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. Denial Dish: Lindsay Lohan, Laura Prepon and accused ex-Disney TV prez go on the record

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    Lilo rep slams reports of drinking and drugs:

    Lindsay Lohan’s people are saying that the Kode magazine article detailing the troubled actress’s vodka habit is fabricated. A rep for the Mean Girls star who confessed on the Sunday finale of her OWN docu-series that she had a miscarriage says the Kode writer’s claim that Lohan was drinking vodka on the rocks during their interview is false....

    Ex-Disney TV president David Neuman denies sexual abuse claims made by Michael Egan III, seen here with his mom.
  2. Um Thurman calls off engagement (again)

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    Maybe the third time will be the charm — if it ever happens.

    Uma Thurman and fiance Arpad “Arki” Busson have decided to split for a second time, according to Us Weekly. The Pulp Fiction actress was seen at a recent event without her engagement ring, so the report must be legit.

    “It’s true,” a source tells Us Weekly. And there you have it....

    Arki probably had it comin', right Beatrix?
  3. Drew Barrymore welcomes second daughter

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    Drumroll… We’re about to find out if Drew Barrymore was able top herself in choosing the most adorable baby name on Earth, that being Olive, the name she chose for her 19-month-old daughter.

    Yes, the 39-year-old actress and her husband, art advisor Will Kopelman, 36, welcomed their second little pink bundle on Tuesday, People reports....

    Drew was glowing at CinemaCon last month.
  4. Lindsay Lohan had a miscarriage during reality show, may be dating a married father

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    Remember when everyone was all, “Lindsay Lohan is super irresponsible because she’s nothing but a no-show who holds up production of her Oprah-backed docu-series?” Well, it turns out we might all be huge jerks.

    When asked to reflect on her time filming the OWN reality show Lindsay, the troubled actress revealed she took two weeks off because she had a miscarriage....

    Lindsay watches Lana Del Ray at Coachella, where word is Lilo was less than sober.
  5. Demi Moore running away to India to avoid Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis's wedding

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    Oh, man. The yogic spiritual center of India better stock up on ice cream, tissues and beautiful young men because Demi Moore is coming to town, fingers in ears, to avoid any and all news about Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’s upcoming nuptials.

    Ashton’s cougary ex-wife obviously isn’t over him because she’s planning a yoga retreat in Rishikesh, India, that will intentionally coincide with the big day, Radar Online reports....

    Demi, right, still doesn’t seem to be over ex-husband Ashton.
  6. Amid divorce, Richard Gere dating Padma Lakshmi

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    Richard Gere has a new Pretty Woman, and she comes with sugar and spice and everything nice. The 64-year-old actor is reportedly dating Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.

    The romance is “very new and recent,” a source tells the New York Post’s Page Six, who first reported the news....

    The happy sort of not really couple.
  7. Miley Cyrus postpones U.S. tour dates

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    Poor tweens.

    Miley Cyrus’ hospitalization is still messing with her Bangerz tour.

    Miley’s ongoing recovery from a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics has forced the Wrecking Ball singer to postpone the rest of her U.S. stops, the New York Daily News reports....

    Who doesn't love a good duck lips selfie?
  8. Rosie O'Donnell reveals 50-pound weight loss

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    Rosie O’Donnell took to Twitter on Thursday to humble brag on her ongoing transformation.

    Almost 50 lbs off — I can see it now, the former View co-host wrote.

    O’Donnell, 52, is down almost as many pounds as she has years under her belt. And she can thank her heart attack for it. Well, that and the weight loss surgery she underwent in July, a year after suffering the near-fatal attack....

    Now and then.
  9. Alex O’Loughlin marries model

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    Hawaii Five-O star Alex O’Loughlin has married his model girlfriend and baby mama Malia Jones. The couple quietly exchanged vows on the islands, where they both live, the CBS actor’s rep tells People. In October 2012, the pair welcomed their first son together. They named him Lion, because that’s the cool thing to do. They have one kid each — Saxon and Spike — with their exes....

    Here's to a lifetime of Hawaiian wedded bliss.
  10. Justin Bartha welcomes baby girl with wife Lia Smith

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    Let’s hope the celebration is a bit more tame than the one Justin Bartha took part in on the set of The Hangover.

    The actor and his fitness trainer wife Lia Smith became proud parents to a little girl last Sunday, Us Weekly reports. The couple got married in Oahu in January, when Smith was definitely with child, obv....

    Things are about to get horribly fun for these two.
  11. Gwen Stefani may join 'The Voice’

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    This whole Christina Aguilera pregnancy is totally working in Gwen Stefani’s (and America’s) favor.

    The No Doubt frontwoman and all-around super-cool, hot-mom rocker lady will fill the judge vacancy left by Xtina on The Voice. A source tells Us Weekly that Gwen already signed a one-year contract....

    Oh, and Gwen has a new accessories collection called gx. So much for that "Simple Kind of Life."
  12. 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the works

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    Robin Williams is ready to dig that old, creepy mask out of storage because after 13 years spent plotting the return of the gender-bending hilarity that is Mrs. Doubtfire, a sequel finally seems to be firing on all cylinders, courtesy of Fox 2000 Pictures.

    Williams and director Chris Columbus are set to return for the film written by the one and only David Berenbaum, who penned everybody’s new favorite Christmas movie, Elf, according to the Hollywood Reporter....

    Time to dust off that old Aerosmith cassette tape!
  13. Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

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    Could it be? Could Donna whom we all know and love from That ’70s Show actually be transforming into Wifeybot 4000?

    Rumor has it Laura Prepon and Tom Cruise have been an item for something like five months. The Orange is the New Black actress is a gorgeous Scientologist, so they do have that in common. But really?

    The New York Post’s Page Six says it’s so. A source tells the paper the couple have been seeing each other since last fall but are trying to keep it as quiet as possible....

    Laura and Tom: a match made in Scientology heaven.
  14. Will Arnett, Amy Poehler divorcing

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    Wait, what year is this again?

    Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler. ICYMI, the couple announced their split in 20...12! And they’re just now getting around to doing the paperwork.

    Hey, we can’t blame Arnett, 43, for stalling, because he was lucky enough to be married to everything, 42.

    CBS’s The Millers star filed on April 8 in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to People. His demands: joint legal and physical custody of their two kids, Archie and Abel, plus visitation rights. You know, the usj....

    Well, they did split up a couple years ago.
  15. Update: Wu-Tang-associated rapper who cut off his penis will not have it reattached

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    We almost feel like one would really have to see this to believe it. Alas, we have no interest in seeing this, so we’ll just have to trust what the cops are saying.

    Rapper Christ Bearer, a.k.a. Andre Johnson, was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his own penis and jumped out the window of a second-floor Los Angeles apartment in an apparent suicide attempt....

    This nightmarish sitch sure will make for some one-of-a-kind lyrics.