I feel you, vulture.
— Mothership.sg (@MothershipSG) January 5, 2022
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Hey, remember how Ted Cruz campaigned for Former President Vulgarian after he said Cruz’s dad killed JFK and that Cruz’s wife was ugly and crazy? And remember how when he got caught fleeing our frozen state for a Ritz-Carlton vacation in Cancun, he blamed it on his daughters? Well, we’ve got a new entry for Ted Cruz’s Big Book of Pathetic and Cowardly Actions.
On Wednesday at a Senate Rules Committee meeting, Cruz mustered the courage to say something truthful (albeit hypocritical considering his involvement in the events on January 6): “We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week … And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives to defend the men and women who serve in this Capitol.”
Where’s the lie?
But then Tucker Carlson, this turd, ranted on his show on Wednesday about Cruz calling the rioters “terrorists.” Cruz appeared on Carlson’s show last night, on the anniversary of January 6, to grovel and apologize:
I mean, just, wow. Just when you think he couldn’t be more embarrassing to our state, he manages to find whole new lows. What a sniveling asshole.
JUST NOW: A U.S Senator from Texas? Or Reek from "Game of Thrones?" YOU MAKE THE CALL!!!pic.twitter.com/iDcXZ4UyZB
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) January 7, 2022
Ted Cruz's dominatrix can have the night off.
Tucker just humiliated him more thoroughly than a trained professional.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 7, 2022
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) January 7, 2022
— ben schwartz (@benschwartz_) January 7, 2022
Thank God @tedcruz is only 1/2 Hispanic.
He is commemorating the 1 year anniversary of January 6th, the same way he behaved a year ago- being a groveling, embarrassment, lame excuse for a US Senator. https://t.co/egx0xCkDEt
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) January 7, 2022
Sen. Ted Cruz claimed on Fox last night that he had a “sloppy” phrasing moment when he said this week that there was a “terrorist attack” at the Capitol. But Cruz had also called it a terrorist attack in official written statements spanning months. Jan. 7, Feb. 13, May 28: pic.twitter.com/hGScAWEwoV
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 7, 2022
Please stop comparing Ted Cruz to Reek. Reek at least attempted to redeem himself.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 7, 2022
I had forgotten that a new Battlestar Galactica series from Sam Esmail had been announced over on Peacock. However, a pilot is still not in the works. In the meantime, a Battlestar Galactica movie is in active development. Producer Simon Kinberg has said that the series and the movie will have some “synergy” between them. As for how the film will tie to the most recent Battlestar Galactica series that aired on Syfy: “There are connections, but it is certainly not simply a continuation or a remake of Ron Moore’s masterpiece.”
TV Insider does some TV math to estimate when we will learn who the new Doctor Who will be, and they have come up with some time this summer. Meanwhile, the first episode with the new Doctor won’t air until November 2023, marking the 60th anniversary of the series.
Here’s a list of TV news media stories to watch for in 2022. It’s also a list of things that are already giving me incredible anxiety.
No one watched the Oscars last year — it didn’t even break the top 100 most-viewed TV of the year. GEE, I WONDER WHY? Maybe the entire collapse of the movie industry thanks to COVID, and a weird off-putting program had something to do with it?
The Golden Globes are technically happening this weekend, but no one will attend, it will not be broadcast, and it won’t even be live-streamed. If an awards show happens but no one watches, did it really take place? (Here’s a good guide to the controversy surrounding the Golden Globes and the HFPA if you need a little refresher.)
This is a solid list of horror series that will be coming out this year — and I will be watching pretty much all of them. (I do wonder if Fall of the House of Usher will be coming out this year — it’s not on the list, but it’s the series I’m most excited about.)
I had gone down to weekly updates last year, but thanks to how quickly Omicron is ripping across this country, I thought I would do a quick roundup of current news:
- Star Trek: Picard had to shut down production after 50 (!!) cases on set.
- Chicago Fire and NCIS also both paused production. And NCIS: LA has delayed start of production.
- James Corden has tested positive.
- Hoda Kotb has tested positive.
- Steve and Peter Doocy have tested positive.
- Shepard Smith has tested positive.
- John Mayer has tested positive and the Dead & Company’s Mexico festival he was set to headline has been canceled.
- Douglas Kuzma, a conservative radio-show host has died of COVID after contracting it at a far-right event in Texas.
