IVAN REITMAN DIES AT 75: Variety reports that Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman died in his sleep on Saturday (February 12th) at the age of 75. His cause of death has not yet been released. In addition to his most successful film, Ghostbusters, Reitman produced National Lampoon’s Animal House and directed films like Meatballs, Stripes, and Twins. His children released a joint statement, saying, “Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic in life. We take comfort that his work as a filmmaker brought laughter and happiness to countless others around the world. While we mourn privately, we hope those who knew him through his films will remember him always.”
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER TRAILER RELEASED: Amazon Prime has released a first look into the new Lord of the Rings television series. According to People, the trailer aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday (February 13th) and takes place in Middle-earth “before the king, before the fellowship, and before the ring.” The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is set to air on September 2nd.
THE BRIDGERTON SEASON 2 TEASER HAS ARRIVED: On Monday (February 14th), Netflix released a teaser for the much-anticipated second season of Bridgerton. Lady Whistledown narrates the teaser, saying, “Did you miss me? As the members of our Ton questioned my identity and means, this author has been doing but one thing: Honing my skills. No, even better. I’ve been sharpening my knives—for all of you.”
TREVOR NOAH TO HEADLINE THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER: People reports that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Dinner will be the first since 2019. Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, will headline the event, which will take place on April 30th at the Washington Hilton.