*Katy Perry - Friends claim Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are back together, 11 months after they split. The A-list couple broke up in early 2017, but insiders say they’re officially dating again after a romantic holiday to the Maldives. “They’re back on,” a source claims. “Katy wants to make things work this time around. She tried, but she couldn’t cut him off. She cares too much about him. This time, they’re keeping things low key — but they’re back together.” Rumors that the pair had reunited started last month when both Bloom and Perry were spotted on vacation in the Maldives.
Actor Luke Wilson was indirectly involved in a fatal car crash last night (Tuesday) in California.
Wilson was driving a Toyota SUV when a speeding Ferrari clipped the front of his car and then slammed into a BMW. The driver of the Ferrari was killed. His passenger, who happened to be pro-golfer Bill Haas, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His father, former pro-golfer Jay Haas, says Bill was released from the hospital early this morning and is expected to make a full recovery. The driver of the BMW, a 50-year-old woman, was also injured and taken to the hospital. Her condition is unknown. Wilson was not seriously hurt. (Golf Digest)
Talk About It:
- 35-year-old Haas, a six-time PGA Tour winner, was in town for this weekend’s Genesis Open.
- Police are investigating the accident.
- Wilson is lucky to be alright. The Ferrari only clipped his car. Hopefully the BMW driver will be okay.
- It's not known if Wilson and Haas know each other.
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It's been a decade, but the drought is over -- Chris Rock will release his first comedy special in 10 years today (Wednesday) on Netflix.
Titled Chris Rock: Tamborine, the special will cover contemporary issues like relationships, race, and society. It was directed by Bo Burnham and filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
Tamborine is the first of two specials Rock will release on Netflix under a deal he signed in 2016, allegedly valued at $40 million.
Rock’s last stand up special was Kill the Messenger, which premiered on HBO in 2008. He also directed the special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo for HBO in 2015.
Talk About It:
- Let's see if he's still got it.
- It's not like he hasn't been performing -- he was on the Total Blackout tour all of last year.
- It's time for a new Kings of Comedy -- with Rock, Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart.
- Netflix is spending big bucks to land exclusive specials and series. They're trying to become a destination for comedy -- and it's working.
Musician Creates A Furby Organ - A British inventor, who apparently has a lot of time on his hands, has created an odd instrument.
Sam Battle combined an organ with 44 Furby toys to create the Furby Organ. The toys sing together under his control and stare at him the whole time.
Creepy!…..but somehow awesome.
Ellen just celebrated her 60th birthday and she was joking on her show that parties are expensive and so is hiring a band, so you should just invite your musician friends and they will perform for free especially if Tequila is involved!
She said she had stars like P!nk, Pharrell Williams, Melissa Etheridge, John Legend, French Montana and Alessia Cara, all of whom she said performed for free.
She also said you should invite Reese Witherspoon to your party becaUse she's an amazing producer, she was the one who convinced all of the stars to sing. Degeneres also joked that one particular celebrity was at the bar all night long: Oprah.
Michael Phelps and wife Nicole announced the birth of their second child, son Beckett Richard, on Instagram Tuesday. The couple’s baby boy was born on Monday, Feb. 12.
The new addition joins 21-month-old big brother Boomer Robert.
Jerry Seinfeld tells Ellen DeGeneres that a Seinfeld revival "is possible." The comedian didn't offer any details, but if it happens, the series would follow the revivals of Roseanne, Will & Grace and Murphy Brown.
James Franco will return to HBO’s The Deuce as filming is about to begin for its second season. Speculation that he'd be fired began after he was accused of sexual misconduct. HBO said an investigation found no complaints had been filed against Franco. He'll also continue to serve as executive producer of the series.
Chris Rock’s first Netflix comedy special premieres Wednesday (Valentine’s Day). Chris Rock: Tamborine, his first special in 10 years, was filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
Chelsea Handler said she plans to start her own line of marijuana because the drug is the only "thing that’s kept me sane since Trump was elected." On Instagram, the comedian says, “I want people to understand that you don’t have to get blottoed. You can just get a little nice buzz to take the edge off.” (Page Six)
A couple of overlooked gems are out on video this week.
- Jacob Tremblay stars as August Pullman in the real-life story Wonder. It's kind of like Mask for the 21st century -- August has a facial deformity that kept him from going to a mainstream school until fifth grade. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play his parents.
- Denzel Washington is the title character in Roman J. Israel, Esquire -- an activist attorney in Los Angeles whose life is overturned by a series of turbulent events. Colin Farrell co-stars.
TV that's new to video includes season two of Animal Kingdom, season four of Broad City, season one of The Sinner and season one of the classic Quincy M.E.