Rachel Lindsay Is Selling Her ‘Bachelor’ Wardrobe on thredUP to Benefit the ACLU.

Rachel Lindsay officially started a new chapter in her life with fiancé Bryan Abasolo whom she met on Season 13 of The Bachelorette, last week. But now she’s ready to say goodbye to any clothing that reminds her of her ex, Nick Viall, and her time on The Bachelor’s 21st season.

“Got cute clothes that remind you of an ex? I do. Today I’m selling clothes I wore on Nick’s season (hello closure and new chapter!),” Lindsay wrote on Instagram Tuesday.

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The former “Bachelorette” partnered with the fashion resale website thredUP to get rid of her old stuff, according to their website. Starting Tuesday, shoppers can buy Lindsay’s used wardrobe by visiting thredup.com/bachelorette, and fans can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her time on the reality show by reading anecdotes about when she wore each item.

“This hat marks the last date I had with Nick. It’s super cute and kept me warm in that cold Finland weather. I had a lot of firsts in this hat: cross-country skiing, feeding and eating reindeer, and riding in a sleigh pulled by reindeer,” Lindsay shared along with the photo of her “Last Date Hat.”

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One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of each piece will be given to the American Civil Liberties Union, and that marks a pretty political choice for Lindsay. She noted on her Instagram that this is “an organization that’s important to me now more than ever.” The reality star, who has had a career for years as a lawyer in Dallas, has never shied away from voicing her political views or speaking out against those who promote any sort of inequality. And the ACLU is involved in several lawsuits against the Trump administration.

thredUP said in a statement that the partnership is the first of heir “Shop Her Closet” series, where notable women sell their clothes for good. So, which iconic outfits can you expect to buy? Rachel did get third place on Viall’s season, so she’s got plenty of looks to choose from.

Some items include a flowing green dress with a plunging neckline that is featured in her Instagram photos, drop earrings from night one that helped her win her “First Impression” rose, and a white body suit she wore on her New Orleans date with Viall. Prices range from $14.99 to $399.99, but most items are listed for under $100.

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‘Home Alone’ Dad John Heard Died From Heart Attack

‘Home Alone’ Dad John Heard

Died From Heart Attack

8/15/2017 1:28 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

John Heard — who played the dad in “Home Alone” — died in a California hotel room after suffering a heart attack brought on by heart disease, officials tell TMZ.

The 71-year-old was found in a hotel in Palo Alto, CA on July 21.

The Santa Clara County Medical Exmainer’s Office conducted an autopsy and found Heard died of a “sudden cardiac death due to atheroscerotic and hypertensive heart disease.”

Heard had undergone minor back surgery 2 days before his death at Stanford Medical Center (a short distance away) and was staying in that hotel while he recovered.

But officials say Heard’s “recent back surgery did NOT play a role in his death.”

As for toxicology, the results have not been made public.

Jesse Williams’ Estranged Wife Aryn Drake-Lee Requests Sole Custody of Kids

Jesse Williams’ estranged wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, is requesting sole custody of the couple’s two kids, Sadie and Maceo, citing the actor’s unpredictable work schedule, a dangerous driving incident and his alleged “revolving door” of women. 

In court documents filed on Friday, August 11, and obtained by Us Weekly, the real estate broker claims that she is responsible for the day-to-day care of the kids because of the Grey’s Anatomy star’s busy schedule. “Jesse would ‘join in’ when he was available and home, but he rarely took care of the children without my or [the nanny] Martiza’s help and presence,” the documents say. “Jesse became distant, secretive and was home less and less, traveling for unexplained reasons while telling the kids, ‘Daddy is at work.’ We tried marriage counseling in the fall of 2016, but were unsuccessful. Jesse eventually moved out at the end of March 2017.”

Drake-Lee claims in the documents that her partner of 13 years has “not recognized and prioritized the children’s schedule over his own and their need to maintain it daily, even on weekends, whether or not a parent is working.” She also claims that her ex does not make the children’s school pick-up and drop-off a priority, and tries to make the nanny drive the kids, although that’s not what she was hired to do.

