Dina's Dirt For January 13, 2020.

Monday, January 13th

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What’s next for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after announcing their exit as senior royals that’s been dubbed “Megxit?” As the two forge their own path to become financially independent, there’s word that Meghan is already dipping her toe back in Hollywood. According to multiple reports, Meghan has signed a voiceover deal with Disney. In fact, it may have been Harry that hooked her up with the gig. TMZ shared a video that shows Harry pitching his wife’s vocal talents to Disney CEO Bib Iger at the London premiere of “Lion King.” So far, there’s no word on what the project is, but The Times reports that it will benefit the conservation charity, Elephants Without Borders. In more royal behind-the-scenes news. Prince William has broken his silence on Megxit, and it looks like he’s not on the same page as his brother. According to the Sunday Times, Will said, “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that anymore, I’m sad about that. All we can do is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page.”

Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, and now his company, Amazon, is giving some money to help Australia recover from the bush fires raging through the country. Amazon is donating $1 million Australian dollars, but that’s only $690,000 in American money. Considering many celebrities have donated a million American dollars, you would think the world's richest man could squeeze out a few more bucks. Also donating, Serena Williams, who just won her first major title since giving birth to her child. She's donating her $43,000 prize money from her win against Jessica Pegula in the singles final ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Read more at people.com.

Will Smith shared a special moment with a receptionist he met at the beginning of his career as she celebrated her retirement. Anita Scipio was working at the front desk before one of Will's first interviews. He surprised her on Friday and explained to everyone, “I met [Anita] at the front desk before one of my VERY FIRST interviews of my career… and yesterday I was lucky enough to see her off into retirement 30 years later." He added, “She said I made her day. Y’all… she made MINE. Enjoy yourself Mama and keep spreading that love & light wherever you go!”

Jennifer Garner just got a nice little paycheck... from her son. Sam Affleck already, 7, wrote his mom a check, just for being his mom. She shared a photo of the check with the caption, “Apparently, birthing and raising someone is valued at $168.42. I guess I should keep my day job. #IWouldBeHisMamaForFree #OhWaitIAlreadyAm.” Kerry Washington wrote, “This is adorbs AND hilarious. I hope you get a raise in 2020!!!!”

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Lindsay Lohan’s mom, Dina Lohan, was reportedly arrested on Saturday night after driving with a suspended license while intoxicated. Authorities say Dina hit another driver near Merrick Mall in Long Island, who then called the police and followed Dina back to her home when she kept driving. According to USA Today, Dina refused any field sobriety tests after claiming she only had one glass of wine. She was then arrested on felony DUI charges, since it’s not her first rodeo in the last 10 years. According to The Blast, Dina has plead not guilty and wants to fight the charges.

And guess who else got arrested... The New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested on Saturday night after causing damage to a Mercedes in Beverly Hills, California by jumping on it, according to AceShowbiz. Was he drinking? Yes. Julian had been out to dinner with former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce and ex-Patriots receiver Danny Amendola. What's most interesting is that he was able to jump onto a car despite reports that he needs two surgeries - one to repair a separated AC joint in his left shoulder... and another for an issue on his left knee.

The Critics Choice Awards were last night, with Taye Diggs as the night’s host. Eddie Murphy was honored with a lifetime achievement award, while Kristen Bell received the #SeeHer Awards. When it comes to television, “Fleabag” had a great night. Not only did the Prime Video series win Best comedy, but stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott both won acting awards. When it comes to movies, Quentin Tarantino had a great night. He nabbed the Best Picture prize thanks to “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” which also scored awards for Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt as well as Best Original Screenplay. Other acting awards went to Joaquin Phoenix, who earned Best Actor for “Joker,” as well as Renée Zellweger, who’s big screen comeback in “Judy” scored her the Best Actress trophy. Here are some of the other winners in the major categories;

