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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


  1. Turns out Gwyneth Paltrow is no vagina expert


    To become a full-blown Goop goddess, one must steam her lady parts, as lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow recommended in a recent post that details the glories of (real thing) vaginal spas.

    The 42-year-old Oscar winner said she’s wild about the treatment her mini Goop received at Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica....

  2. Prosecutor rejects Lindsay Lohan’s community service


    Color us amazed. Lindsay Lohan has completed all 240 hours of her community service on time.

    But, let’s all curb our surprise for a second because a judge has set a hearing for Feb. 18 in her wreckless-driving case after a prosecutor called her out for not fulfilling the obligation in a legit manner, or even at all.

    According to the Associated Press, Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White said court documents show Lohan completed 80 hours in nine days, all while she was being treated for an illness....

  3. Stanley Tucci welcomes son to 'cold, cruel world'


    My, Hunger Games actor Stanley Tucci sure did keep it creepily real when announcing the birth of his child this week. Tucci and wife Felicity Blunt welcomed their first kid together, son Matteo Oliver, in London on Sunday.

    “I believe he is mine. We are all thrilled to welcome him to this cold, cruel world,” Tucci joked in a statement to Us Weekly. “We are all thrilled that he is here and healthy.”...

  4. Lil Wayne sues Cash Money


    There’s quite a tiff coming to a head over at Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne is suing the label for $51 million and hopes to get out of his contract but retain the rights to music released under his Young Money imprint.

    According to TMZ, the lawsuit claims CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams hasn’t paid Weezy all of what he’s owed for his yet-to-be-released Tha Carter V, which would lead one to believe he shouldn't be bound by his contract any longer. Lil Wayne also is asking to be named joint copyright holder to everything released under Young Money, including tracks by Drake and Nicki Minaj....

  5. J. Cole: You get a house and you get a house and you get a house!


    Rapper J. Cole recently returned to North Carolina to buy his childhood home at 2014 Forrest Hills Drive, which also happens to be the name of his third album. But the house his mother lost to foreclosure when he was a kid won’t end up on an episode of Cribs. Instead, J. Cole is hoping to turn the place into a rent-free haven for single moms.

    “So every two years a new family will come in, they live rent-free,” he said on the latest episode of Combat Jack. “The idea is that it’s a single mother with multiple kids, and she’s coming from a place where all her kids is sharing a room. She might have two, three kids, they’re sharing a room. She gets to come here rent-free. I want her kids to feel how I felt when we got to the house.”...

  6. 2Chainz 4Mayor


    After 2Chainz kept it persuasively real during a recent marijuana discussion with Nancy Grace, the rapper is considering running for mayor of his hometown of College Park, Ga.

    “I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year," he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. "[I’m] waiting to see if I meet all of the qualifications!”...

  7. Emile Hirsch accused of assaulting female film executive at Sundance


    Something strange went down at Sundance Film Festival and now Emile Hirsch is being accused of assaulting a woman — a female executive at Paramount Pictures, to be exact.

    The Into the Wild actor is said to have attacked and choked Dani Bernfeld during Sunday’s wee hours, according to Page Six. The incident went down at Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah, where Hirsch was promoting his film, Ten Thousand Saints, of which he does not appear to be one....

  8. Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker of Blink-182: Tom DeLonge is a lying quitter


    Pop-punk wannabe skater girls of the early 2000s, weep, for your askew hat-wearing overlords have taken off their studded bracelets and are partaking in a full-on cat fight over the Interwaves.

    Two-thirds of Blink-182 released a statement on Monday saying founding member Tom DeLonge had “indefinitely” left the band he started in his garage. This after years of in-fighting and a promised album that has yet to be recorded....

    But we thought they were the best of raglan-loving friends!
  9. James Caan files for divorce from fourth wife for the third time


    Who knows if he’s bluffing this time around, but James Caan has filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Linda... again.

    If you feel like you’ve heard that before, it’s because this is the third time the 74-year-old actor has filed for divorce from his spouse of 19 years. According to People, the Godfather star is seeking to terminate financial support for Linda. The couple worked things out the last two times this went down, first in 2005 and again in 2009....

  10. Sam Smith owes Tom Petty royalties for 'Stay With Me'


    Man, we thought we were going nuts every time Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down got stuck in our heads after listening to Sam Smith’s Stay With Me, but now it all makes total sense.

    Petty and Jeff Lynne’s names have been added to the song’s writing credits because the similarities between the tracks are too great to ignore. The Grammy-nominated song’s chorus follows the same chord progression as I Won’t Back Down....

    Tom Petty, left, and Sam Smith.
  11. Colombia: Home of the most ideal fembot in all the cosmos


    In case you had better things to do on Sunday night — and we certainly hope you did — we’re here to tell you that Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, was crowned the most desirable never-married, childless, female walker and question-answerer between the ages of 18 and 27, in all existing matter and space.

    The 22-year-old business administration student hailing from her hometown of Barranquilla — the native land of Shakira and Sofia Vergara — destroyed the hopes of finalists from the United States, Jamaica, the Netherlands and Ukraine when she nabbed the title of Miss Universe in Miami....

    Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell
  12. One of these things is not like the others


    Kate Hudson got all dressed up for a big night out at Madame Tussaud’s in Paris this weekend. Oh, wait, this just in: Those aren’t two wax figures she’s standing next to. They’re silicone creations Goldie Hawn and Donatella Versace.

    The trio posed together as they arrived for the Atelier Versace Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture fashion show, which kicked off Fashion Week on Sunday. Hudson’s Versace body con dress was the talk of the evening, its daring cutouts revealing the Fabletics creator’s toned derriere — and so much more....

    Goldie Hawn, Donatella Versace and Kate Hudson: A Cautionary Tale.
  13. Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are getting divorced


    She asked When Will My Life Begin? and now Mandy Moore has her answer.

    The 30-year-old actress/singer/Disney princess is divorcing Ryan Adams, 40, who we hear also is a singer. Adams did the honor of filing the paperwork, People reports, so at least we know chivalry isn’t completely dead.

    “Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have mutually decided to end their marriage,” her rep said in a statement. “It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways and both Mandy and Ryan are asking for media to respect their privacy at this time.”...

  14. Attention everybody: Patrick 'McDreamy' Dempsey is back on the market


    So Close.

    Patrick Dempsey and his wife of 15 years are calling it quits. The 49-year-old Grey’s Anatomy (and Enchanted — can’t forget Enchanted) star and makeup artist Jillian Fink are finally tired of looking at the other’s face every morning.

    Said the couple in a statement to People: “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family’s privacy at this very sensitive time.”...

    Gee. Who ever could have seen this coming?
  15. Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed engaged after just 6 months


    It’s a match made in vampire heaven: Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are getting married.

    After six months of dating, “she accepted with glee,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She is madly in love.”

    The Vampire Diaries actor and Twilight actress first stepped out together in July, and their whirlwind romance has been heating up ever since....