Shocking allegations

Pamela Anderson accuses soccer star Adil Rami of cheating, abuse, 'living a double life'

Pamela Anderson, 51, is making bombshell claims about now-ex boyfriend Adil Rami, the 33-year-old French soccer star she dated for the last two years.

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In a June 25 Instagram post accompanying a photo of them in happier times — which she followed with multiple lengthy comments, chronicled below — the bombshell actress and animal activist accuses the athlete of cheating, lying, manipulation, abuse, being controlling to the point that she cut friends out of her life and more.

"It's hard to accept 💔 The last (more than) 2 years of my life have been a big lie. I was scammed, led to believe … we were in " big love "? I'm devastated to find out in the last few days. That he was living a double life. He used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters. ?" she captioned the post.

Pamela added, "But this is worse. He lied to all. How is it possible to control 2 women's hearts and minds like this – I'm sure there were others. He is the monster. How could I have helped so many people @ndvhofficial and not be wise enough or able to help myself," she ended the main post.

Son Dylan Jagger Lee commented "love you" on his mom's initial post, and further down, Paris Hilton shared a message of support. "Love you Pam! 😍 You are a beautiful, iconic legend and you deserve the best!"

Pamela continued to reveal more of her heartbreak in the comments of her post, writing of the Olympique de Marseille central defender, "Narcissists don't change. Sociopaths don't change. I will run for my life – I have always fought for truth and justice. – this is my worst nightmare – I was not a very jealous person before I met him. I'm happy to know the truth. But it hurts like hell. 🙏"

Further down, she added, "I'm glad I spoke to his ex," Pamela wrote, referring to French model Sidonie Biemont, with whom Rami has toddler twin sons. "My God. He lied to her about all too. She's also in shock and is very sad. It's the evidence I needed to move on. He can't hurt us more. He warned me that all the tabloids in France are his and his sisters friends? They control all – So my last note is here on Instagram."

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But she wasn't done yet. Pamela told fans she believes she'll struggle to heal from the betrayal. "I don't think I'll recover easily from this. I am not a stupid girl. I felt many times his lies, his excuses. But we were together every day – unless I went away to work. This was always hard because he did not trust me? He was very insecure? He wanted me next to him always – or video every location I was?, with who? I learned to accept this as normal. And even found myself asking him the same ridiculous questions?"

She's revealed that she will no longer live in Europe — where she moved to be with Rami — after what happened, hinting at abuse. "I will leave France now. He has tried all – He has sent flowers letters – I did not accept. He showed up to my hotel. Security took him away. I have a body guard because he scares me. He has hurt me and threatened me many times."

The "Baywatch" actress and Playboy model shared that friends and loved ones had warned her about Rami, but she didn't listen. "Some knew all along. [Photographer] David Lachapelle told me from the beginning that he was a liar. That he was not to be trusted. He told him to his face and looked at me and said, 'Pamela this is a fling. Don't get your heart involved.' I didn't listen. I was not allowed to see David more after this. He cut my 'crazy' friends one by one out of my life," she claimed.

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Pamela accused Rami of being a hypocrite. "He should not be the face of protecting women from domestic violence. Or protecting women at all. He did this to improve image- only. He has no respect for any woman but his mother. And he lies to her too – they all lie. It's very painful. I'm so so sad. I will feel my feelings and move on," she wrote in the comments.

But she hasn't moved on yet. "He wanted to marry me? Meet my father. Love me for life? I'm devastated after talking to his ex girlfriend," Pamela lamented. "Poor woman. The mother of his young sons. I never felt good about dating someone with young babies. I wanted to know what happened. – How could he leave them alone? Why were they apart? He wouldn't talk about it. I did all to encourage their reunion. He told me it was impossible. That even if he was not with me they would not be together."

Pamela clearly recently learned they actually were together — yet Rami's ex, she alleges, didn't know how serious Rami was with Pamela either. "But they were … I feel worse for her, for them," she wrote in yet another comment. "His family even lies for him. I feel used. Betrayed and hurt. But I should've known better. The jealousy. The physical and emotional torture. It was all a mirror of his own actions," she continued in the comments section.

