The Daily Dish for June 19th

BRAD PITT: "Thrilled" to Be Spending More Time With Kids

Brad Pitt got to celebrate Father’s Day with his children in London last weekend.

A source tells People magazine that the actor is "thrilled" to be spending more time with his kids. The insider says, “It’s been obvious that he has been missing his kids like crazy. To live so close to them, but not seeing them often, has definitely been painful for him.”

Last week, a judge order Angelina Jolie to give Brad more access to Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox, who are living with their mother while she shoots Maleficent 2 in England.

The judge reportedly said, “The children not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” and threatened that Angie could lose full custody of the kids if she sabotages their relationships with Brad.

The source explains that “there has never been a set [visitation] schedule. It all seemed very strange and unorganized... Brad must be so relieved that the court is now helping him.”

ROBERT DE NIRO: Trump Supporter Interrupts Broadway Show

Robert De Niro protested President Trump at the Tony Awards -- and now a Trump supporter has protested at the actor's Broadway show.

During the curtain call Saturday night for A Bronx Tale, which De Niro is directing, an audience member held up a "Trump 2020 - Keep America Great" banner and stood by the stage.

TMZ says security guards eventually threw him out of the theater.

De Niro cursed out the president during last week's Tonys.

CHRIS PRATT: Dates Arnold Schwarzenegger Daughter

Chris Pratt is dating again.

The Jurassic World star was spotted on a picnic date with Katherine Schwarzenegger -- the 28-year-old daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Sunday in Santa Barbara.

Chris, who filed for divorce from wife Anna Faris in December, picked up Katherine at her place and drove her up the coast, according to TMZ.

The gossip blog points out that this is "the first time we've seen him on a full-fledged date since he filed for divorce."

HEATHER LOCKLEAR: Hospitalized for Psych Eval

More mental health issues for Heather Locklear -- she's been hospitalized for a psychological evaluation after reportedly threatening to shoot herself.

A worried family member called 911 yesterday (Sunday), saying Heather was acting erratically and searching for a gun to turn on herself. She was taken to a nearby hospital, but only for medical reasons -- there are no legal issues in this case.

Back in February, Heather was arrested for felony domestic violence against her boyfriend and threatened to shoot officers if they ever returned to her home. (TMZ)

MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS: Black Panther and Stranger ThingsWin Top Honors   

Black Panther and Stranger Things were the big winners at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, which aired Monday night.

Black Panther took home four trophies, including Best Movie. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Winston Duke accepted the award. Earlier, Chadwick gave his best hero award to James Shaw Junior, the man who recently stopped the Waffle House shooting in Tennessee. He told the real-life hero, "You saved lives. So, this is gonna live at your house."

Stranger Things walked away with three, including Best Show. Keeping Up With the Kardashians was named Best Reality Series/Franchise. Host Tiffany Haddish won Best Comedic Performance. And Chris Pratt received MTV's Generation Award.

The show was taped on Saturday.


BEST MOVIE: Black Panther

BEST SHOW: Stranger Things

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE: Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW: Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things

BEST HERO: Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) – Black Panther

BEST VILLAIN: Michael B. Jordan (N’Jadaka/Erik Killmonger) – Black Panther

BEST KISS: Love, Simon – Nick Robinson (Simon) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Bram)

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE: Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) – Stranger Things

BEST ON-SCREEN TEAM: IT – Finn Wolfhard (Richie), Sophia Lillis (Beverly), Jaeden Lieberher (Bill), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben), Chosen Jacobs (Mike)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE: Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip

SCENE STEALER: Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom) – Riverdale

BEST FIGHT: Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) vs. German Soldiers


BEST REALITY SERIES/ FRANCHISE: Keeping Up With the Kardashians


Jon Bernthal, whose character Shane was killed off in season two, will appear in the ninth season of The Walking Dead. He'll most likely show up in a flashback. (Variety)

James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have welcomed their fifth child together, a baby girl named Gwendolyn. On Instagram,  the Dawson’s Creek star wrote, "Thrilled to announce we welcomed a brand new baby girl into the world Friday morning, just in time for #FathersDay."

Richard “Dick” Valeriani, a former NBC Nightly News correspondent, died Monday at his home in New York City. He was 85. He also co-anchored the Today show from the Washington, D.C. bureau.


With Gotti almost universally panned by the critics and even some mob figures, it's no surprise that John Travolta's movie didn't "open strong." In fact, it didn't even make the Top 10 of the weekend's box office reports.

While no one expected Gotti to challenge Incredibles 2 -- which opened in 4410 theaters, more than eight times as many as Gotti's 503 -- the long-in-development gangster flick earned only $1.7 million in its debut. That was good for 12th place on the weekend box office list.

So what does this mean for John Travolta's future in movies? The weekend that his classic Grease marked its 40th anniversary, his latest film has the word "failure" written all over it.

JASON MRAZ: Nearly Missed His Hit

For a long while, nobody could resist Jason Mraz's smash "I'm Yours" -- well, nobody besides Jason Mraz.

Jason told the hosts of Britain's Sunday Brunch talk show that he'd had the song in his back pocket for years, but didn't think much of it. He said "I just thought it was a cute song, a novelty song, almost like a kids' song. But I started playing it live, and by 2008 I could tell that it needed to be on an album because audiences were really responding to it."

The tipping point came at a Stockholm gig where, "they were singing it as if it was the Swedish national anthem. At that point it wasn't even on my record yet -- they were just sharing an old demo that I had. That's when I knew. I came off stage and said, 'I have got to record this song and put it on an album.'"

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