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Liam Hemsworth checks every box on Miley Cyrus' relationship checklist. On Sunday, popular meme account SourPsycho posted a graphic that said, "No Man has all five: good d -- , empathy, a height above 5'9, no h -- [mistress] and common sense." Cyrus, 26, was quick to squash that myth writing, "Mine does! Don't give up!" in reference to her fiance's stature, kind heart, and other qualities that are less appropriate to discuss public ally. The hilarious confession, as first spotted by Instagram account CommentsByCelebs, comes just a few days after Cyrus revealed she had given Hemsworth a new name after he saved her bevy of animals -- including seven dogs, four horses, two pigs and three cats -- from the fire that destroyed their Malibu home in November. "Liam, I've never loved him more for this," Cyrus told Howard Stern on SiruisXM's Howard Stern Show. "I call him my survival partner now. He thinks it's not romantic, but I learned that it is. It is why you pair up with someone, for survival. He was so incredible -- he got all the animals out in his truck. He put two pigs in crates, which I tell you is so hard." Cyrus then went on to explain how Hemsworth accomplished the daunting task of getting the pigs out. "He said, 'The only thing I could do was get a really powerful hose and spray them in the ass,'" she said. "So, he just chased the pigs into the crate, which was genius." Cyrus, who donated $500,000 to the Woolsey fire relief efforts with Hemsworth, also said that her cats were particularly hard for Hemsworth to herd to safety. "My cats, they're so stupid," she said. "He tried to get my cats out and he was trying to lead them to the truck because he had the dogs and all these things, and one of the cats started running away. The cats have never really been outside, and he started opening the door, trying to get them in and out. The one cat just ran away, and I'm so glad he didn't just say, 'Okay, you don't know what you're running into.'" Cyrus and Hemsworth first began dating in 2010 after starring in The Last Song together. They then broke up that same year but got back together in 2011. The couple then got engaged in 2013 with Cyrus telling PEOPLE, "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to life of happiness with Liam." The couple then broke up again in 2013 but got back together in 2016 as Cyrus was spotted out wearing her diamond engagement ring. The two have yet to publicly announce a wedding date. (People)

Michael Sheen and Aisling Bea are now 'Instagram official'. Michael Sheen appears to be dating Irish comic Aisling Bea -- and the couple are now "Instagram official." The Welsh actor -- ex to both Kate Beckinsale and Sarah Silverman -- and Bea were rumored for months to be seeing each other, but they had only been spotted fleetingly together. But on Sunday, Bea posted a picture of the two of them posing with a Help Refugees employee at an event for the org in its New York pop-up. (PageSix)

Mel B Says She's Focused on "Recovery and Healing" Amid Dramatic Custody Battle. Melanie Brown is on a "mission to shed light and bring awareness" to the perils of being in what she claims was an abusive relationship. The Spice Girls star, who also goes by Mel B, spoke to E! News' Melanie Bromley about reliving traumatic experiences while writing her new autobiography, Brutally Honest, and what she hopes to teach other people. Surprisingly, the singer said she couldn't remember a lot of the things she allegedly endured during her marriage to Stephen Belafonte. According to the star, she had to ask friends and family about "a lot of stuff" while writing the book since she blocked it out due to suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. And when she was reminded about certain things she said she "would almost be defensive." "I thought I was hiding it so well," Mel explained. She said the only time she felt like she wasn't lying about the alleged abuse was when she was at work. The singer shared, "My work was my savior because he couldn't come to my work." Mel B accused Belafonte of abuse -- including physical assault and battery, verbal threats and surveilling -- in a declaration she gave the court back in 2017 while requesting a restraining order. Belafonte's lawyer called the accusations "outrageous and unfounded." Now that Mel has split from Belafonte, she is grateful to be able to share her story. "Very few people make it out without the serious damage of the scars on the inside and outside," the America's Got Talent judge said. "I am adamant to talk about it and I am adamant to be on my road to recovery and healing." Since putting an end to the alleged cycle of abuse, Mel says she has learned that the past can't be changed and the only thing to do is begin the recovery process. "You can only go back and try and heal yourself from it and try and piece back the pieces together," she said. While she can't change the past, she hopes to "to shed light and bring awareness to being in what she claims in court filings was an abusive relationship or what an abusive relationship is and what it looks like, and what the signs are to look for so you can catch it early before it's too late." According to Mel, an 82-year-old victim of abuse approached her at a book signing to thank her for speaking out, which has made Mel feel that her struggle was worth it. She said, "My job is done." In light of the recent sit-down interview, Belafonte issued a statement to E! News that reads: "She was good at hiding things because she was an addict and she needed someone to blame. If you look at Melanie's book, Melanie takes no responsibility. Melanie needed to make these lies up because Melanie is an addict. I challenge Melanie Brown to bring her original accusations and her deposition that she filed in court, and her hospital records that we've tried to get her to show, because now she has changed her story to mental abuse because it's very hard to sue for mental abuse." The statement continues, "Melanie has come up with this lie about gas-lighting where the abuser supplies you with alcohol and drugs and then yells at you about doing alcohol and drugs. But once again, contrary to the video and text messages that I have, not only am I telling Melanie to stop doing cocaine around the kids and to stop drinking [in the videos he claims he possesses], Phoenix is on these videos too telling her mother to stop." "When the true victims of domestic violence find out that Melanie is lying to sell books -- as an example, Melanie talked so much in her deposition about a Domestic Violence organization that she was championing saying it was her favorite organization the world [sic], when asked by lawyers at the deposition she didn't know the name of [the organization]. She also didn't know the name of the woman who ran it who she said was her best friend," it concludes. Mel filed for divorce from Stephen in March 2017, citing "irreconcilable differences." (TMZ)

