Big brother knows there will be no treats until they both sit… pic.twitter.com/HcI4O3TYFV
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 29, 2021
Happy Memorial Day from Fox News:
22 minutes apart. You cannot make it up pic.twitter.com/JSaHYMS8yy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 30, 2021
Today also marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Tulsa Race Massacre, when mobs of angry white Tulsans burned to the ground the successful Black Greenwood neighborhood, and killed countless (literally — we still have no idea how many people were killed) citizens. Damon Lindelof’s HBO series Watchmen was inspired heavily by this event and depicted those terrible two days. Steven G. Norfleet, the Watchmen actor who played the father of Louis Gosset Jr’s character Will Reeves, and the great-grandfather of Regina King’s Angela Abar, wrote this essay about the massacre that is worth reading in its entirety:
Being completely transparent, writing this column as we approach the centennial of the horrors of May 31 and June 1, 1921 in Oklahoma leaves me with a bittersweet feeling.
The sweetness comes from gratitude knowing that what started off as another acting job has led to helping increase the knowledge of our true American history for millions around the world. The bitterness is being reminded that this is our American history. That this is the history of Black people and unfortunately, history continues to repeat itself. We should not have to commemorate the death of over 300 Black people who were killed simply for being Black and successful. We should be visiting a still-standing Black Wall Street where our Black ancestors created opportunities for themselves, and generations to come kept the Greenwood neighborhood thriving.
The horror of the Tulsa Race Massacre is dramatized in the very first episode of Watchmen, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice,” available on HBO Max.
I don’t know how many of you were as obsessed with Mare of Easttown as I was — but there had to be a few of you out there because so many people tried to stream it at once, it shut HBO Max down for a bit:
We’re aware some customers may be experiencing issues streaming #HBOMax and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this as quickly as possible.
— HBOMaxHelp (@HBOMaxHelp) May 31, 2021
who is the mare of hbo max. i need to speak with someone in charge
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) May 31, 2021
— Shane (@BrooklynRed88) May 31, 2021
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) May 31, 2021
Anyway, if you were able to watch Mare last night, then you certainly have some feelings about that twisty ending. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SAY THIS, BUT DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THESE IF YOU HAVE NOT YET WATCHED, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
Here, showrunner Brad Ingelsby discusses the ending, when he knew who the killer would be, the red herrings, and how he was trying to honor the women he grew up around. Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson shows how the real killer’s identity was not a trick — the show suggested it all along. Uproxx ranks the twists in the series finale. And you know who guessed correctly who the killer was? Stephen King.
Just theories. I could be wrong. I was once, I think it was in 1973. https://t.co/jK4AYgAncf
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 30, 2021
My own comment on it I will spoiler font for those who have yet to watch. Scroll over to read: While I understand some of the complaints about the show’s overuse of red herrings, the actual killer reveal was earned, as Robinson pointed out in her Vanity Fair piece. I just wanted to note the interesting balance the series sets up with Mare and her basketball teammates: when the series begins, her former teammate Dawn is furious with her for not doing enough to recover her missing daughter. Mare does eventually find and rescue Dawn’s daughter, Katie, only to be the person responsible for taking away her best friend Lori’s child. I know that the series is ultimately about maternal love and loss and grief, and Lori and Dawn’s grief is reflected back in the loss of Mare’s own son, but it also sort of feels like there is some sort of balancing act going on, a universal ledger that is being kept in check. Dawn may get her Katie back, but it comes at a cost of Lori losing her Ryan. (And literally so: had Ryan not killed Erin, Mare would have never looked into the man who abducted Katie and Missy, and rescued them.) JUST MY TWO CENTS.
Joe Biden has put funding back for PBS back into the federal budget because he’s not a literal goddamn monster who is looking to kill Cookie Monster.
Simon Cowell pulled out of a taping of X Factor Israel because of the escalating violence over there (though he didn’t admit it).
Matt LeBlanc has apparently turned into everyone’s Irish uncle? Sure. Why the hell not?
