Showbiz News, Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Tonite’s TV, Movies, Hot Hollywood Gossip

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE RESULTS 

  1. Birds of Prey, $33.2 million
  2. Bad Boys For Life, $12 million
  3. 1917, $9 million
  4. Dolittle, $6.6 million
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level, $5.5 million
  6. The Gentlemen, $4.1 million
  7. Gretel & Hansel, $3.5 million
  8. Knives Out, $2.35 million
  9. Little Women, $2.3 million
  10. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, $2.2 million

… Opening this weekend: 
Downhill ®
Fantasy Island (PG-13)
The Photograph (PG-13)
Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)
What About Love (NR)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT TV:

SEASON PREMIERE: SURVIVOR: WINNERS AT WAR (8p ET, CBS) — Twenty previous winners return to compete for $2 million.

THE GOLDBERGS (8p ET, ABC) — New. Beverly gets involved to help Adam win his crush as a date for the upcoming Cupid Couples’ Skate. Miranda Cosgrove and Tommy Lee guest star.

CHICAGO MED (8p ET, NBC) — New. Manning and Dr. Marcel disagree over an abusive husband.

THE MASKED SINGER (8p ET, FOX) — New. Leah Remini guest judges.

RIVERDALE (8p ET, CW) — New.

SCHOOLED (8:30p ET, ABC) — New. Principal Glascott throws a “dating game” where Lainey uses the opportunity to figure out her feelings.

CHICAGO FIRE (9p ET, NBC) — New. A series of mysterious gas leaks has members of Firehouse 51 puzzled and spread thin.

MODERN FAMILY (9p ET, ABC) — New. The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan heads to Paris so Jay can accept a lifetime achievement award for his work in the closet industry.

LEGO MASTERS (9p ET, FOX) — New. Each duo must create a space-themed build that will impress the judges when they are smashed in slow motion. Mayim Bialik guest judges.

SINGLE PARENTS (9:30p ET, ABC) — New. Will and Angie have reunited to help run the student-parent dinner, where the kids are serving up questionable meals to paying customers.

CRIMINAL MINDS (10p ET, CBS) — New. The team travels to Beaumont, Texas to investigate a series of murdered businessmen.

CHICAGO P.D. (10p ET, NBC) — New. A homeless man’s murder leads Intelligence to a criminal who has evaded capture for years.

STUMPTOWN (10p ET, ABC) — New. Dex is hired to investigate a bride’s fiancé after suspicions arise regarding the motives behind the hurried nuptials. Eoin Macken (The Night Shift) guest stars.

PREMIERE: THE SOUP (10p ET, E!) — Actress-comic Jade Catta-Preta takes over as the new host of this pop culture-centric series.

TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU (Netflix) — This sequel to the rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.

Showbiz News and Gossip

JUSSIE SMOLLETT FACES SIX NEW CHARGES IN CHICAGO 
Actor Jussie Smollett was indicted Tuesday for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself last year in downtown Chicago. The indictment came from a special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook County prosecutors dropped the same charges last March.

… Special prosecutor Dan Webb said in a statement that Smollett faces six counts of disorderly conduct, charges that stem from four separate false reports that he gave to police in which he contended he was a victim of a hate crime “knowing that he was not the victim of a crime.”

… Smollett, who is black and gay, was originally charged with disorderly conduct last February for allegedly staging the attack and lying about it to investigators. The allegations were dropped the following month with little explanation, angering police officials and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

DWAYNE JOHNSON’S DAUGHTER SIMONE IS TRAINING FOR WWE 
Simone Johnson, daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is in training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, to become the WWE’s first fourth-generation wrestler. The legacy also includes her great-grandfather and grandfather, WWE Hall of Famers High Chief Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson. Johnson says of his 18-year-old daughter’s quest: “I love the idea … bring it on, she’s going to be a champ.”

DRUNKEN-DRIVING COUNT DROPPED AGAINST ACTOR IN TRIVAGO ADS 
Texas prosecutors have dropped a driving while intoxicated charge filed against the actor featured on commercials for the travel booking site Trivago. The case against Timothy William was dismissed Monday after Williams completed the alcohol education courses and community service required for pretrial diversion of first-time DWI offender. Police arrested Williams after finding him passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in a traffic lane the afternoon of April 10, 2019.

