TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021

The upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience will let visitors live out their Star Wars dreams.  With a $6,000 price tag, you can fulfill your dreams of being a Jedi and learn how to use a lightsaber or being a pilot for a starship and take the vessel to hyperspace.  The experience will be available starting in March and is expected to be sold out until at least July.

Last night, NBA star IMAN SHUMPERT became your new “Dancing with the Stars” champion.  So how much did he make? Apparently, going all the way nets you around $295,000. But even if you STINK, you still make out okay.  Contestants earn $125,000 for the first two weeks, including the training period . . . which can last up to weeks prior to the first show. Then they make a little more for each week that they last. As for the pro dancers . . . well, they don’t make as much.  Starting pay is reportedly $1,200 per episode, and they can reportedly only make $100,000 per season.

KEVIN SPACEY must pay $31 million to the production company of “House of Cards”, for violating the on-set sexual harassment policy.  Kevin was fired in 2017 over sexual misconduct allegations.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO made more money for the movie “Don’t Look Up” than JENNIFER LAWRENCE, even though she’s top-billed.  But she says, “Look, Leo brings in more box office than I do.  I’m extremely fortunate and happy with my deal.”

As you’d probably guess, many musicians use former relationships as songwriting inspiration.  Here’s a list of break up and love songs that were inspired by famous flings:

1.  “The One That Got Away”,  Katy Perry . . . She wrote it about Josh Groban.

2.  “Still Feel Like Your Man”,  John Mayer . . . He wrote it about Katy Perry.

4.  “Gonna Get Caught”,  Demi Lovato . . . They wrote it about Joe Jonas with the help of Nick Jonas . . . awkward.

5.  “7 Things”,  Miley Cyrus . . . She wrote it about Nick Jonas and even wore dog tags he gave her in the video.

6.  “Wedding Bells”,  Nick Jonas . . . He then wrote about Miley Cyrus and her engagement to Liam Hemsworth.

7.  “You Oughta Know”,  Alanis Morissette . . . It was written about her break up from Dave Coulier from “Full House”.

TAYLOR SWIFT’s 10-minute version of “All Too Well” is now the longest #1 song ever.  The previous record-holder was DON MCLEAN’s “American Pie”, which is 8 minutes and 37 seconds.

Will this Thanksgiving be your first attempt to deep-fry a turkey?  If you’re a little “iffy” on how to do it, here are some tips from TRACY LAWRENCE.  He should know, his “16th Mission: Possible Turkey Fry and Concert” is today. He says, “You have to make sure the turkey is completely thawed out.  The ice, when it hits that hot grease, will absolutely explode.  That’s how you burn your house down.” This one seems obvious, but I’m sure he’s bringing it up because he’s heard stories. “Don’t set your fryer up on your porch . . . especially if you have a wood deck. Move the fryer away from your house.” Tracy and his team have fried over 6,400 turkeys since he launched the event in 2006.  He’s raised over $600,000 for the Nashville Rescue Mission, and provided some 90,000 meals through the years. If you want to help Tracy’s great cause, you can hit up the website at MissionPossibleTF.Kindful.com.

Both of JIMMIE ALLEN’s baby daughters are sick, and his wife Alexis has been posting updates on social media.  She tried to get them into the hospital, but they were denied because they’re not sick enough.  Fortunately, Alexis is a nurse so they’re getting pretty good care, even though she’s exhausted. (Zara James was born last month, and Naomi Bette will be two in March.)

LUKE COMBS is on a historic roll.  “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get” is officially the first album in HISTORY to have seven songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.  The seventh single being “Cold As You”, which is also his 12th consecutive Number One.

Speaking of LUKE COMBS.  He released a live version of himself performing “Doin’ This”.  It’s from a recent show on his “What You See Is What You Get Tour.”

TAYLOR DYE of Maddie & Tae is pregnant with her first child. She posted a baby bump photo of herself and her husband Josh Kerr eating cake beneath a banner with the word “girl” in the background. The baby is due in the spring.

What Thanksgiving side dish do you DESPISE?  CHARLES KELLEY of Lady A had ambrosia as a kid, and it still haunts him to this day. “Ambrosia is so disgusting.  What is it, it’s like coconut something, and like, marshmallows on top. So gross.”

LeClaire Bryan’s date night wardrobe must? Rhinestone studded daisy dukes. The proud mom to country’s own Luke Bryan and grandmother is nothing if not supportive. So when granddaughters Kris and Jordan Cheshire launched a clothing boutique called Shop Chesh recently, she was quick to sign up for try-ons. In a video captured by Bryan’s wife, Caroline, you’ll see LeClaire sporting a very different look than she’s used to. She rocks it though, doesn’t she? With denim on denim dripping in tassel rhinestones, a gold silk cowl neck tank and white booties, LeClaire struts towards the camera.

Joe Nichols just released the official music video for his newest track, “Home Run.” Directed by David “Doc” Abbott, the video features some of Nashville’s most memorable spots, including the Music City Baseball field, and follows a typical day on the road for Nichols. The multi-platinum singer receives a warm welcome from his wife Heather and daughters Dylan (9) and Georgia (7) as he returns home from the busy life of touring.

KANE BROWN shared a clip of an untitled rap song on Friday, and in the caption he wrote, “If you want me to release this, blow it up.”  Well, it racked up 1.7 million views in less than 24 hours. Kane is currently in the midst of his massive 35-date headlining ‘Blessed & Free Tour,’ The tour kicked off on October 1 in Sacramento and will visit all 29 NBA basketball arenas throughout 2021 and 2022, marking the first country artist in history to headline every NBA basketball arena on a single tour.

Jay Leno will play Ed Sullivan in a biopic about Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

GUY FIERI is giving away a restaurant on his new show “Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime”.

ADELE’s “30” already has the biggest sales week of 2021 . . . just three days after it came out.

Odell Beckham Jr and his girlfriend are expecting their first child together

Whoopie Goldberg has signed a 4 year deal to stay on THE VIEW through the show’s 28th season

Miley Cyrus is 29. 

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is 34.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021

Michael Strahan will be joining Laura Shepard Churchley – the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard – on a December 9 mission.  The mission will be aboard the New Shepard space craft, named after Shepard Churchley’s father, Alan, who was the first American in Space.  The flight will also be carrying four paying customers and launch…

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021

The upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience will let visitors live out their Star Wars dreams.  With a $6,000 price tag, you can fulfill your dreams of being a Jedi and learn how to use a lightsaber or being a pilot for a starship and take the vessel to hyperspace.  The experience will be available…