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Before we begin, let me show you this true tweet exchange that happened yesterday:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 24, 2022
Underground tunnels are immune to surface weather conditions (subways are a good example), so it wouldn’t matter to Hyperloop if a hurricane was raging on the surface. You wouldn’t even notice.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 24, 2022
Everyone in the Gulf right now:
I only mention this amazing brain fart because as you know very well, Elon Musk, supergenius, just bought Twitter for $44 billion in the name of “free speech.” There are tons of takes out there ranging everywhere from “THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!” to “nothing is going to fundamentally change.” So, who knows.
There is a threat that Former President Twitter Fingers could be restored to the platform (he claims he’s not coming back) (he’s lying), and everyone from white nationalists to vaccine deniers are celebrating the development, certain that they will have run of the place. The truth of the matter is murkier: if Twitter is overrun with people “exercising their free speech” and becomes another unusable cesspit like Gab or Parler or Truth Social, no one will want to use it, and it might get itself kicked out of the Apple and Android stores for spreading dangerous misinformation. So, again, who knows.
What I do know is that it is really fucking ironic that Ron DeSantis, who has literally and directly attacked Disney’s free speech rights, thinks that Musk buying Twitter is a big deal for “free speech.”
.@elonmusk’s offer to buy Twitter is a good deal for shareholders and raises the prospect that the platform will be a place where free speech can thrive, not a tool for narrative enforcement.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 25, 2022
Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson is out here lying about Twitter. He was banned from the platform for 12 hours after he identified Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine a man (she’s a trans woman), but his account was restored when he took the tweet down. However, he didn’t tweet from it for a month, and then last night he tweeted “We’re back,” as if Musk himself flipped the switch, allowing Carlson back on, where he was already allowed to post. So stupid.
Disney, which has discovered its spine in the wake of this fight with Florida, has refused to remove an LGBTQ reference in Doctor Strange 2 to meet Saudi Arabia’s demands. A character refers to her “two moms,” and Saudi Arabia is asking for a “simple edit” to remove it, but Disney, bless them, is refusing to do so. I’m curious how all the GOPers who accuse corporations of kowtowing to China on similar issues feel about this … I’m just going to sit here and hold my breath waiting for them to respond.
Oh wow, Warner Bros. Discovery just killed all scripted development at TBS and TNT. To be honest, there weren’t many scripted series left on either network: on TNT there is only Animal Kingdom (which ends this season) and Snowpiercer; on TBS there is Chad; Miracle Workers; American Dad, and The Last OG. No word on how this will impact these shows going forward (but it’s not looking great). The culling begins.
Viola Davis doesn’t have time for critics: “The thing about critics is they serve absolutely no purpose.” OUCH.
The Crown is casting a young Kate Middleton. Now, they’ve claimed they aren’t going to cover the Harry and Meghan debacle, but we’ll see.
The Royal Family tries to block the filming of The Crown whenever and wherever they can, and can you blame them?
Related: HBO would like to remind you that Winning Time is not a documentary.
Here’s what you didn’t see during the filming of the RuPaul’s Drag Race grand finale.
He might not have landed the Jeopardy! hosting gig, but the Emmys are going to recognize LeVar Burton for all his other contributions to television.
Stand down: Misha Collins is NOT bisexual. I repeat: Misha Collins is just your average straight guy. Put the fanfic away.
I want to deeply apologize for misspeaking this weekend. At a fan convention in New Jersey, when I was talking with the audience I said that I was “all three” things: an introvert, an extrovert and a bisexual. 1/5 🧵
— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) April 25, 2022
GOD DAMMIT, BILL MURRAY, NOT YOU. ~sigh~ Production on Aziz Ansari’s debut film, Being Mortal, had to be paused when a complaint was lodged against Murray for his behavior. It’s unknown what the nature of the complaint is at this time. However, it’s not the first time that Murray has been accused of dickish behavior.
David Hollander, the showrunner of Ray Donovan, How We Roll, and the upcoming American Gigolo, has been fired by Showtime and Paramount following an investigation into inappropriate behavior. “The exact nature of the misconduct is not clear, but sources told Deadline that it involved comments made by Hollander that were not of sexual-harassment nature.”
Oscar De La Hoya has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
Von Miller is being sued by a woman who claims that he sent a sexually explicit photo of her to two other celebrities without her permission.
