The NY Post claims a change.org petition has been started to have Kevin James replace Kevin Spacey on House of Cards. 19,000 people have signed the online petition.
The man who started the petition writes: “However with hardship come the opportunity for a great show to become one of the greatest television shows of all time. I think Kevin James can elevate ‘House of Cards’ to a globally adored franchise like ‘Game of Thrones’ and make the entire world focus on one of the most important Netfix Original series there is.”
Alec Baldwin tells WNYC that Melania Trump loves his impersonation of Donald.“Someone told me — who’s friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House — that Melania Trump loves SNL, and she loves my impersonation. The First Lady told this person, very high up in the White House brass there, that, ‘That’s exactly what he’s like.’”
Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are hoping to marry in the spring. A source tells the magazine; “They’re hoping to tie the knot in the spring. They’re planning a city wedding in either New York or Paris. They want to have plenty of space for all [their] kids. The fact that their kids get along so well has made their relationship stronger. They’re one, big happy family.”
George Clooney tells the Sunday Times that he no longer needs to act. “Look, I acted for a long time and, you know, I’m 56. I’m not the guy that gets the girl anymore … I shouldn’t be the guy that gets the girl. But, look, if somebody’s got Paul Newman in ‘The Verdict,’ I’d jump. But there aren’t that many [roles] like that. Acting used to be how I paid the rent, but I sold a tequila company for a billion fdollars. I don’t need money.”
Ben Affleck tells Entertainment Tonight that his daughter Violet is embarrassed by him playing Batman. “For my oldest daughter, I’m already embarrassing, you know what I mean? I’m like, ‘How can I be embarrassing? I’m Batman. That embarrasses you?’ She’s like, ‘Dad, pick me up down the street. “The girls were into Wonder Woman. I like to think they were into Batman a little, but my girls [were] definitely into Wonder Woman.”
The NY Post claims the value of Oprah’s investment in Weight Watchers has jumped by 617% over the past 25 months. The company was trading at $6.79 a share when Oprah bought a 10% stake in it. Shares are now selling for $49 a piece
Brobible claims a Bear Grylls theme park is going to open in Birmingham, England. The $26 million theme park will feature indoor skydiving, rock walls and a giant rope course.
Bear released a statement saying; “I have been so lucky to experience some of the toughest environments and challenges the world has to offer. When your greatest fears are laid bare, you have to keep your nerve and dig deep. That ‘never give up spirit’ is what I hope to inspire in as many people as possible through this huge endeavor.”
John Cena tells Entertainment Tonight that Nikki Bella is doing their wedding planning. ”I think I will be told what I’m going to wear for my wedding. I can tell you what I’m wearing on my wedding night … birthday suit! I think a lot of the details with the wedding [are up to her], going back to more serious, because I want the day to be very special for her. I just want everybody to have a fun time, but I want the day to be special for her, so the little details like that, if I’m told what to wear, I’ll fit in just fine.”
TMZ claims the producers of Sharknado are suing Theater Row Studios for putting on a stage reading of the sci-fi movie. The theatre company is being accused of ripping off the Sharknado franchise for their own gain.
Mark Wahlberg tells Entertainment Tonight that he has no problem if his daughter Ella Rae dates Will Ferrell’s son Magnus. “You know what? I actually… I came to grips with the fact that she’s 14, she’s gonna have boyfriends. Those things happen. As long as I know who they are, where they come from, and know their parents, in this case, of course I know a lot. So, I’m good. I know Will and [his wife] Viv [Paulin], and they’re very, very nice and they’re raising very young, fine boys. So, he’s all good.”
Mark and Will star in ”Daddy’s Home 2” opening Thursday
Breitbart, citing Slate magazine, claims Meryl Streep accused Dustin Hoffman of groping her the first time they met. She made the accusations in a 1979 interview with Time Magazine. The sites quote Meryl as saying; “He came up to me and said, ‘I’m Dustin—burp—Hoffman,’ and he put his hand on my breast, What an obnoxious pig, I thought.”
Contact Music claims any residuals Ben Affleck receives from movies he did for Harvey Weinstein are going to charity. He told WTTG: “Any further residuals that I get from a Miramax or a Weinstein movie will go either to F.I. or to RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). One is Film Independent, and the other is a women’s organization. I just didn’t want to cash any more checks from the guy, you know?”
Uproxx, citing The New Yorker, claims Harvey Weinstein employed investigators to find out which reporters and actresses were going to accuse him of improper behavior. One investigator, using a fake name, tricked Rose McGowan into talking to her. The investigator then used another alias before getting a journalist to tell her about her potential dealings and story.