Can ‘Star Wars’ nerds stop being racist for just one goddamn minute?

Every parent knows this feeling:

All I wanna do is watch the News… from FunnyAnimals

All Other TV News

Ben Kenobi would be so disappointed in all the racist Star Wars fans out there.

Since Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted this past weekend, Ingram has received hundreds of hateful messages for the offense of being Black in the Star Wars universe. This was sadly entirely predictable, and while I’m glad Star Wars got ahead of it this time, my God, sci-fi geeks: pull your shit together already.

Disney has added a content warning to Obi-Wan Kenobi in light of the Uvalde school shooting.

Because Bo Burnham loves you, he has released The Inside Outtakes, 63 unseen minutes of footage of Inside, on the anniversary of its Netflix release. You can watch it here on YouTube. (And if you haven’t watched Inside, I urge you to do so. It’s genius.)

Houston Chronicle’s Allison Cook enumerates all the big winners of Top Chef: Houston (beyond whoever wins on Thursday, of course).

You guys, The Former Piece of Human Garbage-in-Chief plans on launching a streaming service that will be a “non-woke” alternative to Netflix and Disney. LOL, good luck with that, pal.

The Grammy Museum is going to host a Girls5Eva retrospective.

Can you guess which SNL member had the least screen time this season?

By the way, here are two more sketches that were cut for time from last week’s SNL finale:

Weird Al is having a moment.

The Ukrainian winners of the Eurovision Song Contest have sold the trophy to a crypto group for $900,000 and are using the funds to buy drones for the Ukrainian military. Good for them.

Listen, the conversation about Netflix, Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, trans people, and free speech is complicated and messy, and I don’t have a strong position on it, honestly. On the one hand, I understand the argument that you don’t have to subscribe to Netflix and give the comedians and the platforms your money if you find the content offensive. But on the other hand, I wonder where free speech ends and hate speech begins. Comedians should be able to discuss the taboo, but there is a distinct difference between challenging institutions of power and exposing hypocrisies, and punching down on vulnerable populations.

I worry that all these 40- and 50-something comedians have jumped on the topic of trans people because they think it maintains their edge and turns them into free speech warriors. That these once thoughtful and dangerous comedians are not appreciating that by demeaning trans people, making them objects of ridicule, scorn, and fear makes them more vulnerable than they actually are. I don’t believe Chappelle and Gervais are hateful people at heart, but they are being rewarded for thoughtless content. I don’t know what the answer is, but shrugging that free speech “used to be a very liberal issue” and acting as though you don’t understand the criticism at the heart of the issue is not it.


Josh Duggar has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for downloading child sexual abuse imagery. His sisters, whom he abused, had some thoughts about the sentence. I hope these women find some peace after being so poorly treated by their family and church. I also deeply hope this stops any further Duggar political ambitions in their tracks. The Quiverfull movement is unhealthy and dangerous.

Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the UK. Spacey has responded, saying that he will “voluntarily” appear in court and will prove his innocence. 

Cary Fukunaga is being accused by more women of inappropriate behavior and grooming young women.

Tesla can’t hide behind private arbitration to make a sexual harassment claim go away. Good.

Marilyn Manson’s former assistant’s lawsuit against him has been thrown out for statute of limitations violations.

Noel Clarke is claiming to be a victim of “modern McCarthyism.”

You will be shocked to learn that a misogynistic church that doesn’t allow women to be ordained, that has a laser-like focus on women and girls’ chastity, that is profoundly homophobic and has a long, deep history of racism was covering up a massive sexual abuse controversy. I’m proud of the Houston Chronicle for bringing this disgusting story to light, and forcing the Southern Baptists to reckon with their sins.

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • The Boys returns on Prime Video on June 3. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

  • Stranger Things will return for its final two episodes on Netflix on July 1.
  • Pinocchio will premiere on Disney+ on September 8.
  • #TextMeWhenYouGet Home and Sleeping with a Killer will premiere on Lifetime on June 6.
  • The Longest Night will premiere on Netflix on July 8.


Tytyana Miller, Daughter of rapper Master P whose struggles with mental illness and addiction were chronicled on Growing Up Hip Hop

Jeff Gladney, Arizona Cardinals cornerback

Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, French journalist killed in Ukraine

Sidhu Moose Wala, Indian rapper-turned-politician


Tom Swift: Tom, a wealthy, brilliant, charming inventor, has his life turned upside down when his father disappears in this new series. Series premiere. 8 p.m., The CW

America’s Got Talent: You know the routine. Season premiere. 7 p.m., NBC

Dancing with Myself: So basically, this is a TikTok dance contest, except they weren’t able to license “TikTok” so it’s not that. Officially. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC

Late Night:

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Bill Burr, Moses Ingram, Trixie Mattel, Shakey Graves
  • The Daily Show: TBA

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Holey Moley
The Chase
Who Do You Believe?
FBI: International
FBI: Most Wanted
CW Superman & Lois
Tom Swift
FOX Crime Scene Kitchen
Name That Tune
NBC America’s Got Talent
Dancing With Myself

Leave a Reply