Thursday, June 21, 2018

Rihanna cancels more concerts

Some people just can't let the '90s go, simply because it was a time of stability, wage growth and sitcoms funny enough to sit through, even with commercials. The Juice* theorizes that's why an online rumor about a Friends reunion gained so much traction this week. But forget about all that, says co-creator Marta Kauffman. She told E! she heard about the reunion while she was at a bar, and needed to crush fans' dreams. "I'm going to clear this up — it's not happening," she said. "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore." You read it here, folks: Once you grow up and have a little Toddler Juice* of your own, you don't need any friends! Somebody tell Ross already.

Osbournes doing ... something

Okay, we don't even know what to make of this anymore: First reports said Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were divorcing and had moved into separate houses. Then Ozzy says he's getting sober and they're still together. Now TMZ says they're not together, but aren't divorcing. Got all that? The site says that although Ozzy said his sobriety is a mere 44 days old, he and his wife of 31 years will be staying a couple. Sharon, meanwhile, is pretty unhappy with him and doesn't want him around, but she's not going to end their divorce over his substance abuse. Good thing he's going on tour with Black Sabbath, then. "They've been through hell and back together. They're not breaking up," a source said. We're going to have to let this one ride awhile, because trying to get this thing right is almost as embarrassing as working for CNN.

Rihanna has had to cancel four dates on her Diamonds World Tour, which just started last month. As to the reason why, well, that's the subject of quite a bit of speculation.

Rihanna apologized on Instagram after canceling shows in Houston and Dallas this week, after ditching Boston and Baltimore for laryngitis. There's no word whether Friday's show at the Tampa Bay Times Forum will be affected.

"I was sick since San Diego! I kept working because I thought 2 days off after the Vegas show would be enough time to recover and I f---ed up," she wrote. "Those were 2 days off from hell and today is not different! I'm sad and disappointed about it!! I had all kinds of plans for Houston!!!"

The singer was spied leaving a medical building in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, according to TMZ, getting treatment for a throat infection, a problem that has apparently lingered for weeks. But a trip to your supermarket checkout line shows that hasn't stopped plenty of glossies from hypothesizing she's pregnant.

The site indicates that so far that's not the case. Because that would probably mean Chris Brown is the father, right? And who would want to read about that?

Malin Akerman has a baby boy

Actress Malin Akerman and her husband Roberto Zincone have been thinking about having a baby for the past decade, so they finally bit the bullet and bought one at Kmart. Lolz jk you guys, she totally had a son on Tuesday. My husband and I welcomed our beautiful, healthy baby boy to this world this morning! Biggest joy of my life!!! #lovemykid, she posted on Twitter Tuesday night. PS and his name is...Sebastian Zincone :))) Love him more than life itself!! #whatafeeling !!! This is the first child for Akerman, 34, and her husband, an Italian drummer she met while singing for the Petalstones. Wait til that kid grows up and starts reading Watchmen and then checks out the movie.

Downey may leave 'Iron Man'

With Iron Man 3 on its way to theaters, Robert Downey Jr. already is hinting he may soon give up playing Tony Stark and head off to greener pastures. That pretty much means the end of the Iron Man franchise, as far as The Juice* is concerned, because no one could fill those Italian loafers. Apparently an ankle injury he suffered while performing a stunt led to the actor's soul-seraching: "It got me thinking about how big the message from your cosmic sponsor needs to be before you pick it up," Downey told GQ. "How many genre movies can I do? How many followups to a successful followup are actually fun?" Besides, he said, he's way too creative to keep doing the same thing for long. "I come from a family of very innovative writers and directors and actors and artists, and the circle of friends they were in were the people I heard having pun-offs playing poker at 2 in the morning, and it was just the most comforting aspect of my childhood," he said. "So there's this kind of legacy of souls from what I consider to be a very particular time in entertainment, and I'm sensing a return to that." We're sensing a return to mediocre superhero movies when he does hang it up. He's possibly the best actor-to-superhero matchup since Liam Neeson played Darkman.

 
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