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. Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and the clash of the Las Vegas contracts

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    My, Las Vegas sure was busy locking down a pair of mega pop stars this week, and lucky for you, we’re here to answer the question on everyone’s minds: Who will rake in more dough, Jennifer Lopez or Britney Spears?

    According to TMZ, Lopez was offered $350,000 per show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood, which is the same place Spears performs. J Lo will put on 70 shows, three times a week for 24 weeks over one or two years, guaranteeing her $26,383,326....

  2. 'Honey Boo Boo' future uncertain as report claims Mama June dating child molestor

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    Rejoice, for the end may be near for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

    TLC is “reassessing” the series’ future after a TMZ report surfaced saying that Mama June is dating a convicted child molester, something that likely won’t jibe too well with a family show that follows a child beauty pageant contestant and the rest of her Georgian clan....

    Honey Boo Boo, Mama June and Kaitlyn Shannon.
  3. Baby boom: Your guide to procreating celebs

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    Must be something in the Evian, because there are tons of celebabies on the way. Here's a little roundup:

    STANLEY TUCCI
    The Hunger Games actor and his wife Felicity Blunt are expecting their first child together. “I’m very excited to be a dad. It’s incredible,” Tucci told Us Weekly. “I’m most excited to have a baby with Felicity and for the baby to be healthy.” The 53-year-old met his literary agent wife through her sister, Emily Blunt, who was Tucci’s co-star in The Devil Wears Prada. They married in 2012. “The sex is of no concern to me. The sex of the baby, that is,” Tucci told Us with a laugh. Asked what kind of a mother his wife will be, the actor answered correctly: “A great one.” Tucci has three kids from a previous marriage....

    Donald Faison and wife CaCee Cobb already have a 14-month-old son together.
  4. 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....

  5. 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....

  6. 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....

  7. 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....

  8. 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....

  9. 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....

  10. 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....

  11. 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)....

  12. 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....

  13. 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....

  14. 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....

  15. 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....