The Dirt | November 2, 2017

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are clearly back together – or are they? They were back at it again yesterday, riding bicycles together, walking around LA…at one point Selena puts her head on his shoulder. Smoke, meet fire…I’m calling this one definitively ON.

The whole world went crazy when the cast for the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King was announced. Donald Glover will be Simba, and Beyoncé will play the part of Nala. Now, before you get excited and think Beyoncé is going to be out there dancing in a lion suit, these will be off voice acting parts, as all of the characters in the film will be CGI. James Earl Jones will return as Mufasa. It’s a great cast. Even Seth Rogen and John Oliver got in there somehow. Hans Zimmer returns to do the music. Jon Favreau will direct (he did similar work for The Jungle Book). It’ll be out in the summer of 2019.

Tyrese Gibson says he won’t do any more Fast and the Furious films if The Rock is in them. They’ve had beef for a while.

Six women have come out with sexual assault allegations against one of the most successful producers and directors in Hollywood. Brett Ratner, who’s directed the X-Men and Rush Hour films, and produced The Revenant and the Prison Break TV series is being accused of assaulting women since the 90s. Olivia Munn is one of them and says Ratner took advantage of her when she was just an assistant on one of his films back in 2004. Ratner denies the claims, but has left Warner Bros. “In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.- related activities,” he said in a statement.

Yesterday our boss Richard Branson announced that he was getting into the cruise business. Virgin Voyages laid the keel for its very first ship. Richard says this will make him a very unpopular grandparent, but the cruises will be adults only, no one under the age of 18 allowed. Even though construction has barely started, we do have this nifty video featuring Ellie Goulding showing what the ship will look like when it’s finished.

And this happened last night after the Houston Astros won the World Series:



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