Spider-Man 3… Movies coming to Paramount+… Charlize Theron’s Die Hard remake… Lady Gaga’s dog walker reportedly shot… and Tiger Woods crash was “purely an accident”

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Earlier this week, Tom Holland and his “Spider-Man” co-stars Zendaya and Jacob Batalon announced fake titles for the upcoming third film. The fake titles were “Spider-Man: Phone Home,” “Spider-Man: Home Slice,” and “Spider-Man: Home Wrecker.” Well, yesterday the REAL name was revealed for their third Spider-Man movie, and it’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” It will hit theaters in December. By the way, this is the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it could be the last for Tom. This is the last “Spider-Man” movie in his contract. But in a recent interview he did say, “If they want me back, I’ll be there. If they don’t, I will walk off into the sunset a very, very happy person because it’s been an amazing journey.”

We’ve got yet another streaming service entering this already crowded market. Paramount+ is basically “CBS All-Access,” but it’s re-branding and re-launching on March 4th. They’re also hoping to tempt you with lots of movies and TV shows you think are worth $5/month or $10/month for premium with no ads. In their press release, Paramount+ said they will launch with “a library of 30,000-plus TV episodes and more than 2,500 movies,” and in the first year they will premiere 36 original shows. As far as big movies, 45 days after they’re released in theaters, you’ll be able to watch “Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Quiet Place 2,” “Paw Patrol: The Movie,” and “Mission: Impossible 7.” Paramount+ is also rebooting “Frasier” with Frasier himself, Kelsey Grammer. No word on theater cast members yet. They’re rebooting “iCarly,” too, along with MTV’s “Behind the Music,” “Yo! MTV Raps,” and “Unplugged.” Plus, the original cast of “The Real World New York” is back for a reunion series. There will also be a new “Rugrats” animated series, an animated series called “Star Trek: Prodigy,” and live-action versions of “Dora the Explorer” and “The Fairly OddParents.”

Last December, someone tweeted they wanted to see a “Die Hard” remake starring Charlize Theron who “goes on a rampage to save her wife.” Charlize replied, “Where do I sign?” And in the new issue of “Vanity Fair,” Charlize says she’s still into it. She said, “Yeah, I mean, it’s a great idea….I just thought that was kind of brilliant. I was like, ‘This person needs to start pitching.’ And the fact that it would be two women, I was like, ‘Yeah, sign me on.'”

Lady Gaga is in Italy filming a movie and she hired Ryan Fischer to care for her 3 French bulldogs while she’s away. Last night as Ryan was walking Koji, Gustavo and Miss Asia, a lone gunman — or possibly two — shot him in the chest four times and stole two of the dogs. Miss Asia was able to get away and was later recovered by the police. When police arrived, Ryan was conscious, but barely breathing. According to TMZ, he’s expected to recover. Police don’t know if the gunman knew these were Gaga’s dogs or just wanted them because French Bulldogs are in demand and very expensive. Gaga has offered a $500K reward for their return.

Tiger Woods is recovering from hours of emergency surgery after his near fatal car wreck. Yesterday, we told you he was most likely speeding, lost control, and rolled his car several hundred feet away from the street. The L.A. County Sheriff is not considering filing any criminal charges, saying this was purely an accident. Sources say police saw no need to test Tiger for drugs or alcohol because none was found inside the car and he didn’t show any signs of impairment. Tiger suffered open fractures, and doctors inserted a rod into his right tibia, as well as screws and pins to stabilize injuries to other bones in his leg, foot, and ankle. He also experienced “trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg,” and it was bad enough that they needed to do a surgical procedure to relieve the swelling. The “New York Times” talked to some doctors who weren’t overly optimistic about Tiger’s recovery. One said he’d put Tiger’s chances of healing completely at 70 percent. But Dr. Oz said it will be at least six months before his bone is healed, then another six months of rehab to build the muscles back up, but it can be done!

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