8/30/21 Entertainment News
— “Leave It To Beaver” alum Tony Dow is in the hospital. His wife told TMZ he is battling pneumonia. She clarified his pneumonia is not linked to COVID. However, because of COVID-19, Dow was in the E.R. for 24 hours while waiting for a hospital bed. The 76-year-old is best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the American sitcom from 1957 through 1963. He also reprised his role in other spinoffs following the wrap of “Leave It To Beaver.” His wife says he is on the mend and could be released within the week.
— It looks like actress Evan Rachel Wood is responding to Kanye West’s decision to bring Marilyn Manson out for his Chicago listening event. Woods has accused Manson of sexual and emotional abuse. She took to Instagram on Sunday to share a cover of herself singing the New Radicals’ “You Give What You Get.” She captioned the video addressing her fellow survivors who felt like they have been slapped in the face over the last week. She told them not to give up and that she loves them. Manson is currently facing four lawsuits from a number of women claiming varying types of abuse. Despite the allegations, West featured him on his highly anticipated album “Donda.”
— The CBS Studio Center in Studio City may soon go up for sale. ViacomCBS is reportedly exploring the sale of the 38-acre site on Radford Avenue — just off Ventura Boulevard. The former Republic Pictures lot commonly known as CBS Radford has been the home to several TV series over the years — including “Gilligan’s Island,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Wild Wild West,” “Rawhide,” “Seinfeld” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The lot is currently the home of KCBS-TV and K-CAL 9. CBS Radford has been the network’s West Coast headquarters since 2008 — when The Eye sold Television City three years ago for 750-million-dollars. ViacomCBS announced last week it’s selling its’ New York headquarters known as Black Rock for 760-million-dollars.
— The “Candyman” can — and did — at North America’s box offices. The new Universal Pictures horror movie is the new top film in the U.S. and Canada — earning just over 22-million-dollars in its first weekend in theaters. Coming in second is the Ryan Reynolds action movie “Free Guy” with nearly 14-million-bucks. In third place is the kids film “Paw Patrol” with just over six-and-a-half-million-dollars. Rounding out the Top Five are Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” followed by “Don’t Breathe 2.” The Aretha Franklin biopic [[ BYE-oh-pick ]] “Respect” finished in sixth place.