WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021

SALMA HAYEK was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein while making her 2002 movie “Frida”, and she wonders if she should have spoken up sooner. “Some people got raped.  It makes you wonder if you had said something [back then], would it have been different?”

 

 

The Gap website crashed yesterday when the new, $200 jacket KANYE WEST designed for them went on sale and everybody tried to get one.

 

 

The Green Bay Packers started minicamp yesterday WITHOUT AARON RODGERS.  This is the first time in his 16-year career that he’s been a holdout. Aaron already skipped all three phases of the Packers’ voluntary workout sessions.  After this camp, the next mandatory reporting date is the July 27th kickoff for training camp. By skipping those workouts, Aaron basically forfeited a $500,000 bonus.  The team can also fine him $93,000 for missing minicamp.  If he skips training camp, he can be fined $50,000 per day. In the meantime, backup QB JORDAN LOVE is getting all the reps during practice. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says, “It is what it is, man.  We’ll focus and we’ll control and work on the guys that are here and try to help them become the best to their ability and coach the heck out of them.”

 

 

CHRIS HARRISON has announced he’s officially leaving the “Bachelor” franchise.  He’s been the host and producer since it started in 2002. Chris has been on time-out since February, when he defended a contestant’s allegedly racist past. He announced his departure in an Instagram post.  “While my two-decade journey is wrapping up, the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime.” The “Hollywood Reporter” says he’s getting a big payday for leaving.  (Page Six says it was an ugly split, with Chris threatening to divulge the show’s dirty secrets if he didn’t get $25 million.) Warner Brothers and ABC said in a joint statement, “We are thankful for [Chris’] many contributions over the past 20 years and wish him all the best on his new journey.

 

 

BRANTLEY GILBERT is never one to mince his words.  Somebody asked him what he likes about NASCAR, and he let it fly. “Some of my favorite parts of racin’ probably shouldn’t be my favorite part.  I do like watching wrecks.  I think there’s a few of us out there.  It’s fun. “

 

 

KELSEA BALLERINI and KANE BROWN are co-hosting tonight’s “CMT Music Awards”.  They’ve already become tight while doing press for the show.  She says, “I just got a new friend out of this.  It’s the best kind of thing to bond over music, and you know, just hang out.”

 

 

Maren Morris announced on Monday that she will no longer be performing at the 2021 CMT Music Awards tonight. She was scheduled to take the stage with JP Saxe for a performance of their recent collaboration, “Line By Line.” She said she will not be performing due to a scheduling issue.

 

 

Jimmie Allen’s family is growing! The country star, 34, and his wife Alexis are expecting a baby, the pair announced on Instagram Monday night. The pair are already parents to daughter Naomi Bettie, 15 months, as well as son Aadyn, Allen’s 7-year-old from a previous relationship.

 

 

GARTH BROOKS is taking his Stadium Tour to Kansas City, Missouri on August 7th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, but all of his other Stadium Tour shows are sold-out.

 

 

BRETT YOUNG is a children’s book author.  It’s called “Love You, Little Lady” and it was inspired by his wife Taylor and their daughter Presley.  It’ll be out August 24th, but you can pre-order it now at BrettYoungMusic.co

 

 

 

 

Natalie Portman is 40.  Jane Foster in the “Thor” movies.

Johnny Depp is 58.

Michael J. Fox is 60.  Real name: Michael Andrew Fox.  He didn’t want his stage name to be Michael A. Fox because, as a Canadian, he thought people would say the “A” like “eh?”  So he picked “J” instead.  It doesn’t stand for anything.

Dick Vitale is 82.  College basketball announcer.

Donald Duck is 87.

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