Arrested in Florida

Luann de Lesseps arrested in Palm Beach, facing four felonies

Money can't buy you class, but it can buy you a good lawyer.

And Luann de Lesseps is going need one.

The "The Real Housewives of New York City" star, 52, was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, in the early-morning hours of Dec. 24, multiple outlets report.


While initial reports revealed she was taken in for being drunk and disorderly, it quickly emerged that things were far worse: Luann also allegedly attacked a cop.

Page Six reports that she's facing multiple charges: disorderly intoxication, battery of an officer, resisting arrest and making threats against a public servant.

According to the Palm Beach Post, an assistant state's attorney said that the reality star slammed a door and kicked a police officer during an alcohol-fueled tirade. She also told people prior to her arrest, "I'm going to kill you all," the state's attorney claimed.

While she was being arraigned on Christmas Eve — while wearing a floral-print dress — Judge Ted Booras told the onetime countess that four of the five charges against her — battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence and two corruption by threat charges — are felonies, the Palm Beach Post reported.

He also advised her to hire a criminal defense attorney and not to incriminate herself by responding to him after he said she might have a drinking problem. "Don't say anything," he warned.

The judge ultimately released her without bond, on her own recognizance, which means she can return to New York. "I don't think it would be that hard to find you," he said.

She's due back in court on Jan. 25, 2018.

It's an unfortunate end to a difficult year for the Bravo star.

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Almost a year ago on New Year's Eve 2016, she married Tom D'Agostino Jr. in Palm Beach in front of 250 guests. But by the summer, the marriage was over and the couple filed for divorce.

The couple reportedly got into a physical altercation at a New York City restaurant a month before they announced their split. The divorce was quickly finalized on Sept. 18.

Hours after her release, Luann issued a statement addressing what happened. "This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions," she told Page Six. "I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018."

Gray days

Andie MacDowell embraced her gray hair as a 'power move'

Andie MacDowell earned praise earlier this month when she showed off her beautiful gray hair at Cannes. She now reveals that several members of her team were blue in the face in trying to talk her out of embracing her salt-and-pepper strands.

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"My managers had actually said to me, 'It's not time [to go gray],'" she told Vogue. "And I said, 'I think you're wrong, and I'm going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now. It's time because in two years I'm going to be 65. If I don't do it now, I won't have the chance to be salt and pepper. I always wanted to be salt and pepper!"

Trying to "please people," Andie, 63, looked into wigs to hide her hair. But she eventually decided to let her gray locks flow naturally, calling it a "power move."

"Once I did it, it was just so clear to me that my instincts were right because I've never felt more powerful," she said. "I feel more honest. I feel like I'm not pretending. I feel like I'm embracing right where I am. I feel really comfortable. And in a lot of ways, I think it's more striking on my face. I just feel like it suits me."

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Two things aided her in her hair transformation: one was her family, and the other was the pandemic.

"At the very beginning of quarantine, my hair started growing and every time my kids would see me, they kept telling me I looked badass with my gray hair. When I pulled it up in a bun, all you could see was the salt and pepper, which is what I am, you know, dark and silver," she said. "I like to compare myself to George Clooney because why not? I've been saying for a while now it was time for me, personally, to make that transition because I felt like it was appropriate for my personality and just who I am."

In doing some research, she found some inspiration in other high-profile women who have happily gone gray.

"I don't want people to have the expectation that I need to look younger to have value or to be beautiful or desirable," she said. "We don't do that to men! We love an older man. We love men as they age. I would love the same expectation for women, and we're getting there … you know, baby steps."

House fire

New Orleans home owned by Beyonce catches fire

A $2.4 million home in New Orleans believed to be owned by Beyonce caught fire, and the blaze took more than two hours to extinguish.

Multiple outlets reported that the 1-alarm fire at the historic home began on July 21 at around 6:15 p.m. It was finally put out around 8:30 p.m. It took 22 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

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No one was injured and it didn't appear that anyone was in the home at the time of the fire. Reports said a properly working smoke alarm alerted the fire department. The cause of the fire isn't known.

"If they didn't get there when they did, it could have been much worse. It's a historic home," a fire department spokesperson told The New York Post.

While the home isn't directly listed as Beyonce's property, it was purchased in 2015 by Sugarcane Park LLC, a company managed by Bey's mother. Sugarcane's mailing address is also the same as Bey's management company, Parkwood Entertainment. claims the property was built in 1927 as a Presbyterian church before it was re-purposed as a ballet school. In 2000, it was converted into a home. The three-story home is spectacular, as it spans 15,200 square feet, features a main residence, 3 separate apartments, 26-foot ceilings and a green roof.

