— maonu (@maonu10) August 27, 2021
Take a second to enjoy those hairy coos noshing on fruit, because we’re about to head into bummer territory for a minute.
As you well know, Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast yesterday as one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the state — hell, the country — ever. And I know that for myself, the images coming out of Southern Louisiana and New Orleans are giving me some very strong Katrina and Harvey-related flashbacks.
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) August 30, 2021
Sharing some pics of #Ida’s damage around town. This is an extremely hazardous situation and we encourage everyone to stay off the roads. 911 service remains out at this time. pic.twitter.com/6FNNhiXfBF
— NOLA Ready (@nolaready) August 30, 2021
Louisiana resident Trevon Gauno filmed the rain and wind whipping through his home after Hurricane Ida tore his roof off on Sunday.
In an Instagram post, he said he was in his room when the roof was pulled away. He was able to seek shelter at a relative's home nearby. pic.twitter.com/4ZswOK3qNt
— NPR (@NPR) August 30, 2021
— Mike Remaley (@mikeremaley1) August 30, 2021
I know that for those of us who have been through a hurricane or 20, looking at those images can be disheartening and make you feel powerless. The best way I know how to regain a sense of control in these moments is to help. Those of us here in Texas remember how much our neighbors assisted us after Harvey, so if you’d like to return the favor, here are a few organizations you can donate to or find ways to volunteer:
- United Way of Southeast Louisiana
- Save the Children
- The American Red Cross
- World Central Kitchen
- Salvation Army
- Humane Society
- Louisiana SPCA
- Mississippi SPCA
- Cajun Navy
- And here is a list of organizations to help Native American communities in the area who are often forgotten and will be hard hit.
Here in Houston, Gallery Furniture is taking donations of:
- Non-Perishable Food
- Bottled Water
- Pet Food
- Feminine care products
- Books, Games, Puzzles, and Activities for Families with Children
You can drop off items at the Gallery Furniture location at 6006 N. Freeway or at your local Kroger.
HOUSTON Kroger and Gallery Furniture today announced their partnership to send aid to communities devastated by Hurricane Ida. Starting today, customers can donate non-perishable relief bags at any Kroger store, or drop off donations at any Gallery furniture store. #khou
— The Bishop (@BillBishopKHOU) August 30, 2021
GF is loading up and on the way to assist our great friends in Louisiana. See a list of needed items to donate online here: https://t.co/VYEtsab7Gu. Louisiana residents are welcome to stay at GF Free on 8/29/21 with a LA id. God bless Louisiana, and God bless America. pic.twitter.com/lMfXIiOLmb
— Gallery Furniture (@GFToday) August 29, 2021
Lakewood Church is also taking donations today and tomorrow:
We stand ready to help those in the path of Hurricane Ida. Lakewood is mobilizing teams and will be delivering water and supplies. Lakewood will hold a collection drive Monday & Tuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Drop off area will be at Lakewood Church, Timmons St. entrance. pic.twitter.com/XcPDxIJ3KE
— Lakewood Church (@lakewoodchurch) August 29, 2021
As for the TV angle on all of this, seeing as Ida was a Cat 4 storm, you know the weathermen were down there, being all dramatic:
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 29, 2021
being a weatherman is weird because you spend like 360 days a year joking around and pointing at maps inside a cushy studio but then every now and then they make you go outside to stare Satan in the mouth as you both face down the apocalypse https://t.co/SAsgnD0tb5
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) August 29, 2021
We have all seen hurricanes before. You don't have to kill Uncle Al to show us what they look like. This is grossly reckless and not at all necessary or instructive.
— Blue Heron Farm (@BlueHeronFarmTX) August 29, 2021
Dad come home plz https://t.co/pH44rPCyDG
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) August 29, 2021
Al Roker told folks who were worried that he was too old to be out in 100+ mph winds to, and I quote, “screw you,” and he will “drop you like a bag of dirt.”
