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


  1. Orlando Bloom takes swing at Justin Bieber, has officially lived the dream


    Let’s all take a moment to Slow. Clap. for Orlando Bloom.

    The Pirates of the Caribbean star got into a scuffle with Justin Bieber early Wednesday at the star-studded Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza, Spain. Rumor has it people actually applauded after Bieber left.

    “Orlando took one swing at Justin and missed,” a source tells People. “They were separated and Justin stayed at Cipriani with friends for a while before leaving.”...

  2. Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 'I'm done dancing'


    Maksim Chmerkovskiy is hanging up his dancing shoes.

    “I’m done dancing,” Maksim said Tuesday on The View, to the sound of hearts breaking all across the land.

    “I feel like it’s time,” the Ukrainian said of his run on Dancing With the Stars.

    “When I came back to the show, it was not the same — I was different, probably,” he said of the first time he quit in February 2013. “When I came back, I saw this amazing talent… I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot.”...

  3. Kelsey Grammer has a new baby to add to his collection


    And blue makes two. Or six for Kelsey.

    According to ET Online, Frasier alum Kelsey Grammer and fourth wife Kayte are new parents to baby boy Kelsey Gabriel Elias Grammer. Rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

    The new addition arrived at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles, weighing in at 8 lbs., 2 oz....

  4. Robin Thicke gives up on Paula Patton, hell freezes over


    Looks like the marriage between Robin Thicke and Paula Patton is finally coming to an end. Or, you know, Thicke is finally recognizing it’s been over since February and at last is giving up.

    The singer, who has been groveling on stage and via terrible album since the couple separated, has listed his marital Los Angeles home for sale. According to Variety, the 3,158 square foot home, which is located above the Sunset Strip, has been listed for $2.985 million. Thicke’s dad, Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, bought the property in 1990 and gifted Robin the deed when he married his high school sweetheart in 2005....

  5. Beyonce thinks she’s a feminist


    How cute.

    Beyonce Instagrammed a photo of herself duck-facing in everybody’s old Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume. It’s almost as if the Drunk In Love singer wants us to believe she’s a feminist.

    Lest we forget the lyrics to the first single of her self-titled album, which includes a nod to domestic violence when hubby Jay Z raps, “I’m Ike Turner ... baby, no, I don’t play / Now eat the cake, Anna Mae” (referring to a scene from What’s Love Got to Do With It in which Ike Turner force-feeds Tina Turner, a.k.a. Anna Mae Bullock), and, “Beat the box up like Mike” (“box” meaning vagina, and “Mike” convicted rapist Mike Tyson)....

  6. Report: Zoe Saldana is pregnant with twins


    The rumor mill started heating up last week after Zoe Saldana was seen sporting what appears to be a baby bump while promoting her new film Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Now, Us Weekly is reporting that the multi-hyphenate indeed is expecting her first child with husband Marco Perego. And E! News says it's twins....

  7. George Harrison tree killed by beetles


    Let’s file this one in the Isn’t It Ironic file: Beetles have killed a pine tree that was planted in honor of late Beatles guitarist George Harrison.

    If only they had just Let It Be.

    According to the Los Angeles Times, the sapling was planted in a park outside the Griffith Observatory in 2004 to honor the gardening enthusiast, who lived in L.A. until his death in 2001. The conifer had grown to more than 10 feet tall before it met the same fate as a number of Griffith Park trees that have been taken down by bark beetles and lady bug beetles....

  8. Tim McGraw explains why he slapped fangirl


    She liked it, she loved it, she wanted some more of it — and then one unsuspecting fan at Tim McGraw’s Atlanta concert received a swift slap in the face, which we’re sure she’ll never wash again.

    Now, McGraw is giving his unapologetic explanation of what exactly happened on the night of July 13.

    As you may have seen, a video surfaced on TMZ last week showing McGraw slapping a woman in the front row of his show in Atlanta. The singer was performing Truck Yeah when the fan grabbed his leg and wouldn’t let go of his jeans. In fact, she was clutching them with such fangirl-induced fervor that she ripped them, ripped them good — not that that’s such an unimaginable feat, considering their distressed, already-torn tightness, but we digress....

    Stand back, ladies!
  9. Buccaneer Da'Quan Bowers calls cops on ex-Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin


    No, No, No. It can’t be.

    Farrah Franklin, formerly and ever so briefly of Destiny’s Child, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in Myrtle Beach early Sunday morning. Now the details are coming out, and guess who was there when she flipped out — why, a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, of course.

    According to TMZ, the 33-year-old singer was hanging out with Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers and Houston Texans outside linebacker Ricky Sapp on Saturday, and the alcohol was a-flowin’ throughout....

    Farrah posted this Instagram hours before her arrest.
  10. Leann Rimes is a butt woman


    “I like butts and they do a really good butt.”

    Who said that? Country singer LeAnn Rimes, speaking to the Associated Press after attending the Luli Fama show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim shows in Miami Beach.

    Rimes, who looked on with husband and former Sunset Beach (Yay, ’90s soaps!) star Eddie Cibrian, says she was wowed by the selection of skimpy swimwear....

    She likes almost-bare butts and she cannot lie.
  11. Nick and Vanessa Lachey expecting baby No. 2


    Twice is nice for Nick and Vanessa Lachey. The couple announced via Twitter Tuesday that they're expecting baby No. 2 — and it’s a girl!

    “Can’t think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful Vanessa than this,” the singer wrote, sharing a photo of Camden, their 22-month-old son, running on the beach around a heart in the sand that reads, “It’s a girl.”...

  12. Blink-182 confirms new album, apologizes for delay


    The Rock Show isn’t over for Blink-182, despite what their procrastination may have led their fan base to believe.

    The band announced on Instagram Tuesday that they are indeed recording a new album, albeit after many a delay.

    “Rehearsals start today…” Tom Delonge captioned a photo of his younger self with bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. “And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink.”...

  13. Bethenny Frankel defends flaunting 4-year-old daughter’s PJs


    The Internet needs to lighten up, according to Bethenny Frankel, who apparently is very unfamiliar with it.

    The 43-year-old former reality star and talk show host posted a creepy photo of herself wearing her 4-year-old daughter’s Hello Kitty pajamas on Instagram this week, captioning the pic, “This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?”...

  14. Chris Brown and Drake recording an album together


    Chris Brown and Drake are putting that 2012 Rihanna-induced NYC bar brawl behind them all for the sake of making some bread.

    The pair (weird) have decided they’ll make more money together than they would separately — a safe bet — according to TMZ’s sources. Drake will produce Breezy’s album and perform on some tracks....

  15. 'Beautiful Liar' loves beautiful game


    Shakira closed the World Cup with a raucous shaking of her money maker on Sunday, but only after she professed her love for the world’s game.

    If it weren’t for the World Cup, she says, she never would have met her boyfriend, Spain defender Gerard Pique, with whom she has an 18-month-old son.

    “I will never forget that I met the love of my life at the World Cup,” Shakira said as she prepared for her performance, according to Fox News. She met her footballing beau when promoting her 2010 World Cup anthem, Waka Waka — Time for Africa....