Mama June’s teeth problems… Social Gloves weigh-in… Petition against James Corden… Ben Affleck is in with the family… and Kim Kardashian gears up to take baby bar for a third timeListen to “Showbiz – June 11, 2021” on Spreaker.
A few years ago, Honey Boo Boo’s mom, Mama June, had her teeth fixed. But after years of drug use, she needed more dental work. She made a deal with a dentist in Beverly Hills where she would get the dental work for free if she promoted him on social media. Now, her legal team is getting involved. She flew to LA on Monday for her appointment and booked a hotel for 12 days, because that’s what the dentist suggested the timeline would be to fix her top and bottom teeth. June claims the dentist removed her temporary dental implants from a previous procedure but then, “after placing her in a vulnerable (and painful) position,” told her he wouldn’t finish the work unless she agreed to do media appearances to endorse his services. June’s team said that was never discussed and it wasn’t part of the deal, so now they’re scrambling to find a new dentist to complete the work. Meantime, her mouth is exposed and it is excruciatingly painful. June’s attorneys are demanding the dentist either complete the work as agreed upon or pay her $35K to cover the costs of her travel and getting the work done by another dentist. If he doesn’t come through, they will sue.
Social media stars are taking over Miami ahead of Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms, a boxing tournament between the biggest stars of TikTok and YouTube taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel Saturday night. The main event is between TikToker Bryce Hall and YouTuber Austin McBroom. Guests expected at the event include Trey Songz, Lil Yachty, Charli & Dixie ‘D’Amelio, Jeffree Star and a whole bunch of other names I don’t know — those were the ones I recognized. DJ Khaled, Migos and Lil Baby will be performing.
#SocialGloves: THE WEIGH-IN 🥊 Streaming for free THIS FRIDAY live from the @HardRockHolly at 12pm ET: https://t.co/ntRPxtonKT pic.twitter.com/UPhjYXWaDr— Social Gloves Entertainment (@socialgloves) June 10, 2021
Asian hate crimes are up 164% since this time one year ago in the 16 largest cities in the US, and TikToker Kim Saira believes James Corden is contributing to the problem. She’s started a petition on Change.org hoping to get James to stop his “Spill Your Guts” bit, where celebrity guests have to reveal some huge secret or eat something meant to be “gross.” But as Kim says in her petition filing, “…Many of the foods that (James) presents to his guests are actually from different Asian cultures. He’s presented foods such as balut, century old eggs, and chicken feet, and which are often regularly eaten by Asian people. During these segments, he’s openly called these foods ‘really disgusting’ and ‘horrific.’ In the wake of the constant Asian hate crimes that have continuously been occurring, not only is this segment incredibly culturally offensive and insensitive, but it also encourages anti-Asian racism. So many Asian Americans are consistently bullied and mocked for their native foods, and this segment amplifies and encourages it.” The changes Kim is requesting include completely changing the food to something else or scrapping the segment altogether. She would also like James to issue a formal apology on his show and explain what he will be doing to do better in the future. Finally, she’d like him to donate money to organizations that are working to help Asian-owned restaurants and small businesses.
Petition calls for James Corden to end ‘culturally insensitive’ segment ‘Spill Your Guts’ on ‘Late Late Show’ https://t.co/h2fS8AVTEw pic.twitter.com/eoWL04rUCQ— Yahoo Entertainment (@YahooEnt) June 10, 2021
Ben Affleck has been spending some quality time with Guadalupe Rodriguez in Vegas. No, he’s not stepping out on Jennifer Lopez. Guadalupe is Jennifer’s mom! Ben is directing a movie in Vegas and Guadalupe has been hanging out with him on the set and hitting the slots. Guadalupe is an avid gambler. In fact, back in 2004, she won $2.4M playing the slots in Atlantic City!
On Thursday’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” finale, Kim Kardashian revealed that she has again failed the “baby bar” for a second time. This is a test for first-year legal students who aren’t taking classes at accredited schools. Kim has been studying under a private tutor. Kim said she’s going to try for the third time in July, but if she fails to pass again, then what? According to FindLaw, students who fail the “baby bar” a third time could lose credit for any of the courses taken thus far.