Office Cora’s Tinsel Town Talk 01/07/2021

THOMAS RHETT posted a clip of his new song “Where We Grew Up” yesterday on TikTok.  There’s talk it’ll be on his next album, which is expected to come out later this year. “Where We Grew Up” is one of several songs the superstar has teased on social media throughout the past year. Last Spring, he shared an acoustic performance of “What’s Your Country Song” and the overwhelming response to the song encouraged Rhett to release it to country radio

KENNY CHESNEY’s No Shoes Reefs charity is one of the organizations helping to develop a 32-acre underwater reef park off Delray Beach in Florida.  The project includes the construction of 13 massive 10,000-pound artificial reef balls. Kenny says he hopes that the new endeavor will help boost local economy, tourism and a thriving marine ecosystem with various species of fish, invertebrates and more.

ALEX TREBEK’s final episodes of “Jeopardy!” are airing this week. Katie Couric will be among the first guest hosts to helm the iconic game show after the final episodes with long-running emcee Alex Trebek air this week. Trebek, who died Nov. 8 after battling pancreatic cancer, taped the programs in October. The producers of “Jeopardy!” have previously stated their plans to have guest hosts after the final Trebek episodes air until a permanent replacement is chosen. “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings, who has an overall deal with Sony, has also been booked to handle the program.

Christie Brinkley got a hip replacement. She said, “The pain in my hip got a little bit worse each year. 12 years ago I was told it needed to be replaced but the surgery was daunting ! And I had things to do! But quarantine put a damper on any plans so I decided to finally take time for myself and do something about the pain that had progressively influenced my decisions. I wanted to be ready to be able to say yes to opportunity.”  She is 66

Prince William and Kate Middleton may visit Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Santa Barbara. A source tells the NY Post, “It’s certainly been a roller-coaster for everyone involved, especially the brothers, who are vowing not to let things get this out of hand in the future and have learned a lot from this difficult experience. As the brothers take steps toward reconciliation, the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, welcomes the news with “a lot of rejoicing.”

Emma Roberts is the proud new mother of a baby boy … who seems set up to be quite the scholar one day.  the actress gave birth Sunday in L.A. to a healthy boy, whom she and the father, her BF Garrett Hedlund, have named … wait for it … Rhodes!!!

Office Cora’s Tinsel Town Talk 01/07/2021