Happy D-Day from your president!
I mean, sure, it’s the 75th anniversary of one of the most heroic days in all of history, a day when thousands of young men died in service of securing freedom for the European continent, but the real thing we need to be paying attention to is that MSNBC is not sufficiently nice to the president during his dress-up party with a bunch of British figureheads. Got it.
Oh, and by the way, President Meglomanic delayed this morning’s D-Day ceremony, leaving thousands — including 90-year-old veterans — waiting for 15 minutes so that he could give an interview to Laura Ingraham.
Taraji P. Henson and Ellen Pompeo have a fascinating conversation about acting, their career-defining roles on Empire and Grey’s Anatomy, and earning what they deserve. Of most interest: Pompeo discussing the toxic work environment on Grey’s for 10 SEASONS, and Henson’s worry as a Black woman portraying a character like Cookie. Really good stuff.
Y’all should probably not travel to Chernobyl. That’s probably a bad idea.
Alec Baldwin will be the target of Comedy Central’s next roast. This seems fitting.
I assume that if you don’t have cable or streaming services, you probably don’t read this blog, but in the event that you don’t and you have heard of and would like to watch The Other Two, it is now available for free on Comedy Central’s digital site. If you haven’t seen this wonderful little comedy about fame and family, I highly recommend it.
As I mentioned a few days ago, When They See Us has shone a bright light on Linda Fairstein, the lawyer who prosecuted the Central Park Five. Since the miniseries has debuted on Netflix — less than a week ago — she has had to resign from a number of boards she was on as the hashtag #CancelLindaFairstein has been gaining traction on Twitter. It should be noted that Fairstein had been living her life as a successful author even after the controversial convictions were overturned in 2002. This is an interesting piece about why Felicity Huffman’s performance helped make the difference, and how ironic it is that one of Huffman’s most important performances has been overshadowed by her own scandal involving inequity.
Sex Monster News
Add Madonna to the list of people Harvey Weinstein was gross with. (Although compared to the other stories involving Weinstein, this is a relative nothing probably because Madonna is too powerful a target.)
The rape investigation against Gerard Depardieu has been dropped by Paris prosecutors.
Gretchen Carlson has stepped down as the board chairman of the Miss America organization. That didn’t last long.
Conan has the solution to men grabbing microphones from women:
- Swamp Thing has already been canceled by DC Universe less than a week after it premiered.
- Langdon, a series based on Dan Brown’s books, is in the works at NBC.
- Over My Dead Body is being developed into a series by Elizabeth Banks for the WarnerMedia streamer.
- A Sammy Davis Jr. miniseries is in the works by Lee Daniels.
- Thelma the Unicorn is going to be turned into an animated musical for Netflix by Jared and Jerusha Hess, the creators of Napoleon Dynamite.
- Fox has changed the name of their upcoming new series Not Just Me to Almost Family.
- Elizabeth Hurley has joined the cast of Runaways on Hulu.
- David Tennant has been cast in Deadwater Fall for Channel 4.
- Ivan Sergei has been cast as Tori Spelling’s husband on BH90210.
- Denise Crosby is set to recur on Suits.
- Corey Fogelmanis, Annie Q., Jessi Case, Julian Works, Philip Labes, and Hugo Armstrong have been added to the cast of an installment of Into the Dark on Hulu.
Mark Your Calendars
- Transparent‘s finale is coming this fall on Amazon.
- Jessica Jones returns for its final season on Netflix on June 14.
- Sweetbitter returns on Starz on July 14.
- Good Eats returns on Food Network on August 25.
- Letterkenny will come to Hulu on October 14.
- A Lie to Die For will air on Oxygen on June 23.
- Top Gear returns on BBC America on July 14.
- Food Truck Nation is going to return on Cooking Channel on July 16.
- Picture Perfect Mysteries: Newlywed and Dead will debut on Hallmark Movie Channel on June 16.
- Mystery 101: Playing Dead will debut on Hallmark Movie Channel on June 23.
Saving Private Ryan: Because it’s the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 6 p.m., AMC
The Cold Blue: This documentary restores footage of the Eighth Air Force and their time serving in World War II. 7 p.m., HBO
Queen of the South: Season premiere. 9 p.m., USA
- Stephen Colbert: Mindy Kaling, Seth Green
- The Daily Show: James Corden
- Conan: Dana Carvey
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