WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2022

Fred Savage was producing and directing ABC’s reboot of “The Wonder Years” until early May, when he was FIRED because of, “allegations of inappropriate conduct.” And that’s pretty much all anyone said about it until now.  Several unidentified women spoke to the “Hollywood Reporter” about what went down.  They said: Fred showed his, “absolute perfect, best face” to actors and executives.  But crew members and other employees who didn’t have any power on the set often saw a darker, angrier side.  They say his conduct toward women ranged from verbal harassment to the alleged assault of a former crewmember. They also claim he had an odd relationship with a much younger woman on the crew.  He would supposedly buy her gifts and talk about their future together.  At one point she even moved into a house he was renting. But he was also controlling, manipulative, and erratic, and she was afraid of him when he got angry. These allegations come from third parties. Fred was apparently fixated on her, too.  One night she went out with Fred and a bunch of other people. She says he followed her into the women’s room and tried to force himself on her.  She got away, and several weeks later he texted her to apologize. For the record, Fred is 46 and married, with three kids.

Olivia Newton-John’s final days weren’t too pleasant.  Yesterday, her “Grease” co-star Didi Conn told “Good Morning America” that Olivia wasn’t walking anymore. But she had full-time care, and her husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe were with her constantly. Didi played Frenchy in “Grease”, and she remembered Olivia as someone with a “big heart” who, “cared so much for everybody.”  Olivia’s niece Totti Goldsmith said, “It wasn’t just the cancer that got her, it was other complications, being in a hospital and with a very susceptible immune system.  She got secondary infections.  She really went down in the past five, six days.” Olivia was using cannabis products for her pain, but in the end, they weren’t doing the job anymore.

Chip and Joanna Gaines have made Waco, Texas such a popular destination, that a lot of longtime residents can no longer afford to live there.  Property taxes are way up, and the average income is only $40,000

Kenan Thompson will host this year’s “Emmys”.  They’ll air Monday, September 12th on NBC and Peacock. And  NBC is bringing back the Golden Globes next year.

Serena Williams announced yesterday that she’s retiring from tennis . . . most likely after the U.S. Open, which kicks off at the end of this month. Serena is currently playing in the Canadian Open.  Yesterday, she won her first singles match in 14 months, to advance to the second round. Serena mentioned that her 5-year-old daughter Olympia wants a sibling. Serena turns 41 next month.

Walt Disney’s last words were “Kurt Russell”.  He lost the ability to speak, so he wrote them on a piece of paper.  He was probably thinking of movie ideas.  Russell had just signed a 10-year contract w/Disney

George RR Martin has made millions from writing Game of Thrones – he bought 2 houses on the same street in Sante Fe, New Mexico: one to live in and one to hold all his toys and collectibles

The little red-haired girl – who Charlie Brown’s wants to be his girlfriend – was based off a woman that Charles Schulz briefly dated

Carrie Underwood will be back singing the opener for Sunday Night Football next month.  Her 10th season

Elon Musk willmake a guest appearance on Jay Leno’s Garage

Pete Davidson has been in trauma therapy largely due to Kanye West’s attacks on social media

Lance Armstrong married his longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen in France

Demi Lovato recently re-embraced the pronouns she/her – she has a new boyfriend

Kylie Jenner is 25.

Angie Harmon is 50.  Abbie Carmichael on “Law & Order”

Justin Theroux is 51.  Actor, writer, and was Mr. Jennifer Aniston. 

Alex Michel is 52.  The original “Bachelor

Antonio Banderas is 62.

Rosanna Arquette is 63 

Ian Anderson is 75.  Leader of Jethro Tull. 

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2022

Shania Twain decided to go TOPLESS at 57 in the cover art for her new single “Waking Up Dreaming”.  She’s topless-but-covered, so you don’t really see anything.  But all she’s wearing is a cowboy hat and boots, with a shirt tied around her waist. In a new interview, she says it was all her idea,…

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

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…