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Zayn Malik calls Gigi Hadid his 'everything' on her birthday

Zayn Malik loves to kiss and tell when it comes to his girlfriend Gigi Hadid.

The One Directioner-turned-solo-singer planted a smooch on his lady love to commemorate her 22nd birthday. His short and sweet caption will melt your heart.

On April 23, Zayn shared a black and white photo of himself giving Gigi a kiss on the cheek.

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"Happy birthday to my everything ❤️," he told his 21.6 million Instagram followers. It seems fair to say that his No. 1 follower, Gigi, liked the post the most.

Gigi, too, posted a pic from her birthday.

The Victoria's Secret model shared a snap of her holding a cake that read "Happy Birthday Gigi." In the image, she wears a pink blazer and white undershirt. Zayn, as his did in the image he shared, kisses her in the photo.

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She captioned it simply with a multiple heart emoji.

Gigi's fellow supermodel sister, Bella Hadid, also wished her sister a happy birthday by sharing a Snapchat of her and Gigi appropriately singing Taylor's Swift's song "22."

Gigi and her beau first began dating in November 2015. They've had a few hiccups in the road, but seem fully in love. In January, there were even rumors that two had gotten engaged after Zayn debuted a tattoo of the word "love" on his right knuckle. At the same time, Gigi was spotted wearing a ring on that ever-so-telling finger.

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The duo never confirmed nor denied their relationship status. A month later, though, Gigi told Ellen DeGeneres about their first meeting.

"We played it cool for about 10 minutes, and then I was like, 'You're really cute,'" she said. "We connected really quickly."

Permission wanted

Lori Loughlin, husband ask judge to approve Mexican vacation

Lori Loughlin and her husband are trying to go south as they move on from their prison stints.

TMZ, citing legal documents, reported on May 14 that Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, filed paperwork asking a judge to approve their planned travel to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

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The couple said they hope to begin a weeklong family vacation south of the border in June. Seeing that they're both on supervised release, they must get permission from a judge in order to leave the country. In their request, the couple claims that their probation officers are okay with the trip.

Lori and Mossismo both recently served time in prison for their roles in a college admissions scandal — she was released from prison on December 28, 2020, after a two-month sentence; he was released from prison in early April after spending nearly five months behind bars.

The Mexican vacation request comes as the embattled couple is reportedly eyeing a more permanent change of scenery. Last month, a report claimed that Lori and Mossimo were looking to buy a home in Idaho to get away from the hectic Los Angeles lifestyle. The move would also help them "work on their marriage," a source told Us Weekly.

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The transition back into post-prison normalcy has been rough for the "Fuller House" star and her fashion designer husband, as they are said to be struggling with their privacy. Idaho, the insider tells Us, would "be a good call for them."

"Lori loves hiking, skiing and the outdoors. Taking long hikes calms her and she looks forward to her hikes daily," the source said. Likewise, Mossimo "also loves the outdoors and especially the snowboarding and skiing that Idaho has to offer."

"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.

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Personal reveal

Grammy-nominated R&B singer is going deaf

Five-time Grammy nominee Tank made a heartbreaking personal reveal this week: he's going deaf.

The R&B star expounded on his health condition in an Instagram video this week.

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"I'm going through something right now and I want to use my situation to encourage your situation. I'm going completely deaf in my right ear and I'm kind of losing sound in my left [ear]," the "When We" singer told his followers. "I'm dizzy, can't walk a straight line. All of this out of nowhere. Don't know how or why. I'm seeing a doctor, got MRIs going on and medication… all of that."

Despite his health struggle, the 45-year-old said he's persevering.

"It still hasn't given me a reason to give up. It still hasn't given me a reason to stop feeling like I can do and be everything that I've set out to be. The goals are still the same –  to be great, to be the greatest. And I want to say that to you too," he said. "No matter what you're going through, no matter where you find yourself/ Whether your body is failing you, whether your mind is failing you, whether your spirit is failing you – keep going, keep pushing."

After his post, Tank's wife, Zena Foster, commented on Instagram. "I love you babe and don't worry I can talk louder."

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A slew of celebrities also voiced their support for Tank, including Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Jordin Sparks, and Tyrese, among others.

