Hurricane Ida was brutal: here’s how you can help.

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.

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:

Here in Houston, Gallery Furniture is taking donations of:

  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Bottled Water
  • Diapers
  • Pet Food
  • Toiletries
    • Soap
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Deodorant
    • Hairbrushes
    • Shampoo
    • Feminine care products
  • Books, Games, Puzzles, and Activities for Families with Children
  • Socks

You can drop off items at the Gallery Furniture location at 6006 N. Freeway or at your local Kroger.

Lakewood Church is also taking donations today and tomorrow:

CrowdSource Rescue is also hooking up volunteers with those in need.

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:

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.”

And then there’s Jim Cantore and his baseball helmet being shown up by New Orleanians casually walking by:

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?

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:

People had feelings:

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.

Frank Oz is really out here claiming that Disney (indirectly) killed Jim Henson. Damn.

In Development

  • 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.

Casting News

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.


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.

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:

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

Late Night:

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Camila Cabello, Rufus Du Sol

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The Ultimate Surfer
CBS The Neighborhood
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Young Sheldon
United States of Al
NCIS: Los Angeles
CW Roswell, New Mexico
The Republic of Sarah
FOX Hell’s Kitchen
NBC American Ninja Warrior
The Wall

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