Billy Joel, Maria Shriver and Samuel L. Jackson — baby boomers all — will be among those featured in an upcoming PBS documentary about the post-World War II generation, The Associated Press reports.
PBS announced Thursday that “American Masters: The Boomer List” will air Sept. 23 on member stations. The 90-minute production, directed by filmmaker-photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, will include 19 notable public figures. Their years of birth represent each of the years commonly associated with the baby boom era, 1946-64. The list also includes Rosie O’Donnell, Tommy Hilfiger and Steve Wozniak.
Greenfield-Sanders’ portraits of the interviewees will be included in a companion coffee table book and in an exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders” will run at the Newseum from Sept. 26 through June 2015.
Feel free to pass go and collect $200, Billy Gardell.
Gardell, who stars opposite Melissa McCarthy in the CBS comedy “Mike & Molly,” is set to host the upcoming syndicated game show “Monopoly Millionaires’ Club,” which is slated to premiere early next year, theWrap.com reports.
The show, which will be produced in front of a live studio audience in Nevada, will put more than $2.5 million in prize money up for grabs on each episode. Contestants will be culled from the studio audience, which in turn will consist of winners of the multi-state lottery game of the same name, which begins selling tickets Oct. 19.
“I love Monopoly! I’ve played this game with friends and family since 1979,” Gardell exclaimed of his new gig. “Hosting a big game show is a bucket list level type of job for me. I’ve always had a big time game show as one of my goals, and to have the opportunity to be a part of ‘Monopoly Millionaires’ Club’ is a real honor. It’s an iconic game that resonates with everyone, and I want to see someone win one million dollars!”
Everyone has his priorities.
Wiz Khalifa was a guest on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday. Besides performing “Stayin’ Out All Night” as the evening’s musical guest, Khalifa played Pictionary with host Jimmy Fallon, Megan Fox and Nick Cannon.
Innocent enough, yes? Apparently not.
As it happens, an El Paso, Texas, judge issued an arrest warrant for the 26-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh, who failed to make a scheduled court appearance Wednesday in El Paso, the court confirmed to People on Thursday.
Khalifa, according to CNN, was arrested in the Texas city in May for trying to sneak marijuana onto a plane. Then, taking a selfie while incarcerated, he tweeted it out to his followers.
George Clooney and his fiancee have posted a legal notice declaring their intention to marry in Italy, the AP reports.
Clooney and Beirut-born London lawyer Amal Alamuddin announced their engagement in April, although the pair has not yet announced a date for their nuptials.
A spokesman at the register office at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall confirmed Thursday that the couple posted a legal document for a British national who is marrying abroad. A photo of the notice published by the Daily Mirror newspaper showed the pair’s names, ages and occupations. It also showed they plan a wedding in Italy.
The document has been taken down after being on display for the requisite 21 days.
It’s the second marriage for Clooney, 53, and the first for Alamuddin, 36.
Beyonce is set to have a “Flawless” night at the MTV Video Music Awards, the AP reports.
The singer will perform at the Aug. 24 show at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. She leads in nominations with eight, including video of the year for “Drunk in Love.”
The 32-year-old will also receive the Video Vanguard Award, a lifetime achievement honor also bestowed to Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears.
Beyonce caused a stir last weekend when she released a Nicki Minaj-assisted remix to her song “Flawless,” where the singer raps and references the leaked elevator video of her sister Solange attacking Jay Z. Beyonce’s collaborative tour with her husband wrapped its U.S. dates on Wednesday. They will play two shows in Paris next month.
Other performers at the VMAs include Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer.
They’ve gone from “Mad Men” co-stars to man and wife!
Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel are married, People confirms.
The two exchanged “I do’s” during a hush-hush ceremony in California back in June, her rep said.
This is the first marriage for Kartheiser, 35, and Bledel, 32, who first met on the set of “Mad Men,” on which they played a pair of lovers carrying on a doomed tryst.
That chemistry carried over off-screen, as the two later went public as a couple in October 2012 when they walked the red carpet at a photography event in New York City. Five months later, Kartheiser popped the question.
“They are such a yin and yang,” co-star Elisabeth Moss told People last March. “I’ve known Vinny for 12 years, and Alexis is just the sweetest. I’ve never seen Vincent like this. It is really cool.”