Orlando Bloom's latest ink features a slight mishap. He took to Instagram to share a photo of his new tattoo: the name of his son, Flynn, spelled in morse code on his forearm. It also features the date and time of Flynn's birth. "New #tattoo can you guess who?" he wrote in the caption. Unfortunately for actor, the name is misspelled. "If the Morse code is supposed to spell out Flynn then there is a mistake," said a fan in the comments. The lettering on Bloom's arm spells F-R-Y-N-N, with a single dot missing, symbolizing "R" rather than "L." Bloom's tattoo artist also shared a photo of the ink, acknowledging the mess-up. "A beautiful reminder for @orlandobloom of his son," wrote the artist in the caption. "And yes, a dot is missing, we know, it will be fixed :)"
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli want their college admissions scandal trial pushed back to 2021, saying one superseding indictment should be dismissed as they are being tried alongside numerous defendants. Lawyers for the actress and other parents accused in the scandal argue they need more time to go over complex details of the case and won't be ready to go to trial until next year. Federal prosecutors in Boston have said the first trial for the wealthy parents still fighting the charges should begin in October and that Loughlin and Giannulli should be tried in the first group. But they disagree their USC donations charge should be grouped with parents accused of wrongdoing involved with other colleges, or those who cheated on their children's admissions tests. Prosecutors have provided the defense with more than 1.9 million documents, consisting of more than 3.2 million pages, and more than 300 hours of audio and video, said Robert Popeo, an attorney for another parent charged in the case, media executive Elizabeth Kimmel. The substantial amount of evidence, outstanding pretrial motions and general complexity of the case make a trial this fall impossible, and the first trial should begin no sooner than next year, a lawyer said Wednesday. The judge will ultimately decide when the trials will begin.
Sean Spicer is going from one TV show to another, with the former White House press secretary set to launch his own cable news show next month. But since he has some time to kill, Spicer is offering to send a personalized video message to your special someone for Valentine's Day. The cost: $199, down from $400, though Spicer says all proceeds raised on the personalized video service Cameo will go to charity. This month, the chosen charity is Independence Fund, which provides tracked wheelchairs for veterans. Don't have a special someone? No worries. "Whatever it is … I don't really care. As long as it's in good taste, I'll do the shoutout," Spicer says. As for that TV show, Spicer & Co—touted as featuring "Washington insiders, experts, journalists and power brokers"—will premiere March 3 on Newsmax TV. It will be "a conversation about the news and issues of the day," covering everything from politics to entertainment and sports—"what people talk about at the dinner table," Spicer tells Page Six.
Streaming services like Netflix or Hulu account for 19 percent of television viewing in the United States - virtually double what it was less than two years ago. The percentage of time spent streaming has gone from 10 percent in a Nielsen study from March 2018 to 19 percent during the last three months of 2019. More than half of consumers with the capacity to stream subscribe to two or more services and 93 percent said they planned to either increase or maintain that number.
Jim Carrey is catching heat after he told a female journalist that “only thing left to do” on his bucket list was her. Charlotte Long, a journalist for Heat magazine, interviewed the actor during a promotional junket for Sonic The Hedgehog and asked him what goals he still had left to accomplish in his life. In a video of the interview, Jim can be seen responding, “Just you.” One user wrote: “Such a huge fan of @JimCarrey but lost respect for him today. This is really unacceptable, I wish and hope he apologizes to you.” Another said: “Unfortunately it turns out Jim Carrey is a massive sleazebag.” Another user added: “Why is this kind of thing still going on? Well handled, you're a legend.”
The Oscar bump for “Parasite” after its historic Best Picture victory is coming hard and fast, as ticketing sites Fandango and Atom Tickets are reporting a huge surge of ticket sales and streaming rentals from its customers. On Tuesday, the site reported that on the day after “Parasite” became the first non-English film to win the Academy’s top prize, ticket sales for the film saw a 443% jump compared to last Monday. On the company’s online movie rental and purchase website FandangoNOW, buys and rentals of “Parasite” rose 468% week over week as the film became the top-selling title on Monday.
Universal Pictures has announced that The Hunt will be released on March 13 after the film had its original September theatrical release canceled. The new release date was announced yesterday alongside a new trailer that briefly touches on the controversy that was surrounding the film. The Hunt follows a group of wealthy elites, lead by Hilary Swank, who gather a group of less prosperous "deplorables" to hunt for sport until Betty Gilpin turns things around and fights back. Emma Roberts, Ike Barinholtz, Justin Hartley and Ethan Suplee also star in the film from director Craig Zobel. Universal originally canceled the September release date following a string of mass shootings. The film was then heavily criticized by the media and President Donald Trump for seemingly pitting two political sides against each other.
The Film Academy has released a statement in an effort to explain why several big stars were left out of their In Memoriam segment during Sunday's Oscars. It comes after a firestorm of tweets from disappointed viewers who wanted to know why actors such as Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry and Disney actor Cameron Boyce were not included. In a statement published by The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy explained it was down to time constraints which meant they had to edit the segment down. “The Academy receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment. An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time.” The statement went on to say that those missed from the televised memoriam are included online in the Oscars gallery. “All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce are remembered in the Oscar.com gallery.” the statement concluded.
