You know what’s weird about the Kardashians? I mean, everything, but this specific thing is even weirder than most things about them. They somehow manage to keep major news about themselves out of the press to avoid “spoilers” for their realty show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, a title that’s much less apt now that that show isn’t about down-to-Earth Bruce Jenner dealing with a giant brood of crazy women. And Rob.
Like, Kim Kardashian thought she had lupus, which turned out to be psoriatic arthritis, but there wasn’t a peep about it in the news. That’s ultimately pretty minor, but how about Kim’s bodyguards almost waxing matriarch Kris Jenner.
That’s a preview of an upcoming KUWTK episode where Kim learns her bodyguards tackled Kris, who had to be taken to the hospital.
I don’t understand how you keep that under wraps. Has Kris Jenner been secretly wearing one of neck braces right in front of our faces?
How do these bodyguards not know they shouldn’t tackle Kris Jenner though? Khloe said she should have gone around or whatever, but seriously, what good are bodyguards who don’t know the difference between a deranged maniac and one of your family members and oh, oh, I see the problem. Good job bodyguards.
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SNL, please bring Melissa McCarthy back for a Spicer/DWTS spoof pic.twitter.com/6xlyGQXdgB
— Rebecca Buck (@RebeccaBuck) September 17, 2019
ATTENTION, TELEVISION FANS:
We don't know if your teacher recently popped a test or if you're currently a mess or if your dog ate all your homework last night.
We do know, however, that it will be alright regardless... because NBC Universal just dropped some truly incredible news:
We're about to be Saved By the Bell once again!
The company made this announcement on Tuesday morning, confirming that an updated version of this memorable sitcom will help anchor its new streaming service, which will somehow be called "Peacock."
The reboot will reportedly star Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, who dated throughout most of the original seres as their respective characters, A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano.
In a truly amazing official logline, NBC says that Mark-Paul Gosselaar's iconic character, Zack Morris, has gone on to become the govenror of California.
This is what the synopsis says:
When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state — including Bayside High.
The influx of new students gives the over privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.
Does this mean Gosselaar could make an appearance?
You never know -- but he's currently signed on to star as a lead on ABC's new series Mixed-ish, having just come off Fox's The Passage, which followed roles on the programs Nobodies and Pitch.
Gosselaar has enjoyed a very strong career since Saved By the Bell went off the air.
Conversely, Berkley made headlines way back in 1995 for starring as a stripper in the movie Showgirls. She's done very little since.
Lopez, who has hosted Extra and Access Hollywood, among other television shows, hasn't acted in ages -- but did recently stir up controversy for some homophobic remarks.
As for other original cast members?
Tiffani Thiessen has gone on to a strong career and is unlikely to want to reprise the role of Kelly Kapowski, while Dustin Diamond is now best known for having starred in a sex tape and for getting arrested a lot.
Saved by the Bell originally aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993.
It cented on on a group of friends as they navigated life at Bayside High School and the cast included:
Berkley (as Jessie Spano), Lopez (as A.C Slater), Gosselaar (as Zack Morris), Thiessen (as Kelly Kapowski), Voorhies (as Lisa Turtle), Diamond (as Screech) and Dennis Haskins (as principal Mr. Belding).
An eventual movie was made of the sitcom, along with a very brief run of the Saturday morning series as a primetime show where Zack, Slater and company went to the same college.
It didn't exactly fare very well.
And yet, in the wake of this revival news and in honor of Berkley's Spano during her addiction to caffeine pills:
We're not even scared. We're just SO excited!
‘Saturday Night Live’ Fires Controversial New Hire Shane Gillis in Desperate Attempt to Cling to Relevance
I don’t know if you’ve caught Saturday Night Live lately, but it was been terrible for years. How terrible, you ask?
That sketch lasted three minutes! That’s twice as long as the cue card scene in Love, Actually lasts to begin with. And in that three minutes the only actual joke is Clinton saying she’s never seen a movie.
Which is to say the bar was not high for Shane Gillis when he was hired. All he had to do was be as funny as Colin Jost and Michael Che.
Unfortunately for Gillis, he did a racism on a podcast 20 people listened to, so he got fired before he ever made it onto the show.
The shocking thing to me is how long it took internet “detectives” to find a year-old clip of Gillis using the word “chink” in a rant about Chinatown. Literally only an hour or two after he was announced as a cast member were people all over this obscure podcast.
