The guy who created ‘Entourage’ thinks he’s owed a reboot, and if that’s not the very definition of male entitlement, I don’t know what is.

It’s Wednesday, and Prancer has found the right home. 

Prancer went viral a couple of weeks ago, but in the event you’re behind on your demonic Chihuahua news, here’s the original post:



Doug Ellin, the creator of Entourage, recently gave an interview that feels like an audition for the title of Mr. Entitlement 2021. Basically, Ellin is resentful that Entourage isn’t being rebooted by HBO — he literally says “I resent it tremendously” — and blames the “wave of righteous PC culture” instead of, oh I don’t know, Entourage not being that great a show? Yes, The Sopranos and Sex and the City are both being revived in different ways by HBO, but that doesn’t mean that all shows from that era automatically earn a reboot just by virtue of being on the air at that time. Oz and The Wire are both far superior shows to Entourage, and last I checked, they aren’t being rebooted. OH AND ALSO, TOO, ENTOURAGE GOT A MOVIE — THE SAME TREATMENT THE SOPRANOS IS GETTING — AND NO ONE LIKED IT.

Also, maybe the show hasn’t aged well and the culture has moved past glorifying a bunch of bros bro-ing out in Hollywood? Maybe no one wants to watch that anymore? And let’s not forget that at least two of the stars of Entourage (Jeremy Piven and Kevin Connolly) have been credibly accused of sexual assault? And that any reboot of the series would just be a gross reminder of that and maybe bring attention to you and the show in a way that you don’t actually want if you really sat and thought about it, Doug?

And maybe the reason the pilot you made with Michael Imperioli, Michael Rapaport, and Ed Burns didn’t get picked up is that sometimes pilots don’t get picked up? Especially if they aren’t particularly good? Especially during a pandemic when the entire industry is struggling to keep its head above water?

But possibly the most egregious thing Ellin does in this entire interview is that this douchehat has the audacity to compare Entourage to The Sopranos. They aren’t in the same universe, you goon. Sit down. 

Scott Rudin is finally facing a few consequences for his atrocious behavior: he has resigned from the Broadway League, which makes him a non-union producer, and basically makes it impossible for him to produce anything on Broadway. The Producers Guild of America will be conducting anti-bullying training in the wake of this mess.

Additionally, we’ve entered the stage where other famous people feel like they can speak out against him. Rita Wilson, who is married to one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, revealed that Rudin was a monster to her when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, demanding to see her medical records and looking for a way to legally fire her from the Broadway show he was producing. And Michael Chabon is really sorry that he didn’t speak up about what he knew about Rudin’s shitty behavior. OK, dude.

CNN Business is launching an internal investigation into its workplace culture and how women are treated there.

Britney update: after years of silence on the issue, she will speak at her conservatorship hearing in June.

Uh-oh, Justin. The Framing Britney Spears documentary team is going to cover the Janet Jackson Super Bowl incident and I’m just sayin’, you’re going to want to prep your P.R. team, my dude.

Jake Paul is facing more allegations of abuse and sexual assault. Go figure.

Rapper Lil Mosey has been charged with rape in Washington state.

Seeking Sister Wife star Dimitri Snowden has been accused of domestic abuse.

Moby claims he’s not a creep with women, just an addict.

Kevin Spacey continues to be a weirdo while in seclusion. Fine.

Supergirl star Nicole Maines speaks out against the multiple bills marching their way through state legislatures targeting and discriminating against trans people and kids. These bills are not only unnecessary but dangerous and horrifying.

Oh? Did Tucker Carlson make a shitty “joke” in college about being a supporter of the man who murdered gay activist Harvey Milk? Color me surprised.

A CEO of a health care company was fired after a video showed him harassing teens at their prom. Good.

Who could have possibly imagined that Blake Bailey, the biographer of Philip Roth who promised Roth he would not take a “too prim or judgmental of a view of a man who had this florid love life” would be an accused rapist? What a shock! What a surprise!

And this is another not-entertainment story, but Willows Inn, a renowned restaurant in Washington state, has been accused of being a hotbed of misogyny and sexual abuse and they lied about the provenance of their ingredients.

This story about some German dudes who invented a completely insultingly unnecessary product for women and how IT DID NOT GO WELL FOR THEM is wild.