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On May 13, Tank updated his 1.8 million followers. The singer has no brain-related issues, but has a "very severe case of vertigo with little additives here and there." His right ear, though, is getting worse, and he has a deviated septum.

"I tested lower today in terms of the things I could hear in this ear, so hopefully that starts to turn around quickly, and I can get back out there and do what I do," he said.

Additionally, Tank encouraged his fans to verbally share their support now.

"Say it now, don't wait until I'm deaf or in a wheelchair cause I can't walk in a straight line. I want to be able to celebrate and dance, right now!" he appealed. "We have to do more in appreciating us in the moment."

Dinner sans J.Lo

Is A-Rod pining for Jennifer Lopez in new Instagram pic?

Alex Rodriguez's newest Instagram post has many people wondering if there's a secret message hidden in the image. 

On May 13, the baseball legend posted a sweet snap with his teenage daughters, Tasha and Ella, as they shared a meal together at home.  

"Din din with my girls! #DaddyDinnerDate," he captioned the image.

While the post seems rather innocent and innocuous, many fans couldn't help but notice that the dinner table included three empty chairs and three empty place settings. Fans, of course, immediately suspected that this was a covert message (and an invitation, even) to Jennifer Lopez and her two children, Max and Emme.

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A-Rod and J.Lo famously announced their split and ended engagement last month amid reports that their romance was on the rocks. Just a month earlier, the couple acknowledged that they had hit a rough patch but were trying to work through it. 

However, in the weeks after the split, Jen began cozying up to Ben Affleck, who she dated in the early aughts. "Bennifer," as they were dubbed at the time, even got engaged in 2002, but split up two years later. Recently, though, Ben has been seen at her house, and the duo even recently vacationed together in Montana, where Ben owns a home. 

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According to E! News, Alex was "shocked" by the Ben/Jen vacation. 

"He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect," a source close to the pop icon said. "He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him."

Earlier in the week, a paparazzi camera asked Alex about vacation in Big Sky country. He simply replied, "Go Yankees," which is a subtle dig at Ben, who is a lifelong fan the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' arch rival.

Money matters

Scott Disick said to owe 'substantial' sum to former manager

Scott Disick hasn't been keeping up with his bills, his former manager claims.

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In a chat with Hollywood Raw, David Weintraub said the reality TV star owes him a haul of cash for past work. 

"It's a tricky thing with Scott. Scott is someone who has a big balance of money that's owed to my company," David, who was Scott's longtime friend, said. "So it's hard to really work with him because a lot of people are out there being like, 'I'm rich, rich, rich, rich, rich,' but don't pay their bills. You got to pay your bills. You got to remember that relationships are opportunities, and anytime an opportunity or relationship is open… When you're a manager or an agent, you're a part of that relationship for the life of that business. That's just how it works."

David, however, wouldn't specifically say how much Scott allegedly owes, but noted that it's "under a million [dollars] but it's in the high hundreds [of thousands]. It's substantial money."

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David, who also manages Ray J and several other notable names, dubbed Scott "not professional" and a "clout chaser."

"He's a guy who slimed his way into my world and then into [Kardashian] world, and then created whatever he created," David said. "If you're a true professional, you're always going to pay your bills."

New romance

John Mulaney reportedly dating A-list actress

Just three days after reports of his split from his wife of six years, John Mulaney is already off the market.

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The comedian is dating Olivia Munn, according to a People magazine report.

"This is very new, they're taking it slowly," a source told the mag. "They met at church in Los Angeles."

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The romance is rather surprising, as it was just on May 10 when John's wife of six years, Anna Marie Tendler, confirmed that the former "SNL" funnyman had filed for divorce. 

"I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage," Anna said via a spokesperson. "I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery."

John reportedly asked for a divorce three months ago around the time he left rehab in late February after a 60-day stay.

Interestingly, as he entered rehab, Olivia tweeted her support to him.

"Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney," she tweeted last December. "You got this."

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While John's dating history hasn't been front page news until recently, the same can't be said for Olivia, as she had a long romance with Aaron Rodgers and has been linked in the past to Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Morrison and Joel Kinnaman.

In addition to his divorce, John made news this week as he returned to standup comedy at City Winery.

Rolling Stone editor David Fear tweeted about the show.

