Hollywood News Monday October 18, 2021
LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Jamie Foxx, Hilarie Burton, Joanne Molinaro
THE VIEW (ABC) Guest co-host Eboni K. Williams
THE TALK (CBS) Meredith Vieira
DREW BARRYMORE (SYN) Scott Speedman, Elaine Welteroth, Shangela
KELLY CLARKSON (SYN) Ava DuVernay, Annabeth Gish, Suni Lee, Amy Grant
ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) David Duchovny, Liza Koshy, Peter Rosalita
TAMRON HALL (SYN) Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Shalita Grant, Jason Scott Lee
THE REAL (SYN) Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles
WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) Devyn Simone, Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Michael Yo, Melissa Garcia
DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC) The 11 celebrity and pro-dancer couples take on performances inspired by "Grease"; Frankie Avalon performs; a surprise appearance by an original Pink Lady herself, Didi Conn, who played Frenchie in the film.
REAL QUEENS OF HIP HOP – WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE GAME: AN ABC NEWS SPECIAL (ABC) An intimate look at the evolution and impact of women emcees and rappers, told by the trailblazing artists who helped create a musical and cultural empire.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS) When Calvin and Tina enlist the services of a professional matchmaker for Marty, they can't help but get too caught up in the process; Dave and Gemma adopt new roles during an unexpected date night.
NCIS (CBS) The NCIS team investigates the death of a Navy commander whose body suddenly explodes before Jimmy can examine it.
NCIS: HAWAI’I (CBS) When a Japanese sailor is killed on American soil, evidence links the case to the previous murder of the victim's girlfriend back in Japan; Capt. Milius makes a personal request to Tennant.
9-1-1 (FOX) A man over-exerts himself exercising; a groundskeeper is cut by his chainsaw; an explosion occurs at a retirement community; May gets an emergency call from a suicidal teen.
THE BIG LEAP (FOX) A trip back to Gabby and Justin's high school leads to a big emotional reveal; Nick tries to stage an important conversation between Mike and Paula; Reggie must cope with a new development in his relationship.
THE VOICE (NBC) The battle rounds continue as the coaches enlist music industry powerhouses Jason Aldean, Kristin Chenoweth, Dierks Bentley and Camila Cabello to prepare their artists to go head-to-head in hopes of advancing to the knockouts.
ORDINARY JOE (NBC) Halloween events affect each world in profoundly different ways; while some are putting on a mask to hide from reality, others are shedding theirs and confronting past choices.
HOWIE MANDEL & FRIENDS: DON’T SNEEZE ON ME (CW) Comics reflect on life, love, travel and the worldwide pandemic in Los Angeles.
CREEPSHOW (AMC) Mysterious symptoms lead Robert Weston to believe he might be a werewolf, but when he goes to a Shapeshifters Anonymous support group, he learns there's something far more sinister than his curse to worry about.
BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN (BRAVO) The crew tries to pull off a picnic in an old Croatian fortress; Mathew struggles to pull himself out of a spiral; Sandy, Malia and the deck crew face a dangerous anchor drag; Katie tries to push through the final charter with only two stews.
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN (ESPN) The ESPN NFL team previews the Monday night football action.
NFL FOOTBALL (ESPN) “Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans” AFC contenders collide as the Titans (3-2) welcome the red-hot Bills (4-1) to the Music City. Buffalo won at Kansas City 38-20 in Week 5, and has totaled 156 points during a four-game win streak. Tennessee got back on track by beating Jacksonville.
90 DAY FIANCE: THE SINGLE LIFE (TLC) Fernanda feels an attraction for her new roommate; Ed worries about Liz.
MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN (TRAV) Investigating the vanishing crew of a naval reconnaissance airship during World War II, a bold plan to prevent infection during one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, and a renegade researcher who worked in electronic brain stimulation.
BLACK INK CREW: CHICAGO (VH1) Nina finally decides to pack up her things and move out; Phor asks the 9MAG guys for advice and seeks solace in his music; Don has a rude awakening when it comes time for opening day of his gym; Char brings new talent to the shop.
LOVE & HIP HOP: MIAMI (VH1) Trina puts it all on the line at Verzuz; Amara drops a bomb on Mami Ana; Princess serves at Miami Swim Week; new revelations derail Florence's high-stakes studio session; Ace and Shelah join the Norwoods on a couples date.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) repeat: Billie Eilish, Zach Galifianakis
STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) Rep. Adam Schiff, Kacey Musgraves
JAMES CORDEN (CBS) Dave Grohl, Kate Beckinsale, Coldplay featuring Selena Gomez
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) repeat: Jennifer Aniston, Amandla Stenberg, a performance from "Wicked"
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Amanda Peet, Paula Pell
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO) "Below Deck Mediterranean" Reunion Show
THE DAILY SHOW (COM) TBA
Fri, October 1st – “All Or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs” (series premiere)
Fri, October 1st – “Do, Re, & Mi: Halloween Harmony” (special premiere)
Fri, October 1st – “My Name Is Pauli Murray” (2021)
Fri, October 1st – “Bingo Hell” (2021)
Fri, October 1st – “Black As Night” (2021)
Fri, October 1st – “The Manor” (2021)
Fri, October 1st – “Madres” (2021)
Fri, October 8th – “Justin Bieber: Our World” (2021)
Fri, October 8th – “Jessy and Nessy” (new episodes)
Fri, October 15th – “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (series premiere)
Fri, October 15th – “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” (new episodes)
Fri, October 29th – “Diego Maradona: Blessed Dream” (series premiere)
Fri, October 8th – “Get Rolling with Otis” (series premiere)
Fri, October 15th – “The Velvet Underground” (2021)
Fri, October 22nd – “Invasion” (series premiere)
Fri, October 29th – “Swagger” (series premiere)
Fri, October 1st – “LEGO tar Wars Terrifying Tales” (special premiere)
Weds, October 6th – “Turner & Hooch” (new episode)
Weds, October 6th – “Spidey and His Amazing Friends” (new episode)
Weds, October 6th – “Among the Stars” (series premiere)
Weds, October 6th – “What If…?” (new episode)
Weds, October 6th – “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” (new episode)
Weds, October 6th – “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” (new episodes October 13th, 20th)
Fri, October 8th – “Muppets Haunted Mansion” (special premiere)
Weds, October 13th – “Just Beyond” (series premiere)
Weds, October 13th – “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” (new episode)
Weds, October 20th – “Disney Insider” (new episode)
Weds, October 20th – “Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of Black Widow”
Fri, October 1st – “The Many Saints of Newark” (2021)
Mon, October 4th – “Laetitia,” limited series finale (HBO)
Tues, October 5th – “Level Playing Field,” docuseries Finale (HBO)
Thurs, October 7th – “15 Minutes of Shame,” series premiere (Max Original)
Thurs, October 7th – “Craftopia,” season 2A (Max Original)
Thurs, October 7th – “The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Amber Ruffin / Bebe Rexha”
Sun, October 10th – “Nuclear Family,” docuseries finale (HBO)
Sun, October 10th – “Scenes From A Marriage,” limited series finale (HBO)
Mon, October 11th – “We’re Here,” season 2 premiere (HBO)
Tues, October 14th – “Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Chapter One: Dead Sea,” series premiere (Max Original – new episodes October 21st, 28th)
Tues, October 14th – “Little Ellen,” season 1B (Max Original)
Tues, October 14th – “Love Spells,” series premiere (Max Original)
Tues, October 14th – “The Missing,” series premiere (Max Original)
Tues, October 14th – “The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Jenna Bush Hager / Sophie Fatu”
Tues, October 14th – “Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman,” special premiere (Max Original)
Tues, October 14th – “Welcome to Utmark,” series premiere (Max Original)
Tues, October 14th – “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?,” series premiere (Max Original)
Sun, October 17th – “Succession,” season 3 (HBO)
Thurs, October 21st – “Reign of Superwomen,” documentary premiere (Max Original)
Thurs, October 21st – “The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Ames McNamara / Leslie Odom Jr.”
