9/29/21 Entertainment News
— Today is a big day for Britney Spears. That’s because a hearing is set for later today to talk about removing her father as conservator and possibly talk about ending the legal guardianship altogether. The pop star is not scheduled to speak, but that hasn’t stopped her from speaking at other court appearances. Earlier this week, Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, filed a supplemental motion to remove her father Jamie from his daughter’s conservatorship no later than today. TMZ reports Jamie also fired back saying the person Rosengart tapped to replace him is unfit to do so.
— Actress Lori Loughlin is returning to TV. She’s set to guest star in a two-hour Season Two premiere of “When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas” on the GAC Family cable TV network in December. The first ten episodes ran on the Hallmark Channel. Loughlin was fired from the Hallmark Channel drama series “When Calls the Heart,” after her arrest the college admissions scandal two years ago.
— Former professional football player Jesse Palmer is going to become the host of “The Bachelor.” He will become the host for season 26 of the show, which is set to premiere next year. Variety reports he says he is humbled to return to the show and offer the newest Bachelor advice gained from firsthand experience, as he was the star of the show in 2004. As far as the upcoming Bachelorette season, Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will host. In addition to being an athlete, Palmer has been an ESPN analyst since 2007, and is the current host of ABC’s “The Ultimate Surfer.”
The show’s former long-term host, Chris Harrison, stepped down from the show after two decades amid backlash for racially insensitive comments.
— After more than a decade, the original “Law & Order” will be returning to NBC. The iconic show that ran for 20 seasons will be coming back after being off the air since 2010. It will return with the classic format that explores “the police who investigate the crimes and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.” The statement from Wolf Entertainment did not include information on when the show will be coming back to television.
— A number of legendary movie and TV props are hitting the auction block. Prop Store is hosting a massive action that could bring in almost eight million dollars. Freddy Krueger’s razor glove from the 1987 film “A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” is expected to go for as much as 41-grand. Will Farrell’s elf costume from the 2009 movie “Elf” is also expected to go for upwards of 41-thousand dollars. Meanwhile, a screen-matched ‘Wilson’ prop from “Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks could go for as much as almost 83-thousand-dollars. The auction will run from November 9th through the eleventh.
— “Jackass” star Bam Margera is reportedly in rehab. TMZ reports Margera was taken to a Florida rehab facility on Sunday morning after police received a call about a distressed person in St.Pete Beach. He was not arrested nor charged with anything but once police arrived they were notified of a court order for Margera to attend rehab. This is not his first time in rehab, most recently, he went in 2019 after being arrested for trespassing in Los Angeles.
— Wendy Williams is gearing up to return to TV. The Wendy Williams Show posted on Tuesday that the show will return on October 4th for season 13. This comes after Williams tested positive for coronavirus after being vaccinated. Season 13 was originally set to premiere on September 20th but was pushed back due to William’s health issues.
— Freddie Highmore is married. While on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the “Good Doctor” actor revealed he secretly got married. He said he is happy as can be to be married to a wonderful woman. While he didn’t say who he married, he said they are also British. The 29-year-old also said he is still getting used to calling his wife, “my wife.” Kimmel told him he had to loosen up a little bit, to which Highmore said their marriage is still the early days.
— Billie Eilish is checking meeting royalty off her bucket list. She met Prince William and Kate Middleton at the London premiere of the latest James Bond film, “No Time To Die.” She and her brother, Finneas, wrote the film’s theme song. Ahead of the premiere, she told BBC she was so excited to meet the future king and queen of England, she thought she might pee herself.
— A studio audience is back at “The Late Late Show with James Corden. ” On Monday, the show welcomed an in-person studio audience for the first time since March 10th, 2020. Corden told the masked audience that everyone at the show is very happy to see the audience members’ eyes and eyebrows. The crowd was not at full capacity, but reduced to 50 people from 170. “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” are the only major late-night shows without in-person audiences.