Whoever advised Joss Whedon to break his silence should be fired. Immediately.

After more than eight years of service, this TSA airport sniffer dog officially retired. This is how they surprised him on his final bag search. from aww

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There’s not going to be a 9-1-1/9-1-1: Lone Star crossover any time in the near future. You can blame COVID.

Fox is planning on extending their animation block into Monday nights beginning in 2023.

As for Fox series The Big Leap and Our Kind of People, they won’t learn their fates until late spring.

Here’s a Yellowjackets question I hadn’t thought to ask, but I’m glad someone did.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day, and The Daily Show compiled an AMAZING collection of ways people used a day that is supposed to be about civil rights and sacrifice and made it … gross. So gross.

How I Met Your Father paid tribute to Bob Saget in their first episode. Saget served as the narrator on How I Met Your Mother.


H’oy boy. So, Joss Whedon has decided to break his silence on the accusations against him.

Quick recap: Whedon was accused by Ray Fisher of being abusive towards him on the set of Justice League and of lightening an actor’s complexion; Gal Gadot says that he threatened her career; and many of the women of Buffy: Charisma Carpenter, Amber Benson, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, say that he created a toxic work environment. He was accused of being cruel to fellow writers, to having affairs with his young actresses, and at times being physically abusive with the crew. It’s a whole lot of very bad behavior from a guy who had been lionized for his feminism and empathy.

ANYWAY, He gave an interview to New York Magazine, and it’s a long piece with a LOT of cringe. Some of the takeaways are:

1. He claimed he never threatened Gadot or anyone else, and that they had a miscommunication because of a “language barrier”.

2. As a showrunner, he might not have been “mannerly” but he was one of the “nicer showrunners that’s ever been.”

3. In terms of sleeping with the actresses: “… he quickly added that he had felt he ‘had’ to sleep with them, that he was ‘powerless’ to resist. I laughed. ‘I’m not actually joking,’ he said. He had been surrounded by beautiful young women — the sort of women who had ignored him when he was younger — and he feared if he didn’t have sex with them, he would ‘always regret it.’”

4. And when it comes to Ray Fisher, according to Whedon, none of his allegations were “true or merited discussing.” He then called Fisher “a malevolent force,” before adding, “We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.”


Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend was just granted immunity to testify in front of a grand jury next week. UH-OH, MATT!

The lawsuit against Prince Andrew brought by Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s survivors, can move forward here in the States, despite the royal’s best efforts to get the case dismissed. Prince Andrew tried to claim that an agreement Giuffre made with Epstein protected him from being sued, but the judge was like, “Excuse me, is your name ‘Jeffrey Epstein’?” Related: Prince Andrew (I guess just “Andrew” now) has been stripped of all of his “military affiliations and royal patronages” and is just now a private citizen who will have to pay his own legal fees. Also related: Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer protect several John Does mentioned in her court documents, and their names are expected to come out in later court proceedings. Stay tuned.

What? Actors are sexist? And sometimes think that actresses that are 20 years their junior are “too old” to be their romantic interest? I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

I haven’t watched Cheer season two yet, in part because I’m still icked out by the whole Jerry Harris sex abuse charges. But it sounds like the filmmakers take the issue head-on and spend an entire episode devoted to the accusers, allowing them to tell their story.

Evan Rachel Wood has been working on a documentary about her life and her decision to come forward with allegations against Marilyn Manson.

A group of 11 underage social media influencers have sued their former manager and her boyfriend accusing them of sexually, verbally, physically and emotionally abusing them.

Michelle Gotthelf, the former digital editor-in-chief of The New York Post, is suing the paper, former editor Col Allan and New York Post Group editor Keith Poole for sexual harassment and retaliation after she reported that Allen had sexually propositioned her. She also says she saw Allen call women “skanks,” “stupid women” or “sneaky lesbian.” He seems nice.

And in another story that just won’t fucking go away: the Spears sisters are at war. The quick and dirty version is that Jamie Lynn Spears has recently written an autobiography and gave ABC News some interviews. On Good Morning America last week, she tied to distance herself from the conservatorship pointing out that she was only 17 and pregnant when it was happening and didn’t really understand what was happening. She then claimed that she tried to help her sister later. Then on Nightline, she called Britney’s behavior “erratic,” “paranoid” and “spiraling.”

Britney was (understandably) upset by her sister’s accusations and statements, and that she’s trying to make money by exploiting her situation.

And in response to that, Jamie Lynn asked her sister for a cease-fire, and claimed that her family is receiving death threats. Enough already. Look: point taken that Jamie Lynn had no power over the conservatorship, but she could have been more publicly supportive of Britney and not tried to enrich herself on her sister’s career. So maybe everyone just … stop?


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Mark Your Calendars

  • Moon Knight will premiere on Disney+ on March 30.
  • Severance will debut on Apple TV+ on February 18.
  • Vikings: Valhalla will premiere on Netflix on February 25.
  • The Boys Presents: Diabolical premieres on Amazon on March 4.
  • The Fallout will premiere on HBO Max on January 27.
  • The Cuphead Show! debuts on Netflix on February 18.
  • The Wonderful Winter of Mickey Mouse will premiere on Disney+ on February 18.
  • The Envoys will premiere on Paramount+ on January 20.
  • Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will debut on Netflix in 2022.
  • Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky returns on Peacock on February 3.


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Back to the Future marathon: I recently saw THE DeLorean at the Los Angeles car museum (the same one that fell into the sinkhole on La Brea) and y’all, I was legit starstruck.  2 p.m., TNT

Reopening: The Broadway Revival: A look behind-the-scenes as Broadway returns after the longest shutdown in history. (Except … maybe they shouldn’t have been counting those chickens just yet.) 8 p.m., PBS

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais, Maude Apatow, Kaytranada featuring H.E.R.
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jeremy Irons, Hilary Duff, Jeff Wright, Daniel Fang
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Brian Cox, Samantha Bee
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Adam Devine, Neve Campbell, Japanese Breakfast
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Rob Lowe, Francia Raisa, Joy Oladokun
  • Watch What Happens Live: Lala Kent, James Kennedy

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ABC Judge Steve Harvey
Abbott Elementary
FBI: International
FBI: Most Wanted
CW Superman & Lois
FOX 9-1-1: Lone Star
Our Kind of People
NBC American Auto
Grand Crew
This Is Us
New Amsterdam

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