Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett got into some kind of fight over the Trump tapes this weekend … and no one managed to tape it.

Before we get to it, the poll on my hate-watch closes in less than a week. Have you voted? Have you voted a bunch? Why not vote again?

Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett were involved in some sort of scuffle last night at a pre-Emmy party. It’s unclear exactly what happened, but it sounds like Arnold and Burnett arrived roughly at the same time and shoving ensued.

Some background details if you haven’t been paying attention because why should you? Mark Burnett is the producer of The Apprentice, and Arnold, a one-time contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, has been pressuring Burnett to release the legendary Trump tapes featuring President Grab ‘Em by the Pussy using the N-word and other racial slurs and talking about women in less than pleasant ways. Arnold is, in fact, the host of an upcoming Viceland show, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold, which debuts next week (so do keep that in mind).

Arnold claims that Burnett tried to choke him:

Burnett’s wife Roma Downey posted a picture of a bruise on her hand that she claims she suffered in the chaos:

Arnold is calling bullshit — literally — on that:

But the most intriguing part of this entire story is that in the aftermath of the fight, Arnold was going around telling people that he has turned over the Trump tapes to Ronan Farrow — the center of ALL of the stories in this post — just this weekend.

The Weather Channel defended this nonsese with “concrete.” LOL OK.

Meanwhile, WCTI in North Carolina had to evacuate as the station flooded. (KHOU knows a little something about that here in Houston.)

Hey, they’re threatening us with another decade of The Walking Dead nonsense.

Speaking of The Walking Dead and time: the official timeline — which says that only 632 have passed since the pilot episode — works, kinda, even if Carl’s age does not. WE HAVE EYEBALLS, YOU GUYS. WE CAN SEE THAT HE HAS AGED 8 YEARS, Y’ALL.


Ellen is here to make things better. You might have seen the amazing viral video of “Missy Elliott’s Funky White Sister,” Mary Halsey. And if not, please, I beg you, fix that now:

Anyway, Ellen brought them together on her show last week. (Doesn’t that feel better?)

This is a nice breakdown on why Mike Schur comedies (Parks & Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Office, The Good Place) work: I think healthy relationships, diversity of cast, and the fact that they never punch down can not be overstated.

The kids are alright.

The Golden Globes will be hanging out at NBC for a while.

Congratulations, Michael Gelman, on a very specific record.

What I woud have given for an episode of Parts Unknown with Anderson Cooper.

Christopher Nolan and I are on the same page when it comes to “motion smoothing” on your TV. TURN THAT SHIT OFF, GUYS, IT LOOKS TERRIBLE.

Here’s a look at the characters of Netflix’s upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

The mysterious disappearance of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing.

Y’all need to leave Dan Fogelman’s home alone.

Love is dead.

Stranger Things‘ David Harbour is pretty great.

Matthew Perry, you better get well soon.


Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser revealed her identity in a Washginton Post piece this weekend, and her account of what happened is pretty credible. I will be coming back to this once we know what the Senate is going to do about his confirmation — continue with the vote on Thursday, or investigate the allegation further and allow his accuser to testify before the Judiciary Committee. The bottom line is there is no reason why the same Senate who left a Supreme Court spot empty for nearly a year because it was “an election year,” should rush through a Supreme Court nomination of a man accused of attempted rape some 50+ days ahead of an election.

Soon-Yi Previn spoke out at length for the first time about her relationship with Woody Allen.

“I was never interested in writing a Mommie Dearest, getting even with Mia — none of that,” Soon-Yi tells me quietly but firmly. “But what’s happened to Woody is so upsetting, so unjust. [Mia] has taken advantage of the #MeToo movement and paraded Dylan as a victim. And a whole new generation is hearing about it when they shouldn’t.”

Most of the piece is about her childhood as Mia Farrow’s daughter, which she describes as being abusive, and has very little to do with the Dylan Farrow allegations, even though that is ostensibly why she is giving the interview.

The author of the piece, Daphne Merkin, acknowledges early in the piece that she is a friend and admirer of Woody Allen. Additionally, she wrote a New York Times op-ed back in January complaining that the #MeToo movement has gone too far. Here a very nuanced and sensitive piece about why this is problematic.

Ronan and Dylan Farrow have responded to the piece:

(Also, Woody Allen says he still thinks Ronan is his son, but that he “wouldn’t bet [his] life” on it. Neither would I, Woody.)

Oh good, Sean Penn, the actor accused of violent spousal abuse, has some thoughts about the #MeToo movement. PUBLICISTS: WHY AREN’T YOU DOING YOUR DAMN JOBS?

More on the CBS mess:

Les Moonves is not invited to the Emmys. I SHOULD THINK NOT.

There is some talk (pun not intended) about Julie Chen’s time on The Talk being over.

A look into the search for Moonves’ replacement if you’re an inside baseball kind of person.

Ileana Douglas spoke more about what happened between herself and Les Moonves and why she came forward.

A local CBS reporter in Miami is suing the network for age and sex discrimination.

Snapshots of fall TV shows that have been effected by controversy.

Terry Crews released the apology letter Adam Venit sent Crews and added that “it meant nothing” without a resignation. (Which he got.)

Jon Peters, the producer of A Star is Born has been sued for sexual harassment multiple times.

Asia Argento needs to step the fuck back.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Titans debut son DC Universe on October 12.
  • The Walking Dead returns on AMC on October 7th.


Peter Donat, Actor, played Fox Mulder’s father on The X-Files among countless other roles

Thad Mumford, Writer and producer on multiple shows including M*A*S*H, Maude, Blue’s Clues, The Electric Company, A Different World, What’s Happening and Alf

Frank Serafine, Sound engineer on Star Trek movies, and multiple TV shows


The Emmys: Colin Jost and Michael Che host as TV people give other TV people prizes for making TV. 7 p.m., NBC

An Emmy for Megan: Spoiler alert: She lost. 10 p.m., IFC

Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes: New and archival videos of the cult members if you don’t feel like watching a bunch of celebrities pat themselves on the back. 7 p.m., Fox

Salvation: Season finale. 8 p.m., CBS

Elementary: Season finale. 9 p.m., CBS

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Reese Witherspoon, Lenny Kravitz Late Night with Seth Meyers: Julianne Moore, Sturgill Simpson, Khaled Hosseini, Sean Kinney Conan: Ethan Hawke, Daniel Sloss Watch What Happens Live: Vicki Gunvalson, S.E. Cupp

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Castaways
The Good Doctor
CBS Young Sheldon
CW Supergirl
FOX Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes
NBC The Emmys


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