Dina's Dirt For November 20, 2020.

Friday, November 20th

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“Heat” magazine claims Kanye West may be planning to clone himself. A source tells the magazine, “Kanye is not shy about proclaiming his genius to people, and he wants to breed a new army of clones using his DNA. He’s talking to scientists, exploring the cost and learning all about the two types of human cloning that currently exist: reproductive and therapeutic. West has assured the scientist that “money’s no object,’ and that “it's his duty to keep himself on the planet after his death.”


It was 25 years ago tomorrow that Britain’s Princess Diana gave an in-depth interview to journalist Martin Bashir for BBC’s “Panorama.” In it, she lifted the veil on her tumultuous marriage to Prince Charles and admitted that she’d cheated on him.

But now the BBC is launching a “robust and independent investigation” into the controversial interview, after “The Sunday Times” reported last month that Bashir “misled” Diana’s brother Charles Spencer into helping nab the interview. In a statement to “People,” Spencer slammed BBC for “incredibly serious falsification of bank statements” that suggested Diana was being spied on by her “closest confidants.”

At least one Royal is welcoming the investigation, none other than Diana’s son Prince William. Breaking his silence on news of the probe, William has called it a “step in the right direction” in a statement obtained by “People” magazine.



Sting has responded to allegations that he sexually assaulted a minor more than four decades ago. A newly-filed civil lawsuit alleges that the British singer, real name Gordon Sumner, committed sexual assault and statutory rape of a 15-year-old “Jane Doe” after meeting them at a Police concert in 1979, which would have made Sting 27 at the time.

Sting is being sued along with his Police bandmates and the band’s tour bookers, but Sting has “categorically denied” the incident took place. In a statement to “Yahoo! Entertainment,” Sting’s lawyer John Rosenberg says he “hasn’t been served with a complaint,” and that they don’t even know who the accuser is.

“The first any of us heard about these allegations from 1979 was when we saw the press release yesterday, the same press release attempts to solicit clients for the plaintiff’s attorneys,” he says. “Sting has extraordinary compassion and support for any survivor of sexual assault who speaks out.”


Hugh Grant is known as a staple of romantic comedies. However, his wife isn’t a fan. While talking to “ET Online”, he said that his wife, Anna Elisabet Eberstein “likes violent films, gangster films while I'm sitting there watching ‘Roman Holiday’ or ‘The Sound of Music,’” Hugh shared during a recent interview. “She's never liked those films I did in the past, which are all romance and stuff.”





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Taylor Swift fans read into everything she does, and there’s good reason for that considering she loves leaving them little Easter eggs. According to “The New York Post,” her fans think she’s doing it again, this time with her hairstyle.

Taylor was honored this week with Songwriter of the Year at the 2020 Apple Music Awards, which were virtual, and fans noticed she had replaced her “Folklore” curls with straight hair, similar to the hairstyle she had when she released “Red” in 2012.

Well, as we told you, earlier in the week Tay revealed to “Rolling Stone” that a 10-mnute version of the “Red” track “All Too Well” exists, and now some are putting the two together and suggesting Taylor hinting that she’s going to release it.

“She straightened her hair with bangs! Again, she straightened her hair with bangs!,” one fan tweeted. “When was the last time she did that? RED ERA! 10-minute All Too Well version is coming!” Meanwhile, another asked, “Could she be filming old music videos? Or album covers?”


“Page Six” says that Mossimo Giannulli reported for prison yesterday. Lori Loughlin’s husband will serve five months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, California for his part in the college admissions scandal.

In addition, Mossimo will also pay a $250-thousand fine and perform 250 hours of community service. At this point, his release date isn’t known.

To review, Mossimo and Lori paid $500 thousand to Rick Singer to get their daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade, into the University of Southern California. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud, while she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. She’s currently serving her two months in the same facility where Felicity Huffman did her time last year.


If you ever wanted to dress like Mariah Carey or Beyoncé, now’s your chance. Julien’s Auctions is set to auction off property from the Rand Rahm Archive, which includes couture gowns worn by the two artists, as well as Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, J.Lo and more.

One Bey dress up for auction is the fringe outfit she wore in 2014 to Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party, and is expected to go for somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000. Meanwhile, there's Mariah's dress from her 2005 video for “We Belong Together,” which is estimated to go for between $2K and $4K.

