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Asia Argento is the latest celebrity to speak out about the stunning suicide of Anthony Bourdain.
But Argento’s words carry more weight than most others… because she had been dating the celebrity chef at the time of his tragic death.
As previously reported, Bourdain killed himself this week while on location in France for an episode of his CNN series, Parts Unknown.
He was found unresponsive in his hotel room by close friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert, with multiple outlets writing since tha Bourdain hanged himself.
This is what CNN said in a statement that confirmed the awful news:
It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain.
“His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.
“His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Now, hours after this suicide was made public, Argento has briefly opened up about her boyfriend of several months.
Wrote the actress on Twitter:
“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did.
“His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.
“He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.
“My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.”
Argento and Bourdin did not publicize their romance very much, but the latter spoke out in praise and admiration of the former last year amidst the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal because Asia was one of the first women who accused the movie producer of rape.
The actress and the late chef met on an episode of Parts Unknown that was filmed in Rome and started dating last year.
Bourdain’s death has sent shockwaves through Hollywood.
It took place just three days after designer Kate Spade also committed suicide; also via hanging.
French police have to People Magazine that Bourdain and Ripert were in France together while filming an installment of Bourdain’s award-winning series — and Ripert has now also issued a statement in the wake of this tragedy.
It reads as follows:
Anthony was a dear friend.
He was an exceptional human being, so inspiring and generous. One of the great storytellers of our time who connected with so many. I wish him peace.
My love and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.
Bourdain leaves behind an 11-year old daughter.
His best-selling memoir, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” led to his first television show on The Food Network, which eventually led to Parts Unknown premiering on CNN in 2013.
It immediately won a Peabody Award.
Bourdain was 61 years old.
May he rest in peace.
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Shannon Beador is in the middle of a messy, contentious divorce, but she also has a new boyfriend.
While she wants to ban David Beador from appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, fans would love to see her new romance captured by Bravo’s cameras.
But apparently, fans won’t be seeing her new love on TV. Here’s why:
According to RadarOnline, Shannon Beador is very aware that everything about her, her life, her family, and her acrimonious divorce are under a microscope.
“Every single aspect of Shannon’s life is on public display.”
That goes with the territory of being a reality star.
But while she’s mostly okay with it, she is seeking to keep her new boyfriend, Alex, off-screen.
“So she wanted this to just be between the two of them.”
That is absolutely understandable.
Shannon, the report says, is not the only one who feels this way.
“And Alex agreed.”
In fact, it sounds like this was as much his wish as hers.
“He doesn’t want to be on camera.”
Not everyone is cut out for a life as a reality star.
“And neither of them are interested in him appearing on RHOC.”
That’s good. Besides, Shannon has plenty of storyline without him.
That said, though Shannon’s family and divorce and weight loss journey and friendships will probably be the focus, we can expect to at least hear about him.
“Shannon does talk about Alex and references her newfound relationship on the upcoming season.”
That’s good. Fans will want to stay updated and we’re sure that she wants to share. Just … up to a point.
“She is keeping him to herself right now and is keeping their relationship out of the spotlight.”
That is totally fair.
“The two of them are very happy together and are quite serious already.”
Reports say that he has even met her daughters. It sounds like they’re really getting along well.
“They just complement each other very well.”
We should note that David got himself a hot, younger girlfriend several months ago.
Some wonder if Shannon may end up getting into trouble, as her fellow Real Housewife, Kenya Moore (of RHOA), did.
See, Kenya married her husband, Marc Daly, in secret. She did not tell anyone or invite Bravo’s cameras.
Not only did she force the cameras to miss this major life milestone, but Marc refused to appear on camera.
For an entire season, she seemed to be on the brink of losing her job. (Marc actually changed his mind and surprised her with an on-air appearance)
Will Shannon repeat that mistake?
Well … probably not. Right now, she and Alex are still dating. Bravo’s cameras don’t have to capture every aspect of your life.
If she and Alex get engaged, then yes, they will have to talk about him appearing on the show.
(This might be our favorite photo of Shannon. The context, in which she was on a date with Alex to see a Poison concert, doesn’t matter)
We’re glad that Shannon is finding happiness and we of course wish her the best in this new relationship.
As fans learn more and more about David Beador’s cruel treatment of Shannon, they’re happier about the couple’s divorce.
But it sounds like it’s going to be a long fight. Remember, David reportedly had the water turned off at her house out of spite, and is said to have yelled obscenities at her in the courthouse.
We hope that this time with Alex can give her the happiness that she deserves.
As you may have heard, Miranda Lambert is dating Evan Felker, and the relationship is reportedly moving along nicely – except for one tiny problem:
Evan is married.
It’s a minor detail, but one that’s caused considerable inconvenience for Miranda.
