And the new Han Solo is…
After thousands of actors were considered to portray a younger Han Solo for a “Star Wars” spinoff, Alden Ehrenreich has landed the coveted role. Hollywood sources tell us Ehrenreich has signed on to play the iconic role, made famous by Harrison Ford, in the new movie, slated for 2018, which will focus on Solo before he joined the Rebel Alliance. One insider told us of Ehrenreich, 26, who most recently appeared in “Hail, Caesar!”: “Alden really impressed Disney and Lucasfilm execs with his screen tests. The deal is basically done.”
Rolling Stones tell Trump to quit playing their music
The Rolling Stones have gotten no satisfaction from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using their songs at his campaign rallies. In a statement released Wednesday, the rock legends attempted to keep their songs under their collective thumb, saying that they have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
50 Cent Donates $100,000 To Autism Speaks After Mocking Teen With Autism
50 Cent found himself in hot water this week after a video of him mocking a 19-year-old man named Andrew Ferrell, who has autism, was posted on his social media accounts account. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has since deleted the video andapologized to Farrell and his family for his terrible behavior. He then took an extra step in trying to make things right. According to TMZ, Jackson donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy group.
50 CENT MAKES HOUSE CALL For Disabled Super Fan
50 Cent‘s not the cold-hearted prick he appears to be in that video with an autistic man — so says a guy who got the best wedding present ever from him, weeks before the infamous airport incident. The groom, named Chris Brown (yeah, we know) … tells TMZ he was getting married at the Loews Hotel in Philly last month when word spread 50 Cent was also there. Brown found him and asked for a huge favor. Brown’s brother, Justin, is a Fiddy super fan who suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome … which causes chronic pain and confines him to a bed.
Prince Had Percocet In His System: Reports
Music superstar Prince’s autopsy found the painkiller Percocet in his system, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and KSTP-TV reported on Thursday, citing sources close to the investigation. Prince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials. A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner’s office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports.
PRINCE 911 CALLER TIGHT-LIPPED During Death Investigation
Andrew Kornfeld, the man who flew to Prince’s home on a thwarted rescue mission that ended with his call to 911, made it clear to a photog Thursday … he wasn’t going to talk about the ongoing criminal investigation into the singer’s death. Andrew’s dad, rehab specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld, got the call from Prince’s rep the day before the singer died, pleading with him to come to Minnesota to save Prince from a fatal OD. The doctor couldn’t make it but sent his son, who was in the house when Prince was discovered in the elevator.
PRINCE OVER PRESCRIBING DRUGS Focus of Criminal Investigation
Authorities in Minnesota have made the overprescribing practices of Prince’s doctors the focus of their investigation … sources connected with the case tell TMZ. We’re told the criminal probe has zeroed in on a drug that almost killed Prince 6 days before his death — Percocet. TMZ broke the story, EMTs gave Prince a “save shot” at the Moline airport after his plane made an emergency landing.
Beyoncé and Jay Z Almost Released an Album Together
Just days after it was reported that Jay Z is working on a response album to Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Billboard has discovered that long before there was a “Becky with the good hair,” the couple had almost finished an entire full-length album together. Sources tell Billboard that the idea first came about during Bey and Jay’s On the Run tour back in 2014. They had “nearly finished” the record when, allegedly, their label wouldn’t allow the project to move forward.
Justin Timberlake Just Dropped His First New Solo Track in Three Years
May is without a doubt Justin Timberlake’s month — but after weeks of teasing the world with the promise of new music, after tonight, he might have just made some fans’ whole year. Late Thursday night, Justin dropped his first new solo track in three years, called “Can’t Stop the Feeling” — and unsurprisingly, it’s catchy AF. Before its actual release on iTunes and Spotify, JT teased a few short clips of the song throughout the day, featuring video of his fellow co-stars in the upcoming film, Trolls, dancing around to the tune.
2 CHAINZ JUSTIN BIEBER GOT N-WORD STATUS … But Killed My Fave Sizzurp
2 Chainz is blaming Justin Bieber for getting his codeine cough syrup of choice yanked off shelves — but he’s also giving the Biebs full hood status … by accident. The rapper joined the Drink Champs podcast with N.O.R.E and DJ EFN and openly talked about his lean habit, and bemoaned the fact his favorite brand, Actavis, is no longer for sale.
These Are the Top 10 Highest Earning Musicians of 2015
Swifties, rejoice! Thanks to last year’s wildly successful 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift has officially come out on top as the top-earning musician of 2015. To give some background, every year, Billboard releases a list of the top 40 (get it?) money-makers in music — and from living legends to unexpected newcomers, for the most part, every artist gets most of their cash flow from going on tour.
Janet Jackson’s mom pressured her to start a family
The matriarch of the Jackson clan put the pressure on Janet Jackson about having children, a relative of the pop diva told The Post on Thursday. Katherine Jackson, 86, brought the subject of babies up last fall with daughter Janet, who turns 50 this year, the family source said. “[Katherine Jackson] said to Janet, ‘You cannot afford to wait too much longer. I was already a grandma at your age,’ ” explained the source, who confirmed to The Post on Wednesday that Jackson is expecting her first child with her 41-year-old billionaire husband, Wissam Al Mana.
