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reported that in her new court papers, Orianne describes Phil as a "hermit" who by 2019 "became increasingly depressed, withdrawn, abusive and following an operation on his back, increasingly addicted to antidepressants and painkillers."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.

loving marriage

Catherine Zeta-Jones touches on bond with husband Michael Douglas

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have a bond that simply can't be broken. 

"There's something that really does connect us — even our handwriting," the actress told Drew Barrymore this week of her husband of 21 years. 

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She added, "It's like if we go to restaurants — well, before Covid we used to go to restaurants — and if we were in a big, long [dinner with] family or friends … it could be 20 people or 24 people, we always like to mix. We never like to [sit] next to each other when we go to dinner parties because we want to talk to other people. And so if Michael is down one end of the table and I'm down the other, you can guarantee we are ordering the same appetizer, main course and dessert."

Catherine, 51, and Michael, 76, are about to experience the first major change in their lives in a while. 

"Michael and I are just about to become empty nesters, and that term for me is like so cold. What do you mean empty nesters? They are not going anywhere. They are just going off to school," she said.

Clearly, the "Chicago" star is proud of her children: Dylan, 20 and Carys, 18.

"I see what both Michael and I have done — and I'm not bragging — you never know as a parent what you are going to get. The best laid plans, whatever, it's just two people come together and there is a creation and then you guide them," she said. 

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Carys and Dylan, Catherine said, are trying to make names of their own in Hollywood. Michael, though, has told them their famous family name would probably always hang over their heads. 

"Their love of the craft of acting is so strong. … They are doing politics and history in school, but their passion is acting," Catherine said. "And they've never done anything professional, but they would like to go into acting. And you know you come from a family where your name is synonymous [with acting] — very much like Michael [was]. [They're] very similar stories where you both had to be 'the kids of.'"

Catherine's path to fame was far different, as she often had to audition for roles.

"But my kids, Michael has said to them what it is like to be 'the daughter of' in the same industry, which I guess is similar if you are in business. If you are successful in business … it's not an easy way in [for your kids]. In fact, one has to prove oneself more. So even with that deterrent, my kids are like, 'No, sorry, we still want to do it,'" the actress said. "And I've had a wonderful life being an actor, and if they get half the joy that I've had, [great]."

She added, "All I want is my kids to be happy and healthy — everything else is a bonus, right? With my children, I tried to instill those qualities the best I could. And [for] both Michael and I, the best, best joy is when we get complimented about our kids' behavior and their manners and how they are just two good, grounded kids."

Intense hearing

Britney Spears won't ask to end conservatorship in court hearing: Report

Britney Spears is not expected to petition for an end to her conservatorship when she comes face to face with a judge next month. Instead, a report states, she'll ask a judge to permanently remove her father, Jamie Spears, from the conservatorship, which has guided her life for the past 13 years.

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The TMZ report claims Britney does not feel trapped in the conservatorship and has no issues with the current conservatorship of her person. In fact, the pop star knows that her life was unraveling before the conservatorship was put in place, and it gave her structure and replenished her bank account, which was dwindling. 

"She's taken care of and she knows it," a source said. 

The source said that, contrary to popular belief, Britney actually lives a relatively free life in Los Angeles and travels frequently to Hawaii. 

"She has 99% of the freedom she'd have if she weren't in a conservatorship, and the only thing she's prevented from doing are crazy things, like buying 3 cars at a time [which she tried to do back in the day]," the source said. 

The main issue Britney has with the conservatorship is her father's involvement in her business affairs. The two reportedly haven't spoken for some time, and she's apparently angry at him over several business decisions he's made. She's also upset with several people Jamie has let into the inner circle.

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Because Britney and Jamie don't speak, their entire relationship (as of now) is business-based. Although Jamie is no longer Britney's personal conservator, he still manages her business affairs along with a financial institution. With Britney not touring or performing, there isn't much to do. Britney has also said she will not return to performing as long as her dad is involved in any facet of decision-making. 

Britney's relationship with her father and the conservatorship has gained renewed interest among the public following the widely-viewed "Framing Britney Spears" documentary. 

