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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

  1. Hush-hush hooray: Zooey Deschanel welcomes baby girl and secretly gets married


    The chances that Zooey Deschanel would end up a two-time divorcee seemed slim to none — right up until she married Jacob Pechenik in a top-secret June ceremony in Texas. Okay, so this is a happy item, but we had to tie it in to today's breakup news somehow. I mean, you have to be married to get divorced, right?

    Deschanel actually has double the good news: The New Girl star and Pechenik have welcomed a “beautiful, healthy baby girl,” the actress’s rep told Us Weekly....

  2. Zayn Malik calls off engagement to Perrie Endwards


    Remember that woman Zayn Malik left One Direction for? Yeah, well, they’re not together anymore.

    Two weeks ago, Malik, 22, contacted fiancee Perrie Edwards, also 22, to tell the Little Mix member that it’s over.

    “Perrie’s being supported by her bandmates, but she’s really in pieces about this,” a source tells People. “She’s been putting on a brave face, as Little Mix have had promotion to do, but she’s obviously devastated.”...

  3. Country dumping: Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock separating after 26 years of marriage


    Looks like Reba McEntire is ready to Love Somebody else. The country singer and and Narvel Blackstock are separating after 26 years of marriage.

    Cue the obligatory joint statement:

    “Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other,” reads a release from Big Machine Label Group. “They have worked together for 35 years and will continue to do so. They have asked that you respect their privacy during this time.”...

  4. Don't tell me 'cause it hurts: Gwen Stefani divorcing Gavin Rossdale


    Sixth-grade me is shattered, ripping the No Doubt and Bush posters from her pink, nag champa-saturated wallpaper, blasting Don’t Speak on repeat because Gwen Stefani is divorcing Gavin Rossdale and apparently nothing is sacred.

    Stefani filed the paperwork on Monday after 20 years together and 13 years of marriage.

    “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment,” the pair said in a joint statement. “To that end, we respectfully request privacy from the media during this time.”...

    Why are they doing this to us?
  5. Dr. Dre releasing first solo album in 15 years


    It has happened. Dr. Dre announced over the weekend that he will release his first album in 15 years this week.

    Compton: A Soundtrack will be his “grand finale,” the Nuthin’ but a 'G’ Thang rapper said on The Pharmacy, his show on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio.

    Fans had been waiting for years for Dre to put out Detox, his follow-up to The Chronic: 2001, but it just wasn’t meant to be....

  6. Charlize Theron welcomes daughter


    Plus one daughter and minus one boyfriend makes three for Charlize Theron. The Oscar-winning actress adopted her second child last month, Us Weekly reports.

    The 39-year-old Mad Max: Fury Road star welcomed a U.S.-born, African-American girl and named her August, one of our favorite names, so points for her. The news comes just one month after Theron ditched Sean Penn, also points for her....

  7. Evan and Ashlee Simpson Ross name kid after rockstar


    The name Ashlee Simpson Ross chose for her second child is not at all surprising, considering she named her first kid Bronx. The singer and husband Evan Ross welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, announcing the birth with the Instagram caption, “We are overjoyed about the birth of our precious baby girl Jagger Snow Ross.”

    Let’s hope she’s got the moves to go with the name....

  8. Kick off the tax-free holiday with these fun finds


    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...

    See Jane Work paperboard pencil cup, $3.99
  9. Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are friends and now we can die happy


    There’s a new girl squad in town, and you don’t have to be built like a supermodel to be a part of this one. Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are friends, it would seem, and the proof is in the Instagram post.

    “#JLaw #maniac,” Schumer captioned a snap of the pair Jet Skiing on vacation together because that’s exactly what Hollywood’s cool girls should be doing every day forever and always. Schumer also posted a pic of their crew floating around in the ocean somewhere being super fun and probably swearing up a storm while talking reality TV....

    Amy Schumer, J-Law, Jet Ski: These are a few of our favorite things.
  10. Guy Ritchie locks down his gal, Jacqui Ainsley


    Wedding bells were ringing for Guy Ritchie and model Jacqui Ainsley on Thursday as the couple exchanged vows at their home in Wiltshire, England.

    Guests included Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Us Weekly reports....

    The happy (?) couple.
  11. My Outfit Monday: Shopping like the enemy


    Today is my last My Outfit Monday before the beginning of college football season (praise emoji), and therefore I must take this final opportunity to step out wearing the on-trend garnet, gold and black palette that for obvious reasons I will be forced to retire until January.


  12. Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom divorce almost finalized


    Two years after separating, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have finally given up on whatever it was they were doing this whole time. Reconsidering, procrastinating, squeezing every last ounce of publicity out of this thing, the usj. (That’s usual for short, which is pointless because now we’re having to write this explainer.)

    Kardashian, 31, filed for divorce in 2013 but took no action for a year, prompting a judge to threaten to dismiss the case. Now though, the reality star and 35-year-old NBA player have signed the required legal docs, according to TMZ, and a judge is expected to make a final ruling any day....

  13. Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas sign divorce papers


    Must have been a busy day down at the dumpin’ office because Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have signed the papers to make their divorce official. All the couple of 18 years awaits is a judge’s signature to end the year-long process, according to Entertainment Tonight....

  14. Cheating? Babies? What sparked the Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert split?


    The world wants answers. How could such a shiny couple fall apart so fast?

    Rumors that Blake Shelton was cheating on Miranda Lambert started pretty soon after the country superstars got married in 2011, so who knows on that front. But now, word is Shelton filed for divorce when he discovered it was Lambert who was unfaithful to him — not once, but twice....

  15. Fantasia ties the knot


    Spotted: a little good news in the miserable sea of celebrity relationships. Fantasia Barrino is married and super pumped about being a newlywed.

    The American Idol Season 3 winner and fiance Kendall Taylor got hitched on Sunday, and Fantasia sure has the Instagrams to prove it. The couple tied the knot on a luxury yacht, and their color scheme was black, white and red all over, something we absolutely needed to know and see up-close a thousand times. Looking gorgeous as usual, the 31-year-old singer carried a bedazzled red rose bouquet and rocked a long-sleeve lace gown to match her husband’s white suit....