Is ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Roy Kent actually CGI? THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.

CAPYBARA BABYSITTING BABY HUSKIES!!!!

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One day we’ll stop talking about this Jeopardy! mess, but today ain’t that day.

Former Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer had some feelings:

And then there was the reaction from Twitter in general:

And The Hollywood Reporter has a damning piece detailing how Mike Richards came into The Price is Right and fired a bunch of people who had been there for decades, oversaw what was described as “shitty management” that demoralized the staff, messed with the prizes, and treated the models like show dogs, parading them around on the stage during rehearsals. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Manifest is coming back whether you like it or not. TV Line has a list of things they would like to see in the final season, including the characters’ “death dates,” and some “definitive answers.” (LOL to that one.) The showrunner is out here saying that while he has a roadmap to the end, he doesn’t have a plan for every single episode, but promises that it will come together organically.

Y’all, there is a whole Reddit thread out there convinced that Roy Kent on Ted Lasso is a CGI character. STOP EATING HORSE PASTE, YOU GUYS.

Remember that lunatic who accosted MSNBC reporter Shaquille Brewster while covering Hurricane Ida? Yeah, he’s now wanted by the police and on the run.

ESPN was tricked into airing a high school football game featuring a team from a nonexistent high school. OOPS.

Condolences to HGTV star Carmeon Hamilton.

Going Viral

Last week’s numbers:

This week’s numbers:

We haven’t seen numbers like this since March, and it’s fucking terrifying, not least because it’s hitting our kids in record numbers:

Jesus fucking Christ, you guys, GET VACCINATED. There’s some suggestion that we are reaching a peak with the Delta variant, but considering Houston ISD only returned in person last week, and many school districts across the country won’t begin until after Labor Day, I’m not counting any chickens.

Meanwhile, among all the other bullshit my state has just done in the past week, Governor Abbott amended his ban on vaccine mandates to include all vaccines, including those approved by the FDA. And in competition with Abbott for the title of Worst Governor in the Country, Ron DeSantis is over here saying that President Biden should follow his lead on COVID. Currently, Florida has the highest case count in the country, the most people hospitalize d with over 16,000, and the most daily deaths, nearing 300 a day.

Some good news: the Pfizer vaccine might be approved for kids 5 and up by late fall early winter. The bad news: we have to try to protect our kids until late fall to early winter from a bunch of lunatics who seem hell-bent on exposing them to a deadly disease to own the libs or something.

While horse paste continues to fly off the shelves and Fox News and Republicans encourage its use as a cure (it most certainly is not), proud anti-vaxxers continue to die. Just this week:

  • Marc Bernier, another conservative radio show host who claimed the United States was turning into Nazi Germany because vaccine mandates, died of COVID at 65.
  • Caleb Wallace, a 30-year-old anti-mask rally organizer died of COVID, leaving behind three small children and a pregnant wife.
  • Robert David Steele, a former CIA officer who believed COVID was a hoax and refused to get vaccinated, has died of the virus at 69.
  • Captain Joe Manning, a Georgia police officer who refused to be vaccinated, has died at 57.

In fact, here is an entire website, SorryAntiVaxxer.com, that keeps track of anti-vaxxers who have died of the virus. None of these people had to die.

But we still have assholes like:

Fuck each and every single one of these guys.

KISS has had to cancel concerts after Gene Simmons tested positive. And this will shock you, but Kid Rock also had to cancel shows after half of the band tested positive. He claims the members are vaccinated, which good! But guess where they performed recently? If you answered Sturgis, you win!

Neil Young gets it.

Keep Jesse Jackson’s family in your thoughts: he’s out of the hospital, but his wife has been moved into the ICU.

And let’s celebrate this hero professor who had come out of retirement to help teach, only to have to deal with an asshole student who refused to wear her mask. He re-retired on the spot. Good for him.

This woman is the opposite of that professor:

Abbott Elementary, an upcoming ABC sitcom, had three positive cases on set, but production was not impacted.

Tamron Hall will bring back a vaccinated audience when the show returns this month.

When Succession returns, COVID will not be a part of the plot because as the creator of the series explained to his cast, “‘These are really wealthy people. And unfortunately, none of the world’s really wealthy people were going to be affected by the pandemic.’”

If you’ve been fully vaccinated, go reward yourself with TWO donuts. You’ve earned them.

Renewals

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Mayor of Kingstown will premiere on Paramount+ on November 14.
  • The Bachelorette returns on October 19 on ABC. (~sobs~)
  • You vs. Wild: Out Cold will premiere on Netflix on September 14.
  • Malignant will debut on HBO Max on September 10.
  • All Creatures Great and Small will return on PBS this winter.
  • Fauci will premiere on National Geographic on September 10.
  • The Show will premiere on Showtime on September 24.
  • Seinfeld will stream on Netflix beginning on October 1.
  • The Circle returns on Netflix on September 8.
  • Tig N’ Seek will return on HBO Max on September 16.
  • Swallow will debut on Netflix on October 1.

R.I.P.

Ruth Marx, Singer of many famous commercial jingles and the mother of Richard Marx

WATCH THIS

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror: Yes, another 9/11 series — this one explores the roots of Al Qaeda, to the response of the Americans. Series premiere. Netflix

Dug Days: Everyone’s favorite character from Up! has his own animated series, yay! Series premiere. Disney+

Future of Work: This new series explores the disruption of the workplace and how it affects employers and employees. Series premiere. 9 p.m., PBS

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