Shocking claims

Phil Collins' ex-wife claims he didn't bathe, couldn't perform in the bedroom

Music star Phil Collins' legal battle with ex-wife Orianne Cevey is getting nastier.

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In October, the Genesis drummer and singer-turned-successful solo artist sued his third wife, claiming she refused to leave his Miami Beach home.

The move came after years of drama: Orianne and Phil married in 1999, welcomed two sons, split in 2006 and divorced in 2008. She then married another man, investment banker Charles Mejjati, but in early 2016 confirmed she'd reconciled with Phil, though she and the music star did not remarry. Orianne then broke up with Phil this summer and secretly wed another man, Thomas Bates, in Las Vegas in August.

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Page Six reported that Orianne filed new court documents on Nov. 9 in which she makes shocking claims about the "In the Air Tonight" and "Sussidio" singer. According to Orianne, Phil failed to make good on a promise to give her half of their $40 million home. She further claims that Phil started drinking heavily and abusing pills beginning in 2017 and that he would "fall down from the combination of prescription medicines and excessive alcohol."

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Plus, she claimed, "on multiple occasions, he hit his head when he fell, and checked into hospitals under an alias." Further, Phil has "collapsed on stage when performing because he was so impaired he could not stand up," her court papers allege.

A friend of Phil's defended him from these particular allegations, telling Page Six that the musician "has a serious neurological problem that requires him to take daily medication and this means he does fall sometimes on stage. He's currently in the UK in rehearsals with Genesis. If he was in that much of a state, he would not be able to function."

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Page Six also reported that in her new court papers, Orianne describes Phil as a "hermit" who by 2019 "became increasingly depressed, withdrawn, abusive and following an operation on his back, increasingly addicted to antidepressants and painkillers." Things were so bad, she alleges, "He was incapable of having sex."

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The New York Post's gossip column reported that Orianne also claims in her papers that Phil "stopped showering, brushing his teeth and dressing properly (in fact, he did not shower or brush his teeth from 2019 until August 2020 when he vacated)" their property.

Further allegations from his ex say he's been "emotionally and verbally abusive towards Orianne and often ignored the needs of his children."

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Phil's legal team, meanwhile, has already filed a motion to strike, Page Six reported. According to his attorneys, Orianne's filing "contains a litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations which have nothing to do with the legal claims in this case." Phil's side believes his ex-wife's allegations "are included only to further defendants' plan to deliberately make sensationalized and/or false allegations in an effort to extort money…"

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At the heart of this new legal battle is a fight over Phil and Orianne's house. According to her, Phil said — before they reconciled — that if she divorced Charles (the first man she married after Phil) and also gave up her portion of her and Phil's $20 million estate on Miami's Sunset Island, Phil would give her half of their new Miami property. Orianne says Phil reneged on that part of their agreement.

Though Phil initially tried to evict Orianne and her newest husband, Thomas, from his home, he's now reached an agreement with her on one aspect of the drama: The house is being sold and Orianne and Thomas will move out by January.

Casting call

Cynthia Nixon meddled in 'And Just Like That…' casting because of lack of diversity in original series

Cynthia Nixon is one of the three pillars of the "Sex and the City" reboot, "And Just Like That…," but she didn't exactly jump at the chance to bring back her Miranda Hobbes character to the screen… At least not initially.

While on "The Drew Barrymore Show" on Jan. 26, the actress was asked, "Is it true that it was almost a difficult choice for you, something you battled with — grappled with — to do 'And Just Like That…'?"

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Cynthia, 55, confirmed the suspicion, saying she needed the reboot to be more progressive.

"Well, yes, if you revisit something that was such a big part of your life and so iconic. I mean, it's a big step but also it seemed to me we are very different people now, we are very different ages now," she said. "We were in our early 30s when we started. We are 55, 56 now. And the world is very different. I wanted to be sure — and I think we all wanted to be sure — that when we went back we could save a lot of what was great about the original and fix what was maybe not so great."

What was, in her words, "not so great"?

"Like the fact that it was such an overwhelmingly white show," she said. "That we would really open up the door and invite these new characters in and really do right by them so we could get great actors and actresses to play them."

The reboot certainly features much more diversity than its predecessor. New characters include Sara Ramirez's Che Diaz, Cynthia's non-binary love interest.

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Cynthia told Drew she "hand-picked" Sara for the part.

"I suggested them because I've been aware of them for so long and such a fan," Cynthia said. "I worked with Mike Nichols a bunch of times, especially when I was young, and he cast Sara in 'Spamalot,' for which they won a Tony. So I was always watching their career and stuff."

