KIM and KHLOE KARDASHIAN and KYLIE JENNER have all filed paperwork to trademark their kids’ names. They want to be able to use them in various financial endeavors, including clothing lines, toys, and skin care products.
Rumor has it that ARMIE HAMMER is in final talks to take over the role of Batman from BEN AFFLECK. You’d know Armie from “The Lone Ranger”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, and “Call Me By Your Name”.
A “Golden Girls”-themed cruise is setting sail next year. It’s a special Western Caribbean Cruise that’s celebrating the show with a, “once-in-a-lifetime gathering” of fans . . . with fun tie-ins like a cheese cake party, a fancy dress party and dinner, a bingo night, and a karaoke party at Rusty Anchor, which was Blanche’s go-to place for meeting men. Plus, there’s also a “Golden Girls” bar crawl. It’s departing on February 24th of NEXT year from Miami, where Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia lived. And it’ll include stopovers at Key West and Cozumel. Overall, the cruise will last five nights. Prices start at about $1,000 per person for a standard cabin. A lot of times, these themed-cruises feature actual “CELEBRITIES” – but it probably WON’T in this case. Three of the four “Golden Girls” are dead, and BETTY WHITE will be 98 by the time the cruise sets sail. But who knows. She’s aged very well . . .
Details are still coming out on MIRANDA LAMBERT’s surprise marriage to New York City cop Brendan McLoughlin. Turns out they only just met three months ago, back on November 2nd. That was the day the PISTOL ANNIES were on “Good Morning America”. That night they did a concert at a place called The Town Hall. Both are in the South Midtown Precinct where Brendan works, and where he often does crowd control. Miranda’s “friends” also have a theory about why they got together. Her dad was once a homicide-and-narcotics cop in Dallas . . . so they’re saying she’s attracted to that type of guy.
MIKE TYSON claims that back in the ’80s, he tried to pay a zookeeper $10,000 to let him fight a silverback gorilla, because it was bullying the other gorillas. The zookeeper declined.
History was made when JIMMIE ALLEN joined KANE BROWN’s Live Forever Tour. It was the first time two African American country artists with Number One singles of their own toured together. Jimmie says, “I was texting Kane about that. I was like, ‘Bro, you realize our first show together is history?'”
JON PARDI debuted a new song at the Country Radio Seminar. It’s called “Tequila Little Time With You” . . . and it’ll be on his next album, which will be out later this year.
TYLER RICH and his fiancée Sabina are getting married in the fall, and he’s more involved than he thought he’d be. At first he said SHE could do all the wedding planning . . . and then his OCD kicked in and now he’s “heavily involved” and full of opinions.
One of the most iconic photos in history is the one of the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War 2 in 1945. Sadly, that sailor died on Sunday. Today would have been his 96th birthday. His name was GEORGE MENDONSA, and he was on leave at the time, after a stint in the Pacific. He was actually on a first date with Rita Petry . . . who would later become his WIFE . . . when the news broke that the war was over. Everyone started drinking and celebrating in the streets. That’s when he saw GRETA FRIEDMAN, who he thought was a nurse. In an interview a few years ago, George said, “We’re all drinking and raising hell . . . it was just plain instinct, I guess. I just grabbed her.” His date didn’t even care. They married in 1946, and were together until his death. Greta didn’t mind either. She said, “Suddenly, I was grabbed by a sailor. It wasn’t that much of a kiss. It was more of a jubilant act that he didn’t have to go back.” The girl from the photo died in 2016. She was 92.
Netflix is officially out of the Marvel business, after canceling “Jessica Jones” and “The Punisher”. The third season of “Jessica Jones” has already been shot, and it’ll still air . . . but a date hasn’t been set yet. Once it’s over, that’s the end of Netflix’s Marvel shows. Of course, these shows . . . or at least the characters . . . may still show up on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+. In case you care, Disney+ is basically the reason that the Netflix / Marvel partnership is coming to an end. It’s turned Disney and Netflix from partners to rivals.
Every year, the top Oscar nominees receive swag bags that include items that total more than $100,000. This year the bags include chocolates with 10 mg of THC, a Mister Poop emoji toilet plunger, a week at a spa, a vacation in Greece, an Amazon Cruise, soda, dental products, pretzel bars and hair dryers. The swag bags are sent to all the nominees in the acting and directing categories.
“Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.