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Teresa Giudice 'taking things very slow' with new man

Slow and steady wins the race to Teresa Giudice's heart.

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Last week, reports claimed that the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star was dating New Jersey-based businessman Luis "Louie" Ruelas, 46. While this is true, things aren't moving at a quick pace.

A source tells Page Six that the couple is intentionally moving slowly.

"It's new," the source said. "They are taking things very slow. They are both happy. Right now it's very low key and casual. One step at a time."

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As of now, it appears that the new duo will not celebrate the holidays together as a blended family, as Teresa, a mother of four, and Louie, a father of two, are "not that far ahead yet planning wise."

Teresa and the Louie, the co-founder of Digital Media Solutions, were first linked in early November after being photographed at a football game over the weekend. The picture showed Louie with his hand on Teresa's waist. At the time, his identity was unknown. 

"The relationship is very new, but both are very happy," a source said at the time.

The dating world is fairly new to the reality TV star, as she was married to Joe for 20 years (before he was deported to Italy). In September, they finalized their divorce. 

When he was recently asked about Teresa's dating life, Joe said, "What's she going to do, stay alone forever? That's not fair, as well. Look, if I would have got out and I would have been able to go home, who knows what would happen? Maybe we'd still be in the same situation, maybe not. I don't know. Things change after so many years."

Dating game

Kim Kardashian being 'flooded' with dating options

When Kim Kardashian decides she's ready to put herself back on the dating market, she will have no shortage of well-heeled suitors. 

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Just two months after filing for divorce from Kanye West, the new billionaire is being courted by a slew of famous faces, a new report says. 

"People are reaching out through mutual friends and people that she's worked with to set her up with everyone from royal family members to A-list actors to athletes to billionaire CEOs," a source told Page Six. "People are also trying to reach out to her via DM."

Still, it seems that all those Internet window shoppers are going to have to wait, as she's only focused on motherhood and work right now. 

"She's not looking to jump into anything but is keeping an open mind," a source said, noting that she wants her next romance to happen "organically." 

"The qualities most important to her are someone who values family, is supportive, fun, romantic, enjoys the simple things and is also hardworking," the source said. "Someone who values family first and foremost because she's a mom of four kids."

Kim and Kanye share daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, 1.

Over the weekend, in one of her first post-split public outings, Kim actually headed to Miami and was seen hanging out with Colombian singer Maluma, but friends insist they're simply friends.

"Miami the other night was a lot of fun," a source said. "It felt great to be out and there were certainly people trying to shoot their shot that night, but she wasn't paying it any mind and just loved having a fun night out with old friends."

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While Kim certainly wants her next man to love her children, she'll also apparently be pretty specific about who she lets into her love life. 

"She certainly wouldn't want anyone to be with her for the spotlight," the source said, adding that Kim really wants "someone who values privacy."

Kim, the source continued, "needs to be with somebody that she would look for as her best friend. She's just not there yet with anybody."

Like Kim, Kanye also seemingly has a certain type of person in mind as his next great love. Last week, a source told Page Six that the rapper wants to be "with an artist and a creative person… [so] they can speak the same language to each other."

Photo clapback

Khloe Kardashian responds after critic says she has 'insecurity' issues

Khloe Kardashian is firing back after an Instagram follower left a stinging response to new pictures the reality star shared.

Over the weekend, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star posted a series of images that show her in a tight blue bodysuit. The fact that the images have an out-of-this-world feel wasn't lost on Khloe, who captioned the snaps with UFO emojis and the word "Avatar."

One follower wasn't love the nine intergalactic-inspired images and took a shot at Khloe. 

"If insecurity was a person," the user wrote, according to a screengrab published by TooFab.

The comment didn't sit well with Khloe. 

"Baby girl, you have to look in the mirror. Only insecure people tear other people down," she replied. "I'm sending you so much love, health and happiness! I'm sorry that you're hurting."

Other people wondered if Khloe actively erases critical comments, as most of the responses to her pics appeared to be positive.

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The new cosmos-inspired snapshots come just two weeks after a photo controversy enveloped Khloe. 

