Fact about me: I lived in New Orleans for three years — best three years of my eating life — and it is hands down my favorite American city. My family and I go back as often as we can, sometimes several times a year, and I have eaten at many, but certainly not all, of the restaurants Homer Simpson enjoys in this now-classic clip from season 29 of The Simpsons. (You can check out a list of everything Homer eats and where he eats it here.) But my love for New Orleans food pales in comparison to these two Swiss women who recreated the Simpsons sequence shot-for-shot. Color me equal parts jealous and inspired for my next trip to NOLA.
God bless Bob Newhart. I was going to blockquote parts of this interview, but do yourself a favor and read it yourself — it, like Bob Newhart, is delightful.
A judge has ruled that the White House has to return Brian Karem’s press pass while his lawsuit against the administration for violating his First Amendment rights and due process goes forward. Good. Make trouble, Karem.
Speaking of our terrible president, this is a great excerpt from TV critic James Poniewozik’s upcoming book, Audience of One, about the feedback loop between President Gorilla TV and Fox News, if you’re interested.
Yesterday on The View, in the wake of another mass shooting (one that could have been prevented possibly by closing the gun show loophole) Whoopi Goldberg reasonably wondered why we can’t make universal background checks law, but Meghan McCain responded by screaming about people taking away her AR-15s, so what I’m saying is that show is back with new episodes.
Finally, a reminder that I am soliciting which new fall show I should hate blog. If you need to learn more about the series themselves, check out all of the trailers here, and then vote in my poll below. You can vote as often as you’d like for the next two-and-a-half weeks:
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I’m glad Kevin Hart is going to be OK, but his response to Lil Nas explaining why it was important to come out the way he did is some straight-up bullshit. You don’t get to peddle in homophobia and then act like it’s no big deal that someone at the top of their game let the world know he was gay. TRY TO LEARN SOMETHING, KEVIN HART.
Kevin Hart acting like he doesn’t know why Lil Nas X would be scared to come out is like someone who stole the thing you lost helping you look for it. https://t.co/ZmfRNMktel
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) September 4, 2019
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s groping trial has been postponed. He’s looking at potentially a year behind bars.
- Grace and Frankie‘s seventh season will be its last on Netflix.
- A Handmaid’s Tale sequel is being developed at Hulu.
- A Chorus Line miniseries, Hollywood, and a 10-part series about Andy Warhol are all coming to Netflix from Ryan Murphy.
- Saloon, an animated series, is being developed at Fox.
- The Perfect Couple is being developed into a drama for Fox.
- Centaurworld, an animated musical comedy, has been set at Netflix.
- Turkey Drop is being developed for Freeform.
- Earthsea is being adapted into a series.
- The Successor is being developed by John Fusco, the creator of Marco Polo.
- Amazon has set 10 stand-up specials from Australian comedians.
- Bastards, a Richard Gere drama, is not going forward at Apple TV+
- Martha Plimpton is going to star in Generation on HBO Max.
- Christoph Waltz is joining Liam Helmsworth in a thriller for Quibi.
- Glynn Turman will recur on Fargo this season.
- Daniel Henney is joining the cast of Amazon’s The Wheel of Time.
- Eden Brolin will join Yellowstone for the third season.
- Ken Jeong, Nikki Glaser, Caroline Rhea, Adam Carolla will be on hand to roast Alec Baldwin on Comedy Central’s Roast of Alec Baldwin.
- Katlynn Simone, Meta Golding, Wood Harris, and Mario will be series regulars on Empire this season.
Mark Your Calendars
- Watchmen will debut on HBO on October 20.
- Between Two Ferns: The Movie will debut on Netflix on September 20.
- Criminal debuts on Netflix on September 20.
- Blue Bloods returns on CBS on September 27.
- Gold Rush returns on Discovery on October 11.
- Halloween Wars returns on Food Network on September 29.
- Forever in My Heart will debut on Hallmark on September 14.
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The Real Housewives of Dallas: Well, these lunatics are back. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Bravo
Wu-Tang: An American Saga: Basically, it’s the RZA’s Straight outta Compton. Series premiere. Hulu
YouTube Special: A Student’s Guide to the First Year of College: Going to be honest, I’m putting this here for purely personal reasons. But maybe some of y’all have college freshmen, too? YouTube
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Orlando Bloom, Constance Wu, Jack White, Brendan Benson, the Raconteurs
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tracee Ellis Ross, Maren Morris, Carter McLean
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Joe Biden
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Marc Maron, Jillian Bell, Keane
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Dr. Phil McGraw, Method Man, Shaed
- The Daily Show: Bill Hader
- Lights Out with David Spade: Margaret Cho, Steve Rannazzisi, Kyle Dunnigan
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