Monthly Archives: October 2016

News Ivanka and Melania Trump will share ‘the First Family Office’

The former First Lady’s office is being turned into “The First Family Office.”

D.C. insiders tell us that Ivanka Trump has brought in designers to revamp the East Wing office that is traditionally used by the First Lady.

“Not only is Ivanka moving into the First Lady’s office, she’s redecorating it,” according to a White House insider. “It’s what they’re going to call ‘The First Family Office.’”

Melania Trump has decided to stay in New York with her son Barron until he finishes the school year. She has expressed a vague interest in battling cyber-bullying as First Lady, which she shouldn’t even have to leave home to do, considering her husband’s penchant for Twitter spats.

Despite rumors Melania may stay in Manhattan indefinitely, our source assures us that the Donald’s missus will eventually move to the nation’s capital, where she and Ivanka will see a lot of each other.

“When Melania gets there, they’ll share the office space,” we’re told. “There’s no competition between the two. They have totally different agendas.”

While Melania, 46, seems to have conceded the office’s aesthetic to her 35-year-old step-daughter, the First Lady will be in charge of making the White House feel like home.

“Melania has hired a decorator to do the White House family quarters,” we’re told. “It’s going to be a more European-esque, refined look. More gold, more classic.”

Melania, who according to our spy “won’t be moving to the White House before June,” has been busily sprucing up her Trump Tower fortress on Fifth Ave.

“Melania has found time to reupholster two Louis the XIV chairs,” says our insider. “They were in the living room where Donald did interviews during the campaign.”

Melania’s reupholstering appears to have been a Valentine’s Day gift toherself.

“The chairs are gold-gilded, but the fabric is like a light blue with two cupids in a circle,” says our source, adding that the fabric came from a high-end shop on 63rd St. and Third Ave. “Those will likely stay in Trump Tower.”

Movie Review Of ‘Fist Fight’ with Charlie Day, Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan packs a brutal, funny wallop

You’ll want to stay after class for this one.

Charlie Day, at his most hilariously screechy, and Ice Cube, reverting to the ferociousness of his younger years, square off in the bonkers comedy “Fist Fight.” And everyone gets an A for effort.

TV director Richie Keen (“The Goldbergs,” “New Girl,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) throws a haymaker in his feature film debut. From the first scene it’s evident this is more than just a string-of-scenes for comic actors to jab with some jokes. This all-in-one-day story of a meek English teacher who learns lessons of his own is vulgar, brutal, surreal and extremely funny.

The rotten kids who terrorize the teachers have a tradition of pulling pranks on the last day of school, and this year they’ve upped their game. A horse on meth prances the halls, for instance. Additionally, budget cuts mean that no one on the faculty knows if they’re about to get the axe.

It’s enough to set the already on-edge disciplinarian Mr. Strickland (Cube) to blow a fuse, and when his comrade Andy (Day) doesn’t have his back, he challenges him to a 3 o’clock rumble in the parking lot.

As #TeacherFight begins to trend, the silliness spills over into the town, somewhat reminiscent of another high school classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” A dream team of comic supporting players makes things worse for Andy, as he scrambles to avoid the fisticuffs.

Tracy Morgan, in his first post-accident film, is a scream as the belligerent coach, as are Dean Norris as cruel principal and Kumail Nanjiani as the weirdo security guard. But it’s Jillian Bell (“22 Jump Street,” “Office Christmas Party,”) who once again steals the show, this time as the world’s most inappropriate guidance counselor.

Along with these known faces are the many horrible and selfish teens that make life miserable for poor Andy. Everybody on screen gets a laugh.

But the title is no joke. The eventual beat-downs put the last few Bourne movies to shame.

This is a comedy that frequently trades in shock (like the adorable little girl singing profane Big Sean songs) but always in ways that are clever. The ticking clock helps a lot.

It’s rare that a movie with so many F-bombs and drawings of male reproductive organs has such a witty Ken Burns gag. “Fist Fight” is a knockout.

Great NSYNC reuniting for Hollywood Walk of Fame star

*NSYNC isays hi, hi, hi.

The ’90s boy band will reunite this year to receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lance Bass told Entertainment Tonight.

“We’ll all be there!” Bass said. “We just have to decide on a date. We’re terrible at planning things.”

The group, made up of Bass, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone, announced a “temporary hiatus in 2002 and haven’t recorded new music since then.

Bass officially declared them broken up in 2007 after eight career Grammy nominations.

The group is also releasing a vinyl edition of their 1998 “Home for Christmas” album to celebrate the 20th anniversary.

“We’re doing something (special),” Bass told ET. “I don’t know if I can announce it yet.”

Despite their breakup, *NSYNC has appeared together for various events, including the 2003 Grammy Awards for a Bee Gees tribute and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

They also reunited for Chasez’s 40th birthday in August.

Bass officially declared them broken up in 2007 after eight career Grammy nominations.

The group is also releasing a vinyl edition of their 1998 “Home for Christmas” album to celebrate the 20th anniversary.

“We’re doing something (special),” Bass told ET. “I don’t know if I can announce it yet.”

Despite their breakup, *NSYNC has appeared together for various events, including the 2003 Grammy Awards for a Bee Gees tribute and the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

They also reunited for Chasez’s 40th birthday in August.

Movie Reviews Of ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ with Keanu Reeves a deadly retread

“John Wick: Chapter 2” is more of the same from Keanu Reeves.

Once again Reeves’ titular assassin is dragged out of retirement by a cruel act. But this time around, it all feels like warmed-over Deja Vu.

To action fans, the original “John Wick” three years ago was an invigorating breath of fresh air compared to all the CG-enhanced action movies. The stunt work was gritty and visceral. Reeves killed enemies with the grace of a ballet dancer.

The sequel begins where the action left off. Wick gets back the car that was stolen from him, although it’s a little worse for wear. Just as he’s about to go back into retirement, an Italian mobster (Riccardo Scamarcio) requests a favor from Wick. When he declines, the gangster blows up his luxury house. Uh-oh. So Wick agrees to help, and sinks deeper into trouble.

“Chapter 2” builds upon the secret network of assassins based around a high-scale hotel introduced in the first movie, making it obvious that the filmmakers would love “John Wick” to be the next “James Bond.” But like Reeves’ “Matrix” movies, the continuation leads to diminishing returns.

Director Chad Stahelski still thrives when getting into the high-paced quick-cut action. The movie’s best moments are Wick’s fights with a competing hitman, played by Common. Their feud plays itself out over the course of the movie.

But between these action sequences, there’s a lot of talking, with every syllable exaggerated to give words more weight and gravity. Reeves growls out Wick’s few words in similar fashion. The verbal stunt doesn’t play quite as well a second time around, especially since the revenge motivation guiding Wick the first time around is missing.

If you loved the original movie, you might not care so much about being given warmed-over seconds. Otherwise, this Wick has burned itself out.