Celebrity Status: Hunger Games, Emma Stone, And Nicole Kidman

By: Nick Sawicki



BOX OFFICE _ The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes has taken the top spot at the North American box office in its first weekend, grossing $44 million in ticket sales.

… One year ago this week the number one movie was Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
… Five years ago this week: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
… Ten years ago this week: Thor: The Dark World
… Twenty years ago this week: Elf

KELCE BROTHERS TO PLAY AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR FIRST TIME SINCE SUPER BOWL _ In a rematch of Super Bowl 57, the Kelce brothers will face off in Monday night football tonight. It’s the first time since February 12 that the Kansas City Chiefs have played the Philadelphia Eagles. Both teams are having a good season: Travis Kelce and the Chiefs are 7-2, and Jason Kelce and the Eagles are 8-1.

EMMA STONE IS JOINING SNL’S FIVE-TIMERS CLUB _ Finally, this season of Saturday Night Live will have its first female host in Emma Stone, who’s set to hit the stage on December 2 with musical guest Noah Kahan. The episode will mark Stone’s fifth time hosting, earning her a coveted jacket and spot in the Five-Timers Club, a list of celebs who’ve hosted five times or more.

… The Five-Timers Club includes:

• Alec Baldwin – 17 times
• Steve Martin – 16 times
• John Goodman – 13 times
• Tom Hanks – 10 times
• Buck Henry – 10 times

… Full list of Five-Timers Club members here.

… Stone will be on the big screen soon in Poor Things, which hits theaters December 8.

ICONIC CHANDLER BING OUTFIT WORN BY MATTHEW PERRY ON SALE NOW _ The late Matthew Perry’s iconic outfit from the hit show Friends is now up for sale on eBay for $8,400. The ensemble, consisting of a dark wool shirt jacket and a pair of jeans, was actually worn by Perry himself as his character Chandler Bing. The listing highlights that this is the actual outfit worn by the actor in the Season 1 episode titled The One With the Candy Hearts. A framed sketch print, accompanying the unique geometric-patterned outfit, is also included in the sale. • LINK

… The seller mentions that the shirt jacket is a one-of-a-kind piece specifically made for Perry for that particular episode, making it an original design by the show’s costume designer.

TAYLOR SWIFT’S POSTPONED CONCERT IS TONIGHT _ Taylor Swift’s postponed her concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, concert is tonight (Monday). The Saturday concert was postponed due to a record-breaking heat wave. The decision came after a fan fainted and later died during Swift’s Friday concert. The concert’s organizer confirmed the fan’s death and mentioned that over 1,000 fans fainted at the concert due to extreme temperatures. Videos from the concert showed Swift stopping the show twice to provide water to the crowd. The heat index at the venue reached 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

NICOLE KIDMAN TEASES SEASON 3 OF BIG LITTLE LIES _ Nicole Kidman, star and executive producer of the hit HBO series Big Little Lies, hinted that a third season is in the works. While there are currently no concrete conversations happening, there seems to be an intention to continue the series.

… Big Little Lies is based on the novel of the same name.

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