Dina's Dirt 4-3-19

Dina's Dirt at 6:40, 7:40, & 8:40

April 3, 2019

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Dina's Dirt at 6:40

Jennifer Lopez is being accused of stealing the hit TV show "World of Dance," according to TMZ. Alvin Gray-El says he pitched the idea to renowned choreographer Debbie Allen back in 2009 for a show called "Let's Start the Dance." Alvin says never heard back from Debbie, and, by the way, he's suing her too. Interestingly, Debbie Allen is not involved with WoD. So, how much is a dance competition show worth to a guy like Allen? He wants $6.5 million in damages. 

Kim Kardashian has given her kids pretty creative names - North,  Saint, and the latest, Chicago - but for her fourth, she might be looking for a name closer to home. No, she's not thinking about naming the baby Calabasas. Rather, she is considering naming the baby after her brother, Rob.  Kim was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with her sisters, Khloé and Kourtney, and when asked about potential names for the next baby, she told Jimmy, “I was truthfully thinking about just naming him Rob, [after] my brother Rob.” She then added, “But then it’s kind of like North, Saint, Chicago… Rob - It doesn’t like really go, but I really was feeling that." Kim said Rob is down with the idea of naming the baby after him. I still think she'll go with something more like Calabasas in the end. 

Tori Spelling was supposed to show up in court for her hearing with City National Bank on March 27th, but she didn't, and now the judge has ordered a bench warrant. If she doesn’t show up for her May 1st court date, she’ll be arrested.  Tori and her husband, Dean McDermott, owe City National Bank over $205,000. And even though she recently got hired for the “90210” reboot, her salary is only a fraction of what she was getting in the 1990s when her father, Aaron Spelling, was running things, not enough to pay off this giant debt.

According to TMZ, 50 Cent just sold his ginormous mansion in Connecticut for $3 million... and will be donating the entire amount to his G-Unity Foundation, providing grants to non-profit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for low-income and underserved communities across the country. 

Dina's Dirt at 7:40

Taylor Swift’s latest stalker is looking at time behind bars. As we previously told you, Roger Alvarado was arrested last month after breaking into her Manhattan apartment, the second time in less than a year. This week, he accepted a plea deal, which could see him be sentenced to up to four years behind bars since he was already on probation when he tried to break in again. It doesn't sound like he's learned his lesson still, as he told the New York Post,  “I don’t regret it. I just wanted to speak to her, to talk to her. She seems nice, cool.”  In the meantime, TMZ is reporting that Taylor got another unexpected visitor, this time at her Rhode Island home, but it seems it wasn't intentional. Police were on a high-speed chase of a stolen car, and the driver of that car ended up losing control and crashing through the front gate at Taylor's home. 

Michelle Williams was on Capitol Hill for Equal Pay Day on Monday, and she shared that she is finally making as much money as her male counterparts. We talked about this last year, that she was paid less than $1,000 for reshoots of “All the Money in the World” while her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, made $1.5 million dollars. It is worth noting that Michelle's contract required her to come back for reshoots if necessary while Mark's did not, so he had the ability to renegotiate the additional filming fee. But still - $1,000 vs. $1.5 million? Now, she’s not only getting equal pay, she is also getting respect.  She said, “Rather than being grasped too tightly or hugged for too long at the morning meeting, my hand was shaken and I was looked squarely in the eye as I was welcome to my Monday morning. I realized this is actually what it feels like to be on the inside, to be one of the boys.” 

According to RadarOnline, "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman’s alleged college cheating scandal angered her co-stars, Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, because it could affect their income. According to Straight Shuter, they heard that “Each cast member earns a fat royalty every time ‘Housewives’ airs anywhere around the world. Eva and Marcia planned on cashing those checks for years, and now Felicity has messed that up. We’re talking millions of dollars lost. They’re steaming mad and nothing Felicity can say or do will help.” Felicity's co-stars may not have her back but Lori Loughlin's seem to. Her “Fuller House” co-star, Candace Cameron Bure, not only seemed to support her at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, she reiterated that same sentiment on the "Today" show. She said, “We are family and we stand by each other and pray for each other, and we’ll always be there for each other.”  Jodie Sweetin seemed to be in agreement as well. In the meantime, after landing in Boston for her court date, Lori was greeted by fans looking for her autograph. So it looks like some people - celebrity or otherwise - still support her. 

Justin Bieber has apologized for the April Fools Day prank he played on his fans, suggesting his wife Hailey was pregnant. Well, Justin has since apologized. He wrote in Instagram,  “I didn’t at all mean to be insensitive to people who can’t have children. A lot of people I know, their first go-to prank on April fools is telling their parents they are pregnant to get a big reaction. But I will apologize anyway and take responsibility and say sorry to people who were offended." He also wrote, "I truly don’t want anyone to be hurt by a prank.. it’s like when I shoved cake in my little sisters face for her birthday expecting her to laugh but she cried," adding, "You sometimes just don’t know what will hurt someone’s feelings...Some might have laughed but some were offended .. I think With pranks u sometimes have to roll that dice." Unfortunately on this roll, Justin came up snake eyes. 

Dina's Dirt at 8:40

Poosh is coming for Goop. Is this the plot for "Trolls 2?" Nope. Kourtney Kardashian has launched her own beauty and lifestyle website, Poosh, similar to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop website.  Kourtney says Poosh is about making “healthy living” sexy and cool, something she felt was “missing in the healthy lifestyle space.” She adds that the “modern woman” is “somebody who cares about the planet, cares about what we’re putting in our bodies from the inside out.” And like Goop, the site will offer their own branded products soon.

The “Bad Moms” are back, but this time, it's all about the grandmas. “A Bad Moms Christmas” stars Christine Baranski (Amy's mom), Susan Sarandon (Carla's mom), and Cheryl Hines (Kiki's mom) are on-board to reprise their roles. There aren’t plot details available, but STX Films chief Adam Fogelson called it “a whole new adventure that is attracting all sorts of great talent.” No matter the plot, I'm in! These ladies make me laugh. But they do have to find a way to work in Ty Swindell, that's my only caveat. 

MTV has announced that "The Hills: New Beginnings”  will premiere on June 24th. The cast includes Brandon Thomas Lee, Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag, Spencer and Stephanie Pratt, along with newcomer Mischa Barton, but not Lauren "LC" Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, and Lo Bosworth.  And speaking of new beginnings Lauren Conrad announced on Instagram that she is expecting her second child with husband William Tell. The two have a little boy, Liam, who was born on July 5, 2017. 

Kelly Clarkson can be a yawner - just ask her kids. She told “Entertainment Tonight” that her kids “don’t care anymore,” and gave the example using her daughter, River. Kelly said, "I wasn't singing full out [in rehearsal] because it's, like, three days in a row [of rehearsal] and then we have four days in a row for the show, so I was holding back." Her daughter let her know exactly what she thought of mommy's lackluster performance. According to Kelly, "She was like, 'Mommy, you know when you're on stage and you were singing?' And I was like, 'Yeah, baby' (I was thinking like a compliment was about to come). She was like, 'Yeah, I was really bored.'" Kelly added, “I was like, 'Oh. [Dang]. ... Well, that was sweet honey. Maybe don't tell people that when they get off stage.' But they don't care, they're over it. They see it all the time." Because they live with her, they've become desensitized to her coolness. It's okay, Kelly - we still love you!