PETE DAVIDSON IS DATING AGAIN? Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is dating actress Margaret Qualley, Us Weekly reports. “They’ve been seeing each other for a couple of months and Margaret is really excited about him,” a source tells Us, adding that they will make their red carpet debut at the Venice Film Festival. Qualley has a role in Seberg, which bows at the Fest Friday. Davidson was most recently linked to Kate Beckinsale. The pair split after four months together in May.
LUANN DE LESSEPS COMPLETES PROBATION: Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps is off probation. “The maximum expiration date of Luann de Lesseps probation period expires today, August 28, 2019,” the Department of Probation shared with E! News. “The New York City Department of Probation will inform Florida as legally required.” The Bravo star will continue her cabaret show and film a new season of Real Housewives.
BRAD PITT, SOFIA RICHIE HIT VENICE: Stars are flocking to the 2019 Venice Film Festival for a few days of fashion, film and parties. Sofia Richie and Jasmine Sanders were spotted out and about on Wednesday, then again ahead of a screening of La Vérité (The Truth). Brad Pitt was also spotted, and many other stars are expected to descend.
PROFESSOR MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY? Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey is now a professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication, E! News reports. The 49-year-old actor will join the department of Radio-Television-Film, where he'll continue his work as the Script to Screen instructor.
ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV TALKS GETTING CUT FROM DANCING WITH THE STARS: Artem Chigvintsev says he was devastated when he was cut from the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. The pro-dancer appeared on his girlfriend Nikki Bella‘s podcast, The Bellas, Wednesday, and said: “I don’t know where to begin, to be honest with you. Obviously, it was a massive shock. Having those calls is never, never, never fun.” Bella is furious with the ABC show herself. “They’ve had these dancers on hold since March. And they don’t give them compensation for it. They’ve been all unemployed since March,” she said. “That made me really upset, because how do you put people on hold and then cut them last minute? … Now all the fall gigs are booked, and that part to me was so unfair.” Season 28 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 16 on ABC.
DUANE ‘DOG’ CHAPMAN TALKS WEIGHT LOSS: Duane “Dog” Chapman tells Page Six that he lost 17 pounds in the weeks following his wife Beth Chapman‘s death in June because he couldn’t eat. “I’m a little faster now because weight slows you down,” he told Page Six. “I want to maintain this weight, maybe a little bit more, but it’s helped my health. I can feel it.”