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. Dustin Lynch's face split open by thrown beer can

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    Dustin Lynch had a bloody smashing time at his concert on Friday, and he’s got the tough-guy selfie to prove it.

    The country singer was performing at the 2014 Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, aka MulletFest, in Niceville, Fla., when a less-than-nice audience member chucked a can of beer at his face. Lynch went on with the show despite having blood pouring from an open wound above his right cheekbone....

  2. Matthew Morrison marries girlfriend Renee Puente

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    Sorry, fans of song and dance and unthreatening, handsome face. Matthew Morrison is off the market.

    The Glee actor wed girlfriend Renee Puente in an intimate ceremony in Maui on Saturday, People reports.

    The couple exchanged vows in front of 50 of their nearest and dearest on a private estate in Kihei. Pianist Chad Whidden played for the crowd and Kiley Dean sang Feels Like Home as the bride walked down the aisle. Things got even more cheesy when Puente performed a Hula dance for her newly wedded husband — and then he joined in for a couple’s Hula and duet, singing Laura Benanti’s Starry Eyed/Video Games and likely making everyone in the crowd roll their teary eyes in unison....

  3. The real reason Bono wears shades

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    All these years we thought Bono was just desperately trying to look cool. Turns out the U2 singer doesn’t wear sunglasses indoors and out, 24/7 just to look like a rock star; he also does it because he’s had glaucoma for 20 years.

    The condition can make the eyes sensitive to light, which is decidedly inconvenient for someone who spends his waking hours in the literal spotlight. However, the condition is rather convenient for someone whose persona totally jibes with wearing shades....

  4. Missing 'Django Unchained’ actress Misty Upham found dead

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    The body of missing Django Unchained actress Misty Upham was found late last week at the bottom of a ravine.

    According to the Associated Press, the King County medical examiner confirmed that the Frozen River star’s remains were located Thursday near the White River in the Seattle suburb of Auburn. Upham’s purse and shoes were found at the top of the 150-foot embankment. The cause of death is still under investigation, but officials say there is no evidence of foul play....

  5. David Letterman’s cue-card man Tony Mendez canned after altercation

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    David Letterman’s longtime cue-card holder has been fired after getting into an altercation with a writer.

    According to the New York Post, Tony Mendez says he cued his own canning after grabbing a colleague, Bill Scheft, by the shirt while on the job at CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman on Oct. 9. The 69-year-old tells the Post he knew better but did it anyway....

  6. Lady Gaga put a ring on Taylor Kinney

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    It appears this one is far from a Bad Romance. Word on the street, or Internet, is that Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney, are maybe totally getting married.

    Here’s what’s we know:

    Two weeks ago, Fire alum Sophia Bush posted an Instagram of herself getting a super warm-looking bear hug from Kinney. All anyone who saw the photo could focus on was the ring Kinney was wearing on that one significant digit. Accompanying the photo: “#ThatsHisPersonalRing #NotForTheShow #EveryoneCalmDown,” the exact opposite of what you should write if you want everyone to calm down....

  7. Elizabeth Peña dies at 55

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    Hollywood is mourning the loss of Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña, whose talent shined through versatile roles in film and television over the course of four decades.

    Peña died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to her manager, Gina Rugolo, the Los Angeles Times reports. She was 55....

  8. How much did Erykah Badu earn singing on the streets of New York?

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    $3.60.

    Yep, that’s how much Erykah Badu brought in while performing on the streets of New York City recently.

    For about seven minutes, the four-time Grammy winner busked for change in Times Square, repeatedly belting something along the lines of, "I need money. Yeah. Please give me some money." On a video Badu posted to YouTube, you can see that during that time, precisely one person recognized the R&B singer (and shot an uncomfortably close photo of her — not with her — before moving on)....

  9. Uma Thurman's ex-fiance Arpad Busson sues for custody of 2-year-old daughter

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    Arpad Busson, the French financier ex-fiance of Uma Thurman, filed an emergency order in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, suing the Pulp Fiction actress for custody of their 2-year-old daughter Rosalind.

    The couple, who dated on and off beginning in 2007, were twice engaged to be married but broke it off each time, most recently in April.

    Their daughter, full name Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-BussonLuna for short, thank goodness — was born in July 2012....

  10. Katie Holmes to return as Jackie O

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    Hey, remember that terrible miniseries on the Kennedys that everyone hated? Good news: It’s getting a sequel!

    Katie Holmes, who played first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the 2011 Reelz Channel miniseries The Kennedys, will reprise her role in the forthcoming four-parter The Kennedys: After Camelot, according to People. Holmes will executive produce the miniseries, and even direct one installment....

  11. Jack White keyboardist Isaiah 'Ikey’ Owens dies at 38

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    Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, member of the Mars Volta, founder of Free Moral Agents and touring member of Jack White’s band, has died. He was 38.

    A publicist for White says the rocker is canceling his remaining tour dates in Mexico in the wake of the musician’s death. A statement on the website of White’s label, Third Man, said Owens died Tuesday morning in Mexico....

  12. Kesha sues longtime producer Dr. Luke for sexual abuse, forced drug use; he countersues

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    Kesha was abused sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally over the course of a decade, to the point where she almost died, the singer alleges in a lawsuit against her longtime producer Dr. Luke.

    According to the suit, obtained by multiple media outlets and first reported by TMZ, Kesha claims the abuse began shortly after she signed on with the producer, real name Lukasz Sebastian “Luke” Gottwald, when she was 18 years old....

  13. Amanda Bynes placed on involuntary psychiatric hold

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    Just when we thought maybe all the Amanda Bynes drama of late was being blown way out of proportion, reports surfaced saying the former kid star was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold for the second time. This after publicly accusing her father of sexually abusing her and planting a microchip in her brain.

    Where to begin?

    The Hairspray actress checked into Las Encinas hospital in Pasadena, Calif., Friday afternoon, shortly after arriving in Los Angeles from New York City, CNN reports....

  14. Bryan Batt of 'Mad Man' marries boyfriend of 25 years

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    At long last, Mad Men’s Bryan Batt has married his boyfriend of a quarter-century, event planner Tom Cianfichi. The couple wed in New Orleans on Sept. 28.

    “After 25 years together we tied the knot,” the actor tells Us Weekly. “First legally in New York City, and then in a ceremony and reception under the canopy of oaks in a beautiful Garden District courtyard in New Orleans.”...

  15. 'SNL’ veteran Jan Hooks dies

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    Jan Hooks, who worked with some of Saturday Night Live’s biggest stars, has died. She was 57.

    The Designing Women alum passed away Thursday in New York City, her agent told the Los Angeles Times. A cause of death was not given, but she was said to have been battling a serious illness....