The Dish for July 31st 2017

HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES


Paris Jackson got a matching tattoo with her godfather,Macaulay Culkin. There’s some debate about why they chose spoons as their tattoo. Tiny spoons are used for drugs, like snorting cocaine. (Daily Mail)

Lifetime TV is about to make a movie based on the life of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.  Good luck in casting somebody as tiny as Simone. Hopefully the script will feature Simone getting her wisdom teeth pulled and her drugged out reaction. (Deadline Hollywood)

New Dancing With the Stars speculation. Former Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise contestant DeMario Jackson could join another ABC reality series. TMZ reports that negotiations have been going on for weeks.

Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb admitting to public urination. She told a close friend (quote) “Running through Central Park very early in the morning I suddenly had to go SO bad, but all the toilet doors were locked, so I went natural!” (National Enquirer)

A pregnant OB-GYN in Kentucky had her child only minutes after she helped another mother deliver. Dr Amanda Hess said (quote) “I put on a second gown to cover my backside and went down to her room. I’d taken an emergency call the day before, so I thought really that I was working up to the last minute. But this was literally ’til the last second.” (People)


George Clooney World’s Most Handsome


Science has confirmed that George Clooney is the sexiest man alive.

Typically, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So it’s easy to spot who is hot – or not.

Leave it to mathematicians to complicate matters. They attempt to determine sex appeal based on the perfect ratio of facial features. In other words, is the nose in proportion to the lips and how are the eyebrows and nose and lips spaced apart.

So mathematicians measured the facial features of hundreds of Hollywood’s leading actors. George Clooney has an almost perfectly symmetrical face. His score of 92% ranks him first.

One of the lowest ranked actors is Peter Dinklage. The little person is a star of Game of Thrones. His acting talent overcomes his shortcomings in the looks department.  (Daily Mail)

The hottest guys ranked are:

  1. George Clooney 92.0
  2. Bradley Cooper 91.8
  3. Brad Pitt 90.5
  4. Harry Styles 89.5
  5. David Beckham 89.0
  6. Will Smith 89.0
  7. Idris Elba 88.0
  8. Ryan Gosling 87.5
  9. Zayn Malik 86.5
  10. Jamie Foxx 85.5


George Clooney Threatens Photographers of Twins


A French magazine published the first photos of George and Amal Clooney's twins, Ella and Alexander.

They were unauthorized and George is steaming mad. He said to E! News, (quote) “Make no mistake — the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

 

The photographer needed a long lens to take the blurry images. George is seen carrying one of the kids at his estate on Lake Como Italy. Amal cradles the other in her arms.

George alleged the photographer trespassed. (quote) “Over the last week, photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home.”


EDITORIAL: "Righteous" Legal Battle by Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift has fans on the editorial board of The Denver Post. On Friday, the newspaper published the following commentary:

“Taylor Swift is doing the right thing and not the easy thing in fighting a lawsuit filed against her by former radio talk show host David Mueller, whose alibi is as shaky as a junkie.

"He is accused of reaching up Swift’s skirt and grabbing her bottom. Not that the international superstar and emblem of female empowerment needs our support. But as the trial date approaches, it’s important that her young female fans know it is unacceptable for men to grab women without permission — and that such assault comes with repercussions in our society.

"One must ask why Swift hasn’t settled. The answer is that she is fighting this fight for all women. We applaud Swift’s courage, and hope that she prevails.”


KATHY GRIFFIN: "Exonerated" in Trump Photo Scandal


Kathy Griffin is off the hook for her controversial photo shoot with a bloodied Donald Trump mask.

On Friday, the comedian tweeted, “I am no longer under federal investigation. The case is closed, I have been completely exonerated. Finally." In June, Kathy revealed she was under federal investigation for the photo, which ignited a huge backlash.

Though she won't face any legal trouble, Kathy's career has suffered. She lost her New Year’s Eve gig on CNN as well as a Squatty Potty commercial. Also several of the shows on her comedy tour were canceled.


LADY GAGA: Subpoenaed in Kesha Suit


Lady Gaga has been subpoenaed as part of Dr. Luke's defamation suit against Kesha.

A statement released by the producer's spokesperson said, "In connection with Dr. Luke’s defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities. Dr. Luke’s counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha."

TMZ reports that Gaga said she would submit a written statement concerning the case, but Dr. Luke's lawyers want a three-hour face-to-face with her. The subpoena request involves a text message conversation between Kesha and Gaga in February 2016. The filing alleges the texts included statements by Kesha about her abuse and implored Gaga to join a "smear campaign against [Dr. Luke]." Dr. Luke's lawyers claim the copy of the texts they received were "heavily redacted" and "incomprehensible."


Rachel Lindsay Absent at Bachelorette Party


Rachel Lindsay skipped her Bachelorette party. A worried friend stated (quote) "No one has any idea what’s going on. She was supposed to be there. It’s her trip. But at the last minute she didn’t show up.”

Don’t read too much into it, though. She claims to be happily engaged and looking forward to unveiling her fiancé in a couple of weeks. A close friend told Us Weekly, (quote) “She’s creepily happy. Every time I hang out with her she’s talking about him 24/7 -- She’s in love.”

Rachel supposedly missed her flight to the Dominican Republic. That didn’t kill her friends’ vibe. A dozen women from the Bachelor season partied all weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana. Their Instagram timelines prove it.

An engagement party is planned at the conclusion of The Bachelorette season. It’s scheduled in Miami, which may provide a clue which guy proposed to Rachel.


BOX-OFFICE REPORT   


1. Dunkirk - $28.1 million

2. The Emoji Movie - $25.7 million

3. Girls Trip - $20.1 million

4. Atomic Blonde - $18.6 million

5. Spider-Man: Homecoming - $13.5 million

Dunkirk won the box office for a second straight weekend with $28.1 million. The World War 2 epic has earned $102.8 million in 10 days.

The Emoji Movie opened in second place with $25.7 million.

Girls Trip dropped from second to third with $20.1 million.

The Charlize Theron action flick Atomic Blonde premiered in fourth with $18.6 million.

And Spider-Man: Homecoming fell two spots, landing in fifth with $13.5 million.

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