Even without all the controversial, creepy stuff, MICHAEL JACKSON was an eccentric guy, and now, there’s an equally eccentric musical in development about his life. The production is called “For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, As Told By His Glove”. The playwright says that he’d been hired by a TV network to write a story about Michael’s life and he came up with a REALLY unique take. They weren’t feeling it, so he decided to develop it for the stage on his own. JOHNNY DEPP is producing it.
It’s as classic of a TV episode as the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special. The episode of Friends where Monica makes Ross a leftover turkey sandwich with her special ingredient, the moist-maker. You need 3 slices of bread, 6 oz of turkey breast, ½ c of stuffing, 1/3 c cranberry sauce and ½ c of gravy. Toast the bread; on the first piece of bread place ½ the turkey and ½ the stuffing; dip the second slice of toast in gravy; place a second layer of turkey and stuffing on the gravy-covered bread and then top with cranberry sauce; top with third piece of bread.
DRAKE is texting 17-year-old BILLIE ELISH, and people are a little disturbed, especially because last year, he was texting 14-year-old MILLIE BOBBY BROWN. Drake is 33.
KID ROCK went off on a vulgar tirade against OPRAH during a performance at his own Honky Tonk bar in Nashville. Not surprisingly, he was drunk. So much so that when he was finished, he had to be helped off stage by some kind of uniformed officer. He also took aim at JOY BEHAR and KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, but denied he was a racist for hating on Oprah. On Friday, he said WHY he doesn’t like Oprah . . . “My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey show years ago and her people wanted me to write down 5 reasons why I loved her and her show.” That did it.
Rapper TRIPPIE REDD sold 104,000 copies of his new album “A Love Letter to You 4”, and that was enough to score his first #1 album.
- NEW: “9”, Jason Aldean . . . 83,000 copies
- The “Frozen 2″soundtrack. . . 79,000 copies
- “Lover”, Taylor Swift . . . 51,000 copies
- “What You See Is What You Get”, Luke Combs . . . 41,000 copies
Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday called in to the Today show to reveal that her absence this week is due to an eye injury. The morning show co-anchor explained that the injury came while playing with her 2-year-old son, Charley threw a toy train right at her eye, and it tore her retina”. She told her co-hosts. “It has a really pointy edge and he threw it right at me.” Guthrie went on to say that she temporarily lost vision in her right eye because of the accident.
Midland”s MARK WYSTRACH and his wife Ty Haney had a baby girl last week that they named Sundance “Sunny” Leon. Unfortunately, she arrived with an undisclosed medical complication, although everything is fine now. Mark posted this update: “It’s been a wild and unexpected week in the hospital, but we’re doing great. Grateful for our amazing doctors and nurses who have taken the best care of us and to friends and family for the love, prayers and support. The power of love and positivity is a real thing. Lil Baby Sunny is strong, beautiful and an absolute joy. We’ve gotten a clean bill of health and we’re going home. Yeehaw. Happy belated Thanksgiving from The Haney-Wystrach’s.” Because of the medical issue, Midland had to postpone some tour dates in the U.K.
BRETT ELDREDGE was the best man at his older brother Brice’s wedding recently. Instead of just delivering a best man speech, he sang it. He actually wrote a special song for the occasion and posted the performance online and wrote about how the whole thing started. He had been putting off writing the best man speech, and then all of a sudden it came to him in a song at 3:00 A.M. “I wrote it in bed that night. My brother’s a great man and is my first call when life comes at me sideways. [I] didn’t write it for an album or project, and although it’s almost impossible to sing through the tears, hopefully you’ll hear my heart for my brother, my best friend.”
Temperatures for the Giants’ game against the Packers were in the low 30s with snow. When you take that weather into account with a violent, contact sport, parts of the equipment may struggle to hold up. During the first half of Sunday’s game, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones scrambled and lowered his helmet to take contact from the Packers’ Preston Smith. Jones took a direct hit to the helmet, which sent the “Y” of the Giants logo on his helmet airborne.
Actress SHELLEY MORRISON died on Sunday. She was 83. She played the maid Rosario on the original run of “Will & Grace”, but she declined to come back for the revival because she was retired.
Madonna has been forced to cancel the Boston portion of her “Madame X Tour” due to health issues. “Please forgive this unexpected turn of events… the pain I’m in right now is overwhelming and I must rest and follow doctor’s orders,” she announced on Instagram on Thursday. The tour in support of her latest album, Madame X, will resume December 7th when Madonna kicks off her three-date stint in Philadelphia. This isn’t the only hitch Madonna has had while on the road this season; fans recently banded together to file a lawsuit against her over her late concert start times.
CHRIS YOUNG performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade . . . and then shot out of town so fast that he was able to help cook and eat turkey with his family that night.
LUKE BRYAN posted a photo of himself and his loved ones that he captioned, “Happy Thanksgiving from this crazy clan of mine.” Then his wife Caroline trolled the photo. She posted a pic of the same clan, but this time they’re actually acting crazy. She wrote, “And this is our family picture. Happy Thanksgiving.”
One of RILEY GREEN’s favorite hunting trips of all time was when he recently took his dad and uncle to Texas. A friend flew them out on a private jet, which was great because it was his uncle’s first time flying. And everybody got a deer, which was great because his dad had never killed a deer before.
After 37 years, E.T. and Elliott are back together for a new commercial for Xfinity. The commercial premiered during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and pays homage to the 1982 film. The spot features Elliott’s kids discovering E.T. behind a snowman before their dad discovers his old friend. E.T. spends time with Elliott’s family, eats some Reese’s Pieces and eventually rides off on his bike.
“Frozen 2” didn’t slow down in its second week out, raking in another $123.7 million over the five-day holiday weekend, a Thanksgiving record. “Knives Out” was a distant second
“Monday Night Football” at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. The Seattle Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings.
Part 1 of “Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” at 9:00 p.m. on A&E. A documentary on the life and career of Garth Brooks. Part 2 airs tomorrow.
Jana Kramer is 36.
Britney Spears is 38.