others in the building have filed affidavits against the neighbor, too.


The feud between Justin and Norman began in 2017 when Justin and then-wife Jennifer Aniston began renovating their Greenwich Village co-op. Justin claimed Norman quickly became angry about the renovations and made his life a living hell. Norman apparently demanded that they install soundproofing, although Justin refused. In May 2017, Justin sued Norman for $350,000 and punitive damages for what amounted to harassment.

Justin's lawsuit alleged that Norman threatened to create a PR nightmare if the actor didn't succumb to his wishes. In the lawsuit, he alleged that Norman also threatened to cut the water and electricity lines to his roof deck. He also says that his neighbor badgered the men working on Justin's renovation.

Norman then counter-sued, saying Justin has "terrorized" him and his wife with his "rude behavior."

TMZ reported in 2018 that Norman filed documents alleging that water damage from Justin's pad leaked into his living room, causing it to get moldy.

In May 2018, Justin accused Norman of trespassing on his property multiple times and of being a "peeping tom." 

Around that same time, a judge signed a temporary restraining order against Norman after multiple residents in his building said he came after them with farming tools.

Restaurant woes

Man attempts break-in at Lisa Vanderpump's L.A. restaurant

A break-in at Lisa Vanderpump's famous Los Angeles-area restaurant was thwarted by a quick-thinking passersby who caught the crook in the act.

According to TMZ, a man wearing a blue medical mask and a backpack walked up to Lisa's Pump restaurant in West Hollywood on Sunday and attempted to cut the lock to the restaurant's front gate. 


As multiple witnesses noticed the alleged break-in in progress, the aspiring trespasser immediately put away his heavy-duty shears and stood in front of the gate "as if nothing was amiss," TMZ said.

The passersby, though, weren't buying the nothing-to-see-here behavior and at least three of them called police, who arrived within minutes en masse with seven police units and a helicopter. (Police told the webloid that would-be crook had been seen in the area before, so they responded in kind.)

The suspect was quickly detained. 

Neither Lisa nor her husband, Ken Todd, were in the restaurant at the time, as it's been closed since the Covid-19 pandemic began. 

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Making light of the situation, Ken told TMZ, the burglar "was desperate for a Pump-tini. We can't blame him."

Since nothing was taken and the man didn't really come close to getting inside of Pump, the "Vanderpump Rules" stars are not pressing charges. 

The break-in attempt comes just a few months after a car smashed into Pump. The restaurant was open for brunch at the time of that incident.