Dina's Dirt for July 21, 2021

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Britney Spears has been a lot more vocal on social media lately, and it doesn’t sound like she plans to keep quiet any longer. In a new post on Instagram she says she won’t be able to “move on” until she gets it all out. She wrote, “So I said ‘life goes on’ in one of my recent posts but it’s always easier said than done!!!!! In that moment that’s what felt was the easiest to say but I think we all know that I will never be able to let go and fully move on until I’ve said all I needed to say … and I’m not even close !!!!” She ended, “I was told to stay quiet about things for so long and I finally feel like I’m just getting here 🕊️🕊️🕊️ !!!!”

As Ryan Reynolds’ movie “Free Guy,” which was filmed in Worcester, is set to debut in theaters, he’s back this week for another. This time, Ryan, along with Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer, will be in Worcester this week filming scenes for their upcoming movie “Spirited,” sources told MassLive. The filming for the musical, which will offer a comedic take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” will take place at Mechanics Hall.  Massachusetts has become a hot spot for filming lately. According to the Massachusetts Film Office website, there are six projects currently in production. On Monday, production was underway at Don’s Diner in Plainville for the upcoming sci-fi film “The Mothership” starring Halle Berry.

At just 27 years, four months and three weeks of age, Justin Bieber is now the youngest solo artist to have 100 singles enter the Hot 100. He surpasses Drake who accomplished the same feat in 2015 at 28 years, 11 months and two weeks old. Overall though, Drake still has the most Hot 100 entries, with 235.

Dolly Parton gave her husband quite a gift for his 79th birthday.  She had photos taken in an iconic Playboy Bunny suit and put one of the photos in a frame along with her original Playboy cover from 1978.  You may recall that Dolly said she would pose for Playboy again when she was 75, which she is, but Playboy magazine no longer exists in paper form.   That didn’t stop her from giving her husband of 55 years the gift of his dreams.  Dolly said of her 1978 photo that she was a butterball then, and she called herself string cheese now, but she says she hopes her husband thinks she’s cream cheese.  See her cute video and the photos at TMZ.com.

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

Mariah Carey’s daughter Monroe Cannon, 10, is giving a modeling a try.  Monroe is starring in a campaign for OshKosh B’Gosh, playing the role of her mom at age 10. Monroe wore an outfit resembling Mariah’s in her music video for the 1990 hit song “Someday.”

“Midnight in the Switchgrass” premiered last night in Los Angeles. However, Megan Fox wasn’t in attendance. According to a rep for the film, she bailed because of the rise in COVID cases and California’s recent mask mandate.  At first, the statement surprised me because she has been out about so often, especially at places like theme parks, but then I realized it’s because the premiere was indoors and the mask mandate means she has to wear a mask indoors.  Is that really a good enough reason to skip a premiere?

Baby news…

- Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East are parents again. They welcomed their second child, a baby boy. Shawn and Andrew are also the parents of daughter Drew Hazel, 20 months. No name for the baby boy has been announced yet.

- Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald announced the arrival of their fourth child by sharing the birth on YouTube. We all get to see the birth of baby Fern Elliana. Grandma Michelle Duggar was there to cut the cord. Fern now joins Spurgeon, 5, Henry, 4, and Ivey, 2.

- Season 10 winner of “Big Brother” Dan Gheesling and his wife Chelsea are expecting their third child.

- “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly and his girlfriend, Zulay Henao, welcomed their first child on Monday, June 7, a baby girl.

- “Bringing Up Bates” stars Whitney, 27, and Zach Bates, 32, welcomed their fourth child, a baby boy named Jadon Carl Bates, also on the 7th.

Ed Sheeran and wife Cherry welcomed daughter Lyra last year, and in a new interview with “BBC Radio 2 with Jo Whiley,” Ed said they played music in the delivery room as Cherry worked her way through the delivery. But it wasn’t Ed’s music playing – it turns out, it was their buddy James Blunt’s album “Back to Bedlam” playing as his daughter was being born. Ed said, “We both were big fans of James growing up, and I've been friends with him for a few years. He came on tour with us and Cherry got really close with his wife and we are now very good family friends” He added, “And we find it quite weird because we love his music so much. We put on 'Back to Bedlam' in the delivery room and the album finished as Lyra was being delivered."

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Jennifer Lopez and “Today” host Hoda Kotb may be friends, but Hoda definitely crossed the line when she asked Jennifer about her relationship with Ben Affleck, take two. Jennifer and Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on the show to talk about the re-release of the charity single “Love Make the World,” which was first released in 2016 to honor the victims of the horrific mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. A little way into the interview, Hoda shifted the conversation to be about Bennifer. She said to Jen, “Every time I see a picture of you and Ben, I’m like ‘She looks happier! She looks happier! Are you happier?" Jennifer paused for a beat and said, "The song is out, five years since we've done it. And I believe that that message of loving one another and coming together and love, is never more relevant than it is right now.” Hoda pressed against saying, "Wait, it's me you're talking to, you know that," to which Jennifer said, "I know. You can call me. You have my number!"

Jennifer Aniston is reportedly dating Gabriel Aubry. He was with Halle Berry from 2005 to 2010. They share a daughter, Nahla. Jen supposedly likes him because he’s discreet, according to SheKnows.  Hmm, not so sure about this rumor…

“Vanderpump Rules” star Lala Kent is calling out Demi Lovato for the term “California sober,” which Demi alluded means using some substances in moderation. Lala, who has been sober since 2018, calls Demi’s take on sobriety super offensive, explaining on the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast, “There are people out there who work their [butt] off to never take themselves out of reality and to never place themselves in an altered state. You know, they don't even, when they have a cold, take DayQuil or NyQuil. So to say that you're, like, 'California sober' or this type of sober is extremely offensive, I think.” She added, “You’re not sober. If you are drinking or you’re smoking weed, you’re not sober.” So far, Demi hasn’t commented on Lala’s remarks.

We’ve heard a lot about the downside of being a royal from Harry and Meghan Markle, but according to rd.com, there are a lot of perks that come with being part of the royal family, including some unusual ones when it comes to Prince Charles.  Here are some of them;

- Prince Charles has three personal valets, all dedicated to maintaining his wardrobe and picking out what he will wear. They also iron the shoelaces on all his shoes.

- At one point in time, Prince Charles had a personal valet help him with his nighttime routine and squeeze toothpaste onto his toothbrush every night.

- Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s clothes are hand washed. Apparently, when they sent their clothes out for cleaning, some pieces were not coming back.

- Prince Charles is very particular about the temperature of his cheese and biscuits. The staff keeps a warming pan just to make sure they are hot enough for his liking.

I know people who live life like this, they have others to take out their clothes and get them ready for bed – granted, they’re toddlers.