Trey Songz has been accused of groping a woman.
Former MTV Making The Band star Chopper has been arrested for sex trafficking.
Busy Philipps opens up about being told she had to look “tartier” and wear a push-up bra to an audition to get a job, and that if she wanted a film career, she had to pose for Maxim. And Ella Purnell recalls being pushed to be “sexier” when she was 15 and feeling powerless to say no.
West Side Story‘s Rachel Zegler, who was just minding her business, was asked repeatedly by journalists what she thought about the allegations against Ansel Elgort that he had raped a 17-year-old girl back in 2014. Her point is, WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO ANSWER FOR SOMETHING A CO-STAR MIGHT HAVE DONE EIGHT YEARS AGO? Fair.
A Bob Newhart story: about 4 years ago, HE EMAILED ME. I had been quoted by @MonicaHesse in the WaPo as saying Newhart would be the MeToo revelation that broke me, and he wrote to say he took it as a compliment & would “always strive to uphold your trust.”
— Kristi Coulter (@KristiCCoulter) April 25, 2022
- Blue Bloods has been renewed for a thirteenth season on CBS.
- Single Drunk Female has been renewed for a second season on Freeform.
- Wolf Like Me has been renewed for a second season on Peacock.
- Dreamflight – Sleepy Stories has been renewed at Sky Kids for a third season.
- Dave Eggers’ book The Every is being adapted into a series at HBO.
- Elon Musk’s Crash Course is the New York Times’ next FX documentary.
- Motherland Bounce, a comedy based on Hasidic hip-hop star Nissim Black, is being developed at HBO Max.
- Below, a thriller, has been bought by Netflix.
- Diego Boneta has signed an overall deal with Prime Video.
- HBO has announced that The Idol is pursuing a new creative direction. Stay tuned.
- John Leguizamo, J. Smith Cameron, and David Costabile have joined American Tragedies: Waco – The Trials on Paramount+.
- Chad Lowe will guest star on 9-1-1: Lone Star on Fox.
- Alexa Mansour is joining Fantasy Island and Frankie J. Alvarez, Jai Rodriguez, and Izzy Diaz will guest star.
- Meghan Leathers and Ismael Cruz Cordova have been added to the cast of Finestkind on Paramount+.
- Andrea Martin will be a series regular on Evil on Paramount+. Wonderful!
- Reina Hardesty is leaving The Boys spinoff at Prime Video.
Mark Your Calendars
- Hacks returns on HBO Max on May 12.
- The Essex Serpent premieres on Apple TV+ on June 10.
- Fire Island debuts on Hulu on June 3.
- Trophy Wife will debut on BET+ on April 28.
- Mathis Family Matters premieres on E! on June 19.
- Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known will premiere on HBO on May 3.
- Kingdom Business will premiere on BET+ on May 19.
- The U.S. and the Holocaust will air on PBS on September 18.
- The Daytime Emmys will air on CBS on June 24.
Andrew Woolfolk, Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist
Preaching Evil: A Wife on the Run with Warren Jeffs: Peacock cashes in on the Under the Banner of Heaven limited series set to debut tomorrow on Hulu with this docuseries about the FLDS cult leader, Warren Jeffs. Premiere. Peacock
Judge Steve Harvey: Two hours of Steve Harvey’s judgment. Season finale. 7 p.m., ABC
To Tell the Truth: Season finale. 9 p.m., ABC
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Elisabeth Moss, Rhett & Link, Lauv
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Oscar Isaac, Zazie Beetz, Phil Wang, Fred Eltringham
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Ray Romano, Brooklyn Decker, Joy Downer
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Rebel Wilson, Randy Rainbow, Lawrence
- The Daily Show: Burna Boy
- Watch What Happens Live: Gary Janetti, Margaret Josephs
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3 thoughts on “Genius who thinks we should build traffic tunnels in the Gulf South to escape hurricanes has just bought Twitter. What could go wrong?”
The TBS/TNT thing is interesting. I know they only have a few shows each but for the most part almost all of them are great
Yeah, Discovery is really cleaning house in this merger with Warner Bros. I just hope they keep their hands off HBO and its programming.
Steve Martin trended on Twitter a few days after Bill Murray. When I tell you I RAN to the comments to make sure he was still alive (he is) and/or not outted as another garbage person (he’s not. As far as we know.)