Richard Engel and his wife Mary Forrest are feeling grateful now that they've brought the newest member of their family home from the hospital. After Forrest gave birth to their second child -- a baby boy named Theodore Forrest Engel over the weekend, the journalist revealed the little tot is doing "great." "Theo is doing great and is drinking like a champ," the couple tells PEOPLE. "He's out of the hospital and is already getting stronger. Go Theo go." "We know it isn't always this easy and are immensely grateful and thankful," they add. Engel, 45, announced Theo's arrival on Monday on the Today show, saying that the tiny tot's arrival is opening a new chapter for their family. Engel and Forrest also share son 3-year-old son Henry, who was diagnosed with Rett syndrome in 2017, a rare genetic neurological disorder that leads to severe physical and cognitive impairments and, as of now, has no cure. "Mary and I are so excited to introduce our new son Theodore (Theo)" the journalist wrote in an email to the Today show on Monday. "He's healthy, happy (unless you unwrap his swaddle) and thirsty. We couldn't be more in love. And now Henry is a big brother, too." "Life has twists, turns and new beginnings," Engel continued. "This is Theo's first chapter, and a new one for our family. We're excited, nervous and thankful." Engel and Forrest have been candid about their son Henry's diagnosis, and celebrate any milestones that Henry reaches, like sitting up unassisted or saying "Dada" for the first time. "We're not looking for huge milestones," Forrest told PEOPLE last year. "Anything is good as long as it's progress," Engel added at the time. "You hear parents say, 'I woke up this morning and went down to the crib and the baby was standing.' That didn't happen in our case and it doesn't seem to be in the cards. So, we're focused on the little things." And those little things, Engel said in an essay published in March, light up his world. "To parents with typically developing children, a little Dada may not seem like a big deal," Engel said. "But for me it was a validation, an acknowledgment that he's in there, knows me, knows that his mother and I are forces for good in his life, and above all, that he loves us." "It was something I'd been waiting for years," the proud father (now of two!) said. "A lot of parents, it happens naturally, it happens early on. Henry's situation is different." Engel added, "My world lit up." (People)

Britney Spears Gets All the Love and Support From Sam Asghari After Revealing Her Trust Issues. Britney Spears' loneliness ain't killing her no more thanks, in part, to Sam Asghari. The superstar took to Instagram on Tuesday night to share a candid message about her mental health. "Living in LA is such a trip !!!" she wrote to her 22 million followers. "It can be lonely at times. You never know who to trust, and some people can be fake." "I have a very small circle of friends, and simply do what makes me happy !!!" the 37-year-old continued. "It breaks my heart to see the comments on my posts sometimes .... so I simply choose not to look anymore ... let the clever haters do what they do best .... hate!!!" Asghari, her love to nearly three years, quickly chimed in with some wise words and support. "Winners don't hate or bully," he wrote alongside a heart emoji. "Losers (haters) only do because they don't have what you have (which is the best heart in the world)." In July, fans thought perhaps she had the personal trainer her heart for good. At the Los Angeles premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the singer sparked engagement speculation when she wore an especially sparkly diamond on that finger. Proposal or not, she's found an even better rock in the 25-year-old. "Everyday he inspires me to be a better person," she has raved, "And that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!" The feeling is mutual. "She motivates me more than anyone," he confessed to Men's Health in 2018. "It's crazy how I can be humbled by a person like her. If I could be that humble when I'm that high in life, that would be the best thing. I grew up with three sisters, and my personality is just to be a supportive person for my family and she's family. I'm always going to support her. She is another blessing that happened to me." (Eonline)

Could it be there's a chance Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus will reconcile? Yes -- if their loved ones have anything to say about it. "Miley's and Liam's families are encouraging them not to make any quick moves when it comes to officially divorcing," a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, noting that the relatives are ultimately "hoping they can work things out." The "Slide Away" singer, 26, and the actor, 29, announced their split on August 10 after more than a decade together and eight months of marriage. "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time," a rep for Cryus said in a statement to Us. "Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy." Since the breakup, the Hannah Montana alum has been spotted spending time with Kaitlynn Carter -- who announced her separation from Brody Jenner earlier in August -- on numerous occasions. A source told Us that the Hills: New Beginnings star, 30, and Cyrus "became close within the past few weeks because they connected over their breakups and leaned on each other." (US Weekly)