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Pamela wrote that she "did try to leave 10 times." But, she added in the comments, "Every time he chased me to say he'd die without me. He'd go to therapy. He wouldn't hurt me again. He wanted us to live in Malibu one day. I even emailed my friend who owns LA team for him for next year. Like he asked me to."

She can't believe all she did for him, she added in the comments, including how she introduced him to people in her world and her beloved sons. "I introduced him to my good friends – He trained in Malibu with people I admire and trust. I was happy to see him there. He seemed happy around dedicated honest people. Another world. Well we are all in shock. He has disappointed us all. My family. My sons. My friends."

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Pamela's last comment questioned the final days of their relationship. "He asks me to post photos of him on my Instagram? He begged me to do while he was in NY with his guy friends on holiday. While I waited in our house in Marseille," she wrote. "We were to meet in Paris yesterday – we rented a house in Cassis so we could enjoy the beach with my dog and he'd train and prepare for [a] new season."

Neither Rami nor Sidonie have yet commented on Pamela's claims.

Court matter

Gordon Ramsay wins $4.5M from ex associate after judge rules accuser 'fabricated evidence'

Gordon Ramsay won $4.5 million in court after a judge ruled in his favor against a former business partner.

The judge in the case deemed Rowen Seibel, who opened a now-shuttered restaurant with the chef in Los Angeles in 2012, "not a credible witness," Page Six reported, citing court documents.

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Rowen sued the "Hell's Kitchen" star in 2014 after their The Fat Cow restaurant closed. In his lawsuit, Rowen said Gordon "deliberately mishandled a trademark problem" for the restaurant. He also said Gordon "formed a new company with new partners and then secretly negotiated a deal with his Los Angeles landlord" to create a new restaurant in The Fat Cow's space.

He sued for $10.8 million.

At the time, the famed chef said Rowen orchestrated a "fraudulent scheme to freeload upon the renown and acumen of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay." He also called his former business partner "inept," "incompetent and dishonest."

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On May 16, Page Six reported Judge Melissa Crane sided with the "Next Level Chef" host and ordered that Rowen pay $1.6 million as well as 50 to 70 percent of Ramsay's attorneys' fees, which totaled $5 million. The total payout comes to approximately $4.5 million. In disregarding Rowen's testimony, the judge ruled that he "fabricated evidence" and stated, "If a witness will lie to the court, it is possible he would lie about everything."

The court also believed that Rowen took kickbacks from suppliers.

A spokesman for Gordon said, "The judge believed Seibel was 'not credible,' that it 'appeared he fabricated evidence,' that he received 'kickbacks' and siphoned money and was 'incompetent in managing' the restaurant. Mr. Ramsay was earnest in his efforts to sever all business dealings as these problems with Seibel were discovered, and we're pleased but in no way surprised by the ruling."

A source close to the chef said, "It's been an emotional and stressful eight years, but Gordon feels vindicated by the judge's decision and can finally put this all behind him."

Fan behavior

Justin Bieber chides fans for screaming during moment of silence for Buffalo victims

Justin Bieber lambasted several of his fans for screaming during an in-concert moment of silence dedicated to the victims of the weekend's horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. 

The concert was also in Buffalo.

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Shortly after taking the stage on May 14, the "Sorry" singer addressed the crowd.

"As we know, there's been tragedy in the city, but what we're going to do tonight is we're going to honor those people," he said before encouraging the sold out arena to observe a moment of silence.

While the vast majority of fans went mum, several people screamed and hollered. Afterward, Justin posted the video and questioned the fans.

"To the people who couldn't stay silent to honor the lives that were so tragically lost, I urge you to ask yourself why," he captioned the video.

Just hours before the concert, an 18-year-old man opened fire at a Buffalo grocery store located in a predominantly Black neighborhood. Ten people were killed and more were injured.

Clearly affected by the racially-motivated murders, Justin posted that he was "praying for Buffalo" and included the city in a pre-show prayer, saying he wanted to "bring joy" to the city for a few hours. 

