9/1/21 Entertainment News
— Mike Richards is leaving the “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” game show franchises following reports that he made offensive comments about several groups. A Sony executive released a statement saying Richards will no longer serve as executive producer for either show. This comes about a week after Richards was out of the hosting job for the trivia show for reportedly making offensive comments about women, Jewish people and those with mental disabilities several years ago on a podcast.
— Actor Stephen Amell is “deeply ashamed” of his actions that caused him to get kicked off a flight last June. Speaking on the podcast Inside of You, “The Arrow” alum said what happened was “simple.” He said he had too many drinks in a public place and got on a plane. He then got into a disagreement with his wife. He said the argument was completely one sided and 100-percent his fault.
— Jake Paul is already coming out of retirement. He tweeted the news one day after the YouTuber announced he was retiring from boxing. The YouTuber turned boxer fought his way to a split-decision victory over former MMA star Tyron Woodley in an eight-round boxing bout in Cleveland on Sunday. After the fight, Woodley demanded a rematch while Paul replied the former must get an “I love Jake Paul” tattoo first.
— Elaine Welteroth is leaving “The Talk.” People reports Welteroth announced she is leaving the show after one season. She said her time on the show has been an absolute honor. Welteroth noted it has been gratifying to be able to show up as her authentic self in a world as divided as ours. She said she will miss her co-host but did not offer a reason why she is leaving.
— Britney Spears’ lawyer is once again asking her father to resign from her conservatorship. In new court documents filed Tuesday, lawyer Mathew Rosengart says Jamie Spears is trying to “hold his daughter hostage by setting the terms of his removal” from her conservatorship. Less than a month ago, Jamie agreed to step down after he helps the court organize an orderly transition. However, Rosengart claims he is sticking around partly to wait for a roughly two million dollar payout. Rosengart says Jamie should step down immediately if he loves his daughter, but if not, he’s asking for a hearing on the petition on September 29th.
— “The Umbrella Academy” cast is done filming the third season of the show. Showrunner Steve Blackman took to Instagram to share filming has wrapped. In the video, actress Emmy Raver-Lampman said she doesn’t think the world is ready for their best season yet. The series is based on My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way’s comic book series.
— Bonnaroo 2021 is no longer happening this weekend. In a statement on the event’s website, officals said rain from Hurricane Ida has waterlogged parts of the festival’s venue in Manchester, Tennessee. Officals say the tremendous amount of rain has made Centeroo unsafe to drive or park on. The Grand Ole Opry, Foo Fighters, Lizzo and Tyler, The Creator were supposed to headline the four-day event. Last year’s Bonnaroo was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— Lance Bass says guest hosting “Bachelor in Paradise” is a dream come true. Speaking to PEOPLE, the former *NSYNC member says he is the “biggest freak fan” of the franchise having seen every episode of the series. He said it took him ten minutes to compose himself after walking onto the beach for the first time. Bass says he hopes he is doing a good job. He was the second guest host of this season after longtime host Chris Harrison stepped down after almost 20 years. Tituss Burgess, Lil Jon, and Wells Adams are set to also guest host this season.