‘DWTS’ cast rumors
The cast of “Dancing with the Stars” season 30 is shaping up. E! News reports “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore and Lori Laughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade, fresh off her college admissions scandal, will be joining “DWTS” alongside previously announced contestants JoJo Siwa and Olympic gymnast Suni Lee. Former “Bachelorette” star JoJo Fletcher is denying that she’ll be competing for the mirrorball trophy, but Us Weekly says “The Bachelor” star Matt James will represent Bachelor Nation in the ballroom. Other rumors include Chris Harrison, Hilaria Baldwin, Kellyanne Conway, LeAnn Rimes, Fran Drescher and Brian Austin Green. “DWTS” premieres Monday, Sept. 20 on ABC; the full lineup will be announced soon.
Joe Rogan has Covid-19
Former “NewsRadio” and “Fear Factor” star Joe Rogan says he tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend. The popular “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast host said Wednesday he felt ill with a fever Saturday night, confirmed the next morning he had coronavirus, and then immediately started getting treated with ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies, plus a Z-Pak, prednisone, NAD drop and a vitamin drip. Rogan said he feels great, but the FDA has advised against using ivermectin (typically used to treat heartworm disease in animals like horses and cows) to treat Covid-19. Rogan, who had come under fire in recent months for Covid comments like discouraging young, healthy people to get vaccinated, said he was cancelling upcoming shows.
‘Seinfeld’ coming to Netflix
Festivus is coming early this year -- not that there’s anything wrong with that. All nine seasons of “Seinfeld” will begin streaming on Netflix next month. The streaming service acquired the famous “show about nothing” in a $500 million deal, taking it away from Hulu where it had been streaming for the past six years. Netflix jokingly congratulated “rising stars Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld” with a statement from co-CEO Ted Sarandos that said “I truly think he and Mr. David have enormous futures ahead of them and I’m thrilled Netflix could be the home for them to grow their fanbases.” All 180 episodes, also starring Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and late Syracuse University alumnus Jerry Stiller, will be available Oct. 1 on Netflix.
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- Stephen Amell ‘deeply ashamed’ after being kicked off flight (ET)
- Freeform reveals ‘31 Nights of Halloween’ schedule (E!)
- Rihanna puts on cheeky display in Savage X Fenty lingerie (DM)
- Gene Simmons tests positive for Covid days after KISS bandmate (People)
- Bonnaroo 2021 canceled due to flooding at campgrounds (BB)
- Nene Leakes’ husband Gregg dies of cancer at 66 (ET)
- Lil Nas X taps Elton John, Miley Cyrus, more for new album (RS)
- ‘Punky Brewster’ star Soleil Moon Frye dating Crazy Town singer (E!)
- Dog the Bounty Hunter says he had a pass to use N-word (DM)
- Spice Girls releasing deluxe edition of debut album for 25th anniversary (BB)
- ‘Shark Tank’ stars sued for fraud (ET)
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