The Dish for July 12th

SHIA LaBEOUF: Arrest Video Released


Footage of Shia LaBeouf's arrest in Savannah, Georgia shows the actor going on a profanity-laced tirade.

The star was taken into custody early Saturday morning after he asked a police officer for a cigarette. According to the police report, LaBeouf "became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present." He reportedly ran away and was later cuffed in the lobby of his hotel. That's where he was caught on a body cam cursing out the arresting officer. At one point he calls the cop a "dumb [expletive]."

LaBeouf's been charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction and public intoxication.

(Check out the video, but be warned -- it contains plenty of expletives.)


MELISSA RAUCH: Big Bang Theory Star Pregnant


Melissa Rauch is pregnant with her first child but the Big Bang Theory star was reluctant to share the good news.

The actress wrote an essay in Glamour magazine about her pregnancy and the "heartache" of her recent miscarriage. Melissa writes about herself in the third person, saying, “Melissa is expecting her first child. She is extremely overjoyed, but if she’s being honest, due to the fact that she had a miscarriage the last time she was pregnant, she’s pretty much terrified at the moment that it will happen again. She feels weird even announcing this at all, and would rather wait until her child heads off to college to tell anyone, but she figures she should probably share this news before someone sees her waddling around with her mid-section protruding and announces it first.”

The 37-year-old is due in the fall.


THE WILLIS FAMILY: Father Sentenced to 40 Years for Rape


Toby Willis, the patriarch of TLC's The Willis Family, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping a minor.

The father of 12 pled guilty to child rape in a Cheatham County, Tennessee court today (Tuesday). He was arrested last year in a sting by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and charged with having sex with an underage female more than a decade ago.

Following his arrest, TLC announced that it had canceled the reality show in May. The Willis Family was a reality show that followed Toby and his musical family, who made it to the quarterfinals of season nine of America’s Got Talent.


KIM KARDASHIAN: I'm Not a Coke Head   


Kim Kardashian insists there's no nose candy in an Instagram video she posted -- it's only candy candy.

Rumors began to swirl when some eagle-eyed fans noticed two white lines on a counter behind the star, leading some to believe Kim has a drug problem. But the reality star shut down the rumors, tweeting, "I do not play with rumors like this so I'm gonna shut it down real quick. That's sugar from our candy mess from Dylan's candy shop."  

Later in the day, she identified the real culprit: The white lines are part of the marbled table. Kim reiterated how drugs are "just not my lifestyle. I've never been like that. I have kids."


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Quentin Tarantino’s next movie will "explore" the Manson family murders, according to Variety. The film has already been written. No other details are known.

The Umbrella Academy, the superhero comic book created by My Chemical Romancefrontman Gerard Way, is being turned into a series on Netflix. The first season is set to premiere in 2018.

Showtime is developing a sequel series to The L Word, Variety reports. Many original cast members have already signed on.

Lucy Liu will direct the season two premiere of Netflix’s Luke Cage. The superhero series is expected to return next year.


KERMIT THE FROG: Getting a New Voice


For the first time in 27 years, Kermit the Frog will be voiced by a different actor.

Steve Whitmire, who took over the role when Muppets creator Jim Henson died in 1990, is leaving the franchise. He started working with The Muppets back in 1978. He'll be replaced by voice actor and longtime puppeteer Matt Vogel. Vogel will make his debut as Kermit next week in a "Muppets Thought of the Week" video. (Hollywood Reporter)


GEORGE MICHAEL: Nile Rodgers Remixes


Nile Rodgers is back remixing some George Michael material. The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee said he'd been working on some of the late British star's recordings prior to his death on Christmas Day.

Last winter, Nile called George a "genius" and said he was "planning a big comeback." Now, after no news for several months, Rodgers tweeted a photo of himself at a studio console, noting George's "vocals are so hot the faders burned our hands."

Still no word on which songs Rodgers was working on -- whether it's unreleased material or fresh mixes of classic songs for a greatest hits package. (BBC)


LADY GAGA: Closing Time for Dive Bar Tour


Lady Gaga won't be taking a dive this week after all.

The Mother Monster was slated to kick off a second round of "Dive Bar Tour" dates in Las Vegas on Thursday, but has decided to postpone that show to work on her actual tour. Gaga, who'd played a series of intimate gigs around the country earlier this year, had planned three dates before the August 1st kickoff of her stadium run -- but that's now on hold.

She issued a statement saying she's "deep in rehearsals for her world tour and is working to reschedule a date as soon as possible." Her camp offered no details about what might happen with the other two dates. (Variety)

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