Celebrity News May 31, 2016

Disney execs in a panic over upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film

The first “Star Wars” spinoff, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is in crisis, and the movie will have to go into expensive reshoots over the summer, sources exclusively confirmed to Page Six. The much-anticipated “Rogue One” is due for release on Dec. 16, but we’re told bosses at Disney are not fully satisfied with the first cut from director Gareth Edwards. One Hollywood source told us, “The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and ‘Rogue One’ will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.” The movie stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna.

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Pope Awards Medals To George Clooney, Richard Gere And Salma Hayek

Pope Francis on Sunday awarded medals to American actors Richard Gere and George Clooney and actress Salma Hayek at an event held at the Vatican to promote the work of a foundation inspired by the pontiff, Scholas Occurrentes. Clooney attended the event with his wife Amal, a lawyer. The foundation, whose name means “schools that meet” in Spanish, links technology with the arts, aiming at social integration and a cultural of peace. Francis had created a similar organization when he was Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, but Scholas has now become an international foundation working out of the Vatican.

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Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian Settle 7-Figure Deal for First Baby Pics

Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian’s first kid will fetch an insane amount of loot … more than the wildest dreams of an Ace of Diamonds stripper.
We’ve surveyed the photo agencies that market celeb baby pics, and they say the first pics will pull in a million bucks. There’s a G-string attached … Rob and Chyna will be part of the shoot, and the pics have to be intimate … a sappy interview, “candid” home photos with a sprinkle of Kardashian secrets.

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Snoop Dogg bashes ‘Roots’ reboot in Instagram rant

Snoop Dogg is boycotting the “Roots’’ remake and wants his fans to do the same. “I’m sick of this s–t,’’ the rapper ranted on an Instagram video Monday. “How the f–k are they going to put ‘Roots’ on, on Memorial Day. They going to just keep beating that s- -t into our heads about how they did us, huh?’’ The four-part, eight-hour series debuted on the History channel Monday.

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Lady Gaga’s latest track? The Indy speedway

Already a regular singing partner with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga found another golden oldie chart topper to pair with: Mario Andretti. Gaga was at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 100th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday, though she kept a fairly low profile, dressed down in jean shorts with her hair pulled back in a tight ponytail. Gaga and 1969 Indy 500 winner Andretti rolled onto the track with the field of 33 drivers before Sunday’s race in a custom-built, two-seat Indy car. Gaga was a late substitute for country star Keith Urban, who was unable to participate after injuring his back.

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Kate Beckinsale says Michael Bay body-shamed her

Kate Beckinsale made her breakthrough in Michael Bay’s “Pearl Harbor.” But the beautiful British actress said the “Transformers” director was critical of her looks and her weight. Beckinsale said on the UK’s “Graham Norton Show,” “I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren’t bigger than my head and I wasn’t blond.” She continued, “I’d just had my daughter and had lost weight . . . but I was told that if I got the part, I’d have to work out. And I just didn’t understand why a 1940s nurse would do that.”

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Paris Jackson dyes her hair blue for prom

Paris Jackson was dyeing to go to prom. The daughter of the late Michael Jackson colored her cropped cut bright blue on Friday — so she could match the color of her ­unidentified date’s dress. “Only true friends dye their hair to match their gal’s prom gown,” wrote Jackson, looking dapper in a suit and tie on Instagram. The dramatic dye job was the latest in a long list of looks for Jackson, 18, who in February cut off her brown locks and bleached her hair à la Miley Cyrus.

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Jeff Daniels on relapsing at 50

Jeff Daniels’ journey to sobriety has been anything but easy. “I had just turned 50, which is a speed bump, and at 80 miles per hour,” the 61-year-old recently told WNYC’s “Death, Sex & Money” about his final bender before quitting drinking for good. “And I hadn’t drank for 14 years, cold. Just cold turkey. Just quit … I was two months into 50 and I was checking into a hotel room in some city. I’m throwing the suitcase on the bed and I hear a voice behind me. And it’s me, clear as day say, ‘Don’t you think you’ve punished yourself enough?’ And I stopped. I said, ‘Yeah, yeah I have.’ Mini bar, here we go. Three months later I was done.”

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Bookkeeper sentenced for stealing from ex-‘SNL’ cast member

A bookkeeper who stole $234,500 from former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Joe Piscopo has been sentenced in New Jersey to three years in prison. Frank Larocca’s lawyer had asked the judge on Friday to sentence his client to probation and a suspended prison term. But the judge declined, noting the benefits of the plea agreement Larocca received from Morris County prosecutors. The 40-year-old Larocca pleaded guilty in February to theft by unlawful taking. His wife also pleaded guilty to theft and is expected to be sentenced to three years’ probation.

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Book claims Sinatra tried to whack Howard Stern

An upcoming book about Howard Stern by celebrity biographer Ian Halperin will include a bizarre claim that Frank Sinatra ordered a hit on the shock jock — but that goons may have murdered the wrong person by mistake. The exposé, which Halperin is still writing, will claim that Ol’ Blue Eyes was furious because Stern went after his children in an on-air rant in the early 1990s. “He criticized Frank Jr. and Nancy, and Frank lost his cool,” Halperin — who first revealed the tale on the “Anthony Cumia Show” podcast — told Page Six. “And everybody who ever knew Frank knew he was a nice guy, but you don’t want to piss him off. He had a big temper. And Frank ­allegedly put a hit on [Stern].”

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