divorce

Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus

Liam Hemsworth has officially filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus after less than a year of marriage.

In his divorce filing in Los Angeles, the actor cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason, according to TMZ. Since the duo doesn't share children and had an ironclad prenuptial agreement, the divorce is expected to be fairly cut and dry.

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The date of the separation is listed as "TBD."

The formal divorce filing comes less than two weeks after the couple announced that they had separated.

Liam is "over the marriage" and just wants to move on, TMZ said, adding that Miley supposedly made overtures as recently as this week, saying she wanted to work on the marriage. Liam, however, was ready for it to simply be done.

The divorce filing might be seen as somewhat of a surprise, as just last week E! News said Miley and Liam's families wanted the duo to hold off before doing anything drastic.

"Their families have urged them to take some time to breathe before they make any final decisions," a source told E! "They are both upset about how this has blown up and are both hurting right now."

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Miley and Liam's 10-year relationship has seen lots of ups and downs, including called off engagements and new relationships. They later reconciled, got engaged in 2016 and tied the knot in December 2018.

A source told People magazine of Miley and Liam, "They're not on the same page when it comes to a lot of fundamental things that make a relationship work."

Said E!'s source, "Their relationship completely changed. … Miley got back in the studio and was focused and serious about her new music."

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Since the split, Miley dropped a new song, "Slide Away," that seems to be all about the end of her marriage. In addition, Miley was recently photographed passionately kissing Brody Jenner's ex, Kaitlynn Carter, in Italy (Liam was said to be "devastated" over the pictures.) The women were spotted making out again this week in Los Angeles.

Back on

Olivia Jade returns to YouTube after nearly a year of silence

After over a year of radio silence on YouTube, Olivia Jade Giannulli is back on the vlog beat, but she doesn't want to "rehash" the scandal that sent both of her parents to prison.

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The daughter of Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin vaguely touched on her parent's college admissions scandal while addressing her 1.86 million subscribers on Jan. 21, her first YouTube video since December 2019.

"I wanted to film this little intro part just because I didn't want it to, like, just start the vlog and me not address anything," she said. "Obviously did my 'Red Table Talk' interview and I think if you have any questions for me or you have anything to say or you're like, 'Why are you back?' you can go watch that interview. I think I kind of disclosed what I felt I needed to say on there."

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Back in March 2019, "Fuller House" star Lori and her husband were accused of paying a middleman $500,000 to get Olivia and her older sister, Bella, into the University of Southern California via its crew team, despite neither of the women having any real experience in rowing. Coincidentally, after getting accepted into USC, Olivia said she wasn't interested in school.

"I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend but I'm going to go in and talk to my deans and everyone and hope I can try and balance it all," she said in a since-deleted video from fall 2018. "But I do want the experience of game day and partying, I don't really care about school. As you guys all know."

In the midst of the scandal, Olivia went MIA on YouTube, and her parents eventually pleaded guilty. They were both sentenced to prison over the admissions scam.

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While both parents were incarcerated, Olivia did an interview on "Red Table Talk." 

"I don't mean to say that in a dismissive way or a pretentious way," she said in her new YouTube broadcast. "I think what I was trying to get across is that I felt like the thing I wanted to do the most is apologize for so long and I felt like I got to do that at 'Red Table.' And so although I can't change the past, I can change how I act and what I do going forward. I just didn't want anybody to take it the wrong way and it seemed like I was being like, 'I went on 'Red Table' and now my name is cleared.' Like no, that's not it."

"But just for my own mental sanity, I don't want to keep rehashing things," she continued in the new video. "I just want to move on and do better and move forward and come back and do what I love, which is YouTube. So you don't have to watch. Nobody's forcing you. But I didn't want that to be misread, okay? Enjoy."

Lori was released from prison on Dec. 28. Mossimo is currently imprisoned, but he is begging a judge to let him serve the rest of his five-month sentence at home. His team is arguing that the conditions in prison are "far more extreme than what the court recommended."

Drinking stories

George Clooney admits he was drunk on set of this film…

George Clooney has revealed that he wasn't exactly his best (or most sober) self while filming 1996's "One Fine Day."

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In speaking with Michelle Pfeiffer, his co-star from the movie, he recalled one particular time in which he was drinking heavily with his pal Rander Gerber the night before filming.

"I was in New York, I was staying at the Morgans Hotel, and my friend Rande Gerber, who is my partner now in the tequila company — I had the day off. So I had a few drinks," he said while apart of Variety's Actors on Actors series. "We stayed up and had a few vodkas or something. Then I came home at 1 in the morning … I was pretty hammered."

"I woke up at 5 in the morning. I was like, 'I feel OK.' Then I looked in the mirror, and I was like, 'Oh, I'm still drunk,'" he continued. "I got to the set, and we walked to the trailer and I sat down and you looked at me. You go, 'What?' And I was like, 'I didn't know we were going to work today.' And you go, 'You're still drunk.' It's a scene we did in a oner where you and I are talking back and forth to each other. I kept trying to spray whatever mouth spray I could because I smelled like a …"

"Like a brewery," Michelle quipped.

