WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021

BILL MURRAY has yet to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but did you know he played a Marvel character long before the MCU even existed? Back in 1975, before he joined “Saturday Night Live”, Bill was the voice of the Human Torch in a “Fantastic Four” radio drama that nobody remembers. The episodes were basically just audio versions of existing “Fantastic Four” comics, and there were 13 in all. There’s a rumor going around that he’ll be in the third “Ant-Man” movie.

Usher and his girlfriend welcomed their second child together, a baby boy, on Sept. 29. Sire Castrello Raymond. The couple — who have reportedly been together since October 2019 — are already parents to a 1-year-old daughter named Sovereign Bo Raymond.

KIM KARDASHIAN says that when her daughter North is mad at her, she calls their house UGLY.  AND  NICOLE BROWN’s sister is NOT happy that KIM KARDASHIAN made O.J. SIMPSON jokes on “Saturday Night Live”.

Remember back in 1994, when DEIDRE HALL’s character on “Days of Our Lives” . . . Dr. Marlena Evans . . . was possessed by the devil?  Well, it’s happening AGAIN. And even though Deidre lived through it once before, she’s not taking any precautions.  “When we embarked on the storyline, our executive producer actually sent over holy water and a crucifix . . .”Every time we do a scene where I’m possessed, I’ve taken it on stage and offered anybody who would like to have some holy water . . . and everybody says yes.  So, we go around the whole set.” Deidre said the new storyline will even run through Christmas.  Quote, ” [We] just finished a huge Christmas show that involves the possession.”

WILLIAM SHATNER’s Blue Origin space flight is today.

Smokey Robinson has revealed that he spent 11 days in a Los Angeles hospital and almost died after contracting COVID-19 last December. Robinson, 81, recalled his “frightening” encounter with the virus, which he called “terribly debilitating.” Although he did not lose his ability to taste or smell, the virus threatened his vocal cords, leaving him unsure of whether or not he would ever be able to sing again. “I could barely even talk,” he explained. “Even when I got home I was hoarse, I could not try to sing because I was afraid. … I had to work on my vocal cords and get myself back together.” Unsure of how he contracted the virus, Robinson suspected that something was wrong when he started feeling “weird and funny after coming in off the road” just before Christmas. He was quarantining away from his family when a second COVID test came back positive. Only 48 hours later, the singer was rushed to the hospital when his breathing started to decline. Robinson said that the virus left him so exhausted that four or five days of his stay are wiped from his memory. Despite the “severity” of his condition, Robinson said that doctors attributed his recovery to his physical fitness

Don’t heckle TIM MCGRAW when he’s performing, because he will step down off that stage . . . and into your face.  He did it Saturday at his show in Reno, Nevada . . . and TMZ has video. It started because Tim was NOT on his game.  He seemed a little out of it, and was forgetting lyrics.  The fans were booing, and he noticed it.  But somebody really got under his skin, because he stopped the show and glared at them. He asked why they were mocking him, and said if they didn’t like it, they could leave.  He eventually jumped off the stage and went face-to-face with his tormentors.  It looks like they were eventually escorted off the floor. Tim did go back to singing, and a little later stopped to tell the crowd why he was messing up.  He also explained why his beard looked weird. He said, “I’m not going through a mid-life crisis.  I don’t know how many of y’all know this, but we’re shooting a film called ‘1883’, and I have to dye my beard for this film. [Last] week, we shot 48 hours straight, and we showed up to do a show for you guys tonight because we love you, thank y’all for being here. “[If] I forget words tonight, just know I’m old, and I’m shootin’ a movie, and I’m workin’ with my wife.  There are a lot of variables in that situation, so if I forget the words, sing along with me and help me out.”

KANE BROWN and his wife Katelyn just celebrated their three-year anniversary.  He shared some flashback photos and said, “Happy anniversary to my rock, my best friend, the best mother and wife I could ask for.  From 21 to 28 baby, I can’t wait to grow even older with you.”

A list of actors who had great on-screen chemistry, but never dated in real life includes:  John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer . . . Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga . . . and Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

THOMAS RHETT and his wife Lauren celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary yesterday.  He posted a throwback pic and wrote, “This was in a field in Tennessee in 2011.  I knew from this one night that we were gonna get married and grow old together.  I can’t wait to see what the next 50 years has to hold for us.”

LUKE COMBS has a great story about the first time he hung out with his hero, Eric Church.  He and his wife were invited over for steak dinner, and Eric kept filling up Luke’s whiskey glass all night long.  On the way home Luke had to stop and hurl in the middle of the road.

Caleb McLaughlin is 20.  Lucas on “Stranger Things”.

Rhett Akins is 52.

Nancy Kerrigan is 52.

Kate Walsh is 54.  Addison on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice”.

Jerry Rice is 59.  NFL legend and the undisputed best wide receiver in history.  He was the runner-up to Drew Lachey on Season 2 of “Dancing with the Stars”.

Marie Osmond is 62.

John Ford Coley is 73.

Demond Wilson is 75.  That big dummy Lamont Sanford on “Sanford & Son”.

Paul Simon is 80.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021

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