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‘Mike Judge’s Beavis + Butthead’s second season has picked the perfect second season premiere date; 4/20, the unofficial holiday for stoners everywhere. A brief teaser for the April 20th second season premiere has also dropped. Look for ‘Mike Judge’s Beavis + Butthead’ on Paramount Plus.
‘TMZ’ says former ‘Jackass’ star Bam Margera was arrested in Escondido, California last week after a woman alleged that he kicked her. Cops were called to a home at around 5:30 am on March 2d and Margera was arrested. He posted 50,000 bail and was out the next day. He was booked on suspicion of corporal injury on a current or former spouse, cohabitant, dating partner or fellow parent. The woman told cops her “husband” kicked her, but the woman making the claims isn’t Margera’s estranged wife, Nicole. Authorities say they won’t press charges, saying they only do so when they believe they can prove those charges “beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Will Smith allegedly has the feels about Chris Rock’s Netflix special. After Rock finally spoke publicly about Smith slapping him at last year’s Oscars, a source told Entertainment Tonight about Will’s reaction. The source said, “Will is embarrassed and hurt by what Chris said about him and his family in his Netflix special. He didn’t watch it, but he had people tell him what Chris said.” The insider added, “Will and Jada (Pinkett Smith) have seen comments about it. Will apologized to Chris and would like for Chris to let it go.”
Here’s the new version of “Grease” from the upcoming Paramount+ series, “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies“. This is from a video they released. It features the cast at a ’50s drive-in theater.
Robert Blake . . . a.k.a. the OTHER famous guy acquitted of murder . . . died yesterday of heart disease. He was 89 years old. Blake was born Michael Gubitosi . . . and he appeared in the “Our Gang” comedies from 1939 to 1944, under the name Mickey Gubitosi. As far as his acting career, he’s best known for two things: Playing one of the killers in the 1967 movie “In Cold Blood”, and playing a cop on the ’70s drama “Baretta” . . . which earned him an Emmy. But that legacy pales in comparison to the notoriety he gained as O.J. Simpson, Part 2. In 2001, just a few years after OJ’s acquittal, Blake’s wife Bonny Lee Bakley was murdered, and he was charged. He was found NOT GUILTY in a criminal trial, but like O.J., he lost a civil trial and was ordered to pay her family $30 million. He filed for bankruptcy in 2006. Blake is survived by three children . . . including a daughter he had with Bakley. Here’s some terrifying trivia . . . at least in retrospect: Anthony Hopkins reportedly studied Blake’s performance in “In Cold Blood” to prepare for his role as Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs”.
“Beetlejuice 2” MIGHT actually be happening. There isn’t an official word from Tim Burton or Warner Brothers yet, so don’t get TOO excited. But multiple sources have told “The Hollywood Reporter“ it’s in the works. Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are supposedly returning as Beetlejuice and Lydia. And Jenna Ortega is in talks to play Lydia’s daughter . . . because of course she is. It seems like she’s become this generation’s Winona Ryder or Christina Ricci. (???) (Consequence, Hollywood Reporter)
Bob Odenkirk is remaking one of the worst movies of all time . . . and he’s doing it for a good cause. The film in question is “The Room” from 2003, and Bob will play Johnny . . . who was originally played by writer-director Tommy Wiseau. Proceeds from the film will go to the AIDS charity amfAR. As you may recall, Wiseau was played by James Franco in the movie “The Disaster Artist”, which was about the making of “The Room”. The remake is being done mostly in front of a green screen, and Odenkirk says, quote, “I tried my best to SELL every line, as honestly as I could . . . and I had a BLAST.” (Check out some pictures here.)
Courteney Cox’s biggest beauty regret is getting too many fillers. She says she looks at photos of herself from when she was doing it, and she can’t believe she thought she looked okay. On a podcast called “Gloss Angeles”, she said it’s a bummer she thought she was getting older when she was actually young. Courteney said, quote, “It’s a domino effect, it’s like you don’t realize that you look a little off, so then you keep doing more cause you look normal to yourself.” She said she’s had them removed and feels lucky that she was able to reverse most of it. She wanted to poke fun at herself and post a before and after photo of them, but her publicist wouldn’t let her. (Watch the clip here. Or you can listen to the podcast here. Go to 37:44 for her filler comments.) (People)
A TikTok showing Pedro Pascal out and about is going viral, but it’s the Starbucks cup he’s holding that is getting attention from fans!One TikTok user zoomed in on a photo of the 47-year-old Last of Us star being greeted by photographers while holding a cup of coffee. The cup has Pedro‘s name on it, indicating he ordered it for himself from the barista at the popular chain. His order reads as follows: it appears to be an iced quad espresso in a venti cup with extra ice and six shots.Assuming that the order contains six total shots of espresso and not an additional 6 shots, as the label is a little unclear, Pedro is still consuming 384 mg of caffeine with this drink at around 64 mg per shot.
The FDA has released their findings on caffeine, saying, “For healthy adults, the FDA has cited 400 milligrams a day—that’s about four or five cups of coffee—as an amount not generally associated with dangerous, negative effects.” So it looks like Pedro is right at that demarcation line! Fans are shocked in the comments, writing, “That is a violent amount of coffee,” “IS HE OKAY????,” “our mans is CAFFEINATED,” “this is chaotic but somehow exactly what I figured he’d order,” “6 SHOTS IS INSANE,” “is his HEART OKAY!?,” and more.
BuzzFeed put together a list of actors who’ve never been nominated for an Oscar, and it includes some real shockers. Here are 10:
- Kurt Russell
- Idris Elba
- Keanu Reeves
- Hugh Grant
- John Goodman
- Steve Martin
- Zoe Saldana
- Bruce Willis
- Ewan McGregor
- Oscar Isaac
The 95th Academy Awards air this Sunday. Here are some interesting facts and figures to get you PSYCHED. (???)
- $58.6 million: Total cost of the ceremony.
- $24,700: Cost of the 50,000 square foot red carpet.
- $10 million: Cost of an A-list actresses’ ensemble. (???) (In 2014, Cate Blanchett spent a record $18.1 million on her outfit. Lady Gaga holds the record for most expensive jewelry, when she wore a $30 million Tiffany diamond necklace in 2019.)
- 28%: Share of this year’s nominees who are women. It’s the lowest in four years.
- $80,000: Cost for a couple to attend the “Vanity Fair” after-party.
- $163 million: Annual Oscar boost to L.A.’s economy.
- 40%: Golden Globes’ 10-year record of predicting the Oscar for Best Picture. (This year, the Globe went to “The Fabelmans”.)
- 192 minutes: Running time of this year’s longest Best Picture nominee, “Avatar: The Way of Water”. (“Gone with the Wind” is the longest Best Picture WINNER, at 238 minutes.)
- $1.95 million: Cost of a 30-second ad during the Oscars. That’s 72% less than the Super Bowl.
- 220 minutes: Length of last year’s Oscars. That’s 3 hours and 40 minutes. (The longest Oscars went down in 2002: 263 excruciating minutes. That’s FOUR hours and 23 minutes.)
- 16.6 million: Average viewers for last year’s Oscars. That was up 58% from a record low in 2021.
- Zero: Number of this year’s acting nominees who were nominated last year. (WalletHub)