Long Island Medium's Theresa Caputo and Larry Caputo Finalize Divorce. It's been exactly one year since Long Island Medium stars Theresa Caputo and Larry Caputo announced their split, and now the former couple has finalized their divorce. "Larry and I have finalized our divorce," Theresa confirms to People. "We shared 28 wonderful years together and have two beautiful children, Larry Jr. and Victoria. We will continue to support each other and remain friends." Back in Dec. 2017, Theresa and Larry released a joint statement, announcing their separation. "After 28 years of marriage, we have decided to legally separate," the statement read. "We will always love each other and our two wonderful children. We are united in supporting each other and our family. Please respect our privacy during this time." Following their separation, Theresa addressed the couple's split on an episode of Long Island Medium. "So Theresa, how you gettin' along?" Theresa's dad asked her on the show. "I'm good," she replied. "There's a lot of things that I didn't realize that now I have to do, that I, you know, I guess took for granted that Larry might've done. Like simple things, taking out the garbage." "I mean look, I know we really don't talk about it a lot because, you know, it's hard," Theresa told her dad. "But Larry and I are in a good place with each other." But she later added that even though this is something between her and Larry, it's "hard for everyone" and "affecting our whole family." (Eonline)

Machine Gun Kelly didn't give the most reassuring update on his pal, Pete Davidson, after an apparent suicide threat this weekend, saying things are anything but back to normal. We got MGK Monday in NYC, leaving the Build Series recording studio, where our photog asked for the latest news on the 'SNL' vet after he posted an alarming message Saturday suggesting he was contemplating suicide. Kelly keeps it brief ... things ain't great. It's definitely not what fans of Pete might wanna hear right now -- but ya gotta respect Kelly's honesty. The good news for Pete ... he's got great friends like MGK around him. Kelly was quick to respond to Pete's ominous post, saying he was hopping on a plane ASAP to come see him. They reunited after the 'SNL' show, where Pete made an on-camera appearance to introduce Miley Cyrus ... and that was it. We're told he was cut from other sketches because he refused to leave his dressing room during rehearsal. Kelly wasn't the only one who rushed to Pete's side on Saturday -- his ex-fiancee, Ariana Grande, was also trying to come to his aid ... but Pete was having none of it. Like we first told you ... he had security keep her at bay after word spread she was coming. Here's hoping Pete can get back to some sense of normalcy soon. Pulling for ya, bud. (TMZ)

