I am, as I suspect you are, over this Omarosa story already. But honestly there’s not much other TV news out there right now because everyone is on vacation, so here we are.
The biggest story from yesterday is that Sarah Sanders said in the White House press briefing that she “can’t guarantee” there isn’t a tape somewhere of the President of the United States using the N-word. Sanders also tried to claim President Racial Arsonist calling Omarosa a “dog” was not racial. What a time to be alive.
Penn Jillette is Team Omarosa, claiming that Mark Burnett absolutely has Trump saying racially offensive things on tape somewhere. However, the interview is very interesting and complicated and I urge you to read it for yourself. While Jillette says:
He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable. I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like “African-Americans are inferior” or anything about rape or grabbing women, but of those two hours every other day in a room with him, every ten minutes was fingernails on chalkboard. He would ask one cast member if he’d rather have sex with this woman or that woman.
… he also refuses to say exactly what Trump might have said, because he recognizes the importance of being accurate about the President of the United States. He also adds:
So when it came to think about supporting him for president, I digested that information from being on the show with him and said, “Absolutely not. He would be a terrible president.” And because I’d been around him and some people cared what I thought, I said that publicly every chance I got — while also saying he’s a good reality show. You want someone capricious and petty and narcissistic to be on your reality show. And boy, I hate to say this, but playing tapes of him doing that job might be unfair. I want those tapes to be used against him, but it might be unfair.
Conservative weenie Ben Shapiro, meanwhile, says that if there is an N-word tape, President Unhinged should face a primary challenger in 2020. Because stealing children and locking them in cages, keeping people out of the country based on their religious beliefs, trying to strip people of healthcare, poisoning our environment, attacking African-American and Latino populations at every turn, lying about…EVERYTHING, and openly supporting Nazis, that’s not reason enough. Got it.
Omarosa also dropped some potentially explosive news yesterday — news that could potentially be much more dangerous than an N-word tape — on Katy Tur’s MSNBC show, insisting that President Treason knew about Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails before Wikileaks released them.
“Did Donald Trump know about those emails before they came out?” Katy Tur asked during her MSNBC hour.
“Absolutely,” Omarosa responded.
“He knew what was coming out before Wikileaks released them?” Tur asked, to clarify.
“Yes,” Omarosa said.
If that’s true …
Omarosa was also on The Daily Show last night where she admitted that she was “totally complicit” with the administration, but also tried to peddle some bullshit about how she didn’t realize “we were gonna lie.” I mean, sure.
Over on Fox & Friends, the “Friends” told President Mike Teavee that Omarosa had “outsmarted” him. LOL.
And if you were wondering if it was illegal for Omarosa to make those recordings? Yeah, nope.
Wait … wait …. Omarosa starred in a Donald Trump-produced dating show? Donald Trump Presents the Ultimate Merger? WTF? How do I not remember any part of this?
Meanwhile, after D’Andra from The Real Housewives of Dallas told TMZ that Omarosa would be “perfect” for the Housewives (she would), Andy Cohen declares he would take a HARD PASS. I don’t blame him.
And, finally, your most depressing fact of the day: 51% of Republicans agree that the “media is the enemy of the people.” Coooooooooooooooooool.
In non-Omarosa TV news
Here are some of the cast of The Good Place talking about what we can expect from the third season. Maybe a 10% smarter Jason?
Randy Barbato, the executive producer of RuPaul’s Drag Race discusses doing ten years of the show, how they create their challenges, doing the show in a politically charged moment, and addresses the move from Logo to VH1. To be honest, I was worried that the move would temper the show a bit. Turns out, I had no reason to worry.
This is Us is going to explore Jack’s time in Vietnam this season. Here’s how the writing staff — most of whom were presumably born after the war was over — tackled the story.
Frank Valentini, the General Hospital executive producer, talks Nelle, that baby twist, and the return of Laura. Without actually giving anything away, of course.
Honestly, I would watch all of these “Queer Eye but” shows. Namely these two:
People are SO MAD at Colin Jost for saying that “fun” movies deserve to win Oscars and while personally I think this whole “popular” category in the Oscars is exactly as necessary as the goddamned ESPYs, like, aren’t there so many other things to be mad about?
Let us now pay homage to the best part of The Americans: the wigs.
Sex Monster News
Thomas Ravenel is out on Southern Charm after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. He claims it’s because the producers “took advantage of him” and “fictionalize” stories. OK.
R. Kelly is going to perform at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu theater — which is ironic because Hulu is working on a documentary about how he is a sex monster.
What NBC, FX and The CW are doing to help female directors and writers tell their stories.
- A Designing Women reboot might be in the works. However, without Dixie Carter, I don’t see the point.
- Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, and Sarah Jones are joining the cast of Apple’s space drama series.
- David Dastmalchian and Rhys Wakefield have been cast in Reprisal at Hulu.
- Queen Latifah is going to host the Black Girls Rock! special on BET.
- Ed Norton, Snoop Dogg and Ali Wong will guest star on Netflix’s Ask the Storybots.
- Travis Van Winkle is joining Instinct on CBS.
- Elizabeth Marvel and Liza Lapira are joining Unbelievable on Netflix.
- Rob Heaps, Zach Roerig, Paul Fitzgerald, Joyful Drake, Tammy Blanchard, Antonio J. Bell and Alison Thornton will join the cast of Dare Me, a pilot for USA.
Mark Your Calendars
- Star returns on Fox on September 26.
- Twisted Sisters will debut on Investigation Discovery on Monday.
- Garage Squad will premiere on Velocity on August 29, but episodes will be available on the Motor Trend App on the 22nd.
Morgana King, Actress and jazz singer best known for her role as Mama Corleone in The Godfather movies
The Real Housewives of New York City: In a completely predictable turn of events, Sonja flashes The Countess’ audience during her cabaret debut. Season finale. 7 p.m., Bravo
The Real Housewives of Dallas: Brandi and her awful husband have adopted a baby boy. Mazel. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo
Sugar: In this new series, music superstars surprise their biggest fans. Series premiere. YouTube
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