“Rolling Stone” Is Sold-
”Rolling Stone” magazine is getting new ownership.
Penske Media Corporation has acquired a controlling interest in Wenner Media, the parent company of Rolling Stone. PMC says it will invest over 100-million-dollars in the company started by Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner.
The iconic magazine was launched in 1967. Wenner will remain editorial director
In a statement, Wenner called Penske Media "the ideal match for us to thrive in today's media landscape." A press release says Wenner Media will retain editorial oversight of Rolling Stone, and Wenner will remain editorial director of the magazine.
PMC, which also owns “Variety,” is led by Jay Penske, son of NASCAR and IndyCar owner Roger Penske.
Hefner’s Heirs Have Got To Stay Clean Or Lose His Money-
A man who seemed to be the poster child for excess has made some tough demands in his will.
Hugh Hefner is making sure his heirs stay sober from beyond the grave. The Playboy founder passed away in September and left his estate to five people: his four children and his widow, Crystal Harris. His will, however, contains a caveat: stay sober or get nothing.
If an heir is found to be involved with substance abuse, they forfeit their right to the money. The heirs can request a drug test on another heir if they suspect there's a problem.
Hefner, who died in September at the age of 91, wasn't a fan of drugs like cocaine and felt that alcohol and tobacco were killers.
“G.I. Joe” And “Dungeons And Dragons” Get Release Dates-
Paramount is showing its support of two long awaited movies by sharing release dates.
The interesting thing is the lack of “sequel number” for “G.I. Joe.” That means it may be a reboot. It’s set to hit theaters March 27, 2020. Then there’s “Dungeons And Dragons.” We’ll have to wait much longer for the film starring Jeremy Irons. It doesn’t premiere until July 2021!
There’s a mystery “Untitled Hasbro Film” that will arrive on October 1, 2021. We have to wait to see what it is.
Matt Lauer’s Wife Is Lawyering Up-
Annette Roque seems to be looking out for her interests.
The wife of disgraced former “Today” host Matt Lauer has met with lawyers, according to Page Six. Roque had filed for divorce from Lauer back in 2006, but stayed in the relationship after the couple agreed to a post-nuptial agreement which saw her gain over a few million dollars in the event they split.
Since then, the host got a substantial raise of 25-million dollars a year to anchor the popular morning show for NBC. A source explained her positioning herself by noting “The post-nup will likely specify how much Annette would get if they divorce, but she is expected to challenge it given Matt’s earnings since 2006, and given how he has humiliated her. There are also issues over all the property and land they own, both in the Hamptons and abroad.”
The pair is said to be living apart and with the disclosure of a consensual relationship with a 24-year-old staffer made by the woman this week, things aren’t looking good for their marriage.
Source: Page Six
*Mariah Carey - her holiday mega-hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" just reached the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 for the first time, over 23 years after its 1994 release. The song rose from No. 11 to No. 9 on the chart dated December 30th. "This is such an amazing Christmas gift!," Carey told Billboard.
Betty White To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award-
Betty White is being honored with a lifetime achievement award.
The 95-year-old will be given the honor in March at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards. White said, "it is such an honor to be recognized for a lifetime of doing what you love. I do not ever take it for granted."
The ceremony's other categories include Motion Picture Showman of the Year, Television Showman of the Year and the Bob Yeager Award for Community Service. Nominations will be announced next month.
White’s stellar work includes “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Carol Burnett Show,” and, of course, ”The Golden Girls.” Most recently she starred in the comedy ”Hot in Cleveland.”
Yes, Khloe Kardashian is pregnant. No, she did not secretly marry Tristan Thompson.
Only hours after they Instagrammed their exciting news – which surprised absolutely nobody – rumors swirled that Khloe and Tristan eloped.
Entertainment Tonight shut down that gossip. Their source said, (quote) “The rumors spread are made up and false. Khloe is in a committed relationship and very much in love, but they are not married.”
Khloe's 70 million Instagram followers speculated she’d eloped after closely examining their announcement photo. There’s no mistaking the sparkling diamond band that Khloe’s wearing on her ring finger. It appears she’s got two bands on that finger. Naturally, Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans jumped to conclusions and thought one was an engagement ring and the other her wedding band.
Talk About It:
- When Khloe gets married again, you know the KUWTK cameras will be invited.
- When does Kylie Jenner confirm that she’s carrying a baby by Travis Scott?
- Khloe is having a boy. Kylie is expecting a daughter.
Rosie O'Donnell: She slammed Senator Susan Collins over the Republican tax bill, asking, "Do you think your family is proud of you?"
Combat Jack: The hip-hop podcaster died Wednesday of colon cancer at age 48.
Meghan Markle: Prince Harry's fiancée attended the Queen's Christmas lunch.
"Cat Person": After her short story in The New Yorker about an awkward date went viral, author Kristen Roupenian scored a seven-figure, two-book publishing deal.
#SurvivorFinal: Twitter wasn't happy with Ben's win over Chrissy.
#LGBTbabes: They're proudly posting their photos on Twitter.