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Matthew McConaughey is NOT, I repeat NOT going to be the next governor of my (once) great state. I have a lot of complex feelings about this: on the one hand, the last thing we need is more celebrities as politicians; on the other hand, celebrity or not, he’s still better than Greg Abbott; on the OTHER other hand, we definitely don’t need someone who doesn’t understand vaccines to be running this state during a pandemic; on the OTHER other other hand, he’s at least open to adults and teens being vaccinated which we can’t say for the right-wing in this state; on the OTHER other other other hand, he’s getting out of the way for Beto, a real Democratic challenger; on the OTHER other other other other hand, there was some polling that suggested McConaughey could actually beat Abbott, and the polls aren’t so positive for Beto. So, you know, it’s confusing.
Disney wanted to remove all the cursing in Peter Jackson’s Beatles documentary, Get Back, that everyone and their dad has been watching this weekend. However, the remaining Beatles, Paul and Ringo, and George’s widow Olivia and their teams were like, cursing or nothing: “‘That’s how we spoke. That’s how we talked. That’s how we want the world to see us.’”
“Without actually giving away what happens, this is a story about a family trying to reconnect—emotionally and physically. They’re on that path in the finale but it won’t be easy. They’re going to be separated in new and interesting ways. We’re going to be putting characters in different worlds moving into Season 2. There are going to be a lot of unexpected surprises that will happen at the end of the finale that is going to put our characters in a lot of different places. But also, we’re going to retain a lot of what we saw in Season 1. There are still going to be characters in the clearing trying to figure out how to survive down [there]. But one of the goals of the show for future seasons is to expand what the show can be.”
I’m old enough to remember when this show was just about running away from CGI saber-toothed tigers.
Some Succession business for those of you who watched last night’s episode:
sir… I was promised tiny wu-tang.
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) November 29, 2021
just think, there was a time before someone first said the words “Tiny Wu-Tang Clan”
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) November 29, 2021
Justice for Tiny Wu-Tang
— Claire Denis Homage T (@enobeatss) November 29, 2021
The Tiny Wu-Tang that’s never show is more powerful than any Tiny Wu-Tang you might see.
— Keith Phipps (@kphipps3000) November 29, 2021
And this is actually from last week’s episode, but Greenpeace would very much like to not be sued by Cousin Greg, thanks.
Hey @nicholasbraun, we heard Cousin Greg wants to sue Greenpeace.
Might want to take a look at this before he does 😉https://t.co/ZGZznMMNlL
— Greenpeace UK (@GreenpeaceUK) November 23, 2021
still gonna do it https://t.co/ZWFUcFxPj5
— Nicholas Braun (@nicholasbraun) November 24, 2021
“George loves Dan and Dave, but after season five, he did start to worry about the path they were [going down] because George knows where the story goes. He started saying, ‘You’re not following my template.’ The first five seasons stuck to George’s roadmap. Then they went off George’s roadmap.”
Yeah, this would be a much more interesting thing to whine about if YOU HAD FINISHED THE BOOKS. GEORGE.
The real reason Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s partnership broke up: John C. Reilly.
Here’s a weird fact: David Hornsby, who plays Rickety Cricket, was originally supposed to be Mac on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Russian Doll season two will have a “very different vibe” than the first season according to co-star Charlie Barnett. This concludes your annual Russian Doll update.
HBO Max accidentally uploaded the censored network TV version of Birds of Prey, launching a thousand conspiratorial tweets. The original R-rated version is back now.
Sheree Whitfield’s boyfriend Tyrone Gilliams is suing Bravo to stop using his name and likeness in The Real Housewives of Atlanta as if he didn’t know he was being filmed the whole time. This is a telling passage: “Tyrone’s been upset lately … as we first told you, he’s not on speaking terms with Sheree because ‘RHOA’ filming almost put him back in prison due to Sheree’s plans to shoot scenes with him at a restaurant. That would’ve been a huge problem because he’s currently sentenced to home confinement.” LOL, good luck with all that, Tyrone.
Those of you who watch cable news regularly might remember about two weeks ago when you couldn’t turn on CNN or MSNBC without finding Chris Christie hawking his new book about how he’s the only Republican with the balls to stand up to the Former Asshole or whatever. Well, we have the numbers on how that book did in its first week, and it’s been a while since I worked in the book publishing business, but if I remember correctly, 2,289 sales of a heavily publicized title is … not great.
