Disney+ may not be finished with Darth Vader, but James Earl Jones is. Jones has been the voice of Vader since the original movie back in 1977, but he’s 91 years old now, and he just officially retired.He did, however, give Lucasfilm and Disney the right to digitally recreate his voice going forward, so the character can live on. Darth Vader most recently appeared on the Disney+ show “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, but his dialogue was A.I.-generated . . . with Jones’ approval, of course.
Rihanna will headline the 57th Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 12th in Arizona. She confirmed the news with a photo on Instagram of her hand holding a football. There were previous rumors about Taylor Swift being the headliner. She was apparently asked, but turned it down because she wants to finish rerecording her first six albums first. So far she’s done two of them: “Red” and “Fearless”. So maybe 2024? In related Super Bowl news, Pepsi is no longer the sponsor of the halftime show. It’s now Apple Music.
You might remember back in June, when John Cena set a record with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for fulfilling 650 wishes. Well, he’s now being recognized by the Guinness World Records. John is listed under “Most Wishes Granted Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation”. But if you ask me, he should’ve been given the title awhile ago. Because no one else has even fulfilled more than 200 wishes. He’s been granting them since 2002 and is now the most requested celebrity. Back when he hit the 500 wish mark, John said, quote, “I just drop everything. If I can offer a fantastic experience, I’ll be first in line to do my part.”
Louise Fletcher died Friday of natural causes. She was 88 – best known for playing Nurse Ratchet in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. She won the Oscar for it in 1976
Mickey Guyton performed twice at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday. She did her own set, and then Metallica invited her back later to help them perform “Nothing Else Matters”. She did it on “The Metallica Blacklist” tribute album.
A source says Sylvester Stallone and his wife are reconciling
New episodes of COPS are coming to Fox Nation on Friday
Chris Rock has reportedly been offered a ton of money to host the Golden Globes
Taylor Swift’s upcoming album “Midnights” includes her first song with a swear word in the title. It’s called “Vigilante (Stuff)”
Riverdale actor Ryan Grantham, who played Jeffery Augustine, gets life in prison for killing his mother
Pierce Brosnan was asked who the next James Bond should be and his response was “I don’t care”
60 years ago – In 1962, “The Beverly Hillbillies” debuted on CBS. It was the #1 show on TV during its first two seasons. Here’s the first episode. Granny, Jed, and Elly May are dead, but Jethro is still with us. Max Baer is 84.
58 years ago – In 1964, “Gilligan’s Island” debuted on CBS. Of the seven castaways, only Ginger is still with us: Tina Louise is 88.
54 years ago – In 1968, “Hawaii Five-O”debuted on CBS.
53 years ago – In 1969, “The Brady Bunch” debuted on ABC.
36 years ago – In 1986, Bobby Ewing returned from the dead on “Dallas” . . . because all the events from the previous season were a big dream.
Serena Williams is 41.
Melissa Sue Anderson is 60.
Kent McCord is 80.