Dina's Dirt Alert For June 25, 2020

Thursday, June 25th

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Giving us hope for a post-Covid future…
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and newly added Neil Patrick Harris were all spotted in Berlin this week, getting ready to get resume filming of “The Matrix 4” after the last few months off due to C19. See the pics at tmz.com. And yes, Keanu’s girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, is there with him.
The fourth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” starring Elisabeth Moss is supposed to hit Hulu next year, and they’re giving us a sneak peek with a new trailer that dropped yesterday. Based on the trailer, I need that season NOW!
“The Witcher” season 2 release date will be 2021, though no more specifics have been announced yet.

Alex Trebek donated over $500,000 to Hope of the Valley to help the with a brand new homeless shelter they're planning to build in the San Fernando Valley, according to TMZ. This donation comes shortly after he gave $100,000 for another facility they’re working on in North Hollywood. Alex also toured another facility they’re building in Van Nuys, possibly to see how the future projects they’re contributing to will turn out.

Stories of sexual allegations continue to pop up in Hollywood;
Director Bryan Singer has been accused by a man on Twitter of continuing to run a sex ring, saying Brian has been targeting "young influencers" instead of aspiring actors and actresses in Hollywood.
Comedian Jeff Ross has denied resurfaced allegations that he engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor. He says the 1999 accusations are "old news" and have been investigated "numerous times." He also claims his accuser is mentally unwell and has been "harassing" him for years as well as "falsely accusing" others.
Comedian Chris D’Elia’s team released emails between him and the women who’ve accused him of sexual misconduct. One of the emails from one of his first accusers seemed to imply that while they started chatting when she was underage, she was down to hook up when she came of age. In another one, he continued to chat with the girl even though she dodged the age question. Read more with Page Six.


“Today” show anchor Savannah Guthrie has responded to viewers who called her out on her appearance during a recent broadcast. One person tweeted, “Cmon, with what they pay you, can’t you afford a hair stylist? love the natural unkempt look but its distracting on @NBCNews national news.” Savannah tweeted back, “We are all doing our own hair and makeup during the pandemic!... and yes it shows.” Fans have quickly come to her defense, calling her a “role model with or without a hair and makeup team.”

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Relationship news…
Dennis Quaid, 66, and his fiancée, Laura Savoie, 27, eloped in Santa Barbara in early June. A few months ago, Dennis said, “We were supposed to be married April 4 in Kauai. Craig T. Nelson gave us his house. It was going to be nice and small.” But, he added, “We postponed… once we started to hear about Italy… We have a few members of the family and friends who have low immune systems due to medical treatment, medical issues going on. We decided, 'Let’s just postpone.'"
“Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm is dating actress Anna Osceola, who appeared on the final season of “Mad Men,” according to Us Weekly. The two sparked dating rumors earlier this year after being spotted together quite a few times during the coronavirus pandemic.
Zooey Deschanel and Jacob Pechenik are officially divorced. The two are sharing joint custody of their children, four-year-old Elsie and three-year-old Charlie. She got her name back, and the kids now have “Deschanel” in their last names “to alleviate any legal confusion when the mother is traveling with the children.” Zooey has been dating “Property Brothers” star Jonathan Scott.

Katy Perry wrote a song for her unborn daughter. In an interview with NRJ Lebanon, Katy dished, “There is a song on the record called 'What Makes a Woman' - that is a hope I have for my future child, that she doesn't have any limits on any of her dreams, or what she wants to be, or who she thinks she is and she can change whenever she wants. She can try everything on if she wants.” She added, “I think that song is important to me and important for her.”

