The Dish For June 7th

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KIM KARDASHIAN: Will Meet Alice Marie Johnson


Alice Marie Johnson walked out of an Alabama prison last night, just hours after receiving word that Kim Kardashian had convinced President Trump to commute her life sentence. 

Kim broke the news to Johnson yesterday in a phone call, and just hours later, the 63-year-old was captured on video running to her waiting family outside the prison. Some members of the press were there and Johnson expressed her thanks and gratitude to the president. An in a few days, she'll get to thank Kim in person when the two meet face-to-face. According to TMZ, Kim is arranging a trip to visit Johnson and her family in the coming days. 

Johnson was convicted in 1996 of drug trafficking and money laundering and was sentenced to life in prison. Kardashian says there are other people in prison that she hopes to free. 


KATE SPADE: Husband Speaks Out


Kate Spade's husband has made his first public comments about his wife's suicide.

In a statement to The New York Times, Andy Spade says, "Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy."

He adds that "there was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling."

Andy also confirms the two had been living separately for the past 10 months but insists they never discussed divorce.

TMZ suggested the designer killed herself after becoming "extremely depressed" because her husband sought a divorce.


SAMANTHA BEE: Apologizes in First Show Since Insulting Ivanka


Samantha Bee opened her show last night (Wednesday) with a lengthy apology to Ivanka Trump.

The host of TBS's Full Frontal returned for the first time since coming under fire for insulting President Trump's daughter and adviser by calling her a "feckless (c-word)." She apologized last week in a written statement, but addressed it on camera last night. She said, "A lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president’s daughter and adviser last week. It is a word I have used on the show many times hoping to reclaim it. This time I used it as an insult. I crossed the line. I regret it and I do apologize for that." 

TRENDING NOW


Now buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.

Kevin Durant: He led the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night over LeBron Jamesand the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 3-0 led in the NBA Finals.

Melania Trump: She made her first public appearance on Wednesday in nearly a month.

Kim Kardashian: Following her meeting last week with Donald Trump, she's getting credit for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for non-violent drug charges, but pardoned by Trump.

#CMTAwards: Fans are reacting to Wednesday night's show.

A Star Is Born: A trailer for the new remake, featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, has been released.

Bill Clinton: He's taking heat for what The Washington Post calls "lame excuses and bad answers."

Petco Park: A fan at the San Diego Padres stadium caught a foul ball in her beer and then chugged -- it with the ball still in the cup.


JOHNNY DEPP: Weight Lose Is on "Purpose"


Johnny Depp's sudden weight loss has some fans concerned for his health, but a source says he's fine.

The insider tells Us Weekly that the star "purposely lost weight because he’s on tour and is trying to stay in shape." Another source says, "Johnny is healthy and enjoying his time on the road with his band [Hollywood Vampires]."

Speculation about his health began last week after photos of Depp looking gaunt and pale surfaced online.

He's on tour with his Hollywood Vampires bandmates Alice Cooper and Joe Perry in Europe.


BRENDAN FRASER: Says the HFPA Denied His Sexual Harassment Claims


Brendan Fraser is calling for the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to step down after claiming he groped the star.

In February, Fraser claimed then-HFPA president Philip Berk -- who's still a member of the organization -- inappropriately touched him 15 years earlier. Wednesday, Fraser told GQ magazine that the association had concluded its investigation into the incident and considered the 2003 groping to be “a joke.” The Mummy star also claimed the HFPA refused to show him the report -- even though they wanted him to issue a joint statement that said, “Although it was concluded that Mr. Berk inappropriately touched Mr. Fraser, the evidence supports that it was intended to be taken as a joke and not as a sexual advance.”

Fraser told GQ he felt violated by the incident.

The HFPA issued a statement, saying, “The HFPA stands firmly against sexual harassment and the type of behavior described in this article. Over the years we’ve continued a positive working relationship with Brendan, which includes announcing Golden Globe nominees, attending the ceremony and participating in press conferences. This report includes alleged information that the HFPA was previously unaware of and at this time we are investigating further details surrounding the incident.”


HENRY WINKLER: Voting Problem


Henry Winkler was one of more than 100,000 Californians who had trouble voting in Tuesday's primary.

The Fonz learned that his name was left off the state's voting registry -- the list that workers at polling places use to record who casts ballots.

But he was allowed to use a provisional ballot -- as did others in the same situation -- and his selections will be added to the statewide tally. Winker clearly didn't hold a grudge, tweeting a photo later on Tuesday showing an "I Voted" sticker on his shirt. (Daily Mail)


MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK   

OCEAN'S 8 (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

WHO'S IN IT? Sandra Bullock, Dakota Fanning, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Damon

TRIVIA:

  • A spin-off of director Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy.
  • Sandra Bullock plays the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, played most recently by George Clooney and Frank  Sinatra in the original movie.
  • Matt Damon reprises his role from the Ocean's trilogy.
  • Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have cameos.


HEREDITARY (Horror)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When the matriarch of the Graham family dies, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

WHO'S IN IT? Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd

TRIVIA:

  • The directorial debut of Ari Aster.
  • Made by the same production company, A24, that released The Witch (2015), Free Fire(2016) and It Comes at Night (2017).
  • Hereditary is being called the "scariest movie of 2018." (Rolling Stone)


KENNY LOGGINS: Top Gun Song Sequel?


Tom Cruise is shooting a sequel to Top Gun and Kenny Loggins would like to sing its theme.

Loggins, whose "Danger Zone" was one of several big hits off the 1986 film's soundtrack, tells TMZ he "hopes to" sing for Top Gun: Maverick. He envisions the song as a duet with a younger artist. Loggins may already be locked in, since he says, "We already have some feelers out to some pretty cool rock acts." Asked for specifics, he declined, but hints it will likely be an updated version of the original "Danger Zone."

Though Loggins has written most of his hits, "Danger Zone" isn't one of them. It was penned by Girogio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. Reading between the lines of Kenny's comments, he may take some writing credit helping to create "Danger Zone 2.0" or whatever it's eventually called.

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