Dina's Dirt For June 2, 2020

Tuesday, June 2nd

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Alicia Silverstone might be parent-shaming us, maybe unintentionally. She talked about her son, Bear Blu, who is 9 now, and Alicia said she has never needed to discipline Bear because his vegan diet makes him extremely well-behaved and calm. Alicia told Us Weekly, “I can tell you that from the get-go, I think of him as a brown rice baby because I ate brown rice when he was conceived, when he was in my belly and when he was on my boob, and now he eats brown rice. The centering, grounding energy of that nourishment in his organs has left him such a calm boy.” She added, “I don’t have to yell or scream or discipline. None of that is necessary. All I have to do is say, ‘Oh, Bear, no thank you,’ and he goes, ‘OK, mom.’ He’s got it.” And here’s where maybe she sort of shamed us, maybe; “We just can talk like that because he’s not feeling crazy. When [kids] feel bad, when they eat unhealthy food and they don’t feel good, then they don’t act good. Same as us.” Read more at dlisted.com.

It’s no secret Taylor Swift is not a Donald Trump fan, and she came down hard on the President over his tweet about the public protesting of George Floyd’s killing by a police officer. Donald wrote, “when the looting starts the shooting stars,” leading Twitter to tag it for glorifying violence. Taylor took notice and wrote, "After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump.” Taylor’s fans approved her response, with the tweet racking up more than two million likes to become her most-liked tweet ever. It actually hit more than one million likes in less than five hours. With more than 80 million fans following her, that’s no surprise.

In the meantime, George Clooney is also pushing fans to fight through the polls. He wrote an essay, which was in The Daily Beast yesterday, saying that our country’s greatest pandemic is racism, and calling out the constant fight against police brutality. The way he sees it, “The anger and the frustration we see playing out once again in our streets is just a reminder of how little we’ve grown as a country from our original sin of slavery.” He added that we need policymakers and politicians, “not leaders that stoke hatred and violence.”

“Bachelor in Paradise” alum Jenna Cooper, 30, welcomed her first child on Saturday with her boyfriend Karl Hudson IV, according to Full Feed. The two welcomed a baby girl, and they named their daughter Presley Belle Hudson. I’m already in the process of setting up playdates between their daughter and Lopez’ new baby girl.

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40
According to Tyler Perry, George Floyd’s family has one request in the wake of his death – “They are adamant in their call for peaceful protest.” In the meantime, Tyler added, “I spent the past few days…having very high level conversations with people who don’t look like me, people who may not believe what I believe, people who don’t know what it’s like to be Black in America but were willing to listen - white people who are Republicans and Democrats, with different opinions, different views, and different ideas and strategies on how to stop this! White people with the power to have this go either way.” After adding that several high-level friends – Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and others – have been doing the same thing, Tyler said, “It takes all of us as Black people to do our part.” He added, “Think about this please. We’re only 12 to 14 percent of the US population. With a number like that, we need allies that don’t look like us. Allies who are not in the 12 to 14 percent but want to be in the number that help us.” And apparently his efforts are paying off. He explained, “There were a lot of White people that are famous that I was talking to who wanted to know how they can help. One actually said ‘teach us what we need to know.’”
Reese Witherspoon is one of those people. Following the death of George Floyd and protests around the United States, Reese trying to teach her 7-year-old son, Deacon, about what is happening in our country right now. She said, “Being a white mother trying to explain racism and bigotry to her white son, who did not understand why anyone would treat another human being that way, was heartbreaking. Don’t ignore something because it makes you feel uncomfortable.”

Jennifer Aniston is auctioning off one of her most iconic photos to raise funds for COVID-19 relief, her 1995 black and white nude portrait. Jennifer wrote, "100% of sales proceeds of this portrait will go to @NAFClinics, an organization which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved.” She thanked the photographer who originally took the picture for allowing her to use the photo in the auction. See the picture-making process at aceshowbiz.com.

Beyoncé shared a video on Saturday, May 30th, calling for “justice for George Floyd.” She added, “We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of color. If you’re white, Black, brown, or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now.” She continued, “No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away. George is all of our family and humanity. He is our family because he is a fellow American. If you want to demand more charges brought on all those involved in the death of George Floyd, click the link in my bio to sign the petition.” You can sign the petition at online sites listed at hellogiggles.com.

