RHOC’s SHANNON BEADOR GETS $138K FROM ALEXIS BELLINO’S EX: Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador will collect $138K from Alexis Bellino’s ex-husband Jim, The Blast reports. The judge is ordering that he cover her attorney bills as well. The lawsuit he filed against her and Tamra Judge for defaming him was dismissed. Beador is having a good run in court; she recently settled her divorce and walked away with a $1.4M lump sum and $10K per month from her ex David.
GEORGE CLOONEY, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER? A group of LGBTQ supporters and activists were so inspired by George Clooney’s op-ed piece supporting the boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel over its anti-gay owners, they have launched a write-in campaign to convince the Nobel Peace Prize nominating committee to hand over an award to Clooney, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
MTV TO HONOR DWAYNE JOHNSON: Dwayne Johnson is being honored with the Generation Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The award honors actors who diverse contributions to film and TV have transformed the industry. “Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation,” Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, said in a press release of the actor, who previously co-hosted the annual ceremony with Kevin Hart in 2016. “Throughout his career, Johnson has proven to be the ultimate bada** — an action star with a flair for comedy, one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and a true family man. He continues to captivate his audience worldwide and we are thrilled to celebrate him with the Generation Award.”
LUANN DE LESSEPS RELEASES NEW SINGLE: Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps has released a new single, “Feelin’ Jovani.” The dance track features spoken word singing. Jovani makes prom and evening wear; the video also stars fellow Real Housewives Cynthia Bailey and Lisa Rinna, and Andy Cohen makes an appearance too.
TIFFANY HADDISH OPENS UP ABOUT FOSTER CARE: Tiffany Haddish sat down with David Letterman for the third episode of My Guest Needs No Introduction, and discussed her difficult family life when she was a child. She explains that her drive to perform helped her survive after her mother had a debilitating car accident when she was just 9 years old. As the eldest of five, she had to keep the family going. At 12, she was placed in foster care. “I didn't want to be with my mom no more, because she had become very violent and verbally abusive,” said Haddish. “You never knew who she was going to be; I was begging my mom to go live with my grandma.” She continued: “You're dropped in these strangers' houses, you don't know these people, these people don't know you, you don't know if they're gonna hurt you, if they're gonna be kind, you don't have a clue what's going on.”