The Dish for July 11th

 

DWAYNE JOHNSON: White House Campaign Launched


It appears Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is running for President of the United States.

Paperwork for an official campaign committee called "Run The Rock 2020" has been filed with the Federal Election Commission. Kenton Tilford of Wheeling, West Virginia made the formal filing. It’s unclear his exact relationship to The Rock.

The actor and former pro-wrestler has joked about making a run for the White House. Most recently, he and Tom Hanks suggested on Saturday Night Live that they’d be a ticket. (The Hill)


BEN AFFLECK: New Gal Moves In


Lindsay Shookus has already moved into Ben Affleck’s place. That was rather quick.

The original statement from his team claimed, "It's early and they are taking it slow." But this week, a source admitted, "Lindsay is full-on living with Ben. They're officially a couple. She's happy she doesn't have to hide their relationship anymore."

Reports suggest that Shookus and Ben have been sneaking around for over three years. They made excuses for commuting between New York City and Los Angeles. Then their spouses discovered the illicit affair in 2015.

Shookus still has a job with Saturday Night Live. But over the summer, she’d stay with Ben with regular trips back east to visit her daughter. On the horizon, there'll be a meeting of Ben's three kids with their potential step-mom. (E! News)


ROB KARDASHIAN: Blac Chyna Gets Restraining Order


Blac Chyna was granted temporary restraining orders against Rob Kardashian today (Monday) in L.A.

This comes after Rob flipped out on social media last week, posting nude photos of his baby mama and accusing her of drug use, alcohol abuse and infidelity.

At a press conference outside the courthouse on Monday, Chyna told reporters, “I would first and foremost like the thank the judge for granting me this restraining order to protect me, and I’m going to get back to co-parenting Dream.”

Chyna also accused Rob of attacking her in April and threatening to shoot himself.

Her lawyer Lisa Bloom said, "The judge gave us everything we asked for, which is a set of very strong and enforceable restraining orders against Rob Kardashian, restraining him from coming near her and restraining him from cyberbulling, restraining him from posting anything about her online of personal nature, including photos and videos."

Rob did not appear in court. His lawyer Robert Shapiro — who was part of O.J. Simpson's Dream Team with his late father, Robert Kardashian — appeared on his behalf. (People)


TRUE BLOOD: Star Nelsan Ellis Died From Alcohol Withdrawal Complications


Nelsan Ellis died from heart failure triggered by alcohol withdrawal complications, said the family of the True Blood star.

Ellis, who played Lafayette on the HBO series, "struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years." In a statement, the family said Ellis "was ashamed of his addiction and thus was reluctant to talk about it during his life." Now they want his life to "serve as a cautionary tale in an attempt to help others."

They said that "after many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own. According to his father, during his withdrawal from alcohol he had a blood infection, his kidneys shut down, his liver was swollen, his blood pressure plummeted, and his dear sweet heart raced out of control."

He died Saturday at the age of 39. (THR)


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Joanna Krupa has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Romain Zago. In court documents, the former Real Housewives of Miami star claims the marriage is "irretrievably broken." The two have no kids. (TMZ)

Former American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart was arrested Saturday after allegedly punching a bouncer in the head at a bar outside Chicago. She's due in court date on August 2nd. (Variety)

The ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm hits HBO on October 1st. It's been six years since the Larry David comedy has aired new episodes.

BoJack Horseman's fourth season will premiere on Netflix September 8th.


ARIANA GRANDE: Bomb Threat Before Costa Rica Concert


This past weekend in Costa Rica, a man threatened in a series of Facebook postings to attack her concert. The messages echoed the Manchester bombing. The creep wrote in Arabic, warning of coordinated “acts of violence” and killing hundreds.

Authorities from Costa Rica’s Department of Intelligence and Security arrested the 22-year-old suspect on Sunday morning.

Ariana put on a brave face. Her show went on Sunday night as scheduled. Her fans never knew it came this close to being canceled. (Tico Times, Costa Rica)


GWEN STEFANI: Stampede Suit


Gwen Stefani will have a hella bad time dealing with a lawsuit filed by a fan who says her leg was broken at one of the singer's shows.

TMZ reports that Lisa Stricklin is taking Gwen to court for an incident in North Carolina last July, when the star urged general admission fans to rush forward into a seated area -- a crush that resulted in her being knocked down and trampled.

Stricklin is suing Gwen and the show promoter for negligence, and says that the Voice star even acknowledged the error from the stage by saying, "I got in so much trouble for telling you guys to come up here!"


ADELE: Will the Sky Fall Again?


A sore throat forced Adele to cancel the two biggest live shows of her career -- but she's on track to return to her role as James Bond's fave singer.

According to Britain's Daily Mirror, Adele is ready to follow up her Oscar-winning Skyfalltheme with a song for the next 007 flick -- and Daniel Craig may come along for the ride. A behind-the-scenes source says, “The strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”

If Adele does sign on, she has plenty of time to come up with a tune -- filming hasn't started, and will take over a year once it does.

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