Drama! Lindsay Lohan Slams Tamar Braxton as ‘Deceptive and Conniving’

Lindsay Lohan tweeted congratulations to Tamar Braxton for her Celebrity Big Brother victory — but then launched into a tirade of insults against the 41-year-old, who competed against Lindsay’s mom, Dina Lohan, on the CBS reality show.

“Congrats. God bless you,” Lindsay, 32, tweeted Opens a New Window. to Braxton on Friday, February 15, commenting on a 2017 tweet the singer had pinned. “But you are not any friend of women. You’re deceptive and conniving.”

Braxton said she’d send competitor Kandi Burruss home during the twist-filled Celebrity Big Brother season 2 finale on Wednesday, February 13, but she ultimately voted to evict Dina.

“MONEY IS MORE TO YOU than being a strong woman #sadness bless you #HappyValentinesDay #KarmaSuperHit” Lindsay added in her tweet to Braxton.

That same day, the Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club star also slammed CBB season 2 cast members Anthony Scaramucci and Ricky Williams via Twitter.

“So ⁦@Kandi⁩ ⁦@dinalohan⁩ are respectable women who don’t ‘sleep’ with you #rapyricky you’re gonna throw shade?” Lindsay tweeted Opens a New Window. to Williams, 41. “Talk about a #MeToo #YoureTheWorst.”

And to Scaramucci, 55, she wrote Opens a New Window. , “Didn’t trump let you go? Giving you another chance to be a man protecting women and people from nyc in @CBSBigBrother? I’m pretty sure you failed by going rogue against @dinalohan #YOUARENOTALLOWEDINGREECE @TamarBraxtonHer @lohanbeachclub @panosofgreece.”

A day prior, the Mean Girls alum threatened to expose “secrets” from Dina’s time on Celebrity Big Brother. “Finally #family @alianalohan #free @cbs_bigbrother you suck and get no Valentine’s [sic] from @lohanbeachclub @mtv,” she wrote on Instagram on Thursday, February 14. “My mother is an AMAZING woman and she did so well.”

She added: “The secrets she told me a few hours ago are going to #EXPOSE #YOUALL #dinalohan #dfwm.”

Lindsay’s rep had no comment on the February 14 post, and Us Weekly reached out to Tamar’s rep about Lindsay’s comment about the singer.

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Khloe K. Is Acting Like a ‘Single Mother’ — Is She Done With Tristan?

Khloé Kardashian celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special someone by her side this year — but it wasn’t her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star spent the day with her 10-month-old daughter, True, while the Cleveland Cavaliers center was nowhere to be seen.

The distance between the couple, which came nearly a year after Thompson was caught cheating on a then-pregnant Kardashian with multiple women, sparked speculation that they may have gone their separate ways. Multiple sources claimed to Radar Online Opens a New Window. on Friday, February 15, that the reality star, 34, broke up with the NBA star, 27, with one saying, “They are done — for good.”

A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that Kardashian has been “living and behaving as a single mother” as of late, while another insider points out that the Good American cofounder “hasn’t traveled to Cleveland in a while.”

Though Thompson was away on Valentine’s Day, he did make sure to send the E! personality and their daughter a massive floral arrangement. Kardashian showed it off on her Instagram Stories with the caption, “Daddy and baby True.”

Amid the breakup rumors, the Revenge Body host shared a series of cryptic quotes on Instagram. One of them lovingly paid tribute to an unnamed person who “keeps you grounded in this world full of make-believe,” but the rest raised a few eyebrows. “Sometimes God breaks your heart to save your soul,” read one message shared on Thursday, February 14. Another said, “S/O to [everyone] who is tryna heal from things they can’t talk about.”

Kardashian ultimately decided to stay with Thompson after his infidelity came to light in April 2018, but they had a tough time reliving the drama when it played out on KUWTK later in the year. A source confirmed to Us exclusively in November that the Strong Looks Better Naked author “had already watched the episode before it aired and asked Tristan if he wanted to view it with her,” but he responded with “a firm no.”

Us Weekly has reached out to Kardashian and Thompson’s reps for comment.

With reporting by Jen Heger

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Miranda Lambert Accused of ‘Flipping Plates’ on Diners in 911 Call

Miranda Lambert and salad are apparently two things that don’t go hand in hand. the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department responded to a local Stoney River steakhouse on Sunday, February 10, after receiving a barrage of calls that claimed the country singer was involved in a fight with fellow diners.

“Something happened in the restaurant between these two gentlemen and another gentleman walked up to [Lambert’s] table and started cussing him out,” an employee alleged in a 911 call obtained by Us Weekly on Friday, February 15. “This is the third time they’ve gotten into it, and now Miranda’s trying to hit people and she’s flipping plates over on ‘em.”

