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Billy Joel Marries in a Surprise July 4 Wedding

Weds longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick on Long Island estate

(Newser) - Billy Joel wed longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick yesterday, turning the couple's annual Fourth of July party at the Piano Man's Long Island estate into a surprise wedding, reports People . The couple, 66 and 33 and together since 2009, are expecting a baby daughter this summer. Joel's 29-year-old... More »

Christie Brinkley Gets Apology From Ex-Hubby's Ex-Wife

Suzanne Shaw says she was under Peter Cook's 'spell'

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley's marriage to Peter Cook ended in 2008 after he had an affair with an 18-year-old ; he went on to wed Suzanne Shaw. Shaw stood by Cook's side during the 2012 Cook-Brinkley court battle over child support , and things got ugly: At one point Brinkley told Shaw... More »

Billy Joel Sings 'Uptown Girl' to Christie Brinkley

Serenades ex-wife at New York concert

(Newser) - Say it with us now: Awww. At his concert in New York City last week, Billy Joel serenaded ex-wife Christie Brinkley with "Uptown Girl," the song he wrote for her in 1983, even making sure the cameraman turned his lens on Brinkley in the audience. The Stir notes... More »

22 Stars Who've Been Married 4 Times—or More

So much for 'til death do us part...

(Newser) - It's no secret that Liz Taylor was married eight times—but some of these celebrities who've been married four times or more, rounded up by the Huffington Post , might surprise you:
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor: She's gotten hitched an incredible nine times, including once to Conrad Hilton.
  • Mickey
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7 Stars Who Hooked Up With 'the Help'

Congrats, Heidi Klum, you're the only female on the list!

(Newser) - Seal made waves with his recent comment about Heidi Klum "fornicat[ing] with the help," but there's nothing too surprising about celebrities getting together with their staffers. The Huffington Post rounds up six more who did just that:
  • During divorce proceedings, Christie Brinkley's ex Peter Cook admitted
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Brinkley Ex Rages About Her in 91-Page Court Filing

Nearly four years later, Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley back in court

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook may have settled their divorce back in 2008, but the ex-couple isn't done battling in court. Brinkley claims Cook owes her more than $32,000 in child support, but Cook—in a 91-page court filing—says it's actually Brinkley who owes him. The... More »

'Uptown Girl': Not Actually About Christie Brinkley...

And more sometimes surprising stories behind the songs

(Newser) - Inspired by Taylor Swift, who regularly pens songs about her real-life boyfriends , the New York Daily News lists six stories behind six classic songs. Most come from new book The Girl in the Song by Michael Heatley and Frank Hopkinson:
  • Billy Joel, “Uptown Girl”: Contrary to popular belief, this
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Christie Brinkley Hawking Hamptons House for $15.75M

(Newser) - And you thought she was just a pretty face. Ex-supermodel Christie Brinkley is offering for sale one of her several Hamptons homes—for the low, low price of $15.75 million. Located in North Haven, NY, near Sag Harbor, it was built in 1843 and features 5500 square feet, 4.... More »

I Cried for 2 Years After Break-Up: Alexa Ray

But she says she wasn't trying to kill herself

(Newser) - When Alexa Ray Joel overdosed on homeopathic aspirin, she wasn’t trying to commit suicide, she just wanted to numb the pain of her first serious break-up. “I was crying every day for two years straight after that,” she says in an interview airing tonight on 20/20, E!... More »

Alexa Ray Joel Apologizes for Overdose 'Drama'

She didn't actually want to die, she says

(Newser) - Alexa Ray Joel is “in a Zen good place” 6 months after her suicide scare, and she's sorry for being “dramatic.” Though she admits saying “I want to die” to a 911 operator, Joel tells People she didn’t actually want to end her life: “... More »

Alexa Ray Joel Talks Suicide Scare

Heartbreak—not Christie Brinkley—to blame, says Billy Joel's daughter

(Newser) - Alexa Ray Joel spoke out against reports that her suicide scare was a result of a fight with mom Christie Brinkley, blaming it instead on “heartbreak-related depression.” On her Facebook fan page, Joel called Brinkley and dad Billy Joel “my role models and best friends,” slamming... More »

Alexa Ray Joel Suffered 'Heartbreak'

Billy Joel, Christie Brinkley address daughter's overdose

(Newser) - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley are slamming a New York Post report that daughter Alexa Ray attempted suicide after fighting with Brinkley on a family vacation as "false." The pair released a statement yesterday saying the 23-year-old’s “dangerous actions” came “while suffering a devastating heartbreak,... More »

Billy Joel: Daughter on the Mend After OD

Alexa Ray Joel took a homeopathic drug, source says

(Newser) - Alexa Ray Joel is out of the hospital and "is going to be fine," her father, Billy Joel, said last night. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter, reportedly distraught over a recent breakup, was treated at a New York hospital after overdosing on a substance a source identifies as a homeopathic... More »

Feds Push More Truth in Advertising

(Newser) - Maybe Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley did get those bods from that exercise equipment, but fears that consumers don’t really understand “results may vary” has the Federal Trade Commission looking to tighten its rules, Advertising Age reports. Advertisers would have to show that consumers would see similar results,... More »

Brinkley Ex Stops Payments to Mistress

Cook claims Bianchi broke confidentiality; her reps threaten suit over sex tapes

(Newser) - It appears Peter Cook’s ex-lover may not get the last third of her settlement, the New York Post reports, and her lawyers are to blame. Diana Bianchi, the teen whose affair with Cook led to his divorce from Christie Brinkley, signed a deal promising $300,000 as long as... More »

Teen Mistress Accuses Cook of Taping Sex

Bianchi may file complaint against Brinkley's ex

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley may not be the only beauty battling Peter Cook in court. Diana Bianchi, Cook’s teenaged mistress when she worked at his New York office, is accusing him of videotaping their trysts without her knowledge. Bianchi’s lawyer says she may file a criminal complaint against the disgraced... More »

Brinkley Loses Latest Legal Round vs. Ex

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley doesn't want her kids seeing her ex spill his guts to Barbara Walters tonight, and a New York judge agrees—but he isn't on board with keeping the youngsters from seeing their dad in person, Newsday reports. The judge yesterday denied the ex-supermodel's bid for a temporary restraining... More »

Ex Blames Brinkley for Affair

Lack of emotional connection prompted cheating, Cook tells Walters

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley’s adulterous ex-husband said that he cheated on the former supermodel because she did not offer the emotional connection he needed, ABC News reports. In an interview to be broadcast Friday, Peter Cook told Barbara Walters that by 2005 he and Brinkley felt “more like we were... More »

Brinkley Swears Off Marriage

Supermodel vows fourth divorce will be her last

(Newser) - On the heels of this week's divorce settlement—and the messy dissolution of her fourth marriage—Christie Brinkley has learned her lesson. "I'm not going to marry again," she tells Andrea Peyser of the New York Post. "I know too much about the marriage laws and divorce... More »

Christie Brinkley Settles Divorce, Gets Kids

Ex makes off with $2.1M; 'It's everything I asked for,' he says

(Newser) - After an intense all-night negotiation session, Christie Brinkley has settled her acrimonious divorce, the New York Post reports. The model got full custody of her two children, and will pay philandering ex Peter Cook a one-time $2.1 million, which will mostly cover legal fees. The rest of the settlement... More »

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