2/1/22 Entertainment News

— The entertainment news show “Extra” is remembering correspondent Cheslie Kryst. The 30-year-old 2019 Miss USA winner died by suicide in New York City on Sunday. Producers from “Extra” shared a statement Monday, saying Kryst was a beloved part of the show’s family and touched the entire staff. Her family released a statement on Sunday, saying Kryst’s “great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength.”

— An actor known for his role on “The Walking Dead” is dead at the age of 31. TMZ reports Moses J. Moseley was found dead in Stockbridge, Georgia last Wednesday. Moseley’s agent told “People Magazine” he was loved by everyone who met him, adding he was such a bright light in everyone’s eyes. How Moseley died remains under investigation.

— Podcast host Joe Rogan says he’s not trying to spread misinformation and “I’m not trying to promote misinformation. I’m not trying to be controversial,”” He defended himself after calls to have his podcast removed from Spotify for allegedly spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Artists like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell both demanded to have their music removed from Spotify because of Rogan’s podcast. Spotify will now add a content advisory to any podcast related to coronavirus.

— Rihanna is expecting her first child. The singer and fashion mogul showed off her baby bump while out in New York City with her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky, over the weekend. The musicians have been dating since 2020. She told British Vogue back in March 2020 she saw herself having “three or four” children within the next ten years.

— Nick Cannon’s ex Alyssa Scott says she won’t judge following the news that he’s expecting his eight child. Scott and Cannon lost their five-month old son, Zen, to brain cancer late last year. She took to Instagram Monday, saying it is painful that her son is a part of conversations that aren’t “in alignment with his light and legacy.” It comes after the 41-year-old TV host held a gender reveal party with a pregnant Bre Tiesi in Malibu over the weekend.

— Lisa Vanderpump is recovering after being thrown from her horse in Los Angeles. TMZ says the 61-year-old “Vanderpump Rules” star broke her leg in two places above her ankle after her horse, Prince Tardon, reared up and flung her off. This happened on Sunday. Her husband, Ken Todd, was with her as she was about to undergo surgery.

— Hoda Kotb is splitting from her fiancé Joe Schiffman after eight years together. The co-anchor of “Today with Hoda And Jenna” shared the news during Monday morning’s episode. She explained the former couple made the decision over the holiday season, saying they agreed they were better as parents and friends. Schiffman and Kotb shared two daughters, four-year-old Haley and two-year-old Hope.

— Rachel Zegler is blasting haters after she was cast to play Snow White in Disney’s live action film. Speaking with actor Andrew Garfield on Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ roundtable, the 20-year-old New Jersey native said people were angry because she is Latina. Garfield said some people just need to be educated and loved into awareness, while Zegler said they need to be loved in the right direction. She went on to say “never in a million years” would she think she would play Snow White, even though it’s a big deal in Spanish-speaking countries.

— Legendary Entertainment is merging with another mass media company, Apollo. Variety reports the 760-million-dollar deal gives Apollo minority ownership of the studio behind “Dune” and “Godzilla vs. Kong.” A majority of the money from Apollo will be used to buy back control from a Chinese conglomerate called Wanda. This could be the first of many mergers for Legendary Entertainment, since Apollo believes there are other opportunities to make deals.