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. Tim McGraw explains why he slapped fangirl

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    She liked it, she loved it, she wanted some more of it — and then one unsuspecting fan at Tim McGraw’s Atlanta concert received a swift slap in the face, which we’re sure she’ll never wash again.

    Now, McGraw is giving his unapologetic explanation of what exactly happened on the night of July 13.

    As you may have seen, a video surfaced on TMZ last week showing McGraw slapping a woman in the front row of his show in Atlanta. The singer was performing Truck Yeah when the fan grabbed his leg and wouldn’t let go of his jeans. In fact, she was clutching them with such fangirl-induced fervor that she ripped them, ripped them good — not that that’s such an unimaginable feat, considering their distressed, already-torn tightness, but we digress....

    Stand back, ladies!
  2. Buccaneer Da'Quan Bowers calls cops on ex-Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin

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    No, No, No. It can’t be.

    Farrah Franklin, formerly and ever so briefly of Destiny’s Child, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in Myrtle Beach early Sunday morning. Now the details are coming out, and guess who was there when she flipped out — why, a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, of course.

    According to TMZ, the 33-year-old singer was hanging out with Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers and Houston Texans outside linebacker Ricky Sapp on Saturday, and the alcohol was a-flowin’ throughout....

    Farrah posted this Instagram hours before her arrest.
  3. Leann Rimes is a butt woman

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    “I like butts and they do a really good butt.”

    Who said that? Country singer LeAnn Rimes, speaking to the Associated Press after attending the Luli Fama show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim shows in Miami Beach.

    Rimes, who looked on with husband and former Sunset Beach (Yay, ’90s soaps!) star Eddie Cibrian, says she was wowed by the selection of skimpy swimwear....

    She likes almost-bare butts and she cannot lie.
  4. Nick and Vanessa Lachey expecting baby No. 2

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    Twice is nice for Nick and Vanessa Lachey. The couple announced via Twitter Tuesday that they're expecting baby No. 2 — and it’s a girl!

    “Can’t think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful Vanessa than this,” the singer wrote, sharing a photo of Camden, their 22-month-old son, running on the beach around a heart in the sand that reads, “It’s a girl.”...

  5. Blink-182 confirms new album, apologizes for delay

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    The Rock Show isn’t over for Blink-182, despite what their procrastination may have led their fan base to believe.

    The band announced on Instagram Tuesday that they are indeed recording a new album, albeit after many a delay.

    “Rehearsals start today…” Tom Delonge captioned a photo of his younger self with bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. “And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink.”...

  6. Bethenny Frankel defends flaunting 4-year-old daughter’s PJs

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    The Internet needs to lighten up, according to Bethenny Frankel, who apparently is very unfamiliar with it.

    The 43-year-old former reality star and talk show host posted a creepy photo of herself wearing her 4-year-old daughter’s Hello Kitty pajamas on Instagram this week, captioning the pic, “This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?”...

  7. Chris Brown and Drake recording an album together

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    Chris Brown and Drake are putting that 2012 Rihanna-induced NYC bar brawl behind them all for the sake of making some bread.

    The pair (weird) have decided they’ll make more money together than they would separately — a safe bet — according to TMZ’s sources. Drake will produce Breezy’s album and perform on some tracks....

  8. 'Beautiful Liar' loves beautiful game

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    Shakira closed the World Cup with a raucous shaking of her money maker on Sunday, but only after she professed her love for the world’s game.

    If it weren’t for the World Cup, she says, she never would have met her boyfriend, Spain defender Gerard Pique, with whom she has an 18-month-old son.

    “I will never forget that I met the love of my life at the World Cup,” Shakira said as she prepared for her performance, according to Fox News. She met her footballing beau when promoting her 2010 World Cup anthem, Waka Waka — Time for Africa....

  9. Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon divorce — again

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    Poor Rick Salomon. When Pamela Anderson married this guy for the second time, we thought surely he must be the luckiest man alive. And then she divorced him a second time, too.

    The 47-year-old Baywatch babe married the 46-year-old Wikipedia-described celebutante — who co-starred in the infamous Paris Hilton sex tape and was once married to Shannen Doherty — in Las Vegas circa 2007. That go-round ended pretty quickly when Pam had the marriage annulled a couple months later....

  10. Miley Cyrus dating 'Bangerz' producer Mike Will Made It

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    So, you know, ladies, when you end a long-term relationship how sometimes you find yourself dating someone who is the complete opposite of your ex? Well, Miley Cyrus sure knows what I’m talking about. The Wrecking Ball singer has been keeping a big secret for quite a while, and it’s finally coming out.

    According to Us Weekly, Miley has been dating Bangerz album producer Mike Will Made It for the past nine months....

    Judging from all the prom-style photos we found while sourcing this image, maybe these too weren't trying to hide it.
  11. Jennifer Lawrence face palms Emma Watson at Dior show

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    First, there was Lucy and Ethel. Then, Thelma and Louise. And now, we present to you Katniss and Hermione.

    Yes, every 30-something’s favorite heroines collided at the Dior show in Paris on Monday, and naturally Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson totally stole the spotlight. And all the light in all the land, for that matter.

    The Hunger Games star and Harry Potter alum met at the fashions house’s Fall/Winter 2014-2015 haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week, according to the Los Angeles Times, and, judging from Twitter, the pair seemed to hit it off. (True Detective 2, anyone?) That is, until Lawrence, the face of Dior’s handbags, face palmed Watson in a desperate attempt to show the world how fun and carefree she is....

    And again.
  12. Report: Rosie O'Donnell rejoining 'The View'

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    Out with the old and in with the old.

    Just weeks after Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were given the hook, word is The View alum Rosie O’Donnell may be returning to the show.

    TMZ says the candid comedian has been in “active negotiations” to join Whoopi Goldberg — the ABC talk show’s lone survivor — for Season 18 and that the network reached an agreement with Rosie, who co-hosted the show in 2006 and 2007, on Tuesday....

    Will you watch if Rosie O'Donnell rejoins The View?
  13. Jessica Simpson marries ex-NFL player Eric Johnson

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    After four years and two kids, Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson have finally made it official. Time to carbo load!

    The super-fit fashionista and singer married the former NFL tight end at San Ysidro Ranch outside Santa Barabara over the holiday weekend. More than 250 guests attended, including Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb and, of course, sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiance Evan Ross....

    Carolina Herrera's inspiration board for Jessica's dress
  14. Taylor Swift invites every famous girl ever to Fourth of July party

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    Seeing as how she’s every single famous person’s best friend forever, it comes as no surprise that Taylor Swift looked like the hostess with the mostess this holiday weekend.

    Swift threw a star-studded Fourth of July party at her Rhode Island home. Guests included Emma Stone and boyfriend Andrew Garfield, Lena Dunham (yes, really), Hart of Dixie’s Jaime King, indie-pop singer Ingrid Michaelson, and Gossip Girl alum Jessica Szohr....

  15. Wimbledon enjoys a serving of celebs

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    Looks like tennis is the new “it” sport.

    Many a celebrity took in the women’s and men’s singles finals at Wimbledon over the weekend, looking dashing as they provided spectators with some eye candy in the Royal Box on Centre Court.

    New parents Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky, who welcomed twin boys Tristan and Sasha in March, cuddled and kissed during the men’s match as they watched Roger Federer fall to Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Seated next to them: Samuel L. Jackson, who chatted up David and Victoria Beckham before the match....

    New parents Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky enjoy a little kid-free time.