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Kim Kardashian’s Bodyguards Almost Killed Kim’s Mother Kris

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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Things are Looking Up for Sean Spicer

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Saved By the Bell Revival: Confirmed by NBC!!!!!!!!!

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

And Lark Voorhies appears to have some mental problems.

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).

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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.

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.

Gillis, for his part, made a statement on Twitter.

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.

Oh.

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Shane Gillis: Fired by Saturday Night Live Over Racist Jokes, Responds Like a Total Douche Canoe

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.

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"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.

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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.

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“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.

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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?

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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?

Bachelor Nation Stars Who Found Love After the Show

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

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DeAnna got engaged to Jesse Csincsak on The Bachelorette Season 4, but their relationship did not stand the test of time. Pappas went on to marry Stephen Stagliano in 2012. They welcomed a daughter Addison in 2014 and a son Austin in 2016.

2. Ali Fedotowsky

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When The Bachelorette Season 6 wrapped, Ali seemed loved up with Roberto Martinez, but the engagement came to a halt in 2011. She subsequently got close to Kevin Manno, the same man she married in 2017.

They have two children together!

3. Bob Guiney

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We forgot all about this dude, but here we go: He and Estella Gardinier, Bob’s final pick from The Bachelor Season 4 split up. He got married to Rebecca Budig in the aftermath, but they split up after six years of marriage. But he followed that one up with Jessica Canyon. They’re married and have a son!

4. Byron Velvick

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Byron called off his engagement to Mary Delgado in 2009 but got married to Belinda Velvick in 2015. They have one daughter.

5. Jillian Harris

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Harris was got engaged to Ed Swiderski on Season 5 of The Bachelorette. It didn’t work out. Years later, Harris announced her engagement to Justin Pasutto in 2016. They’re now married and have two kids.

6. Juan Pablo Galavis

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Things quickly went south between Galavis and Nikki Ferrell — the final rose recipient of The Bachelor Season 18. But Galavis moved on to Osmariel Villalobos and the pair got married in August 2017.

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New SNL Cast Member Shane Gillis Was Just Pushing Boundaries With Racial Slur

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.

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.

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.

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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13 Worst TV Characters of All Time

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. 

Yes, really. 

Who made the list?

Find out below. 

1. Archie – Riverdale

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As the lead character on Riverdale, you would expect him to be likable. Instead, he doesn’t follow rules, complains when other people don’t follow rules, and walks about with half-naked at the best of times.

2. Morgan – The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead

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Morgan served little purpose to the narrative on The Walking Dead, so the decision to send him to the spinoff was silly.

Morgan loves to give monologues that make very little sense. He’s the worst.

3. Jo – Grey’s Anatomy

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In the most recent season, the character of Jo was fleshed out. But for the seasons she was part of the show before that, there was a grand total of zero character development. It’s too late in the game for us to care about her.

4. Paige – Pretty Little Liars

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Paige was in a relationship with Emily at one point. Before that? She pushed Emily’s head underwater when her obsession with being the better swimmer took over. Yikes. It makes sense then that fans hated the character.

5. Noah – The Affair

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He has a superiority complex that makes him think that cheating on his wife was acceptable. He complains about his ex-wife when she ignores his calls. He’s quite simply a horrid human being.

6. Matt – The Vampire Diaries

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Matt was too bland to care about. On a show that was about supernatural beings, he lingered behind the scenes like an extra. He only piped up whenever anyone said anything about Elena.

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13 Best Teen Dramas of All Time

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

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It's hard to believe that a TV show based on a failed movie became such a cultural phenomenon. But Joss Whedon finely tuned the series to make sure that it resonated with teenagers, despite the supernatural elements.

2. Euphoria - HBO

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It may only have aired one season, but it features an accurate portrayal of what it's like to live as a teenager in today's world. The cast is led by the wonderful Zendaya, who well and truly sticks the middle finger up to that Disney image she was known for.

3. Freaks and Geeks - NBC

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It was way ahead of its time. It focused on some serious topics that had not been shown on the small screen at the time. On top of that, it had some big stars attached to it.

4. The Vampire Diaries - The CW

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For a show that was compared to a watered-down attempt at Twilight ahead of its launch, The Vampire Diaries proved to be quite the opposite. With twists, turns, and lots of teen angst it started a franchise for The CW.

5. Riverdale - The CW

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It's probably the most ridiculous show on this list, but it is so freaking addictive. The teenagers act like adults by being part of gangs and such, while the adults act like teenagers by bed-hopping. Pretty crazy, right?

