Who do you trust more for medical advice: The head of the National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Disease or the retired host of ‘Love Connection’?

Hi, it’s Monday again. The states that flung themselves open early against the advice of scientists have continued to surge in COVID cases, and in what I’m sure is a complete coincidence, those numbers broke records this weekend — two weeks exactly from July 4. In fact, Florida hit 15,000 positive cases in ONE DAY — the highest number for any state since this shit began. It accounted for 8% of worldwide cases, you guys.

So how are we responding?

OH COOL, WE’RE DISCREDTING DR. FAUCI NOW. WELL, SURE. OBVIOUSLY. OF COURSE. WHY THE FUCK NOT, RIGHT? AND WE’RE GOING TO START TAKING MEDICAL ADVICE FROM THE HOST OF LOVE CONNECTION?

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You guys. Maybe we’re too stupid to survive. Have we considered that? That we should just pack it in if thousands of us are trusting Chuck Fucking Woolery over Dr. Fauci?

Because we are still talking about reopening our schools in A MONTH.

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The elementary school both of my children attended lost a staff member to this horrid virus a couple of weeks ago and it has understandably traumatized our principal who wonders how he can possibly be expected to reopen and put the rest of his staff, teachers, and students and parents in danger.

This young man, Marcel McClinton, has a few questions that I challenge any state that is looking to open their schools in a month to answer:

Well?

Disney World reopened this weekend in Orlando, and really, what better time than on the weekend when Florida broke the highest single-day increase of ANY STATE in the course of this pandemic. Hey, remember back in May when Governor DeSantis wanted an apology from people who told him he was a fucking idiot for opening his state up too soon?

Oh, and then there’s the fact that Disneyland Hong Kong closed again. Go ahead and ask me how many positive cases they had in Hong Kong yesterday. NOPE, NOT 15,000, SILLY. They had 37. But sure, let’s fling Disney World wide open.

The Palm Springs Film Festival has pushed back their 2021 dates.

Here are a bunch of MLB and NBA players who have tested positive, so yeah, good luck with the restart of those seasons.

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has been hospitalized with COVID.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, another Bollywood star, and her8-year-old daughter have both tested positive.

General Hospital had planned to try to return to production sometime this week. That ain’t going to happen. It’s being pushed to the 20th now. We’ll see. Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless is still shooting for a return tomorrow. WE’LL SEE. Meanwhile, The Bold and the Beautiful plans to begin airing their new episodes on the 20th, so keep your eyes peeled for mannequins.

Black Lives Matter

The head writer for Tucker Carlson’s show has been fired for being too racist and sexist for Fox News and Tucker Carlson’s show so …

CNN is planning on devoting more coverage to race and policing issues and have announced a new expanded “race team.”

The Washington Redskins are officially getting rid of their shitty racist name as of today. As of this writing, a new name has not been announced, but I’m sure by the time I hit publish, that will probably have changed.

Lady A is speaking out about Lady Antebellum trying to steal her damn name. GET ANOTHER NAME, GUYS.

USC is removing an exhibit on John Wayne because of his gross racist comments back in 1971 where he declares he’s a white supremacist.

YouTuber Jeffree Star has been dropped by makeup retailer Morphe for being racist trash and manipulating other creators.

All Other TV News

Sad news: police have found a body in the California lake where Glee‘s Naya Rivera was last seen with her four-year-old son, and it sounds as though they have confirmed it is her.

Apparently, Glee fans attacked Lea Michele online, and Michele deactivated her Twitter account as a result. Rivera and Michele were known to have a contentious relationship while on the show, but Rivera insisted in her autobiography that they were not enemies. Other Glee castmembers called on fans to leave people alone and show some respect for Rivera’s family during this difficult time.

In the other shocking news of the weekend: Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith taped an episode of her Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, where they opened up about her extra-marital relationship with musician August Alsina. It broke records for the streaming platform. It was also brutal to watch. 👀

So, it’s been over two weeks since Hamilton came crashing into our living rooms. Here’s a bunch of Hamilton stuff I’ve collected since:

Hamilton was a HUGE hit for Disney+.

Here’s an argument for why it’s the most important movie right now (HINT: Coronavirus is involved). And here’s an argument why it’s a time capsule from happier days.

Not all the reviews have been 100% positive, and many people had complaints that the show glosses over the fact that many of the founding fathers were slave owners. Miranda heard the criticisms and received them gracfeully, pointing out that it’s a two-and-a-half-hour show and he could only cram so much in (I read somewhere that, in fact, the show averages 140 words per MINUTE, and that if it had as many words per minute as most shows, it would run about 6 hours, so he really did his very best to get as much in there as he could).

However, the dummies over at Fox News read this as the “Left” trying to “cancel” the show. (It’s not. People can criticize something without trying to wipe it from existence.)

Hamilton will not be eligible for the Oscars for very weirdly specific reasons.

Let’s talk about King George’s spittle for a second.

Finally, the Muppets perform the first act of Hamilton. Just listen to the first minute if you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing, it’s amazing if only for Beaker. (And then fast forward to 19:00 for the King George performance.)

OOH … Unsolved Mysteries just released a bunch of files that didn’t make it onto the show: ENJOY.

In the crossover event I had no idea I needed, the Ghost Adventures ding-dongs investigated the Tiger King zoo, and FOUND BONES! IN THE ALLIGATOR PIT! And SHOOTING HAD TO STOP! But then they were animal bones in the most boring reveal of all time because the Ghost Adventure idiots are professionals at freaking themselves out.

Anyway, here are Trixie Mattel and Katya recapping Tiger King, which is far more satisfying.

Wait, what?

Renewals

  • The Moodys has been renewed at Fox for season 2.

Cancellations

  • Run has been canceled after only one season on HBO.

In Development

Mark Your Calendar

  • The 30 Rock special will air on NBC on July 16 and then be available on Peacock.
  • Lucifer returns on Netflix on August 21.
  • Radioactive will debut on Amazon on July 24.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks will debut on CBS All Access on August 6.
  • Power Book II: Ghost will premiere on Starz this September.
  • Indian Matchmaking will premiere on Netflix on July 16.
  • A Suitable Boy will air on BBC soon.
  • Snowpiercer will return for season two on TNT.

R.I.P.

Kelly Preston, Actress known for her roles in Jerry Maguire, CSI: Cyber and many many other roles, and wife of John Travolta

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It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.  My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while.  But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT

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Ben Keough, Singer, actor and Elvis Presley’s son (who looked remarkably like his grandfather)

Nicole Thea, YouTube star

Lil Marlo (aka Rudolph Johnson), Rapper

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5 thoughts on “Who do you trust more for medical advice: The head of the National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Disease or the retired host of ‘Love Connection’?

  1. I know journalists sometimes have problems with math, and your recent vacation probably messed up your day counts. But the 4th of July was only 9 days ago, not two weeks.

  2. So it appears KPRC is showing something called “Something Good” that looks like NBC’s version of Krasinski’s Some Good News instead of the 30 Rock special, which will run in Houston at 1am……what??!!

    1. NERD RAGE!!
      Yep. It just broke that a bunch of local NBC stations won’t be broadcasting the ’30 Rock’ special because they think it’s just one big ad for Peacock and they feel Peacock is about to be their big competitor since it’ll stream NBC episodes the day after they air. That said, you should be able to watch it on NBC.com, or possibly VOD, depending on your provider.
      -T

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