When I was a kid, we started to see these conservative Christian groups spring up where all they did was watch every show on broadcast television and look for things to complain to the FCC about. They would not only complain, though, but they would mobilize a network of followers to complain, and threaten advertiser boycotts. I can’t help but think the same thing is going on now, only instead of trying to get Ellen DeGeneres cancelled for being gay they’re trying cancel Dave Chappelle for saying “fag”.
The consensus on Twitter is pretty much the same joke about him turning right-wing and getting a Netflix special.
congrats to shane gillis for launching his career! can't wait for his netflix special, 'cancelled' https://t.co/veiTZ6fXlV
— jared richards (@jrdjms) September 17, 2019
Congratulations to Shane Gillis on his impending million-sold-million-unread "memoir," bank-breaking kickstarted podcast, sold-out run of top stand-up venues and "cant-miss" Netflix special about how silenced he's been. Thoughts and prayers.
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) September 16, 2019
Netflix Presents: Shane Gillis — "Why Can’t I Say It? "Spring 2020 https://t.co/TLf6mKvD37
— Justin Davis [Anti-Crack Account] (@OGJOHNNY5) September 16, 2019
I look forward to Shane Gillis’ new comedy special, R U TRIGGERED, CUCKFLAKE
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) September 16, 2019
Seriously, I just picked on the checkmarks here but there are hundreds of tweets of this exact same joke. To be fair, it’s funnier than anything that Saturday Night Live has written since John Mulaney left.
If there’s one person who knows about getting fired by Saturday Night Live, it’s Norm Macdonald. Norm was fired for making too many jokes about O.J. Simpson being a murderer, and that rankled NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer, a friend of Simpson. So it’s no surprise Norm reaches out to him.
@Shanemgillis Hey, Shane, I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine how you must feel. The work it takes to get that show and to have it snatched away by some guy who does "Spoken Bird" poetry. Unacceptable. Please DM me, pal, when you have a moment. I'm so sorry.
— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) September 16, 2019
Gillis, for his part, made a statement on Twitter.
— Shane Gillis (@Shanemgillis) September 16, 2019
I was on his side until he said he was a Mad TV guy. Aside from My White Momma that show was just five minute sketches based on answers from an @Midnight hashtag game.
But at least we know this sort of racism against Asians has no place at Saturday Night Live.
This is an SNL clip from 2014 and it’s funny as hell. Always been one of my favorites of the decade. They’re playing Chinese sweatshop laborers. Nasim Pedrad straight up says “Probrem”. Is this different from Shane Gillis? pic.twitter.com/2Zbjy0iMdn
— ✿ (@StateIsles) September 17, 2019
Shane Gillis has been fired by Saturday Night Live before ever stepping foot on its legendary stage.
The comedian -- who came under extreme fire just days after his hiring last week after audio surfaced of some very inappropriate (read: RACIST) jokes and remarks -- was let go by NBC on Monday.
"After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,” said a show spokesperson on behalf of SNL boss Lorne Michaels.
This statement continued as follows:
We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL.
We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable.
We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.
Not long after Gillis was confirmed as one of three new faces on Saturday Night Live Season 45 (along with Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang), a video resurfaced of the so-called comedian engaging in racist rhetoric.
"Chinatown’s f-ckin nuts,” Gillis can be heard saying in a clip from a September 2018 podcast posted to a YouTube channel called Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast.
"Let the f-ckin ch-nks live there,” he adds.
Earlier this year, Gillis also referred to Presidential candidate Andrew Yang by this same derogatory term for Asians.
On another episode of this podcst, Gillis referred to Judd Apatow and Chris Gethard as “white f-ckin got comics,” calling them “f-cking gayer than ISIS."
Aware of the immediate backlash against him, Gillis released a very lame non-apology that used his profession as an excuse for his language and viewpoint.
“I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries,” he wrote on Twitter, as you can see above.
Gillis then added, condescending and pathetic fashion:
"I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re going to find a lot of bad misses. I’m happy to apologize to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said."
In response to his firing, meanwhile, Gillis Tweeted in an equally shameful and cocky manner.
"It feels ridiculous for comedians to be making serious public statements but here we are. I'm a comedian who was funny enough to get SNL. That can't be taken away," he wrote, concluding with a dig at the program itself:
Of course I wanted an opportunity to prove myself at SNL, but I understand it would be too much of a distraction. I respect the decision they made.
I'm honestly grateful for the opportunity. I was always a mad tv guy anyway.
