‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ contestants sue… Diddy hit with a third lawsuit… Tiffany Haddish DUI… Renaissance film premiere… and Celebrity ThanksgivingsListen to “Showbiz – Nov 27, 2023” on Spreaker.
Squid Game: The Challenge on Netflix closely follows the Squid Game series, minus all the KILLING, of course. The series was filmed in Bedford, England, last January, and it features 456 contestants competing for $4.56M — the largest cash prize in game show history! Five episodes are out now. The next four start streaming on Wednesday with the grand finale one week later, on Dec. 6. The first game they filmed was Red Light, Green Light. This game required contestants to stand completely still when a doll stopped singing. Because footage had to be examined frame-by-frame to spot any one who flinched, some contestants ended up competing for 7 hours! Two of those contestants have lawyered up, claiming poor safety standards on set caused them to suffer hypothermia and nerve damage.
A flurry of lawsuits were filed in New York before the Adult Survivors Act deadline last week, which temporarily lifted the statute of limitations for people to file a sexual assault complaint. On our last show before Thanksgiving break, we reported that Diddy’s former girlfriend Cassie had filed a lawsuit against him, claiming she’d been repeatedly sexually assaulted during their relationship. Cassie also claimed that Diddy blew up Kid Cudi’s car when he found out she was seeing him! Diddy’s lawyer says her accusations were all untrue and that this was nothing more than a money grab. Bu the next day, we learned that Diddy and Cassie decided to settle this out of court. However, two more women came forward to sue Diddy for sexual assault. In another lawsuit, former model Sheila Kennedy has accused Axl Rose of a violent sexual assault in 1989. Also, Jamie Foxx has been accused of groping a woman at Catch in NYC back in 2015. He says she made the whole thing up. And if you remember back in 2019, three women accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of forcibly kissing them. He ended up pleading guilty to a single count of harassment but served no jail time. Now two of those accusers are taking him to court.
Tiffany Haddish performed at The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood for the club’s 43rd annual free Thanksgiving feast for the community. Afterward, she apparently decided to unwind with a few cocktails….About 5:45am Friday, someone called 911 to report a car stopped in the middle of Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The engine was running and a woman was slumped over the steering wheel, snoozing away. That sleeping woman was Tiffany, who ended up being arrested for DUI. However, she was back on stage the next night, cracking the same jokes she made the last time she arrested for the exact same thing. Back in January 2022, Tiffany was arrested for DUI outside of Atlanta, after she was found passed out asleep behind the wheel.
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé hits theaters on Dec. 1. At the red carpet premiere in LA Saturday night, celebrities including Lizzo, Halle Bailey, Lori Harvey, Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, and Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child members, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, were all there to show their support. In the movie, Beyoncé reveals that when Blue Ivy told her mom she was ready to perform on stage, she said no. But Beyoncé eventually caved, and at her Paris show in May, 11-year-old Blue Ivy made her debut as one of her mama’s dancers. The trolls came out on social media, mocking Blue Ivy’s “lackluster moves.” And Blue Ivy read them. Beyoncé said that instead of quitting, Blue Ivy used that as motivation to train harder and get better!
More butts were parked in front of the TV for the 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade than ever before! More than 28.5M of us tuned in to see giant balloons maneuver down the streets of NYC and celebrities lip-sync while cruising on top of elaborately decorated floats. Some old familiar faces popped up, including Brandy, Bel Biv DeVoe, En Vogue, and Kenan and Kel. Andy Cohen’s 4-year-old son got to meet Cher, a monumental moment he won’t remember. Later on Thanksgiving Day, Dolly Parton rocked a bedazzled Cowboys Cheerleaders outfit when she performed the halftime show for the Cowboys-Commanders game. And Paris Hilton decided Thanksgiving was the perfect time to announce the arrival of her daughter London, who joins 9-month-old big brother Phoenix.
Dressed as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, country icon Dolly Parton was the game's true commander. pic.twitter.com/EOuuihPuBd— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) November 24, 2023
Paris Hilton Welcomes Baby No. 2 With Husband Carter Reum https://t.co/f2LSUPkB0U— E! News (@enews) November 24, 2023