Celebrity Scoop – 12/14/2020

‘CROODS 2’ TOPS B.O. – (12/14/2020)

Universal DreamWork’s The Croods: A New Age topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, with $3 million, and a total haul of $24 million. Half Brothers came in second with $490K, with the re-release of Elf rounding out the top three with $390K. 

Meanwhile, industry analysts will be watching the simultaneous release of Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max and in theaters. 


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The Walt Disney Company shocked fans with a supersized line up of new shows and movies coming to streamers, including 10 new Star Wars spinoffs. 


One of the new projects has Patty Jenkins making history as the first woman ever to direct a Star Wars film. The 49-yearold has signed on to helm Rogue Squadron, which will follow pilots across the Star Wars universe, and be released around Christmas of 2023. 

Sharing that she loves “to most fast and speed of any kind,” Jenkins then explains that she “grew up the daughter of a great fighter pilot.”

“Every day I would wake up and go outside and look up and see my father and his squadron taking off in their F4’s, roaring across the sky. It was the most thrilling thing still I’ve experienced in my entire life,” the history-making director continues. “So when he lost his life in service to this country, it ignited a desire in me to turn all of that tragedy and thrill into one day making the greatest fighter pilot movie of all time.”

“oh YES! cannot wait for this @PattyJenks,” replied actor Elijah Wood, who voiced the character Jace Rucklin as a guest role in the 2018 animated series “Star Wars Resistance.”


Other new content includes a series revolving around Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will feature Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader, according to the head of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy.

Spinoffs of The Mandalorian include Ashoka and The Rangers of the New Republic.

Josh Gad reacted, “This is so beyond exciting. I need this now.”

Disney is slated to spend between $14 and $16 billion on new streaming content between now and 2024; the price of Disney+ will rise $1 to $7.99 in March of 2021.


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County Music Hall of Fame member, Charley Pride died on Saturday morning (Dec. 12) in Dallas, Texas from Covid-19. A post on his Facebook page announcing his death stated: “He was admitted to the hospital in late November with Covid-19 type symptoms and despite the incredible efforts, skill, and care of his medical team over the past several weeks, he was unable to overcome the virus.” Also added to the post: “Charley felt blessed to have such wonderful fans all over the world. And he would want his fans to take this virus very seriously.”

He charted 67 songs and 29 of them were #1’s. He earned CMA’s Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and was twice named Male Vocalist of the Year.

The Opry star gave his last public performance on the CMA Awards on November 11, he sang his cross-over hit, “Kiss An Angel Good Morning.” That night he also received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Charley Pride was 86.  


Taylor Swift celebrated her 31st birthday Sunday (December 13th) by releasing a remix of her newest single, “Willow”. 

The singer wrote on Twitter, “Not to be all ‘iTs mY BiRtHdAY & I jUsT wAnNa DaNcE’ but… it is and I do. So here’s the willow dancing witch version, remixed by Elvira, a bad ass female producer I really respect”

“Willow” is the lead single from her surprise album, evermore. She recently told Zane Lowe that the album was the result of a new method of songwriting for her. 

Swift said in a teaser for Apple Music, “There was a point that I got to as a writer who only wrote very diaristic songs that I felt it was unsustainable for my future moving forward. It felt like too hot of a microscope … On my bad days I would feel like I was loading a cannon of clickbait when that’s not what I want for my life.”

She learned with the release of folkore that she could “create characters in this mythological American town or wherever I imagine them” 

Swift continued, “I saw a lane for my future that … it was a real breakthrough moment of excitement and happiness.”

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