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MTV star Bam Margera breaks sobriety after being robbed in Colombia

Former MTV star Bam Margera was robbed by gun-toting thieves just after arriving in Colombia.

Afterward, the reality TV star opened a beer, breaking a seven-month string of sobriety.

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Bam opened up about the robbery in an Instagram video late on Aug. 19.

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"I just arrived in Cartagena alone and I took a taxi, a random one, from the airport to here, and I couldn't speak Spanish, they couldn't speak English, and they translated on their phone for me to read 'empty your wallet' as they put a gun on their lap to show it to me," he said. "So I did and I had 500 bucks. They let me go. That was weird. Welcome to Colombia."

He followed up his robbery post with a since-deleted video of him opening a beer.

"Sober since January 10th, this is how you open a beer being alone, bored and robbed," he captioned the video, which he took down on Aug. 20.

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Bam has struggled with substance abuse in the past. He was entered rehab in January after getting busted for DUI in Los Angeles. The arrest came two weeks after he and his wife, Nicole, welcomed a child.

After the DUI arrest, his mother April, who often appeared on Bam's show, "Viva La Bam," told Page Six, "Don't be so quick to judge other people. Everybody has a different story and everybody is going through different things. It's not an instant fix. He's been seeing therapists. There are going to be hiccups when you're battling addiction. You're not going to be 100 percent successful the first time. He's getting a handle and the upside of this thing. He's learning as he goes."

Dance break

Kanye West posts video from make-or-break family vacation

While he and Kim Kardashian try to "save" their marriage, Kanye West still has time to bust a move. 

On Friday, the rapper posted a video that shows him riding a golf cart. Suddenly Kanye, clad in a  hockey jersey, jumps out of the cart and starts dancing to Rebecca Black's "Friday." Kim can be heard laughing while filming her husband. The couple's eldest daughter, North, also got in on the action and danced with her dad. 

"IT'S FRI-YE-YE!!!," he captioned the video.

Not all is reportedly on the up and up for Kimye. TMZ reported that the West family is on a vacation in the Caribbean in an effort to "save" their marriage. 

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Kim and Kanye's marriage has been under a microscope of late, particularly given his Twitter rants and the fact that they've reportedly spent very little time together over the past few months — she's been in Los Angeles with the kids, while he's been living at the family's $14 million ranch in Wyoming. Multiple reports said he was even ignoring Kim's calls for a few days. Kanye also tweeted last month that he's been eyeing a divorce, though he later deleted the headline-making tweet.

Kim later implied that her husband is in the midst of a bipolar episode

The new video was posted just after Kanye faced another blow to his already-floundering Presidential campaign. On Friday, election officials in Illinois, his home state, said that more than half his submitted signatures are invalid, which means his name will not be on the ballot. He recently dropped his effort to get on the New Jersey ballot, as well. 

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Kanye's name will not appear on the ballots in enough states for him to win the electoral college.

Earlier in the week, reports said Republican operative were helping Kanye get on the ballot in states, hoping it will siphon votes from presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. When told by Forbes on Thursday that his bid looks like an effort to pull votes from Biden, Kanye said, "I'm not going to argue with you."

Regardless, he's accepting donations to help fund his campaign.

Flirty message

January Jones attempts to flirt on social media with NBA superstar

January Jones is hoping to score with one of the NBA's best players.

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On Thursday, the actress was crushing hard on Los Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard, and she used her social media to not-so-subtly flirt with him.

January posted two videos of the star player on her Instagram Story following the Clippers' win over the Dallas Mavericks. The first video showed a sweaty Kawhi speaking to a reporter about the win. January posted five heart-eye emojis over Kawhi, along with the caption, "future boyfriend ?? @LAClippers." 

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January then posted another video of the soft-spoken NBA champion. "(telephone emoji) me Kawhi," she wrote. 

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Unfortunately for January, the object of her affection is taken: He's been with girlfriend Kishele Shipley for years. There are even rumors that the two are married. Kawhi and Kishele reportedly share two children. 

Prison bound

'Mob Wives' star's husband sentenced to 5 years in prison

A judge has sentenced Lee D'Avanzo, the husband of "Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo, to five years in prison, a harsher penalty than what prosecutors recommended.

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According to Page Six, federal Judge Rachel Kovner in New York cited Lee's lengthy criminal history and the seriousness of his crime while handing down the sentence on Aug. 7.

Lee, a twice-convicted bank burglar with six criminal convictions, was arrested in December 2019 following a raid at the home he and Drita share. He was eventually indicted for possession of firearms and marijuana by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. As part of a plea bargain, he pled guilty to federal gun possession charges in March.

Prosecutors had recommended Lee serve 37 to 46 months behind bars, but the judge settled on a 64-month sentence instead.

"The defendant had two guns in the house with his kids, and they were loaded with hollow-point ammunition," Judge Kovner said while Drita looked on. "At the time, there was other contraband in the house."