The unidentified staffer told the 911 operator that Lambert, 35, was having dinner with her mother, Beverly, and a male friend when the alleged incident happened.

The restaurant’s manager dialed 911 again shortly after the first call and begged police to send officers quickly because the reported fight had “completely disrupted” other people who were trying to enjoy their meals. At the end of that call, the operator informed the manager, “We’ve got customers calling in too.”

TMZ Opens a New Window. reported earlier this week that Lambert allegedly dumped a salad on a woman’s lap during the confrontation. The two-time Grammy winner and her party left the scene before police arrived. The two men involved did not want to pursue further action, so a police report was not taken.

Lambert has not publicly commented on the incident. Us Weekly has reached out to her rep.

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Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom Have Talked Engagement For A ‘Long Time’ — Are Kids Coming &

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s engagement was a long time coming!

According to multiple sources, the couple, who got engaged on Valentine’s Day, have been talking about settling down for quite some time now — even before their split in 2017!

An insider dished to ET:

“Katy and Orlando have been looking forward to this day for a very long time and they are over the moon to embark on their lifetime commitment. They talked about an engagement even before their breakup in 2017 but Katy wasn’t ready. She just wasn’t ready at first but soon after some time away, she knew Orlando was the right man for her life.”

Not everyone in Hollywood wants to rush down the aisle — especially those who’ve done it before!

Video: Katy Is A Lovesick Robot With Zedd In ‘365’ Video!

Naturally, the singer’s 2-year marriage to ex-husband Russell Brand played a big part in her hesitance to settle down with the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

But when the couple reunited in January 2018, they both knew it was the real deal. A People source explained: 

“She was in such a bad place after her split from Russell, so to be getting married again is a huge deal… After reconciling Katy has felt very secure with Orlando and they both knew it was different this time.”

The fact both put in a ton of effort to keep their relationship healthy also helped, as the insider continued: 

“They made their relationship a priority and both of them literally flew all around the world to keep their relationship strong.”

Both sources noted that the couple’s friends and family are all ecstatic for them, but the ET source insisted that “no one is more excited than Orlando’s mother,” revealing:

“She has wanted them to tie the knot since the moment she first met Katy. She literally can’t stop talking about it, and telling all her friends.”

Who wouldn’t!?

While the road to engagement was a long and winding one, the People insider says the couple is more than ready to start a life together, adding:

“Katy is slowing down her career this year… want to get married and start a family sooner rather than later.”

When it’s time, it’s time!

An Orlando source confirmed to People that the two will “prioritize” their desire to have children together. The actor is already a father to 8-year-old son Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

As we reported, the couple announced their engagement on Friday, a day after throwing an engagement party on Valentine’s Day.

The ET source shared some details about the bash, which was apparently just the latest “top secret” soiree Katy’s apparently known to throw:

“Katy is actually notorious for having top secret parties, she has it down to an art form. She did one for Orlando’s birthday in Palm Springs and also one in Coachella, where she didn’t allow any cameras or phones into the party. She loves her privacy… When they planned this party, they only told their very closest friends it was their engagement party. Most people thought it was just a Valentine’s Day party. They finally decided it was the right time.”

Sounds like it!

We’re so happy for them!

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Academy to reverse decision and award all categories during broadcast

The Motion Picture Academy has decided to reverse plans to award the four categories during commercial time — Cinematography, Editing, Make-Up and Hairstyling and Live Action Short — and the winners will be awarded during the live telecast. This become the latest in an Oscarcast that has been trying hard to bring the Academy Awards into the 21st century, but bucking up against an organization steeped in tradition.

“The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling,” the
officers of the Academy’s board of governors said. “All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format. We look forward to Oscar Sunday, February 24.”

All of the branches had agreed to the rotating system that the Academy said it would institute, but when it came time to actually slight four important groups who have much to do with cinematic excellence, it became clear that the push back and internal rancor wasn’t worth the prospect of cutting 45 minutes out of the Oscarcast and bringing it down to three hours.

There are still compromises that can be explored, even this late into the proceedings. Here is one, free of charge. I’ve heard that in past Oscarcasts, they recorded the amount of collective time that it took between a winner being announced, and that recipient or recipients collecting the obligatory hugs and kisses, and then weaving the way to the stage. Over the course of an entire show, 26 minutes were wasted. Would it not be worth exploring putting all the nominees onstage, and then announcing the winner? It would provide a sharing moment of respect and even those who don’t win can congratulate the winner, who can give a quick speech and the whole lot whisked off stage as the Oscars heads into a commercial.