Photoshopping accusations

Kim Kardashian is again accused of Photoshopping bikini pic

Kim Kardashian deleted a social media picture this week after fans accused her of Photoshopping her leg to make it appear slimmer.

On Jan. 25, the reality TV star promoted a swimsuit from her new Skims collection in a slideshow of photos on Instagram. But one snap appeared to have been poorly edited: It showed Kim's leg somewhat warped, which led to the accusations. 

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"Kim what happened to your leg?" one fan asked, according to Page Six, while another tweeted, "Kim, Kim, Kim… Your right leg is, uh…"

Kim quickly took down the photo, but she left up the other snaps associated with the post.

The mother of four has long faced accusations that she Photoshops her photos — she was even recently ridiculed for apparently editing niece True Thompson's face onto niece Stormi Webster's body following a trip to Disneyland. A majority of the time, though, Kim is accused of slightly changing her own appearance online with a digital nip-and-tuck.

The Photoshopping accusations come as a new study claims that "slim-thick" imagery online causes more body dissatisfaction amongst young women. The study conducted by Toronto's York University even mentions Kim and sister Kylie Jenner by name, alleging they, among others, are contributing to the uneasiness regarding women's body confidence.

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Researchers describe the "slim-thick" physique as "a curvier or more full-body type, characterized by a small waist and flat stomach but large butt, breasts and thighs." The study insisted that a "slim-thick" physique is difficult to obtain naturally and claimed that alterations are often done to achieve this body image.

Body acceptance influencer Mik Zazon told the New York Post that the Kardashians, and others, are guilty of "manipulating authenticity," especially via social media.

Citing Kim's psoriasis outbreak from 2019, Mik said, "They're sharing photos that seem to be candid and effortless to show that they are human too, yet putting extreme filters on photos and videos to uphold their image. It's so easy to see something and believe that because [Kim's] showing her psoriasis, she can't be editing other parts of her body."

The "slim-thick" body ideal actually caused "more weight and appearance dissatisfaction" than the thinner imagery, the study found, adding, "The slim-thick ideal was most harmful to women's appearance, weight and overall body satisfaction. [It] may still represent an ideal of beauty that women find threatening and personally unattainable."

Car crash

'Succession' star Nicholas Braun involved in fiery car accident

Nicholas Braun was involved in a fiery car accident in Los Angeles this week, but he's unharmed.

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The "Succession" star took to Instagram to document the chaos, which apparently occurred while the actor's car was parked on the side of the street. While Nicholas's car was certainly damaged in the rear, the other car burst into flames. 

"This guy hit my parked car today, I watched it happen. It was crazy," he said on his Instagram Story on Jan. 25. He also included video of a man trying to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher.


"It caught fire pretty quickly. This guy came outta nowhere with the extinguisher," Nicholas, who portrays Cousin Greg on the HBO series, continued.


Although Nicholas didn't detail the crash, it appears that the other car hit his from behind. "My car is fine. Just gotta pop out these dents and it's good to go," he captioned a photo of the damage to his SUV.

Caught on camera

Michael Rapaport films thief brazenly stealing from drug store in broad daylight

Michael Rapaport's name was trending on Twitter after he captured video of a man brazenly shoplifting at a New York City Rite Aid and walking right past a security officer who also witnessed the thievery.

"What did I just witness?" the controversial comedian captioned the profanity-laced 45-second video. (Watch it here.) "Dude went straight shopping."

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The video shows a man walking right past a security guard and out the door after apparently filling up two bags with stolen goods. The guard doesn't try to stop the thief, who also doesn't seem to have a care in the world. 

"I can't believe I'm seeing this [expletive]. … This [expletive] guy just filled his two bags up with everything in Rite Aid, right here on 80th and First Avenue is walking down the street," Michael says in the video.

"Looking me in my face like, 'What's good?' My man just went Christmas shopping in January. He had the condoms, the shampoo," he continued.

Michael, who tagged new New York City Mayor Eric Adams in his Instagram post, later added, "I was just informed this Rite Aid is closing 2/15 because of this, leaving the workers JOBLESS."

Mayor Adams — a retired police officer who's been on the job for about three weeks — promised while campaigning that he would crack down on crime in The Big Apple.

A rep for Rite Aid told TMZ, "The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority, and we are grateful that no one was harmed in this situation. We are in the process of conducting a full investigation and will work with local law enforcement to identify and pursue this offender."

The statement continued, "Like all retailers, we've seen a much higher level of brazen shoplifting and organized retail crime over the last year, and we are taking an active role in helping law enforcement pursue these offenders as well as working with other retailers and local leaders to push for stronger legislation to deter these types of crimes."

