Dina's Dirt for November 22, 2022

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Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are both board members on the Luz Foundation, a charity they created, but the power couple gave less than 1% of their combined earnings over the course of twelve years. According to The New York Post, Gisele started the Luz Foundation back in 2007 to empower young girls. Between 2007 and 2019, the Luz Foundation gave out a total of $640,402 to various groups, which equals .00008 percent of the couple’s combined net worth. Tax filings show that in 2018, the foundation donated $300 to support the Waterkeeper Nicoya Peninsula, an environmental group in Costa Rica, where the couple owned a beachfront home, gave $900 to the World Wildlife Fund, and donated $1,000 to the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Most of the Luz Foundation’s donations have gone to yoga and meditation groups. In 2019, the Luz Foundation donated $80,000 of its $350,000 budget to the Pointing Out the Great Way Foundation, a Massachusetts-based charity that promotes Indo-Tibetan meditation.

It was ten days ago that comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno was seriously injured in a fire when he was working on one of his antique cars. Yesterday, Jay left The Grossman Burn Center in very good spirits. There’s a picture on Daily Mail of Jay Leno smiling with some of the staff. His doctor is “optimistic that he will make a full recovery,” as he will continue to receive follow-up care at the center for burns to his face, chest, and hands.

Martha Stewart made a guest appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and revealed which Hollywood hunk she has her eyes on these days, and it seems she’s over Pete Davidson. Martha said, "I've been sort of fascinated with this very handsome young boy on Instagram called Brad Pitt. I just sort of melt when I look at those pictures. He is so cute!” Martha, 81, said she follows accounts on Instagram that are dedicated to Brad since he doesn’t have his own. She said, "They're fan pages I guess, I don't know, but whatever it is he looks better and better as the years go by.”

Ryan Reynolds spoke to Extra about getting ready to welcome baby #4 with wife Blake Lively, and he actually hopes it’s another girl! Ryan explained, “I'm sort of used to girls so I, you know, secretly I've been hoping for that, but I'll take whatever comes.” Ryan who is the father to daughters James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty 2, claims he is “mentally prepared” for having at least three teenage girls under one roof in the future, saying, “I'm ready for that. You know, I've seen a thing or two. Showbiz has girded my loins for this.
I'm ready.”

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“Chrisley Knows Best” stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty of financing their luxe life with $30 million of money they stole through a bank fraud scheme and through tax evasion. They were convicted in June of submitting false documents to request bank loans and using their production company to hide income from the IRS. But now, they know their fate – Todd has been sentenced to 12 years in jail and 16 months probation, and Julie will go away for seven years plus serve 16 months probation. The couple will also pay restitution, according to NBC News. Don’t know what this means for the tenth season of the show.

Adele has reportedly turned down a swanky suite in Caesars Palace during her Vegas residency and instead opted to stay in the nearby Wynn hotel. Caesars offered her a room in the Palazzo Suites during her residency with them, but a source said Adele had expected a room in the Augustus Tower, the most exclusive part of the property. The suite where she’s staying is over 3000 square feet and even comes with its own private driveway.

Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker are over, and sources say it’s because of their hectic schedules. The two had plenty of time for each other when they quarantined together back in 2020, but now, he’s in his 8th NBA season, and she is busy with her modeling career and 818 tequila company.

“Back to the Future” star Michael J Fox has been honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 13th Governors Awards in Los Angeles for his efforts in raising $1 Billion for Parkinson's research ever since he founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in 2000. He got a standing ovation as he accepted the award, according to Today. Talking about being diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he was 29, Michael thanked his wife for sticking by his side, saying, “Tracy made it clear she was with me for the duration.” After 30 years with the disease, he called it the “gift that keeps on taking” but proved it hasn’t taken his sense of humor as he then said when he was about to leave the podium, "I cannot walk and carry this thing," referring to the award, "But I ask Tracy to once again carry the weight.”

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Harrison Ford will appear much younger in the next “Indiana Jones 5” movie, according to Empire. They’ll be using “de-aging” technology in the film’s opening sequence, which is supposed to feature Indiana’s younger self. As for seeing himself younger, Harrison said it is “a little spooky” though he admits it’s well done, saying, “This is the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it.”

Michelle Obama made an old woman’s dream come true. Eloise Brown was celebrated in her hometown of Philly for her 100th birthday, and she said it was her dream to meet Michelle Obama. Word made its way to Michelle’s team, and they sent tickets to Eloise to attend a speech the former first lady was giving in Philadelphia while on a tour promoting her latest book. After the event, Eloise got a chance to meet her and her daughter, Malia, backstage. She had wanted a handshake from Michelle but instead got a big hug, calling it, “the greatest birthday I could ever have” and one the most touching moments in her entire life.

The crowd wasn’t too happy when Chris Brown won an award at the AMA’s, but Kelly Rowland shushed their boos. As she accepted the award on his behalf, she said, “Now Chris Brown is not here tonight so I’m accepting this award on his behalf,” before stopping to tell the audience, “Excuse me… chill out.” She then went on to say, “But I wanted to tell Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to tell him thank you for being an incredible performer. I’ll take this award — bring it to you. I love you.
Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category.”  Chris Brown had brutally assaulted his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 (but apparently that wasn’t enough to completely cancel him?).

Nicki Aycox, best known for her role as Meg Masters in "Supernatural”, has died at the age of 47. A cause of death has not been shared, but Nicki was diagnosed with leukemia over a year ago. Fans and colleagues have shared their sadness at the news across social media, with “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke saying he was "gutted" to hear of her passing and calling her a “delight,” noting she “delivered lines like honey & venom,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

Netflix’s “1899” has dethroned “The Crown” season 5 as the top series to stream on the site. It follows the fateful voyage of the Kerberos, a steamship heading from Europe to New York on the cusp of the 20th Century. According to users though, it’s best not to watch it dubbed but rather with subtitles, if that’s what you need. Or you can do what I do and translate/repeat every time my husband says, “What did they say?”

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