SO EXCITED ABOUT THESE SHOWS:
*The CW is rebooting Roswell. The original series, which starred Katherine Heigl and Colin Hanks, aired from 1999-2002.
*CBS has given its freshman drama SEAL Team a full season order.
“Jeopardy!” champ winning streak ends –
Eccentric “Jeopardy!” champ Austin Rogers finally saw his 12-game winning streak come to an end yesterday. Over the 12 episodes, the quirky New York City bartender won an astonishing $411,000, but finally lost to Scarlett Sims,by a margin of just $51.
“I set myself a goal of two wins, and I exceeded that expectation,” Rogers said in a press release. “I mean, I always wanted validation that I'm smarter than everyone, and now, when in an argument, I can just say 'SCOREBOARD!' and point to an imaginary Jumbotron.”
Rogers became a bit of a celebrity from his “Jeopardy!” stint, not just because of his big winnings but because of his oddball behavior, especially his tendency to pantomime things during his introductions. While some people may have hated him, many fans loved his antics and are sad to see him go.
“Austin Rogers is a National treasure,' one fan wrote. "One of the most entertaining #jeopardy champion,” while a hater noted, “I still hate #austinrogers but I'm STILL watching him on.”
But fans won’t be missing Rogers for too long. He’s due to compete in the Tournament of Champions, which kicks off November 6th.
Source: The Daily Mail
*The show is called "Springsteen on Broadway" and it opened last night. He's performing 5 shows a week through February 3rd. He says he wanted to do something that was intimate, it's in a beautiful old theater "Walter Kerr Theater" only 960 seats, keep in mind this guy has performed for sold out arenas. His show is just Bruce, the guitar, the piano and the words and music, it follows the arc of his life and his work. It's musical storytelling! He released a memoir last year called "Born to Run" and they say its like the LIVE version of that book.
Kate Beckinsale claims Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was 17.
In an Instagram post, the actress said the producer had her come up to his hotel room for a meeting. "He opened the door in his bathrobe," Beckinsale wrote. "I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed."
Beckinsale added that a "few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realized he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not."
The Underworld star said she has always refused to work with Weinstein and that "undoubtedly harmed my career."
Meanwhile, the New York Police Department has opened a criminal investigation into the numerous allegations against the filmmaker.
Women to boycott Twitter Over Rose McGowan suspension –
You may notice that your Twitter feed is a little light today, or at least lacking a bit of femininity. As we previously told you, Rose McGowan was briefly banned from Twitter yesterday, allegedly for posting someone’s phone number, although many think it’s because she accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her. Well, now women are fighting back by staying off the site.
Many women, including high profile names like Alyssa Milano, Chrissy Teigen, Kathy Griffin and New York first lady Chirlane McCary, plan to boycott the social media platform today, with the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter becoming a trending topic. Many of the boycotters, which also includes male star Mark Ruffalo, are furious that Rose was banned, yet trolls are allowed to post abusive comments all they want without the site doing anything to stop them.
"Tomorrow (Friday the 13th) will be the first day in over 10 years that I won’t tweet. Join me. #WomenBoycottTwitter," Milano tweeted yesterday, while Teigen added, "Ladies. Let's do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.”
Source: USA Today
Amazon Studio chief on leave over harassment claims –
Another big Hollywood exec is being called out for sexual harassment. Amazon Studio chief Roy Price has been put on leave “effective immediately” after Isa Hackett, a producer of Amazon's series "The Man in the High Castle,” told the “Hollywood Reporter" Price repeatedly made lewd comments to her.
This isn’t the first time Hackett has made such claims. Back in 2015 she detailed the harassment to a THR reporter, but Amazon didn’t do anything about it, although they claimed they took the accusations seriously. They’ve taken action now because she went on the record with her detailed account following the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Amazon and The Weinstein Company do work together and actually have two TV series in the works, although when the Harvey scandal broke they issued a statement saying, "we are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company." As we previously told you, Rose McGown recently tweeted that she informed Amazon head Jeff Bezos that Weinstein raped her, and pleaded with them not to work with Weinstein.
Jason Aldean returns to the stage –
Country star Jason Aldean returned to the stage last night for the first time since the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which broke out during his set.
Three songs into his Tulsa, Oklahoma show, Jason paid tribute to the lives lost, but also urged the audience not to live in fear. "These people are going to continue to try to hold us down," Aldean said. "To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don't really care." He added, "I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn't get a chance to.”
After the tragedy, Aldean canceled his shows the following weekend in California and instead appeared on "Saturday Night Live" where he paid tribute to the victims and to the late Tom Petty with a cover of Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”
Source: NBC News