Whoopi Goldberg shutting Meghan McCain down on ‘The View’ is an early Christmas present for your blogger

The View was ON FIRE this morning. The women were discussing the impeachment, and Meghan McCain was doing her Meghan McCain thing where she talks over everyone else while simultaneously whining that she never gets to speak, when WHOOPI COULD NOT TAKE IT ANYMORE. GIRL, PLEASE STOP TALKING.
I’ve cued up the exact moment right here, enjoy:

Of course, Meghan is having a pout in her Twitter, convinced that she was shut down because she was speaking truth to power and not just being a petulant brat.

Hoo boy, Hallmark Channel really stepped in it: On Friday, the network announced it was pulling an ad for wedding planning website, Zola, which featured a same-sex couple kissing at their wedding. Seems our old friends, One Million Moms, petitioned the network to pull the ads because they don’t think the ad is “family-friendly.” Know how many signed the petition? One million Twenty-five thousand people. When the news broke, other folks were super pissed and called for boycotts, and a number of actresses who have appeared in Hallmark movies spoke out. Also this:

In response to the backlash, Hallmark has announced that they will reinstate the ads, and they’ve apologized to Zola.

In other “what the fuck is going on in here today” news: Orlando Jones gave an interview where he announced he had been fired from American Gods. He says he made the announcement after waiting for Starz or the show to do so:

“And at some point I gotta say something,” he said. “So I just repeated what they had said. All I can say is what I was told. And all what I was told was, ‘angry gets s— done’ is the wrong message for black America, and that the new showrunner [Chic Eglee] writes from a black male perspective.”

Starz and Freemantle are disputing Jones’s account, claiming that Jones’ “option was not picked up” because his character isn’t in the part of the book that they are using for the third season.

Jones, however, has also pointed out that the show has also cut other characters of color, including Salim and Jinn.

On Twitter, Kraish confirmed that he had also been told he wasn’t returning as Jinn. “I can confirm that I wasn’t asked to come back this season,” he wrote. “It has been an honor to play the Jinn and live in his fiery eyed skin. This character has introduced me to so much and I was proud to represent not just the Middle Eastern community in such a positive role you don’t normally see television but also the LGBTQ community that supported this character of color that you don’t see on television.”

What the fuck, Freemantle?

Last week it was announced that Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman were doing a series about the Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 people in Oakland in 2016. However, after a backlash by family and friends of the victims, the couple has announced they would not go forward with the project.

Here’s what you need to know about Dany’s amazing white coat.

This is just a very good piece from TV Guide about how despite being a procedural, Evil manages to be super-relevant. I do love this show.

ABC is partnering with Apple News for the Democratic Presidential Debate in February.

Wondering what the most popular Netflix series in Lithuania is? WONDER NO MORE.

Austin Amelio, the actor who played Dwight on The Walking Dead testified in the stuntman wrongful death suit, and said that it was “the worst day of my life.” Apparently, he was interacting with the stuntman in the scene.

Alamo Drafthouse will be screening the HBO series, The Outsider, and three other series for free. Cool. NOW OPEN AN ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE IN HOUSTON, DAMMIT.


Olivia Wilde is feeling pretty defensive about her role in Richard Jewell. So is the screenwriter, who has lashed out at the Atlanta Constitution-Journal for ruining Jewell’s life. Meanwhile, that asshat Jesse Waters, remaining fully in character, claimed on air that female journalists sleep with sources “all the time.”

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Harvey Weinstein, this piece of shit, he wants credit for hiring women. Just look at this quote from an interview with New York Post:

‘I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago. I’m not talking about now when it’s vogue. I did it first! I pioneered it! It all got eviscerated because of what happened. My work has been forgotten.’

You might imagine this didn’t go over well with some:

“Harvey Weinstein is trying to gaslight society again,” said the official statement from the Silence Breakers. “He says in a new interview he doesn’t want to be forgotten. Well, he won’t be. He will be remembered as a sexual predator and an unrepentant abuser who took everything and deserves nothing. He will be remembered by the collective will of countless women who stood up and said enough. We refuse to let this predator rewrite his legacy of abuse.”

That creep who assaulted that reporter in Savannah has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. He could face up to a year in prison. GOOD.

Two Asian American groups are calling for NBC to sever their ties with Jay Leno following his racist and hacky joke on America’s Got Talent.

Caroline Flack, the host of the British Love Island, has been charged with assault.


  • Star Trek: Picard has been renewed at CBS All Access for a second season, ahead of its premiere.
  • Special has been renewed at Netflix for a second season.


  • Reef Break has been canceled after one season on ABC.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Little Fires Everywhere will premiere on Hulu on March 18.
  • You will return on Netflix on December 26.
  • Power will return on Starz for the final episodes on January 5.
  • The Bold Type will return on Freeform on January 23.
  • The Gift will debut on Netflix on December 27.


Chuy Bravo, Sidekick on Chelsea Lately

Nicky Henson, British actor in Fawlty Towers and There’s A Girl In My Soup

Anna Karina, Actress and icon of the French New Wave


Holidays with the Houghs: Julianne and Derek dance and sing and DO NOT DISCUSS THE AMERICA’S GOT TALENT SCANDAL. 9 p.m., NBC

Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos – Holidays 2019: I don’t know what this has to do with the holidays, but OK. 7 p.m., Fox

This Changes Everything: In this documentary, a bunch of famous actresses, including Ellen Pompeo, Zoe Saldana, Natalie Portman, Rosario Dawson, Heather Graham, Gillian Anderson, Geena Davis, Cate Blanchett, Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, Marisa Tomei, Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker, Sandra Oh, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Chloè Grace Moretz, Brit Marling, Jessica Chastain, Amandla Stenberg discuss the gender divide in Hollywood and what BULLSHIT it is. 8 p.m., Starz

Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special: Jimmy Kimmel interviews the cast of the new Star Wars movie because SYNERGY! 9 p.m., ABC

A Very Brady Home Renovation: Holiday Edition: The kids reunite to throw a holiday party in the newly renovated house. 9 p.m., HGTV

The Neighborhood: The Johnson’s present for Grover is stolen. Fall finale. 7 p.m., CBS

Bob ♥ Abishola: Dottie needs to make a will. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Fall finale. 7:30 p.m., CBS

All Rise: Lola has to defend herself at the Commission on Judicial Performance while also going to holiday parties. Fall finale. 8 p.m., CBS

Bull: Bull and his team need a holiday miracle. Fall finale. 9 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael B. Jordan, Sam Heughan, Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rep. Adam Schiff, Bowen Yang, Tyler Childers
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Aaron Paul, Idina Menzel
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Taraji P. Henson, Lil Nas X, guest host Chance the Rapper
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Kelly Marie Tran, Keri Russell (Note: Airing at 9 PM)
  • The Daily Show: Dan Soder
  • Conan: Ron Funches
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Moshe Kasher, Pete Holmes, Beth Stelling
  • Watch What Happens Live: Kate Chastain, Rhylee Gerber
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Daisy Ridley

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight
Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special
CBS The Neighbor-hood
Bob Hearts Abishola
All Rise
CW Penn and Teller: Fool Us
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019
FOX Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos – Holiday 2019
Prodigal Son
NBC The Voice
Holidays with the Houghs

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