I’ve been screaming at y’all to register to vote for a while now so I assume it’s obvious that today, “National Register to Vote Day,” is not going to be any different.
If you are not registered to vote, do so now. Here in Texas, you have to either mail in your registration or take in person to the appropriate location. To learn where, contact your local election office. If you’re here in Houston, here are a list of locations and times where you can register in person today. Remember, in Texas, October 9th is the deadline to register. The rest of you in other states, LOOK IT UP. IT’S NOT HARD.
If you are already registered, please do me a favor and double check that you are still on the rolls. There have been shenanigans all over the country, including here in Harris County, where people have been purged from their local electoral rolls thanks to the tightening of our election laws by one particular political party who benefits from voter suppression. Not that I’m naming names. I have literally been checking my own status about once a week in recent days, so freaked out that I might be prevented from voting in this election.
Then, learn where you vote, check your local voting dates, and consider voting early. I have always made it a point to vote on Election Day — it made it feel special. But I have to tell you, I am going to vote early this year for the first time. This election is too important to leave anything to chance.
Billy Eichner and friends explain why they didn’t vote in previous elections, but why they are DEFINITELY GOING TO VOTE IN THESE MIDTERMS because it’s like a Childish Gambino video: it’s very important.
MTV launched +1thevote today, along with the online tool: plus1thevote.com
And if you don’t vote in this election, you’re dead to me. November 6, guys. NOVEMBER 6.
While we’re on the topic of Very Important Voting, the polls for The Real Housewives Awards is now open.
Here are two pictures from behind the scenes of Colton’s premiere of The Bachelor because ABC is desperate to make Colton’s season happen.
NBC has named Robert Goldblatt’s replacements, if you’re interested.
Pete Davidson’s got no time for Chevy Chase. Preach, boy.
We are currently waiting for Bill Cosby to be sentenced, which I am sure will happen the moment I hit PUBLISH on this post, but “America’s Dad Goes to Prison for Rape” seems like the perfect headline for our current times.
Brett Kavanaugh did an interview on Fox News last night to defend himself against the allegations he was sexually abusive towards (at least) two women.
OK. A FEW FUCKING THINGS ABOUT THIS.
- The interview was with the woman who defended Roger Ailes and attacked Gretchen Carlson when she came forward, so not exactly a defender of women.
- He claimed he was a virgin through high school and college even though neither of the allegations against him include actual sex.
- A Supreme Court nominee giving a TV interview in an effort to campaign for his confirmation is unprecedented.
- But it is also SUPER RICH considering some on the right were speculating wildly that Dr. Blasey Ford would never testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but instead go running to the media:
I am ready to set everything on fire.
Elsewhere, Laura Ingraham said that Ronan Farrow should have his Pulitzer Prize revoked for … doing his job? OK.
Meanwhile, Michael Avenatti appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show to say that he has a third accuser who will come forward in the next 36 hours or so. Curiously, the very publicity-hungry attorney has turned his Twitter account private this morning.
And then a little closer to home for your trusty blogger, Ted and Heidi Cruz were chased out of a D.C. restaurant by protestors screaming that they believe the women. (Good.)
IT HASN’T BEEN A MONTH, LES MOONVES. GO AWAY AND STAY AWAY.
CAA’s most senior literary agent, Adam Berkowitz, has left the agency amid whispers of an investigation and some sort of “incident” at the Emmys.
The creator of popular YouTube network SevenAwesomeKids, Ian Rylett, has been charged with“lewd or lascivious battery of a minor less than 16.” Gross, but completely unsurprising.
Asia Argento gave her first on-screen interview since Anthony Bourdain’s death, I suppose as part of her attempt to salvage her image. Jimmy Bennett, Argento’s accuser, also gave an interview on Italian TV where he was met with skepticism because the Italians are not known for their nuanced understanding of consent (see also: how they treated Asia Argento when she revealed her allegations against Harvey Weinstein).
- Harlots has been renewed by Hulu for season three.
- The Royals is officially for real dead and gone.
- Ok, so the story here is that the new Disney Streaming service is turning High Fidelity into a series starring Zoë Kravitz in the John Cusak role. But the real story here is that this writer clearly has never seen the original High Fidelity because while they mention that Lenny Kravitz — who was not in the movie — is Zoë Kravitz’s father, there is ABSOLUTELY NO MENTION THAT HER MOTHER STARRED IN THE MOVIE. Lisa Bonet, girl, I see you.
- The Secret to a Good Marriage, a spy drama, is being developed by CBS.
- Why Women Kill, a dramedy from Marc Cherry, has been ordered by CBS All Access.
- PANK, a drama, is being developed at ABC.
- Lifeboat Clique is being developed at The CW.
- Boomerang is being turned into a series at BET by Halle Berry and Lena Waithe.
- Tamron Hall’s talk show is a go on ABC owned TV stations.
- High on the Hog, a docuseries about African American history as told through food, is in the works.
- Bill Burr and Al Madrigal have signed deals with Comedy Central.
- James Lipton is stepping down as host of Inside the Actors’ Studio. He will be replaced with a rotating roster of guest hosts.
- Domhnall Gleeson, otherwise known as General Hux, will be the star of Run, Pheobe Waller-Bridge’s HBO thriller. Yes, please.
- Jason Dohring, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, and David Starzyk are returning to Veronica Mars.
- Kate McKinnon is joining that Roger Ailes movie.
- Michael Vartan will guest star on God Friended Me.
- Mark Tallman, RonReaco Lee, and Malik Yoba will be the male leads on First Wives Club.
- Mollie Quinn is joining the cast of The Fix on ABC.
- Michael Masini will recur on Dynasty.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Daily Show will be live on November 6. SEE ABOVE FOR WHY.
- Making a Murderer is returning on Netflix on October 19.
- Channel Zero: The Dream Door will debut on Syfy on October 26 and holy shit, this show, though.
- My Dinner with Hervé will air on HBO on October 20.
- Wanderlust will begin streaming on Netflix on October 19.
- ReMastered will debut on Netflix on October 12.
- The Sentence will air on HBO on October 15.
- Schitt’s Creek will air its first Christmas special on December 19 on Pop. It will also serve as its season finale.
- Terrorism Close Calls will debut on Netflix on October 26.
- Strange Times, a Joe Rogan stand-up special, will debut on Netflix on October 2.
- Lifetime has released information and dates for their upcoming holiday movies. They begin on November 21.
Al Matthews, Actor
The Gifted: “Reeva Payge purges the Inner Circle of those who disagree with her, and she emerges as their sole leader.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
NCIS: “A month after the Director Vance kidnapping, Gibbs is named acting director in his absence while the team searches worldwide for his whereabouts.” Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
This Is Us: “Randall, Kate and Kevin find themselves on new paths as they each celebrate their 38th birthday.” Season premiere. 8 p.m., NBC
FBI: The FBI fbis. Series premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
Lethal Weapon: Bye, Riggs. Bye, boy, bye. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
NCIS: New Orleans: “Pride fights for his life in the ICU, and the team scours the city for the hit woman who attempted to assassinate him.” Season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS
New Amsterdam: Handsome doctor yells about bureaucracy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
Mr. Inbetween: An ex-con tries to reenter real life and deal with his anger issues in this Australian dramedy. Series premiere. 9 p.m., FX
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson, BTS Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ted Danson, Interpol, Ben Sesar The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: America Ferrera, Nas The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ben Howard Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sofia Vergara, David Alan Grier, Tyga featuring Offset Conan: Norm Macdonald, Judy Greer, Nick Nemeroff The Daily Show: M.I.A. Watch What Happens Live: Tom Arnold, D’Andra Simmons
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