The best thing about last night’s Golden Globes was a tank top. The end.

I’m not doing a Golden Globes post. As you might have noticed elsewhere on FW, I’ve spent the weekend catching up with Bachelor in Paradise ahead of tonight’s The Bachelor premiere (the anticlimactic BiP finale is forthcoming!), and I just can’t do everything. Also, I don’t care about the Golden Globes and no one can make me. That said, a few notes about the only notable things from last night’s show:

If host Ricky Gervais doesn’t give a shit about the show, why should I?

For me, the highlight of the night was Michelle Williams’ powerful speech about women’s right to choose and urging women to vote. It was a thing of beauty:

Actors also spoke up about the Australian wildfires and the damage of climate change, God bless them, and Patricia Arquette brought up Iran.

Joaquin Phoenix urged people to not fly private planes to Palm Springs to save the environment (wait, do Hollywood people do that?) and dropped a ton of f-bombs. He was so heavily bleeped, you might have missed most of his message. About his fellow nominees: “We all know there’s no fucking competition between us. I’m your fucking student. I can’t believe the beautiful mesmerizing, unique work that you’ve all done this year, but I really do feel honored to be mentioned with you.” Later he added, “Contrary to popular belief, I don’t want to rock the boat, but the boat is fucking rocked.” And now you know.

Ellen DeGeneres won the Carol Burnett Award and delivered a hilarious and touching speech:

And Tom Hanks, high on cold medicine, was rambling and emotional in his speech upon receiving the Cecil B. deMille Award. It was, like Hanks himself, genuine and lovable:

But obviously, the highlight of the night was Jason Momoa wearing a tank top to the Golden Globes. And why was he giving us the gift of his muscles? Because he gave his jacket to his wife, Lisa Bonet, like the mensch that he is. As a woman who is frequently too cold married to a good man who gives me his jacket all the time, let me just say this only makes me love Jason Momoa more. I had no idea it was fucking possible.

In other TV news

Here are all the Instagram accounts for the contestants on this season of The Bachelor, if you want to do that to yourself. And if you want to wash the taste of The Bachelor out of your brain, here are some reading suggestions from The New York Times. No, really.

Are you watching Project Runway? If so, do you think [SPOILER] was eliminated for making that Kushner comment? AND DID YOU KNOW THAT KARLIE KLOSS WAS A KUSHNER? BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW KARLIE KLOSS WAS A KUSHNER. Anyway. Shadiest moment of the year. I know the year is only 6 days old, I stand by it.

Someone didn’t PUMP the brakes! (I choose to believe this is some guerilla marketing for the return of Vanderpump Rules this week, btw.)


All My Children would have been 50 years old had it not been prematurely canceled by an idiot who destroyed ABC daytime. ANYWAY. Here are some fun facts about the show.

Carol Kaye is NOT HAPPY about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel character who appears to be based on her.

Stop it with the blackface, y’all.

Martin Scorsese doesn’t like Netflix’s algorithms. Too bad. The future is here, Marty.

Lee Daniels, the creator of Empire, will host fundraiser for Pete Buttigeg in Beverly Hills. Interesting.

Rip Torn’s family will be hosting memorials for the actor in Los Angeles on January 18, New York on February 2 and in Mexico in March. Torn died in July. (And did you know he and Sissy Spacek were first cousins?) (And something I only learned this New Year’s Day: Torn’s father is responsible for popularizing the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas on January 1st.)

My deepest sympathies to GLOW and Orange is the New Black producer Jenji Kohan and her family on the tragic loss of her 20-year-old son in a skiing accident.


Harvey Weinstein is having his day in court today. The New York State trial is expected to last some 8 weeks and he faces five felony counts and is unrelated to the tentative $25 million settlement for some of his other accusers. He answered some questions from CNN via email that you can read here if you are so inclined. I am not so inclined to talk about it any more than that, though. Meanwhile, the L.A. District Attorney is reviewing 8 other cases against Weinstein.

A PBS investigation into Tavis Smiley’s behavior revealed that multiple women felt forced into sexual reltionships with him, some were fired after others learned of their affairs, he was gropey and highly inappropriate (asking women their bra sizes, etc.) and one time answered the door pantless before inviting her to have a threesome with him and one of his producers. Holy hell, Tavis.

NBC Sports has suspended Jeremy Roenick after making comments on a podcast about wanting to have a threesome with one of his co-workers. DUDES: STOP TALKING ABOUT THREESOMES WITH YOUR CO-WORKERS. IT’S NEVER GOING TO WORK OUT FOR YOU.

Terry Gilliam gave an interview ostensibly to promote his new Don Quixote movie but instead spent the entire time arguing with the interviewer about #MeToo and whining about how everyone blames white men for everything. OK, Boomer.

Kevin Spacey settled a lawsuit with the estate of one of his accusers, following the accuser’s death.

A photographer is suing Damon Dash for sexual battery.

James Safechuck’s and Wade Robson’s lawsuits against the Michael Jackson estate have been given new life.


A former Disney actor, Stoney Westmoreland, has violated his parole after trying to lure a 13-year-old boy for sex. GROSS. No.

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been suspended for 81 games for domestic violence.

Time’s Up has released a guide for Hollywood that “covers nudity, auditions, sexual acts and such potential scenarios as a casting director asking for a hotel room visit.” GET READING, ASSHOLES.

In Development

Casting News

  • Dennis Haysbert has been cast as God in Lucifer‘s final season. Well done.
  • Josie Totah has been cast in the lead of the Saved by the Bell revival at Peacock.
  • Victor Cruz is going to host Pop of the Morning on E!

Mark Your Calendar

  • Hunters will premiere on Amazon on February 21.
  • Outlander will return on Starz on February 16.
  • Cheer debuts on Netflix on January 8.


Tom Long, Actor

John Baldessari, Conceptual artist


The Bachelor: ~EYEROLL GIF HERE~ Season premiere. 7 p.m., ABC

America’s Got Talent: The Champions: I guess we’re still doing this in spite of everything. Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC


The Neighborhood: Gemma’s sister shows up for an extended stay on the winter premiere. 7 p.m., CBS

Bob ♥ Abishola: Bob and Abishola try to pull Dottie out of her depression. Winter premiere. 7:30 p.m., CBS

All Rise: Lola is assigned a politically-sensitive trial. Winter premiere. 8 p.m., CBS

Bull: Bull helps a man sue a businessman for abusing him as a child in the winter premiere. 9 p.m., CBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Shaquille O’Neal, Jacqueline Novak, Lil Baby
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, David Byrne, H.E.R., Caitlin Kalafus
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jane Fonda, Tan France, Miranda Lambert
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tiffany Haddish, “The Bachelor” Peter Weber, Pharrell Williams
  • The Daily Show: Dan Soder
  • Lights Out with David Spade: Who even knows.
  • Watch What Happens Live: “Below Deck” 100th Episode Celebration
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Russell Peters, Michael Ealy


MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Bachelor
CBS The Neighbor-hood
Bob Hearts Abishola
All Rise
CW Supergirl
Crisis Aftermath
FOX 9-1-1
Prodigal Son
NBC America’s Got Talent

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