What the Heck Did Lady Gaga Do to John Lennon’s “Imagine”?
You probably didn’t know this, but there’s a massive, brand new sporting event called the European Games going on right now in Baku, Azerbaijan. It’s for European athletes, it’ll happen every four years, and it’s governed by the European Olympic Committee. Lady Gaga helped kick things off by singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” during the opening ceremony. Her take was, interesting. And that’s probably the nicest thing you can say about it. Get more here.
Zac Efron Went Swimming With Sharks
While on a break from filming Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates in Hawaii, Efron and his co-star Adam DeVine took a little expedition to go swimming in open water with some tiger sharks. “Tiger shark diving yesterday was epic,” Efron, 27, wrote on Twitter. “A red listed species with less than 30K worldwide.” The actor’s shark dive came just one day after two separate people were mauled in shark attacks just two miles away from each other off the coast of North Carolina. Get more here.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) June 16, 2015
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron Have Broken Up
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron have broken up after about a year and a half together. And sources say she did the dumping. There’s no word why. They haven’t been seen together publicly since last month. Things were pretty serious. They’ve even hinted at marriage, or at the very least, of being in it for the long haul. And she convinced him to get rid of almost all his guns when they first got together. Sean is 54, Charlize is 39. Get more here.
Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson from “That ’70s Show” Are Reuniting for a New Netflix Comedy
It’s been just about 10 years since “That ’70s Show” went off the air, and now Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, who played Steven Hyde, are reuniting for a new show on Netflix. It’s a comedy called “The Ranch”. They’re playing brothers. Ashton’s character is returning home to the family’s Colorado ranch after a “brief semi-pro football career”, to help his brother run the family business. It’s going to start with a 20-episode season, which will hit Netflix in two 10-episode batches. This is the first time they’ve veered away from releasing an entire season all at once. There’s no release dates yet, but it’ll premiere sometime next year. For what it’s worth, Ashton and Danny created the show with two former executive producers on “Two and a Half Men” but for better or worse, the creator of that show Chuck Lorre is not involved. Get more here.
Brian Williams Is Expected to Stay at NBC, But Not As an Anchor
Brian Williams’ six-month suspension will be up in August, and the latest rumor is that NBC has worked out a deal where he will remain with the network, but will not return to the “NBC Nightly News” anchor chair. Nothing is official yet, but NBC is expected to clear things up with an official announcement as early as today. Lester Holt has been filling in for Brian since February. Under this plan, he’d become the permanent host. It’s unclear what Brian’s new duties would be, but it sounds like he may be working behind the scenes. Get more here.
Teen Mom 3 Star Raps About Diabetes
Mackenzie McKee was on “Teen Mom 3”, and has Type 1 diabetes. So she recorded a rap songcalled “The Sweetest Treat” to teach kids with diabetes how to live healthy. It’s pretty bad, but a portion of the proceeds go to diabetes research, so there’s that. The track is available on iTunes. Get more here.