Fri, October 22nd – “Dune” (2021)
Sun, October 24th – “Insecure,” season 5 (HBO)
Tues, October 26th – “Maricon Perdido,” series premiere (Max Original)
Tues, October 26th – “The Mopes,” series premiere (Max Original)
Thurs, October 28th – “Love Life,” season 2 (Max Original)
Fri, October 1st – “Big Sky,” season 2 (ABC)
Fri, October 1st – Cake,” season 5 (FXX)
Fri, October 1st – “Grey’s Anatomy,” season 18 (ABC)
Fri, October 1st – “Station 19,” season 5 (ABC)
Sun, October 3rd – “Saturday Night Live,” season 47 (NBC)
Mon, October 4th – “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” season 32 (ABC)
Thurs, October 7th – “Baker’s Dozen,” series premiere (Hulu)
Fri, October 8th – “Jacinta” (2021)
Sat, October 9th – “Shark Tank,” season 13 (ABC)
Weds, October 13th – “Dopesick,” series premiere (Hulu)
Sat, October 16th – “Home Sweet Home,” series premiere (NBC)
Weds, October 20th – The Bachelorette,” season 18 (ABC)
Weds, October 20th – “Queens,” series premiere (ABC)
Thurs, October 21st – “The Next Thing You Eat,” series premiere (Hulu)
Fri, October 1st – “Diana: The Musical” (2021)
Fri, October 1st – “The Guilty” (2021)
Fri, October 1st – “Maid” (series premiere)
Mon, October 4th – “On My Block” (season 4)
Tues, October 5th – “Escape The Undertaker” (2021)
Weds, October 6th – “Bad Sport” (documentary premiere)
Weds, October 6th – “Baking Impossible” (series premiere)
Thurs, October 7th – “Sexy Beasts” (season 2)
Fri, October 8th – “A Tale Dark & Grimm” (series premiere)
Fri, October 8th – “Family Business” (season 3)
Fri, October 8th – “Pretty Smart” (series premiere)
Mon, October 11th – “The Baby-Sitters Club” (season 2)
Tues, October 12th – “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis” (documentary premiere)
Tues, October 12th – “Mighty Express” (season 5)
Tues, October 12th – “The Movies That Made Us” (season 3)
Thurs, October 14th – “Another Life” (season 2)
Thurs, October 14th – “One Night in Paris” (2021)
Fri, October 15th – “Karma’s World” (2021)
Fri, October 15th – “Little Things” (season 4)
Fri, October 15th – “You” (season 3)
Weds, October 20th – “Found” (documentary premiere)
Weds, October 20th – “Gabby’s Dollhouse” (season 3)
Weds, October 20th – “Night Teeth” (2021)
Thurs, October 21 – “Sex, Love & Goop” (series premiere)
Fri, October 22nd – “Adventure Beast” (series premiere)
Fri, October 22nd – “Inside Job” (series premiere)
Fri, October 22nd – “Locke & Key” (season 2)
Fri, October 22nd – “Roaring Twenties” (series premiere)
Tues, October 26th – “Sex: Unzipped” (series premiere)
Weds, October 27th – “Hypnotic” (2021)
Thurs, October 28th – “Luis Miguel – The Series” (season 3)
Fri, October 29th – “Army of Thieves” (2021)
Fri, October 29th – “Colin in Black & White” (series premiere)
Fri, October 29th – “Roaring Twenties” (new episodes)
Thurs, October 7th – “Rugrats” (new episodes)
Fri, October 8th – “Madame X” (2021)
Sun, October 10th – “SEAL Team” (season 5)
Thurs, October 14th – “Guilty Party” (series premiere)
Thurs, October 28th – “Star Trek: Prodigy” (series premiere)
Fri, October 29th – “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin” (2021)
Thurs, October 7th – “One Of Us Is Lying” (series premiere)
Thurs, October 7th – “Create The Escape” (series premiere)
Thurs, October 14th – “Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween” (special premiere)
Fri, October 15th – “Halloween Kills” (2021)
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK
Kelly Clarkson When Christmas Comes Around
Coldplay Music of the Spheres
Various Pokeman 25 (Post Malone, others)
OUT OF THE BLUE - DEBBIE GIBSON
OPTIMIST - FINNEAS
I DREAM OF CHRISTMAS - NORAH JONES
BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES - SANTANA
Faces by Mac Miller
Halloween Kills Original Soundtrack by John Carpenter,cody Carpenter,daniel Davies
Reflections - 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music by Judas Priest
Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album by Tony Bennett
NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:
The Night House
Last Man Down
Needle in a TimeStack
No Man of God
Superman&Lois: Complete First Season
Tiger: Parts One and Two
NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK: (Opening Thursday night)
Dune - PG-13 - Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi - Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac
The French Dispatch - R - Comedy | Drama | Romance - A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine". Stars: Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz, Owen Wilson
Ron's Gone Wrong - PG - Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi - The story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device. Ron's malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age launch them on a journey to learn about true friendship. Stars: Jack Dylan Grazer, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Olivia Colman
Broadcast Signal Intrusion - Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller - In the late 90s, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them. Stars: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Chris Sullivan, Anthony E. Cabral
Warning - R - Sci-Fi | Thriller - The meaning of life explored through multiple interconnected lives set in the near future. Stars: Thomas Jane, Tomasz Kot, Toni Garrn, Rupert Everett
TOP BOX OFFICE
1-Halloween Kills $50,350,000
2-No Time to Die $24,298,923
3-Venom - Let There Be Carnage $16,500,000
4-The Addams Family 2 $7,195,119
5-The Last Duel $4,820,000
