Ryan Seacrest and Andy Cohen are having a slap fight about New Year’s Eve.

LOOK HOW HARD THIS LITTLE GUY IS TRYING:

@gofetch

He’s just lip syncing… #fyp #dog #dogsoftiktok #howl #cute

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Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

Someone call Kelly Ripa, because her girls are fighting: In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Seacrest was asked about CNN cutting back on the booze on their New Year’s Eve broadcast. And here’s what Seacrest had to say about that:

I don’t advocate drinking when one is on the air. I don’t know how that started as a tradition, but it’s probably a good idea [to scale back], CNN. There’s some pretty respectable people or at least one, right? I think there’s a serious journalist and then a friend of mine who has a lot of fun, but it’s probably a good idea. Although the viewers probably wish they would drink more. But I think they had something to say about my show at one point, which was I’m sure from the alcohol because, I don’t think they would say what they said about our performers if they weren’t drinking. But, you know, I think our show’s a bigger, broader show and we will not drink until 1:05 in the morning. Although, I might send them some Casa Dragones Tequila just to tempt them while they’re on the air.

Seems someone is still a little pissed that during his broadcast with Anderson Cooper last year, Andy Cohen said: “Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers that are performing behind us” while on air, adding, “I mean, with all due [respect], if you’ve been watching ABC tonight, you’ve seen nothing. I’m sorry.” 

Marcus Coloma and General Hospital are now saying that he didn’t film his final scenes for the soap opera because of health issues, not because he found out the show wasn’t renewing his contract and he refused to come in to film his last episodes. Oh well! Who knows!

Speaking of, here are all the exits on soaps this year, either for actors choosing to leave, were fired, or passed away.

Yeah, there are not going to be any paintball scenes in the upcoming Community movie because our country is a sick place full of real school shootings (and an unwillingness to do any damn thing about it).

Top Gun: Maverick has become the most-watched film to debut on Paramount+ (and not Peacock despite my earlier suggestion) to absolutely no one’s surprise.

Whoopi Goldberg has not learned to keep her mouth shut about the Holocaust. For the SECOND TIME in ONE YEAR, Goldberg has said publicly that the Holocaust wasn’t about race because the Jews are not a race. This is, of course, news to the Jews and historians who have repeatedly pointed out that the Nazis sure thought the Holocaust was about race.

Goldberg has, again, apologized, claiming that she was just trying to give her previous offensive comments some context.

“Recently while doing press in London, I was asked about my comments from earlier this year. I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time. It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in. I’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me. I believe that the Holocaust was about race, and I am still as sorry now as I was then that I upset, hurt and angered people. My sincere apologies again, especially to everyone who thought this was a fresh rehash of the subject. I promise it was not. In this time of rising antisemitism, I want to be very clear when I say that I always stood with the Jewish people and always will. My support for them has not wavered and never will.”

Rian Johnson is, and I quote, “pissed off” that Glass Onion had to include “A Knives Out Mystery” in the title. Oh, and Glass Onion is not about Elon Musk, no matter how much the Elon fanboys want to angrily insist it is.

The Last Of Us will be less violent than the video game — but that’s to rachet up the impact of what violence there is.

I loved John Cleese, but someone probably should take grandpa’s Twitter away.

Sending peace to Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green.

Here’s to hoping the beloved J.J. Watt enjoys his retirement. I know all of Houston had wished he’d played his final games here, but the entire city still loves him and wishes him well.

In Development

  • The Irrational, a drama series about a behavioral scientist played by Jesse L. Martin, has been ordered to series at NBC.

Casting News

  • Wait, is Brandi Glanville returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?

Mark Your Calendars

  • Happy Valley returns on BBC on January 1, and on AMC+ soon.
  • Terror Train 2 will premiere on Tubi on December 31.
  • Love Island UK will return on ITV soon.

R.I.P.

Edyth “Edie” Landau, Producer and executive at National Telefilm Associates

John Bird, British actor, and satirist

Joseph ‘Jo’ Mersa Marley, Musician and Bob Marley’s grandson

WATCH THIS

The 45th Kennedy Center Honors: George Clooney, U2, Gladys Knight, Amy Grant, and Tania León are honored this year. 7 p.m., CBS

The Circle: The twist this season is that everyone is single. Season premiere. Netflix

Fleischman is in Trouble: Series finale. Hulu

Late Night:

WEDS. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Celebrity Jeopardy!
(repeat)
Abbott Elementary
(repeat)
Abbott Elementary
(repeat)
The Rookie: Feds
(repeat)
CBS The 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
(new)
The Gift: Kindness Goes Viral With Steve Hartman
(new)
CW Dogs of The Year World’s Funniest Animals
(repeat)
World’s Funniest Animals
(repeat)
Local
FOX Holiday Bowl
(live)
NBC The Wheel
(new)
Chicago Fire
(repeat)
Chicago P.D.
(repeat)

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