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Drita, who starred on VH1's "Mob Wives" from 2011 to 2016, was initially arrested along with her husband, but charges against her were eventually dropped

Last week, she wrote the judge a letter pleading for leniency, arguing that he's an incredible father and a "family man."

"If there is one thing no one can take away from Lee is what an amazing father he has been to our children. He never missed a soccer game and was very involved in our kids school work and any activities they were involved in. He is a family man and is missed!" the reality star wrote. "He has a family that is fully supporting him and hoping he comes home soon!"

Lee's legal troubles aren't over either — Page Six reports he still faces charges in Monmouth County Court in New Jersey for conspiracy to possess marijuana and possession of marijuana.

According to Drita's official "Mob Wives" bio, Lee is "the leader of a Bonanno and Colombo crime family farm team."

Friday's proceeding is believed to be the first in-person hearing in the downtown Brooklyn courthouse since it shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic in March.

bad ban

Jason Derulo dishes on Trump's plan to ban TikTok

Jason Derulo, who's known as the unofficial "King of TikTok," isn't too worried that President Trump will actually ban the popular video-sharing app. 

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On Thursday, Trump said he would start banning TikTok in 45 days if the social media company isn't acquired by a United States-based company. 

Jason is skeptical.

"I don't believe that will be the case, honestly, but that would be a sad day for a lot of people, including myself," he told Page Six. "I just have a lot of fun on the app, so it would be pretty sad, but I don't think it's going to happen."

Trump said TikTok, which is currently owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, is a threat to national security.

"I think a lot of people tap our phones, so you're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't," Jason said, noting that he suddenly sees ads for things he randomly talks about. "I'll say, 'Man, I should really shave,' and it'll be like, 'Here's our new shaver.'"

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Some believe that Trump's feelings about TikTok are more personal. An army of TikTok users claim to have sabotaged the President's Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally in June by getting free tickets and never using them, creating a sea of empty seats. An adjacent outdoor rally was also canceled. Additionally, Sarah Cooper, one of TikTok's top stars, often gets millions of views for her videos mocking Trump. Last week, Vogue ran a story with the headline "Is Sarah Cooper the Reason Donald Trump Wants to Ban TikTok?"

Jason's antics are far less political. Earlier this year, he went viral after purportedly chipping his tooth during a corncob drill challenge. Many wondered if he actually chipped his tooth, though.

He remains coy on the subject: "The world may never know," he said. "I got my smile, so I'm lit right now."

Warning

Ricky Gervais explains the problem with cancel culture

Ricky Gervais is sounding off about cancel culture, arguing that we're getting perilously close to losing our freedom of speech.

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"If it is choosing not to watch a comedian because you don't like them, that's everyone's right. But when people are trying to get someone fired because they don't like their opinion about something that's nothing to do with their job, that's what I call cancel culture and that's not cool," he told Metro in a new interview. "You turning off your own TV isn't censorship. You trying to get other people to turn off their TV, because you don't like something they're watching, that's different."

People should be allowed to say critical things without fear of financial retaliation, he said. 

"Everyone's allowed to stop watching your stuff, everyone's allowed to burn your DVDs, but you shouldn't have to go to court for saying a joke that someone didn't like. And that's what we get dangerously close to," he said. "If you don't agree to someone's right to say something you don't agree with, you don't agree with freedom of speech."

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The controversial comedian recalled someone voicing their displeasure with a statement he recently made on social media, which prompted Ricky to fire back with an unexpected analogy. 

"I did a tweet a month ago about freedom of speech, quoting Winston Churchill. Someone came back with, 'You know he was a white supremacist?' And I wrote back, 'Not in that tweet he isn't,'" Ricky said. "It's like if someone did something once that's wrong, everything they did was wrong. You are allowed to have things in common with bad people as long it's not the bad things."

He added, "I'm a vegetarian and I love dogs, like Hitler. But the only thing I have in common with Hitler are the good bits!"

Divorce details

Chrishell Stause says Justin Hartley texted her about divorce filing

Chrishell Stause found out that her marriage to Justin Hartley's was over after he sent her a text message, she claims.

In fact, the split was so callous, she says, the ink on her ex's divorce papers wasn't even dry when media outlets began reporting the news.

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Chrishell Stause details the end of her marriage with the "This Is Us" actor while speaking to her "Selling Sunset" co-star Mary Fitzgerald in a new clip from the third season of the reality show.

"I found out because he texted me that we were filed [for divorce]," she says while tearing up, confirming earlier reports that she was "blindsided" by the sudden divorce

Justin filed for divorce from Chrishell last November seemingly out of the blue, as there appeared to be no sign of trouble in their two-year marriage. The duo had attended several events together in the months leading up to the divorce filing, including one on Nov. 14, merely eight days before he filed paperwork in court. Chrishell was even wearing her ring in a post on her Instagram Story the day before Justin went to the Los Angeles courthouse to legally end their marriage.

