Trump hired a lawyer he saw on Fox News spouting baseless conspiracy theories about the FBI manufacturing evidence against him to help Clinton because as we all remember, the FBI sure helped the Clinton campaign with their huge 2016 victory. OH WAIT.
This goes hand-in-hand with some of Trump’s other recent hires, including his new economic adviser Larry Kudlow from CNBC.
In a hall-of-mirrors moment on Wednesday, Mr. Kudlow went on television to describe how Mr. Trump was impressed with how he appeared on television.
“He said, ‘You’re on the air,’ and he said, ‘I’m looking at a picture of you,’ and he said, ‘Very handsome,’” Mr. Kudlow said during a chummy interview with his soon-to-be-former CNBC colleagues. He let out a laugh: “So Trumpian!”
Oh, and he once interviewed Jeanine Pirro for Attorney General according to the New York Times story about Kudlow. Morning Joe joked about Pirro replacing Jeff Sessions this morning, but it could be a real thing.
James Comey is fielding offers from Hollywood to turn his book into a movie or TV series. YES PLEASE TO THIS AND PREMIERE IT ON OCTOBER 28, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY HE REOPENED THE CLINTON INVESTIGATION IT IS TOO PERFECT.
It’s official: Cynthia Nixon is going to run for Governor of New York:
Go ahead and get your “Miranda Rights” jokes out of your system now.
Anthony Scaramooch claims he’s received a bunch of reality TV show offers, and turned them all down. He also thinks Trump should calm the fuck down about being made fun of on Saturday Night Live, which might be the most reasonable thing he’s ever said.
There’s a slap fight happening over at Fox News: Sean Hannity called Shep Smith “clueless” because Shep Smith spoke truthfully about what Sean Hannity does.
Seth Rich’s parents are suing Fox News for that dumbfuck Hannity’s awful stories, by the way. GOOD.
Gross: Dumbass Jr. ALLEGEDLY had an affair with Aubrey O’Day when she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice back in 2011. They broke things off in 2012, and then she released this gem of a song entitled “DJT” in 2013:
Oh and one last Trump-related story that happened last week: he went to a rally in Pennsylvania to try to help the Republican win a congressional seat (he lost), and there he said he wanted Oprah to run against him because he knows “her weakness,” he called Chuck Todd “sleepy-eyed” and a “sleeping son of a bitch,” CNN “fake as hell,” MSNBC “third rate,” and NBC “horrible.” Also, this nugget:
I did The Apprentice on NBC for 14 seasons. I made a lot of money for them. We had a big, successful show.Arnold Schwarzenegger failed when he did The Apprentice and he’s a movie star.Martha Stewart failed. I kept chugging along, every year it was a big hit. I made them a lot of money, gave them good ratings when they were absolutely dying and they did nothing but kill me. NBC is perhaps worse than CNN. I have to tell you. MSNBC is horrible.
Chuck Todd took it in stride, at least.
In other TV news
And the ladies are back in Monterey:
We now know how the season one Handmaid’s Tale cliffhanger ends. Don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled.
Everything we know about the second season of The Orville, the most important thing being I AM NOT GOING TO WATCH IT.
The Taylor Swift-Katy Perry feud made it to American Idol:
Here’s the trailer for the Mister Rogers movie — the movie we all need in our lives right now:
WOW, BBC, GREAT JOB GUYS. First, you pay Matt Smith more than Claire Foy on The Crown, for which you had to issue an apology once people found out, and then you pay John McEnroe more than 10 TIMES more than Martina Navratilova for the same job? Y’all suck.
The Weinstein Company has dissolved all of their non-disclosure agreements with Harvey Weinstein’s accusers.
Michael Ferro has stepped down as chairman of Tronc ahead of a Fortune magazine story detailing his gross behavior.
- Dynasty earned an impressively low .1 rating but is unlikely to be canceled.
- FBI Magician is a tossup after two episodes.
- Instinct is doing slightly better than Wisdom of the Crowd, and will probably be renewed if it can hold steady.
- Ghosted is probably doomed.
- Good Girls continues to do well for NBC.
- Hollywood Game Night has been renewed at NBC.
- Devs, from Alex Garland, has been ordered by FX.
- Central Park, a musical animated series from the creator of Bob’s Burgers, is coming to Apple.
- Oh, you better believe Channel 4 is making a documentary about the Russian spy poisoning.
- Fox is developing UK series Man vs. Robot.
- Fast Layne has been greenlit by The Disney Channel.
- Tabula Rasa, a psychological thriller from Belgium, is coming to Netflix.
- Winx Club, an Italian animated franchise is being adapted as a YA series at Netflix.
- Mira Sorvino will star in the CBS pilot The Code.
- Vincent Kartheiser is going to star in a Fox legal drama.
- Ving Rhames is going to co-star in the Cagney & Lacey reboot.
- Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson are going to star in HBO’s Chernobyl.
- Matt Ryan is joining Legends of Tomorrow season four.
- Jenna Dewan Tatum is going to star in Fox’s pilot Mixtape.
- Juliette Lewis, Bridgett Everett, and Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto and Brett Gelman are joining HBO’s Camping.
- Justin Kirk has joined the cast of Showtime’s Kidding.
- Sophie Okonedo, Rebecca Benson, Arinzé Kene, Marc Warren and Rufus Jones are joining Flack on Pop.
- Bradley Whitford, Lamorne Morris and Steve Zahn have joined Valley of the Boom, a Nat Geo miniseries.
- Deborah Ayorinde is joining CBS pilot Main Justice.
- Ryan McPartlin is joining the Bad Boys reboot on NBC.
- Luna Blaise is joining the cast of NBC’s missing plane pilot Manifest.
- Sabrina has added Ross Lynch and Tati Gabrielle.
- Jake Tupper is going to be the male lead in the Katie Holmes FBI series on Fox.
- Mike O’Gorman is joining a Fox comedy pilot.
- Howard Charles and Elizabeth Laidlaw have joined the CBS pilot Red Line.
- Curran Walters is joining The CW pilot Playing Dead.
- Hina Abdullah, Whitney alum Dan O’Brien, Bernard White and Gita Reddy have all been added to the cast of the CBS comedy pilot Pandas in New York.
- Karimah Westbrook is joining a CW pilot.
- Justina Adorno is joining Grand Hotel.
- Nora Zehetner is going to recur on Designated Survivor.
Mark Your Calendars
- 3% returns on Netflix on April 27. (If you’re into dystopian thrillers, this is a particularly good one, by the way.)
- I’m Still Standing, a tribute to Elton John, will air on CBS on April 10.
- Evel Live will air on the History Channel on July 8.
- Rellik will debut on Cinemax on April 13.
- Elvis Presley: The Searcher will air on HBO on April 14 on HBO.
- Long Island Medium returns on TLC on April 8.
- The Fosters’ finale will be over three days, beginning on June 4 on Freeform.
- ABC will air The History of the Royals in mid-August.
Mike MacDonald, Comedian
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