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Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley no longer speak: Is it because of Scientology?

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Que paso? Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kirstie Alley used to be so close. They met as partners on Dancing with the Stars and stayed in touch but these days they no longer speak. “She stopped getting along with me,” Chmerkovskiy told Andy Cohen on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. “I got a message now that I am associating with other people that she can't be associated with, I am no longer to be spoken with, and sorry, but it is what it is.” Jennifer Lopez, rumored to be dating the dancer, is besties with Leah Remini, who recently left the Church of Scientology, and that perhaps doesn’t sit well with Alley, who remains loyal to Tom Cruise’s church.


Surprise! Alicia Keys is expecting. Anyone who’s been around the singer in the last few weeks probably would have noticed a protruding belly, as she is pretty far along. Keys, 33, spread the news Thursday on Instagram, along with a pic of husband Swiss Beatz for their four-year wedding anniversary. The couple have a son, Egypt, 3.


If you have a few million dollars lying around, Ibiza is the place to be this week. Well, Justin Bieber’s yacht, to be exact. The 20-year-old upstart seems to have moved on from his tiff with Orlando Bloom, hosting boatloads of babes, from beyond-gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik to bi-curious actress Michelle Rodriguez, who was last rumored to be rolling around with Zac Efron. Oh, the life.


A man who raped and killed Kelsey Grammer’s sister almost 40 years ago has been denied parole after the actor testified against his release. Freddie Glenn, who is serving a life sentence, was convicted of killing Karen Elisa Grammer after kidnapping her from a Colorado Springs Red Lobster where she worked in 1975.


Last weekend’s Keith Urban outdoor concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass., really was a disaster. If the drunken debauchery and projectile vomiting within the crowd wasn’t enough, now police are investigating a possible sexual assault. Boston resident Sean Murphy was arrested after concertgoers captured a possible rape on their cellphones.


If James Franco and Lana Del Rey really are dating as some tabloids report, this is a relationship either doomed to fail miserably, or be one for the ages. The angst-filled entertainers have been flirting up a storm on social media, and Del Rey showed up at Franco’s premiere for his movie Child Of God Wednesday evening in NYC.

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