Tragic skiing accident… A ton of new Korean originals… Megan Thee Stallion teams up with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos… The Grammys update… and Britney Spears to gain control of her moneyListen to “Showbiz – Jan 20, 2022” on Spreaker.
One of the stars of Marvel’s new “Moon Knight” series on Disney+ died after a tragic skiing accident. French actor Gaspard Ulliel suffered a head injury after colliding with another skier on the slopes at a ski resort in France on Tuesday. He died in the hospital yesterday. He was 37. Gaspard first made a name for himself playing a young Hannibal Lecter in the movie “Hannibal Rising.” In Marvel’s “Moon Knight”, he plays Midnight Man. The six-episode series debuts in March, and also stars Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.
French actor Gaspard Ulliel (“It’s Only the End of the World”), who stars in Marvel’s upcoming “Moon Knight” series, has died following a ski accident in the Alps on Wednesday, according to news agency AFP. He was 37. https://t.co/drulHRZzl0 pic.twitter.com/E0XoYQEdPN— Variety (@Variety) January 19, 2022
Netflix’s “Squid Game” was one of the biggest success in Hollywood last year. It quickly became Netflix’s most watched series ever, with many subscribers exploring other Korean content after watching it. So it should come as no surprise that Netflix is going to release a ton of new Korean originals this year. You’ve got 25 original movies and TV shows to look forward to, including one called “All of Us Are Dead,” which is about zombies invading a high school, and “Seoul Vibe,” which is about this special-ops team working together during the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Netflix to premiere 25 Korean originals this year following the success of #SquidGame in 2021.
Trailers/More: https://t.co/NVAZZabyMc pic.twitter.com/tXeAWot097— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) January 19, 2022
Because advertisers have decided to take all the fun out of it, you can see pretty much every Super Bowl ad in the days and weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday so there are practically zero surprises. Frito-Lay is paying for its first Super Bowl ad in 17 years and couldn’t keep its mouth shut about it. They actually released a commercial teaser, showing Megan Thee Stallion rolling up to a movie studio lot in a golf cart, munching on a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. A security guard asks whether she’s allergic to dogs or cats…and deer…And how about a fox, bear, water buffalo, or sloth? And is Megan comfortable around crocodiles? Based on her reaction, I’d say Megan is not. And what does all this have to do with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? We have to wait until Feb. 13 to find out. By the way, pretty much all the ad inventory has been sold out since September with the price for a :30 spot hitting a record high $6.5M.
The Grammys were supposed to take place on January 31 at the Crypto.com Arena in LA. But coronavirus, so now the Grammys are being pushed back to April 3. Because of THAT, the CMT Awards — which were supposed to happen on April 3 — are going to move to sometime later in April. Still unclear. But for the first time ever, the Grammys are going to Vegas! The ceremony will be held live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and you can watch it all go down on CBS, with Trevor Noah back as host.
When Britney Spears was freed from her conservatorship last year, there were a lot of loose ends left to tie up regarding her estate. Britney wants to be in control of her own money, as we all do. But Jamie Spears’ attorney argued that Britney would’ve blown through her millions without the conservatorship in place, to which Britney’s attorney responded, basically, “There is no more conservatorship.” And with that, the judge transferred Britney’s estate over to her. Meantime, Jamie’s attorney said that claims he bugged Britney’s bedroom and tapped her phone are either “fake or taken out of context.” He accused Britney’s attorney of planting that story with the “New York Times” to build up even more animosity toward his client. Jamie’s attorney claimed there is “sealed” information about Britney’s case that would prove allegations against Jamie aren’t true. So what did he do? This jerk attorney asked the judge to file a motion to unseal Britney’s health records next month, claiming the public has the right to know what really went down. Do we?? Britney’s attorney asked a judge to hold off on filing that motion until April 15 so he can prepare a response. And as far as Britney’s claims about her dad siphoning off millions of her dollars and paying for his legal fees, the next hearing on that is set for July 27.