It is Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 and here is what’s making news.
In casting news, Walt Disney Co. and Lucasfilm announced Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo spin-off film adapted from the “Star Wars” universe.
Glover, 33, will play the role made famous by Billy Dee Williams in the original “Star Wars” films, including the 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back” and 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.”
The singer and actor is currently the lead star on FX’s new drama-comedy hybrid, “Atlanta,” which is getting rave reviews. (Trust me, this is something you will want to binge once all the episodes come out).
The yet-to-be titled film is scheduled for release in May 2018.
According to Lucasfilm, Calrissian will be “in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.”
Nothing else about the plot or casting of the film has been released, other than the fact that it will explore a separate part of the “Star Wars” universe created by the legend George Lucas.
Glover is known for his previous acting gig on “Community,” as well as in rap world under his pseudonym Childish Gambino.
How excited are you for Glover to be chosen for this role? Do you think the spin-off films will generate as much excitement as the original film series?
Let me know what you think of this casting call by commenting below.
In music news, Pitbull opens up about his friendship with the talented Jennifer Lopez.
Pitbull appeared on “The Talk” yesterday when he asked about Lopez, who has appeared on many of his songs, and he couldn’t stop raving about her.
“I always have to find any excuse to collaborate with Jennifer,” the singer said.
He continued with, “You know how you have the angel and the devil, she’s my angel. She’s always talking to me like, ‘Why are you so wild and lose and off the chain?’ And I say, ‘Well Jennifer this is who I am.”
“She is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous and powerful and sophisticated and militant and diligent and a hard worker and that is why Jennifer is Jennifer.”
Uhm, can someone have Pitbull talk about me this way???
And while the relationship is clearly platonic, Pitbull said he still gets shocked by her beauty like the rest of the world.
“So anytime I am around her, it’s “Wow, mama.. why are you so gorgeous?” he jokingly said.
He also praises her kindness when it comes to helping him the music business.
“She opened a lot of doors for someone such as myself, so thank you, Jennifer. She knows, I always tell her when I see her,” said the 35-year-old singer.
J.Lo is featured on their new single “Sexy Body,” which appears on Pitbull’s new album “Climate Change.” His new album is set to release on Oct. 28th.
What are you expecting on Pitbull’s latest album? He does a lot of the same kind of beats, but you cannot deny they are catchy club tunes.
Let me know what you think by commenting below!
And in the latest celebrity divorce news, Scottie Pippen has filed for divorce with wife Larsa Pippen.
The retired NBA star filed earlier this week, according to TMZ.
Larsa’s camp has released a statement, and it appears the feeling may be mutual.
“After careful consideration and 19 years together, Larsa and Scottie have each filed for dissolution of their marriage,” a rep for the former “Real Housewives of Miami” star said in a statement.
“Although they are no longer to be married, Larsa remains hopeful that she and Scottie will always do what is best for their 4 beautiful children and jointly raise them with love and respect.
“She would like to thank everyone for their understanding and kindly ask for privacy from the media during this difficult time of transition for her family.”
This is Scottie’s second marriage and second divorce.