I can not stress to you how badly this clip from a 2007 episode of VH1’s The Fabulous Life Of… Wall Street Billionaire Ballers aged. Just trust me, press play, and prepare to cringe.

Bye, asshole.


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All Other TV News

Rachel Lindsay has cut ties with the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast and who can blame her.

No, Chris Harrison did not get married even though he sure made it look like he did.


The A.V. Club argues that this couple who “rehomes” unsettling toys to more receptive parties deserve their own A&E series, but I would counter, no, they deserve their own series on The Travel Channel, alongside Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Caught on Camera, and The Haunted Collector Files.

Ever wanted to write your own TV series? Read these books first.

BAFTA has announced their TV nominees.

An update on my little rant about the fake news churn happening over at Fox News and other conservative outlets: the reporter who wrote the Vice President Harris fake book controversy for The New York Post says she was “ordered” to write the piece even though she knew it was false and she resigned. She has not apologized to the Vice President, however.

Going Viral

The great news is that cases are plummeting as everyone over 16 is eligible for the vaccine. A 24% decline over two weeks! That’s something! But we’re still in the 50,000+ new cases a day range, so let’s keep wearing those masks inside, and let’s keep getting those vaccines. We’re only at 43% vaccinated with one dose, so we’ve got to keep it going.

And oh my God, please do not take medical advice from Joe Fucking Rogan, he does not know what he is talking about. Again, if you are 21 and healthy, you are getting the vaccine not just for yourself but for your community, to protect the vulnerable and to stop the spread of the virus.

Laugh at these morons. Laugh at them because they deserve to be laughed at. This isn’t “asking questions,” this is willful ignorance and conspiracy-mongering.

First, some douchebro compares Entourage to The Sopranos and then some dumbass anti-masker compares herself to Rosa Parks, so I guess that’s what kind of day we’re having.

Meanwhile, Burning Man is canceled this year, and the Berlin Film Festival is probably not going to be held in person.

David Letterman, Gayle King, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Olivia Munn have been added to the Vax Live concert taping on May 2, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed on to the project as co-chairs and “will be delivering an important global message for vaccine equity during the event.”

The pandemic has changed how television is made — changes that might stay in place long after the virus is gone.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Tomorrow War will stream on Amazon on July 2.
  • That Damn Michael Che will begin streaming on HBO Max on May 6.
  • Luca will stream on Disney+ on June 18.
  • Little Birds will premiere on June 6.
  • The Haves and the Have Nots will return for its final season on OWN on June 1.
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie will stream on Netflix on June 3.
  • Why Women Kill returns on Paramount+ on June 3.
  • Meet the Meerkats will debut on Discovery+ on May 8.
  • Hit & Run will stream on Netflix this summer.
  • Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans will debut on Netflix on July 21.

  • Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries returns on Acorn on June 7.
  • Who Killed Sara? will return on Netflix on May 19.
  • Mine will premiere on Netflix on May 8.
  • The House of Flowers: The Movie will debut on Netflix in June.


Charles Beeson, Director on Supernatural, Revolution, Timeless, Fringe, The Mentalist, Alcatraz, The Vampire Diaries, EastEnders, and many more

Al Schmitt, 20-time Grammy winner, engineer, and producer


Presidential Address to the Joint Session of Congress: It’s not the State of the Union, but it’s essentially the State of the Union. 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS, CSPAN

Headspace Guide to Sleep: Learn how to sleep better. YES, PLEASE. Premiere. Netflix

RoboCop marathon: All three movies in the RoboCop saga. Fun fact: RoboCop 2 was filmed in Houston. (It doesn’t make it any good, though.) 7 p.m., Showtime 2

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Brian Regan, Rupi Kaur
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Elisabeth Moss, Ari Melber, Moon Vs Sun
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Julia Michaels
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jason Schwartzman, Gabby Barrett
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Justin Theroux, Mike Lindell, Tom Jones
  • The Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
  • Watch What Happens Live: Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin
  • A Little Late with Lily Singh: Yvonne Strahovski

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs
Home Economics
Presidential Address to Congress and the Nation and the Republican Response
CBS The Price is Right at Night
Presidential Address to Congress and the Nation and the Republican Response
CW Kung Fu
Nancy Drew
FOX The Masked Singer
Presidential Address to Congress and the Nation and the Republican Response
NBC Chicago Med
Presidential Address to Congress and the Nation and the Republican Response

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