The sad truth is that this controversy likely will lead to some fame and riches for Gillis.
He's actually scheduled to meet with Yang down the road, Tweeted the Democratic hopeful himself.
“Shane Gillis reached out. Looks like we will be sitting down together soon,” Yang wrote this afternoon.
Where do YOU stand on this scandal?
We're all for open dialogue and on people learning from past mistakes.
But does Seth Gillis sound like someone who is doing this? Or is capable of doing this?
Or does he just sound like an unfunny loser who relies on racist tropes and played-out stereotypes to try and come across as edgy and/or relevant?
Just because you go on a reality TV show to find love, it doesn't mean you will.
The Bachelor and its many spinoffs have been on the air for over seventeen years.
It may have seemed like these Bachelor Nation stars found love on one of the ABC shows, but they're with someone different today.
Have a look below.
1. DeAnna Pappas
2. Ali Fedotowsky
3. Bob Guiney
4. Byron Velvick
5. Jillian Harris
6. Juan Pablo Galavis
Congratulations, Shane Gillis, on becoming one of the newest members of Saturday Night Live. Gillis will be joining fellow newcomers Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman. Unfortunately, Shane’s celebration will be somewhat short-lived as he didn’t quite scrub the entire internet of his racist, homophobic and sexist comments. Aw, shit. Someone is about to sacrificed at the altar of cancelled culture.
In a podcast that aired just last year, Gillis used an anti-Asian racial slur during a conversation with comedian Matt McCusker. He exclaimed, “Chinatown’s fucking nuts.” Later saying, “Let the fucking ch**ks live there.” Sure, it sounds bad out of context, but even in context it’s not great.
today SNL announced the hiring of its first cast member of East Asian descent, and also this guy pic.twitter.com/0FAGJZJUkK
— Seth Simons (@sasimons) September 12, 2019
Gillis did the thing where you mimic what someone during a more intolerant time would say just so you can get a temporary pass to use a racial slur. Comedians need to realize these passes are earned through smart comedy. Otherwise, they just sound racist.
this, again, is from September 2018 pic.twitter.com/inYFT22zjl
— Seth Simons (@sasimons) September 12, 2019
Variety has a few more things Gillis said, but I can’t really comment on those because I didn’t listen so I have no context. NBC and reps for Gillis at UTA have not replied to requests for comment, but Gillis did issue the usual non-apology via Twitter saying sorry if you feel offended.
— Shane Gillis (@Shanemgillis) September 13, 2019
Again, I can’t comment on the other stuff he said, but from the audio, it sounds like lazy comedy which will help him fit right in with SNL.
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Some TV characters are beloved by fans.
Others, not so much.
These 13 TV characters had the potential to be good, but they squandered the potential at every turn.
Who made the list?
Find out below.
1. Archie – Riverdale
2. Morgan – The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead
3. Jo – Grey’s Anatomy
4. Paige – Pretty Little Liars
5. Noah – The Affair
6. Matt – The Vampire Diaries
Teen dramas have dominated the small screen for decades now.
As such, there are many.
The Hollywood Gossip is here to run down the 13 Best Teen Dramas of all time.
Yes, we've narrowed them down to 13!
Did your favorite show make the cut?
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The WB/UPN
2. Euphoria - HBO
3. Freaks and Geeks - NBC
4. The Vampire Diaries - The CW
5. Riverdale - The CW
6. My So-Called Life - ABC
Saying goodbye to a TV show is tough -- especially when they end too soon.
In most cases, the show is canceled because of ratings.
But that isn't always the case.
These 13 shows ended way too soon and deserved more time to bring the narrative to a close.
1. The Secret Circle - The CW
2. Santa Clarita Diet - Netflix
3. Angel - The WB
4. Hannibal - NBC
5. Jericho - CBS
6. The Tomorrow People - The CW
Some TV character do terrible things. Like, REALLY terrible things.
And these 13 are some of the worst on all of television.
That's why the only satisfying conclusion for them involves them being six feet under.
Have a look below.
1. Alpha - The Walking Dead
2. Jon Snow - Game of Thrones
3. Nate - Euphoria
4. Frank Gallagher - Shameless
5. Aunt Lydia - The Handmaid's Tale
6. Negan - The Walking Dead
This is Us is a mega, gigantic, super hit on NBC for one reason and, really, one reason only:
It features characters viewers know and love.
