Boy, something was really gnawing at President Omelet Bar this weekend. First, he was SO MAD at Saturday Night Live for making fun of his completely insane press conference announcing his national non-emergency that he himself SAID HE DIDN’T NEED TO DO. AT THE ANNOUNCEMENT. HE SAID HE DIDN’T NEED TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AT THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EMERGENCY. How did we elect someone with such a broken brain again? OH RIGHT, THE RUSSIANS. (Stick a pin in that because we’ll be circulating back around to it in a minute.)
So, Alec Baldwin did his Trump impersonation again, and apparently President Executive Time saw it and it hurt his fee-fees and he tweeted out the following yesterday morning:
A reminder: it has only been four months since a lunatic sent bombs to a number of political and media figures because he believed they were the “enemies of the people.”
You know who remembers four months ago? Alec Baldwin:
ABC News’ Peter Baker also had some thoughts on this:
But the TV-Watcher-In-Chief wasn’t done catching up with his DVR, because he clearly watched yesterday’s 60 Minutes interview with Andrew McCabe, the former FBI Deputy Director. In the interview, McCabe reiterated that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein floated the idea of implementing the 25th amendment against Trump and wearing a wire to record some of the batshittery that he was spewing; that the FBI had valid reason to investigate links between the Trump campaign and Russians; he told about the time when Trump explicitly told his intelligence officials that he believed Putin over them; and he explained that Mueller has all the memos McCabe made recording his interactions with Trump. HE HAS THE RECEIPTS.
Obviously, President Comrade was not pleased about this interview and had a few things to scream about it:
And he quoted Rush Limbaugh in this gem:
Rod Rosenstein, one of the two men the President of the United States is accusing of TREASON and saying should be in jail, is still the Deputy Attorney General of the United States.
So, to recap: in the past 24 hours, the most powerful man on earth called for “retribution” against a sketch comedy show because it hurt his feelings; reiterated that the media is the enemy of the people (“the people”= Donald Juanita Trump); and said that some of the highest ranking intelligence officers should be jailed for committing treason because they may have discussed the potential need to implement the 25th amendment (which last I checked was part of the Constitution and therefore implementing it would be neither unconstitutional nor treasonous) but ultimately decided against it.
Because this story isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, let’s get the Jussie Smollett stuff out of the way. After arresting the two Nigerian brothers who apparently knew Smollett, the Chicago police released them this past weekend, stating that the “trajectory of the investigation” had changed. Some unnamed law enforcement reportedly told CNN and other news outlets that the brothers told them that Smollett paid them to perpetrate a hoax. The brothers also reportedly provided information about buying the rope that was used at a local hardware store.
Smollett is still vehemently denying any involvement, but last I checked has no plans to speak to the police today. Hmm.
I just don’t know, you guys. This whole thing is so ugly and messy and if — IF — Smollett orchestrated this attack, he betrayed both his community and real victims in a profound way. The fact of the matter is, there are a lot more victims out there who are not believed by the authorities, by society, than there are hoaxes. If it turns out that this was a hoax, it will just bolster those on the right who are inclined to disregard the real violence that is happening in this country against minority communities. I chose to believe the victim in this story and I will continue to choose to believe the victims in the future. If that makes me naive, so be it.
In the meantime, we wait and see how this whole thing shakes out.
The Writers Guild Awards were last night and while I continue to be unable to wrap my head around how so many people could be so wrong about Atlanta, I am pleased that Nathan For You got the love it deserved.
No, you can’t copyright a dance, apparently.
These photographs from The Handmaid’s Tale filming on the Washington Mall are … something.
We know more about this Loki series Disney+ is developing: A former Community and Rick & Morty writer is going to be the showrunner and Tom Hiddleston is expected to star.
No Miguel backstory forthcoming on This is Us anytime soon. ~sad trombone~
The upcoming Amazon Lord of the Rings series won’t be here for a while. In the meantime, we have a map.
- The Punisher and Jessica Jones have been canceled at Netflix. They were the last Marvel series at the streamer.
- The Red Sea Diving Resort, a biopic starring Chris Evans, is coming to Netflix.
- Transformers: War for Cybertron is being developed at Netflix.
- Wash Clean The Bones is being developed at Amazon.
- John Mulaney is going to host the March 2nd episode of Saturday Night Live, halleloo.
- Wendie Malick is going to star in the Fox comedy pilot Richard Lovely.
- Ken Jeong is going to star in the CBS comedy pilot The Emperor of Malibu.
- Robin Lord Taylor is joining the second season of You on Netflix.
- Alexis Louder will recur on Chicago P.D.
- Katja Herbers will star in the CBS drama pilot, Evil.
- Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves are joining Showtime’s City of Angels.
Mark Your Calendar
- Veep returns on HBO on March 31, and, y’all, I WAS ONLY JOKING ABOUT PRESIDENT JONAH.
- Barry returns on HBO on March 31.
- Descendants 3 will air on Disney sometime this summer.
- Animal Kingdom returns on TNT “soon.”
- Into the Badlands returns on AMC on March 24.
- Triple Frontier will debut on Netflix on March 13.
Lee Radziwill, Actress, princess, brand ambassador for Armani, mother-in-law of Real Housewife Carol Radziwill, and younger sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Bruno Ganz, Actor
Dave Smith, Founder of the Disney archives
The Bachelor: Wake me up when Colton finally jumps that fence. 7 p.m., ABC
Manifest: “Ben, Grace, and Olive make a devastating discovery.” So, what, Cal has run away again? Season finale. 9 p.m., NBC
America’s Got Talent: A winner is chosen in this wholly unnecessary spinoff. Also, bye, Mel B.! Bye, Heidi! Season finale. 7 p.m., NBC
United Skates: A look at the underground African-American roller skating community. THIS IS SO COOL, YOU GUYS. 7 p.m., HBO
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Shaffer, Wallows
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: John Oliver, Tatiana Maslany, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Jeff Friedl
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jake Tapper, Amy Sedaris, the Claypool Lennon Delirium
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Mahershala Ali, Aaron Sorkin, Julia Michaels & Niall Horan
- The Daily Show: Bing Liu
- Busy Tonight: Kandi Burruss
- Watch What Happens Live: Kristen Doute, S.E. Cupp
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