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Morgan Wallen to open Nashville bar following arrest for alleged rooftop chair-throwing incident

Country singer Morgan Wallen has plans to open a six-story bar called This Bar in Nashville, Tennessee, this year, and his recent arrest seemingly won’t get in the way. In fact, according to a PR expert, the chair-throwing incident may actually help the singer “drive more business.” On Sunday, Wallen was arrested for allegedly throwing a chair off the rooftop of Eric Church’s Chief’s bar…

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ copyright lawsuit dismissed

Paramount Studios secured a win after it faced a copyright lawsuit in 2022. Ehud Yonay’s 1983 magazine article inspired the original “Top Gun” film that was released in 1986. After the sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” was released in 2022, Yonay’s family hit the network with a lawsuit, alleging that Paramount failed to renegotiate a new license before creating the film.  U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson…

Rise and fall of Diddy’s Sean John fashion empire amid federal investigation

Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ status as a mogul is wavering in the wake of the raids on his homes in Los Angeles and Miami as part of a human trafficking investigation, in addition to multiple lawsuits.  One of the first brands that put Combs on the map as an entrepreneur, in addition to rapper and producer, was his Sean John fashion brand. But the brand has…

Liza Minnelli’s former Hollywood Hills home on the market for just under $8.4 million

Liza Minnelli’s former Hollywood Hills home has been listed for $8.399 million. Minnelli’s second husband, director-producer Jack Haley Jr., commissioned the late famed architect Harry Gesner to design the mid-century modern house nestled above the Sunset Strip in 1960. Haley, who died in 2001 at age 67, and the 78-year-old actress lived at the residence throughout their marriage from 1974 to 1979, according to the…

Merv Griffin’s former California estate hits market for $36 million

Merv Griffin‘s Moroccan-style estate has been listed for $36 million. Nestled in the heart of La Quinta, California, this exotic 39-acre property features seven different structures. The main residence of the estate is 5,409 square feet. The estate has a rich history in that it was designed by noted Los Angeles interior designer Waldo Fernandez: “The architecture and interior design showcase a seamless blend of…

Rebel Wilson claims agency ‘liked me fat’ after salary jumped from $3,500 to $10M

Rebel Wilson reportedly secured a $10 million paycheck for her role as Fat Amy in “Pitch Perfect 3” as long as she didn’t gain or lose more than 10 pounds.  According to her memoir, “Rebel Rising,” which was obtained by People, the salary was a huge increase from her paycheck for the 2011 film, “Bridesmaids,” which was $3,500. The small amount of money Wilson earned…

Disney wins proxy battle against activist investor Nelson Peltz

Disney on Wednesday emerged victorious in its proxy battle with activist investors. The entertainment giant, helmed by CEO Bob Iger, said Wednesday afternoon that a preliminary tally showed its 12 board nominees won reelection. Disney said the result was a “substantial margin” over the totals cast for Trian Group and Blackwells Capital, two entities that separately launched proxy fights against the company. Trian put forward…

Could Diddy’s multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio ‘be seized’ after raids? Legal expert weighs in

The mansions of Sean “Diddy” Combs were put into the spotlight after the properties were raided by Homeland Security. Diddy’s homes were raided as part of a Homeland Security human trafficking investigation March 25. The future status of his four homes depends on what happens next in the legal proceedings. Combs would have to be charged with a crime for something to happen to any…

Disney and activist investors gear up for battle at annual meeting: What to know

Disney and activist investors have been exchanging jabs in the lead-up to the entertainment giant’s Wednesday shareholder meeting. The back-and-forth has arisen out of the ongoing proxy fights Disney is having with two entities, Trian Group and Blackwells Capital.  The Trian Group and Nelson Peltz, who founded Trian Fund Management, officially kicked off their latest proxy fight with Disney late last year. The group holds…

‘SNL’ stars Pete Davidson, Colin Jost’s Staten Island ferry to be converted into a hotel

“Saturday Night Live” stars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost’s Staten Island ferry has a big plan that is set to be rolled out. One of the comedians’ partners on the project, architect Ron Castellano, revealed in an interview that the ferry — which was purchased for $280,000 in 2022 — will be converted into a floating hotel with 24 rooms, two restaurants and six bars….