George corrected her, claiming he smelt more like "a distillery."

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Michelle also recalled the time the two-time Oscar winner came to the set with a facial injury.

"I took an elbow in the face from one of the crew members, and it broke my eye socket," he added. "And I was like, 'I can still shoot.' I remember we actually shot scenes where we blocked half of my face with a kid."

Dustin Diamond completes first round of chemotherapy

Dustin Diamond has completed his first round of chemotherapy following his cancer diagnosis, and he will schedule another round in the near future, TMZ reports.

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The former "Saved By The Bell" star is still in the hospital as he deals with stage 4 small cell carcinoma, more commonly known as advanced lung cancer.

Dustin, who famously played Screech on the beloved teen sitcom, will begin physical therapy, his team tells the webloid. While recovering, Dustin is reading fan mail, learning new songs on his bass guitar, playing video games and making fan videos on social media.

The actor, TMZ said, "is keeping a positive outlook and is looking forward to spending more time with his girlfriend."

On Jan. 11, Dustin was hospitalized after feeling uneasy and experiencing pain all over his body. He also discovered a lump in his throat. Dustin's medical team felt it was "likely" cancer, and on Jan. 14, those fears were confirmed.

"It's serious, but we don't know how serious yet," his rep told EW at the time. "He's at an undisclosed hospital in Florida and will probably go home after treatments. We just want him to get well soon."

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After his diagnosis, one of Dustin's "Bayside High" classmates revealed that he reached out to the ailing actor

"I connected with Dustin earlier this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he'll overcome this," Mario Lopez tweeted alongside two pictures from the nostalgic show on Jan. 15. "Praying for him & his family and for a speedy recovery. God Bless."

That same day, Tiffani Thiessen posted a photo of Dustin on her Instagram Story and wrote, "Thinking of you Dustin."

Happy lady

Carol Baskin reacts to Joe Exotic's failure to get pardon

Although Joe Exotic and his team are disappointed that Donald Trump failed to pardon the "Tiger King" star on his way out of office, there is one person ecstatic about the decision: Carole Baskin.

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A happy Carole told TMZ, "If I understand the notice I got from the prison system, he's already gotten another month added to his sentence by not obeying prison rules."

In the waning hours of Trump's presidency, there had been murmurs that the outgoing POTUS may issue a pardon for the flamboyant "Tiger King" star, who is serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in a murder-for-hire plot to kill Carole, his chief rival, as well as other animal abuse charges. 

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Ever since the popularity of Netflix's "Tiger King" docu-series, Joe's team has been trying to free him, and they hoped Trump would be sympathetic.

According to reports, Joe's team had a limo and hair and makeup team ready in the event that a pardon came through

"We are as disappointed that the President did not sign Joe's pardon, as we were confident yesterday that he would," Joe's team said. 

Carole isn't crying, but handed out some free advice for the imprisoned former zookeeper.

"If Joe really had a change of heart, he could do what Mario Tabraue did to lessen his 100 year drug trafficking conviction to 12 years by turning state's evidence against the other animal exploiters," she said.

Homicide arrest

Food Network winner arrested over death of toddler

Ariel Robinson, the winner of "Worst Cooks in America," was arrested for homicide in South Carolina.

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The victim was a 3-year-old girl.

Fox Carolina reported that Ariel and her husband, Jerry Robinson, have been charged with homicide by child abuse and are being held at the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.

Reports claim police responded to a call about an unresponsive juvenile victim last week. That victim, Victoria Rose Smith, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Greenville County Coroner's Office said the little girl died of multiple blunt force injuries. 

Ariel, a mother of five, won Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" last August. It's not known if the victim was a family member.

Splitsville

Clare Crawley and Dale Moss split: 'This is the healthiest decision for both of us'

It's over for "The Bachelorette" couple Clare Crawley and Dale Moss.

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On Jan. 19, TMZ reported that Dale, 32, broke things off with Clare, 39, over the weekend, and there is a suspicion that distance was a factor — he lives in New York City, while she lives in Sacramento, California.

Moments after the report hit the Internet, Dale confirmed the split on Instagram. 

"I wanted share with you all that Clare and I have decided to go our separate ways. We appreciate the love and support we've received from so many people, but this is the healthiest decision for both of us at this time," he wrote. "We strongly believe in leading with love and always remaining true to oneself – something our families have taught and instilled in us throughout our lives. We only hope the best things for one another."

The split ends one of the fastest on-screen romances of all time. The duo met over the summer while filming "The Bachelorette" in a bubble environment. The moment Clare met Dale, she mentioned that he was "husband" material. She then continued to fall hard for Dale, essentially snubbing the other guys vying for her heart in order to focus entirely on him. 

After just three weeks of filming, Clare left the show with Dale by her side. She was replaced by Tayshia Adams.

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Prior to the split, there had been reports that Clare and Dale were experiencing turbulence in their romance. Just a few hours before Dale's announcement, an Us Weekly source said, "Dale and Clare are technically still together but there are serious issues they are working through. They're in communication but on a break."

Interestingly enough, Clare posted an intimate image with her now-former fiancé to her Instagram on Jan. 9. He shared a video with her a few days earlier.

