New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Volunteer bitten by tiger at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A female volunteer who regularly feeds big cats was bitten and seriously injured by a tiger Thursday morning at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida, which was made famous by the Netflix series “Tiger King,” officials said. Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, said in an email to the AP that the volunteer, Candy Couser, was feeding a tiger named Kimba when she noticed the animal was not in his usual location. Couser was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries after staff and other volunteers at Big Cat Rescue sought to stop the bleeding, Baskin said. The incident came the same day the U.S. House is to vote on a bill, the Big Cat Public Safety Act, championed by Baskin that would ban handling of big cat cubs and personal possession of them in places such as backyards. He was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill Baskin, who had tried to shut him down, accusing the Oklahoma zoo of abusing animals and selling big cat cubs.
12 last-minute Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for 2020
(Photo by APEX/MEGA/GC Images) (2020 MEGA)Who: The other star of Netflix’s irresistible “Tiger King." What you’ll need: Your hair pulled back in a bun, glasses, a judge’s robe and a fancy white collar. What you’ll need: A banana costume and a loaf of bread to carry around. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Who: A video conferencing program that became very popular once the pandemic started in early 2020. What you’ll need: A piece of cardboard cut with a whole in the middle to look like a screen.
Family of Carole Baskin’s missing husband runs commercial before her appearance on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
The family of her former husband -- millionaire Don Lewis, who disappeared 23 years ago, appeared in the commercial. Baskin told Entertainment Tonight that she has nothing to say to the family about the ad. “It was,” Phillips told News4Jax. “It was a publicity stunt for Don Lewis. “Millions of people are talking about Don Lewis, and not, not how she (Baskin) did dancing with the stars,” Phillips said.
Tiger King star Carole Baskin to join Dancing With the Stars
Like all cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is going to Dancing With the Stars.The reality TV star who became a pop culture sensation with Netflixs docuseries Tiger King is joining the new crop of celebrity dancers that includes TV and film actress Anne Heche, former NBA star Charles Oakley and Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean. On the Netflix series Tiger King, Baskin, who owns a big cat refuge, sought to shut down Joseph Maldonado-Passages for-profit breeding of big cats. In June, a federal judge awarded Baskin ownership of the private Oklahoma zoo run by Maldonado-Passage. Others slated to appear on the dancing show are cheer team coach Monica Aldama, Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe, NFL star Vernon Davis, actress Skai Jackson, actress Justina Machado, TV host Jeannie Mai, Jesse Metcalfe, rapper Nelly, TV host Nev Schulman, real estate agent Chrishell Stause and Olympian Johnny Weir. Supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks will host the new season after longtime co-host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced their exits from the series in July.
Kate McKinnon's 'Joe Exotic' series ordered by NBCUniversal
LOS ANGELES The saga of Joe Exotic is getting another Hollywood chapter, with Kate McKinnon starring as his rival in a limited TV series. The Saturday Night Live star will play Carole Baskin, who sought to shut down Joseph Maldonado-Passages for-profit breeding of big cats. The conflict became a pop culture sensation with Netflixs docuseries Tiger King.The series, ordered without a pilot episode, will be based on the Wondery podcast Joe Exotic, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said Tuesday. McKinnon also will be an executiver producer for the show with the working title of Joe Exotic, Maldonado-Passage's nickname. The Joe Exotic role has yet to be cast, NBCUniversal said.
Jacksonville-based attorney representing Carole Baskins missing husband
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Theres a new chapter for the Tiger King saga. Lewis is the missing millionaire who was married to Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin. Don Lewis went missing without a trace in 1995. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister had already reopened the law enforcement investigation few weeks after the Tiger King series debuted on Netflix. The Tiger King documentary extensively covers repeated accusations that Baskin, killed her husband and possibly fed him to her tigers.
Judge gives control of Joe Exotics zoo to Carole Baskin
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic. A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's Tiger King docuseries to Joe Exotic's rival, Carole Baskin. In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Scott Palk granted control of the Oklahoma zoo that was previously run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage also known as Joe Exotic to Big Cat Rescue Corp. Baskin previously sued Maldonado-Passage for trademark and copyright infringements and won a $1 million civil judgment against him. Palk's judgment Monday found that ownership of the zoo was fraudulently transferred to Maldonado-Passage's mother in an attempt to avoid paying the judgment.
Big Cat Rescue founder now selling coronavirus masks
The Tampa Bay Times reports that Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin, prominently featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," started selling face masks with her oft-quoted catchphrase Saturday. The dual-layered tie masks feature the words “Hey all you cool cats and kittens” above a whiskered feline smile. Big Cat Rescue is closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak. Big Cat Rescue and its founder have been the subject of much attention since being featured in “Tiger King." “Tiger King" spent much of its time focusing on the feud between Baskin and Maldonado-Passage, which included accusations by him that Baskin was behind the disappearance of her ex-husband, Don Lewis.
