When Disney announced it was starting its own streaming service, it was a foregone conclusion that its movies would stop hitting Netflix. And that has begun. “Captain Marvel” will be the first movie that will go to Disney+ instead of Netflix. Disney+ doesn’t even demo until April 11th. And “Captain Marvel” hits theaters a month before that, on March 8th. It’s not clear yet if Disney is going to hoard ALL its content for itself. “Grey’s Anatomy” . . . on the Disney-owned ABC network . . . got HUGE thanks to Netflix. So keeping it there might seem like a good idea.
DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON says he WAS the Academy’s first choice to host the OSCARS. But he couldn’t do it because he’s busy making the “Jumanji” sequel. He adds, “The Academy and I were super bummed but maybe one day down the road.” The Academy ultimately settled on KEVIN HART . . . who’s also doing the “Jumanji” sequel. Maybe The Rock is busier because he’s a producer? By the way, NICK JONAS is officially returning, too.
Back in 1954, Marilyn Monroe wore a black dress to a press conference announcing her separation from baseball great Joe DiMaggio less than a year after getting married. The wool dress with a zippered turtleneck front will be up for auction on March 30 and they expect the dress to go between $100,000 and $150,000. A love letter DiMaggio wrote to Monroe after that press conference sold for more than $78,000 in 2014.
ARIANA GRANDE is on billboards promoting this weekend’s “Grammys” – but she’s not even going to be there. She just backed out of the show, and it IS personal. Ariana felt “insulted” after producers refused to let her perform “7 Rings”, the latest single from her album “Thank U, Next”, which comes out Friday . . . two days before the Grammys. They eventually agreed to let her do it in a medley, but for whatever reason they wanted to choose the other songs. They weren’t being so demanding with the other performers, so Ariana backed out.
SUSAN LUCCI went to the hospital last year after experiencing some tightness in her chest. Turns out she had a major blockage in her heart’s main artery, and needed surgery. She says, “I’m lucky to be alive.”
“The Simpsons” will continue through 2021 . . . at least. Fox renewed it for two more seasons, the show’s 31st and 32nd. Amazingly, it’s still averaging 7.5 million viewers per episode, across all platforms
BOB SAGET thinks it’s possible that fan outrage could resurrect “Fuller House”.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD has pledged to help a California school that was hit hard by the recent wildfires.
It’ll be hard to miss KACEY MUSGRAVES at Sunday’s Grammys. She’s up for four awards, and she’ll be performing twice. Once as part of the Dolly Parton tribute, and another time on her own, probably singing “Rainbow”. That kind of exposure can be nerve-wracking, but she’s feeling pretty good about it. She also likes the “glam and the wardrobe” part of the Grammys, so it might be fun to check out her different outfits-The red carpet, two different performances . . . and whatever she’s wearing during the show. Another reason she’s looking forward to Sunday is because she gets to share the whole experience with her husband, Ruston Kelly. It would be great if Kacey took home a trophy or four, but even if she doesn’t, she says it’ll be okay. “I’m just really going to try to find the fun of it all and not get too worried about the outcome and just [have] a good time.”
Somebody posted video of ERIC CHURCH stopping his show on Friday in Boston to break up a fight. He’s pretty calm about it considering it started when “a drunk lady hit a teenager with her boot.” You don’t see the fight, it’s just Eric on stage issuing an ultimatum. He says, “No fighting, no fighting, no fighting. I don’t sing if you fight, that’s the way it goes. I don’t sing if you fight.” It’s over in about a minute and he goes back to singing. Eric also had a show the next night in Boston, and he did a cool thing before the concert even started. He got into the back seat of an SUV and drove around giving out pit passes to fans who were heading into the place.
JUSTIN MOORE announced that his new album, “Late Nights and Longnecks”, will drop April 26th. He also released the video to “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home”. It features soldiers in battle, a classroom during a school shooting . . . and first responders heading into a fire.
Are BROOKS & DUNN planning something special? On Tuesday, Luke Combs posted a photo of himself wearing a B&D T-shirt, and he captioned it, “The #Reboot is coming. @BrooksAndDunn.” About two hours later Brooks & Dunn reTweeted his post, and they wrote, “#Reboot.” Some people think it’s going to be a new album.
Ashton Kutcher is 41.
Chris Rock is 54.
Garth Brooks is 57.