2/7/22 Entertainment News

— Joe Rogan is calling his past use of the n-word “the most regretful and shameful” thing he’s had to address. The 54-year-old posted a five minute apology to his Instagram after a video compilation of all the times the podcaster used the slur surfaced. Rogan explains the clips were out of context, and he used the word in quote or referencing others, but says he hopes this will be a teachable moment for how offensive the word can be. This all comes after Rogan got into a recent controversy with the Spotify app over alleged COVID-19 misinformation on his podcast.

— Spotify’s CEO is condemning Joe Rogan’s past use of racial slurs but says the company won’t be “silencing” the popular podcaster. CEO Daniel Ek said Sunday night he found Rogan’s comments incredibly hurtful and inconsistent with company values. But Ek said he doesn’t believe silencing Rogan is the answer. Ek also said Spotify would commit an “incremental” investment of 100-million dollars for licensing, developing, and marketing music and audio content from historically marginalized groups. Spotify has been drawing a lot of heat over Rogan’s comments on COVID-19.

— Kylie Jenner is now a mom of two. The 24-year-old former “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star welcomed a son with Travis Scott on February 2nd. She announced the news on Instagram Sunday with a black and white image of a small hand wrapped around a newborn baby’s wrist. Scott commented under the picture with a series of heart emojis.

— Queen Elizabeth II says Camilla will one day be known as “queen” of England. The 95-year-old monarch’s statement came as she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee over the weekend. She says she supports her son Charles’s second wife serving as “queen consort” once he takes the throne. The queen marked her 70th anniversary on the throne on Sunday.

— The latest entry in the “Jackass” franchise is the top movie in North America. “Jackass Forever” earned 23-and-a-half-million-dollars in its debut weekend in the U.S. and Canada. Despite its success — the new Johnny Knoxville film is facing condemnation from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA is not happy with the movie due to several scenes of apparent animal abuse. Coming in second is “Moonfall” with ten-million-bucks followed by “Spider-Man — No Way Home” with just under ten-million-dollars. Rounding out the Top Five are “Scream” followed by “Sing 2.”

— It seems like basketball fans in Syracuse feel the same way that comedian Pete Davidson feels about them. It comes after the ‘SNL’ star called the city located in Central New York “trash” after filming a movie there three years ago with Machine Gun Kelly. Davidson recently went to a Syracuse University basketball game and was booed during the first half. He took it like a champ and later admitted his prior comments didn’t come out the right way.

— Chelsea Handler is rescheduling some performances on her comedy tour. The 46-year-old took to Instagram Saturday saying she experienced a “scare” related to her health. She apologized for the inconvenience, making a joke that she was okay and “not pregnant.” Handler was supposed to perform in Oregon over the weekend but has moved the shows to March 4th and 5th.

— Legoland California is aiming to break a Guinness World Record with a SoFi Stadium replica. The project will feature over half a million bricks and take more than 25 “master model builders” to pull off. The model will become the largest Lego brick sculpture of a stadium with dimensions of roughly 30-feet long, 15-feet wide, and four-feet high. The completed model will be featured at the park’s Miniland U.S.A. attraction. The attempt comes as the Super Bowl heads to the stadium in southern California. The game is set for Sunday, February 13th.

— Actress Susan Sarandon is apologizing to the families of two fallen NYPD officers. It comes after the 75-year-old Jackson Heights native shared a tweet last week that compared NYPD funerals to fascism. It’s not clear if the tweet was her own, but she has since deleted it. Several police unions slammed the “Thelma and Louise” actress, causing her to walk back her stance on Friday. Officers Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera were fatally shot while answering a domestic call in Harlem last month.