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Lydia Harvey, Times Staff Writer

Lydia Harvey is a staff writer, sports editor, copy editor and page designer for tbt* and the Tampa Bay Times. She's a Deal Diva who also writes The Juice* blog, and her work has appeared in the Perspective section of the Times. Lydia joined Times Publishing in 2011. She lives in Tarpon Springs with her rambunctious mini-hers and their maniacal Irish terrier, Teddy.

Phone: (727) 892-2939

E-mail: lharvey@tampabay.com

  1. Brian Austin Green files for spousal support from Megan Fox


    As expected, Brian Austin Green filed documents Tuesday seeking spousal support from his soon-to-be ex-wife, Megan Fox, who filed for legal separation over a month ago.

    The couple, who have been married for five years, are still living together and co-parenting their two sons, Noah Shannon, 3, and Bodhi Ransom, 18 months. Green, also dad to 13-year-old son Kassius with ex Vanessa Marcil, is seeking joint custody, People reports....

  2. Naya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey welcome baby boy


    Naya Rivera has something to sing about. The Glee alum gave birth to her firstborn son with husband Ryan Dorsey last month, Us Weekly reports.

    “They are so excited to be first-time parents,” an insider said “It was a very easy pregnancy and birth.”...

  3. Amy Schumer wins the 2015 Best Body Award


    If the Best Body Award were actually a thing, we would give it to Amy Schumer, because she is the best and reps all who have actual biceps, thighs and fat cells.

    But it is not a thing, as far as we know or care. Regardless, this Instagram snap of the Trainwreck star delights us.

    “There are so many foods I want to thank,” the comedian captioned the photo taken at what appears to be a drug store during her vacation in a tropical-looking locale....

  4. Blake Lively shuttering lifestyle site Preserve, with a promise of deep discounts


    It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Blake Lively is giving up on Preserve — for now. The good news: There are major deals to be had.

    The actress and new mom is shuttering the lifestyle site until she can rebrand and, basically, just do a better job.

    Preserve, which was created to connect users with makers “of things, of experiences, of stories,” opened to great fanfare last summer — Lively, 28, seemingly became BFFs with Martha Stewart just seconds after the launch — but it was soon criticized for issues with everything from site design to product descriptions to prices....

    Don't leave us, Blake.
  5. Kimye trying to steal Jesus’ thunder: Baby due on Christmas


    Side note: The firstborn son of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is due on the birthday of Jesus himself, because of course he is.

    If you think this screams “scheduled for attention,” we won’t shame you because we, too, cannot stop raising our eyebrows/palming our faces/rolling our eyes/hating ourselves for reading, writing and inexplicably feeling angry about this....

  6. Nothing screams ABC Family like a Nicki Minaj sitcom


    Nicki Minaj and ABC Family: Two things we never thought we’d write in the same sentence, but here it is.

    Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in an ABC Family comedy series about her life growing up in Queens.

    “This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” the Anaconda rapper said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”...

    Who knew Nicki Minaj was so family-friendly?
  7. Jim Carrey’s girlfriend, Cathriona White, dies of suspected suicide days after breakup


    Not even sure how to begin writing this one.

    Cathriona White, the on again-off again girlfriend of Jim Carrey, has died of an apparent suicide. The 28-year-old's body was found inside a Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Monday night, just days after the couple split on Thursday.

    “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona,” Carrey said in a statement. “She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled. My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt.”...

  8. Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cause of death determined, but not public


    The cause of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death has been determined, but the medical examiner’s office is keeping the results under wraps.

    “We’re not revealing any information, unfortunately,” the Fulton County (Ga.) Medical Examiner investigations unit told People....

  9. Fetty Wap: Motorcycle crash broke my leg in three places


    Let's get right to it: Fetty Wap is going to live, everyone.

    The Trap Queen rapper took to Instagram on Sunday to let the world know he’s going to be fine after surviving a motorcycle accident that landed him in a New Jersey hospital over the weekend.

    “I appreciate all my fans praying for me, man,” Wap says in the video. “I had a little accident, but I’m straight. I mean, I broke my leg in three places, but I’ll be alright.”...

  10. Courtney Love a no-show at Frances Bean Cobain's secret wedding


    Oh, Frances Bean Cobain, always with getting the Internet’s attention.

    The daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain secretly married her longtime boyfriend, Eeries frontman Isaiah Silva, sometime last week, and it appears her mother wasn’t invited — or was she?

    Here’s what we know:

    According to the Mirror UK, the couple got hitched in a small ceremony attended by a “close circle of friends,” which TMZ says included about 15 people....

  11. Sean Penn files $10 million defamation lawsuit against Lee Daniels


    Watch what you say about Sean Penn.

    The actor is suing Empire creator Lee Daniels because he likened Penn to Terrence Howard, the star of the Fox hit, in a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

    “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f--kin’ demon,” Daniels said of Howard’s recent legal issues. “That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”...

  12. Azealia Banks directs homophobic slur at flight attendant


    Learn, celebrities: Everybody has a camera.

    Azealia Banks had a terrible outburst on a plane, and lucky for us it was caught on video so we can judge her forever.

    The rapper got into a scuffle with a couple on a Delta flight from New York to Los Angeles on Monday, and the incident culminated with Banks calling a flight attendant a “f---ing

    This certainly isn’t the first time Banks has used the homophobic slur. She’s defended using it in the past, saying she identifies as bisexual, so that makes it okay....

  13. Shopping planner: Gatsby Gala, Fashion Fab Boutique and dazzling on a dime


    A look ahead at some of this week's fashion and shopping events. For the remaining Tampa Bay Fashion Week schedule, click here.


    Deck yourself in pearls and fringe and wiggle on over to ARTpool Gallery's 1920s spectacular this Saturday. Sure to be the bee's knees, the Gatsby Gala will include a flapper-inspired fashion show, aerial acrobatics, a burlesque performance and multiple musical acts. Grab a fistful of pearls from grandma's old trunk and dance the night away to the sweet sounds of Cassandra Lee and Gloria West and the Gents. Costumes are requested but not required, and if you opt to slip into your glad rags, we encourage you to really go for it. The most fashionable guy or doll will be dubbed the cat's meow. The ARTpool fashion show starts at 10 p.m., and another swell joint — Enigma St. Pete — is hosting the official after party. 8-11:55 p.m. Saturday. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878. artpoolrules.com...

    Facebook/Fashionably Fabulous
  14. Tampa Bay Fashion Week is here and I stopped by last night


    Never have I had a more satisfying excuse to make my way through the design palace that is Neiman Marcus than I did last night on my way to Tampa Bay Fashion Week at International Plaza.

    Let’s get right to it and talk about this year’s changes.

    You may have read here or here about Fashion Week’s new format. The main runway show has been replaced by several trunk shows and fashion installations, the idea being that designers will have a better opportunity to sell their pieces. Organizers are calling it PURE Haus. PURE stands for Pop-Up Retail Experience....

  15. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes over for Donald Trump as the new host of 'Celebrity Apprentice'


    Hasta la vista, Donald Trump.

    There’s a new reality celebrity competition host in town, and he’s here to pump… us up… about the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice.

    NBC has chosen former governor of Caleeforniaah, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as the show’s new boss for 2016.

    “I have always been a huge fan of the Celebrity Apprentice and the way it showcases the challenges and triumphs of business and teamwork,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to the boardroom and to continue to raise millions for charity. Let’s get started!”...

    He said he'd be back.