"AGT: Extreme" Production On Ice After Horrifying Accident - NBC has shut down production on “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” after Jonathan Goodwin was hospitalized after a stunt went horribly wrong last week. Jonathan was strapped in a straitjacket and suspended in the air with two cars on each side of him. The plan was for the seasoned stuntman and escape artist to free himself and fall onto the waiting airbag below as the cars crashed into each other. Unfortunately, his timing was off so when the fell, he ended up sandwiched between the car and setting off a rigged explosive. And yes…it was as horrific as it sounds. He was airlifted from Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia to a nearby hospital. The 41-year-old underwent surgery and remained in critical condition in the trauma ward. An “AGT” production spokesperson released a statement about the incident. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jonathan Goodwin and his family as he continues to recover from his accident on Thursday,” the statement said. “In order to focus on the wellbeing of our crew, we will be temporarily pausing production on ‘America's Got Talent: Extreme’ and will resume the last few days of filming at a later date. The health and safety of our cast and crew continue to be our priority.”
It’s Official: Kourtney Kardashian Is Engaged To Travis Barker - In less than a year, Travis Barker has done what Scott Disick couldn’t do in ten: get a ring on Kourtney Kardashian’s finger. The Poosh founder made the announcement official herself with an image of her being embraced on the beach by Barker… at sunset… surrounded by thousands of roses and candlelight. Her caption? One word: “Forever.” The Blink-182 drummer got down on one knee beachside at the Rosewood Miramar hotel – and she said yes! They had just gotten back from a fun trip to NYC – where Travis was in town to perform with Young Thug on “SNL” – and hit up the Rosewood in Montecito, their usual spot. So a source tells “E! News” Kourtney “had no idea” he was planning to propose. Travis recruited the Kardashian fam’s florist Jeff Leatham to set up huge floral arrangements on the beach lined with candles, leading Kourtney to center where he “professed his love to her and thanked her for making him a better person.” "It was super emotional and sentimental. Kourtney was so happy and was definitely emotional," the insider says. "She teared up and couldn't stop saying, 'I love you.'"
LA County Attempting Forced Psych Eval On Vanessa Bryant - If the county of Los Angeles has its way, Vanessa Bryant and the other surviving family members of the fatal helicopter that killed Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others in January 2020 will have to submit to a psychiatric exam to prove a point. To review, they’re suing over the unauthorized release of photos of the crash site. The county wants to know if the plaintiffs’ emotional distress was caused by the photos or the crash itself. Since the county thinks it was the crash itself, they want a court order to compel the exams to defend themselves against Vanessa’s lawsuit. She’s claiming invasion of privacy and negligence because county employees improperly shared pictures of human remains from the crash site. “Despite putting their mental condition front and center in this case, Plaintiffs refuse to submit to independent medical examinations (IMEs),” the county stated in their court filing. “The County brings this motion to compel IMEs of the Plaintiffs, which are necessary to evaluate the existence, extent and nature of Plaintiffs’ alleged emotional injuries. Plaintiffs cannot claim that they are suffering from ongoing depression, anxiety and severe emotional distress and then balk at having to support their claims.” The lawyers representing Vanessa and the others blasted the county’s response because it would force psych evals on a group that includes “four teenagers, a 10-year-old child, and a five-year-old kindergartener.” The judge has yet to rule on the county’s request, but the trial is set for February.
Katey Sagal Recovering After Being Hit By A Car - Katey Sagal is on the mend after being hit by a car in Los Angeles on Thursday. The Golden Globe winner’s husband Kurt Sutter has taken to Instagram to give folks an update on her recovery. Sagal was hospitalized on Thursday after being clipped by a Tesla driver while crossing the street around 11:40am. After being treated at a local hospital, a source tells “People” that the actress is “going to be fine” and will be going home soon, if she’s not home already. The case is still under investigation, but so far no arrests or citations have been made, and there reportedly weren’t drugs or alcohol involved. "She's the only one bringing in money right now…" Sutter jokes on Instagram alongside a screenshot of a report about the incident. "So I'll be picking her up from the hospital later, taking her to that Dancing With the Stars audition. #fingerscrossed."
Angelina Jolie Hopes To Empower Young People With New Book - Angelina Jolie is on a mission to empower young people with her new book that just hit shelves, “Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth.” Taking to Instagram, the actress says young people can change the world when they “have the agency, power and knowledge to speak up.” Jolie, a longtime advocate for women and children's rights, wrote the book with the help of “young activists around the world” righting for their rights. She’s hoping the book will inspire younger generations to harness their power to “help achieve a more equal society.” “I’m so inspired by young people around the world who are on the front lines of the struggle for human rights,” she writes. “From protecting the environment to fighting inequality and discrimination, they are stepping in to do the work adults should but so far have failed to do.”