PARASITE EXPANDING INTO 2,000 THEATERS AFTER BEST PICTURE WIN AT THE OSCARS 
Parasite was first released in limited theaters all the way back in October before expanding to a wider release in November. Since then, it’s been kicking around movie theaters as it picked up more and more awards season buzz. Now that the movie has been named Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it’s getting its widest theatrical release yet, hitting over 2,000 theaters this weekend.

… As of this past Sunday, Parasite has made $35.5 million in tickets sales. But with this theater expansion and the increased interest following the big Oscars wins for the movie and director Bong Joon-ho, box office analysts predict the movie could rake in between $45 million to $50 million when all is said and done.

SUPERSTORE’ RENEWED FOR SEASON 6 AT NBC 
NBC has renewed Superstore for a sixth season. The sitcom is currently airing Season 5. The series has been running since 2015, and follows the lives of employees who work in a big box store.

OSCARS EXPLAIN WHY LUKE PERRY WAS LEFT OUT OF THE IN MEMORIAM SEGMENT 
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the organization responsible for hosting the Oscars, is explaining why Luke Perry, Cameron Boyce and other stars were left out of the in memoriam tribute during Sunday’s ceremony, citing there was “limited available time.”

… In a statement: “The Academy receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment. An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time. All the submissions are included on Oscar.com and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce are remembered in the Oscar.com gallery.”

… Other stars who passed away in the past year but were not in the tribute include Jan-Michael Vincent, Michael J. Pollard and Tim Conway.

MACAULAY CULKIN TRIED OUT FOR A ROLE IN ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD 
Macaulay Culkin is getting back in the saddle — and he’s collecting new audition horror stories as he reenters Hollywood. In a profile for Esquire‘s March issue, Culkin revealed he had auditioned for Quentin Tarantino‘s Oscar-winning film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. He tells Esquire: “It was a disaster. I wouldn’t have hired me. I’m terrible at auditioning anyway, and this was my first audition in, like, eight years.” While the movie didn’t work out for Culkin, he has slowly started to appear in more films and TV.

CSI EVENT SERIES BEING PLANNED FOR CBS 
A CSI event series revival is in the works at CBS. The limited run series would mark the 20th anniversary of CSI, which premiered October 6, 2000.

DISNEY+ REBOOTS TURNER & HOOCH AS A TV SERIES
There’s a new canine cop in town, and Josh Peck will be his unwilling partner in the new Turner & Hooch TV series. Disney+ has picked up a reboot of the classic 1989 buddy cop comedy movie and will adapt it into a 12-episode series starring Peck in the role originated by Tom Hanks.

JEFF PROBST ‘APPROACHED PEOPLE’ ABOUT A CELEBRITY SURVIVOR
 Survivor host Jeff Probst said that though he’s approached some celebrities about appearing on the show, filming and work schedules are a roadblock to allowing them the time to possibly compete on the CBS reality series. To film a full season of Survivor would require a 39-day commitment.

ELVIS STILL GETS VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS 
Forty three years after his death, Elvis still gets Valentine’s Day cards from admiring fans… some years up to 100.

SECOND CHANCE FOR GOLDEN GIRLS FANS 
Great news Golden Girls fans: If you didn’t get your tickets to this month’s Golden Girls cruise, you’re going to get a second chance. Golden Fans at Sea: A Fan Cruise will set sail on its maiden voyage later this month, and while this year’s cruise has officially sold out, they will be bringing it back for another run next year.

… April 5 through April 10, 2021, the Golden Girls Cruise will set sail from Miami, making stops in Key West and Cozumel before returning to Miami. The Golden Girls Cruise will offer:

• Caftan Sail Away Party with Cheesecake

• The Rusty Anchor Karaoke Party

• Golden Girls Trivia

• Shady Pines Craft Corner

• Key West Golden Girls Bar Crawl

• Golden Girls Costume Contest and Fancy Dinner

• One Night in St. Olaf Dance Party (including a game of Ugel and Flugel)

• Dorothy’s Bingo

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