BRUCE WILLIS is stepping away from acting because he’s suffering from aphasia . . . a condition that affects a person’s ability to speak or write, and even to understand words.  Bruce is 67 years old.

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An “It” prequel series is in development at HBO Max called “Welcome to Derry”.  It will take place from the ’60s to 1989, when “It: Chapter One” takes off, and will include the origin story of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. But no word if STEPHEN KING will be involved in any way.

 

Check out the trailer for “Minions: The Rise of Gru”.  It takes place in the ’70s when the “Despicable Me” villain Gru was a 12-year-old.  It hits theaters July 1st.

 

RON HOWARD is going to make a documentary on JIM HENSON for Disney.

 

The “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” is coming on August 21st.

 

Elliot Page’s character in The Umbrella Academy will come out as transgender in the third season of the Netflix series. Page announced he was transgender in December 2020.

 

Netflix is going to reboot the “Spy Kids” franchise with a new movie from the original director ROBERT RODRIGUEZ.  No other details are known except it will introduce a new family of spies.

 

CHRIS ROCK kicked off his standup tour last night by asking the crowd, quote, “How was your weekend?”  But he didn’t have any material on the Oscars.  He said, quote, “At some point I’ll talk about that [stuff].  And it’ll be serious, and it’ll be funny.”

 

Both WANDA SYKES and AMY SCHUMER are solidly Team CHRIS ROCK.  And they both say they’re still traumatized from THE SLAP.  Wanda is disappointed that WILL SMITH wasn’t ejected from the ceremony.

 

JOHN STAMOS was really good friends with TAYLOR HAWKINS, and yesterday, he posted a video of Taylor joking that Stamos stole a Geico commercial from him.

 

DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM had their house broken into while they were home.  The masked intruder only hit one room, but they got away with thousands of dollars’ worth of designer and electronic goods.

 

LIZZO has a new shapewear brand called Yitty, and she says it’s for, quote, “Every Damn Body.”

Here’s another pic.

 

DOJA CAT still insists she’s retiring from music.

 

JUSTIN BIEBER got booed during a show in Montreal for repping his Toronto Maple Leafs and making fun of the Canadians.  But he got them back on his side by saying Montreal is one of his favorite places in the world.

(Profanity Warning:  Check out two videos here.  The Twitter vid contains profanity.)

 

‘N SYNC teased on Twitter that “Something is Coming”, but they didn’t say what.  Fans are hoping it’s a reunion.  ‘N Sync hasn’t released new music since they went on a “hiatus” in 2002.

 

ASAP ROCKY came out with his own whiskey.  It’s called Mercer + Prince, after his favorite cross streets in New York City.

 

TOM PARKER, the lead singer of the British boy band THE WANTED, passed away yesterday at age 33.  He was diagnosed back in October 2020 with inoperable stage four glioblastoma, which is an aggressive type of brain cancer.