8/26/21 entertainment news
– While Mike Richards is no longer the host of ‘Jeopardy!’, He is still running the show. The New York Times reports that Sony employees told staff on Monday that he would stay on as the show’s executive producer. He lost his new job after his comments about women reappeared on an old podcast. He has since apologized and will now complete a sensitivity training.
– Erin Andrews talks about her struggles with in vitro fertilization. In a new personal essay the veteran sports broadcaster wrote for Bulletin, the 43-year-old says she has been doing IVF treatments for eight years. Andrews calls it a “time consuming and emotionally stressful process” and says it is not talked about enough. The former presenter of Dancing with the Stars added that it is difficult to juggle her busy schedule as she begins her seventh round of IVF treatment. She said she was on the same team as all other women who have fertility problems and she no longer wants to hide it. Andrews married former NHL player Jarret Stoll in 2017.
– Singer Doja Cat prepares to host MTV’s 2021 Video Music Awards next month. She announced this on Instagram on Wednesday. In addition to hosting, she will also perform and has been nominated for five awards including “Artist of the Year” and “Video of the Year”. The MTV VMAs will air live from New York City on September 12th.
– The Food Network enters the world of screenplay films. Variety Reviews The Food Network partnered with Discovery Plus to create Candy Coated Christmas. The film will star “The Pioneer Woman” host Ree Drummond. It’s slated to appear on Discovery Plus sometime in November.
– It looks like Marvel fans will love the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. Sony Pictures announced that the Avengers: Endgame trailer has topped the most views of a Marvel trailer in 24 hours. The Spider-Man trailer had 355 million views in one day, while Avengers: Endgame had 289 million.
– Honey Boo Boo graces the cover of Teen Vogue on the occasion of her upcoming 16th birthday. The reality TV star, whose real name is Alana Thompson, was featured in the magazine on Wednesday. She looks all grown up and wears a light green suit coat with mismatched tights and a black and white plaid dress with a matching black sequin vest in a different look. In the interview, she became honest about her mother’s struggle with drugs and how tough it was for her and her family. She added that she was trying to change the stigma of body type in teenagers her age and says fans can’t expect her to stay small forever. Honey Boo Boo will be 16 years old on Saturday.
– Actor Michael Nader is dead. People report that he died of cancer on Monday at his home in Northern California. He was 76 years old. One of Nader’s most notable roles is his ten year career on the ABC soap opera “All My Children”. He is also known for his time as Dex Dexter in “Dynasty”. He leaves behind his wife and daughter.
– “Black Panther” actress Letitia Wright has been released from hospital after injuring herself on the set of the film’s sequel. Deadline reports that the actress was injured during a scene with a stunt rig in Boston, Massachusetts. While a Marvel spokesperson said her injuries were minor, she was still examined at a local hospital. The incident reportedly will not affect the release of the film on July 8th.
– Adult movie star Ron Jeremy has now faced a variety of sexual crimes on over 30 counts. The LA Times reports that the charges stem from alleged incidents over 25 years that involved more than 20 women. His alleged victims are between 15 and 51 years old. The 68-year-old has pleaded not guilty on all charges. He is due to return to court in October.
– A main character on the Nickelodeon show “Zoey 101” is suing her ex-husband. Alexa Nikolas, who played Nicole on the 2000s show, claims Rhye frontman Michael Milosh exploited, cared for, sexually assaulted, and manipulated her as a minor in order to marry him when she was only 19 years old. Nikolas claims the two started their relationship when she was 16 and he was 33, but they didn’t meet in person until he was 18 and could get a green card.
– An award-winning Hollywood director says he is still not convinced of the official 9/11 statement. Spike Lee was busy promoting his new HBO documentaries about the terrorist attacks. In it he questions how and why the towers of the World Trade Center collapsed. The series includes interviews with members of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, a conspiracy group that claims jet fuel cannot melt metal substrates. Lee says he hopes his new project will allow people to form their own opinions about what happened 20 years ago. He says, “I respect the audience’s intelligence.”