Go for the gold, girls!
Love the Olympics – always inspiring the youngsters to have a go. pic.twitter.com/S18svDXJ7t— Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) July 29, 2021
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Bob Odenkirk is going to be OK, thank God. After a long day with no updates on his status, his family released a statement saying he suffered a “heart-related incident” and that it was apparently touch-and-go there for a while, but he’s in stable condition now. Thank goodness because it turns out Bob Odenkirk is the last thing we all can agree on in this country.
He's going to be okay.— Nate Odenkirk (@birthdaynate) July 28, 2021
Thank God there is some good news in here https://t.co/Xgm59kaUKV— Stu Burguiere (@StuDoesAmerica) July 29, 2021
everyone reading that bob odenkirk is okay pic.twitter.com/YDAF6pVOtQ— iana murray (@ianamurray) July 28, 2021
I hope bob odenkirk knows that when he has a heart attack all of us have one too— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) July 29, 2021
Update:- Bob Odenkirk is tested positive for being universally beloved pic.twitter.com/pCyRZQ9k4V— Doctor Strange (@SorcererSuprem_) July 28, 2021
On Monday, Capitol Officer Michael Fanone was one of four officers who testified to the Congressional committee investigating the events of January 6th.
After being attacked, tased, and having a heart attack, Officer Fanone continues to be harassed and abused by those on the right who do not want him to tell the truth about what he experienced that day. Tucker Carlson mocked him on his show:
Watch Tucker Carlson literally laugh at DC cop Michael Fanone saying he's "been left with psychological trauma and emotional anxiety" from the Capitol riots.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 28, 2021
Fanone was nearly beaten to death and suffered a heart attack!
This is truly sociopathic behavior here. pic.twitter.com/VA2QN3Rk5T
… and then Officer Fanone went on Don Lemon’s show where he played a voice mail he received from a Trump supporter/probable Tucker viewer. You should listen to the entire thing, as hard as it is.
Holy shit!— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 28, 2021
Michael Fanone shared with CNN a deranged voice mail that he received during his testimony today.
"You’re a punk f*ggot, you’re a lying fuck! … too bad they didn’t beat the shit out of you more. You’re a piece of shit!"
This is demented and despicable! pic.twitter.com/Pb7mDpnAps
Meanwhile, Fox News had the AUDACITY to put out a statement decrying this “ambush” of Tucker that took place in Montana:
Montana man to @TuckerCarlson: “You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that.”— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 24, 2021
(🎥: danbaileymt on Instagram) pic.twitter.com/U71sGkksJF
Funny, I’m old enough to remember when Tucker Carlson told his viewers to confront people wearing masks in public and to call the police on parents who have their children wear masks.
You can finally have HBO Max and HBO on Dish again.
Peacock has 54 million subscribers — well ahead of their projection of 35 million at this point — because people love them some The Office.
Here are a couple of ways to get 6 months of Disney+ for free. Or “free” because you do have to pay someone.
And if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, here’s how you can get six months of Apple TV+ for free.
Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for releasing Black Widow on Disney+ at the same time as in theaters, as her compensation is largely tied to box office receipts. Interesting. Frankly, I’m surprised there haven’t been more of these lawsuits.
People are still loving them some Manifest, lord only knows why.
Honest to God, I had completely forgotten they are making a Dune TV series.
This is a very good piece where a lawyer answers all of your questions about Erika Jayne’s legal issues.
Look out, Christopher Nolan, you’re being stalked.
TV is doing a better job of depicting people with disabilities, not so great at actually hiring actors with disabilities.
AMC finally settles their Walking Dead lawsuit with Frank Darabont, when here comes a re-upped lawsuit from Robert Kirkman.
As you know, I don’t pay attention to sportsball, and I ESPECIALLY don’t pay attention to college sportsball and ADDITIONALLY, I think it’s super weird when people invest emotionally in college sportsball for colleges they didn’t attend but that’s a whole other issue. ANYWAY, I only mention college sportsball because last week the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma were like, “You know what? We don’t want to be in the Big 12 conference anymore, and would actually like to join the SEC.” And I didn’t really care because I didn’t go to either of those schools and I’ve made my position on caring about college sportsball for colleges I didn’t attend pretty clear. But then this story swerved into my TV lane because now the Big 12 is accusing ESPN of being the nefarious actor here, by luring UT and OU out of the conference because ESPN has a huge stake in the SEC. Intrigue!
.@SINow has obtained the cease and desist letter that the Big 12 sent to ESPN.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 28, 2021
In it, commissioner Bob Bowlsby says that ESPN has reached out to at least one of the eight remaining Big 12 members in an attempt to convince the school to leave in wake of the Texas and OU exit. pic.twitter.com/j50gEBPWBY
Barry has gone back into production. Remember Barry? You know: Bill Hader, hitman, actor, hilarious dark comedy, that Barry.
The South Park guys want to buy the Denver Mexican restaurant Casa Bonita, which has been featured on the show. And the restaurant … really has cliff divers? I’m confused. Why do you need cliff divers to sell enchiladas?
Whoa, Rhianna is a Real Housewives of New York fan?
