"Dance Moms" star Kelly Hyland has been legally forbidden from having any contact with co-star and dance studio owner Abby Lee Miller after a nasty cat fight, which means they can't even tweet each other, TMZ reports.
Hyland of Murrysville was in court Tuesday morning in New York City facing assault and harassment charges after allegedly attacking Miller in a fit of jealousy back in November.
The two women had a hair-pulling brawl at a dance studio after Hyland accused Abby of slighting her young daughters.
Hyland was booked in November for assault and harassment. Reportedly Miller, of Penn Hills, was searching for new talent and Hyland was getting angry that her daughters -- Brooke, 15, and Paige, 13 -- were being overlooked. When Miller dared to bring a potential pint-sized star by the studio, Hyland freaked out.
Eyewitnesses say Hyland began screaming at Miller and then allegedly grabbed Miller's hair and it became a full-on fight.
Both women showed up at the courthouse Tuesday morning, and so did a camera ... because you KNOW this is going to be part of the TV show.
During the hearing, Hyland was ordered by the judge to stay away from Miller while the case is pending, which means no talking, no phone calls and no tweeting at her.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby made Town & Country's Top 50 Bachelors list in the magazine's February issue.
"THE SKINNY: The Pittsburgh Penguins' captain, with a $104 million contract, is the best hockey player on earth.
"LIKES: Making the playoffs -- though he can't seem to grow the requisite beard ...."
Aliquippa native Joe Letteri was in the States last weekend to pick up the 2014 Vanguard Award for achievements in new media and technology at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony. Letteri, nominated for his eighth Oscar for the visual effects in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," was honored along with Peter Jackson and their Weta Digital team in New Zealand.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor behind the dragon Smaug, presented the award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel gathering. "It's fantastic to receive this award from you, the Producers Guild, because you are the core of what we do here," Letteri said, via The Hollywood Reporter. "You lead the charge on getting these kinds of films made, often fearlessly." Jackson was absent but sent a video thank-you.
Also at the PGA Awards, Swissvale native Billy Gardell ("Mike & Molly") presented the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television to producer Chuck Lorre, who has four shows on CBS.
Pittsburgh's Joe Manganiello really is taking his work in "Magic Mike" to a whole other level.
Not only has he produced "La Bare," a documentary about the Dallas outpost of a chain of male strip clubs, but the "True Blood" star also may start investing in the franchise himself.
"The owner [of La Bare] has asked me if I want to go in with him on a new club," Manganiello told E! News last week at the Sundance Film Festival's Eddie Bauer and It's So Miami lounge. "We're talking about it. I never in a million years thought this is the way my career would be going, but here we are."
"La Bare" premiered at Slamdance on Sunday.
"My 'Magic Mike' journey was inspired by La Bare," Manganiello said. "One of my best friends was a dancer there back in the '90s. He did the fireman routine.
"His story inspired [my 'Magic Mike' character] and then that inspired me to go back to the club and pick up really what was left on the table," he continued. "People wanted to know more about the guys and their life in that culture."
The Super Bowl will have a touch of the classical this year: Opera star Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem, The Associated Press reports.
The four-time Grammy winner will perform before the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb 2. Fleming is the first opera star to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. In recent years, it has been performed mainly by a mix of pop and country stars.
Known as "The People's Diva," the soprano is closely identified with the New York City region, having spent years singing on iconic stages such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Last year, she received the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor the government gives to artists.
Fleming, who lives in New York City, sang the national anthem before Game 2 of the 2003 World Series at Yankee Stadium.
The movie "Cool Runnings" endeared the Jamaican bobsled team to viewers in the early '90s, but the real team has continued to face trouble, People reports.
Although team members qualified for the Winter Olympics this year for the first time since 2002, financial issues threatened to keep them at home. "We have not come close to covering our costs," Chris Stokes, general secretary of the Jamaican Bobsled Federation, told ESPN.com on Monday.
"We have many outstanding obligations, and we have to pay [for] three more weeks of training. We've had very lonely days when we struggled to make ends meet by borrowing equipment. Our guys haven't had the proper jackets."
Stokes added that the team will pay for its way to Sochi, and the local organization committee will handle the athletes' needs once in Russia, but the team still needed $80,000.
Enter Reddit, the rest of the Internet and a whole lot of people who love "Cool Runnings."
A collection page was set up on crowd-funding site Crowdtilt, and as of Tuesday morning, it had raised a staggering $120,330, well over the team's stated goal of $80,000.
Monday, Crowdtilt CEO James Beshara told ESPN that about 70 percent of contributions have come from U.S.-based credit and debit cards in at least 42 states.