She’s been forced to deal with her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, making cryptic comments about “karma.”
She’s been called out as a homewrecker by Felker’s wife, who is understandably less than thrilled with the situation.
Needless to say, the whole thing hasn’t done any wonders for Miranda’s reputation, so it should come as no surprise that she and Evan are taking steps to make things right.
No, we don’t mean they’re breaking up – quite the opposite, in fact.
According to Us Weekly, Evan filed for divorce from his wife, Staci Felker, earlier this week.
No one is claiming that Miranda put him up to it, but … we’re guessing she didn’t exactly stand in his way, either.
Lambert is likely to face even more allegations of heartless homewrecking as a result of the filing, but those who know the Felkers best say this move has been a long time coming.
“Anyone who actually speaks to Staci knows she has wanted out of this marriage for months. Evan is the one who disappeared again and changed his phone number,” says one insider.
“They both planned to end this quietly. Staci has never wanted to go to court and Evan told Staci he did not want to either, so there is probably someone a little more powerful dictating all of this.”
But just because the Felkers marriage dissolved slowly over time, that doesn’t mean there are no hard feelings.
The same day that Evan filed for divorce, Staci posted a photo of a book with the title:
“WELL I WAS CLEARLY MORE INTO THAT THAN YOU WERE: A LOVE STORY.”
She also changed her Instagram profile pic to a photo from her wedding day.
We think it’s safe to say you won’t be seeing Staci at a Miranda Lambert concert anytime soon.
Unless, of course, she comes equipped with a whole bunch of rotten produce.
Lala Kent was forced to go on the offensive Monday night.
The Vanderpump Rules veteran found herself the target of her co-stars’ wrath when the topic on the show’s reunion special turned to boyfriend Randall Emmett.
Or, to be more specific, to possibly MARRIED boyfriend Randall Emmett.
Was Kent’s lover really someone else’s husband when the two started dating?
Andy Cohen asked Kent this question directly during the aforementioned gathering.
“You’ve been together for a while. You’re clearly very happy. You denied over the years all of the allegations that your boyfriend was married,” Cohen, who moderated the reunion, said on air.
He then popped the question:
“It seems that maybe he was married when you started dating, correct?”
Replied a hesitant Lala:
“Well, when I met…Rand…he had a legal separation. So, I don’t see how I did anything wrong.”
Emmett is a movie and TV producer.
For the record: finalized his divorce in December and he has two children with his ex-wife.
All of the Vanderpump Rules cast members confirmed on the special that they have met Kent’s latest lover.
The topic on the special eventually turned from Emmett’s marital status to whether Kent is simply digging up gold by dating her new man.
That is, what does Kent have to say about the cars, purses and shoes that Emmett has purchased for her?
All the “materialistic things,” as Scheana Marie said, eyes fully rolled, during the reunion?
Kent was not happy with this implication. She fired back at her colleagues and their implication that she’s only in this relationship for the monetary perks.
“Everyone can sit there and be like, ‘Her man does this; her man does that.’ It’s like, ‘OK, you’re just mad ‘cause your man doesn’t do that!'” she yelled.
And she wasn’t done defending herself, either.
“Whenever I make music, it comes out of my pocket,” Kent said, elaborating in angry detail:
“My rent? My man gave me a cap, which, we are well above the cap, so mama payin’ a lot for rent. As far as my cars go, it’s like, ‘Here’s the lease, but you best be payin’ insurance.'”
Kent also said she’s driving a BMW i8, which can cost as much as $ 150,000.
“I have it for a few months just to, like, dink around,” Kent said, not realizing how awful a job she was doing of shooting down that whole gold digger accusation.
Later in the reunion special, Kent was asked to defend her specific “brand” of feminism.
Said Lisa Vanderpump at this point:
“I love Lala, but she’s not exactly the quintessential feminist if she’s talking about, ‘Well, I give a BJ, and I get the jewelry.'”
In response, Kent reminded her boss:
“Keep in mind I am blowing my boyfriend. I’m not blowing some random guy for the jewelry. Come on!”
That is an important distinction.
It’s one thing to go around providing sexual favors in exchange for goods and/or services. There’s a name given to women who do this.
But it’s another thing to provide a sexual favor for your exclusive boyfriend, who happens to be well off and who likes to buy you stuff.
Click on the video below to watch Vanderpump Rules online and watch these heated exchanges between Kent and the other women on stage:
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With the exception of Tiffany Trump – who we’re guessing was shipped off to begin life anew in a Moscow slum, a la Martha on The Americans – just about every member of the president’s extended family has spent the past two years under intense scrutiny.
Vanessa Trump has been of particular interest to the press in recent weeks, thanks to her increasingly contentious divorce from Donald Trump Jr.
