Taylor Swift is Expected to be in Attendance

The actors remain on strike… Katy Perry will voice special character in “Peppa Pig”… The 1975 will take an indefinite break… Tom Sandoval announces his new podcast… and Taylor Swift is expected to be in attendance

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The writers strike is over, so your favorite late night TV shows are coming back. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert will all be back this Monday night. John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” will be back on HBO Sunday. “The Daily Show” is holding off until Oct. 16. It’s still going through a rotation of guest hosts, with a permanent host being announced at some point next year. The return of scripted shows will take a little longer because actors are still on strike. They are set to return to the bargaining table on Monday.

Believe it or not, “Peppa Pig” is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Of course they want to do something big to mark that milestone, so they asked Katy Perry to appear as the voice of Ms. Leopard in an upcoming episode titled “Peppa Pig Wedding Party Special.” Ms. Leopard will help prepare for the first-ever “Peppa Pig” wedding between Mr. Bull and Mrs. Cow. Not everyone was excited with this announcement. As one posted on X, “Gross. She is a vile human. She uses her money to take advantage of vulnerable people to buy their property’s (sic) from under them. She literally killed a nun in a courtroom. And we want to give her more money and access to our kids. What a role model. I’m disappointed.” If you’re unfamiliar, about 10 years ago, Katy bought a convent in the LA area and wanted to convert it into her home, but the nuns who lived there wanted none of that. (Pun intended.) During the court battle that followed, one of the elderly nuns dropped dead in court. And more recently, Katy and her fiancé Orlando Bloom are being accused of trying to evict an 83-year-old Army veteran dying from a brain disorder called Huntington’s Disease. In 2020, Carl Westcott agreed to sell his home in Montecito to to Katy or Orlando for $15M. Almost immediately, Mr. Westcott had seller’s remorse. He had recently had back surgery and claimed that he was out of his mind on pain killers when he signed the contract. Now, he wants to spend his remaining days in the home he knows and loves. Apparently, Katy and Orlando REALLY want this home, and they’ve been involved in a legal battle ever since. In fact, they even sued Mr. Westcott for $2.6M in damages! Katy is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

The 1975 just kicked off the North American leg of their “Still…At Their Very Best” Tour. During their show in Sacramento Tuesday night, Matty Healy told the crowd, “After this tour, we will be going on an indefinite hiatus of shows, so it’s wonderful to have you guys with us tonight.” They still have quite a few shows to perform. The tour runs through March of next year. So is this just a hiatus from performing live or is the band taking an indefinite break? It wouldn’t be too surprising if it’s the latter. This has been a rough year for Matty, who most recently managed to shut down an entire music festival in Malaysia after defying the country’s anti-homosexuality laws and kissed his bassist Ross MacDonald. The event’s organizer is suing The 1975 for $2.7M in damages.

At some point, every reality TV star will have a podcast, and now it’s Tom Sandoval’s turn. With his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, the namesake of Scandoval is calling his podcast is called “Everybody Loves Tom.” While he will be sharing “juicy behind-the-scenes stories” from “Vanderpump Rules” — which is currently filming Season 11 — Tom will lead discussions with fellow reality stars, celebrities, musicians and friends on a variety of topics, including music, fashion and cocktails. The first episode dropped today with a new episode coming every Thursday morning. Also today, Cardi B is in the hot seat on the newest episode of the YouTube series “Hot Ones.” She told host Sean Evans, “My fans have been begging me to do this show for so, so, so, so long. I have to give it to them and I’m scared.”

If Sophie Turner wants to see her daughters, she has to stay in NYC. A judge has ruled that 3-year-old Willa and 1-year-old Delphine have to stay there until she and Joe Jonas can work out the legalities of their custody arrangement. Sophie had been staying in the pricey St. Regis Hotel in Midtown, but her good friend Taylor Swift offered to let her stay in one of her investment properties in Tribeca while all this gets sorted out. Yesterday, Sophie was seen outside that apartment building, loading up her daughters into an SUV for a visit with their dad. Interesting to note, Sophie seemed to be wearing her wedding band. And speaking of her temporary landlord, sources told TMZ that Taylor’s team has been working out the security logistics at MetLife Stadium because Taylor plans on being there to watch Travis Kelce and his fellow Chiefs take on the Jets this Sunday.


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