Hollywood News Thursday December 5, 2019
LIVE! WITH KELLY & RYAN (ABC) Scheduled: Jimmy Smits, Lea Michele, Monica Mangin
THE VIEW (ABC) Scheduled: Josh Groban, guest co-host Bari Weiss
THE TALK (CBS) Scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel
KELLY CLARKSON (SYN) Scheduled: Chrissy Metz, Iain Armitage, Diane Warren
ELLEN DEGENERES (SYN) Scheduled: Eddie Murphy, Sean Hayes
TAMRON HALL (SYN) Scheduled: Elaine Welteroth
THE REAL (SYN) Scheduled: Tahiry, T-Pain & Tory Lanez, guest co-host Rachel Lindsay
WENDY WILLIAMS (SYN) Scheduled: Christian Siriano
MOVIE (ABC) “A Charlie Brown Christmas” animated: Linus helps Charlie Brown with what Christmas is all about, then "Charlie Brown Christmas Tales" features a vignette of each "Peanuts" character.
MOVIE (ABC) “Same Time, Next Christmas” Sparks fly between a young woman (Lea Michelle) and her childhood sweetheart (Charles Michael Davis) when they reunite at the same Hawaiian resort where they met years earlier.
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS) Mary gets Pastor Jeff involved when Sheldon isn't invited to Billy's birthday party; George Sr. has male bonding time with Dr. Sturgis.
THE UNICORN (CBS) Wade pretends to be dating Caroline to avoid being set up on blind dates by Delia; Ben and Michelle throw an anniversary party for themselves, but have issues with the catering.
MOM (CBS) Christy and the ladies rally around Tammy when she has trouble adjusting to early release from parole; Bonnie is disappointed when her perfect birthday gift for Adam gets a lukewarm response.
CAROL’S SECOND ACT (CBS) As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too rough.
EVIL (CBS) David is shocked to learn he is being sued for inflicting severe psychological harm on Caroline Hopkins after he assisted in her exorcism; David questions his future as a priest, especially after developing a connection with his defense attorney.
NFL FOOTBALL (FOX) “Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears” The 6-6 Bears meet with the 6-6 Cowboys. Dallas has won two in a row over Chicago, with the Bears last prevailing over America's Team in 2013. Dallas missed a chance to take control of the NFC East by falling 26-15 to Buffalo on Thanksgiving.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (NBC) A collection of "Saturday Night Live's" Christmas-themed sketches from various seasons, including D... in a Box, Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood, Adam Sandler's Chanukah Song, Martha Stewart's Topless Christmas and more.
MAKING IT (NBC) The makers celebrate the holidays with Nick and Amy by, first, making a wreath out of unconventional materials for the faster craft; then, building an interactive lawn display to showcase their favorite holiday for the master craft.
SUPERNATURAL (CW) Dean goes off on his own to take on a case; Castiel has an idea of how he can help Sam track down God.
LEGACIES (CW) After deciding that leaving town would be for the best, Hope gets pulled back in after Josie comes up with a risky plan to close the Malivore portal; Alaric and Dorian make an alarming discovery about Professor Vardemus.
COURT CAM (A&E) series premiere: A defendant leaps over a balcony headfirst in a death-defying escape attempt; a man accused of murdering his girlfriend's 4-year- old son has an unlikely defender; a 19-year-old escaped defendant leads police on a high-speed chase.
PROJECT RUNWAY (BRAVO) season premiere: With luggage still in tow, the designers are greeted at the TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport ready to take flight with their first challenge to create an innovative look inspired by humanity's continued push into space exploration.
FLORIBAMA SHORE (MTV) Gus brings girls over to the beach house; Nilsa and the other roommates try to figure out how to release Kortni from her tonsil demons.
EX ON THE BEACH (MTV) Ten reality celebrities arrive in a winter wonderland to see if they can find their next crush; Callum and Nicole's exes cause trouble in the chalet; a love connection is made for one couple and quickly un-made for another.
GHOST ADVENTURES (TRAV) Zak and the crew travel to San Francisco to investigate a mysterious castle; they travel to Mexico to conduct a special investigation of the infamous Island of the Dolls.
THE HOLZER FILES (TRAV) When the team reopens Hans Holzer's case file into the Ayers-Allen House in Metuchen, N.J., where he documented entities dating back to colonial times, they discover the spirits there may have a more ominous origin.
TEMPTATION ISLAND (USA) The couples go on overnight dates and try to resist temptation.
GROWING UP HIP HOP (WE) season premiere: Romeo drops a bombshell on the Simmons family; Egypt's boyfriend Sam does sneaky business at a pawn shop; a secret engagement is exposed.
