Dina's Dirt for January 24, 2023

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A sequel to the comedy “Girls Trip” is officially in the works. Co-writer of the 2017 hit comedy Tracy Oliver recently confirmed it and said the destination they’re aiming for is Ghana. The OG castmates are all coming back - Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, who gained a huge amount of fame from the film. The first movie cost only $16 million but brought in $140 million around the world, according to Variety. Fun fact: the Essence Fest we saw in the film was part footage from actual Essence Fest mixed with recreating the event.

Prince Harry is fighting back against claims that Meghan Markle allegedly underwent kidnap training. According to Harry, it’s all “utter nonsense.” He wrote in his memoir that Meghan “wasn’t given one minute of training. On the contrary, the Palace floated the idea of not giving her any security at all because I was now sixth in line to the throne.” In more Harry/Meghan news, a woman named  Marjorie Wallace, the founder of the mental health charity SANE in the UK, was asked on a podcast to share her opinion about Meghan Markle saying she had suicidal thoughts at one point and wanted the Palace’s help checking into an in-patient mental health facility. Marjorie said while she doesn’t like to “condemn” anyone, she doesn’t “respect people who take victimhood on as a career.” Now, it’s worth noting that Marjorie is very close to King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, according to Dlisted.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter North West met her new stepmom. North went to dinner with dad Ye and Bianca Censori at Nobu in Malibu, meeting them there as she and a friend were dropped off by her security detail. There’s no word on how the meet up went, but maybe the topic will make its way into North’s next TikTok.

Courteney Cox and Laura Dern and all their kids have spent the last 16 Christmas Eve’s together, and they shared their new, rather unusual tradition.  The group showed of the new tattoos they all got together over the holiday season - the words "go long" written in cursive followed by a paper plane flying away. Courteney wrote, "Adding a new layer to our 16 year Christmas Eve tradition. Watch out… we might have sleeves by 2025."

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

Chelsea Handler found out at 40 years old that the sun and moon are not the same thing. She told Jimmy Fallon that while she was on safari with her sister in South Africa seven years ago, her older sister said, “Chelsea look up. It’s not often you get to see the Sun and the Moon at the same time.” Chelsea admitted, “Honestly, I just assumed when the Sun went down, it popped back up as the Moon.” Other celebrities aren’t really sure what’s going on up there either. In 2015, designer Isaac Mizrahi’s conversation was talking with QVC host Shawn Killinger about whether the Moon is or isn’t a planet after Shawn said “the planet Moon” while promoting a clothing line. When she questioned her thoughts, Isaac had her back, insisting that “the Moon is a planet, darling.”

Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to the late Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland, including “Elvis” actor Austin Butler, Kaia Gerber, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, and Alanis Morissette each paid musical tributes to Lisa Marie. Lisa Marie was buried at the meditation garden near Elvis, her son Brian Keough, and Elvis' parents.

Real Housewives gossip….

“Real Housewives of Salt Lake” star Jen Shah turned down an interview with Andy Cohen “because of their unwillingness to remove contractual provisions that would allow the network to legally make misrepresentations of me and my story.” Jen added, “I would rather remain silent than continue having complete lies and misrepresentations about me smeared across the headlines.” She told fans they can expect to hear her side “very soon," Deadline reports. Shah will report to prison to start her 6.5 year sentence on February 17th.

“Real Housewives of the Potomac” star Robyn Dixon and former NBA star Juan Dixon are married again. The high school sweethearts were originally married in 2005 but split up in 2012. The wedding will air during the show’s season finale.

Former “Real Housewives of Atalanta” star NeNe Leakes’ son Brentt, who suffered a heart attack and stroke in October at just 23 years old, recently showed just how seriously he’s been taking his health since then.
Since his scare, Brentt shared on Instagram that he has lost 100 lbs.

Harry Hamlin has revealed that the real reason his wife Lisa Rinna left “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” after eight seasons. Apparently, the final straw was a feud with Sutton Stracke over Elton John Oscars gala tickets in 2021, Daily Mail reports.

Britney Spears has changed her name on “River Red," she said in a now-deleted post from last week. There is a video, however, where she’s dressed in red and dancing in front of the camera. Her caption says she can't act "too kooky or silly like kids" because people will call her "CRAY CRAY." She also says that her dancing will force her security to pick up after "2 rings" instead of the "9 rings" it usually takes, according to TMZ.

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Chaug got a shout-out on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend.
In the “Weekend Update” portion of the show, Colin Jost mentioned a news story from this past week about Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham about how a glitch with the lighting has resulted in the lights being on 24 hours a day ever since, costing the taxpayers thousands each month. His joke? “The students are fine, but the classroom hamster has gone insane.” See the whole story at masslive.com.

There are some interesting looks coming out of Paris this week! Kylie Jenner was in Paris for the Schiaparelli show at Paris Fashion Week, and she wore one of the latest Sciaparelli designs just minutes before it hit the runway. It was black tube dress with a full-size lion’s head attached to the front. Yes, it was fake, but still… Also wearing “animal” was Naomi Campbell wearing a black panther's head, which even though most likely fake, is being called cruel and "twisted," TMZ reports. Ironically, PETA has applauded Kylie, calling her lion attire a “statement against trophy hunting” and applauding her for celebrating the lion’s beauty. Even more strange was Doja Cat’s “Inferno” look. She was completely covered in red body paint, then her entire bald head, chest, and arms were with covered in red crystals. Her makeup artist said it took about 5 hours to cover Doja in over 30,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals.

The M&M "spokescandies" will reportedly be put on leave indefinitely and will be replaced with Maya Rudolph, who is set to appear in M&M's Super Bowl ad. The move comes after consumers and political pundits criticized the spokescandies' recent “redesign” for being “too woke” when no one asked for it.

Pete Davidson appears to have removed all his Kim Kardashian tattoos AND the branding of her name. Pete had been working on having the "My girl is a lawyer," the initials “KNSCP” (representing her and her kids), the “Aladdin” and “Jasmine” tattoos honoring their SNL skit, and the infinity symbol all removed to erase any memories of Kim on his body. The chest branding seems to be gone too, which is ironic, considering he said when he got it, “I don’t want to be able to get rid of it or cover it up and I just wanted it there as, like, a scar on me.” And that’s why sometimes you just have to take a beat or two before putting a hot rod to your body.

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