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Pete Davidson Skipping Ride to Space on Jeff Bezos Rocket

Pete Davidson has bowed out of a short ride to space next week on a Jeff Bezos rocket. The Saturday Night Live star “is no longer able to join” the other five passengers on the next Blue Origin flight, Bezos’ space travel company said Thursday night. No other details were provided. The company announced earlier […]

Pete Davidson Confirmed to Fly to Space on Next Blue Origin Flight

It’s official: Saturday Night Live castmember Pete Davidson is going to get really, really high later this month. Blue Origin, the commercial spaceflight company founded by former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, said Monday that Davidson will be among the crewmembers on its upcoming mission, which is set to launch from the company’s Texas spaceport on […]

Michael Strahan to Blast Off Into Space Aboard Blue Origin Rocket Next Month

Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan will add another item to his long resumé next month: astronaut. The NFL Hall-of-Famer turned TV host will fly to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket on Dec. 9, he said on GMA Tuesday morning. Strahan covered the first Blue Origin flight from the company’s Texas facility in July. “They […]

‘Wheel of Time’ Showrunner Rafe Judkins on That Shocking First Episode Death

[This story contains spoilers for the first three episodes of Wheel of Time.] Readers of The Eye of the World — the first book in Robert Jordan’s sprawling fantasy series The Wheel of Time — will no doubt note several prominent changes in Amazon’s ambitious series adaptation, the first three episodes of which premiered on […]

Endeavor’s Patrick Whitesell Asks $22M for L.A. Estate

Before she hooked up with Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, erstwhile news anchor, occasional entertainment reporter and former So You Think You Can Dance host Lauren Sánchez was married for more than a dozen years to another rich and powerful man, showbiz heavy hitter Patrick Whitesell, the executive chairman of talent and […]

Inside LACMA’s Art+Film Gala as Honoree Steven Spielberg Says: “I Don’t Think I’ve Referred to Myself in Public” as an Artist

The star-studded annual affair is often affectionately referred to as the Met Gala of the West as it features well-heeled, A-list guests from fashion, film, music, philanthropy, business and tech gathered to raise funds for a museum. But this year’s LACMA Art+Film Gala, a milestone 10th-anniversary event, shimmered in its own, brighter light on Saturday […]

Billionaire Marc Andreessen Pays Record $177 Million for 13-Structure Malibu Compound

Looks as though the record for priciest California home sale ever has been broken yet again, this time by a giant compound in Malibu. At $177 million, the sold price eclipses the previous record — set last year by Jeff Bezos in Beverly Hills — by $12 million. Apparel mogul Serge Azria and his wife, Florence, were the […]

William Shatner Successfully Blasts Into Space

William Shatner successfully traveled into space aboard New Shepard NS-18, of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, on Wednesday. The 90-year-old Star Trek icon became the oldest person to leave the globe when he blasted off from the West Texas launch site at 7:50 a.m. PT. Blue Origin’s vp mission and flight operations, Audrey Powers, and crewmembers […]

William Shatner Headed to Space With Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

William Shatner is headed to space — this time it is for real. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin on Monday announced that the sci-fi TV and film icon would be a crewmember onboard New Shepard NS-18. The launch will take place Oct. 12. “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m […]

Astronaut Terry Virts on Bezos Launch: “The Content That Could Be Made Is Really Exciting”

As retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, Col. Terry Virts, watched Jeff Bezos’ space flight in Blue Origin’s New Shepard on Tuesday morning — the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s return to Earth — he envisioned how missions such as those from Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk could contribute to new opportunities […]

Jeff Bezos Blasts Off, and the Billionaire Space Race Is On

Amazon founder and executive chairman Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday, carried aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft in its first human flight. Bezos, the richest person in the world, was joined by his brother, Mark Bezos, female aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and a Dutch student, Oliver Daemen. There was no live video from […]

Richard Branson Announces Trip to Space, Ahead of Jeff Bezos

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days. Branson’s company announced Thursday evening that its next test flight will be July 11 and that its founder will be among the six people on board. The winged rocket ship will soar from New Mexico — the first […]