In an all capitalized message, he also wrote, "RACISM WILL NOT PREVAIL GOD DOES. WE STAND WITH YOU BUFFALO AND STAND AGAINST THIS RACIST ACT OF TERROR."

On the DL

Kylie Jenner's super glam driver's license picture has social media buzzing

The "V" in DMV stands for "va-va-voom!"

Kylie Jenner sent social media into a frenzy over the weekend after posting a new driver's license photo, which shows her looking incredibly glamorous, especially by DMV standards. 

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In the image, the reality TV star looks fully ready — her hair is perfectly styled, her makeup is on point and the lips fully plumped. This is a far cry from your typical driver's license photo. 

Even Kylie's signature looks flawless. 

After sharing the snap, pal Anastasia Karanikolaou called it "hot." Kardashian-family superfan Johnny Cyrus wrote, "I wish my ID was this perfect."

Other fans used a host of words for the DL picture, including "iconic," "glam" and "stunning."

"Why can't all my id photos look like this," one verified follower commented. Another follower joked, "If only my driver's license looking this good… I'd be offering to show it wherever I go."

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Just hours after posting the image, Kylie, 24, and daughter Stormi headed to Las Vegas to support Travis Scott at the Billboard Music Awards. It was Travis's first televised performance since the Astroworld tragedy last November.

Kylie, by the way, flew private to Las Vegas for the evening, so the glammed up ID wasn't needed. 

grad gift

Miranda Kerr, husband pay off student debt for entire graduating class at arts school

Miranda Kerr and her billionaire husband, Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, paid off the entire student debt for recent graduates at an art school in Los Angeles, reports indicate.

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The Los Angeles Times reported that Charles Hirschhorn, the president of the Otis College of Art and Design, announced the news at the Class of 2022's graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 15. Evan, who once took summer classes at the college, and his model wife were on hand when graduates learned the superstar couple were taking care of the tab.

"We have one more gift for the class of 2022. We know that for most of you, and your families, the shared burden of student debt is a heavy price that you paid for an exceptional Otis college education," President Hirschhorn said. "We understand that this debt can compromise your future and limit your creative ambitions. We do not want to see this happen. We want to empower your imagination, your creativity, and innovation. As Evan mentioned in his remarks, you have the support of the entire Otis community – as well as Miranda and Evan."

He continued, "So we are pleased to announce today, that Evan and Miranda, through their Spiegel family fund, have made the largest single gift in the history of Otis college. Their gift will enable you to repay your student loans."

The donation — which is worth about $10 million — is reportedly the largest in the college's history.

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As expected, students erupted in cheers upon hearing the news, and many of them cried. 

Evan is reportedly worth $13.8 billion, and Miranda's net worth is estimated to be about $60 million.

After students learned the news, the Hollywood couple praised Otis in a statement, calling it "an extraordinary institution that encourages young creatives to find their artistic voices and thrive in a variety of industries and careers."

"It is a privilege for our family to give back and support the Class of 2022, and we hope this gift will empower graduates to pursue their passions, contribute to the world, and inspire humanity for years to come," the statement said.

Tearful Goodbye

Inside Ellen DeGeneres' emotional TV farewell

The final episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" airs on NBC on May 26, capping off a 19-year run on daytime television for the host, now 64. And as TV insiders recently told Page Six, it's been an "emotional" time for Ellen, who filmed the last installment late last month.

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"Ellen's been crying a lot," a source told the outlet in a report published May 14. "The whole few weeks leading up to the finale were very emotional."

Ellen reportedly skipped the fanfare of a red carpet or a celeb-stuffed audience for the episode, which features Jennifer Aniston and Pink — guests who also appeared on the show's premiere back in 2003.

"She wanted to go out quietly. It was friends and family of the cast and crew in the audience," said another TV insider.

Both Ellen's wife, Portia de Rossi, and her brother, Vance DeGeneres, made a point of supporting the star on-set as she filmed the final shows.

"Ellen, 100 percent, did it on her own terms," a third insider told Page Six. "She went out the way she wanted to. There wasn't a dry eye in the house on the last day."

