The Dish for August 2nd

JOANNA KRUPA: Settles Smelly Lawsuit


Joanna Krupa and Brandi Glanville can finally put their smelly ladyparts lawsuit behind them.

TMZ says the reality stars have reached a "full and final settlement," and that Joanna has withdrawn her defamation suit against Brandi. No word on what the settlement was, but the gossip blog says money was most likely involved.

The trouble started in 2013 when Brandi claimed on Watch What Happens Live that she'd heard from a friend that Joanna's naughty bits stink. 

Joanna's estranged husband even testified, saying her hoo-ha is "better than any other woman in the world."


GEORGE CLOONEY: Opening Schools for Syrian Refugees


George and Amal Clooney are showing their commitment to helping Syrian refugees by opening seven new schools for children.

The new parents announced a $2 million partnership between their Clooney Foundation for Justice and UNICEF that will build the schools in Amal's native Lebanon. The couple says, "Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk -- the risk of never being a productive part of society. Formal education can help change that. That’s our goal with this initiative. We don’t want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time."

The schools are expected to provide education services to 3000 refugee students. (Vanity Fair)


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Emma Roberts is returning to American Horror Story for the new season, Cult. The show returns September 5th.

Ian McShane has been cast in the Hellboy reboot. David Harbour will replace Ron Perlman as the big red hero, while McShane will play his adoptive father, Professor Trevor Broom.

CBS says Erinn Hayes's character on Kevin Can Wait will be killed off to make room for Leah Remini. Leah will reunite with Kevin James as a series regular. The two co-starred on Kevin of Queens for nine seasons.

Former SNL star Bobby Moynihan and his wife Brynn O’Malley recently welcomed a baby girl. (Page Six)


JAY-Z, COLDPLAY: Rapper Calls Martin "Modern Day Shakespeare"


Jay-Z has just called his buddy Chris Martin of Coldplay a "genius" and a "modern day Shakespeare."

Speaking to Britain's Metro newspaper, Hova insisted that this show of mad respect has "nothing to do with [their] friendship." He says he's "been in the industry long enough to know when [he's] in the presence of a genius…and Martin is just that."

That's where Shakespeare comes in. Jay thinks that Britain will eventually look at Martin in the same light. "He is an incredible recording artist, an incredible songwriter, but where he really comes alive is performing live."

He suggests that "If you get the chance to see Coldplay live, do it -- you ain’t gonna regret it."


BEYONCE: She Shoots, Will She Score?


Beyonce has hoop dreams -- and she's hoping to make them come true as part owner of the Houston Rockets.

According to Bloomberg News, Bey is looking to make a sizable investment in the team, which owner Les Alexander put on the market last month. Though it's unclear exactly how big a share she's considering, it's supposedly a more serious investment than the one hubby Jay-Z made when he bought one percent of the Brooklyn Nets a few years back.

Alexander is asking more than $1 billion for control of the team.


OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: Appears on Daughter's Instagram Photo


Olivia Newton-John makes a cameo on a photo posted on her daughter Chloe Lattanzi's Instagram.

The image shows Olivia in the screen's reflection, apparently watching her daughter pose in a tight black pants-suit. Chloe also updated Olivia's condition. "She is doing soooo well. We’re spending this week together! So happy!" (People.com)


Mariah Carey Warns Lionel Richie: ‘Don’t Do Idol'


Mariah Carey warned Lionel Richie not to join the re-boot of American Idol.

Mariah judged for season 12. Nicki Minaj made it – by Mariah's account  -- “the worst experience of my life.” They feuded because Nicki never respected Mariah’s opinions. Nicki has a way with words that Mariah never possessed. You got the sense Nicki dismissed Mariah because she's past her prime.

So when Entertainment Tonight asked Mariah advice to Lionel Richie, she responded (quote) “I would say, don't do it.”

Then she had second thoughts at her brutal honesty and added (quote) “No, I'm only kidding. If he wants to do it, that'll be great. I think he would be really good at it."

 
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