Hollywood News Monday November 30, 2020
LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Derek Hough, Rosie Perez, Lance Ulanoff
THE VIEW (ABC) Mindy Kaling
THE TALK (CBS) TBA
DREW BARRYMORE (SYN) Kate Mara, Hunter McGrady, Tiki Barber
KELLY CLARKSON (SYN) Deon Cole, Lawrence Zarian, Tori Kelly
ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Gayle King, Alison Brie
TAMRON HALL (SYN) Jill Scott, James Roday Rodriguez, David Giuntoli, Benjamin Bradley
THE REAL (SYN) Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill
WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) Sharon Carpenter, Melissa Garcia
THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG (ABC) A musical event for the holidays, featuring star-studded performances and animated on-screen lyrics; host Ryan Seacrest.
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS (ABC) Legendary acts and country music stars perform Christmas classics and festive collaborations; Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins host.
THE GOOD DOCTOR (ABC) Dr. Murphy questions his decision to give the new residents autonomy when an intern's misdiagnosis has dire consequences; a patient has a ruptured cyst affecting key functions of her brain; Dr. Morgan Reznick and Park bond over failed relationships.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS) After learning Dave and Gemma occasionally see a couples therapist to keep their marriage strong, Tina decides she and Calvin should do the same, to Calvin's consternation.
ALL RISE (CBS) Presiding over Luke's cases forces Lola to acknowledge her own implicit biases; while Lola's husband is in D.C., she ponders single motherhood and carries on a one-sided conversation with the new baby growing in her stomach.
BULL (CBS) Bull assists Chunk as he represents a woman accused of killing a guard while trying to escape during a prison transport; Chunk argues that she is being falsely accused by a guard who attempted to sexually assault her during the transport.
LA’S FINEST (FOX) Teams of fathers and daughters compete.
FILTHY RICH (FOX) series finale: Syd and McKenna realize that an unknown player has been manipulating them all along; the hunt for the missing diamonds continues; McKenna must choose between her brother and her future.
THE VOICE (NBC) live: The winner of the four-way knockout is revealed; the remaining top 17 artists perform in front of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani for their chance at a spot in the top 9.
WEAKEST LINK (NBC) A music educator, college student, former military intelligence agent and five other strangers work together to play a high-stakes game of trivia; in a dramatic twist, they must eliminate each other for a chance to win up to $1-million.
BELOW DECK (BRAVO) Eddie starts to feel the pressure; James struggles to connect with his crewmates; Captain Lee is forced to level with the crew after a series of dangerous mishaps; Shane's repeated follies push Eddie over the edge.
MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN (ESPN) The ESPN NFL team previews the Monday night football action.
NFL FOOTBALL (ESPN) “Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles” The Seahawks (7-3) visit the Eagles (3-6-1) in a 2019 wild-card rematch. DK Metcalf caught seven passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in that contest, as Seattle topped Philadelphia for the sixth straight time, 17-9. Seattle edged Arizona in Week 1.
MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN (TRAV) Don Wildman unravels a sneaky scheme to strike it rich, examines a close call on the Mayflower, and investigates a grisly crime that left its prints all over the courtroom.
DARK TALES WITH DON WILDMAN (TRAV) series premiere: Don Wildman explores terrifying tales of scorned women seeking vengeance from the other side; a woman accused of seducing her husbands with witchcraft; an Inca princess who guards her family's treasure with a deadly curse.
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW (USA) The superstars of the WWE square off in the ring and behind the scenes. With Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton.
