Wednesday, February 21, 2018
MAKING ROOM! Apparently Jay Z and Beyonce have been telling friends they'll know the genders of their expected twin in the two weeks and Naughty Gossip claims Jay and Bey may buy a $105 million Beverly Hills mansion.
DWTS: Glee's Brittany - Heather Morris, SNL vet Chris Kattan, and Bachelor Nick Viall are the latest additions to this season's DWTS cast. The other big rumor is that Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff will not be returning. ABC hasn't officially confirmed this and will release the new cast officially tomorrow morning on GMA. The new season premieres on Monday, March 20th
POOR MATT DAMON... The Oscars audience was the second-lowest in Oscar history. At 3 hours and 49 minutes, were the longest in 10 years and show's ratings were a nine-year low. Jimmy Kimmel had to scrap his final Oscars joke of the evening after the Best Picture debacle. Jimmy was going to do a whole thing with Matt Damon asking him what it’s like to be a loser. I So once more, apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time
RIP: Famed actor Bill Paxton has passed away at age 60, due to complications from surgery. He was in Aliens, Twister, Terminator, and HBO's Big Love.
RE-RE-REMIX! Ed Sheeran dropped two new remixes of Shape of You on Friday. One is the version he did with Stormzy at the Brit Awards and the other features Major Lazer. His new album Divide comes out Friday.
MUST SEE TV: Tonight is the premiere of ABC's “When We Rise,” an eight-hour miniseries about the gay rights movement.
RETURN TO THE STAGE: Netflix is going to broadcast a Tracy Morgan stand-up comedy special called Staying Alive. It will debut on May 16th
#OSCARS! At last night's Oscars, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced "La La Land" as the Best Picture winner. After the "La La Land" team accepts the award they didn't actually win, the mistake is corrected and Moonlight is awarded the Oscar for Best Picture. Last night's big winners:
Best Adapted Screenplay: "Moonlight"
Best Director: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"
Best Leading Actor: Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
Best Leading Actress: Emma Stone, "La La Land"
Best Picture: "Moonlight"
Beyonce has canceled her performance at Coachella because of her pregnancy. She will headline the outdoor concert in 2018
Entertainment Tonight claims Mr. T and Olympic star Simone Biles will both compete on season 24 of Dancing With the Stars. Variety magazine claims ABC also wants Nancy Kerrigan, Fifth Harmony and Bachelor star Nick Viall for Dancing With the Stars
Vanity Fair claims the paparazzi photographed Justin Bieber yesterday with wet pants. The tabloids claim he had an accident and wet himself. Justin responded by tweeting that he'd spilled water from flowers and then shared this gem on Instagram:
GOLD'YE: An artist put up a statue of Kayne West as Jesus next to the Dolby Theater in LA where the Oscars will be held.
THE NEW LEFT SHARK: One of Katy Perry's performance at last night's Brit awards, on dancer, who was dressed as a house fell off the stage.
SWEET! Louis CK will be doing two stand-up specials for Netflix. “2017” was taped last month and will air in April, the second special is still TBA.
CONGRATS! Jay Z has been named the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
HER PLAN IS ON FLEEK: Peaches Monroee is the young lady that coined the phase “on fleek” and now she wants to get paid! She thinks people should donate to her GoFundMe site to thank her for inventing it and help pay for a cosmetic line she wants to launch. She's already at almost $10,000 so maybe people do feel like they owe her.
BINGE FITNESS? The Observer claims Netflix has launched a new feature called Netflix for Fitness. It costs $39 a month and features live-streamed fitness classes.
NEW PARENTS RETURN! Hollywoodlife.com claims Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are returning to Dancing with the Stars. The new season's cast will be officially announced next week and the live premiere is March 20th.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Demi Moore will be joining Fox’s “Empire” later this season. The show returns on March 22nd and Demi’s daughter Rumer Willis will also be joining the cast.
FUN! The first cast photo for the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” movie was posted online. The movie has just started shooting and is due out in May of next year.
BUT WHERE CAN THEY SELL IT? TMZ Sports says Tom Brady’s still missing Super Bowl jersey is listed on the Houston police report as being worth $500,000
ALL HYPE: Soulja Boy announced on Twitter yesterday that he and Chris Brown won't be boxing after all because Chris won't sign the contact. He also made sure to tweet about his new mixtape Big Soulja numerous times yesterday.
TURN THAT CHAIR! Adam Levine tells Yahoo! he has a few suggestions for if and when he leaves The Voice. He said, “I would entrust my position with very few people. Maybe I’d let Bruno Mars in the door. We’ll see how many kids Justin Timberlake has, if he can handle another job. Maybe Justin can do it.” Blake Shelton said that he wants David Lee Roth to replace him .
SPICY! Melissa McCarthy's performance on SNL playing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was the best thing on the show in years and now SNL allegedly Melissa McCarthy to be a regular on the show.
HOT! Ryan Seacrest's $50 million Beverly Hills mansion caught on fire on Sunday night. Hope he has insurance, otherwise he'll have to make an American Idol comeback happen!
CASH MONEY! Nobody won Saturday's $361 million Powerball jackpot. Wednesday's drawing is expected to be worth $403 million with a lump sum cash payout of $244 million!
CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP: Justin Timberlake Says he's putting out new music. He's going to be working with producers Max Martin & Shellback, who co-wrote Cant stop the Feeling
NBD: The LA Times claims ABC has sold all of its Academy Awards commercial inventory. They charged $2 million for each 30-second commercial. The Oscars are Sunday.
