Before I get to the Roseanne crap, let me bring your attention to one Benje Choucroun, a 13-year-old journalist, who asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders what the Trump administration is going to do about school shootings. Sanders very nearly burst into tears. Good on you, kiddo. It should be noted that she didn’t satisfactorily answer his question, though. (And by the way, I happen to know the Benje’s dad. You’re doing a good job with that kid, Gerard.)
Kathy Griffin, infuriated by Sarah Huckabee Sanders name-checking her in Trump’s list of grievances with ABC, responded in a long twitter thread, explaining what happened to her after her ill-advised severed head photo shoot and how the Trump weaponized their followers to threaten and harass her.
So what’s next in the Roseanne saga? Michael Caputo, a former Trump aide, wants her to join his new streaming service for conservatives, which yes, please, go.
Meanwhile, ABC is trying to figure out if they can put the rest of the cast in a new series. It can’t just be Roseanne minus Roseanne because Barr would still financially benefit from that. Instead, it would have to be a completely new concept.
Roseanne insists she isn’t a racist, you guys, just her tweets are.
Meanwhile, never forget the true victim of all of this. He sure hasn’t.
(By the way, Brian Ross was suspended and here’s the ABC apology for his report.)
Hey, Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” and now people are SO MAD AT HER. I suspect I know how Bee feels about this:
Becca the Bachelorette has responded to the whole controversy surrounding
Chris Farley Garrett liking Instagram memes about throwing immigrant children over the border, and David Hogg being a crisis actor and its … not great.
“I can’t fault on anyone for what they believe and who’s to say that anyone is truly what they believe in if they just double tap. I can’t speak to that because that’s just not me. I am a strong woman and I do believe in certain things, but again, that’s what’s so great about our country — everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”
Sesame Street has already lost its lawsuit against The Happytime Murders. (And, by the way, my husband made Fred the puppet lawyer his lock screen on his phone.
Bill Cosby’s victim who finally brought him to justice, Andrea Constand, tells her story on Dateline tomorrow night.
Mario Batali has been accused of inappropriate touching by seven additional women. David Chang says the story is “weighing heavily” on him and that the restaurant community needs a “stronger moral compass.” Yes, and it ain’t just the restaurant business.
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- You Know You Want This, an anthology series based on the short stories of Kristen Roupenian, and helmed by The Leftovers writers Carly Wray and Lila Byock, is being developed at HBO. Yes, please.
- Grant, a docuseries about Ulysses S. Grant, has been greenlit at History.
- HBO is working on a documentary about the rise and fall of Theranos.
- Keanu Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim are joining Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe. The film stars Ali Wong and Randall Park. Also joining the cast are Michelle Buteau, Vivian Bang, Karan Soni, Charlyne Yi, James Saito, Lyrics Born, and Susan Park.
Mark Your Calendars
- Our Cartoon President returns on Showtime on July 15.
- Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano will premiere on Comedy Central on June 1.
- I don’t know that this … belongs here? But The Magic Order, Netflix’s “first comic book” will be available in comic book stores on June 13 … and there’s a trailer?
Frank Doubleday, Actor (and interestingly the father of actresses Portia Doubleday [whom you know from Mr. Robot] and Kaitlin Doubleday [whom you know from Empire])
NBA Finals: Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh. 7:30 p.m., ABC
Starship Troopers: Come on you apes, you wanna live forever? 10:20 p.m., Logo
Terms of Endearment: In case you were looking for a good cry. 6 p.m., Showtime 2
Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Claire Danes, Jason Mitchell, Pusha T
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