Last night, President Gots Nothing Better to Do attended a rally in Florida, and the crowd was gracious and friendly to the press, particularly CNN’s Jim Acosta.
LOL, JK, they acted like rabid animals, yelling that CNN sucks and that Jim Acosta, a reporter doing his job, is a “traitor”:
This is hardly surprising, President Dicktator has been training his base to distrust and behave this way towards the press — particularly CNN — since he announced his candidacy in 2015. But it is still appalling that in a universe where journalists are literally murdered at their desks, the strongest condemnation of this behavior the White House could come up with was Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying this afternoon in a press briefing that while the White House does not
condemn condone violence, the press bears responsibility because something that happened back when Osama bin Laden was alive (?) and that while they respect the freedom of the press, they also respect freedom of speech.
Meanwhile, The Inciter-in-Chief retweeted his son The Other One’s dumb tweet:
The shooting in Maryland changed nothing. In fact, if anything, President Wannabe Autocrat’s supporters are appearing to become more threatening towards the media, somehow more unhinged. Another journalist or journalists are going to get hurt again, it’s just a matter of time.
“I’ve covered seven American presidents in all these years and none of them have liked the press,” she said. “It’s always been adversarial. There’s been tensions, but they welcomed it and tolerated it, even during the worst of times even when we went through impeachment.”
“Lord knows Bill Clinton did not love the press,” she added.
As for Sean Hannity, he encouraged Acosta to find his “zen” and cover President Fake News “more fairly.” You know, like he does with his nose jammed directly up his orange asshole. LOL, TRIGGERING THE LIBS BY DESTROYING DEMOCRACY!
Meanwhile, YOU’RE NOT HELPING, MARC CAPUTO.
In other TV news
CNN is going to air a final season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown using footage that was filmed before his death. According to the Los Angeles Times, it sounds like there will be seven episodes: one in Kenya with W. Kamau Bell; one in the Lower East Side of Manhattan; one in Big Bend, Texas; the Asturias region of Spain; one in Indonesia. The penultimate episode will be devoted to cast and crew talking about making the series with behind-the-scenes footage; and the final episode will be about how Bourdain changed the world, and GOD DAMMIT, I AM GETTING ALL CHOKED UP AGAIN.
My very favorite childhood TV show, Fantasy Island, is being turned into a movie by Blumhouse and I am not sure. I am just not sure about this at all. TREAT IT WITH RESPECT, GUYS.
Michael Palin is giving up some never-before-seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail scenes, so you nerds are going to have a whole new set of lines to memorize.
Here’s a piece about the upcoming season of True Detective, set in the Ozarks and starring Mahershala Ali, and I am not holding my breath, you guys.
Sex Monster News
Chris Hardwick has his job back at The Wall and he will guest judge America’s Got Talent now that AMC has closed their investigation.
Benjamin Adams, the former director of business and legal affairs at The Weinstein Company, has had his legal license suspended by the State of California for being a pedophile. And former Weinstein Company COO David Glasser has been accused of making unauthorized payments to himself. Just the best people at The Weinstein Company. THE BEST.
This is fascinating: the original showrunner of Charmed, Brad Kern, has been accused of sexual harassment during his time at NCIS and CBS. The original Charmed cast are now saying that after the show wrapped, he took the most important prop, “The Book of Secrets,” with the promise that he would share it with Holly Marie Combs and they would send it back and forth to each other. He kept it. In December, Holly Marie Combs called him out on it, and demanded that he auction it and send the proceeds to a women’s charity. He has not done this. And now that his name came back up in the Ronan Farrow piece, this story is being brought back out.
Charmed, a show about three sisters working together to make magic, can retroactively be viewed as a crucible of Hollywood feminism, starring activists like McGowan and Milano, with Nell Scovell on the writing staff and serving as co-executive producer. “When I saw Holly’s tweet saying the Book of Shadows was in Brad’s possession, it seemed like a joke,” said Scovell. “I mean it was a book that empowered sisters — literally — and a man felt entitled to take it.”
As for your Les Moonves update: Moonves and his team are accused by Redstone’s team of destroying evidence in their legal battle; Moonves will not face charges from the L.A. DA’s office on accusations stemming from the 1980s; Moonves and Julie Chen have asked USC to temporarily remove their names from the USC Annenberg’s Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center until the investigation is complete.
Meanwhile, CBS ad sales vet, Dean Kaplan is retiring. No reason, I’m sure.
- Love Is ___ has been renewed at OWN.
- The Time Traveler’s Wife is being adapted by Steven Moffat for HBO.
- The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote is being adapted to TV by Steven Spielberg and Hillary Clinton.
- Queens of Mystery has been ordered by Acorn TV.
- A travel-comedy series about Donald Trump’s wall is being developed.
- Nicole Kidman is in talks to portray Gretchen Carlson in the Fox News movie even though she looks NOTHING like Gretchen Carlson what is even happening here. Related: Margot Robbie is also in talks to star as a Fox News producer.
- Timothy Hutton is everywhere these days. He’s joining the cast of Y on FX.
- Brent Spiner is going to be the President on Supergirl.
- Genie Francis is returning to General Hospital, as is Donna Mills, yay!
- Gloria Calderon, the creator of One Day at a Time on Netflix, will appear in two episodes.
- Chris Carmack is joining the cast of Grey’s Anatomy.
- Ryan Hurst is joining the cast of Bosch.
- Jolene Purdy is joining The Magicians on Syfy.
- Sam Huntington is joining the cast of A Million Little Things on ABC.
- Jake Abel and David Barrera are joining Bravo’s Dirty John.
Mark Your Calendars
- The VMAs will air on MTV on August 20. Jennifer Lopez will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
- The Miss Universe Pageant will be held in Thailand and will air on December 16.
- Flipping Out returns on Bravo on September 11.
- Quincy will debut on Netflix on September 21.
- Finding Your Roots with Henry Gates will return on PBS on January 8.
Howard Felsher, Game show producer and doctor who was caught in a game show scandal and helped sustain Family Feud
Jessica Vogel, Former Hell’s Kitchen contestant
Freda Black, Prosecutor in The Staircase
The Real Housewives of New York City: The boat ride back from the island goes poorly and I can. not. wait. 8 p.m., Bravo
The Sinner: Bill Pullman investigates why a young boy murdered his parents this season (BECAUSE CULT) while also being into weird sex stuff. Season premiere. 9 p.m., USA
The Originals: Klaus’ plan to save Hope’s life changes his family forever in the series finale. 8 p.m., The CW
Six: The enemies close in. Series finale. 9 p.m., History
Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party: These two crazy kids are back. Season premiere. 8 p.m., VH1
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