RETRO MALT: Uproxx claims MillerCoors is bringing back Zima for a limited time. The clear alcoholic beverage was launched in 1993 before being discontinued in 2008. It was basically the Smirnoff Ice of the 90s... so maybe instead of bros “Icing” each other, we'll have to start Zima-ing?
CASH MONEY! No one won Wednesday's Powerball jackpot so tomorrow night's drawing is worth at least $350 million.
IT'S BRITNEY B*!#H: Tomorrow night is the premiere of Lifetime's “Britney Ever After,” a biopic based on the life of Britney Spears.
INTERESTING... During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” “American Horror Story” producer Ryan Murphy revealed that the seventh season of the show will focus on the 2016 presidential election.
EVEN JT IS BACK?! Lance Bass told “Entertainment Tonight” on Thursday that NSYNC is planning a special music release this year, along with a reunion appearance.
HOW ABOUT ONE THAT DOESN'T CRACK? Apple Insider claims the next iPhone may offer a feature that lets owners know when their screen is about to crack. Apple has reportedly filed a patent for their technology. In my experience they usually crack right after you hand it to your 2 year old... or your drunk buddy!
The Hollywood Reporter claims Mel Gibson may direct Suicide Squad 2.
The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for seasons 11 and 12
Hollywoodlife.com claims Lady Gaga has given Taylor Kinney her engagement ring back. A source said: “Gaga had no choice but to move on. She was incredibly sad to give the ring back, but it was the closure she needed.”
Cee Lo Green's alter ego, Gnarly Davidson, has recorded a song for Beyonce called ''Jay-Z's Girl.'' It parodies Rick Springfield 1980's classic Jessie's Girl and the video is hilarious.
Ballzer is hoping he can find Becky with the Good hair and record a duet!
POCKET CHANGE: TMZ claims Selena Gomez paid $30,000 for The Weeknd's 27th birthday party. He and his friends went to Dave and Buster's in Hollywood where they played games and enjoyed an open bar
PHONE FREE LIFE: Ed Sheeran tells Ellen that he has not used a phone in a year. “I still don’t have a phone number. I bought an iPad and I just work off of email. It’s so much less stress. I don’t wake up in the morning and have to answers 50 messages of people asking for something.”
OH NO HE DIDN'T! Carlos Santana claims Adele won more Grammys than Beyonce because Adele can sing. He is quoted by radio.com and the New Zealand Herald as saying: “I think that Adele won because she can sing, sing. With all respect to our sister Beyoncé. Beyoncé is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modeling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her.” He has since clarified that his words were taken out of context “I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way.”
Probably a good idea because if there's one group you don't want to anger, it's the BeyHive!
HOW MANY "STARS" WILL YOU BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE? The Season 24 cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be revealed March 1st before the March 20th premiere... or leak sometime soon
Adele dropped an F-bomb and restarted her tribute to George Michael " I can't mess this up for him"
Katy Perry wore a white leather pantsuit to the Grammy Awards to show her support for Hillary Clinton.
RICH PEOPLE MALARKEY: Elite Daily claims this year's Grammys gift bag includes an $8,850 spa trip, a butt pad that fights cellulite, a hula hoop exercise program, a lampshade, a CPR kit, pizza, Crayons, chocolate, two hours of free DJ service and a mister
TOO SOON? E! News claims NBC is in talks to bring back American Idol. They would shorten The Voice from two seasons to one per year.
IT'S OFFICIAL! After lots of rumors, George and Amal Clooney confirmed yesterday that they are expecting twins.
SWEET PARTY: Lady Gaga tells Beats 1 Radio that her Grammy collaboration with Metallica started at Bradley Cooper's house with a conversation with Lars Ulrich. ''I was at Bradley Cooper's house with Lars Ulrich, and we were just, like, hanging out I've seen them live recently, and we were watching the how and I'll tell you something, those guys play better than they've ever played in their whole lives.''
PLENTY OF TIME TO PLAN A NICE WINTER MEAL: Martha Stewart got stuck in yesterday's Nor'easter as she was plowing roads near her farm. She Instagrammed a picture of herself:
HOP ON! Netflix announced that SNL's Kate McKinon will voice Ms. Frizzle in the upcoming “Magic School Bus” reboot.
BUSY BUSY! Lady Gaga dropped the video for her new single “John Wayne” on Apple Music and will appear on the Season 9 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race.
SWEET! E! News claims Prince and George Michael be honored at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
WHAT A DEAL! Katy Perry's new shoe line includes one shoe named after Hillary Clinton. The pink pump has a clear heel with stars in it. 'The Hillary' is going to sell for $139. Katy also has a sandal with a Rubik's Cube heel. Great, shoes I can't afford, can't solve and can't wear without falling...
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE? Politico claims NBC wants to turn SNL's Weekend Update in a weekly, half-hour series, possibly on Thursday nights.
FORMULA-FORMATION? Beyonce's biggest hits are being turned into lullabies through Rock-a-bye Baby. The CD will hit stores on February 24th.
ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT: Contact Music claims Matthew McConaughey is going to star in the new marijuana comedy The Beach Bum. He will play a stoned hunk named Moondog.
NO IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT: Lady Gaga will take the stage with Metallica at this year's Grammys. It was planned to be a surprise but a commercial was leaked so the cat's out of the bag now. Gaga appeared during last year's Bowie tribute, Metallica's last Grammy performance was in 2014. Metallica had Some Kind of Monster and Gaga had The Fame Monster so perhaps some kind of monster mash-up?