Gerard Butler reportedly got into a fight with doormen at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party on Sunday after enjoying a heavy night with friends. According to Britain’s The Sun newspaper, the actor attended the ceremony with model girlfriend Morgan Brown, and had been drinking heavily when he got to the star-studded bash with two friends, after Morgan called it a night. However, when bouncers at the event refused to admit his pals, Butler apparently became enraged, asking, “Don’t you know who I am?” An insider told the publication: “He had two pals. It looked like they’d had a heavy night, which didn’t do them any favors with the bouncers.” After he raged, “I’m f**king Gerard Butler,” they were let into the party, but the source added: “He stumbled about chatting to strangers and complaining before bee-lining for a brunette, who he was chatting with for a while and telling how he was off to Madonna’s bash instead. “God knows if he made it there. It looked like he was ready for bed but he was determined to keep partying.”
Janet Jackson has announced her Black Diamond World Tour, which will kick off June 24 in Miami, FL. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 13 via LiveNation.com. The tour will feature an all-new production, as well as music from Janet's upcoming new album, also called Black Diamond, due out later this year. Of course, she'll also perform her hits, as well as a special set dedicated to her landmark album Rhythm Nation 1814, which last year marked its 30th anniversary. The North American leg of the Black Diamond World Tour will wrap up August 23 in Tacoma, Washington. Dates for the rest of the world will be announced soon.
Josh Peck has landed the lead role in Disney’s revamp of classic buddy cop film Turner & Hooch. He will portray U.S. Marshal Scott Turner, who Tom Hanks portrayed in the 1989 movie, in the new television reboot from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix. The TV version of Turner & Hooch, about an investigator who finds an unlikely partner in a dog, has received a 12-episode order from bosses at the Disney+ streaming platform.
CBS in early discussions for an event series revival of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” according to reports. The limited return of the network’s long-running, crime procedural would be done to help mark the franchise’s 20th anniversary, which will come in October. The show’s creative team, including Anthony Zuiker and Jerry Bruckheimer are in discussions to return for the limited run, which would be a sequel to the flagship “CSI” series, which ended in 2015.
Robert Conrad, who played an Old West update on James Bond in the hit 1960s TV series Wild Wild West, died Saturday at the age of 84. The actor died of heart failure at his Malibu home, according to family spokesperson Jeff Ballard. “He lived a wonderfully long life and while the family is saddened by his passing, he will live forever in their hearts,” Ballard said. After a brief career in film, Conrad was put under contract by Warner Bros. Television, and most of his most popular work was for the small screen. His first major success was on the detective series Hawaiian Eye, on which he starred as the half-Hawaiian private investigator Tom Lopaka. Conrad's most popular series was Wild Wild West, which creator Michael Garrisoin envisioned as “James Bond on horseback.” He starred as the secret service agent James West, who worked with the inventor and master of disguises Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin), to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States Government. Conrad starred in a number of short-lived legal and crime dramas, before finding success again with the WWII-era series Baa Baa Black Sheep. Conrad was also featured on multiple episodes of Mission: Impossible, as well as The D.A., 77 Sunset Strip, Columbo, Adam-12, Maverick, and the miniseries Centennial.
Disney CEO Bob Iger issued an apology yesterday after the company requested a permit fee from an elementary school in California for screening the 2019 remake of "The Lion King." "Our company @WaltDisneyCo apologizes to the Emerson Elementary School PTA and I will personally donate to their fundraising initiative," Iger tweeted. The school showed the film during a fundraiser event put on by the parent-teacher association (PTA) back in November. Tickets were advertised on Eventbrite with a suggested donation price of $15. Per Berkeleyside, Disney's licensing agent, Movie Licensing USA, notified the school last month and said it violated copyright law for playing the film for a crowd without a license. It requested the school pay a $250 fee since, per copyright law, films are not allowed to be shown outside of a home to an audience without a $250 single-use permit. Iger's apology comes after days of complaints from parents, children and residents on social media, Deadline reported. It is unclear how much Iger plans to donate. The organization raised $800 from the fundraiser.
Netflix introduced a new feature yesterday, allowing viewers to turn off autoplay previews. Autoplay video has irked many Netflix users over the years, and the company said, after listening to its subscribers, it decided to put the autoplay decision in their hands. “Some people find this feature helpful. Others not so much,” Netflix tweeted about autoplay. “We’ve heard the feedback loud and clear — members can now control whether or not they see autoplay previews on Netflix.” The streaming giant then shared a link that walked subscribers through how to opt out of autoplay previews. If you’re tired of being hit with clips from “The Office” and “Stranger Things” whenever you scroll through Netflix, here’s the steps you’ll want to follow, per Netflix:
Sign into your Netflix account from a web browser.
Select “manage profiles” from the menu.
Click the profile you want to update.
