“AGT” Crowns A Winner-
It was a neck and neck race to the finish, but “America’s Got Talent” has a new winner!
Ventriloquist Darci Lynne was announced as the Season 12 champion last night. First runner-up was ten-year-old singer Angelica Hale. The top 5 finalists also included Ukrainian dance group, Light Balance, deaf singer Mandy Harvey, and Sarah and Hero the dog.
Lynne wins one-million dollars and a ten-week headlining show in Las Vegas. She got to perform with fellow ventriloquist and former “AGT” winner Terry Fator, who still headlines in Vegas.
Source: USA Today
ICYMI: Ivanka Trump Had Postpartum Depression-
Ivanka Trump says she had postpartum depression after having her three kids.
The President's daughter did an interview with "Dr. Oz" that will air today. In it, Ivanka says that after each of her three children, she had some level of postpartum depression. The 35-year-old first daughter has an unpaid advisory role in the Trump administration and is an advocate for working women.
She says to be credible in that role, she felt it was necessary to go public with her struggle. The CDC says at least ten-percent of U.S. women experience postpartum depression. Chrissy Teigen, singer Adele and Gwyneth Paltrow are among the celebrities who have revealed going through the same issue.
Source: Washington Post
The original creative team of the Terminator franchise is reuniting. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back -- and Linda Hamilton slips back into the iconic role of Sarah Connor.
Her ex-husband, director James Cameron, announced last night at a private party, (quote) “As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return."
The Deadpool director will take the reigns with Cameron as an adviser. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Talk About It:
- Hamilton divorced Cameron the same year he became insufferable from his Titanic success at the Academy Awards.
- The paycheck must be significant for Hamilton to work with her arrogant ex.
- This movie will be the 6th in the franchise that started over three decades ago.
- Cameron said 70-year-old Arnold and 60-year-old Linda "anchor” the movie but new action stars are the centerpiece.
Lawsuit Blames “American Made” Actor And Director For Deaths-
The estates of two men killed during filming of “American Made” blame Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman for the accident.
Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl died on the scene of the plane crash, while Jimmy Lee Garland was left without feeling in the lower half of his body.
The lawsuit notes “The demands of filming in Colombia, together with Cruise’s and director Doug Liman’s enthusiasm for multiple takes of lavish flying sequences, added hours to every filming day and added days to the schedule.”
Though Cruise and Liman are not named in the suit, they are partly blamed. Imagine Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment and Cross Creek Pictures are the ones in the suit and the families want a judgment for wrongful death and damages.
*Fergie "there's no perfect time," both she and her estranged hubby agreed they felt "weird" fielding questions about life as a couple while secretly going their separate ways.
• "Honestly, it was just getting a little weird for us with all the romantic questions," Fergie, 42, said.
• "We just wanted to get adjusted in private. (And Axl's school has helped as) we have a co-op so Josh and I would walk there several times before the school season,"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEPTEMBER 21
Nicole Richie, reality star (36)
Alfonso Ribiero, actor (46) (LOVED him as "Carlton"!)
Luke Wilson, actor (46)
Ricki Lake, TV host (49)
Faith Hill, singer (50)
Bill Murray, actor (67)
Stephen King, writer (70)
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The agents of Kingsman head to the U.S. to join forces with Statesman, after the British spies' headquarters is destroyed by The Golden Circle.
WHO'S IN IT? Taron Egerton, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Jeff Bridges
- It is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).
- The movie is based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar.
- Elton John plays a fictionalized version of himself in the sequel.
- The budget was $104 million.
THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (Animated)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Six secret ninja warriors must defend their island home, Ninjago, against the evil warlord Garmadon.
WHO'S IN IT? Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Michael Pena
- Based on the Lego Ninjago toy line.
- This is the first theatrical film based on an original Lego property.
- Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh did the score.
FRIEND REQUEST (Horror)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.
WHO'S IN IT? William Moseley, Brit Morgan
- It was originally titled Unknown Error.
- The film was shot in Cape Town, South Africa.
- The budget was $9.9 million.
*As Stephen Colbert predicted, President Trump tweeted about the Emmys. "I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night — the worst ever," the commander in chief wrote. "Smartest people of them all are the 'DEPLORABLES.'" Sunday’s show averaged 11.4 million viewers, tying it with last year’s show, which was an all-time low.
*Laurence Fishburne and wife Gina Torres have split after 14 years of marriage. They have a 10-year-old daughter named Delilah.
*A Riverdale spinoff of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is in the works. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is expected to launch in the fall of 2018.
*Bernie Casey, the NFL star turned actor best known for Revenge of the Nerds and Never Say Never Again, died on Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 78.