1/25/22 Entertainment News
— Alec Baldwin’s attorney is trying to get a lawsuit connected to the deadly shooting on the movie set of “Rust” thrown out. The filing came Monday, with Baldwin’s legal team arguing the shooting was a workplace incident. It was October 21st when Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Suoza. No criminal charges have been filed, but the film’s script supervisor is suing on allegations that Baldwin intentionally inflicted emotional distress and harm.
— The leader board is changing for the long-running game show “Jeopardy!” Amy Schneider secured her 39th win on Monday, becoming the second-most winning contestant in the show’s history. Matt Amodio is now in third place. Ken Jennings still holds the top spot after winning 74 back-to-back games in 2004. So far, Schneider has won more than one-point-three-million-dollars playing the game.
— HBO Max is rounding out its cast for its adaptation of DC comics “Batgirl.” Ivory Aquino will play the best friend of Barbara Gordon, played by Leslie Grace. This is the first time a live-action film will star openly transgender characters.
— Kelly Rizzo is still mourning the loss of her late husband and comedian Bob Saget. The 42-year-old journalist married the “Full House” actor in 2018 and shared a picture of them together. Alongside it she wrote “”My incredible husband. The world will never be the same.” It was January 9th when Saget was found dead in his Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida.
— Josh Duhammel is lacing up his skates and taking a new role. Entertainment Tonight confirms the 49-year-old actor will join the cast “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” on Disney+. Season 2 will introduce a new character named Gavin Cole; a former professional hockey player turned coach. Duhammel replaces Emilio Estevez who left the show after season one.
— Audience members at the “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon got a real treat from his guest Paris Hilton. The 40-year-old media personality talked about planning her wedding to Carter Reum and the launch of her very own NFTs, non-fungible tokens. Fallon was so excited about the development that Hilton offered her first NFT to him. She then turned to the audience, saying each person would also receive an NFT.
— The film and TV union SAG-AFTRA is calling for an end to solo live news shots after a reporter was sideswiped by a car last week live on-air. Tori Yorgey was reporting for WSAZ in Huntington, West Virginia when she was hit. She got up and finished her report, uninjured. The union said it was glad she got out unscathed, but stressed that the incident highlights the dangers faced when journalists have to perform live shots by themselves.
— Fran Drescher is celebrating the success of her 1990s sitcom “The Nanny.” She reunited with her TV mom, Renee Taylor, almost a year after HBO Max released the show back in April of 2021. The two took to Instagram yesterday to promote the show, with Dresher saying there are no commercials on the platform. The two were funny when Taylor grew concerned about not having time between commercials, but Drescher assured her she could press pause to get her snacks.
— The theater that is home to New York City’s longest running play “Perfect Crime” becomes the victim of a perfect crime. The Theater Center on West 50th Street says its copper pipes were stolen during the night of January 20th. General Manager Catherine Russell says she was forced to cancel a dozen shows because of the incident, which means the theater is losing money. Shows are set to resume this Thursday.