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Oh shit: Big Little Lies was recut and edited without director Andrea Arnold’s knowledge. Apparently, she was initially given free rein and creative control but then HBO and David E. Kelly brought in another director, Jean-Marc Valleé, who took over the direction of the show and cut a bunch of Arnold’s work. “The decision was pegged to showrunner David E. Kelley, who reportedly sought to maintain a consistent visual style throughout the two seasons.” Reportedly, Arnold is “heartbroken” about the decision. NOT COOL, HBO.
Hey, it’s Moon Landing Week: 50 years ago on Saturday, the Apollo 11 mission landed three men on the moon, which is a pretty big deal to those of us in Houston. (It also happens to be my cousin’s 50th birthday, and I’m still disappointed in my aunt for not naming him “Apollo.”) Anyway, three reels of the only surviving first-generation recordings of the moon walk will be auctioned off on Saturday and are expected to fetch over $1 million.
The Russo Brothers, the guys who directed Avengers: Infinity War, just teased their appearance at Comic-Con with audio of Troy and Abed rapping on Community. WHAT IS HAPPENING? ARE THEY GIVING US MORE COMMUNITY? IS THIS THE FAMOUS MOVIE? ARE TROY AND ABED FINALLY REUNITED?
Some of Bob Ross’s paintings were added to the Smithsonian, but there is no plan to display them as of now. So where are the rest of Ross’s paintings? The New York Times found out.
The Walking Dead is apparently bringing Maggie’s boyfriend in the comics on the show. Yeah, OK, but what about Maggie herself?
Pottery Barn is going to release a Friends-inspired line of furniture and accessories, and yes, there will be an apothecary table.
Jon Favreau has revealed that he is working on season two of The Mandalorian for Disney+. Apparently, the series looks terrific, in large part because Disney is sparing no expense on it — Game of Thrones money, according to the Wall Street Journal. In not-exactly-related news, Disney has announced the opening date for their new Star Wars ride, Rise of the Resistance (December 5 at Disneyworld Hollywood Studios; January 17 at Disneyland). Reports have been that the Imagineers are having difficulty making the ride work consistently because it is so technologically advanced — so either they have managed to work out the bugs or Disney is applying pressure to them as Disney+ launches on November 12, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens on December 20, and I suspect they want to capitalize on all the excitement surrounding the new Star Wars content they will be putting out there.
And speaking of Disney+, Disney is shutting down the FX Plus streaming service ahead of launching Disney+.
And Pretty Little Liars is the next series that is going to be pulled from Netflix so as to move to HBO Max when it launches in 2020.
Stranger Things and The Shape of Water are spoofed in this poster for The Simpsons Treehouse of Terror XXX, which also happens to be episode 666.
There was a pretty massive blackout yesterday in New York City, for reasons, and I’m not a Broadway person but this impromptu performance from the cast of Hadestown was WONDERFUL:
Ugh, I don’t want to talk about President Racist’s hideous “Go Back to Where You Came From” tweets, not because I don’t want to criticize him, but because it’s EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS US TO DO, to talk about him. Also, I think it might have been an attempt to deflect the media’s attention from Mike Pence’s failed P.R. stunt in which he went to a
concentration camp detention center here in Texas to prove that conditions were fine, but instead revealed just how badly we are treating people, and discussing the tweets without mentioning this is a mistake:
But what I will say about the tweets is 1. it is AWFULLY RICH for someone who’s entire presidential campaign was based on the idea that America was terrible, an embarrassment, that the rest of the world was “laughing” at us, that we need to “Make America Great AGAIN,” to accuse anyone else of not being American or patriotic when they criticize this country and 2. at the very least, the one good thing to come from all of this is that the President’s racist tweets forced some — but not all –media outlets to openly call his words “racist.” Of course, over at Fox News, they just laughed at the tweets:
This isn’t TV news, but The Daily Mail is reporting that Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s James Bond movie will feature Lashana Lynch, a black woman, as 007. If this is true, this is going to upset SO MANY CRYBABY MEN and I AM HERE FOR IT.
Oh, look, it’s already started.
Ah, white male tears, they are delicious.
Fox News co-host Tyrus sent gross messages to his co-host, Britt McHenry, demanding that she “pull [her] boobs out” and threatening to “send [her] another dick pic.” And also this incomprehensible one: “I love the fact your always working if we ever had sex I feel like after an orgazzum you say speaking of feeling good did see the story on the puppy rescue we should do a segment on it hand me my phone.” [SIC ALL OF IT] He has not been suspended, and Fox News has said the matter is closed.
- The Serpent, starring The Looming Tower‘s Tahar Rahim, is coming to BBC and Netflix.
- TrafficKing, a book about Jeffrey Epstein, is being turned into a TV series.
- Because the Night, a four-part “ghost murder drama” from the creator of Luther, is coming to ITV
- Crazy Talented, a superhero series by Doug Liman, is being developed at Quibi.
- Kyle Bornheimer and Jessica St. Clair have joined the cast of Avenue 5 on HBO. (Yay! They’re both terrific!)
- Aya Cash is in talks to join The Boys on Amazon.
- Colin O’Donoghue is joining The Right Stuff miniseries on Nat Geo.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Deuce will return for its final season on HBO on September 9.
- Alaskan Bush People will return on Discovery on August 4.
- In the Cut will premiere on Bounce on July 15.
Stephanie Niznik, Actress on Everwood and Star Trek: Insurrection.
Charles Levin, Actor on Seinfeld and Night Court.
Gary Le Mel, Music supervisor on many movies, including The Bodyguard.
Pernell Whitaker, Boxer
Emily Hartridge, YouTube personality
So You Think You Can Dance: The dancers head to the Academy where all the amazing hop-hop dancers are savagely cut because they can’t paso doble. 8 p.m., Fox
Groundhog Day: Because sometimes you just want to watch Bill Murray make a groundhog drive a truck. 8 p.m., Sundance
The Bachelorette: Y’ALL, IT’S FINALLY HERE, THE EPISODE WHERE HANNAH SCREAMS AT LUKE FOR SLUT-SHAMING HER. IF YOU WATCH ONE EPISODE THIS SEASON, MAKE IT THIS ONE. 7 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Joel McHale, Fran Lebowitz, Denzel Curry
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Laura Dern, Megan Rapinoe, Catherine Cohen, Raghav Mehrotra
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ricky Gervais, X Ambassadors
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Shailene Woodley, Mike Epps, Garth Brooks
- The Daily Show: To be announced
- Watch What Happens Live: Kate Chastain, Aesha Scott
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