Dina's Dirt 4-9-19

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

April 9, 2019

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Dina's Dirt at 6:40

"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman is among 15 others pleading guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal. The Massachusetts Department of Justice has announced that Felicity, along with 13 other parents and one college coach, have agreed to plead guilty. In a statement, Felicity said she is in “full acceptance of her guilt,” and has “deep regret and shame” over what she did. She goes on to say that she’s “ashamed of the pain she caused” her daughter, and she claims her daughter knew nothing about her actions. Felicity also apologized to “the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.” As for jail time, the U.S. Attorney’s Office believes the sentence should fall on the “low end” of a range, which could mean between four and 10 months.

Taylor Swift has always been a big supporter of the LBGTQ community, and she proved it by donating $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project to help them fight a series of anti-LGBTQ bills in the state. She sent the donation and wrote, "I'm writing you to say that I'm so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee's faith leaders standing up against the 'Slate of Hate' in our state legislature.” Chris Sanders, leader of the TEP, wrote on Facebook, “She sees our struggle in Tennessee and continues to add her voice with so many good people, including religious leaders, who are speaking out for love in the face of fear.” The group, along with the Human Rights Campaign, is trying to stop what is being called the “Slate of Hate” bills, six bills that, among other things, seeks to ban gay marriage, make it illegal for transgender people to undress in locker rooms or bathrooms, and discriminate against people when it comes to adoptions.

Former "90210" star Trevor Donovan had a dog he loved, and unfortunately, he passed away. Trevor's dog was struggling with degenerative myelopathy before he passed, and he used a doggy wheelchair to get around.  Now, Trevor is passing on the wheelchair to another family. After being on "TMZ Live" last week, a lot of people asked him about where he got the wheelchair. He noticed one family's email about their 8-year-old German shepherd who recently lost the use of his hind legs, and he decided that he would donate the wheelchair to their dog. Find out more at TMZ.com.

Kim Kardashian wants fans to know seeing isn't always believing. After a fan commented, “Kim is so calm. Can she teach me how to be that calm?” she replied with, “It doesn’t benefit you to not be calm, but let me tell you when one of my kids get injured or anything and I’m screaming and freaking everyone out.” She went on to tell a story about a time she thought Saint was having an allergic reaction. Kim said she “jumped over the table like a hurdle [and] screamed, ‘Call 911!’” Her sister, Khloé Kardashian, had to to calm her down. Kim explained, “I’m either super Zen or so dramatic!”  Kim is known to go to extremes when it comes to her kids and their health/safety. Remember, she once sent her daughter, Chicago, to Cleveland to stay with Khloé when everyone else in the house had the flu.

Dina's Dirt at 7:40

Former “Smallville” star Allison Mack had her day in court for her alleged involvement with the alleged sex cult, NXIVM. After originally pleading not guilty to sex trafficking charges, she pled guilty to two counts of racketeering taking “full responsibility” for her admitted role in the secret subgroup of NXIVM, DOS, which has been described as a group of sex slaves for group founder Keith Raniere (though she had her own slaves as well). Her excuse? “Through it all, I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people – I was wrong,” she said, adding, “I am very sorry for my role in this case. I am very sorry to my family and to the good people I hurt through my misguided adherence to Keith Raniere’s teachings.” Allison is facing up to 40 years behind bars, 20 years for each of the two counts.

Wendy Williams is back to her show, and she filled us in on what she did on her down time. Wendy and her sober living friends ran through some ideas - jumping out of a plane, swimming with the sharks,  camping - and ultimately, they decided to go camping. Wendy explained, “I’m thinking we’re going over to Ellis Island … to one of those glamp-grounds where there is a toilet, caviar, a midnight snack, and you get a butler to roast marshmallows,” but that's not what she got. The group ended up in a small town in upstate New York where they stayed in a “hood trap” with “no running water.” The social hub of the place was the 24-hour Wal-Mart, where Wendy shared her shopping trip on social media, complete with shopping scooter and all. 

For her upcoming birthday, Kourtney Kardashian took her family on a trip to Finland. She included her ex and baby daddy, Scott Disick, their kids–  Mason, Penelope, and Reign, AND Scott’s girlfriend, Sofia Richie.  The crew stayed at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland in their newly finished executive suite cabins. This must mean tensions have settled between the adults. That, or they're willing to put up with each other for the sake of a free trip (we're only guessing that Kourtney paid or had it comp'ed).

Ben Stiller and his his ex-wife, Christine Taylor, took their kids to see to "Pretty Woman: The Musical" on Broadway, and maybe it was the love story that did it, but it seemed the two exes were really enjoying each other's company. A source said, "Ben and Christine looked happy together, smiling and laughing and holding hands, especially during intermission. They seemed to really love the show and being around one another." Ben and Christine announced they were getting divorced in May 2017 after 17 years of marriage. The two have been spotted at different events together over the last two years, but this latest venture made it look like reconciliation could be in their future. 

Dina's Dirt at 8:40

“The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies was asked to reprise her role as Alicia Floreck in season three of the spinoff, “The Good Fight,” but it didn’t happen. Why?  Because, as she said, “CBS wouldn’t pay me.” She explained, “I was really excited about the idea of [reintroducing my character for three episodes], but CBS refused to pay my [asking price]." Julianna said she was only asking for around what she made during her time on “The Good Wife.” Instead, she was offered a guest star rate. But, she said, “I’m not a guest star; I started the whole thing with ‘The Good Wife.’ I wanted to be paid my worth and stand up for equal pay. If Jon Hamm came back for a ‘Mad Men’ spinoff or Kiefer Sutherland wanted to do a ‘24’ spinoff, they would be paid.”

AMC is adding another “The Walking Dead” spinoff. Production starts this summer, with the premiere anticipated for sometime next year.  This time around, the story will center on two “young female protagonists” as the “first generation to come-of-age in the apocalypse as we know it.”

“Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin says he has “mixed feelings” about the HBO show coming to an end, and he really doesn't think the story should end with season eight. He said, “I don’t think it should be the final season. I know it’s an end, but it’s not much of an end for me – I’m still deep in writing the books. We have five other sequel shows in development.”

Mark Ruffalo has some advice for anyone who plans on seeing the three-hour movie "Avengers: Endgame." Knowing people don't want to miss a moment, Mark said on "Good Morning America," “Bring a box of Kleenex and a diaper.” "Avengers: Endgame" hits theaters April 26.