You might not have an Equinox Gym membership or go to Soul Cycle, so let’s boycott these Trump-supporting companies instead.

So, about a week ago, the owner and CEO of SoulCycle and Equinox Gyms hosted a fundraiser for President Lard Ass, and the people who spend their money at SoulCycle and Equinox Gyms were NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT, and began canceling their memberships and launching boycott campaigns against the company — boycotts that could have lasting effects. GOOD.

But why stop there? BET has published a list of companies who have donated to Trump’s campaign and vocalized support for him. Time to cancel Marvel Entertainment, Wendy’s and Facebook. (Although that last one just isn’t very practical, I’m afraid.)

Additionally, here are some of your other favorite fast food companies who have donated to the Big Mac Enthusiast-in-Chief you might want to avoid:

I’m just so relieved to not see Whataburger or Popeye’s on the list. In fact, Whataburger has given to an organization that supports Planned Parenthood, and Popeye’s Fried Chicken’s company chair is a big Democratic donor. So if you’re hankering for fast food, spend your money there. Bonus: they are both better than any of the other fast food joints on the list above.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Walking Dead, Lone Star Law and a company that owns two radio stations have been slapped with fines by the FCC for broadcasting and “misusing” the Emergency Alert System tones. Jimmy Kimmel Live! used the tone three times in a sketch and was hit with the biggest fine: $395,000; The Walking Dead used it twice in the “Omega” episode and was fined $104,000; but the most ridiculous fine might have been the one levied against Lone Star Law, when the signal was captured on crew member’s phones during filming.

Stephen Colbert was interviewed on Anderson Cooper 360, and had lots of things to say about the current interloper in the White House, including this: “Our president wants to live in a fantasy world where only the way he perceives the world is the way it is, and only things that  sort of serve his vision, and he’s also trying to convince us that that is the only world that exists. That’s heresy against reality. That is proselytizing for the most selfish and the basest instincts that the American people, like all people, have. But he is not appealing to the better angels of our nature.”

Comedy supernovas, Carol Burnett, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Lily Tomlin, will be honored by The Paley Center at The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends. 

We now know the name of Rosita’s baby on The Walking Dead. “Socorro” means help or relief in Spanish, and she will go by “Coco.” Apparently “Socorro” was chosen by Christian Serratos, the actress who plays Rosita, and it is a name that is passed down through the women in her family. I love everything about this.

Here is more — A LOT MORE — on the theory that The OA hasn’t really been canceled at Netflix. Again: spoilers EVERYWHERE, but it is super-interesting and I desperately hope these conspiracy theorists are right.

Sounds like Bachelorette Hannah Brown might be joining Dancing with the Stars this season.

I posted yesterday about Queen Sansa’s costume, and if you want to know more, HBO is releasing a book dedicated to the Game of Thrones costumes. I recently had the opportunity to see a number of the costumes up close — more on that later — and they truly are spectacular. 

Ellen Barkin addressed that … controversial episode of Animal Kingdom. Don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled.

To promote The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on the first day of Emmy voting, Amazon hosted a sale at a Los Angeles Chevron, selling gas for 30¢ a gallon. It created complete chaos. Traffic was snarled, people waited over an hour to get gas — it took some people 20 minutes just to exit the freeway. So, basically, it was like a hurricane was coming.

On Becoming a God in Central Florida‘s first two episodes are now available:

This is an article about Julio Torres dying his hair. That’s it.

There’s one person who is not a huge fan of the potential CBS/Viacom merger: presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren.

America Ferrera and Eva Longoria were among some 200 actors, artists, civil rights and labor activists who signed a letter supporting the Latino community in these horrific times. “We have been smeared by political rhetoric and murdered in violent hate crimes. We have been separated from our families and have watched our children caged,” reads the letter. “But, we will not be broken. We will not be silenced.”

In Development

  • Gormenghast, a fantasy drama from Neil Gaiman, Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse and Akiva Goldsman, is being developed at Showtime.
  • Drew Barrymore might have her own daytime talk show soon.
  • The Queer as Folk reboot is moving from Netflix to NBCU.
  • Hope, a comedy film starring Audrey Plaza, is set at Netflix.
  • One of Us is Lying, a YA book, is being turned into a series at NBCU.
  • Go West, a period western, has been bought by Fox.
  • The Twelve has been given a pilot order at Fox.
  • Quiz, a drama about a couple who tried to cheat Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is in the works at ITV and AMC.
  • Meet the Frasers has been greenlit at E!
  • Alpha Girls is being adapted into a TV series.
  • The Texting Suicide case is being turned into a true-crime series.
  • Vienna Blood has been ordered by BBC.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones will premiere on Netflix on August 26.
  • 9-1-1 will return on Fox on September 23.
  • Ray Donovan will return on Showtime on November 17.
  • Mr. Mercedes will return on Audience Network on September 10.

WATCH THIS

FRIDAY

Mindhunter: In which Charles Manson gets involved. Season premiere. Netflix

Green Frontier: In this thriller, a detective investigating some murders in the Amazon finds herself caught up in some supernatural hoodoo. Series premiere. Netflix

Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time: We love Jim Gaffigan. Amazon

Ghost Brothers: Hey, it’s a new ghost-hunting series, because we were short on those. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Travel

SATURDAY

The Mule: Clint Eastwood stars in this film as a 90-year-old drug mule with a fondness for threesomes. It was considered one of the worst (and somehow most boring) movies to come out last year. You’ve been warned. 7 p.m., HBO

Zombie Tidal Wave: See, it’s a tidal wave, but made of zombies. Like how a sharknado is a tornado made of sharks. Same idea, really. 8 p.m., Syfy

Reality Bites: Ah, Generation X … we were young once. 6:30 ABC Spark

SUNDAY

Righteous Gemstones: Danny McBride’s new series follows the exploits of a dysfunctional family of televangelists. I can’t wait. Series premiere. 9 p.m., HBO

I Am Patrick Swayze: A loving tribute to one of Houston’s best. 8 p.m., Paramount

Downton Abbey Live!: The Downton Abbey movie is coming out next month. PREPARE YOURSELVES. Premiere. 8 p.m., PBS

Late Night:

  • Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): 50 Cent, Kate Upton

 

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