Kevin Hart also threw in his two cents, tweeting and calling out for the arrest of the other Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd’s death. “It’s that simple…Throw all of those cops in jail [now],” he tweeted. “That’s taking action…point blank!!!! This is what we want to see…justice.” He followed that with, “Be a part of the conversation of change…we want and need change. The system is flawed and needs to be corrected. The police need to be policed...we need laws in place that will give us the safety that we as people deserve. Stop ignoring the PROBLEM.”

Hailey Beiber's parents weren’t big on her dating Justin. On an episode of "The Biebers on Watch,” Hailey talked about their first kiss. She said, "The first time we kissed, we were in New York and we had gone to dinner together. I called my parents to ask them if I could go and they said no. They were like ‘Absolutely not, you're not going to hang out with Justin by yourself, that's not happening.’" But it did happen. Hailey added, "My older sister kind of covered for me and was like 'Oh yeah, she's gonna sleep over at my apartment and it's all good'... she covered for me and we went to dinner and didn't get caught.” And that’s when they had their first kiss. She sure owes her sister big-time now.

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Did Kylie Jenner spend her way out of being a billionaire? As we told you, Forbes recently stripped her of her title as the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. Now, we hear that a $100 million shopping spree may have cost her the top spot. According to an insider, Kylie spent an estimated $50 to $70 million on a jet that she had fitted out for her daughter’s “Stormi World” party before the COVID crisis. It featured carnival rides, bouncy castles, and different themed areas including a Frozen World. On top of that, she spent $36.5 million on an estate in Holmby Hills, $15 million on a vacant lot next to her Hidden Hills home, and land in Palm Springs next to Kris Jenner’s place. She has also given huge gifts to her friends and families, and donated millions to several causes, including Australia wildfire relief, women’s charities and coronavirus relief. The source estimates Kylie’s spent about $130 million in the past year alone. Read more with Page Six.

Some celebrities are sharing messages of encouragement and support following the death of George Floyd and promising to be a part of the change, using their voices to bring attention and hopefully inspire action;
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds - AceShowbiz reports that they have donated $200,000 to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to help fight racial injustice following the death of George Floyd. They said, "We've never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we're pulled over in the car…. We can't imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger. We're ashamed that in the past we've allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is. We've been teaching our children differently than the way our parents taught us….”
Britney Spears - “Right now I think we all should do what we can to listen …. learn … do better …. and use our voices for good. To start I will be participating in #BlackoutTuesday tomorrow ….. I won’t be posting on social media and I ask you all to do the same. We should use the time away from our devices to focus on what we can do to make the world a better place …. for ALL of us !!!!!”
Adele - “This is about systematic racism, this is about police violence and it’s about inequality. And this isn’t only about America! Racism is alive and well everywhere. I wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with the fight for freedom, liberation and justice ♥️ #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #saytheirnames.”
Justin Bieber - “I’ve been feeling shame in the sense of like, why did it take these men being killed for me to almost take a blanket over my eyes?”
Hailey Bieber – “As a white woman, I know I am privileged. I didn’t always understand what that really meant. I will never understand what it’s like to be racially profiled and targeted and wake up every day uncertain if I could lose my life because of the color of my skin. I want to know better so I can do better, and I will not stop asking these questions and having these conversations. I want to keep learning how to be an ally, and I refuse to keep walking through life being ignorant.”
Ellen DeGeneres - She wrote, “Like so many of you, I am angry and I am sad, people of color in this country have faced injustice for far too long. For things to change, things must change. We must commit ourselves to this change with conviction and love.” Some fans have taken issue with the vague wording of the now-deleted tweet, like how it doesn’t specifically mention black people specifically. Regardless of the controversy, Ellen announced she is making a personal donation to the George Floyd Memorial Fund, the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, and the ACLU.

YouTube is holding a Virtual Graduation this weekend, and they’ve recruited some big name commencement speakers. Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are set to headline the virtual event. The “Dear Class of 2020” special will feature other celebs and notable names, too, including BTS, Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The virtual commencement ceremony premieres Saturday, June 6, on the YouTube Originals channel, as well as YouTube’s Learn@Home site, according to Variety.

According to Page Six, David and Victoria Beckham are planning to build an underground escape tunnel at their primary home in the UK. British newspaper Express said they got their hands on some planning documents showing that the Beckhams are looking to install "an underground passage linking the family’s nine-bed Cotswold pad to their luxury car garage," that the family could use if they needed to quickly escape their home. According to a source, the Beckhams want to up their home security after UK pro soccer player Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint at his North London mansion and the Beckhams themselves have been targeted by burglars multiple times in recent years. Of course, now that the tabloids have revealed their secret plans, it’s not going to help them much, now that criminals know all they have to do is wait in the garage for them.
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