The Dish for October 3rd 2017

KEITH URBAN: Ex-Idol Judge Reacts to Vegas Tragedy   


Country music stars Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, and Charles Esten gathered together Monday night to help host a vigil at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater, honoring those who had lost their lives through the senseless act of violence on Sunday night in Las Vegas. 

Charles, from TV's Nashville, opened the night with a speech, pointing out the strength of the country music community. Vince Gill took the stage to perform an emotional version of his song "Go Rest High on That Mountain," then introduced his wife Amy Grant to the stage to lead the crowd in prayer. 

Former American Idol judge Keith Urban performed a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," after sharing the story of how he talked about the tragic events with his nine-year-old daughter earlier that morning.

The night ended with Alison Krauss and members of The Cox Family singing a beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace."


KEVIN HART: Throws Lavish Baby Shower


Kevin Hart isn't letting his extortion scandal stop him from celebrating the impending arrival of his baby son.

On Sunday, the comedian and wife Eniko Parrish threw an elaborate Lion King themed baby shower. According to Page Six, the swanky event, at the Calamigos Beach Club in Malibu, featured safari animals and a decadent dessert table. The comedian reportedly dropped $118,000 for the party.

The couple also revealed they'll name their son Kenzo.

Kevin is embroiled in a nasty extortion scandal and is rumored to have cheated on his pregnant wife.


HUGH HEFNER: Walk of Fame Star Vandalized


Hugh Hefner's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was vandalized over the weekend.

An unknown person reportedly drew a blue crown above the late Playboy founder's name, though a Walk of Fame spokesperson believes there was no “malintent” in the graffiti and that it was meant as a "tribute."

No arrests have been made, but because the star is a registered state landmark, the vandal would have to pay to have the star cleaned and polished.

Hef was laid to rest in a private memorial service Saturday. (Page Six)


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


McDonald’s is bringing back Szeuchan sauce after it was featured on Rick and Morty. According to a Mickey D's top chef the chicken nugget sauce, which was available for a limited time as a promotion for the Disney film Mulan, will be back only on October 7th. (EW)

Paramount Pictures is developing a Sonic the Hedgehog movie from director Jeff Fowler. The project is based on the popular Sega video game franchise. (Variety)

Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates and Sam Waterston have joined Felicity Jones in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex. It will open in 2018 to coincide with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.


GLORIA ESTEFAN, RICKY MARTIN: Puerto Rico Relief Mission


Singers Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin headed a celebrity contingent that arrived Monday in Puerto Rico to bring hope to the devastated island. They were joined by baseball hall of famer Ivan [pr: ee VAHN] Rodriguez and basketball's Ray Allen. They were met in San Juan by the island's governor Richardo Rosello.

Also on board was former New York Yankees star Jorge Posada and his wife Laura, who have already raised almost $300,000 thanks to their youcaring.com online relief effort.

Estefan began her comments by quoting the poem "Puerto Rico and Cuba, a Bird with Two Wings" by the Puerto Rican poet Lola Rodriguez de Tio. The "Conga" legend then added, "All my career I have received a lot of affection from Puerto Rico and I could not fail this blessed island. Know that we are present, because we feel Puerto Ricans too, because they have given us so much." (El Comercio)


GAGA, ARIANA: Time for Gun Control


Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are among a number of people raising their voices to demand that Congress work on gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Gaga took to Twitter to send strong words to our representatives, saying, "Prayers are important but @SpeakerRyan, @realDonaldTrump blood is on the hands of those who have power to legislate. This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats and  Republicans please unite now. #guncontrol."

Ariana, who got first-hand experience with the same sort of terror when a bomber killed nearly two dozen people at her show in Manchester, England, chimed in, "My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control and for people to look at this and call this what it is: terrorism."


BONUS VIDEO


Kelly Clarkson's new single is titled "Move You," and she's guaranteed to do just that with the song's video -- a simple live performance, accompanied by a small orchestra, recorded live in Nashville. It's taken from her album The Meaning of Life, which drops on October 27th.

 
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