Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and his wife who was there since the beginning MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce last month (after we all found out he had moved on to his alleged side piece Lauren Sanchez), and she walked away the third richest woman in the world. Jeff was worth $137 billion. He’s now worth $114 billion. A newly-single MacKenzie is reportedly worth $36.6 billion (she now owns about 4% of Amazon, while Jeff owns about 12%). I’m not a math person, so let’s just guess that it would take MacKenzie ten lifetimes to spend all that money, Brewster’s Millions-style. MacKenzie probably knows this, which is why she’s dumping a ton of it into various charities.
“That’s fine,” said everyone who has taken a break from going to see Woody Allen’s latest movies.
Woody Allen has made at least one film every year since 1977, but 2019 will be the year of no Woody Allen movies. That’s weird – did I just hear everyone’s shoulders shrug at the same time?
82-year-old Woody wrapped filming on A Rainy Day in New York in November, and will be released by Amazon sometime before the end of this year. Page Six says he’s not getting to work on anything right away and it isn’t because he’s tired of repeatedly denying the gross allegations against him during press tours. Sources tell Page Six it’s because he might have trouble getting financing.
Amazon has been funding Woody’s movies, starting with Café Society in 2016, then the series Crisis in Six Scenes, Wonder Wheel, and A Rainy Day in New York. Café Society did alright financially, but Wonder Wheel didn’t. It only made $15.4 million in sales, compared to its budget of $25 million. A Rainy Day in New York also had a budget of $25 million, and the press tour is bound to be a mess.
Both Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet donated their salaries from A Rainy Day to charity, with Rebecca stating she wouldn’t work with Woody again. Selena Gomez reportedly donated “significantly more” than what she made from A Rainy Day to the Time’s Up fund. This was all after Dylan Farrow reminded everyone about the allegations against her father, and wondered why he had some kind of cloak of protection against him from the #MeToo movement.
There’s three more films left in Amazon’s deal with Woody, but if A Rainy Day loses money, they could buy him out of their contract. Woody’s IMDb page shows he’s got an untitled project in the works for 2020, although sources say that might not happen.
Sources say Allen has yet to secure financing for the project. “Woody loves working. He never takes a vacation. But he will be taking time off this year until he can find a backer,” said one source.
Another source says that this is nothing new, and that Woody has had trouble finding financial backers for years now. He might also have trouble finding actors to appear in his next film. A Hollywood producer told Page Six that a Woody Allen film on their resume used to be prestigious, but ever since #MeToo happened, Woody “is toxic.”
Of course, a spokesperson for Woody says that “none of this is true.” We’ll see about that. It will be impossible to hide the truth if his next film stars only Alec Baldwin, Diane Keaton, and Scarlett Johansson, is shot on an iPhone, and every scene suspiciously appears to take place in Woody’s living room.
Canada Day came early this year! Yesterday Drake dropped the video for his latest song, “I’m Upset,” a video that has surely made any major fan of Degrassi: The Next Generation anything but upset. If Drake was looking for a good way to temporarily distract anyone who was still thinking about that messy beef with Pusha-T, this is it.
TMZ says that Justin Bieber found himself in the middle of a fight during Coachella. That’s not surprising, what is surprising is that the douchey little Timbit is sort of the hero of this story.
It all happened at a Coachella party on Saturday night after Justin and a friend showed up to meet his good buddy Patrick Schwarzenegger. While they were talking, a guy, who was possibly on drugs (possibly? Come on, it’s Coachella), entered the party and immediately confronted a woman, who might have been his ex-girlfriend. Not long into arguing, the guy grabbed the woman by the throat. Sources tell TMZ that Justin and his friend jumped into action, screaming at him to let her go, to which the drunk asshole replied: “Go fuck yourself.” Justin reportedly responded by punching him in the face and pushing him against a wall, thus freeing the woman.
The drunk throat-grabber was reportedly kicked out of the party, but he was later seen chasing an SUV and screaming Justin’s name while hitting the vehicle. Drunky clearly thought Justin was inside, although it’s not clear if he was. The police were then called, but no one was arrested and no one reported the choking incident.
As much as I want to hate on Justin at all times, I can’t hate on Justin intervening. But I wonder what gave him such a burst of bravery? Must be the same thing that boosted his confidence into believing “uncle on vacation in Florida after mixing Kahlua and back pills” was a good look.
this video of justin bieber at coachella is very 'me determined to have fun at some dead house party at 5am when all my friends want to go to bed' pic.twitter.com/uR0TDWCXmq
— egg (@emmaggarland) April 16, 2018
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fox has ordered another season of the limited series version of The X-Files. The revival that premiered in January last year had six episodes; this second season will have 10. Not surprisingly, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back as Mulder and Scully. Creator Chris Carter will be back as executive producer. It will air sometime during the 2017-2018 season. Both David and Gillian confirmed the news on Twitter yesterday.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 21, 2017
The President of Fox released this statement about choosing to pick up The X-Files again.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
Basically, “DUH, of course we renewed it. The fans would watch Mulder and Scully watch paint dry.” But also because those last six episodes were pretty good to me. Now that we know for sure that we’re getting another installment of The X-Files, I hope this means they’ll solve the important mystery from last season. No, I’m not talking about (SPOILER ALERT) if Mulder will be saved by William’s DNA. We need to know if Gillian will wear that sad lifeless wig again. The truth is out there!
When it was first announced over two years ago that Netflix would be rebooting the PBS classic The Magic School Bus, I screamed “Over my dead body (that I’d only allow to be explored internally by the ORIGINAL Ms. Frizzle !!!).” We now have a bit more information on this new reboot, and it has caused me to lighten up on my previous position. You win this round against my emotions, Netflix.
Entertainment Weekly says that Netflix announced yesterday that the new Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again will be voiced by SNL‘s Kate McKinnon. The new MSB will be pretty much just like the original; Ms. Frizzle, a manic middle-aged teacher with a blatant disregard for the field trip release form takes her students to a variety of weird places in her magic school bus. Places like space, cake batter, and rectums (look it up). Sometimes the bus would even turn her students into non-human stuff, like the time she turned them all into reptiles. Maybe this new MSB will finally answer the question: how in the HELL did Ms. Frizzle avoid getting sued all those years?
Netflix doesn’t say when their MSB reboot will be happening, only that Kate McKinnon is involved. The original Ms. Frizzle was voiced by Lily Tomlin. She owns a bus, she has a pet lizard, all her clothes look like they were made in the Drag Race Werk Room, and she’s voiced by both Lily Tomlin and Kate McKinnon. I think Ms. Frizzle has officially earned herself a spot in the lesbian icon hall of fame.