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.
Dems and Rs alike need to confront the ugly truth: both parties are failing to be impartial jurors. I won’t be quiet, even if the reality reflects poorly on the entire political establishment. I have a responsibility to speak for the 50% that feels media doesn’t represent them.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 16, 2019
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:
Titles Featuring Lesbians Joyfully Existing And Also It’s Christmas Can We Just Let People Love Who They Love
🎥 Let It Snow
📺 Merry Happy Whatever pic.twitter.com/LTwnHogkoJ
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 15, 2019
— Freeform (@FreeformTV) December 15, 2019
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 15, 2019
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.
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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.”
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.’
“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.
- 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.
- Snow Crash is being turned into a series at HBO Max. This is pretty huge.
- People Person, a marriage comedy, is in the works at Fox.
- Bridges, a Latina family comedy, is being developed at ABC.
- Spitfire Sisters, a World War II series from Natalie Dormer’s new production company, is in the works.
- First Ascent has been bought by Netflix.
- Scare Me and La Llorna have been bought by Shudder.
- Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster will host the Singled Out reboot that is coming to Quibi.
- Laura Fraser and Anjli Mohindra will guest star on Doctor Who.
- Roma Maffia and Daniel Breaker will recur on Billions on Showtime.
- Desmond Chiam and Miki Ishikawa are joining The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+.
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.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special will air on ABC on December 14 and then Disney+ on December 20.
- Delicious Ms. Brown will return on Food Network on January 5.
Chuy Bravo, Sidekick on Chelsea Lately
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 15, 2019
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
- 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
|ABC||The Great Christmas Light Fight
|Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special
|Bob Hearts Abishola
|CW||Penn and Teller: Fool Us
|Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019
|FOX||Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos – Holiday 2019
|Holidays with the Houghs