The Dish for October 26th

Lionel Richie: “Here Comes Da Judge”


Lionel Richie has abused a catchphrase during American Idolauditions.

Before launching into his opinion, Lionel says “Here Comes Da Judge.”

Lionel loves his catchphrase so much that he’s trademarked it. He’ll sell merchandise with “Here Comes Da Judge” on it. Documents show that he’ll print his catchphrase on women’s G-strings, men’s boxer briefs, scented candles, wine goblets and face plates for cell phones. (The Blast)


HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES


Bella Hadid has wrecked the relationship between Toronto’s hometown heroes Drake and The Weeknd. She once dated The Weeknd, and now hooks up with Drake. He hosted her birthday party. A source said (quote) “They aren’t getting along right now. Drake broke the bro code.” (New York Post)

Selena Gomez released new music with Marshmello. But beyond "Wolves," she says there's two more albums worth of songs she's recorded. She released Revival two years ago. Since then, she's offered a steady supply of singles, because who's buying albums anymore? (Billboard)

Khloe Kardashian just got her 20-week sonogram. It came back with a penis. Khloe and Tristan Thompson are having a baby boy! A family friend thinks he’ll propose soon (quote) “Marriage is definitely in the cards. They are just waiting for the right time to move forward. Khloé doesn’t want to rush into anything.” As a reminder, the last woman Tristan got pregnant believed the same, but then Khloe came along and he dumped Jordan Craig when she was six months pregnant. (Us Weekly)

The Disney Channel is breaking new ground. In the second season premiere of the show Andi Mack, one of the main characters will come out as a gay. The show's creator said the message of "inclusion and diversity" will be approached carefully for their tween audience. (Deadline Hollywood)

TV producer Ryan Murphy is creating another drama for the FX network. Pose will make television history by casting five transgender actors in regular roles. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Anna Faris confessed to leaving her first husband via voicemail so she could sleep with Chris Pratt. She wrote in her autobiography (quote) “I told Ben over the phone that I was leaving him. Pretty soon I was knocking on Chris’ door and was basically like, ‘Hi. I’m ready to get boned.’” (Us Weekly)

 

EMMA STONE: Dating Saturday Night Live Writer


Rumors of Emma Stone dating a Saturday Night Live writer have been confirmed.

The list of celebs dating SNL members keeps growing. First there was Scarlett Johansson, then Ben Affleck, and now Emma.

Three weeks ago, Lainey Gossip shared details of Emma and Dave McCary enjoying dinner dates. Then Emma made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live during Ryan Gosling’s opening monologue. At the after-party, some were shocked to see Emma kissing Dave. 

They met a year ago. He wrote the sketch “Wells for Boys” the week she hosted Saturday Night Live. They’ve been dating since the summer. A backstage source said, (quote) “Some of the show staff knew about them being together, but they keep things very quiet.” Emma rarely talks about her love life. (New York Post)


BILL COSBY: Seeks $30 Million to Pay Legal Bills


Bill Cosby is nearly bankrupt due to his legal problems.

The New York Post reports the disgraced comic is seeking a 30 million dollar loan to “pay for his mounting legal bills as he faces a retrial for sexual assault.”

Cosby is trying to convince the banks to use his 12,000-square-foot townhouse in New York City as collateral. A source revealed, (quote) “Cosby must be desperate. But the lenders aren’t keen to give Cosby the money. They don’t think he has enough equity.”

An additional issue for the banks is trying to sell the foreclosed property if Cosby defaults on the high-interest loan. They fear it would be impossible to find a buyer where “they’ll be sleeping in Cosby’s bedroom.” 


BOX OFFICE FORECAST


Two Halloween movies are expected to lead the box office in a weekend that’s typically slow because it’s the last weekend before the holiday.  

The horror franchise Saw returns for the 8th time. Jigsaw is predicted to earn over 20 million dollars at 2800 theaters.

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween could take home another 11 million dollars in its second weekend.

Matt Damon stars in the crime drama called Suburbiconalong with Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. Despite the high-profile names, ticket sales may not reach 8 million dollars. The film is directed by George Clooney.

Finally, the story of U.S. Iraq war soldiers with PTSD is told in the movie Thank You for Your Service. (Deadline Hollywood)


Sam Smith Confirms BF is Brandon Flynn


Sam Smith confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres that he has a steady boyfriend.

Three weeks ago, Sam Smith was photographed with actor Brandon Flynn of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. They walked hand-in-hand in New York City’s Greenwich Village. And enjoyed back-to-back dinner dates while Sam rehearsed for his Saturday Night Live performance.

Sam admitted it has felt “weird bringing out an album and not being single. Because when I brought out In the Lonely Hour I was so lonely. But now I'm singing songs about another guy.” (Billboard)

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