It’s Friday, and instead of a cute animal, I present The Linda Lindas’ performance of “Racist Sexist Boys.” The Linda Lindas is an all-girl punk band from Los Angeles: Mila (10), Eloise (13), Lucia (14), and Bela (16). They performed in the Netflix Riot Grrrls film, Moxie (based on Houstonian Jennifer Mathieu’s book) and have opened for Bikini Kill, and they FUCKING ROCK.
This is the first band I will be RUNNING to see once I get my second shot: pic.twitter.com/FCBAE2TfvU
— Beck (@BeckTheGirl) May 20, 2021
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Also, I’m not saying that “Racist, Sexist Boys” was about him because not everything is about him, but Former President Obama probably wouldn’t argue if you said it was about Former President Dingus.
Speaking of, that piece of shit’s Department of Justice had obtained the cell phone and email records of CNN’s Pentagon reporter, Barbara Starr. They also seized the phone records of some Washington Post reporters who were covering the Russia investigation and tried to demask an anonymous Twitter user who mocked Devin Nunes. This is legitimately a terrifying abuse of power.
The AP fired a reporter, Emily Wilder who was on the local Arizona news beat after the Stanford College Republicans created a Twitter thread of her old social media posts from college in which she criticized Israel. Because the right sure loves to scream about “cancel culture” when a comedian is criticized for being racist or sexist and then turn around and actually cancel people from their jobs for disagreeing with them.
See also: my bullshit state:
This left wing intolerance for free and open debate is totally out of control.
Yes, that's sarcasm. This is about the GOP-controlled Texas state legislature. Amazing stuff:https://t.co/ozMZwuIJ21 pic.twitter.com/sfxKQqtJXZ
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 21, 2021
More on the Martin Bashir/Princess Diana story. The BBC is now facing governance reforms:
I welcome the fact that the new leadership launched this independent inquiry and expect them to ensure that this can never happen again. (2/2)https://t.co/iya7QRFJCg
— Oliver Dowden (@OliverDowden) May 20, 2021
And Prince William issued a statement saying in part, “The BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia, and isolation that I remember from those final years with her,” and calling for the interview to never be aired again.
A statement on today’s report of The Dyson Investigation pic.twitter.com/uS62CNwiI8
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 20, 2021
Here’s a scene from Supernatural that you’ve never seen before — and two more can be found at this link:
Listen, Law & Order: SVU is absolutely not appropriate viewing for 11-year-olds. That said, had this girl not been watching a show that is wholly inappropriate for her age, this story could have turned out much differently, so … yay? for letting your 6th grader watch shows about sexually violent crimes?
We are glad Alyssa was able to take care of herself, and that she is safe. We are horrified she had to go through this. https://t.co/oV8ZRwzHjy
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) May 20, 2021
Loki will be consuming your life in a matter of weeks. Here Tom Hiddleston walks you through everything Loki has done in the MCU … in 30 seconds.
Will you people please let David Boreanaz curse on-screen?
Wait, there’s an alternate universe in which Jenny Lewis was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I hate it here.
screen tested for firestarter
empire records, dazed and confused & the new adventures of pippi longstocking !
network for my two dads,
buffy & that 70’s show
read for clueless, gas food and lodging, the slums of beverly hills & the big lebowski
— jenny lewis (@jennylewis) May 20, 2021
Hello, fellow Gen Xers and Millenials. Are you confused by this whole Olivia Rodrigo/”Driver’s License”/High School Musical story? Because if so, Vanity Fair is here to clear it up.
Millennials listening to Olivia Rodrigo pic.twitter.com/rFvZEph05B
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) May 21, 2021
CBS This Morning is moving into the Viacom building in Times Square, the same one where MTV TRL used to film and disrupt my workday with the screaming every. God. damn. afternoon.
Someone needs to make sure Jeff Lowe never has access to big cats again.
This is super cool. (But do you think the judges had any idea this is Hannibal fan art?)
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) May 20, 2021
ATX is adding more shows to its lineup, including Kevin Can F*** Himself, Central Park, and The Good Fight.
Prodigal Son won’t be given a second life at HBO Max.
This is delicious, who needs context?
Geraldo: Stop attacking me punk! I’m sick of you Bongino. You’re a punk!
Bongino: You’re an out of control lunatic
Geraldo: I’m an out of control lunatic? I’m a ten time Emmy winner… pic.twitter.com/PMV5NPGBya
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 20, 2021
See, Mike’s truck was a metaphor for the show itself in the Last Man Standing series finale. Deep.
- Bulletproof has been canceled at Sky, following the sexual harassment and abuse allegations against star Noel Clarke.
- Hocus Pocus 2 is happening at Disney+ with the original cast.
- Colony 2, an animated comedy from Seth Meyers and his brother Josh, has been ordered by Peacock.
- Trixie Motel, in which drag superstar Trixie Mattell renovates a motel, is coming to Discovery+.
- Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era is going to be adapted into a series at Amazon.
- Kaley Cuoco has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros TV.
- Greg Germann is leaving Grey’s Anatomy.
