Dina's Dirt for September 17, 2020.

Thursday, September 17th

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Earlier this week, Samuel L Jackson said if he could get 2,500 fans to commit to vote, he would give them a gift – he would teach them to curse in different languages. It didn’t take long to reach that goal, so Samuel has now posted a 2-minute video on how to curse in 15 different languages, which you can see at tmz.com. He covers Basque, Vietnamese, Ukrainian and Swahili, among other languages.

Jim Carrey has signed on to play Joe Biden on "Saturday Night Live,” TMZ reports. Alec Baldwin will return as President Trump and Maya Rudolph is expected to take on Kamala Harris again. The new season debuts October 3rd.

Demi Lovato has been pretty open about her struggles with mental health, and she admitted something very personal; Demi said she’s used suicide hotlines before. She said, “Please call the National Suicide Prevention hotline - it’s 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK). It’s a call that I’ve used before, even anonymously, being in the spotlight. I have used it at times where I felt like I couldn’t turn to the people around me. It doesn’t matter who you are, there’s someone on the line that’s going to help you come through these times. We cannot seek permanent solutions for temporary problems.”

If you grew up in the 90’s, and don’t live under a rock if you didn’t, you are quite familiar with an image of The Notorious B.I.G. wearing a crown in 1997 for what would be his last photoshoot before his untimely death. Well, that crown just sold at auction for $594,750, according to TMZ. Here’s the thing – the crown is plastic. Yes, like the kind you would buy at a party store, that your kid probably has in their dress-up box. According to the photographer from the photoshoot, Barron Claiborne, they almost didn’t use the crown for the photo session because Diddy thought it was going to make Biggie look like Burger King.

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

Tina Knowles-Lawson revealed the origin of her famous daughter’s name, Beyoncé, and we’re surprised. She said on the “In My Head with Heather Thomson” podcast, “A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last name. It’s my maiden name. My name was Celestine Beyoncé, which at that time was not a cool thing to have that weird name. I wanted my name to be Linda Smith because those were the cool names.” Tina’s last name became Knowles when she married B’s father, and then she hyphenated to Lawson, her next husband’s last name.

Baby news… “Good Bones” star Mina Starsiak and husband, Steve Hawk, welcomed a baby girl by C-section on Wednesday. She shared, “She’s here!!!! Charlotte Drew Hawk --.” Charlotte joins her big bro, Jack. They’re already calling her Charlie for short.
Maybe baby news…
Has Gigi Hadid given birth to her first child with Zayn Malik? We’re not sure, but her father has written a letter to his grandchild. Mohamed Hadid wrote, “I wish for you the sun & moon, I wish for you a happy time. Know that grandpa’s always here. I’ll do anything, anything for you, my dear,” in a since-deleted IG post. Speculation on the birth began earlier this week when Gigi’s sister, Bella, posted that she couldn’t stop crying.
It looks like rumors of Nicki Minaj welcoming her first child are true. According to AceShowbiz, her mom, Carol Maraj, shared an Instagram post on Wednesday, writing, "motherhood already looks beautiful on you!" That led fans into a frenzy with questions about whether or not Nicki had the baby, but her mom stayed mum.

Relationship news…
"Downton Abbey" actress Jessica Brown Findlay married her fiancé, Ziggy Heath, in a surprise wedding on Saturday. She took to her Instagram Stories on Monday night (14Sep20) to share the happy news and pictures from their wedding in the U.K.
Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly are supposedly a couple. A source told People that “The Daily Show” host and “Friday Night Lights” actress are dating, claiming “they’re very happy” and “it’s a very serious relationship.”
Savannah Chrisley and Nic Kerdiles are officially over. The couple tried to make it work after calling off their engagement earlier this year, but after giving it a good go, Savannah has posted a sweet throwback pic on Instagram to confirm that she Nic are calling it quits.

Youtuber and Instagram influencer Sara Schauer posted a pic of herself and another of Adam Lambert on Twitter begging followers to photoshop them together, and she got her wish… sort of. One person decided to take the instructions literally and sent her back a photo of her and Adam’s faces blended together. As weird as it looked, it caught the attention of Adam who replied, “Oh my my. I’m feeling it.”

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Kanye West made a huge statement on his views of recording contracts and music ownership, and boy, did it get some attention! In a since-deleted tweet, Kanye announced that he will not be releasing new music until his contracts with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and his label, Universal Music Group, are finished. He shared screenshots of his contract with Universal Music Group and wrote, “I need every lawyer in the world to look at these. ALL THE MUSICIANS WILL BE FREE.” This might have something to do with why he never released his 10th album, Donda: With Child, over the summer. To make his point about how he feels the music industry is cheating artists out of what they’re entitled to regarding their own work, he took (and posted) a video of himself peeing on one of his 21 Grammy Awards. See the video at okmagazine.com. In the meantime, he’s been temporarily banned by twitter for sharing Forbes editor Randall Lane's private information publicly. Once he deletes the post, which has been hidden from the public for Randall’s safety, if his account will be unlocked.

Earlier, I told you that Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, said her daughter’s name came from her maiden name. Well, she also shared another interesting little tidbit. Due to a clerical error, others in the family, including Tina’s own brother, have “Beyincé” as their last name. Tina explained, “I think me and my brother Skip were the only two that had B-E-Y-O-N-C-E. It’s interesting — and it shows you the times — because we asked my mother when I was grown. I was like, ‘Why is my brother’s name spelled B-E-Y-I-N-C-E? And my mom’s reply to me was like, ‘That’s what they put on your birth certificate.’ So I said, ‘Well, why didn’t you argue and make them correct it?’ And she said, ‘I did one time, the first time, and I was told be happy that you’re getting a birth certificate because, at one time, Black people didn’t get birth certificates.” Tina said it “must’ve been horrible” for her own mother to “not to even be able to have her children’s names spelled correctly,” adding, “So we all have different spellings. People don’t even put the two together and know that’s the same name.”

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are giving 20 college-bound homeless students laptops and almost $2,000 each. The first-ever Win Scholarship Fund will help the children overcome the barriers created by the coronavirus crisis. Kelly said, “Mark and I are so excited to help these students in whatever small way we can. Starting college is a pivotal moment for so many, and being a part of this time is really special for our family. We know each of these scholarship recipients has a bright future ahead and we can't wait to see what amazing things they accomplish!” Read more with People.

Paris Hilton’s mother, Kathy Hilton, has been invited to join the cast "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," according to TMZ. She wouldn't be brought on as a full-time cast member, but instead she’d be a "friend of the show" and make regular appearances. Kathy hasn't made a decision yet, but it seems likely she’d join since her sisters, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards, have both been on show. Kathy has appeared on the show in previous seasons, so she more than likely knows what she’d be signing up for.