The upcoming court appearance on June 23, which should be open to the public to watch via Zoom, will be the first time in recent years that Britney has stood before the court.

Freedom plea

Josh Duggar wants jail release, claims fame ensures he's no flight risk

Josh Duggar said his face is so well-known that he couldn't possibly flee if he were released from jail.

Via his attorneys, the former "19 Kids and Counting" star said he should be let out of jail and sent home so that he can take care of his pregnant wife, Anna. In the paperwork obtained by TMZ, Josh argues that he's too prominent of a person to be considered a flight risk.

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He "has a widely-recognizable face and has spent the majority of his life in the public spotlight — making any concern that he is a risk of flight all the more unwarranted," the documents state.

Additionally, his team says Josh never went on the run while knowing that he was being investigated. In fact, the documents assert that he cooperated every step of the way and even complied with surrendering to authorities on his own.

Josh, the docs say, "has no criminal convictions, and has known about this federal criminal investigation since November 2019 when Homeland Security Investigations executed a search of Duggar's prior workplace."

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The embattled former reality star has been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. Charging documents allege that Josh used the Internet to download child sexual abuse material, and KNWA said he allegedly possessed material which depicted the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12. He has pleaded not guilty. 

Josh appeared in court via Zoom on April 30, one day after his arrest, which came just days after his wife announced her seventh pregnancy.

He is required to remain behind bars until at least May 5 for a detention hearing. If he's eventually released on bond, things could get tricky, as the judge said he must reside in a home without any minor children present. That requirement all but rules out him staying with family while the legal process plays out.

Cease and desist

Tristan Thompson threatens legal action over model's cheating claims

Tristan Thompson's team is demanding that an Instagram model stop speaking about an alleged fling she had with the NBA star, and a cease and desist letter has apparently been sent.

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Back in April, while on the "No Jumper" podcast, Sydney Chase claimed that she hooked up with Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend earlier this year. On May 4, Tristan's attorney told Page Six that cease and desist letters were sent to both Sydney and "No Jumper" host Adam John Grandmaiso.

Sydney has apparently not responded to the legal letter, but she maintains that she never got one.

"I have not received a cease & desist from anyone," she wrote on her Instagram Story on May 4. "The articles are giving false information. Let this be a lesson to not let anyone no matter the money or fame they have, to shut you down or tarnish your name."

"No Jumper," meanwhile, removed the interview in question from social media after receiving the letter.

"Yeah, we got a cease and desist and deleted it," Adam told the New York Post's gossip section. "Honestly, I wouldn't have posted it in the first place if I knew it was going to mess up a relationship."

Since then, the video has been re-posted in an edited format.

"I try to avoid the 'exposing'-style interviews these days," Adam said.

During the initial April 22 interview, Sydney said of the Boston Celtics player, "He told me he was not in a relationship anymore, so I said OK. We talked, we hung out multiple times, we went out together, everything."

Sydney maintained that she knew who Tristan was and knew of his history with Khloe. She asserts that she asked him directly if he was single, and he responded, "Yes."

After news of the alleged tryst made headlines, Sydney doubled down on her claims and said Tristan reached out to her in the wake of the podcast interview. He also tried to contact her just a few weeks ago, she claims.

"Yes the Tristan rumors are true," she said on TikTok. "The last time we had contact — besides when he messaged me after finding out about the interview, it was the day after his daughter's birthday party [in mid-April]."

Tristan's team insists that there's no merit to Sydney's allegations and imply that she's simply trying to cash in on her newfound fame. In fact, she allegedly tried pitching a reality series to the Zeus Network that would feature Kardashian nemesis Blac Chyna, Page Six says.

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Khloe seems to have been keeping tabs on the story, as well, as Sydney recently shared a screenshot that appears to show the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star contacting her

"Hey Sydney, this is Khloe…" the message began. The Instagram model, however, redacted the rest of the message. The screenshot also shows Khloe allegedly writing, "I would appreciate if our conversation can remain confidential [prayer hands emoji]."

