going somewhere?

Was travel to blame for Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole's split?

When Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole announced their break up earlier this month, they gave little indication as to why they split. Now, though, a friend of Cheryl's hinted that Liam's jet-setting ways is the culprit.

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Kimberley Walsh, who performed with Cheryl in the group Girls Aloud, told OK! Magazine that she's been in touch with with her pal since the split

"She's doing great but I guess it's just hard isn't it?," she said. "When you have a baby your whole being and whole life changes and for her obviously having a relationship in the public eye just makes it even harder and his career obviously takes him out of the country for long periods so it's hard."

Cheryl and Liam share 1-year-old son Bear.


Cheryl announced that she and Liam had split on July 1 after two and a half years together.

"We are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It's been a tough decision for us to make," she wrote on Twitter. "We still have so much love for each other as a family. Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together."

Sources close to the duo said they actually split in mid-June and the former One Direction singer has already moved out of their shared home.

Media issues

Kim Kardashian says media almost 'broke' her during first pregnancy

After finally viewing the "Framing Britney Spears" documentary, Kim Kardashian says she can relate to the media's treatment of the pop star. In fact, Kim says the whole thing reminds her of being pregnant with her daughter North West back in 2013.

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"The way the media played a big role in her life … can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person," Kim wrote on her Instagram Story on March 5. "No matter how public someone's life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment for entertainment."

"When I was pregnant with North I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably," she continued. "I gained 60 pounds and delivered almost 6 weeks early and I cried every single day over what was happening to my body, mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like — as well as being compared to Shamu the Whale by the media."

Along with her detailed messages, Kim, 40, shared pictures of several mean-spirited magazine covers from that time, many of which came after she attended the 2013 Met Gala with now-estranged husband Kanye West

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Looking back at the tabloid covers, Kim believes that, like Britney, she was unfairly scrutinized. "I was shamed on a weekly basis with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful I couldn't leave the house for months after," she said. "It really broke me."

The mother of four said she decided to turn that negativity into "motivation" but added that "to think this didn't take a toll on me mentally would be a lie."

"I'm sharing this just to say I really hope everyone involved in the business of shaming and bullying someone to the point of breaking them down might reconsider and instead try to show some understanding and compassion," she continued. "You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I've learned through my own experiences that it's always better to lead with kindness."

family dynamic

Jon Gosselin's kids didn't reach out while he was 'deathly ill' with COVID

Jon Gosselin says his children didn't check in on him while he was hospitalized with COVID-19.


On March 5, the former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show." During the chat, Jon and Oz spoke about the pandemic and Jon's recovery. At one point, Oz asked, "Did you ever hear from any of the kids that are with Kate or are in college after it was made public that you had COVID, not just had COVID but were deathly ill, could've died?"

"No, I didn't hear from them," Jon replied. "I think Hannah might have told Leah… No, I haven't heard anything from them."

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Jon and Kate Gosselin share eight children: twin daughters, Cara and Madelyn, 20, and 16-year-old sextuplets, Alexis, Aaden, Joel, Leah, Hannah and Collin.

Hannah and Collin live with Jon, but the others are with Kate. Asked why the children didn't reach out, Jon said, "There's just a disconnect."

"Whether it's parent alienation, I can't really reach out to them and there's legalities," he continued. "I can't go to where they move, it would be trespassing."

The former reality TV star then reached out to his six estranged children. 

"I guess my plight to them or what I really want to say is I love you, my door is always open," he said. "You're welcome anytime, there's no regrets or hard feelings or any of those negative things. You can always come see me or come see Hannah and Collin."


Jon's plea comes after a brutal case of COVID-19, during which his fever reached 104.8 degrees. He was close to being put on a ventilator.

"I was in a wheelchair. I had to wait in the ER," he told Oz in January. "It was packed, like the hospital was full, and then they put me on a gurney and put me in the hallway in the waiting room, so I could get a temporary room."

"Then, once they evaluated me and once they drew my blood and did all my bloodwork, all of a sudden I'm getting antibiotics, steroids and a plasma antibody transfusion for Covid," he continued. "It happened really fast."

In memory of...

Amanda Kloots somber on 8-month anniversary of husband's COVID death

Amanda Kloots is getting emotional on the eighth anniversary of Nick Cordero's death. 

On Friday, the talk show personality shared an undated image of her and Nick in front of the "Wall of Love" in Paris. She then tugged at the heartstrings in captioning the photo.

"March 5th, Nick has been gone for 8 months today," she wrote on social media. "Oh how I miss you. Every second of every day. How I miss your smile, you grabbing me for a hug, my head on your chest when we sleep. I miss your voice. I miss walking in the house seeing you holding a guitar and working on music. I miss cooking dinner together, having conversations with you over wine. I miss standing by your gorgeous side, all 6'5" of you! I miss holding your hand and kissing your lips. I miss saying, 'I love you.'"

