5-27-21 Entertainment News

Spoiler alert! Nick Lachey is bringing home the bacon after winning The Masked Singer season five. On Wednesday, he was unmasked as the piglet. Meanwhile, the second-place spot went to the black swan who turned out to be JoJo. Rapper Wiz Khalifa was under the Chameleon costume and he got third place. Both Lachey and Khalifa said they went on the show for their children. Jojo said she said yes to doing it because it “freaked” her out.

>>’Friends: The Reunion’ Out Now

The highly anticipated special “Friends: The Reunion” is out now. “The One Where They Get Back Together” came out today on HBO Max. The show’s cast Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer all sit down and discuss the show with James Corden. The special has some star-studded guest appearances on it in addition to the original cast. Lady Gaga sings the character Phoebe Buffay’s most iconic song “Smelly Cat” along with Kudrow. Additionally, Justin Bieber and BTS make appearances.

>>School Of Rock Actor Killed While Biking

(Chicago, IL) — One of the child actors from the hit 2003 film “School of Rock” is dead after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Kevin Clark played Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the Jack Black movie. The 32-year-old musician was struck while biking in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago early Wednesday morning. Black shared photos of them on Instagram saying he is heartbroken over the news.

>>Howard University Renames College For Actor Chadwick Boseman

(Washington, DC) — Howard University is renaming its College of Fine Arts after Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. The actor graduated from Howard in 2000 and died last summer at age 43 from colon cancer. Former Disney chairman Bob Iger is raising money for an endowment named after Boseman. He’s also raising funds for the construction of a new building on the Washington, DC campus. Students began circulating a petition to rename the college after Boseman days after he died in August.

>>Kim Kardashian Says She Failed Bar Exam

(Los Angeles, CA) — Kim Kardashian is hitting a roadblock on her way to becoming a lawyer. The reality star revealed she failed her first attempt at the bar exam in a teaser for an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” She told sisters Khloe and Kourtney she didn’t pass “the baby bar,” going on to explain that the test is a requirement after the first year of the alternate law program. Kardashian scored 474, when she needed to get at least 560. She’s interning under human rights attorney Jessica Jackson for the four-year law school program.

>>Emmy Rossum Welcomes First Child

(Undated) — “Shameless” alum Emmy Rossum is adding another job to her resume — mom. Rossum shocked fans by sharing on Instagram she welcomed a daughter on Monday with her husband Sam Esmail. She shared a number of maternity photos as well as a picture of her daughter’s footprint. Rossum and Esmail got married in 2017.

>>The Kelly Clarkson Show To Replace Ellen

(Los Angeles, CA) — Kelly Clarkson will have some pretty big shoes to fill when her talk show moves into The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s daytime slot on NBC next year. DeGeneres recently announced her show’s 19th season will be her last and this had many wondering what would fill the air time. The Kelly Clarkson Show, which is only in its second season, features the first-ever American Idol winner as host. Clarkson has already won a daytime Emmy Award for outstanding entertainment talk show host in June of 2020 and it has since been renewed for two more seasons.

>>Caitlyn Jenner Addresses Why Her Children Aren’t Involved In Her Political Bid

(Sacramento, CA) — Caitlyn Jenner is addressing why her very famous children have yet to say anything public about her bid to become California’s governor. While on CBS This Morning, Jenner said she asked her kids to stay completely out of her campaign. The Olympic gold medalist even said she told them to reply by saying “no comment” if they are asked about it in interviews. Jenner has six children, most famously are her daughters Kylie and Kendall who she had with Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kris Jenner.

Matthew McConaughey is opening up about his decision to quit rom-com movies.

In an interview with AARP, the 51-year-old actor recalled the moment he quit rom-coms and Hollywood in an effort to pursue more serious, dramatic roles.

“I remember saying, ‘Eff the bucks, I’m going for the experience,'” McConaughey shared. “I was the go-to rom-com guy. I enjoyed making them, and they paid well. I was leading a successful life as an actor. But there’s a certain buoyancy built into rom-coms that isn’t about hanging your hat on humanity, like a drama is… I wanted to do work that reflected my personal vitality.”

“I went on a sabbatical away from Hollywood. I said no to every rom-com script that came my way. I turned down one for $14.5 million,” he added. “Word got around Hollywood I’d done that, and they said, ‘McConaughey’s not bluffing. Quit sending him romantic comedies!'”

It would take two years of seriously turning down offers before McConaughey reemerged on the scene in films like 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer and 2013’s Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Now, the True Detective actor is looking at making another drastic change in his career.

“In my next chapter I’ll step into some sort of leadership position, but I don’t know what that is yet. Politics? Another book? A ministry? The crux of it is to help others,” he explained. “We’re coming out of a time of limbo and evolving, as people and as a nation. We’ve got to come together and have some sort of unity — I think everyone can agree we can use that.”

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Wilmer Valderrama says he will always be thankful for his big break, saying playing Fez on That 70’s Show gave him the platform needed to help normalize what it means to be a Latino.

Speaking with Good Housekeeping, the actor confessed he didn’t see the opportunity at first, telling the outlet, “I was pretty naïve and innocent to the conversation about diversity, inclusion and representation.”

“I was really blessed that I was given the opportunity to be Fez on That ‘70s Show. It was my first break,” Valderrama, 41 continued. “Those first couple of years I was treated like an equal. I was treated like an actor who was delivering the funny. I felt like I was doing my part and I was doing it with the level of integrity that just made me, as a human being, feel good.”

“But I didn’t really understand the magnitude of what it all represented for the Latino community until a couple of years later when people realized I was Latino,” the NCIS star confessed.  “I never really saw myself as a minority. I just saw myself as an actor in a sea of actors.”

Now, he sees differently and finds it “beautiful” to see more young Latinx stars scoring more and more leading roles.

“It’s a resurface of this pride of being a Latino and that’s the achievement of many of my colleagues and a small wave of us back in the past 20 to 25 years that were able to kind of normalize who we are on screen and as personalities, public figures and activists,” explained Valderrama. “I feel like the door opened up for them to know that it was okay to be themselves and was okay for them to really speak their roots out loud and be proud of that.”

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