Dina's DIrt For June 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 30th

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Kim Kardashian is set to become the first official billionaire of her family. She got there by selling a 20% stake in her KKW Cosmetics to Coty, bringing the value of Kim’s company to a billion dollars. Under the agreement, Kim will still get to retain creative control of the company. This makes her the first child of Kris Jenner to reach billionaire status. As you might recall, while her sister, Kylie Jenner, initially held the title, "Forbes" magazine stripped her of the distinction after it was discovered that she allegedly falsified her financials. And, there’s going to be even more money rolling in for the Kardashian West family since Kim’s husband, Kanye West, has signed a 10-year deal with Gap to launch a new clothing line called Yeezy Gap. The Yeezy merch will hit stores and online in the first half of 2021.

Sia was a guest on “Good Morning America” Friday, where she gave a rare interview without a wig covering her face. While Sia was there to promote her new movie “Music,” and perform on their Summer Concert series, she took time out of her appearance to address the killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and Elijah McClain in Colorado. When asked about her movie, she said, “Can we do something else first? Because it's more meaningful to me than anything else at the moment entertainment-wise. I wanted to talk about [how] we can do something about this police brutality, you don't just have to feel bad." She then asked people to email the Kentucky Attorney General and Colorado Governor noting, "It just feels more important to me than entertainment right now.” In other Sia news, she has complained a mural inspired by her likeness on Sia Furler Lane in Adelaide, Australia looks too much like her. At first, Sia was on board with the project, but it was supposed to be inspired by her, not look like her. So now, the artist has to change it. See it before it’s gone at AceShowbiz.com.

We pay our respects to….
Kelly Asbury, who worked on some very famous animated films, including directing "Shrek 2," has passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer. Kelly also worked on some of Disney's biggest animated films, including "Beauty and the Beast," “Wreck-It Ralph,” and “Frozen.” Some of his early work includes contributing to storyboards for “The Little Mermaid," "The Rescuers Down Under" and "The Black Cauldron," among others, according to TMZ.
Charles Webb has died. The 81-year-old succumbed to a blood condition on June 16th in Eastbourne, England. He’s best known for his novel, “The Graduate,” which inspired the 1967 Oscar-winning film starring Dustin Hoffman. Though his book became famous, Charles only made $20,000 from the film rights.
Milton Glaser, who created the “I ❤️ NY” logo, died on his 91st birthday. He was also famous for his poster of Bob Dylan with retro multi-colored hair.

New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that the MTV Video Music Awards will take place August 30th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The show will be the first non-virtual award show since the coronavirus lockdown began, although Mayor Cuomo did say all safety measures will be followed, “including limiting or no audience.” The show also promises "epic performances from various iconic locations” in all five boroughs, according to Rolling Stone. Sure, nobody knows the plan for schools this fall, but at least we have the MTV VMAs figured out.

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

“Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat is finally addressing rumors of her dating Brad Pitt. She told Vulture, “We’re not dating. We’re just friends.” She said they met through director Spike Jonze, adding, “We just became friends, and Brad introduced me to his group of friends, and it grew from there.” Alia was surprised at how much press she got for an alleged relationship with Brad, saying, “You get too close to the prom king, and all of a sudden, everyone’s like, ‘Well who is this b****?’”

Margot Robbie and her “Birds of Prey” writer Christina Hodson are teaming up for a new, female-led “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie for Disney, in which Margot would star. The story would have nothing to do with Captain Jack Sparrow but would be a whole new project under the POTC name. POTC writer Ted Elliott and POTC producer Jerry Bruckheimer are both on board.

As we previously reported, “That 70’s Show” star Danny Masterson is facing multiple counts of rape against three women. Now, it’s come out that the three women are all former members of the Church of Scientology and are among the four women who previously filed a civil suit against Danny and the church for alleged stalking. The woman says the church was “part of the pressure campaign to force them into silence.” There’s accusations of stalking, assault, threats to leak a victim’s underage nudes, and even a claim that the church had something to do with the death of two family pets. Read more about it with Page Six.

“Shameless” star Steve Howey and his wife, Sarah Shahi, are splitting after 11 years and three kids together, a 10-year-old son and five-year-old twins.
Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, has filed for divorce. Their kids are adults so he wouldn’t have to pay child support, but Nicole is looking for spousal support. From what TMZ reports, there isn’t a prenup, and Dr. Dre is worth around $800 million. Nicole is a lawyer, and the lawyer she got to rep her is celebrity attorney Samantha Spector. Good luck, Dre. You might be sleeping in your buddy Snoop Dogg’s doghouse for a while.

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Pharrell Williams successfully campaigned for Juneteenth to be recognized as an official state holiday in his home state of Virginia, and now he’s teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres, Van Jones, and Kenya Barris to make it a national holiday. The celebrities meet virtually with CEOs from several Fortune 500 companies to push for their support for The Juneteenth Pledge to ensure that the holiday – which is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the US – becomes a paid holiday for employees in the U.S. On top of that, they would like to establish a relevant day internationally to recognize the emancipation of enslaved people all over the world. So far, they’ve met with Adidas, Airbnb, Starbucks, and The JM Smucker Company, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paul Walker's daughter, Meadow Walker, shared a picture of herself hanging out with Vin Diesel’s three kids. The 21-year-old daughter of the late Paul Walker captioned the selfie, “Family, forever.” The families have remained close since Paul died in a car crash in November 2013. Meadow was 15 at the time. Vin took his “Fast & Furious” co-star's death especially hard since they were close, and he’s kept an eye on his late friend’s daughter, welcoming her into his family. Vin posted a birthday message to Meadow, writing, "I could say that I am so proud of the person you are becoming… but the truth is I have always been proud of you. Happy Birthday Meadow! I know it's your 21st and you wanted to go big in Japan, but the family has a cake waiting for you when you get home, so hurry. Love you kid. Uncle Vin." So happy he’s welcomed her into the family.

Johnny Depp has suffered a setback with his $50-million defamation suit against British tabloid The Sun and ex-wife Amber Heard. Judge Andrew Nicol has ruled that Johnny violated a court order by failing to disclose evidence related to his drug use, which could get the libel case thrown out completely. Johnny’s lawyer, David Sherborne, says the texts have little to do with the “central matter,” which is Amber’s domestic abuse claims, and that it would be “wholly disproportionate” to throw out the case. Read more with USA Today.

Adele was linked to Skepta last year, and while they never confirmed their relationship, they supposedly broke up. But now, people have caught them flirting on Instagram, according to Eonline. Over the weekend, Adele posted photos of her watching her own Glastonbury set, to which Skepta commented, "Finally got your Instagram password lol.” Adele replied with a winking emoji and a red heart emoji. That was enough to send Adele fans spinning. Hey, what else do we have to keep us busy these days but to ponder the status of Adele’s love life?
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