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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


  1. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are extra married now


    If anything is reason to celebrate with friends and family at a sprawling, secluded and exclusive Secret Garden (really, that’s what it’s called), it’s filling out government paperwork that says your partner owns your freedom until they’re willing to fork it back over to you.

    Such was the case this holiday weekend when Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis gloated about their nuptials in front of an intimate group of loved ones at the Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, Calif....

  2. It’s over — again, for now, until it’s not — for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick


    Another day, another highly publicized breakup for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. The reality stars are on the outs yet again after Disick was spotted snuggling with his ex, Chloe Bartoli, in Monaco last week.

    “They were all over each other and so blatant,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly. “They were feeding each other with their own forks. She was nuzzling her head on his shoulder, and he was stroking her arm and thighs.”...

  3. Surprise! Billy Joel marries woman half his age — again


    Billy Joel locked down an Uptown Girl in a surprise wedding ceremony on the Fourth of July. The 66-year-old singer wed Alexis Roderick, 33, an "accomplished equestrian" and former Morgan Stanley exec.

    The couple “surprised guests at their annual July 4th party by exchanging vows in front of their family and close friends,” Joel’s rep told People....

  4. Vanessa Williams marries fiance Jim Skrip in New York


    July 4 was the Sweetest of Days for newlyweds Vanessa Williams and Jim Skrip.

    The couple said “I do” in New York on Saturd

    ay, the Broadway star’s rep tells People. Williams, 52, met the former accountant in Egypt in 2013. “You go across the world to find somebody who’s six hours away,” the Ugly Betty alum told last year. Skrip hails from Williams’ mother’s town of Buffalo, N.Y....

    She went and Saved the Best For Last -- maybe.
  5. Josh Hartnett still exists and is going to be a dad


    The Lovers co-stars Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton are taking their on-screen love affair to a whole new, real-life level.

    The couple are expecting their first child together, Hartnett’s rep told E! News. The pair have kept their romance quiet since sparking romance rumors in 2012....

    He's the cool dad, you see.
  6. 100 Fourth of July sales you need to know about this weekend


    ’Merica! It’s that time again.


    Time to cook out, play with fireworks and shop at rock-bottom prices. Here are more than 100 sales you absolutely need to know about this holiday weekend. Happy Fourth!...

  7. 'Clueless’ the musical is real and happening


    So we are like totally buggin'.

    Why? Because Clueless the musical has been 100 percent confirmed by the film’s director Amy Heckering.

    “I’ve written the, what they call the book, and it’s a jukebox musical,” Heckering told Entertainment Tonight.

    Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) will direct and Dodger Theatricals (Jersey Boys, Into the Woods) will produce. So, who will star as Cher Horowitz, originally played by Alicia Silverstone, genius extraordinaire?...

  8. Behold: Famous women, together, thanks to Taylor Swift


    ZOMG it’s Taylor Swift and other famous women all together in the same place at the same time we can’t even.

    That is what Twitter did to me all weekend.

    As you can see, the Blank Space singer has amassed her largest squad of female celebrities yet, and the Internet — as if it were my Irish terrier being reunited with his ball that for months had been lost under the couch — just. can’t. handle it....

    There they are again. Standing together again.
  9. PBS suspends 'Finding Your Roots' after Ben Affleck slavery omission


    Finding Your Roots is going on haiatus after PBS determined that the Ben Affleck episode violated its standards.

    According to the Associated Press, the show’s third season will be postponed and no decision will be made regarding a fourth season until the public television service decides the show has redeemed itself as far as editorial guidelines are concerned.

    In case you missed it, Affleck requested that the show omit any reference to his slave-owning ancestors, and Finding Your Roots complied. Affleck’s great-great-great-grandfather owned 24 slaves, the AP reports....

  10. Bikers rescue Courtney Love from angry French cab drivers on the attack


    Courtney Love was rescued by two Parisian motorcyclists on Thursday after striking taxi drivers smashed the car she was riding in.

    “They’ve ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage,” Love tweeted while attempting to leave the Charles de Gaulle Airport. “They’re beating the cars with metal bats. This is France?? I’m safer in Baghdad,” she added....

    “We got out after being held hostage for an hour thanks to these two guys,” Courtney Love captioned this snapshot. “I’m scared out of my wits. Mr. François Hollande president or libertine? I can’t believe this really just happened.”
  11. Dustin “Don’t Call Me Screech” Diamond sentenced to four months in jail for bar stabbing


    Dustin Diamond left a courtroom misty-eyed on Thursday after being sentenced to four months in jail for his part in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing.

    According to the Associated press, the former Saved By the Bell star will also serve 15 months’ probation and must pay $1,000 restitution to “send a message to the community that we’re just not going to live like this,” Judge Paul Malloy said during the sentencing....

    The lovebirds enter court on Thursday.
  12. Noah Wyle welcomes baby girl


    It was back to the hospital for ER alum Noah Wyle and Nip/Tuck actress Sara Wells on Monday. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Frances Harper Wyle, the Falling Skies actor’s rep told the Associated Press.

    Mom and newbie are doing well, and Wyle is said to be “over the moon.”

    This is the first child for the couple, who wed at their Santa Barbara farm in June of last year. Wyle has two kids — daughter Auden, 9, and son Owen, 12, from a previous marriage to Tracy Warbin....

    Wyle and Wells debuted their baby-to-be at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.
  13. Jennifer Love Hewitt welcomes baby boy


    And baby No. 2 makes it a party of four for Jennifer Love Hewitt.

    The Party of Five alum and Revenge actor Brian Hallisay, both 36, have welcomed their second child together. The couple’s son, Atticus, arrived on Wednesday, joining big sister Autumn James, 19 months.

    The Criminal Minds actress married Hallisay in 2013.

  14. Rapper Rick Ross jailed on kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery charges


    Rapper Rick Ross is accused of forcing a man into his mansion’s guesthouse and pistol-whipping him, chipping his teeth and busting his jaw so badly he can no longer chew.

    According to the Associated Press, Ross was jailed without bail following his arrest by U.S. Marshals and sheriff’s deputies at his Atlanta-area home on Wednesday. Authorities were forced to open the estate’s gate after someone inside the home refused, but Ross eventually was taken from the home without incident....

  15. Shia LaBeouf hospitalized after on-set stunt goes wrong


    Shia LaBeouf received 20 stitches and 13 staples to his head and finger after injuring himself on the set of American Honey in North Dakota late Tuesday night.

    “Shia LaBeouf sustained minimal injuries late last night on the set of his current film, American Honey,” his rep told TMZ. “As protocol, production sought out medical attention and Shia received stitches on his hand and for a laceration on his head. He is due back on set [today].”...

    Here's hoping the rat tail is okay.