HBO Max & Discovery+ will merge… Jimmy Fallon’s Superstar Super Summer… Wendy Williams insists she married… Ne-Yo had a baby with another woman… and Doja Cat shaved her headListen to “Showbiz – Aug 5, 2022” on Spreaker.
It’s been a big week for HBO Max. We told you already that they scrapped their $90M “Batgirl” movie. The CEO said that after looking at the numbers for past direct-to-HBO Max releases, it was no longer a priority for the company. He said, “This idea of expensive films going direct to streaming — we can’t find an economic case for it, we can’t find an economic value to it, so we’re making a strategic shift.” Well, yesterday, they announced more big changes. Earlier this year, Warner Bros. and Discovery merged in a $43B deal, and now executives have confirmed that HBO Max and Discovery+ will merge into one streaming service. We don’t know what they’re going to call it or how much it will cost, but it should be ready to go next summer. There’s a rumor as much as 70% of HBO Max’s scripted content staff will be let go soon. Chrissy Teigen tweeted yesterday that she sold a scripted show to HBO Max earlier this year, posting, “of course I’d sell an hbo max scripted show this year. Of course lol.”
HBO Max and Discovery+ will officially be merged into one streaming service pic.twitter.com/RDVMH72ek9— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) August 4, 2022
Jimmy Fallon’s Superstar Super Summer kicks off on Aug. 11 when Megan Thee Stallion joins him to co-host “The Tonight Show.” Then Demi Lovato will join Jimmy for 3 nights, Aug. 16-18, which is right before her new album drops on Aug. 19. Demi will be performing a lot of her music during her co-hosting stint.
‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ has some new co-hosts. Megan Thee Stallion and Demi Lovato are heading to Studio 6B to join Jimmy Fallon on the NBC late-night series in a move that they’re calling Fallon’s Superstar Super Summer https://t.co/N2yi7QSi6R— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) August 4, 2022
Wendy Williams’ friends and family are growing even more concerned about her mental and physical health. This week, she called Jason Lee — the founder of the gossip site Hollywood Unlocked — to share the news that she had gotten married to an NYPD officer named Henry. Of course he spilled the tea, and that’s when Wendy’s publicist reached out to Page Six and said, “That’s inaccurate. She is excited about a new relationship and probably got carried away in conversation.” But of course Jason Lee has receipts, and he posted a clip of his phone call with Wendy where she says she got married last week. Jason reached out to Wendy again to ask if she really was married, and she said, “Everybody seems to have a problem with that. I’m married…..I don’t care who knows it. I’m married!” In the call he had with Wendy earlier in the week, he said Wendy told him that she had instructed her publicist to keep her entire family away from her for at least a year, except for her son Kevin.
Wendy Williams insists she married an NYPD officer after her rep issues denial. https://t.co/H2H7bC5n74— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) August 3, 2022
On Sunday, Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay, went on Instagram and blasted Ne-Yo for cheating on her throughout their entire relationship, posting, “8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected … every last one of them!” The next day, Crystal filed for divorce, saying that the marriage is “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation.” She’s asking for primary physical custody of their 3 children, 6-year-old Shaffer, 4-year-old Roman, and 1-year-old Isabella. Page Six got ahold of the divorce filing and found out that Ne-Yo recently fathered a child with another woman, or as she put it, Ne-Yo “recently fathered a minor” with his “paramour.” That must’ve been the final straw for Crystal. And she must’ve found out about it on July 22 because that’s the day she listed as their day of separation.
NE-YO’s Wife Crystal Renay Files for Divorce, Claims He Had a Baby with Another Woman https://t.co/QrKiRKTjOo— People (@people) August 4, 2022
Doja Cat went Instagram Live yesterday to let her fans watch as she shaved off all the hair on top of her head AND her eyebrows. Was she having a mental crisis? No. Doja said she’s never liked having hair. Ever. She said, “I cannot tell you one time, since the beginning of my life, that I’ve ever been like, ‘This is cool.’ I just do not like to have hair.” She hated wearing wigs, too, saying, “I would be working out, but I couldn’t focus because I was more concerned about how I looked. Or how my hair was doing, and how to keep it adhered to my scalp.” After she shaved her head and moved on to her eyebrows, Doja said, “I just can’t believe that it took me this long to be like, ‘Shave your (BLANKING) head.”
Doja Cat explains why she has shaved her head:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 5, 2022
“I don’t like having hair… I don’t wear my hair out… What is the use of having hair if you’re not gonna fucking wear it out?” pic.twitter.com/HoKOo0E63p