William Shatner Responds To Criticism From George Takei, Prince William - William Shatner is officially the oldest person to go to space, and apparently not everyone is impressed. At least, as we previously reported, George Takei and Prince William had things to say about it. Takei threw shade at his former “Star Trek” captain by quipping that he was “boldly going where other people have gone before” as a “guinea pig” for Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin. Now, Shatner has fired back on Twitter, urging fans not to send hate Takei’s way since “the only time he gets press is when he talks bad about me.” “He claims 50+ years ago I took away a camera angle that denied him 30 more seconds of prime time TV. ?????????? I’m giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see!???? Bill the ????” As we told you, Shatner also responded to Prince William saying there are more important things on Earth to focus on than space travel. Shatner is on the same wavelength, since he told “Today” after his journey it reminded him how important it is to take care of the planet. But still, he thinks Will has “the wrong idea” about space travel. "I would tell the prince, and I hope the prince gets the message, this is a baby step into the idea of getting industry up there," he notes. "So that all those polluting industries, especially, for example, the industries that make electricity... off of Earth."
Jennifer Love Hewitt Taking A Break From Socials For Her Mental Health - Jennifer Love Hewitt needs some time to herself after welcoming her third child with Brian Hallisay last month, son Aidan James. She’s announced on her Instagram story that she’ll be taking a break from social media for her mental health. The actress has shared a picture of herself “back in the sauna” for the first time since her pregnancy, also her “first long bath since labor.” She admits that social media makes her “feel bad sometimes,” like she getting her “body back fast” and “giving enough.” So, she’s “giving up social media,” just like her “kids wanna give up YouTube shows.” The actress’ followers – 1.1-million on Instagram and 4.6-million on Facebook – won’t be hearing from her for at least a week or two. You’ll be missed!
Megan Fox & BAG Reach Divorce Settlement - Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are one signature away from being single. The two have finally reached a divorce settlement. Since they didn’t have a prenup, California law says they had to split everything they acquired during their ten-year marriage. It’s not clear whether child support or spousal support was awarded, but the paperwork suggests that Megan and Brian –who share three sons – came to an agreement outside of court. We do know that they’ll share legal and physical custody of the kids. She’s also getting her maiden name back. Meanwhile, both Megan and Brian have moved on. She’s been hot and heavy with her “twin flame” Machine Gun Kellysince the middle of last year. And he has been dating Sharna Burgess for about a year.
Jussie Smollett Trial Date Set for Late November - Jussie Smollett will finally face the music for his alleged hate crime attack. After his lawyer couldn’t get the case dismissed, a judge in Chicago said that trial would begin on November 29th. To review, the former “Empire” claimed that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in January 2019. He was later charged with filing a fake police report when investigators discovered that he allegedly paid two brothers to stage the crime against him because he wasn’t happy with his salary. Those charges were originally dropped by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s office. A judge then assigned a special prosecutor to the case, who charged Jussie with six new counts of disorderly conduct in February 2020. He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.
William & Kate May Come To US For Earshot Prize Ceremony: While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are apparently skipping their upcoming trip to the United Kingdom, it looks like they might have the opportunity to reunite with Prince William and Kate Middleton in the United States in 2022. At the end of the inaugural Earthshot Prize ceremony in London yesterday, William announced that the event is coming to the US for its next edition in 2022.
Paris Hilton's Wedding Reception Date & Location Set: Paris Hilton’s dream wedding to Carter Reum is becoming a reality. Apparently, their wedding plans are all set, and they’ve already send out the save-the-date… which arrived in Tiffanys-inspired boxes. According to “Page Six,” they’ll say “I do” on November 11th at her late grandfather Barron Hilton’s Bel-Air, California estate.
Sean Penn's Wife Files For Divorce: It’s already over for Sean Penn and Leila George. The Australian actress has reportedly filed for divorce after just over a year of marriage. “People” reports that she filed the dissolution in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. But from the looks of it, Penn is keeping on his wedding ring for now.
Drew Barrymore "Fan Girled" With Handler, Schumer, Silverman’s At NYC Comedy Show: Drew Barrymore had a total fangirl moment in New York City this weekend. She got to go see Chelsea Handler perform standup at New York City’s Beacon Theatre… and says she was “fan girling out” when she got to hang with Handler and fellow comediennes Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman and Sarah Cooper. Barrymore has shared a pic with the ladies on Instagram, calling them “legends.”
Darren Criss Expecting First Child: Darren Criss is taking on his greatest role yet – father. The “Glee” star and his wife, Mia, are expecting their first child. He shared a video of them listening to their baby’s heartbeat. “We’ve been making music for years,” he said in the caption. “But this time we made a BEAT. The ultimate collab dropping Spring 2022.”
Food Network Chef Anne Burrell Gets Married: Congratulations are in order for Anne Burrell. The Food Network star said, “I do,” to Stuart Claxton over the weekend in her hometown of Cazenovia, New York.
“Black Panther” Actress Dies at 95: Dorothy Steel has died. The 95-year-old was best known for playing a tribal elder in “Black Panther” – her film debut. She was in the middle of filming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in Atlanta prior to her death. She was flown back to Detroit to be with her family. No cause of death was given. Miss Dorothy’s other film roles include “Daisy Winters,” “Poms,” and “Jumanji: The Next Level.”
MrBeast Calling On Fans For “Squid Game” Challenge: MrBeast is calling on his fans for help with his take on all the challenges and recreations out there inspired by Netflix’s hit show “Squid Game.” After getting the 10-million likes it took for him to commit to devising a massive event with life-size sets and “456 random people,” MrBeast has taken to Twitter to ask his community for help coming up with ideas for the new spin on the competition. “How should I do the tug of war game?” he writes. “Since they’ve all seen Squid Game they’ll know when I tell them to pair up in groups of 10 what it’s for.”
Trisha Paytas Fans Call Out Amazon’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer”: Trisha Paytas gets a shoutout in Amazon’s show “I Know What You Did Last Summer”… but her fans aren’t having it. In episode three of the show’s debut season, the character Margot says she’s going to “have a literal Trisha Paytas breakdown,” and Paytas’ fans think the joker is “insensitive” to Paytas’ mental health. The YouTuber has been open about her mental health struggles, and while she’s stirred up plenty of controversy over the years fans don’t think the show should make a mockery of her mental health and public meltdowns. We’ll have the wait and see what the YouTuber herself thinks about the joke from the show.
Gabbie Hanna Will Guest On “Red Table Talk”: Gabbie Hanna hasn’t been laying low on YouTube and social media after years of controversy. But she’ll step back into the spotlight on an upcoming episode of “Red Table Talk: The Estefans.” She’ll be joining the Estefans along with Perez Hilton, Lauren Jauregui and more on the episode about cancel culture.