Post-prison plans

Lori Loughlin, husband retreated to luxe resort after prison stints: Report

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli reportedly lived it up in the lap of luxury after their prison sentences.

According to The U.S. Sun, the couple headed to ultra-exclusive The Madison Club in La Quinta, California, after Mossimo's home confinement ended last month. 

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"They arrived together in the afternoon of Friday, April 23, and kept a super low profile," a source told the publication. "It was the perfect high-end place for them to reconnect after such a long time apart and Mossimo was released from home confinement."

The "Fuller House" star and her designer husband didn't go to the Palm Desert retreat by coincidence, as it's very popular with celebrities and the rich due to its privacy. Membership can cost up to $2,000 a month.

"The Madison Club is one of the most exclusive country clubs in the world and it's somewhere they clearly knew they wouldn't be photographed," the source said. 

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Lori and Mossimo are both trying to get their lives back on track after paying the price for their involvement in the college admissions scandal. Lori served two months behind bars in Dublin, California, and was released just after Christmas in 2020. Mossimo served nearly five months in federal prison but was allowed to finish the final few weeks of his sentence under house arrest. He officially went free on April 16.

The low-key visit is just one of the ways Lori and Mossimo are attempting to reset their lives. Last week, Us Weekly reported the embattled duo is looking to buy a home in Idaho to get away from the hectic Los Angeles lifestyle. A move would also help them "work on their marriage."

"They had looked at homes earlier this year in Idaho and were prepared to move out of Los Angeles, but eventually decided to stay as their daughters really wanted them close by at the time," the source said, referring to Bella, 22, and Olivia Jade, 21.

Idaho, the insider states, will "be a good call for them."

"They can start anew and work on their marriage together as the whole college scandal has taken a toll on both of them, as well as their marriage," the source concluded. 

Viral video

Ben Affleck sent a video after TikTok user unmatched him on dating app

A TikTok user named Nivine Jay is going viral after sharing a video she supposedly received from Ben Affleck after "un-matching" him on a dating app. 

Nivine says she thought she was being catfished by someone claiming to be the actor. 

"Thinking of the time I matched with Ben Affleck on raya and thought it was fake so I unmatched him and he sent me a video on Instagram," she wrote on TikTok. The post then includes a video of Ben calling her out.

"Nivine, why did you unmatch me?" he said. "It's me."

The video has been reposted all over social media. 

Interestingly, back in February 2020, the Oscar-winning actor said he wasn't on any dating apps, including Raya, which is tailored toward celebrities.

"I am not on any websites. I know people who are on them and they have a fun time, but not me," he said during an appearance on "Good Morning America." "I would love to have a relationship that was deeply meaningful and one to which I could be deeply committed."

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The viral video comes amid reports that Ben has been hanging out with his ex-fiancé Jennifer Lopez following her recent split with Alex Rodriguez. 

According to Page Six, the actor has been seen arriving at J.Lo's house in Los Angeles several times recently after supposedly getting picked up in her car. 

"Security picks him up at a nearby location and drops him off after spending a few hours at her house," a source said last week.

However, regardless of the semi-clandestine visits, an insider insisted that nothing is brewing romantically.

"They are friends … they've never not been," a source said.

It's Complicated

Kelly Osbourne dishes on estranged relationship with sister

Kelly Osbourne is speaking — albeit briefly — about the nonexistent relationship she has with her sister, Aimee Osbourne. 

"We don't talk," she told Dax Shepard on his "Armchair Expert" podcast. "We're just really different. She doesn't understand me and I don't understand her."

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In the past, Aimee has reflected on her relationship with siblings Kelly and Jack Osbourne.

"I wouldn't say there is an ease between us," she said in 2015, "but there is an acceptance. Do we socialize? No."

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Aimee has famously maintained her privacy and didn't participate in the family's hugely popular MTV reality show, "The Osbournes," in the early aughts.

"It definitely worked great for the rest of my family, but for me, and who I am, I just knew it was never something that I would have been able to consider realistically," she once told Q104.3. "To me, I'd grown up around having a pretty well-known dad anyway, and I always really valued my privacy within that family. For who I am, as far as morally, and also just to give myself a chance to actually develop into a human being as opposed to just being remembered for being a teenager, it didn't really line up with what I saw my future as."

