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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. James Caan files for divorce from fourth wife for the third time

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    Who knows if he’s bluffing this time around, but James Caan has filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Linda... again.

    If you feel like you’ve heard that before, it’s because this is the third time the 74-year-old actor has filed for divorce from his spouse of 19 years. According to People, the Godfather star is seeking to terminate financial support for Linda. The couple worked things out the last two times this went down, first in 2005 and again in 2009....

  2. Sam Smith owes Tom Petty royalties for 'Stay With Me'

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    Man, we thought we were going nuts every time Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down got stuck in our heads after listening to Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, but now it all makes total sense.

    Petty and Jeff Lynne’s names have been added to the song’s writing credits because the similarities between the tracks are too great to ignore. The Grammy-nominated song’s chorus follows the same chord progression as I Won’t Back Down....

    Tom Petty, left, and Sam Smith.
  3. Colombia: Home of the most ideal fembot in all the cosmos

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    In case you had better things to do on Sunday night — and we certainly hope you did — we’re here to tell you that Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, was crowned the most desirable never-married, childless, female walker and question-answerer between the ages of 18 and 27, in all existing matter and space.

    The 22-year-old business administration student hailing from her hometown of Barranquilla — the native land of Shakira and Sofia Vergara — destroyed the hopes of finalists from the United States, Jamaica, the Netherlands and Ukraine when she nabbed the title of Miss Universe in Miami....

    Oh, Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner
  4. One of these things is not like the others

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    Kate Hudson got all dressed up for a big night out at Madame Tussaud’s in Paris this weekend. Oh, wait, this just in: Those aren’t two wax figures she’s standing next to. They’re silicone creations Goldie Hawn and Donatella Versace.

    The trio posed together as they arrived for the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion show, which kicked off Fashion Week on Sunday. Hudson’s Versace body con dress was the talk of the evening, its daring cutouts revealing the Fabletics creator’s toned derriere — and so much more....

    Goldie Hawn, Donatella Versace and Kate Hudson: A Cautionary Tale.
  5. Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are getting divorced

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    She asked When Will My Life Begin? and now Mandy Moore has her answer.

    The 30-year-old actress/singer/Disney princess is divorcing Ryan Adams, 40, who we hear also is a singer. Adams did the honor of filing the paperwork, People reports, so at least we know chivalry isn’t completely dead.

    “Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have mutually decided to end their marriage,” her rep said in a statement. “It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways and both Mandy and Ryan are asking for media to respect their privacy at this time.”...

    Untangled.
  6. Attention everybody: Patrick 'McDreamy' Dempsey is back on the market

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    So Close.

    Patrick Dempsey and his wife of 15 years are calling it quits. The 49-year-old Grey’s Anatomy (and Enchanted — can’t forget Enchanted) star and makeup artist Jillian Fink are finally tired of looking at the other’s face every morning.

    Said the couple in a statement to People: “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.”...

    Gee. Who ever could have seen this coming?
  7. Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed engaged after just 6 months

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    It’s a match made in vampire heaven: Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are getting married.

    After six months of dating, “she accepted with glee,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She is madly in love.”

    The Vampire Diaries actor and Twilight actress first stepped out together in July, and their whirlwind romance has been heating up ever since....

  8. 'Dancing With the Stars’ pro Karina Smirnoff is engaged to Jason Adelman

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    Hopefully the third time is a charm for Karina Smirnoff. The Dancing With the Stars pro just got engaged to beau Jason Adelman.

    Smirnoff announced that she’s ready to waltz down the aisle by accepting Adelman’s “engaged” status on Facebook. Word is Adelman presented his lady with a five-carat Martin Katz mirror ball trophy.

    Smirnoff was previously engaged to DWTS co-star Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 2009 and baseball player Brad Penny in 2011....

  9. Report: Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q are engaged

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    Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder’s whirlwind romance has nothing on the speed at which Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q got engaged. The Stalker co-stars haven’t even confirmed their relationship publicly, but word is McDermott, 53, proposed months ago and gifted the 35-year-old Insurgent actress her ring while vacationing in Hawaii recently, thus making it official....

  10. Bethenny Frankel plans to hawk Skinnygirl weed

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    Bethenny Frankel has been after the wallets of waistline-obsessed drunks for quite some time now, but the latest addition to her Skinnygirl empire will target stoners who hate all the fatness that comes with getting high.

    The 44-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star is launching “Skinnygirl marijuana” in the legal weed markets of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington....

  11. Usher engaged to longtime girlfriend, business partner Grace Miguel

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    Usher is taking his business partnership to a whole new level. The singer and Voice judge is set to wed manager Grace Miguel, according to People.

    “I have an incredible partner and manager,” the Grammy winner, 36, told Billboard in its October issue. “She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career. She’s someone who’s been able to support and understand all of who I am. Not just as a dancer or as a performer or as a singer, but as a humanitarian and a business man and as a person.”...

  12. Mariah Carey signs Las Vegas residency deal

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    Decades later, the duel of the divas is still going strong. Mariah Carey is the latest big name to sign a residency deal in Las Vegas, the singer announced on Ellen Thursday morning. She’ll be replacing (or stepping in for) Celine Dion, who is taking a break from her show until at least 2016.

    The show at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace will feature fan favorites We Belong Together, Vision of Love, Emotions, Dreamlover, Touch My Body, One Sweet Day, Don’t Forget About Us and Fantasy....

  13. 'The View' guest host Naya Rivera sorry for 'white people' comment; Rosie Perez out as co-host

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    Turns out Naya RiveraGlee star, hasty-nuptial enthusiast, and this week’s The View guest co-host — isn’t familiar with the No. 1 rule of political correctness, or TV in general, which is “just don’t talk about race at all, ever, in any context,” because that’s exactly what got her in trouble this week.

    On Tuesday’s show, the ladies and man of The View were discussing the hot topic of showers — yes, showers — or, more specifically, a study that says dermatologists recommend showering once or twice every three days....

  14. Anti-gay pastor just got served by Ellen Degeneres

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    Leave it to Ellen DeGeneres to make us laugh about hate.

    On Wednesday, the 24-time Daytime Emmy winner took time out of her monologue to respond to self-proclaimed “cultural commentator” Larry Tomczak’s Christian Post article titled “Are you aware of the avalanche of gay programming assaulting your home?”. DeGeneres, 56, said she doesn’t usually read about herself, but she felt the need to address the accusations....

  15. Kris Jenner outraged over Bruce Jenner magazine cover

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    It was hard to miss the cover of InTouch Weekly on Wednesday; Bruce Jenner’s face was plastered all over social media. The mag featured a Photoshopped image of the Olympic champion in lipstick and women’s clothing and claimed that the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star would announce his sex change in 2015.

    Bruce, who has been experimenting with his appearance lately, hasn’t responded, but his ex-wife, Kris Jenner, is reportedly outraged. According to TMZ, Kris is telling friends, “It’s just mean to do, whether or not it’s true.”...