JIMMY KIMMEL (ABC) Scheduled: Sam Rockwell, Francesca Hayward, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks
STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS) Scheduled: Scarlett Johansson, the Weeknd
JAMES CORDEN (CBS) Scheduled: Rebel Wilson, Kacey Musgraves
TONIGHT SHOW/JIMMY FALLON (NBC) Scheduled: Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello
LATE NIGHT/SETH MEYERS (NBC) repeat: Mariska Hargitay, Lizzy Caplan, Sam Fender
LILLY SINGH (NBC) repeat: Anna Faris
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE (BRAVO) Scheduled: Alanis Morissette, Julia Stiles
THE DAILY SHOW (COM) Scheduled: John Lithgow
DAVID SPADE (COM) Scheduled: Casey Wilson, Nico Santos, Chris Hardwick
CONAN (TBS) Scheduled: Jameela Jamil
NEW MUSIC THIS WEEK
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? [TOUR EDITION PICTURE DISC VINYL] - BILLIE EILISH
BEETLEJUICE (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) - EDDIE PERFECT
THE KACEY MUSGRAVES CHRISTMAS SHOW - KACEY MUSGRAVES
RETROACTIVE - EP2 [EP] - KEANE
CHRISTMAS WITH THE STARS & THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - VARIOUS ARTISTS
FROZEN 2: THE SONGS [VINYL] - VARIOUS ARTISTS
Live From Manchester by Blue October
The Soft Bulletin: Live at Red Rocks (feat. The Colorado Symphony & André de Riddler) by The Flaming Lips
Terminator: Dark Fate by Tom Holkenborg
Kids Are Coming by Tones & I
Watchmen: Volume 2 Music From The HBO Series
Main Offender by Keith Richards
NEW DVDS THIS WEEK:
“Ready or Not” (Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Andie MacDowell)
“1st Born” (Val Kilmer, Denise Richards, Taylor Cole)
“Bennett's War” (Trace Adkins)
“A Bread Factory” (Tyne Daly, Janeane Garofolo)
“Ghost in the Graveyard” (Jake Busey, Nikki Blonsky)
“Killerman” (Liam Hemsworth)
“Noon Wine” (Stellan Skarsgard)
“Red Handed” (Michael Biehn, Michael Madsen)
“The Reliant” (Eric Roberts, Kevin Sorbo, Brian Bosworth)
“Running Delilah” (Kim Cattrall, Billy Zane, Diana Rigg)
“Semper Fi” (Leighton Meester, Jai Courtney, Nat Wolff)
“Spare Room” (Alicia Witt, Virginia Madsen)
“A House Divided: Season One”
“The Durrells in Corfu: Season Four”
“Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season”
“The Simpsons: The Complete 19th Season”
City on a Hill: Season One
How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming
The Parts You Lose
NEW MOVIES THIS WEEK: (Opening Thursday)
The Aeronauts - PG-13 - Action | Adventure | Biography | Drama | Romance - Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon. Stars: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Fox
Playmobil: The Movie - Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical - Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys. Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - R - Drama | Romance - On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino
Justin Timberlake Apologizes For "Lapse Of Judgement" - Recently, we told you about Justin Timberlake’s apparent “indiscretion.” Despite sources’ insistence that it was “completely innocent,” fans’ eyebrows were raised when the star was snapped getting cozy and holding hands with his co-star Alisha Wainwright during a boozy night out in New Orleans. Meanwhile, everyone’s been talking about what wife Jessica Biel may or may not be feeling about the incident (such as her rumored demand that he undergo a lie detector test). But now? JT himself has spoken out about his “strong lapse in judgment”... and he insists that’s all it was, that “nothing happened” between him and Wainwright. “I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better,” he writes. “I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be.”
Orlando Bloom & Katy Perry’s Wedding Postponed… And It’s Okay - Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry won’t be walking down the aisle this month as planned. A source tells “Us Weekly” that the wedding has been postponed… but don’t freak out, the couple doesn’t have cold feet. According to the insider, they’re just tweaking the timing of their nuptials to nab the perfect location. More like locationS, since they’re apparently planning a local celebration as well as a destination wedding bash. So, fans shouldn’t worry, the couple is “beyond in love.” So much so, that the insider adds that Katy wants to put a bun in the oven as soon as possible after the wedding.
Jason Momoa Apologizes To Chris Pratt, Pratt Accepts - Everything is good between Chris Pratt and Jason Momoa after the water bottle incident. Yesterday, we told you that the “Aquaman” star called Pratt out for using a “single-use” plastic water bottle in a promo for his new Amazon shop. Now, the two stars have hugged it out. After getting some attention for his comment about the water bottle, Momoa has taken to his own Instagram to publicly apologize for how he came across. “I’m sorry this was received so badly I didn’t mean for that to happen,” he writes. “You now my children and I are madly in love with you, I’m just very passionate about this single use plastic epidemic.” Pratt has accepted the apology, admitting he slipped up in his usual repping of “reduce, reuse, recycle.” “I always carry my big gallon size reusable water jug with me too, I even had it that day!!” he writes. “If I remember correctly someone threw that plastic bottle to me in the photo shoot cause I didn’t know what to do with my hands.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets Restraining Order Against Molotov Cocktail Thrower - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is making sure her stalker keeps her distance. The “Veep” star has been granted a restraining order against a woman who has allegedly been stalking, harassing and even threatening her. According to legal documents obtained by “The Blast,” the star has been dealing with the obsessed stranger “for many months.” The woman, who hasn’t been named, has allegedly gone as far as threatening to throw a grenade of “molotov cocktail” – a bottle containing flammable liquid – at her home. The actress claims it’s not just her, her family has also been dealing with the stalker’s “alarming misconduct.” That includes an alleged incident where the woman put a sign on Louis-Dreyfus’ car claiming that she stole a “homeless writer’s” work for the show “Veep.”
