The Dish for December 8th

LORDE: Predicted the #MeToo Movement


The singer Lorde is the second-coming of Nostradamus.

In January, she predicted the #MeToo movement. Lorde tweeted, (quote) “These old men in power have a storm coming, the likes of which they cannot comprehend.”

After reading the Time magazine “Silence Breakers” cover story, Lorde bragged to her 7 million followers on Twitter how her prediction came true. (Huffington Post)


BRYAN SINGER: Sued Over Rape of 17-Year-Old Boy


Director Bryan Singer has had the worst, bad week.

It started by getting fired from the Queen bio-pic and finished with a lawsuit alleging he raped a 17-year-old boy. He promised the teenager a jump-start to his acting career if he kept quiet about the sexual assault.

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman claims that Singer “thrust his body on him” in 2003 during a yacht party “populated by young gay males.” Despite Guzman pleading no, Singer allegedly forced the teenager into sex. His lawsuit alleges, (quote) "The sexual abuse has caused Cesar to experience severe psychological, mental and emotional injuries, shame, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life."

Singer’s attorney released a statement last night, (quote) “Bryan categorically denies these allegations and will vehemently defend this lawsuit to the very end.” (TMZ)


TEEN MOM 2: Adam Lind Arrested


Teen Mom 2 co-star Adam Lind was arrested yet again on Tuesday after violating a no-contact order issued to protect his ex-girlfriend.

Lind was taken into custody in Minnehaha County, South Dakota for trying to contact Stasia Huber -- who obtained the order a couple of weeks ago. The 28-year-old, best known as the baby daddy of Chelsea DeBoer's daughter Aubree Skye, has also been arrested for drunk driving and tested positive for meth on camera.

DeBoer told an MTV producer the drug issue is "very serious...and it's scary." (People)


TOM ARNOLD: Frankly, He's With Franken


Tom Arnold might not seem like the most likely pal for Al Franken, but he's just stepped up to say he thinks the disgraced Minnesota senator got a raw deal in his most publicized sexual harassment case.

The onetime Roseanne co-star hit Twitter on Wednesday night to say that he knows accuser Leeann Tweeden and has doubts about her story. Tom wrote, "I'm disappointed in my friend Leeann. I've gone to bat for her 100 times this past month hoping she'd reveal her whole truth, but she ghosted me. The only truth about [her] story was the picture. The rest was created by Trump supporter Roger Stone, who coached Leeann for weeks to take Al down."

Tom ended his stream-of-consciousness tweet-storm by saying, “I’m not defending him. I just wanted full disclosure. I always believe the women. There are some bad men trying to take advantage of both Leeann and Al on this one.”


KIM KARDASHIAN: Stay-Away Mom?


How much of a control freak is Kim Kardashian? So much that her surrogate doesn't even want her in the delivery room when her baby is born!

A source close to the baby mama, whose name has not been made public, tells In Touch Weekly, “There will be major tension between them in the delivery room. The surrogate doesn’t even want Kim to be there at this point, but she has no other choice. Everyone is fearful a fight could break out between them!”

The trouble started weeks ago, when Kim refused to invite the woman to her baby shower -- even though she's the one carrying the baby! The same snitch says, "Kim didn't want her to be the center of attention."


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


It’s beginning to look a lot like next Christmas -- for a Netflix holiday movie starring Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. The still-untitled flick centers on two siblings who cause jolly ol’ Saint Nick’s sleigh to crash after they try to catch him on camera. It’s set to stream around a year from now.

Elle Fanning is in talks to play Patty Hearst in a bio-pic based on the biography American Heiress. The flick would focus on her kidnapping by terror group the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Starz has announced plans for a four-hour miniseries based on the classic period film Howard’s End. The episodes will air in April.

Just-released autopsy results reveal that the death of comic Ralphie May, whose body was found in early October, was caused by heart disease and hypertension. He weighed 400 pounds at the time of his death, but had weighed over 700 at his peak weight.

 
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