— Leona Kane (@Leonaa_x) May 29, 2021
matt le blanc looks like a fella you’d end up having a deep conversation with in the residents bar after a wedding. ten pints deep and he’s giving you the best advice you’ll ever get. you’ll never meet him again but his sage wisdom sticks with you forever. a gentleman pic.twitter.com/KfXpHjFdsA
— Ian (@imgrandsure) May 29, 2021
‘And you paid for them jeans like that ya did, with all them holes already in them?’ pic.twitter.com/mpKFmuevfM
— spochadóir (@spochadoir) May 29, 2021
Jaysus, I have to get up at 4am to collect the daughter from up above @DublinAirport. (Secretly, he’s more excited than the time he was on the Just a Minute Quiz.) #mattleblanc pic.twitter.com/xFcdtHmrrz
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) May 29, 2021
— Triona Wynne (@TeeCunningham) May 29, 2021
Matt LeBlanc tearfully: But I’m an Actor! I live in Los Angeles!
The People of Ireland: No. Your name is Paudie. You live in Roscommon. You love Pints and GAA and you’re everyone’s uncle now.
— Conor 🇵🇸 (@Erne_Kid) May 29, 2021
In years to come Matt LeBlanc will be utterly perplexed at the role he played in the reunification of Ireland.
— 💉Sheamus #FreePalestine🇵🇸 (@CIndoctrinator) May 29, 2021
- Luis Miguel – The Series has been renewed for a third and final season on Netflix.
- The Big Door Prize has been ordered at Apple TV+.
- I Don’t Forgive You will be adapted into a TV series.
- Miles Teller is replacing Armie Hammer as Al Ruddy in The Offer on Paramount+.
- Gabrielle Dennis will star in Someone Out There on NBC.
- Lyne Renée is joining Gossip Girl on HBO Max.
- Robert Palmer Watkins is joining The Walking Dead: World Beyond on AMC.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Patrick Star Show will debut on Nickelodeon this July.
- The A List returns on Netflix on June 25.
- September Mornings will debut on Amazon on June 25.
- Ray will debut on Netflix on June 25.
- Virgin River will return on Netflix on July 9.
Gavin MacLeod, Actor most famous for his role as Captain Stubing on Love Boat and Murray Slaughter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show
My heart is broken. Gavin was my brother, my partner in crime (and food) and my comic conspirator. I will see you in a bit Gavin. Tell the gang I will see them in a bit. Betty! It’s just you and me now. pic.twitter.com/se4fwh7G1G
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) May 29, 2021
Rest In Peace my dear friend Gavin Macleod❤️ Thank you for all the special and beautiful heart filled conversations about life. I will always treasure the time I was lucky enough to spend with you. Love you #GavinMacleod 💓 pic.twitter.com/4r3AbpCaSX
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) May 29, 2021
As a 70’s/80’s kid, I spent many a Saturday night with my Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister watching LOVE BOAT. So I was unexpectedly sad to see Gavin MacLeod has cruised on to that Puerto Vallarta in the sky! Thanks for the many memories, Captain Stubing – here and at WJM-TV! #RIP https://t.co/MRyW51tuTb
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 29, 2021
Joe Lara, Star of Tarzan: The Epic Adventures
Paul Soles, Voice actor of the original Spider-Man animated series
B.J. Thomas, Five-time Grammy award winner, singer, and songwriter
Jerome Hellman, Producer of Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home
Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy : Gayle King marks the anniversary with interviews with survivors and historians. 9 p.m., CBS
Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street: 8 p.m., CNN
Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten: 8 p.m., PBS
Hell’s Kitchen: This season, all 18 chefs are 23 years old or younger. Season premiere. 7 p.m., Fox
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: Houston chef (and culinary genius) Justin Yu joins Ramsay in South Texas to cook with unusual ingredients over a mesquite flame in the season premiere. 8 p.m., Nat Geo
Housebroken: Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, and Tony Hale are just some of the many funny voices in this new animated comedy about a poodle who runs group therapy sessions for the neighborhood animals. Series premiere. 8 p.m., Fox
Small Fortune: In this new game show, three teams compete for the opportunity to complete the “biggest little heist” and win $250,000. And did I mention the games to get there all involve miniatures? I don’t know. Lil Rel Howery hosts. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
American Ninja Warrior: Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC
With One Voice: Fighting Hatred Together: This special highlights young Jewish activists on the front lines of civil rights fights across the United States. 9 p.m., MTV, VH1, MTV2, Smithsonian
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Jaren Lewison
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|The Good Doctor
|Bob ♥ Abishola
|Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us
|NBC||American Ninja Warrior