After that, make sure to check or uncheck the “autoplay previews while browsing on all devices” option. Remember to hit “save,” and you’re golden.
Yesterday, State Farm claimed actress Shannen Doherty is just looking for sympathy — and a payout to get her California home repaired — by announcing her terminal stage 4 cancer diagnosis. The actress sued State Farm in March 2019 after the insurance giant refused to pay the full amount for repairs on her home, which was damaged in the devastating 2018 California wildfires. In a filing in Los Angeles federal court yesterday, lawyers for State Farm wrote that Doherty plans to “garner sympathy by her contention that State Farm must rebuild her entire house” when she appears at trial. “Plaintiff improperly claims she is entitled to have her entire home rebuilt at a cost of $2.7 million because she has breast cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” the court documents state. On Tuesday, Doherty revealed her breast cancer had returned, saying her diagnosis was going to become public this week as part of the lawsuit. “I’d rather people hear it from me. I don’t want it to be twisted, a court document,” she said in an interview with “Good Morning America.” “I want it to be real and authentic. I want to control the narrative. I want people to know from me.” In the new filing, State Farm claims Doherty’s house only had smoke damage and not any fire or structural damage. The insurance company said it’s already paid $1 million for remediation, professional cleaning and for the actress to rent a temporary home. Doherty’s attorney, Devin McRae, said it was “appalling” that State Farm would claim Doherty only revealed her health condition to garner sympathy. “Of course cancer and a chronic respiratory ailment are directly relevant to the means and scope of fire and smoke remediation in her home and on her clothes,” McRae said.
Justin Bieber has become the first artist to hit 50 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. The singer, who got his start on the platform back in 2007, holds steady as the most-subscribed artist on YouTube. The record number of subscribers isn't the only milestone he hit. The first episode of Justin's new YouTube Original series, Justin Bieber: Seasons, is now YouTube Originals’ most-watched debut episode to date, reaching over 97 countries. The series unveiled its fourth episode yesterday, focusing on Justin’s relationship with wife Hailey Bieber. Justin Bieber: Seasons is documenting Justin's return to the spotlight and the making of his new album, Changes, due out February 14.
Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. The Spartacus star died yesterday and is survived by his wife of 65 years Anne Buydens and his three sons Michael, Joel, and Eric. His son Michael Douglas, an acting icon in his own right, revealed the news of his father's death in an emotional statement to People magazine. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” he said. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband. Kirk's life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet. Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad - I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.” Douglas suffered a stroke back in 1996 that left him with slurred speech and damaged facial nerves but it didn't stop him attending the Academy Awards ceremony two weeks later to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. He had been in relatively good health since his stroke.
Jessica Simpson turned down the chance to bed her childhood crush in The Notebook, because she didn’t want to have sex on screen. She was approached to play the role Rachel McAdams eventually landed in the 2004 film, but passed because producers refused to budge on a sex scene with Ryan Gosling. Simpson makes the revelation in her new memoir, Open Book, explaining: “I turned it down because they wouldn’t budge on taking out the sex scene, and it would have been with Ryan Gosling, of all people.” She reveals she fell in love with the actor during her failed audition for The Mickey Mouse Club – when she was 12.
Tom Hiddleston is set to star in Netflix’s upcoming British political-thriller series “White Stork,” which was given a 10-episode series order. The series is about “the paradox of truth in a post-truth world.” Here is the official description for “White Stork”: “When James Cooper is selected to run for a seat in parliament, Asher Millan is sent to vet him for primetime. But she quickly uncovers potentially damaging secrets buried deep in James’ past. Secrets that will threaten to blow everything apart – his career, his marriage, even the powerful people backing his campaign.”
Chris Pratt is eying a return to TV as the star and executive producer of “The Terminal List,” a TV series based on Jack Carr’s bestselling novel. The ongoing drama is in development. “The Terminal List” is a conspiracy thriller that combines elevated action with deep psychological questions about the cost of pushing our nation’s highest trained operators too far. The series follows Reece (Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him.
Billie Eilish has spoken openly about how the sudden onset of her fame left her feeling depressed and isolated, to the point where she considered self-harm. Now, in a cover story for Vogue, she says she finally understands what the famous singers she was a fan of as a kid were going through. “As a fan growing up, I was always like, What the f**k is wrong with them?” she recalls to Vogue. “All the scandals. The Britney moment. You grow up thinking they’re pretty and they’re skinny; why would they f**k it up?" "But the bigger I get, the more I’m like, 'Oh, my God, of course they had to do that,'" she adds. "In my dark places I’ve worried that I was going to become the stereotype that everybody thinks every young artist becomes, because how can they not?" Billie goes on: "Last year, when I was at my lowest point during the tour in Europe, I was worried I was going to have a breakdown and shave my head." Thankfully, Billie was able to get help and is feeling better now. She tells Vogue, “When people ask me what I’d say to somebody looking for advice on mental health, the only thing I can say is patience. I had patience with myself. I didn’t take that last step. I waited. Things fade.”