12/15/21 Entertainment News
(Los Angeles, CA) — A former “General Hospital” star is suing ABC over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Ingo Rademacher played Jax for almost 25 years and was fired last month after refusing to get the jab. Rademacher brought a lawsuit against the network on Monday, calling the requirement unconstitutional. He also sought a religious exemption from the mandate, but was denied.
(Tontitown, AR) — Josh Duggar’s sister, Jana, is setting the record straight on her child endangerment case. The former “19 Kids and Counting” star posted to Instagram clarifying the ordeal was just “a case of a child slipping out of the house when you turn your back for a moment.” Jana states she had been babysitting back in early September “when one of the children wandered outside alone and passerby who saw the child called the police.” She goes on to say she then received a “written citation, as well as a follow-up with child welfare who concluded it was an accident and the child was unharmed.” Jana has since pleaded not guilty to the charge and is due in court for a bench trail in January.
(Undated) — The Dr. Oz show is coming to an end. Variety reports the long-running daytime series will air its last episode on January 14th, completing its 13th season. A show called The Good Dish, an upcoming one-hour syndicated cooking and chat show hosted by Daphne Oz — the celebrity surgeon’s daughter — Gail Simmons and Jamika Pessoa will replace it. A FOX source told TMZ that the decision was based on the Federal Communication Commission’s equal time doctrine which — although the report notes that it’s unclear about how it’s currently being enforced — aims to allow all candidates the same amount of air time.
(Undated) — Over two dozen films are being selected for preservation on the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. On Tuesday, the Library of Congress released a list of 25 films chosen for their historical and cultural significance. The list included, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Star Wars Episode Six: Return of the Jedi, and 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said, “films help reflect our cultural history and creativity – and show us new ways of looking at ourselves.”
(Undated) — Billie Eilish is opening up about her pulling double duty on SNL over the weekend. Speaking on the Howard Stern show, Eilish revealed that was the most nervous she has ever been. She said not only was the week up to the show exhausting, but she felt out of her element. However, despite her nerves she has been praised for doing a good job.
(San Jose, CA) — A former Netflix executive is headed to prison. Michael Kail was sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars and forced to forfeit 700-thousand dollars for taking bribes and kickbacks from companies which had contracts with the company. The vice president for information technology from 2011 to 2014, Kail was convicted in April on over 25 charges of fraud and money-laundering. In exchange for approving contracts with various firms, Kail received over 500-thousand dollars in personal payments and stock options from nine companies.