And yet: Thee Seeason 4 trailer featured on this page makes it clear that upcoming episodes will give us a look at character we don't know -- and maybe won't love.
Indeed, NBC has now confirmed that This Is Us Season 4 will introduce fans to 10 new characters, many of whom will be played by very familiar faces.
“It’s so strange, isn’t it? How just like that a complete stranger can become such a big part of your story,” Mandy Moore‘s Rebecca Pearson tells future husband Jack, played by Milo Ventimiglia, early on in this video.
“It’s actually kind of terrifying, you know, how a single cross with one person you’ve never met can change everything,” she adds ... as glimpses of new characters appear.
So... who are these strangers?
And how will they impact the This Is Us universe we've been watching for years?
Most details are being kept under wraps, but we do know who they're played by:
- Asante Blackk
- Marsha Stephanie Blake
- Omar Epps
- Bahara Golestani
- Jennifer Morrison
- Timothy Omundson
- M. Night Shyamalan
- Julian Silva
- Auden Thornton
- Nick Wechsler
Morrison is set to make her debut on the drama as a military woman, this much we know.
We're also gonna guess that Shyamalan makes a cameo as someone working Kevin on his the latter's movie after he landed a role in a Ron Howard World War II movie co-starring Sylvester Stallone.
But, again, this is just a guess.
Epps, we can also confirm, will play a mechanic.
“I would say that there’s a lot of secret new cast members who are going to be a big deal, coming up,” co-creator Dan Fogelman recently said about the guest actors joining the show.
As for other non-series regulars you can expect to see on Season 4?
Griffin Dunne will return as Nicky, Jack’s little brother who had a traumatic time while serving in the Vietnam War.
Elsewhere, Ron Cephas Jones will beb ack as Randall’s dad in flashback scenes... Elizabeth Perkins will appear in the season premiere as Rebecca’s mother ... and Phylicia Rashad returns as Beth’s mom.
“If you think you know what’s coming next you don’t know us,” this trailer teases
Season 4 of This Is Us premieres on Sept. 24 at 9/8x on NBC.
Check out this revealing and intriguing sneak peek now.
People Are Predictably Mad About Dave Chappelle’s Dark and Hilarious New Special, ‘Sticks and Stones’
Dave Chappelle has a new special on Netflix, called Sticks and Stones and good lord is it hilarious. I’ve always liked the sort of comedy Chappelle has started doing in the later days of his career, which is probably best described as “touching the stove.”
It’s the sort of comedy Woody Allen or Sarah Silverman might have done, the sort of jokes that leave you saying “You can’t say that!” as you’re laughing at the thing they just said.
What exactly does Chappelle say in his set? He starts by talking about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide and how he killed himself despite having the best job imaginable. He has a section about the LGBT community as four people in a car that really hits the nail on the head. He defends Michael Jackson, Kevin Hart and Louis C.K. and has some jokes about school shootings. Basically, everything that he’s been told he can’t say, he says.
He basically predicts that people will be mad at him and he was right.
— Leanne Wyatt (@spacejamkp) August 28, 2019
Lmao all these Dave Chapelle fans coming at me in my mentions telling me to watch the whole special and that I “don’t understand comedy”…nah I just don’t fuck with victim blaming and your tired ass sexist takes. Thank u, next!!!
— Michelle (@whatitdobbboo) August 27, 2019
Dave Chappelle’s new stand up on Netflix….yikes.
He really wants people to cancel him.
— Stephanie Yeboah (@NerdAboutTown) August 26, 2019
— lovemehatemecommitme (@CrazyOnArrival) August 28, 2019
But if I were to tell the actual truth, Dave Chappelle is actually wrong about this. Because I had to scroll through a ton of tweets to find any that were actually disapproving, the broad consensus on Twitter is that Dave Chappelle is hilarious, which is why Netflix paid him millions of dollars to film comedy specials exclusively for them.
Way more people are mad at Vice’s negative review of the special than the special itself. As a side note, if a publication runs down Dave Chappelle and brings in half a dozen comics no one has ever heard of to tell you how great Nanette was, maybe don’t take their advice on comedy.
I liked the new special, but I’m sure you’re going to read more than one article about how “the internet is outraged about Chappelle.” And what I want you to keep in mind is that it’s pretty easy to present just the tweets like the ones I used and present them as the whole story, and it’s going to happen. Maybe to tear Dave down, maybe to defend him, but either way… most people loved this special.
