ABC released photos of the Bachelor in Paradise contestants (at least the first arrivals), so let’s look at their pictures instead of thinking about what kind of Republic of Gilead hellscape we’ll be living in within 10 years thanks to Justice Kennedy retiring and handing control of the Supreme Court to DONALD MOTHERFUCKING TRUMP.
Back in 1997, The Simpsons featured a World Cup final between Portugal and Mexico, and if you had asked me in the final moments of the Mexico/Sweden game this morning, as Mexico was having its culo handed to it, I’d have been skeptical. But then South Korea went and eliminated Germany allowing Mexico to advance, and now anything is possible. It should be noted that at this point, the only way Mexico and Portugal will compete would be in the final.
Jerry Seinfeld said he didn’t understand ABC’s firing of Roseanne Barr, saying, “Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?” He then –AMAZINGLY– added, “But I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push,” Seinfeld said. “That was fresh.”
Facebook is introducing a keyword “snooze” feature to allow you to avoid being spoiled when Game of Thrones returns. (And also to not be triggered if you have to read ONE MORE GODDAMN THING ABOUT DONALD JUJUBEE TRUMP.)
David Lynch would like to clarify a few things.
Sex Monster News
Terry Crews appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to advocate for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, and to tell his own story of sexual abuse. The bill would codify certain rights for victims in all 50 states, including having rape kits preserved. WHICH IS A FUCKING TRAVESTY THAT IT DOESN’T ALREADY HAPPEN, Y’ALL. Anyway, I love Terry Crews.
Meanwhile, 50 Cent posted a dumb cheap meme about Crews on Instagram: “The Instagram post included an image of shirtless Crews with the words ‘I got raped. My wife just watched.’ It also featured a second photo of Crews in a suit with a rose in his mouth with the words ‘Gym time.'” 50 Cent has since taken it down and Crews has taken the high road.
Rashida Jones and Donald Glover teamed up to make this Time’s Up PSA about workplace harassment:
In that same interview where he said that Trump could turn out to be “one of the greatest presidents,” David Lynch also talked about the #MeToo moment, saying that the accusations are “tricky business.” But his comments are more nuanced than that headline would lead you to believe — his thoughts are about the nature of separating the art from the artist, questions that I don’t know that any of us who have given the issue a lot of thought have answers for. So, yeah, it is “tricky business.”
Speaking of nuance, a former girlfriend of Chris Hardwick’s, Jacinda Barrett, posted this in defense of her ex:
This past week I have watched someone I once loved and shared four years of my life with be publicly accused of misconduct and abuse, then swiftly fired and shunned. The accuser’s story bears no resemblance to the one I shared with him all those years ago, but what is of supreme importance here is that every woman and every man deserves a voice. Accuser and Accused. Everyone deserves to be heard. A rush to judgement denies the right to due process; the Metoo movement deserves due process. #metoomovement #dueprocess #chrishardwick @hardwick
I don’t know what went down between Dykstra and Hardwick, neither does Hearst or Barrett or Hardwick’s employers or anyone else, really. Relationships between two people are like that. There isn’t always evidence. It is often he said/she said. And for too long that meant that there was no semblance of any kind of “due process” available to women. There was only skepticism. But thanks to #MeToo, that’s starting to change — and for the first time people are starting to truly listen. People are starting to believe! The fact that we’re even having this conversation is proof that progress is being made, but the responses to allegations like these are bound to be imperfect. Even extreme in some cases. This is new territory — the idea that it’s OK to talk about what goes on behind closed doors, and that women might be believed, that emotional manipulation or sexual coercion are even abusive behaviors at all, and that men might actually face some sort of consequences for their misconduct — and we’re all confronting it together. I mean, I personally may think that AMC was right to put Hardwick’s talk show on hold, but I’m not going call that an act of fairness — I’m fairly certain it was less a moral judgment and more a ditch effort to stave off bad press. When it comes to employers, each one is reinventing the wheel to some extent, and their process is obscure. We don’t know what Amazon’s investigation into Jeffrey Tambor entailed, but we know the result: they cut him from Transparent. And the reality is that while men like Hardwick and Tambor are starting to face career repercussions over accusations like these, the flipside has long been the case: that women who tried to stand up for themselves, women who were assaulted and spoke out, also faced repercussions.
Hell, Dykstra was (allegedly) blacklisted over a break-up.
- 24 Hours to Hell & Back has been renewed by Fox.
- Religion of Sports has been renewed by AT&T’s Audience Network.
- Famous in Love has been canceled at Freeform.
- Oh, Lord, someone is giving Lindsay Lohan her own reality show. What could possibly go wrong?
- Christina on the Coast, a spinoff for Christina El Moussa, has been set at HGTV.
- L.A.’s Finest has been picked up by Charter.
- RuPaul Drag Race stars are getting their own series on World of Wonder’s subscription service. The shows include: Follow Me, Ayo Sis, Drag Tots, Different for Girls, Tails of the City: Pets 4 Pets, Miz Cracker’s JewTorials, His Vintage Touch, Love Bailey’s Slather Studios, and Iconic with Brad Goreski
- Jeremy Irons is going to star in HBO’s Watchmen.
- Idris Elba, Piper Perabo, JJ Feild are going to star in Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie.
- Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner will reunite on Fuller House.
- Alyson Hannigan is going to recur on WGN’s Pure.
- Grace Park is joining A Million Little Things.
- Beau Bridges and Philip Baker Hall are joining Netflix’s Messiah.
- Phylicia Rashad, Akili McDowell, Nathan Logan McIntyre, Isaiah Johnson, Ade Chike Torbert, Jordan Bolger, Cayden K. Williams, and Travis Coles will star in OWN’s David Makes Man.
- Christina Milian, Leona Lewis, and Zulay Henao are joining The Oath on Crackle.
- Stella Baker is joining TNT’s Tell Me Your Secrets.
- Hera Hilmar has been cast in Amazons The Romanoffs.
- Jazmyn Simon is joining Raising Dion on Netflix.
- Callie Thorne has joined the pilot for USA’s Erase.
Mark Your Calendars
- Hey, we know when BoJack Horseman returns:
- Fear Factor returns on MTV on July 17.
- Girl Got Game debuts on The CW on July 18.
- Sugar Town debuts on ID on August 6.
Joe Jackson, Patriarch (and monster) of the Jackson family
The Real Housewives of New York City: Luann deals with the press. 8 p.m., Bravo
Big Brother: Bring in the dummies. Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
The Expanse: The third season finale, and last episode before it moves to Amazon. 8:45 p.m., Syfy
NOVA: “Rise of the Superstorms” — a look at Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the devastation they wrought and what they can tell us about future storms. 8 p.m., PBS
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