Drake-Lee alleges that she’s concerned about what the 36-year-old actor defines as business. “His ‘work’ has allegedly included, so far, trips to Paris, New York, Florida and within California, and activities including giving a graduation speech, attending an awards show, attending a celebrity soccer game in Miami, or doing something undisclosed,” the documents say. 

However, in previous court documents Williams has claimed that Drake-Lee has declined his requests to spend more time with the children. “Aryn restricts my time with the children and decides when, and for how long I may have them,” Williams claimed in the June documents obtained by Us. “She has rejected, without any reason, each and every request I have made to have the children sleepover at my residence. On the few days that I have the children, Aryn has insisted that my time with the children be limited during the week to approximately two-and-a-half hours per day, despite my requests for more time, including overnights with the children.”

Drake-Lee also cites a July 18 incident in which Williams flipped off another driver in the latest documents. “The other driver aggressively pursued him in his car, bringing his car so close that he was afraid the other driver would hit him and cause an accident,” the documents allege. “I was so alarmed that Jesse exposed our children to danger, unpredictability of the situation and aggression with two vehicles, knowing that this person lives directly next door and we have to encounter him regularly. Jesse knows this neighbor and his state-of-mind.”

Another reason for Drake-Lee’s request is that she doesn’t want Williams introducing the kids to his sexual partners. “Another factor in their stability is to prevent the children from seeing a revolving door of intimate partners,” the documents claim. “Jesse has shared his time with the children with intimate partner(s).”

As Us Weekly exclusively revealed in July, the Cabin the Woods actor has been dating Minka Kelly for several months. “They’re legit,” a source told Us.

The Band Aid star recently addressed his split and shut down cheating rumors in Jay-Z’s “Footnotes” video for his “4:44” track. “I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not five years, not seven years, 13 years,” Williams said in the video, “and all of a sudden motherf–kers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship — like the most painful experience I’ve had in my life, like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart — that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute.” 

Us Weekly has reached out to Williams’ rep for comment.

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25 Best Love Songs to Close the Perfect Date

There’s a right way and a wrong way to do this. You’re not going to just sit in silence. You’re not going to put on the TV. You’re not going to spend 20 minutes picking a song, or worse, making a last-second playlist. No, you’re going to finish this date prepared. You’re going to hit play on your phone (already synched to the bluetooth, please), and let these 25 songs set the mood of the room. Then you do the rest. We’d say good luck, but you’re not going to need it with this playlist.

Angel Olsen – “Shut Up Kiss Me”

If: You wanna be blunt.

Hey honesty is the best policy. When it comes to that moment, you just have to say what you feel. Be brave, be forward, make the first move. You won’t regret it.

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Patti Smith – “Because the Night”

If: You need a good sing-along.

So let’s be clear: If they don’t know this one, you need to find someone else. But if you both know it, this will be the perfect song to blast at 1 AM, screaming the lyrics after a few cocktails.

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Frank Ocean – “Thinkin’ Bout You”

If: You wanna let them know they’re on your mind.

So many couples play games. They hold things back, hide their emotions, and are hesitant to reveal true feelings. Play it cool—don’t tell them that they’re on your mind. Frank Ocean cuts through all the bullshit and gets to the real talk.

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Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”

If: You need some tunes for the ride.

Drake is always at his best as a cheesy romantic. And when it comes to love songs, occasionally that’s the perfect choice. It might be a little on-point, but if you put this on for the car ride home it fills those potentially awkward moments of travel silence, and says everything you need to say.

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Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”

If: You wanna show that you love your mom.

It’s not weird. And they will probably find it endearing. Plus it’s a beautiful song—no one is going to judge you.

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The Outfield – “Your Love”

If: You just met.

This is jukebox gold and a guaranteed slam dunk in the good-humor department. It’s also one of the most identifiable hits of the ’80s, a one-hit wonder and a song that practically requires a sing-along in order to exist. You’ll laugh. You’ll both sound wretched when you belt out the chorus. Everybody wins.

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Father John Misty – “Only Son of a Ladies Man”

If: You want to impress.

