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Mike Comrie, Hilary Duff finalize divorce


The world is just a tiny bit sadder Wednesday as noted power couple Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff finalized their divorce.

According to TMZ, the former NHL player and the actress-musician are officially through, with Duff keeping the mansion in Beverly Hills and Comrie keeping his Bentley and Mercedes. The pair had a prenup, according to the Associated Press.

Comrie and Duff began dating in 2007 and were married in 2010. They have a three-year-old son, of whom the pair will receive joint custody.

Fear not. If you’re a fan of celebrity-athlete love affairs, particularly ones that involving hockey players, you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that, as far as we know, Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood are still going strong, just as they were when he saved her from a vicious chipmunk attack.

H/T Deadspin

Carl Crawford is the father of Evelyn Lozada’s baby

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Evelyn Lozada, the ex-wife of Chad Johnson, is over six months pregnant, and the father of her baby is Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford.

Lozada’s pregnancy was first reported about two weeks ago. Lozada is a reality TV personality who became known for her role on VH1’s “Basketball Wives” beginning in 2010. She got on the show because of her lengthy relationship with former NBA all-star Antoine Walker. Lozada remained in the spotlight after breaking up with Walker, and she began dating Ochocinco. The two even got married for their spinoff reality show, but she got a divorce and the show was cancelled following a domestic violence incident last summer that led to Chad being cut by the Miami Dolphins.

Since checking NBA and NFL athletes off her list, Lozada has moved on to MLB.

We told you in May that it looked like Lozada and Crawford were dating, and TMZ says the two have been together for around a year. They also say that the pregnancy was planned.

What’s interesting is that Crawford had another child around the time Lozada got pregnant. Crawford’s latest child (believed to be his second) is from the same woman who is the mother of his 10-year-old son. He and the woman — Amy Freeman — were not in a relationship when she became pregnant. Bossip also says Crawford and Lozada were not in a relationship when Amy became pregnant.

If there’s anything we have learned from this story — aside from knowing that Lozada loves her athletes — it’s that at least we know Crawford’s boys can swim.

Crawford has four years left on the seven-year, $142 million contract he signed prior to the 2011 season. He had a bounce-back season for the Dodgers and hit four home runs in 10 playoff games.


Tennis player Ryan Sweeting dating Kaley Cuoco

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Tennis player Ryan Sweeting and actress Kaley Cuoco were spotted on a few dates over the weekend, according to report.

US Weekly says the two were out on a lunch date at Marmalade Cafe (an LB favorite) in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on Saturday (pictured below).

Prior to their lunch date, Cuoco watched Sweeting play some tennis, per Just Jared. Sweeting wasn’t the only one to show off his talents; the day before, Cuoco displayed her equestrian skills to Sweeting at her Moorpark, Calif., ranch.

Cuoco, 27, has had featured roles on a number of TV shows, including “8 Simple Rules,” “Charmed,” and “The Big Bang Theory,” which is still running. She was previously linked to “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill, who recently broke up with Gina Carano.

Sweeting, 26, was born in the Bahamas and has been ranked as high as No. 64 in the world in singles. The former Florida Gator has not made it past the second round of a grand slam.

Tennis seems to be a connecting factor between the two. Cuoco was a nationally-ranked player as an amateur before giving up the sport in 2002.

Thanks to Laurie for the tip

Photos: A Kovacs, Robbie Mendelson

Nnamdi Asomugha married actress Kerry Washington

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Nnamdi Asomugha may struggle to cover top receivers in the NFL these days, but the man sure excels at covering up details concerning his personal life. Asomugha managed to keep it under wraps that he was dating Kerry Washington for the past year, and the two even kept news of their June wedding private — until now.

E! reported on Wednesday that Asomugha and Washington got married in Idaho in June. The network even obtained a copy of the marriage license, which shows the date of the union as June 24.

Asomugha, who spent the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, is entering his 10th season in the NFL. He signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers in April and is no lock to make the club. Washington starred in “Django Unchained” and is known for her role on the TV show “Scandal.” She previously dated actor David Moscow, who played the young Josh Baskin in “Big,” for several years, and the two were even engaged before breaking up in 2007.

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Ashley Judd, Dario Franchitti reportedly splitting up

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Actress Ashley Judd and racecar driver Dario Franchitti are splitting after over a decade of marriage, People Magazine reports.

“We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed,” Judd and Franchitti said in a statement to the magazine.

