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. Nick Cannon confirms separation from Mariah Carey

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    So maybe bragging about sleeping with Kim Kardashian isn’t the key to a happy marriage.

    Nick Cannon learned that lesson the hard way.

    Yes, the not-so-unthinkable finally seems to be happening. Mariah Carey, 44, and her 33-year-old beau are separated and heading for divorce.

    “We have been living in separate houses for a few months,” the America’s Got Talent host told Yahoo's The Insider on Thursday. “(Right now) my main focus is my kids.”...

  2. Carson Daly welcomes baby girl with fiancee Siri Pinter

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    Looks like Vale Guthrie Feldman has a new bestie, because the Today family just got even bigger.

    “Orange Room” anchor Carson Daly and fiancee Siri Pinter welcomed their third child on Wednesday. London Rose Daly weighed in at 8 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 22 inches. Daly and Pinter were already parents to 5-year-old Jackson James and 23-month-old Etta Jones, so they’re pretty much the best name pickers who ever lived. The 41-year-old TV personality and Siriously Delicious food blogger started dating in 2007 and got engaged in October....

  3. Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp split

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    Just call him John Melancholy. Okay, that was lame. What we’re trying to say is Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over.

    According to People, Megencamp, who had been dating for three very private years, have called it quits. In the end, the Sleepless in Seattle actress, 52, and 62-year-old musician couldn’t decide where to shack up....

  4. Ding, dong, Justin Bieber's 'stache is dead!

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    Vomit bag officially retired.

    Justin Bieber hit a huge milestone on Thursday, finally shaving off those seven stray hairs he’s been attempting to cultivate on his upper lip since he was 12. How do we know this? Well, the Boyfriend singer provided us with a stomach-turning Instagram video — of course — because like his in-bathroom moral support, we really needed to be a part of the experience, which included awkward gazes and chill-inducing whispers....

    Why?
  5. Robin Williams to be honored by Billy Crystal at Emmys

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    Robin Williams fans will be happy to know the late actor will get a special tribute at the 2014 Emmys. Something they may be less excited about: The comedian’s longtime friend and Father’s Day co-star, Billy Crystal, will lead the segment Monday, according to the Associated Press.

    “We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable,” Emmys producer Don Mischer said. “Billy seemed like the perfect choice.”...

  6. Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda' video is, um, visually stimulating?

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    My, Nicki Minaj sure put the hump in hump day.

    The rapper released her very NSFW Sir-Mix-A-Lot-sampling video for Anaconda on Wednesday, and it made us completely forget about all the unenthusiastic twerking attempts in Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off video, also released this week.

    Where shall we begin? With the near-naked costumes, the overflowing beverages, the booty-shaking — So. Much. Booty. Shaking. — the comparably dressed and similarly proportioned women gyrating their rumps while Minaj grinds all over them, or the no-hands-allowed Drake lap dance? There’s just so much....

  7. Robbie Amell engaged to Italia Ricci

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    The Flash actor Robbie Amell, younger cousin of Stephen Amell, is officially off the market. Amell asked longtime girlfriend and actress Italia Ricci to marry him on Wednesday, and he has the Instagram to prove it.

    “She said yes!!!... I think. I can’t really be sure,” the 26-year-old captioned a photo of the couple kissing. “I’m going marry my best friend. @italiaricci.”...

  8. Christina Aguilera welcomes baby girl

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    Well, Christina Aguilera's baby was born to be a hippy.

    The Voice coach and her producer fiance Matthew Rutler welcomed a baby girl, their first child together, on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports. So far, baby’s measurements are top secret....

  9. Charlie Sheen makes it rain during ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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    We’re not sure, but we think Charlie Sheen just made us like him a little bit.

    Before we begin, a disclaimer: We’re sure you’re either completely sick of seeing people dump ice on themselves for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge or you’re as confused as we are about the premise — aren’t most people saying they’d rather be drenched with freezing water than give to charity? Regardless, the viral challenge has sparked a flurry of donations, helping raise $15.6 million so far for the ALS Association to research Lou Gehrig’s disease, and that’s a wonderful thing....

  10. Introducing Grandpa Rock

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    First, we had to endure the lead singer of our favorite metal band looking super slow and lazy at the Amp on Sunday night (see Sean Daly’s spot-on and somewhat sad review of the Alice Cooper-Motley Crue show here), and now comes this unexpected news that’ll really make you feel like an old-timer:...

  11. 'Downton Abbey’ cast owns Bottlegate

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    When you’re involved in a popular period drama, you can be certain history geeks far and wide are just waiting around for you to choose the wrong costume or prop so they can flaunt their genius level at your expense.

    Downtown Abbey had done a pretty stellar job of keeping it authentic until last week when show bosses released a promotional photo in which a plastic water bottle photobombs stars Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael. Oops!...

  12. Catch Robin Williams marathons, tributes in theaters, on TV and online

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    Robin Williams marathons, tributes

    If you're still searching for a way to remember Robin Williams after his death Monday, you're not alone. Several tributes to the iconic actor and comedian are taking place. Tampa Pitcher Show is offering free screenings of select Robin Williams films this week. Show times are Sunday through Thursday at 8 p.m. (See tampapitchershow.net for details.)...

    FILE-- Robin Williams, left, and Matt Damon appear in a scene from the movie "Good Will Hunting"  which was nominated for Best Picture in the 70th Annual Academy Awards. Williams was nominated for best supporting actor and Damon was nominated for best actor. (AP Photo/Miramax, George Kraychyk, HO)
  13. Savannah Guthrie joins legion of moms

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    It’s a girl for Savannah Guthrie.

    The Today show co-host and husband Michael Feldman welcomed their first child together early Wednesday. Vale Guthrie Feldman weighed in at 8 lbs., 5 oz., and measured 19.5 inches long, the morning show reports.

    “My 3am wake up call sounds a lot different now. Sweeter...” Guthrie tweeted early Thursday....

  14. Celine Dion puts career on hold as husband fights cancer

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    A message posted on Celine Dion’s website Wednesday said the Canadian singer has “decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely” so she can focus on her family and on the health issues she and husband Rene Angelil are facing.

    Celine has canceled all of her shows until March. That includes her residency at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace — one of the hottest tickets in Vegas since she returned to the Strip three years ago — as well as her tour of Asia, which was planned for the fall....

  15. Robin Williams' daughter Zelda Williams leaves social media thanks to evil trolls

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    People are terrible. Case in point: the Twitter users who sent Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, photos that they claimed showed her father’s dead body.

    While the people of the Internet turned out in force to write messages of support after the Good Will Hunting actor died of an apparent suicide on August 11, a few ugly characters decided it would be amusing to bully a young woman grieving the sudden and tragic loss of her father, a man beloved by strangers young and old, far and wide....