Monday October 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

How the sneaker giants became the shame of college sports

The Nike sneaker ad claimed, “It’s Gotta be the Shoes.” It should have said, “It’s Gotta be the Money.”“There is a major arms race going on,” George Belch, a marketing professor at San Diego State, after Under Armour signed UCLA to a record 15-year, $280 million merchandise deal. But the players don’t share in the college and sneaker company profits.  More…

What will happen to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion now?

The Playboy Mansion was sold to Hefner’s neighbor Daren Metropoulos of Metropoulos & Co. for $100 million in August 2016. The condition of sale mandated Hefner would live out his days in the plush pad before any renovations would begin by Metropoulos. Under the agreement, Hefner also agreed to pay $1 million a year in rent.  More…

Megyn Kelly is destroying NBC’s morning ratings

The numbers are in, and “Megyn Kelly Today” is dragging down the “Today” show franchise. “Not only are ratings plummeting since Megyn Kelly joined the ‘Today’ franchise, but the numbers show Kelly’s lead-in has also affected Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb’s show.” Kelly’s hour of “Today” is down 32 percent compared to a year ago. And “Kathie Lee & Hoda” is down 26 percent.  More…

OJ Simpson Goes on First Date

Jimmy Kimmel Mocked as Cry Baby

"Sabo" created posters of Kimmel looking like a young Johnny Depp from the 1990 movie, ‘Cry-Baby.’ It’s inevitable that late-night comedians who have become increasingly partisan in the President Trump era would earn the ire of conservatives.  More…

Monty Hall, host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ dies

Monty Hall, who co-created and hosted the game show “Let’s Make A Deal” for nearly 40 years, died of heart failure Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 96. “Let’s Make a Deal” premiered in 1963 and has been a staple of television ever since.  More…

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies

The iconic founder of Playboy Magazine Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at 91, the magazine announced Wednesday night.  More…

Trump tells fans to boycott NFL games

President Trump continued his beef early Sunday with NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, suggesting fans boycott the games to bring an end to the protests and said the “League should back U.S.” by firing the athletes.  More…

Miss America Contestants Asked to Condemn President Trump

It began with a question asked by judge Jordin Sparks to Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis, about the multiple investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians – did Miss Davis think the Trump campaign was innocent or guilty?  More…

Website ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ blamed for bad movie season

Box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. Ready for the truly alarming part? Hollywood is blaming a website: Rotten Tomatoes. “I think it’s the destruction of our business,” Brett Ratner, the director, producer and film financier, said at a film festival this year.  More…

Billy Bush and wife splitting after 20 years

Billy Bush has split with his wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage. “I can confirm they are now separated, and on a short-term break,” his lawyer Marshall Grossman told Page Six in an exclusive statement.  More…

Vanity Unfair: Michelle Obama, not Melania Trump, makes International Best Dressed List

Vanity Fair just released its annual International Best Dressed List, but there’s one name in particular that’s missing and people have taken notice. First Lady Melania Trump didn’t make the cut, although her predecessor, Michelle Obama, did (not for the first time). Many blame politics.  More…

Troy Gentry Montgomery Gentry killed helicopter crash

Troy Gentry, of the country band Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a New Jersey helicopter crash Friday just before the duo was set to perform. He was 50.  More…

‘The Simpsons’ Just Fired Composer Alf Clausen After 28 Years

Veteran film and television composer Alf Clausen has lost his longtime gig with The Simpsons. Deadline confirmed a report by Variety that Clausen was let go by the show’s producers. The reason is not clear, but Variety reported that Clausen was told that the company was seeking “a different kind of music” and that he would no longer be scoring the hit animated series.  More…

Jerry Lewis ‘Nutty Professor’ Dead

Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in the 1960s, died Sunday. He was 91.  More…