WHILE THE REST OF US DIE (VICE) From major disasters to civil unrest, when crises arise, the vast machinery of a system designed to protect its citizenry comes up short.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Natalie Portman, Russell Dickerson
STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) “Barack Obama, Vol. 2”
JAMES CORDEN (CBS) repeat: Sen. Cory Booker, Jack Harlow
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Nick Kroll, Lily Collins, Matt Berninger
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Jim Parsons, Amber Ruffin, Yaa Gyasi
LILLY SINGH (NBC) repeat: Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO) Jeff Lewis, Shannon Beador
THE DAILY SHOW (COM) TBA
CONAN (TBS) repeat: Heidi Gardner
Mon, Nov 2nd – “Felix Lobrecht: Hype” (comedy special)
Fri, Nov 6th – “Country Ever After” (series premiere)
Mon, Nov 9th – “Undercover” (season 2)
Tues, Nov 10th – “Dash & Lily” (series premiere)
Weds, Nov 11th – “Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun” (series premiere)
Weds, Nov 11th – “A Queen Is Born” (series premiere)
Fri, Nov 13th – “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (2020)
Fri, Nov 13th – “The Life Ahead” (2020)
Tues, Nov 17th – “The Boss Baby: Back in Business” (season 4)
Tues, Nov 17th – “We Are the Champions” (series premiere)
Thurs, Nov 19th – “The Princess Switch: Switched Again” (2020)
Fri, Nov 20th – “Flavorful Origins: Gansu Cuisine” (season premiere)
Sun, Nov 22nd – “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” (2020)
Mon, Nov 23rd – “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder” (2020)
Tues, Nov 24th – “Hillbilly Elegy” (2020)
Tues, Nov 3rd – “The Good Doctor,” season 4 (ABC)
Tues, Nov 10th – “A Teacher,” series premiere (FX)
Weds, Nov 11th – “Eater’s Guide to the World,” series premiere (Hulu)
Thurs, Nov 12th – “Chicago Fire,” season 9 (NBC)
Thurs, Nov 12th – “Chicago Med,” season 6 (NBC)
Thurs, Nov 12th – “Chicago P.D.,” season 8 (NBC)
Fri, Nov 13th – “I Am Greta” (2020)
Fri, Nov 13th – “Grey’s Anatomy,” season 17 (ABC)
Fri, Nov 13th – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” season 22 (NBC)
Fri, Nov 13th – “Station 19,” season 4 (ABC)
Sat, Nov 21st – “Black Narcissus,” series premiere (FX)
Fri, Nov 13th – “James May: Oh Cook” (series premiere)
Fri, Nov 20th – “Small Axe” (series premiere)
Fri, Nov 20th – “The Pack” (series premiere)
Weds, Nov 25th – “Uncle Frank” (2020)
Fri, Nov 6th – “Star Wars: The Mandalorian” (new episodes Nov 13th, 20th, 27th)
Fri, Nov 6th – “One Day At Disney” (new episodes Nov 13th, 20th, 27th)
Tues, Nov 17th – “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” (2020)
Weds, Nov 18th – “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” (series premiere)
Sun, Nov 1st – “Moonbase 8” (series premiere)
Sun, Nov 1st – “Desus & Mero” (season finale)
Tues, Nov 3rd – “Inside the NFL” (series premiere)
Sun, Nov 8th – “Our Cartoon President” (season finale)
Sun, Nov 15th – “The Reagans” (docuseries premiere)
Sun, Nov 22nd – “Belushi” (documentary premiere)
To Be Announced – “12 Dates Of Christmas,” series premiere (HBO)
To Be Announced – “Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show,” special premiere (HBO)
To Be Announced – “The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Reunion Special,” special premiere (HBO)
Sun, Nov 1st – “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration,” special premiere
Mon, Nov 2nd – “We Are Who We Are,” season finale (HBO)
Mon, Nov 9th – “Industry,” premiere (HBO)
Sun, Nov 15th – “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” season finale (HBO)
Sat, Nov 21st – “Real Time with Bill Maher,” season finale (HBO)
Sun, Nov 29th – “The Undoing,” season finale (HBO)
“Dawson’s Creek” (seasons 1-6)
“Boyz n the Hood” (1991)
“Easy A” (2010)
“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” (seasons 1-3)
“Ocean’s Eleven” (2001)
“Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (2009)
“American Horror Story: 1984” (2019)
“V for Vendetta” (2005)
“America’s Next Top Model” (seasons 19 & 20)
“Skins,” complete series (MTV)
“Rick & Morty,” season 4 (Adult Swim)
“Holiday Baking Championship,” seasons 1 – 5 (Food Network)
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular,” special (Food Network)
“Tia Mowry at Home,” seasons 1 – 3 (Cooking Channel)
“The Waterboy” (1998)
“Knocked Up” (2007)
