Hours before the Hollywood unveiling of the 2017 Oscar nominations, the Razzies have revealed contenders for the year’s worst in movies.
“Zoolander 2” earned the most nominations, with nine, including worst picture, actor and director for Ben Stiller, worst supporting actress for Kristen Wiig, and worst supporting actor for Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson.
Coming in second with eight nominations is “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which also earned a nod for worst picture and two nods in the worst actor category, for Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader.
Joining them for worst picture category are “Dirty Grandpa,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” and Independence Day: Resurgence.”
The year had so many bad films, the Razzies said in Monday’s announcement, that it expanded the number of nominees from five to six in each category. Winners will be announced Feb. 25 — the day before the Oscars are handed out.
SNL WRITER SUSPENDED
“Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich is paying for her insensitivity.
On Monday, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Rich was “suspended indefinitely” from the show after she tweeted a widely criticized joke about President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron.
On Friday, Rich tweeted “Barron will be this country’s first home-school shooter,” which led to public outcry and some calling for her dismissal.
Rich deleted the tweet and deactivated her account, before reopening it and apologizing.
Barron found support from both Monica Lewinsky and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who said, he “deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid.”
In 1993, “SNL” cast member Mike Myers wrote an apology letter to the Clinton family after a skit that mocked Chelsea, then a teen.
COLBERT HOSTS EMMYS
Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, set to air Sept. 17 on CBS, home of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
CBS follows the example of ABC and NBC, who turned to their own late-night stars for the Emmys gig. Jimmy Kimmel hosted last year and in 2012 on ABC. Seth Meyers hosted in 2014 and Jimmy Fallon in 2010 for NBC.
PREPARE FOR LAST JEDI
“Star Wars: Episode VIII” will officially be titled “The Last Jedi,” Disney announced Monday. Already, the Internet is exploding with speculation on which character it refers to… but we’re thinking George Lucas isn’t losing any sleep over it at this point.
Actress Mischa Barton is 31. … Actor Daveed Diggs is 35. … Actress Kristen Schaal is 39. … Actor Ed Helms is 43. … Gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 49. … Actress Nastassja Kinski is 58. … U.S. Rep. John Garamendi is 72. … Singer Neil Diamond is 76. … Singer Aaron Neville is 76.