splitsville

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley split after latest incident

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley have reportedly decided to put an end to their topsy-turvy romance.

The split comes after after several arrests over the course of their more than two year relationship, including one last week in which the "Jersey Shore" star is accused of chasing Jen with a knife during a moment of rage, something he denies. He was arrested for kidnapping.

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The latest incident, however, was simply the last straw for both of them, TMZ reports, claiming each of them are telling friends that it's finally over (although they have split and gotten back together many times).

This time it seems more serious.

On Oct. 7, TMZ reported that, per an emergency protective order, the reality TV star was required to stay 100 yards from Jen until Oct. 11. The order did not prevent him from seeing his 18-month-old daughter, Ariana, whom he shares with Jen. The protective order also required him to stay away from the home he and Jen share in Las Vegas, TMZ said, adding that if he needed to go there for any of his belongings he needed to have police escort him. On Thursday, the webloid also reported that Jen plans to seek a restraining order against Ronnie for her and Ariana, fearing that their daughter's well-being is at risk when they're together.

The duo apparently haven't discussed a formal custody plan for Ariana.

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Ron and Jen's relationship has hardly been a fairy tale, as they've each been both the victim and the accused — He's been accused of physical and verbal violence against her, and he's also been accused of ransacking her house (video shows him smashing her video doorbell); she was arrested after allegedly hitting him during car ride and then dragging him with that same car when he tried to get out; she was also accused of once spitting on him and punching him in one incident, and then throwing an ashtray at his face during another. He's accused her of violence several times, and they've each hinted at infidelity. Horrifyingly, Ariana has been in the middle of several incidents.

According to multiple outlets, friends have been begging the duo to break up for some time.

House fire

New Orleans home owned by Beyonce catches fire

A $2.4 million home in New Orleans believed to be owned by Beyonce caught fire, and the blaze took more than two hours to extinguish.

Multiple outlets reported that the 1-alarm fire at the historic home began on July 21 at around 6:15 p.m. It was finally put out around 8:30 p.m. It took 22 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

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No one was injured and it didn't appear that anyone was in the home at the time of the fire. Reports said a properly working smoke alarm alerted the fire department. The cause of the fire isn't known.

"If they didn't get there when they did, it could have been much worse. It's a historic home," a fire department spokesperson told The New York Post.

While the home isn't directly listed as Beyonce's property, it was purchased in 2015 by Sugarcane Park LLC, a company managed by Bey's mother. Sugarcane's mailing address is also the same as Bey's management company, Parkwood Entertainment.

Realtor.com claims the property was built in 1927 as a Presbyterian church before it was re-purposed as a ballet school. In 2000, it was converted into a home. The three-story home is spectacular, as it spans 15,200 square feet, features a main residence, 3 separate apartments, 26-foot ceilings and a green roof.

Lawmaker layoff

Tiger Woods' mistress claims she was fired from gig because of lawmaker

Rachel Uchitel, who famously had an affair with Tiger Woods, claims she was unceremoniously dropped from her spokesperson role with a sugar daddy-style dating app because of controversial Congressman Matt Gaetz.

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According to TMZ, Rachel filed a lawsuit against the Seeking Arrangement dating app, claiming her six-month contract was terminated three months early because the company worried about the aftermath of a scandal involving the Florida House member.

Gaetz has been linked to the site and there are reports that he's a member. The lawmaker is being investigated for sex trafficking over an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl, whom he supposedly paid to travel with him a couple years ago. 

Rachel insists that she has no connection with the Congressman.

Under her agreement with Seeking Arrangement, Rachel says she was paid $20,000 a month and did her job well. She maintains that the company told her it needed to re-brand in the wake of Gaetz's scandal and let her go.

She's suing Seeking Arrangement for the balance owed, which is about $60,000, and damages for tarnishing her reputation. She's also asking for money for emotional distress.

Money matters

Dr. Dre ordered to pay ex $300k in monthly spousal support

Dre Day is also going to be known as pay day for Nicole Young.

According to newly obtained court documents, Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay his ex $293,306 per month in spousal support beginning on Aug. 1.

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Page Six notes that Dre will have to pay Nicole, his estranged wife, the fee until she remarries or enters into a domestic partnership. The court reserves the right to change the financial order in the future. 

The rapper must also pay expenses for two Los Angeles-area homes that he and Nicole once shared. Dre, however, owns these homes outright, so that is not surprising.

Although the spousal support fee is steep, it can actually be seen as a win for Dre, as Nicole had initially requested $2 million a month in spousal support. In her request, which was filed last fall, Nicole indicated she needed $100,000 a month for her mortgage and $900,000 a month in entertainment. She laid out the cost of more monthly necessities, as well, claiming she needed $135,000 a month for clothes and $20,000 a month for her cell phone, email and telephone.

