If you were looking for my hot takes on The Oscars and The Slap, I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed.


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Soooooooooooooooooooooooo The Oscars.

Last night I broke out my laptop and took notes on The Oscars with every intention to write my Not!Live Oscar blog, a popular feature that garners dozens of page views. After all, this was a historic Oscars, a return to form with hosts and a real audience, and an attempt to make the night exciting and must-see TV again.

As you know by now, last night certainly was exciting, and it definitely turned into must-see TV.

Right, so, The Slap happened, and in that moment I thought “Boy, I sure am glad I decided to Not!Live blog the Oscars this year! I can’t WAIT to dig into all this!” But then I woke up this morning and realized that I, a middle-aged white woman, do not have anything useful to add to this conversation. I do not need to, nor should I, add my particular .02¢ to this discussion that is about so many more things than just two multi-millionaires getting into a physical altercation on an awards show. This shit is layered and it is complicated and most of all, it’s Not. My. Business.


That said.

If I were to add my .01¢, I would say that Jada had it handled:

It all could have ended right there.

I will also say this: no matter what you think about what happened last night or who you think is to blame or who is in the right and who is in the wrong, we can all agree it’s a shame that The Slap overshadowed what should have been a huge night for the deserving winners. We can also probably agree that the In Memoriam was entirely too dancey.

And so, instead of spending an entire day recapping an Oscars that will only be remembered for its one particularly dark moment, I’m going to leave it at this, and go finish my Bachelor finale recap which aired two weeks ago. I’m sure you understand.

Enough about the Oscars: the big winner at the Razzies was Diana: The Musical on Netflix.

Michael Che is acting like he’s going to leave Saturday Night Live at the end of this season.


Chris Wallace revealed in a New York Times essay that working at Fox News became “unsustainable” after the 2020 election and the GOP’s dismantling of truth.

Halo is a big hit for Paramount+, becoming its most-viewed series globally.

Your kids aren’t watching linear TV anymore.

Here’s a reminder that Malia Obama is writing on Donald Glover’s next series, a thing that I somehow forgot was happening.

Last week was the 20th anniversary of The Bachelor‘s premiere on ABC (March 25, to be exact),. This is an interesting piece about the history of the show: how the failure of Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? helped the creator of The Bachelor design the series we know today; how differently sex was treated in those early days; and how social media has changed the entire dynamic of the show.

And here are some early not-at-all positive reviews of the series. You’re screaming into the wind, friends, trust me.

Meg DeLoatch has left as showrunner of The Neighborhood. CBS is looking for its third showrunner in five seasons.

The Black News Channel has abruptly shut down after two years on cable.


In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Only Murders in the Building returns on Hulu on June 28.
  • Mayans M.C. will return on FX on April 19.
  • Welcome to Eden will premiere on Netflix on May 6.
  • Hard Cell will debut on Netflix on April 12.
  • White Water Summer premieres on Discovery+ on March 30.
  • iCarly will return on Paramount+ on April 8.
  • Cursed Films II will debut on Shudder on April 7.
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure STONE OCEAN will return on Netflix later this year.
  • Yaksha: Ruthless Operations premieres on Netflix on April 8.


Taylor Hawkins, Drummer for the Foo Fighters

Wayne Mackie, NFL official

Jeff Carson, Country singer


The Girl From Plainville: Elle Fanning stars in this new limited series based on the true-crime story about Michelle Carter, the woman who was charged with manslaughter after she encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself.  Hulu

American Idol: Hollywood Week begins! 7 p.m., ABC

Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o: In this docuseries, Lupita Nyong’o travels across Benin to uncover the truth about the “Agoji,” the African female fighters the Europeans called the “Amazons.” Premiere. 7 p.m., Smithsonian

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: John Oliver, Lana Condor, Buddy featuring Blxst
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Maren Morris, Brooke Colucci
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: TBA
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Rose McIver; Tony Hawk; YUNGBLUD
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: David Duchovny; Simone Ashley; Del Amitri

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC American Idol
The Good Doctor
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Hawai’i
CW All American
All American: Homecoming
FOX 9-1-1
9-1-1: Lone Star
NBC American Song Contest
The Endgame

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