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?
A BEER on STAGE?
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) January 6, 2020
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:
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.
— Sarah Staley (@notacatladyyet) January 6, 2020
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.
Martin Scorsese doesn’t like Netflix’s algorithms. Too bad. The future is here, Marty.
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.)
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He was my best work. A list of adjectives don’t do him justice. There is no justice. I am the luckiest person who ever lived in that I got to spend so much time and help grow this brilliant, funny, truly kind and thoughtful person-man-boy. My baby. My golden child. My beautiful boy. I don’t understand what life is now without him in the world. I don’t understand where he’s gone. And I’m broken. How is this real?
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.
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.
- The Offenders, a Stephen Merchant series, is in development at Amazon and BBC.
- Gretchen Carlson will host an interview show produced by Blumhouse TV.
- 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.
- The Goop Lab will debut on Netflix on January 24.
- Chris Watts, Colorado Killer Dad: The Friends Speak and Jeffrey Epstein & Prince Andrew: The True Story will premiere on Reelz on January 25.
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
Manifest: DO NOT TOY WITH ME. GIVE ME MORE TERRIBLE CGI WOLVES OR GET ME OFF OF THIS RIDE. Season premiere. 9 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
- 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
|Bob Hearts Abishola
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