In early April, an unedited (and authentic) photo of Khloe in a bikini surfaced on social media. The image shows her without makeup and without photoshop editing — which the Kardashian family has been known to utilize. Several websites and social media accounts shared the image. Quickly after, according to reports, the famous family began threatening legal action against websites running the photo. 

A family rep told Page Six that the Kardashian-Jenner clan wanted the image off the Internet because it was unauthorized — not because Khloe was pictured looking au natural. Then, on April 7, Khloe addressed the situation and insinuated that the picture was unflattering, hence why she wanted it off the Internet. 

"When someone takes a photo of you that isn't flattering in bad lighting or doesn't capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point … you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared – regardless of who you are," she said on Instagram while addressing body acceptance. "My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice. It's not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable anymore."

New beau?

Billie Eilish pictured cuddling up with actor during coffee date

Billie Eilish might be off the market.

Over the weekend, the "Bad Guy" singer was pictured in Santa Barbara, California, getting cozy with actor Matthew Tyler Vorce. Page Six published the pictures, which were quickly picked up by fan sites dedicated to Billie.

Photos show Billie and Matthew walking with her pit bull while getting coffee. One photo shows the Grammy winner leaning into Matthew with her arm around his waist and her head on his shoulder. Matthew also wrapped an arm around Billie, who donned a Snoop Dogg hoodie and bike shorts.

Matthew, who's had bit roles in several made-for-TV movies and on various shows, turned his Instagram to "private" after the images were published. His Instagram bio describes him as an "Actor. Writer. Degenerate." He is also a creator of the iHeartRadio podcast "Searching For Putty Man."

Billie, 19, hasn't had a pubic relationship since she and Brandon "Q" Adams split in 2019, though she kept that romance under wraps until more than a year after they called it quits.

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In her 2021 Apple TV+ documentary "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," she alluded to having a boyfriend, but she refused to reveal his identity.

Neither Billie nor Matthew have commented on the growing relationship rumors.

Cold shoulder

Demi Lovato is seemingly at war with frozen yogurt shop

Demi Lovato is having an icy exchange with a Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop.

Over the weekend, the singer took umbrage with The Bigg Chill for giving sugar-free varieties prime placement in their stores, saying it was "triggering" for her as someone recovering from an eating disorder. She called the shop "diet culture vultures."

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"Finding it extremely hard to order froyo from @thebiggchillofficial when you have to walk past tons of sugar free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "Do better please."

The store wasn't about to cave to Demi, saying it has indulgent varieties but also carries items for vegans, diabetics and people with Celiac disease.

In a direct message to Demi, which she shared publicly, the shop said, "We are not diet vultures. We cater to all of our customers needs for the past 36 years. We are sorry you found this offensive."

Demi didn't relent. "You can carry things for other people while also caring for another percentage of your customers who struggle DAILY just to even step foot in your store," she said. "You can find a way to provide an inviting environment for all people with different needs." She even insinuated that the shop was making "excuses."

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As Demi's anger built, The Bigg Chill went cold on her and stopped responding. Demi then started throwing out her ideas. 

"I was thinking, maybe it would help if you made it more clear that the sugar free options and vegan options are for that," she wrote. "Labeling the snacks for celiac diabetes or vegans. When it's not super clear, the messaging gets confusing and being in LA it's really hard to distinguish diet culture vs. health needs. I think more clearer messaging would be more beneficial for everyone."

Seems that Demi will have to stay cool for the summer somewhere else.

Police situation

Police investigating suspicious package sent to home of 'Lucifer' star

Police have launched an investigation into a suspicious package sent to the home of "Lucifer" star Tom Ellis and his screenwriter wife, Meaghan Oppenheimer.

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According to TMZ, a "glitter package" — essentially a box filled with glitter — was sent to the couple's Los Angeles home last month. Although the couple found the delivery odd, they also found it troublesome because it was addressed to Meaghan, not her far more famous husband. 

Afterward, the couple filed a police report. 

The LAPD's Threat Management division, TMZ said, has a lead on the case. 

