They are about to announce the next Bachelor and, I swear, if they choose this guy …

Have you ever seen a horse eat french fries?

This Horse’s Reaction To French Fries from AnimalsBeingDerps

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The other day, Mike Fleiss tweeted that they were about to make an announcement about the next Bachelor:

And then THIS happened:


It should be noted that Greg’s uncle supposedly responded to this tweet saying that Greg was offered The Bachelor but turned it down, and it is going to be Andrew instead, and all I have to say is IT DAMN WELL BETTER BE.

LeVar Burton is not going to be your next host of Jeopardy! and he never was going to be. But maybe Ava DuVernay can hook him up?

Whoopi Goldberg would like to be Doctor Who now, and honestly? An older Black American woman is the perfect person to cast as Doctor Who if they wanted the sexists in the fandom to lose their damn minds.

Netflix is hosting the “TUDUM” global fan event (TUDUM is supposed to be that Netflix sound) on September 25, featuring panels and first-looks for over 70 of their series and films. More info here.

Monica Lewinsky, watched Impeachment: American Crime Story over Zoom with a therapist while taking her notes as a producer. Good for her for taking care of herself, because I can’t imagine how hard that would be.

It sounds like the Dexter reboot is being seen as a “proper” finale of the show, but that if it does well, Showtime might be willing to bring it back again. Showtime is also saying that the opening title sequence will be different from the original. For a reminder, here’s the original sequence:

I am including this mostly because it reminds me of one of the most unintentionally hilarious things I ever heard on the radio. Many years ago, I was listening to our local progressive radio station KPFT, and at the moment a vegan program was airing. The two hosts, two very nice-sounding older ladies, decided that a good use of radio time would be to watch the Dexter opening sequence and react to it — without actually describing anything that was happening. It was the funniest, weirdest two minutes of radio I’ve ever heard.

Jeff Daniels credits The Sopranos and James Gandolfini with him still having a career — the logic being that The Sopranos fundamentally changed television for the better. He’s not wrong, but what is interesting is the unspoken here which is that better quality television allowed “movie” stars to do TV without it being a stain on their career or reputation. Television has room for older performers whose careers would otherwise be over if they were relying on starring roles in movies. Genuinely it’s been the best thing that has happened, particularly for older actresses whose careers typically end when they turn 35.

There’s a blind item out there that a well-established drama is going to open this next season with a time jump and everyone seems to be in agreement that it will be Grey’s Anatomy. So.

The MSNBC news writers and producers have unionized.

A sound stage complex is being built in Savannah, which is interesting generally because it signals that the TV/movie industry sees a long-term future in Georgia, and interesting to me personally because my kid goes to an art school in Savannah that is also trying to boost the industry there. It could become the next Atlanta.

The head of ITV is threatening us with years more of Love Island.

This is not TV-related, but Princess Bride-related, but if you can get through this Mandy Patinkin video without crying, you are a stronger person than me:

Mandy and Kathryn are good eggs.

Going Viral

Last week’s numbers:

This week’s numbers:

We’re back up over 1,000 deaths a day again. This is horrifying. I would say there seems to be some plateauing happening in the number of cases and hospitalizations — or at least a less intensification — except that I’m not optimistic as kids are only now going back to school in most places, and won’t return in other places until after Labor Day. I’m just saying, we haven’t burned through this yet.

The good news I have is that vaccinations are going up again, ticking up 28%, and nearly one million shots went into arms on Sunday. Which is good!

What is even better is that the FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, which clears the way for the Pentagon to require the vaccine for all service members, and gives legal cover to businesses who want to require the vaccine. Some businesses that have issued mandates since Monday include: CVS; Chevron (for some employees); Goldman Sachs; Deloitte; Disney World (lol, fuck you, DeSantis); and Ford — for employees who travel internationally. Delta has announced that employees who don’t get vaccinated will have to pay $200 more a month for health insurance and will lose all pay protections if they miss work because they test positive. For some reason, Delta doesn’t call the variant by its commonly-used name.

The FDA’s approval of Pfizer also takes the legs out from under some governors’ bans on vaccine mandates for vaccines that weren’t fully approved by the FDA. LOL, SUCK IT, ABBOTT.

Dr. Fauci says we can get through this by the spring if WE GET VACCINATED.

More places are requiring proof of vaccination for sporting events and concerts, like California. And the Emmys will require not just that attendees be vaccinated, but that they also show proof of a negative test.