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Dre and Nicole's divorce has been anything but amicable. In June 2020 filed divorce paperwork, ending their 24-year marriage. She citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. In the days that followed, Dr. Dre revealed that they signed a prenuptial agreement back in 1996 and argued that their division of property should be governed by their prenup. Soon after, Nicole challenged that prenup and said she "unwillingly" signed the documents amid pressure from the rapper and his team.

Two years into the marriage, Nicole contends that the rapper admitted too forcing her to sign the prenup, and she accused him of "abusive coercive control."

"Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me," she wrote in court documents. "Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void."

In April, Dre and Nicole asked a judge to legally declare them single as they hammer out divorce details.

moving issues

Jillian Michaels claims moving company stole $30k in property

Jillian Michaels plans to take legal action against a moving company that she claims stole $30,000 worth of her property.

The former "Biggest Loser" trainer has also filed a police report.

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According to TMZ, Jillian claims she hired a company, FlatRate Moving and Storage, for her cross-country move from Los Angeles to Miami in early June. The company, she alleges, picked up the items in March and stored them in a facility in Miami. However, she argues that some of her clothes, tools and outdoor furniture were missing when everything arrived. All told, she estimated the property to be worth $30,000.

Plus, Jillian says that of the items that actually did arrive to her new home, about 80 percent of them were damaged due to careless packing on the moving company's part.

Miami Police are investigating the stolen goods claim, and Jillian has already gotten a lawyer and reportedly plans to file a civil lawsuit against the movers.

A rep for the moving company told TMZ, "FlatRate Moving is grateful for all of the people and companies that continue to choose us to help them with their moves and privileged to be the moving company of choice for customers of notoriety such as Ms. Michaels. FlatRate Moving has been in constant contact with Ms. Michaels and her representatives and is confident that we will reach an amicable resolution."

tub talk

Tyra Banks' 'unhinged' hot tub attire goes viral

Tyra Banks was feeling the heat on social media due to an interview she did with Megan Thee Stallion… in a hot tub.

While the rapper appropriately donned a multicolored swimsuit for the interview, Tyra appeared to be fully clothed in a dress. Yes, a dress… in a hot tub!

During the chat, Megan spoke of her beginnings and how her mother inspired her, but the conversation was lost thanks to Tyra's attire, which was trending on Wednesday afternoon.

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"Lmfao Tyra is CRAZY! Why does this lady have on a maxi dress with shoulder pads in a jacuzzi?????????," one person wondered. Another said, "Tyra unhinged. In the jacuzzi with a whole dress with SHOULDER PADS!?.."

Some users took a screen shot of a moment in which Tyra lifted her arm to show her drenched sleeve.

"Tyra sitting in a pool fully clothed interviewing Megan. The soaking wet sleeve! A+," one person said.

Among the light-hearted comments was also this: "why is tyra dressed like she's about to be baptized?"

Tyra has not commented on the interview or the comments. Maybe she's soaking up the glory of being a Twitter trend.

Ring thing

'Vanderpump Rules' star sparks engagement rumors with ring

Scheana Shay's newest accessory is causing a stir.

On July 20, the "Vanderpump Rules" star was photographed wearing a huge ring on her left ring finger, which naturally sparked engagement rumors. 

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Scheana has been dating beau Brock Davies for nearly two years, and they share 3-month-old daughter Summer Moon Honey Davies.

Although the reality TV star has yet to publicly comment on her new bauble, a Tuesday dinner seemed to imply that Scheana was celebrating something big, as her table could be heard yelling "congratulations" as a dessert was placed in front of her. However, another angle appears to the show the dessert placed in front of Raquel Leviss, who recently got engaged to James Kennedy.

Adding to the intrigue, in an Instagram video posted to Brock's page, someone clearly says, "ladies, congrats." Perhaps this was a dual celebration.

If Scheana is engaged, it would mark her second trip down the aisle, as she was married to Mike Shay from 2014 to 2017. 

In September 2020, Scheana gushed about her man on Instagram.

"Happy Anniversary Honey!!," she wrote. "Omg I cannot believe it's been a year. We have shared so many memories together already and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us! Thank you for loving me for me. You are my everything."

Feud ain't over

Dwayne Johnson literally 'laughed' at Vin Diesel's 'tough love' comments

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson's feud doesn't appear to be over, and it's causing one of them to literally chuckle.

While chatting with Men's Health recently, Vin said he had to give Dwayne "a lot of tough love" when he joined the "Fast & Furious" franchise.

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"It was a tough character to embody, the Hobbs character," Vin told Men's Health. "My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be."