Lorne Michaels sending Pete Davidson to get help. "Saturday Night Live" chief Lorne Michaels axed sketches with Pete Davidson at the 11th hour -- following his desperate Instagram post on Saturday. A source told Page Six: "The decision was taken to give Pete a break on Saturday night � his sketches were dropped before the early evening rehearsals. "Lorne has pledged to help all he can, including sending Pete to get help. Everyone on the cast is hugely protective of him and were obviously upset -- particularly Colin Jost and Michael Che on 'Weekend Update.'" It's believed that Davidson will return to the show in the New Year when it's back on air � and there have been no conversations about him taking time off, sources tell us. Longtime executive producer Michaels made the decision to scrap the sketches after Davidson posted the alarming message: "i really don't want to be on this earth anymore. i'm doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don't know how much longer i can last." This prompted NYPD cops to conduct a wellness check at the 30 Rock studios, while Ariana Grande � Davidson's ex � turned up to see him, but the comic refused to see her, according to TMZ. Davidson only made one appearance, to introduce Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon and their performance of John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War is Over)." His only other appearance during Saturday's episode was in a pre-taped sketch on celebrity auditions to host the Oscars, where he played Rami Malek. While the cast and stars including Cyrus and fiance Liam Hemsworth kicked back at the afterparty, Davidson left the studios with friend Machine Gun Kelly who had jumped on a flight to see him. MGK had posted: "im in the plane now on the way to see Pete. gonna make sure he's good, i promise. can't have my boy in the darkness like that." Grande was nowhere to be seen during the live show. Davidson -- who revealed he's moved back in with his mom Amy since his split from Grande -- entered a treatment program in December 2016. But in September, he told Howard Stern he went back to drinking and smoking following his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. "I was sober for three months at one point and was like this f -- ing sucks," he said. He said he smokes marijuana to help with his Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract after his weight plummeted to 110 pounds. During an interview with Peter Rosenberg on "Open Late" in June, Davidson said that the "party's back on" and joked that he immediately started smoking marijuana again after receiving his BPD diagnosis. "I found out I had a mental disorder. I thought I had a drug problem," he said. "It's a completely different thing." If you, or anyone you know, is suffering, call a suicide prevention hotline, such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. (PageSix)

Lil Xan is having a terrible go after leaving a rehab facility to continue treatment at home ... but his issues have nothing to do with a relapse. We've learned Xan is having tons of house trouble ... because he got kicked out of an Airbnb he rented in Palm Springs, this after a pipe burst and flooded the Redlands, CA home he just purchased. A rep for the Palm Springs PD tells TMZ ... Lil Xan and his friends were playing loud music outside their vacation rental -- a big no-no in town -- and cops responded at 11 AM Sunday after receiving multiple calls from pissed off neighbors. We're told no arrests were made, but cops cited Lil Xan and asked him to leave the property. Sources close to Xan tell us he had a friend record their interaction with cops because they felt threatened by an officer who kept gripping his holstered weapon during questioning. As for the damage inside the home Lil Xan just bought ... the rapper's girlfriend tells us the entire downstairs flooded, a hole had to be cut in a ceiling, and the chimney was ruined. We're told Lil Xan is finishing his treatment at his L.A. home following the fiascos in Redlands and Palm Springs. (TMZ)

Alfonso Ribeiro sues Fortnite over the 'Carlton dance'. "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the makers of the video game Fortnite for allegedly stealing his "Carlton dance." Ribeiro, who played the character Carlton Banks in the 90s sitcom, alleges the "Fresh emote" dance done by characters in Fortnite is a rip off of his famous moves on the show. In a statement, a lawyer for Ribeiro said his dance is intellectual property that Epic Games stole without asking him. "Epic has earned record profits off of downloadable content in the game, including emotes like "Fresh," attorney David Hecht told NBC. "Yet Epic has failed to compensate or even ask permission from Mr. Ribeiro for the use of his likeness and iconic intellectual property." Earlier this month, a Brooklyn rapper also sued Epic Games for allegedly stealing a dance that he popularized. Hip-hop artist 2 Milly claimed Epic games allowed players to purchase a dance called "Swipe It" that resembled his own move called the "Milly Rock Dance." In the online battle game, which has over 200 million users, players can pay to download moves that their video charters can then perform in front of other competitors. In July, Chance the Rapper criticized the game for profiting off of the hip-hop community's creativity. "Black creatives created and popularized these dances but never monetized them," he wrote on Twitter. "Imagine the money people are spending on these Emotes being shared with the artists that made them." (PageSix)