Bidding for the items will take place December 3rd and 4th at Julien’s Auctions and on their website. Folks interested must register beforehand if they want to bid.


And if you’re looking for a new house, “Variety” has some real estate for you! Kris Jenner’s mansion from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” has hit the market. The Studio City pad was used for exterior shots of the Jenner residence in the early years of the E! reality show… except Kris never actually lived inside the mansion shown. Now you can ACTUALLY live in the mansion – if you have $8-million, that is.




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“The Crown” star Emma Corrin has responded to reports that the real-life Royal family isn’t so happy about the show’s portrayal of Princess Diana. Speaking to Tamron Hall, Corrin, who plays Princess Di, reminds folks that the show is “fictionalized to a great extent.”

Sure, the show has to have some “roots in reality” since it portrays the real royal family, but Corrin points out that creator Peter Morgan’s scripts are “works of fiction”... although she understands why “people would be upset” about how the series is treating “history.” After all, we told you before that Corrin said if she ever saw Diana’s real-life sons Prince Harry and Prince William at a party, she’d leave.

"All of the cast, we just want to constantly remind people that we approach these people that we play as characters, which is why it's such a joyous job,” she adds. “Peter writes such rich and complex characters and as an actor it's such a joy to really be able to bring a lot to them.”



Congratulations are in order for Jennifer Grey. A judge ruled that she’d get to keep all of her “Dirty Dancing” money in her divorce from Clark Gregg.

According to “People,” Grey won’t have to share the earnings or residuals from the 1987 film and its 2004 sequel, “Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights” with her soon-to-be ex-husband. However, she will have to share ownership of their family home for a six-month period. She’ll have the sole use of the home, but if they sell it, they’ll split the earnings.

Gregg and Grey will split royalties and residuals equally for more than 30 projects, including Gregg’s work in “Avengers,” “Captain Marvel,” “Captain America,” as well as the “Iron Man” and “Thor” films. And if he reprises his role as Agent Coulson in future Marvel projects, she’ll get a 10 percent cut of any gross earnings for feature films and a five percent cut of gross earnings for his work in a series.

In addition, Clark will pay Jennifer as an equalization payment of over $15 thousand, but will waive spousal support from her. They’ve also agreed to split expenses for their 18-year-old daughter, Stella, until she turns 24. The divorce will be final on February 16th.



Another day, another drama in the world of reality television. “Selling Sunset” star Jason Oppenheim has denied dating “Dancing With The Stars” pro Sharna Burgess after the two were spotted together last month.

“Us Weekly” says that the real estate broker insists that while he and Sharna went to lunch a few times, there’s “nothing romantic” going on between them. In fact, he says he’s “not huge on dating,” especially not right now during coronavirus… plus, he’s keeping busy with his kids, his other friends, and his Netflix at home. Plus, he wants his Netflix co-stars to sign off on who he dates.

“I feel like [Chrishell Stause] and [Mary Fitzgerald] and [Amanza Smith] totally have to approve of the girls I date,” he says. “I think because I’m very happy right now, I’m definitely not going to settle, I have to find a really impressive woman.”



The 30th anniversary reunion of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” dropped yesterday on HBO Max. While everyone has been excited to see Will Smith and the gang get back together, the one aspect that everyone was looking forward to was the reunion of Will and Janet Hubert, better known as the original Aunt Viv. She starred in the role for the first three seasons before being replaced by Daphne Maxwell-Reid.

Janet revealed that, unbeknownst to her co-stars, she was in an abusive marriage. In addition, she was pregnant and things just got crazy for her. “I was no longer laughing, smiling, joking because there were things that were going on that nobody knew about,” she explained. “The cast had no idea what was going on.” Will – who was 21 at the time – admitted that he wasn’t sensitive to her needs at the time. But now that he has three children of his own, he can see how badly he treated her at the time.

Huber also revealed that being labeled “difficult” tanked her career. “I lost everything. Reputation. Everything. Everything. And I understand you were able to move forward but you know those words calling a Black woman ‘difficult’ in Hollywood is the kiss of death,” she noted. “It’s the kiss of death and it’s hard enough being a dark-skinned Black woman in this business.”

The two ended up making up and Janet met Daphne for the first time. Janet said in a now-deleted tweet, “Thank you all for the love… the understanding – especially you Will. It was amazing seeing you all again. Be blessed, this is my story all about how… healing happened.” You can see more details at “Page Six”

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