"As a producer to say, 'Okay, we're going to take Dwayne Johnson, who's associated with wrestling, and we're going to force this cinematic world, audience members, to regard his character as someone that they don't know' — Hobbs hits you like a ton of bricks," he said. "That's something that I'm proud of, that aesthetic. That took a lot of work. We had to get there and sometimes, at that time, I could give a lot of tough love. Not Felliniesque, but I would do anything I'd have to do in order to get performances in anything I'm producing."

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The comments didn't go unnoticed. In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne said he "laughed and I laughed hard" when he read Vin's words.

"I think everyone had a laugh at that. And I'll leave it at that," he said. "And that I've wished them well. I wish them well on 'Fast 9.' And I wish them the best of luck on 'Fast 10' and 'Fast 11' and the rest of the 'Fast & Furious' movies they do that will be without me."

Emily Blunt, who stars in "Jungle Cruise" alongside Dwayne, joked, "Just thank God he was there. Thank God. He carried you through that."

The former wrestler said, "Felliniesque."

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Vin and Dwayne have not quite seen eye to eye for years. In 2016, The Rock ripped an unknown "Fast & Furious" costar, and many felt he was speaking about Vin. In the "The Fate of the Furious," the men didn't film many scenes together, which all but confirmed the speculation.

Vin has tried to downplay the feud. 

"I don't think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way," he told USA Today. "I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don't think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he's Uncle Dwayne."

So, many it's a family feud…

Ex hang

Hayden Panettiere hangs with ex after his DV arrest, jail sentence

Hayden Panettiere has reunited with her ex Brian Hickerson a few weeks after serving his domestic violence jail sentence.

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The duo spent time together with friends at a West Hollywood, Calif., restaurant over the weekend, E! News reported on July 21. Brian actually confirmed the meetup.

"To clarify, I was enjoying a Miller 'Latte' [slang for Miller Lite], and Hayden was not drinking," he said. "We went to a new restaurant that is Texas-based, and being a Southern guy, I'm a big fan of country music. So yes, there was some line dancing involved. Hayden and I are not back together but are working on a friendship."

He added, "We have a long history together, and the first step in my recovery as an abuser is making amends. That's exactly what Hayden has been gracious enough to allow me to do."

Hayden and Brian's romance hasn't exactly been a fairy tale, as he's been accused of domestic violence on several occasions. In 2020, she even applied for a restraining order against him. 

In May 2021, he began a 45-day jail sentence after pleading no contest to two felony counts of injuring a spouse or girlfriend.

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A source told E! that Hayden wants her relationship with Brian to heal.

"Hayden is open to forgiving Brian and starting a new chapter, despite her loved ones concerns," an insider said. "Hayden has a huge heart and wants to see the best in everyone."

Following Brian's arrest last year, Hayden tweeted, "I am coming forward with the truth about what happened to me with the hope that my story will empower others in abusive relationships to get the help they need and deserve. I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again. I'm grateful for my support system, which helped me find the courage to regain my voice and my life." 

Twitter talk

Ginger Zee fires back after being called 'too skinny'

Ginger Zee has fired back at a social media critic who felt that she was "too skinny."

On July 20, the "Good Morning America" meteorologist posted a video that showed her returning to in-studio work, having been working remotely. In the video, she swapped her street clothes for a striped dress.

"Look what she made me do… the transformation is REAL this morning as I'm back in the studio at @GMA," she captioned the video 

One of Ginger's Twitter followers wasn't feeling the new look and felt that something had changed. 

"I wish Hollywood would stop putting pressure on women to be this skinny," the Twitter user wrote.

Ginger saw the commented and clapped back, indicating she's "weighed the same" for almost 20 years.

"Hmmm I rarely get called skinny (athletic more often) -have a BMI of around 21 — I would think this is about right for me :)," she wrote. "I've weighed the same (barring pregnancy) for almost two decades. Definitely not Hollywood."

Many of Ginger's fans defended her and ripped the Twitter critic.

"I wish people would stop criticizing people for their looks," one person said. Another added, "One must consider the source. Obesity is the real problem in America, not Hollywood's body images. You look divine."

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Ginger, a mother of two, has spoken of her body image before. While participating on "Dancing With The Stars" in 2016, she revealed she was anorexic as a young girl and teenager.

"We were moving, I had to make new friends … and I needed to control something, so I was like, 'I know what I'll do — I'll just not eat,'" she said. "[Ages] 10 to 14 was a bulk of my anorexia. I don't think I even knew how bad it was at that time."

Eventually she found a better path thanks to her stepfather.

"My stepfather is a saint. He came into our lives and he taught me about nutrition and self-love, and once I started to learn about taking calories in and working calories off, then I got obsessed with working out," she said. "Everybody goes through those stages. He helped me get out of that moment in my life."