Netflix’s expanded viewing data… Jeff Bezos draws groans after donating… Kanye West & Drake have settled their differences… Taylor Swift won’t be attending the American Music Awards… andListen to “Showbiz – Nov 17, 2021” on Spreaker.
Netflix is usually pretty secretive about the stats of their shows and movies, but yesterday they decided it was time to let us know their most popular series and movies of all time based on the amount of hours they’ve been viewed. “Squid Game” leaves everybody in the dust with 1.6B hours. “Bridgerton” is second with 625M, followed by “Money Heist: Part 4” with 619M, “Stranger Things 3” with 582M and “The Witcher” with 541M. As far as movies, “Bird Box” starring Sandra Bullock is first with 282M, followed by Chris Hemsworth’s “Extraction” with 231M, “The Irishman” starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci with 215M, Joey King’s “The Kissing Booth 2” with 209M, and “6 Underground” starring Ryan Reynolds with 205M.
Baby2Baby is a non-profit that provides diapers and clothing and another necessities for children living in poverty in the LA area and in areas hit by disaster across the country. At their huge fundraiser in LA Saturday night, Jeff Bezos showed up with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. Obviously, the second richest man in the world was going to make a huge donation, right? When it was announced that someone in the room — who was not Jeff Bezos — had donated a million dollars, people were thinking, “What is Jeff going to do?” A little later, Jeff reportedly donated half a million dollars, and a source who was there said, “There was an audible groan from the room.”
It looks like Kanye and Drake have finally called a truce. A little over a week ago, Rap-A-Lot CEO J. Prince posted a video of Kanye reading a statement from his phone. He said, “I’m making this video to address the ongoing back and forth between myself and Drake. Both me and Drake have taken shots at each other and it’s time to put it to rest. I’m asking Drake on Dec. 7 to join me on stage as a special guest with the ultimate purpose to free Larry Hoover.” Larry Hoover is a Chicago gangster serving multiple life sentences for murder. Last night, Kanye and Drake both showed up for Dave Chappelle’s show in Toronto and went back to Drake’s house together. Kanye posted a photo of them and J. Prince with a dove emoji, symbolizing peace. And then J. Prince posted the photo and tweeted, “What a beautiful night I had last night in Canada. Let’s make history December 9th. Free Larry Hoover Concert.”
The Queen of the American Music Awards is taking a pass this year. A source told Hollywood Life that even though Taylor is nominated for 3 AMAs, she won’t show up for the ceremony on Sunday night. The source said, “She’s going to have her ‘SNL’ appearance speak for itself and be the performance of record, especially since it hasn’t even been a week for that performance live.” The source said there’s no ulterior motive, other than Taylor just wants to relax and get ready for the holidays. Taylor has already won 32 AMAs, giving her the record for the most wins. This year, she’s up for Artist of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. “Evermore” is up for Favorite Pop/Rock Album.
From time to time Britney Spears answers her fans’ questions, which we all knew weren’t really her fans’ questions. However, this time, she answered our REAL number one question — “What are you going to do now that the conservatorship has ended?” Britney posted a video explaining that she’s just grateful to have the keys to her car and an ATM card and to see actual cash for the first time and buy candles. She said, “It’s the little things for us women but it makes a huge difference….It’s nice. It’s really nice.” Britney also said she is not a victim and will now be an advocate for those who are not as strong as she is and HAVE been victimized by the system. She also thanked the people behind the #FreeBritney movement for being her voice when she couldn’t speak up for herself. She credits them for saving her life. It was all very positive stuff…until you get to her caption!! Britney wrote, “I might as well do a hint of my thoughts on the gram before I go and set things square on @Oprah 🤔😜🤷🏼♀️ !!!!! I mean who knows … I do know how embarrassing is to share the fact I’ve never seen cash or wasn’t able to drive my car …. but honestly it still blows my mind every day I wake up how my family and the conservatorship were able to do what they did to me … it was demoralizing and degrading !!!! I’m not even mentioning all the bad things they did to me which they should all be in jail for … yes including my church going mother !!!! I’m used to keeping peace for the family and keeping my mouth shut … but not this time … I have NOT FORGOTTEN and I hope they can look up tonight and know EXACTLY WHAT I MEAN !!!!”