Why Katie Holmes Ended Relationship With 'Disrespectful' Jamie Foxx. Not on the same page. Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx were living very "different lives," which ultimately led to their split, an insider reveals to Us Weekly exclusively. "It has been many years of him stepping out with other women," the source says. "He's disrespectful and their lives were different. His partying ways don't fit with hers as she's focused on raising her daughter and working." On Monday, August 19, Us confirmed that Holmes, 40, and Foxx, 51, had split after six years of dating. A second source told Us that Holmes was the one who pulled the plug on the relationship. Speculation of a breakup between Holmes and Foxx started earlier this month when the "Blame It" rapper was seen with two different women in Los Angeles. The Ray actor was first seen with a mystery blonde at clubs Delilah and Highlight Room on Thursday, August 15. Two days later, he was spotted holding hands with singer Sela Vave at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood. According to The New York Post's Page Six, the Dawson Creek alum was recently overheard telling friends about the split at La Esquina in New York. "What Jamie does is his business -- we haven't been together for months," Holmes reportedly told a pal. In March 2015, Us Weekly broke the news that Foxx and Holmes had been secretly dating for two years. Despite several years together, a source told Us in April 2019 that the couple had no plans to ever get married. "Katie and Jamie live a very private lifestyle and intend to keep it that way," the source said at the time. "They don't plan on getting engaged anytime soon because they're happy with how things are right now." Before her relationship with Foxx, Holmes was married to Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012. The two, share daughter Suri, 13. Foxx has two children: 25-year old daughter Corinne with ex Connie Kline and 10-year-old daughter Annalise Bishop with ex Kristin Grannis. (UsMagazine)

Liam Hemsworth Files for Divorce From Miley Cyrus. One of Hollywood's most beloved couples is one step closer to officially being over. E! News can confirm Liam Hemsworth has officially filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the actor cited "irreconcilable differences" for the reason behind the split. A date of separation is listed as TBD. TMZ also reports that the couple had a prenup meaning there will likely not be a fight surrounding finances. The news comes less than two weeks after news broke that the couple was splitting after one year of marriage. "Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time," a rep for the singer shared with us in a statement. "Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy." And just a few days later, The Hunger Games star took to Instagram and addressed the speculation surrounding his split from Miley. "Hi all Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward," he wrote to his followers. "This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love." Since the split news broke, Liam has been keeping a low profile in Australia with family. As for Miley, she recently enjoyed a vacation with newly single Kaitlynn Carter. We're told the pair has bonded over their recent breakups and are just friends. Miley also released a new song titled "Slide Away" that may just be inspired by her recent breakup. "They have been trying to make it work for months now but haven't felt they were connecting on the level they were feeling when they got married last year," an insider previously shared with E! News. "It's been a rough year." Our source added, "She has been ready to put out music and be back in the game touring and performing. They really grew apart. Miley and Liam have still been communicating and it wasn't a messy split but they have decided they are at different points in their lives currently." The couple tied the knot back in December 2018 when they hosted friends and family for a surprise wedding celebration at their home in Nashville. It was their first marriage for both parties. (Eonline)

Inside Brad Pitt's Rift With Estranged Son Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Family drama. It's no secret that Brad Pitt and his son Maddox Jolie-Pitt have had a strained relationship ever since the actor, 55, allegedly got into an altercation with the now-18-year-old on a private plane in 2016. Us Weekly broke the story of the notorious incident, which reportedly spurred Angelina Jolie to file for divorce after two years of marriage and 11 years together as a couple. The headstrong teen "is very close with Angie," a family friend exclusively reveals in the current issue of Us Weekly. According to a second source, even though Pitt legally adopted the boy in 2006 after he and Jolie fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004, "Maddox doesn't really see himself as Brad's son." Their relationship continued to be strained since the incident. A Jolie source once described the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star as a "big yeller" when it came to the kids. Pitt was allegedly inebriated on the 2016 flight, which opened the door to investigations from the FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services. Though the Fury actor was cleared of any wrongdoing, he had to jump through hoops -- including attending therapy sessions, attending Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoing drug and alcohol testing -- in order to prove his fitness as a father while Jolie had physical custody of the kids. But for Maddox, it was too little, too late. Even holidays didn't soften his resolve. This past Christmas, Maddox, along with his brother Pax, opted out of opening presents at dads with their four younger siblings. "Maddox refused to go, and Pax didn't go either," a source told Us at the time. And while part of Maddox's decision is his simmering resentment against his adoptive father, another insider notes that he's also a typically independent teenager. "[Maddox and Pax] spend more time with their friends and are busy doing their own thing," says the insider. "They spend less time than they used to wit the younger kids and the family." For more on Pitt and Maddox's relationship, pick up the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now. (UsMagazine)

