Calling all Losties: come support one of your own

Shut down Twitter, there will never be a thread as good as this one. Click through, you’ll be delighted.

Back in 2009, Whitney (our Supernatural blogger) our friend Nicki, my sister, and I went to Hawaii to stalk Lost while it filmed its final season. We were mildly successful with a run-in with Naveen Andrews in the airport on our way out of town. But while we were actually on the island, I was in contact with Ryan Ozawa, a Hawaiian local and Lost podcaster, who kept tabs on where the show was filming on any given day, and who very graciously gave us tips on where we should go to try to find the show.

I had begun following Ryan on Twitter and on Facebook earlier during the heyday of Lost, and he has proven to be a delightful addition to my social media, an expert on everything Lost and Hawaii. But he mostly wrote about his lovely family: his three children and his wife, Jen, a breast cancer survivor and his fellow Lost podcaster. Tragically, Jen’s cancer recently returned, and last week Ryan broke the sad news that she was now in-home hospice care.

Fellow Lost blogger and the co-founder of the organization Cancer Gets Lost, Jo Garfein sprung into action and put together a Lost-focused auction to raised money for the Breast Cancer Alliance in Jen’s name. There’s some good stuff in here: a blu-ray set signed by Damon Lindelof; a cast yearbook; lots of signed trading cards. I urge my Lostie friends to take a look and maybe bid on something — the auction ends on Sunday. Finally, my heart and thoughts go out to Ryan, Jen, and their kids during this difficult time.

All Other TV News

America’s Got Talent contestant Jane Marczewski has had to drop out of the competition to focus on her cancer treatments and health. Wishing her a swift recovery.

Kit Harington has opened up about needing mental health help as a result of working on Game of Thrones.

This week is Meghan McCain’s last week on The View, and if you thought she’d go out quietly, you thought wrong. First, the women discussed Kathy Griffin’s announcement that she has cancer and is a recovering drug addict. It should be noted that Meghan’s father died of brain cancer and her mother is a very outspoken recovered addict, which would make you think Meghan might be able to show some empathy. You’d be wrong! Instead, Meghan lashed out at Griffin for making homophobic jokes about Meghan’s friend Clay Aiken.

And then (hilariously) Aiken posted this a few hours later:

But we aren’t done yet, because Mary Trump was a guest on yesterday’s show, but, curiously, Meghan wasn’t one of the panelists asking her any questions. Mary Trump finally acknowledged it and it was delicious:

But Princess Nepotism wasn’t going to let that go with some modicum of grace:

But Mary Trump can hold her own:

Here’s your first look at that upcoming Amazon Lord of the Rings series:

As you know, I’m not covering the Olympics this year for reasons, but here’s what I’ve been missing, apparently.

There will be no Slip ‘n’ Slide diarrhea show for you (at least this summer).

Shockingly, Lorne Michaels doesn’t want his longest-running and most successful cast members to leave Saturday Night Live just yet.

Ellen Pompeo is sick of acting and after 57 years on Grey’s Anatomy, who can blame her?

Netflix is countersuing Alan Dershowitz, LOL.

Are you an artist? Wanna make a poster for the upcoming Chucky series?

Congratulations to Tan and Rob France and their new baby boy!

Oh my God, SpongeBob and Patrick are real:


Today’s big news is that the New York State Attorney General’s investigation into Governor Cuomo has confirmed that he sexually harassed multiple women, created a toxic workplace, and retaliated against at least one woman for going public. The report could lead to more calls for his impeachment or resignation, civil lawsuits, and possible criminal charges.

Here’s an infuriating story: During Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the FBI opened up a tip line for information about Kavanaugh’s past. And the FBI turned around and handed 4,500 of the most relevant tips over to the White House lawyers. So, not only was there no real vetting of Kavanaugh, but the FBI literally handed over any incriminating tips to the White House and Kavanaugh himself. I am fucking livid.

Meanwhile, Matt Gaetz’s fiance’s sister is out there on TikTok calling him a pervert, and suggesting that he tried to pimp her out to one of his 40-year-old buddies. Thanksgiving will be fun this year!

Another day, another slew of sexual harassment claims out of Fox News: Andrew Napolitano is out after being accused of sexual harassment. The same accuser also says that host Larry Kudlow made sexist and racist comments in front of multiple staffers.

What women deal with every damn day:

CBS has fired two more station managers after an investigation into misconduct claims.

Britney’s doctors are the most recent group who wants out of this conservatorship fiasco.

Top Chef‘s winner Gabe Erales is really sorry, guys.

Ryan Adams is feeling very sorry for himself for being a monster and getting his ass canceled.

Mario Batali will pay $600,000 to around 20 accusers, which hardly seems like enough.

Jason Momoa did not appreciate being asked about the sexual violence in Game of Thrones, and on the one hand, I get what he’s saying: as an actor (and a fledgling actor at that) he didn’t have any control over the script. But I would advise Momoa, whom I adore, to come up with a better answer to these questions in the future.

Hey, you know what is not acceptable anymore? Homophobia, as rapper DaBaby and Matt Damon are learning the hard way: DaBaby made some disgusting comments about homosexuals and HIV and AIDS at a concert last week, which prompted him to be dropped from Lollapalooza, The Governors Ball, and Day N Vegas. He’s really sorry now. (Meanwhile, rapper T.I. needs to sit down. Doesn’t he have a whole bunch of rape charges to be worrying about?)

