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Last week’s “South Park” went in hard on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They were particularly hard on Meghan, who was described as a, quote, “sorority girl, actress, influencer, [and] victim.” Here’s a clip from the show, one of the many times it made fun of the hypocrisy of them wanting privacy, while doing multiple media interviews. A source says Meghan was left “upset and overwhelmed” by her portrayal on the show, and even refuses to watch the entire episode. There’s also talk that she and Harry are considering a LAWSUIT. Quote, “It appears that, like so many things with Meghan and Harry, this may have legal ramifications attached. Their legal team are casting an eye over the episode to see what is wrong, and what could be turned into something more sinister.” (Daily Mail)
Adele and Ed Sheeran declined King Charles the Third’s invitation to perform at his coronation concert on May 7th. A source said, quote, “[King Charles] was very keen that they were part of the concert . . . They are titans of the showbiz industry and are quintessentially British but also known across the globe. It’s such a shame.” Ed said he was unavailable because he’ll be performing in Texas the night before, so it would be difficult to get to England on time. Adele didn’t give an explanation. The concert lineup hasn’t been confirmed, but Lionel Richie and the Spice Girls are expected to perform. It’s also rumored that Harry Styles will hit the stage too. (OK!, Consequence)
Ozzy Osbourne is in another new ad, this time for PlayStation’s VR2 gaming, that gets launched tomorrow. Here’s Ozzy with the headset and hand sensors on, when wife Sharon comes in to break up the fun. (This is a shorter edit of the ad.)
SPEAKING OF OZZY: Steve Vai has revealed that he and Ozzy Osbourne “got carried away” after being asked to write songs together back in 1995, and wound up recording an entire unreleased album instead. “I’m sitting on a whole Ozzy record,” Vai tells EonMusic. “It’s a project that I recorded that’s sitting on the shelf. I don’t have any control over it or the rights to it, obviously, but we did record some pretty good stuff.” Osbourne was recording Ozzmosis when his label and manager decided it would be good for him to write songs with different people. “Ozzy and I got carried away because we were having a lot of fun,” Vai explains, “and we ended up recording a lot of stuff. And then we started scheming: ‘Hey, let’s make a new record!'” Vai said they continued forward the project, “until the hammer came down, and [management] basically said ‘What are you doing? No, you’ve just got to take a song from Vai and finish your record.'” Only one track from the duo’s time together, “My Little Man,” made it onto Ozzmosis, but two other tracks have turned up on Vai records. “Danger Zone” appears on his recently unearthed 1991 collaborative album Vai / Gash with singer Johnny “Gash” Sombretto, while “Dyin’ Day” found a home on 1996’s Fire Garden. “There was some real, real heavy stuff because I used an octave divider on everything,” Vai says of the unreleased Osbourne recordings. “I thought, ‘Okay you’re going to work with Ozzy, and all these incredible guitar players have played with Ozzy. What are you going to do?’ I was not going to be conventional. … That’s not me, as you know, but I had to be accessible.”
Hayden Panettiere’s brother Jansen died over the weekend. He was only 28 . . . five years younger than Hayden. There’s no word on the cause of death, but sources say foul play is not suspected. He was a child actor in the early 2000s, with gigs on “Even Stevens”, “Hope and Faith”, and “Blue’s Clues”. More recently, he appeared on “The Walking Dead”, “How High 2”, and the 2022 movie “Love and Love Not”. Just three weeks ago, he posted a picture of Hayden cutting his hair. (TMZ)
Eminem might call himself The Real Slim Shady, but does that mean he OWNS the word “shady”? Apparently, he thinks so. Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon from “The Real Housewives of Potomac” have a podcast called “Reasonably Shady”. . . and they recently applied for a trademark on the name. And Eminem filed papers to STOP them. He says the title could cause confusion among people who’ve known him as Slim Shady and just plain “Shady” since the late ’90s. Bryant and Dixon want the trademark for merchandising purposes (Page Six)
Pink and Christina Aguilera didn’t exactly become friends when they filmed the “Lady Marmalade” video together with Mya and Lil’ Kim. But that was back in 2001. Everything’s cool now, right? Maybe not. In a new interview, Pink ranked it as her least-favorite video. And she said, quote, “It wasn’t very fun to make. I’m all about fun and it was, like, a lot of fuss. There were some personalities. Kim and Mya were nice!” After a fan on Twitter accused Pink of shading Christina, she replied, quote, “I’m not ‘shading’ someone by telling it over and over and over what actually happened. “I’m zero percent interested in your [effing] drama. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a little busy selling.” Then she added, quote, “Also, I kissed Christina’s mouth. I don’t need to kiss her ass.” (Page Six)
Alec Baldwin will no longer be facing years in prison over the death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after prosecutors dropped the firearms enhancement charge originally brought against the actor/producer. If Alec Baldwin had been convicted of the involuntary manslaughter and firearms enhancement charges, he would have faced a mandatory five years in jail. The decision means Baldwin now faces a maximum of 18 months behind bars if he is convicted. The charge was also dropped against former Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who faces the same involuntary manslaughter charge as Baldwin.
