JoJo Siwa was not invited to the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and I have a few things to say about it.

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Jerry Springer is here to admit that his show might have had a little to do with the rise of Former President MonkeyClown by normalizing shitty behavior. “Yes, there’s no question. The behavior of some of the people on the show is exactly Donald Trump,” Springer said. “The reason, though, there’s more respect given to the people who were on my show, is they have enough sense not to run for president.”

Speaking of, The-Former-Reality-TV-Show-Host-in- Chief just endorsed Dr. Oz in his race because snake oil salesmen of a feather and all that. Also, Dr. Oz once said some nice things about his health six years ago.

Interestingly, the hard right is freaking out about this, claiming that Dr. Oz is pro-trans rights, pro-abortion rights, anti-gun, and pro-CRT. Stay tuned.

Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars ceremony for the next 10 years, but he will remain eligible for nomination. As for Chris Rock, he’ll talk about it when he gets paid. I’m sure there are plenty of people lining up to pay him right now. 

It has been officially confirmed: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will make an appearance on Better Call Saul.

Despite being nominated for Favorite Social Music Star at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, JoJo Siwa says she wasn’t invited to attend the event. HMM. WHAT COULD BE THE REASON?

For those of you who don’t know, JoJo Siwa is a pop star, dancer, and Nickelodeon and YouTube celebrity, and in 2020 made Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential list. She also came out as queer last year, was the first person to have a same-sex dance partner on Dancing With the Stars, and very recently cut off her signature ponytail.

I’m not a Jojo Siwa fan, I’m certainly not part of her demographic, but I am genuinely heartbroken for this young woman and for all the LGBTQ kids out there who look up to her. Having this moment and this platform taken away from her is inexcusable, and I look forward to Nickelodeon explaining itself. We are in a dangerous time right now where the right is using an illegitimate fear of LGBTQ people “grooming” our kids as an excuse to try to silence LGBTQ voices and erase their presence in our culture. I know one pop star not being invited to an awards show that most people don’t watch might seem like small potatoes, but it is a cruel and unnecessary exclusion. Siwa, who is 18 years old, is an exceptionally positive role model for all kids and teens, but especially for those who might be questioning their identities. And refusing to have her in attendance at the awards show — where, again, she was nominated for an award — sends a very ugly and dark message to those same kids: that they are unwelcome, that they are unloved. Again, I eagerly await a statement from Nickelodeon as to what the actual fuck happened here. Maybe there is a perfectly reasonable explanation that does not involve being terrified of pearl-clutching adults, but I am doubtful.

Sam Elliott’s public relations people have gotten to him:

“I told the WTF podcaster that I thought Jane Campion was a brilliant director, and I want to apologize to the cast of The Power of the Dog, brilliant actors all,” Elliott said. “And in particular Benedict Cumberbatch. I can only say that I’m sorry and I am. I am.”

“I wasn’t very articulate about it. I didn’t articulate it very well,” Elliott said, in what were his first public comments since the March 1 podcast. “And I said some things that hurt people and I feel terrible about that. The gay community has been incredible to me my entire career. And I mean my entire career, from before I got started in this town. Friends on every level and every job description up until today. I’m sorry I hurt any of those friends and someone that I loved. And anyone else by the words that I used.”

Stranger Things promises to get to the root of the show’s mythology in this final season. Also, they’re teasing that something is happening tomorrow:

I had forgotten about Perry Mason! Perry Mason was actually pretty good! Anyway, we’ll be getting more Perry Mason soonish, it sounds like.

CNN+ is now available on Roku — and if you sign up in the next two weeks, you can lock in a $3 a month subscription fee.

According to John Oliver, part of OAN’s lawsuit against AT&T involve his shit-talking about the network. He has no regrets.

Whoopi is going to be missing from The View for a little while as she shoots a movie.

Discovery completed its acquisition of Warner Brothers on Friday, and the company is now called Warner Bros. Discovery. If you’re curious, here’s the new logo. The real question is how will this affect my HBO Max subscription cost? They are making it clear they want to combine the HBO Max and Discovery+ apps into one, rather than bundle them, so expect your prices to go up when that happens.

Love is dead again.



  • On the Verge has been canceled after one season on Netflix.

In Development

  • The animated movie Nimona which was killed at Disney has been picked up at Netflix. Chloë Grace Moretz and Riz Ahmed will star.
  • Ghetto Brilliance, an animated series from Davionte “GaTa” Ganter, is in development at Hulu.
  • You Brought Me the Ocean is being developed into a series at HBO Max.
  • BadAsstronauts is being turned into a TV series.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth will premiere on Showtime on April 24.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks returns on Paramount+ later this year.
  • Sneakerella premieres on Disney+ on May 13.
  • Ten Percent premieres on AMC+ and Sundance Now on April 29.
  • The backdoor pilot for the spinoff of The Rookie airs on ABC on April 24.
  • Flowers in the Attic: The Origin will debut on Lifetime on July 9.
  • Love in the Jungle will debut on Discovery+ on May 8.
  • Explorer: The Last Tepui debuts on Disney+ on April 22.
  • The Biggest Little Farm: The Return debuts on Disney+ on April 22.


Dwayne Haskins, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

Mimi Reinhardt, The woman who drew up Oskar Schindler’s lists, saving hundreds of Jews in the Holocaust

Henry Patterson, Author who wrote under the pen name “Jack Higgins”


CMT Music Awards: Kelsea Ballerini Kane Brown and Anthony Mackie host. 7 p.m., CBS

American Idol: The top 24 perform for America’s votes (but not mine since they’ve eliminated Douglas Mills, Jr). 7 p.m., ABC

True Believers: A six-part look into the world of (alleged) cults and the manipulation that leads their members to be drawn in. Premiere. 9 p.m., Vice

Late Night:

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Chance the Rapper, Beanie Feldstein
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Viola Davis, Henry Winkler
  • The Daily Show: TBA
  • Watch What Happens Live: Lala Kent, Mya Allen

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