The Academy’s attempt to make the show quicken its pace is not misplaced, but it will require changeability to find the right formula. Slighting the four categories clearly wasn’t the right plan.

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Meg Ryan Spoke Out About Life And Going AWOL From Hollywood

There was a period of time in the 1990s where the Rom-Com Dons were Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan. Julia occasionally does a movie or an Amazon show, but Meg has been the face of a milk carton when it comes to Hollywood . She’s busy being engaged to John Mellencamp. Meg sat down with the New York Times to talk about her career, being pigeonholed into “America’s Sweetheart” roles, and her mutual breakup with Hollywood.

The New York Times basically says Meg kind of washed her hands of Hollywood after a string of bombs like the erotic thriller (and Nicole Kidman produced) In The Cut and Against The Ropes. The reporter had the balls to ask if it was her being done with Hollywood or was Tinseltown over her…and Meg didn’t seem to mind:

“It’s not a snarky question. It’s fair. I think the feeling with Hollywood was mutual. I felt done when they felt done, probably.”

Meg says her son with Dennis Quaid, Jack, graduated high school on a Friday, and she was on her way from Los Angeles to New York by the following Monday. She claims she was burnt out and “unformed” and then got artsy fartsy by saying her life felt a lot like driving around in a Rolls Royce (we all know what that’s like, right?!):

“Ever get in a car — maybe it’s a superexpensive car — and the inside’s lovely, you can’t complain about it, but you can’t hear anything outside, because there’s so much metal? There’s so much between you and everything else. You’re at a disadvantage as a young, famous person because you don’t know who’s telling you the truth.”

Meg’s not completely done with Hollywood. She said she has a Rom-Com (where she’ll most likely direct and not star) that just got greenlit, and she’s producing (and might even act in) a limited comedic murder-mystery series with Lorne Michaels for NBC. The reporter asked Meg who she thought was her “charming” heir apparent, and she mentioned names like Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, and hunk o’ man meat Ryan Gosling. It doesn’t sound like Meg had a completely horrible time in Hollywood. She talked about her special bond with Nora Ephron and how the late writer/director made a movie set more than that and clued her in on how to throw a dinner party. Meg seems pretty happy now, including in her engagement to John Cougar Mellencamp, but don’t expect her to blab about life on social media anytime soon:

“Everyone is so happy on social media. It’s depressing.”

A salty-ass New Yorker who is boning a rock legend? Now that’s a sweetheart I can get behind, America!!!

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Mike Sorrentino talks to Ronnie Ortiz-Magro every day from jail

Even an eight-month jail sentence can’t get in the middle of the “Jersey Shore” family bond.

In an interview with Us Weekly published on Friday, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro said he’s in touch with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino on a daily basis while he serves time for tax evasion.

“We talk every day through email. He’s doing great,” Ortiz-Magro, 33, said of his castmate. “He still has his positive attitude. He still sounds like he swallowed a book of poetry.”

During their time on the MTV reality show, cameras have captured 36-year-old Sorrentino’s journey to sobriety, which included two stints of rehab a few years ago for prescription drug abuse.  And Ortiz-Magro, a father-of-one, has followed his lead in getting help.

He entered rehab for alcohol abuse and depression for about a month, ending his stint on February 10.

“Mike definitely pushed me to get healthy. Just him being around was definitely an inspiration,” he said. “When you’re the way I was – just depressed, always angry, resentful and just regretful was a big thing – you look at him and you’re like, ‘I want that. I want to be positive.’”

He told the magazine at the time that “eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now – that’s happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter.”

He shares his 10-month-old daughter, Ariana Sky, with on-again, off-again girlfriend Jen Harley.

Ortiz-Magro said that Sorrentino was also there for him while he and Harley were enduring nasty drama involving police that partially played out on social media and on “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.”

“Mike was one of the ones that was actually there for me throughout the whole process,” he said. “Everything that has happened over the last year … he would always hit me up,”

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Bummer! Kendall Jenner Missed Stormi’s 1st Birthday Party for This Reason

The timing wasn’t right! Kylie Jenner threw her daughter, Stormi Webster, an extravagant party to celebrate her first birthday, but Kendall Jenner sadly missed out on the fun.

“I was so upset,” the 23-year-old supermodel said of missing the toddler’s bash on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, February 14. “So, it was supposed to happen on [Stormi’s] actual birthday … [but it] rained and everything kinda got postponed, so it didn’t happen until I was out of town [for New York Fashion Week 2019], which was very unfortunate ‘cause I would’ve loved to go.”

Kendall added: “It looked really amazing. [Kylie] really went all out.”

