Yesterday, Bill O’Reilly said on his sad little podcast that he’s mad at God over the sexual harassment charges lodged at him by multiple women. “You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” O’Reilly said. “I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain it to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.”
When asked for a response, God said, “Hey, Bill, I didn’t make you harass all those women. I gave you free will for a reason, asshole.”
Bill O’Reilly also done fucked up by dragging Eric Bolling’s dead son into this fucking mess of his own making. Eric Bolling, you might remember, was fired from Fox News after it was revealed that he had sent lewd photos and messages to female colleagues. The same weekend he was fired, Bolling’s son died in what has alternatively been described as a suicide and an accident.
So here comes Bill O’Reilly, playing the victim card, saying to the New York Times, “I urge you to think about what you put in your newspaper. Eric Bolling’s son is dead. He’s dead because of allegations made — in my opinion, and I know this to be true — against Mr. Bolling.” He also moaned that, “It’s horrible what I went through, horrible what my family went through.” HEY, ASSHOLE, HOW DO YOU THINK THE FAMILIES OF THE WOMEN YOU HARASSED FEEL? HOW DO YOU THINK ERIC BOLLING FEELS?
O’Reilly has since apologized to Eric Bolling; has yet to apologize to any of the women he has abused or God.
You’ll also be surprised to learn that Bill O’Reilly is not pleased with Megyn Kelly for saying that she, too, had lodged complaints against him for his shitty behavior. He claimed he never knew of any complains she made to Fox News about him, but she has the receipts. In response, he produced thank you notes that Kelly wrote to him.
Megyn Kelly had one of O’Reilly’s accusers, Juliet Huddy on her show yesterday, where she said, “I’m terrified. I’m terrified. I don’t know why I’m about to cry. But it’s just — it’s difficult I think people have regrets. People have regrets when they sign nondisclosure agreements.”
And here’s the kicker: Fox News just fired Juliet Huddy’s brother John Huddy hours after Juliet appeared on Kelly’s show.
You know who can fuck off in all of this? Matt Damon and Ben Affleck can definitely fuck off in all of this. In fact, here’s a list of men in Hollywood who have been accused of sexual assault or harassment. It’s long.
And since the L.A. Times reported on James Toback’s sexual misconduct, another 193 women have contacted them with their own stories.
Amazon has shed Joe Lewis, the head of drama and comedy development, in the wake of the Roy Price scandal.
Still, good is emerging from this, and some men are learning. Kit Harington, for instance, has finally learned the difference between sexism and objectification.
In Other TV News
Wow, here’s the longest article on the creation of David S. Pumpkins THAT NO ONE ASKED FOR. (Full disclosure: I read every single word.)
Watchers on the Wall put together this very handy Game of Thrones Halloween guide. OK, but where are the Arya costumes?
Speaking of Game of Thrones, get (kinda, a little) excited: they’ve started filming in Belfast.
David Letterman was given the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (long overdue), and ended his acceptance speech with a paraphrase of a perfect Twain quote: “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and supporting your government when it deserves it.”
Kim Cattrall has some interesting ideas about what Sex & the City should do with Samantha. Alternatively, they could just RETIRE ALL OF THE CHARACTERS ALREADY.
Michael Bay is going to make a live-action Dora the Explorer movie. Just sit with that for a moment.
- Ray Donovan has been renewed for a sixth season by Showtime.
- Big Mouth has been renewed by Netflix for a second season.
- Zoo has been canceled by CBS after three batshit insane seasons.
- Barstool Van Talk has been canceled by ESPN after one episode after they actually looked at the blog from whence it came.
- Going Dutch, a comedy starring and based on Amber Ruffin’s life, is in development at NBC, to be produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels. Yes to this.
- NBC is working on a single mother comedy from Amy Poehler’s company.
- Need to Know, a CIA workplace comedy from Big Bang Theory actor Simon Helberg’s company is being developed by CBS.
- There’s a Hunter S. Thompson series in the works.
- Fox is working on The Ever After Part, a family comedy that had been shelved several years ago.
- Larry Wilmore and Bassem Youssef are working on a Middle Eastern superhero family comedy for ABC.
- Issa Rae is developing a drama for HBO.
- NBC bought Life After, a character drama.
- The CW bought Bestseller, an hour-long comedy about an erotic novel author.
- William Friedkin is developing a series based on his movie Killer Joe.
- As Bebe Neuwirth exits, Sara Ramirez enters Madam Secretary.
- François Arnaud, Natalie Hall, Meagan Holder, Alejandro Muñoz, Meghan Heffern, Christopher Russell and Alli Chung have all been added to the cast of UnReal.
- John Pankow is joining Chicago P.D.
Patricia Llewellyn, British producer who launched many TV chefs’ careers, including Gordon Ramsay.
American Horror Story: Cult: “Winter of our Discontent” 9 p.m., FX
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At Home with Amy Sedaris: Our hostess with the mostest finally has her own lifestyle show. Series premiere. 9 p.m. TruTV
Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild: Expanding his television empire, Snoop has revived the classic game show, and it might also be part talk show? I’m confused, but am sure it will be a good time. Series premiere. 9 p.m., TBS
Child’s Play marathon: To think, a My Buddy doll inspired a whole horror franchise. 5 p.m. AMC
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