The Dish for October 20th 2017

HARVEY WEINSTEIN: Not Taking Sex Rehab Seriously


Residents at a sex addiction rehab facility do not believe Harvey Weinstein is there for the right reasons.

They’re snitching on his bad behavior and poor attitude. One source said Harvey often sleeps through group therapy sessions. Though at one meeting, he was startled awake by “the ringing of his smuggled mobile phone.”

Another complained that when it’s Harvey’s turn to talk, "He launches into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him." or obvious reasons, Harvey is prohibited from attending further group sessions until he takes his recovery seriously.  (New York Post)


SHIA LABEOUF: Plea Deal


Breaking news: Shia LeBeouf needs anger management.

Shia has pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and guilty to obstruction after that drunken, racist rant in Savannah, Georgia in July. In exchange, he'll serve one year of probation, pay a fine and attend anger-management classes. He was facing a public intoxication charge.

Back in July, Shia was taped hurling racist epithets at a black police officer who was arresting him on the public intoxication charge. (TMZ)


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Sean Penn wants to block or re-edit a Netflix documentary that suggests he ratted out El Chapo by alerting the U.S. Department of Justice of his whereabouts, according to TMZ. The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story is set to premiere on Friday. Sean, who met with the drug kingpin in 2015, is reportedly worried that the doc will put him and his family in danger.

Magician David Blaine has been accused of rape. Former model Natasha Prince talked about the alleged incident in an interview with the Daily Beast.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o writes about allegedly being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed.

Better Things, starring Pamela Adlon, has been renewed for a third season at FX.

Marvel's Punisher will premiere November 17th on Netflix.

Selena Quintanilla, the late "Queen of Tejano music," will receive a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame November 3rd. Jennifer Lopez played the singer in the 1997 movie Selena.


MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK


GEOSTORM (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything.

WHO'S IN IT? Gerard Butler, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Abbie Cornish

TRIVIA:

  • This is Dean Devlin's feature directorial debut.
  • The film was initially scheduled for a March 25th, 2016 release.
  • The movie reportedly underwent extensive re-shoots that cost $15 million.
 

ONLY THE BRAVE (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters that risks everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

WHO'S IN IT? Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale

TRIVIA:

  • The screenplay was based on a GQ article titled No Exit.
  • Shot in New Mexico.
  • Director Joseph Kosinski is rumored to be up for Top Gun: Maverick.
 

BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (Comedy)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Madea, Bam and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins and the boogeyman are unleashed.

WHO'S IN IT? Tyler Perry, Tito Ortiz, Brock O'Hurn, Lexy Panterra

TRIVIA:

  • This is the 10th installment in the Madea film franchise.
  • Boo! A Madea Halloween earned $73.2 million.
  • Written, directed and starring Tyler Perry.
 

THE SNOWMAN (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

WHO'S IN IT? Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer, J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the novel by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø.
  • Nesbø has a cameo in this movie.
  • Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood reportedly did a score that was not used.
 

MARIAH CAREY: Home Hit by Burglars


Mariah Carey's Los Angeles pad has become the latest celebrity home to be hit by burglars.

Police say the singer was not home early Thursday morning when burglars climbed a ladder to sneak in through a window on an upper floor. They tripped a silent alarm, but her security didn't find out about the break-in until several hours later. Police say the burglars made off with about $50,000 worth of items, mostly purses and sunglasses. The LAPD is on the case, but they have a long list of unsolved break-ins at celebrity homes. (TMZ)


TAYLOR SWIFT: Reputation Secret Session In Rhode Island


Taylor Swift handpicked a select group to listen to her new album in Rhode Island. They got an invite to join her at the seaside mansion where she celebrates the Fourth of July!

Afterward, Twitter exploded with photos from the exclusive event under the hashtag #ReputationSecretSessions.

No surprise, her fans raved about Taylor’s new music. (quote) “The album is so so good. You guys are going to scream when you hear track 5.” Another declared, (quote) “This album is brilliant! Very edgy! Taylor outdid herself.”

Mostly, the hardcore Swifties felt like they’d died and gone to heaven. One of them, barely out of college, claimed, (quote) “In this moment, everything I’ve ever wanted has happened to me! #ReputationSecretSessions”

One fans gushed at how Taylor allowed them to pose for photos with her Grammy for Album of the Year. That's the award where in the acceptance speech, she dissed Kanye West for trying to take credit for her success. The word is, Taylor has more to say in the album about Kanye. (People)

 

ED SHEERAN: Says He'll Be Back in a Month


Ed Sheeran says he's looking to be back on stage "in a month," after canceling his Asian dates when he injured both his arms in a bike crash.

Sheeran spoke to reporters at Q magazine's Q Awards in London yesterday (Wednesday), where he won for Best Act in the World Today. He said he can't even answer E-mails at the moment because he's unable to type. He's had to set an automatic reply to let people know why he can't get back to them.

Ed refuses to add other musicians to help him on stage, because he's "a one-man show" and he's "not going to short-change fans to get another musician to play... If you come to see a show, it should be the show you’ve paid to see." (NME)


TOM JONES: Adds His Voice to #MeToo


Tom Jones is speaking out about sexual abuse. The Welshman tells BBC radio, "Things have always happened in the music industry as well. There’s been people complaining about publicists and different things they’ve been expected to do to get a record contract, just like a film contract." Even more surprisingly, he adds, "What’s tried on women is tried on men as well."

Without naming names, he shared his own experience, saying, "It wasn’t bad, just somebody tried to [seduce me]. it was a question and I said ‘No thank you."

Mindful of Harvey Weinstein, Jones concludes on a hopeful note: "Justice will [win] out. If you’ve done something wrong you’ve got to pay for it, or prove that you haven’t done anything wrong."

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