Criss Angel’s Son’s Cancer Has Returned: Criss Angel says his son’s cancer battle isn’t over. After some time in remission this fall, the “Mindfreak” star says his five-year-old Johnny Crisstopher’s leukemia is back. Johnny was first diagnosed back in 2015 before he turned two years old, and Criss has been fighting to raise awareness as well as some money for pediatric cancer research. In fact, he tells TMZ that he’s hosting a charity event in Vegas next year to try to raise even more – as in, $5-million.
Prince Charles Had Showdown With Prince Andrew: We told you before that Prince Charles was headed back from his tour of New Zealand for a showdown with Prince Andrew. Well, The Sun reports that the two sat down just before Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre’s tell-all interview with BBC. After Andrew was booted from the palace his Royal duties, he was reportedly “read the riot act” by Charles. Basically, Charles apparently told him that there’s “no way back for him in the near future” given the allegations.
Amanda Bynes Checks In On IG: Amanda Bynes has checked in on Instagram for the first time in almost three months. She’s shared a selfie showing off her icey-blue hair in an up-do, captioning the snap, “Geisha girl vibes.” She’s since turned off comments for the photo.
Justin Hartley’s Wife Moves Out: Chrishell Stause has taken a big step after her split from “This Is Us” star Justin Hartley: moving out. The star was spotted talking to movers outside her LA pad yesterday while another moving truck was stationed outside the former couple’s shared home.
“Riverdale” Stars Camila & Charles Take A Break: “Riverdale” stars Camila Mendes and Charles Melton’s relationship is on pause. The co-stars have reportedly been “taking a break” from dating for the last few months. The news after they celebrated their first anniversary back in August. Sources say they’re still in touch – both on and off-set. They’re apparently just really busy with their respective projects and feel “overwhelmed.”
Emma Stone Engaged To Longtime “SNL” BF: Emma Stone is going to be a married woman! The actress is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Dave McCary, a segment director and writer for “Saturday Night Live.” Her BF has posted a pic to Instagram with Stone showing off the rock, captioned with a heart emoji.
Happy Birthday, Tiffany Haddish: What’s the best way to celebrate your 40th birthday? If you’re Tiffany Haddish, you throw a Black-Mitzvah. Jimmy Kimmel, Sinbad, and Kevin Nealon were just a few of the folks on hand to help her celebrate. In case you missed it, she found out at 27 that her father is an Eritrean Jew. Now she’s embracing that culture so much so that she named her latest Netflix comedy special “Black Mitzvah.”
Leo DiCaprio’s Girl Weighs in on Age Difference: As far as Camila Morrone is concerned, age ain’t nothin’ but a number. That’s why she’s not bothered by the 23-year age gap between her and her boyfriend, Leonardo DiCaprio. The way she sees it, “There’s so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps. I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.”
It’s a Boy for “Big Bang Theory” Star: Congratulations are in order for Johnny Galecki. His girlfriend, Alaina Meyer, gave birth to their first child. “The Big Bang Theory” star said, “With full and grateful hearts we welcome our beautiful son into this incredible world.” No word on his name yet.
The Rock Shares Reaction To Kevin Hart's Accident - When Kevin Hart had his accident in September, no one was more devastated than his friend and “Jumanji” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “When I heard the news, my heart stopped and I lost my breath,” the former pro wrestler said. Even though Hart’s injuries were severe, he’s managed to pull through just fine. “His situation could have gone another way,” Johnson noted. “He knows that and we know that.” And while the two are known for trolling each other, at the end of the day there’s nothing but love between them. “Kevin's one of the good ones. He's one of the good eggs. I'm really proud of … his ability to overcome,” Dwayne said. “We made ‘Jumanji.’ Life is good.” ONE MORE THING! The Rock took to The ‘Gram to take yet another shot at Kevin. He posted a picture of himself holding Baby Yoda from “The Mandalorian” on Disney + with the caption, “Thank you all so much for your well wishes, love & support. Can't wait to bring this little nugget home to meet his brother @KevinHart4real.”
J-Lo Open To More Kids - Jennifer Lopez has two children, and her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, has two. But if they happen to have more, she’ll be okay with it. When asked about the possibility of expanding the family, J-Lo said, “I don’t know that it’s in God’s plan, but I would like to try. I’m so open to it!” Lopez, who shares 11-year-old twins Emme and Max, with Marc Anthony, says that her babies taught her the meaning of true love. And she’s close to Alex’s two daughters, 15-year-old Natasha and 11-year-old Ella.
