MARTHA STEWART is now an advisor for a Canadian weed company, and their first project together “sensible products for people’s beloved pets.”
BRADLEY COOPER was reportedly already worth $100 million before “A Star is Born” . . . and he’ll obviously make a lot more from that one, since he directed, starred in, and co-wrote it. The movie has made $425 million on a $36 million budget.
After a long, drawn out offseason, BRYCE HARPER has agreed to a MASSIVE new deal with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $330 million over 13 seasons. Also, tight end JASON WITTEN is un-retiring after one season, and returning to the Dallas Cowboys for a 16th season. He spent last year in the “Monday Night Football” booth for ESPN.
LUKE PERRY suffered a stroke on Wednesday – the same day as the announcement of a “90210” revival that he’s apparently NOT taking part in. Perry’s been in the hospital since Wednesday morning. He’s “under observation.” No word yet on his condition, but the stroke was “massive”. Perry currently plays Archie’s dad on the CW series, “Riverdale”. He’s 52.
LANCE BASS is developing a movie about two women who win a Winnebago on “The Price is Right”, and use it to follow ‘N SYNC on their final tour. It’s based on a true story.
JOSH BROLIN and PETER DINKLAGE will play brothers in a comedy called . . . “Brothers”. There aren’t any plot details yet.
LINDSAY ELL had surgery yesterday in Nashville to have some pre-cancerous cells removed. She posted “I don’t have cancer, but the doctor found pre-cancerous cells growing in my body that need to be removed. Sometimes we think we’re fine. Sometimes we think we eat healthy and workout, and that means we should be fine. But never underestimate the power of a check-up at the doctor. You never know, and if you catch something early enough, it could save your life.” At least she’s not going it alone. She posted photos of her mom, who’s in town from Canada. It’s not clear how long Lindsay will need to recover. Her European tour is supposed to start tomorrow, and the last we checked, the dates were still up on her site.
OLD DOMINION is back on the road, even though MATTHEW RAMSEY is still recovering from last month’s leg surgery. They posted a photo yesterday of him performing while sitting on a giant throne. It’s captioned, “Sittin’ but rockin’.” That throne is on loan from Dave Grohl after he fell off a stage and broke his leg a couple years ago.
It’s official! Meryl Streep is now a first-time grandmother after her 35 year old daughter Mamie Gummer gave birth to a boy.
Dennis Day, one of the original Disney Mouseketeers, has been missing since last July. Day was reported missing by his longtime partner Ernie Caswell. The 76-year-old was last seen in his driveway, saying he was going to visit friends. His car was found along the Oregon coast with two people inside who had no connection to Day.
First JOHNNY MANZIEL got kicked out of the Canadian Football League . . . now his wife is accused of cheating in a half marathon.
The JONAS BROTHERS released a new song called “Sucker” last night, and the video co-stars their lady friends, Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner, and Danielle Jonas. They’re also doing a week-long “takeover” of “The Late Show with James Corden”, starting on Monday.
JAKE OWEN is releasing a new album on March 29th. It’s titled “Greetings From . . . Jake” and it includes “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”, and “Down to the Honkytonk”. He calls it “a fresh hello from a point in my career where I feel so comfortable and fulfilled.”
CARRIE UNDERWOOD gave her son Isaiah a special treat when he turned four on Wednesday. She inhaled helium from a balloon and did a very high-pitched version of “Happy Birthday to You”.
KELLY CLARKSON will host the “Billboard Music Awards” again this year.
KACEY MUSGRAVES had a special guest at her show on Wednesday in Nashville. She brought out Paramore’s HAYLEY WILLIAMS to help her sing the ’80s classic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.
“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral”
Friday on Amazon: The series premiere of “The Widow”. It stars Kate Beckinsale as a woman who discovers clues that her husband might not have died in a plane crash, and she travels to the Congo to find out the truth.
Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC: John Mulaney hosts “Saturday Night Live”, and Thomas Rhett is the music guest.
Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC: The 17th season premiere of “American Idol”.
Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on NBC: “The World of Dance”. Part 2 of the Qualifiers.
Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on HBO: Part 1 of the two-part “Leaving Neverland”
Justin Bieber is 25.
Kesha is 32.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 45. Zack on “Saved by the Bell”,
Ron Howard is 65.
Catherine Bach is 65. The original Daisy Duke