The Dish for October 18th 2017

TRENDING NOW


Now buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.

Gordon Hayward: He fractured his ankle Tuesday night just minutes into making his debut with the Boston Celtics.

Solo: A Star Ways Story: That's the official name of the film focusing on Han Solo directed by Ron Howard.

Mychael Knight: The Project Runaway designer, who appeared on season three of the show, has died. He was 39.

Reese Witherspoon: She shared her story of being abused by a director when she was just 16.

Prince William and Kate Middleton: They announced the next royal baby is due in spring.

#ThisIsUs: Fans are tweeting about the latest episode of the hit NBC drama.

Kyrie: The former Cavs star didn't receive a warm welcome Tuesday night, when he returned to Cleveland as a member of the Boston Celtics in the NBA opener.


HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Resigns From The Weinstein Company


Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the Weinstein Company's board of directors.

The disgraced mogul, who still reportedly owns 22% of the company's stock, was fired from the movie studio earlier this month following two exposés into his alleged sexual harassment and abuse. 

The producer’s attorney is challenging his termination.

Also today (Tuesday) Lena Headey is the latest actress to come forward with allegations against Weinstein. The Game of Thrones star wrote about two incidents with the movie mogul on Twitter

Meanwhile, Bob Weinstein, who co-founded The Weinstein Company with his brother Harvey, has also been accused of sexual harassment by a female executive producer of the TV series The Mist. (People)


BLAC CHYNA: Suing Kardashian Family


Blac Chyna is going after the Kardashians.

She's suing the famous fam, claiming they killed her reality show with Rob and cost her big bucks.

According to the suit, obtained by TMZ, the Kardashians used their "power and influence over the E! network" to put the kibosh on the second season -- even though producers wanted to continue the show.

But sources tell TMZ that Rob and Chyna broke up at the beginning of the show's first season, making a second "doubtful." Plus, there's reportedly documentation showing that the show was cancelled because Chyna was "making it impossible."

Chyna is also suing the family for battery over an alleged domestic violence incident with Rob in April.

 

HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Director Ron Howard revealed on Tuesday the name of the Star Wars stand-alone movie -- Solo: A Star Wars Story. The flick, starring Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, hits theaters May 25th.

Johnny Depp is suing his former lawyers, claiming he was cheated out of millions of dollars. The actor says the law firm “improperly and negligently collected over $30 million in voidable contingent fees” from him over the years without a legally binding contract under California law. (People)

Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced the due date of their third child. Prince George and Princess Charlotte's sibling will arrive in April.

Former Project Runway finalist Mychael Knight died Tuesday morning in a Georgia hospital, TMZ reports. The 39-year-old was recently hospitalized for intestinal issues.

KATY PERRY: Fashion Forward


Katy Perry hopes to help young singers on the re-boot of American Idol, but perhaps she should be on Project Runway, too.

Backstage at a show in Louisville, Kentucky Monday night, a fan at Katy's meet-and-greet caught her eye with a rhinestone-adorned outfit that featured the Witness tour logo. And she loved Samantha Bolton's matching dress and shoes so much that she asked the aspiring designer to create one for her -- and one for her dog.

Katy posted a video the outfit on Snapchat, and now Samantha is being flooded with requests. (TMZ)

In other Katy news, she's posted a behind-the-scenes clip from her "Swish Swish" video shoot where she busts a move with dance contest winner Amanda LaCount.


ED SHEERAN: Broken Arms Force Show Cancellations


Ed Sheeran needs time to recuperate from his bicycle accident.

He announced on Instagram, (quote) “A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow that will leave me unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future.”

That means fans in Japan, China and South Korea are going to miss their dose of ginger.

Two days in a row Sheeran’s posted gruesome images of his arm in a cast. Yesterday, the P.S. featured an admission from his management team. (quote) “Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted/bandaged.” (New York Post


PORTUGAL. THE MAN: "Feel" Platinum, and a Benefit


Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" has gone platinum -- and the band is celebrating by helping out a music charity.

The group teamed up with the students of Ron Russel Middle School in Portland, Oregon to record a special live version of the song. All the proceeds from streams and downloads of the track will go to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which donates musical instruments and support services to under-funded school music programs across the country.

Watch the band and the students set up for the recording on YouTube


PINK: Looking at Second #1


It looks like Pink will score her second number-one album.

Billboard projects that Beautiful Trauma will cross over 300,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Thursday. That would be the biggest sales week for a woman this year, topping Katy Perry’s Witness, which earned 180,000 units in its first week. The last album by a woman to earn more than 300,000 units in a week was Beyonce’s Lemonade in May 2016.

Beautiful Trauma is getting a big boost from a concert ticket - album bundle promotion for Pink’s upcoming arena tour. Her first chart-topping album was 2012’s The Truth About Love.

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