JANUARY 7, 2019

Andy Samberg and Sanda Oh co-hosted The Golden Globes last night and made fun of how award shows do staged viral moments these days, so they had people come in to offer the audience flu shots.

The Golden Globe Winners                                                                                                                                               Movie Awards

Best Drama: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Best Actor, Drama: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

The TV Awards

Best Drama Series: “The Americans”  (FX)

Best Actress, Drama: Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”

Best Actor, Drama: Richard Madden, “Bodyguard”

Best Musical or Comedy Series: “The Kominsky Method”  (Netflix)

 

On Saturday, Kris Jenner hyped fans for a surprise “raw story” involving Kendall and said she was proud of her daughter for being so brave. Kendall’s brave story?  She has acne and teamed up with Proactive.

 

BRETT ELDREDGE hit up social media last week to issue a “Flip-Phone Challenge.” He’s switching from a smart phone to a flip-phone because he wants to “stay in the moment.” He wrote that he’s going to go back in time to 2002 when he got his first color flip-phone.  “I would carry it everywhere I went but never look at it to check the never ending ‘Breaking News’ or constantly compare my life to someone else’s.” He was tired of being at dinner with friends and finding himself “halfway paying attention” to conversations.  Instead of talking or listening he’d be on his phone watching videos of people doing a triple backflip or chugging a bottle of vodka.

 

The New Year is a time for new beginnings. But 2019 is also a year of ENDINGS.  Here are some of the movie and TV finales coming your way in the next 365 days . . .

The “Star Wars” Skywalker Saga. “Star Wars 9” finally brings to an end the family drama that has stretched over three trilogies and 42 years.  Don’t expect it to be the end of the “Star Wars” universe, though”.  The eighth and final season kicks off in April.  But don’t worry . . . Spin-offs are coming.

“The Big Bang Theory”. Sorry, JIM PARSONS just doesn’t want to do it anymore.  In a recent interview, he said, “It feels like we’ve chewed all the meat off this bone.”

“Gotham”.

“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”. The third and final season hit Netflix on the first of the year.

If visiting the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is NOT on your bucket list, maybe it should be. This year’s lineup has something for everyone. Country performers include Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Brad Paisley, and George Strait.  Concerts at the rodeo kick off February 25th and run through March 17th.

 

JON PARDI was on DIERKS BENTLEY’s What the Hell Tour in 2017 and he’s looking forward to the Burning Man Tour, which picks up next week. He may even help Dierks’ daughters Evie and Jordan work on their cowboy skills again. “I love being on tour with Dierks.  He’s awesome.  His little girls are always, ‘Hey, Jooooonnnn!’  They’re always excited to see me, which is super cute.  They tried roping again.  I brought the dummy out there for them, and it was a lot of fun.”

 

Somebody stole CHRIS JANSON’s guitar, and he wants it back. He hit up social media to say, “Over the holiday break, my custom Fender guitar was stolen out of the car, after playing the Opry.  If anyone sees or hears about it, please notify local police and me.  Thanks y’all.”

 

STEVE RIPLEY passed away last Thursday following a battle with cancer. He was 69.  You may know him from his work with THE TRACTORS.  He was also a respected songwriter, inventor, radio host, and producer.

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD posted a pic last week of her son Isaiah resting his head on her baby bump. She captioned it, “Kicking off 2019 right.”

 

WILLIAM SHATNER will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on February 15th. Expect him to play a few songs from his country album “Why Not Me”, which came out last summer.  Alabama’s Jeff Cook helped him with the album and will be performing with him at the Opry.

 

Tina Fey wrote the movie Mean Girls back in 2004 and since then the franchise has been turned into a Broadway musical. Now, two of the movie’s stars have reunited.  Lindsay Lohan, who played Cady Heron, and Jonathon Bennett, who played her love interest Aaron Samuels had a mini-reunion of sorts.  Lohan posted a photo of the two with the caption, “Quick, someone check the calendar.  October 3rd came early this year!!!”  October 3 has been dubbed “Mean Girls Day”.

 

January 6 was proclaimed, “Dating Sunday.” After reviewing activity from the last two years, dating app Hinge found a spike in conversations the Sunday following New Year’s Day.  In 2017, 41-percent more people started a conversation on the day.  In 2018, 59-percent more people started a conversation on the day.

For the third week in a row, a superhero movie is tops at the box office. Aquaman had $30.7 million of box receipts this weekend.  Escape Room took the second spot with $18 million.  Mary Poppins Returns ($15.7 million), Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse ($13 million) and Bumblebee ($12.7 million) round out the top five.

 

DONNY OSMOND has begun work on his 62nd album.

 

The new season of “The Bachelor” kicks off tonight, with a contestant who fakes an Australian accent to get Colton’s attention. Colton Underwood from Season 14 of “The Bachelorette” is your new Bachelor.

The premiere of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.

 

Blue Ivy Carter is 7. Beyoncé’s and Jay-Z’s daughter.

Dustin Diamond is 42. Screech from “Saved By the Bell”.

John Rich from Big & Rich is 45.

Nicolas Cage is 55.

Katie Couric is 62.

Erin Gray is 69.

Kenny Loggins is 71

 

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