— The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (@TheSundayShow) August 29, 2021
And then there’s Jim Cantore and his baseball helmet being shown up by New Orleanians casually walking by:
— Some of u need to pass a test b4 u can tweet 🤷♂️ (@KenGrisham) August 29, 2021
Utility crew destroys Jim Cantore. pic.twitter.com/UfxNbSlDkQ
— JS (@PortChecagou) August 29, 2021
Meanwhile, you have someone doing a cartwheel behind Jim Cantore as he does his live coverage of Hurricane Ida. 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/AYYbeNA148
— Tyler Roney (@TylerJRoney) August 29, 2021
But where is Jim Cantore going to be for Hurricane Ida? 🤔
A humorous sign on the marquee of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway sent him a message today. 📸 by David Grunfeld pic.twitter.com/DHY47WwXcV
— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) August 27, 2021
Over in Mississippi this morning, MSNBC’s Shaquille Brewster was harassed by some dude demanding that they cover the hurricane “accurately”? What in the world of crazy is this?
A Mississippi man just drove up to Shaquille Brewster's live shot and started screaming about covering the hurricane accurately pic.twitter.com/kHG0omBVSJ
— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 30, 2021
Moments later, Craig Melvin informs viewers that Shaquille Brewster is fine after a "wacky guy" disrupted his live shot.
"Shaq, he's okay." pic.twitter.com/JdfYfnffdw
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 30, 2021
All Other TV News
Well, congratulations, you idiots, you saved Manifest. Netflix has made it official: there will be a fourth and final season, consisting of 20 episodes which will be split into multiple parts. I don’t know why you did this, but here we are.
And here’s a show that should have been saved, but wasn’t. I genuinely hope that whoever at ABC who named some of these shows was fired, because genuinely. Oof.
James Corden filmed one of those “Crosswalk The Musical” segments for The Late Late Show with James Corden with his Cinderella castmates, Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, and Billy Porter, and … I want you to imagine how you would respond to being surrounded in a car while this happened:
James Corden, Camila Cabello, Billy Porter and Idina Menzel stopped traffic in LA for a flash mob with a cover of Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud” to promote #CinderellaMovie pic.twitter.com/dxm8LIKVvi
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) August 28, 2021
People had feelings:
imagine being late to work because james corden had to do hip thrusts at you in a rat costume https://t.co/vNuEFq85na
— pesky’s pole dancer (@doinkpatrol) August 28, 2021
we need to stop messing around and have another lockdown. the risk is simply too high of getting caught in a james corden flash mob
— soul nate (@MNateShyamalan) August 28, 2021
Stuck at an intersection while James Corden dances around your car pic.twitter.com/oB94DwHIN5
— Steve Agee (@steveagee) August 28, 2021
I’d say “thank god it’s not James corden in a rat suit thrusting his crotch at me” https://t.co/3T9sTHK9J1
— Gene Hottie (@GenePark) August 29, 2021
Do you recognize the person in these photos? They are one of the people who took part in the January 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol. You can help the #FBI bring them to justice. If you know them, send a tip by visiting https://t.co/QPhKYQsl9T and mentioning photo 238. pic.twitter.com/43go5fAZZj
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) August 28, 2021
— C (@killingrue) August 28, 2021
The Hollywood Critics Association split its categories in to “broadcast,” “cable,” and “streaming,” which is one way to do it. Anyway, Ted Lasso was the big winner.
Erika Jayne is being sued by Tom Girardi’s estate for $25 million as this just gets messier and messier.
Sarah Paulson is apologizing for wearing extra padding as part of her role as Linda Tripp, and wonders if she should have taken the role at all, instead of leaving it for a plus-size actor. And I understand her second-guessing herself and the issue as a whole, but at the same time, she put on 30 pounds for the role and the “fat suit” that people have accused her of wearing was an additional 4.5 pounds of padding. It’s not like she was wearing a Tyra Banks fat suit.
- Anna K, Netflix’s first major Russian drama, is currently being filmed.
- Mean Boys, an animated comedy from the Brazilian comedy troupe, Porta Dos Fundos, has been ordered at Paramount+.
- Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs have signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.
- Eddie Murphy is going to co-star with Jonah Hill in a Netflix film from Kenya Barris.
- Daniel Webber will star in Billy the Kid on Epix.
- Zoe Colletti, Mason Versaw, and Aparna Brielle are joining the cast of Boo, Bitch on Netflix.
- Michael Rady is joining Chicago Med on NBC.
Mark Your Calendar
- You returns on Netflix on October 15.
- The Problem With Jon Stewart will premiere on Apple TV+ on September 30.
- The Guilty will premiere in theaters and on Netflix on September 24.
- CSI: Vegas will debut on CBS on October 6.
- Come from Away will premiere on Apple TV+ on September 10.
- UNINTERRUPTED’s More Than an Athlete will debut on ESPN+ on September 9.
- Project Runway will return on Bravo on October 14.
- Killers of the Cosmos will premiere on Science Channel on September 19.
- Doug Unplugs will return on Apple TV+ on September 17.
- Relative Justice will debut in syndication on September 13.
Ed Asner, Emmy-winning and legendary actor and activist. Best known for his role as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and his own spinoff, Lou Grant; but also for his roles in Up! and Elf and literally 413 other roles over his 64-year-career.
We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you.
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) August 29, 2021
So saddened by this news. A legend and icon in the acting world. Endless respect for his body of work on so many levels. Ed had graced the Cobra Kai series and am grateful to have had a moment or two to meet and connect with him. An absolute privilege. #RIPEdAsner https://t.co/fIeT42RBBc
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) August 29, 2021
Sending love to The great Ed Asner’s family. An icon because he was such a beautiful, funny and totally honest actor. No one like him. https://t.co/GgI4pY4aCH
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) August 30, 2021
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) August 29, 2021
RIP Ed Asner. Who always led by example. And gave it his all on every set he walked on to. pic.twitter.com/mcLL6uWJph
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner, legendary actor that played Santa Claus in the 2003 movie “Elf," has passed away at 91.
Rest in Peace my friend🎈🎅🕊 pic.twitter.com/nPQUgYfTg8
— Santa Claus (@OfficialSanta) August 30, 2021
There are a ton of other tributes out there from people who worked with him whose names you know, but these stories where Asner reached out to people he didn’t really know, they’re my favorites:
— superchunk (@superchunk) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner was such a good guy – I didn’t know him at all but when “Dolemite” was released he contacted me out of the blue to say how much he enjoyed it. What a mensch. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/15c6rU9VVw
— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) August 30, 2021
RIP kind sir. That in the last week of your life you took the time to send these words to me, someone you never met, says everything about the human you were. Not nearly enough like you. My love and condolences to your family. You will be very missed. 💔 https://t.co/79Rtly4BUa
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) August 29, 2021
I know everyone worked with Ed Asner, but let me tell you a little story about how he called me asshole on our first day of work and it’s a career highlight for me. pic.twitter.com/AW3cafqmcp
— Suzy Nakamura (@SuzyNakamura) August 30, 2021
Jannine Barossa, Instant Hotel star
Matthew Mindler, Former child actor
Lee “Scratch” Perry, Reggae singer and producer
Ron Bushy, Drummer for Iron Butterfly
Only Murders in the Building: Martin Short and Steve Martin reunite in this new comedic murder mystery series with Selena Gomez. Series premiere. Hulu
Laetitia: French limited series based on the true story about a teenage girl who went missing and the investigation that revealed disturbing secrets in how she and her twin sister were brought up. Premiere. 9 p.m., HBO
My Life is Murder: Lucy Lawless is back as Alexa Crow, a fearless private investigator who solves baffling crimes. And this season, there are so many guest stars ranging from William Shatner to her Xena co-star Renee O’Connor. Season premiere. Acorn TV
Bachelor in Paradise: Two new men enter Paradise and one Cat Man learns some disappointing news. 7 p.m., ABC
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Camila Cabello, Rufus Du Sol
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