These past few months of guest hosts on Jeopardy have been amazing! With guests like Katie Couric, NFL player, Aaron Rodgers, some former winners like Ken Jennings and current guest host Anderson Cooper, but we’ve got a new recently announced guest host that will make your heart happy. LeVar Burton, actor and former host of the iconic PBS program “Reading Rainbow” will be guest hosting the show this summer from July 26 to July 30.
A fan petition to get Burton to fully take over Alex Trebek’s roll started in November of 2020 after the late host’s passing. There is no word if he will be the permanent host but thanks to over 200,000 signatures he has put into the star studded rotation of guest hosts.
Tom Hanks to the rescue! This award winning actor has brought so much joy to people’s hearts with his performances as an actor, and now he is warming the heart of this North Carolina bookstore. The bookstore, called Foggy Pine Books, has been struggling due to the pandemic.
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Due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, a lot of small business suffered last year, some even being forced to close. Foggy Pine Books was one of the small businesses that faced these hard times. The owner of the store, Mary Ruthless, was uncertain if the store would survive through the winter since staying afloat last year was such a struggle. However, in February they started to receive a mega boost in sales.
Stephan Colbert, host of the Late Show with Stephan Colbert, used his platform to support the store during the Super Bowl. Usually the ads that run during the sport event cost millions of dollars, but Colbert took it upon himself to advertise the store, since they couldn’t possibly afford it on their own like other big corporations can. Hanks and actor Sam Elliot were included in the endorsement.
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Since then, the store has been outrageously busy and even had to hire more staff to keep up with sales. It’s amazing how well the store is doing, and the fear of surviving through the winter is now over. Fingers crossed other small business bookstores get the same help during these tough times.
Small business bookstores are the heart and soul of book lovers, and it’s heartwarming to see people in the public eye using their voice to help those who have been struggling.
Wakanda isn’t just coming to the big screen, but it’s coming to Disney+as a new series. It’s part of a multi year overall television deal with Ryan Coogler that he made with the Walt Disney company. At the moment Coogler is working on the sequel to the first Black Panther film that is set in the fictional world of Wakanda.
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According to Coogler, he loves working for Disney. He is excited to work together with Disney and his team to bring this series to life, as well as other projects he’s working on that he can’t share yet. It sounds like Disney+ is going to bring a lot more Marvel content and fans are going to be so thrilled. Thank you Disney for investing in Marvel and bringing these amazing new stories and series to life.
The Black Panther series in the works will be one of the many shows under Marvel that will be streaming on Disney+. At the moment, Marvel’s Wandavision is huge hit for the streaming service. Other shows like, Loki, which will be released this May, Falcon and the Winter Solider, which will start streaming on March 19th, and WandaVision, which started streaming last month, have been doing well on Disney. Black Panther already brought in $1.35 billon worldwide, so imagine how much Disney+ will make when the series starts to stream. The series is sure to be just as amazing as the movie is and a great way to continue the story Chadwick Boseman started.
In the meantime you can watch Black Panther right here.