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street” (2007)
“Big Daddy” (1999)
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” season 12 (Bravo)
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” season 10 (Bravo)
“Community,” seasons 1-6 (NBC)
“Scrubs,” seasons 1-9 (NBC)
“Dead Poets Society” (1989)
“Boyz N’ The Hood” (1991)
“Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” (2003)
“Apollo 13” (1995)
“Dazed and Confused” (1993)
“Eat Pray Love” (2010)
“The First Wives Club” (1996)
“Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Dallas” (2010)
“The Big Lebowski” (1998)
“Legally Blonde” (2001)
“The Brady Bunch Movie” (1995)
“The Burbs” (1989)
“The Children Act” (2017)
“13 Going On 30” (2004)
“Austin Powers In Goldmember” (2002)
“A Christmas Carol” (1938)
“Free Willy” (1993)
“2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)
“A Flintstone Christmas” (1977)
“High Fidelity” (2000)
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012)
“The Lego Movie” (2014)
“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” (2011)
“Looney Tunes” (1930 – 1969)
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK
Plastic Hearts by Miley Cyrus
CYR by The Smashing Pumpkins
Songs You Don't Know By Heart by BUFFETT,JIMMY
Distant Memories - Live in London by Dream Theater
No Fun Mondays by Billie Joe Armstrong
Straight To You: Live by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986 (Ltd. White 2LP) by Dio
Sigma Oasis by Phish
Song Of Seven: Remastered & Expanded by Jon Anderson
First Century Dementia by DR. DEMENTO
Living Mirage: The Complete Recordings by The Head and the Heart
Population: Me (OCEAN BLUE VINYL) by Dwight Yoakam
Drums & Wires (200gm Vinyl + Bonus 7) by XTC
Libra by T.I.
Mark Kelly's Marathon by Marathon
Pure Acoustic by SMASHING PUMPKINS
Dwight's Used Records (GOLD NUGGET VINYL) by Dwight Yoakam
Wilde Winter Songbook by WILDE,KIM
24 CARROTS (40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) - AL STEWART
THE COLLECTION - AMY WINEHOUSE
EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO - BAD BUNNY
CLUB FUTURE NOSTALGIA [VINYL] - DUA LIPA
FUTURE NOSTALGIA (BONUS EDITION) - DUA LIPA
AMERICAN STANDARD (AMAZON EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED EDITION) - JAMES TAYLOR
THE HUSTLE CONTINUES - JUICY J
NO CEILINGS 3 - LIL WAYNE
TENET (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) - LUDWIG GORANSSON
GROWING UP LIVE [VINYL] - PETER GABRIEL
40 YEARS - THE GREATEST HITS - SPANDAU BALLET
PEACHES: THE VERY BEST OF THE STRANGLERS [VINYL] - STRANGLERS
NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:
Made in Italy
Blindspot: The Complete Fifth Season
The Neighborhood: Season Two
NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK: (Opening Thursday night)
Nomadland - R - Drama - Follows a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. Stars: Frances McDormand, Gay DeForest, Patricia Grier, Linda May
Half Brothers - PG-13 - Comedy | Drama - Renato, a Mexican aviation exec, is shocked to learn he has an American half-brother he never knew about, the free- spirited Asher. They are forced on a road trip together, tracing the path their father took from Mexico to the US. Stars: José Zúñiga, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Vincent Spano, Shira Scott Astrof
I'm Your Woman - R - Crime | Drama - In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey. Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Arinzé Kene, Jameson Charles
All My Life - PG-13 - Drama | Romance - A couple's wedding plans are thrown off course when the groom is diagnosed with liver cancer. Stars: Jessica Rothe, Harry Shum Jr., Marielle Scott, Ever Carradine
Billie - Documentary | Music - Documentary on the famed jazz singer, Billie Holiday. Stars: Tony Bennett, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Charles Mingus
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters - PG-13 - Comedy | Romance - It is a multi-story romantic comedy about the people who work on weddings to create the perfect day for a loving couple - while their own relationships are outlandish, odd, crazy and far from perfect. Stars: Maggie Grace, Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Andrew Bachelor
Elyse - Drama - Memory and hallucination intertwine to expose a history of trauma, revealing Elyse is Catatonic and institutionalized in a State Hospital.