Ellen announced her departure plans 10 months after she and a number of top producers on the show were hit with wide-ranging allegations they'd fostered a toxic workplace. After Buzzfeed News published claims of routine intimidation from higher-ups, sexual harassment, racism and more negativity happening behind the scenes in 2020, Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation and found enough evidence to fire producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman.

When Ellen returned to kick off Season 18, she addressed the scandal in the first episode, telling viewers: "I learned that things happen here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously. And I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected."

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Ratings dropped during substantially during that 2020-2021 season, according to the New York Post, and Ellen would later admit to Savannah Guthrie on "Today" that she considered ending the show immediately because the allegations were "devastating."

Instead, she soldiered on.

"When Ellen started the show, she was told by the studio 'you can't say 'we' when you talk about your girlfriend,' that's what she was dealing with at the beginning," another source said, referring to Ellen's controversial decision to come out as gay.

"No one ever thought that the show would be aired, even to sell it in the beginning was so difficult," the person continued. "She always wanted to go to 19 seasons, she had people who relied on her for their livelihoods."

Over her nearly two decades on the air, Ellen donated "almost half a billion dollars to viewers and people in need," the Post noted.

After shooting the final episode, Ellen reportedly celebrated the milestone at a party in Hollywood with the crew and friends.

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"When you look back at all the things she's done for people over the 19 years, it's powerful," one insider added. "The most important thing for Ellen during the final few weeks and for everyone on the team was to show the family that that show is — and so the emotion came from the feeling of togetherness they had."

In addition to Jen Aniston and Pink, the final episode of "Ellen" features Justin Timberlake, Diddy, Kerry Washington, Billie Eilish and more.

In a post about the finale on Instagram last week, Ellen shared her gratitude with fans, writing, "Thank you to everyone who is celebrating my final season with me. ❤️."

Awful upbringing

'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' actress reveals she was trafficked as a teen

Angela Featherstone — who had memorable roles on "Friends" and "Seinfeld" — is opening up about her painful upbringing, during which she was "trafficked" and "raped all the time."

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In a chat with Yahoo Life, the actress — who played Chloe, the "hot girl from the Xerox place" on "Friends" — said, "I would characterize the first 16 years of my life to be abusive physically, emotionally, psychologically and, in the end, sexually abusive. At the very least, there was criminal neglect on a consistent basis, and lots of abandonment."

Angela recalled being put into the foster care system in Canada when she was 16 years old. She ran away several times because she didn't feel safe, she said. Sadly, things only got wore when she started living on the streets.

"I was being trafficked, I was just being raped all the time. I wasn't getting any money and I wasn't standing on any street corner. It was different than what I had imagined in my head of what it was," she said. "I had not sensed that it could be so subtle, as it could happen to you and you don't even realize it's happening to you."

She was even arrested for prostitution when she was 17. 

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After a judge emancipated her, Angela borrowed some money and left Nova Scotia for Toronto, where she became an in-demand model. Eventually, she moved to New York City to pursue her modeling career.

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Still — despite booking roles in films like "Con Air" and "The Wedding Singer" — Angela struggled and ended up back on the streets.

"I was at the peak of my career as an actress, and a couple of really difficult instances happened at work, and I did not have the infrastructure to handle them. When they happened, I just collapsed and sought the comfort in homelessness," she said. "I became homeless. I literally threw all my money away on anybody who would take it. I just wanted to start from ground zero again."

Angela, who played Jerry's love interest and maid on "Seinfeld," now focuses mostly on her Fostering Care nonprofit, which helps older children who are aging out of foster care.

"I just see this image of foster care being like those holding pens for the cattle before they get slaughtered: The slaughtering is basically turning 18 in the state of California," she said. "The foster-care-to-pedophile pipeline is alive and well."

Formula debate

Bette Midler ripped after 'nasty' take on baby formula shortage

Bette Midler set off a firestorm on Twitter after offering a "very bad take" on America's baby formula shortage.

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Bette's backlash began on Thursday, May 12, after NBC reporter Stephanie Ruhle posted a message about the ongoing formula problem. 