The split seems amicable if you go by the tweet Judd sent shortly after the news broke:

Judd, 44, and Franchitti, 39, were engaged for about two years before marrying in Scotland in 2001.

Judd celebrated with Franchitti as he won the Indy 500 last year. Franchitti has raced in the NASCAR and IndyCar series and has won the Indy 500 three times.

Judd is an avid fan of Kentucky basketball. She reportedly is exploring the possibility of running for the Senate.

Photo credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow reportedly dating actress Camilla Belle

It has been quite a while since we have heard a fresh rumor about who Tim Tebow is possibly but probably not dating — at least by Tim Tebow standards. Those of you who crave Tebow gossip will be happy to know that word is circulating that the Teebs is dating actress Camilla Belle.

According to, Tebow showed up with Belle at a club in Jacksonville called Latitude 30 on Tuesday night where the two reportedly “bowled and partied” together.

“People who were at Latitude 30 last night tell us Tim and Camilla were overly affectionate throughout the evening, holding hands and touching,” TMZ’s report said.

Belle has starred in moves such as “10,000 BC” and “When a Stranger Calls.” Word was left with her rep but she has not responded. However, sources connected with Belle supposedly told TMZ that the two are “definitely an item.”

We have heard countless Tebow dating rumors over the past few years that have linked him to athletes and celebrities like Lindsey Vonn and Taylor Swift, but ultimately they all turn out to be untrue. He has also reportedly turned down people like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian. While TMZ seems fairly confident in their sources on this one, excuse us for being skeptical.

Justin Verlander’s grandfather seemingly confirms pitcher is dating Kate Upton

Thank goodness for the elderly and their honesty. Over the summer, rumors began swirling that Tigers ace Justin Verlander is dating swimsuit model Kate Upton. The gossip arose when Upton was spotted in Verlander’s suite at a Tigers game in July and a report claimed they attended an Aerosmith concert together and were getting “chummy” afterward. But it’s not like we heard any of this from Verlander’s own grandfather — until now.

Justin’s grandfather, Richard Verlander Sr., spoke to Celebuzz recently and all but confirmed his grandson and Upton are an item.


The Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, reportedly caught sending ‘explicit text messages’ to Matt Leinart (Pictures)

Those of you who watch “The Bachelorette” (while I feel badly for you) are likely familiar with Emily Maynard. The most recent season of the show, Season 8, ended with Maynard choosing Jef Holm as her fiance. According to a report from Us Weekly, Maynard and Holm got into an “explosive fight” during a recent family vacation after Maynard was caught exchanging explicit text messages with another man. Now, the magazine is claiming that man was Matt Leinart.

The report also claims Holm had a conversation with his ex-girlfriend Kaylee Shepherd, who said he told her the story about Maynard and the Raiders quarterback is true.


Shaun White and Bar Refaeli seen kissing, hugging, and dancing at a club

Gingers may not have souls, but apparently they have game. Olympic gold medalist Shaun White was getting down with Bar Refaeli at a club in New York over Memorial Day weekend, according to the New York Post.

The Post says the two met up at SoHo lounge Sway around 1:30 a.m. According to their report, the two “hit the dance floor, where they were going for the gold in the canoodle-a-thon.”

“They were all over each other,” the Post reports. “They were dancing, hugging, kissing — you name it.”

Dancing, hugging, kissing? Shaun White and Bar Refaeli? Bar Refaeli and Shaun White? What alternate universe is this?

Let’s keep in mind here that Refaeli was just named No. 1 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. I can totally understand her dating Leonardo DiCaprio. But Shaun White? Seriously? Single men, take note: Apparently all you need is to carry a skateboard around with you and you’re set. This is easily the weirdest couple since these two.

Jenny McCarthy essentially confirms she’s dating Brian Urlacher

Rumors that actress/model Jenny McCarthy and Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher were dating began when the two were seen leaving Mastro’s steakhouse in Beverly Hills together. McCarthy essentially confirmed she has a new romance when answering questions to promote a new show she’s hosting.

“I’m interested in someone,” she said, per People.

When asked if she was dating a football player, she answered “I don’t know what you guys are talking about. Um, you know, we shall see.”

She also told Parade Magazine “I haven’t made too many comments (about the relationship) other than the fact that I’m taking baby steps. We’ll see. But I’m giddy right now.”

McCarthy is from Chicago and Urlacher has played his entire career for the Bears, so their romance seems like a natural fit. And as we all know quite well, Urlacher has a thing for curvy blondes from Illinois.