TV
Best Drama Series - “Succession” (HBO)
Best Actor In A Drama Series - Jeremy Strong, “Succession” (HBO)
Best Actress In A Drama Series - Regina King, “Watchmen” (HBO)
Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show” (Apple)
Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - Jean Smart, “Watchmen” (HBO)
Best Comedy Series - “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)
Best Actor In A Comedy Series - Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)
Best Actress In A Comedy Series - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)
Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - Andrew Scott, “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)
Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime)

MOVIES
Best Picture - “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix “Joker”
Best Actress - Renée Zellweger “Judy”
Best Supporting Actor - Brad Pitt “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Best Supporting Actress - Laura Dern “Marriage Story”
Best Director - (tie) Bong Joon Ho “Parasite” and Sam Mendes “1917”
Best Original Screenplay - Quentin Tarantino – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Best Action Movie - “Avengers: Endgame”
Best Comedy - “Dolemite Is My Name”
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie - “Us”

"Black Panther" actor Michael B. Jordan has finally moved out from living with his parents. Talking to Ellen DeGeneres, Michael admitted he's lived with his parents his whole life. He added, "I'm pretty sure they saged the entire house when I left. Like, they lit incense and bleached it down and got rid of all of me and then I got a place," according to AceShowbiz. What's funny is that Michael bought the house they lived in and that technically it was his parents that moved into his house.

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"Grey's Anatomy" fans are about to have their world turned upside down. Justin Chambers is leaving “Grey’s Anatomy” after 16 seasons playing Dr. Alex Karev on the show. What’s worse? His last episode already aired on November 14th! Justin said of his exit, “There's no good time to say goodbye to a show and character that's defined so much of my life for the past 15 years. For some time now, however, I have hoped to diversify my acting roles and career choices. And, as I turn 50 and am blessed with my remarkable, supportive wife and five wonderful children, now is that time." That leaves three remaining original cast members - Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, and James Pickens, also known Meredith Grey, Dr. Miranda Bailey, and Chief Webber, respectively. There's no word on how his exit will be painted or what it means for Mrs. Karev, played by Camilla Luddington, but it is worth noting that a car crashed into the show's bar during the mid-season finale. And, when Vanity Fair tweeted, “#GreysAnatomy is about to feel one of the biggest losses yet," Ellen responded, “Truer words have never been spoken.”

Amy Schumer is undergoing in vitro fertilization, and she shared just how diffucult the process has been. Amy wrote on Instagram, “I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional." She also posted a picture of her stomach, showing how bruised it was from having hormone injections. Amy added, “We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling.” Gene, her baby with husband Chris Fischer, was born in May 2019. Amy had a very diffult pregnancy, suffering from constant vomiting throughout.

Vacation photos posted by Jewel landed her in hot water with her fans. Jewel was in the Grand Cayman Islands at an animal rehabilitation center, where she can be seen riding dolphins. She wrote alongside a photo, "There was one dolphin for each foot- their nose pressed snugly into each arch. I started laying flat in the water, and they came up and pressed their noses into my feet and then start hauling! Swipe to see me first being lifted and then me launching myself ... so. Much. Fun. These animals are so smart are kind and playful (sic)... what an honor to spend the day with them and their trainers...." But fans weren't happy about it. As one wrote, "You need to look at the Dolphin Project and see how the Beautiful dolphins are stolen and slaughtered for profit. ANIMALS ARE NOT OUR PROPERTY OR OUR ENTERTAINMENT." Jewel responded, "Hey all- I have been schooled by you about dolphins and love hearing your feedback. I fully agree animals should not be taken from their families ... I do support facilities that take in harmed animals for rehab and education."

Rihanna has a new album coming out, and she was looking to collaborate with some other artists. But one artist who won't be working with her is Shaggy. In a recent interview with Britain’s Daily Star, Shaggy said her turned her down. Why? Well, according to Shaggy, they wanted him to audition, and that didn't sit well with him. Shaggy explained, “They approached me for the Rihanna project, yeah. There’s a lot of great people involved, but for me, I didn’t need to audition to be on the record. I’ll leave that to younger guys. But from what I hear, it should be good.” Seriously - this is Mr. Boombastic, he fantastic, Mr. Lover Lover.


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