In the clip, Chrishell says she thought Justin — whom she was with for six years — was joking when he sent the text. She adds that just "45 minutes" after the paperwork was filed "the world knew."

Acknowledging that the split was "crazy" Chrishell, 39, says she still has questions about what happened with their split. However, she and Justin no longer speak.

"I talked to him like right after [the filing] because I thought that must be a joke, but that was kind of the end of the communication. What do you say after that?" she says, adding that she recalled thinking, "Now I have to find a place to live. Now I have to scramble to figure this out."

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Still confused, Chrishell says that if Justin really wanted a divorce "there are better ways to go about it."

Justin has since moved on with actress Sofia Pernas, who was once reportedly "close friends" with Chrishell. 

Confession?

WWE icon probed after seemingly confessing to murder on Facebook

Authorities in Georgia are investigating WWE legend Marty Jannetty after he appeared to confess to a murder on Facebook. 

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On Wednesday, Marty wrote about making "a man disappear" when he was 13 years old during a drug deal gone wrong. The former wrestler, now 60, recalled working at a bowling alley and attempting to buy drugs from a Vietnam War veteran who worked there, according to TMZ, which published screen grabs of the since-deleted post.

"He put his hands on me … he dragged me around the back of the building … you already know what he was gonna try to do," Marty wrote. "That was the very first time I made a man disappear. They never found him. They shoulda looked in the Chattahoochie River."

Marty said he'd never told anyone this story prior to the Facebook post. 

The fact that Marty referred to the incident as "the very first time" he "made a man disappear" is also causing some concern — it implies that there may have been other incidents.

The Columbus Police Department in Georgia told TMZ, "We are going to look into this."

"The first step will be seeing if we have any missing persons or unidentified remains cases that match the limited information in the post," a spokesperson from the homicide/cold case division told the website. 

The investigation won't be at the top of the list, though, as the spokesperson said police have "several current active homicide investigations underway and they will have to remain the priority."

Marty is a bonafide icon in professional wrestling. He is widely known for teaming up with Shawn Michaels to form The Rockers, one of the most popular tag teams in the WWE (then called the WWF) during the '80s and '90s. Marty won 20 championships over the course of his nearly 30-year career.

Insta Instantly gone

The real reason Jay Cutler deleted his Instagram after KCav's viral post

Much has been made of Jay Cutler's decision to delete his Instagram account this week. Many assumed it had to do with his ex Kristin Cavallari's reunion with her high school sweetheart, Stephen Colletti, but the real reason Jay scrubbed his account remained unknown… until now.

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The former NFL quarterback, a source tells E! News, didn't want to be pestered about his ex and her love life.

"In the wake of the [Stephen] photo, Jay was getting a lot of heat on social media. He was over it and deleted his account," the source said.

Jay, it should be noted, was never too active on social media. In fact, Kristin has said she's the one who actually ran his account.

"I think there needs to be a little clarification on Jay's Instagram," she told For The Win in 2018. "It's not him running it. It's me. It's what Jay would have if he had Instagram."

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In April, Kristin and Jay announced on Instagram they were getting divorced after 10 years together. Since then, the couple's amicable split has turned somewhat nasty, with Kristin alleging that Jay is withholding money from her.

This week, Jay seemed to be the furthest thing from Kristin's mind as she reunited with Stephen, whom she famously dated on "Laguna Beach," MTV's super-popular reality TV show that aired from 2004 to 2006.

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"2004 or 2020?!" she captioned the now-viral image.

Fans immediately clamored for a reconciliation, but multiple media outlets reported the two are just friends.

Rumor patrol

Michelle Money clears up Clare Crawley 'Bachelorette' exit rumors

Michelle Money is slamming rumors surrounding her friend Clare Crawley's sudden and dramatic exit from "The Bachelorette."

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According to multiple reports, Clare fell in love with one of the men in the very, very early stages of filming and didn't want to continue the show because she had already made up her mind. Clare abruptly exited the show, reports said, and fan favorite Tayshia Adams stepped in to replace her.

Since then, there have been allegations that Clare was secretly communicating with the man via social media before filming began, giving him a head start over the other suitors.

Clare "never spoke" to the man, Michelle said on her Instagram Story this week. "That is 1,000 percent factual information. Never happened, fake news."

Former "The Bachelor" star Michelle added that Clare "never DM'd, never texted, never talked" to her new beau before the cameras rolled.

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Although ABC has been silent amid the mounting reports that Clare has left the show (which has yet to air), Michelle all but confirmed the rumors. She also praised Clare for her "self-respect and respect for the other men it takes to stop production, stop the whole process of amazing, romantic dates with numerous guys. Including the guy she 'fell in love with,' we don't know for sure. That says so much about Clare."

Sources told E! News that Clare and the man had an immediate spark.

"Everyone is under the impression they began communicating before filming. He got her first impression rose and that was basically that," the source said. "She did not want to go through the motions of pretending to be interested in other men. She was done."