Dina's Dirt For February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12th

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Jennifer Aniston was interviewed by Sandra Bullock for her March cover story for Interview magazine - it was actually more of a conversation than an interview, as it's posted. There was some talk about their mutual ex Tate Donovan, but also, Jennifer did admit that she sees “laughter and kids running” in her future. In the meantime, while people certainly loved the candid interview, the same can't be said of the pictures that accompany the story. Jen looks great herself, but the Internet is calling her poses “awkward.” As one person pointed out, “Whoever let this icon and national treasure pose like this and print it on a cover should be fired.” Agreed.

Jussie Smollett is facing criminal charges in connection with the police report he filed last January. To review, he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic hate crime in Chicago that the cops believe was staged. The former “Empire” star was indicted on six counts of disorderly conduct for making four separate false reports to the Chicago Police Department for what they’re alleging was a staged crime. These charges come almost a year after similar charges were abruptly dropped. Jussie will be arraigned on February 24th. If he’s convicted on the new charges, he faces between one and three years in jail, up to a $25,000 fine, and community service, according to NBC News.

Dwayne Wade was on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" yesterday to promote his upcoming documentary, “D-Wade: Life Unexpected.” He also opened up about his transgender child, Zaya. The 12-year-old was born a boy, Zion, but according to Dwayne, Zion came home one day and said to Dwayne and his wife, Gabrielle Union, “Hey, so I want to talk to you guys. I think going forward, I’m ready to live my truth. And I want to be referenced as she and her. I would love for you guys to call me Zaya.” Dwayne added that he and Gabrielle are now parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community and a proud ally, explaining, “We’re just trying to figure out as much information as we can to make sure that we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self." On Tuesday, Gabrielle Union shared a series of heartwarming tweets, raving over her stepdaughter, Zaya. She wrote, “Meet Zaya. She’s compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her."

Ben Affleck has been on the celebrity dating app Raya, according to “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stranger. Ben, who finalized is divorce from Jennifer Garner back in 2018, has been spotted dating some high-profile gals, like “SNL” producer Lindsay Shookus and “Playboy” model Shauna Sexton. But according to Patti, those are not the women he should be focusing on. Patti, who said she knows Ben is shopping around because she’s seen him on Raya herself “a million times,” explained that Ben needs to look for someone more his age. She noted, “There’s a reason he married Jennifer Garner, she’s a mother to him, she’s the catch of all catches. He has to realize that he’s going for these 20-somethings he’s going to get bored with, he hasn’t found a 'boundaries girl' who's got spine.” read more with Us Weekly.

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Fans have demanded an answer as to why Luke Perry was left out of the "In Memoriam" segment on the broadcast, and now, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, who hosts the Oscars, is explaining. As for why Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce and other stars were left out, the Academy simply said there was “limited available time.” They explained, “The Academy receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment. An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time,” adding, “All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce are remembered in the Oscar.com gallery.” That answer didn't sit well with many, including Luke's former "Beverly Hills 90210" co-star, Tori Spelling. She tweeted, “Now two of the most creative and talented men I have ever known, loved, and lost have not been mentioned in the #oscars memoriam. First, my Dad Aaron Spelling who passed in 2006 and now my friend Luke Perry who passed in 2019.”

The defense in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial is resting its case and without calling Harvey to testify, according to NPR. The move to keep Harvey off the witness stand means prosecutors can't cross-examine him about disturbing allegations brought by six of his accusers. When asked by reporters about the decision, Harvey said he actually wanted to testify. His attorneys stated Harvey's testimony wasn’t needed as prosecutors “failed miserably” to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Closing arguments start tomorrow and deliberations could get underway as early as Monday.

It looks like "Resident Evil" star Milla Jovovich’s new baby is suffering from a bad case of jaundice. She shared a picture of newborn Osian getting a bottle from her sister, Dashiel. Osian has been in and out of the hospital all week, and, according to Milla, Osian falls asleep during breastfeeding, which means that she can’t get enough milk to run the jaundice out. She said everyone in the family is taking turns giving her a bottle.

