TV beauty Liza Irizarry is suing Selita Ebanks over claims the Victoria's Secret supermodel broke her nose in a catfight at a Miami nightclub. Telemundo model Irizarry, 34, says she was punched in the face after greeting Ebanks' boyfriend, former BET host Terence J, with a kiss on the cheek. She claims a drunken Ebanks told her "don't be kissing my man" and struck her on the nose. "I went to swing back — that's when all her friends jumped in. I felt hair pulling and fists coming at me," Irizarry said in an interview in her lawyer's Manhattan office. The fight, which broke out at 5 am in Miami's Dream nightclub last November, was broken up by one of Irizarry's male friends. It was only the following morning when she realised the extent of her injuries. "I was in so much pain," Irizarry, of the Bronx, told the New York Daily News that "my pillow was covered in blood." Days later, she had surgery for a complex nasal fracture. She said: "I'm so angry, because she thinks she can get away with anything. Me saying hello to someone doesn't give you the right to hit me." Irizarry will be filing for assault and battery in Hudson Superior Court and is seeking damages for pain, suffering and medical bills. According to her lawyer Edward Steinberg, Miami police have not arrested Ebanks even though Irizarry filed a report and sent officers her medical records. Ebanks' lawyer, Paul Rothenberg, says his client said the "claims are baseless". In an interview earlier this month, Ebanks told how she was head over heels in love with actor Terence J, who this year has starred in Think Like A Man and Sparkle as well as taking up a new position at E! News. "We're just happy to be in love and be a part of each others lives,' she said. The Cayman-born model, who played a phoenix in Kanye West's 2010 video, has worked for high fashion brands Neiman Marcus and Ralph Lauren, and appeared in magazines such as the Sports Illustrated and Vogue. She is best known for her work as one of Victoria Secret's 'Angels' from 2005 to 2009.
— Daily Mail
Alex Trebek returns to Jeopardy! a month after heart attack
Beloved quiz show host Alex Trebek was back peppering guests with questions last Tueasday as he returned to his Jeopardy! duties after suffering a heart attack.The 72-year-old was seen laughing and in great spirits as he taped the first episode of the show's 29th season. "He's in good health," a Sony Pictures studio representative said in a statement. The well-spoken quiz show king was in such good shape, said the rep, that not only is Alex currently filming the new season, which kicks off September 17, he's also planning improvements to his home. The silver-haired trivia titan was seen smiling with the first three contestants of the new season in a photo released by Sony. The native French-speaking Canadian was hospitalised for chest pains on June 23 and underwent extensive testing at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, a Sony spokesperson said last month. This was his second heart-attack. He suffered his first in 2007. It was a year last July when Trebek made headlines for chasing and catching a burglar. Trebek awoke in his San Francisco hotel room to a woman rifling through his and his wife's personal things.He chased her down and in turn fell himself, tearing his Achilles tendon. Lucinda Moyers, 56, was charged with stealing a bracelet, a purse and $661 in cash. Trebek, who celebrated his 72nd birthday last Sunday, has pledged he won't retire from his Jeopardy! duties until he's put in at least three decades.
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Mariska Hargitay cradles daughter as she heads home from work
She is a busy mother-of-three children with a demanding job in television. So Mariska Hargitay mixed motherhood with her work duties today by taking her gorgeous daughter Amaya Josephine Hermann to set with her. The 48-year-old Law & Order: SVU star was spotted chatting to a friend whom she bumped into during a stroll home from work in the Big Apple. Dressed in a summery brown and cream batik printed dress, the brunette held Amaya tight in her arms. Just like her mother, the infant had on a cute little dress and had her hair pulled back in three tiny buns. Mariska also carried a blanket in her hand in case she wanted to swaddle her baby girl. The actress, who is of Hungarian descent, officially signed a new deal with Universal Television back to April to continue on Law & Order: SVU for a 14th season. She is said to be earning $500,000 per episode. Mariska and her husband Peter Hermann adopted Amaya last April, and at the time of the adoption, Mariska said: 'I'm deliriously happy. From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love.'
— Daily Mail