And like he himself says during the special, “If you’re at home watching this shit on Netflix, remember, bitch, you clicked on my face.” No one was accidentally offended by this special. People either watched it because they like Chappelle or because they wanted to be offended. But there are a lot more people in the first camp.
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The Voice has had sixteen winners.
Of these champions, some have continued to have consistent success, while others have struggled to keep up the pace. At best.
Have a look below to find out where they are now!
1. Javier Colon - Season 1
2. Jermaine Paul - Season 2
3. Cassadee Pope - Season 3
4. Danielle Bradbery - Season 4
5. Tessanne Chin - Season 5
6. Josh Kaufman - Season 6
Reality TV thrives when the cast members are embroiled in feuds.
People don't watch them to be bored by drama-free people.
They're a form of escapism, and the ratings tend to rise when the cast members are hurling insults at one another.
Have a look at 13 feuds that rocked the world of reality TV.
1. Lisa Vanderpump vs. Her RHOBH Cast Mates
2. Brandi Glanville vs. Scheana Marie Shay
3. Ashley Jacobs vs. Kathryn Dennis
4. Kenya Moore vs. Porsha Williams
5. Stassi Schroeder vs. Kristen Doute
6. Teresa Giudice vs. Danielle Staub
For the second consecutive night, Bachelor in Paradise featured a cast member having to choose between two people.
On Monday evening, we witnessed Hannah thankfully choosing Dylan over Blake.
And then 24 hours later, it was time for Demi Burnett to decide if she wanted to date Derek or Kristian. (Yes, that second person is a woman!)
“I don’t want to lose anyone,” Demi said to Chris Harrision in regard to her fellow Paradise player and the girlfriend back at she she had started to get serious with, adding:
“One of them deserves to have all of me -- but I’m scared that I’m not going to make the right choice."
Derek tried hard to understand.
But he also expressed hurt that Demi couldn't just pick him, move on and simply find out what could be between the duo.
“Demi confirmed that she still has these feelings for somebody else and I don’t care if that’s a man or a woman,” he said. “It’s just hard to know that there is another person there.”
Elsewhere, everyone else on the beach was basically coupled up. There was:
- Tayshia Adams and John Paul Jones.
- Nicole Lopez-Alvar and Clay Harbor.
- Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert.
- Katie Morton and Chris Bukowski.
- Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour.
The only four quote-unquote single contestant remaining were Kristina Schulman, Blake Horstmann and new arrive Caitlin Clemmens from Colton Underwood‘s season of The Bachelor.
EVEN MORE BLAKE DRAMA
Caitlin was still interested in Blake after their date, for some reason... but was starting to feel like Kristina -- who had saved Blake at the last rose ceremony -- might get in the way of their relationship.
“I like Blake. I’m still curious about him. I definitely want to show him that I’m still super interested,” she explained.
“I just think it will be very difficult for me to progress anywhere with him with Kristina hanging around.”
As the evening went on, and as Kristina alleged she didn't actually have romantic feelings for Blake, Caitlin got more and more worked up, trashing Kristina “awful,” “atrocious” and “f—ing manipulative.”
“Kristina is like the mosquitoes here,” she said. “She’s just sucking the life out of everyone. And tonight we’re going to squish the mosquito.”
Caitlin tried to talk to Kristina about this weird love triangle, but the two didn't get anywhere.
“I don’t know how Kristina can sit there and be happy with herself at the end of all of this, knowing that she’s doing this to her friends,” Caitlin said.
Jen Saviano from Paradise in Paradise Season 3 then arrived, eventually picking Chris for her date.
For his part, Chris was hoping for some "clarity" from this outing because it had been clicking with Katie.
Did he get it? All we can say for certain is that he got to make out with Jen in the hot tub.
When the date was over, Chris admitted to Katie that he wasn’t “completely clear” and still had some “doubts” about their relationship, much to her chagrin.
OKAY, WHAT DID DEMI DECIDE?!?
In a historic movie, Kristian was flown down to Mexico as the first-ever non-Bachelor franchise alum to take part in the show.
Demi was stunned to see her, but also thrilled. She gave her lover a tear-filled hug.
“I came all the way down here to pursue and show Demi my level of commitment,” Kristian explained. “I have a lot of hope and a lot of excitement.”
And even though Demi confessed to having a connection with Derek, she also told Kristian that her arrival made her decision very easy.
