‘LOL: Last One Laughing’… SNL April shows… Katy Perry is 5 weeks sober… Mike Fleiss leaving… and Gwyneth Paltrow’s two children had their depositions read

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Since Trevor Noah left “Daily Show” on Comedy Central, they’ve had a rotating roster of celebrity hosts including Leslie Jones, DL Hughley, Wanda Sykes, Chelsea Handler and Marlon Wayans, just to name a few. Now they’re going to turn things over to some of the show’s correspondents, starting next week with Roy Wood Jr. Meantime, Trevor is busy with his next project — the US version of “LOL: Last One Laughing,” which will premiere next year on Amazon Prime. The original show started in South Africa and it’s been adapted so far in more than 20 countries, including Germany and Australia. Ten comedians and entertainers try to make each other laugh, and the one who keeps a straight face the longest wins.

Quinta Brunson from “Abbott Elementary” will host “SNL” this weekend, with musical guest Lil Yachty. For Easter weekend, Molly Shannon comes back to her old stomping grounds to host with the Jonas Brothers as her musical guest. And on April 15, Ana De Armas will be joined by Karol G, who just released the first all-Spanish album by a female artist to hit No. 1 in the US.

At a cocktail even with her fellow “American Idol” judges, Katy Perry revealed she’d been sober for 5 weeks. She said she and fiancé Orlando Bloom made a pact to give up booze for 3 months and she would like to give it up for good. Sobriety may become the next celebrity trend because Bella Hadid was in Vegas a couple weeks ago where she revealed she was 5 months sober. And Kyle Richards has been accused of losing weight because of Ozempic, but she says that is absolutely not true. She completely changed her eating, dropping sugar, carbs and alcohol. Kyle said she doesn’t miss drinking at all and feels so amazing that she just doesn’t see the point of drinking right now.

On Monday night, Zach Shallcross gave his final rose to Kaity Biggar and the very next day, “Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss announced he’s leaving the franchise. Even though he’s been with the show since it began 21 years ago, Deadline says Mike hasn’t been involved in the day-to-day operations of “The Bachelor” and its spinoffs for about a decade. While Mike didn’t give a reason why he’s officially moving on, he said ABC has found the perfect creative team and he trusts them to “keep this lightning in a bottle bold and moving forward.” That creative team has already begun working on Season 20 of “The Bachelorette,” featuring Zach castoff and fan favorite Charity Lawson. Her season premieres in June.

Gwyneth Paltrow is being sued by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson who claims that back in 2016, Gwyneth plowed into him as they were both skiing down a mountain in Park City, Utah, leaving him with broken ribs and severe head injuries that still affect him to this day. He wanted $3.1M, but the judge only let him sue for $300K. Gwyneth says this guy slammed into her, and she’s counter suing for attorneys fees and a symbolic $1 in damages. Yesterday, the jury heard from Gwyneth’s kids Apple and Moses, who were 11 and 9 at the time of the accident. The kids are now 18 and 16 and both said they were ready and willing to testify in person, but mom’s lawyers decided it would be better to have the transcripts of their sworn depositions read aloud instead. Apple didn’t see the collision — she was further down the mountain when it happened — but she heard a commotion on the slop before skiing down for lunch. When her mom finally arrived, Apple said her mom looked shocked and said, “This a**hole ran into me. He ran right into my back.” That’s when Gwyneth decided she wasn’t going to ski for the rest of the day — something Apple said she NEVER does. Apple said, “ I had never seen her shaken up like that and she was very clearly visibly upset…she was in a little bit of pain and I remember that’s why she went to the spa to get a massage.” Moses said, “I saw my mother and a person behind her who had crashed. I was standing around and I realized it was my mother. When I skied over I heard my mom yelling at the guy. She was saying something along the lines of ‘what the f word’. I believe she was on the ground lying down.” He said it took a couple minutes for his mom to get up. And remember how Sanderson said Moses’ ski instructor was yelling at him and trying to make it look like it was all his fault? Moses testified his instructor wasn’t angry or yelling. He was actually very calm. Moses said, “He tried to find out what was going on and how he could help people… He tried to get everyone out of the situation safely.” The trial is expected to last through the end of this week.


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