Idina Menzel On Making "Feminist" Anthem With Ariana Grande - Idina Menzel is basically the Queen of the Holidays this year, with her brand-new album "Christmas: A Season of Love" crushing the charts and of course, yet another appearance as Elsa in the blockbuster Disney sequel "Frozen II" in theaters. In a recent interview, she talked about making her feminist Christmas song with Ariana Grande. She said Bobby and Kristen Lopez, who are the composers of all the Frozen music, wrote the song for her. The song, called "How About a Hand for Mrs. Claus," was written because she never gets any respect, according to Idina. She went on to say that, "Ariana was so generous in her crazy touring schedule to find time to record this song with me, and I'm indebted to her." When it came to working with Ari, she said it was an amazing experience. "She would send me like every two lines that she recorded, and she would send like a little voice memo and go, 'How's this? Do you want me to do a riff here?' And I'd say, 'Just be you! I don't care, you're Ariana Grande!' And she'd say, 'No, I want you to be happy.' And then she'd say, 'What if on this lyric...' And I'd say, 'Yes! That's great.' And then I said, 'Wait, we're going to put in eight extra bars of a drum fill just so there's room for you to do a crazy Ariana riff.' It was just so funny, and she'd keep sending me little MP3s of what she was doing and making sure that I was happy. Every time, I was like, 'I'm happy!'
Maroon 5 Announce 2020 North American Tour - Maroon 5 may be coming to a city near you. Adam Levine and his bandmates announced yesterday that they'll be embarking on a 2020 North American tour. The tour announcement comes after the release of the band's song "Memories," which dropped in September. Adam explained the song's bittersweet inspirations on Twitter. "This song is for anyone who has ever experienced loss," he wrote. "In other words, this song is for all of us." Maroon 5 will be touring with Leon Bridges, who will appear on all stadium dates, and Meghan Trainor, who will appear on all show dates. June 16: Clarkston, Michigan – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Lady Gaga Headlining 10th Annual Super Saturday Night - Lady Gaga will be returning to the Super Bowl stage, but this time it’ll be on the eve of football’s biggest night. She will be headlining the 10th annual AT&T TV Super Saturday Night celebration on February 1, 2020, according to officials. The concert is set to take place within the Meridian at Island Gardens, a custom 65,000-square-foot, a multi-level entertainment center that’s tailored for large events such as this. “I’ve had some incredible experiences performing at the Super Bowl,” said Lady Gaga in the release’s statement, which ultimately referred to the starlet's performance at the Super Bowl LI halftime show in 2017. Lady Gaga also sang the national anthem a year prior at Super Bowl 50. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. on AT&T’s website. The performance will also be live-streamed on Twitter for anyone who can’t make it to the event.
Kesha Reveals How New Makeup Line Is Connected To Her New Album - Kesha is excited about the launch of her new makeup line, Kesha Rose Beauty. The line opened up Tuesday. Produced in collaboration with Los Angeles-based cruelty-free cosmetics brand HipDot, the collection is starting off with a 12-pan eyeshadow palette, two dual-ended liquid eyeliner pens, a lipstick bullet, and a lip gloss. Kesha talked about how the new makeup line is connected to her new album. She said this makeup line was certainly an inspiration to her when writing songs for "High Road" which is coming out in January. She said, "Every shade [in the eyeshadow palette] is a different song title, whether it's old school, or yet to be released, and the light pink is an unreleased track. Actually, the shadow I wore on the AMAs red carpet is a glittery smokey black shade called "Tonight," which is the title of the new record's opening song. On the night that the song was inspired by, I was wearing some test shadow with some black sparkle in it. There's a little story behind each shade."
Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" Gets Its Own Documentary - The undisputed Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, has been synonymous with holiday cheer. Her timeless holiday tune, “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” all these years later is still being enjoyed by all. The critically acclaimed record has remained a staple on many people’s winter playlists since its release 25 years ago. In celebration of its enduring legacy, Amazon has announced that they’re releasing an original documentary series, appropriately titled "Mariah Carey Is Christmas!," that will delve into the story behind her Christmas classic. Amazon made the announcement yesterday in a trailer of the special, which they published to the official Amazon Music YouTube channel. Based on the series’ preview, the docu-series will feature commentary from Mariah herself and a roster of music insiders, including renowned producer Randy Jackson, Variety music editor Shirley Halperin, music executive Gary Trust and singer Trey Lorenz. “I just remember where I was coming from [and] wanting it to feel like a classic,” Mariah reminisced in a preview clip. “I said, ‘Let me try and get into the Christmas spirit.' … I started writing and changing a Christmas song into a love song back into a Christmas song and kind of making it all one thing.” Mariah Dominates The Holiday Charts Again: The Holiday 100 returns to Billboard's charts menu, ranking the top seasonal songs of all eras, is out and once again Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" rules the top of the chart. For a 36th of the chart's 41 total weeks since the list launched in 2011; it has topped the tally for 21 consecutive weeks, dating to the start of the 2015-16 holiday season.
Justin Bieber Reflects On "Uneducated" Past In Anti-Racism Post - Justin Bieber posted an anti-racist message on Instagram in the hope of making amends for his past use of racist language. In 2014, two videos of Justin emerged that showed him as a teenager making a racist joke that used the N-word and singing a version of his song "Lonely Girl" that used the same racial epithet. This week, he took to social media to promise that, having found God, he will seek to use his fame to, “stand up to racism” as a logo that appeared in his Instagram post read. Meanwhile, he appears to be sitting on a finished new album. Back in October, he took to Instagram with the message: “If this gets 20 million likes, Justin Bieber will release an album before Christmas.” However, the post currently stands just shy of 12 million likes.