Adele Vegas Residency May Be One Show; New Single Sets Records & More - We told you about rumors that Adele was thinking of headlining a Las Vegas residency, but it looks like it may not be as big as folks were expecting. In fact, a new report claims it’s just one show. According to “The Sun” Adele is actually in talks to do one show at The Encore Theater at Wynn in Las Vegas to help launch her new album “30," which drops November 19th. “Adele has said that she wants to showcase the album in Vegas with a one-off, very special concert,” a source claims. “Ideally, she doesn’t want it to be an arena,” adding, “And the smaller Encore is a very strong contender. Its old-school Rat Pack influences make it feel very ‘her’.” Meanwhile, Adele discussed her touring plans in an interview with BBC 2’s “Big Breakast” host Zoe Ball. “I don’t have any solid plans because of COVID,” she said. “we have a few options in the pipeline and we’re just trying to work out what is most doable.” She added, “but I’ll be doing something or other.”
As we told you, her new single “Easy on Me” came out Friday and it’s already breaking records. Amazon Music reports it received the most first-day streams of any song in the platform’s history. It also set the Spotify record for the most streams in a single day, beating BTS’ “Butter.”
Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” Back At Number One - Drake is back at number one. The singer’s latest album, “Certified Lover Boy,” returns to the top of the “Billboard” 200 chart, moving 94,000 equivalent album units for its fourth, non-consecutive week at number one. Coming in at two this week is Don Toliver’s “Life of Don,” followed by YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s “Sincerely, Kentrell” at three, Meek Mill’s “Expensive Pain” at four and Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” at five.
Britney Spears Celebrating Christmas Early; Warns Family If She Ever Does Interview - Britney Spears is starting to get more freedom, and she admits it’s making her a little nervous. “I'll just be honest and say I've waited so long to be free from the situation I’m in … and now that it's here I'm scared to do anything because I'm afraid I'll make a mistake,” she writes on Instagram, next to a photo of a Christmas tree. “I worked so hard but now that it's here and getting closer and closer to ending I'm very happy but there's a lot of things that scare me.” Brit says one thing she’s scared of his paparazzi following her, noting “it’s like they want me to do something crazy. As for the Christmas tree, she says she put it up early “because why not ???!!! I believe any reason to find more joy in life is a good idea." And in her final comments, Britney says she plans to stay “clear of the business which is all I’ve ever known my whole life," and also issued somewhat of a warning to her family. She notes, “it’s no secret that I’ve been through it in the past … so I might have to do things a little differently from now on !!! Lord have mercy on my family’s souls if I ever do an interview !!!”
Lance Bass Shares First Photos Of Twins - As we told you, Lance Bass and husband husband Michael Turchin welcomed twins Violet Betty and Alexander James via surrogate on Wednesday. Well, now he’s showing off his family. The *NSYNC star shared the first photos of the babies on Instagram, writing, “Haven’t slept much in 5 days and I’m covered in ick but I’ve never been so happy!,” adding, “Now there are four of us in this house that wear diapers (hint: it’s not me or @michaelturchinart).”
Camila Cabello Debuts New Song For NPR’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert" - As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Camila Cabello took part in NPR’s "Tiny Desk (Home) Concert," performing five songs, one of which is new. Shot in Miami, Camilla, backed by a full band and backup singers, performed “Havana,” “Real Friends,” "Señorita" and "Don't Go Yet,” along with the brand new, Mariachi-based "La Buena Vida."
The Spice Girls Drop “Spice”-Era Demo - The Spice Girls have shared a little musical treat with fans ahead of their upcoming the 25th anniversary of the debut album “Spice.” The group dropped the demo version of the song “Last Time Lover,” which will be featured on the expanded deluxe edition of “Spice” which drops October 29th. In addition to the album, the deluxe edition will feature bonus tracks, B-sides, and previously unreleased recordings.
Selena Gomez Clueless About Pop Culture - Selena Gomez has been very open about how she stays off social media these days, and it seems she’s a bit clueless about some of what’s going on because of it, and that’s fine with her. "I’m completely unaware of, actually, what’s going on in pop culture, and that makes me really happy," she tells WWD. "And maybe that doesn’t make everybody else happy, but for me, it’s really saved my life." Selena is very focused on her mental health these days, but that wasn’t something she handled well early in her career. "There was this immense amount of pressure I had growing up that I felt like I needed to be a good role model,” she shares. "And then I felt like maybe that was just unrealistic, and my life became very public really quickly, and I didn’t know that I was going through my own journey with mental health at the time." Selena admits that was all quite “confusing,” and when the public “created this narrative” of her life, she felt she needed to speak up. "I have to just address what needs to be addressed,” she says, “and that’s me reclaiming my story, which is, 'OK, yeah, I was definitely going through a hard time, and this is why, and this is what I deal with.'"
Kelly Clarkson & Ariana Grande Team For “Santa, Can’t You Hear Me” - Kelly Clarkson’s holiday album “When Christmas Comes Around” is out now, and fans are getting to hear her new collaboration with her fellow “The Voice” coach Ariana Grande. The pair team up for the holiday song “Santa, Can’t You Hear Me.” When it comes to the album, Kelly shares, “’When Christmas Comes Around…’ captures how different the holidays can be for all of us during the varying stages of our lives, and I hope everyone can find something on the record they relate to,” adding, “Hopefully the happier songs, but if not, hey… you’re not alone!”
Coldplay Attempted To Write 5 Bond Songs - Coldplay have spent the last two decades trying to nail a James Bond theme. Chris Martin has tells “NME” that the band is sitting on five unreleased Bond movie themes that he admits weren’t “very good.” Despite working so hard on theme songs for five movies, Chris says they never ended up sending them. He doesn’t even think Daniel Craig would like the tunes. “I don’t know if we’re spiritually on the same trip as James. As much as I like the films, I don’t know if us singing would do it for him,” he notes. "He’d be like, ‘That’s not what I’m into at all, fellas. I like guns and s**t. All this hippie stuff just isn’t going to work.'"
"Saturday Night Live" -- What You Need To Know
Rami Malek hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
Young Thug was the musical guest.
Daniel Craig also appeared on the show to support his “No Time to Die” co-star.