Backpack Kid is the latest to jump into the lawsuit game over Fortnite allegedly ripping off signature dances. Backpack Kid's mom filed the latest lawsuit on behalf of her 16-year-old kid, who blew up back in 2016 when he posted videos of himself on Instagram doing a dance, which he called The Floss. Fortnite released the Season 2 Battle Pass in December of last year and, as part of the Pass, it offered a new, rare emote that it called The Floss. It allows the players who win the game to do the dance. Just like Alfonso Ribeiro and 2 Milly, Backpack Kid says he's in the process of copyrighting the dance, but claims Fortnite has still ripped him off. Interestingly enough ... we spoke to Backpack Kid about his dance in the game back in June. He told us he felt like they should cut him a check, but said, "It's not that big of a deal, I'm just glad it's in the game." He's also suing 2K Sports, which makes NBA 2K, claiming it too stole his dance. Backpack Kid is suing for unspecified damages and wants a judge to stop the companies from stealing his moves. Carolynn Kyungwon Beck and David Hecht of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht are repping Backpack Kid. (TMZ)

An asst. coach for a WNBA team severed two arteries in his arm while allegedly punching through glass in a domestic violence incident and was rushed to the ICU ... TMZ Sports has learned. The man at the center of the incident is Todd Troxel -- an assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury. He's also famously worked with NBA stars like Yao Ming and Marko Jaric. Todd was hospitalized on Dec. 1 -- and while he was there, he told cops that he accidentally sliced his arm on broken glass while putting up Christmas lights. But, a nurse at the hospital told cops she had spoken to the fiancee and got a different story -- that he raged out during a fight and punched through a glass window at their home. Cops spoke with the fiancee who told them the whole thing started after they left the Phoenix Suns game on Nov. 30. She claims they argued because Troxel wanted to smoke weed in their Uber. Once they got to the home, Todd's fiance essentially broke up with him and he flipped out. She claims he grabbed her and pinned her to the ground and when she got up ... he yanked her hand, dislocating her finger. He then followed her to the front door and punched through a window. The fiancee called 911 -- and then transported Troxel to a nearby hospital. When investigators circled back with the fiancee hours later, they told her there was sufficient evidence to support possible criminal charges against Troxel. But the fiancee made it clear she did not want to cooperate with investigators -- and just wanted him to get better. Troxel required surgery to repair the damage to his arm. Cops documented the bloody scene at the home ... it's nasty. Troxel has not been arrested or charged with a crime. We reached out for comment, so far, no word back. We also called the Mercury -- no comment from them either. (TMZ)

"Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta" star Tresure Price had no idea her night was about to get even worse after getting busted for DUI ... with a trip to the hospital following a bumpy ride in the back of a cop car. It all went down last week in the ATL after cops say they saw Price run a red light. According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, Price drove several blocks before finally pulling over. Cops say Price reeked of booze, though she insisted she only had a shot of vodka and a lemon drop martini. Cops administered a field sobriety test ... which she bombed. She was cuffed and arrested for DUI, reckless driving and failure to obey. But the night was just beginning for Price. On their way to the police station, the arresting officer said he had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting someone on a bicycle who came outta nowhere. Cops say he could hear Price slide forward in the back seat but couldn't tell if she hit the cage. According to the police report, Price complained of face, nose, cheek and chest pain ... and said she was going to press charges and/or sue over her injuries. Cops then drove her to the hospital. She later posted bail. (TMZ)

CBS execs are reaching out to employees at the network to make sure what Les Moonves got away with for so many years ... never happens again. CBS sources tell us, employees recently received a survey to help the network determine the "cultures and values" in the company. We're told there were around 100 questions in the survey, some of which invited long-form responses. Our sources say employees were asked if they'd ever been sexually harassed or assaulted by someone at CBS, if they ever reported it, and if they ever felt threatened by management. We're told the questions dug deep ... asking employees who had reported an incident if they felt their complaint was properly handled and if the behavior reoccurred. Employees were not forced to participate in the survey, but they were strongly encouraged to do so. One employee told us the survey felt like "an attempt to repair what has become such a broken network." CBS announced Monday Moonves will not see a penny of his $120 Million severance package. A statement from the CBS Board of Directors tasked with investigating Moonves read, "We have determined that there are grounds to terminate for cause, including his willful and material misfeasance, violation of Company policies and breach of his employment contract, as well as his willful failure to cooperate fully with the Company's investigation." In all, twelve women accused Moonves of various forms of sexual misconduct, including engaging in forced oral sex in 1995. He claimed every sexual encounter was consensual. Moonves' wife, Julie Chen, remains at the network as the host of "Big Brother" ... but left her job on "The Talk" shortly after her husband resigned in September. Moonves' attorney, Andrew Levander, released a statement Monday saying, "The conclusions of the CBS board were foreordained and are without merit," (TMZ)

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