ex factor

Tarek El Moussa dishes on working with ex, being cancer free

When Tarek El Moussa and his ex-wife, Christina Anstead, first split in 2016, they continued to work together on "Flip or Flop." Although they largely remained amicable on screen, it was a different story off-screen — at least early on.

"It's been a few years now. In the beginning it was like pulling teeth, let's be honest," Tarek told TMZ during an interview Monday. "Things are good today. She's remarried. She's actually pregnant, everybody knows that. My kids are super excited and I'm excited for her new chapter in life, and they're a great couple. I really do hope the best for them."

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Tarek and Christina's split was very public when it first happened. In late 2018, Christina marred Ant Anstead. Last month, the couple announced they were expecting.

While Christina is getting her own show called "Christina on the Coast," Tarek said he's eyeballing new opportunities, too.

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"You never know what's going to happen. We've been working together for so long and we're just so intertwined with all our businesses and our shooting that it's kind of refreshing to go off on my own now and try some new opportunities," Tarek said. "I'm really excited about it."

All of this news pale in comparison to the news he recently got: Tarek is cancer free after a six-year battle!

"I just found out a few weeks ago that with my thyroid cancer I'm officially cancer free, like I am good," he said.

After hearing the news, he said he "ran home, kissed my babies, had a glass of wine and called it a night.. The aftermath of cancer was really, really bad. I feel healthy, which feels really really good."

Vacation mode

Courtney Love, 58, flashes flat stomach, fit physique in bikini snaps

Sun's out, Love's out!

Courtney Love is showing off her bikini body and flat tummy in a series of stunning bikini snaps from the volcanic island of Ischia in Italy.

In the images, the former Hole frontwoman threw her arms up in jubilation while donning a colorful peacock-printed bikini top and matching bottom. Although the rocker is clearly the focal point in the images, the picturesque background and deep blue water can't be overlooked. 

In referring to a 2008 R.E.M. song, she captioned the images, "Living well is the best revenge." She also tagged the iconic band. 

Courtney's fans marveled at the images and lauded her with compliments, as she was called "beautiful," "stunning" and other similar superlatives.

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The singer spent several days posting images from her enviable getaway, even claiming it's her "first" vacation in 18 years. 

The luxurious resort that was home for Courtney for over a week has been a celebrity magnet for decades. The "Celebrity Skin" singer noted that she was staying in La Liz Suite, named for Elizabeth Taylor, which prompted her to share a story about the late icon. 

While attending Elton's John's birthday one year, she recalled wearing a huge yellow diamond and sitting next to Liz and Donnatella Versace. Dame Elizabeth, Courtney said, didn't say "a single word" to anyone all night. Elizabeth donned a massive ring and "just sat with that beautiful Cheshire Cat smile," Courtney said.  

Just before leaving, Liz used a "funny voice" and looked at Courtney's ring, comparing it to her own. She then spoke as if she was her own bauble. 

"She taps [her ring] on mine and 'it' says 'I'm bigger than you' … then she blows me a kiss and was whisked off!," Courtney said. 

Custody fight

Olivia Wilde slams ex Jason Sudeikis' 'outrageous legal tactics' amid custody fight

Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde's once-amicable split is a distant memory, as she now accuses him of trying to "embarrass" her in front of entertainment executives.

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Back in April, the actress was served custody papers while speaking on stage in Las Vegas at the CinemaCon convention, a gathering of over 4,000 film executives and movie theater owners. 

While Jason's team said he didn't know Olivia would be formally served as she gave a live presentation, she's calling his bluff. 

"Jason's actions were clearly intended to threaten me and catch me off guard. He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive manner possible," she said in new court documents, which were obtained by MailOnline. "The fact that Jason would embarrass me professionally and put our personal conflict on public display in this manner is extremely contrary to our children's best interests."

The legal tactics was "outrageous," she insisted.


