Pitbull’s 10th studio album Climate Change was released last Friday and he will promote the project on a summer arena tour with Enrique Iglesias. The joint tour kicks off June 3rd in Chicago and ends with a concert in Toronto on July 6th. Iglesias appeared on Climate Change’s lead single “Messin Around” and the pair have repeatedly collaborated in the past.
Ed Sheeran has added more dates to his North American arena tour after the first 49 shows sold out within minutes of going on sale. The 11 newly announced tour dates include a 3rd night at both Staples Center in Los Angeles and Barclays Center in Brooklyn as well as additional nights at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Allstate Arena in Chicago, and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville among others. James Blunt will open for Ed Sheeran. The 11 additional shows go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
The world is now breathing a sigh of relief, now that Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey has been recovered. According to the NFL, the jersey was tracked to a member of the international media who has not been formally identified. TMZ is reporting that the suspect’s name is Mauricio Ortega, a former exec at a Mexican news organization called Diario La Prensa. According to La Prensa, Ortega quite his job on March 14th, and the paper was unaware that he was a suspect in the theft until recently. The league claims that the FBI and Houston police investigation not only retrieved the New England Patriot quarterback’s two jerseys from Super Bowl LI, but another missing jersey from Super Bowl XLIX as well. A Denver Broncos helmet believed to belong to Von Miller, who wore it in Super Bowl 50, was also recovered. By the way, the value that was given to the jersey by police was, $500,000.
George Clooney gifted an elderly fan with a special visit on her birthday. The Oceans 11 actor went to a senior living facility near his home in England and absolutely thrilled the birthday girl, Pat Adams. A staffer at Sunrise Sonning Retirement and Assisted Living Facility posted on Facebook: “The lady in the picture, loves George Clooney and mentions every day how she would love him to meet him, especially as he lives so near to where I work. So letters have been sent asking would it be possible for her dream to come true.” Wish … granted!
— Malcolm Hague (@MalcolmHague) March 19, 2017
Penelope Cruz has signed on to star as Donatella Versace, the sister of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace in Versace: American Crime Story. Donatella is a central character in the show, which will serve as the third installment of the Emmy-winning series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobsen and Brad Simpson.
Tommy Mottola is considering offers to turn his book about his high-flying music career, Hitmaker: The Man and His Music, into a TV show. A source tells Page Six that “several studios are vying to turn the book into a TV series, which would also contain all the original music and hits from his career.” His book contains details on his tumultuous romance with Mariah Carey and his work with A-listers like Michael Jackson.
The Power Rangers are breaking barriers with the first big budget gay superhero character to appear on the big screen. The Yellow Power Ranger Trini will come to terms with her sexual orientation on screen. Director Dean Israelite tells the Hollywood Reporter: “For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is. She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, ‘That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.” The original Yellow Ranger character was portrayed by the late actress Thuy Trang on TV’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and she was portrayed as straight.
The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for two more seasons, keeping the sitcom on CBS through the 2018-19 television season. The show is currently in its 10th season. According to Dealine, the renewal is being announced with no deals in place for Rauch and Bialik, whose contracts also are up at the end of Season 10. They have been negotiating new contracts, but are reportedly not closed yet.