Finished ‘Tiger King’? 5 over-the-top things to watch next
Will anything ever compare to the antics of Joe Exotic, Doc Antle or Carole Baskin, of “Tiger King” fame? But we have to assume you’ve finished the show by now, which leads us to this next question: What will you watch next? The following five recommendations seem to be just as crazy as “Tiger King” -- not necessarily the same brand of crazy, but on par when it comes to unbelievability, like, “How can this possibly be real?”(OK, and from the sounds of it, No. 5 miiiiight be the same genre as “Tiger King.”)Anyway, to compile this list, we asked around and brainstormed ourselves. I’ll never get those two hours back.”Those weren’t exactly ringing endorsements, but we thought it was worth a mention.
The ‘Tiger King’ reunion special is out and it’s as bonkers as you’d hope
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the rumored “Tiger King” reunion episode has officially dropped, and it’s just as wacky and bonkers as you’d hope it would be. Most fans would probably want to hear from the “Tiger King” himself, Joe Exotic, but as we all know, Exotic is currently in jail, so that wasn’t really a possibility. It also seems that everyone in the cast has moved on from Exotic and thinks that he is a terrible human being. McCale also asked the cast members what celebrity they’d want to play them in a movie version of “Tiger King,” and it was pretty funny to hear their answers. Hop on Netflix and soak in every minute of the bonus episode of “Tiger King.”
We might be getting one more ‘Tiger King’ episode, according to show’s Jeff Lowe
One of the stars of the series, Jeff Lowe, made a personalized Cameo for Los Angeles Dodgers player Justin Turner, and Lowe announced that one more episode is still to come in the epic “Tiger King” saga. So our friend @christie_dish listened to the podcast, @HoldingKourt and after last weeks episode decided to send us this!!! 🚨BREAKING NEWS FOLKS🚨There will be 1 more episode of #TigerKing on@Netflix pic.twitter.com/YeRSIlDKTJ — Justin Turner (@redturn2) April 4, 2020“Netflix is adding one more episode. Netflix hasn’t actually confirmed a new episode of the show, but given its huge popularity while everyone is stuck inside quarantining, it makes sense for the streaming network to capitalize on the “Tiger King” phenomenon while it’s still hot. Oh, and if you still haven’t hunkered down on your couch to watch “Tiger King” yet, what are you waiting for?
Welp, now O.J. Simpson thinks Carole Baskin from ‘Tiger King’ killed her husband
Anyone who has watched Netflix’s new binge-worthy true crime series “Tiger King” is currently asking themselves the biggest questions the series left unanswered, including: Did Carole Baskin kill her husband? While none of us know the answer, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating (and making memes) about Baskin and her past. And now, as it turns out, one of America’s most notorious felons -- best known as a football star and for being tried in the death of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson -- is weighing in on the “Tiger King” mystery. Simpson, also known as “the Juice,” recently posted a video of himself discussing “Tiger King,” and he said he believes that not only did Baskin kill her husband, but she also fed him to her tigers, therefore making “tiger sashimi,” as Simpson references in the video. “We never close a cold case.”So what do you say, you cool cats and kittens?
Rejoice: Kate McKinnon will play Carole Baskin in TV show, reports say
Variety reports that there is a limited series being made about the big cat lovers, which is based off a podcast called “Joe Exotic," and it will star “SNL’s" Kate McKinnon as Baskin herself. McKinnon signed up to play Baskin in the fall, long before the masses knew anything of the epic feud between Exotic and Baskin, according to the report. Since we have McKinnon cast, the next obvious question is what actors should play the other colorful characters from “Tiger King,” such as Exotic or Doc Antle. Matthew McConaughey comes to mind, especially if you’ve seen him in “Dallas Buyers Club.”Danny McBride, who is known for playing trashy characters, would also nail Exotic. As for who should play Antle, who is equally as zany as Exotic, he’d have to be played by Will Ferrell.
Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ is essential quarantine viewing
We all know that Netflix has hundreds of movies and TV shows for us to watch, but there’s a new true crime documentary series that just landed called “Tiger King,” and it’s the perfect show to watch while you’re quarantined inside your home. The story mostly follows the self-proclaimed “Tiger King,” also known as Joe Exotic. Exotic (as well as the other exotic animal owners featured in the series) has a nemesis, and her name is Carole Baskin, who owns the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. He hates Baskin more than anything in the world, and won’t stop at anything until he sees her destroyed. Let us know what you think of “Tiger King” in the comments once you’ve finished.