The Dish For May 14th

JIM PARSONS: Injury Cancels Broadway Show


Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, who also stars in the Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band, suffered an injury Saturday afternoon which caused the cancellation of Saturday night's performance of the show.

People in the audience for the matinee performance said they noticed Parsons limping off the stage after the curtain call. A tweet from the show's producers said the evening performance was cancelled "due to a minor injury of a cast member." No further information about the extent of the injury was provided. Parsons is part of the ensemble cast of the groundbreaking show which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. (Page Six)


KYLIE JENNER: Bodyguard Denies He's Stormi's Father


Kylie Jenner's former bodyguard has put the rumors to rest. He's not Stormi's father.

After fans thought they saw a resemblance between the baby girl and Tim Chung, the security guard hit Instagram to release a statement. He wrote, "I am a very private person and would normally never answer to gossip and stories that are so ridiculous that they are laughable. Out of deep respect for Kylie, [Travis Scott], their daughter together and their families, I would like to set the record straight that my interactions with Kylie and her family have been limited in strictly a professional capacity only. There is no story here and I ask that the media no longer include me in any narrative that is incredibly disrespectful to their family."

For the record, rapper Travis Scott is the father.


ROYAL WEDDING: Dress Code


If you're attending a royal wedding watch party Saturday, you might try and abide by the dress code required of those attending the real deal at Windsor Castle.

To begin with, only the wedding party is allowed to wear white. Members of the Royal Family must not have colorful nail polish. Only clear or neutral colors allowed.

Women are required to cover their shoulders. Hemlines must be below the knee. Women are expected to wear tights or hose. And because Queen Elizabeth II has a pet peeve about wedges, that style of shoe is forbidden in her presence -- and especially at the Royal Wedding.

If you remember the 2011 Royal Wedding, hats and “fascinators” are all the rage. Women are expected to accessorize with headwear. A British etiquette expert explained (quote) “You can't go to the Royal Wedding without a hat. A fascinator is a small headpiece. It covers part of the head whereas a hat covers the full head.”

Rules for the men are short and simple: a tuxedo with tails or their military uniform. (Entertainment Tonight)


HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


The brother of reality star Lisa Vanderpump was found dead of a suspected drug overdose, according to Britain's Daily Mail. The body of 59-year-old Mark Vanderpump, who worked as a DJ, was discovered at his home in Gloucestershire, England on April 30th.

New celeb couple alert? Christie Brinkley was spotted getting "super cozy" with Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti over dinner Saturday in Sag Harbor, New York. Avenatti tells TMZ he and the supermodel are friends. He calls her a "classy, smart woman with great insight."

CBS has canceled Kevin Can Wait, starring Kevin James, after two seasons. On Instagram, he wrote, “Thank you @cbstvstudios and thank you @sony for your constant dedication to the show. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world… Okay, maybe a season 3. Love to all.”

FOX has renewed Gotham for a fifth and final season. Variety says, "The final season will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into the caped crusader."


LETHAL WEAPON: Seann William Scott to Replace Star


Lethal Weapon is getting a new season and a new star.

FOX has renewed the action drama series for a third season, but ditched star Clayne Crawford, who played Martin Riggs. He'll be replaced by American Pie's Seann William Scott. He'll play Damon Wayans’ new partner.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Crawford’s contract wasn't picked up because of him "exhibiting a pattern of toxic behavior on the set and that there is video and audio evidence of such behavior."

Sources say several crew members even quit over his actions.

Crawford denies the claims, saying he takes “great pride in treating everyone in life with dignity and kindness.”


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Saved by NBC


Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been saved.

The comedy, which was canceled on Thursday by FOX, was picked up by NBC the next day.

Producers had been in talks with Hulu, but the streaming service passed on the Andy Samberg police comedy.

Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt  said, “Ever since we sold this show to FOX I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home. [Producers] Mike Schur [and] Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”

The sixth season will have 13 episodes.

After word of the cancellation hit the Internet, fans took to social media to share hashtags like #SaveB99 and #RenewB99. Apparently, it worked.


BOX-OFFICE REPORT   


1. Avengers: Infinity War - $61.8 million

2. Life of the Party - $18.5 million

3. Breaking In - $16.5 million

4. Overboard - $10.1 million

5. A Quiet Place - $6.4 million

Avengers: Infinity War thrashed the competition at the box office for a third straight weekend with $61.8 million. That takes the Marvel flick's domestic total to $547.8 million, which is eight on the all-time list. The movie is also crushing it overseas. Infinity Warscored a $200 million opening weekend in China, the country's second biggest three-day debut behind The Fate of the Furious. In only 17 days, the movie has earned $1.6 billion globally for fifth on the all-time list. In comparison, Disney's last blockbuster, Black Panther, has earned 1.34 billion globally in three months, putting it at ninth on the all-time list.

The Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party opened in second with $18.5 million, while the thriller Breaking In premiered in third with $16.5 million.

The comedy Overboard dropped from second to fourth with $10.1 million.

And the horror flick A Quiet Place went from third to fifth with $6.4 million.


HOWIE DAY: Another Arrest


“Collide” singer Howie Day was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend last month at Washington's Sea-Tac airport, according to TMZ.

A police report says Day flew into a rage when she came to pick him up, screaming at her, pushing her and slamming the hatch of her car. His girlfriend of eight years, Carrie Pencek, told them he can behave like that when he's intoxicated. He was charged with one count of fourth-degree assault, to which he pleaded not guilty. He’s scheduled to appear in court later this month.

It's the latest in a series of misbehavior dating back to 2004 that has derailed a once-promising career.

  • In 2004, he was fined for locking a female fan in his tour bus and destroying another's cellphone.
  • In 2006, he was sentenced to a year's probation after verbally abusing a flight crew while under the influence of alcohol and sleeping pills. He went through rehab during that period.
  • In 2014, he filed for bankruptcy and ended up losing the publishing rights and royalty income for his master recordings at a bankruptcy auction.
  • TMZ reports that at the time of last month's arrest, police found a previous domestic violence arrest "for allegedly punching Pencek in the face, but it never went anywhere because she wouldn't cooperate."

BLAKE SHELTON, KELLY CLARKSON: To Host HQ Trivia Game


Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will team up on The Voice to host the popular HQ Trivia game on Monday night.

They'll join Scott Rogowsky, host of the popular HQ Trivia game, to help fans win $50,000 and a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend the NBC singing competition’s season 14 finale.

The interactive mobile trivia game -- in which you try to correctly answer 12 increasingly difficult questions to win a cash prize -- regularly attracts 1 million players per game. Tune into Monday night's episode of The Voice for clues to a special edition of HQ Trivia that streams at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET.

Blake says, "Don’t get up to go to the fridge during the show because the only way to win is to watch closely! (People)


VIDEO MASHUP: "Call Me Maybe, Childish Gambino"


MASHUP --  Shockingly, "This Is America" music video by Childish Gambino syncs perfectly with Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song.

 
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