“The second that I saw you, I knew -- it’s you,” she said. “It’s always been you. I want to be with you.”
As we said, this part was easy. Telling Derek? That was hard.
“I think that you are super amazing and you’re the best dude on this beach, hands down. I’m so lucky that I met you and I’m really glad that you were here,” she said, adding in their emotional exchange:
“But [Kristian] is here now and I wanted her here so I could get some clarity.
"When I saw her, I knew it was her.
"That’s just where my heart is and this is going to suck for you and this isn’t fair, at all, but she’s going to stay here and I’m going to pursue my relationship with her.”
Derek processed the news as best he could, but also choked back tears upon saying:
“It’s really hard. To go from kissing you to this, I don’t know how to feel.”
From there, Derek, Kristian and Demi all sat down to have a mature conversation.
Yes, a mature conversation on Bachelor in Paradise!
“I don’t think that it helped me to meet Kristian, but I wanted to do that because I thought it would help Demi,” Derek said later. “I do just want Demi to be happy.”
We concluded with Kristian meeting other cast members and hearing the following from Demi:
“Being with Derek, the more I was with him, the more I thought about you. And I don’t want to run from it anymore. I want to risk it because I will do whatever I need to do to make sure that I’m with you...
“I want to commit to you. And I’ve never wanted to commit to someone like this before.”
It's not easy to get a spinoff off the ground.
Some may seem like they're just desperate attempts to milk a succesful franchise, while others hit the mark and then some.
These 13 shows effectively raised the middle finger to the shows that they spun off from by being the better of the two.
Have a look below.
1. The Originals
2. The Flash
4. Fear the Walking Dead
6. Frasier Photo
Some TV couples suck.
They just do. They plain old suck, you guys.
There's no getting away from that. Whether it's a lack of creative writing to keep things fresh, or just zero chemistry, these 13 couples tested our pretty little patience.
Have a look below.
1. Olivia and Fitz - Scandal
2. Aria and Ezra - Pretty Little Liars
3. Ted and Robin - How I Met Your Mother
4. Damon and Elena - The Vampire Diaries
5. Scott and Malia - Teen Wolf
6. Emily and Alison - Pretty Little Liars
George R.R. Martin has been writing A Song of Ice and Fire since the 1990s. In fact, the first book, A Game of Thrones, was released almost exactly 23 years ago, and the wait between books has been getting longer ever since. Of course, while the series was popular as far as sci-fi/fantasy novel series go, it was nothing compared to the audience brought in by HBO’s adaptation, though it remains to be seen how many people will stick around to see how the books go after that ending.
Martin is kind of a man after my own heart, because he can’t finish a project without starting and maybe finishing four others. Which is why the 70-year-old author hasn’t put out a main-series A Song of Ice and Fire novel in eight years, but in that time he’s written two full novels and two novellas about Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Martin refrained from slagging off the show outright, but he didn’t sound super pleased with it, either.
As it turns out, the genial Martin touches on aspects of all three subjects, although, clearly wary of generating negative headlines, he bats away a question about whether he’d watched the show’s final episode with a firm: “We shouldn’t talk about that.”
He agrees, however, that the end of the series has relieved a great deal of pressure. “There were a couple of years where, if I could have finished the book, I could have stayed ahead of the show for another couple of years, and the stress was enormous,” he says. “I don’t think it was very good for me, because the very thing that should have speeded me up actually slowed me down. Every day I sat down to write and even if I had a good day – and a good day for me is three or four pages – I’d feel terrible because I’d be thinking: ‘My God, I have to finish the book. I’ve only written four pages when I should have written 40.’ But having the show finish is freeing, because I’m at my own pace now. I have good days and I have bad days and the stress is far less, although it’s still there… I’m sure that when I finish A Dream of Spring you’ll have to tether me to the Earth.”
Just reading between the lines here, if he had liked the finale, he probably would have said “I thought they did a really good job.” I don’t want to put words into his mouth, but “We shouldn’t talk about that” is basically saying “Those clowns couldn’t write their own names if I didn’t put them in a book for them beforehand.”
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Know what sucks more than a TV show being canceled prematurely?
When off-screen drama rears its ugly head and obliterates the show well before its prime.
These 13 shows were forever tainted following off-screen developments.
1. Glee - Fox
2. Roseanne - ABC
3. Empire - Fox
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Criminal Minds - CBS
6. Desperate Housewives - ABC
Reality TV may help its stars earn a pretty penny, but it doesn't make their lives any less scandalous.
