WHO KNEW FISH COULD BE CUTE?
Little yellow fish gets so excited whenever he sees this diver — watch him surprise her with a gift 💛 pic.twitter.com/Ef0hcBZgiT
— The Dodo (@dodo) October 26, 2021
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Hey, remember how Dave Chappelle’s people said he’d be happy to sit down with the trans employees at Netflix and have a conversation with them? Yeah, he just posted a video on Instagram saying that he doesn’t know “what all this nonsense is about,” and that, “I said what I said,” and …
“To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience, but you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody’s demands. And if you want to meet with me, I’d be more than willing to, but I have some conditions. First of all, you cannot come if you have not watched my special from beginning to end. You must come to a place of my choosing at a time of my choosing, and thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”
One of the things Chappelle could have chosen to not do is everything he's doing right now.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 26, 2021
As for coming for Hannah Gadsby:
lol all of the dudes in my mentions in response to this tweet can die mad
— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) October 26, 2021
Dave once told me, when he started doing more deconstructed shows, that he realized he didn't necessarily have to be funny to hold a crowd in his hand, he just had to be interesting.
You'd think an artist who realized that would see it in Hannah Gadsby, who is both.
— A Shady Dame From Seville (@SorayaMcDonald) October 26, 2021
Hannah Gadsby describing Dave as a man who "gets 20 million dollars to process his emotionally stunted partial world view.”
Chappelle retorting with Hannah Gadsby's "not funny".
😬 More touchy than touché.
— Andrew Galvin (@MaxHomo) October 25, 2021
But his dig about Hannah Gadsby does highlight the point of my article. Gadsby used her comedy platform in order to talk about how being constantly dehumanized wears away the soul. She broke what to Chappelle is the cardinal rule of comedy and stopped taking the fucking joke.
— Aja Romano (@ajaromano) October 25, 2021
Gadsby used comedy to deconstruct what happens when we tell a joke at someone else's expense. That's anathema to Chappelle, who wants his jokes to challenge people with privilege but who for some unearthly reason thinks trans people fall into that category https://t.co/vnyrwHG9lg
— Aja Romano (@ajaromano) October 25, 2021
In a world of Dave Chappelles, be a Hannah Gadsby pic.twitter.com/fqg8E0z9cA
— josh uber 🏳️🌈 (@bolotitan) October 15, 2021
More updates on the Rust story:
First Assistant Director David Hills, the guy who handed Alec Baldwin the gun and told him it was “cold,” was fired from a previous film after a similar gun incident.
A prop master turned down the job on Rust because he was so concerned about the production cutting corners that might lead to safety issues, including wanting to hire one person to be both prop master and armorer.
“In the movies, the prep is everything. …You also need time to clean, inspect and repair guns,” he told the newspaper. “You need time to fix old clocks. In period films, you are sometimes using antiques. But here, there was absolutely no time to prepare, and that gave me a bad feeling.”
An actor on the film noted that the cameras were protected during gunfight scenes, but not the actors or crew members.
The release of Flint, a documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin, has been postponed indefinitely.
Ghouls on the right are using the tragedy to try to score disgusting political points. J.D. Vance said Twitter should bring Former President Dementia back to make Alec Baldwin jokes; Candace Owens called the accident “poetic justice;” and Dummy Jr. is out there literally selling T-shirts. Chris Hayes gets it:
“I have come to think of what those on the right like J.D. Vance are doing now as ‘vice signaling,’” says @chrislhayes. “‘Look at me, I’m a loud, ostentatious jerk.’ But that is increasingly what it means to be a right-wing politician in America these days.” pic.twitter.com/QdGEnxY3EH
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) October 23, 2021
For those of you who don’t subscribe to Paramount+, but who miss Evil, they are making one (1) episode from season two available to stream for free. (It’s a fun episode — I suggest you take them up on the offer.)
This is cool. This is in response to people who miss the show, but hated that it cost money to watch on #ParamountPlus. We asked our betters if they would put one episode out for free: a self-contained episode like S is for Silence. So here it is. #EvilReturns https://t.co/uGNdRv1K1b
— Robert King (@RKing618) October 25, 2021
Someone asked Succession fans who the villain is, and while one character pulled far ahead (Logan, duh), there is only one real answer:
The viewer who skips the theme song.