Demi Lovato recently got a new tattoo on her back, and now she’s opening up about what it means to her. Demi posted on Instagram what she said to her tattoo artist; “I told him about my life and where I was at in that moment and we created a combination on images that best symbolized the spiritual awakening I was having. Having a fallen angel being lifted by 3, pure, angelic doves (the Holy trinity) as her inner light is being guided by a higher consciousness, and the disintegration of her dark wings was representing the darkness I was shedding.” She added, however, “The only bummer is I can’t physically see this amazing artwork because it’s on my back!” Did she not consider the front of her body when planning this?

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Salma Hayek spent Oscars night in a hospital emergency room, but it's only because she's such a good friend. AceShowbiz reports that Salma's manager and friend, Evelyn O'Neill, ended up getting hurt at the Oscars, so Salma took her to the hospital. Salma shared photos of herself and her friend in the hospital, writing, "As the parties were just getting started my date, friend, and manager, Evelyn O'Neill had a little accident. I had to rush her to the ER where we spent the rest of the Oscar night until the sun came up. Thank you to the doctors and the staff of Cedars-Sinai for your professionalism and kindness. And Evelyn, I've never seen anyone take so much pain with so much grace! You are a champ." Judging by the photos, it looks like Evelyn broke her arm.

***SPOILER ALERT "THE BACHELOR"*** We're seven weeks in, and Peter Weber is already down his top four: Hannah Ann, Madison, Kelsey and the controversial Victoria F. But fans are speculating that he won’t up with any of the contestants – rather, someone off-camera. Fans have been dying to know what’s so “unique” about Peter’s season. He’s been good about holding back on spoilers, only dishing that he “didn’t intend” on the season ending the way it does. The rumor right now – sparked by a Reddit post – is that Peter actually ends up in a relationship with ABC producer Julie LaPlaca. According to Entertainment Tonight, there are many signs pointing towards their potential romance, including a pic of Julie having dinner in New York with Peter's family. When asked for a comment, ABC won’t “confirm or deny” if it’s true, adding that the “rollercoaster hasn’t ended” even after filming.

Both Jane Fonda and Elizabeth Banks recycled dresses from previous red carpets for the Oscars, but Laura Dern wins the award for best recycling. After winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Marriage Story," Laura changed into a custom vintage black Giorgio Armani, which was designed for her in 1990, according to Armani. Laura first wore the dress in 1995 at the Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala, again in 2013 to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, and finally, this past Sunday. Way to be sustainable!

A New York couple who got engaged following a Backstreet Boys performance on “Good Morning America” yesterday may have been faking. Sources say Adam Diamond and Priscilla Consolo, who got engaged as the band performed an acapella version of “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” bringing the couple out to join them, have actually been engaged for about two years. In fact, their 2017 engagement during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony that made the Brooklyn papers. Once news of their original engagement hit, Priscilla insisted they actually broke up last May, but insiders say they were engaged again by November and had already ordered save-the-date cards. How dare they dupe the Backstreet Boys like that!

Kim Kardashian could be president someday, according to "Shark Tank" investor Daymond John. When asked in an interview what he thinks Kim's chances would be if she ever ran for top office, the FUBU founder said to TMZ, "Listen, I think Kim could be President. She went ahead and she freed Alice (Marie Johnson) out of jail, she worked with the President, she's going to get a further education...." He pointed out how she has an effect on people, adding, "At the palm of her hand, she can touch 200 million people and maybe in eight years, she'll have 500 million, 600 million (followers). She has LGBT in her family, has mixed relationships in her family, has a family full of women. She doesn't drink, she doesn't smoke, she doesn't do anything else, and people feel like they know her." However, don't count on her making a run. Kim previously told the New York Times, "No, I don't think so. It would be probably the most stressful job in the world, and I don't think that's for me." Collective sigh of relief, everyone....