The daily gossip: Florence Pugh defends wearing see-through dress, Real Housewives star Jen Shah pleads guilty to fraud, and more
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Florence Pugh defends wearing see-through dress
A celebrity is defending themselves over a surprising dress decision, though this time, we can thankfully leave Marilyn Monroe out of it. Florence Pugh on Friday attended Valentino's haute couture fashion show wearing a see-through dress, with her nipples clearly visible. "Technically they're covered?" she wrote on Instagram. Over the weekend, though, the Little Women star slammed those "loudly upset by the size of my boobs and body," asking, "Why are you so scared of breasts?" Pugh said she's comfortable with the way she looks but has been receiving tons of comments from men weighing in on exactly "what's wrong with" her body and calling her flat-chested. "I've lived in my body for a long time," she said. "I'm fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it." She added, "Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans."
'Real Housewives' star Jen Shah pleads guilty to fraud
Real Housewives star Jen Shah is in real hot water — and she's now pleaded guilty. Shah, known for her role on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors said that for nearly 10 years, Shaw and others carried out a nationwide telemarketing scheme defrauding hundreds of people, many of whom were elderly, by "selling those victims so-called 'business services' in connection with the victims' purported online businesses." These victims "were sold false promises of financial security but instead Shah and her co-conspirators defrauded them out of their savings and left them with nothing to show for it," U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said. Shah admitted to a judge she was aware she was marketing products that "had little or no value," adding, "I knew this was wrong and that many people were harmed and I'm so sorry." She's facing more than a decade behind bars.
Lea Michele replaces Beanie Feldstein in 'Funny Girl'
Sometimes life imitates Glee. Lea Michele has officially been cast as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway, replacing Beanie Feldstein, who's making an early exit. The Glee star has long expressed interest in starring in Funny Girl — something so well-known that when Feldstein was cast instead, Michele's name began trending on Twitter. There was even a storyline on Glee in which Michele's character, Rachel Berry, is cast in Funny Girl on Broadway, and she performed many of the songs during the series. So is Feldstein getting booted from the show because of the mixed reviews for her performance, à la Mary Jane in Spider-Man 3? It's not totally clear, but on Sunday, Feldstein revealed she's leaving two months earlier than previously announced because "the production decided to take the show in a different direction." We're not saying Michele has some sort of Feldstein voodoo doll up in her attic somewhere, but we're also not not saying that.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are married
The power of the "I do." Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are officially married, tying the knot at the GoldenEye resort in Jamaica, Page Six reports. A representative for Dunst confirmed the news, though no other details were provided. Dunst and Plemons have been dating for six years and share two children. They met on the second season of Fargo, when they played a married couple — and they again played husband and wife in last year's The Power of the Dog. Earlier this year, Dunst said she and Plemons were already calling each other husband and wife despite not being officially married yet. "We have to get married at this point," she told the Los Angeles Times. "It's ridiculous." It wasn't clear whether Amy Schumer was available to serve as a seat-filler at their wedding.
Kim Kardashian recalls North accidentally tricking housekeeper with fake murder scene
If North West ever pursues a career as a special effects make-up artist, here's an item for the resume: her work almost got her mom arrested for murder. In a video interview with Allure, Kim Kardashian described how, when renting a house this summer, her daughter North West pranked her by making "the whole room look like a murder scene" using special effects make-up. But Kardashian says she was too tired to clean it up afterward and ended up leaving it like that for a bit — so when the housekeeper came, they "tried to call the authorities and called the home owner thinking that it was a full, real murder scene." The reality star assured everyone it was "completely just a prank," though if there really had been a murder, telling this wacky story in an interview would be a pretty good alibi.