SCARLETT JOHANSSON is suing Disney for cheating her out of “Black Widow” profits. Scarlett had some box office bonuses written into her contract, based on how the movie performed. And she says she was guaranteed the movie would get a wide theatrical release. Instead, they put it out when they knew the theatrical market was still “weak”. Also, they put it on Disney+ at the same time . . . in an effort to attract subscribers and, “establish Disney+ as a must-have service.” Both of these factors led to Scarlett missing out on, “very large box office bonuses.” Disney says there’s no merit to Scarlett’s claims, “The release of ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 million she has received to date.”
The latest “People” cover story reveals the “secrets” to LUKE BRYAN’s 14-year marriage to his wife Caroline. It includes quotes and clips from the upcoming IMDB-TV docuseries, “Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary”, which debuts one week from today. Luke wants us to know they definitely have fun together. “In the grand scheme of things we just have a ball in life and have a ball with our kids.” Especially the “Pranksmas” holiday tradition where she pulls pranks that scare him silly. And he loves it. Just like everyone, they have arguments, bad days, disagreements. But they always talk out their problems. Caroline says, “Marriage isn’t a fairytale. It’s a battle that both people have to be willing to fight. Each day whether we are blissfully happy or not, we fight FOR each other. I’ll love Luke until my last breath.”
The ZAC BROWN BAND – SAM HUNT August 13th concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis has been canceled. Organizers are blaming “unforeseen circumstances.” But some people think it’s the pandemic. Missouri has the nation’s fourth-worst COVID-19 diagnosis rate over the past week.
MIRANDA LAMBERT’s Golden Retriever Jessi has passed away. She shared photos of Jessi and her brother Waylon, who died last year. She wrote, “Today they are reunited at the rainbow bridge. I can’t put into words what a dog’s love does to a heart. But if you have one you already know.” In other Miranda news, she joined Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne for a cover of the Allman Brothers classic “Midnight Rider” at Wednesday’s edition of “CMA Summer Jam”.
THE CADILLAC THREE power their instruments through stacks of Marshall Amps, and hit the road on sweet-looking BMW motorcycles in their “Get After It” video. It was filmed outside Nashville.
Hope Solo is 40. Olympic and World Cup hero who was one of the greatest female goalkeepers in the world.
Lisa Kudrow is 58.
Laurence Fishburne is 60. Morpheus in “The Matrix”
Arnold Schwarzenegger is 74
Paul Anka is 80. “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”, and “Lonely Boy”. He’s also Jason Bateman’s father-in-law. Jason is married to Paul’s daughter, Amanda.