Will Smith turned 50 yesterday. He celebrated by bungee jumping . . . into the Grand Canyon . . . from a HELICOPTER.
Say what you want about the Fresh Prince, but this is a level of terror that people wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy . . . and Will did it voluntarily.
Thankfully, there’s video, and it does a great job showing how crazy this is. For starters, while the helicopter took off and flew into position over the Grand Canyon, Will had to be HANGING OUTSIDE it, just standing on the landing skids.
Then, even after the jump, he spent a while being flung around the Canyon . . . without a helmet, clinging to the bungee. He was yelling about how “gorgeous” everything was . . . maybe in case those were his last words.
A bunch of onlookers were there to watch him, including his family and ALFONSO RIBEIRO, who was hosting the live stream.
The 12th and final season of “The Big Bang Theory” premiered on Monday night, and apparently, enthusiasm for the show is waning.
An estimated 12.9 million viewers tuned in, which is GREAT for any show NOT called “The Big Bang Theory”. But last year’s premiere attracted 17.6 million viewers, and the show averaged 18.6 million for the season.
That said, the audience will grow a bit when the DVR / delayed numbers are factored in.
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison yesterday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home 14 years ago. Bill was led directly to prison in handcuffs after Judge Steven O’Neill denied his request for bail. O’Neill also designated Bill a “sexually violent predator,” which means he’ll have to undergo monthly counseling and register as a sex offender in Pennsylvania for the rest of his life.
Coming up with Josie and the City, Chrissy Teigen’s sarcasm is everything! I will explain at 7:40!
Chrissy Teigen appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday and let it slip that she and husband John Legend connected on several levels at the first meeting.
The 32-year-old Lip Sync Battle host and Cravings: Hungry for More scribe confessed: “I closed the deal the first night.” They met on the set of his 2007 music video for “Stereo.” She continued, “We were on a music video set all day together and then I went to one of his shows and then … yeah …” she said.
Later, Chrissy took to Twitter to respond to troll who claimed her new short bob doesn’t flatter her facial shape. The person wrote, “You look beautiful but you should grow your hair long again. Girls with round faces should not have short hair like that. It makes your face look huge. Been there….believe me….LONG HAIR.”
Chrissy wrote: “Honestly wow thank you because when I wake up each morning I wonder what [the 0=”commenter”] would do and then I try to make her happy so this was a huge mistake on my part.”
The five main stars of This Is Us are getting hefty raises ahead of the NBC drama’s Season 3 return. This Is Us is currently the network’s No. 1 drama. All of the main character’s salaries will jump to $250,000 per episode. Season 3, which returned last night, consists of 18 episodes, bringing their total haul to $4.5 million this season.
Chrissy Metz (Kate on the show) had just $0.81 in her bank account when she booked the show, making this coup especially notable for her.
In other TV news, Johnny Galecki and Juliette Lewis have joined the cast of The Conners… at least for one episode. Not sure if they will do more than that or not.
Coming up with Josie and the City, I will tell you what Kloe Kardashian misses most about being pregnant! Listen for that at 8:40.
Khloe Kardashian revealed on Twitter what she liked most about being pregnant. Nope, not eating anything you want without judgment. She wrote,
“I miss being pregnant for a few reasons, but I really miss being pregnant because I used to have an excuse to be antisocial and go to bed early and not feel any type of way,” she wrote.
She continued, “I know so many people older than me and with more kids yet they still always want to go out,” she tweeted in July. “HOW DO YOU FIND THE ENERGY?!?! I only want to sleep once True is down lol tell me your ways please.”
Shia LaBeouf has split from his wife Mia Goth and is now dating Robert Pattinson’s ex-fiancée FKA Twigs. “Shia and Mia have filed for divorce,” a rep for LaBeouf tells Page Six. “The separation is amicable, and all details pertaining to the divorce proceedings will remain private.” Rumors that the actor and singer were dating began when they were spotted leaving her London home together on a grocery run this week. Twigs confirmed their romance to the Daily Mail by saying, “We’re very happy.”
Lindsay Lohan’s mother Dina Lohan has filed for bankruptcy. Dina claims she has more than $1.55 million in debt that she can’t repay. She also owes thousands in state taxes to California and New York. Back in April, Dina lost Lindsay’s childhood home to foreclosure. But by filing for bankruptcy, she’s put stop to the house going up for auction.
Rapper LIL XAN ended up in the hospital after overdosing on . . . FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS.
The other day, Xan posted a video saying, quote, “I just want to let everybody know that I was in the hospital, not due to any drugs, but I guess I ate too many Hot Cheetos and it ripped something in my stomach open and I puked a little blood.”
Lil Xan, for those of you who don’t know, used to date MILEY CYRUS’ little sister NOAH . . . and last month, he gave BILLY RAY a rainbow bong and some weed for his birthday.
Lady Gaga has opened up about why she never thought she’d achieve her childhood dream of being an actress. “I couldn’t make it as an actress, I was bad at auditioning,” she tells E! News. “I never got a job.” She goes on to say that her A Star Is Born director and co-star Bradley Cooper helped her reach her goal. “The most challenging part of this process for me was being as vulnerable as the character needed… but he made me feel so comfortable,” she explained. “He challenged me in ways I’ve never been challenged before and I am so so grateful to him for that.” Meanwhile, Cooper said of Gaga, “It’s all instinctual and I knew it when I met her.”
WILL SMITH celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday by bungee jumping out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.
CHRISSY TEIGEN admits she and JOHN LEGEND closed the deal on the first night. While being interviewed she said, “We were on a music video set all day together and then I went to one of his shows and then . . . yeah.” That would be John’s 2007 video “Stereo”.
The “This Is Us” cast scored big raises for the current season. Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley will all make $250,000 per episode, which is $4.5 million for the season. (Full Story)
Monday’s “Big Bang Theory” premiere attracted 12.9 million viewers, which should be disappointing. Last year’s premiere attracted 17.6 million viewers, and the show averaged 18.6 million for the season. (Full Story)
NICKI MINAJ came through on her promise to give $25,000 to former “Cosby” actor and Trader Joe’s cashier GEOFFREY OWENS. But he turned around and gave it to charity. (Full Story)
LINDSAY LOHAN’s mother has filed for bankruptcy. (Full Story)
“Almost Famous” is being turned into a stage musical. (Full Story)
CHILDISH GAMBINO had to put off tonight’s show in L.A. due to his injured foot. And it sounds like more shows are in jeopardy. Apparently he sprained or broke his ankle.