Kevin Hart (219881)
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According to the Daily Mail, backstage drama at “The View” is at an all-time high, with tensions between moderator Whoopi Goldberg and original host Joy Behar sky-rocketing. A source close to the show revealed that Goldberg and Behar have been in a seemingly endless battle for power behind the scenes. Goldberg, who never hosts the live Friday telecast because her contract calls for a four-day workweek, hosted last Friday’s episode just to annoy Behar. Tongues are wagging that Goldberg knows Behar is itching for her to leave so she can become moderator.

This year has been a monumental year for Heavyweight Champion of the World brothers Leon and Michael Spinks. The brothers celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1976 Olympic Gold medals. Leon was inducted into the National Boxing Hall of Fame and the U.S. Marine Corps Boxing Hall of Fame, and both of them were inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Michael also celebrated the 35th anniversary of becoming Light Heavyweight Champion of the World and was presented a Career Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Poconos Mountains Film Festival. In celebration, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, Michael and Leon will be signing autographs at Jay Brunetti’s Bridies Bar and Grill, 63-28 Woodhaven Blvd., Rego Park (Queens), New York, from 5-8 p.m. There will be a small fee for the signage.

Co-founders B. Michael, designer and Mark Anthony Edwards, CEO and chairman of b michael America, announced that their American fashion house has secured growth capital from Brett Howroyd. The company said the investment would aid in executing its strategic plans for global expansion. B michael America has also engaged Marvin Traub Associates to accelerate and optimize the brand’s multi-channel and international growth.

Kevin Hart is in negotiations to star in “Dashing Through the Snow,” a family Christmas comedy being developed by Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Will Packer, who worked with Hart on the “Ride Along” movies, is producing with John Jacobs. The story is about a New York City detective who is a workaholic and has a strained relationship with his son. The only person who may be able to repair the father-son relationship is the one true Santa Claus, who has to make the two believe in Christmas magic. Hart would play Santa.