Dina's Dirt for August 31, 2021

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Now that Mike Richards is out at the host of “Jeopardy,” RuPaul has thrown his wig in the ring to become the next host. During his recent guest-hosting stint on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” he said, “Sources say the show is looking for someone with poise, authority and natural intelligence. In gayer news, I'm right here, b****!” Imagine if RuPaul hosted…not only would the show be filled with trivia, but we’d also get pretty colorful with plenty of glam wigs and costumes of crepe and linen and organza – lots and lots of organza!

Former child actor Matthew Mindler’s death has been ruled a suicide by Pennsylvania officials, Radar reports. The exact cause of death is still pending toxicology results. As we told you before, Matthew, 19, was just starting out his freshman year at Millersville University and had not been seen since Tuesday night when he was leaving is dorm. He was officially reported missing late Wednesday after not returning home to his dorm room or answering any calls from his family and friends and found Saturday morning. Matthew's mom says he struggled with severe anxiety issues for years, but before his suicide, she says he seemed to be enjoying his first week of college. Matthew was best known for his work as a child star in “Our Idiot Brother,” “As the World Turns,” and “Frequency.”

The Bates are bringing us the babies! Last week, I told you “Bringing up Bates” star Erin Bates is expecting her fifth child with husband Chad Paine. Now, we’re getting the news that her sister, Carlin, is expecting her second with husband Evan Stewart. At this rate, in about 100 years, nearly everyone in the country will be related to a Bates or a Duggar. In more baby news…

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actor Jason Statham have another baby on the way. Rosie and Jason are already parents to son Jack, 4.

Stephanie from “In the Heights” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” just welcomed a baby with her husband Brad Hoss. She shared a pic on Instagram over the weekend and wrote, “Her name is Rosaline: pronounced Roz-uh-line.”

Congratulations are in order for “Revenge” actors Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman. They’ve welcomed their first child together, a baby girl Iris.

“Selling Sunset” star Maya Vander announced on Instagram, “Here we go again. Baby No. 3 will be our Christmas/Chanukah present!” She also said that she’s #4months along, meaning #3under3 for the couple.

Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is a fan of Minecraft and his newest video proves that and then some. The YouTuber just paid professional Minecraft builders five figures to build him a home in the game. It was all a part of a contest where he promised to give the highest-rated build a $10K prize. The most expensive design cost $16K and was less of a house and more of an entire city. It features buildings, roads, cars, a soccer stadium, a MrBeast Burger joint, and superheroes battling it out on the streets.

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Disney reportedly has a “Jungle Cruise” sequel in the works with stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. The movie, which debuted at the top of the box office, brought in $35 million in earnings from theaters, along with an additional $30 million on Disney+ Premier Access in its first three days. Now, it’s officially crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, enough to warrant a second one, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As we see Princess Diana portrayed on “The Crown” and in “Spencer,” did you know she almost had a starring role herself? Princess Diana almost starred in a “Bodyguard” sequel. According to Kevin Costner, Princess Diana was interested in a role in the film. Apparently, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson linked Princess Di up with Kevin, and they even had a draft written up, which, unfortunately was finished a day before Diana’s tragic 1997 death.

Pewdiepie is paying it forward as one of YouTube’s biggest creators. He’s announced that he’s making a donation of over $1.5 million, which he brought in from his YouTube membership revenue between 2020 and 2021 alone. He’ll be donating to several charities, including but not limited to Blue Ocean Foundation, Save The Children Lebanon, Red Nose Day, Make A Wish and Alzheimer’s Research.

Carole Baskin recently sold the property that was once Joe Exotic’s former exotic animal park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. To review, she got it as part of a settlement to satisfy the million-dollar judgment she won against the “Tiger King.” One of the stipulations of the $140 million sale was that the new owners cannot use the land to house exotic animals of any kind – or a zoo, a wildlife park, or a menagerie – for a hundred years. In addition, Francisco and Nelly Vazquez can’t name any new business on the property after anything associated with “Tiger King” or use the words “tiger” or “king.” Maybe plant some veggies?

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While a lot of people can’t keep off of social media, Lorde isn’t one of them. In fact, during an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” 24-year-old Lorde said she’s deleted all forms of social media from her phone because “I felt like my brain wasn't working very well anymore.” But it wasn’t easy.  She explained, “It was horribly difficult, the hardest thing I've ever done. It's still horribly difficult every day.” Lorde said when she first cut off social media she was a bit “crabby,” and felt “disconnected,” but says “it's how my life is now."

Kenya Moore from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is joining the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" for the show's upcoming 30th season, joining previously announced contestants Suni Lee and JoJo Siwa. In the meantime, we hear that Kenya and Kim Zolciak have decided to put aside their long-standing feuds with their former friend and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star, NeNe Leakes, to offer her support as her husband is struggling with his cancer battle.

Sharon Stone shared the sad news that her 11-month-old baby nephew has passed away. She has told fans just the other day, "My nephew and godson River Stone was found in his crib w total organ failure today. Please pray for him. We need a miracle💥🙏."

Italian clothing designer Liu Jo is suing Kendall Jenner for blowing off a photo shoot.  Kendall was hired to do two photo shoots, but she only got one done.  Her management team is blaming COVID and saying Liu Jo refused to be flexible. The designer claims she didn’t do enough to reschedule with them. Her team says Liu Jo wouldn’t allow her to shoot in the US, but Liu Jo points out that they even tried to schedule around her when she was in Italy for something else. They want at least $1.8 million in damages, $1.5 million of that being her salary, according to TMZ.

Sophia Bush has nothing more to say about her former co-star and ex, Chad Michael Murray. Why? Because every time she does, her words “get twisted” to seem like she’s talking smack about him. She’s fine poking fun at her own past, but she’s being more cautious about touching on her history when it “involves someone else.” And, if you were ever hoping at a relationship with Sophia, you better get a job on her show. Sophia, who has also dated “One Tree Hill’s” James Lafferty and Austin Nichols, and had an on-and-off relationship with her “Chicago P.D.” co-star Jesse Lee Soffer, says it’s “wildly common” to date co-stars considering actors “sp