NBC doesn’t want Leslie Jones live-tweeting the Olympics because they are dumb idiots


This is all I have to add to Whitney Cummings’ dumb tweet defending Joe Rogan and what a “comedian’s job” is:

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As you might have noticed, no, I’m not covering the Winter Olympics. Like the Tokyo Olympics, I think it’s a bad idea to be holding them in the middle of a pandemic, but this time with a HUGE side dish of human rights violations. And then there is weirdness like this: a Dutch reporter was literally yanked off camera by Chinese authorities in the middle of his report, and no one understands why. (You know, aside from the whole thing where China is an authoritarian state that doesn’t believe in free speech.)

Meanwhile, NBC is out here giving Leslie Jones a hard time for trying to live-tweet the Games in her signature style. It sounds like they’re pulling her videos, and tried to replace her on Peacock with the likes of Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg.

NO MA’AM. Leslie Jones is the original and the best, and just because she’s no longer on NBC and is now on ABC is not reason enough for y’all to be treating her like this. SHE IS DOING Y’ALL A FAVOR. SHE IS BRINGING EYEBALLS TO THE BROADCASTS. WHAT PART OF THAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND? I get that it’s a copyright violation — but it really feels like NBC should have come to some sort of arrangement with Jones to avoid what is already a public relations disaster — a public relations disaster during a Games when NBC can’t afford any more controversies.

In other Olympic news, Shaun White is retiring after these Games.

Hey — remember last week when we all had to take a second and hand it to Robin Thicke for leaving The Masked Singer stage with Ken Jeong in protest of Rudy Giuliani? Yeah, lol, he wasn’t making a political statement, he was just checking on Jeong. And for half of one second there, I actually had a little respect for him …

According to John Bradley, who played Sam on Game of Thrones and is now in Benioff and Weiss’s new series, The Three-Body Problem, this new Netflix series will be even more ambitious than GoT. On the plus side: the trilogy of books this series is based on is complete, so they won’t have to come up with their own rushed ending. On the negative: REALLY?

Speaking of Game of Thrones: the new studio tour in Northern Ireland has opened.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Netflix’s first series which was … can you remember? … Lilyhammer, starring one Steven Van Zandt.

Meanwhile, All of Us Are Dead has become the most popular title on Netflix, becoming the second Korean series to do so.

After going to jail and being exposed in a Netflix documentary, Tinder Swindler Shimon Hayut has FINALLY been banned on Tinder.

Los Espookys is coming back! Yay!

Manifest is also coming back. Hmm.

Mary Crosby will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, reportedly.

CNN is still reeling after the Zucker fiasco. Don Lemon delivered a teary tribute to Zucker on Friday’s show, and people are wondering how long the Other Woman, Allison Gollust can last at the network. Because — that’s right — Gollust didn’t resign, too. She’s trying to stick it out.

HBO Max is being sued by Village Roadshow for streaming Matrix Resurrections instead of releasing it in theaters. Good luck with all that.

Celebrities endorsing NFTs is bad. There, I said it.

Awkwafina has addressed her use of African American Vernacular English (AAVE), but she didn’t … exactly … apologize? Despite the stories out there saying she did?

Again, when you have Candace Owens on your side, you need to reevaluate everything.

Congratulations, Andy Cohen!

Get better soon, Chelsea Handler and Heather McDonald!



  • Kitten Bowl has been canceled at Hallmark Channel. GAC might pick it up.
  • Neighbours, the Australian soap opera, has been canceled after 37 seasons.

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Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Orville will return on Hulu on June 2.
  • The Dropout will premiere on Hulu on Mach 3.
  • Shining Girls will debut on Apple TV+ on April 29.
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will return on Amazon on February 18.
  • Ragdoll will premiere on AMC on February 28. (It originally debuted on AMC+ last year.)
  • The Kardashians will debut on Hulu on April 14.

  • jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy debuts on Netflix on February 16.
  • Vikings: Valhalla will premiere on Netflix on February 25.
  • Cheaper by the Dozen will debut on Disney+ on March 18.
  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey will premiere on Apple TV+ on March 11.
  • They Call Me Magic will premiere on Apple TV+ on April 22.

  • Clark will come to Netflix soon.
  • Dear… will return on Apple TV+ on March 4.
  • Worst Roommate Ever will debut on Netflix on March 1.
  • Making Fun will premiere on Netflix on March 4.
  • Inside the Black Box will begin streaming on Crackle on February 17.
  • Moving the Needle with Dr. Woo is streaming on Roku Channel.
  • Lie With Me is streaming on Roku.
  • Queer Eye Germany will premiere on Netflix on March 5.
  • Stephanie Ruhle will take over The 11th Hour on MSNBC on March 2.


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The Bachelor: The show goes to beautiful Galveston Island. 7 p.m., ABC

One Thousand Years of Slavery: This series explores how acts of resistance and rebellion eventually led to the abolition of slavery as an institution. Series premiere. 7 p.m., Smithsonian

Olympics: Alpine Skiing, Figure Skating (Men’s); Speedskating & More 7 p.m., NBC

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