The Dish for August 14th

DAY FIVE: Trial Resumes, but Taylor Off the Hook

Taylor Swift relaxed this weekend in Nashvillewith her legal team. They likely discussed whether to pursue the counter-claim of assault and battery against David Mueller.

On Friday, the judge tossed Mueller’s claim that Taylor ruined his radio career. The jury won’t waste their time deliberating the issue because Mueller’s testimony was so weak.

However, Taylor’s mother Andrea Swift and her radio rep Frank Bell are still on the hook. Mueller blamed Taylor’s team for getting him fired. They contacted the Denver radio station and told management their morning show host grabbed Taylor’s butt. Mueller wants 3 million dollars in compensation. He still claims to be innocent!

Following Taylor’s electric testimony, the court was mostly uneventful on Friday. Though one nugget made Taylor giggle uncontrollably. Body guard Greg Dent testified that experience told him Mueller seemed the type to belly up to the bar. When he went searching for Mueller inside the concert area, that’s precisely where he found him. (Denver Post)

Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom Back Together

Orlando Bloom Daily Star

Katy Perry gave Orlando Bloom a lap dance this weekend at the Ed Sheeran concert.

They had floor seats Saturday night at Sheeran’s sold out Staples Center show. Yet they only needed one chair because she spent most of the night in his lap.

Fans tweeted about the former lovers rekindling their romance. One witness said (quote) “They definitely seemed like they were back together. They cuddled most of the night. She sat on his lap and they shared kisses.”

Another fan tweeted (quote) “Somehow ended up backstage tonight at the Ed Sheeran concert. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom both walked right past me holding hands & smiled lol.” (People

Unrelated Katy Perry news: She announced a concert cancellation in North Carolina. Ticket sales have been sluggish for Wednesday September 27. Katy explained in a statement (quote) “The Charlotte show was accidentally scheduled on a date that I have had a long-standing family obligation.” (WCNC)

TEEN CHOICE AWARDS: Miley a No-Show, Riverdale a Big Winner   

The Teen Choice Awards turned 18 on Sunday night, but the celebration didn't go quite as planned after scheduled co-hosts Miley Cyrus and Chris Pratt both bailed at the last minute -- even though Chris was in the house to accept his surfboard for Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Jake Paul was tabbed to step in, inspiring hundreds of pretty funny and really nasty memes comparing his star power to Miley's. More than an hour after the show started, Miley logged onto Instagram to apologize for her no-show, blaming "an unrealistic schedule."

Riverdale dominated the TV competition, snagging seven awards, including Choice Drama TV Show. Lucy Hale bested the rest of the Pretty Little Liars to take home Best Drama TV Actress, while castmate Janel Parrish repeated as Best TV Villain.

Spider-Man Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy got the most love in the movie categories, with Zendaya also getting a nod for her performance in the Spidey reboot.

As far as music categories, voters scattered the awards pretty evenly, although Fifth Harmony nabbed a three-pack and Ed Sheeran earned Choice Pop Song honors for "Shape of You."

Two big names were singled out for special honors at the ceremony: Vanessa Hudgenswas given the #SeeHer Award for her efforts in female empowerment, and urged fans to "embrace your weirdness" to make it in life. Later, Bruno Mars, appeared via videotape to accept the Visionary Award -- and preview his new video for "Versace on the Floor."

Kyle opened the show on a beach-themed set with a bangin' version of his new single, "I Spy," setting the stage for Lil Yachty, who followed up with his hit "Forever Young," and Rita Ora, who kicked back for a slinky "Your Song."

Clean Bandit called in Zara Larsson and an orchestra from Santa Monica High to drive "Symphony" over the top, while Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha teamed up to close the show with the 1D stud's new single, "Back to You."


