Y’all, Y’ALL. The 10th season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Happy New Year,” featured a plotline in which Larry realizes wearing a MAGA hat in Los Angeles grosses people out — he literally calls it “great people repellent” in the episode — and he uses it to get out of small talk and lunches he doesn’t want to take. At one point in the episode, Larry accidentally cuts off a hyper-aggressive motorcyclist and to avoid confrontation with a road rager, he puts on the MAGA hat.
This is how dumb our President is: Our imbecile President is so dumb, he didn’t realize he and his supporters are being mocked in this episode, and tweeted this out yesterday:
TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP! pic.twitter.com/DbjZjGzLWU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020
Just to be REAL CLEAR about Larry David’s feelings about Trump supporters, he doesn’t give a fuck if he offends them:
I love Larry David with all my heart and soul. pic.twitter.com/OEDANgVLho
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) February 11, 2020
So Trump just retweeted this despite the use of seven f-bombs and the fact that the video is mocking him-what a stable genius. https://t.co/9ehRMOLZvj
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 11, 2020
Wow, talk about not getting the joke.
Literally 5 min later in the episode: “It’s a great people repellent.” pic.twitter.com/HyoJwxGg7X
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) February 11, 2020
Meanwhile, at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Joe Biden called a young woman who asked him about his performance in the Iowa caucus a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier.” And it’s not the first time he’s used that turn of phrase? And he claims it’s from a John Wayne movie? Except it’s not? Oh, Uncle Joe.
The Daily Show created a Twitter bot that creates Biden insults: @BidenInsultBot Tweet at it, and it’ll fire back at you something along the lines of:
Go hike the pike, you hotso-totso trollywag
— Joe Biden Insult Bot (@BidenInsultBot) February 11, 2020
Why we got ourselves a pickadillin' flutter butt
— Joe Biden Insult Bot (@BidenInsultBot) February 10, 2020
Chuck Todd compared online Bernie supporters to Nazi Brownshirts. DAMMIT, CHUCK, THAT’S NOT HELPFUL.
One last bit of Oscars business: Here are a bunch of stars being excited to meet Jerry from Cheer. Just look how excited they are to meet him! My heart!
Last year, the Trivago guy was arrested here in Houston when he was found asleep in his car ON THE FREEWAY. Apparently, someone had a little too much drinky-drinky. Good news: he took some online classes about drinking and driving and he’s all good now, and his DWI case has been dismissed.
Following backlash for his comments about — threats against? — Gayle King, Snoop Dogg is now saying that his comments, specifically, “Back off, bitch, before we come get you,” was not, actually a threat. I mean, but no? It’s pretty clearly a threat?
A hashtag in support of King popped up on Twitter, #IStandWithGayle, and soon many in the media were using it:
When you are a black woman in this country, you feel threatened, and many times people don't stand up for you. #IStandWithGayle
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) February 10, 2020
Susan Zirinsky, the CBS News head FINALLY made a statement of support of King, and calling the death threats she received “reprehensible.” Note: all of this started after a poorly edited clip seemed to suggest that an interview King had done with a WNBA player was focused on the Kobe Bryant rape allegations. So, you know, this is very much CBS’s fault.
The most powerful statement in defense of King I’ve seen so far comes from the always eloquent Ta-Nehisi Coates:
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Gayle. He has the right words for everything. pic.twitter.com/3Nj0tWyHOR
— Son of Evening Sun (@evening_son) February 9, 2020
- An Ava DuVernay-directed documentary about Nipsey Hustle has been bought by Netflix.
- Mighty Express, an animated series from the creator of Paw Patrol, has been set at Netflix.
- War of the Worlds, the BBC production, will be coming to AMC’s streaming service, AMC Premiere.
- Sean Tretta has signed a deal with Fox 21 Television.
- Alexander Woo has signed a deal with Netflix.
- Bloodlands, a crime drama, is in the works for BBC.
- Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger have been cast in the Swimming With Sharks adaptation for Quibi.
- Josh Peck is going to star in the Turner & Hooch series for Disney+.
- Kayla Ewell has been cast in Batwoman on The CW.
- Gabriel Iglesias and Will Arnett will guest judge on The Masked Singer.
- Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopoulos are joining the cast of Red Notice on Netflix.
- Adrienne C. Moore and Meredith MacNeill have been cast in Lady Dicks for CBC.
Mark Your Calendars
- Altered Carbon returns on Netflix on February 27.
- TCM Remembers Kirk Douglas, an 11-movie marathon, will air on TCM on March 5.
Raphael Coleman, Actor in Nanny McPhee
For Life: In this new series, a formerly incarcerated man becomes a lawyer who fights to overturn his wrongful conviction. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
Cherish the Day: The relationship of one couple is explored in this new series from Ava DuVernay. Series premiere. 9 p.m., OWN
Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes: This documentary chronicles the relationship between Muhammed Ali and talk show host Dick Cavett. 8 p.m., HBO
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Constance Wu, Backstreet Boys, Skip Marley & H.E.R.
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: RuPaul, Stacey Abrams, Maria Bamford, drummer Elijah Wood
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Anna Faris, Michael Peña, Lou Sanders
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Amy Poehler, David Sedaris, SuperM
- The Daily Show: Wale
- Conan: Jim Carrey
- Lights Out with David Spade: Ian Edwards, Tim Dillon, Beth Stelling
- Watch What Happens Live: Backstreet Boys
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Nico Santos, Sabrina Jalees
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