Netflix Fires Trans Employee Who Organized Walkout Over Chappelle Special: Things at Netflix have gone from bad to worse since Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special dropped. As we told you, three employees were suspended after speaking out against “The Closer.” One was reinstated, but now the streamer has fired a leader of the trans employee resource group who was organizing Wednesday’s walkout. The Black and pregnant employee, who asked not to be identified for fear of online harassment, was accused of leaking metrics related to the special to the press.
HBO Max Picks Up “Pennyworth,” Renews “Titans” and “Doom Patrol”: Congratulations are in order for the folks behind “Pennyworth.” The show that features Jack Bannon as a young version of Batman’s future butler and confidant will take its third season from Epix to HBO Max. In addition, they’re renewing DC’s “Titans” and “Doom Patrol” for their fourth seasons.
First Look At “GoT” Gwendoline Christie in Netflix's “The Sandman”: Gwedoline Christie will play Lucifer in “The Sandman.” The “Game of Thrones” star was unveiled as the evil one at DC Fandome over the weekend. “The Sandman” doesn’t have a release date yet.
“Suicide Squad” Spinoff Trailer Drops: John Cena is bringing back his tighty-whities for “Peacemaker,” the highly anticipated spinoff of “The Suicide Squad.” Although the show doesn’t drop on HBO Max until January 13th
Ryan Reynolds: “Taking Sabbatical” From Acting - Ryan Reynolds is ready to pump the breaks on acting. The actor has announced that he’s taking a break from acting after finishing his holiday film with Will Ferrell, “Spirited,” which he called very “challenging.” Reynolds notes that it’s only a “sabbatical,” so we’ll be seeing him on the big screen again soon enough. While he’ll “miss every second” of working on movies, he’s ready for some quality time with wife Blake Lively and their three kids. As we reported separately, Michael Caine has clarified rumors he sparked about his own retirement. In the comments of Reynolds’ sabbatical announcement, Lively jokes, “Michael Caine did it first.”
Michael Caine Denies He’s In Retirement - Micael Caine is clearing up rumors about his retirement. Despite saying last week that “Best Sellers” was probably his last movie, the actor has piped up on Twitter to say he’s not done acting yet. Speculation started on Friday, Caine told the BBC that he’s getting old for leading roles – plus, he’s started writing books. He also noted that he hadn’t gotten any more movie offers sicne “Best Sellers.” But now he’s clarifying that he’s not throwing in the towel yet. Taking to Twitter, Caine writes, “I haven’t retired and not a lot of people know that.”
Trailer Drops For “The Batman” Starring Robert Pattinson: You can officially get hyped for “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson. The trailer was unveiled at DC FanDome over the weekend, giving us a good look at the actor’s take on the Dark Knight. Zoe Kravitz star as Selina Kyle, and we also get a hint of The Riddler, Penguin, and the Batmobile. “The Batman” premieres March 4th, 2022.
“The Flash” Trailer Teases Michael Keaton’s Return As Batman: We’re finally getting a look at “The Flash.” The first footage of the upcoming film was unveiled during DC FanDome on Saturday, teasing Barry Allen racing through the multiverse, along with the returns of Michael Keaton’s Batman and Sahsa Calle’s Supergirl. “The Flash” premieres November 4th of next year.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson In “Black Adam” First Look: Black Adam has finally come to life, courtesy of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He kicked off DC Fandome with a first look at the upcoming film about the anti-hero. “Black Adam” is set to open on July 29th of next year
Lynda Carter's "WW3" Return Confirmed: Patty Jenkins has confirmed what every “Wonder Woman” fan wanted to know – yes, Lynda Carter will be part of the next installment. The two were on-hand at DC Fandome to share the news that the original Wonder Woman would reprise her role of Asteria in “Wonder Woman 3.” Although Gal Gadot – who has a new baby at home – couldn’t be there, Patty said that she and everyone involved is excited about what’s coming up. At this point, no release date has been announced.
Robin Williams’ Daughter Asks Fans To Stop Spamming Her With *THAT* Video - As we previously reported, fans of Robin Williams are calling for a biopic after seeing actor Jamie Costa’s impression of the late legend. As the video makes the rounds online – and headlines – Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams has seen enough of it. Taking to Twitter, Zelda has kindly asked people to stop “spamming” her with the five-minute video, which depicts Robin on the day he learned of John Belushi’s death. She notes that it’s nothing against Costa, who she calls “SUPER talented.” “Guys, I’m only saying this because I don’t think it’ll stop until I acknowledge it… please, stop sending me the ‘test footage.’ I’ve seen it,” she writes. “Y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one of his saddest days is weird." ONE MORE THING! It turns out we could’ve seen Williams in “Harry Potter.” Chris Columbus, who directed the first movie, has revealed the Williams wanted the part of Remus Lupin in the third movie, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” The only problem? Williams wasn’t British. “I had a conversation with Robin Williams, who wanted to play Lupin,” Columbus notes. “It was very difficult for me to say, ‘it’s all British. There’s nothing I can do.’”
The Rock Surprises His High School Team With Inspiration...AND Gear! - Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is giving back to the high schools that shaped into the man he is today. He teamed up with Under Armor to provide his new Project Rock performance gear to the football teams at his two alma maters – McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii and Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Rock addressed the team at Freedom in a video uploaded to his official YouTube page. He gave the guys a surprise pep talk prior to their homecoming game against the number one team in their division. He then gifted them with the gear. It must have helped because Freedom took down their competitors 42-to-7. The wrestler-turned-action star came back to congratulate them. “You played hard, you played like the hardest workers in the room," he told the kids. "You played for blood, sweat and respect. You played like champions, you played like patriots.”
Fans Want Security for Betty White Ahead of 100th Birthday - Betty White is three months shy of her 100th birthday, and her fans want to make sure she makes it. “Betty White is 99 years old and three months away from 100,” one fan tweeted. “Please provide her with national security protection and wrap her safely in bubble wrap. We love her.” Another added, “I’m going to fall apart if we lose #BettyWhite. Please keep her safe.” Calls for the “Golden Girl’s” protection made her a trending topic on Twitter yesterday – much to the chagrin of some fans. As one person tweeted, “For the love of all that is holy, you can’t have Betty White trending without a disclaimer attached saying she’s fine!”
