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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. Jim Bob Duggar says petition to cancel '19 Kids and Counting' has only helped

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    Not only will a petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting fail, according to the reality show’s patriarch Jim Bob Duggar, but it has given the family even more exposure.

    The change.org petition, which urges TLC to cancel the show over the political views of the Duggar family, particularly their comments against LGBT rights, currently has more than 180,000 signatures. But Jim Bob isn’t worried, mainly because a Defend the Duggars petition on LifeSiteNews was approaching 210,000 signatures Wednesday night....

  2. '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins confesses to molesting minors

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    Man, you can’t even trust fictional priests these days. Stephen Collins, who played a pastor and father on 7th Heaven, has admitted to sexually abusing three young girls.

    Collins acknowledged “inappropriate sexual contact” with three minors between 1973 and 1994, People reports. The actor penned an essay to be published in the mag’s upcoming issue....

  3. Hayden Panettiere welcomes daughter with fiance Wladimir Klitschko

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    Time to Google “baby boxing gloves” because Hayden Panettiere’s firstborn with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has finally arrived.

    The 25-year-old Nasvhille star welcomed daughter Kaya Evdokia on Tuesday, her rep tells Us Weekly. Kaya weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs., 14 oz., measuring 20 inches....

  4. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick welcome baby No. 3

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    What a surprise it must have been for little Mason Disick to find out he will forever have to share his birthday with a little brother. Yes, Kourtney Kardashian welcomed her third child with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick on Sunday, the same day their eldest turned 5. Happy birthday, kid.

    “The family is freaking out with joy,” a source told E! News. “What an amazing coincidence.”...

  5. Angelina Jolie calls out sick for 'Unbroken' premiere

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    While Brad Pitt and kids attend the premiere the Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken, Angie herself likely will be cozied up in her PJs.

    Universal Pictures said Friday that Jolie is suffering from “a mild bout of the chicken pox” that will keep her from making public appearances for the next few days. Pitt and the kids will represent her at the premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, the studio said, adding that Jolie is “in very good spirits.”...

  6. Angelina Jolie is a 'minimally talented, spoiled brat,' producer's hacked email says

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    This just isn't Angelina Jolie's week. Not only was the A-lister snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday, but she also was told, via hacked email, that she’s a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”

    A rant-filled email chain between big-budget producer Scott Rudin (Social Network, Moneyball) and Sony Picture Entertainment co-chairwoman Amy Pascal was obtained by Gawker and published on Tuesday. In the emails, Rudin and Pascal discuss who will direct a Cleopatra movie Jolie will star in. Jolie demanded David Fincher. Only problem: He was set to direct Rudin’s Steve Jobs biopic....

  7. Keira Knightley is pregnant

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    It’s an exciting time for Keira Knightley. Just hours after the actress was nominated for a Golden Globe, Page Six confirmed that she’s pregnant — via anonymous sources, not some other creepy method, just to clarify.

    The 29-year-old Imitation Game star and lover of very tight dresses was spotted wearing a billowy number at the Moët British Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday night, so obviously that means she must be with child. The whispers really got going when oglers noticed that she didn’t drink a sip of the event’s free-flowing champagne....

  8. Kate Hudson ends engagement to Muse guitarist Matt Bellamy

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    Here’s how to lose a guy in four years: never see him and then let a Dancing With the Stars pro into your yoga pants. That’s how the engagement between Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy seems to have come to its very slow end.

    A rep for the Muse guitarist says the two are still friends, despite the fact that Hudson has apparently rebounded with Derek Hough....

    And here are Kate and Derek that same night, looking less than miserable together.
  9. Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber just friends

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    Model Hailey Baldwin has been showing up on Justin Bieber’s Instagram feed a whole lot lately, prompting anyone who follows it to wonder if the two are now an item.

    Well, Baldwin, daughter of Stephen Baldwin and BFF to models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, is setting the record straight. Or just lying....

  10. Breaking, important news: Tim Tebow NOT dating Jana Duggar

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    Hallelujah! The rumors about Tim Tebow and Jana Duggar being a match made in heaven are completely false.

    Tebow’s rep is denying that the famous uber-Christians are an item, telling E! Online and anyone else who will listen that "they have never even met.”...

    They love J.C. -- but not each other.
  11. Diddy, Drake brawl outside Miami club

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    It’s been quite a week for Drake.

    First, the Candian rapper and former Nickelodeon star was accused of sleeping with Chris Brown’s on again-off again love, Karrueche Tran.

    Now comes this: It seems Drake and mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs brawled outside a Miami nightclub on Sunday night.

    Initial reports said the two got into it over some disrespectful words Drake had to say about Diddy’s girlfriend, singer Cassie Ventura. Now, though, the consensus seems to be that Diddy and Drake were fighting over music....

    In happier times.
  12. Leonardo DiCaprio leaves Art Basel party with 20 women

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    Acting and superior looks aside, Leonardo DiCaprio long has been known for his effective community organization, what with his successful namesake foundation dedicated to “protecting Earth’s last wild places.” And it was in a different kind of wild place — Miami Beach — that DiCaprio on Sunday organized a gaggle of 20 women to take to an undisclosed and location after a fancy Bullet magazine party he attended had wound down....

    For the greater good, we're sure.
  13. 'Bones' star Emily Deschanel is pregnant; will they write it into the show?

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    Baby No. 2 is on the way for Bones star Emily Deschanel. The actress and husband David Hornsby are already parents to son Henry, 3.

    Deschanel, 38, reportedly flaunted her baby bump at the Conscientious Table event at Crossroads Kitchen in L.A. in September, but it wasn’t until now that her rep confirmed the good news to E!....

  14. It’s finally a baby boy for Amanda Peet and husband David Benioff

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    There’s another Hollybaby among us.

    Actress Amanda Peet has welcomed her third child with husband David Benioff, a boy named Henry Peet Friedman. The new addition arrived on Saturday in Los Angeles, and the super-private couple is doing well, her rep tells E! News. Henry joins sisters Frances Pen, 7, and Molly June, 4....

  15. Tyler Perry welcomes firstborn son with girlfriend Gelila Bekele

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    Actor-director-producer Tyler Perry is officially a member of the Unmarried Dads Club. Perry, 45, and his longtime girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, welcomed baby boy Aman Tyler Perry on Sunday.

    “Mom and baby are happy and healthy,” a friend tells People. “Tyler is so excited.”...