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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. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are having a baby

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    These two don’t mess around!

    Ashlee Simpson Ross and new husband Evan Ross are expecting their first child together, People reports.

    The 30-year-old singer and her Hunger Games actor beau started dating in the summer of 2013, got married earlier this year, and now they’re giving Diana Ross her third grandchild. It all sounds exhausting, but the news should come as no surprise....

  2. Kris, Bruce Jenner finally divorce

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    After 23 years of captivity, Bruce Jenner has escaped. The Olympic gold medalist has finalized his divorce from momager of the Kardashian empire, Kris Jenner.

    A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday signed off on the couple’s divorce judgment, the Associated Press reports. The agreement says Kris Jenner must pay her estranged husband $2.5 million. Bonus!

    The couple had been married since 1991 and have two daughters together. You know the ones....

  3. Madonna: Leaking my music is 'artistic rape'

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    “This is artistic rape!! These are early leaked demo’s half of which wont even make it on my album the other half have changed and evolved. This is a form of terrorism. Wtf!!!! Why do people want to destroy artistic process??? Why steal? Why not give me the opportunity to finish and give you my very best?”

    That's what Madonna wrote in response to a version of her yet-to-be-announced 2015 album being leaked online. The 56-year-old singer called the songs “unfinished demos stolen long ago,” writing in an Instagram post on Wednesday that the music is “not ready to be presented to the world.” She then thanked her loyal fans for not listening, though we’d guess they were the first to do so....

  4. British man pays $150,000 to look like Kim Kardashian

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    $150,000.

    That’s how much a British man named Jordan James Parke paid plastic surgeons to make him look like Kim Kardashian. Some of what he had done: chin filler, Botox and eyebrow tattooing. Parke also had his lips filled over 50 times, and it shows.

    “I absolutely love everything about Kim Kardashian. I think she’s everyone’s guilty pleasure,” the 23-year-old makeup artist recently told The Sun newspaper. “For me, she is the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair is perfect — everything about her is perfect. There’s no one I’d rather look like.”...

  5. Thanks to 'Interview' threats, Paramount cancels 'Team America' screenings

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    Something glorious happened in the wake of Sony Pictures canceling the Christmas Day release of The Interview, after hackers threatened a 9/11-style attack: Theaters across the U.S. decided to screen the 2004 North Korea-themed comedy Team America: World Police instead.

    Take that, censorship!

    But don’t get too excited. Just as the good news began to circulate, the terrorists, once again, ruined all the fun. Or, you know, Paramount Pictures did....

  6. Jim Bob Duggar says petition to cancel '19 Kids and Counting' has only helped

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    Not only will a petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting fail, according to the reality show’s patriarch Jim Bob Duggar, but it has given the family even more exposure.

    The change.org petition, which urges TLC to cancel the show over the political views of the Duggar family, particularly their comments against LGBT rights, currently has more than 180,000 signatures. But Jim Bob isn’t worried, mainly because a Defend the Duggars petition on LifeSiteNews was approaching 210,000 signatures Wednesday night....

  7. '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins confesses to molesting minors

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    Man, you can’t even trust fictional priests these days. Stephen Collins, who played a pastor and father on 7th Heaven, has admitted to sexually abusing three young girls.

    Collins acknowledged “inappropriate sexual contact” with three minors between 1973 and 1994, People reports. The actor penned an essay to be published in the mag’s upcoming issue....

  8. Hayden Panettiere welcomes daughter with fiance Wladimir Klitschko

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    Time to Google “baby boxing gloves” because Hayden Panettiere’s firstborn with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has finally arrived.

    The 25-year-old Nasvhille star welcomed daughter Kaya Evdokia on Tuesday, her rep tells Us Weekly. Kaya weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs., 14 oz., measuring 20 inches....

  9. Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick welcome baby No. 3

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    What a surprise it must have been for little Mason Disick to find out he will forever have to share his birthday with a little brother. Yes, Kourtney Kardashian welcomed her third child with longtime boyfriend Scott Disick on Sunday, the same day their eldest turned 5. Happy birthday, kid.

    “The family is freaking out with joy,” a source told E! News. “What an amazing coincidence.”...

  10. Angelina Jolie calls out sick for 'Unbroken' premiere

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    While Brad Pitt and kids attend the premiere the Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken, Angie herself likely will be cozied up in her PJs.

    Universal Pictures said Friday that Jolie is suffering from “a mild bout of the chicken pox” that will keep her from making public appearances for the next few days. Pitt and the kids will represent her at the premiere in Los Angeles on Monday, the studio said, adding that Jolie is “in very good spirits.”...

  11. Angelina Jolie is a 'minimally talented, spoiled brat,' producer's hacked email says

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    This just isn't Angelina Jolie's week. Not only was the A-lister snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday, but she also was told, via hacked email, that she’s a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”

    A rant-filled email chain between big-budget producer Scott Rudin (Social Network, Moneyball) and Sony Picture Entertainment co-chairwoman Amy Pascal was obtained by Gawker and published on Tuesday. In the emails, Rudin and Pascal discuss who will direct a Cleopatra movie Jolie will star in. Jolie demanded David Fincher. Only problem: He was set to direct Rudin’s Steve Jobs biopic....

  12. Keira Knightley is pregnant

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    It’s an exciting time for Keira Knightley. Just hours after the actress was nominated for a Golden Globe, Page Six confirmed that she’s pregnant — via anonymous sources, not some other creepy method, just to clarify.

    The 29-year-old Imitation Game star and lover of very tight dresses was spotted wearing a billowy number at the Moët British Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday night, so obviously that means she must be with child. The whispers really got going when oglers noticed that she didn’t drink a sip of the event’s free-flowing champagne....

  13. Kate Hudson ends engagement to Muse guitarist Matt Bellamy

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    Here’s how to lose a guy in four years: never see him and then let a Dancing With the Stars pro into your yoga pants. That’s how the engagement between Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy seems to have come to its very slow end.

    A rep for the Muse guitarist says the two are still friends, despite the fact that Hudson has apparently rebounded with Derek Hough....

    Here they are looking miserable together on Nov. 21.
  14. Hailey Baldwin, Justin Bieber just friends

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    Model Hailey Baldwin has been showing up on Justin Bieber’s Instagram feed a whole lot lately, prompting anyone who follows it to wonder if the two are now an item.

    Well, Baldwin, daughter of Stephen Baldwin and BFF to models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, is setting the record straight. Or just lying....

  15. Breaking, important news: Tim Tebow NOT dating Jana Duggar

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    Hallelujah! The rumors about Tim Tebow and Jana Duggar being a match made in heaven are completely false.

    Tebow’s rep is denying that the famous uber-Christians are an item, telling E! Online and anyone else who will listen that "they have never even met.”...

    They love J.C. -- but not each other.