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. 'D2: Mighty Ducks' cast reunites after 20 (!) years

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    It’s been 20 years since D2: The Mighty Ducks came out — pause for a moment of silence for our youth, which is now very much R-ing.I.P. — so the cast decided to get together and post pictures on the Internet because that’s what forgotten actors of the ’90s do these days. #nostalgia.

    After weeding through the photos that look like a bunch of random people hanging out in Anywheresville, U.S.A., we chose these two that might actually look familiar....

  2. Rapper Bow Wow engaged to Erica Mena of 'Love & Hip Hop'

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    The erstwhile “Lil” Bow Wow isn’t so Lil anymore. Love & Hip Hop star Erica Mena has locked down the 27-year-old rapper after only six months of dating, E! News reports.

    “Uhh … he’s actually my fiancé,” Mena said on the red carpet at Saturday’s BET Hip Hop Awards when asked if the 106 & Park host also known as Shad Moss was her boyfriend....

  3. Keyshia Cole arrested after attacking woman at Birdman’s house

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    Keyshia Cole was arrested and booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery after a fight early Friday at Birdman’s house in Los Angeles.

    According to the Associated Press, Grammy-nominated R&B singer was arrested around 5 a.m. “after someone initiated a private person’s arrest.”

    The 32-year-old was released after posting $46,000 bail Friday afternoon....

  4. Pregnant Alicia Keys bares bump for charity

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    On Sunday, Grammy winner Alicia Keys posted an Instagram of her belly painted like a peace sign, all for the love of the “We Are Here” movement, a cause dedicated to social issues from gun control to gay rights.

    “It’s you and me on a mission to create a kinder and more peaceful world,” she captioned the portrait. “The #WeAreHere Movement begins today.”...

  5. Colin Farrell confirms he landed a role in 'True Detective'

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    Finally! After months of rumors, a True Detective lead at long last has been confirmed. Colin Farrell will star in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO series, this time set in Los Angeles.

    “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited,” the Irish actor told the Sunday World....

  6. 'Smash' star Megan Hilty welcomes baby girl

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    Smashing news!

    Megan Hilty gave birth to her first child, Us Weekly reports.

    The Smash star and husband Brian Gallagher welcomed daughter Viola Philomena in New York City on Thursday. How nice of the 33-year-old Broadway veteran to not give her child a name fit for a pet....

    Megan Hilty and Brian Gallagher geared up for baby’s arrival in the days before the big to-do. “Thanks @TheBabyGuyNYC for teaching us how to properly install our @UPPAbaby car seat!” she tweeted on Tuesday.
  7. Celebrity hackers target Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and others

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    The celebrity hackers are back. A new wave of naked pictures was released over the weekend, and this time victims include Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth, Hope Solo, Gabrielle Union, Jenny McCarthy, Lake Bell, Meagan Good, Emily Ratajkowski and Abigail Spencer.

    Good, who appeared to be taking a topless selfie in the leaked photo, took to Instagram to slam everyone reposting the pics she said were intended for her husband....

  8. 'Orange Is the New Black’ writer divorces husband, dates Samira Wiley

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    Sometimes you realize, oh wait, I’m a lesbian.

    Such was the case with Lauren Morelli, who writes about gay characters on the prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black.

    The screenwriter was feeling rather unsatisfied with her budding marriage, according to an essay she penned for Mic in which she revealed she’d much rather read a book than sleep with her new husband.  Then, one day, after exploring her sexuality through her work, Morelli discovered she too prefers the company of ladies....

  9. Kanye West stops Australia concert to demand kid in wheelchair stand up

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    And now we have one more reason to miss the days when Kanye West’s jaw was wired shut.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Kardashian was performing in Sydney on Friday when he stopped everything and asked the audience to get up and dance.

    “I’ve decided I can’t do this song. I can’t do this show until everybody stands up,” West said. “Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s---. Imma see you if you ain’t standing up, believe me, I’m very good at that. No, seriously — I won’t go on with the show unless y’all stand up.”...

  10. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is your new Miss America, which is still a thing

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    In case you missed it, and we sort of hope you did, the woman chosen to represent us from sea to shining sea for the next year is this blonde chick from New York: Kira Kazantsev.

    Yes, the Empire State continues to dominate the Miss America pageant or scholarship competition or whatever you want to call it; Miss New York has now won three years in a row.

    For the talent portion of Sunday’s show, Kazantsev, a 23-year-old law student, California native (isn’t that cheating or something?) and daughter of Russian immigrants, somehow managed to charm the judges by combining two of the most loathed musical trends of present day, singing Pharrell’s Happy while banging a red plastic cup on the floor, a la Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect. For this she won a $50,000 scholarship....

  11. Did Jay Z announce Beyonce pregnancy to close On the Run tour?

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    Wait, did Jay Z just announce that Beyonce is pregnant with their second child?

    That’s sure what it sounded like when the couple wrapped up their On the Run tour in the City of Light over the weekend.

    “We love Paris,” said Jay Z, 44. “It’s special to us because we got engaged here and this is where baby Blue was conceived,” the rapper said of 2-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. So it seems fitting this is where they’d drop the hint — or just straight up tell everyone — that they’re expecting....

  12. Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in London

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    Look what Amy Winehouse got for her 31st birthday: a bronze statue in her Camden Town neighborhood of north London. The singer, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27, is portrayed with her signature beehive and touches of diffidence.

    Winehouse’s father Mitch said Sunday it was “incredibly emotional” to see the statue he helped design.

    “It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time,” he told the Associated Press....

  13. 'Married... With Children' cast reunites to honor Katey Sagal

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    Look who’s getting the gang back together!

    Cue Frank Sinatra’s Love and Marriage, for the cast of Married… With Children reunited this week to honor everyone’s favorite hardcore mom, Katey Sagal. TV’s most dysfunctional family was front and center when the Sons of Anarchy actress received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Sons actor Charlie Hunnum was also on hands to celebrate....

  14. Liv Tyler pregnant with second child

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    Liv Tyler’s large yet snug overalls have quite the tale to tell: There’s no more hiding it, try as she may. The Leftovers actress is expecting her second child, E! News reports. Tyler is mom to 9-year-old son Milo William Langdon with ex-husband Royston Langdon....

  15. VIDEO: Sara Gilbert announces pregnancy with Linda Perry to 'The Talk' co-hosts on air

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    Sara Gilbert is with child!

    The Talk co-host announced on her show Tuesday that she’s pregnant. And it sort of seemed staged until her fellow flappers of jaw absolutely lost it.

    Here’s how it all went down: During a segment of the show, Gilbert said she couldn’t take part in a dare in which she would have had to lie down on a bed of nails and have a concrete block broken on her stomach....