The Hollywood Gossip has rounded up some of the biggest scandals to rock reality TV. Seriously, these are huge -- and yet not all are that surprising.
Know what we mean? Just think of the kind of person it takes to actually go on reality television, right?
Scroll down to read through each one...
1. Chrisley Most Definitely Does NOT Know Best
2. TLC Swings the Axe on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
3. June Shannon Makes the Same Mistakes All Over Again
4. Big Brother 15's Racism
5. Jon & Kate Plus Lots of H8
6. Abby Lee Miller Dances Her Way Behind Bars
I don’t believe for a second that Jussie Smollett was attacked by two large black men from Nigeria in whiteface wearing MAGA hats who called him the n-word. This is because I’m not an idiot.
Things really went poorly for Smollett after everyone came to the same conclusion and he doubled down on his story. It ended with him getting fired from Empire and even though the original prosecutor didn’t pursue the charges against him he’s still facing civil and possibly criminal charges from the incident.
The worst part for Smollett, however, might be that Empire, the hit show he was on until he allegedly pulled this whole “fake hate crime” stunt, was spotted by TMZ filming right where it occurred. Or didn’t occur if you’re not an idiot.
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Some TV couples suck. There, we said it.
Despite trying to push some couples to endgame status, some are very clearly not that into each other.
The Hollywood Gossip has rounded up 13 couples who have a grand total of zero chemistry.
Sorry ... not sorry.
1. Kara and Mon-El - Supergirl
2. Jackson and Maggie - Grey's Anatomy
3. Ray and Felicity - Arrow
4. George and Izzie - Grey's Anatomy
5. Zelena and Hades - Once Upon a Time
6. Bill and Sookie - True Blood
A man in NY yesterday approached CNN's Chris Cuomo and called him "Fredo"
Cuomo: "You're going to have a problem"
Man: "What are you going to do about it?"
Cuomo: "I'll fuckin ruin your shit. I'll fucking throw you down these stairs"
Credit: "THAT'S THE POINT with Brandon" pic.twitter.com/4iWwzaSQpF
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 13, 2019
Fall season is almost upon us.
That means there are going to be a lot of shows hitting the small screen.
As such, The Hollywood Gossip has compiled a list of premiere dates.
Prepare those DVRs, plan those vacations accordingly and scroll down now...
1. Dancing with the Stars - ABC
2. American Horror Story - FX
3. 9-1-1 - Fox
4. The Voice - NBC
5. Bob Hearts Abishola - CBS
6. All Rise - CBS
With the 2019-20 TV season almost upon us, there will be more shows on the air than ever before.
Seriously: there are now so many different things to watch at this point that it's becoming difficult to assess which shows are worth your time.
Good thing you have this website in your lives then, huh?!?
The Hollywood Gossip is here to let you know which shows should be on your radar for 2019-20...
1. Batwoman - The CW
2. Nancy Drew - CW
3. Katy Keene - The CW
4. Almost Family - Fox
5. Prodigal Son - Fox
6. Filthy Rich - Fox
I have something alarming to tell you. Someone on The Bachelor: Australia may have ulterior motives for being on the show. According to conspiracy theorists, Kristen Czyszek, 24, may not be on the show solely to compete with 27 other fame-seeking women to win the heart of Matt Agnew, a 32-year-old working at a bank who claims he’s an astrophysicist. She may actually be a spy planted by China to promote… tourism. Please, hold those gasps and refrain from striking that gong that plays every time Kristen is on camera. There’s more.
Evidence to this is she currently works as a China researcher (whatever that is), she often mentions her love of China and speaks Mandarin whenever possible on the show. This strange foreign dialect shattering Australian eardrums has caused fans to begin digging up more info about Kristen. They found that she spent time in Beijing as a communications associate for the shadowy organization known as AustCham which helps Australian investors navigate China. The Daily Mail did some digging as well and found that Kristen first made her way to Asia as an exchange student at the University of Taiwan. The connections run deep. Taiwan, as many know, has a super friendly relationship with China. They’re practically bffs.
Then there’s her Instagram. Unlike other contestants, it’s mostly empty and looks to be created specifically for The Bachelor. And, get this, in addition to English captions it also features translated Chinese captions. Now ask yourself. Why would a girl who’s lived in China for the past 2 years where Instagram is blocked and who probably has a lot of Chinese friends do something like this? It just doesn’t add up!