Heather Locklear is celebrating her sobriety. On Tuesday, Locklear, 57, shared a photo of a poster, which reads, "You're still sober keep that s -- up." She expressed her excitement over the accomplishment by captioning the post, "So grateful ????." The star has long struggled with substance abuse. A source confirmed to PEOPLE in May that she was seeking help in rehab and had checked into an in-patient facility. One month later, Locklear was spotted out and about in Los Angeles, where she was all smiles and seemed to be in good spirits as she headed to meet a girlfriend for lunch. It's unclear when Locklear checked out of the facility. At the time, the source told PEOPLE that while her loved ones were hopeful that this time the treatment would stick, they remained concerned because the actress has sought professional help numerous times. "Everybody is hopeful that this time will be different, but it's just hard to tell," the source said. "She's not going into anything new is the problem, though; she's just going back to something she has done before." "She has been to rehab more than 20 times, perhaps 25 times," the source added. "These people are really rich, they pay for detoxes. So, a lot of it has been that." (It is unclear whether the source was referring to 20 visits, to a temporary detox, or stays at more intensive in-patient facilities. Locklear's former rep said that they are no longer in communication with the actress.) Locklear's difficult past year included an arrest last February on suspicion of felony domestic battery and three counts of battery on a police officer. She was arrested again in June after she allegedly attacked a police officer and an EMT who responded to a disturbance call, a hospitalization for a possible overdose that same month, and months in rehab last fall. According to USA Today, Locklear's attorney pleaded not guilty to all charges on her behalf. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Locklear would reportedly avoid jail time following her arrests. On Aug. 16, the Melrose Place actress pleaded no contest to eight misdemeanor offenses, TMZ reported. According to the outlet, she has been ordered to 30 days in a residential mental health facility. The star was sentenced to 120 days in jail, Radar Online reported, but the sentence was stayed pending the completion of the treatment program. She must enroll in a treatment program by Sept. 6, TMZ reported. According to Radar, Locklear also will be placed on an informal three-year probation; under the terms of her sentence, she reportedly cannot consume alcohol, possess dangerous or deadly weapons, or take non-prescription medication. A legal representative for Locklear did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. A source previously told PEOPLE, Locklear's ongoing battle with substance abuse was taking a toll on her family -- including 21-year-old daughter Ava, whom she shares with ex Richie Sambora. "Her issue is alcohol, pills, and her mental health. She doesn't want anybody to hold her accountable. She has no job, nothing to keep her accountable. This has been tearing up her family. It's been an ongoing issue for many many years. It has been horrible for Ava," the source said. The source added of Sambora, who was married to Locklear from 1994 to 2007: "Richie isn't really involved anymore, though he has always been a great supporter. He has supported Ava and has always been there for Heather." (People)

Lori Loughlin 'Is Remorseful' and 'Has Definite Regrets' Amid College Admissions Scandal: Source. "She's embarrassed and hurt, and she knows that her reputation has been ruined for life," a legal source tells PEOPLE about Lori Loughlin. Since the college admissions scandal broke, Lori Loughlin's every move has been under scrutiny. But while some have criticized the Fuller House star for seeming indignant in the wake of the scandal, a legal source says that's far from the truth. "Lori is remorseful, and she has definite regrets," the source tells PEOPLE about Loughlin, 56. "She's embarrassed and hurt, and she knows that her reputation has been ruined for life. But she also believes the allegations against her aren't true," the source shares. "She honestly didn't think what she was doing was any different than donating money for a library or athletic field," adds the source. "That's the crux of why she pleaded not guilty." On March 12, the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts announced it had indicted Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, 56, in the shocking nationwide scam dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. The pair and nearly 50 other parents, coaches, exam proctors and admissions counselors are accused of such actions as paying for boosted SAT scores and lying about students' athletic skills in order to gain them acceptance to elite colleges including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford. Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer to falsely designate daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 20, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, though neither actually participated in the sport. While 14 defendants, including actress Felicity Huffman, agreed to plead guilty in April, Loughlin and Giannulli declined a plea deal. "They weren't ready to accept that," says the legal source. Loughlin and Giannulli are due back in court Aug. 27, when they're expected to waive their rights to separate attorneys, as both are being represented by attorneys from the same law firm in order to put forth a "united front." Still, the waiting can be excruciating. "Lori is ready for this to be over," says the source. "They all are. At this point, it would be better to spend a few months in jail -- because she's been spending the last several months in her own prison." (People)

Lori Loughlin Wants a New Plea Deal, Willing to Pay Substantial Fine Over Jail Time in College Scandal. Lori Loughlin is doing what she can to avoid jail time. When the Fuller House star, 55, was first charged for her alleged involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal, sources told Us she maintained her innocence and refused a plea. Now, the actress "has asked her lawyer to negotiate a plea deal that would involve no jail time, but home confinement with monitoring via ankle monitor," an insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. "She's willing to pay a substantial fine, over $2 million." The Hallmark Channel alum and husband Mossimo Giannulli were among the 51 people who were indicted in March for their alleged involvement in the bribery scam. The parents of Bella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, were accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters accepted into the University of Southern California. Unfortunately for Loughlin, it's too little, too late. At this point, says the insider, "any deal would involve significant jail time." Meanwhile, the fashion designer, 56, still wants to go to trial. "Moss doesn't want any plea deal and is expecting to be fully exonerated," adds the insider. (UsMagazine)

