Is Chris Harrison about to be the most dramatic elimination in ‘Bachelor’ history?

It’s Wednesday.

I was up all night with insomnia, because sometimes at 2:30 in the morning, my brain becomes this sea otter. The juggling one, not the one with the paw over her eyes:

ABC is looking for someone to replace Chris Harrison on the “After the Final Rose” episode of The Bachelor, and is considering someone from outside the Bachelor universe — I’m sorry, “Bachelor Nation” — after Rachel Lindsey told them to go jump off a cliff. Interesting. I wonder what this means for Harrison’s long-term future with the show. I imagine they’ll eventually bring him back, but who knows?

Martha Stewart wasn’t able to host Saturday Night Live because her probation officer wouldn’t allow it and she’s still pissed.

Another reminder that Pat Sajak is kinda an asshole: he mocked a contestant’s lisp on Monday’s episode of Wheel of Fortune, and then made himself out to be the victim when people called him out for it.

In happier game show hosting news, Jeopardy! Executive Producer Mike Richards has been hosting this week, and the people, they like him!

God bless the innocent souls who are just now realizing that Wandavision‘s Elizabeth Olsen is the Olsen Twin’s younger sister.

I mean, they sang a whole song about how they hated her, people:

ANYWAY, if you are enjoying Elizabeth in Wandavision, I HIGHLY recommend Martha Marcy May Marlene — a terrible title for a terrific, quiet but disquieting film about a woman who escapes from a cult. It also stars Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy, and John Hawkes — who is in a VERY different role than the one I remembered him best from, Eastbound and Down.

Sounds like Tiger Woods has a long, hard recovery ahead of him, but that he’s going to make it, thank goodness.

I didn’t realize that What We Do in the Shadows, the film that the TV show is based on is itself based on a short film. You learn something new every day!


Political Crap

I was going to do a full political roundup today, but you guys, I’m so tired from being up since 2:30 this morning for no good goddamned reason except for maybe carrying around all this stress for the past 10 days, so we’re going to bullet point the most important/relevant news:

Their testimony illustrated the chaos of the day, suggesting that officials were reluctant to accept responsibility for the politically charged issue of calling in National Guard troops even as the violence escalated. It also showed that the overlapping jurisdictions of the Capitol Police, the District of Columbia government and other agencies created utter confusion that hindered attempts to stop the most violent assault on the Capitol since the War of 1812.

The officials testified that the F.B.I. and the intelligence community had failed to provide adequate warnings that rioters planned to seize the Capitol and that the Pentagon was too slow after the attack began to authorize Guard troops to help overwhelmed police. They also gave their own conflicting accounts of communicating with each other as they sought to quell the riot in its early minutes.

“None of the intelligence we received predicted what actually occurred,” the former Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund told senators. He called the riot “the worst attack on law enforcement and our democracy that I have seen” and said he witnessed insurrectionists assaulting officers not only with their fists, but also with pipes, sticks, bats, metal barricades and flagpoles.

“These criminals came prepared for war,” Mr. Sund said.

Some Senators blamed the lapses in security on a “failure of imagination,” but I find that … lacking. I doubt our FBI and other intelligence agencies didn’t know that extremist groups were not just prepared, but planning to become violent on that day — it was all over the damn internet, for crying out loud. Quick anecdote: a friend of mine has a brother-in-law who is very much a Trumpian right-wing survivalist type who lives in the country outside of Houston. I asked her, half-jokingly, if he was in D.C. on January 6th, and she said no, he was at home but — tellingly — he insisted his daughters who are in college, come home for that day because he was concerned about something happening, even down here in Texas. This event was an open secret. The real question is why didn’t any of the organizations responsible for the security of the Capitol prepare or react appropriately in real-time? That’s the real scandal.

  • Across the country, Republicans are furiously writing laws to limit voting. 106 bills making it harder to vote have been drafted, three times the number compared to last year at this same time. Democrats in the Senate need to get rid of the filibuster and pass the Voting Rights Act already, or the 2022 election is going to be stolen whole cloth from millions and millions of voters.

  • Newsmax has nothing better to do but attack the First Dog. Literally.

As for what’s going on down here in Texas, honestly, I’m too exhausted to write about it right now and feel like it will have to wait for another day. Maybe I’ll tackle it later this week, after our state holds a hearing on the fact that we were literally minutes away from an even more catastrophic grid failure that could have left all of us without power for months

But the long and short of it is, after having their power and heat turned off in sub-20 degree weather, and having their water put under a boil order — if they were lucky enough to have the pipes survive the cold — now some Texans are being hit with comically large electricity bills because our dumb state worships at the altar of Absolutely No Regulations.

