1/14/22 Entertainment News
— Kim Kardashian and Team USA are once again teaming up. Athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will wear outfits made by Kardashian company SKIMS. This comes after athletes at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo were fitted with SKIMS and undergarments. This time around, the collection will feature warmer fabrics to keep athletes cozy in cooler temperatures. The 2022 Winter Olympics will take place next month.
— Kylie Jenner is making history. People Magazine says the reality star is the first woman to have 300-million followers on Instagram. The previous record was held by singer Ariana Grande. However, Jenner still has some work to do to catch arguably the world’s most famous soccer player. Cristiano Ronaldo’s follower count sits at 389-million.
— Zendaya is honoring music legend Ronnie Spector, who passed away this week. Zendaya took to Instagram to post a heart-felt tribute to the “Be My Baby” singer who she will play in an upcoming biopic. The actress recalled always seeing the Ronettes leader with her iconic red lips and fully teased hair. She also said knowing the singer was one of the greatest honors of her life. Spector personally selected Zendaya to star as her in the film.
— Donations are pouring into the charity Bob Saget was a board member for. The executive director for the Scleroderma Research Foundation told CNN one of Saget’s fellow board members announced a one-and-a-half-million dollar grant following his passing. The grant will match the donations made in Saget’s honor. Joanne Gold said they have received over 90-thousand dollars in donations in the late “Full House” actor’s honor before the match was announced. Saget died unexpectedly died this weak at the age of 65.
— Award season is heating up. The Writers Guild of America has revealed its nominations. But for now, the list only includes the small screen. For best comedy, last year’s winner “Ted Lasso” is up against “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Hacks,” “Only Murders in the Building,” and “What We Do in the Shadows.” For best drama, the list includes “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Loki,” “The Morning Show,” “Succession,” and “Yellowjackets.” Four of the shows in each category are also up for New Series along with “Reservation Dogs.” Movie nominations come out in two weeks and the ceremony will be held on March 20th.
— Kendrick Lamar is teaming up with “South Park” co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Park to produce a live-action comedy for Paramount Pictures. The film will follow a young Black man who interns as a slave re-enactor at a museum and discovers his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his. The film is currently untitled and is scheduled to begin production this spring.
) — A Degrassi revival is coming. HBO Max announced a ten-episode series on Thursday. The streaming service says the show “explores a group of teenagers and school faculty living in the shadow of events that both bind them together and tear them apart. The revival will hit HBO Max sometime in 2023.