Divorce settlement

Matt Lauer agrees to pay Annette Roque up to $20M in divorce: Report

Matt Lauer and Annette Roque are nearing the finish line of their divorce, a new report reveals.

And as things stand, the disgraced former "Today" show host — who was fired last November for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" — has agreed to pay the Dutch former model up to $20 million, Page Six reports.

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"Matt's bending over backwards to give Annette everything she wants because he feels so guilty" about his behavior with multiple women during his NBC tenure, a source tells Page Six.

At least to a point. Page Six further reports that Matt, 60, and Annette, 51 — who've been married for nearly 20 years and share three children — both love and want the family home, Strongheart Manor, which it describes as Matt's "dream home."

They purchased the incredible estate — which is located on 6.3 acres on the peninsula of North Haven near Sag Harbor, New York — from Richard Gere in 2016 for $36.5 million. "He would love [to keep] the Hamptons home," says the source.

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Both Matt and Annette are still living there — other reports have claimed she's in the main house with the kids while he's staying in another part of the sprawling property — and are believed to be getting along better now. (In July, they were seen having dinner at a popular East Hampton restaurant with their kids and a large group that included other couples, though they sat apart and left separately.)

"Things really have settled down. Matt and Annette are getting on and they're both spending time with their kids," a source tells Page Six. "They hope to settle the divorce very soon."

A month ago, Us Weekly reported that Matt — who was believed to be making around $25 million a year at "Today" before his firing — was preparing to give Annette far more than $20 million. "He's going to be forking out around $50 million in a settlement," an insider told the mag. "She will receive the horse farm, their current residence and a one-time payment of $25 million. There will be no child or spousal support and they will split the costs for the kids."

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According to Page Six, the divorce process has gone more smoothly than some expected because Matt and Annette signed a postnuptial agreement years ago. She'd filed for divorce in 2006 while she was pregnant with their youngest child then withdrew it weeks later.

"Matt agreed to pay Annette a lump sum of millions back in 2006 as an incentive to stay with him to help him maintain his squeaky clean image as 'America's Dad,'" a source told Page Six. "She also got an allowance every year, plus it was agreed that she would get a share of the value of all their homes if they did split."

Matt just sold his Manhattan apartment for more than its $7.35 million asking price, Architectural Digest reported, and another home the couple owns in Sag Harbor is currently on the market for $12.75 million. They also own a farm in New Zealand that they purchased for $9.2 million in 2017, as well as Bright Side Farm, a 40-acre equestrian training facility in Water Mill, New York.

Photo issue

Khloe Kardashian facing copyright infringement lawsuit for Bella Hadid pic

Khloe Kardashian is being sued by a photography company for allegedly posting one of its images — a picture of Bella Hadid — to her personal Instagram four years ago.

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Back in February 2017, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" alum posted a photo of Bella Hadid wearing Good American jeans. 

"My baby @bellahadid is rocking her @goodamerican denim!! I love you Bella baby," Khloe captioned the images. Bella replied, "Love YOU!!!!!" 

Alo Photography, however, claims it owns that image and argus that Khloe was in violation of "copyright infringement" for sharing the snap. The lawsuit, obtained by In Touch, alleged that Khloe's post cost the agency profits, which it wants to recoup.

"Upon information and belief, the infringements increased traffic to the account and, in turn, caused the defendant to realize an increase in its merchandise sales [for Good American]," the lawsuit says, adding that "a large number of people have viewed" the images. 

Khloe, who founded Good American, has nearly 200 million Instagram followers.

The image has since been removed, although In Touch says Alo Photography is also seeking an injunction prohibiting Good American from using any of their photos on their social media accounts in the future, in addition to the profits "attributable to the infringements" done in 2017.

Doc issue

Country singer Jimmie Allen rips 'lazy doctors' amid newborn's illness

"Dancing With The Stars" contestant Jimmie Allen is publicly ripping the "lazy doctors" who discharged his 5-week-old daughter, Zara, from the hospital on Tuesday night, only to have the newborn end up at a different hospital.

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Late on Nov. 23, the country singer tweeted, "Attention Doctors , if the parent of your one month old patient tells you the child [is] having a hard time breathing and the only thing your lazy self wants to do is check heart heart [sic] and temperature find another career. Your job is to save lives so do it."

In a follow up tweet, he added, "Now thanks to the lazy doctors at a hospital in TN that just sent our daughter home, our daughter Zara lost color stopped breathing and is being rushed to another hospital."

Jimmie went on to thank "the amazing EMT team that brought back Zara's color."

Zara, who Jimmie and his wife, Alexis Gale, welcomed while the singer was competing on "DWTS", can now "breathe again," he said.

The CMA winner added, "Gonna be a rough night."

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Earlier this week, Alexis told her Instagram followers that both Zara and the couple's 1-year-old, Naomi, were both sick, he she didn't give further details.

She, too, called out the doctors who were caring for the children.

"Turned away by hospital yesterday AM Ambulance at 2AM," Alexis, who is a nurse, wrote on her Instagram Story on Nov. 23. "Basically if your child isn't blue at the lips they will not have answers for you. That's been my last 24 hours."

