Lydia Harvey, Times Staff Writer

Lydia Harvey is a sports editor, copy editor and page designer at tbt*. She writes The Juice* blog, and her work has appeared in the Perspective section of the Tampa Bay Times. Lydia hearts fashion, politics and everything 1950s. Not to mention the heartbreaking pro teams of Tampa Bay, where she was born and raised. Lyd joined the Times in 2011 and made the move to tbt* in 2012. She lives in Tarpon Springs with her hilarious mini-hers and their maniacal Irish terrier, Teddy.

Phone: (727) 892-2939

E-mail: lharvey@tampabay.com

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  1. It's true: Shakira is indeed pregnant

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    Baby numero dos is on its way for Shakira and soccer star Gerard Piqué.

    The singer tells Spanish Cosmopolitan, “Pues sí, la verdad es que sí, estoy embarazada.”

    Translation: Yep, I’m pregnant.

    Baby rumors started way back when Shakira, 37, performed at the World Cup, for her outfit was less revealing than usual and her gyrations subpar....

  2. Did Tony really die? 'Sopranos' creator spills the beans

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    It’s only been what, like seven years since Tony Soprano was whacked or maybe not whacked on the series finale of The Sopranos? And all this time we’ve been wondering what really happened when the screen went blank and credits rolled.

    So, do you want to know? Do you really want to know?

    Okay, spoiler alertathon:

    Show creator David Chase finally gave up on all that matters to him and answered the question that everyone under the sun has been nagging him about for the better part of a decade. Without further ado, the reveal we’ve all been waiting for, excerpted from a super-long piece on Vox:...

  3. 'Glee' star Heather Morris is engaged

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    It’s a classic tale of romance: Woman falls in love, gives birth to an unplanned child and then a year later maybe gets engaged.

    Just ask Heather Morris how well it all worked out. The Glee star has been flashing the rock longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell recently gave her, 11 months after their son Elijah was born.

    “They’re super happy together and it just made sense,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “Heather was beaming when spotted wearing her engagement ring.”...

  4. Lolo Jones joins 'Dancing With the Stars'

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    Heeeere haters, haters, haters.

    Lolo Jones, the Olympic hurdler and bobsledder everyone loves to hate, is reportedly joining Dancing With the Stars for its 19th season, which kicks off on Sept. 15.

    ABC doesn’t comment on casting rumors, since they want to pimp out contestants on Good Morning America every year, but a blabbermouth tells E! News that Jones will be joined by Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish and former General Hospital hunk and Calvin Klein model Antonio Sabato Jr....

  5. Pamela Anderson calls off divorce from Rick Salomon

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    These two again.

    Pamela Anderson is hitting the brakes on her most recent split from husband Rick Salomon. Yes, the same Rick Salomon she was married to for two months, six years ago.

    The 47-year-old Baywatch babe filed for divorce on July 3 after six months of the couple’s second marriage, according to E! News. But the pair was seen one week later swapping saliva all over Malibu, and just as recently as the end of July, witnesses spotted them sucking face in Sardinia....

  6. Neil Young divorcing Pegi Young after 36 years of marriage

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    Once you’ve stuck it out for 36 years, is another 20 really too much to ask?

    Apparently so for Neil Young, who filed for divorce from wife and musical collaborator Pegi Young on July 29, according to Rolling Stone.

    A hearing is set for Dec. 12, and suddenly we've lost all faith in the institution. Young’s rep had no comment....

  7. Suge Knight shot at Chris Brown's pre-VMA party

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    It’s like 2005 all over again.

    Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at Chris Brown’s VMAs pre-party in L.A. early Sunday, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant tells the Associated Press.

    Shots rang out around 1:30 a.m. at 1OAK on Sunset Boulevard, the site of an event co-hosted by Brown and Pia Mia. Knight and two other victims, a man and a woman, were hit, treated at local hospitals and expected to survive, authorities said....

  8. Nick Cannon confirms separation from Mariah Carey

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    So maybe bragging about sleeping with Kim Kardashian isn’t the key to a happy marriage.

    Nick Cannon learned that lesson the hard way.

    Yes, the not-so-unthinkable finally seems to be happening. Mariah Carey, 44, and her 33-year-old beau are separated and heading for divorce.

    “We have been living in separate houses for a few months,” the America’s Got Talent host told Yahoo's The Insider on Thursday. “(Right now) my main focus is my kids.”...

  9. Carson Daly welcomes baby girl with fiancee Siri Pinter

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    Looks like Vale Guthrie Feldman has a new bestie, because the Today family just got even bigger.

    “Orange Room” anchor Carson Daly and fiancee Siri Pinter welcomed their third child on Wednesday. London Rose Daly weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 22 inches. Daly and Pinter were already parents to 5-year-old Jackson James and 23-month-old Etta Jones, so they’re pretty much the best name pickers who ever lived. The 41-year-old TV personality and Siriously Delicious food blogger started dating in 2007 and got engaged in October....

  10. Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp split

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    Just call him John Melancholy. Okay, that was lame. What we’re trying to say is Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over.

    According to People, Megencamp, who had been dating for three very private years, have called it quits. In the end, the Sleepless in Seattle actress, 52, and 62-year-old musician couldn’t decide where to shack up....

  11. Ding, dong, Justin Bieber's 'stache is dead!

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    Vomit bag officially retired.

    Justin Bieber hit a huge milestone on Thursday, finally shaving off those seven stray hairs he’s been attempting to cultivate on his upper lip since he was 12. How do we know this? Well, the Boyfriend singer provided us with a stomach-turning Instagram video — of course — because like his in-bathroom moral support, we really needed to be a part of the experience, which included awkward gazes and chill-inducing whispers....

    Why?
  12. Robin Williams to be honored by Billy Crystal at Emmys

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    Robin Williams fans will be happy to know the late actor will get a special tribute at the 2014 Emmys. Something they may be less excited about: The comedian’s longtime friend and Father’s Day co-star, Billy Crystal, will lead the segment Monday, according to the Associated Press.

    “We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable,” Emmys producer Don Mischer said. “Billy seemed like the perfect choice.”...

  13. Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' video is, um, visually stimulating?

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    My, Nicki Minaj sure put the hump in hump day.

    The rapper released her very NSFW Sir-Mix-A-Lot-sampling video for Anaconda on Wednesday, and it made us completely forget about all the unenthusiastic twerking attempts in Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off video, also released this week.

    Where shall we begin? With the near-naked costumes, the overflowing beverages, the booty-shaking — So. Much. Booty. Shaking. — the comparably dressed and similarly proportioned women gyrating their rumps while Minaj grinds all over them, or the no-hands-allowed Drake lap dance? There’s just so much....

  14. Robbie Amell engaged to Italia Ricci

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    The Flash actor Robbie Amell, younger cousin of Stephen Amell, is officially off the market. Amell asked longtime girlfriend and actress Italia Ricci to marry him on Wednesday, and he has the Instagram to prove it.

    “She said yes!!!... I think. I can’t really be sure,” the 26-year-old captioned a photo of the couple kissing. “I’m going marry my best friend. @italiaricci.”...

  15. Christina Aguilera welcomes baby girl

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    Well, Christina Aguilera's baby was born to be a hippy.

    The Voice coach and her producer fiance Matthew Rutler welcomed a baby girl, their first child together, on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports. So far, baby’s measurements are top secret....