George Takei Snarks About William Shatner’s Space Run - As we previously reported, William Shatner blasted off on Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin’s latest flight. Even after such a “profound experience,” he’s still getting clowned on by his former “Star Trek” co-star George Takei. As we told you, Shatner is officially the oldest person to go to space at age 90. Talking to the press at Wednesday’s “Thoughts of a Colored Man” opening, Takei carried on his longtime beef with his former on-screen captain, saying Shatner isn’t exactly “the fittest specimen” for his age. He did give him some credit for his space journey, adding that Shatner was “boldly going where other people have gone before.”
Britney Spears Feels “Totally Abandoned” By Sister Jamie Lynn - As we told you, Britney Spears took a shot at her sister Jamie Lynn Spears over her just-announced memoir, and sources don’t seem to be surprised, since the sisters’ relationship isn’t on good terms right now. An insider tells E! that Britney feels “very, very angry and hurt," by her little sister amidst her fight to end her conservatorship. "She feels like Jamie Lynn totally abandoned her and let her down in the fight of her life," says the insider. "They were best friends and everything to each other for so long." The source adds, "She asked for support, and feels like Jamie Lynn turned her back on her and couldn't be bothered."
Chris Martin Dedicates Song To Dakota Johnson At Show - Dakota Johnson got a special shootout from her boyfriend Chris Martin at one of Coldplay’s concerts this week. On stage, Martin dedicated their BTS collab “My Universe” to the actress. As the song started, Martin told the crowd, “this is about my universe, and she’s here.” Then he gestured to Johnson, who was watching from a balcony, and kept pointing to the actress as he serenaded her with the lyrics, “you’re my universe and I just want to put you first.” Johnson seemed touched by the dedication, putting her hands on her face as he sang too her.
Hoda Kotb On Telling Kids About Adoption & Sandra Bullock's Inspiration - Hoda Kotb is opening up about her road to parenthood. She adopted four-year-old Haley Joy and two-year-old Hope Catherine with fiancé Joel Schiffman. She makes sure she’s open with her girls about their origins. “I tell them they were adopted, and I'm not sure if they 100 percent know what that means," the “Today” host said on the Me Becoming Mom podcast. “I always say, ‘You didn't come from Mommy's tummy, you came from my heart.’ And they understand that.” Of course, Hoda almost said no to motherhood because of her age. Fortunately, her friend Sandra Bullock encouraged her. “She described the most beautiful part of her life began when her kids entered it,” Hoda shared. For the record, Bullock adopted her son Louis at three-months-old in 2010 and daughter Laila at three-years-old in 2015.
Stacey Dash Reflects On Height Of Drug Addiction - Stacey Dash, like many people, struggled with drug addiction. She opened up about it on The Dr. Oz Show yesterday. At one point, she said was taking “18 to 20 pills a day.” When Dr. Mehmet Oz pointed out the high cost of that many Vicodin, she admitted that she lost everything. The former Fox New correspondent called her addiction her “deepest, darkest secret” in a Facebook post. “I thank the Lord for being able to say that I have grown more over the last [five] years than I have in my entire life. I am so blessed to be surrounded by people who have loved and supported me through my most challenging time," she wrote. "Thank you all! I encourage anyone who has a story they are scared of telling to share it with the world. You never know who will be able to relate to you and who it can help.” Stacey also addressed her past controversial statements, telling Dr. Oz, “I'm not homophobic. I'm not racist. I was just angry and it benefited me.”
FaZe Banks Addresses Offshore Gambling Accusations: FaZe Clan co-founder Ricky “Banks” Bengston has responded to allegations he’s involved in offshore gambling and cryptocurrency schemes. Earlier this month, NELK Boys’ SteveWillDoIt wiped his gambling channel after fans noticed something fishy in one of the videos… meanwhile, FaZe Clan continues to be embroiled in a pump-and-dump controversy. Now, Banks has spoken out, promising that his “one-month stint campaign” with Roobet is “100-percent legit, as legit as it gets.”
Twitter Tries Out New Dislike Button: Twitter still won’t add the edit button, but they are trying out another new feature. The social media giant is rolling out the “dislike” button, which lets people downvote tweets they don’t like. Only a few users have access to the new feature, which for now only works on replies. The downvotes aren’t visible to the author, the feature is there to help Twitter “understand what people think is valuable to the conversation.” Some folks are excited to try it out, while others are saying “this isn’t Reddit.”
Bella Poarch Signs On As HyperX Brand Ambassador: Breakout TikTok star Bella Poarch has shot to online stardom with her viral videos and music, and nowo she’s breaking into gaming. The US Navy veteran-turned-Influencer has announced that she’s signed on as HyperX’s brand ambassador. She’ll be the face of HyperX’s Quadcast S microphone a voice for the brand’s mission for gaming inclusivity. The campaign will launch this fall, along with fellow stars HungryBox and FaZe Temperrr.
Amazon Link To Matthew Mindler's Suicide Revealed: As we previously reported, former child star Matthew Mindler passed away at 19 back in August. After toxicology tests, it’s been determined that Mindler died of suicide by sodium nitrate toxicity, which he ordered for $15 onn Amazon. The oxidizing agent is typically used to preserve foods, but has deadly effects on humans. Mindler’s mom has confirmed to “TMZ” that he was looking up info online on how to get sodium nitrate and used it to end his life. The $15 he purchased it for on Amazo bought enough to kill as many as four people.
Heather Locklear Says She's In A Great Place Now: Heather Locklear is “in a great place” right now. After marking two and a half years of sobriety, and getting engaged to her high school sweetheart Chris Heisser, Locklear is “living in the moment” and loving it. She and Heisser both rang in 60 last month, but Locklear says she “doesn’t give a hoot” about how old she is or how she looks. “My parents still love me. My daughter loves me,” she notes. “I feel young. It’s all about perspective.”
Madison LeCroy Engaged After Cutting Ties With A-Rod: Madison LeCroy is clearly over Alex Rodriguez and Jay Cutler. A source tells “TMZ” that the “Southern Charm” star is engaged to her boyfriend Brett. They’ve only been dating for a minute, and apparently started things out long-distance. The source says their relationship has been so lowkey that even LeCroy’s friends haven’t met her soon-to-be-husband for the most part.
