THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022

Will Smith is getting $35 million for “Emancipation”, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are getting $30 million each for their upcoming movies, and Millie Bobby Brown is banking $10 million for “Enola Holmes 2.  Kevin Costner on “Yellowstone”, Michael Keaton on “Dopesick”, and Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford on “1923” all get paid $1 million per episode

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is reportedly getting weight loss surgery next month.  She’s 275 pounds, and wants to slim down to 125.  She’s tried to lose weight through diet and exercise, but it’s not working.

Dolly Parton saw Chapel Hart’s recent performance on “America’s Got Talent”, and loved it. They did an original song called “You Can Have Him, Jolene” . . . which is their update on her all-time classic, “Jolene”.  Dolly Tweeted yesterday:  “What a fun new take on my song, Chapel Hart.  [My husband] Carl’s birthday is today so I think I’ll hang on to him, and I’m not notifying Jolene that today is his birthday.”.  The performance brought the house down.  And all four judges, plus host Terry Crews, decided to give them a “group golden buzzer.”  They’re going straight to the live shows. Chapel Hart have been paying their dues, and were part of CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021.  And now they’re on Dolly’s radar.

Miranda Lambert and Gwen Sebastian have finished their “summer camping” vacation.  Miranda shared photos that included a group pic on a river raft.  She wrote, “Thanks to Gwennie’s family for the great hang and high note to end on.  What an amazing trip.  Best summer ever.”

Was there a song or album you were obsessed with as a kid?  Lady A’s Charles Kelley remembers being 10 years old and listening to Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” over and over.  He says, “Anytime I hear it I’m immediately teleported back.  The sound of it blew me away.”

Carrie Underwood was seen at Dollywood on Tuesday with her family.  She took a photo with a group of young fans, and there’s also a pic of her in line for a ride.  She performs on the 30th at the Grand Ole Opry, so she’ll be back in Nashville for that.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny own a soccer team in England – now there’s a docuseries on it.

Brett Young just announced that he is adding more show dates to follow through the rest of the year. Sept 16 – Bushkill Falls, pa

Ruth Buzzi, who starred in Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in has suffered a series of strokes

If you have Disney+ you’ll be ablae to stream “Lightyear”starting August 3

Brandi Chastain is 54 

Cat Stevens is 74

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022

Demi Lovato won’t admit that her song “29” is about her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, who started dating her when he was 29 and she was 17.  But she says, quote, “I feel like the song says it all.”  Taylor Lautner is engaged to a woman named Taylor Dome.  But when they get married, she’s changing…

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2022

Kelly Clarkson is conducting a search for a “Kellyoke” duet partner.  She’s holding auditions in person and over TikTok.  Some of the best performances will be featured on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.  John Stamos inadvertently wore one of Bob Saget’s shirts to Jodie Sweetin’s wedding, so Bob ended up being there in spirit First Lady…