9/2/21 Entertainment News
— Britney Spears will not face criminal charges after her housekeeper accused her of battery. The Ventura County, California District Attorney’s Office said there was insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred. They noted the lack of injury to the housekeeper or damage to the phone. An argument had allegedly broken out between Spears and a housekeeper after the housekeeper failed to bring her dogs home from the vet. The housekeeper claimed Spears slapped a phone out of their hand. Spears’ attorney said he’s glad the DA’s office did the right thing and did not charge her.
— The final season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will have a star studded lineup. Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, and Tiffany Haddish are among the guests set to appear. Additionally, the show will have a fully vaccinated live studio audience during its last season. In May, host Ellen DeGeneres announced in May that her show is coming to an end after two decades. The 19th season will kick off on September 13th.
— Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman says he is not racist. During an interview for Entertainment Tonight, Kevin Frazier asked him about his publicized 2007 phone call with his son where he said a racial slur seven times. Chapman said he thought he had a “pass” to use it “kind of like Eminem.” The A&E star said his pass for using it had expired and nobody told him that. He claims using a racist name doesn’t qualify you as a racist. However, he went on to offer his sincerest apologies for his ” regrettable use of very inappropriate language.”
— Tom Cruise fans are going to have to wait a bit longer to see two of his highly anticipated upcoming projects. The Hollywood Reporter says “Top Gun: Maverick” is now set to come out on May 27th, 2022 instead of November of this year. Meanwhile, “Mission: Impossible 7” will open in September 2022 instead of May 2022. Paramount moved them because of rising concerns surrounding the Delta coronavirus variant. “Jackass Forever” has also been pushed back until February 2022.
— Seinfeld is coming to Netflix. The sitcom originally aired from 1989 until 1998 on NBC and won ten Emmy awards during its runtime. Netflix says its thrilled to give the show a home and help grow their fanbase. All 180 episodes will be available on the streaming platform starting October 1st.
— A reality TV star is heartbroken over the death of her husband. NeNe Leakes had just said days ago he was transitioning to the other side. Gregg Leakes died Wednesday, ending his battle with colon cancer at the age of 66. The two appeared on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” for 12 seasons. They first married in 1997, split later and remarried in a 2013 TV special. The family is asking fans to pray for peace and strength.
— 1091 Pictures is giving fans a first look at Cameron Boyce’s last film. 1091 Pictures released a trailer for “Runt” on Wednesday. In it, Boyce plays a teenager named Cal who fights back against his bullies. Boyce, who was best known for his work with the Disney Channel, died in July of 2019. He was 20.
— Fans are getting a look at the upcoming documentary about The Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show. On Wednesday, Showtime released a trailer for “The Show.” The clip shows the planning process of the performance which had upwards of 100-million viewers. The Weeknd said the document “extends the narrative for fans and viewers who like to get lost in how the historic show we all grow up watching is built.” Meanwhile, the director said she hopes the film can inspire people to pursue big dreams. “The Show” is set to come out on September 24th.