"The baby formula shortage reveals an amazing secret oligopoly: – 3 American companies control over 90% of the mkt – hugely restrictive regulations (thanks to big $ lobbying) prohibit foreign formulas."

She added, "Name another industry/sector/product like this."

The "From A Distance" singer saw the message and figured she'd chime in with her two cents. 

"TRY BREASTFEEEDING!  It's free and available on demand," Bette replied. 

The tweet, which trended on Friday, was criticized almost immediately, as many women said they tried breastfeeding but were unable for a multitude of legitimate reasons. 

"Bette, respectfully, this is a very bad take. I had twins. I didn't produce enough milk for both. Without formula, I would have had to have chosen which one got to eat. To say nothing of kids that get separated from the birth mothers very young," one woman replied. 

"I love you Bette, but this is not okay," another said. "I fought to breastfeed my son, he kept losing weight, despite my best efforts, including lactation experts.  It was emotional and  I felt like a failure and at 3 months switched to formula, because of the stress it put on me and my son."

Twitter users called Bette's comments "nasty," "stupid" and "uninformed." A few people even wondered if Bette's account had been hacked.

In the wake of the backlash, which came from all sides, the singer attempted to somewhat clarify her comments. 

"People are piling on because of former tweet.  No shame if you can't breastfeed, but if you can & are somehow convinced that your own milk isn't as good as a 'scientifically researched product,' that's something else again," Bette tweeted. "The monopoly news is news to me, tho, no lie." She added the hashtag "wet nurses."

Love long gone

Minnie Driver reflects on 'tabloid-y,' 'weird' split from Matt Damon

Back in the late '90s, Minnie Driver and Matt Damon were the "it" couple, but the romance eventually faded. Now, the actress is reflecting on the "tabloid-y" relationship with her "Good Will Hunting" co-star.

"I wouldn't change any of it," she told ITV's "This Morning." "It's magic."

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Minnie remembers that time in 1997 and 1998 "so fondly," despite their split was "so dramatically reported on."

The Oscar-nominated star has been opening up about the life while promoting her new book, "Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays." Of course, her two-year relationship with Matt is discussed in the pages.

"Matt Damon was just this lovely, talented, great person who was also very young and got famous very fast," she said on "The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky." "And people don't always behave well in situations when you're under pressure."

"It was a very sweet romance that we had," she continued. "And I really do look back on it with such fondness no matter how it ended up. It was just sort of dramatic and tabloid-y and was really unbelievable."

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In other interviews, Minnie recalled how "weird" it was seeing their split on magazine covers. It was equally weird seeing Matt and a new love interest on those same covers. 

"At the time, it was weird, walking down the aisle in the supermarket with magazine covers in stereo of him making out with his new girlfriend after we'd broken up," she said. "We really did fancy each other, we really were good friends at that point."

airborne

Ludacris just bought himself a next level college graduation gift

Ludacris is flying high after getting a college degree.

The "Fast and Furious" actor revealed that he bought himself a private jet to celebrate his scholastic accomplishment.

"Bought Myself A Little Graduation Gift," he captioned a video of the plane, adding the hashtags "family upgrade" and "motivation." 

While wearing a Georgia State University shirt, Luda also gave his Instagram followers a peek into the jet's cabin. He then proceeded to sing the theme song from "The Jeffersons," which says, "We're movin' on up… to a deluxe apartment in the sky."

In subsequent posts, the rapper posted more images of the jet, but he included his car — a modest Acura sedan — in the snaps. 

"The Secret To Flying High, Is To Always Stay Grounded," he wrote alongside the photo. 

Luda, who was given an honorary bachelor's degree in Music Management, noted that "dreams" can become "reality."

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The "Act a Fool" rapper attended Georgia State in the '90s before signing a record deal, Variety said. 

"My time on campus sharpened my skills," he reportedly told more than 800 master's degree recipients. "It gave me confidence that my path was preordained. That I was exactly where I was supposed to be. Doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing."

"Though I left school I was never gone because this institution had become a part of me," he continued. "It was a part of my fabric and DNA. My heart never strayed far from its steps and my commitment to someday return, and finish, was ever-present."