Saturday , 24 June 2017

Hollywood Dirt

TODAY’S DIRT:

Johnny Depp apparently learned nothing from Kathy Griffin when he made a joke about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance in England. He said, “I think [Trump] needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” adding, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify. I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.” Kathy was harshly criticized for a picture she took featuring her holding a bloody, detached head of the president in effigy. Source: The Guardian

Bill Cosby is going on a speaking tour in an attempt to help educate people about sexual assault laws. According to his team, this issue affects “any young person, especially young athletes of today” and “married men.” Cosby wants to do this because “anything at this point can be considered sexual assault.” A list of dates and cities haven’t been finalized yet. Source: WBRC

Corinne Olympios’ boyfriend says she has his “unwavering loyalty and support” amidst the Bachelor in Paradise scandal. Corinne’s team is still investigating the allegations of sexual assault after Warner Brothers found no “misconduct.” Source: eOnline

Robert Murray, Murray Energy and other associated coal companies are suing HBO and John Oliver, claiming the comedian talk show host created a “villainous” portrait of Murray on Last Week Tonight. HBO says they haven’t seen the complaint, but are confident Oliver didn’t do anything wrong. Murray is also suing the New York Times over an editorial that discussed a deadly 2007 mine collapse in Utah that left seven workers dead. That particular mine was co-owned by Murray Energy. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Kim Kardashian painted her house specifically for her KKW Beauty line launch, which sold out in three hours, raking in millions for the reality star. She had a launch party at her house and according to Kris Jenner, Kim painted the walls the same pale pink shade as KKW Beauty’s packaging.

Jay Leno has a gig on July 1st in East Hampton, but the East Hampton Airport won’t give his airplane permission to land because his private jet is too big for the airfield. That means that he’ll have to land an hour’s drive away from where the Guild Hall Season Spectacular will be held.

Alec Baldwin was walking around the Monmouth University campus in New Jersey with his security detail in his Donald Trump makeup and costume. Wearing a long red tie and blond wig, Alec strolled around the grounds taking photos as surprised onlookers watched. He waved to the gathering crowd but didn’t stop to talk or be photographed. The university would not comment on why Baldwin was there, but he was presumably filming something for SNL. (NJ.com)

Stephen Colbert has made a secret trip to Russia. He posted a photo of him walking outside the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He was dressed like a spy in a beige trench coat. Colbert sub-tweeted President Donald Trump, who denied yesterday any that he had any recordings of his conversations with James Comey. Colbert replied on Twitter, “Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’m in Russia. If the ‘tapes’ exist, I’ll bring you back a copy!” It’s likely we’ll see his visit next week. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The newest class of Hollywood Walk of Fame inductees has been announced. Two of the inductees – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Weird Al Yankovic – happened to be having lunch together when they got the word. Star Wars actor Mark Hamill along with Oscar-winning Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence are among the 34 stars who will receive Walk of Fame stars in 2018. Jack Black, Nick Nolte, Kirsten Dunst, X-Files star Gillian Anderson, TV Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, drag-queen legend RuPaul, Mary J. Blige, Harry Connick Jr, Ice T, Snoop Dogg and Carrie Underwood will all get stars. Each has two years to schedule their star ceremonies before their selections expire.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins were born on June 12th. Rumor has it that the boy and girl’s names are Shawn and Bea, but so far, there has been no official confirmation of the names. Shawn is Jay’s real name, and Bea could be shorter version of Beyoncé’s name. Source: MediaTakeOut

Life & Style Magazine is reporting that HGTV Flip or Flop co-star Christina El Moussa wants to marry her new boyfriend, Doug Spedding. Sources close to her say it’s not true though. Source: Gossip Cop

Pinkberry discontinued its limited-edition lemon flavor and Oprah Winfrey was none too happy. She sent a tweet and Pinkberry threw her a party before restoring the flavor for good. Source: People

Mariah Carey’s cameo in the Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy, The House, has been cut because of her diva behavior on the set. Actor Cedric Yarborough, who also stars on ABC’s Speechless, called Mariah “borderline abusive” noting that she showed up three to four hours late for the shoot, and then was uncooperative and demanding. He did hold back on what he said was the “worst part” of her behavior, noting he would tell people in person if they are cool. Finally, he wrote, “I miss “I had a vision of love” Mariah. Be a damn professional.” Source: New York Post

Saturday Night Live comedian Leslie Jones told Conan O’Brien on his show that she has a “secret boyfriend.” She’s not saying who, because she doesn’t want everybody bothering him. She did say that she liked a goofy man who could make her laugh. Source: Conan

Leslie Jones is hosting The BET Awards Sunday. Beyoncé is leading the pack with seven nominations, with Bruno Mars earning five and Solange picking up four. To see who wins, tune in to the BET Awards at 8pm ET. Source: BET

Jimmy Fallon is working on his second illustrated story. Everything is Mama will be in stores on October 10th, and is being described as a “hilarious ode” to motherhood told from the baby’s point of view.

Britney Spears’ final Piece of Me show at Planet Hollywood happens New Year’s Eve. Britney’s spent four years performing in Vegas. Ticket sales have exceeded $100 million. (Forbes)

Wonder Woman has passed the $600 million mark at the global box office. So far the superhero flick has earned $289.2 million domestically and $312.4 million overseas.

Birthdays:
•former American Idol judge Randy Jackson: 61
•Selma Blair starred in Cruel Intentions and was on Legally Blonde: 45
•Fargo star Francis McDormand: 60
•Melissa Rauch plays Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory: 37
•Joss Whedon is the producer behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers movies: 53
•Ted Shackelford was on Knots Landing and Dallas: 71
•Billy Wirth was in The Lost Boys and Body Snatchers: 55
•British singer Duffy (Amie Ann Duffy): 33
•Jason Mraz: 40
•KT Tunstall: 42
•19 Kids And Counting reality star Anna Duggar is married to Josh Duggar: 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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