11/4/21 Entertainment News
— It looks like Halyna Hutchins’ family is gearing up to file a wrongful death lawsuit. TMZ reports the late cinematographer’s husband recently hired an L.A.-based firm that specializes in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fatally shot Hutchins while on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico last month. Authorities are trying to figure out how Baldwin’s prop-gun had a real bullet in it. No charges have been filed.
— Ryan Reynolds is opening up about his decision to take a break from making movies. The “Deadpool” star told The Hollywood Reporter he wanted to take a “sabbatical” to create more space for his family. He said it’s about spending time with them he won’t get back. He and his wife Blake Lively have three daughters ages six, five, and two. While he’s planning to take a break, he has numerous movies gearing up to be released including “Red Notice” and “The Adam Project.”
— The Tiger King is asking to be released from prison after finding out he has an aggressive form of cancer. In a statement released on his Instagram account, Joe Exotic said his prostate biopsy came back with bad news and noted he’s still waiting on other test results. He added he’s sure Carole Baskin is going to have a party over his diagnosis, as he is in jail after being found guilty of murder-for-hire plot to kill Baskin. The Tiger King star is asking to be released to get treatment and to enjoy what life he has left with his loved ones. The 58-year-old ZooKeeper and his rival Baskin were the stars of a Netflix series called Tiger King. The show’s second season is slated for a November 17th release.
— Billie Eilish is heading to Sesame Street. USA Today reports the “Bad Guy” singer is just one of the guests set to appear on the 52nd season of the children’s show. Country star Kacey Musgraves, Olympic tennis player Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman are also set to make guest appearances. Season 52 of Sesame Street is set to premiere November 11th on HBO Max.
— More guest hosts will be filling in on The Wendy Williams Show. According to show producers, the 57-year-old host is still dealing with health issues and won’t be back for the month of November. Some of the guests hosts this month include actor Michael Rapoport, comedian Bill Bellamy and Jerry Springer. Williams has not appeared on the show since its season 13 premiere.
— Actor, comedian, and director Carl Reiner’s estate will go up for auction next month. Some notable items include scripts from “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen,” “The Man with Two Brains,” “Enter Laughing,” and “The New Dick Van Dyke Show.” A public viewing of the items up for bid will be held on November 29th at Julien’s Auction House in Beverly Hills. Reiner died in June of 2020 at the age of 98.
— Fans of “Sex and the City” have an opportunity to live like Carrie Bradshaw and her crew. Airbnb is renting out a Manhattan brownstone fit for Carrie for just two nights this month. It’s part of a promotional event in anticipation of the upcoming HBO Max series “And Just Like That…” which will follow Carrie and her crew’s adventures. Each guest will only have to pay 23-bucks for the experience in honor of “Sex and the City” launching 23 years ago.