While Tom is known for his on-screen work, his wife's writing is very well-respected behind the scenes, as she worked on "Queen America" for several years. Tom often gushes about her on social media. Last month he shared a loved up selfie with Meaghan.

"I met this nugget of love 6 years ago today," he wrote on Instagram. "@moppyoppenheimer thanks for putting up with me and loving me so good."

Honoring Helen

Damian Lewis writes moving tribute to 'brilliant' late wife

Damian Lewis is remembering his late wife, Helen McCrory, in a heartfelt tribute, and he's marveling at how she "spread happiness" even in her final days. 

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"Many people have spoken about her career and many more will, so that's where I'll leave it, because it strikes me that two things are happening this weekend: an outpouring of grief and shock, and a celebration of Helen McCrory the actress from fans everywhere, and of Helen the person," Damian wrote in an essay for The Sunday Times. "And that's who I want to talk about."

"Helen was an even more brilliant person than she was an actress," the "Billions" star continued. "She was a people person, sure. 'I'm much more interested in who I'm with than where I am,' she would say, and innately wanted to share. But she also lived by the principle of kindness and generosity. That you put these things out into the world to make it better, to make people feel better."

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On April 16, Damian announced that Helen had passed away at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. Still, the "Harry Potter" star managed to "spread happiness" as her time was coming to an end. 

"Even when dying in her last few days, when talking to our wonderful carers, she repeatedly said, 'thank you so much' in her half delirious state," Damian said. "I've never known anyone able to enjoy life as much. Her ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was inspirational. Nor was she interested in navel-gazing. No real interest in self- reflection; she believed in looking out, not in. Which is why she was able to turn her light so brightly on others."

In addition to Damian, Helen leaves behind two teenage children.

"They have in them the fearlessness, wit, curiosity, talent and beauty of their mother. She has exhorted us to be courageous and not afraid," Damian said of daughter Manon, 14, and son Gulliver, 13.

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The actor gave fans an insight into the waning hours of the beloved "Peaky Blinders" star's life.

"She has been utterly heroic in her illness. Funny, of course — generous, brave, uncomplaining, constantly reminding us all of how lucky we've been, how blessed we are. Her generosity has extended to encouraging us three to live. Live fully, take opportunities, have adventures," he said. "Already I miss her. She has shone more brightly in the last months than you would imagine even the brightest star could shine. In life, too, we had to rise to meet her. But her greatest and most exquisite act of bravery and generosity has been to 'normalise' her death. She's shown no fear, no bitterness, no self-pity, only armed us with the courage to go on and insisted that no one be sad, because she is happy."

"I'm staggered by her," he said of his late wife. "She's been a meteor in our life."

Housewives rumors

Jana Kramer addresses 'Housewives' rumors

Jana Kramer is getting real about those "Housewives" rumors. 

On an upcoming podcast, she claims that producers courted her three times to be on "The Real Housewives of Nashville."

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"When they were trying to cast 'The Real Housewives of Nashville' and they were interested in me as one of the characters I was just like 'No.' I don't like girl drama, I don't want to be a part of it, I don't want to feed into it. It's not me, I don't like it," she said, according to People magazine. 

Bravo, by the way, has never confirmed a Nashville-based show is happening.

Last week, Jana and several wives of country music stars were rumored to be filming content for a "Housewives"-esque show. Jana and Kasi Wicks, the wife of Chuck Wicks and sister of Jason Aldean, both teased filming projects on Instagram, but didn't specify what the project was for.

On the podcast, Jana confirmed that she and her husband, Mike Caussin, filmed something recently.

"So we did film something and, you know, it's just a presentation I don't know if it will ever get picked up, and again I don't even know if it's something that at the end of the day if we will really do, because I know we share so much on the podcast and so much here but sometimes it's the kiss of death," she said. "So that's something that we have to also think about and be careful of because it's scary."

Jana's thoughts on the "Housewives" franchise seems to have changed of late. Last year, she acknowledged that she auditioned for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

"The only reason I entertained the one with Teddi [Mellencamp Arroyave] was because it could be fun to be someone's sidekick, fun buddy that just kind of comes in," she said on the podcast.