"So John Mulaney at City Winery was…intense," he wrote. "90 mins that was mostly processing his intervention and rehab experience."

Prison bound

Famed hip-hop producer sentenced for running prostitution business

Hip-hop producer Mally Mall — who's famously worked with Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon and Chris Brown — was sentenced to 33 months in prison for running a prostitution business in Las Vegas.

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The FBI first investigated Mally Mall (real name: Jamal Rashid) in 2014 when they found that he "persuaded, induced, enticed and caused" hundreds of women to engage in prostitution across state lines, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported

Authorities said that over the course of 12 years, Mally Mall earned millions of dollars through illegal escort businesses. The women were thought of as "independent contractors" and paid his business half of what they earned. Some of the women, dubbed "priority girls," gave Mally Mall nearly all of the proceeds.

The Review-Journal says "priority girls" would net only $100 of the thousands they earned per day. In exchange, Mally Mall gave them housing and the use of a car. But federal agents claim he was incredibly controlling, forbidding the women to date and requiring them to text him when they left the house. He also put trackers on their cars and cameras in their condos to ensure that his demands were met. The women also needed to get his permission before seeing a gynecologist.

"They couldn't speak to anyone who is Black because a Black person could be a pimp," U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said. "This was almost a form of imprisonment or enslavement."

The women, court documents allege, were encouraged to get tattoos of Mally Mall to show their loyalty. Authorities said some of the women were led to believe that he would give them their big break in the entertainment business.

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Mally Mall, who also starred on VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood," pleaded guilty to one count of use of an interstate facility in aid of unlawful activity back in 2019. He faced a sentence of one to 33 months. On May 13 — after prosecutors alleged Mally Mall contacted a victim as recently as this week — the judge gave him the maximum sentence. After Mally Mall serves his prison sentence, he'll face three years of supervision.

"I hope this really takes. I hope you get this message. You've just been really lucky," the judge told the hip-hop mogul at his sentencing. "You will spend the rest of your life in prison if you do this again."

He has until Aug. 13 to surrender.

Domestic update

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro avoids charges in domestic violence case

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro won't be charged in his latest domestic violence case, but he still could see jail time.

TMZ reported on May 13 that the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office won't charge him with a misdemeanor, but a hearing will be held next month to determine if he violated his probation, which he got following a 2019 domestic incident with his ex-girlfriend, Jenn Harley. The website says jail time is "a real possibility."

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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. He's since made his Instagram account private.

On May 3, it was reported that Ronnie would skirt felony charges in the new case.

"We are very happy that after further investigation both the LA County District Attorney's office and the LA City Attorney's office determined that criminal charges were not warranted against Ronnie related to the incident that occurred in April," the reality TV star's attorney said. "We will review the alleged violation of probation claim and deal with it accordingly. As for Ronnie personally, he is currently seeking medical treatment for psychological issues that he has ignored for a long time. His only present goal is to address these issues professionally and make himself and better person and the best father he can be to his loving daughter."

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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. During that 2019 incident, the reality TV star reportedly chased Jen, his ex, 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.

Tab talk

Lisa Vanderpump sends $132 dinner bill to Kyle Richards' table

Food fight!

For those keeping "tabs," former friends Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards are still bitter enemies, and their feud seemingly knows no bounds. 

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TMZ reported that Lisa recently sent a dinner bill to Kyle's table, as they both happened to be eating at the same restaurant earlier this week.

The report alleges that Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, were having dinner at Shu Restaurant in Los Angeles as Kyle was also having dinner a few tables away. At no point did Lisa approach Kyle, who was eating with a "Real Housewives" executive producer. Kyle also didn't approach Lisa's table. The producer, however, said hello to Lisa, as they also produce "Vanderpump Rules" and "Overserved."

Once Lisa and Ken finished their meal, TMZ says she "instructed the server" to send their $132 bill to Kyle's table so that the producer could handle it. The gesture was apparently meant to be playful, but Kyle and the producer didn't exactly find humor in it and refused to pay. Meanwhile, Lisa and Ken had left.

The "Vanderpump Rules" queen, however, was prepared for this, as she left a cash tip for the server and an imprint of her credit card in the event that Kyle's table refused to foot the bill.

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Even meals aren't safe with these women.