- I’m not saying that Ron DeSantis has or is recovering from COVID, but …
- Tyler Perry’s studio is implementing a vaccine mandate (which, shouldn’t it already have been under one by President Biden’s 100+ employee guidelines?)
- Scream’s red carpet event next week has been canceled.
- The Super Bowl is still set to happen in Los Angeles despite a huge surge in COVID there.
- A Fallout series is being made at Amazon.
- An Audrey Hepburn biopic starring Rooney Mara is in the works at Apple.
- A documentary about Anna Nicole Smith is in the works at Netflix.
- Alison Roman is going to host a cooking show on CNN+.
- Maiko in Kyoto: From the Maiko House is being adapted into a series at Netflix.
- Tim Story has signed a first-look deal with Entertainment One.
- Ariana DeBose will host Saturday Night Live next week. Roddy Ricch will be the musical guest.
- Vanessa Yao, Annie Q., and JB Tadena are joining the cast of Kung Fu on The CW.
- Pascale Armand, Yolonda Ross, Charles Malik Whitfield, Denise Boutte, and Kendrick Cross have joined the cast of Terror Lake Drive on AllBlk.
- Levy Tran will guest star on Magnum P.I. on CBS.
- Here’s the cast of season three of Too Hot To Handle on Netflix.
- Alex Rodriguez and Michael Kay will be presenters on ESPN 2’s baseball coverage.
Mark Your Calendar
- WE FINALLY HAVE A DATE: The Boys will return on Amazon on June 3.
- Ozark returns on Netflix on January 14.
- Peacemaker will debut on HBO Max on January 13.
- After Life returns on Netflix on January 14.
- The Kardashians debuts on Hulu later this year.
- Next Influencer returns on Paramount+ on January 13.
- Fishbowl Wives will premiere on Netflix on February 14.
- Shaman King returns on Netflix on January 13.
- Madagascar A Little Wild returns on Peacock Jr. on January 13.
- The Resident returns on Fox on January 25.
- Real Husbands of Hollywood returns on BET+ on February 10.
- Black Market With Michael K. Williams will return on Vice TV on January 10.
Sidney Poitier, Trailblazing actor and Civil Rights activist, first Black man to win an Oscar, and former Bahamian ambassador
Sidney Poitier. What a landmark actor. One of a kind. What a beautiful, gracious, warm, genuinely regal man. RIP, Sir. With love.
(📷Sam Falk/NYT) pic.twitter.com/5ZaKxxPdxw
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 7, 2022
If you wanted the sky i would write across the sky in letters that would soar a thousand feet high..
To Sir… with Love
Sir Sidney Poitier R.I.P.
He showed us how to reach for the stars
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) January 7, 2022
What a thrill it was to meet the legendary actor Sidney Poitier.. he made us all feel proud and was an inspiration to us in an industry that at times could not be welcoming.. thank you Mr. Poitier rest well. pic.twitter.com/EI6hRljryn
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) January 7, 2022
This is a big one. No words can describe how your work radically shifted my life. The dignity, normalcy, strength, excellence and sheer electricity you brought to your roles showed us that we, as Black folks, mattered!!! It was an honor… https://t.co/xaPAjAlRtR pic.twitter.com/aqOmRqq7SN
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 7, 2022
You paved the way for so many of us. Rest in Power Dear Sir. 🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/V7Tp0SaX2c
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) January 7, 2022
#SidneyPoitier, your last sunset with us is the dawn of many generations rising in the path of light you blazed. We will always hold you in our hearts and forever speak your name. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/hIKYCqM245
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) January 7, 2022
He once caught me following him. He said “little girl what do you want” I muttered “can I have your autograph”. From that day he always called me little girl and asked if I wanted his autograph. It was something we laughed about. He was my hero & great friend. May he RIP ❤️. https://t.co/yQhuiDCZse
— Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) January 7, 2022
RIP to a true gentlemen, legend, and the first African-American Academy Award winner for Best Actor Sidney Poitier. pic.twitter.com/FsKO8nQb7l
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 7, 2022
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) January 7, 2022
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win an Oscar, has died at the age of 94. The star of “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “Lilies of the Field,” for which he won Best Actor, was a trailblazer who will be mourned by so many for whom he opened the very doors of Hollywood.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 7, 2022
Almost 20 years ago I was having lunch with friends at a restaurant & at one point I looked up to see Sidney Poitier standing & chatting at another table. I have never been that gobsmacked by seeing a famous person. It was like seeing someone out of mythology come to life.