- No Demo Reno has been renewed at HGTV.
- Whitstable Pearl has been renewed for a second season at Acorn.
- A series about the making of Last Tango in Paris is being developed.
- The Ellery Queen book series is being turned into a TV series with a gender swap.
- The Lehman Trilogy is being turned into a TV series.
- Reclaim, a heist thriller, is in the works at BBC.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Book of Boba Fett begins streaming on Disney+ on December 29.
- The Witcher returns on Netflix on December 17.
New monsters await. Are you ready? ⚔️
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) November 25, 2021
- Coming Out Colton debuts on Netflix on December 3.
- Saturday Morning All Star Hits! will premiere on Netflix on December 10.
- Called to the Wild will debut on National Geographic on December 7.
- The Tragedy of Macbeth will premiere in theaters on December 25 and on Apple TV+ on January 14.
- Stories of a Generation with Pope Francis premieres on Netflix on December 25.
- The Ferragnez debuts on Amazon on December 9.
- Single’s Inferno will premiere on Netflix on December 18.
- Urban One Honors will air on TV One and Cleo TV on January 17.
Stephen Sondheim, Broadway king
Thank the Lord that Sondheim lived to be 91 years old so he had the time to write such wonderful music and GREAT lyrics! May he Rest In Peace🥲🎵 🎶🎵 pic.twitter.com/vshNSdkvpQ
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 26, 2021
Goodbye dear sir. We will spend our lives trying to make you proud. #stephensondheim
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) November 26, 2021
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) November 26, 2021
Every so often someone comes along that fundamentally shifts an entire art form. Stephen Sondheim was one of those. As millions mourn his passing I also want to express my gratitude for all he has given to me and so many more. Sending my love to his nearest and dearest. pic.twitter.com/4KlnJJJipq
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 26, 2021
I was just talking to someone a few nights ago about how much fun (and fucking difficult) it is to sing Stephen Sondheim. Performing his work has been among the greatest privileges of my career. A devastating loss.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 26, 2021
Devastated to hear one of the most important musical theatre giants of our generation, #StephenSondheim, has died. I was lucky enough to have performed in two of his shows @FolliesBroadway & Sweeney Todd, & also have a song co-written by him for my 50th Anniversary. RIP dear man pic.twitter.com/1u8RURvcix
— Elaine Paige (@elaine_paige) November 26, 2021
I am so so sad to lose my friend Steve Sondheim He gave me so much to sing about ♥️♥️I loved him dearly and will miss him so much Thank you for all the gifts you gave the world Steve♥️
— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) November 26, 2021
Farewell Steve, the musical theatre giant of our times, an inspiration not just to two but to three generations. Your contribution to theatre will never be equalled. – ALW
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) November 26, 2021
Lisa Brown, Actress on Guiding Light and As The World Turns
Thomas Wells, Singer who appeared on X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, and The Voice
David Gulpilil, Actor who appeared in Rabbit-Proof Fence, Crocodile Dundee, The Tracker, and Walkabout
Don Phillips, Casting director who is credited for discovering Sean Penn, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, and Mary Steenburgen
Geoffrey Johnson, Broadway casting director
Virgil Abloh, Artistic director for Louis Vuitton and creator of Off-White
LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh, on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years. pic.twitter.com/CytwZLvSFu
— LVMH (@LVMH) November 28, 2021
— NAACP (@NAACP) November 28, 2021
James Rocchi, Film critic
CMA Country Christmas: Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce host this special, featuring performances by Jimmie Allen with Louis York & The Shindellas, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood, and Lainey Wilson. 7 p.m., ABC
That’s My Jam: Two teams of celebrities compete in a series of music, trivia, and dance games in this new series from Jimmy Fallon. In the series premiere, the hosts of The Voice compete in a bit of NBC synergy. 9 p.m., NBC
The Black Pack: We Three Kings: Taye Diggs, Ne-Yo, and Eric Bellinger bring classic holiday music to life in this new special. 7 p.m., The CW
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Alessia Cara, Pistol Annies
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Peter Jackson, Chelsea Cutler
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kathy Griffin, Alan Ruck, Inhaler
- The Daily Show: TBA
- Watch What Happens Live: Charlamagne Tha God, Mary J. Blige
|ABC||CMA Country Christmas7:00pm
|The Great Christmas Light Fight
|Bob ♥ Abishola
|CW||The Black Pack: We Three Kings
|The Big Leap
|That’s My Jam