- Juliette Binoche has been added to the cast of The Staircase on HBO Max in a secret role. (But if I had to guess, I’m thinking she’ll be Sophie Brunet, the French editor of the documentary, The Staircase, who fell in love with Michael Peterson during filming.) (And apologies for those of you who aren’t true-crime fans and have NO IDEA what I’m talking about.)
- Jeremy Allen is going to star in The Bear, an FX comedy pilot.
- Jeremih is joining the cast of Power Book IV: Force on Starz.
- Peter Christoffersen, Selina Jones, Morgan Santo, James Harkness, Kim Engelbrecht, and Jennifer Saayeng have been added to the cast of Raised by Wolves on HBO Max.
- Moran Atias is joining Animal Kingdom on TNT.
- Shawn Vaughn, Quei Tann, Liz Lafontant, and Ebony N. Mayo have joined Tyler Perry’s Bruh on BET+.
- Kelly Macdonald, Helena Bonham Carter, and Olivia Williams are joining the cast of the English remake of Call My Agent!
- Tim McMullan is replacing Timothy Spall in Magpie Murders on PBS/Britbox.
Mark Your Calendar
- Debunking Borat will premiere on Amazon on May 25.
- Vanderpump Dogs premieres on Peacock on June 9.
- Love, Victor returns on Hulu on June 11.
- No Sudden Move will debut on HBO Max on July 1.
- The End will premiere on Showtime on July 18.
- False Positive will premiere on Hulu on June 25.
- SurrealEstate will debut on Syfy on July 16.
- Tyler Perry’s Bruh will return on BET+ on May 27.
- A Classic Horror Story will premiere on Netflix on July 14.
- Elite returns on Netflix on June 18.
- Katla will premiere on Netflix on June 17.
- Time will premiere on BBC soon.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s final season will air on NBC beginning on August 12.
- A special episode of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark will air on HBO on June 21.
- Top Chef Amateurs will air on Bravo on July 1.
- BET has set three specials to time with the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Bars and Ballads for George Floyd will air on May 25; Justice Now: Race & Reckoning on May 26; and Justice Now: The Way Forward on May 27.
- OWN and Procter & Gamble Present: Widen the Screen – A Fuller View of Black Life will air on OWN on May 25.
- Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America will air on The History Channel on June 19.
- BET Presents The Encore will debut on BET on June 9.
- Bad Dad Rehab 2: The Next Session will air on TV One on June 20.
- Gunpowder Milkshake debuts on Netflix on July 14.
- The Legend of the Underground will premiere on HBO on June 29.
- Claressa Shields will premiere on ESPN+ on June 3.
Mary Ahern, An early TV producer who later became the first curator of The Paley Center for Media
Roger Hawkins, Drummer for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section who played on Respect, Think, Chain of Fools, Mustang Sally, I’ll Take You There, and Land of 1000 Dances
Army of the Dead: It’s a zombie heist film from Zack Snyder. What more do you need to know? Premiere. Netflix
See Us Unite For Change: The Asian-American Foundation in Service of the AAPI Community: Ken Jeong hosts this celebration of the Asian-American community. 7 p.m., MTV, Paramount, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Logo, CMT, Pop
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season three. Netflix
Shark Tank: A couple brings in the biggest product the sharks have ever seen in the season finale. 7 p.m., ABC
Pause with Sam Jay: Emmy-nominated comedian Sam Jay hosts this new innovative talk show. Series premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
Saturday Night Live: Anya Taylor-Joy & Lil Nas X. Season finale. 10:30 p.m., NBC
Hacks: HBO wants to give you a little taste of what you’re missing over at HBO Max, and offers you the first episode of the well-received Jean Smart comedy. Because Jean Smart, she’s having an HBO moment right now. 9:30 p.m., HBO
Master of None: Lena Waithe takes over for the third season of the romantic comedy. Season premiere. Netflix
The Chi: Keisha wrestles with a difficult decision in the season premiere. 8 p.m., Showtime
Godfather of Harlem: Summer premiere 8 p.m., Epix
Black Monday: Mo hatches a plan to get Dawn an early release from prison. Season premiere. 9 p.m., Showtime
In Treatment: Uzo Aduba stars in the reboot of the therapy drama. Series premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
Flatbush Misdemeanors: A pair of friends find themselves in danger when they spill a drug dealer’s supply in the series premiere. 9:30 p.m., CBS
Duncanville: The family goes on a summer vacation in the season premiere. 7:30 p.m., Fox
America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season finale. 6 p.m., ABC
American Idol: A winner is chosen in the season finale. 7 p.m., ABC
The Equalizer: Delilah and her friends are threatened by a European crime syndicate in the season finale. 7 p.m., CBS
2021 American Billboard Music Awards: Performances by BTS, Demi Lovato, Sia, Post Malone, Alicia Keys and others. 7 p.m., NBC
The Simpsons: A secret society of bartenders seeks vengeance on Moe for breaking their most sacred rule in the season finale. 7 p.m., Fox
Bob’s Burgers: Linda opens a raccoon restaurant. Season finale. 8 p.m., Fox
NCIS: Los Angeles: Deeks is kidnapped by an associate in the season finale. 8 p.m., CBS
NCIS: New Orleans: Pride must find out who attacked Jimmy and Connor in the series finale. 9 p.m., CBS
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Constance Wu, Andrew Rannells, Lord Huron
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