Dina's Dirt 4-10-19

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April 10, 2019

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There always seems to be a Royal rumor or two floating around, and for the most part, the Royals ignore them. Not this time though. Last month, The Sun reported that Kate Middleton and her best friend, Rose Hanbury, had a falling out because William has been having an affair with Rose. In Touch Weekly first reported the story, and since then, it has seeped out to the masses. Now, The Daily Beast claims that William’s legal team has sent a letter to at least one tabloid warning them not to report on the cheating allegations. According to a source, the letter reportedly reads, “In addition to being false and highly damaging, the publication of false speculation in respect of our clients’ private life also constitutes a breach of his privacy pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention to Human Rights.”

Since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico in 2017, the island has been struggling to recover. Oprah Winfrey has stepped up to assist with restoration by donating $2 million - half to the Hispanic Federation and another half to the Flamboyant Arts Fund. She was inspired to make the contribution after seeing Broadway star and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda’s commitment to bring “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico and support the community that served him growing up. Oprah said, “I wanted to join in the revitalization efforts of an island so rich in culture, beauty, and heritage. The needs of Puerto Rico and our fellow American citizens following the tragic hurricanes are still very real, and the work that has already been done by the Hispanic Federation, Flamboyant Arts Fund, and other organizations on and off the island is long from over.”

Officials have formally indicted Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and the couple could be facing a 40-year prison sentence. The U.S. attorney says the couple faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, as well as a new count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. As we told you before, experts say that Felicity Huffman sentence could be lighter, as little as six months, because she entered an early plea agreement. However, Felicity only acted once with a $15,000 bribe while Lori and her husband are accused of paying a-half-a-million-dollars in bribes over a course of time to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. CNN has more on the story. 

As we previously told you, John Legend admitted that he didn't know how to swim and that he was going to start taking swimming lessons. Well, not only has he begun his lessons, it looks like he's getting his training from an expert. Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Ryan Lochte shared a video of him swimming with John, captioning it, "Not a bad way to start my week," adding, "Swimming with @johnlegend giving him some swim tips and getting him ready for 2020 Olympics haha!" Why not Grammys AND gold medals?

Dina's Dirt at 7:40

Felicity Huffman's involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal could cost her work, like it did for Lori Loughlin. Netflix is putting off the release of her movie “Otherhood,” which was supposed to start streaming on April 26th. Meanwhile, the premiere of “When They See Us,” a series also starring Felicity, doesn’t seem to have been affected, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't worry. 

Alec Baldwin's wife initially shared that she thought she was having a miscarriage, and it turns out, she did. Hiliaria, who shares four kids with Alec,  said that in two previous ultrasound visits, the technician was only able to hear a faint heartbeat at lengthy intervals, so she decided to get another ultrasound in the afternoon. Hilaria then confirmed that she had, in fact, suffered a miscarriage. She wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of her family, “There was no heartbeat today at my scan...so it’s over.” She added, “But I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here. I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate.” After thanking everyone, she added, “We are stronger together...I hope this conversation continues to grow and that we stick together through both the beautiful and challenging moments in life.” 

When TriStar Pictures announced that they acquired the rights to remake “Guys and Dolls” last month, Mandy Moore immediately made it clear she would love to take on the role of Adelaide. When Mandy appeared on "Busy Tonight," she made it clear why neither she nor Busy Phillips – who also wants the role – haven’t auditioned for the part. According to Mandy, “They want to cast the male leads first, and then they want to talk about who the ladies are. That’s Hollywood for you.” It is worth noting that a production source said that casting hasn’t begun because there’s no director in place but added, “Once that begins, I’m told that we’ll be looking at actors and actresses for all four lead roles equally.” Maybe it was Mandy's comment, though, that brought out the equality. 

Sara Gilbert is leaving “The Talk.” The creator and longtime co-host of the CBS talk show announced it on yesterday’s episode, adding that the current season will be her last. She said, “This is something that I’ve been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth, but I’ve decided that it’s time for me to leave the show at the end of this season. I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult.” As for why she’s leaving, Sara explained that her life has felt “slightly out of balance.” She wants to start acting and producing more, and she would like to be able to spend more time with her kids. She said it hit her when she realized that she never even made a baby book for her 4-year-old son. Her co-hosts were sad to see her go, and Sharon Osbourne cried as all the ladies gathered for a  group hug. At least Sara know's she'll be genuinely missed.

Dina's Dirt at 8:40

Scarlett Johansson had to turn to police for help Monday night after being chased aggressively by the paparazzi. She said that after a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," she was on her way home (she wasn't driving) when she noticed she was being followed by five cars with blacked out windows. According to Scarlett, the people in the cars "were running red lights and putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk so they could follow me to find out where I was staying and subsequently stalk me and my young daughter for the duration of my stay." Find out more about her ordeal at AceShowbiz.com

Yesterday, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones" released a new playlist called “Game of Thrones: The End is Coming.” So what? Well, here's what - according to the two, “The answer to the ending is 100% hidden in the playlist choices. No one will believe us, but it’s true.” Whoa! In more "Game of Thrones" news, Icelandic actor  Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, who plays The Mountain, has been named Europe's Strongest Man for the fifth time.

Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife and mother of his twin sons, Brooke Mueller, wants to know what prompted Transportation Security Administration to search her so thoroughly to the point it was, as she said, “borderline abusive.” According to a family member, agents strip-searched her several times, combed her hair looking for “who knows what,” and kept sending her bags back and forth. In addition, they swabbed her hands and the bottoms of her feet. “An hour later, of course they find nothing because she’s sober and doing well,” the source said. Brooke, who has struggled with drug abuse in the past but has been doing well, said, “The invasion of my body was borderline abusive. It’s not like they had just cause to treat me like a drug smuggler.” The entirety of it took an hour, and she missed her flight. The TSA commented, not specifically about Brooke, and said, “TSA pat-downs are conducted by officers of the same gender as the passenger. In addition, TSA does not ask travelers to remove their clothing for pat-downs. TSA is focused on threats to aircraft security, and does not look for drugs." That's what the dogs are for.  Source: Page Six

Dwayne Wade will surely remember his final home game of his career, and so will John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. During the Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers game last night, Dwayne landed right on John and Chrissy, who were sitting in the front row. They were fine, and even Dwayne's wife, Gabrielle Union, who was sitting next to them, was laughing about it. The Miami Herald caught the moment and shared it on Twitter. Chrissy looked like she got poked in the face by a straw and John got something sprayed all over his face. John shared a video after noting,  "I still got my drink." For the price of those drinks, that was probably worth protecting more than his wife.