It’s a modern classic, an indie dreamboat anthem and one of the most underrated singles of last year. Father John Misty—as we’ve discussed before—is your anti-pop star in that he shirks industry standards and just wants to sing (and write) for his supper. (Also: this.)

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Weezer – “No One Else”

If: You’re gauging interest.

A no-brainer for the ’90s nostalgia bank alone. It’s fun, it’s head-bang-able in the nerdiest of ways, it’ll prompt a conversation about the guilty pleasures of your youth and potentially spark a Pinkerton vs. Blue Album debate. It’s the comfort food of carefree love songs, and a completely un-hate-able one at that.

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D’Angelo – “Really Love”

If: You’re not ready to play “Untitled (How Does It Feel).”

Playing a D’Angelo song—really any one of them—comes with certain assumptions. And while both of you will have his abs circa 2000 shimmering in your head, his murmuring voice on this new classic is a more debonair pick.

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Miguel – “Waves” ft. Kacey Musgraves

If: You know…

A slinky, sexy duet with Kacey Musgraves (your favorite country music artist, trust us) that serves as four minutes of body-worshipping foreplay. Any human knows Miguel is the king of lyrical sex, and the surprise country twang works oh so very well.

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Seu Jorge – “Life on Mars”

If: You don’t want to try too hard.

Don’t be afraid of breaking out movie-soundtrack favorites for a person, especially if they’re covers: If it’s a good one, like Seu Jorge’s version of “Life on Mars” from The Life Aquatic, they will be thrilled for the new take on an old favorite and watch the movie that night. (And likely with you.)

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Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes – “Love Letter”

If: You want to introduce a new favorite band.

Addictive soul riffs, gorgeous voices, beautiful women, Australian: The only reason your date hasn’t dubbed Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes his/her new favorite band is because you haven’t introduced him/her to them yet. Do that, and get additional points for bringing the best of Oz to his/her headphones while unabashedly flirting.

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The Rolling Stones – “Beast of Burden”

If: Your date appreciates the classics.

A telltale favorite rife with implication. Just met? Your good intentions are plain by the second verse. Breaking up? Send this and save the relationship. Apologizing in any capacity? Relevant, sad, and true. It’s timeless for a multitude of reasons, the first and foremost being its relatable, lyrical bones.

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Lord Huron – “The Man Who Lives Forever”

If: You want to bowl your date over with the lyrics.

Refreshing, boundary-pushing rock tropes of today coupled with the lyrical sincerity of the days of Dylan and Cash: “I said life without end wouldn’t have any meaning/The journey to death is the point of our being/Well the point of my life is to be with you babe/But there ain’t enough time in the life that they gave me.” Take the risk with this complicated, emotional wallop, as it will likely be worth it.

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Bright Eyes – “Landlocked Blues”

If: You just have a lot of feelings.

Conor Oberst’s duet with Emmylou Harris is one of the most striking dirges he’s ever released, an unfurling ballad with a snowballing intensity that demands a moment of silence at the end of it. This isn’t to be played lightly, so save it for when you really need to talk—or when you can’t bring yourself to say what you have to.

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Anderson .Paak – “Without You”

If: You have no shame in being needy.

Honestly, it takes a massive amount of confidence to tell your partner “I can’t do nothin’ without you.” And, admit it, we’ve all been in that new relationship stage where we want to do everything with that other person.

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Spencer Davis Group – “Gimme Some Lovin'”

If: You can’t stomach putting another Marvin Gaye song on a mix.

Instead of going with the Motown selections everyone has thrown around to woo a date—”I Can’t Help Myself,” “Let’s Get It On,” etc.—go with the track revered by soul DJs who know when to get a room ravaging the floorboards. This is that number.

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Tom Waits – “Hold On”

If: You want to kiss while listening to Tom Waits and have it not be weird.

So, selections from Mule Variations could understandably freak someone out, as Tom Waits either sounds like the fifth horseman of the apocalypse or the voice of God himself, depending on whom you’re talking to. It’s a gamble, but if they turn out to love Waits, it’s a worthwhile one to say the least.

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The Avett Brothers – “If It’s the Beaches”

If: You’ve done everything you can to keep from losing him/her.