Sydney Sweeney pays off her mother’s mortgage, fulfilling dream of ‘taking care of my parents’

Sydney Sweeney just made a childhood dream come true. The “Euphoria” actress shared she “recently paid off [her] mom’s mortgage.”  “As a kid, I always dreamt of being able to take care of my parents, so that was a really big thing for me to be able to do,” she told WhoWhatWear. She explained her family made a lot of sacrifices for her to pursue…

Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen’s former home sells for $9.2M after initial asking price of $25M

The New York penthouse once owned by the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, has sold for $9.2 million. Located in Manhattan’s West Village, the 5,725-square-foot unit features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two half baths, with views of the river and city skyline. From a private elevator landing, the property opens to a foyer with a 30 foot-long living room, followed by a formal dining…

Horror film ‘Late Night with the Devil’ earns scary numbers on Sunday at box office

The weekend box office got a little fright thanks to the horror film “Late Night with the Devil.” The film earned a total of $2.8 million overall, taking sixth place at the box office, and coincidentally earned $666,666 on Sunday, according to Variety.  Produced by IFC Films, “Late Night with the Devil” stars David Dastmalchian as a fictional talk show host in the late 1970s…

George Lucas says ‘no one knows Disney better’ as he backs Bob Iger in proxy fight with Peltz

Legendary filmmaker George Lucas is backing Disney and CEO Bob Iger in the company’s proxy fight with activist investor Nelson Peltz. “No one knows Disney better” than CEO Bob Iger, Lucas said in a statement seen by Reuters. “I remain a significant shareholder because I have full faith and confidence in the power of Disney and Bob’s track record of driving long-term value,” he reportedly…

Movie prop car used by Steve McQueen is up for sale in Arizona, untouched for over 40 years

A classic car used in actor Steve McQueen’s final film is up for grabs after sitting in a barn for nearly 40 years.  The 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am vehicle was used as a stunt car in the 1980’s film “The Hunter,” as Bring A Trailer reported.  It was one of two vehicles used on set for an explosion scene — and this one was gifted…

Haylie Duff lists Texas home for $3.2M after leaving California for Lone Star state

Nearly four years after relocating her family from California to Texas, Haylie Duff has listed her Santa Barbara-style estate in Austin for $3.2 million.  The actress and her fiancé Matt Rosenberg, who purchased the 4,200 square foot home for $1.9 million in 2020, were initially drawn to the overall “energy” of the space, real estate agent Scott Michaels told FOX Business.  “What grabbed my clients’…

Oprah Winfrey resigned from WeightWatchers board to ‘talk about whatever I want’ in new special

Oprah Winfrey resigned from the WeightWatchers board after almost 10 years to avoid a conflict of interest. During her appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last week, Winfrey explained why she stepped down ahead of her upcoming special, “An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution.” “I decided [to leave the WeightWatchers board] because this special was really important to me, and I wanted…

AMC scored with Beyonce, Taylor Swift; now they will broadcast Olympic events

A number of AMC’s movie theaters will play NBC broadcasts of some Paris Olympics events on its screens over the summer. The move marks AMC’s latest foray into alternate content, where the theater operator recently saw major success with Taylor Swift and Beyonce’s concert films. NBCUniversal, holder of the U.S. media rights to the upcoming Olympics, and AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron both announced the…

California mansion where Richard Pryor set himself on fire selling for $4.2M

The home where the late comedian Richard Pryor set himself on fire is back on the market, years after selling to retired NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall. The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home, dubbed Hacienda de los Suenos, is located in the acclaimed Sherwood Forest community in Northridge, California, and is sitting on the market for a cool $4.236 million. EDDIE MURPHY SAYS RICHARD PRYOR NEVER PAID…

Country star Eric Church gives Nashville bar ownership to fans: ‘This is our house’

Eric Church is literally giving a piece of his bar to his fans. The country music star gave individual deeds to the bricks that built Chief’s in Nashville to the people who have supported him the most throughout his career. “You’ve helped me build my career brick by brick, and I want the whole world to know that the building is yours,” Church shared. “This…

He’s the son of a baseball commissioner. He might win an Oscar.