— Dannibal (@Danimalish) October 26, 2021
Congratulations to Colin Jost who as of last weekend has become the longest-serving host of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live.
Facebook is getting its panties in a wad about an upcoming TV adaptation of a book about them, worried it will make them look bad. LOL LOL LOL LOL
You know Jim Caviezel, the star of Person of Interest and Passion of the Christ is a complete QAnon lunatic, right? (He is, and has been for a long while.) Well, here are some stories about his dumb, dangerous, racist, homophobic, and insane behavior on the set of Person of Interest — a show that if it had been made during the #MeToo era would have been SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY based on these stories. In fact, Taraji P. Henson quit the show over this bullshit. It’s amazing and worth reading:
If you want a real laugh listen to this episode of the QAnon Anonymous podcast. Former crew members from the show Person of Interest have some amazing/crazy/funny/scary stuff to say about him behind the scenes.
Here’s a summary if you don’t have the time though pic.twitter.com/XeKM25Vy3I
— Praxis (@Hudson_of_Sam) October 25, 2021
Ruby Rose left the starring role on Batwoman on The CW a while back, initially claiming an injury from a stunt gone wrong made it difficult to work. However, in an Instagram post last week, she opened the floodgates:
“Enough is enough,” Rose wrote in the post, tagging “Batwoman” showrunner Caroline Dries and Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of the show’s production company Berlanti Productions. “I’m going to tell the whole world what really happened to me on that set. I will come for you so what happened to me never happens to another person again. And so I can finally take back my life and the truth. Shame on you.”
As for former WB TV President Peter Roth: “Not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you just couldn’t stop making young women steam your pants, around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn’t fit your narrative, either way, when it comes to you, there’s already an army waiting for u.”
She then came for her co-star Dougray Scott: “Dougray hurt a female stunt double, he yelled like a little bitch at women and was a nightmare. He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted. He abused women and in turn as a lead of a show I sent an email asking for a no yelling policy, they declined.”
She accused the showrunner of only being on set four times and said she encouraged Rose to work with Roth’s private investigator before concluding: “please to my dear, dear fans stop asking if I will return to that awful show, I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head..” Rose added. “NOR DID I QUIT. I DO NOT QUIT, They ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed batwoman, not me.”
OH. OK. WOW.
Warner Bros. TV responded with a “Nuh-uh.”
Despite the revisionist history that Ruby Rose is now sharing online aimed at the producers, the cast and crew, the network, and the Studio, the truth is that Warner Bros. Television had decided not to exercise its option to engage Ruby for season two of Batwoman based on multiple complaints about workplace behavior that were extensively reviewed and handled privately out of respect for all concerned.
They then followed up with this statement about Scott:
We condemn the comments made by Ruby Rose about Dougray Scott. Warner Bros. has found Mr. Scott to be a consummate professional, and never received any allegation against him of bullying, or of abusive behavior on his part. Mr. Scott was greatly respected and admired by his colleagues, and was a leader on the set.
Pajiba has a long list of problems over at Warner Brothers, some of which I had heard about, others that came as news.
Good on Ruby Rose.
Naming names isn’t easy, but it must be done.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) October 20, 2021
Specific people were named, and WB’s defense is to generalize Ruby Rose’s account by making it seem like they’re taking wild swings at everyone in every department? 🤦🏾♂️
Now I’m no expert on hit pieces, but I know a WB whistleblower special when I read it.https://t.co/04uxGMN2OX https://t.co/ThMaK0QMeh
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) October 21, 2021
So the same thing that happened to ruby rose happened to snyder and ray fisher but you want me to believe warner bros pic.twitter.com/eHmGEUnU7O
— Kai Poncho (AVFC) (@11KaptainMorgan) October 21, 2021
Emmy-winning choreographer Travis Wall is being investigated after multiple people have come forward accusing him of sexually inappropriate and predatory behavior.
Leon Black, the billionaire best friend of Jeffrey Epstein, is being investigated by the Manhattan D.A. for rape and sexual assault.
Russia’s state media accused CNBC reporter Hadley Gamble of acting like a “sexual object” during her interview with Vladimir Putin so as to distract him. You have to read the full description here, it’s insane.
