6-1-21 Entertainment News
(Undated) — Howard University is not only re-naming their Fine Arts college after the late Chadwick Boseman, but they are rolling out a master class he came up with. The university’s Wayne Frederick told TMZ Boseman pitched the idea, and had planned to work hands-on with the program before his untimely death. The class will help students get introduced to the entertainment business in a more structured way than previously done at the university.
>>Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox Perform “Friends” Dance Battle
(Undated) — Courteney Cox and singer Ed Sheeran are showing off their dancing skills. Sheeran took to Instagram to share that he and Cox re-created her dance battle number she performed in the show “Friends.” However, in the re-make, Cox didn’t land her final jump so both she and Sheeran fell to the ground. Nonetheless, Sheeran still captioned the video saying he did it better than David Schwimmer’s character Ross.
>>Simon Cowell No Longer Set To Judge X Factor Israel
(Undated) — Simon Cowell will no longer be featured as a judge in the upcoming season of X Factor Israel. The company that produces the show confirmed to variety Cowell will appear on the fourth season. A spokesperson said he made the decision “for his own reasons.” A representative for the Israeli network said Cowell’s staff had “legitimate concerns” due to the violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
>>Director, Stunt Actor Wayne Van Horn Is Dead
(Los Angeles, CA) — Director and stunt actor Wayne “Buddy” Van Horn is dead. His obituary in the Los Angeles Times says he died on May 11th at the age of 92. He first started working as Clint Eastwood’s stunt double in 1967 and went on to work with him for more than 40 years. He also worked as a director in numerous films including Pink Cadillac in 1989 and the 1988 movie The Dead Pool starring Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey.
>>Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott Are “Very Happy” While On Family Vacation
(undated) — Kylie Jenner is reportedly “very happy” with Travis Scott. A source told People, the two are spending time together with their daughter Stormi and Scott’s family in Houston, Texas. Jenner took to her Instagram stories to document a family water balloon fight. The source says they are happy, but not putting any pressure on their relationship. They say Scott and Jenner’s main focus is to be as present as possible for their daughter.
>>James Corden Unsure Of When Carpool Karaoke Will Return
(Undated) — James Corden says he doesn’t know when the popular segment Carpool Karaoke will return to the The Late Late Show. Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Corden said he hopes it will return by the end of summer. He noted there’s “there’s a whole raft of artists” he is desperate to have on the segment. I features a variety of guests who sings different songs while helping him get to work. The coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to the segment until further notice.
>>June Is Pride Month
(Undated) — It’s Pride Month. June will see events across the nation to celebrate and reflect on the strides made by the LGBTQ community and allies. Last year’s events were largely virtual due to the pandemic but more in-person celebrations are set as more Americans get vaccinated. The observance finds its roots in June 1969 when New York City saw riots at the Stonewall Inn when police raided the bar, attempting to enforce a law banning the sale of alcohol to gay customers.