$100k donation from Sacha Baron Cohen… Simon Cowell gets new teeth… The return of Lisa Turtle… Meals on Wheels’ breaks wedding news… and Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian hologram of her dad for 40th birthdayListen to “Showbiz – Oct 30, 2020” on Spreaker.
Jeanise Jones is the woman being called the moral compass of “Borat 2.” She thought she was taking part in a documentary about child brides and “babysat” who she thought was a 15-year-old girl in danger of being married off to a much older man. Jeanise’s pastor set up a GoFundMe for her that has raised over $142K in donations so far. Now Sacha Baron Cohen had decided to get in on the giving, but not to the GoFundMe account. He wants to help the Oklahoma City community, so he wrote a check for $100K and has asked Jeanise’s church to be responsible for distributing it to those in need.
Simon Cowell continues to recover from the electric bike accident that broke his back. He’s doing his physical therapy and walking 10K steps a day. And now that he’s feeling better, he decided he wants to look better, too. Simon went to Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa to get his gigantic veneers replaced with a smaller set. A source told Page Six that Simon’s dental makeover took place over two 3-hour appointments, and included 28 teeth. Dr. Apa typically charges $4K per tooth, but the fact that Simon is allowing him to post about this on social media proves that isn’t what Simon paid.
This week, a new trailer of the “Saved by the Bell” reboot showed most of the original cast — Zack, Kelly, Slater and Jessie….No Lisa Turtle or Screech in sight. Dustin Diamond is persona non grata after writing a tell-all book about his fellow cast members, so nobody expected to see him on the reboot. But what about Lark Voohries? When NBC first announced they were bringing back the show for Peacock, Lisa told Dr. Oz she hadn’t been invited and believed it was because of her schizophrenia. But at the time, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen said they hadn’t been invited, either. Obviously, Mark-Paul and Tiffani were eventually asked because they were in the trailer. But now we’ve found out that Lark has been asked back, too! We don’t know how big of a role she will play, but NBC announced in a press release yesterday, “When the show picks up with Lisa, she is thriving with a successful career in fashion.” The new “Saved by the Bell” debuts on Peacock on Nov. 25th.
Yesterday, the charity Meals on Wheels announced Scarlett Johansson and “SNL’s Weekend Update” host Colin Jost got married last weekend just outside of New York City. Their post had a picture of the Staten Island Ferry with the word “Jost Married” across the top. They had “an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and loved ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC.” Why Meals on Wheels? Scarlett and Colin wanted to draw attention to this wonderful charity and they’re asking people to “consider donating to celebrate the happy couple.” This is Colin’s first marriage, but Scarlett’s third. She was married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2010, and to journalist Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017. She and Romain share 6-year-old daughter, Rose Dorothy.
Kim Kardashian spared no expense celebrating her 40th birthday in Tahiti with her closest friends and family. And it looks like Kanye West spared no expense on getting his wife the perfect birthday gift. Kanye had a hologram created of Kim’s late father, Robert Kardashian. She shared it on Twitter, captioning the almost 2 1/2 minute video, “For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion.” In the video, Robert tells Kim — whom he calls “Kimberly” — how proud he is of her success in business and how she’s following in his footsteps to become a lawyer. He also reminds her of how they used to listen to “Who Put the Bomp” as he drove her to school and then dances along to a clip. Robert even brags on his “most most most most most genius man in the whole world,” which let’s us know Kanye wrote the script. At the end, Robert reminds Kim, “Don’t forget to say your prayers” and then quickly dissolves away. It’s sweet and creepy all at the same time.