Sad day

Wahlberg matriarch passes at 78

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and seven other children, has passed away at the age of 78, the family announced. 

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Mark announced the news on Twitter in April 18, posting a photo of his mom alongside the caption, "My angel. Rest in peace."

Around the same time, Donnie posted a video tribute to his mom, who was often featured in the A&E series "Wahlburgers," which ran for ten seasons. 

"I'm so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life's path by, such an amazing woman," he said in a lengthy Instagram caption. "My mom Alma's joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. I've often said, if you like anything about me, I got it from Alma. I say that, because it's true."

"She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I've ever known," he wrote. "I never heard her say, or do, anything disrespectful to anyone. She was, as anybody who ever came across her knows, true blue."

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Last year, Donnie has hinted that his mother was struggling with her memory. 

"Like so many moms who struggled, overcame odds, made something from nothing and pulled off the impossible for their children, she never complained. She did what needed to be done, most often, with a smile. She made the best of times in the worst of times," he said on Sunday. "That was Alma — mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, friend, ally, warrior, angel. She made no apologies for who she was, but never put herself above anyone else. She kicked our butts if we messed up, kicked anyone else's butts if they messed with us. Taught us right, made us pay the price when we were wrong. She was the epitome of the word grace."

Donnie went on to share several anecdotes about growing up in Massachusetts under his mom's roof. 

"It's time to rest peacefully, mom," he wrote. "I love you, miss you, thank you and will celebrate you, today and always."

Court matter

Robert De Niro 'forced' to work to fund ex's 'thirst for Stella McCartney'

Robert De Niro is struggling financially due to his ex's extravagant lifestyle, according to his lawyer. 

The "Meet The Parents" star is currently going through a vitriolic divorce with his ex, Grace Hightower. In a court hearing on April 16, Robert's lawyer condemned Grace's "thirst for Stella McCartney" and penchant for buying expensive jewelry, Page Six reported. 

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The former couple signed a prenuptial agreement, but the terms haven't kicked in yet. Until then, De Niro has been funding his estranged wife, but her lawyer claimed the on-screen legend has continued to cut the amount of money he gives her. The lawyer said De Niro, who filed for divorce in 2018, previously paid $375,000 a month in Grace's credit card expenses, but he has since cut it down to $100,000. 

"Mr. De Niro is 77 years old, and while he loves his craft, he should not be forced to work at this prodigious pace because he has to," De Niro's lawyer told the court. "When does that stop? When does he get the opportunity to not take every project that comes along and not work six-day weeks, 12-hour days so he can keep pace with Ms. Hightower's thirst for Stella McCartney?"

The lawyer, who admonished Grace for allegedly spending over $1 million on jewelry in 2019, added, "[De Niro] could get sick tomorrow, and the party's over."

De Niro's lawyer contended that the two-time Oscar winner is millions behind on his taxes and noted that the money he makes from his next two films needs to go toward that. But, Grace's lawyer said De Niro is supposed to pay her so she can "maintain the status quo" lifestyle she has become accustomed to.

"If he wants to direct or compel his family to leave their longtime home while he's spending millions and millions and millions on himself, on his own homes, on renovating what his lawyers tongue-and-cheek call his cottage in Montauk, which he has poured millions and millions into over the past couple of years, he can take that position," her lawyer said. "There have been no cutbacks and no slowdowns in Mr. De Niro's lifestyle whatsoever. When Mr. De Niro goes to brunch Sunday in Connecticut, he charters a helicopter up there. When he flies down to see his friends in Florida or wherever else, it's a private jet."

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The amount of money being fought over was not lost on the judge in the case. 

"I want to get these parties divorced," Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper said. "I want to get Ms. Hightower and Mr. De Niro to go their separate ways. They will still come out of this richer than almost any human being who walks this Earth."

Earlier in the hearing, Page Six said the judge reminded both sides, "There is nothing ordinary about these expenses. For 99.9999 percent of the world, these are extraordinary to an almost unimaginable degree."