*Demi Lovato - is getting support from her family and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama as she recovers from her apparent overdose. “She’s resting and getting better in the hospital,” a source tells People. “Her whole family and Wilmer are just there to support her through recovery.” A second source adds: “Wilmer has spent hours at the hospital with Demi every day. He seems very concerned about her.” Valderrama rushed to Lovato’s side on Wednesday after initially being very “shocked” by the news, an insider close to the former couple previously reported.
*Neil Diamond - Times have not been good for those in the path of the Lake Christine Fire in Colorado, but legendary musician Neil Diamond reached out to thank firefighters in a surprise concert on Saturday. Diamond performed for a couple hundred firefighters and rescue personnel, many of whom came to the area specifically to fight the fire, during a town hall on Saturday. He took the stage with just an acoustic guitar and a microphone stand.
*Ving Rhames - opened his door two years ago to find a red dot on his forehead—from a 9mm police handgun. Three officers, a police dog, and a police captain were standing on his Santa Monica, California, doorstep at roughly 2:15pm. "And they say, 'Put up your hands.' Literally," Rhames said Friday on SiriusXM.
I didn't realize that YouTube produced shows, they are called Original's...
YouTube said Friday that in “Will Smith: The Jump,” the star will bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.
The live broadcast will take place on Sept. 25, Smith’s 50th birthday. Smith’s bravado is in response to a challenge from the Yes Theory channel on YouTube.
Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016, will appear in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.
In its announcement, Walt Disney Studios says filmmakers will use previously unreleased footage the actress shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In a statement, director J.J. Abrams said, “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII."
On Sunday, Mark Hamill tweeted, "It's bittersweet facing my final chapter without her -- She is simply irreplaceable. I'm finding solace in the fact that she won't BE replaced & would love the worldwide outpouring of affection from those who loved her when they heard the news. #CarrieOnForever"
Carrie died December 27th, 2016 after filming her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hit theaters a year later. (USA Today)
Alex Trebek Shares Who He’d Like To Take Over “Jeopardy” - Realistic. Answer what is Alex Trebek over hosting “Jeopardy” much longer.
The game show host was on the latest episode of “OBJECTified” with Harvey Levin and talked about when he’ll likely step down from hosting duties. Trebek believes he’ll mostly likely be done when his contract expires in 2020. But, since he is very much part of the production side of things, will still be active.
As for who he thinks should take the reigns, it’s Alex Faust, the LA Kings hockey announcer. Another option he has in mind is CNN legal analyst Laura Coates. We shall see!
*Real Housewives star Luann de Lesseps will leave rehab after three weeks to perform her cabaret act. On Saturday, she announced she'll return to the stage August 4th in Long Island, New York. Luann was arrested in December for disorderly intoxication, battery on an officer and resisting arrest.
*Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star will stay put, according to TMZ. Despite the plaque being vandalized twice and being "a lightning rod for violence," the LAPD and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have decided to leave it on the boulevard, believing that removing it "would embolden people to deface the stars of celebs they dislike."
*AMC has renewed Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead and McMafia.
“Black-ish” Creator Is Leaving ABC -
The creator of the hit show “Black-ish” is leaving ABC Studios.
Kenya Barris announced Friday that his rumored departure is official and his deal with the network, which had three years left, will end in August. He's reportedly looking into a new deal with Netflix.
Barris said he'll continue to work with ABC Studios with his current series, including “Black-ish” and its spin-off “Grown-ish,” as well as his current projects in development. So it’s not a complete break.
Source: USA Today
Former WWE Stars Have Died - WWE Confirms Grandmaster Sexay And Nikolai Volkoff Have Died - World Wrestling Entertainment is confirming that two of its former stars are dead. Grandmaster Sexay, also known as Brian Christopher Lawler, died at the age of 46. He was found attempting to hang himself in a jail cell. Corrections officers administered CPR until emergency services arrived, but Lawler died in the hospital yesterday.
Hall of Famer Nikolai Volkoff also died yesterday at the age of 70. WWE says Lawler was a member of the "Too Cool" tag team and "competed during the height of the Attitude Era." Volkoff was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005 and was best known for his over-the-top Soviet/Russian character in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Volkhoff was part of the first ever WWF tag team with the Iron Sheikh.
A third WWE star, Brickhouse Brown, died at age 57 after a battle with cancer over the weekend as well.