Power walk pic.twitter.com/dB9nuWc7je
— Hadley Gamble (@_HadleyGamble) October 15, 2021
Vanity Fair has a list of the big-name comedians who have apologized to Monica Lewinsky for the gross jokes they told about her — along with a sampling of the jokes which … maybe is unnecessary?
A woman who appeared on The Dr. Phil Show as a teen is suing McGraw and ViacomCBS claiming that she was sexually assaulted at the Utah treatment center he recommended she be sent to.
The mental health organization that Jamie Lynn Spears was planning on donating money to from her book sales has told her to keep her dirty money.
A number of women have come forward to accuse the band All Time Low of being sexually inappropriate with them when they were minors. The band denies the claims. Hey, at least their name is appropriate.
- Succession has been renewed for a fourth season on HBO.
- The Wonder Years and Home Economics have both been given full-season orders at ABC.
- Happy Valley has been renewed for a third and final season on BBC1 and AMC+.
- The Missing, a crime drama based on an Israeli series, and being produced by David E. Kelly, has been given a straight-to-series order at Peacock.
- Primo, a comedy from Mike Schur and Shea Serrano has been ordered at IMDb TV.
- Blank Slate, a drama series, has been given a pilot order at NBC.
- Hot Robot, a comedy from the creators of Hacks, is being shopped around to streamers.
- What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, starring Chelsea Frei, Catherine Cohen, Alice Hunter, and Kosha Patel, has been given a pilot order at Freeform.
- The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age is being adapted into a TV series.
- Hello Kitty: Super Style! has been ordered at Amazon.
- Neil Patrick Harris and Tuc Watkins will star in Uncoupled on Netflix. Also joining the cast are Tisha Campbell, Emerson Brooks, Brooks Ashmanskas, and Marcia Gay Harden.
- Brendan Fraser has been cast as Firefly in Batgirl on HBO Max.
- Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Drew Sidora, Shereé Whitfield, Marlo Hampton, and Sanya Richards-Ross are your Real Housewives of Atlanta this season.
- Hayley Marie Norman has joined the cast of Kenan on NBC.
- Tom Wright and Jacqueline Obradors have been cast in Daisy Jones & The Six on Amazon.
- Hank Azaria, Haneefah Wood, Alison Pill, Nick Podany, and Dewshane Williams have joined Hello Tomorrow! on Apple TV+.
- Mark Ghanimé and Kai Bradbury have joined the cast of Virgin River on Netflix.
- Amanda Drew, Richard McCabe, Phoebe Nicholls, Camilla Rutherford, Timothy Renouf, Sophia Myles, Sophie Ward, Tim Steed, and Katherine Manners have been cast in A Very British Scandal on BBC One and Amazon.
- Osvaldo Benavides is leaving The Good Doctor on ABC.
Mark Your Calendars
- The Unforgivable will premiere in theaters on November 24 and Netflix on December 10.
- Procession will debut on Netflix and in theaters on November 19.
- How To with John Wilson will return on HBO on November 26.
- The Line will premiere on Apple TV+ on November 19.
- Sacrifice will premiere on BET+ on November 1.
- Ada Rodriguez: Fighting Words will debut on HBO Max on November 4.
- The Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha’s Family Matters will premiere on Bravo on November 28.
- The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek will premiere on The History Channel (and not Paramount+?) on November 5.
- Build It Forward will debut on HGTV and Discovery+ in 2022.
- Around the World in 80 Days will debut on PBS on January 2.
World Series Game 1: LET’S GO ASTROS!! 6:30 p.m., Fox
The Last O.G.: Tray finds himself in a coma after getting shot in the one-hour season premiere. 9 p.m., TBS
Carrie: Both body horror, and a commentary on female repression and anger, this is one of the horror greats, and still holds up. 7 p.m., AMC
The Bachelorette: Michelle is confronted about her relationship with one of the contestants. 7 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Drew Barrymore, Mo Rocca, Måneskin
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Ferguson, a performance from “Caroline, Or Change”, Atom Willard
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Gabby Barret
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: David Boreanaz, Finneas
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jeremy Renner, Olivia Rodrigo
- The Daily Show: TBD
- Watch What Happens Live: Ariana Madix, Craig Conover
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