MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022

FAITH HILL was told to stop shaving her armpits before filming “1883” because the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan, demands authenticity.  “Taylor called my husband.  We were at our nephew’s wedding, and he said, ‘Who’s gonna be the one to tell your wife that she has to stop shaving under her arms?’  “And I’m thinking, ‘What?  We’re at a wedding.  Can this wait?’  He goes, ‘No, stop tonight.’  I’m thinking, ‘can’t they just tape something on?  Surely they have that.” This was a few months before they started filming, so that gave her enough time to go natural.  She added, “It really grossed me out.  And all due respect to those who love that, and all freedom – but for me, personally, I just don’t like it.” Her other “authentic” gripes included wearing a corset that crushed her ribs, and having to “do her business” outdoors.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame 2023 inductees were announced Friday.  There will be a total of 24 entertainers being recognized throughout the upcoming year. The Motion Picture category will include Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Ludacris, Bill Pullman, and director John Waters.  Paul Walker will also be honored posthumously. The Recording (Music) category includes the Jonas Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, Marc Anthony, and Blake Shelton. Then in the Television category, the honorees include director Jon Favreau, Mindy Kaling, Martin Lawrence, Ralph Macchio, and Ellen Pompeo. The ceremony dates haven’t been announced.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and crew members from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested Thursday night by the Capitol Police.  They were charged with illegal entry. Obviously, Triumph wasn’t REALLY arrested.  But the man behind the dog, ROBERT SMIGEL, was.  (He was a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.) They were at the Capitol to record interviews for a comedy segment.  Everything was authorized and pre-arranged.  But after they wrapped up the interviews, they stayed to film stand-ups and other bits in the halls. A statement from the Capitol Police said, “The building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the [police] to leave the building earlier in the day . . .”This is an active criminal investigation, and may result in additional criminal charges after consultation with the U.S. Attorney.”

EDDIE MURPHY’s son Eric and MARTIN LAWRENCE’s daughter Jasmin have been dating for a while now.  And Martin says that if they get married, “I’m gonna try to get Eddie to pay for it.”

JENNIFER LOPEZ performed at a charity event this weekend at Dodger Stadium, and she brought a special guest onstage:  Her 14-year-old daughter Emme. Although maybe we’re not supposed to say “daughter” anymore, because J-Lo introduced her using THEY / THEM pronouns. She said, “The last time we performed together was in a big stadium like this and I ask them to sing with me all the time, and they won’t. So this is a very special occasion.  They are very, very busy.  Booked.  And pricey.  They cost me when they come out.  But they’re worth every single penny because they’re my favorite duet partner of all time.  So if you will indulge me.”

AMBER HEARD was spotted at a TJ Maxx in Bridgehampton, New York with her sister on Thursday.  Is she getting frugal because she owes JOHNNY DEPP more than $8 million?  Or does she always shop there?

A “Sesame Street” episode from 1976 that’s been lost has made its way online.  It was removed for being too “scary” for kids because it includes the Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz”.

KENNY CHESNEY injured his finger and was “gushing blood” while performing in Philadelphia on Saturday.  But that didn’t stop him. Somebody posted a video of his “show must go on” moment. Kenny presumably cut his finger on his guitar string and was gushing blood.  He had blood on his jeans, all down his hand and kept singing.  It got so bad, a stage hand had to come out in the middle of the stage to wrap his finger.  The entire time this was happening, KENNY DID NOT STOP SINGING!  It was INCREDIBLE!  He could have just stop and say, sorry Philly I need to get this wrapped, but man, how amazing.

BROOKS & DUNN heard that MIRANDA LAMBERT was at their show in Nashville on Saturday, so Ronnie Dunn coaxed her into joining them on stage.  She sang a little of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” . . . and “Neon Moon”.  She also said if she had known in advance, she would’ve “worn her fishnets and Spanx.”

JOE BONSALL of the OAK RIDGE BOYS had to miss some shows because of “health issues” . . . and RUDY GATLIN of the Gatlin Brothers has been filling in.  Joe addressed it on Twitter, and assured everyone that he’s going to be okay.

Former NASCAR driver CLINT BOWYER struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in Missouri earlier this month.  It looks like Clint wasn’t impaired, but the pedestrian was. 

MATTHEW FITZPATRICK won the U.S. Open.

Bill Nye is heading back on TV for a new series called, “The End Is Nye” where he’ll examine natural and unnatural disasters

Quite an amazing Paul McCartney concert last Thursday night at Metlife Stadium in NJ as Sir Paul was joined onstage by both Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi.  Paul’s final words of the night – “See you next time” —He turned 80 over the weekend

Priscilla Presley says that Elvis would have loved that new biopic about The King which opens in theatres on Friday

Nicole Kidman is 55.

Chuck Wicks is 43

John Goodman is 70. 

Lionel Richie is 73. 

Bob Vila is 76.  He’s best known for hosting “This Old House” from 1979 to 1989.

Anne Murray is 77.  In 1970, her song “Snowbird” made her the first Canadian woman to have a track hit #1 in the U.S.

Brian Wilson is 80.  Beach Boys’ mastermind.

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