As for Matt Damon, in a recent interview he tried to tell a story about how his daughters taught him that the F-word is unacceptable, and that he only retired using it last year. When people refused to applaud a 50-year-old man in the year of our Lord 2021 for being slightly less homophobic, his publicist put out a statement that essentially said, “Come on, guys, it’s not like he called anyone the F-word to their faces. Calm down.” Not sure that’s going to cut it, Matthew.

While we’re discussing Matt Damon, Amanda Knox recently wrote a very thought-provoking Twitter thread about the Matt Damon feature Stillwater which was loosely based on her, and how it exploits her. It’s well worth your time.

I regret to inform you that R. Kelly has been accused of even more sexual abuse.

In the Olympics, the US team allowed fencer Alen Hadzic to participate despite being accused by at least three women of sexual assault. USA Fencing had to create a safety plan for the other fencers: “He flew in on a separate plane from his teammates, is staying at a hotel 30 minutes away from the other athletes, and won’t be allowed to practice alongside women teammates.” HEY. IF YOU HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH ALL THOSE HOOPS TO KEEP WOMEN SAFE FROM HIM, MAYBE HE SHOULDN’T HAVE A SPOT ON THE TEAM.

Game company Activision Blizzard has been sued by the state of California for creating a toxic workplace environment that led to female employees being harassed. It’s horrific: women were paid less and less likely to be promoted; they were subjected to rape jokes by the executives; groped during something called “cube crawls”; they were punished for becoming pregnant or using lactation rooms; and in one shocking incident, a woman killed herself during a business trip after one of her male colleagues brought butt plugs and lube with him on the trip, and explicit photos of her had been shared by male employees.

How bad was the harassment? How about one developer setting up a “Bill Cosby suite” during BlizzCon 2013?

Employees of Activision Blizzard protested last week, and President J. Allen Brack has resigned. It’s a start.

Felicia Sonmez, a Washington Post reporter who was pulled from covering MeToo stories after she came out as a sexual assault survivor, is suing the newspaper for discrimination. 

Andrea Mackris, the woman Bill O’Reilly sexually harassed, spoke to The Daily Beast last month, breaking her nondisclosure agreement, and she was scheduled to appear on The View on July 21. However, O’Reilly filed a restraining order against her and the show canceled the interview (without explanation on-air). What is particularly infuriating about the entire thing is that O’Reilly himself has repeatedly breached the non-disclosure statement accusing Mackris and the other women he sexually harassed of being liars and grifters. Non-disclosure agreements should be outlawed in toxic workplace issues.

Michael Che wiped his Instagram after making some disgusting jokes about Simone Biles and the sexual abuse she suffered. Keep up the misogyny, Che!

Kevin Smith has zero time for the whiny man-babies who are mad that there is a prominent female character in his animated reboot of He-Man.

“I know there’s some people that are like, ‘Hey, man, this show’s woke.’ I’m like, ‘All right, great, then so was the original cartoon we’re fucking sequel-izing.’ Go watch it again. There are girls in every episode. Deal with it.” Smith added that it’s “interesting” to see who is a “hardcore fan. Because anybody that’s like, ‘Oh, man, there’s not enough He-Man’ or something like that, doesn’t understand the show that we based it on. There were episodes where he lost the sword and he never became He-Man. It wasn’t like He-Man always saved the day. His friends helped him. That was the fucking point of the show.”

Timothy Hutton will not face charges for an alleged sexual assault in Canada in 1983.

Some updates on the NXIVM case: Allison Mack was sentenced to three years for her participation in the cult; high-ranking member Lauren Salzman avoided prison time, and was sentenced to time served and probation; and leader Keith Raniere, in addition to being sentenced to 120 years in prison, has also been ordered to pay his victims $3.4 million.

And on a positive note: Congratulations to Tommy Dorfman of 13 Reasons Why has come out as a transwoman and will use she/her pronouns.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Only Murders in the Building will premiere on Hulu on August 31.

  • Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol will premiere on Peacock on September 16.

  • Truth Be Told will return on Apple TV+ on August 20.

  • Money Heist will return on Netflix on September 3.

  • The J Team will premiere on Paramount+ on September 3.

  • My Life Is Murder returns on Acorn on August 30.

  • The Ms. Pat Show will debut on BET+ on August 12.

  • Untold will debut on Netflix on August 10.

  • Little Women: Atlanta returns on Lifetime on August 26.

  • Short Circuit Experimental Films will return on Disney+ on August 11.

  • Navarasa will debut on Netflix on August 6.


Alvin Ing, Broadway, film and TV star who appeared in Pacific Overtures, Fantasy Island, Charlie’s Angels, Benson, Dallas, Falcon Crest, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the reboot of Hawaii Five-0

Joey Jordison, Drummer in Slipknot

Anthony Barajas, TikTok star

Carl Levin, Former senator

Mike Enzi, Former senator


Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord: The true story of a teenage drug kingpin who ran his operation out of his bedroom, and inspired the series How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast). Netflix

Pray Away: This documentary explores the conversion therapy movement, and the damage it causes. Premiere. Netflix

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union: This three-part miniseries explores President Barack Obama’s personal and political journey to the White House. Premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Olympics: Men’s Diving (springboard final); Track & Field; Gymnastics (men’s horizontal bar; women’s balance beam) 7 p.m., NBC

Late Night:

  • Watch What Happens Live: Ramona Singer, Bershan Shaw

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Goldbergs

Home Economics

The Conners


To Tell The Truth
Love Island
FBI: Most Wanted
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Superman & Lois
FOX LEGO Masters
NBC Olympics

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