Winona Ryder is opening up about the great and terrible people she’s come across in Hollywood. She started off telling The Sunday Times that director Francis Ford Coppola wanted real, genuine tears out of her on the set of the 1992 film “Dracula.” FFC stood off-camera shouting insults like “you wh***!” to get her to cry, encouraging her male co-stars to join in, too. But Winona says that Keanu wouldn’t do it, and neither would Anthony Hopkins… and that was the start of a beautiful friendship between her and Keanu. She said, “Francis was trying to get all of them to yell things that would make me cry, but Keanu wouldn’t… it just didn’t work.”
Then, Winona stood by her claims that Mel Gibson made homophobic and anti-Semitic statements to her back in the 1990s. She said Mel said to her once, “You’re not an oven dodger, are you?,” referring to the way Jewish prisoners were incinerated in Nazi death camps. Later he said to her friend, who is gay, “Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?” She said that Mel later tried to apologize for his offensive statements. Mel, in the meantime, denies it all, saying, “This is a hundred percent untrue. She lied about it over a decade ago…and she’s lying about it now.” But Winona responded, “I believe in redemption and forgiveness and hope that Mr. Gibson has found a healthy way to deal with his demons, but I am not one of them. Read more with Variety.

“Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin has given an update on his progress with the next book in his Song or Ice and Fire series, Winds of Winter. According to nme.com, in a blog post on his website, George said he had spent “long hours” writing during the coronavirus lockdown, explaining, “If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write. I am spending long hours every day on The Winds of Winter, and making steady progress.” He went on to say, “I finished a new chapter yesterday, another one three days ago, another one the previous week. But no, this does not mean that the book will be finished tomorrow or published next week. It’s going to be a huge book, and I still have a long way to go.” He does say though that he has plans for the book to be finished in 2021. The Winds of Winter will be the sixth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, with A Dream of Spring to follow… if he ever finishes this one.

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Britney Spears has set the beehive buzzing after a post declaring herself "Queen B." Britney wrote on Instagram, "To all my fans who call me Queen B…. I believe this would be more accurate!!!!!" along with a picture of a bee with a crown on its head. See the image at aceshowbiz.com. Apparently, Britney’s never heard of Beyonce, whose fans have called her "Queen Bey" for the longest time. Some of Beyonce’s fans came in stinging, while others begged them to give Britney a break saying she doesn’t have control of her own life and probably doesn’t even know what goes on in the real world. Britney has not responded, and neither has Beyonce.

Here’s some stuff to watch over the weekend…
Pride Live's third annual Stonewall Day will take place virtually this year, and they’ve set a star-studded lineup to help celebrate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and raise awareness for the fight in LGBTQ equality. This year’s Stonewall Day is set for Friday from 1 to 3 pm, and will feature appearances by President Barack Obama and Taylor Swift, as well as Demi Lovato, Kesha, Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, Cynthia Erivo, Christian Siriano, George Takei, Donatella Versace, Chelsea Clinton, and more. This year’s event will raise funds for raise for LGBTQ+ organizations severely affected by COVID-19, as well as those fighting for fair and equal treatment under the law for all.
Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Gronkowski are inviting fans to a virtual “party with a purpose,” raising money for the NAACP Empowerment Programs and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Shaq’s Fun House vs Gronk Beach” will be a three-hour live-stream on June 27th. The virtual event will also feature Shaq and Gronk competing in a series of challenges, including a lip-sync battle and a chicken-wing eating contest. Every time one of them wins, donations will go to the charity of their choice.
Alicia Keys is set to host “Kids, Race, and Unity: A Nick News Special,” airing June 29th at 7 pm across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and more. The special will feature conversations with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, and will highlight the voices and experiences of Black kids across the country.

Things are getting serious! Kate Beckinsale has declared her love for her latest boy toy. Goody Grace recently celebrated his 23rd birthday and posted a video of himself doing a cover of Bob Dylan’s song, “The Times They Are a-Changin.’” Kate, 46, commented, “Happy birthday, I love you,” to which he replied, “I love you.”

Lady Gaga created her own world with her album “Chromatica” and now she wants her fans to do so as well. According to Billboard, Lady Gaga is asking fans to come with their ideas for her “Chromatica” world, with the planet rooted in equality. Fans can then share their creations on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #LadyGagaxAdobe. One grand prize winner receiving $10,000 in cash, plus a high quality print of their artwork by Lady Gaga and more. In addition, nine second-place winners will win $400 in cash and an autographed Gaga poster. Can SimCity or Clash of Clans do that for you? I don’t think so.
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