The Kevin Hart controversy continues to elicit responses.
Snoop Dogg told Kevin Hart to smoke a blunt and tell the Academy to suck a dick.
Michael Che defended him on Saturday Night Live by comparing him to … Bill Cosby?
And Nick Cannon dragged Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Chelsea Handler into this mess, pointing out that they tweeted things that were homophobic. The obvious difference is, no one has asked any of these women to host the Oscars. Had they been asked to host, and the Academy requested they apologize for these specific tweets and they then refused in a petulant Instagram post, it might be the same thing.
Look, this just shouldn’t have been this hard. I think we can all agree that cultural attitudes towards homosexuality have changed and changed very rapidly in the past 20, 30 years. Hell, gay people in Texas have only been able to get married since 2015. As such, most people would be understanding if Hart had just from the get-go come out and apologized sincerely. But he didn’t do that! So stop defending him!
This is how you do it, Kevin Hart, and everyone defending Kevin Hart. It ain’t that hard. Unless your masculinity is really that fucking fragile.
As for who should host the Oscars, there’s only one choice:
Here’s what we know about Apple TV’s streaming service — or whatever it’s going to call itself. (Not much actually. It is expected to debut in early 2019, its fare will be mostly PG-13.)
Is The Walking Dead going to pull a Fear the Walking Dead? And will we get the Jesus/Aaron love story WE WERE DENIED? Maybe!
I don’t know if you watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — IF YOU DON’T, WHY NOT? IT’S SO GOOD — but this past episode was a master class in recasting a character.
In other Shows That Are Currently Airing news, Veronica Newell is the best thing about Dirty John and reason enough to watch. And Juno Temple should be in everything.
WAIT, ROBB WASN’T AT THE GAME OF THRONES REUNION? I DEMAND A REFUND FOR THE THING I HAVEN’T BOUGHT YET.
Ryan Murphy describes his upcoming Netflix series, Ratched, which is about Nurse Ratched, as a “feminist horror story,” and compares the character to Hannibal Lecter. OH REALLY, RYAN MURPHY? DID SHE EAT PEOPLE? OR DID SHE JUST TRY TO EXERCISE SOME ORDER OVER A BUNCH OF LUNATICS? Sorry, I just might be the only person on the planet who roots for Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Behind-the-scenes reminder: A Dark Crystal series is in the works at Netflix, and yes, it will be puppetry, none of this CGI bullshit.
So you probably know I hate Family Guy, but this eulogy for Carrie Fisher was actually very sweet:
Oh dear, get well soon, Mel B!
Harvey Weinstein’s argument is that he couldn’t have raped some women because they were cordial with him after the attacks because why would actresses continue to be polite to one of the most powerful men in Hollywood who could make or break their careers? It almost makes TOO MUCH SENSE.
The Ranch finally dealt with Danny Masterson (spoilers if you are a fan of the show and haven’t watched yet), and Masterson urged fans to stick with the series even though he’s not going to be on it anymore.
- Doctor Who has been renewed and will return in 2020. Jodie Whitaker will continue to be the Doctor.
- The Orville and Good Trouble are edging close to renewals thanks to tax breaks.
- Hit the Floor has been canceled at BET.
- Court TV is coming back.
- Ghost in the Shell is being rebooted at Netflix.
- Ratchet, a comedy starring Natasha Leggero, is being developed at CBS.
- Threads, a fashion drama, is being developed at ABC.
- A blue-collar family comedy is being developed at ABC.
- (Future) Cult Classic has been given a pilot order at Syfy.
- Russian Doll is being developed at Netflix.
- The Refrigerator Monologues is being turned into a series at Amazon.
- Queen Sono, a drama, has been ordered at Netflix. It’s its first African series.
- Tom Mison, Tommy Dewey, and Ashley Madekwe are joining Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral.
- Desmond Chiam will star in Reef Break for ABC. It will air in the summer.
- Kelly Jenrette, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri, and Bernard David Jones are joining the cast of the Netflix film Uncorked.
Mark Your Calendar
- Stranger Things will return in 2019.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine will debut on NBC on January 10.
- The Umbrella Academy will debut on February 15 and it looks like fun.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events will return for a final season on Netflix on January 1.
- The Blacklist returns on NBC on January 3.
- Doctor Who will air its New Year’s special on New Year’s Day.
- Kim Possible will air on Disney Channel on February 15.
- The American Meme is streaming on Netflix.
- The Highwaymen will debut on Netflix on March 29.
- A Toast to 2018 will air on NBC on December 31.
- Bleed Out will debut on HBO on December 17.
- Hustle will debut on Vice on February 10.
- “Time’s Person of the Year” will be revealed on The Today Show tomorrow morning.
Luis Valbuena and Jose Castilo, MLB players, both of whom formerly played for the Houston Astros
CMA Country Christmas: Reba hosts, and Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, the Isaacs and Brett Young perform. When did Tony Bennett go country? 7 p.m., ABC
Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night: The a cappella group performs in Las Vegas because what says Christmas better than the strip? 9 p.m., NBC
Arrow: The Elseworlds crossover continues … 7 p.m., The CW
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: … and continues … 8 p.m., The CW
- No Sleep ‘Til Christmas: 8 p.m., Freeform
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: John Mulaney, Vanessa Hudgens, Grimes Late Night with Seth Meyers: Milo Ventimiglia, Jahana Hayes, Lukas Graham, Todd Sucherman The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Bryan Cranston, Doris Kearns Goodwin The Late Late Show with James Corden: Sean Hayes, Ice Cube Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ellen DeGeneres, Pete Holmes, Cole Swindell The Daily Show: Tatiana Maslany Watch What Happens Live: Julia Garner, Stassi Schroeder
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