Dina's Dirt For July 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 29th


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Nominees for the 2020 Emmy Awards were announced yesterday, with Pharrell Williams, Ingrid Michaelson, and Sheila E all recognized. And Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have been nominated for their Super Bowl Halftime show earlier this year for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), along with noms for Directing for A Variety Special, Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, and Music Direction. “Watchmen” picked up 26 – including a lead actress nod for Regina King. The 20 nominations “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” got made it the most nominated comedy, while “Ozark” and “Succession” tied for the most nominated drama with 18 apiece. Meanwhile, “The Mandalorian” and “Schitt’s Creek” got 15 nominations each. In the race of the networks, Netflix made history with 160 nominations, the most ever for any network. HBO came in second with a total of 107. Here’s the complete list of acting nominees for 2020, courtesy of fullfeed.com;


Variety Talk Series

“Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”


Reality Competition

“The Masked Singer” (FOX)

“Nailed It” (Netflix)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

“Top Chef” (Bravo)

“The Voice” (NBC)


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)

Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”)

Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)

Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate ("Dead to Me")

Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Linda Cardellini (“Dead to Me”)

Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”)

Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)


Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)

Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)

Steve Carell ("The Morning Show")

Brian Cox (“Succession”)

Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Jeremy Strong (“Succession”)


Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)

Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)

Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)

Laura Linney (“Ozark”)

Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

Zendaya (“Euphoria”)


Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett (“Mrs. America”)

Shira Haas (“Unorthodox”)

Regina King (“Watchmen”)

Octavia Spencer (“Self Made”)

Kerry Washington (“Little Fires Everywhere”)


Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons (“Watchmen”)

Hugh Jackman (“Bad Education”)

Paul Mescal (“Normal People”)

Jeremy Pope (“Hollywood”)

Mark Ruffalo (“I Know This Much Is True”)


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

William Jackson Harper (“The Good Place”)

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)

Sterling K. Brown (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Mahershala Ali (“Ramy”)

Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)

Dan Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)

D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”)

Yvonne Orji (“Insecure”)

Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

Cecily Strong (“Saturday Night Live”)

Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”)


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”)

Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”)

Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”)

Nicholas Braun (“Succession”)

Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)

Matthew Macfadyen (“Succession”)

Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”)

Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”)

Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)

Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”)

Julia Garner (“Ozark”)

Sarah Snook (“Succession”)

Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)


Drama Series

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“The Crown” (Netflix)

“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

“Killing Eve” (BBC America/AMC)

“The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus)

“Ozark” (Netflix)

“Stranger Things” (Netflix)

“Succession” (HBO)


Comedy Series

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

“Dead to Me” (Netflix)

“The Good Place” (NBC)

“Insecure” (HBO)

“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon Prime Video)

“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop TV)

“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)


Limited Series

“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)

“Mrs. America” (Hulu)

“Unbelievable” (Netflix)

“Unorthodox” (Netflix)

“Watchmen” (HBO)


MacKenzie Scott, Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, is donating nearly $2 billion to quite a few charities. She said, "Like many, I watched the first half of 2020 with a mixture of heartbreak and horror." According to TMZ, she acknowledged the position she is in and said she wanted to help those “whose equal participation is essential to the construction of a better world." She did her research to find the most deserving efforts and charities. Here's the breakdown;


-$586.7 million to racial equity

-$46 million to LGBTQ+ equity

-$133 million to gender equity

-$399.5 million to economic mobility

-$55 million to empathy and bridging divides

-$72 million to functional democracy

-$128.3 million to public health

-$130 million to global development

-$125 million to climate change


MacKenzie said last year she was going to donate wealth, and it looks like she’s keeping her word.


Kim Kardashian reunited with Kanye West at their Wyoming ranch on Monday, as we told you, and it got pretty teary for her at times, as you can see in some of the pap pics. She was crying hysterically, and a source added, “She’s very emotional about everything and also exhausted. She feels very hurt by Kanye.” At this point, they’re said to be discussing divorce, but there’s no confirmation on that. She left the kids behind because, according to a source, “They don’t need to see such a public meltdown.” The kids have been spending time with Auntie Kourtney. In the meantime, Kanye seems to be going forward with his presidential ambitions. He put in paperwork and collected over 1300 signatures to get on New Jersey’s ballot as an independent candidate for November. He’s trying to get 30,000 signatures to get on New York’s ballot. He’s taken similar actions in Missouri and Oklahoma, according to People.


Tom Hanks is reprising one of his first roles as a peanut vendor for the Oakland A’s. Next time you hear one of Oakland’s fan-less games, listen for Tom’s voice in the crowd. Since fans can fill the stadium’s seats due to coronavirus, they’re being replaced with cardboard cutouts, and some "crowd noise" recordings. Tom, a California native and former Oakland Coliseum vendor, will have his voice mixed in with the crowd noise during the virtual games. You’ll be able to hear Tom yelling out, “It’s not a ballgame without a hot dog! Colossal hot dogs!”


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Is Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin going to prison? According to Express, he had posted on his blog, “If I don’t have THE WINDS OF WINTER in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for Worldcon 2020, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done.” But there might be a loophole. WorldCon is not happening on site this year, and instead it will be a virtual ConZealand instead. George was supposed to be at the WorldCon as the Master of Ceremonies, where he was supposed to unveil the book, but now that he won’t be physically on site, is he off on that technicality? Fans have been waiting almost ten years for the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. 