Jason, 46, and Olivia, 38, dated for nine years before splitting in late 2020. They share two children, son Otis, 8, and daughter Daisy, 5. Both children were born in New York, which is where Jason wants to raise them. Olivia, he claims, has a different vision.

"First, Olivia said that if I did not reside full-time in Los Angeles, she would allow me to spend time with Otis and Daisy on weekends and during vacation periods – thus depriving me of my right to parent the children during important periods of their lives…," he said. "Second, Olivia said that she intended to relocate with the children to London following the close of school in 2023."

Olivia has been living primarily in London with boyfriend Harry Styles.

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In his own legal paperwork, the "Ted Lasso" star said he was reluctant to serve Olivia and claimed that he wanted it done in a "benign" manner. He specifically requested that it not be done at Harry's home. 

"I did not want service to take place at the home of Olivia's current partner because Otis and Daisy might be present. I did not want service to take place at the children's school because parents might be present," he said.

Speaking about the Olivia's dramatic serving on stage, Jason added, "I understand that the process server had only done her job; however, I deeply regret what happened. Olivia's talk was an important event for Olivia, both professionally and personally, and I am very, very sorry that the incident marred her special moment."

Church fight

Inside Britney Spears' spat with the Catholic church

Britney Spears is losing her battle with religion. 

The pop star kicked off a feud with the Catholic church last week after indicating she wanted to get married at the St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Calif. However, she was seemingly told she couldn't tie the knot there for a variety of reasons, including the fact that she's not Catholic, which is a requirement. 

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While lamenting the perceived snub, a rep for the church retorted and said Britney never visited the place of worship, and records show that she never asked permission to marry there. 

Her bluff theoretically called, Britney is now attempting to clarify her stance by muddied the waters. In an Instagram post, she insists she never lied about the church request, but also implies that she never personally asked the church permission to marry there.

The "Toxic" singer admits to getting "backlash" after her post, which has since been taken down. 

"I'm writing this because the church said I never asked," she said. "I hired a wedding planner who has done Madonna's wedding and plenty more … he was extremely expensive and yes my first request was to get married in that church pictured."

Britney, who was raised Southern Baptist but has also studied Kabbalah, claims she sent her planner a cell phone picture of a wedding taking place at the church, indicating that she wanted to use the venue to marry Sam Asghari.

"I was told 6 weeks later … I could not get married there!!!," she wrote. "During the 2 years of Covid, I also wanted to go there … I was told no due to the pandemic … it's not a big deal, but I don't like being called a liar when their church says I never asked!!!"

Britney and Sam ended up tying the knot in the backyard of her home in June. The nuptials were attended by Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Madonna and more.

last chat

'Grease' costar recalls final conversation she had with Olivia Newton-John

Edith "Didi" Conn, who famously played Frenchy in "Grease," is opening up about the last conversation she had with longtime pal Olivia Newton-John.

In an interview with "Good Morning," Didi revealed that she spoke to the four-time Grammy winner just a few weeks ago. In that chat, Olivia acknowledged that her health was failing. 

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"She told me that she wasn't walking anymore and she had full-time care," Didi said, "but her husband, John, and her daughter, Chloe, were there all the time and she told me they were just so hopelessly devoted."

Olivia and Didi shot to fame together as members of the Pink Ladies in "Grease." Their friendship endured until Olivia, who played Sandy in the 1978 musical, passed on Aug. 8

Did said she wanted to remember Olivia as being surrounded by "love and light."

"It just so happens that's how she would sign all her letters and her emails. 'Love and Light, Olivia,'" Didi added. 

"I think I will remember her singing," Didi continued. "When she'd be doing concerts, she would sing as her encore, 'I Honestly Love You,' and she would put her hands out like this to her audience to say, 'I honestly love you.' And I think that's how I'll always remember her — this big heart who just cared so much for everybody. And we will honestly always love her too."


After Olivia's passing, many of her "Grease" costars paid tribute, including John Travolta, who played Danny Zuko, the love interest of Olivia's character.

"You made all of our lives so much better," John wrote on Instagram. 