ICYMI: Rep For Meghan & Harry Clarifies That Lilibet's Christening Plans Aren't Final: We’ve been telling you about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s christening plans for Lilibet Diana. While reports claim it won’t be happening in the United Kindom like they’d hoped, a rep for the couple has piped up to clarify rumors about the christening. The spokesperson says that the plans aren’t final, and any other claims are “mere speculation.” Ok, then.
Sharon Stone Comments On Jonah Hill's Body....After He Asked People Not To: Note to self –when someone asks you not to comment, don’t comment. Sharon Stone clearly can’t follow directions. As we told you, Jonah Hill asked people not to comment on his body – good or bad – because it’s not helpful. So what did Sharon do? Said, “Can I say you look good [because you] do,” in the comments section. His fans were NOT amused. One said, “Would be amazing if you could delete this comment and learn how to read.” So far, Jonah hasn’t commented on it.
Naomi Campbell Walks In First Alexander McQueen Show Since His Death: Naomi Campbell hasn’t appeared in an Alexander McQueen show since the designer’s death in 2010. She made an exception when she closed out the label’s Spring/Summer 2022 show in London earlier this week. She opened up about the experience in an IG post. “The whole time my heart was in my chest,” she said. “Felt you So strong Lee , may have even. glimpsed you in a form of a bird that flew above and around the entire show.”
Tristan Thompson Comments on Khloé Kardashian's Body: Khloé Kardashian is gracing the cover of “Health” magazine. And her baby daddy made sure to take notice. When she posted one of the photos, Tristan Thompson jumped in the comments section to say, “You are so motivational Koko! So proud of your hard work and dedication to your healthcare and fitness. Abs of steel!!”
Coldplay Announce Eco-Friendly “Music Of The Speres” World Tour - Coldplay’s new album “Music of the Spheres” is out today, and they are hitting the road to support it. The band just announced dates for their “Music of the Spheres” world tour, featuring special guests H.E.R. and London Grammar. “Playing live and finding connection with people is ultimately why we exist as a band,” they share. “We’ve been planning this tour for years, and we’re super excited to play songs from across our whole time together.” Due to their concerns for the planet, Coldplay says they’ve “spent the last two years consulting with environmental experts to make this tour as sustainable as possible,” adding, “We won’t get everything right, but we’re committed to doing everything we can and sharing what we learn. It’s a work in progress and we’re really grateful for the help we’ve had so far. The tour is set to kick off March 18th in San Jose, Costa Rica, with U.S. dates running from May 3rd in Phoenix, Arizona, to June 14th in Tampa Florida. The trek will also hit Mexico, Europe and the UK.
Matt Damon Knows “Every Word” Of Harry Styles’ Songs - Earlier this month Matt Damon was spotted bringing his three daughters to see Harry Styles’ “Love On Tour” at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and apparently the girls weren’t the only fans. "It was great. Yeah, yeah it was great," Matt tells “People.” "They love him.” Speaking of Harry’s album “Fine Line,” Matt says it “dropped, or at least I became aware of it, in that first lockdown,” noting, “So we had that on repeat.” Because of that, at the concert Matt says he "knew every word to every song," although he admits he may be "too old to know all the words."
Selena Gomez teases new song on TikTok: Selena Gomez appears to have given fans a sneak peak at a new song. The singer shared a video on TikTok of her testing out a lipstick from her Rare Beauty line for a photo shoot, with an unreleased song playing in the background. In the short snippet you can hear her sing "I feel pretty, oh so pretty," similar to the “West Side Story” track.
Leah Remini To Guest Host Wendy Williams' Show: Leah Remini is stepping in for Wendy Williams. The actress will fill in for the daytime talk show host as her hiatus from “The Wendy Williams Show” continues amid ongoing health issues. Remini will host next Tuesday through Friday for each hour-long episode. “Wendy’s shoes are hard to fill, so we needed to find the right fit,” executive producer David Perler says in a statement. “Leah will bring a lot of fun and energy to our viewers with a few surprises along the way.”
Carole Baskin Says Kate McKinnon Nailed Impersonation: Carole Baskin is a fan of Kate McKinnon’s impression of her. The “Tiger King” star tells “TMZ” that she was “stunned” to see how much McKinnon nailed her look in pics from the set of the new “Joe Exotic” miniseries. Baskin says McKinnon must be must be “channeling her inner cat lady” to rock the flats, jeans, sunglasses, purse and messy hair.
Kenan Thompson -- Kanye Almost Joined Kim on "SNL" - People are still talking about Kim Kardashian’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig. Now Kenan Thompson is giving us a behind-the-scenes perspective on it. For one, the vet said that Kim was absolutely “gracious and nice” from the moment she stepped on the set. And she didn’t have a problem with any of the jokes they had for her. In fact, he said, “Everybody else was kind of like, ‘Maybe we should pull that back a little bit and tell a different joke.’” Since it was no secret that Kanye West was around, Kenan was asked if there was any talk of him joining his baby mama onstage. “It was always, you know, up to him and her. Whatever they wanted to do it. It’s her night,” he noted “He probably felt like [that] as well. He might’ve just been like, ‘Why don’t you have your moment? And I’ll be here, you know, behind the scenes to support you.’ That’s the kind of vibe I got from it.”
Jay-Z Talks Representation At "Harder They Fall" Premiere - Tiffany Haddish, Swizz Beatz, and Seal were just a few of the stars in attendance at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Harder They Fall,” the Netflix western featuring Regina King, Idris Elba, and an all-Black cast. Jay-Z co-produced the film, and opened up about the reason behind it. Even though it’s estimated that one in three cowboys were Black, that was never portrayed on the screen. “In fact, our characters were taken from us. The Lone Ranger was based on one of the characters from this film,” he said. The goal is to do projects that widen the lens. “Once it’s widened for [Blacks], it’s widened for Asians…for Mexicans…for everyone,” he explained. “The Harder They Fall” premieres on Netflix on November 3rd.
Trans Actor Claims They Were Fired From “Hamilton” After Requesting Gender-Neutral Dressing Room: There’s trouble behind-the-scenes of “Hamilton” Suni Reid – who is trans, non-binary and uses they/them pronouns – claims they were fired from the Broadway hit after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room along with the gendered ones. In their discrimination and retaliation complaint, Reid says the company’s management refused to renew their contract shortly after the request. Reid also alleges they experienced “frequent incidents of discrimination and harassment” using the male dressing room.
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