She added, "I was a real kind of loner in my teens. I would sit in my room for hours with my disco ball light, listening to all my favorite bands and just kind of, you know, creating this kind of inner world in my head to all these incredible songs and artists. I felt if I'd stayed with 'The Osbournes' and done the whole thing, I would have been typecast right away."

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Back in 2018, Sharon Osbourne touched on Aimee's decision to not film the reality TV show. 

"I know that my eldest girl, Aimee, left home at 16 and she couldn't live in our house because we were filming and it drove her insane," Sharon said on "The Talk." "She felt too that she didn't want to grow up on camera. She hated the idea — it was appalling to her."

In the DM's...

Khloe Kardashian appears to have DMed Tristan Thompson's alleged fling

Khloe Kardashian apparently wants to open up a dialogue with the woman who claims to have hooked up with Tristan Thompson earlier this year.

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Sydney Chase recently shared a screenshot that appears to show Khloe contacting her. 

"Hey Sydney, this is Khloe…" the message began. The Instagram model, however, redacted the rest of the message.

The screenshot also shows Khloe allegedly writing, "I would appreciate if our conversation can remain confidential [prayer hands emoji]."

The NBA player has infamously cheated on Khloe several times before, including when she was pregnant with their daughter, True, in 2018. The latest cheating scandal surrounding Tristan kicked off after Sydney told the "No Jumper" podcast that they were intimate in January 2021.

"He told me he was not in a relationship anymore, so I said OK," she claimed. "We talked, we hung out multiple times, we went out together, everything." Sydney maintained that she knew who Tristan was and asked him directly if he was single and he responded, "Yes."

She said, "It happened, and then I found out he was not single, and I cut him off."

After news of the alleged tryst made headlines, Sydney doubled down on her claims and said Tristan reached out to her after the April 22 "No Jumper" interview. He also tried to contact her just a few weeks ago, she claims.

"Yes the Tristan rumors are true," she said on TikTok. "The last time we had contact — besides when he messaged me after finding out about the interview, it was the day after his daughter's birthday party [in mid-April]."

In her social media update, Sydney apologized for revealing deeply personal details about Tristan.

"That's not okay and I shouldn't have done that," she said. "Me answering the question about our past relations, that is true. We did have past relations; I then found out he was in a relationship and I ended things… In the interview, things got misconstrued while we were drinking. We first met [in] November — Nov. 11, to be exact — and that's when everything started."

legal victory

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro catches break in domestic violence arrest

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is breathing a little easier after the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office ruled that it doesn't have enough sufficient evidence to charge him with a felony following his recent domestic violence arrest.

The "Jersey Shore" star could still be charged with a misdemeanor, which would be a violation of his probation.

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TMZ reports that the case has been kicked down to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, which will determine if a misdemeanor charge is warranted. 

"If this reporting is true, as we said from the beginning, initial reports and unreviewed charges are often and; in Ronnie's case, wrong," the reality TV star's attorney said. "We are glad the DA's office made this decision not to charge a felony. We will await a decision from the County Attorney's office."

On April 22, Ronnie was arrested following an alleged domestic incident in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Saffire Matos. Shortly after, Saffire, who reportedly called 911 during the incident, said some of the reports about the arrest were "misleading." Ronnie later thanked his "real friends" who hadn't "betrayed" him.

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The arrest could have real ramifications for Ronnie, who's currently on probation for a domestic violence incident in L.A. involving his ex, Jen Harley, with whom he shares a daughter. 

During that 2019 incident, Ronnie reportedly chased Jen with a knife during a moment of rage and allegedly threatened to kill her. At some point, police said he took their then-1-year-old daughter, Ariana, away from Jen and locked himself in a house they'd rented. Police eventually broke down the door, tased Ronnie and handcuffed him.

Last year, Ronnie struck a plea deal in the 2019 case, and he was given three years of probation that require him to keep his nose clean. This is where the new arrest could be highly problematic for him.