Anthony Mackie to Star in ‘Captain America 4’… Kim Kardashian’s ‘wild party girl’ trip… 3rd listening party for Kanye West… Performers at 2021 MTV VMAs… and Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost are parents!Listen to “Showbiz – Aug 19, 2021” on Spreaker.
If you know anything about Marvel, this isn’t a spoiler alert. But just in case, SPOILER ALERT! Anthony Mackie will star as the new Captain America in the upcoming “Captain America 4.” Now, Anthony already plays the Falcon in the MCU, but at the end of “Avengers: Endgame,” the “old” Captain America Steve Rogers passed the shield to him. And by the end “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” on Disney+, Falcon finally came to terms with being the new owner of that shield. There’s no word yet on whether Sebastian Stan will be in the “Captain America” movie as the Winter Soldier, but it seems likely. And there’s also no word on whether Chris Evans will make an appearance. AND, we also don’t know when this movie is coming out, so we have a while to wait and find out.
Did you know that Kourtney Kardashian is the only one of her siblings who has a college degree? Kourtney attended SMU in Dallas for two years before transferring to the University of Arizona, where she graduated in 2002 with a degree in theater arts and a minor in Spanish. But Kourtney’s college experience had a major impact on her little sister Kim. Kim posted a throwback picture from when she visited Kourtney in college. She captioned it, “College Years Baby!!! University of Arizona single handedly stopped me from turning into a wild party girl. I remember visiting Kourt on campus and being her designated driver. I hated all of the wild parties so much that I stayed home and never wanted to drink or party EVER…so thank you U of A. I was never a student there but u shaped my life more than you know 😂”
Kanye West has announced his third album listening party, but it’s not going to be at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. He’s taking this one back home to Chicago. It’s all happening on Aug. 26 — one week from tonight — at Soldier Field. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. The listening party is SUPPOSED to start at 9pm, but Kanye’s been AT LEAST an hour and a half late for the last two. And Kanye also announced that “Donda” will go on sale the following day — Aug. 27 — at noon Central. Just reading some of the comments, people who’ve listened to both parties online say they could tell a definite improvement. Maybe the third time is the charm and this one will be just right.
MTV has announced the performers for this years VMAs, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As of now, they plan to have a live audience. Olivia Rodrigo, Camila Cabello, Lorde, Machine Gun Kelly and Lil Nas X will all be performing, with more to come. Camila will be performing her new single “Don’t Go Yet” and MTV says she is bringing “a fiesta for the whole Familia.” This will be Lorde’s first time back at the VMAs since 2017. MTV says Lorde is “set to deliver a world-premiere performance from her new upcoming batch of sunny songs, Solar Power, out August 20.” MGK will perform his new single, “Papercuts” from his upcoming album, “Born With Horns.” And all eyes will be on Olivia Rodrigo making her VMA debut after an incredible year. She’ll probably be on that stage A LOT that night because she’s nominated in five categories, including Artist of the Year. By the way, an artist has redesigned the Moonperson statue all the winners will take home that night. It basically looks like the same astronaut in a spacesuit, only now it’s covered in vines and flowers.
We have a new celebrity baby! When Colin Jost told an audience over the weekend that he and Scarlett Johansson were expecting a baby, apparently, they already had him. Colin posted the news on his Instagram saying, “Ok ok we had a baby. His name is Cosmo. We love him very much. Privacy would be greatly appreciated. For all inquiries please contact our publicist @chethinks” By the way, that’s not their publicist. That’s Colin’s SNL Weekend Update co-host, Michael Che. Colin didn’t say when Cosmo was born — if that’s his real name. He made a joke about Michael Che, so why would we assume he’s serious about that? But some are speculating the baby was born about 3 weeks ago, right when news was breaking that Scarlett was suing Disney over how they released “Black Widow.”