*Today marks the anniversary of Prince's death on April 21st, 2016...well the Purple One sold more albums in 2016 than any other artist -- even Adele. He was the best selling artist of 2016.
*Will Smith is in talks to play the Genie in Disney's Aladdin live-action reboot, Deadline reports.The late Robin Williams famously voiced the Genie in the 1992 classic. Williams, who died at age 63 in 2014, prevented Disney from using his Genie voice in future movies in his will. The news comes on the heels of Disney's huge box-office success with Beauty and the Beast, which stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The movie raked in more than $1 billion, making it the biggest live-action movie musical ever made.
IN THEATERS TODAY: Free Fire, The Promise, Unforgettable, Born in China. Plan to see any of them?
On this day in 1977 Annie opened on Broadway.
TWITTER BIRTHDAY SHOUT-OUTS
Today's celeb #birthdays: Andi MacDowell, Tony Danza, Iggy Pop, Charles Grodin, Queen Elizabeth II
#HappyBirthday to Queen Elizabeth II. The British monarch is 91 today.
#HappyBirthday to Tony Danza. The Who's the Boss star turns 66 today.
#HappyBirthday to Iggy Pop. The shirtless one is 70 today.
- Zac Efron says as he gets older, he's thinking more about settling down
- He's surrounded by good examples of healthy relationships, which is pushing him to find a longterm lady as well
- First, though, Efron says you need to find your own happiness
*Harvey Keitel has lost a lawsuit he brought over a starring role he did not get in E*Trade commercials. The actor accused the company of reneging on a contract to feature him in three commercials for $1.5 million, but a New York judge says there was no contract. (Reuters)
*Pierce Brosnan's 42-year-old daughter Charlotte died of ovarian cancer last week in London. The star lost his wife Cassandra to the same disease in 1991.
*FOX has ordered a new 10-episode event series of The X-Files. It will premiere at the end of the year.
Jeff Sessions: The attorney general is "amazed" that an "island" judge could block Trump travel ban.
Cuba Gooding Sr.: The soul singer and father of the actor was found dead in his car.
The X-Files: The Fox show is coming back -- again.
LeBron James: The Pacers led in the first half, but then the King and the Cavs crushed them.
Tucker Carlson: He's replacing Bill O'Reilly at Fox News.
#Scandal: Fans are reacting to the latest episode.
#MarriedAtFirstSight: The wedding portraits from season five have been released.
Mel B’s Nanny Sues Her For Defamation-Mel B is getting sued for the contents of her divorce filing.
In the papers filed by the Spice Girl, she claims her estranged husband nanny Lorraine Gilles admitted to an affair and that Gilles had gotten pregnant. Mel B also mentions that Gilles has a sex tape that has been threatened to be released.
Gilles takes exception to that and has now sued the former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant for defamation. In the suit, Gilles says there is enough proof to expose Me B’s lies.
You might say Billy grew up in St. Louis. No, he wasn't born or raised here but he did move to town twenty-two years ago (at the ripe old age of 21). In that time he's lived everywhere from Lafayette Square to South City, Chesterfield, St. Charles, Lake St. Louis and now Edwardsville. He spends most of his spare time playing with his newest addition, baby Jack! Or, watching his 17 year old son, Grant, playing sports for the Dragons of St. Mary's. He and his wife Melissa also love finding great new restaurants to try out and enjoy spending time at home with their two little shih Tzus, Lexi and Dallas. Life is definitely good in The Lou.
Julie Tristan is a St.Louisan born & raised! She grew up in the Creve Coeur area and went to Pattonville High School. She went to Mizzou and earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree. #MIZ Soon after she ended up going into the radio business & doing traffic reports and then landed a job as Host of Show Me St. Louis, which earned her an Emmy nomination! She's a huge dog lover and has 5 furry kids of her own. She spends her free time volunteering at dog shelters in town like Stray Rescue and the Gateway Pet Guardians!