Hey, dummies: masculinity and toxic masculinity are not the same thing.

Gillette released a new ad and it is making some people SO MAD. I guess because it calls out sexual harassment and bullying and asserts that toxic masculinity is the root cause of both:

Yes, somehow people are mad about this ad that asks men to be good people, and call it an attack on masculinity itself. Look at these fucking idiots:

Look, if you associate masculinity with violence and sexual harassment, not only are you the problem but you also grossly underestimate men. Taking this position is to insist that men are incapable of respect or controlling their behavior, and that is just sad. That is just a sad mindset that thinks so little of men. Men who are empathetic and kind are not less manly than men who are violent or dominant, they’re just better at being human beings.

Terry Crews (who is featured in the ad), he continues to get it. He’s my favorite.

Family Guy is going to “phase out” jokes about gay people. I guess it’s a start.

Update on the R. Kelly situation: Celine Dion and The Pussycat Dolls have pulled their songs with him from streaming services. One of his accusers from Surviving R. Kelly is meeting with the NYPD.

One of Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers is ditching him ahead of his rape trial.

John Lasseter gave an emotional apology, addressed female employees and promised to tell women’s stories on the screen at a Skydance town hall. Meanwhile, the head of Women in Animation wrote an open letter expressing her anger at his hire and urging studios to hire more women.

In other TV News


The Daily Show and Derek Waters gave Trump’s version of Ulysses S. Grant’s story the Drunk History treatment and it is great. Reminder: Donald Trump does not drink. (But he does enjoy a good [or 1,000 good] hamberders.)

Netflix is raising its prices again.¬†It’s expensive to put out 700 original shows and movies in a year.

Netflix is launching a documentary about the disastrous Fyre Festival on Friday, but Hulu just launched their own Fyre Festival documentary yesterday without any prior announcement in some streaming shadiness.

NBCUniversal is launching their own streaming service. Just add it to the pile.

Mads Mikkelsen is teasing us with the possibility of Hannibal returning. DO NOT TEASE. JUST TELL ME ONCE IT’S REAL.

Arie and that one Lauren did, in fact, get married on Saturday. Congratulations, guys!

HBO gave out mobster nicknames on Twitter to celebrate the anniversary of The Sopranos and I am so jealous:



In Development

  • Hypnotist’s Love Story is in the works at ABC. It will star Heather Graham.
  • Council of Dads, a drama, is being developed by NBC.
  • The Villainess, a Korean film, is being developed as a TV series by Robert Kirkman’s production company.
  • Belgravia, a period drama from Downton Abbey‘s Julian Fellowes, is being developed by ITV.
  • Thirteen, a drama based on the graphic novel Six (which is just confusing) is being developed as a series.
  • Dog’s Most Wanted is being developed by WGN America.
  • Count of Monte Cristo is being turned into a series for British television.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will debut on Netflix on January 24.


Carol Channing, Legendary Broadway actress

Paul Koslo, Character actor

Pepita Ferrari, Documentary filmmaker


This is Us: Randall’s campaign comes to a close in the mid-season premiere.¬†8 p.m., NBC

Roswell, New Mexico: Liz Ortecho returns to Roswell, in this reboot of the late 90s series, and discovers that basically everyone she knew was an alien. Series premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

Drunk History: Pour the tequila, we’ve got some history to learn. Season premiere.¬†9 p.m., Comedy Central

Corporate: It looks like the boys become middle management this season. Series premiere. 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Teachers: Season premiere. 9 p.m., TV Land

Temptation Island: Oh, hey! This trash is back! Series premiere. 9 p.m., USA

The Flash: Mid-season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW

FBI: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

black-ish: Mid-season premiere. 8 p.m., ABC

NCIS: New Orleans: Mid-season premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jose Andres, Bad Bunny, Jose Feliciano & Ozuna
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: James McAvoy, D’Arcy Carden, Janelle James, Jason McGerr
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: M. Night Shyamalan
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Nina Dobrev, Terry Crews, Jack & Jack
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Ted Danson, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Mitchell Tenpenny
  • The Daily Show: Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Busy Tonight: Linda Cardellini
  • Watch What Happens Live: Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Lala Kent, Kristen Doute, Scheana Shay, Brittany Cartwright


TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Conners
The Kids Are Alright
Splitting Up Together
The Rookie
NCIS: New Orleans
CW The Flash
Roswell, New Mexico
FOX Lethal Weapon
The Gifted
NBC Ellen’s Game of Games
This is Us
New Amsterdam

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