Dina's Dirt for August 17, 2022

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“Jane the Virgin” actress Gina Rodriguez' husband, MMA fighter Joe LoCicero, is training to be her doula (childbirth assistant). She has him undergoing training and taking some hardcore prenatal classes. Gina said, “I'm hoping that he'll just go on in there and pull our baby out."

This seems earie… The late Anne Heche talked about who would play her in a movie when she was on a podcast back in January.  She was torn between Miley Cyrus or Kristen Bell. She said, “I've already thought about it.” Anne, who died on August 12 at 53 years old, said, “Miley is a rock star who can pull off the humor that I have. I did a movie with Kristen — God bless her. I love her so much. The two of them share an ability to face the world the way I would want to."

Break-ups…

Liam Hemsworth and his girlfriend, Gabriella Brooks, have reportedly called it quits after three years of dating. According to In Touch, they split a couple of months ago. A source claimed, “He didn’t want to be tied down, and work has picked up since the pandemic ended.” Gabriella is reportedly “heartbroken” by the breakup. Liam and Gabriella are first thought to have gotten together in the winter of 2019, months after he ended things with ex-wife Miley Cyrus.

“Black Widow” actress Florence Pugh and “Scrubs” star Zach Braff ended their relationship earlier this year. She said, “We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on.” The two started dating in 2019 and immediately drew attention because of the 21-year age gap between the two, which Florence said was “cruel and invasive.”

The John Wick franchise is coming to television. According to ET Online, "The Continental", a three-part special event series starring Colin Woodell and Mel Gibson, will premiere on Peacock sometime in 2023. It was originally announced in 2018 as coming to Starz.

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Brooklyn Beckham answered some question for YouTube star Daniel Mac’s TikTok series, "What Do You Do for a Living?" Referencing Brooklyn’s McLaren P1 sports car he was currently driving, Daniel said, "Hey man, what do you do for a living? Your car's awesome.” Brooklyn replied, “Um, I'm a chef.” Mac asked him, "Are you the best chef in the world?" to which Brooklyn replied, "Trying to be." Many people roasted Brooklyn for implying that his cooking skills earned him the income to purchase that car. He neglected to mention his parents are David and Victoria Beckham, meaning he was born into wealth and privilege because of his parents' success and that his true job is trust fund baby.

Britney Spears' first husband, Jason Alexander, was arrested for crashing Britney's wedding, and he's now facing felony charges again. This time, it’s for an alleged jewelry theft back in 2015, when Jason allegedly stole a $2,000 bracelet from a woman he was staying with for a few weeks and pawned it off.

Sources say when it comes to the drama on “Today” between anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, staffers have allegedly started taking sides. According to OK, most are siding with Hoda. An insider described Hoda as being “so warm and friendly.” An “absolute favorite,” and a "great mentor off-camera.” On top of that, she knows the names of the people she works with.
On the flip side, the source had nothing to say about Savannah.

We heard that Peter Dinklage was joining the cast, and now there’s the news that  Viola Davis has been cast as Volumnia Gaul in “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” the prequel to “The Hunger Games.” Her character is the mastermind of the games. The movie is set to premiere on November 17th, 2023.

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A full frontal shot on Instagram of Tommy Lee from Motley Crue recently started a storm of support for Britney Spears. Why? People are upset about the double standard when it comes to men and women sharing nudes, pointing out how badly Britney Spears has been treated over hers. A lot say that people’s comments on Tommy’s picture were flirtatious and fun, while most comments about Britney were full of nasty comments and mom-shaming. Others noted that topless female pics, even somewhat covered, will result in banned Instagram accounts, while nothing happened to Tommy’s full frontal post, except for removal of the pic.

Kelly Clarkson just announced a new nationwide search for America’s best singers. Kelly is inviting fans to duet with her, either on TikTok using the hashtag #KELLYOKESEARCH, or in person, with a tour bus transformed into a stage at select stops across the country (closest stop to us is NYC). The “Kellyoke” song you’ll have to sing is Kelly’s song, “Since U Been Gone,” and the best performances will air on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which returns for a new season September 12th.

Angelina Jolie has been revealed as the Jane Doe behind an anonymous Freedom of Information Act lawsuit trying to get information from the FBI about why they didn’t arrest Brad Pitt after he allegedly “physically and verbally assaulted” both Angelina and their children while traveling on a private plane. The FBI investigated and declined to press charges, despite Angelina’s claims that Brad grabbed her and even poured beer on her.

Mariah Carey has been trying to trademark the title “Queen of Christmas,” but now she’s facing a possible legal battle over it from singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan. While Mariah is known for her hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Darlene Love was known for her rendition of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” which she would sing every year on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Meanwhile, Elizabeth Chan is known for being the only singer-songwriter who exclusively releases Christmas music, and she even has an album called “Queen of Christmas." Now, both are taking issue with Mariah wanting the title for herself. Elizabeth’s attorneys have filed opposition to Mariah’s trademark request, and when Darlene found out about it, she started to take action too. Play nice, ladies, or we may have to have get Santa involved…