Dipping into the details

Adele postponed Las Vegas residency over swimming pool set: Report

Ever since Adele abruptly canceled her Las Vegas residency show on the eve of its premiere, a sea of reasons have been reported as to what was really behind the 11th-hour axing. 

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The Sun claims one of the singer's biggest sticking points centered over a swimming pool set during "Easy On Me." 

"When she saw the finished design, she refused to take part," a source told the British outlet. "Adele described the pool as a 'baggy old pond' and refused, point blank, to stand in the middle of it. The intention was to fill it with water on the set as she was lifted up on a crane-type mechanism, creating the illusion she was floating on water."

Adele's months-long residency at Caesars Palace was scheduled to start on Jan. 21, but she pulled the plug on it one day before the curtain was set to rise. At the time, she blamed it on COVID breakouts and delivery delays. Shortly after, multiple reports claimed there was more to it. Over the weekend, Page Six reported that Adele was having arguments with her set designer, Esmeralda Devlin.

"In spite of the set costing millions to put together, Adele was unhappy with the result, and she made her feelings very clear to Es," an insider said. "She [Adele] was already nervous and the falling out sent her spiraling into a panic because she was desperate that everything should be perfect."

The Daily Mail alleged that the Caesars team wanted the singer to perform "Skyfall" with a 60-person choir and claimed that Adele's "stage fright" got the better of her. Adele supposedly wanted things to be more "low-key" and "all about the voice." Naysayers are scoffing at that notion, arguing that she could just sit on a stool and sing if that were the case. 

One industry source even cast doubt that Adele would make up the canceled dates. 

"Nobody cancels the day before. You have more than 24 hours' notice of COVID problems. I hear that Adele never wanted to do the Vegas shows in the first place," the Daily Mail's source said. "I very much doubt that they will be rescheduled; I don't think she's up to performing at this level for this amount of dates… She is a recording artist and not a performer and she should never have agreed to these shows in the first place." 

Adele has acknowledged many times that she suffers from stage fright. "She hates being on the stage. For her to commit to going on stage every weekend for three months is madness," the source said. "The point was always going to come when she would decide she wasn't going to do it."

Back at it

Ryan Sutter returns to work at firehouse after 'two major surgeries'

Ryan Sutter is happy to be back at work for the first time in six months… even though someone spit on his firetruck just hours into the shift. 


The former reality TV favorite, a firefighter in Colorado, had been away from the fire station and the job since mid-2021. In between now and then, Ryan — who won the very first season of "The Bachelorette" and is married to its star, Trista Sutter — has undergone knee replacement surgery and ankle replacement surgery.

"I took a walk today. After two major surgeries and nearly six months, yesterday was my first day back in the firehouse. So I walked and I reflected," he said on Instagram on Jan. 24. "It was a good day back on the job."

Reflecting on all the ups and downs of day one of his return to duty, Ryan, 47, wrote, "At one point a wide eyed young boy and his parents stopped by to see the firetruck. At another, a young adult purposefully spit on our engine as he drove by on his scooter. We were stopped at an intersection after returning from a car accident and apparently he doesn't like firefighters?"

The latter might make some people upset, but not Ryan. In fact, he still called it the "best job ever."

"Both instances made me proud of what we do. This job isn't easy – not these days and not in this climate. But it's a tremendous opportunity, an opportunity to be challenged, to be humbled and to be taught that, despite our differences, we are all humans in this life – together in at least that much," he said. "So we get to meet, inspire and render speechless young children (and sometimes their parents too). We also get to respond repeatedly to people who need help – for any reason and at any time – even if they just spit on our fire engine from their scooter. What a job! It's great to be back…"

Following his post, Trista commented, "Love your perspective. Love you."

Ryan's health has been a concern for several years. In late 2020, Trista revealed her husband had been in a five-month health battle with a mystery illness that had left him "paralyzed" with fatigue.

In May 2021, Ryan announced that he'd been diagnosed with Lyme disease triggered by high levels of mold toxins in his body — something he encountered because of his work as a firefighter. 

"It seems to be that what happened is that my immune system was weakened through exposures to toxins and especially to mold," he explained on his wife's "Better Etc." podcast. "There are other people in the fire academy that probably had the same exposures who aren't dealing with these exposures because their genetics are stronger, they're able to get rid of the toxins easier."

Clothing problems

Kanye West dissing Pete Davidson for buying clothes 'from the mall'

Kanye West hasn't been shy regarding his feelings about Pete Davidson of late, and it seems that one of his issues stems from Pete's style.

Pete, the rapper gripes, buys clothes off-the-rack. Heaven forbid!

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"Clothes and style are very important to Kanye and he has been telling friends he thinks Pete wears the worst clothes ever," a source close to the rapper told The Sun. "He has been dissing Pete for dressing in clothes 'from the mall.'"

