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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

E-mail: lharvey@tampabay.com

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  1. Charlize Theron welcomes daughter

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    Plus one daughter and minus one boyfriend makes three for Charlize Theron. The Oscar-winning actress adopted her second child last month, Us Weekly reports.

    The 39-year-old Mad Max: Fury Road star welcomed a U.S.-born, African-American girl and named her August, one of our favorite names, so points for her. The news comes just one month after Theron ditched Sean Penn, also points for her....

  2. Evan and Ashlee Simpson Ross name kid after rockstar

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    The name Ashlee Simpson Ross chose for her second child is not at all surprising, considering she named her first kid Bronx. The singer and husband Evan Ross welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, announcing the birth with the Instagram caption, “We are overjoyed about the birth of our precious baby girl Jagger Snow Ross.”

    Let’s hope she’s got the moves to go with the name....

  3. Kick off the tax-free holiday with these fun finds

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    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...

    Amscan Lantern String Lights, $26
  4. Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are friends and now we can die happy

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    There’s a new girl squad in town, and you don’t have to be built like a supermodel to be a part of this one. Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are friends, it would seem, and the proof is in the Instagram post.

    “#JLaw #maniac,” Schumer captioned a snap of the pair Jet Skiing on vacation together because that’s exactly what Hollywood’s cool girls should be doing every day forever and always. Schumer also posted a pic of their crew floating around in the ocean somewhere being super fun and probably swearing up a storm while talking reality TV....

    Amy Schumer, J-Law, Jet Ski: These are a few of our favorite things.
  5. Guy Ritchie locks down his gal, Jacqui Ainsley

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    Wedding bells were ringing for Guy Ritchie and model Jacqui Ainsley on Thursday as the couple exchanged vows at their home in Wiltshire, England.

    Guests included Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Us Weekly reports....

    The happy (?) couple.
  6. My Outfit Monday: Shopping like the enemy

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    Today is my last My Outfit Monday before the beginning of college football season (praise emoji), and therefore I must take this final opportunity to step out wearing the on-trend garnet, gold and black palette that for obvious reasons I will be forced to retire until January.

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    Heirlooms, and stackables.
  7. Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom divorce almost finalized

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    Two years after separating, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have finally given up on whatever it was they were doing this whole time. Reconsidering, procrastinating, squeezing every last ounce of publicity out of this thing, the usj. (That’s usual for short, which is pointless because now we’re having to write this explainer.)

    Kardashian, 31, filed for divorce in 2013 but took no action for a year, prompting a judge to threaten to dismiss the case. Now though, the reality star and 35-year-old NBA player have signed the required legal docs, according to TMZ, and a judge is expected to make a final ruling any day....

  8. Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas sign divorce papers

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    Must have been a busy day down at the dumpin’ office because Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have signed the papers to make their divorce official. All the couple of 18 years awaits is a judge’s signature to end the year-long process, according to Entertainment Tonight....

  9. Cheating? Babies? What sparked the Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert split?

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    The world wants answers. How could such a shiny couple fall apart so fast?

    Rumors that Blake Shelton was cheating on Miranda Lambert started pretty soon after the country superstars got married in 2011, so who knows on that front. But now, word is Shelton filed for divorce when he discovered it was Lambert who was unfaithful to him — not once, but twice....

  10. Fantasia ties the knot

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    Spotted: a little good news in the miserable sea of celebrity relationships. Fantasia Barrino is married and super pumped about being a newlywed.

    The American Idol Season 3 winner and fiance Kendall Taylor got hitched on Sunday, and Fantasia sure has the Instagrams to prove it. The couple tied the knot on a luxury yacht, and their color scheme was black, white and red all over, something we absolutely needed to know and see up-close a thousand times. Looking gorgeous as usual, the 31-year-old singer carried a bedazzled red rose bouquet and rocked a long-sleeve lace gown to match her husband’s white suit....

  11. Bruce Springsteen plays surprise show in tiny Jersey bar

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    Imagine this: You’re strolling around Asbury Park, N.J., just minding your own business when suddenly you hear the live sounds of Bruce Springsteen thumping inside a local dive.

    The Boss performed 15 songs during a surprise performance at the Wonder Bar on the Jersey shore Saturday night, joining Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, his friend’s band that he’s appeared with many, many times over the years....

  12. Jeremih’s birthday surprise: a DUI

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    We bet Jeremih will remember this more than even the best Birthday Sex. The R&B singer rang in his big 2-8 in the clink on Friday morning after being busted for drunken driving.

    Jeremih was pulled over in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley around 2:15 a.m. and was booked an hour later for misdemeanor DUI, according to TMZ....

  13. 'Aladdin' is getting a Genie-centric prequel

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    We are in a glass case — or a magic lamp — of emotion, for there is going to be an Aladdin prequel, centered around Genie, who obviously can not be voiced by the late, irreplaceable Robin Williams.

    It seems so glorious, but also too soon.

    The placating news: Genies will be live-action, thus sparing us the unbearable thought of that quirky cartoon face living on without the comedic genius that made him so lovable. In the film, we’ll learn all about where genies come from and how Genie got trapped in that lamp in the first place....

  14. Country music power couple Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert announce divorce

    Music & Concerts

    Fill your Dixie Cup with whiskey, grab a box of tissues and put Patsy Cline's Crazy on repeat because it's over for country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The couple have split after four years of marriage.

    "This is not the future we envisioned," they said in a joint statement. "And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter." ...

    Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in happier times, at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in 2011.
  15. We've got a case of the Monday sales

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    Welcome to the work week, everybody. The hot, exhausting work week that never ends. We know how it is, and that's why we've put together this list of sales, just for you.

    Happy shopping, my pretties.

    Abercrombie & Fitch: 40 percent off online purchases today only

    Amazon: Extra 20 percent off already discounted women's shoes, plus 50 to 70 percent off Jones New York Clothing...

    From left: Red Dress Boutique, Nordstrom, Abercrombie & Fitch.