Wait, did two actors just leave ‘General Hospital’ because they refused to get vaccinated? Or is it just the one? UPDATE: It was both of them.

They better have let that tortoise eat the rest of that ribbon.

All Other TV News

For all my Gen Xers out there (courtesy of BoingBoing):

Yesterday was Ingo Rademacher’s last day on General Hospital after the actor was fired for refusing to get vaccinated. On the show, his character Jasper Jacks reveals to his ex-wife that he’s leaving town, adding in a very meta comment: “I’m kind of on the outs with everyone in Port Charles right now.” Oh? Do you think it was your anti-vaxx position or your transphobia that did it? BYE.

Related: In the same episode, the character of Jason Morgan, who is played by Steve Burton, was trapped in a cave-in and some are speculating that the character is being written off because Burton also refuses to be vaccinated. No one from ABC or Burton’s spokesperson would comment. Add to this that some viewers caught Burton perhaps flashing a white power sign on the show back in February, if he really did refuse to get vaccinated, Jason Morgan can stay under that pile of rocks.

UPDATE: Yep, Burton confirmed he was fired for refusing to get vaccinated. BOY, BYE.

And I’m not saying that Burton intended this to be a white power symbol, he could have just been “kidding” around with the audience. But if you don’t know by now that most people do interpret the “OK” sign to be a white power symbol after a bunch of white supremacists started using it as one … well, I don’t know what to tell you, Steve.

Reportedly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace are also unhappy with the direction Fox News is going with their Tucker Carlson conspiracy bullshit. Good! Leave! Take your good(ish) reputations with you!

Netflix is running a props and experiences sweepstakes for fans of many of their shows, including Bridgerton, Stranger Things, Squid Game, The Witcher, and Emily in Paris among others.

The AV Club has some good gift ideas for the TV fans in your life. (Or, you know, yourself.)

The 100th Miss America pageant will not be broadcast on network TV this year. Instead, you’ll have to stream it on Peacock.

Update on the Dave Chappelle/Netflix mess: Terra Field, the trans employee who organized the walkout has resigned from the company, and Field and fellow Netflix employee B. Pagels-Minor who was fired, have withdrawn their unfair labor practice charge they filed against the streamer. Smells like a settlement to me.

Counterpoint: You shouldn’t watch this show, it’s bad.

Michael Strahan is going to fly on Jeff Bezos’ penis rocket.

Ridley Scott is blaming the box office failure of his movie The Last Duel on those DAMN KIDS AND THEIR PHONES, instead of, you know, the pandemic and the general decline in movie-going numbers in general.

One of the winning contestants of The Bachelorette reveals that he felt “pressured” to propose on the show. WHAT? NEXT YOU’LL TELL ME THAT MOST OF THE RELATIONSHIPS ON THE SHOW DON’T WORK OUT.

(~Cough~) Love is dead again.

Congratulations to Freida Pinto and her husband Cory Tran.


Things aren’t going great over at Activision in their ongoing sexual harassment and abuse situation. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, CEO Bobby Kotick might have known about sexual misconduct at his company for years and did nothing about it. One employee claims she was raped by her supervisor and nothing ever came of her complaint to human resources about it. He also allegedly threatened to have a woman killed? But the board of directors continues to have his back, possibly because they’d have to pay out $300 million to get rid of him.

Over 1,800 Activision employees have signed a petition to get rid of Kotick, and in response, he promised to leave the company … if the sexual misconduct issues aren’t addressed within the company “with speed.” OK. The board has also announced a “Workplace Committee” to oversee the implementation of new policies and procedures to eliminate sexual harassment and discrimination. OK. That should do it. Everything is definitely fixed now.

Tesla has been sued for sexual harassment at one of their factories. This is my shocked face.

Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay the producers of House of Cards $31 million for violating the company’s sexual harassment policy.

In an enraging case, a rich white man from New York was given eight years probation for raping and sexually assaulting four teen girls when he was a teenager. This is why victims don’t speak up. Fucking infuriating.

Peng Shuai, a Chinese tennis star, publicly accused retired Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of pressuring her to have sex with him, and then she disappeared for two weeks. China insisted she was fine, but many don’t believe them.

Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy has been arrested for aggravated assault and criminal mischief for beating up his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child.

Nearly all of Time’s Up’s staff has been laid off in a major reset of the organization following the revelation that its CEO had been helping former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mitigate accusations of sexual misconduct against him.

Speaking of Andrew, a probe investigating the accusations against him that was ordered by the state found “overwhelming evidence” that he was a sleazeball. No shit. 

Britney is still naming names, including her mother and Christina Aguilera.

Kirsten Dunst opened up about the “very extreme” pay disparity between herself and Toby Maguire on Spider-Man:

“The pay disparity between me and Spider-Man was very extreme,” Dunst told The Independent. “I didn’t even think about it. I was just like, ‘Oh yeah, Tobey is playing Spider-Man.’ But you know who was on the cover of the second ‘Spider-Man’ poster?”

“Spider-Man and ME,” she added.




In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Bel-Air will premiere on Peacock in 2022.
  • Ray Donovan: The Movie will debut on Showtime on January 14.
  • Santa Inc. will premiere on HBO Max on December 2. It is NOT for kids.
  • As We See It will debut on Amazon on January 21.
  • I Can See Your Voice: Holiday Special will air on Fox on December 14 and return for season two on January 5.
  • Close to Me debuts on Sundance Now on December 16.
  • Puff: Wonders of the Reef will debut on Netflix on December 16.
  • Love and Fury will premiere on Netflix on December 3.
  • Fast & Furious: Spy Racers will return on Netflix on December 17.
  • Paramount+ has announced its holiday offerings:


Malikah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X


Black and Missing: This four-part documentary follows the founders of Black and Missing, an organization that tries to bring awareness to cases of missing Black people that law enforcement and the media tend to overlook. Premiere. 7 p.m., HBO

Hanna: Third and final season. Amazon

The Strings: A musician retreats to an isolated cottage to work on her art only to find herself under attack by a dark presence in this artsy horror film.  Shudder

The Bachelorette: Michelle’s students help her pick a one-on-one date. Good. The kids are the only sensible ones on this show. 7 p.m., ABC

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hailee Steinfeld, Liza Koshy, Ali Kolbert
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rachel Dratch, Mastodon, Jon Epcar
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Nicholas Hoult, Aisling Bea, BTS
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jon Bernthal, Bachelorette Michelle Young, Parker McCollum

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Bachelorette


FBI: International
FBI: Most Wanted
CW The Flash
FOX The Resident
The Masked Singer
NBC The Voice
La Brea
New Amsterdam

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