8/17/21 Entertainment News
— Field of Dreams is coming to television. NBC-Universal’s Peacock streaming division is green-lighting a series based on the hit 1989 film starring Kevin Costner. Peacock says the series will reimagine the movie’s mix of family, baseball, Iowa, and magic that made Field of Dreams so beloved and enduring. Field of Dreams was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
— Lady Gaga’s dogwalker is raising money for a road trip. Ryan Fischer was shot in the chest in a dognapping in February while walking the singer’s French bulldogs. He says he’s been traveling around in a van for two months for his “emotional and mental health.” But the van is broken down now and Fischer has started a GoFundMe to raise 40-thousand dollars. He says he wants to find communities that support the process of growing from trauma.
— Country star Kenny Chesney is selling his mansion in Franklin, Tennessee for 14-million-dollars. According to a listing spotted yesterday, the 12-thousand-square-foot Mediterranean villa features four bedrooms, seven and a half baths, and sits on 56-acres. The home also has a theater, elevator, gym, lookout tower, and garage space for ten cars. Property records show the home was built for Chesney in 2009 at the cost of just over nine-million-dollars.
— A former UFC fighter is challenging actress Halle Berry to a legal battle. TMZ reports Cat Zingano is suing the actress claiming Berry didn’t follow through with her promise to give her a movie role. The lawsuit claims Berry told Zingano to keep her schedule clear in 2019 because she was perfect for the film Berry was directing called “Bruised.” The fighter claims to have turned down a big fight with the UFC on Berry’s advisement. However, Zingano never got the part so she’s now suing for damages.
— Barbara Streisand is taking back some of her initial praise for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s “A Star Is Born”. She had originally given the movie her blessing and praised the performances during the film’s production and awards cycle. Now the singer is saying the movie was the ‘wrong idea’. Streisand says at first she had been told the film would star Will Smith and Beyonce so she says she was surprised when she saw how alike it was to the version she had done in 1976. However, she says she can’t argue with success, but she doesn’t care about that as much as she does about originality.
— Camila Cabello and Kristin Chenoweth are among the stars joining “The Voice.” On Monday, NBC announced who will be joining judges Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton as Battle Advisors in the upcoming season. Cabello will advise Legend, while Chenoweth will team up with Grande. Country stars Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley will advise Clarkson and Shelton. Season 20 of “The Voice” premieres on Monday, September 20th.
— Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon are nearing a monstrous deal. Variety reports they are working on a 100-million dollar deal so that “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” could stream on Amazon Prime Video. The franchise has grossed over one-point-three billion dollars across four films since viewers first met the monster family in 2012. Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, David Spade, and a number of other A-list celebrities are set to reprise their roles in the film. However, Adam Sandler and Kevin James will not return for the roles of Dracula and Frankenstein.