10/5/21 Entertainment News
– Clint Eastwood is awarded a lot of green in a lawsuit against a CBD retailer. TMZ reports that a judge awarded the 91-year-old six point one million dollars after the companies he sued failed to respond. Last year, the legendary actor sued Lithuanian CBD for allegedly using his image to promote his products. The company is also prohibited from using Eastwood’s name and likeness in the future.
– A South Korean survival thriller is set to become the biggest show to ever air on Netflix. But it comes at a price. More people watching “Squid Game” means more users online. And that’s why an ISP in South Korea is suing. The company wants the streaming giant to cover the costs of increased internet traffic and maintenance. Netflix says it will look into the complaint and find a workaround to prevent customers from being affected. The nine-episode “Squid Game” series hasn’t even been released for three weeks and is already number one in 90 countries. The writer and director recently said he has no plans for a second season but appears to have changed his mind, hinting how the story could continue.
–NBC presenter and correspondent Natalie Morales joins “The Talk”. On Monday, CBS announced that Morales would be joining the show as a co-host on October 11. In a statement, she said she couldn’t be more excited. She added that she looked forward to many good times while talking about the topics of the day.
– Britney Spears says she has no words for the Free Britney movement. On Twitter on Monday, she said that due to the movement and constant resilience of her fans to free her from her tutelage, her life is finally moving in that direction. She revealed that she cried for two hours on Sunday night because her fans are the best and she knows it. On Instagram, she also asked fans where she was to marry her fiance Sam Asghari. She said they decided between Italy, Greece, Australia or New York.
– Derek Hough takes a short break from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ after potential exposure to COVID. During Monday’s episode, Hough was absent from the judges panel. Host Tyra Banks said despite being fully vaccinated and testing negative, he decided to stay home out of caution. Hough traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and Las Vegas to put on a new show at The Venetian.
– Influencer Bretman Rock makes history by becoming the first gay man to appear on the cover of Playboy. The Hawaii social media star started doing makeup tutorials on YouTube. Rock wears the classic Playboy look on the October digital cover as he wears the ears, bow tie and bunny tail with black tights and a matching bustier. The Filipino-American is only the third man to make a solo cover behind Hugh Hefner and Bad Bunny. More photos from the cover shoot as well as an interview will be released later this month.
–A federal jury awarded actress Shannen Doherty six point three million dollars after winning an insurance lawsuit. The jury concluded that State Farm did not fully cover the cost of damage to Doherty’s house in Malibu, which burned down in the devastating Woolsey fire in California in 2018. The jury said State’s default Farm to pay his benefits was “unreasonable and without just cause. State Farm is considering appealing the verdict.
– Television’s Captain Kirk will perform an actual space flight aboard a Blue Origin rocket next week. William Shatner will launch on a New Shepard rocket built by the company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The 90-year-old Shatner will be part of a crew of four scheduled to launch on October 12. They will take off towards the edge of space from West Texas and their capsule will be parachuted into the desert approximately 15 minutes later. Shatner said, “I’ve been hearing about space for a long time now. I take this opportunity to see it for myself.
– Netflix brings its shuffle function to its mobile application. “Play Something” chooses a TV show or movie based on a user’s viewing history and preferences. The company is currently rolling out Play Something to all Android mobile devices around the world. The company said it allows Netflix members to find new shows and movies “when they don’t want to make decisions.”
– Lindsay Lohan joins the podcasting world. The actress signed with digital content studio Studio71 to create the podcast that would show off a “new side” to Lohan. There is no word on the title of the podcast or when it will be published. However, the company said it is planning a first release later this year or early next year. In a statement, Lohan says she looks forward to “intimate conversations with friends” and other guests.
– The leaders of the union representing the actors support a strike authorization for tens of thousands of Hollywood workers. SAG-AFTRA leaders are calling on Hollywood employers to hear their workers’ complaints and embrace what the union calls “more conscious capitalism.” Members of the International Association of Theater Workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize the strike with 98 percent support and a 90 percent turnout. A strike would be the first in IATSE’s 128-year history and would end film and television production.