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Donat Balaj, Lisa Pepper, Aaron Tucker
Wander - R - Thriller - After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter. Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones, Katheryn Winnick, Heather Graham
Dear Santa - Documentary | Family - 'Dear Santa' shines a light on the 100-year-old 'Operation Santa' Program of the United States Postal Service. Each year, hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa arrive at Post Offices around the country. Through Operation Santa, the United States Postal Service makes it possible for the public to safely adopt these letters and make children's dreams come true. The film invites audiences along for the magic of this massive endeavor. Traveling the country, much like Santa does on Christmas Eve, the film focuses on select 'Operation Santa' Centers: some in metropolitan areas like the massive operation in New York City and others in small towns where the Post Office is the heart of the community. Stars: Damion DiGrazia, Orlando Mendez, Andrew Wallace
*TOP BOX OFFICE
1-The Croods: A New Age $9,710,000
3-The War with Grandpa $643,937
4-Let Him Go $453,000
5-Come Play $387,000
JLaw's Family Farm Burns Down - Jennifer Lawrence and her family are mourning the loss of their Kentucky family farm and summer camp after it burned down in what is being called a "horrible fire." Camp Hi-Ho in Simpsonville, Kentucky, is run by her brother Blaine, and he shared a statement on its Facebook page Saturday revealing the devastating details of the Friday night blaze that required half a dozen trucks to bring under control. Blaine wrote that they were thankful that no people or animals were hurt, but that they are still "mourning the loss of years of hard work and memories that occurred in these walls." The fire is under investigation.
Barack Obama Gives Drake The Go-Ahead To Play Him In A Movie - Former President Barack Obama says that when it comes to someone portraying him in any future movie, Drake certainly has his "stamp of approval." In fact, Obama says that Drake has his daughters' blessings as well. "I will say this," 44 noted. "Drake seems to be able to do anything he wants. I mean, that is a talented, talented brother. So if the time comes and he's ready..." Coincidentally, Drake had previously indicated back in 2010 that he would have an interest in portraying the former President. In the 2010 interview with Paper magazine, Drake had said he hopes someone makes a movie about Obama's life soon "because I could play him."
Megan Fox, Mindy Kaling Victims Of Alleged Ponzi-Scheming PR Exec - Megan Fox and Mindy Kaling are among the victims of an alleged Ponzi-scheming PR executive currently facing years behind bars. Andrew Garson, a marketing hotshot that made “PR Week Magazine’s” list of the “Top 40 Under 40” of 2018, is accused of a multimillion-dollar scheme… a web of lies that Fox and Kaling apparently got caught up in. In a $10-million Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, Garson is accused of conning his bosses at MWW Group to pay money he owed a previous company. They claim Garson created unapproved budgets for bogus marketing campaigns and ran up tabs to talent like Fox and Kaling without the company’s knowledge. How much did Garson leave them hanging for before he was booked for wire fraud last year? MWW says they were left to pick up a $450K tab for Fox... and close to $2-million for Kaling, who starred in an MWW ad campaign for Barefoot Wine in 2018. Source: New York Post
Ryan Reynolds Wife Blake Lively Donate $500K To Canadian Homeless Charity - One of Hollywood's most famous couples donated $500,000 to help young people struggling with homelessness in Canada. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively pledged $250,000 each to Covenant House Vancouver and Covenant House Toronto. Covenant House International says it has served more than a million homeless youth in the United States, Canada, and Latin America as a bridge from poverty to opportunity. The nonprofit provides homeless youth with basic needs like food and shelter as well as helps to prepare them to live independent and successful futures, according to its website. It also helps those who are victims of sex trafficking. This is not the first time the couple has donated to a social cause. In March, they donated $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada to help feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Kate Middleton Needs Advice On “Toddler Tantrums” - Kate Middleton is a mother of three, but she’s not calling herself a parenting expert. Kate’s kids are all still pretty young, the oldest being seven-year-old Prince George, and she admits in a new Instagram post that there’s still a lot to learn about the “early years” of parenting. For the latest post to her and Prince William’s Kensington Royal Instagram account, Kate answers some questions from fans about the “Early Years” – in her words, kids under the age of five. She has plenty of sage advice for her followers – that is, until the Q&A gets to an inquiry about how to handle “toddler tantrums.” That’s when Kate opted to hand it to an expert, admitting she could use some advice on that, too. The advice? Kate’s expert on Early Years parenting suggested talking to your kid in a “calm” and gentle voice about what you think is bothering them. “I was amazed, as a first-time parent, that 90 percent of our adult brain develops by the age of five,” Kate added about the subject. “There is such a huge opportunity as parents and carers and all those looking after children in those early years."