Every other breakup song before and after this cut from 2006’s The Gleam is deemed irrelevant the second Scott Avett starts singing. A more gut-wrenchingly candid, tortured, and overwhelmingly truthful ballad begging for forgiveness doesn’t exist. Hopefully, you’ll never need to express yourself in such drastic terms, but if you do? This is the Hail Mary of reconciliation songs.

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Amy Winehouse – “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”

If: You want to remember.

Remember the good times. Remember the not-so-good times. Remember the powerhouse that was Amy Winehouse. This is a stunning, soulful cover for someone you will love tomorrow.

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The Roots – “Baby”

If: Your date has ears, because c’mon, it’s The Roots.

Everyone and their mother knows “Here I Come” and “The Seed 2.0” (which technically isn’t a Roots song, anyway) at this point. The Roots are universally adored for a reason. You can’t go wrong with any selection from their catalog, but “Baby” is the kind of track that starts as the soundtrack for making dinner and ends as the soundtrack for … something else.

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The National – “This Is the Last Time”

If: You want to get him/her thinking about your relationship, no matter how you define it.

One of the most cutting tracks of Trouble Will Find Me. Everyone has heard “Mr. November” and this song, with its many potential interpretations, gets your point across.

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Otis Redding – “Try a Little Tenderness”

If: You can truly appreciate the power of Otis. (Bonus points if you break out the Pretty in Pink choreography.)

Any list culling from the most convincing love songs passed around on well-worn cassettes that omits Otis Redding is a straight-up mockery of romance. Any Redding pick is perfect, but “Try a Little Tenderness” trumps them all.

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Erykah Badu – “Phone Down”

If: You have a technology addiction.

For all the good texting and Tinder have been for sparking relationships, our addiction to technology can sometimes get in between two IRL people. Thankfully, Erykah Badu knows how to remedy that situation.

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Leon Bridges – “Here In My Arms”

If: You want to dance.

Leon Bridges is a wonder. His song “River” aches, “Smooth Sailing” floats, and “Here In My Arms” is simple sweetness. Take Bridges’ advice here.

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Usher Won’t Settle with Accusers in Herpes Lawsuits

Usher

Holding Firm

No Settlement in Herpes Lawsuits

8/15/2017 8:00 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Usher will not settle with the people suing him for allegedly exposing them to the herpes virus … sources close to the singer tell TMZ.

The sources say there have been no settlement talks — none — and we’re told Usher has no interest in making the claims go away in return for money.

As we reported, 4 people — 3 women and a man — are suing Usher, claiming they had sexual contact and he didn’t inform them he allegedly had genital herpes. Usher hasn’t addressed the herpes allegations.

There’s one caution … as one source put it, although settlement isn’t on the table, as lawsuits progress there’s always a cost/benefit analysis based on money — how much it costs to defend yourself against a lawsuit vs. how much it costs to end it.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Are Deep into Divorce Discussions, No Reconciliation

Brad and Angelina

No Reconciliation

Divorce Talks in High Gear

8/15/2017 8:11 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are deep in divorce talks, and there is NO talk of reconciliation, contrary to some media reports.

Several stories have surfaced recently suggesting the divorce is on hold and they are thinking of rebooting the relationship. Sources connected to the couple say nothing could be further from the truth.

We’re told both sides are hashing out both child custody and property settlements, and the divorce is full steam ahead.

One reason they will never get back together … Angelina made extremely damaging allegations against Brad, claiming he was abusive to their kids. The investigations triggered by the allegations ultimately exonerated Pitt.

Brad hasn’t hidden his feeling about the children — they’re at the top of his priority list, so it seems they’re at the point of no return in terms of reconciling.

Ariana Grande Concert: Manchester Terrorist Bombing Victims’ Families Each Getting $324k

Ariana Grande Concert

Manchester Bombing

Victims’ Families Each Getting $324k

8/15/2017 10:46 AM PDT

Breaking News

The “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” will distribute $324k to each of the families of the 22 people killed in a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande‘s concert.

