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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. 'Clueless’ the musical is real and happening

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    So we are like totally buggin'.

    Why? Because Clueless the musical has been 100 percent confirmed by the film’s director Amy Heckering.

    “I’ve written the, what they call the book, and it’s a jukebox musical,” Heckering told Entertainment Tonight.

    Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) will direct and Dodger Theatricals (Jersey Boys, Into the Woods) will produce. So, who will star as Cher Horowitz, originally played by Alicia Silverstone, genius extraordinaire?...

  2. Behold: Famous women, together, thanks to Taylor Swift

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    ZOMG it’s Taylor Swift and other famous women all together in the same place at the same time we can’t even.

    That is what Twitter did to me all weekend.

    As you can see, the Blank Space singer has amassed her largest squad of female celebrities yet, and the Internet — as if it were my Irish terrier being reunited with his ball that for months had been lost under the couch — just. can’t. handle it....

    There they are. Standing together.
  3. PBS suspends 'Finding Your Roots' after Ben Affleck slavery omission

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    Finding Your Roots is going on haiatus after PBS determined that the Ben Affleck episode violated its standards.

    According to the Associated Press, the show’s third season will be postponed and no decision will be made regarding a fourth season until the public television service decides the show has redeemed itself as far as editorial guidelines are concerned.

    In case you missed it, Affleck requested that the show omit any reference to his slave-owning ancestors, and Finding Your Roots complied. Affleck’s great-great-great-grandfather owned 24 slaves, the AP reports....

  4. Bikers rescue Courtney Love from angry French cab drivers on the attack

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    Courtney Love was rescued by two Parisian motorcyclists on Thursday after striking taxi drivers smashed the car she was riding in.

    “They’ve ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage,” Love tweeted while attempting to leave the Charles de Gaulle Airport. “They’re beating the cars with metal bats. This is France?? I’m safer in Baghdad,” she added....

    “We got out after being held hostage for an hour thanks to these two guys,” Courtney Love captioned this snapshot. “I’m scared out of my wits. Mr. François Hollande president or libertine? I can’t believe this really just happened.”
  5. Dustin “Don’t Call Me Screech” Diamond sentenced to four months in jail for bar stabbing

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    Dustin Diamond left a courtroom misty-eyed on Thursday after being sentenced to four months in jail for his part in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing.

    According to the Associated press, the former Saved By the Bell star will also serve 15 months’ probation and must pay $1,000 restitution to “send a message to the community that we’re just not going to live like this,” Judge Paul Malloy said during the sentencing....

    The lovebirds enter court on Thursday.
  6. Noah Wyle welcomes baby girl

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    It was back to the hospital for ER alum Noah Wyle and Nip/Tuck actress Sara Wells on Monday. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Frances Harper Wyle, the Falling Skies actor’s rep told the Associated Press.

    Mom and newbie are doing well, and Wyle is said to be “over the moon.”

    This is the first child for the couple, who wed at their Santa Barbara farm in June of last year. Wyle has two kids — daughter Auden, 9, and son Owen, 12, from a previous marriage to Tracy Warbin....

    Wyle and Wells debuted their baby-to-be at the Vanity Fair Oscars party.
  7. Jennifer Love Hewitt welcomes baby boy

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    And baby No. 2 makes it a party of four for Jennifer Love Hewitt.

    The Party of Five alum and Revenge actor Brian Hallisay, both 36, have welcomed their second child together. The couple’s son, Atticus, arrived on Wednesday, joining big sister Autumn James, 19 months.

    The Criminal Minds actress married Hallisay in 2013.

  8. Rapper Rick Ross jailed on kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery charges

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    Rapper Rick Ross is accused of forcing a man into his mansion’s guesthouse and pistol-whipping him, chipping his teeth and busting his jaw so badly he can no longer chew.

    According to the Associated Press, Ross was jailed without bail following his arrest by U.S. Marshals and sheriff’s deputies at his Atlanta-area home on Wednesday. Authorities were forced to open the estate’s gate after someone inside the home refused, but Ross eventually was taken from the home without incident....

  9. Shia LaBeouf hospitalized after on-set stunt goes wrong

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    Shia LaBeouf received 20 stitches and 13 staples to his head and finger after injuring himself on the set of American Honey in North Dakota late Tuesday night.

    “Shia LaBeouf sustained minimal injuries late last night on the set of his current film, American Honey,” his rep told TMZ. “As protocol, production sought out medical attention and Shia received stitches on his hand and for a laceration on his head. He is due back on set [today].”...

    Here's hoping the rat tail is okay.
  10. Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care, Pat Houston says

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    Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in a hospital. The 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31.

    “Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate,” her aunt, Pat Houston told the Associated Press in a statement. “As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now."...

    Whitney and Bobbi.
  11. Why buy when you can rent maternity fashion?

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    You know how sometimes you look in your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear?” Well, think of how the pregnant version of you must feel. Pregnant You wants to feel comfortable and beautiful and fashion-forward. Pregnant You also doesn’t want to spend a fortune on waves of pieces that will fit for only a few months....

  12. Hallelujah! Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are so over

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    Former head Kiwi Juice* will be delighted to hear that the unnatural union between Charlize Theron and Sean Penn has finally come to an end.

    Us Weekly was the first to report that the couple, who had been dating for a year and a half, are on the outs. The pair were last spotted together at the Vienna Life Ball a month ago....

  13. Jack Osbourne gives Ozzy and Sharon another grandkid

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    Jack Osbourne just boarded the Crazy Train that is parenting multiple children.

    The son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne welcomed his second daughter with wife Lisa Osbourne on Saturday. Andy Rose (cute!) weighed in at 6 lbs., 11 oz., Hello! magazine reports....

    Now please excuse me while I Photoshop my face over Lisa's. Kthanks.
  14. See the first photo of Hilaria and Alec Baldwin's new baby

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    Alec Bladwin has added another boy to the brood. The 30 Rock actor and wife Hilaria Baldwin have welcomed their second child together, the couple confirmed Wednesday on Instagram.

    “We are happy to announce the birth of Rafael Thomas Baldwin,” Hilaria captioned a snapshot of the wee one gripping her finger. (Thomas is Hilaria’s maiden name, by the way.)...

    They're just one big, happy, diaper-laden family.
  15. Will Angelina Jolie return for 'Maleficent' sequel?

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    All good things must come to an endless series of sequels. Such would seem to be the case with the $750 million-grossing Maleficent, which is rumored to be getting a follow-up.

    The Wrap reports that screenwriter Linda Woolverton is in talks to return for the second chapter of the Sleeping Beauty reboot “with the expectation that Angelina Jolie will reprise the title role in the live-action fairy tale, though she does not have a deal in place.”...