TOM CRUISE BACK WORKING ON “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7”
HELLESYLT, Norway (AP) – Tom Cruise is up to his old stunts – again. The actor has been spotted working on “Mission: Impossible 7.” Cruise is on location in Norway – and was seen doing scenes involving a motorcycle, a helicopter and a huge ramp running off a mountain. The shots of Cruise taking part in the stunts came a day after director Christopher McQuarrie posted a photo on Instagram proclaiming it Day 1 of filming for the next installment of the action franchise. “Mission: Impossible 7? is due for release in November 2021.
“KEVIN” FROM “THE OFFICE” ON FAN CONSPIRACY THEORIES
STATELINE, Nevada (AP) – People still love watching “The Office.” But one of the Dunder-Mifflin staff says fans also love to speculate about the long-running sitcom. Brian Baumgartner plays Kevin Malone on the show – and he says one of the persistent conspiracy theories about the show – centers on his character. He says when he speaks at forums about the sitcom, he’s often asked about the theory that Kevin is an expert embezzler. Baumgartner says it’s a fascinating – but untrue – theory.
THEME PARKS STRUGGLING AMID CONTINUED CORONAVIRUS STRUGGLES
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Theme park operators have spent months putting in hand-sanitizing stations, scrubbing down rides and preparing to do temperature checks. While the parks are ready for visitors, it appears visitors aren’t ready for them. Because of the lack of traffic in parks these days, some have reduced operating days, slashed ticket prices, and closed early for the year because of lower-than-hoped attendance. Still other parks haven’t even been able to open at all because of continuing state and local health restrictions. This week, Disney will begin shaving an hour or two from each day at its four Florida parks. Other parks in the South, like Kings Dominion in Virginia and Carowinds in North Carolina never opened – and won’t open this year.
PRINCE HARRY REPAYS MONEY TO RENOVATE THEIR WINDSOR HOME
LONDON (AP) – British taxpayers won’t be left holding the bag for the renovations they paid for Prince Harry’s digs in Windsor before he and Meghan Markle bolted for the U.S. Harry has repaid the $3.2 million in tax money that went to fix up the place. A rep for the couple says Harry’s donation to the fund of public money that goes to the royals “fully covered” the cost of sprucing up the place. The residence, Frogmore Cottage, will serve as their home when they visit the U.K.
NICK CORDERO TRIBUTE HELD ONLINE
NEW YORK (AP) – The Broadway world lost Nick Cordero earlier this summer to the coronavirus. And over the weekend, his friends and colleagues took time to pay tribute to him. Among those taking part in the event which was streamed online by Broadway on Demand were his wife, Amanda Kloots and actor Robert De Niro.