Lawmaker layoff

Tiger Woods' mistress claims she was fired from gig because of lawmaker

Rachel Uchitel, who famously had an affair with Tiger Woods, claims she was unceremoniously dropped from her spokesperson role with a sugar daddy-style dating app because of controversial Congressman Matt Gaetz.

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According to TMZ, Rachel filed a lawsuit against the Seeking Arrangement dating app, claiming her six-month contract was terminated three months early because the company worried about the aftermath of a scandal involving the Florida House member.

Gaetz has been linked to the site and there are reports that he's a member. The lawmaker is being investigated for sex trafficking over an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl, whom he supposedly paid to travel with him a couple years ago. 

Rachel insists that she has no connection with the Congressman.

Under her agreement with Seeking Arrangement, Rachel says she was paid $20,000 a month and did her job well. She maintains that the company told her it needed to re-brand in the wake of Gaetz's scandal and let her go.

She's suing Seeking Arrangement for the balance owed, which is about $60,000, and damages for tarnishing her reputation. She's also asking for money for emotional distress.

Money matters

Dr. Dre ordered to pay ex $300k in monthly spousal support

Dre Day is also going to be known as pay day for Nicole Young.

According to newly obtained court documents, Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay his ex $293,306 per month in spousal support beginning on Aug. 1.


Page Six notes that Dre will have to pay Nicole, his estranged wife, the fee until she remarries or enters into a domestic partnership. The court reserves the right to change the financial order in the future. 

The rapper must also pay expenses for two Los Angeles-area homes that he and Nicole once shared. Dre, however, owns these homes outright, so that is not surprising.

Although the spousal support fee is steep, it can actually be seen as a win for Dre, as Nicole had initially requested $2 million a month in spousal support. In her request, which was filed last fall, Nicole indicated she needed $100,000 a month for her mortgage and $900,000 a month in entertainment. She laid out the cost of more monthly necessities, as well, claiming she needed $135,000 a month for clothes and $20,000 a month for her cell phone, email and telephone.


Dre and Nicole's divorce has been anything but amicable. In June 2020 filed divorce paperwork, ending their 24-year marriage. She citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. In the days that followed, Dr. Dre revealed that they signed a prenuptial agreement back in 1996 and argued that their division of property should be governed by their prenup. Soon after, Nicole challenged that prenup and said she "unwillingly" signed the documents amid pressure from the rapper and his team.

Two years into the marriage, Nicole contends that the rapper admitted too forcing her to sign the prenup, and she accused him of "abusive coercive control."

"Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me," she wrote in court documents. "Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void."

In April, Dre and Nicole asked a judge to legally declare them single as they hammer out divorce details.

moving issues

Jillian Michaels claims moving company stole $30k in property

Jillian Michaels plans to take legal action against a moving company that she claims stole $30,000 worth of her property.

The former "Biggest Loser" trainer has also filed a police report.


According to TMZ, Jillian claims she hired a company, FlatRate Moving and Storage, for her cross-country move from Los Angeles to Miami in early June. The company, she alleges, picked up the items in March and stored them in a facility in Miami. However, she argues that some of her clothes, tools and outdoor furniture were missing when everything arrived. All told, she estimated the property to be worth $30,000.

Plus, Jillian says that of the items that actually did arrive to her new home, about 80 percent of them were damaged due to careless packing on the moving company's part.

Miami Police are investigating the stolen goods claim, and Jillian has already gotten a lawyer and reportedly plans to file a civil lawsuit against the movers.

A rep for the moving company told TMZ, "FlatRate Moving is grateful for all of the people and companies that continue to choose us to help them with their moves and privileged to be the moving company of choice for customers of notoriety such as Ms. Michaels. FlatRate Moving has been in constant contact with Ms. Michaels and her representatives and is confident that we will reach an amicable resolution."

tub talk

Tyra Banks' 'unhinged' hot tub attire goes viral

Tyra Banks was feeling the heat on social media due to an interview she did with Megan Thee Stallion… in a hot tub.

While the rapper appropriately donned a multicolored swimsuit for the interview, Tyra appeared to be fully clothed in a dress. Yes, a dress… in a hot tub!

During the chat, Megan spoke of her beginnings and how her mother inspired her, but the conversation was lost thanks to Tyra's attire, which was trending on Wednesday afternoon.

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"Lmfao Tyra is CRAZY! Why does this lady have on a maxi dress with shoulder pads in a jacuzzi?????????," one person wondered. Another said, "Tyra unhinged. In the jacuzzi with a whole dress with SHOULDER PADS!?.."