George Clooney Is All About The Flowbee - George Clooney has finally given up the secret to his silver fox locks – and it may surprise you. During his appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning,” the Oscar-winner revealed he’s been cutting his own hair for years with the miracle product Flowbee. If you’re unfamiliar with what the heck a “Flowbee” is, some might consider it a gimmick – but Clooney is all about it. The hair-cutting device has been featured in infomercials since the late 90s, part hair clippers and part vacuum for an easy-breezy DIY haircut. It looks a little silly, but you can’t beat the price… and the Clooney-approved results. Clooney’s new movie “The Midnight Sky” has chimed in on the news of Clooney’s DIY haircuts. Taking to Twitter with a promo pic of Clooney, the flick’s official Twitter account jokes, “we can neither confirm nor deny the use of a Flowbee on the set of [‘The Midnight Sky’].”
Khloe & Tristan Splitting Time Between Boston & LA - Khloe Kardashian appears to be giving her marriage to Tristan Thompson another chance. It's been reported that Khloe will be splitting time between Los Angelos and Boston now that Thompson signed a two year, $19 million dollar deal with the Celtics. Sources say that "Khloé and Tristan are going to be fine. They will be living together in Boston and L.A. Tristan has really turned his behaviors around is focusing on Khloé and their daughter True." This news comes after Khloe had just unfollowed Tristan on Instagram last week, causing many people to believe that it was over between the two. Tristan was also sworn in as an American citizen last week shortly after deciding to join the Boston Celtics. The Canadian citizen said, “I came to the US on a student visa and have always had big dreams. I’m now truly living the American dream.”
Jake Paul Knocks Out Nate Robinson: Jake Paul just got the second win of his boxing career after knocking out former NBA player Nate Robinson in the second round at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. And to make things even more impressive during the post-fight interview Paul revealed that he entered the ring with a broken nose. According to the YouTuber he was meditating a few weeks ago, passed out, and then fell face-first onto a concrete floor. After the fight, Paul also called out Conor McGregor and said he’s planning to stay in boxing for a long, long time.
MrBeast Teases Chess Match With Grandmaster Hikaru: YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson revealed he’s now “addicted” to chess and took to Twitter to ask for opponents. He got a prompt reply from the esports team TSM who offered the services of their chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura. MrBeast hit back saying he’s watched all of Hikaru’s videos before TSM seemed to confirm the battle of minds was on. Now we’ll just have to wait to see who posts a video of their match first.
James Charles Got Chemical Burns From Failed Hair Removal Routine: Even YouTube’s top influencers suffer a beauty fail or two. James Charles has revealed that he ended up covered in chemical burns after trying to use the hair removal cream Nair… everywhere. Taking to his Instagram story recently, Charles insisted he followed the instructions on the box, but still ended up with chemical burns all over his body, including some NSFW places.
Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Dies: Darth Vader is known of his iconic voice made possible by James Earl Jones, but it’s David Prowse who wore the suit – and now the “Star Wars” world is in mourning for the actor, who has died 85. Prowse’s agents have confirmed that the British actor died on Saturday after an undisclosed illness. Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, is among those paying tribute to the late actor and weightlifting champion.
Rebel Wilson Hit Her “Year Of Health” Goal Weight: Rebel Wilson has marked a big milestone in her “year of health.” While it’s more about wellness than the actual numbers, the actress is celebrating hitting her goal weight of 165 pounds – and “with one month to spare!”
Johnny Carson’s Longtime Malibu Compound Swiped For $40M: Johnny Carson’s longtime Malibu compound has been nswiped up for half the original $81-point-five-million asking price. Juul’s very first investor, Silicon Valley veteran Riaz Valani, is the lucky owner of the 4-point-two-acre compound, swiping it up for exactly $40-million. Check out the pics of the property HERE.
Queen Serenaded By Children’s Orchestra On Wedding Anniversary: Queen Elizabeth II got a special surprise in honor of her and Prince Philip’s 73rd wedding anniversary. Last week, the Queen took part in a video call with three winners of the Commonwealth Points of Light Award… and ended up being sweetly serenaded in honor of her recent wedding anniversary by a group of 45 children as part of the free education initiative Systema Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.
Matthew Perry Engaged: Matthew Perry is a “Friend” no more! The actor has revealed that he proposed to his longtime girlfriend Molly Hurwitz, and she said yes! They’ve been dating since 2018, his first major relationship since dating actress Lizzy Caplan from 2006-2012. So far, no wedding deets have been spilled yet.
