Let’s toss a little fish food flakes into the Fishbowl.
Just tidbits of gossip news that are tasty but not enough for a full meal post.
Adrienne Maloof, of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and the Maloof family have reportedly reached a deal to sell their NBA Sacramento Kings basketball team for $500 million. If the deal goes thru, the team will move to Seattle and become the Sonics. The plan is supported by the NBA. Seattle hasn’t had a team since 2008 when the original Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. The Sonic name & logo was retained though and will transfer to this team once the deal is finalized. Some concern lingers whether the Maloofs will go through with the deal, since they have backed out of other plans in the past, most recently when they backed out at the last minute with Sacramento to finance a new arena.
The Maloofs have owned the franchise since 1999 and are the longest tenured owners.
Adrienne Maloof holds ownership of the Sacramento Kings with her siblings Joe, George, Gavin, Colleen and Phil.
Oprah Winfrey is going to interview Lance Armstrong on Oprah’s Next Chapter and confront him on his alleged doping scandal. He has said he will answer any and every thing… we’ll see if he’ll come clean though. The interview will air Thursday, January 17 (9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN, and will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.
General Hospital has hired Emmy-winning actress Genie Francis to reprise her role as Laura Spencer on the soap opera. Francis will debut Feb. 11, just 50 days before the series reaches its 50th anniversary on April 1. The Guinness Book of World Records lists ABC’s General Hospital as the longest-running U.S. soap opera currently in production. It is also credited by Guinness as the third-longest-running U.S. drama in television history, after daytime soaps “Guiding Light” (1952-2009) and “As the World Turns” (1956-2010).
Francis, who worked on General Hospital from 1976 to 2008, won a Daytime Emmy in 2007.
Famed Hollywood Landmark, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, is getting a new name. The major tourist stop, one of the most famous landmarks in Hollywood, a landmark renown for the impressions of stars’ handprints and footprints in the cement outside the entry — will be called TCL Chinese Theatre. Chinese TV maker TCL purchased the naming rights for the theater for $5 million, with the licensing deal to be in effect for 10 years. In the U.S., TCL owns the RCA TV brand.
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