The Dish for August 17th 2017

TAYLOR SWIFT: Donates to Sex Assault Charity


Taylor Swift has made a generous donation to the Joyful Heart Foundation.

The non-profit organization co-founded by actress Mariska Hargitay aids victims of sex attacks. Following her trial victory, Swift promised to "donate to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."

Joyful Heart Foundation announced the donation saying, "We’re honored to be recognized by Taylor Swift for our work on behalf of and in service to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse." (E! News)

Mariska Hargitay stars in Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit. Taylor named her cat after Mariska’s character, detective Olivia Benson. She tweeted this week, "Leading takes courage -- @TaylorSwift13 is leading with her voice, with fearlessness, and aplomb. Thank you for allowing #Justice to be had."


EMMA STONE: Hollywood’s Best-Paid Actress


Emma Stone is Hollywood’s best-paid actress in Forbes’ annual list. The La La Land star earned $26 million in the last 12 months, mostly from her Oscar-winning performance in the musical romance.

Jennifer Aniston came in a close second with $25.5 million. Most of her earnings, however, came from endorsements for such things as SmartWater and Emirates Airlines. 

Last year’s top earner, Jennifer Lawrence, fell to third with a disappointing $24 million in income. That's a nearly 50-percent drop from last year, when she banked $46 million.

Melissa McCarthy ($18 million) and Mila Kunis ($15.5 million) round out the Top 5.

The 10 highest-paid actresses of 2017:

1. Emma Stone - $26 million)

2. Jennifer Aniston - $25.5 million

3. Jennifer Lawrence - $24 million

4. Melissa McCarthy - $18 million

5. Mila Kunis - $15.5 million

6. Emma Watson - $14 million

7. Charlize Theron - $14 million

8. Cate Blanchett - $12 million

9. Julia Roberts - $12 million

10. Amy Adams - $11.5 million


RIC FLAIR: Has "Multiple Organ Problems"


Ric Flair is in critical condition and suffering from "multiple organ problems," according to his fiancee Wendy Barlow.

The wrestling legend was hospitalized Friday with severe abdominal pains and placed in a medically induced coma before undergoing surgery.

Barlow tells TMZ, "I have been unable to talk on the phone without crying and just feel shocked over events. I want everyone to know he still needs prayers… I have been by his side since Friday and will continue to make sure he is getting the best care possible."

There's still no word on what the 68-year-old is suffering from.


TOM CRUISE: Broke Ankle on MI:6 Set


Now we know the extent to Tom Cruise's injury on the set of Mission: Impossible 6.

TMZ says the star broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Insiders say production "will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery."

M:I 6 is still on schedule to hit theaters in July.

TMZ says Tom tried the dangerous stunt at least twice.

MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK   


THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice.

WHO'S IN IT? Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Gary Oldman

TRIVIA:

  • The movie poster with Ryan Reynolds carrying Samuel L. Jackson is a parody of the poster for The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.
  • The movie was partly shot in Amsterdam.
  • The budget $30 million.
 

LOGAN LUCKY (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

WHO'S IN IT? Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes

TRIVIA:

  • Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's 11).
  • Behind the Candelabra was supposed to be Soderbergh's last film, but he reportedly liked the script to Logan Lucky so much that he decided to direct it.
  • Six NASCAR drivers appear in the film, including Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano.
 

JAMES BAY: Clothes Make the Man


James Bay is the latest musician to launch a clothing line.

In fact, the singer will be on hand at the Topman store on Oxford Street in London tomorrow to create a window display he's calling his "Wall of Inspiration." Although its unlikely that he'll do any songs, it appears he'll do some "performance art." The installation will feature some original drawings that he's inviting those who attend to help him complete.

Bay says his 13-piece "James Bay X Topman Collection" was inspired by performing live and by the way he dresses on tour. He sketched the clothes himself and models them in the current issue of the British GQ. (NME)

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