While the Proactiv spokesperson couldn’t attend the festivities in person, she did get to experience the fun thanks to her mother, Kris Jenner, and technology. “My mom … FaceTimed me right before everyone got [to the party]. I was literally on FaceTime for, I’m not kidding, 45 minutes to an hour,” Kendall recalled. “Like, it was so much stuff she had to show me. It was crazy … I kinda was there.”

Older sister Kim Kardashian also missed the celebration because she had to attend a makeup Masterclass with her longtime makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.

The Kylie Cosmetics founder, 21, went with an amusement park-themed party called Stormiworld, a play on Travis Scott’s Astroworld album title. The event featured a giant blow-up of Stormi’s head at the entrance, a carousel, a butterfly rainbow forest and much more.

“I said something to [Kylie]. I was like, ‘You know she’s 1? Like, I don’t know if she’s gonna remember this,” Kendall quipped. “Like, I love you for the effort, but …’ And she was like, ‘I really don’t care. I just really wanna do it.’ And I was like, ‘You know what? More power to you. Do it. Go for it.’”

After keeping her pregnancy a secret for months, the former Life of Kylie star gave birth to her first child with Scott, 26, on February 1, 2018.

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Suspects questioned in Jussie Smollett case arrested, no charges: police

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett speaks out for first time since alleged attack

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is speaking out for the first time to let fans know he is ‘OK’ after he was allegedly attacked Tuesday by two men in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Two suspects who were questioned about the alleged hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have been arrested, Chicago Police told Fox News on Friday.

Police did not say what crime they may have committed, and they have not been charged, but spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police consider them to be suspects in the attack.

The two men — whom police have identified only as Nigerian brothers — were picked up at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday and taken into custody after returning from Nigeria after police learned that at least one of the men worked on "Empire," according to Guglielmi. He said he did not know what the man's job was on the television drama.

He confirmed that a search warrant was executed at the Chicago apartment where the men lived but did not have any information about what exactly what police found.


Guglielmi's comments followed a furious 24 hours that included local media reports that the attack was a hoax. Police say those reports are unconfirmed. Producers of the television drama also disputed media reports that Smollett's character, Jamal Lyon, was being written off the show, calling the idea "patently ridiculous."

Smollett, who is black and openly gay, told the Chicago Police Department that he was attacked by two men on Jan. 29 while walking home to his apartment. He alleged the men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him and poured an "unknown chemical substance" on him.


Responding officers, according to a police report, found Smollett with a rope hanging from his neck. Chicago police told Fox News it was a “small white rope, like the type you’d buy in a hardware store.”

Chicago Police told Fox News that at one point they had at least 12 detectives on the case.

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JWoww Wears The Situation Hoodie While He’s in Prison: ‘Missing My Friend’

Staying connected. Jenni “JWoww” Farley is staying supportive of her Jersey Shore costar Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino while he spends time in prison.

Farley, 32, wore a sweatshirt adorned with a picture Sorrentino’s face and admitted that she misses him. “Hey @mikethesituation Miss u,” she captioned the selfie on her Instagram Story on Friday, February 15. The JWoww Cosmetics founder also shared the photo to her main page and wrote, “Missing my friend @mikethesituation,” along with three crying emojis.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi agreed with her best friend’s sentiment and commented, “SAME.” The Here’s the Situation author’s wife, Lauren Sorrentino (née Pesce), simply added a red heart emoji.

Mike reported to the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York on January 15 to serve time for tax evasion. The MTV reality star pleaded guilty to falsifying business and personal tax returns between 2010 and 2012 and was sentenced to eight months in prison in October 2018. His brother, Marc Sorrentino, was also indicted and is serving a two-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fairton, New Jersey.

“I want to put this behind me and move forward,” Mike said in an Instagram Live stream as as he was on his way to turn himself in. “The comeback is always greater than the setback.”

According to Federal Bureau of Prisons website, The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star will be released from the prison on September 13, 2019. Once he’s a free man, he will be on supervised release for two years and will have to complete 500 hours of community service.

Shortly after he entered federal prison, Snooki took to social media to show her support. “Sending love to my brother today,” the Strong Is the New Sexy author, 31, wrote on her Instagram Story. Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio simply tweeted, “#FreeSitch,” and added praying hands and raising hands emojis.

“Mike would like to thank all of his fans worldwide for the unbelievable outpouring of love & support. We speak everyday & he’s doing great,” Lauren, 34, tweeted on January 17. “He received thousands of letters, he won’t be able to respond to everyone but wanted to express his gratitude to each and every one of you. Thank you from both of us; it is truly heartwarming to have this support during this time.”

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