9/14/21 Entertainment News
— It’s a wrap on the 2021 Met Gala, often referred to as the fashion world’s Oscars night. The annual event returned to New York City yesterday for the first time since 2019 and as usual it was full of glitz and glam. Singer Billie Eilish made history as the event’s youngest co-chair and she did so decked out in an Oscar de la Renta gown after securing an agreement that the company would stop selling fur if she wore the designer. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made an appearance in a “Tax the Rich” dress and fellow New Yorker Pete Davidson paid tribute to 9/11 victims, including his father, with his outfit. Kim Kardashian West turned heads in an all black Balenciaga get-up complete with a full-face covering and accompanied by someone the internet at first thought was Kanye West, also fully covered up. Turns out it was the creative director of Balenciaga. The theme of this year’s Met Gala was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”
— The highly anticipated psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” is set to be released next fall. Director Olivia Wilde made the announcement, saying the film will be released in theaters only. The movie staring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles features a utopian housewife who begins to uncover disturbing secrets about her husband. The project began filming in late 2020, but was one of many to have production interrupted due to COVID-19.
— Actor and producer Jeff Bridges says his cancer is in remission and COVID in the “rear view.” The star of the new FX drama “The Old Man” gave fans an update on his health following his recent battle with lymphoma and coronavirus. In the update on his personal website, he wrote the nine to 12-inch mass had reduced to the size of a marble. He added he’s now vaccinated and feeling better. Plus, he gave a sneak peek at the new television adaptation of “The Old Man” novel that’s set to premiere next year.
— Britney Spears’ husband-to-be says the two will sign a prenup for his own protection. Sam Asghari took to social media to respond to fans who urged Spears to sign a prenup after the happy couple broke the news of their engagement on Instagram Sunday. Asghari joked by posting, “Of course we’re gong to get an iron clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day,” with two laughing emojis. Back in August, Spears praised her now-fiancé for helping her through the “hardest years” of her life as she continues to fight to end her 13-year conservatorship.
— The reality TV show “Cops” isn’t over just yet. Fox Nation announced it’s picking up the series over a year after it was dropped by Paramount Network. The decision to cancel it came amid protests about police brutality after the death of George Floyd. The 33rd season of the unscripted show following real-life police officers will be available for streaming October 1st. The first four episodes of the new season will drop then, along with several from the previous season.
— “Doctor Who” Actress Tanya Fear has been found safe after being reported missing last week in Southern California. The Los Angeles Police Department said Monday there is “no criminal element associated with her disappearance.” Authorities did not say where she was found but noted the investigation around her disappearance is now closed. The actress has also appeared in the British shows “Cleaning Up” and “Endeavour” and the 2015 film “A Moving Image.” Fear’s manager says she’s been in the Los Angeles area for two months and recently had been performing stand-up comedy.
— Fox Corporation is adding to its empire. Variety reports the mass media giant has acquired news and entertainment website TMZ from WarnerMedia. The deal is reportedly worth about 50-million dollars. It includes TMZ’s assets such as Sports and Live. TMZ co-founder Harvey Levin, who will stay on for day-to-day operations, said Fox “is opening up a world of opportunities” for the outlet to grow its current platforms.