In thinking back to first meeting Olivia on the set of "Grease," Didi remembered thinking that the "Physical" singer was "gorgeous" and "perfect."

"She was nervous. The first scene we had together — coming on the first day of school — and she told me, she had been in another movie and it didn't go as well as she had hoped," Didi said. "So I just began improvising with her. I said, 'Oh, I'm so happy. I have a neighbor named Sandy who came from Australia and we just, you know, all of a sudden she's looking at me like, 'Is this in the script? What's going on here?' We started to play too and before we knew it, we were walking into Rydell and she thanked me afterwards and she said she would always be grateful for that."


Discovery star dies in street racing crash while filming reality show

Ryan Fellows, who starred in "Street Outlaws: Fastest in America," was killed in a car accident in Las Vegas while filming the Discovery show.

TMZ said the popular reality TV show, which premiered in 2013, was filming outside of Vegas in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 7. While racing another car, Ryan reportedly lost control, causing his Nissan 240z to roll. In doing so, the car caught on fire. 

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Onlookers desperately tried to get Ryan out of the car, but weren't able to rescue him in time. 

"The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows. We extend our deepest sympathy to Ryan's loved ones as they process this sudden and devastating loss," a spokesperson for Discovery said.

Following the accident, filming was faulted.

A GoFundMe page states, "Ryan was an avid car enthusiast and was a road 'warrior' in many ways that extended to loves of basketball, cars and business in sales/advertising."

He leaves behind a wife and two children. 

This the second serious situation involving "Street Outlaws"  this year. Back in January, JJ Da Boss and his wife Tricia, both of whom are considered top cast members on the show, were hospitalized following a car accident while racing each other. 

Support problems

Alec Baldwin eviscerated on social media for Anne Heche support

While Anne Heche continues to recover in the hospital from her fiery car crash, she's getting support from a few Hollywood celebrities — and they're getting absolutely reamed for it. 

On Saturday, Aug. 6, Alec Baldwin posted an emotional video on Instagram in support of Anne. "She is an amazingly talented woman," he said in the video. "I love you Anne. I love you and I think you are such a talented person. I hope everything is ok. I hope you come through this. My heart goes out to you. I'm sorry you had this tragic thing happen to you, and I'm sending you all my love."


Alec then implored others to "join" him in supporting the actress.

By and large, fans were not jumping aboard the Anne train with Alec. 

"She put lives in danger," one person insisted. Another added, "She is lucky she didn't kill anyone."

The comments stem from a bizarre incident on Aug. 5. According to reports, Anne initially crashed her blue Mini Cooper into the garage of a Los Angeles apartment complex around 11 a.m. Video shows residents demanding Anne get out of her car, but she refused. Soon after, she put the damaged car in reverse and sped off. Other videos appear to show her speeding through neighbors and narrowing missing a person. TMZ said she also hit a car during the process.

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A few moments after the garage incident, Anne allegedly crashed her car into a home in Los Angeles' Mar Vista area. The crash sparked a fire that engulfed the house. The home is a total loss.

CNN reported on Monday that Anne is being investigated for misdemeanor DUI and hit and run. The report said authorities were able to get a blood draw from Anne on the day of the incident, and they are awaiting the results. 


Following Alec's post, some people said they hoped Anne was okay but felt that she has a lot of explaining to do. 

"Hope she learned a tough lesson," one person said. 

Rosanna Arquette also got a tough reception for publicly supporting Anne. 

What went wrong?

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson both 'knew it wasn't going to work'

In the end, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian just couldn't keep up. 

After a nine-month romance, Kim and Pete have gone their separate ways and both are said to be "bummed." 

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News of the split comes as Pete continues to film "Wizards!" in Australia. Kim, meanwhile, has been in Los Angeles with her kids. 

"Pete knew it wasn't going to work. He'd been saying it for a while, and Kim knew it too," a source told Page Six. "The distance was a big thing, and next month Pete starts shooting his new show in NYC and he's going to be busy with that."

