1/31/22 Entertainment News
–The Los Angeles home of the late Alex Trebek is on sale for seven-million-dollars. The longtime “Jeopardy!” host bought the property in Studio City in 1991 for just over two-million-dollars. The compound features a Mediterranean-style mansion at its center along with grassy lawns, lush gardens and oak trees. It also has nine bathrooms, a library, a wet bar and a movie theater, and is just a half-hour drive from the Sony Pictures Studios where “Jeopardy!” is taped. Trebek’s daughter Emily is handling the sale.
— Spotify is adding advisories to any COVID-19 related content. It comes after Neil Young and Joni Mitchell asked the streaming service to remove their music because of controversy created by Joe Rogan’s podcast. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek released a statement Sunday in part writing it is important the platform does not become a “content censor.” Aside from advisories, Ek said the platform would also create a COVID-19 information hub.
— The winner of the 2019 Miss USA pageant is dead after jumping to her death in New York City. Police say the body of 30-year-old Cheslie Kryst was found in front of a high-rise building in Manhattan Sunday morning. Kryst was a lawyer in North Carolina and a familiar face on the entertainment show “Extra.” She did take to Instagram before the tragic incident writing “May this day bring you rest and peace.” Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide can always reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) – for free.
— Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man continues to dominate North America’s box offices. “Spider-Man — No Way Home” earned eleven-million-dollars this weekend in the U.S. and Canada and has grossed over 735-million since its release seven weeks ago. The latest Spidey film now trails “Star Wars — The Force Awakens,” “Avengers — Endgame” and “Avatar” on the list of biggest domestic money-making movies of all-time. Rounding out this week’s Top Five are “Scream,” “Sing 2,” “Redeeming Love” and “The King’s Man.” The Kurt Warner movie biography “American Underdog” finished in seventh place.
— Fans are getting a sneak previous of the costumes slated to make an appearance during season 7 of “The Masked Singer.” Fox released the first look during the NFL’s NFC Championship game on Sunday. It appears there are six contestants split into three categories that are defined as so-called good, bad and cuddly. “The Masked Singer” is set to premiere March 9th.
— “Tiger King” Joe Exotic is getting one year knocked off his prison sentence. The former Oklahoma zookeeper had his 22-year prison sentence reduced to 21 years on Friday. His attorney says he’s disappointed with Friday’s resentencing, and vowed that “it’s not over.” Attorney John Phillips says he was hoping Exotic would be released after an appeals court ruled his sentence was incorrectly calculated. The man whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage is in prison for an attempted murder-for-hire scheme against animal rights activist Carole Baskin.
) — Nick Cannon could be expecting another child, making it his eighth. The TV host was spotted hosting a gender reveal party with Bre Tiesi in Malibu, California on Saturday. They were joined by a small group of friends as balloons burst open and blue confetti came out, revealing Tiesi is expecting a boy. The 30-year-old was previously married to NFL star Johnny Manziel.
) — It seems like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will make an appearance on Super bowl Sunday. The actor took to Instagram over the weekend to tell fans he filmed a “very cool and big surprise” for game day. He added his dreams of playing in the NFL and super bowl never came true, but he gets lucky every time and lives vicariously through the players. He didn’t say much else so fans will find out his plans on game day, which is set for Sunday, February 13th.
— ‘Selling Sunset’ star Vanessa Villela is getting married. The 44-year-old said yes when fiancé Tom Fraud proposed on the steps of the Griffith Observatory. Villela announced the happy occasion on Instagram Saturday, writing “two souls one heart! I said yes.” Villela joined the reality real-estate show at the start of season four back in November.