1/3/22 Entertainment News
— Tributes continue rolling in for actress Betty White. The beloved television star died at her home in Los Angeles on Friday morning. The “Golden Girl” alum was 99-years old. Countless people took to social media to pay tribute to Betty, with Kristin Chenoweth thanking her for being a friend and “so so so much more.” Ryan Reynolds says “the world looks different now” adding Betty managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough.
— “Spiderman: No Way Home” is still dominated the box office in North America. The latest data shows the movie made nearly 53-million-dollars this past holiday weekend, pulling in a total of 609-million-dollars since its release three weeks ago. It now ranks the tenth-highest grossing domestic film in history. On a global scale, “Spiderman: No Way Home” has made one-point-37-billion-dollars.
— “Keeping up with the Kardashians” may be over after a 20 season stint, but the Kardashian/Jenners aren’t giving up television. The family shared their new reality show on New Year’s Eve, saying it would simply be called “The Kardashians.” Hulu put out a teaser, writing “the countdown begins.” It’s not clear when the show will launch since Hulu only said episodes are “coming soon.”
— Halle Berry is having a laugh over a New Year’s prank. The 55-year-old posted a couple of photos on Instagram that had several celebrities, including The Rock and Naomi Campbell, congratulating her on marriage. Berry captioned the photo “its official” with the first picture of her and longtime partner Van Hunt kissing in an empty chapel. Her friends failed to scroll to the next picture, which hinted that she might be kidding. Berry took to Instagram on Sunday to clear up the rumors, saying they were just “having fun.”
— Michael B. Jordan rings in the New Year with his girlfriend Lori Harvey. The pair took to Instagram, posting a collaborative picture between their two accounts. The 24-year-old model also posted an Instagram story with her man captioning it “Babbydaddy.” The two are known for being private which left fans wondering if Harvey and Jordan are expecting a child.
— An actor from “Anchorman” is accused of driving under the influence on New Year’s Eve in California. TMZ reports David Koechner hit a stop sign with his vehicle in Simi Valley just after three o’clock Friday afternoon. Koecher was given a sobriety test, which he failed before his car was towed. Koecher spent the night in jail and is set to return to court in March.
— Jake Paul says he’s willing to retire from boxing if UFC president Dana White agrees to his terms. The YouTuber-turned-boxer took to social media saying he would give up boxing if White agrees to increase pay for boxers, provide long term health care for them, and guarantees his fighters make half of UFC annual revenues. If implemented by March 31st 2022, Paul says he would then take a one-fight deal with the UFC. White responded with a video telling Paul to start his own business if thinks he can treat fighters better than the UFC, adding “knock yourself out.”