Meanwhile, over at Fox News, Brian Kilmeade is still out here comparing New York’s vaccine mandates to the Taliban, and 60% of their vaccine coverage was negative this summer, while at the same time, Fox News is requiring their employees to prove they are vaccinated or wear a mask.

The mandates are only infuriating the stupids:

It’s so bad that Former President Bleach Injection got booed at one of his rallies when he told the crowd to get vaccinated.

Apparently, these folks think they have something better than a vaccine that has been in development for over 20 years: horse de-wormer. In fact, in Arkansas, the state is using it on inmates and detainees.

Health care workers are exhausted: one Alabama doctor is now refusing to treat the unvaccinated; and in Florida, health care workers staged a walk-out to call attention to how terrible it has been there. And in Orlando, residents were asked to conserve water so they can use it for oxygen in the hospitals.

And people continue to die and fall dangerously ill:

Phil Valentine, the conservative radio broadcaster who mocked the vaccine and masking, died of Covid, leaving his family to plead with his listeners to get vaccinated.

Five Florida cops died in one week.

A Carnival cruise ship that left from Galveston ended up with 27 people infected and one passenger dead. (DO NOT GO ON CRUISES RIGHT NOW, Y’ALL. SERIOUSLY.)

Jesse Jackson and his wife have been hospitalized.

“Fedora Guy” is on a ventilator.

Melissa Joan Hart is recovering from a breakthrough case. 

Big Brother had 9 positive tests among the crew, but production was not impacted.

The Delta surge has caused more cancellations:

But hey! Governor Kristi Noem is ready to take the irresponsibility baton from Governor Abbott and Governor DeSantis’ hands:

Jesus fucking Christ.



  • Betty has been canceled at HBO after two seasons.

In Development

  • The Porch, a comedy starring Jaime Pressly, is being developed at CBS.
  • The Wood, a comedy based on the 1999 film, is being made at Showtime.
  • Black Ops, a police comedy, is being made at BBC.
  • The Gold, a British heist drama, is in the works at BBC.
  • Lauren Ashley Smith has signed an overall deal with CBS Studios.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Yellowjackets will debut on Showtime on November 14. It looks good and unhinged.
  • Nailed It! returns on Netflix on September 15.
  • The “Welcome to the Blumhouse” movies return on Amazon on October 1.
  • Kin will debut on AMC+ on September 9.
  • The Starling will premiere on Netflix on September 24.
  • The Resident will return on Fox on September 21.
  • Love on the Spectrum will return on Netflix on September 21.
  • Backyard Blowout will premiere on Peacock on September 16.
  • Jaguar will debut on Netflix on September 22.
  • Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia will debut on Netflix on September 24.
  • Maya and the Three will debut on Netflix this fall.
  • Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles will debut on Amazon on September 3.


Serge Onik, Dancer and choreographer who appeared on So You Think You Can Dance

Lloyd Dobyns, Jr., Peabody-award-winning NBC correspondent and anchor

Yesterday, it was announced that Charlie Watts, the legendary drummer of The Rolling Stones had died. Here are some tributes from some of his peers and those he influenced:

So many more here and here.


American Horror Story: In what I think will be the first half of a two-part season, a writer and his family move into a deserted beach town where the inhabitants are … strange. Two-hour season premiere. 9 p.m., FX

Archer: Archer and the gang spend five nights in a Moldovan hotel in the 12th season premiere. 9 p.m., FXX

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed: A look into the battle over Bob Ross’s happy little trees empire. Premiere. Netflix

Clickbait: Adrian Grenier stars in this new thriller series about a gruesome crime that was fueled by social media. Series premiere. Netflix

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Eugenio Derbez, CHVRCHES
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Keaton, Teyonah Parris, Chris Stapleton, Jerome Flood II
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Bradley Whitford, Lorde
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Symone, Tai Verdes, guest host RuPaul

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Press Your Luck
The $100,000 Pyramid
CBS Big Brother
House Calls with Dr. Phil
48 Hours
CW Riverdale
In the Dark
FOX MasterChef
NBC America’s Got Talent
Family Game Fight!
Chicago Med

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  1. You can add TI to that list too. Also from what I read Chevron is requiring everyone who enters one of their facilities and drill sites. This has wide reaching implications because on the drilling side companies like Chevron act like building contractors, all of the workers are from service provider companies that now all have to get the vaccine.

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