10/4/21 Entertainment News
— Britney Spears has reason to celebrate with a new engagement and her father suspended from her conservatorship, but she also has a lot of healing to do. That’s what the pop star told her fans Saturday on Instagram. She said she’s grateful to have a strong support system and is focusing right now on “taking time to understand it’s ok to slow down and breathe.” A hearing is set for next month to consider ending Spears’ conservatorship entirely after 13 years.
— “Venom — Let There be Carnage” is the new top movie in the U.S. and Canada. The sequel to the 2018 comic book saga earned just over 90-million-dollars in its first weekend in North America’s theaters. “Addams Family 2” came in second with 18-million-bucks follwed by “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” with six-million-dollars. Rounding out the Top Five are the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” followed by “Dear Evan Hansen.” The new documentary about the origins of Contemporary Christian Music called “The Jesus Music” finished in ninth place.
— The actor who portrays James Bond is about to receive his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Daniel Craig’s star will be dedicated Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at 7007 [[ seven double-oh seven ]] Hollywood Boulevard — an address deliberately chosen because of its last three digits. The British actor has played Ian Fleming’s secret agent in five “007” films — including the soon-to-be-released “No Time to Die.” Craig’s star will be placed right next that of the late Roger Moore — who appeared as James Bond in seven movies between 1973 and 1985. Among those scheduled to attend this week’s unveiling are co-producer Barbara Broccoli and Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek — who portrays the villain in the upcoming Bond picture.
— Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer were showing their support at this weekend’s Women’s March. Schumer posted a photo on Instagram Saturday showing the two stars out in the street protesting apparently in New York City. In the photo, Schumer is carrying a sign that says “abortion is essential,” and Lawrence is carrying a homemade sign that says, “Women can’t be free if they don’t control their own bodies.” The photo also shows Lawrence with a baby bump. The actress is expecting her first child with her husband, Cooke Maroney.
— Model Emily Ratajkowski is reportedly accusing singer Robin Thicke of groping her. The Sunday Times reports the model made the accusation in an exclusive excerpt of her upcoming book “My Body.” She was one of two models who were topless in the music video for Thicke’s 2013 single “Blurred Lines.” In an excerpt, while on set, she says she felt the “coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping” her “bare breasts” and when she turned around she was looking at Thicke. The music video’s director, Diane Martel said she offered to stop the shoot then and there, but Ratajkowski said they could go on.
— Stanley Tucci is opening up about his battle with cancer. The Emmy Award-winning actor told the New York Times he was afraid of losing his sense of taste as he went through treatment. He questioned, ” if you can’t eat and enjoy food, how are you going to enjoy everything else?” He also revealed he was still recovering from treatment during his series “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.” He said at one point it took him ten minutes of chewing to be able to swallow a bite of steak.
— The Tampa home used as the Boggs’ home in the 1990 hit “Edward Scissorhands” is turning into a museum. Joey Klops tells TMZ he and his wife have been remodeling the Florida home into “Scissorland” since buying it a year ago. His collection of memorabilia includes an original pair of scissors actor Johnny Depp used to trim a Dinosaur bush during the movie. The Klops are allowing fans who promise to respect the neighborhood to come and tour the property for free.
— The Golden Globes are looking to make good on being more diverse. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has added 21 new members. Almost half of them are women and nearly 30-percent are Black. Asian and Latinx members were also added. It comes after NBC announced earlier this year it wouldn’t air the Golden Globes awards show in 2022 over diversity concerns. In announcing its decision, NBC said change “takes time and work.”