The Dish for January 24th

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50 CENT: Bitcoin Genius


Rapper/actor 50 Cent is sitting on 8 million dollars of Bitcoin.

He was an early adopter of the crypto-currency. Four years ago, he accepted payment of his Animal Ambition album in fractions of Bitcoin. Altogether, he collected 700 Bitcoins. At the time, they were worth about 650 dollars each.

Fast forward to 2018 and Bitcoin trades at more than 10-grand. Meaning, his initial stack of Bitcoins has grown to around 8 million dollars!

Not bad for a mediocre album that sold fewer copies in four years than Camila Cabello sold just last week of her debut album.


TRENDING NOW


Now buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.

Ursula K. Le Guin: The acclaimed novelist died Tuesday at the age of 88.

Jordan Peele: The writer, director and producer of Get Out sent out a GIF from the film when he heard it received four Oscar nominations, followed by the tweet, "What's the opposite of the Sunken Place?"

Dolores O'Riordan: The Cranberries singer's funeral was held Tuesday at a small church in Limerick, Ireland.

Kevin Love: The Cleveland Cavaliers star was called out in a team meeting after he went home sick during Saturday's game, when the Cavs lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

James Franco: In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, he was snubbed in Tuesday's Oscar nominations.

#ThisIsUs: Viewers are reacting to the latest episode.

#SDLive: Fans are weighing in on the latest episode of the WWE's Smackdown Live!

For Every Fan, This Is The Episode

Take a deep breath. All of your questions are about to be answered. The This Is Us episode you've been waiting for is finally here. Tune in Sunday, February 4 after the Super Bowl and set your DVR with extra time so you don't miss a single minute.

Posted by This Is Us on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

OSCARS: James Franco, Steven Spielberg Among Biggest Snubs


Now that the nominations for the 2018 Oscars have been announced, we get to second guess the Academy.

James Franco, Steven Spielberg and Wonder Woman are among the biggest snubs.

Franco had won a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award for his role in The Disaster Artist, but it looks like those sexual misconduct allegations did him in Tuesday morning.

The Post is up for best picture but its director Steven Spielberg and one of its stars, Tom Hanks, came up empty. Meryl Streep, however, scored her record 21st career nomination for the political drama.

Despite being the third-highest grossing movie of 2017 and one of the most critically acclaimed superhero movies of all time, Wonder Woman got no Oscar love.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been killing it throughout the awards season, but director Martin McDonagh surprisingly wasn't given a nomination. He's just about the only person involved in the drama not up for an Oscar. The flick is nominated for best picture, original screenplay, best actress (Frances McDormand) and two supporting actor trophies (Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell).

Meanwhile, Christopher Plummer (All the Money in World) has become oldest Oscar-nominated actor at 88, and at 22, Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) is the youngest best actor nominee in almost 80 years.


GRAMMY AWARDS: Best Pop Solo Peformance


There's plenty of girl power on display in the Best Pop Solo Performancecategory at Sunday's Grammy Awards.

The award, which went gender-neutral back in 2011, usually goes to the biggest hit of the bunch, which would give an advantage to Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." He also stands out as the only guy among the nominees, but the other competitors all have some firepower as well.

Kesha is likely to draw a lot of support for "Praying," the emotional ballad she dropped in the wake of her much-publicized legal battle with alleged predator Dr. Luke. Kelly Clarkson's comeback story, while not as dramatic, also captured the attention of the industry and fans, giving her a shot with "Love So Soft."

Political junkies will likely throw their support behind Pink's "What About Us," while Lady Gaga could sneak in with her genre-bending "Million Reasons."

Still, it looks to be a two-horse race, pitting Sheeran against Kesha.

The Grammys air live on Sunday night from New York on CBS.

  • Love So Soft - Kelly Clarkson
  • Praying - Kesha
  • Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
  • What About Us - Pink
  • Shape of You - Ed Sheeran


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Never Invited *NSYNC to Super Bowl


*NSYNC is not reuniting at the Super Bowl.

Joey Fatone shot down rumors that Justin Timberlakewanted to get the boys back together for the halftime show.

He told TMZ, while waiting for his Uber outside a nightclub, (quote) “If I was doing something, I’d be at rehearsals right now. So obviously, there’s your proof. Nothing. He’s doing his thing.”


JESSIE J: Reality? Really?


Jessie J just added a new line to her resume -- contestant on a singing competition show.

No, the bubbly Brit isn't trying to start from square one -- she was recruited for a Chinese series called I Am a Singer -- which features performers who are famous around the world, but not in China.

Jessie chose to perform Whitney Houston's massive hit "I Have Nothing," and offered a moving explanation for the pick. She told the audience, "Unfortunately I was in the same hotel when she passed. I want the Chinese audience and everyone else who is going to see it around the world to know, one, how much I love Whitney Houston, and two, to see how hard I push myself vocally."

For the record, Jessie emerged as the winner of that week's competition.

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