Kim, 41, and Pete, 28, began dating last fall following her hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live." The duo — who lives on different coasts — quickly began traveling across the country to be with each other.

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Eventually, distance got the best of them, as Kim is firmly rooted in Los Angeles with her four children, whom she shares with ex Kanye West. In addition, the couple's age difference got the best of them.

A second source told Page Six, "They're both bummed it didn't work out."

The fact that Pete is across the world is a bit of a blessing in disguise, a pal said.

"Pete's been able to relax in Australia and really be himself, there hasn't been that much paparazzi," the friend said. "He needed some time to himself and Australia has allowed him that."

Church chastising

Britney Spears comes for Catholic church over perceived wedding snub

The father, the son and the holy Spears.

Britney Spears continues to air her grievances, and she's now zeroed in on the Catholic church. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the pop star said she wanted to get married in a specific church, but she was denied because she's not a practicing Catholic.

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"This is where I originally wanted to get married during COVID 👰🏼‍♀️ !!!!" she wrote alongside an Instagram image of a couple getting married at the altar. "I wanted to go every Sunday … it's beautiful and they said it was temporarily shut down due to COVID !!!! Then 2 years later when I wanted to get married there they said I had to be catholic and go through TEST !!!!"

Still clearly peeved over the situation, Britney asked her Instagram followers, "Isn't church supposed to be open to all 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️⛪️ ????"

Britney was raised Southern Baptist but has also studied Kabbalah.

After Britney's post, the church claimed it was never contacted by the singer.

The "Toxic" singer and Sam Asghari ended up tying the knot in the backyard of her home in June. The nuptials were attended by Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Madonna and more.

Although several of the pop star's most committed fans supported her, several others felt that Britney was a little out of bounds. 

"You have to be Catholic to get married in a Catholic Church. It's always been that way," one person said, according to Page Six. Another told Brit, "Some traditions need to be respected Britney."

"I love Britney Spears but Catholic Churches are for the weddings of Catholics, and we shouldn't be expected to bend the rules of our church to accommodate those who just want to be apart of an aesthetic," a third noted. 

Britney has since taken down the Instagram post, but several Twitter followers uploaded screenshots of the church chastising. 

Busy lady

Jennifer Coolidge reveals she slept with '200 people' thanks to sexy 'American Pie' mom role 

Stifler's mom had got it going on.

Back in 1999, Jennifer Coolidge burst onto the scene after playing Stifler's Mom in "American Pie." In the film, she was lusted after and dubbed a "MILF." After the movie was release, fiction was pretty close to reality. 

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"I got a lot of play at being a MILF and I got a lot of sexual action from 'American Pie,'" she told Variety. "There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with."

Not only was Jennifer apparently busy in the bedroom after the role, but she was a hot commodity professionally, too. After "American Pie, she landed a slew of roles, something that was relatively new to her.

"Ten years of my life of auditioning," she says, "none of it added up to a job. The fear is gone when you're so used to losing. There's some freedom in that."

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Those days of pleading for gigs seem far behind her, as she recently landed her first Emmy nomination for her work in "White Lotus." Just last year, the actress revealed that she almost didn't take the role because she was unhappy with her weight.

"I just didn't want to be on camera that fat because of my excessive eating during COVID," she told Page Six last year. "I thought we were all going to die, I really did, so I was just eating myself to death. Vegan pizzas, sometimes five or six in a day."

Jennifer, 60, was even concocting a story about why she couldn't star in "White Lotus," but a friend stepped in and convinced her to take the part. 

"Jennifer this is all you have! What the f***?," she recalled the unnamed pal saying. "She was like, 'These opportunities don't come around, you idiot!'"

"We all need these friends," the actress explained. "A lot of actors make huge mistakes, I don't know why, we want a great moment to happen but then when it comes along we somehow talk ourselves out of it, I think that's very typical of an actor, to screw it up for themselves but I had a great friend that stopped me from doing that."