Dina's Dirt For August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9th

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Duane Chapman, star of “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” was almost the victim of a scam. He was offered $430,000 to speak in Dubai, but he was skeptical about it. He called the hotel where he was told he’d be speaking, the one listed on the event’s website, and found out that there was no event. He did receive a check, which was legit, but it was to scam another company. Thankfully, Dog didn’t get involved.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s case is going to trial. The judge rejected his petition to dismiss the misdemeanor charges against him because he didn’t “set forth compelling factors to warrant dismissal in the interest of justice." Cuba claimed that the woman in question has “various mental issues,” and that “his character and history weigh in favor of dismissal.” In addition, he said that a dismissal wouldn’t affect the safety or welfare of the community because there was no crime committed. The judge didn’t agree. She said that there are “conflicting factual allegations between the criminal court information and the defendant's motion [that] should be resolved at trial.” Cuba’s trial is set for September 3rd. Read more with Entertainment Tonight.

Charlie Sheen’s ex, Brooke Mueller, is back in rehab after footage from last year surfaced of Brooke in a van holding what appears to be a drug pipe and a lighter preparing to smoke what’s been described as crystal meth. As reported by Page Six, Brooke allegedly left her nine-year-old son upstairs alone in a hotel room while she sat in the van. According to People, Brooke voluntarily checked herself into a trauma center on the East Coast.

“I Took a Pill in Ibiza” signer Mike Posner had to take more than pills when he ended up in the hospital. He shared a video on Instagram and wrote, “Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got (bit) by a baby rattlesnake! That venom is no joke! I got to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time." Mike, who is currently on mile 1,800 of 2,833 on The Walk Across America, added, “I’ll be here a few days and will not be able to walk for several weeks but enjoying the AC and the nice bed, haven’t had those in a while Hahahaha! Can’t wait to get back on The Walk! KEEP GOING!!!!!!” While he’s delayed, maybe he can even squeeze in a refreshing shower and a quick shave.

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

The could be the smartest yet scariest thing Bravo has ever done. Bravo will be holding their first-ever BravoCon, according to Page Six. The event will take place in New York from November 15th to November 17th. More than 70 Bravo stars are set to appear, including “Real Housewives,” “Below Deck,” “Shahs of Sunset,” “Southern Charm,” and “Vanderpump Rules.” Luann de Lesseps will even be there to represent her “Countess and Friends” cabaret show. There will be over 30 franchise-themed events. Tickets go on sale August 13th and will run $299.

Tony Cox from “Bad Santa,” “Me, Myself, & Irene” accidentally hit a child yesterday. The child was riding a bike down the street, and Tony hit him as Tony was taking a turn. According to TMZ, the bike’s front tire got pinned under Tony’s car and the child ended up with a foot injury. Police say Tony wasn’t at fault and won’t be charged.

Police were called for a welfare check on Aaron Carter, according to TMZ. His family has been concerned about his well-being after his split from girlfriend Lina Valentina. So much so, that the cops were called to perform a welfare check on the star on Wednesday. But don’t worry, if reports are correct, he’s doing just fine.

You may recall that the famous oak tree from "The Shawshank Redemption" was cut down in 2016 after being damaged in a storm, but its remnants have been used to create a lasting memory of the film. The tree holds special meaning in the film as it is where Andy left his note for Red telling him where to find him once he’s released from prison. In honor of the 25th anniversary of the film, some of the actors from the film are receiving plaques crafted from the tree, according to TMZ. Tim Robbins, who played Andy, Morgan Freeman, who played Red, and director Frank Darabont, among others, will receive a plaque with an image of their character engraved into the wood along with a quote from the movie. Maybe the extras will even get one that reads, “I starred in this amazing movie and all I got was this plaque.”

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Heidi Klum and hubby Tom Kaulitz spent part of the honeymoon swimming in the island of Capri’s famous Blue Grotto, despite it being against the law. Italian police stopped them, and now the couple faces a fine over $6,700. As it turns out, this wasn’t their first time breaking this law. Last year, Heidi posted a video of the two of them swimming in the grotto. Many fans shamed them for their actions.

Kanye West showed up to his former manager John Monopoly’s birthday party Wednesday night in a brand new custom 2019 Lamborghini SUV, according to TMZ. Well, as it turns out, he left it at the party because the $300,000 vehicle was meant to be John’s gift. John didn’t actually confirm that Kanye was the one who gave him the Lamborghini, referring to him as a "very good guy" he’s known for 30 years. But TMZ managed to get their hands on a photo of John and Kanye together with the car.

Last Thursday, Netflix released the new trailer for season 3 of “13 Reasons Why,” which will begin streaming on August 23. The series has already been renewed for a fourth and final season. Production is already underway and will center around the students at Liberty High graduating from high school, according to People.

Meghan Markle may have wished this for her birthday… Her half-sister, Samantha Markle, found out that her Twitter account, @sammy_markle, had been suspended. When searching her handle on twitter, the page states, “Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter rules.” Maybe enough fans reported her nasty tweets to get it shut down, or maybe the royals are more powerful than we know. In the meantime, Samantha Markle seems to have made herself two new private accounts, where she is more than likely continuing to voice her opinions about her sister.

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