Hoo boy. Omarosa has the receipts and she is NOT PLAYING AROUND.
So, as I’m sure you’re aware, Omarosa has been going on any and every show to promote her book and talk shit about President Racist and his administration, and boy howdy, the Tweeter-in-Chief is UNHAPPY.
One of Omarosa repeated points is that the rumored tapes from the set of The Apprentice of Donald Janelle Trump using the N-word and other racial slurs exists. Our esteemed President says “nuh-uh.”
As for Mark Burnett, he’s not talking to the press, thanks.
However, maybe we should follow the money.
Anyway, in response to Trump’s denials of the tape, Omarosa gave CBS This Morning a recording of Trump staffers, Katrina Pierson and Lynne Patton — who interestingly are also both black women — discussing the Apprentice tape with Omarosa. Pierson, referring to Trump, says, “he said it…No, he said it. He’s embarrassed.”
Either in response to this story — or maybe in response to everything in general — President Feckless Blowhard tweeted this gem this morning:
Soooo… to prove he’s not a racist, he calls a black woman a “dog.” Got it.
He also tweeted that he made Omarosa sign a non-disclosure agreement:
But the thing is, as a public employee, she isn’t subject to non-disclosure agreements because The First Amendment. This is why they are going to try to go after her using the NDA she signed while working on the campaign, not for the White House (but they did make her sign one to work at the White House to make President Dummy feel better). But also, taking someone to arbitration over violating a non-disclosure agreement is maybe not the best way to suggest that person is lying?
Of course, at the end of the day the irony of all of this is that even if this alleged Apprentice tape does materialize, it won’t change a thing. If the Access Hollywood tape made no difference, if “shithole countries” made no difference, if Charlottesville made no difference, if tearing children away from their parents and throwing them in cages made no difference, why should we believe this magical N-word tape is going to make a single bit o f difference?
In other non-Omarosa News
Here is a complete list of Apple’s TV projects. Is it weird that they all sound great?
Granted, it’s only Tuesday, but this is the best thing that has happened this week:
Conan is going to cut musical acts when it moves to a half-hour format in 2019.
Ausiello is hinting that a recently canceled show is on the verge of being saved. So what show is it? The leading contenders appear to be Shadowhunters and Code Black. (But personally, I’m holding out hope for People of Earth.)
Presenting: The Worst Moment of This Man’s Life:
To be fair to him, he explained himself in a Twitter thread, and it’s both funny and a little heartbreaking.
If you’re curious about Jordan Peele’s upcoming projects, this excellent Vanity Fair piece is enlightening.
Documentary Now! is going to spoof Original Cast Album: Company, a documentary about the making of Stephen Sondheim’s musical starring Elaine Stritch, and it’s going to star so many amazing people, including my boyfriend John Mulaney and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
What shows linger on your DVR? Unfortunately for me, my DVRs seem to crap out on me every five years or so — most recently about four months ago, and so I can’t claim to have anything from too far back. And I’m still angry at having lost Lemonade in that last instance.
Please make Samantha Bee a presenter, Emmys.
Pauley Perrette is upset with you, Family Feud.
Oh dear, Marie Avgeropoulos from The 100 was arrested for felony domestic abuse by her boyfriend — although he apparently didn’t know she’d be arrested and plans to not press charges.
Congressman Keith Ellison’s former girlfriend has alleged that he abused her. Ellison is denying the claims.
WWE is looking into an old allegation against wrestler Randy Orton that he would expose himself to new writers in a particularly horrible way.
Nerdist put out a weird statement in the wake of restoring Chris Hardwick’s name to the masthead, making sure everyone knows that he hasn’t been with them since 2017:
- Castle Rock has been renewed for a second season at Hulu.
- Knightfall has been renewed by History, and Mark Hamil will be joining the cast.
- Dr. Pimple Popper has been renewed by TLC.
- Faster Car has been renewed at Netflix.
- America Says has been renewed at Game Show Network.
- The Middle spinoff about Sue Heck has been greenlit, and it will focus on her moving to Chicago.
- Old City Blues, a series based on a graphic novel and produced by and starring Kerry Washington, has been ordered by Hulu.
- Prodigy is the second comic book franchise from Mark Millar that Netflix has set.
- The Art of More is being developed for NBC.
- Hyperdrive and Car Masters: Rust to Riches have been ordered by Netflix.
- Festival Crusader with Ian Ziering is being developed by someone who thinks what we want is more Ian Ziering.
- Coins For Christmas has been ordered by TV One.
- Stormy Daniels, Kirstie Alley, and a bunch of people you’ve never heard of will star on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother.
- Ethan Peck is your new Spock.
- Michael Angarano is going to be Jack’s brother on This is Us.
- Abraham Lim is joining the cast of The Fix on ABC.
- Barbara Crampton has been cast in Channel Zero.
- Maddison Brown is joining the cast of Dynasty.
- Jeff Perry is returning to Grey’s Anatomy.
- OOH, COULD COUSIN MATTHEW SOMEHOW BE IN THE DOWNTON ABBEY MOVIE? Probably not, BUT STILL.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Romanoffs will debut on Amazon on October 12 and it stars everyone.
- Marvel’s Runaways will return on Hulu on December 21.
- Light as a Feather will debut on Hulu on October 12.
- Atypical will return on Netflix on September 7.
- One Dollar will debut on CBS All Access on August 30.
- The Resident returns on Fox on September 24.
- City of Joy will debut on Netflix on September 7.
- Aloha Builds will debut on DIY on September 10.
- Big Food Truck Tip will debut on Food Network on September 19.
- Bug Bites will premiere on Smithsonian on August 27.
Bachelor in Paradise: Venmo’s gonna get some. 7 p.m., ABC
America’s Got Talent: America gets their shot at the first 12 of 36 acts. 7 p.m., NBC
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: In the season finale, Zimmern explores the history of the Underground Railroad and eats food typical of what slaves would have eaten. 8 p.m., Travel Channel
The Terminator: I am always appreciative of stories that understand and respect time travel paradoxes. LOOKING AT YOU, LOOPER. 4:30 p.m., IFC
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Milo Ventimiglia, Rhett & Link, YG featuring Big Sean & 2 Chainz Late Night with Seth Meyers: Spike Lee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rhea Seehorn The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Mark Wahlberg, Sen. Bernie Sanders The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ruby Rose, Mayim Bialik, Ben Simmons, Florida Georgia Line Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tracee Ellis Ross, Dr. Sandra Lee, CHVRCHES The Daily Show: Omarosa Manigault Newman
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|NCIS: New Orleans
|NBC||America’s Got Talent