John Travolta Thanks Fans For Support On Thanksgiving: John Travolta took to his Instagram page to give a heartfelt thanks for all the support he’s been getting from fans since the July death of his wife, Kelly Preston. “I just wanted to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting me in such an incredible way this year,” the star said, adding, “Happy Thanksgiving, and always love.”
Larry King Better After Spending BDay In Hospital: Larry King had unfortunately spent his 87th birthday in a hospital with a blood-flow issue according to reports. Those close to the legendary broadcaster say that he’s feeling better and was expected to be released Friday but doctors decided to keep him one or two more nights to make sure his progress continues. King revealed back in March that last November he had a stroke and doctors thought he was going to die.
Taylor Swift Reveals The Songs She’s Been Most Excited To Re-Record - As we told you, Taylor Swift confirmed during the American Music Awards that she’s re-recording all of her old albums, and in an interview with “Good Morning America” she revealed which songs she’s enjoyed revisiting the most. “I’ve been having a really good time re-recording my older music. And I think my answer to that is, so far of the ones I’ve re-recorded, I think it’s been most the fun doing ‘Love Story,” she says. “Because the older music, my voice was so teenaged and sometimes when I hear my older music and my older, young teenage voice, it makes me feel like I’m a different singer now.” She adds, “And so it’s been the most fun to go back and re-record ones that I feel like I can actually, possibly improve upon the song. So that’s been a really amazing, fun adventure.”
Peacock Apologizes After "Saved By The Bell" Jokes About Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant - Selena Gomez fans are not at all happy with Peacock’s new reboot of “Saved By The Bell.” Many took to social media to blast the show for two jokes made about the singer’s 2017 kidney transplant. Selena’s good friend, actor Francia Raísa, was the person who donated her kidney to the actress, but in one episode two students are heard debating about the donor’s identity. “I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one student says. “Prove what?” the other replies. “That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato’s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.” Then in another episode, graffiti on the wall reads, “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” Selena fans were furious with many taking to social media to blast the show, which got “respect Selena Gomez” trending on Twitter. “Joking about someone’s disease is not funny whatsoever,” one noted. “It’s just so cruel and unjust. Selena doesn’t deserve that & no one else deserves that either. RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ.” Another added, “This woman went through much sh*t and some had audacity to joke with it. Protect and respect Selena Gomez.” The outrage was so huge that Peacock eventually apologized. “We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health,” read their statement. “We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.” Raísa also commented to the apology, "Some of the cast and producers have reached out to me personally to apologize for this and I truly appreciate that," she shared on her Instagram Story, "but I do want to acknowledge that this public apology from the network should acknowledge the donors that could have been offended by this." She added, "It's not about me, it's about acknowledging the great role that donors play @nbc @peacocktv #savedbythebell."
Jennifer Lopez Drops New Song With Sexy Cover Art - Jennifer Lopez shared some new music with fans this weekend. The singer dropped the new tune “In The Morning,” and got fans excited for it with a very sexy photo. Ahead of the release, J.Lo shared the single’s cover art image, photographed by Mert & Marcus, which was basically her naked, with her arms strategically covering her naughty bits. The pic got fans so hot and bothered that it was liked over 7.1 million times on her Instagram page, making it her most-liked image on her profile ever.
Dua Lipa Headlines “Studio 2054” Livestream, Books “SNL” - Dua Lipa held her “Studio 2054” livstream this weekend, and she was joined by a boatload of special guests including Elton John, FKA twigs, J. Balvin, Bad Bunny, Miley Cyrus, Kylie Minogue, and more. FKA twigs joined Dua for an untitled track, while a video clip showed her Miley collaboration, “Prisoner,” J. Balvin and Bad Bunny joined her for “Un Dia (One Day),” Kylie was there for a duet of “Real Groove” and Elton was projected into the livestream for “Rocket Man.” Other songs performed during the livestream included “New Rules, “Cool,” “Levitating,” Boys Will Be Boys,” “Future Nostalgia” and more, with the show wrapping with “Don’t Start Now.” ONE MORE THING! And now Dua has another big performance coming up next month. The singer is set to be the musical guest on the December 19th episode of “Saturday Night Live” with host Kristen Wiig.
