The odds are in our favor… A new “Hunger Games” book and movie are in the works. Scholastic announced an untitled prequel novel to the best-selling young adult series by author Suzanne Collins. Set to be released in May 2020, it will be set 64 years before the events of the trilogy. It takes place during the 10th annual hunger games — which pit citizens of Panem against each other for survival. Meanwhile, entertainment studio Lionsgate said it has started working on a film version of the new novel. Four Hunger Games movies, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, earned nearly 3 billion dollars worldwide.
Las Vegas is getting more star power… Shania Twain is heading back to headline at Planet Hollywood. The female country legend announced her “Let’s Go” residency this week. The show will capture some nostalgia of Twain’s early 2000’s hits while incorporating some fun, new visual elements. The performances will run from December to June 2020 and the tickets go on sale June 21.
A brawl at a Colorado youth baseball game after a 13-year-old umpire makes a questionable call.
It happened during a 7-year-old youth game in the city of Lakewood. Police there say parents and coaches started throwing punches in a dispute over whether the young umpire made the right call. Authorities say as many as 20 adults were involved in the brawl. Several people got hurt in the fight, one person seriously. Four people were cited with disorderly conduct and police are looking for more.