Weekend box office news… Eleven celebrities who agreed to do Big Brother… Chrissy Teigen is having a boy… Scott Disick goes to that next level… and Bruno Mars takes top prizes at the Grammys
After three weeks at number one, “Jumanji” got bumped off the top by the new “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.” It took in $23.5 million. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was second with $16.4 million. Coming in third was Christian Bales’ “Hostiles” with $10.2 million, followed by “The Greatest Showman” with $9.5 million and “The Post” with $8.9 million.
Starting February 7, CBS is giving us “Celebrity Big Brother.” This will only air for 2 and a half weeks and they’re hoping this will pull our attention away from the Winter Olympics. They’ll have the traditional stuff like Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions and the live evictions. And they’ll also have the live feed going on 24/7, which could prove to be more interesting that what makes it on the air. The eleven celebrities who agreed to do this bit include former Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, “American Pie” actress Shannon Elizabeth, the man formerly known as Ron Artest but now goes by Metta World Peace, former Real Housewife of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville, Big Time Rush singer James Maslow, “Cosby” star Keshia Knight Pulliam, “Hairspray” star Marissa Jaret Winokur, former Miss Universe Ariadna Gutierrez (the one Steve Harvey messed up on), former MMA star Chuck Liddell, Ross Matthews, and……Omarosa.
Chrissy Teigen said she wanted to keep the sex of her unborn baby a secret between her and her husband, but I guess she figured she’d waited long enough. She announced on Instagram last night that she and John Legend are expecting a baby boy. Their daughter Luna will be 2 in April.
It’s a big step when you introduce your kids to the person you’re dating, and it looks like Scott Disick has taken his relationship with Sofia Richie to that next level. On Friday, Scott took Sofia and his three kids, 8-year-old Mason, 5-year-old Penelope and 3-year-old Reign to dinner at Nobu in Malibu — translation, “They wanted to be seen.” The next day, a fan site posted a picture of all of them riding in a car together, and Kendall Jenner commented, “Awww scott and his kids” with a laughing emoji. This was obviously a jab at Scott for dating a much-younger woman. He’s 34; she’s 19 — a 15 year age difference. BUT! Is she throwing that same shade at her sister Kourtney? She’s 38 and her boyfriend Younes is 14 years younger than she is.
Going into the Grammys, Jay-Z had 8 nominations, Kendrick Lamar had 7 and Bruno Mars had 6. When the dust settled, Bruno took home all of his 6, Kendrick won 5 and Jay-Z was shut out. Among his six Grammys, Bruno took home the three biggest — Album and Record of the year for “24K Magic” and Song of the Year for “That’s What I like.” Kendrick won all the rap Grammys as well as Best Music Video for “Humble.” Alessia Cara won Best New Artist, and she ended up being the only woman to win a Grammy during the actual telecast. Seventeen out of 86 awards went to women or female-fronted bands, but those didn’t make the show. And many thought it was shameful that Ed Sheeran wasn’t up for some of the biggest awards. He got only two nominations but won both of them — Best Pop Vocal Album for “Divide” and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Shape of You.”