Several Washington insiders have publicly praised the mother of five for reading the writing on the wall and jumping ship before the entire administration capsizes.
So what is it that makes this 40-year-old former model and child of privilege so much savvier than all the other Trump hangers-on?
Well, according to a new report from Page Six, Vanessa is no stranger to criminal enterprises.
An ex-con and former inmate of the Latin Kings street gang named Valentin Rivera has come forward to tell the tale of his five-year romance with Don Jr.’s bride.
He says the two of them met in grade school and reconnected while she was attending a $ 47,000-a-year prep school in Manhattan.
“She was fascinated. We were kids. She liked the street life at the time,” Rivera told Page Six.
Yes, it was a regular reverse-West Side Story, and Valentin had just met a girl named Vanessa.
Unfortunately, their relationship faced a major stumbling block when he was imprisoned for assault, first doing time at Rikers Island, then at a prison upstate.
“She was heartbroken that I was being taken away,” he said.
“The first time [she came to visit], she was upset — she cried a little bit — but after a while, we get used to things. She only came to visit me twice because her mother forbid her from coming to visit me.”
“I came home from juvie, then I met her again,
According to Rivera, he and Vanessa were more than just lovers – they were business partners.
Together, they would drive around in cars owned by her father – high-powered attorney Charles Haydon – delivering weed with a trunk full of unregistered weapons.
“If we got pulled over, the police would just let us go,” he said.
“She’ll give up Charles’s information. Car’s registered to Charles Haydon. They’ll just cut us loose.”
Unfortunately, this whirlwind romance came to an abrupt end when Rivera picked up a copy of the New York Post and read that Vanessa – now a 20-year-old model – was hooking up with Leonardo DiCaprio.
“She got into a couple of little catfights,” Rivera told us. “She was pretty jealous,” he said, “as far as other girls and stuff, she let it be known that I was her man.”
This is apparently a tendency that stuck with Vanessa into adulthood.
As Page Six points out, singer Aubrey O’Day says that when she was caught cheating with Don Jr., Vanessa “went a little gangster” on her.
“DiCaprio’s luscious love is 20-year-old fashion model Vanessa Haydon. The passionate pair have been inseparable over the past two weeks,” reads the article from May 1, 1998.
“I don’t think it’s a fling,” a source told the paper.
The important takeaway from all of this is that Vanessa Trump used to drive around delivering drugs and illegal guns for fun, but even she drew the line at whatever Don Jr.’s messed up in.
That seems like the kind of evidence Robert Mueller could present to a grand jury and just be like, “C’mon. Gimme the indictment.”
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Christina El Moussa may have become famous for co-hosting a show titled Flip or Flop.
But it’s very clear where she stands on new boyfriend Ant Anstead:
She can’t but flip out over him at every opportunity!
We learned in early January that this HGTV personality was dating British television host named Ant Anstead, the third or fourth guy to whom she’s been linked since her split from husband Tarek.
Will this romance stick?
Will Christina even walk down the aisle some day with Anstead?
It’s far too early for us to have an answer, but it’s apparently not too early for El Moussa to write some VERY nice things about her latest lover.
Back on March 17, El Moussa tagged Ant in an Instagram caption and said he was “magical.”
She added the hashtag “#hmf” at the time, which we’re guessing stands for “hot motherf-cker.”
Now, however, El Moussa has really gone to a praiseworthy extreme.
“At the end of 2017 I was lucky enough to be introduced to this guy through a mutual friend. #Fate,” she wrote as a caption to the picture above.
On the occasion of Ant’s 39th birthday, she continued:
He has already grounded me in so many ways and I’m so grateful for him.
@ant_anstead is an amazing dad to his children and also great with mine, driven and talented, humble and kind, patient and a great listener, fun and hilarious, spiritual.
Oh, she concluded, “to top it all off he’s hot AF.”
We definitely know that means “as f-ck.”
El Moussa and Anstead have been sharing photos with one another nonstop during their visit to Anstead’s hometown in England and their subsequent safari vacation in South Africa.
Things are clearly pretty darn serious between the couple.
The 34-year-old mom of two filed for divorce from her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, in late 2016.
The paperwork was filed just weeks later, with the reality stars saying all the right things about each other in public.
They really do seem committed to co-parenting their kids in a healthy, responsible and peaceful manner.
Tarek, meanwhile, has not yet found a lucky lady to truly replace Christina.
He hasn’t really settled in with any girlfriend; not one he feels comfortable telling the world about at least.
However, while Tarek has not yet confirmed the rumor, at least one report recently linked him with a lingerie model named Patience Silva. Yes, Patience Silva.
We cannot confirm or deny this story, but we can say that it would be very difficult to go from Christina El Moussa to nearly anyone, even a lingerie model.
See what we mean below: