“Hamilton” Is Hitting The Road - Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking "Hamilton" on the road.
The hip-hop musical is heading to 20 cities around the country this year, kicking off in San Diego this Saturday. It will also hit Boston, Salt Lake City, Chicago and London, England before ending with a three-week stint in the Puerto Rico in January 2019.
Funds from the island's shows will be donated to Hurricane Maria relief efforts.
Hoda Kotb is the new host of the Today Show, the first ever all female fronted line up for the TODAY show. We hear she's making about $7 million a year, that's about what Savannah Guthrie makes. Megyn Kelly is said to be making close to $20 million a year for the "9 a.m. hour with Megyn Kelly"....anywho, Hoda will also still host with Kathy Lee at 10am but if she does decide to leave they say Kathy wants one of her friends to replace Hoda like Marlo Thomas or Kris Jenner.
Chip And Joanna Gaines Are Expecting A Baby! -
It looks like Chip and Joanna Gaines had to put an addition onto…their family.
The “Fixer Upper” stars, who are getting ready to end their show, are prepping for their fifth child. Chip made the announcement on social media after last night’s show and had thrown a hint out there earlier in the day, mentioning pickles and ice cream.
Source: USA Today
Tonya Harding’s ABC Interview Reveals New Attack Details -
Tonya Harding admits in an interview she knew “something was up” before the baton attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
In a clip of the ABC interview by Amy Robach, the former figure skater said she didn’t know about her ex-husband’s plan to go after Kerrigan, but shared “I did, however, overhear them talking about stuff, where, ‘Well, maybe we should take somebody out so we can make sure she gets on the team.' And I remember telling them, I go, ‘What the hell are you talking about? I can skate.’”
The segment is part of a two hour special “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” which airs on January 11.
Source: ABC News
*Demi Moore has reached a settlement with the family of a man who drowned in her pool in 2015, TMZ reports. Edenilson Valle, 21, was found dead after a member of Demi's staff threw a party at the residence. His family blamed the actress because there were no depth markers and the rocks near the pool created a tripping hazard. No details of the settlement were released.
*Christian Bale has confirmed that he considered a role in Solo: A Star Wars Story. On the podcast Happy Sad Confused, he says, “Yes, [it was] very tempting. I not only love the films going back to my childhood but also have a very long relationship with [producers] Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall because they did Empire of the Sun many years back.” The role eventually went to Woody Harrelson. (Collider)
*The second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, starring Neil Patrick Harris, will premiere March 30th on Netflix. The streaming service has renewed Spike Lee’s serialized reboot of She’s Gotta Have It for a second season.
*Vin Diesel - was named the top-grossing actor of 2017 by Forbes with $1.6 billion in global ticketing receipts, largely thanks to Fate Of The Furious, which was released in April and topped $1.2 billion internationally. The film also boosted Dwayne Johnson to the No. 2 spot with a gross of $1.5 billion. This year, Johnson also starred in Baywatch and the recently released Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot came in at No. 3 with $1.4 billion gross, while Emma Watson was close behind at $1.3 billion.
*Hoda Kotb - has been named co-anchor of NBC‘s Today show – a little over a month after the show’s star Matt Lauer was axed for alleged inappropriate sexual behavior. Kotb, 53, will join Savannah Guthrie during the first two hours of the morning news program, while also continuing to co-host the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford.
*Jeopardy! Ruling - Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek deducted $3,200 from a contestant named Nick Spicher's prize winnings when he pronounced the Coolio song as “Gangster’s Paradise” and not “Gangsta’s Paradise.”