Billie Eilish Releasing Live Album Recorded At Third Man Records - Just one month ago, Jack White and his crew over at Third Man Records invited Billie Eilish to play a secret show in TMR's Blue Room. It was an intimate show featuring acoustic performances from Billie and her brother and collaborator Finneas O'Connell, all of which was recorded live to acetate by the Third Man crew. Yesterday, White's boutique label announced that two versions of Billie's recording will be released this Friday. A green vinyl edition, which will be available at TMR's locations in Nashville and Detroit, and a black-and-blue split-color vinyl edition, which will be available exclusively at the Nashville storefront.
Halsey On Why Bring Me The Horizon Collab Isn't On New Album - Halsey has promised fans that her collaboration with Bring Me The Horizon is still on the way, despite it not appearing on the tracklist for her new album ‘Manic’. Earlier this summer, Halsey teased fans of a collab with the metal band after sharing a video of her in the studio with frontman Oli Sykes and keys player Jordan Fish along with the caption, “is it too crazy?” Sykes then later took to Instagram to share a photo of himself with Halsey revealing that they had spent five days in the studio together. The song was expected to appear on her next album ‘Manic’, however, a new tracklist was revealed and it showed a range of guests including Dominic Fike, BTS‘ Suga and Alanis Morissette. BMTH were nowhere to be seen. However, Halsey promises that the song will emerge sooner rather than later.
R Kelly Has Another Court Date - R Kelly’s court tour has another date. A Cook County judge has ordered him to stand trial on one of four sexual abuse cases on September 14th of next year. At this point, it’s not clear exactly which case prosecutors will take to trial first, but Judge Lawrence Flood wants to know by January 22nd. At this point, Kelz is also due to stand trial in federal court in Brooklyn next month and Chicago federal court in April.
Gabrielle Union & NBC Had A Productive Meeting - Gabrielle Union and NBC sat down on Tuesday to hash out the situation that led to her being fired from “America’s Got Talent.” After five hours, she tweeted that they’d had a productive chat, adding, “I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.” NBC, too, was pleased with the meeting. “While there will be a further investigation to get a deeper understanding of the facts, we are working with Gabrielle to come to a positive resolution,” the network explained. After the meeting, sources say that Simon Cowell may be the cause of all the drama. According to an insider, his behavior and attitude are a large part of what made the set toxic. “The ball is in NBC’s court to see if they can get Cowell to agree to make some changes to the way things are done on the show,” an insider shared. ONE MORE THING! One of the many reports about why Mrs. Dwyane Wade was fired involved her hair. The report was that it was “too Black” for the show. Her hairstylist, Larry Sims, has responded by sharing a video of all the looks her created for her. “Too Black?
“The Masked Singer” Recap
We're just a few weeks away from the season finale of "The Masked Singer"
Butterfly and Thingamajig faced off in the bottom two this week
Butterfly was revealed to be... Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child!
ICYMI: Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane Set For Induction Into Television Academy Hall of Fame - In case you missed it, Seth MacFarlane and Cicely Tyson are set to be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame next year. The inductees for the 25th class also includes Disney honcho Bob Iger, former TV exec Geraldine Laybourne, and TV director Jay Sandrich. Three-time Emmy winner Tyson will be honored after more than six decades in the game – over the years, she’s earned a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Tony, and an honorary Academy Award. MacFarlane, who you know best as the man behind “Family Guy,” will be honored for his extensive career as a writer, director, actor, singer, comedian, and animator – and he has five Emmys to prove it. The 2020 class will be inducted at the 25th Hall of Fame ceremony taking place on January 28th at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in Los Angeles, California. The stars join the likes of Lucille Ball, Edward R Murrow, Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Clark, Lorne Michaels, and many more inductees since the Hall’s creation in 1984.
Brandy Confirms "Moesha" Reboot - If Brandy is to be believed, “Moesha” is coming back! The singer confirmed the news during a recent reunion with her TV parents, Sheryl Lee Ralph and William Allen Young. They were at Sheryl’s annual Divas Simply Singing event in Los Angeles when she was asked about a reboot of the 90s sitcom. Brandy was like, “Yeah! Absolutely. I’m here to solidify that we’re gonna bring ‘Moesha’ back.” A stunned Sheryl then told the audience, “You heard it right here. You will have a ‘Moesha’ reboot.”
First Female Writer Of “Star Trek,” Dead At 80: Dorothy Catherine Fontana, the original “Star Trek” series’ first female writer, has died at 80. She’s credited with molding the iconic character Spock, going by “D.C. Fontana” so producers back in the 1960s wouldn’t know she was a woman. She reportedly died on Monday after a brief illness.
“RHOC” Kelly Dodd Hit With Tax Lien: “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Kelly Dodd is in legal trouble, and this time it's not thanks to her co-star Vicki Gunvalson. The reality star has been hit with a big tax lien, accused of refusing to pay over $20K in taxes for 2015 and 2016. If they don’t pay up, they’re in danger of getting their assets seized.
