Dina's Dirt for August 9, 2022

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Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has passed away at the age of 73, with the news confirmed by her husband on her official Facebook page.
While the cause hasn't been officially confirmed, Olivia has spent years fighting breast cancer. Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer the first time in 1992. In 2018 she revealed her third cancer diagnosis, this time at the base of her spine. Olivia's good friend and "Grease" co-star John Travolta took to Instagram to pay tribute to her, saying, “My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible. I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!"

Kanye West has started his public campaign to win back his ex-wife Kim Kardashian only days after her breakup with Pete Davidson, Radar reports. On Monday, Ye posted a mocked-up cover of The New York Times with a fake headline reading, “Skete Davidson Dead At Age 28.” By yesterday evening, he had taken down that post and wiped his entire account. Word is, Kim's anger over it may have played a part in that decision, but fans were also calling for him to remove it as well. No matter, since sources say Kim has no intention of ever getting back with Kanye.

Lori Loughlin is currently on 2-years probation for her part in the college admissions scandal, and she is required to get approval from the judge before leaving the country. Well, the judge granted her permission to go to Canada for a project she was offered a role in, but that’s only half the battle, according to TMZ. Canada has strict rules when it comes to letting people in who have criminal records, and they’ve turned away people more famous than her, so….

While Tom Cruise is shooting “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning,” he and producer Christopher McQuarrie are setting up three more projects, including an original song-and-dance musical for Tom. Tom has long said he’d love to do a musical, and it looks like he’s going to get his chance.

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Ashton Kutcher opened up about a scary time in his life while he was filming an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge.” Ashton said he was left unable to walk, see, or hear for a year after his doctors diagnosed him with a rare autoimmune disorder, Radar reports. He said, “Like two years ago, I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis, that like knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium.” Ashton said it took him about a year to get everything back to normal. Vasculitis causes inflammation of blood vessels, which cuts of vital blood supply to tissues and organs.

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice wants her brother Joe Gorga to pay up after he and his and wife, Melissa Gorga, decided not to show up for Teresa’s wedding to Luis Ruelas. According to OK, Teresa is demanding that they pay for the meals. The venue where Teresa held her reception wasn’t cheap, and the meals were non-refundable so they were wasted. On top of that, it’s said they didn’t even send her a gift. Must’ve been some fight.

Justin Bieber recently took to his Instagram story to apologize for leaving a snarky comment on someone’s post. He shared, “For some reason, I commented on some guy's page, ‘sad existence’ because he was doing something I thought was dumb. Not quite sure why I felt the need to write that. If he was doing what makes him happy who am I to say anything." Justin added, “Hope it didn't hurt his feelings, it's been eating me up all day. To the dude I wrote it to, man I'm sorry."

John Legend admitted in an interview that he’s not really friends with Kanye anymore, and it seems politics is what came between the two. When asked about their friendship, John said, “Well, you know, we aren’t friends as much as we used to be because I honestly think because we publicly disagreed on his running for office, his supporting Trump. I think it became too much for us to sustain our friendship, honestly.”

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Anne Heche’s rep says she is in a coma and is in critical condition with “significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention." Police suspect that Anne Heche may have been under the influence when she slammed into a garage and a house. The bottle of alcohol in her car was also something to take into consideration. TMZ says the police got a warrant to draw Anne's blood, though the results of the blood test could take weeks. Anne had been on a podcast earlier in the week where she was drinking and seemed intoxicated, though it’s said that was recorded at a different time. In the meantime, there’s new video on tmz.com that shows Anne almost hitting a pedestrian crossing in front of her as she was whipping down a street, not even slowing down at all. She also hit another car before slamming into the house.

Is this a sign that Pete Davidson isn’t handling the split from Kim Kardashian well? He was spotted in Australia, where he’s filming, wearing a shirt that read, "What...I feel like s***." According to OK, the split really had more to do with Pete wanting to get married and have a baby but Kim was tiring of him. A source said, “Pete is fun and kind but was way too needy. He became obsessed with her, which is flattering at first but can get annoying very quickly. He also has a nasty jealous side, something Kim has no time for after dealing with Kanye.”

Johnny Depp just signed a deal with Dior to continue to be the face of their Sauvage fragrance, according to TMZ. It’s said to be a multi-year deal worth 7-figures. They sent a photographer to one of Johnny and Jeff Beck's concerts in Paris for a photo shoot, which will be used in a new Dior advertising campaign.

According to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, his “Bullet Train” co-star Brad Pitt has a list of actors he won’t work with again. Aaron says that Brad keeps a “good” list and a “s***” list, a list that Aaron says he keeps for himself as well. While he wouldn’t share any names from the S list, one star who’s on Brad’s “good” list is Sandra Bullock, who plays the handler of his trained killer character in “Bullet Train.” In a recent interview, Brad said that Sandra is “a diehard person I could call for favors over the years and I have done that many, many times and she’s always there.” After asking her for favors all the time, I wonder what list Sandra has Brad on – maybe the blocked call list?