10/15/21 Entertainment News
— Robin Williams’ daughter is making it known that she’s seen the video of an actor impersonating her father. Zelda Williams took to Twitter recently and requested that followers stop sending her the footage. She noted the portrayal is very good, but receiving a video of her Dad reliving “one of his saddest days is weird.” The segment features actor Jamie Costa playing the late actor as he learns that fellow comedian, John Belushi, has died. The video has gone viral since its release.
— A woman is suing Bill Cosby in New Jersey, accusing the actor of drugging and raping her in 1990. Lili Bernard says she first met him on the set of “The Cosby Show” and he offered to be her mentor before assaulting her in an Atlantic City hotel room. The lawsuit says Bernard started to lose consciousness after drinking a non-alcoholic drink made by Cosby and remembers telling him “no.” Bernard says Cosby threatened to derail her career if she told anyone. She’s one of 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexual abuse dating back to the 1960s. He was found guilty of sex crimes in Pennsylvania in 2018 and sentenced to ten years before his conviction was overturned in June of this year.
— Matt Damon is a big fan of Harry Styles. Speaking to People, the actor said he recently took his three daughters to see Styles in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City a few days ago. He said their family had Styles’ album, “Fineline” on repeat during the coronavirus lockdown. While enjoying the concert with his daughters, Damon said he “knew every word to every song” Styles played. Though he went to joke that at 51-yeas-old he may be “too old to know all the words.” Damon also revealed Styles sent his 15-year-old daughter Isabella a little video saying hello to her. He says he really owes him one.
— Howie Mandel is revealing more details about what lead up to him recently fainting in a Los Angeles area Starbucks. He shared a YouTube video on Thursday saying he was extremely dehydrated because of a recent colonoscopy. The “America’s Got Talent” judge said he also started to work immediately following the procedure and noted he doesn’t drink water. He says from now on he’s going to moisturize and hydrate.
— For the second time, a federal judge is denying motions from former reality TV star Josh Duggar to dismiss his child pornography case. Judge Timothy Brooks denied four motions yesterday asking to dismiss the indictment against Duggar ahead of his court date next month. He’s out on bond after being arrested earlier this year on charges of possessing child pornography. Duggar appeared on the reality show “19 Kids and Counting” until he was accused of sexually assaulting his sisters and a babysitter in 2015.
— The global hit South Korean series Squid Game is a massive success for Netflix, and the streaming service reportedly picked it up for a relative steal. The show, about hard luck cases competing in deadly children’s games, cost the company 21-point-four million dollars, about two-point-four million an episode. By comparison, other hit Netflix show like Stranger Things and The Crown cost as much as ten-million-dollars an episode. Squid Game is the company’s most watched series, debuting not even a month ago. It’s also part of Netflix’s broader strategy of heavily investing in South Korea, where it’s spent a reported 500-million dollars.