Seven years before his Academy Award-nominated performance as a curmudgeonly teacher at a New England boarding school in “The Holdovers,” Paul Giamatti starred in a small indie drama called “The Phenom.” He played a sports psychologist tasked with trying to help a troubled young pitcher overcome a sudden inability to throw the ball anywhere near the plate. The little-seen film is a footnote in an…

Johnny Carson’s New York mansion hits the market for over $5 million

Johnny Carson’s former New York mansion is officially on the market. The 9,923 square foot home sits on a 1.94 acre property and is for sale for $5.3 million. It features many sought-after amenities. Built in 1928, the house boasts six bedrooms, in addition to seven full bathrooms and one half-bath. “This exceptional offering, ideal for those seeking a blend of sophistication, comfort, privacy,” the…

Emma Stone’s LA home sells for over $4 million in less than two weeks

Emma Stone’s Westwood home is officially off the market. The Golden Globe winner’s Spanish bungalow-style home was listed one month ago and sold less than two weeks later, according to The Wall Street Journal. Stone listed the house for just under $4 million, ultimately selling it for $4.3 million. That was $2 million more than what she paid for it in 2019. Stone and her…

New Jersey diner auctions off booth from ‘The Sopranos’ finale: ‘The time has come’

The New Jersey diner that was featured in the final episode of “The Sopranos” is now auctioning off the iconic booth that was used in the last scene.  Holsten’s, an ice cream parlor in Bloomfield, New Jersey, announced that it was selling the booth on Wednesday. “The time has come,” the business wrote in an Instagram post. “All good things sometimes need an upgrade.” “The…

Legendary ‘Stilts’ home that John Lennon, Stevie Nicks visited listed for $2 million

The famous House on Stilts, which housed many A-list celebrities, is officially on the market. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names lived in this home nestled in the Hollywood Hills, only 10 minutes away from the Sunset Strip. The unique house, set on stilts, has been put on the market for nearly $2 million, the first time the house has been for sale since 2016, when…

AMC gives Taylor Swift, Beyonce credit for ‘literally all’ of its quarterly growth

AMC Entertainment’s chief executive gave pop stars Taylor Swift and Beyoncé credit for the movie theater operator reporting fourth-quarter gains in its top and bottom lines. CEO Adam Aron said, “Literally all of that increase in AMC’s revenue and all of that increase in AMC’s adjusted EBITDA is attributable to our having shown [Swift and Beyoncé’s] two concert movies in our theaters in the U.S….

Wendy Williams’ financial guardianship raises ‘red flags’ after adviser attempted to block documentary: expert

Wendy Williams’ return to television last weekend raised concerns among fans about their favorite television talk show host. Last week, a representative with Williams’ care team issued a statement on Wendy’s behalf to “correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health,” saying the former talk show host was diagnosed with “primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD)” in 2023. While Williams has largely remained out…

John Lennon’s murder: Auction house withdraws sale of bullet from killer’s gun

A British auction house that planned to sell a bullet from the gun that was used to kill John Lennon in 1980 has now withdrawn the lot. The auction was scheduled for Wednesday and generated international headlines after it was covered by the BBC last week. The bullet was recovered from the gun long after the British songwriter, singer, musician and former leader of the…

Regal parent says this heightened movie theater experience will bring people back

Movie theater chains are revitalizing how consumers watch movies on the big screen to recapture lost revenue after the pandemic. Cineworld Group, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, is making the movie experience even more immersive by expanding its use of 4DX, which incorporates on-screen visuals with synchronized motion seats and environmental effects like vibration, water, wind, lightning and scents.  The technology was developed in…

Lays introduces new Sweet & Spicy Honey flavored chips inspired by ‘Love is Blind’ couple: ‘A Swicy twist’

Lay’s is introducing potato chips that taste “swicy” – a combination of sweet and spicy – and are inspired by a popular “Love Is Blind” couple. The potato chips brand announced the new Sweet & Spicy Honey potato chips product in a press release on Wednesday.  Lay’s worked with Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed-Hamilton, a couple featured on season 1 of “Love Is Blind”, to…