“Top Gun: Maverick” has passed the $900 million mark.

 

Teachers who work with disabled kids at a school district in Ohio invited THE ROCK to their annual party.  He couldn’t make it but he sent a video, plus a gift package for every student that included clothing and an Xbox.

 

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN was inspired to kill off characters in his “Game of Thrones” books by being a fan of STAN LEE’s writing in Marvel comics.  And it’s okay if it makes fans angry.  Quote, “If you’re going to write about death, you should feel it.”

 

Check out the trailer for the final episodes of “Stranger Things” Season 4.

 

JOE KEERY from “Stranger Things” has a band called DJO . . . and yesterday, they teased a new single. He plays Steve Harrington on the show.

 

BRYAN CRANSTON and AARON PAUL’s return as Walt and Jesse for “Better Call Saul” will be more than just a quick cameo.  BOB ODENKIRK let it slip that, quote, “It’s not just one time . . . And it was great.”

 

Pretty Little Liars is coming back. The show is being revived five years after it went off air with a brand-new cast. The new Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin is supposed to be even more suspenseful than the original. It starts streaming on July 28th.

 

A reality competition series just came out on Netflix today called “Snowflake Mountain”.  It takes 10 Gen Zers who are spoiled, and forces them to grow up and learn survival skills by putting them in the mountains to compete for $50,000.

 

BILL COSBY lost a civil sexual assault trial.  It was filed by Judy Huth, who accused Bill of raping her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16.  The jury awarded her $500,000.

 

Browns quarterback DESHAUN WATSON has settled with 20 of the 24 women suing him for sexual misconduct.  The NFL is still investigating whether he violated their code of conduct.

 

ROB GRONKOWSKI announced he’s retiring.  His BFF TOM BRADY weighed in with his well wishes.

 

“Mr. Bean” star ROWAN ATKINSON says comedy doesn’t always have to “kick up.”  Quote, “There are lots of extremely smug and self-satisfied people in what would be deemed lower down in society, who also deserve to be pulled up.”

 

TUPAC’s estate opened up a pop-up restaurant in L.A. called Powamekka Cafe.  It’s inspired by notes that Tupac left behind, and will serve items like fried chicken wings, gumbo, and meatloaf.

 

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE performed at the Something in the Water Festival in Washington, D.C. this weekend, and Twitter is mocking his dance moves.  One person said he looked like, quote, “a cross between a black uncle at a cookout and Irish river dancing.”