Choice Action Movie (#ChoiceActionMovie)Wonder Woman

Choice Action Movie Actor (#ChoiceActionMovieActor)Chris Pine – Wonder Woman

Choice Action Movie Actress (#ChoiceActionMovieActress)Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman

Choice Sci-Fi Movie (#ChoiceSciFiMovie)Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActor)Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActress)Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Choice Fantasy Movie (#ChoiceFantasyMovie)Beauty and the Beast

Choice Fantasy Movie Actor (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActor)Dwayne Johnson – Moana

Choice Fantasy Movie Actress (#ChoiceFantasyMovieActress)Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast

Choice Drama Movie (#ChoiceDramaMovie)Everything, Everything

Choice Drama Movie Actor (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor)Kian Lawley – Before I Fall

Choice Drama Movie Actress (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress)Emma Watson – The Circle

Choice Comedy Movie (#ChoiceComedyMovie)Finding Dory

Choice Comedy Movie Actor (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor)Zac Efron – Baywatch

Choice Comedy Movie Actress (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress)Ellen DeGeneres – Finding Dory

Choice Summer Movie (#ChoiceSummerMovie)Spider-Man: Homecoming

Choice Summer Movie Actor (#ChoiceSummerMovieActor)Tom Holland – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Choice Summer Movie Actress (#ChoiceSummerMovieActress)Zendaya – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Choice Movie Villain (#ChoiceMovieVillain)Luke Evans – Beauty and the Beast

Choice Breakout Movie Star (#ChoiceBreakoutMovieStar)Auli’i Cravalho – Moana

Choice MovieShip (#ChoiceMovieShip)Emma Watson & Dan Stevens – Beauty and the Beast


Choice Drama TV Show (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)Riverdale

Choice Drama TV Actor (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)Cole Sprouse – Riverdale

Choice Drama TV Actress (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)Lucy Hale – Pretty Little Liars

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow)The Vampire Diaries

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor)Dylan O’Brien – Teen Wolf

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress)Kat Graham – The Vampire Diaries

Choice Action TV Show (#ChoiceActionTVShow)The FlashChoice Action TV Actor (#ChoiceActionTVActor)Grant Gustin – The Flash

Choice Action TV Actress (#ChoiceActionTVActress)Melissa Benoist – Supergirl

Choice Comedy TV Show (#ChoiceComedyTVShow)Fuller House

Choice Comedy TV Actor (#ChoiceComedyTVActor)Jean-Luc Bilodeau – Baby Daddy

Choice Comedy TV Actress (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)Candace Cameron Bure – Fuller House

Choice Animated TV Show (#ChoiceAnimatedTVShow)Family Guy

Choice Reality TV Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow)The Voice

Choice Throwback TV Show (#ChoiceThrowbackTVShow)One Tree Hill

Choice TV Personality (#ChoiceTVPersonality)Ellen DeGeneres – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Choice Summer TV Show (#ChoiceSummerTVShow)Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Actor (#ChoiceSummerTVActor)Tyler Posey – Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Actress (#ChoiceSummerTVActress)Holland Roden – Teen Wolf

Choice TV Villain (#ChoiceTVVillain)Janel Parrish – Pretty Little Liars

Choice Breakout TV Show (#ChoiceBreakoutTVShow)Riverdale

Choice Breakout TV Star (#ChoiceBreakoutTVStar)Lili Reinhart – Riverdale

Choice TVShip (#ChoiceTVShip)#BUGHEAD (Lili Reinhart & Cole Sprouse) – Riverdale


Choice Male Artist (#ChoiceMaleArtist)Harry Styles

Choice Female Artist (#ChoiceFemaleArtist)Ariana Grande

Choice Music Group (#ChoiceMusicGroup)Fifth Harmony

Choice Country Artist (#ChoiceCountryArtist)Carrie Underwood

Choice Electronic/Dance Artist (#ChoiceElectronicDanceArtist)Calvin Harris

Choice Latin Artist (#ChoiceLatinArtist)CNCO

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (#ChoiceRBHipHopArtist)Beyoncé

Choice Rock Artist (#ChoiceRockArtist)Harry Styles

Choice Song: Female Artist (#ChoiceSongFemaleArtist)Camila Cabello – “Crying in the Club”

Choice Song: Male Artist (#ChoiceSongMaleArtist)Niall Horan – “Slow Hands”

Choice Song: Group (#ChoiceSongGroup)Fifth Harmony (feat. Gucci Mane) – “Down”

Choice Collaboration (#ChoiceCollaboration)Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – “Just Hold On”

Choice Summer Song (#ChoiceSummerSong)“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)

Choice Summer Female Artist (#ChoiceSummerFemaleArtist)Camila Cabello

Choice Summer Male Artist (#ChoiceSummerMaleArtist)Shawn Mendes

Choice Summer Group (#ChoiceSummerGroup)Fifth Harmony

Choice Summer Tour (#ChoiceSummerTour)Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman Tour