Zooey Deschanel Revisits “500 Days Of Summer” Karaoke Bar: For a new interview, Zooey Deschanel has revisited the karaoke bar in downtown Los Angeles where the sparks first flew between her and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s characters from “500 Days Of Summer.” At the bar, looks back on the on-screen couple’s relationship, and admits she thinks they might’ve worked things out after the events of the movie. “They have such good chemistry!” she says.
J.J. Abrams Hints At “Star Wars” LGBTQ Representation: It turns out “Star Wars” has some LGBTQ representation. Director J.J. Abrams not only agrees that the bromance between Oscar Isaac and John Boyega’s characters in the latest trilogy is probably more than just a close friendship… and he says that in the future, fans can expect more LGBTQ representation. “It was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented,” he says. “I will say I’m giving away nothing about what happens in the movie.”
Will Smith Weighs in on “Aladdin” Co-Star’s Plight: Mena Massoud shouldn’t worry about the fact that he hasn’t had any auditions since his star turn in “Aladdin.” His co-star, Will Smith, didn’t know about Mena’s plight, but said, “He is a spectacular actor, and he has nothing to worry about.”
Anna Faris & Family Survive Carbon Monoxide Scare - Anna Faris and her family are lucky to be alive after having a carbon monoxide poisoning scare over the Thanksgiving holiday. The 13 of them were at their vacation home in Lake Tahoe on Thanksgiving when they started feeling ill. Ultimately, two of them were taken to a local hospital where they were diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. Later, two more were later taken to the hospital to be treated, and the other nine were treated at the scene. According to the Fire Protection District, the indoor carbon monoxide level was six times higher than it should've been – and that was with windows and doors open for ventilation. Fire Chief Mike Schwartz said that Anna and her family are lucky to be alive after this incident. “Situational awareness is so important," he notes. "Whether you are at home or traveling, it is important ensure that smoke and CO alarms are in working order anywhere you stay." He also says it's not a bad idea to consider bringing your own alarm when you travel, just to be safe.
Apparently, the whole family got sick “to varying degrees” not long after arriving at the rental home, but they attributed it to altitude sickness. While Anna was live-tweeting updates from the rental house in the lead-up to Thanksgiving dinner.
Later, she posted a picture of an abandoned dinner table with the caption: "I’m not quite sure how to express gratitude to the north Lake Tahoe fire department - we were saved from carbon monoxide - it’s a stupidly dramatic story but I’m feeling very fortunate."
Kendall Jenner Stalker Arrested - Kendall Jenner just can’t shake her stalkers. This time, a creep named Richard Eggers was arrested for trespassing on her California property on Monday night. According to “E! News,” Eggers scaled the fence of Kendall’s home in the Hollywood Hills. We’ve been telling you about Kendall’s ongoing battle with various stalkers, so it’s no wonder her security team is Grade A by now. Luckily, Eggers was caught before he could get too close to her house. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the 27-year-old has been spotted creeping around Kendall’s place. According to “TMZ,” he used President Trump’s anti-impeachment petition as a cover story before giving in to the trespassing charge. He’s been ordered to stay at least 150 yards away from the star, along with a sentence to 30 days in county jail and three years of probation.
Casey Kasem Wrongful Death Suit Settled - The legal battle between Casey Kasem’s children and his widow Jean Kasem is finally settled… but that doesn’t mean everyone’s happy. As we’ve been telling you, Jean and Casey’s kids have been hurling accusations over his death left and right – his kids pointed the finger at Jean, and Jean blamed his attorney. The latest? Casey’s kids filed to dismiss the wrongful death suit against Jean, which the court signed off on this week. But a source says his daughter Kerri isn’t happy about it all wrapped up. Apparently, she is “distraught and heartbroken” after feeling like she was pressured into settling by her siblings and attorneys.
Amy Schumer Sends Trainer Cease & Desist Letter After Workout - Amy Schumer is on another level when it comes to trolling. On yesterday’s episode of her “3 Girls, 1 Keith” podcast, the comedienne told a hilarious story about taking legal action against her personal trainer AJ Fisher after some intense workouts. The new mom has been training with Fisher as well as celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, but it’s clear that one of them is pushing her harder. “AJ, our workouts were so hard that I threatened you near constantly,” she told Fisher on the show, revealing that one of those threats was a literal cease and desist letter from her lawyer Isaac Dunham. Obviously, it was all in good fun, but Fisher admitted she almost fell for it. “Amy told me after several of our sessions, ‘You’ll be hearing from my lawyer,’ without even saying bye,” Fisher responded. “When I finally heard from her lawyer, I actually got goosebumps.”
Naomi Campbell Makes History At British Fashion Awards - Congratulations are in order for Naomi Campbell. She recently became the first woman of color to receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2019 British Fashion Awards. The supermodel called being the first one an “out-of-body experience” in her acceptance speech. She cited Grace Jones, Josephine Baker, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner among her personal style icons. She also thanked her mother, Valerie, who raised her as a single parent. The 49-year-old stunner concluded her speech with, “I could go on and on, but I want to thank you for paving the way for me and inspiring a generation.”
“Lizzie McGuire” Star Clayton Snyder Engaged: “Lizzie McGuire” alum Clayton Snyder is going to be a married man. The actor – who played Ethan Craft on the Disney Channel show – just proposed to his longtime girlfriend Allegra Edwards! He’s shared some sweet pictures of the moment on his Instagram, writing, “I love your laugh, I love your heart, I love your family, I love you. Looking forward to wifing you.”
