LEVAR BURTON TO GUEST HOST JEOPARDY!: After months of campaigning, LeVar Burton has finally been chosen to guest host Jeopardy!. Jeopardy! confirmed Wednesday (April 21st) that along with Burton, anchor-commentator George Stephanopoulos, broadcaster Robin Roberts, journalist David Faber, and sportscaster Joe Buck will be behind the podium for the final episodes of season 37.
NETFLIX CLOSE TO DEAL FOR KISS BIOPIC: Deadline reports that Netflix is near a deal for Shout It Out Loud, the KISS biopic directed by Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Rønning. According to the outlet, the film will have close cooperation from bandleaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The film will focus on the duo’s friendship as kids in Queens and starting KISS after enlisting guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG WORKING ON SUPERHERO MOVIE: Whoopi Goldberg is working on a superhero movie about an older black woman. The View host told Variety, “Since I was a little kid, I’ve been obsessed with. They’re all saving the earth all the time. But do you know who’s really going to save the earth? Old Black women.” Goldberg said the movie will focus on a Black woman learning to use superhero powers later in life.