Nick, a Broadway star, died of COVID-19-related complications in July 2020. Prior to his death, his fight with the coronavirus was well-chronicled. Since then, Amanda, who shares 1-year-old son, Elvis, with Nick, has kept her late husband's memory alive in many ways, including using his ashes in a ring and in a ceramic vase.


"How has it been 8 months already?" she asks in her new message. 

"If I could go back in time to last March, I'd hold you so tight everyday knowing it was our last month together," she wrote. "I love you forever and ever."

On March 1, Amanda said she's been "dreading" this month, as it was when everything turned for her husband. In the beginning of March 2020, the couple was happy, having just welcomed Elvis. They had also just made the cross-country move from New York City to Los Angeles. By the end of March 2020, Nick was hooked up to machines in the ICU of the hospital, which is where he'd remain for the rest of his life.

"To be honest, I've been dreading this month since January 1st, it was the start of everything," she said. "So much happened in this month a year ago, for my family, but also for us all. The loss is devastating in so many ways. This pandemic has affected everyone."

"I think a good reminder heading into this time is to be kind to one another. You never know the miles walked in someone else's shoes. The pain, the sorrow, the tears, the struggle- don't assume that you do," she continued. "We do share a lot of ourselves on social media but that doesn't mean you know what they've actually lost and dealt with this year. Love your neighbor as yourself. Support people who need help and show up as a genuine human being."

Court matter

Lisa Marie Presley begs judge to grant her 'single' status

Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from her ex, Michael Lockwood, back in 2016, but she's still married. She's now asking the court to give her single status.

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According to TMZ, Elvis' daughter says Michael, her fourth husband, refuses to sign off on the dissolvent of marriage, so she's filed legal documents to request bifurcation, meaning she wants a judge to declare her single while the rest of the divorce issues are worked out. 

Lisa Marie, 53, argues that the marriage is done and steadfastly says there's no chance of a reconciliation. In her request, she says she simply wants to "move forward" with her life. 

The drawn-out divorce has been rather nasty. Back in 2018, Michael and his legal team accused Lisa of hiding her assets and her worth. At the time, a judge ordered Lisa to pay her estranged husband $100,000 for his attorney's fees. Lisa, however, argued at the time that she's broke. The same year, Lisa scored a win against her ex when a judge pointed to an "ironclad" post-nuptial agreement they signed in 2007 which stated that she didn't have to pay Michael spousal support.

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At the time of the ruling, Michael testified that he didn't even read the postnuptial agreement before signing it. However, the court felt that his argument didn't hold up because he was getting advice from a lawyer, meaning he understood what was happening.

Weight goals

Tekashi 6ix9ine details weight gain, subsequent 60 lb. weight loss

Tekashi 6ix9ine is opening up about his dramatic weight gain and, perhaps even more dramatic, his weight loss. 


The formerly imprisoned rapper shocked his fans last week when he posted an Instagram in which he looks significantly heavier than he'd ever been. In the series of pics, he also posted images that showed him slimmed down. 

During a new chat with TMZ, 6ix9ine revealed that he weighed 134 pounds when he was released from prison in early April 2020. No longer behind bars, he started eating… a lot.

"I was eating Chinese food every day, twice day on house arrest," he told the website. His weight quickly shot up to 204 pounds by September 2020. 

At the time, Tekashi, who is tremendously active on Instagram, suddenly stopped posting to social media. In fact, for five months his Instagram had no activity. Then, in a Feb. 24 post, he returned and indicated that he stepped away to work on his health.

Now, he's down to 146 pounds

In speaking to TMZ he said his method was simple, albeit not recommended: "Starve yourself and work out."

"People who don't want to lose weight make a whole bunch of excuses. Starve yourself and work out," he said, noting that he cheated on his diet every three days to treat himself to Gushers candy. 

On Instagram, he added, "I told myself to put the music to the side and focus on myself and here I am today 60 pounds lighter at 140 … ALL THIS TO SAY … – IN LIFE everyone needs a break, in the chaos of everything that is going on in your life, tell yourself 'I control what happens in my life' do NOT let anyone tell you that things you want it's not possible, that's FALSE!"

In late December 2019, Tekashi was sentenced to two years prison after pleading guilty to racketeering charges and testifying for the government against his former gang associates.

Train gang

Rod Stewart reportedly hired 7 shipping containers to move model train set

Sir Rod Stewart treats his train well. 

It's well known that the rocker is passionate about his incredibly realistic model railway set, and he's making sure that everything remains pristine while he reportedly moves it 5,000 miles, from Los Angeles to the United Kingdom.

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The Sun claimed the 76-year-old hired seven shipping containers to move his 23-foot wide replica of a 1940s United States city.

"It's no secret Rod is mad keen on his model railway," a source told The Sun. "He treats them like the crown jewels."

Another source said, "The kids go to school in the UK and he wants to see them grow up so wants to spend more time here."

Rod's affection for his model railway was chronicled in 2019 by Railway Modeller magazine. His set, which Rod assembled in the attic of his home, took 23 years to complete and includes skyscrapers, bridges, a rush-hour traffic scene, "transition era" facilities for both steam and diesel traction and a power station, the Daily Mail reports.