BTS Land Fifth Number One Album - BTS has landed another number one. The band’s latest release, “BE,” tops the “Billboard” 200 Album chart this week, moving 242,000 equivalent album units. The mostly-Korean album is now the K-Pop band’s fifth number one and their second of 2020 following March’s “Map of the Soul: 7.” The group landed all five of their number ones in only two years and six months. The last group to land five albums in as quick a time was The Beatles, who did it in two years and five months. Coming in at number two this week is Megan Thee Stallion’s full-length debut “Good News,” followed by Ariana Grande’s “Positions” at three, Pop Smoke’s “Shoot For the Stars, Aim For The Moon” at four and Future and Lil Uzi Vert’s “Pluto x Baby Pluto” at five.
Lewis Capaldi releasing deluxe version of debut album: Lewis Capaldi is releasing a deluxe version of his debut album. The singer will drop “Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent: The Finale” on Friday. It will consist of two CDs, the original album, as well as a live recording of his sold out shows at London’s Wembley Arena. In other Lewis news, he won the Best UK Award at virtual Specsavers Scottish Music Awards this weekend. He also performed acoustic version of “Before You Go” and “Someone You Loved”, from his home.
Fans on waitlist for Harry Styles’ “Vogue” magazine: As we told you, Harry Styles’ “Vogue” cover caused a lot of controversy, and apparently all that press has made the mag a hot item. According to the New York Post, Harry’s issue sold out so fast that Conde Nast is rushing to get out a second print run of the edition, with some fans on a waitlist for it.
Mariah releases first trailer for holiday special: As we told you, Mariah Carey’s “Magical Christmas Special” will debut Friday on Apple TV+ and now the first trailer has been released. The trailer features appearances by guests Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande. Check it out to the right. Mariah also gave fans a little peek into her Thanksgiving holiday.
2020 BET Soul Train Award Winners - Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell Hosted The 2020 Soul Train Awards on BET last night. This year's show featured performances with some of music's most talented stars. H.E.R. was this year's top nominee, receiving eight nods in total. The singer was followed by Chris Brown, who nabbed seven. Here's a list of the night's big winners:
Song of the Year: Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
Album of the Year: Summer Walker - "Over It"
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint JHN & Wizkid – “Brown Skin Girl”
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: H.E.R.
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Chris Brown
Best Collaboration: Chris Brown Feat. Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
Best New Artist: Snoh Aalegra
Rhythm & Bars: Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”
Best Dance Performance: Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Kirk Franklin
Soul Train Certified Award: Brandy
The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award: “I Can’t Breathe” – Written By H.E.R. (H.E.R.) “Playing Games”
Pat Sajak Almost Loses It On “Wheel Of Fortune” Contestant - Fans think Pat Sajak may have been in a mood during last Wednesday’s episode of “Wheel Of Fortune.” The longtime host himself admitted he “finally snapped” during the episode after scolding an “ungrateful” contestant who had just solved a puzzle. Here’s what happened: contestant Darin McBain – whose mother was actually a three-day “Wheel” champion in 1982 – had to guess four expressions beginning with the word “kitchen,” correctly guessing “cabinet, towels, oven, sink.” But he, like many watching from home, thought there was something funny about the term “kitchen oven,” saying after his win, “who call it a ‘kitchen oven?” Sajak’s response was to scold – playfully, of course, McBain for being “ungrateful” after getting the puzzle right. “Don’t argue Darin! Ungrateful players, I’ve had it!” he snapped, before apologizing. “I’m sorry I yelled at you Darin, I just don’t remember your mother giving us trouble like you did.”
"AGT" Kid Magicians Arrested For Refusing To Live W/ Mom - Two kid magicians made famous by their appearance on "America's Got Talent" were arrested by cops in Louisiana for refusing to return to their mother as part of a bitter custody battle. Brother and sister duo Kadan, 15, and Brooklyn Rockett, 13, were semi-finalists on the show back in 2016. The pair were arrested last week in Farmerville, Louisiana after refusing to go with police who were trying to return them to their mother. A Missouri judge ordered the handoff in the ongoing custody battle with their father. The kids have been living with their dad in California for years, but have refused to see their mom. They were in Louisiana for their grandmother's funeral, so that is how the mother knew where they would be in order to send the police to pick them up. They spent the night in custody and were released back to their father, at least for now.