Paul Rudd has said he felt “strange” being in the final episode of Friends. The actor, who played Phoebe’s (Lisa Kudrow) third husband Mike Hannigan, first appeared in the sitcom in 2002 during the third episode of season nine. He had a recurring role throughout the show’s final two seasons, including an appearance in the final episode titled The Last One which aired in 2004. Speaking on his involvement in the sitcom, Rudd said: “The whole thing was a bit surreal I must say to be a part of that. Because I came on near the end… I never knew I was going to be in as many as I was. “But it also felt strange. I was in that last episode and I just thought, ‘I shouldn’t be here. I’m getting a front row seat to things I’m not supposed to see.’”
Marvel Studios has confirmed that The Marvels has been delayed by four months. The Nia DaCosta-directed sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel had been scheduled for release July 28 but will now be shared on November 10. Alongside the delay, Marvel shared a new poster for The Marvels, confirming the new release date but also emphasizing the “togetherness” of the film. The Marvels also acts as a follow-up to 2021’s WandaVision and 2022’s Ms. Marvel. Earlier this week, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed plans to slow down the release of new content. “The pace at which we’re putting out the Disney+ shows will change so they can each get a chance to shine,” he said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It is harder to hit the zeitgeist when there’s so much product out there,” he added.
SZA’s SOS spends a ninth week at #1 on the Billboard 200, with a further 92,000 units earned. It becomes the longest-running #1 album by any woman of the 2020s decade. The last set by a female artist to spend at least nine weeks at No. 1 was Adele’s 25, which ruled for 10 nonconsecutive weeks between Dec. 12, 2015, and March 12, 2016. SZA’s SOS also becomes the first R&B album by a woman to spend 9 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 since Mariah Carey’s Mariah Carey in 1991.
A new study from New York University says it takes us less than five seconds to decide if we like a song, and our opinions don’t change depending on whether we listen to a snippet, or the whole song. But in general, we like the song more if we hear the whole thing before the excerpt. They say their findings, published in the journal Music Perception, indicate that humans respond more to the “general vibe” of a track, rather than its musical notes. The authors note that the findings could widen our understanding of how songs evoke certain emotions in listeners
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Blanket Jackson is 21. Real name: Prince Michael Jackson II. He’s the one Michael Jackson dangled off a balcony in 2002.
Sophie Turner is 27. Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones”, and Jean Grey in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”.
Elliot Page is 36. Vanya Hargreeves on the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy”. As Ellen Page, he was also Kitty Pryde in the “X-Men” movies.
Jordan Peele from “Key & Peele” is 44. “Twilight Zone” host and Oscar nominee for writing and directing “Get Out” and “Us”.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is 44.
Tituss Burgess is 44. Titus on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”.
Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is 52
Sublime bassist Eric Wilson is 53
Billy Baldwin is 60. Alec, Daniel and Stephen’s brother. He’s also famous for being married to Chynna Phillips. And he’s brilliant as Ivan, the tennis instructor, in the Oscar-nominated film “The Squid & The Whale”.
Kim Coates is 65. Alexander “Tig” Trager on “Sons of Anarchy”.
Mary Chapin Carpenter is 65. Country star whose biggest albums include 1992’s “Come On, Come On”, with “I Feel Lucky”, “Passionate Kisses”, “I Take My Chances” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” . . . and 1994’s Grammy-winning disc “Stones in the Road”, with the smash hits “Shut Up and Kiss Me” and “Tender When I Want to Be”.
Kelsey Grammer is 68. Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier”.
Anthony Daniels is 77. C-3PO. He’s the ONLY actor to be in all ten “Star Wars” movies. Eleven if you count “Solo”, where he was the human slave Tak.
David Geffen is 80. He co-founded DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg
Today’s birthday girl has been in 233 fine films, including:
– Anal Annie and the Magic Dildo
– Barbara the Barbarian
– Black Bimbos In Heat
– Captain Hooker and Peter Porn
– Cat On A Hot Sin Roof
– Hard at Work
– Little Shop of Whores
– And who can forget her role in 1988’s Hitler Sucks
Nikki Knight is 63 years old.