RAY LIOTTA died in his sleep yesterday in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie.  He was 67.  No word on the cause of death.  His movies include “Goodfellas”“Field of Dreams”“Cop Land”“Unlawful Entry”“Something Wild”, and “Blow”.

 

AMBER HEARD testified that she’s received thousands of death threats since the trial began, and she just wants JOHNNY DEPP to leave her alone. Closing arguments begin this morning, then the jury gets the case.

 

The new season of “Stranger Things” dropped TODAY . . . and yesterday, Netflix tacked a last-minute warning onto the first episode, thanks to the elementary school shooting in Texas. The warning states that the first scene contains violence involving children and, quote, “given the recent tragic shooting at a school in Texas, viewers may find the opening scene of episode 1 distressing. “We are deeply saddened by this unspeakable violence, and our hearts go out to every family mourning a loved one.”

 

On her final show yesterday, ELLEN DEGENERES said, quote, “I hope that . . . I was able to take a little bit of pain away from a bad day or anything you’re going through.  I hope I’ve been able to inspire you to make other people happy and to do good in the world.  To feel like you have a purpose.”

 

KEVIN SPACEY has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the U.K

 

JASON BATEMAN says if the cameras continued to roll on “Ozark”, the characters would either be dead or in prison.  At the same time, though, he says he’d return in a second, because the show was so fun to make.

 

Plot details have emerged for the upcoming horror movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”.  Pooh and Piglet revert back to their animal roots and go on a bloody rampage after Christopher Robin abandons them to attend college.

 

JUSTIN LONG and KATE BOSWORTH are Instagram official . . . with some random creeper a few tables away.

 

JON HAMM explained how you’re supposed to act when you meet the Royal Family.  It includes greeting them as “Your Royal Highness” and NOT by their names, and bowing, but not offering your hand unless they do so first.

 

On the latest episode of “The Kardashians”KIM apologized to her family about all the nonsense KANYE has put them through.

 

LAVERNE COX is now the first transgender Barbie doll.

 

Jack Black is going to receive the Comedic Genius Award at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

 

Britney Spears recently had a meeting with The Weeknd and the creator of the HBO series ”Euphoria”. Britney’s fiance, Sam, tweeted; “New character in euphoria?”

 

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE just sold his catalog for a reported $100 million. (While Joey Fatone’s music deal is 15% off any album with his Best Buy employee discount.) The head of the company that bought it says younger artists are starting to sell so they have the freedom to do what they want, not just what’ll make money.