Sparkly figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and their reserved and understated broadcast partner Terry Gannon, will host NBC’s primetime coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday — billed as “the after-party at the Olympics.”
The trio will be on site in PyeongChang, South Korea, “to call the pageantry and spectacle” of the ceremony, which will featuring the Parade of Nations, interviews, profiles and musical performances, NBC said in a statement.
Lipinski and Weir broke the news Wednesday night after teasing to it all day on social media. Lipinski said Gannon had already added a jewel to his microphone to keep up with his flashy partners.
“Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film, that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you,” he wrote in a letter shared by Marvel on Tuesday evening.
In the private dining room of Lucques in West Hollywood on Tuesday night, there was plenty of excitement as guests celebrated New York-based jewelry company David Yurman’s partnership with Academy Award winner and advocate Geena Davis as executive producers on an upcoming documentary examining gender bias in Hollywood.
So how does it feel to be named a “Maverick of Hollywood” by Esquire magazine?
“I don’t like to put a label on things, but I feel honored,” said Donald Glover, the “Atlanta” actor-creator and Grammy winner featured as this month’s cover star.
“Oh my God, it’s the first time I’ve ever been called a maverick in any context — and then a ‘Maverick of Hollywood’ — by Esquire. That’s a pretty good first maverick,” said Kumail Nanjiani, star and co-writer of “The Big Sick,” adding that the year has been satisfying and wonderful, but also overwhelming. “I don’t know where we go from here.”
Jennifer Lawrence is mad, and it’s all the internet’s fault.
Tongues were wagging Tuesday when photos of the “Red Sparrow” photo call revealed Lawrence dressed in a stunning Versace dress surrounded by co-workers who were wearing no fewer than three layers of clothing.
When Versace tweeted about the dress, users asked why the fashion house hadn’t given Lawrence a jacket to complete the outfit.
Wendy Williams will be taking a break from TV, on doctor’s orders.
The daytime-talk-show host is going on a brief hiatus to deal with health issues relating to her hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease, an immune system disorder that can squeeze the muscles behind the eyeballs.
“My thyroid has been totally cattywampus. That is the eye thing that you all have been seeing,” the 53-year-old told her “Wendy Williams Show” studio audience Wednesday. “You caught it before I did.”