And Megan Thee Stallion? Huge fan of Elena on Vampire Diaries, apparently.
Once I figured out Elena wasn’t coming back on vampire diaries I stopped watching bc wtf 🥺— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) July 21, 2021
Think abt this… if there was no Elena everyone would be bored and stagnant my bitch was making people change for the better her whole time on the show https://t.co/wQKgQKvSXs— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) July 21, 2021
And now you know the origin of the Jimmy Kimmel/Matt Damon “feud.”
Ian Smith, the former host of The Doctors, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights against ViacomCBS and the show’s producers, claiming they fired him for trying to make the show more inclusive.
Hey, remember that mess over at ESPN where Rachel Nichols was caught on camera talking about how her colleague Maria Taylor only got to anchor the NBA Finals because she was Black? Yeah, all that came out during Taylor’s contract negotiations, and guess what — she just signed up with NBC in time to cover the Olympics. Good for her.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of ESPN promises to be less racist.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is still trying to figure out how to be less racist and corrupt.
Disneyland is trying to be a little less racist.
Cleveland has renamed its baseball team “The Guardians,” and honestly, it’s awesome.
Together, we are all… pic.twitter.com/R5FnT4kv1I— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 23, 2021
Morgan Wallen told Michael Strahan that his use of the”N-word” was meant playfully. OK. He also said that after the controversy erupted, he noticed his sales spiking, so he donated $500,000 to Black charities.
Costa Rican Olympic gymnast Luciana Alvarado worked a kneel and a raised fist into her routine as a tribute to Black Lives Matter, working around the Games’ ban on such gestures. Good for her.
Piers Morgan on Simone Biles: "there’s nothing heroic or brave about quitting because you’re not having ‘fun’ – you let down your team-mates, your fans and your country."— Matt Haze (@MattHaze) July 28, 2021
Also Piers Morgan: pic.twitter.com/KX6e2GC7FT
Watching Piers Morgan bully another prominent black woman should not be surprising to anyone…Britain continues to give that man support to openly berate Meghan Markle so incredibly loudly, he now has an audience for this shitty behaviour…solidarity with Meghan, Simone and Naomi pic.twitter.com/yfbs6QdQaa— Myra (@SussexPrincess) July 28, 2021
This was a couple of weeks ago, but following the Euro final, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka, the three Black British players who missed the penalty kicks to lose the game to Italy were subjected to horrific racist abuse from “fans.”
We’re disgusted that some of our squad – who have given everything for the shirt this summer – have been subjected to discriminatory abuse online after tonight’s game.— England (@England) July 12, 2021
We stand with our players ❤️ https://t.co/1Ce48XRHEl
I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) July 12, 2021
It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.
It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W
Prince William and Boris Johnson among many others offered their support to the players, and the wonderful Jason Sudeikis showed his love at the Ted Lasso premiere (which I think I mentioned last week).
Jason Sudeikis explains his show of support for Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka at the @TedLasso season two premiere 👏👏— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) July 21, 2021
(via @colbertlateshow) pic.twitter.com/jyCcgjsIG0
And here’s a moving statement from Marcus Rashford in response to everything:
July 12, 2021
Overwhelmed. Thankful. Lost for words ♥️🏴 pic.twitter.com/PXC5H2GDtB— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 13, 2021
Channel 4 has commissioned a documentary about the relationship between “social media, racism and soccer” hosted by former soccer player Jermaine Jenas.
- Sweet Tooth has been renewed at Netflix for a second season.
- Snowpiercer has been renewed for a third season on TNT.
- That Damn Michael Che has been renewed for a second season on HBO Max.
- Fixer to Fabulous has been renewed for a third season on HGTV.
- The X Factor has been canceled at ITV after 17 seasons.
- The Human Conditions, a medical series produced by Damon Lindelof, Matt Reeves, and Oscar Sharp, is in the works at HBO Max.
- David Letterman’s “Stupid Pet Tricks” is being made into a show at TBS, hosted by Sarah Silverman.
- Frogger, a competition series based on the video game, is coming to Peacock and will be hosted by Damon Wayans Jr.
- A sequel to Army of the Dead is in the works at Netflix.
- A Yes Day sequel is also being made at Netflix.
- Fledgling, a sci-fi vampire novel, is being adapted at HBO.
- Son of a Critch, a comedy from one of the creators of Schitt’s Creek, is in the works at CBC.
- HGTV has ordered 11 new series and 3 pilots. Details here.
- Jodie Whittaker is leaving Doctor Who, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall.
- Anna Torv has joined The Last of Us on HBO.
- Joe Manganiello is joining the cast of Moonhaven on AMC.
- Shailene Woodley and DeWanda Wise will star in Three Women on Showtime.
- Rosie O’Donnell will appear in A League of Their Own on Amazon.
- Michelle Monaghan and Matt Bomer will star in Echoes on Netflix.
- Anthony Ippolito is your new Al Pacino in The Offer on Paramount+.
- Phillipa Soo has joined the cast of Shining Girls on Apple TV+.
- Christiane Paul and Carter Redwood have joined FBI: International on CBS.
- Alysia Reiner is joining Shining Vale on Starz.