Some users took a screen shot of a moment in which Tyra lifted her arm to show her drenched sleeve.

"Tyra sitting in a pool fully clothed interviewing Megan. The soaking wet sleeve! A+," one person said.

Among the light-hearted comments was also this: "why is tyra dressed like she's about to be baptized?"

Tyra has not commented on the interview or the comments. Maybe she's soaking up the glory of being a Twitter trend.

Ring thing

'Vanderpump Rules' star sparks engagement rumors with ring

Scheana Shay's newest accessory is causing a stir.

On July 20, the "Vanderpump Rules" star was photographed wearing a huge ring on her left ring finger, which naturally sparked engagement rumors. 


Scheana has been dating beau Brock Davies for nearly two years, and they share 3-month-old daughter Summer Moon Honey Davies.

Although the reality TV star has yet to publicly comment on her new bauble, a Tuesday dinner seemed to imply that Scheana was celebrating something big, as her table could be heard yelling "congratulations" as a dessert was placed in front of her. However, another angle appears to the show the dessert placed in front of Raquel Leviss, who recently got engaged to James Kennedy.

Adding to the intrigue, in an Instagram video posted to Brock's page, someone clearly says, "ladies, congrats." Perhaps this was a dual celebration.

If Scheana is engaged, it would mark her second trip down the aisle, as she was married to Mike Shay from 2014 to 2017. 

In September 2020, Scheana gushed about her man on Instagram.

"Happy Anniversary Honey!!," she wrote. "Omg I cannot believe it's been a year. We have shared so many memories together already and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us! Thank you for loving me for me. You are my everything."

Feud ain't over

Dwayne Johnson literally 'laughed' at Vin Diesel's 'tough love' comments

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson's feud doesn't appear to be over, and it's causing one of them to literally chuckle.

While chatting with Men's Health recently, Vin said he had to give Dwayne "a lot of tough love" when he joined the "Fast & Furious" franchise.


"It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character," Vin told Men's Health. "My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be."

"As a producer to say, 'Okay, we're going to take Dwayne Johnson, who's associated with wrestling, and we're going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don't know' — Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks," he said. "That's something that I'm proud of, that aesthetic. That took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I'd have to do in order to get performances in anything I'm producing."

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The comments didn't go unnoticed. In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne said he "laughed and I laughed hard" when he read Vin's words.

"I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I'll leave it at that," he said. "And that I've wished them well. I wish them well on 'Fast 9.' And I wish them the best of luck on 'Fast 10' and 'Fast 11' and the rest of the 'Fast & Furious' movies they do that will be without me."

Emily Blunt, who stars in "Jungle Cruise" alongside Dwayne, joked, "Just thank God he was there. Thank God. He carried you through that."

The former wrestler said, "Felliniesque."


Vin and Dwayne have not quite seen eye to eye for years. In 2016, The Rock ripped an unknown "Fast & Furious" costar, and many felt he was speaking about Vin. In the "The Fate of the Furious," the men didn't film many scenes together, which all but confirmed the speculation.

Vin has tried to downplay the feud. 

"I don't think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way," he told USA Today. "I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don't think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he's Uncle Dwayne."

So, many it's a family feud…

Ex hang

Hayden Panettiere hangs with ex after his DV arrest, jail sentence

Hayden Panettiere has reunited with her ex Brian Hickerson a few weeks after serving his domestic violence jail sentence.

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The duo spent time together with friends at a West Hollywood, Calif., restaurant over the weekend, E! News reported on July 21. Brian actually confirmed the meetup.

"To clarify, I was enjoying a Miller 'Latte' [slang for Miller Lite], and Hayden was not drinking," he said. "We went to a new restaurant that is Texas-based, and being a Southern guy, I'm a big fan of country music. So yes, there was some line dancing involved. Hayden and I are not back together but are working on a friendship."

He added, "We have a long history together, and the first step in my recovery as an abuser is making amends. That's exactly what Hayden has been gracious enough to allow me to do."

Hayden and Brian's romance hasn't exactly been a fairy tale, as he's been accused of domestic violence on several occasions. In 2020, she even applied for a restraining order against him. 

In May 2021, he began a 45-day jail sentence after pleading no contest to two felony counts of injuring a spouse or girlfriend.

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A source told E! that Hayden wants her relationship with Brian to heal.

"Hayden is open to forgiving Brian and starting a new chapter, despite her loved ones concerns," an insider said. "Hayden has a huge heart and wants to see the best in everyone."

Following Brian's arrest last year, Hayden tweeted, "I am coming forward with the truth about what happened to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve. I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. I'm grateful for my support system, which helped me find the courage to regain my voice and my life."