CHRIS PRATT, KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER GREET BABY DAUGHTER
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger say they are “beyond thrilled” and “extremely blessed” after she gave birth to their first child together. The “Avengers” actor and the children’s book author announced the birth of daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt in a joint post on their Instagram accounts Monday. They included a photo of the hands of both parents and child and a pair of Bible verses in the post. The 41-year-old Pratt has a 7-year-old son with his first wife, Anna Faris. The baby is the granddaughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S SHARK WEEK RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY
LOS ANGELES (AP) – One of the vice presidents at The Discovery Channel first realized that Shark Week was becoming a big deal from, of all places, a candy store. Scot Lewers says the store was completely sold out of gummy sharks because people were buying them up to celebrate Shark Week at home. Howard Swartz, the Discovery Channel’s senior vice president of production and development, says sharks have a reputation as being “mindless killing machines” because of movies like “Jaws.” He says Shark Week is to show that they are amazing, important animals to our ecosystem. The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming runs through Sunday.
POPULAR “YELLOWSTONE” SERIES TO BE FILMED IN MONTANA
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – The popular “Yellowstone” series featuring Kevin Costner announced Friday it plans to move its production to the Missoula Valley and surrounding locations later this month. KPAX reports the series was formerly shot in Utah and will be filmed solely in Montana for the first time. The production secured a 40,000 square foot space on over 100 acres in Missoula. The exact location wasn’t disclosed. The lease for “Yellowstone” production facilities was brokered by Sterling CRE Advisors of Missoula. Matt Mellott with Sterling says Montana is poised to welcome productions of this size and caliber.