She continued, "Not one doctor has taken the time to actually listen and make sure she's really okay – 10 min in and outs [sic]. What this nurse mama is seeing/hearing is so frightening."

Fight night

Dean McDermott gets in fistfight amid marital issues

Is he fighting this hard for his marriage?

Amid mounting speculation that he and Tori Spelling are headed toward divorce, Dean McDermott was photographed getting into a heated altercation on Nov. 22 while playing in a hockey game.

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Page Six published photos (seen here) that show the actor in a full-blown fistfight on the ice.

Both men were in hockey gear and relatively protected, but the intensity looked real. 

The fight comes just a day after Tori fueled split speculation by posting a family holiday card that didn't include Dean or make any mention of him. The image featured the actress, their five children — Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4 — and several of their pets.

With Dean's absence, one of Tori's Instagram followers sarcastically commented, "Dean must be 'working' out of town and couldn't get home in time for the annual Christmas picture." They also included winking and eye-roll emojis.

Tori replied, "Fact: @imdeanmcdermott was filming his new feature film in Canada." She also added a Canadian flag emoji.

On Nov. 23, Tori posted photos of the children's photoshopped stockings hanging above a fireplace (as part of a paid partnership). She held her own faux stocking in her hand, but there was no sign of a stocking for her husband of 15 years. Fans immediately flooded her Instagram comments wondering where Dean's stocking was.

Divorce rumors have dogged Tori and Dean for months, particularly after she openly admitted to having marital strife with her husband in June, admitting they slept in separate bedrooms inside their home. 

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Then, on Oct. 18, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum was photographed outside an attorney's office in Los Angeles carrying a notepad. Zoomed in photos showed the words "custody," "support" and "assets" written on the paper — essentially making it clear which conversation topics were on the agenda for Tori's meeting with her lawyers. A few days later, a source told Us Weekly that Tori "wants a divorce, but she feels trapped right now."

Tori is "miserable" in her marriage, the Us source said, but she stays "for the kids." The source insisted that the children "have no idea what's going on."

Social climber

TikTok reinstates alleged account run by Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick's daughter, 9

She's back! One day after Penelope Disick's secret TikTok account was disabled for "multiple Community Guidelines violations," the social media company has reinstated it.

Over the weekend, fans were alerted to an account under the name @blah445087, which was said to be manned by Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's 9-year-old daughter. The bio of the account read, "Kourtney-Penelope" and "account managed by an adult."

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As several media outlets and blogs made note of the page, thousands of TikTokers followed the account. However, Page Six reported on Nov. 22 that the account was shut down, likely due to TikTok's policy that users must be at least 13 years old to join. On Nov. 23, the same outlet confirmed that the TikTok is back up and running, but with some small changes — The new account now goes by the name @pandkourt, but the bio still says it's "managed by an adult." There was a request to get 61,000 followers, a number that was quickly reached after reinstatement.

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" alums never confirmed the initial page belonged to their daughter, but followers of the account included Kourtney, Kris Jenner and Kylie Jenner. A recent TikTok post showed Penelope making hot chocolate with her mom — which Kourtney also posted to her own Instagram Story.

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Kourtney and Scott have dealt with social media shenanigans from their children before. Last year, their 11-year-old son, Mason, went viral after starting Instagram and TikTok accounts. He even went live on Instagram at the time and started spilling family secrets. Shortly after, Kourtney and Scott shut it down, saying he was "too young."

"He didn't ask us," Kourtney later said. 

Not one to take the loss easily, Mason then started another TikTok account.

"I went viral," he said in the second account. "I would've had 2.7 mil [followers] by now if I kept it up."

Again, Kourtney and Scott deleted the account. 

Wedding update

Jodie Sweetin lost nearly 40 pounds during pandemic due to 'stress'

The pandemic had an effect on both Jodie Sweetin's mentality and her waistline.

While on the "Allison Interviews" podcast, the "Fuller House" alum said she was "a mess" for months, but rather than eating her feelings, she went the opposite way. 

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"I was not a fully functioning person," the actress said. "I lost like 37 pounds during [quarantine], because I'm a stress starver, and not in a good way. I just stopped eating. I couldn't keep food down."

The pandemic and the lockdown made her feel "out of control," she said. 

"I have severe anxiety and depression anyway, so it really didn't do any favors for my mental health," she explained. "I really struggled with it, and for me it was a time of feeling really out of control."

Jodie's struggles with mental health have been well documented, as have her past issues with drug and alcohol abuse. She's now been sober 15 years. 

Speaking about the pandemic, the mother-of-two noted that she was lucky to avoid contracting the virus during its height. Her family was also able to steer clear.

"I can only imagine, as semi-smooth sailing it was for us, what other people went through. I think that collective trauma and pain has really affected us, and is really going to affect everyone's mental health in ways that we haven't seen yet," she said. "I can't imagine how it affected people who were working on the front lines."

"People who were nurses, people who were losing family members to COVID. I fell apart and I was managing to do okay," she continued, "but I was terrified for my kids and the world and all of it."

relationship status questioned

Tori Spelling leaves husband off family holiday card, fueling divorce rumors

A picture is worth a thousand words… and one them might be "divorce."

