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Sam Asghari calls Britney Spears’ dad a ‘total d–k’

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Sam Asghari is calling out Jamie Spears for allegedly “trying to control” his relationship with Britney Spears in an explosive Instagram post.

“Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way,” the 27-year-old said on his Instagram Story on Tuesday. “In my opinion Jamie [Spears] is a total d–k.”

The fitness enthusiast, who is rarely this outspoken about his relationship with the pop star, added that he “won’t be going into details” about what caused him to speak out because he “always respected our privacy.”

However, the Iranian-born actor concluded, “But at the same time I did not come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.”

Britney, 39, has been dating Asghari since the pair met on the set of her “Slumber Party” music video in 2016. Aside from posting pictures from their various vacations, the couple is usually private about the intimate details of their relationship.

However, with the release of the New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” Asghari hinted that he is looking for some “normalcy” amid his girlfriend’s ongoing conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie.

He told People on Monday after the release of the film, “I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.”

The documentary covered the rise of Britney’s fame, her mental health struggles and the mobilization behind the #FreeBritney movement.

A source told Page Six on Monday that Britney has “chosen” not to watch the documentary, but is “aware of it.” The insider claimed she is allegedly “fed up” with her conservatorship, which was put in place following her mental breakdown in 2007.

Although this is the first time Asghari has spoken out against Jamie, Britney has been vocal in court documents against her father being her conservator.

In November, Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, claimed in a hearing that the “Toxic” singer had become “afraid” of her dad and wanted him removed from her conservatorship. The judge denied this request for the time being.

A court date for Britney’s conservatorship is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Reps for Asghari, Jamie and Britney did not immediately return our request for comment.

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Dolly Parton ‘happy’ to get first COVID-19 vaccine dose

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The Queen of Country has been vaccinated. 

“Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine,” Dolly Parton, 75, tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a photo of herself at her appointment, sporting a sparkly-blue, long-sleeve shirt with upper arm cutouts in just the right place for the coronavirus vaccine injection. 

In the tweet, Parton tagged her vaccine site — Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center — where she calmly sits in a low-backed chair in front of a logo-covered backdrop.

“I’m finally gonna get my vaccine — I’m so excited,” Dolly told followers in an Instagram video posted from her appointment. “I’ve been waiting a while, I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it,” she told her fans, specifying that she received the Moderna COVID-19 shot, which she helped fund with a $1 million donation last April.

Then, “to fit the occasion,” the “9 to 5” star launched into a rendition of “Jolene” where she instead sings, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate … ’cause once you dead, then that’s a bit too late.” 

“The faster everyone gets vaccinated, the faster we can return to normal,” she went on, before taking aim at those who don’t plan to — or are on the fence about — getting vaccinated. 

“I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don’t be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot.”

She then received the first dose of her Moderna shot from Vanderbilt physician Dr. Naji Abumrad. Parton met Abumrad following a 2013 car wreck, and it was their friendship that inspired her to donate to vaccine research, the Tennessean reported.  

“Well, it didn’t take this long to film ‘9 to 5,’ ” she said as the doctor prepared the syringe, before telling the cameras, “I’ve been waiting since December.”

Once the syringe was ready, though, the injection process was over in a jiffy. 

“That didn’t hurt,” she told the doctor after.

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Emmys 2021 to air Sept. 19, move to CBS

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LOS ANGELES — The 2021 Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS.

The network and the Television Academy announced Tuesday that the 73rd annual ceremony will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+, the streaming service that launches March 4.

The host, producers and location for the Emmys will be announced later. Since 2008, the show has been held at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Last year’s show on ABC was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was a combined in-person and virtual event. Kimmel was live at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and most presenters and nominees appeared remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. That format was also used for the recent Golden Globes.

The 2020 Emmys were the lowest-rated with 6.4 million viewers.

As part of the broadcast networks taking turns, CBS last aired the Emmys in 2017, when Stephen Colbert hosted.

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Angelina Jolie sells off Winston Churchill painting from Brad Pitt for $11.5M

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Angelina Jolie sold off a Winston Churchill painting that Brad Pitt bought her as a gift for $11.5 million on Monday.

The work was gifted to Jolie by her estranged husband Pitt, who bought it for $2.95 million in 2011 from a New Orleans antique dealer, M.S. Rau, we previously revealed.

Reports on Monday said that the 1943 Churchill painting, “Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque,” sold for a record-breaking $11.5 million to a mystery Belgian bidder at Christie’s “Modern British Art Evening Sale” auction in London. The same bidder also bought two more Churchill works in the sale, the Art Newspaper reported.

The painting — which shattered its estimate of $3.4 million — was sold via the Jolie Family Collection. Reps have not commented on why the movie star was selling off the gift from her ex. Jolie and Pitt’s divorce has been dragging on for years, ever since they announced their split in 2016.

Seems art lover Pitt has a good eye: The previous record for a Churchill painting was reportedly around $2.5 million.

Sources previously told us that Pitt’s role in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II drama, “Inglourious Basterds,” helped inspire his interest in the Churchill work. He and Jolie also reportedly once visited the Churchill War Rooms together in the UK for a private tour.

Bill Rau of M.S. Rau told Page Six of the record-breaking Monday sale: “When we sold the ‘Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque’ by Winston Churchill, it was valued at just under $3 million, a fair price for such a historic work. The fact that it sold at auction for [$11.5 million] just goes to show you that important pieces will continue to be coveted and fetch top dollar. The painting has had an unprecedented journey, from being gifted to a US President [Churchill gave it to Franklin D. Roosevelt], to being hidden away in a closet for nearly half a century, to being owned by the most famous couple in Hollywood. I’m thrilled that M.S. Rau was able to bring this amazing piece back into the spotlight.”

Before Pitt bought it, the painting was passed from FDR to his son, who sold it in 1950 to an art collector in Nebraska. It was later sold to a movie producer, Norman G. Hickman, who was involved in a 1964 Churchill-themed film, “The Finest Hours.” The painting was then left to Hickman’s relatives after he died, and wound up in a closet for 15 years until it was sold by Rau.

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