The director of “The Batman” released a deleted scene where Batman visits the Joker in prison for help in figuring out the identity of the Riddler.  You never get a totally clear view of the Joker, but he looks pretty horrific.

 

HBO Max now has introduced a “shuffle” button, which gives users the ability to play a random episode of a series. According to Variety, “It’s limited to 45 shows (for now), including Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Big Bang Theory.

 

This Sunday’s Academy Awards will feature a live performance of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s hit movie, “Encanto.” The song isn’t nominated, but has quickly become one of the most popular songs in Disney’s history.

The pet company Pawp is going to donate $10,000 to animal rescues for every time “Power of the Dog” is mentioned during the Oscars.  There’s a maximum donation of $1 million . . . and yes, the movie has nothing to do with dogs.

Some people are questioning whether or not legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk is worthy of presenting at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

 

I’d call this an all-star cast:  AZIZ ANSARISETH ROGEN, and BILL MURRAY are doing a movie together. It’s a comedy-drama called “Being Mortal”, and Aziz is also directing . . . and he wrote the script. It’s based on a nonfiction book called “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”.  It’s about aging and death . . . and, quote, “the harms we do in turning it into a medical problem, rather than a human one.”

 

BOB SAGET’s family and friends are disputing the claim that he was under the weather and dealing with long COVID when he died.  Bob’s widow KELLY RIZZO and a close friend both say he never mentioned being sick and didn’t show any symptoms.

 

SANDRA BULLOCK and CHANNING TATUM have kids at the same preschool.  And they’re friends now, but it wasn’t always that way.  Sandra says, quote, “Channing and I were always getting called by the principal of our school because our daughters were at each other’s throats.”

 

ANTHONY ANDERSON walked to Best Buy in New York City and bought TVs, but had no way to get them home.  Luckily a nice stranger offered and Anthony posted video from their car.  He joked, quote, “If I don’t make it back to the set of ‘Law & Order’, call the police . . . this is what they look like!”

 

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR admits she had issues with some of the cast of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” when they made the show.  She says they were pitted against each other . . . and also they were young and working long hours.

 

LILY COLLINS had to see a podiatrist every week because of the heels she wore in “Emily in Paris”.

 

Dolly Parton said she wants Kristin Chenoweth to play her in a musical biopic.

 

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER’s son JOSEPH BAENA is a real estate agent now.

 

If you’re over 30, these names will mean nothing to you:  Olivia RodrigoIris Apatow, and TikTok stars Charli D’Amelio, and Avani Gregg got matching tattoos.

@charlidamelio

@avani @irisapatow @livbedumb @mezafram

♬ Just a Cloud Away – Pharrell Williams

 

CARDI B is turning into Sharki B for the April 15th episode of Nickelodeon’s “Baby Shark’s Big Show”.  She’ll teach the “Seaweed Sway” alongside her husband OFFSET and three-year-old daughter KULTURE as Offshark and Kulture Shark.

 

A docuseries about MEGAN THEE STALLION is in the works.

 

HEIDI MONTAG from “The Hills” says that LADY GAGA sabotaged her music career over a decade ago, when Heidi was trying to make it as a pop star.  But is that really a bad thing?

 

 

ROBIN THICKE’s fiancée APRIL LOVE GEARY says she won’t sign a prenup.  Quote, “He’s not marrying anyone else after me.  How do you go from, like, the baddest [B-word] on the planet?”

 

There’s going to be a one-day festival in August in San Pedro, California called Flannel Nation.  It’s a celebration of the ’90s with EVERCLEARSOUL ASYLUMFILTER, and CANDLEBOX.