Prince Andrew Accuser’s Dad Shows Support: Following Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre’s tell-all interview about her sexual abuse allegations against the prince, her father has spoken out in an interview of his own. Sitting down with “Good Morning Britain,” Sky Roberts defends his daughter and says that Andrew “knows the truth and what he really did.”
Liam Hemsworth’s Rumored GF Keeping Her Lips Sealed: We told you before that rumors are swirling that Liam Hemsworth has already moved on from Miley Cyrus with “Dynasty” star Maddison Brown. The two stars have been doing their best to keep a low profile, and in a new interview, Brown dodges questions about her love life completely. “I’m not answering that question, my rule is not talking about my personal life,” she says.
Jason Momoa Drags Chris Pratt Over Plastic Bottle: Jason Momoa has called out Chris Pratt over his latest project, an Amazon storefront that features fitness essentials like apparel, equipment and more. In his post to Insta announcing the project, Pratt is shown holding a water bottle on a treadmill. Momoa being passionate about ending the use of plastic water bottles, he couldn’t help but call the actor out. “Bro I love u but wtf on the water bottle,” he’s written in the comments. “No single use plastic. Come on.” Momoa's even dedicated an entire Instagram post to pleading to Pratt to ditch the water bottles.
Kristen, Yara, and More Featured in New Calendar: What do Kristen Stewart, Yara Shahidi, and Claire Foy have in common? They’re all featured in the new Pirelli calendar. The 2020 edition pays tribute to “Romeo and Juliet.” Also included are Emma Watson, Indya Moore, and Mia Goth. Italian photographer Paolo Roversi said that the goal was to find the “Juliet that exists in every woman.”
No More Plastic Water Bottles for Kim K: Kim Kardashian has decided to toss her plastic water bottles after her sister, Kourtney, was criticized for using them in the latest episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Now when you see Kim sipping, it’ll be from the glass bottle that came in the Good American holiday gift bag sent to her by younger sister, Khloé.
Gayle King Shows Off Cellulite: Gayle King isn’t afraid to show a little skin – or laugh at herself. In case you missed it, she recently paid tribute to her cellulite on IG. She posted a series of shots with her and her niece with the caption, “Swipe left for celebration of cellulite cottage cheese thighs...happy to report no photoshopping allowed!”
Apple Announces First-Ever "Apple Music Awards" - Apple announced its inaugural music awards on Monday joining Spotify as the streaming platform giants hand out prizes according to streaming data. Apple gave four artists its first-ever “Apple Music Awards” in five categories. Apple Music’s editorial staff picked three of the winners while the other two were based on streaming figures. Billie Eilish grabbed three of the five awards, suggesting some overlap between the numbers and the staffers’ tastes. Her debut LP “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was Apple’s most-streamed album in 2019, earning her the Album of the Year honor. Eilish was also named Apple’s Artist of the Year and shared the Songwriter of the Year award with her brother and musical partner, Finneas O’Connell. Lil Nas X took Song of the Year for his runaway hit “Old Town Road,” which Apple says was its most-streamed song this year. They also chose pop diva Lizzo as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Apple will celebrate the awards today with a live-streamed concert from Billie Eilish at the company’s Cupertino, California headquarters. The winners will get a sleek aluminum plaque with Apple’s 12-inch “silicon wafer” suspended in glass.
Jonas Brothers Team Up With eBay For Giving Tuesday - The Jonas Brothers have teamed up with eBay for a special cause. To celebrate Giving Tuesday yesterday, eBay for Charity auctioned off a gift from the Jonas Brothers to benefit several charitable organizations. One lucky fan was able to take home a Gibson Melody Maker guitar and gig bag signed by Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas. They weren't the only ones feeling charitable yesterday. Other notable auction items include a signed Kacey Musgraves Shure SM58 microphone, a pair of Yeezy's signed by Kim Kardashian West, the "Stay With Me" sheet music signed by Sam Smith and pair of Anna Wintour Air Jordan "AWOK" shoes with a signed box and a Epiphone guitar signed by Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton and more.
Halsey's New Album Includes Collabs With BTS, Alanis Morissette - Halsey will be releasing her third studio album, "Manic," this coming January. But other than the release date, the album artwork, and of course, her previously released singles, we didn't know much about the content of the album. Until yesterday, when Halsey took to social media to share a 20-second video of her scribbling the tracklist down on paper. Not only do we now know that the album will include 16 tracks, but we have confirmation that she's tapped some of the biggest names in the business for the project. The album will include three guest interludes including BTS's Suga, Alanis Morissette, and Dominic Fike.
Billie Eilish Promises New Songs & Video Are On The Way - Billie Eilish took to social media on Sunday to reveal that the visual for "Xanny" is on the way, along with a few other surprises. "Yes, the 'Xanny' music video is coming; yes, I have two unreleased songs that are coming that you haven't heard any of," the pop star dished in a dimly-lit selfie video posted to her Instagram Stories. "Uhh...be patient, damn!" However, it looks like the "Xanny" video will arrive tomorrow as Billie Eilish announced via her Instagram Story yesterday. Billie Also Announced A Free Upcoming Concert: She announced she will be inviting Bay Area fans to join her for a "one-of-a-kind" show at an undisclosed San Francisco venue today. While details of the event are not known, fans were able to register to win tickets on Monday and no doubt many will enjoy a free show today in the Bay Area.
