Dina's Dirt for September 16, 2021

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

The 2021 Time 100 List is out, naming their picks for the 100 most influential people in the world. This year, there are seven different covers featuring Olympian Simone Biles, Kate Winslet, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Billie Eilish, director-general of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang, and writer Cathy Park Hong. The “TIME100” also includes guest contributors writing about the list members. For instance, Paris Hilton did the write-up on Britney Spears, while Julie Andrews shared her thoughts on Shonda Rhimes. In the meantime, people are talking about the photo of Harry and Meghan, noting that Harry is positioned behind Meghan, him in black, her in white, very prominently featured. And there’s accusations of some heavy photoshopping on the couple. At least the article inside seems to put a focus on their philanthropic efforts through their Archewell Foundation.

The fire department had to be called for a ladder rescue involving Country legend Reba McEntire. She and some others were on the second floor of a very old building in OK when the stairs collapsed. You can see the video of rescue at tmz.com. Reba wasn’t hurt at all. TMZ reports that the stairs leading up to the third floor also collapsed leaving others stranded as well. I’m sure once everyone on the ground got their autographs, they went back for the others.

JoJo Siwa is mad and Nickelodeon, the hand that feeds her, and she wants the world to know. Jojo tweeted, “I go out on tour in January. My movie musical was just released (with 6 new original songs)… Nickelodeon told me today that I’m not allowed to perform/add any of the songs from the film into my show. These are MY songs, MY voice, MY writing. Does this seem fair???” She then added, “There is no reason that this music should not be included. Working for a company as a real human being treated as only a brand is fun until it’s not.” There could be valid reasons, but she’s not waiting to hear them before taking her beef public.

Caitlyn Jenner was shocked that more than 2/3 of CA voted against the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). Caitlyn, who was running as a Republican, was one of 46 candidates trying to win the bid. Dlisted reports that she received 1.2 percent. How did she handle it? She told reporters, “I can’t believe that this many people actually voted to keep him in office. It’s a shame, honestly, it’s a shame. You kind of get the government you deserve.” With an attitude like that, I guess she’s not considering a future run. Somebody’s pouty….

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

Wendy Williams if fighting a breakthrough case of COVID-19. The news was announced on the “Wendy Williams Show” Instagram account, which also stated that the 13th season of “The Wendy Williams Show” will kick off on Monday, October 4th. The news comes after Wendy, 57, was forced to skip some promotional engagements for the new season. The show posted on Instagram last week, “Wendy is dealing with some ongoing health issues and is undergoing further evaluations. She will not be able to complete her promotional activities next week, but can’t wait to be back in her purple chair Monday, September 20th for the 13th season premiere.” Read more with extratv.com.

Octavia Spencer has apologized to Britney Spears and Sam Asghari for writing on Britney's social media post, "Make him sign a prenup.” She meant it as a joke, but we all know there’s a seed of truth to it. Sam has publicly responded to Octavia's apology, saying, "You are very kind to clarify but I have no hard feelings whatsoever. Jokes and misconceptions come with the territory."

Allison Mack has checked into federal prison more than two weeks early to serve her time for her role in the NXIVM sex cult. The “Smallville” actress is listed as inmate 90838-053 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, with her release date listed as “unknown.” She didn’t need to surrender until September 29th, but it looks like she’s getting it over with early. Allison was sentenced to three years.

Sunday’s MTV VMA Awards didn’t do so great in the ratings. Ratings for the key age group of 18 to 49 year olds were down a whopping 17% this year. But apparently it was still a hit on social media, where the show generated 38 million interactions. It is now this year’s top telecast for social media buzz, beating the Super Bowl.

Whitney Houston’s iconic film “The Bodyguard” is about to be reimagined by Matthew López. The Tony-nominated playwright will write the script, which will be inspired by the 1992 film starring Whitney and Kevin Costner. At this point, no one has been cast, but everyone from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to Channing Tatum and Cardi B are under consideration.

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Rolling Stone has put out their Top 500 Best Songs of All Time. Here are the top ten, starting with number one;

“Respect” – Aretha Franklin

“Fight the Power” – Public Enemy

“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Sam Cooke