Steve Lodge is clapping back at ‘RHOC’ alum Vicki Gunvalson’s claims that he cheated on her before their split.
Real Housewives of Orange County alum Vicki Gunvalson, 59, blasted her ex, SteveLodge, 62, on social media on Oct. 15 by claiming he cheated on her before they broke up. But he told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she’s lying and she’s just “looking for attention”.
Following their split last month, Vicki’s bestie and former co-star, Tamra Judge, took to Instagram on Friday to try and cheer her up. But because Tamra didn’t reveal what Steve did to make Vicki “sad”, Vicki shared details in the comments section, claiming Steve “used” her and “lied” to her. She also said, “He’s been dating a 36 year old and is not what he portrays himself to be.”
She went on to claim that Steve took his alleged girlfriend to the condo they share in Puerto Vallarta while she was “out of town working”. But he told us, “I moved to a completely different tower and I have never even run into [Vicki in Mexico]. She is rarely down there.”
But that’s not all. Steve claims Vicki “bought the ring” he gave her when they got engaged. “I think I was being used as a story line [on RHOC],” he said. “I’m not famous nor do I want to be. I wanted my life back. She is showing her true colors now.”
Steve thinks Vicki may be making these claims because she’s looking for a way to get back on the long-running Bravo series, which she left in January 2020 after 14 seasons. “She’s looking for attention to get back on a show, any show, and she just doesn’t understand the word no. I told her a long time ago I was done [with our relationship]. She kept hounding me relentlessly, but I kept saying I was done. I’ve moved on and she obviously hasn’t. Her recent comments [about me cheating] aren’t true. I just want her to leave me and my family alone. They don’t want to hear it anymore,” he said.
Vicki and Steve split two years after getting engaged, and they started dating in 2016. HollywoodLife reached out to Vicki’s rep for comment, but we didn’t receive an immediate response.
Kyrie Irving is reportedly considering taking a genetically modified plant-based Covid-19 vaccine to return to the NBA.
According to the NY Post, “people close to” Irving say he could be convinced to get vaccinated if a plant-based Covid-19 vaccine is approved.
Irving, who is a vegan, was forced to sit out the 2021-22 season and forfeit millions in salary and bonuses after he refused to get the Covid-19 mRNA shots.
A New York City mandate prohibits the superstar guard from playing home games at Barclays Center. The Nets suspended him from playing road games if he is unvaccinated.
Researchers are working on genetically modified plant-based vaccines that they claim are effective against the coronavirus.
A Canadian company has reportedly developed the world’s first 2-dose plant-based vaccine that could be approved for emergency use by the end of the year.
The 2-dose injections reportedly showed a high efficacy rate against Covid, according to Quebec company, Medicago.
The plant-based vaccine is made by inserting a genetic code into bacteria, then a tobacco plant is soaked in the modified bacteria. The genetic code (similar to mRNA) “teaches” the plant to make a virus-like protein which is then used in the vaccine.
The virus-like particles derived from the tobacco plant is said to stimulate the body’s immune system to make antibodies.
Clinical tests showed 71 percent efficacy against all variants and 75.3 percent against Delta when enhanced by GlaxoSmithKline’s Covid-19 booster.
The plant-based vaccine’s efficacy against the new Omicron variant is unknown, according to Yahoo News.
On Tuesday, December 7, Khloé responded to a follower who accused her of looking uninterested as Berry, 55, accepted the People’s Icon Award at the show this week.
“Okay who saw that ‘I don’t care’ sorta look on @khloekardashian when @halleberry was on stage, not cool man,” one person wrote on Twitter.
To that, Kardashian replied, “That’s disappointing my face gave that expression. Halle Berry is such a force. Absolutely Stunning and beyond talented.”
That’s when she hinted at the drama in her personal life, writing, “Tbh I’m barely in my own body right now. Please don’t read into anything. Also please don’t tear me apart because you assumed something.”
This response from the reality star comes as she stepped out for the awards show less than one week after Thompson was named in a paternity suit filed by Maralee Nichols. In the suit, the Houston-based personal trainer alleged that the basketball player is the father of her newborn son, who was conceived in March–when him and Khloé were still together.
Tristan has since filed a gag order, asking the judge on Tuesday to prevent Nichols from speaking publicly about the case. As for Kardashian, her Twitter clapback about Halle Berry is the first time she’s seemingly acknowledged the drama.
For the first time since ten people died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert, the rapper sat down for a nearly hour-long interview to tell his side of the story.
Travis Scott says he’s been on an “emotional roller coaster” since tragedy struck his Astroworld Festival in Texas in early November. Ten people were killed during the concert, and dozens more were left injured. Travis faced extreme backlash for not stopping his concert amidst the tragedy playing out in the audience, but in his first interview since the event, he maintains that he had no idea how bad of a turn things had taken while he was onstage.
“I didn’t know the exact details until [after my set], minutes before the press conference that I figured out exactly what happened,” Travis says in his conversation with Charlamagne Tha God. “And even at that moment you’re like….what?” He also insists that he would have stopped the show if he knew that things were getting so out of hand in the crowd. “Anytime you hear something like that, you want to stop the show,” he explains. “You want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need. Anytime I could see anything like that, I did [stop]. I stopped it a couple of times to just make sure everybody was okay. I just really go off the fans’ energy as a collective — call and response. I just didn’t hear that [this time].”
In the interview, Travis also walks Charlamagne through what he saw onstage in front of that huge crowd that night to paint a better picture of why he couldn’t tell what was happening. “You can only help what you can see, and whatever you’re told,” he adds. “Whenever somebody tells you to stop, you just stop.”
Charlamagne points out that Travis has “encouraged” his fans to “rage” at his concerts in the past, but he says that he has always tried to do so in a safe manner. “It’s supposed to be about having fun,” Travis says. “It’s not about harm. It’s about just letting go and having fun. Help others, love each other. It’s not about harm. The show isn’t just rambunctious for an hour, that’s not what it is.”
The rapper, who is expecting his second child with Kylie Jenner, says he’s done a “lot of grieving” while trying to wrap his head around the situation. “I really just wanted to be there and wish I could kind of just hold everyone and heal them, talk to them, have conversations,” he admits, regarding his fans and their loved ones. “It really hurts, man.”
Now, Travis is committed to making sure that nothing like this happens again in the future. “For the first couple of weeks, it was just me sitting down and channeling these emotions and remembering, no one’s going to be a voice for these people,” he reveals. “I have to be a voice so this doesn’t happen at shows in the future, period, and figure out the solution to ensure people’s safety.”
He also hopes to get to the bottom of what exactly happened to lead to such a horrific tragedy taking place. “I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here,” he says. “I have a responsibility to figure out the solution. Hopefully this takes the first step toward us as artists having more of that insight into what’s going on.”