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Rod's move back to the U.K. isn't a total surprise. Last fall he spoke of heading across the pond. 

"I am moving my model railroad from America over to here," he said, adding that he and a team would put the set back together once it arrived.

family love

Lamar Odom sends sweet message to Kardashians while binging show

Lamar Odom is feeling nostalgic about his ex-wife and her famous family. 

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On March 3, the former NBA star posted a sweet message to the Kardashian-Jenner family while watching old reruns of "Khloe & Lamar."

"Khloe & Lamar Marathon," he captioned an Instagram video. "My show with my ex wife ❤️ I want to thank @krisjenner @khloekardashian @kimkardashian @robkardashianofficial @kourtneykardash for taking me in and loving me without judgement – y'all gave me family and for that I am forever grateful."

Lamar added a slew of hashtags that included "Thankful," "Grateful" and "American Royalty."

In a video, he continued praising his former in-laws.

"It's crazy how time flies," he told the camera. "This is the Lamar Odom Khloe marathon, so I just wanted to say, give a shoutout to E! for giving me the opportunity. A shoutout to my ex wife, Kris Jenner, Kim, for giving me an opportunity to cross over."

He added, "I'll never forget the day I got married on TV, it'll be emotional watching it."


Khloe and Lamar famously tied the knot in September 2009, merely one month after meeting. After four years of marriage, they split. Then, in 2015, Lamar nearly died after overdosing at a Nevada brothel. Khloe and her family helped nurse him back to health. 

In 2016, their divorce was finalized. 

It's happening!

After COVID delay, the 'Friends' reunion finally gets film date

The cast of "Friends" will finally be there for us. 

The much-discussed — and hotly anticipated — "Friends" reunion for HBO Max was initially set to be filmed in March 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID pandemic. Since then, there's been very little movement.

During a March 3 chat with Andy Cohen, David Schwimmer, who famously played Ross Geller, said the cast will shoot the special very soon.

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"Actually, in a little over a month I'm heading out to L.A.," David said when asked if the famous cast had shot anywhere. "So, finally, I mean, we figured out a way to film it safely and there's going to be a portion of it that we filmed outside because of, you know, for safety protocols."

Last year, it was essentially etched in stone that Ellen DeGeneres would host the reunion between David, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry. But, following her tumultuous 2020, plans changed. Andy then pressed David on who the host will be. 

"You know what, I don't know if I can [say] actually," David said. "Yeah. Should've found that out. Um, all right. It's not Ellen. It's not Billy Crystal. I could tell you who it's not."

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In February 2020, it was confirmed that all six original cast members will reunite for an exclusive untitled unscripted special, which was set to air last spring. After the announcement, Courteney expressed her excitement on an episode of "Hiking with Kevin."

"So the exciting thing is that we're all going to get together for the first time, in a room, and actually talk about the show, and it's going to be on HBO Max, and I'm so excited. We're going to have the best time. It's going to be great," she said. "But we really haven't all done that and actually sat there and talked about and reminisced about this incredible experience that we had. It's gonna be fantastic."

Home sweet home

Kim Kardashian to keep L.A. mansion in divorce: Report

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's mansion near Los Angeles will stay home sweet home for her. 

TMZ is reporting that she will keep the house in the divorce.

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Interestingly, the home, located in Hidden Hills near the rest of Kim's famous family, was designed by Kanye as part of a passion project. But, it's the only home that the couple's four children have known, so the duo want that stability for their sake. Plus, the webloid notes, Kim "really likes the house" and doesn't really want to move. 

In January, a source told Page Six that Kim was desperate to keep the home. 

"Kim is trying to get Kanye to turn over the Calabasas house to her, because that's where the kids are based and growing up. That is their home," Page Six's source said. "She owns all the land and adjoining lots around the house but Kanye owns the actual house. They've both put a lot of money into renovating it."

Kanye is expected to permanently live at his ranch in Wyoming, where he's spent the bulk of his time over the last several years. 


After months of speculation that their marriage was on the rocks, Kim formally pulled the plug last month and filed for divorce. The split is reportedly amicable, and Kim is filling for joint legal and physical custody of daughter North, 7, son Saint, 5, daughter Chicago, 3, and son Psalm, 20 months. By all accounts, the reality TV star will still have the lion's share of custody

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While Kim is clearly moving forward with the divorce, Kanye apparently has hope for a reconciliation.

"The divorce has been difficult for him, but knowing that he has access to his little ones and has split custody is making the transition easier," a source told ET. "Kim and Kanye are in contact with regards to their kids. Kanye has hope that they will reconcile, but he is not expecting that in the immediate future."

Kim, though, is happy just co-parenting, as the source added that she's "absolutely relieved" to be ending the marriage. 

"She is happy to see that chapter close. She knows that it is what is healthiest for her and her family and she is ready to put this hardship behind her both publicly and personally," the source said. "Kim has had her moments of feeling overwhelmed as a mom, of course, but the fact that her family has been so unified and supported her through this difficult time has made things so much easier for her to process."