WILLIAM SHATNER: Thrown From Horse
William Shatner is alright after being thrown out of a horse-drawn buggy yesterday in Kentucky.
The 86-year-old actor was participating in a horse and buggy competition at the Mercer County Fair and Horse Show. He slowly led the horse around the track, but at one point, something appeared to spook the horse and it bucked. Shatner flipped out of his buggy and fell to the dirt. Luckily he was OK and didn't need medical attention. He even wound up taking first place in the competition. (TMZ)
JUSTIN BIEBER: Drives Truck Into Photographer
Last night, after attending a Hillsong bible study group, Justin Bieber drove his truck into a photographer.
Accidentally! It was an accident.
Dozens of people witnessed the terrifying incident. Most of them paparazzi. Police may want to subpoena their videos of Justin starting the engine of his monster pickup and pulling away. The right front wheel appeared to run over the photographer.
Afterward, Justin jumped to the rescue and was on his very best behavior. He acted like an altar boy. The paparazzi documented his concern for the victim, who was eventually carted off by stretcher to ambulance. By that time, the Los Angeles TV stations had dispatched their helicopters to capture the scene for the nightly news. If it bleeds, it leads!
TMZ reports that the Beverly Hills police chose not to cite Justin for reckless driving or even failing to yield to a pedestrian.
ANGELINA JOLIE: Developed Bell’s Palsy Following Split
Angelina Jolie's split from Brad Pitt was bad for her health.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress reveals that last year she developed Bell’s palsy, a disorder that causes one half of the face to droop. The mother of six says, “Sometimes women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health. I can’t tell if it’s menopause or if it’s just been the year I’ve had.” The 42-year-old says her health problems are under control now, but admits she also developed dry skin and extra gray hairs since separating from her husband.
Angie says she and the kids are better coping with the breakup now. “It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air… We’re all trying to do our best to heal our family.”
KIM KARDASHIAN: Surrogate Is Three-Months Pregnant
Kim Kardashian's third child is on the way, via surrogate.
After experiencing difficulties with both her pregnancies, Kim decided to add to her family through surrogacy. According to Us Weekly, the woman, a San Diego mom in her late 20s, is three months along.
Kim and Kanye have reportedly agreed to pay the surrogate $45,000. The couple are already parents to North, 4, and Saint, 19 months.
MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK
THE EMOJI MOVIE (Animated)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.
WHO'S IN IT? T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, Sofia Vergara, Patrick Stewart, James Corden, Christina Aguilera
- The first trailer has nearly four times more dislikes than likes on YouTube.
- Before the movie, a short film titled Puppy will be shown. It's based on the Hotel Transylvania films.
- Anna Faris replaced Broad City star Ilana Glazer as Jailbreak.
ATOMIC BLONDE (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
WHO'S IN IT? Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella
- Based on the British graphic novel The Coldest City.
- To prepare for her role, Charlize Theron trained with Keanu Reeves, who was preparing for John Wick: Chapter 2.
- She reportedly cracked two teeth while doing stunts for the film.
DANCING WITH THE STARS: Casting Sean Spicer?
Casting for Dancing With the Stars has gotten underway. The first name leaked is Sean Spicer. However, a rep for ABC stated, (quote) “We don’t comment on casting.”
The former White House Press Secretary has plenty of free time these days. He just resigned rather than work under the new guy hired by President Donald Trump.
In the West Wing, Anthony Scaramucci is now calling the shots as communications director. He recently wished Spicer well. (quote) “He’s done an amazing job. I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money.” Good luck with that. The winner of Dancing With the Stars takes home 350-grand.
Spicer is familiar being in the white hot spotlight, so he’s prepared for reality TV. It remains to be seen how well he tangos, though he always danced around answering tough questions from the media. (New York Post)
Kristen Stewart and her girlfriend Stella Maxwell surprised a lesbian couple when they crashed their wedding reception Saturday. The two stars joined the guests in drinking and dancing at Winnipeg's Pizzeria Gusto. (Gossip Cop)
Jon Stewart will return to TV with his first HBO special in 20 years. The former Daily Show host says, “I’m really thrilled to be able to return to stand-up on HBO. They’ve always set the standard for great stand-up specials. Plus, I can finally use up the last of the Saddam Hussein jokes left over from my first special.”
Ike Barinholtz, who co-stars on The Mindy Project, broke his neck while filming a stunt for an upcoming movie. He's recovering and his injury will be incorporated in the next season of The Mindy Project, which is shooting now.
Warwick Davis, who played an ewok in Return of the Jedi, has joined the cast for the upcoming Han Solo movie. Ron Howard also directed him in Willow.
MICHAEL JACKSON: Estate Owes Quincy Jones $9 Million
Yesterday, a jury awarded Quincy Jones $9 million from the estate of Michael Jackson.
The music producer sued for under payment of royalties. He accused the estate of cheating him out of lucrative deals, including two Cirque du Soleil shows choreographed to Jackson’s music.
Quincy’s lawsuit demanded $30 million. The jury listened to testimony for three weeks and gave him a third. In a statement, Quincy said, (quote) “I am very grateful that the jury decided in our favor. I view it not only as a victory for myself personally, but for artists’ rights overall.”
Quincy Jones produced three Michael Jackson albums in the '80s: Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad. Royalty payments still arrive to Quincy’s bank account. Since Jackson’s untimely death, and even before the lawsuit, Quincy earned royalties from Jackson’s music to the tune of $18 million. (Billboard)