This morning a crazy man drove his truck into a local Fox station in Dallas, placed a suspicious package at their door and began distributing papers all over the place while screaming about “high treason.” More reporting suggests that this was about an officer-involved shooting and not about the media in particular. So calm down, everyone! Nothing to worry about! Everything is fine! This is normal now!
In completely unrelated news, the President of Twitter is SO MAD about Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, Fear: Trump in the White House, and is having yet another twantrum:
He’s so mad, he’s retweeting himself (because I suspect this was the first time he saw these tweets):
If you haven’t read some of the pieces about what the book claims, do yourself a favor and do that now. Woodward will have his first interview on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend.
President Worms for Brains also attacked Chuck Todd for some reason?
And as I’m sure you know, Nike decided to wade into the culture war by making Colin Kaepernick the face of their Just Do It campaign, infuriating racists everywhere. Dummies are busy cutting the swooshes off of their socks and setting their shoes on fire, and obviously, Racial-Firestarter-in-Chief couldn’t resist taking the bait:
“The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity. We embrace the role and responsibility of everyone involved with this game to promote meaningful, positive change in our communities,” said Jocelyn Moore, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs in a statement. “The social justice issues that Colin and other professional athletes have raised deserve our attention and action.”
And all of this would be mildly amusing if the Republican-held Senate weren’t right this second trying to cram through a nomination for the Supreme Court without releasing hundreds of thousands of his documents, after unconstitutionally holding a Democratic President’s Supreme Court nominee hostage, and while the man who nominated him is not just an unindicted co-conspirator in a crime but actually committed an impeachable offense on his Twitter account by demanding that the Justice Department not prosecute political allies. JUST TWO DAYS AGO:
After the whole “Look at this Cosby Show actor working at Trader Joe’s” kerfuffle, Geoffrey Owens had to quit said Trader Joe’s job. Fortunately, there are people out there like Tyler Perry who are willing to step up and offer him a role, and hopefully there will be more on the way.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse just released their first proper trailer (see below in Dates), so now’s as good a time as any to remind yourself where all the characters in “Murder House” and “Coven” left off.
This video is a perfect love letter to The Office.
Apparently, there was going to be a Rick & Morty pop-up bar in Washington D.C., but it wasn’t official and the guys behind it were threatened with a lawsuit by Cartoon Network. So now, obviously, clearly, GWAR is going to go into the bar and destroy a bunch of potentially copyright-infringing Rick & Morty art as a performance piece and the world is a really weird place.
Speaking of: “’Imagine, bears aren’t idiots,’” said Dmitri S. Peskov, Mr. Putin’s press secretary, a studio guest, when asked if trips into the mountains were dangerous. “’If they see Putin, they will behave properly.’”
You don’t have to worry about Princess Carole’s career anymore, Bethenny, she’s found a new job.
The Super Bowl will be streamed all over the place, apparently.
Sex Monster News
Boy, this Ronan Farrow/NBC fight … Farrow responded to Andy Lack’s report claiming that his Weinstein story wasn’t ready …
And was backed up by his producer Rich McHugh …
… as well as Emily Nestor, a Weinstein Company assistant and one of Weinstein’s accusers who had agreed to be interviewed on camera, contrary to NBC and Andy Lack’s claims:
And turning this into a true circus, President Grab ‘Em by the Pussy has decided that he cares about sexual harassment all of a sudden and decided to tweet-threaten NBC’s broadcasting license over it. I hate 2018.
2018 is garbage.
- Law & Order: Hate Crimes is a thing that will be happening at NBC. This seems …. fraught.
- Capital, a crime drama, has been ordered by NBC.
- Family Friendly, a comedy about working moms, has been ordered as a pilot at ABC.
- ABC also ordered a drama about a criminal justice system run by women of color.
- The Beast Must Die is being adapted by BBC.
- Hunters in the Dark has been ordered by BBC.
- Henry Cavill will star in Netflix’s The Witcher series. He is very handsome and has said some very stupid things about sexual harassment but is so handsome.
- Dermot Mulroney is going to have a recurring role on Station 19.
- Craig Melvin has joined The Today Show as their news anchor.
- Tracee Ellis Ross will host the American Music Awards again.
- Sinqua Walls will star in American Soul on BET.
- Anthony Jeselnik is going to star in a new Comedy Central comedy.
- Nancy McKeon is going to be on Dancing with the Stars.
- Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi, and Brian Geraghty will star in USA’s Briarpatch.
- Keith Carradine will return to The Big Bang Theory.
- Richard Gant and Tucker Albrizzi are joining Mr. Iglesias on Netflix.
- Samantha Ware, Juan Castano, Keith Powers, and Saamer Usmani will join the cast of What/If on Netflix.
- Kali Rocha has been upped to a series regular on Man with a Plan on CBS.
- Danika Yarosh has been cast in Greenhouse Academy on Netflix, replacing Grace Van Dien. This is a show I have never heard of and yet it has been on Netflix for two seasons already. Huh.
Mark Your Calendars
- American Horror Story: Apocalypse will debut next week, September 12 on FX.
- So now we know what happened to Frank Underwood on House of Cards. It returns on Netflix on November 2.
- Doctor Who will debut on October 7 on BBC.
- Will & Grace will return on October 4 on NBC and is someone getting married?
- 22 July will premiere on Netflix on October 10. It tells the story of that horrific terroristic attack on a leadership camp for teens in Norway back in 2011, and I don’t think I can do this one. The trailer had me in tears.
- Bojack Horseman will return on Netflix on September 14.
- Made in Mexico will debut on Netflix on September 28.
- Reversing Roe will begin streaming on Netflix on September 13.
- Relatable, Ellen Degeneres’ standup special for Netflix, will debut on December 18
- Expedition Unknown will explore the recent discovery of the missing ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz on Discovery tonight.
- Pistorius will debut on Prime Video on September 6.
- Crisis on Wall Street: The Week That Shook the World will debut on CNBC on September 12.
- Freeform has released their “31 Nights of Halloween” schedule.
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The Real Housewives of New York City: The ladies wrap this nonsense up in the third part of the reunion. Bye, ladies, bye. 7 p.m., Bravo
The Real Housewives of Dallas: There’s a pageant? Against LeeAnne and D’Andra? I am intrigued and not at all surprised. 8 p.m., Bravo
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The gang is back, minus Dennis, plus a Dennis sex doll. Season premiere. 9 p.m., FXX
Watch What Happens Live: HOLY SHIT, THE COUNTESS. 10 p.m., Bravo
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