"RHOBH" Halts Filming Over COVID Concerns: "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" has paused filming on Season 11 due to coronavirus concerns. Reports say that production was "temporarily suspended" and "proper protocol" is being followed, though it's unclear whether a castmate or a production member tested positive. Some of those measures may include contact tracing. On social media, none of the "RHOBH" Season 11 "Housewives" -- including Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, or Crystal Kung Minkoff, have spoken out about the situation.
"Doctor Who" Holiday Special Trailer: BBC America has announced that this year's special holiday episode of Doctor Who, "Revolution of the Daleks," will air at 8 p.m. ET on New Year's Day. The network has also released a trailer for the show, which features Chris Noth, John Barrowman, flying Daleks, and Jodie Whittaker. In addition to the regular cast, the show also features Dame Harriet Walter and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
SNL Announces December Hosts: SNL has announced who’s hosting upcoming new episodes in December, and it kicks off with Jason Bateman on December 5th, followed by Timothee Chalamet on December 12th, and then Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig will host what will no doubt be a Christmas show on December 19th. Morgan Wallen is the musical guest with Bateman on December 5th. Chalamet’s show will be anchored by musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, while Wiig’s show will be accompanied by recent Grammy nominee Dua Lipa.
“The Mandalorian” Digitally Erases Jeans & T-Shirt Guy: Disney-Plus suffered a “Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup”-type flub in Chapter 12 of “The Mandalorian”... and now it’s been fixed. In one of the scenes from the episode, eagle-eyed fans noticed a guy wearing some very non-”Star Wars” garb in the background. After calling attention to it, the “Jeans Guy” – AKA “Admiral Blue Jeans” – has been digitally scrubbed from a new version of the episode.
UK Culture Secretary Wants “The Crown” Labeled As Fiction: Netflix’s “The Crown” is a fictional take on real events in the real royal family… but the UK’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden wants to make sure people know the facts, especially as the show takes on Princess Diana’s life. In a new interview, Dowden calls for the show to be clearly labeled as fiction, so that there’s no way a “generation
of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.”
Faizon Love Sues “Couples Retreat” For Scrubbing Him From Poster - The makers of Vince Vaughn’s hit movie “Couples Retreat” have been hit with a lawsuit. Faizon Love is suing Universal Studios and its partners for scrubbing him and his on-screen partner from the 2009 rom-com's international promo poster...which is apparently still being used worldwide. Love and co-star Kali Hawk are the only minority couple out of the four in the movie. The ads for the flick in the United States show all eight actors - six white and two black - but the suit claims that posters promoting the film to international audiences scrubbed Love and Hawk completely. This isn’t the first time people have noticed, either. In the suit, Love notes that the international poster was subject to controversy back when the movie first came out in 2009, and that he even got an apology from the studio… along with the promise of more “lucrative, career-making film roles.” But the roles never came, according to Love, who also claims Vince Vaughn himself had told him not to make a big stink about the poster for the sake of his career.
Mads Mikkelsen Moves Into Depp's "Fantastic Beasts" Role - After Johnny Depp resigned from continuing his role in the upcoming Fantastic Beast 3, a new actor has emerged to play his role. Mads Mikkelson will replace Johnny Depp in the upcoming film.
While Depp had played the dark wizard in the first two Fantastic Beast films, it was reported that Warner Brothers had asked Depp to resign in early November. Depp agreed to step aside and made the announcement via his Instagram page. Best known for playing Hannibal, Mads Mikkelsen was reportedly director David Yates favorite to replace Depp. Depp had only filmed one scene in the upcoming film making it easier for a new actor to take the role of Grindelwald. They resumed filming in October after being shut down by the pandemic.
Disney + Honored Chadwick Boseman On His Birthday - Disney Plus has updated the Marvel logo introduction to “Black Panther” in honor of what would have been Chadwick Boseman’s 44th birthday. They redesigned the Marvel logo intro to “Black Panther” to honor Boseman on November 29. Boseman, who played T’Challa/Black Panther, died on August 28 following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Walt Disney executive Bob Iger announced via Twitter that a special tribute to Boseman would be featured as part of “Black Panther” on Disney Plus. The updated intro keeps the classic Marvel page-turning opening before showing concept art and images from “Black Panther.” The tribute shows footage from Boseman’s appearances in “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” The images serve as a reminder of Boseman’s legacy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.