And now our hypocritical politicians, fresh from their Mexican vacations, are finding their outrage:

Hey Ted? Fuck you.

If you’re inclined to help, in addition to the organizations I mentioned a couple of days ago, the United Way has teamed with the City of Houston and Harris County to create The Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund to give grants to “local nonprofits that will meet unmet needs of families who need additional help to recover, including help with plumbing and home repairs, temporary housing, and other basic needs relief. The Fund is dedicated to filling the gaps that may not be met by other local and federal efforts.” You can find out more here or text HOUSTONFREEZE to 51555 to donate.

Going Viral

The numbers are still staggering: officially somewhere between 503,000 and 515,000 Americans dead. But the news on the vaccine front is promising: Johnson& Johnson’s vaccine looks good and could be approved by the FDA as soon as Saturday. Unfortunately, they won’t have as many available as first promised, but they expect to be able to deliver 100 million doses by the end of June, thanks to the federal government helping to secure supply issues.

And in other “OH, I GUESS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY HERE AFTER ALL” news: FEMA has set up mass vaccination sites, including one here in Houston at the NRG Center which is aiming to vaccinate up to 6,000 people a day. Additionally, they are giving preference to high-risk neighborhoods, though anyone 65 or older, or 60 and older with underlying conditions are welcome to register for a vaccine at NRG.

AND, the Biden administration is distributing 25 million washable masks to health centers, soup kitchens, and food banks to help protect low-income Americans. Seriously, was this so hard?

Please do not be assholes to restaurants right now. I really don’t want to lose any more of my favorite places because you’re greedy and awful.

The U.K.’s NHS would like you to please ignore Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP COVID-related bullshit, please. Honestly, this is just good advice in general, coronavirus or no coronavirus.

California theme parks are still demanding to open up with fewer restrictions than Governor Newsom would impose. I would say that we are getting closer to a place where that might be able to happen now that cases are dropping — but Los Angeles just hit over 20,000 deaths and there is still a concerning issue regarding the California variant, so …


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Tina will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on March 27.
  • kid 90 will premiere on Hulu on March 12.
  • New Amsterdam will return on NBC on March 2.
  • Couples Therapy will return on Showtime on April 18.
  • City on a Hill will return on Showtime on March 28.
  • Chad will premiere on TBS on April 6.
  • Fall River will premiere on Epix on May 1.
  • Murder Among the Mormons will premiere on Netflix on March 3.
  • Luis Miguel, The Series returns on Netflix on April 18.
  • My Mane Problem will premiere on ALLBLK on March 4.
  • Zero Chill will debut on Netflix on March 15.
  • Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan will debut on Netflix today.
  • All or Nothing: Juventus will premiere on Amazon soon.
  • WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures will premiere on A&E on April 18.
  • Dealer will premiere on Netflix on March 10.
  • Caught by a Wave will premiere on Netflix on March 25.
  • Six Minutes to Midnight will premiere on Sky Television soon.


Peter S. Davis, Producer of the film Highlander

Douglas Turner Ward, Director, actor, and playwright who founded the Off-Broadway Black theater group the Negro Ensemble Company

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat poet, and owner of the legendary City Light Books


Ginny & Georgia: A single mother Georgia, moves her daughter Ginny and son Austin to a New England town in this new series that is giving off some strong Gilmore Girls vibes. Premiere. Netflix

Snowfall: Franklin attempts to keep a gang war from exploding in the season premiere. 9 p.m., FX

Canine Intervention: Cali K9’s Jas Leverette wants to be your new Cesar Millan. Series premiere. Netflix

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Awkwafina, Ava DuVernay, Chloe x Halle
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ice-T, Tracey Wigfield, Raghav Mehrotra
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Arsenio Hall, Celeste
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Stanley Tucci, Pentatonix
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Garnett, Tobe Nwigwe
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Conan: Ted Danson
  • Watch What Happens Live: Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Gorga
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Beth Behrs

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
American Housewife
The Conners
Call Your Mother
For Life
CBS Tough As Nails
CW Riverdale
Nancy Drew
FOX Name That Tune
NBC Chicago Med
Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.

One thought on “Is Chris Harrison about to be the most dramatic elimination in ‘Bachelor’ history?

  1. Thats the reason why I never followed some of my friends from using Griddy for power. I remember them bragging about their low prices, but being exposed to the wholesale prices at the maximum allowable ERCOT rate will bankrupt you. Always make sure you have a flat rate.

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