- Dylan McDermott will be returning to Law & Order: Organized Crime.
- Alexandra Billings has joined The Peripheral on Amazon.
- Isaac Powell has been added to the cast of Sex & the City: …And Just Like That on HBO Max.
- Lesley-Ann Brandt, Luke James, and Erica Ash have joined the cast of Horror Noire on Shudder.
- Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Tom Weston-Jones, Rosie Graham, Maxim Ays, Frank Blake, and Alexander Vlahos have joined the cast of Sandition on PBS.
- Shaun Majumder, Avery Konrad, Hannah Cheramy, Simon Webster, Ricky He, Chloe Van Landschoot, and Pegah Ghafoori have been added to the cast of From on Epix.
Mark Your Calendars
- Dune will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22.
- Nine Perfect Strangers will debut on Hulu on August 18.
- Ordinary Joe will premiere on NBC on September 20.
- CSI: Vegas will premiere on CBS on October 6.
Truth Lies Here • #CSIVegas is coming soon 🔎 pic.twitter.com/qJJfcGEYXy— CBS Studios (@CBSTVStudios) July 22, 2021
- King Richard will debut on HBO Max on November 19.
- Hawkeye will debut on Disney+ on November 24.
#Hawkeye never misses 🏹 so don’t miss @JeremyRenner and @HaileeSteinfeld in this @EW exclusive first-look of Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye. The Original Series starts streaming Wednesday, November 24 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/8DnB18oSIk— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 29, 2021
- See returns on Apple TV+ on August 27.
- Star Trek: Lower Decks will return on Paramount+ on August 12.
- The Prince premiered on HBO Max last night.
- Cribs debuts on MTV on August 11.
- Awkwafina is Nora From Queens returns on Comedy Central on August 18.
- Happier Than Ever: a Love Letter to Los Angeles will debut on Disney+ on September 3.
- Life After Lockup returns on We TV on August 27.
- Mosquito State will stream on Shudder beginning August 26.
- Curb Your Enthusiasm and Love Life will return on HBO by the end of this year.
- Superstar will premiere on ABC on August 11.
- I Know What You Did Last Summer will premiere on Amazon sometime in October.
- Coroner returns on The CW on August 19.
- People’s Choice Awards will air on NBC on December 7.
- Ultimate Rides will return on FYI on August 12.
- Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali will premiere on Netflix on September 9.
Dusty Hill, ZZ Top Bassist and Houston legend
Texas takes off its cowboy hat today. Rock and roll has been stopped in its tracks. Dusty Hill you will always be bad, nationwide, and much missed. My deepest condolences to the @ZZTop family, and to Dusty's loved ones who number many 🙏 https://t.co/aKTF3n9ESs— Martha Quinn Ⓥ (@MarthaQuinn) July 28, 2021
Just devastated to hear of the death of Dusty Hill. We knew each other since high school, when my then-boyfriend was the drummer in 1 of Dusty’s early bands w his brother, Rocky. Spent many an evening at those early gigs together. RIPDusty #RIPDustyHill pic.twitter.com/HMmwv95s3Y— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) July 28, 2021
Danggit! We lost another loving Giant legend of the Rock & Roll Empire, Mr. Dusty Hill.🙏😧 Prayer's going out to his Family & Friends…Thx u for blessing us all with ur gifts. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/ks06yMtwjq— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) July 29, 2021
RIP DUSTY HILL I love you forever. Your bass was so loud at one show it made my wife puke. You were half of rock n roll’s greatest EVER rhythm section & a hell of a songwriter. https://t.co/3WruUsejtl— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 28, 2021
Ahhhh man, I love Dusty Hill. A true rocker. What a straight jammer https://t.co/k6L53JlhW6— Flea (@flea333) July 28, 2021
Ron Pompeil, Infomercial king
David Von Ancken, TV director who worked on Oz, Without a Trace, The Shield, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, The Following, Intelligence, House of Lies, MacGyver, The Crossing, The Purge, Cold Case, Californication, and CSI: NY among others
Rick Aiello, Actor in Twin Peaks, Do the Right Thing, and The Sopranos, and son of actor Danny Aiello
Greg Knapp, NFL coach
Chuck E. Weiss, Musician
FBoy Island: I think the title pretty much says it all. Series premiere. HBO Max
The Pursuit of Love: A pair of cousins search for love and happiness in very different ways in this sexy new period drama. Premiere. Amazon
Behind the Music: The classic music docuseries is back with the stories of Duran Duran, New Kids on the Block, and LL Cool J among others. Premiere. Paramount+
Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson: This six-part docuseries explores how music is shaped today. Premiere. Apple TV
Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story: A docuseries companion to the Dr. Death limited series. Premiere. Peacock
Transformers: War for Cybertron: “The frantic race to locate the Allspark first culminates on a strange planet as the future comes crashing through to the present day.” I don’t know what any of those words mean, but sure. Premiere. Netflix
Jellystone!: Hanna-Barbera characters live, work, and destroy the town of Jellystone in this new series. Premiere. HBO Max
Olympics: Women’s Gymnastics (all-around event); Swimming (finals); Track & Field 7 p.m., NBC
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