Choice Female Web Star (#ChoiceFemaleWebStar)Liza Koshy

Choice Male Web Star (#ChoiceMaleWebStar)Logan Paul

Choice Comedy Web Star (#ChoiceComedyWebStar)Logan Paul

Choice Music Web Star (#ChoiceMusicWebStar)Jake Paul

Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star (#ChoiceBeautyWebStar)NikkieTutorials

Choice Gamer (#ChoiceGamer)Ryan Ohmwrecker – ohmwrecker

Choice Twit (#ChoiceTwit)Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Instagrammer (#ChoiceInstagrammer)Selena Gomez

Choice Snapchatter (#ChoiceSnapchatter)Ariana Grande

Choice YouTuber (#ChoiceYouTuber)Jake Paul

Choice Muser (#ChoiceMuser)Baby Ariel


Choice Pop Song (#ChoicePopSong)“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

Choice Country Song (#ChoiceCountrySong)“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt

Choice Electronic/Dance Song (#ChoiceElectronicDanceSong)“Know No Better” – Major Lazer (feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo)

Choice Latin Song (#ChoiceLatinSong)“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song (#ChoiceRBHipHopSong)

“I’m The One” – DJ Khaled (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)

Choice Rock/Alternative Song (#ChoiceRockSong)“Believer” – Imagine Dragons

Choice Breakout Artist (#ChoiceBreakoutArtist)Chance the Rapper

Choice Next Big Thing (#ChoiceNextBigThing)Grace VanderWaal


Choice Comedian (#ChoiceComedian)The Dolan Twins

Choice Male Athlete (#ChoiceMaleAthlete)Stephen Curry

Choice Female Athlete (#ChoiceFemaleAthlete)Simone Biles

Choice Liplock (#ChoiceLipLock)Dan Stevens & Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast

Choice Hissy Fit (#ChoiceHissyFit)Madelaine Petsch – Riverdale

Choice Scene Stealer (#ChoiceSceneStealer)Camila Mendes – Riverdale

Choice Style Icon (#ChoiceStyleIcon)Harry Styles

Choice Female Hottie (#ChoiceFemaleHottie)Camila Cabello

Choice Male Hottie (#ChoiceMaleHottie)Shawn Mendes

Choice Changemaker (#ChoiceChangemaker)Ariana Grande

Choice Videogame (#ChoiceVideoGame)Overwatch

Choice Dancer (#ChoiceDancer)Maddie Ziegler

Choice Model (#ChoiceModel)Kendall Jenner

Choice FandomFifth Harmony

Choice International ArtistBTS


Ben Affleck has run out of chances to win back the heart of estranged wife Jennifer Garner because he refuses to change his party animal ways.

A source close to the one-time couple tells In Touch that Jen is over Ben's childish ways, and is ready to turn him over to his new gal, Lindsay Shookus. The insider says, “She feels like Ben’s drinking is Lindsay’s problem now. Of course, Jen worries about Ben’s health because he is the father of her children, but she feels like she’s done everything she can to help him over the years. It’s Lindsay’s turn."

Affleck has been in and out of rehab several times since his first attempt to sober up back in 2001.

TOM CRUISE: Mission: Hospitalization

Tom Cruise may seem invincible in those Mission: Impossible movies, but a crazy stunt got the better of him while filming Mission Impossible 6 on Sunday morning.

According to TMZ, Cruise -- who prides himself on doing a lot of his own stunt work -- was trying to leap off of a platform onto the roof of a building, but came up just short, crashing into the side of the building instead of landing on top of it.

The actor attempted to go on with the scene, but was limping so badly that crew members helped him away and off the set. There's no word on the extent of his injuries.

You’ve Been Listening to Backstreet Boys Fart

A minor hit by the Backstreet Boys features Howie Dorough farting.

He confessed, (quote) “I was breathing in really heavily singing my part, and I guess some extra air kind of came out.”

The group is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut album. And sharing secrets, like this gem from the Black & Blue album. You may remember “Shape of My Heart” as the hit. The second single from the album was “The Call” that featured a pounding bass sound effect.

AJ McLean revealed to Billboard magazine how they got that sound (quote) “Howie’s fart became an instrument. We were in the studio with Max Martin doing that vocal break down. Howie went ‘dun, dun’ and he farted -- but he farted not only on the beat, but in key. So Max tweaked it.”

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