RHONJ Star Teresa Giudice Is Engaged… Becky G Lands Talk Show… Timothée Chalamet records at Abbey Road… Trans Netflix employees protest… and Alec Baldwin fatally shoots crew memberListen to “Showbiz – Oct 22, 2021” on Spreaker.
You never know where you’ll find love! “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice was walking down the boardwalk in Atlantic City when this guy hollered at her. A little over a year later, Luis Ruelas proposed during their vacation in Greece. It wasn’t as elaborate of a floral display as Travis Barker set up for Kourtney Kardashian, but Luis did scatter some rose petals around some candles arranged in the shape of a heart, with a lighted “Marry Me” sign, sparklers, fireworks, and a violinist. And just like Kourtney’s ring, Teresa’s is an oval-cut diamond.
Friend of the show Becky G is getting her own talk show. We don’t have a premiere date, but “Face to Face With Becky G” is set to debut sometime next month on Facebook Watch. Becky has a lot of social media clout — 18M followers on FB, 28.4M on Instagram, 18.7M on YouTube and 3.4M on Twitter. She’s used her platform as a singer to become an activist. According to Facebook, Becky G will be talking “face to face” with some of her favorite artists, celebrities and friends about topics that are relevant to her generation, the Latino community and beyond. Facebook Watch launched four years ago. It’s home to “Red Table Talk” with Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and her mama, Adrienne. There’s also “Red Table Talk: The Estefans” starring Gloria Estefan, her daughter Emily and her niece, Lili. You can also check out Steve Harvey’s “Steve on Watch” and “Peace of Mind with Taraji,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Tracie Jade.
Timothée Chalamet’s new movie “Dune” is out today. He’s currently filming a movie called “Wonka” about the early life of Willy Wonka, which his fans are super excited about. Last week, he posted the first picture of him in his Willy Wonka costume and you could hear the collective swoon. However, some Willy Wonka purists think he’s a little too “hipster” looking. Timothée sings a few songs in the movie, which he recorded recently at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. This is where The Beatles recorded some of their most famous songs and it’s where they shot that famous “Abbey Road” album cover where they’re walking across the street. Timothée said in a new interview he felt like he was completely out of his league and that he was “desecrating history” while recording in that studio. Unless something leaks beforehand, it will be a while before we see how this all turns out. “Wonka” isn’t coming out until 2023.
A lot of people aren’t happy with Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, “The Closer.” Dave makes fun of pretty much everybody in his routine, but comments and jokes he made about the transgender community have ruffled a lot of feathers. On Wednesday, Netflix employees walked out in protest. They’re demanding the special be pulled or — at the very least — add a disclaimer saying Dave’s special includes “transphobic language, misogyny, homophobia and hate speech.” But at his sold-out show in London, Dave said if Netflix pulls “The Closer,” he’ll just take it on the road. Meantime, Dave’s rep said he’s willing to have a conversation with people at Netflix who are upset about the trans comments, but said nobody’s reached out to him. However, the organizer of the company walkout says she did reach out to meet with Dave but he chose not to show up. Somewhere in the middle lies the truth.
There was a tragic accident on the set of Alec Baldwin’s western movie “Rust” that’s been filming in Santa Fe. Alec fired a prop gun that was supposedly loaded with blanks, but something was in the gun barrel that struck two people on the set. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was struck in the stomach and airlifted to the hospital. Sadly, she passed away. Director Joel Souza was struck in the collarbone. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance and is expected to recover. Alec was completely distraught. Eyewitnesses say he kept frantically asking why he was handed a “hot gun.” So far, no charges have been filed, but production has been shut down while the shooting is being investigated.
Breaking News: Alec Baldwin fired a prop firearm while filming the movie “Rust” in New Mexico, killing a crew member and injuring the film’s director, the authorities said. https://t.co/65DyjQC63q— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 22, 2021