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.
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:
- So You Think You Can Dance has been renewed for a 16th season and escapes death once again.
- 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.
- Matthew Rhys is going to be your new Perry Mason because that is a thing that is happening at HBO.
- James McAvoy will host Saturday Night Live on January 26.
- Alicia Keys is your Grammys host.
- Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, Sharon Stone, and Finn Wittrock are going to star in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series, Ratched along with Sarah Paulson. Damn.
- DeWanda Wise and Jessica Williams will be in The Twilight Zone.
- Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han, Gabrielle Scharnitzky and Emilia Schüle are joining the cast of Treadstone, the USA drama based on the Bourne movies.
- Nancy Cartwright will voice Rufus in the Kim Possible movie.
- Nimrat Kaur and Numan Acar are reprising their roles in Homeland for its final season.
- Bernard White will join Claws on TNT.
- Phillip Rhys is joining The Perfectionists on Freeform.
- Riley Voelkel will co-star in Hightown on Starz.
- Sarah Shahi — who I just posted will be on The Rookie — is also going to be on City on a Hill on Showtime. Well, someone has a good agent.
- Vera Farmiga and Jon Bernthal are joining the cast of the Sopranos‘ prequel movie.
Mark Your Calendars
- Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes will debut on Netflix on January 24.
- After Life will debut on Netflix on March 8.
- America’s Lost Vikings will premiere on the Science Channel on February 10.
- Alaskan Bush People will return on Discovery on March 3.
- Lucifer might premiere on Netflix as soon as April or May.
- Unspouse My House is set to debut on HGTV sometime in late 2019.
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
- 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
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