Approximately $24.5 million was raised following the horrific attack on May 22 at the Manchester Arena … where Ariana had just finished her concert seconds before a nail bomb exploded in the rotunda. The victims were as young as 8 and at least 59 people were injured.

Sue Murphy, the chair of the trustees of the fund, said “the payments will ensure the families benefit from the phenomenal outpouring of public support following the attack.”

Part of the funds — some of which came from Ariana’s One Love benefit concert — went to those who were hospitalized as a result of the attack.

Murphy said they’ll look into how to distribute the remaining funds.

Natalie Cole’s Son Dead at 39

Natalie Cole’s Son

Dead at 39

8/15/2017 11:07 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

The son of legendary singer Natalie Cole was found dead Monday night, and he was only 39 … TMZ has learned.

Robert Yancy‘s body was found in his San Fernando Valley apartment when a friend who hadn’t heard from him in a few days checked up on him.

Family members tell us … authorities contacted them at 2:30 AM Tuesday and said Robert died of a heart attack. Law enforcement tells us, pending an autopsy, they have listed it as death from natural causes, but that can change once the autopsy and toxicology tests are completed.

The family tells us authorities were clear to them, drugs were not involved. As you know, Natalie famously fought drug addiction throughout her adult life until her 2015 death. Her cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Family members say Robert — the grandson of Nat King Cole — had never abused drugs and was “turning his life around.” He worked in the music industry.

Robert’s dad died of a heart attack at age 34, so it could be heart disease runs in the family.

Showtime Declares War On Mayweather vs. McGregor Pirates

Showtime

Declares War

On Floyd Vs. Conor Pirates

8/15/2017 12:21 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

They thought they were slick … dozens of websites aiming to livestream the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight for free. 

But Showtime is preemptively striking the potential pirates with a big, fat lawsuit … mateys. 

The network is ripping a page from the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao playbook — where they scouted out a bunch of potential illegal streaming sites and hit ’em with a legal blow before the fight. 

There’s obviously a TON of cash on the line — some say the fight could bring in more than $500 MILLION … so, they ain’t lookin to let anyone skim from their pockets. 

In the suit, filed in federal court, Showtime is asking a judge to issue an injunction to block the sites from streaming the August 26 fight — and they’ll probably get it. 

Bottom line — wanna watch the fight? Don’t break the law … and cough up the $99 bucks like everyone else. 

Kid Rock May Be Ineligible for Michigan Ballot

A possible bump in the road. Musician Robert Ritchie, better known to fans as Kid Rock, might be unable to use his stage name on the ballot for his possible Senate run in Michigan next year. The 46-year-old rocker, who in July slammed rumors that his political website was a hoax, has confirmed his interest in challenging Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow in the 2018 midterm elections. “I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real…,” the Michigan native wrote that month on Twitter. “The answer is an absolute YES.”

To move forward, the star would first need to submit enough valid signatures to secure a spot on the ballot and indicate he’d like to be listed as “Kid Rock.” The Michigan Bureau of Elections staff would then need to research whether his stage name would be permissible.

There are several stipulations under Michigan’s Affidavit of Identity and Receipt of Filing that would determine if the People’s Choice Awards winner can have his stage name printed on the ballot.

According to the law, a candidate “may specify that both his or her given name and middle name, or only a middle name, shall appear on the ballot,” or “may specify a name that constitutes a common law name in accordance with the Michigan Department of State Guidelines.” The rules also say candidates may not use a “nickname that is not a recognized diminutive of the candidate’s given name.”

If the “American Bad Ass” singer chooses to run as Robert Ritchie instead of Kid Rock, he might lose his celebrity advantage.

And as for Rock’s political opponent, 67-year-old Stabenow, she doesn’t seem too concerned about her potential competition’s level of fame.

The seasoned senator made a dig at Rock in July when she tweeted, “I know we both share a love of music. I concede he is better at playing the guitar, and I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is fighting for Michigan.”

The “I Am Bullgod” rapper responded to Tabenow’s tweet the following day with a message he shared on his political website.

“Senator Stabenow and I do share a love of music, although probably not the same kind. He shot back. “I concede she is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their buls‑‑t.” 

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