The rapper feels that Pete's clothing choices are bringing down Ye's estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, whom the "Saturday Night Live" funnyman is dating. Kanye essentially believes he single-handedly turned Kim into a fashion icon.

"He thinks it is affecting all the work he did with Kim," the source said. "Kanye felt like he gave her the world when he redid her closet and thought he was helping. He sees fashion as art and wanted to bring her into that world."


While Kim clearly moves on from Ye with Pete, the rapper has found his new muse in model Julia Fox. On their second date, he presented her with a hotel suite full of clothes. 

"It was every girl's dream come true. It felt like a real Cinderella moment," she told Interview magazine. 

Pundits have theorized that Kanye and Julia's in-your-face three-week romance could be a publicity stunt — something she's publicly denied. Ironically, Kanye thinks Kim and Pete's romance is the one that's fraudulent.

"Kanye has been telling friends he still feels 'suppressed' by Kim even though they are separated. He feels he has kept a lot of things quiet for her and he likes to speak his mind, so he feels suppressed," The Sun's source said. "For one, he believes her relationship with Pete Davidson is fake. He believes the Kardashians make up story lines for their lives and he's sick of it. He feels she is going for the complete opposite of him to upset him and it p***** him off."


'Housewives' star Jennie Nguyen fired over resurfaced social media posts

Amid a wave of backlash surrounding past social media messages related to the Black Lives Matter movement, Jennie Nguyen has been fired from "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."

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Bravo announced the firing on Jan. 25 in a statement reading, "Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member on 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.'"

"We recognize we failed to take appropriate action once her offensive social media posts were brought to our attention," the statement continued. "Moving forward, we will work to improve our processes to ensure we make better informed and more thoughtful casting decisions."

The writing seemed to be on the wall. Just hours before the firing, "Housewives" executive producer Andy Cohen called the reality TV star's comments "upsetting … and disgusting." On his SiriusXM show, "Radio Andy," he also hinted that a shakeup was coming. 

"There are many serious discussions happening right now about everything — about everything," he said on Jan. 24. "And I can't address the situation right now, but it will be addressed very soon."

Back in 2020, Jennie posted multiple memes about BLM — one even joked about running over protesters with her car. (She also reposted a meme that said those sympathetic to the BLM movement were "idiots.")

Page Six reported that nearly all of Jennie's "RHSLC" co-stars — including Heather Gay, Whitney Rose, Meredith Marks and Jen Shah — publicly condemned her posts and unfollowed her on Instagram.

As her resurfaced posts made headlines last week, Jennie deleted her posts and apologized.

"I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today," she wrote via Instagram. "At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were."

"It's why I deactivated that account more than a year ago and why I continue to try to learn about perspectives different from my own," she continued. "I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused."

Differing viewpoints

Cheryl Hines responds after husband's vaccine/Nazi comparison

Cheryl Hines isn't exactly standing by her man when it comes to his thoughts on vaccines or the pandemic.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who's been married to the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star since 2014, made headlines over the weekend when he spoke at an anti-vax rally and compared pandemic policies and guidelines to Nazi Germany. 

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After the speech, the Auschwitz Memorial slammed RFK Jr., tweeting, "Exploiting of the tragedy of people who suffered, were humiliated, tortured & murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany – including children like Anne Frank – in a debate about vaccines & limitations during global pandemic is a sad symptom of moral & intellectual decay."

A Twitter user then asked Cheryl if she agreed with her husband. 

"My husband's opinions are not a reflection of my own. While we love each other, we differ on many current issues," she responded.

A different Twitter user felt that Cheryl took the easy way out, writing, "How about this? 'No one should compare anything to the horrors of the Holocaust. My husband was wrong to do so.'" The actress replied, "Yes, I agree with you."

A reporter then reposted Cheryl's initial comments. "Here's Cheryl Hines commenting on her husband RFK Jr.'s comparison between antivaxxers and Jews in World War II," he wrote next to her message. Somewhat confusingly, Cheryl replied, "I assure you that's not what I was commenting on." She then insisted her comments had "nothing" to do with WWII and said she was simply answering whether or not she stood with her husband.

Just last month, RFK Jr. toed the hypocrisy line when he recommended that guests be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 before entering his California home.

In speaking to Politico, RFK Jr. blamed his wife for the request.

"I guess I'm not always the boss at my own house," he told Politico on Dec. 17. 

The party guests were urged to use precautions that Robert has been railing against for almost two years.

While defending himself to Politico, Robert claimed the party was for Cheryl's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" cast mates and other entertainment industry folks. He also insisted that he never saw the Evite invitation until the day of the party. Robert also said no one was verifying vaccination or test status upon entry into the house.