On Nov. 22, Tori Spelling seemed to make a statement while posting an Instagram picture of her family holiday card — one that does not include her husband, Dean McDermott.

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"It's that time again," she captioned the photo. "And it's a winter wonderland at my house!" 

Although the post was a paid partnership, she added the hashtag "Family is everything."

The card shows Tori with the five children she and Dean share: Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4. The text on the card made no mention of Dean, Tori's husband of 15 years. "Happy Holiday With Love, From Our Farm To Your Home! xoxo, Tori & Family," it reads.

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Divorce rumors have dogged Tori and Dean for months, particularly after she openly admitted in June that they sleep in separate bedrooms.

Then, on Oct. 18, the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum was photographed outside an attorney's office in Los Angeles carrying a notepad. Zoomed in photos showed the words "custody," "support" and "assets" written on the paper — essentially making it clear which conversation topics were on the agenda for Tori's meeting with her lawyers. A few days later, a source told Us Weekly that Tori "wants a divorce, but she feels trapped right now."

Tori is "miserable" in her marriage, the Us source said, but she stays "for the kids." The source insisted that the children "have no idea what's going on."

Husband possibility

Keanu Reeves responds to those persistent Winona Ryder marriage rumors

Keanu Reeves is again weighing in on a longstanding rumor that he and Winona Ryder have actually been married for nearly 30 years — but he's neither confirming nor denying it.

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"We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests," he told Esquire in an interview published Nov. 22. "Winona says we are. [Francis Ford] Coppola says we are. So I guess we're married under the eyes of God."

The potential wedding occurred in 1992 while Keanu and Winona filmed "Bram Stoker's Dracula," which was directed by Coppola. Back in 2018, the "Stranger Things" star first dropped the bombshell in an Entertainment Weekly interview. 

"We actually got married in Dracula," she said. "No, I swear to God, I think we're married in real life. In that scene, Francis used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So, I think we're married."

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Although neither has actually researched if they're legally married or not, Keanu noted that he gets messages from Winona that allude to the partnership.

"Once in a while, I will get a text: 'Hello, husband,'" he said on "The Talk" in 2019. "I didn't really believe her, and then Francis Ford Coppola, the director of 'Dracula,' contacted Winona and said publicly that, 'Yeah, that really happened, the priest did a full ceremony,' and Winona and I got married."

Shortly after Winona's story, Coppola himself, confirmed the tale, telling The Guardian a "pretty authentic" ceremony was filmed for the movie. 

"So, in a sense, when we were all done, we realized that Keanu and Winona really are married as a result of this scene," he said. 

Health concern

Selena Gomez's mom was given 'days to live' after double pneumonia diagnosis

Selena Gomez's mom, Mandy Teefey, is lucky to be alive after coming down with a case of double pneumonia.

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Now that she's recovered — and also spurned by personal attacks about her weight following her appearance in the new Entrepreneur magazine — Mandy, 45, is opening up about her health battle, even sharing pictures from the hospital. 

"I was told I had days to live. I had miracle Drs and love from my family and friends to keep me going. I fought," she wrote alongside the Instagram images and a screenshot of mean-spirited message. "The Drs fought and I was one of the few who made it out. I gained 60lbs plus inflammation from the infection."

When she posed for the photo shoot for Entrepreneur, which she did with her famous daughter and The Newsette founder, Daniella Pierson, Mandy had only been out of the hospital for about three weeks. On the cover, the women promoted their new Wondermind brand, which is said to be a "mental fitness ecosystem."

"I never gave up on myself or Wondermind coming to reality. I had zero business to be at a photo shoot," she said. "So, yesterday was a beautiful day for many reasons filled with personal attacks. I'm healthy and I will work on myself at my pace. It's a miracle I am here and could careless if that means I'm a 16 instead of an 8."

who's that girl?

Bobby Flay's mystery girlfriend identified

Bobby Flay has a new lady love.

Earlier this month, the Food Network star gave a shoutout to his "girlfriend" after his horse, Pizza Bianca, won first prize at the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships. At the time, he didn't identify her. 

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On Nov. 19, however, The Sun revealed that the "Beat Bobby Flay" star is dating Christina Perez, who, according to her website, is a "writer and visual storyteller" whose work has been published in Vogue, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and more. She also works as a senior content and creative director at Miss Grass, a company that sells THC and CBD products.

"Winning a Breeders' Cup Race is obviously a dream come true, but to be able to share it with your family, my daughter, my girlfriend, my business partner," Bobby said in a speech after his big win. "All the people I love so much are here today to cheer me on and cheer on Pizza Bianca."

Just a few weeks prior, he told "Today," "I mentioned that I do have a new girlfriend and that she doesn't eat meat, and, of course, I was making vegetarian chili, and the chili went out the window."

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It's unclear when exactly Bobby and Christina started dating, but the famous chef began appearing on her Instagram in September. It appears that the two even took a trip to Rome together.

Bobby has been married three times and shares a daughter, Sophie, with ex Kate Connelly.