The Dish For June 6th


Now buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.

Jared Leto: His Joker character from Suicide Squad is getting his own movie.

Kelly Sadler: The White House communications aide who made insensitive comments about Senator John McCain's brain cancer, has left the White House.

Miss America: The contest is dumping the swimsuit part of the pageant.

Jeff Sessions: Donald Trump is blaming the attorney general for the "Russian witch hunt hoax."

Khloe Kardashian: She shared videos on Instagram of her daughter, True Thompson, sporting a pink tutu.

#SDLive: Fans are reacting to the latest episode of the WWE's SmackDown Live.

Newsom: California's lieutenant governor, with the first name of Gavin, won the state's primary and will face Republican John Cox in November.

KATE SPADE: Suicide Note Addressed to Daughter

Kate Spade's suicide note was addressed to her 13-year-old daughter.

According to sources, the letter read, in part, "Bea - I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!" Their daughter's full name is Frances Beatrix. Kate's husband, Adam Spade, is also mentioned in the note, which was found on a bed near her body.

TMZ says Andrew was home at the time, but Frances was at school.

The designer reportedly hanged herself at her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning.

KATE SPADE: Obsessed with Robin Williams’s Suicide

The Kansas City Star published an email from Kate Spade’s older sister. She detailed how the iconic fashion designer suffered “debilitating mental illness for the last three or four years and was self-medicating with alcohol.”

Reta Saffo wrote that Spade’s suicide by hanging “was not unexpected by me.” Four years ago, the sisters were together on the day of Robin Williams’ death (quote) “She kept watching [news reports] over and over. I think the plan was already in motion even as far back as then."

The family attempted an intervention convincing Spade to seek treatment for bipolar disorder at the same place Catherine Zeta-Jones went. Spade balked because she feared hospitalization could hurt her “happy-go-lucky” brand (quote) “She was definitely worried about what people would say.”

Reta Saffo said she finally gave up “after numerous attempts, I finally let go. Sometimes you simply cannot SAVE people from themselves!”

TMZ reports that her husband, Andy Spade, had moved out and a divorce was imminent. 

KATY PERRY: CPR Saved Life of Her Poodle

Knowing CPR skills can save a life, including Katy Perry’s Poodle.

She revealed on Instagram Story how a personal assistant named Tamra revived her Teacup Poodle with rescue breaths and puppy chest compressions.

Tamra discovered Nugget comatose on the floor after falling off the bed. Totally unresponsive for three minutes with its tongue hanging out and paws up in the air. Tamra said, (quote) “I pushed on her little chest and I blew in her mouth and I brought her back to life.” (Entertainment Tonight)

Tamra remembered CPR skills because of a viral video showing an electrocuted squirrel brought back from the dead.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE: Has a Secret Boyfriend

Jennifer Lawrence has a "secret" boyfriend, according to Page Six.

The actress has been "quietly" dating a New York art gallerist named Cooke Maroney. Page Six says he works as a director at New York’s Gladstone Gallery, which represents such artists as Lena Dunham‘s father, Carroll Dunham.

J.Law’s best friend Laura Simpson reportedly introduced the two. A source says, "The relationship has been going on a few weeks. But they have been very private and careful not to be seen together."

Jennifer broke up with director Darren Aronofsky in November.


Richard Simmons is suing a private investigator, claiming he put a tracking device on his car.

In the suit, the fitness guru and his caretaker, Teresa Reveles, say Scott Brian Matthews followed Simmons to see if he was visiting hospitals. He allegedly wanted to help prove that the star was undergoing a sex change -- which turned out not to be true.

They claim the device was attached to the car for more than a year.

Last year, Simmons sued the National Enquirer for reporting that he was getting a sex change.


Harvey Weinstein has decided to put up a fight.

He pleaded not guilty this morning (Tuesday) in a New York court to charges of rape and committing a criminal sexual act. He insists that the 10-year relationship he had with his accuser was consensual.

Weinstein is free on $1 million bail. (TMZ)


Oprah Winfrey is getting her own exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture, which opens on Friday, will feature video clips, clothing, personal photos and journal entries from the mogul. (Page Six)

Jared Leto will play the Joker in a standalone movie. No other details have been released. He first portrayed the super villain in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Variety says Warner Bros plans "to expand on the world created by Suicide Squad and tie into future installments of that property."

Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard will provide the voices for the upcoming animated version of The Addams Family. The movie opens October 11th, 2019.

Former That's So Raven star Orlando Brown was arrested for narcotics possession Monday afternoon in Las Vegas. TMZ says cops nabbed the actor after seeing him "go in and out of a motel in a high drug and prostitution area."

CHICAGO: "Look Away" Composer Accused of Plagiarism

Songwriting ace Diane Warren faces a plagiarism claim on a number-one song she gave to Chicago.

TMZ reports that Brendan Greaves, an unknown British tunesmith, accuses Warren of pilfering his composition "Look Away" in 1988. He claims Warren copyrighted a song with an identical title and similar lyrics eight months after he entered his "Look Away" in a British competition for amateur writers. The contest was sponsored by EMI, the then-owner of Capitol Records.

Greaves believes EMI somehow gave Warren a look at his song. His song contains the line, "If you see me walking by with a tear in my eye, look away, baby look away." Warren's has a nearly identical phrase, "If you see me walking by and the tears are in my eyes, look away, baby, look away."

Warren has penned classics for dozens of stars since the '80s. Greaves remains a virtual unknown. And apparently one who doesn't listen to the radio. Chicago took Warren's "Look Away" to number-one in the fall of 1988 -- and Greaves was "blissfully unaware" of that mega-single until recently.

Greaves seeks $20 million in damages.

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