Bella Thorne says she was molested her 'entire life' in emotional poem. Bella Thorne shared a candid poem from her book, "The Life of a Wannabe Mogul," in which she addressed her crippling insecurities that stem from her dark childhood. The former Disney star, 21, said she's "figuring" out her life as she battles through demons from her past, including being a victim of molestation. Questioning what is "wrong" with her and why she always needs "Validation from everyone but mostly men," Thorne says that while people tell her to be single and make herself happy, that sounds terrifying because "all I want is him. I want him to hold me, I want him to love me, I want him to tell me it's ok, I want him to look me in the eyes and let me know I'm accepted. Why? Because I can't accept myself." "And if it's not him I just look for the 'next' him, or her Why can't I just look for the next me?" she wrote alongside a series of photos in which she's topless. "Find me and accept me. Was it because I was molested my whole life. Exposed to sex at such a young age it's all I know how to offer to the world... or is it because I was raised to think I wasn't good enough. Not good enough for her or anything else. But it doesn't matter what happened to me... What matters is whats happening to me right now." The former "Blended" star -- who came out as pansexual earlier this year and is currently dating Benjamin Mascolo -- said she doesn't blame her childhood or "anyone for anything." Instead, she feels she has to blame herself and work through her issues. "All I can do is blame me. I blame me for not loving myself. I blame me for not thinking I'm attractive, I blame me for putting this on everyone around me," she wrote. "Expecting people to love me enough for me to love myself. But at the end of the day that will never happen. Because the only way to get to your end goal is to work through it. Not around or above or try and find a cheat code so you don't have to hurt as much. "You have to hurt in this world. Hurting, loving, and accepting. That's what our emotional world lays on. Right now I only have one of those things. Can you guess what it is? Hurting," she admitted in her poem. "Right now I only hurt... but I'm not hurting for other people no I'm only hurting myself. By not loving me and by not accepting me. Usually these free handed writing bits..they have an end, but I don't have an end. I'm still figuring it out as always. "So is that ok? Is it ok to know what your end goal Is but absolutely no way or idea how to achieve it? It's probably not but I can only start by accepting it. This poem is about mommy and daddy and me and you #thelifeofawannabemogul." (PageSix)

'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider was NOT a good ole boy when it came to dealing with his ex-wife, and the judge in their divorce is making him pay hundreds of thousands to make amends. Yes, the divorce that's been nearly 5 years in the making is finally done ... and the judge said John screwed over Elvira Schneider by selling off one of their properties in Louisiana without splitting the cash. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, he also drained one of their IRA accounts. As a result, Elvira's getting sole ownership of their California property worth $600,000, and she's also been awarded another IRA worth $60k. One more big ticket penalty for John -- the judge ordered him to cover Elvira's legal fees in the divorce, and that's gonna cost him another $279k. John also has to pay Elvira $25k per month in spousal support, and she gets a cut of his Screen Actors Guild pension. TMZ broke the story, Elvira filed for divorce way back in December 2014. Since then, John was sentenced to 3 days in L.A. County jail for failing to pay temporary spousal support. The legal split from Elvira dragged on for so long, John got remarried not legally, of course to his longtime GF, Alicia Allain, last month. They held a ceremony with friends present, but now they can go make it legal. (TMZ)

Offset got pulled over by a cop who had trouble spelling his name, and it was all downhill from there ... except for a very small bone thrown his way at the end. The traffic stop went down in late March in Sandy Springs, GA outside Atlanta, and according to the cop's body cam footage -- obtained by TMZ -- the rapper very much sounds like a guy who knows he's about to rack up a few tickets. Things start off on the wrong foot when Offset asks the cop to turn his flashlight off and gets a stern "no" ... and Offset responds in kind when he's asked for his name. It gets a bit more contentious when Offset asks why he got pulled over and isn't satisfied with the answer. Both parties then make it known they're recording each other -- pretty standard 2019 stuff. When the cop finally reveals he's writing Offset THREE citations, Cardi B's hubby accuses him of being mad he's in a nice car ... and suggests the officers kids would be disappointed in him. Offset also vows to beat the tickets in court, but turns out he wasn't up for the challenge. According to legal docs ... he paid the $470 in fines for speeding and failure to maintain his lane, along with $100 for missing a hearing in the case. The good news -- Offset's citation for not having a license was dismissed, and of course ... he only got a warning from the cop to avoid a 4th ticket. It's the little things ... (TMZ)


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