Dina's Dirt for August 11, 2022

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Britney Spears has not seen her 2 kids in 5 months, because they feel uncomfortable around her and have received some very upsetting texts from her ... this according to Kevin Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan. Kaplan spoke with Kevin after Britney posted her lengthy account of her relationship with Sean Preston and Jayden James on Instagram  ... and says his client has never trash-talked her to their kids ... he says the boys have made their decision to stay away from her on their own. Kaplan says they have not had a single overnight with Britney in years. Kaplan says based on Kevin's discussions with his children and other evidence, Kevin was not comfortable having the boys go to Britney's house unsupervised. As Britney said in her post, a person acting as a monitor was present when the boys were there. See more at “Page Six”

A Texas church  found itself in a bit of legal hot water after putting on an unauthorized production of the Broadway smash “Hamilton” - and reworking parts of it to include some preaching and a anti-LGBTQ+ messaging. Word got back to the “Hamilton” team and their lawyers, and the “cease and desist” orders came quickly. “Hamilton” writer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda had some things to say on Twitter regarding the controversy. “Grateful to all of you who reached out about this illegal, unauthorized production. Now lawyers do their work.”And that work can have consequences for the church. While Door McAllen maintains they obtained legal permission to perform the play, the “Hamilton” team refutes that claim - and if the production was found to have been performed without permission, even if no admission was charged (admittance was apparently free), a copyright infringement lawsuit can be filed and penalties can be as high as $150K.

It may not be an official retirement announcement, but in a recent interview with “The Hollywood Reporter,” Steve Martin says he doesn’t plan on looking for more work after “Only Murders In The Building” comes to an end. However, he also says that retirement isn’t really a thing he’s looking for, saying “I’m really not interested in retiring. I’m not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe.” Along with the hit Hulu series and the release of his 12th book, Martin is also the subject of a two-part documentary from A24.

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“WGTC” says Sony Pictures is developing a new Karate Kid movie. The movie will follow a 17 year old Beijing student as he moves to Brooklyn with his mother. The student, Li, meets a local pizzeria owner before learning karate from him.

“Perez Hilton” says Kim Kardashian still wants to get married, but not to Pete Davidson. A source tells the website, “Kim wants to get married again and Pete wants to have kids — none of that has changed. It just wasn’t meant for it to be with each other. There truly wasn’t drama between them when they decided to separate. It was something they talked through; it wasn’t a sudden breakup. They each have busy schedules and the distance made it hard. Kim travels a ton and it was hard for Pete to keep up, especially with his filming schedule.”

Anne Heche's horrific crash into a California home now has the potential to land the actress into even deeper legal trouble ... she's now under investigation for felony DUI. LAPD sources tell TMZ ... they've now upped the investigation to a felony because the woman inside the home Anne barreled through with her Mini Cooper claims she was injured -- suffering cuts requiring medical treatment.Cops believe Anne was driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol ... because she was driving erratically and recklessly, hitting a garage and a parked car before slamming into the home. Anne's rep says the actress is still fighting for her life ... she lost consciousness shortly after the crash, and has been in a coma ever since.

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Jon Stewart has long been an advocate for veterans and first responders. Specifically, he's championed those dealing with the health effects of their service.. Yesterday, President Biden signed the PACT Act into law, which provides for the healthcare of veterans coping with the after-effects of burn pits. During the ceremony, he credited Stewart with getting the deal done. See more at “C-SPAN”

According to “Daily Mail,” a judge has dismissed Jason Sudeikis' initial custody petition against his former partner, Olivia Wilde. He wanted the case heard in New York, she wants it heard in California. The case will continue in California. As you might recall, Sudeikis publicly served Wilde custody papers while she was on stage promoting her film, "Don't Worry Darling,"  at Las Vegas CinemaCon in April. In court documents, Wilde called Sudeikis' legal tactics "outrageous. and "aggressive."

Millie Bobby Brown is opening up about her "year of healing," as the 18-year-old works to figure out who she is. While the Stranger Things actress gained fame and success at a young age, she told “Allure” that the journey hasn't been easy. In fact, being a teen in the spotlight has made her subject to a lot of criticism that made it difficult to grow.