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) January 7, 2022
“There is a certain immortality involved in theater, not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge an actor keeps to his dying day that on a certain afternoon, in an empty and dusty theater, he cast the shadow of a being that was not himself……..” pic.twitter.com/lVsvO5t3CJ
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) January 7, 2022
Peter Bogdanovich, Legendary director, screenwriter, actor, film historian, and critic
Here’s Martin Scorsese on the passing of Peter Bogdanovich pic.twitter.com/I8DSlLyoHa
— Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP) January 6, 2022
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 6, 2022
My heart is broken – my dear friend Peter is no longer with us in the physical form. I loved him and will miss him. What a wonderful artist. He’s left us with the gift of his incredible films and his insights on the filmmakers he so admired. I love you Peter. pic.twitter.com/6L1jWAGBOK
— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) January 6, 2022
Just heard Peter Has Died.
I’m Proud Of The Film (mask) We Made Together, & In The End I’m Sure He Must Have Been As Well.
He made Some Very
Memorable Films,& Discovered amazingly
— Cher (@cher) January 6, 2022
Saddened to hear of Peter Bogdanovich’s passing. Directed at least 3 classic movies (not the one we made!) and THE greatest movie historian in the business. Say hi to Orson, Hawkes, and Sturges for me, my friend. RIP.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 6, 2022
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of my oldest friends, legendary director & film historian, Peter Bogdanovich. Besides being extraordinarily talented, he was a gentle soul with an enormous heart. I am forever grateful to have worked with him. RIP Peter 😢🎬 pic.twitter.com/BrBBL2oXqM
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) January 6, 2022
Peter Bogdanovich passed away. He was a dear friend and a champion of Cinema. He birthed masterpieces as a director and was a most genial human. He single-handedly interviewed and enshrined the lives and work of more classic filmmakers than almost anyone else in his generation. pic.twitter.com/hL08ORCilN
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 6, 2022
Max Julien, Actor who starred in The Mack
Jeanine Ann Roose, Actress who appeared in It’s a Wonderful Life
Richard Citron, Theatrical marketer and personal manager
Denis O’Dell, Beatles film producer
Dan Reeves, Former Denver Broncos coach
Search Party: The cult series goes full cult in the series final season. Premiere. HBO Max
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Lizzo guest judges the 14th season premiere. 7 p.m., VH1
Hype House: There is a house in Los Angeles where a bunch of TikTok teens lives and create content together and if that’s not a sign of the end times, I don’t know what is. Anyway, this “reality” show is about them. Premiere. Netflix
Undercover Boss: Break out the terrible wigs. Season premiere. 7 p.m., CBS
Discovery of Witches: Season premiere. Sundance Now
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: This is apparently a sequel to a film called The Hitman’s Bodyguard? And it stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek? And I’ve never heard of either of these films? The past couple of years have been weird. 7 p.m., HBO
Lawrence of Arabia: The Peter O’Toole classic if you have four hours to spare. 7 p.m., TCM
Euphoria: Season two premiere. 8 p.m., HBO
Righteous Gemstones: The Gemstones are back. Season premiere. 9:05 p.m., HBO
Dexter: Season finale. 8 p.m., Showtime
Call Me Kat: The season premiere features a mini-Blossom reunion. 7 p.m., Fox
Pivoting: In this new comedy, three best friends deal with the death of the fourth member of their group, which compels them to make changes in their lives. Series premiere. 7:30 p.m., Fox
All Creatures Great and Small: Season two. 8 p.m., PBS
The Critics Choice Awards: Who needs the Golden Globes when you can watch an awards show where a bunch of nerds determine the winners? 6 p.m., The CW and TBS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: (Friday): Jennifer Lawrence, Dianne Wiest
- Watch What Happens Live (Sunday): Jennie Nguyen, Danielle Schneider
|CW||Penn & Teller: Fool Us
|FOX||Friday Night Smackdown||Local|
|NBC||U.S. Figure Skating Championships
|ABC||Monday Night Football
|FBI: Most Wanted
|FOX||Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer
|Next Level Chef
|NBC||That’s My Jam
|Saturday Night Live
|Saturday Night Live
|ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos
|Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
|CBS||NFL Football||60 Minutes||The Equalizer
|NCIS: Los Angeles
|The CW||27th Annual Critics Choice Awards
|Call Me Kat
|NBC||Sunday Night Football