Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave an address at Drew University that has been receiving a lot of attention this morning. Kelly said a bunch of things that are being read as anti-Trump but in reality are just PERFECTLY REASONABLE, including: Lt. Col. Vindman was just doing his job; North Korea played President Pitiful; migrants are not all bad people; that it was a mistake for President War Crimes intervened in the case of Eddie Gallagher; and that we don’t need a border wall that spans the entire border.
Additionally, and for our purposes here, he had this to say about the media:
“The media, in my view — and I feel very strongly about this — is not the enemy of the people.”
He went on, “We need a free media. That said, you have to be careful about what you are watching and reading, because the media has taken sides. So if you only watch Fox News, because it’s reinforcing what you believe, you are not an informed citizen.”
Guess someone isn’t looking to be a Fox News contributor anytime soon!
Anyway, thanks, John Kelly. Very brave of you to speak up now that the impeachment trial is behind us and you are no longer in a position to do anything about anything.
Predictably, President Sore Baby tweeted about it, because he just can’t resist.
Well, well, well, look who’s headed back to the White House.
Here are six theories about how The Bachelor will end this season. Not included is the theory floating around that he ends up with one of the producers. (I personally believe that he chooses Madison but she dumps his ass.)
Liev Schrieber is going around saying that there will be more Ray Donovan. OK, Liev Schrieber.
The Masked Singer is going on tour. (It’s coming to Sugar Land for my Houston readers.)
If you’re one of the six people who are not Netflix subscribers, you can stream To All the Boys I Loved Before for free:
Love is in the air! To celebrate, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is available for anyone without a Netflix account to watch through March 9! pic.twitter.com/mLuHcxlvh7
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 11, 2020
Eric Stonestreet tweeted a very sweet note about last night’s Modern Family:
Tomorrow’s Modern Family. pic.twitter.com/pc4ZRVonKG
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) February 11, 2020
Melissa Joan Hart posted about a Sabrina the Teenage Witch reunion — but don’t get your hopes up for a reboot, Netflix already has that covered.
Here’s an interview with Michael Easton, the guy who plays Dr. Finn on General Hospital about whether he and Anna will make it. But more importantly, he wrote a book of poetry in real life? What?
Snoop Dogg has genuinely apologized to Gayle King for his threatening remarks, in an Instagram message. More than just a much-needed apology, Snoop Dogg also briefly discusses the importance of being able to admit when one has does something wrong and apologize for it, something we all need to hear especially in these trying times.
Jeremy Roenick has been fired by NBC Sports for talking about imagined threesomes with a co-worker, and he’s real mad about it. TOO BAD, ASSHOLE.
In this very good, very interesting piece on Macaulay Culkin, he opens up about his relationship with Michael Jackson and continues to say Jackson did nothing to him. Also, James Franco gets dragged into it.
Comcast shareholders want an investigation into sexual harassment complaints, but Comcast doesn’t wanna and is asking the FEC to block the request. NOPE. NOTHING TO SEE HERE, I’M SURE.
Rose McGowen lashed out at Natalie Portman’s fashion statement at the Oscars, calling it offensive to actresses who actually do the hard work. She added:
“Natalie, you have worked with two female directors in your very long career – one of them was you. You have a production company that has hired exactly one female director – you…I am singling you out because you are the latest in a long line of actresses who are acting the part of a woman who cares about other women. Actresses who supposedly stand for women, but in reality do not do much at all. Of course women in the world will keep buying the perfumes you promote, the movies you make, and think they’re buying into who you are. But who are you?”
- A drama about a bunch of students doing a re-enactment of The Goonies has been given a pilot order at Fox.
- Gone Mental with Lior has been given an order at Quibi.
- Sean Spicer is getting his own series at Newsmax TV. Gross.
- A documentary about Naomi Osaka is coming to Netflix.
- Michelle Visage is getting her own show at BBC.
- The Two Princes is being turned into an animated series at HBO Max.
- Bloods, a paramedic comedy is in the works at Sky.
- A crime drama based on the novel You (not the same as the Netflix series) is in the works at Sky.
- Lauren Graham is set to star as the coach in The Mighty Ducks series on Disney+.
- John Corbett has been cast in the ABC pilot Rebel opposite Katey Sagal.
- Krysten Ritter will star in a serial killer comedy based on SKA: Serial Killers Anonymous.
- Swoosie Kurtz is joining Fox comedy Call Me Kat.
- John Carroll Lynch has joined The Big Sky on ABC.
- Kyle Kennedy is joining the L.A. Mayor comedy on NBC.
- Iola Evans, Adain Bradley, and Leo Howard have joined the cast of The 100 spinoff on The CW.
- Eric Balfour and Janet Varney have joined Country Comfort, the Netflix comedy.
- Paul Adelstein, Medina Senghore, and Gina Gallego have been added to the cast of The President is Missing on Showtime.
- Martin Freeman and Alex Karpovsky are joining the cast of Angelyne on Peacock.
- Thomasin McKenzie, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Frances Conroy have been added to the cast of The Power of the Dog on Netflix.
- Karen Obilom is joining the cast of Doom Patrol on DC Universe.
- Elizabeth Bowen has joined the cast of Resident Alien on Syfy.
- Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey are leaving Days of Our Lives on NBC.
Mark Your Calendars
- Pete Davidson: Alive From New York will debut on Netflix on February 25.
- DAVE will premiere on FXX on March 4.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race returns on VH1 on February 28.
- 9-1-1 will return on Fox on March 16.
- The Letter for the King will premiere on Netflix on March 20.
- True Terror with Robert Englund will debut on Travel Channel on March 18.
- Beef House will premiere on Adult Swim on March 29.
- The Real Housewives of New York City will return on Bravo on April 2.
- The Voice will return on NBC on February 24.
- The Good Fight will return on CBS All Access on February 9.
- After Life will return on Netflix on April 24.
- It’s Justin Bieber week next week over on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
- The Third Day will debut on HBO on May 11.
- Little Big Shots returns on NBC on March 1; The Wall returns March 15; and Songland returns on April 13.
- Spy Wars with Damien Lewis will premiere on Smithsonian Channel on March 22.
- #TeamPluto will debut on Discovery Channel on February 18.
Joseph Vilsmaier, German film director
Narcos: Mexico: Season two. Netflix
Love is Blind: In this new series, couples meet, fall in love and get engaged without having seen each other. Sort of like The Voice, but with relationships. Series premiere. Netflix
Wife Swap: So this nonsense is back. Season premiere. 8 p.m., Paramount
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rosario Dawson, Logan Lerman, Megan Thee Stallion
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Cam, drummer Elijah Wood
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: James Marsden, Sam Heughan
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Patrick Stewart, June Diane Raphael
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Chris Pratt, Huey Lewis, Sam Hunt
- The Daily Show: Nick Kroll
- Conan: Will Arnett
- Lights Out with David Spade: Jim Carrey
- Watch What Happens Live: Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher
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