Just last month, Clare mistakenly referred to Dale as her "husband," prompting many to wonder if they'd secretly tied the knot. 

On Dec. 10, the former star of "The Bachelorette" posted a video on her Instagram Story in which she said, "Nothing makes me happier than grocery shopping with my husband." She later told her followers they were not married and blamed her wording on a "slip of the tongue."

While gushing about Dale in November, she said, "Everything he was looking for was everything I was looking for. He doesn't even realize he does this for me, but last night, I was having the worst anxiety ever, and [he] showed up when I was pacing around the pool with anxiety. He just grabbed my hand and paced with me around the pool. That's all I've ever wanted is a man to show up for me — not only when it's easy, not only when it's good and fun and pretty in ball gowns and all that. But, like, show up when I'm in my yoga pants and no makeup, and my hair's in a greasy knot. Like, show up for me. He's done that every single time."

Leaving the legacy

Aaron Spelling's son, Randy, dishes on why he fled Hollywood

Randy Spelling grew up as Hollywood royalty as the son of mega-producer Aaron Spelling and brother of Tori Spelling. With that upbringing came tremendous pressure to be somebody special in Tinseltown, but it was a life Randy didn't want.

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In a chat with Page Six, the 42-year-old spoke about growing up the son of "such a legend" and why he decided to leave it all behind for a quiet life in Oregon.

"I realized I have to forge my own path because if I don't it's going to kill me," he said. 

Aaron was one of the biggest names in entertainment while producing a string a massive hits, including, "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," and "The Love Boat."

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While Randy's sister Tori went on to fame, he opted to become a life coach. Although he first thought that he would continue the family's glitzy legacy (in fact, it was all but assumed), his father's death in 2006 changed things.

"I was just trying to fill myself in any way I could and started filling myself with the wrong things and got caught up in addiction," Randy said. "So I went to rehab and after I thought, 'Gosh, I have this second chance, who do I want to be? What makes me happy? What am I here for?' And all these existential questions that I really set out on a path to answer."

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It was then that he discovered life coaching, something he's now done for 13 years.

"It was just, 'Hey this sounds really interesting,' so I did it and it was suggested I work with people and I started doing that and I realized, 'I think I'm good at it,' and it just propelled me to do more," he said. "I've been on both sides of the coin from having everything to being very concerned, 'How I am going to make this happen for my family?' and I can tell you happiness doesn't come from money. It can bring less stress and afford more choice but I work with people who have very little and CEOs and I can tell you happiness has nothing to do with money."

Engagement

Tiffany Trump announces engagement on father's final day in office

Tiffany Trump is hearing wedding bells. 

On Jan. 19, just 24 hours before her father leaves the Oval Office, Tiffany announced on Instagram that she has gotten engaged to boyfriend Michael Boulos.

While posting a snap from the White House, the 27-year-old wrote, "It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael! Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!"

Michael commented, "Love you honey."

Tiffany and Michael have been dating for two years.

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Michael, who reportedly hails from a wealthy Nigerian family, posted the same photo to social media. 

"Got engaged to the love of my life! Looking forward to our next chapter together," he wrote.

The announcement comes as Tiffany's father, Donald Trump, enters his final 24 hours as President of the United States. Although Tiffany champions her father and was hopeful he'd be re-elected in the 2020 election, she hasn't had the presence that her older half-siblings have had on TV and on the campaign trail. Still, her Instagram feed often showed her at the White House or with her famous family.

Page Six notes that Tiffany, like many in her family, is looking to take up residence in South Florida.

Proud grandpa

Michael Douglas meets 1-month-old grandson for first time

The wait was worth it. 

Back in mid-December, Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas welcomed a second child, a son, with his wife Viviane Thibes. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael was unable to meet his grandson for weeks.

Finally, on Jan. 19, the "Wall Street" actor was able to meet 4-week-old Ryder T. Douglas.

"First time I've seen my month old grandson, Ryder!," a bottle-carrying Michael captioned a photo in which Ryder comfortably nestles in his arm. The 76-year-old also added a smiling emoji and a heart emoji.

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Despite his physical absence from Ryder's life thus far — through no fault of his own — Michael has acted the part of a proud grandpa for the next Douglas generation. 

On Dec. 23, he posted a photo of Cameron, Viviane, Ryder and their daughter, Lua, 3. 

"Congratulations Cameron and Viviane! Welcome to the [world] Ryder T. Douglas!," Michael wrote.   

As happy as Michael is to be a grandfather again, he's equally proud of his son, Cameron. The 42-year-old has overcome a drug-fueled past and embraced sobriety.

Cameron, who's grandfather was Kirk Douglas, was arrested in 2009 and sent to prison on drug charges. Two years later, while serving as an inmate, he was given a second sentence after being caught behind bars with items that tested positive for cocaine. Cameron was eventually released in July 2016.

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While in prison, Cameron decided to get his life together.

"I believe the moment where I started to change direction was when I was given my second sentence," he said. "I was in solitary confinement and I felt something cracking or breaking inside of me. At that point, I knew I had two paths left open to me, and one path I probably would not have made it back from."