Rihanna Makes Billboard History - While fans are eagerly anticipating Rihanna’s next album, the beauty mogul is currently breaking records for “ANTI.” Three years after its release, Chart Data’s twitter account reveals that the album has now spent 200 weeks on the Billboard 200. The “Work” singer was the first Black woman in history to ever reach the milestone.
The Scoop On Hannah Brown In “The Bachelor” Premiere - The premiere of Peter Weber’s season of “The Bachelor” is just about a month away, and ABC is teasing fans with some more details. Mainly, the scoop on why his old flame, “Bachelorette” Hannah Brown, makes an appearance on the show. We told you before that the network dropped a teaser revealing that Hannah is among the 30 women pulling up in a limo for Peter’s season. It turns out that Hannah hosts one of the group dates during the epic three-hour premiere special, where she’ll have nine women reveal their “most memorable sex stories and fantasies in front of a live audience.” Other deets reveal that the premiere gets even more intense. Peter not only kicks eight contestants to the curb in the first rose ceremony, but he also takes one of his one-on-one dates to meet his whole family at his parents’ vow renewal ceremony.
Bravo Previews New “Spy Games” Competition: Bravo has a brand new competition series premiering on January 20th, where anyone can be James Bond. “Spy Games” gives regular people a chance to try their hand at being a spy, pitting 10 contestants against their fellow players in challenges designed by CIA, Secret Service, and FBI alum, all for a $100K prize. “Spy Games” premiers on January 20th at 10pm ET on Bravo.
“Jersey Shore” Cast Celebrates 10 Years: Belive it or not, “Jersey Shore” just turned 10 years old. The beloved MTV reality show first premiered on December 3rd, 2009, becoming an instant hit. The OG cast of the show – including Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Pauly “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Ronnie Ortiz-MAgro, Vinny Guadagnino, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola – celebrated the anniversary with a big bash that included a giant “Jersey Shore”-themed cake.
Jenna Dewan Stars in “Soundtrack” for Netflix: Now that Jenna Dewan is legally single, she’s truly dancing to her own “Soundtrack.” She’s starring in the 10-episode romantic musical drama that explores the love stories connecting a diverse group of people living in Los Angeles through the music that lives in their hearts and minds. You can either wait to check out the show on Netflix on December 18th, ==============================================
Elton John’s “Devil Wears Prada” Musical Delayed - Fans will have to wait longer than expected for Elton John’s “Devil Wears Prada” musical, “Prada.” The show was originally set to premiere next summer in Chicago, but it’s been postponed for a year. The show’s lead producer, Kevin McCollum, says that the creative team’s “ridiculous schedules” are to blame. Basically, they need more time to work on the show. Keep in mind, Elton John is still on the final leg of his worldwide farewell tour. As of now, “Prada” is set to run at the CIBC Theater from July 13th to August 15th in 2021. Then, it’ll move on to Broadway for the 2021-22 season.
ScarJo In First “Black Widow” Trailer: After all those “Avengers” movies, Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her turn in the spotlight as Black Widow. Marvel has dropped the first teaser trailer for the upcoming “Black Widow” movie, which hits theaters on May 1st. The movie follows Black Widow after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” as she grapples with her dark past.
Baby Yoda Dolls Are Here: Fans can’t get enough of Baby Yoda from “Star Wars: The Mandalorian.” Now, you can have your very own Baby Yoda thanks to Disney’s new 11-inch toy by Mattel. The official Baby Yoda doll won’t be available until April 1st, 2020
“No Time to Die” Gets Teaser Treatment: If you’ve been waiting for the next installment of the James Bond series, your wait is almost over. “No Time to Die,” which features Daniel Craig in the title role, hits UK theaters on April 3rd, and US theaters on April 8th.
National Board of Review Picks “The Irishman” for Top Honors: “The Irishman” took top honors from The National Board of Review. It was named the best film of 2019, which makes it a solid Oscar contender. Other films on their radar include “Ford v Ferrari,” “Dolemite is My Name,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” On the acting side, Adam Sandler and Renee Zellweger were named best actor and actress, respectively.
No Auditions For "Aladdin" Actor - Who says a billion dollar movie guarantees work? Certainly not Mena Massoud. After appearing in “Aladdin,” which grossed over a billion dollars, he said that he hasn’t been on one audition. “I’m kind of tired of staying quiet about it,” Mena said. “I want people to know that it’s not always dandelions and roses when you’re doing something like ‘Aladdin.’ ‘He must have made millions. He must be getting all these offers.’ It’s none of those things. I haven’t had a single audition since ‘Aladdin’ came out.” Next up for Massoud – appearing opposite Abigail Breslin in Hulu’s new revenge series, “Reprisal.” It’s a role he earned prior to “Aladdin‘s” release when the casting directors didn’t know who he was yet. Look for it to start streaming Friday.