MICHAEL JACKSON SOMEONE PULLS A FAST ONE To Grab Michael’s Home
Someone secretly filed legal documents aimed at taking Michael Jackson’s Hayvenhurst family home away from his estate and deeding it to Katherine Jackson and MJ’s kids. TMZ obtained the deed which was filed with the L.A. County Recorder’s Office. It claims to transfer the long-standing family home in Encino from Michael Jackson to Katherine, Blanket, Paris and Prince. According to the deed, each now has a 25% ownership interest in the home.
Channing Tatum bringing ‘Magic Mike Live’ to Las Vegas
“Magic Mike” is heading to the city of sin. As franchise star Channing Tatum announced in his first-ever Facebook Live on Wednesday, Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be the new home to the beloved big screen stripper. “‘Magic Mike’ has been a special and very personal project for me, and this show is a natural extension of that,” Tatum shared. “So while I won’t be on stage as Mike, ‘Magic Mike Live Las Vegas‘ is my vision and I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time in Las Vegas creating something that will give women what they really want.”
Former Disney star charged with robbing Canadian bank
Joey Cramer, a former Disney child star from the ‘80s, is behind bars. Cramer was arrested by the Royal Coast Mountain Police in British Columbia on Sunday for allegedly robbing a Scotiabank on Thursday, April 28, according to the Coast Reporter. The 42-year-old, who starred in 1986’s “Flight of the Navigator,” was officially charged with robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offense, failing to stop for a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Cuba hasn’t been keeping up with the Kardashians
Everything that President Obama did to repair relations with Cuba is being undone by the visitingKardashians. The preening, selfie-obsessed reality stars are having a tough time dealing with Cuba’s spotty Internet connections. “They love the culture, but they don’t like the technology,” says a source. “They’ve had an issue every two seconds about not having Internet. They complained they couldn’t get on Snapchat.
What’s really going on with Rihanna and Drake
Rihanna and Drake keep fueling dating rumors with every appearance he makes on her “Anti” tour. But sources close to the “Work” singer tell Page Six it’s all hype. “They are not romantic at all. They’ve always been great friends,” said the source.
Alec Baldwin, Woody Allen and Charlie Sheen suffer from mommy issues
Johnny Carson suffered from narcissistic personality disorder — and so do Alec Baldwin, Woody Allenand Charlie Sheen, Carson’s longtime lawyer Henry Bushkin says. Bushkin became an armchair expert in narcissism after the 2013 publication of his best-selling “Johnny Carson” biography when readers slammed Carson’s mother Ruth as “evil.” With the help of psychiatrist Dr. Arthur Malin, Bushkin recently wrote a 17-page essay, “Mommy Dearest,” in which he says, “Carson himself described Ruth as a ‘cold bitch.’”
Seth Rogen Admits Some ‘Superbad’ Jokes Were ‘Bordering On Blatantly Homophobic’
These days, you might squirm while watching 2007’s “Superbad,” and you’re not alone. In a new interview with The Guardian, Seth Rogen admits that some of the jokes in the nearly 10-year-old film were actually pretty offensive. “It’s funny looking at some movies we’ve made in the last 10 years under the lens of new eras and new social consciousnesses,” Rogen said, laughing. “Some jokes just don’t age as well as others. And some things that are appropriate at the time, or seem appropriate, you look back on and you’re like ‘Eh, maybe we shouldn’t have done that.’”
Juliana Hatfield Battles with Herself over Whether or Not to Sell a Personal Note from Kurt Cobain
I live in one of the most expensive cities in the United States: Cambridge, Massachusetts. I sometimes have to scramble to stay on top of the rent, the student loans, the car payments, car insurance, health insurance, dog insurance, phone, Internet, utilities, union dues, the storage space where I had to put all the furniture that wouldn’t fit in my new apartment (which is half as big as my old place and costs three hundred dollars more per month), etc.
Eric Stonestreet: Female ‘Modern Family’ stars are cyberbullied
Eric Stonestreet says the cyberbullying endured by his female “Modern Family” co-stars is unconscionable, and that their social media harassers are “cowards.” “It’s the girls, Ariel, on our show, and Sarah and Sofia,” he told FOX411. “It’s rough, and people are really super mean, and they’re cowards on social media.” Stonestreet said Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland and Sofia Vergara get it way worse than he does.
How Brandi Glanville started dating her Uber driver
There’s no question that Brandi Glanville likes her men — just one at a time, please. “I try to date one person at a time because I don’t have time to juggle,” the “Famously Single” star told Page Six on Thursday. Glanville, 43, who has been enjoying a spring fling with a model turned Uber driver, also revealed that their courtship almost never came about.
JWoww and Roger Mathews welcome a baby boy
A fist pump is in order for JWoww. The “Jersey Shore” alum, whose real name is Jenni Farley, and husband Roger Mathews welcomed their second child on Thursday evening, her rep confirms to Page Six. The “healthy and beautiful” baby boy was born at 6:03 p.m. The couple — who wed in October 2015 — are already parents to 21-month-old daughter Meilani.
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