*The Brady Bunch House - HGTV is the buyer who outbid Lance Bass for the Studio City, California, home used in The Brady Bunch. David Zaslav, CEO of HGTV parent company Discovery, announced on Tuesday that the network had purchased the house. “One of our projects for HGTV will speak to those ‘Brady Bunch’ fans on the call,” he said. “You may have heard that the house from the iconic series was recently on the market in California. I’m excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the ‘Brady Bunch’ home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can.” Zaslav was light on details on the renovation, which fits right in with HGTV’s programming
“American Pickers” Finds Original Aerosmith Van - Talk about a rock and roll find.
The TV show “American Pickers” is responsible for the discovery of Aerosmith's original tour van, found in Western Massachusetts. A recent episode of the History Channel show chronicled the finding of the vehicle on a property in Chesterfield. It was sitting in a field when he bought the place.
Ray Tabano, a founding member of the band, drove out from Sturbridge and confirmed the finding. He was visibly moved during the episode and while authenticating the find said "It certainly looks like it. Oh my goodness gracious. I'm afraid to say how long it is, but it's been like 40 years since we were in this thing. It was like a touring hotel... This is definitely the van. You found it."
The pickers bought the van for 25-thousand dollars.
Production has been stopped on Cowboy Ninja Viking, which was set to star Chris Pratt and Priyanka Chopra and hit theaters in June 2019. Deadline says there was "heavy turbulence on the set" and the science fiction flick will now "go back into development."
Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman for The CW. The character will make her debut in the annual crossover event between the network’s DC shows -- The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. And if all goes well, she'll get her own series. (Variety)
Jason Alexander is the latest celebrity chosen to play Colonel Sanders in a new round of TV commercials. The former Seinfeld star joins a growing list of stars to play the colonel which has included Jim Gaffigan, Rob Riggle, Reba McEntire, George Hamilton and Rob Lowe. (CNBC)
*Britney Spears - Crowds have been screaming at Britney Spears concerts during one particular spot in the show. It all started when superfan Zachary Gordon recently saw Britney in Atlantic City, and was filmed screaming 'Who is it?' right before she said "It's Britney, bitch" to start the song "Gimme More." Britney cracked up, the video took off, and now crowds are all screaming it at the same moment in the show.
*Lebron James - CBS has picked up 10 episodes of a new competition series from LeBron James and his producing partner Maverick Carter, titled Million Dollar Mile. The series is said to challenge athletes’ physical and mental toughness and will shut down major city streets to make way for the course — which, completed, will give contestants the chance to win a million dollars.
Matthew Perry is recovering after undergoing gastro-intestinal surgery.
The actor's rep confirmed to E! News that the Friends star "recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation."
His rep says, "He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals."
According to the Mayo Clinic, a gastrointestinal perforation occurs when a hole develops anywhere from the throat to rectum area.