We told you about the Emmy nominations earlier this morning, now here are some of the surprises and snubs;

Although “The Morning Show,” “Little Fires Everywhere,” and “Big Little Lies” were all nominated, Reese Witherspoon was completely overlooked. What’s crazy is that her co-stars – Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, and Laura Dern – all got noms. 

This was NOT the year for “Pose,” “Big Little Lies,” or “This is Us.” They were all missing from the drama category. 

Elisabeth Moss didn’t get nominated, but her show, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” got multiple nominations.

While Zendaya picked up her first nomination for her work in “Euphoria,” the show itself was overlooked in the Outstanding Drama Series category.

And, Brad Pitt managed to get a guest-actor nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Anthony Fauci on the at-home version of “Saturday Night Live.”


On the last day of trial in the courtroom, Johnny Depp handed out gifts and notes to fans outside who supported him during his ongoing libel case against The Sun. He handed out brown envelopes to fans outside the courthouse, which had a handwritten note thanking them for their support along with black and white bandanas, according to AceShowbiz. 


From “Finding Freedom,” we’re finding out that Thomas Markle told The Sun that his daughter and her husband need to stop whining. He said of Meghan and Harry, “This is the worst time in the world for them to be whining and complaining about anything because people everywhere are suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. I love my daughter, but I really don’t appreciate what she’s become right now.” Thomas makes an appearance in the book a few times, including when he talked about not receiving any protection, according to Ok! Magazine. He said, “The fact the royals advised them to get me help and they refused to do it is incredible news.” 


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See if you can wrap your head around this one… Screenrant says that the role of Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s 2005 remake of “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” could have been played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson instead of Johnny Depp. Dwayne wrote of it on Instagram, “That was many years ago, when I was just starting out in Hollywood with no foundation of global box office strength or any real acting experience to even pull it off. The role, of course went to Johnny Depp, who at that time was the biggest star in the world. The rest was history. And down the road I went. The fact that Tim even considered me (albeit I’m sure he considered for all of 7 seconds:) sure meant a helluva lot to me as I was just breaking into the business with no idea what the future had in store.” Dwayne also shared that he showed his kids the original movie, starring Gene Wilder, and he wrote, “This morning I introduced our babies to one of my all time fav films - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. They loved it and now fully expect me to deliver a room full of chocolate and candy. That’ll be my next project.”


Jessica Simpson has been up and down with her weight over the years, but she recently revealed a drastic weight loss. Jessica posted a photo of herself in jeans she’s had laying around for 14 years or so and wrote, “I figured that since I’m in the final hours of my 30s, I’d give them another try. Hello 40, so nice to meet you.” See the pic at okmagazine.com. When the 5 '3'' singer hit 240 pounds last year, she turned to Jess, a celebrity trainer, who helped her lose over 100 pounds. According to a source, she follows an exercise regimen three times a week which includes “a brisk 12,000-step walk followed by light weights, squats and lunges,” and she eats three meals a day, for example “s smoothie for breakfast and a salad with grilled salmon for lunch,” and maybe for dinner, “roasted eggplant casserole with spinach, goat cheese and tomato sauce from scratch. That way she can control the fat and sodium content.” As for dessert, it’s half of an oatmeal raisin cookie. Jess has been very honest about her fluctuating weight in her memoir, “Open Book,” noting her problems with weight started when she was just 17 and kicking off her career. Read more about the journey with Ok! Magazine. A source said that once a week, “She and her husband (Eric Johnson) have a date right where they order from their favorite restaurant, and Jess gets whatever her heart desires without feeling guilty The next day, it’s back to the program. It’s taken a long time for Jessica to feel comfortable in her own skin, but now she’s telling friends she thinks she looks better than ever!” In the end, all that really matters is that she is healthy. 


Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, seems to be using her son Benjamin’s recent death to help his divorce and custody battle. Michael filed legal documents asking a judge to take away Lisa Marie’s primary custody of their twin girls claiming her son’s death causes a "new and significant concern" of her potentially relapsing. He wrote, "Lisa Marie Presley's son shot and killed himself in her home (Although she was not there at the time). With all due sympathy and respect, this creates a new and unaddressed twofold problem: the safety of the children and the greater likelihood of [Presley] to relapse into drug and alcohol dependency.” Lisa Marie hasn’t commented on the latest filing. Their divorce and custody trial is scheduled to begin August 13th, according to People.


Chris Hemsworth's wife, Elsa Pataky, may have had a role in “Fast & the Furious,” but that doesn’t mean she should have had the confidence to drive her kids through a flooded road. AceShowbiz has photos of her car stalled out in a flooded area of road. As she and her young kids - daughter India, seven, and twin sons Sasha and Tristan, six, were trapped in the car, she documented her “escape” on social media, captioned the post “HELP ME!” Some people on Twitter slammed her, while others didn’t see any harm as the water didn’t seem that deep (looked to be a few inches below the knees). The family made it out okay, and the car was towed – we don’t know if by truck or boat.