For their part, The Bachelor producers have purposely set out to combat this red scare by turning Kristen’s love of China into a punchline by playing gongs and “oriental bamboo flute music” whenever she appears.
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TV characters keeping secrets is not new. This much is obvious.
They help advance the narrative, but some characters are a little bit darker.
That may be a cause for concern, but with secrets even darker, it makes for some great TV.
Have a look at the 13 characters we've rounded up who have even darker secrets.
1. Laurel Castillo - How to Get Away with Murder
2. Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke - Revenge
3. Lucious Lyon - Empire
4. Georgina Sparks - Gossip Girl
5. Blake Carrington - Dynasty
6. Sabrina Spellman - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Holy crap, the girl from Boy Meets World is a porn star now. No, not that one, I know, I kind of tricked you, but I mean Maitland Ward, who played Rachel, Eric and Jack’s smoking-hot tall redhead roommate in the last few seasons. She was main cast, don’t get mad at me because Danielle Fishel has been a successful enough working actress that she didn’t get spit out the bottom of the porn industry.
This came to my attention while I was browsing Twitter And I came across this tweet.
— BLACKED (@Blacked_com) July 31, 2019
Here was my thought process: “Hey, that’s the redhead from Boy Meets World, I had a crush on her and basically every other cast member. Except Ben Savage, sorry Ben. Blacked, hunh? Is that some kind of C-List celebrity reality show on VH1? I’ll just click this link and- HOLY SHIT!” By the way, that link is pretty NSFW. And so is the rest of her Twitter, but hey, Instagram makes you keep it clean, let’s see what she’s got going on there.
I was wondering how this happened, and it turns out that after Bot Meets World, Maitland became a very popular cosplayer, and the line between cosplayer and porn star is just, razer thin. Seriously, every single cosplayer is just one late credit card payment from getting gangbanged on their “premium” Snapchat.
By the way, Maitland isn’t the only TGIF star to do porn. Jaimee Foxworth, who played Judy Winslow on Family Matters was an adult performer under the stage name Crave. Respect for Maitland Ward for doing porn under her real name, though, that’s got to make those high school reunions a lot more fun.
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Former ‘America’s Top Model’ Contestant is Suing Ryan Seacrest Because She Got Naked in Front of His Cameras
A quick rule of thumb for everyone out there, if you’re standing in front of a camera, don’t assume that the person filming with said camera will just throw out any footage of you changing in front of it. Try not changing in front of it. This might sound like one of those old ladies on TV saying not to send your partner intimate photos of yourself in case you get hacked, but I assure you this is very different. Take all the naked photos you want with your own camera, just don’t get naked in front of other people’s cameras and assume no one will ever see it.
This is what Kiara Belen did at a fashion show where Shahs of Sunset was filming, and she assumed she was in a “female changing area” when she got naked in front of the cameras for that show. Only she wasn’t, she was basically getting naked on a live set.
Deadline reported on the contents of the motion filed by Belen.
“Further, comments made by a cast member during the scenes in which Ms. Belen appears objectified Ms. Belen in an offensive way,” the 12-page filing asserts of the incident, which occurred backstage at a 2016 LA Fashion Week runway show featuring Sunset cast member Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, where seasoned model Belen was called a “bitch” by another cast member. In the “Hava Nagila, Hava Tequila” episode of the unscripted well-heeled show, the ANTM Cycle 19 runner-up was also captured on video changing in what she assumed was a “private dressing area” as the Bravo series’ cameras swirled around.
“The exposure of Ms. Belen’s nearly fully nude likeness is heightened due to the fact that at the time in which Ms. Belen was filmed while she was a few months pregnant with her daughter, and was dealing with the challenge of her body changing as a result, leading to a period of great insecurity,” the complaint (read it here) from James Bryant of The Cochran Firm California against Sunset producers Ryan Seacrest Productions, Ryan Seacrest Enterprises and NBCUniversal-owned cabler Bravo states. “The fact that Defendant exposed Ms. Belen’s pregnant nearly naked body to millions of viewers left Ms. Belen feeling completely violated.”
Now, they probably didn’t need to use that footage, but if you’re filming a reality show and someone walks in front of your cameras and goes “This must be the changing room, I’ll just strip on camera, nothing bad could come of this,” well, the law generally has a “reasonable man” standard and I don’t know if a reasonable man would think that getting naked in front of TV cameras would not result in a chance that you’re on TV naked.