6. My So-Called Life - ABC

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This series may have lasted only one season, but it was praised for its portrayal of adolescence. The cast members were teenagers at the time and were struggling with the demands of schoolwork while trying to film episodic television. Claire Danes was the one who wanted out, and that's sort of why the series ended prematurely.
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13 TV Shows Canceled Way Too Soon

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

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The Secret Circle was canceled in its prime. The plot was intriguing, and it was backed up by a solid cast. It was let go after just one season, but that didn't stop fans from campaigning to save it.

2. Santa Clarita Diet - Netflix

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This comedy series starred Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a realtor couple whose lives were rocked when one of them became a zombie. It was hilarious, garnered rave reviews, yet Netflix canceled it after three seasons with no conclusion.

3. Angel - The WB

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Angel lasted five seasons, but it deserves a place on this list because the fifth season finale effectively wiped the slate clean, and set up a war between our heroes and the villains of Wolfram & Hart. The war could have served as the final season.

4. Hannibal - NBC

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This brilliant drama series was saddled with low ratings and terrible timeslots from the get-go. It wasn't a good fit for broadcast, but NBC could have at least tried to act like they cared about it.

5. Jericho - CBS

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CBS pulled the plug on high-concept drama, Jericho after one season. Thanks to relentless campaigning from fans, it was revived for a second season. However, it was canceled after that.

6. The Tomorrow People - The CW

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This show sucked for the first half of its first and only season. But just before the series concluded, it got good. There was a solid plot in there that was coming to fruition.
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13 TV Characters That Really Need to Die

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

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Alpha is the show's scariest villain to date, but she has killed multiple beloved characters, meaning that she has to go. Carol has to take her down in horrible fashion.

2. Jon Snow - Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones may be over, but Jon had turned into a ridiculous character who became less significant in the final two seasons. He then killed the Mother of Dragons.

3. Nate - Euphoria

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Where do we start with this loser? Nate catfished a girl at his school and then tried to accuse her of creating child pornography to keep her silent. That was just the tip of the iceberg.

4. Frank Gallagher - Shameless

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Frank is the most despicable character on all of television. He would rather get drunk and high on drugs than look after his children. He's the worst.

5. Aunt Lydia - The Handmaid's Tale

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Aunt Lydia whacks the handmaids as soon as they look at her the wrong way. Every single time there's a semblance of a human there, she does something completely horrible to someone.

6. Negan - The Walking Dead

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Negan is a rapist, so forgive us for not buying the hero edit he's been getting of late. He also killed some big fan-favorites. He needs to die.
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This is Us Season 4 Trailer: Who are These People?!?

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.

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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.

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 Winners: Where Are They Now?

The Voice has had sixteen winners. 

Yes, really!

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

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Despite dominating the competition during his turn on the freshman series of The Voice, Javier struggled to light up the charts. His first record post-The Voice failed to garner much traction. As a result, he exited his label. However, he went on to release another album titled Gravity in April 2016. He turned to theatre work in 2017.

2. Jermaine Paul - Season 2

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Jermaine was crowned a winner in May 2012. However, he has yet to release a full-length studio album. It may never be released. But Jermaine has been keeping busy, taking part in low-profile events.

3. Cassadee Pope - Season 3

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Pope is the first female winner, and also the first winner to achieve success in the charts. Her debut solo album landed at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. However, she released her second album almost six years later in 2019 under a new record label and it didn't find much success. Pope also scored a Grammy nomination in 2016 for "Think of You," a duet with Chris Young.

4. Danielle Bradbery - Season 4

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Danielle has released two studio albums, and they have both been moderately successful. She has also been nominated for CMT and ACM awards.

5. Tessanne Chin - Season 5

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Tessanne may have changed record labels, but she is still releasing music ... all these years later.

6. Josh Kaufman - Season 6

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Josh has kept busy in the years after The Voice. He released a new album in 2016. He has appeared on Broadway, and even performed the anthem for the United States in the United States vs. Trinidad And Tobago FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Eliminatory match in Dick's Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, Colorado.
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13 Fiery Feuds That Rocked Reality TV

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

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Lisa Vanderpump decided to quit The Real Housewives of Beverly Beverly Hills in 2019 when Kyle Richards and the rest of the cast turned against her following PuppyGate. We're not even going into it because it has been covered extensively by every outlet out there.

2. Brandi Glanville vs. Scheana Marie Shay

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Brandi was a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, while Scheana is a cast member on spinoff Vanderpump Rules. They have one thing in common: Eddie Cibrian!

But Scheana allegedly had sex with Eddie while he was still with Brandi. It made for some tense moments.

3. Ashley Jacobs vs. Kathryn Dennis

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Ashely and Kathryn are both exes of embattled Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel. They feuded through the reality series, with Jacobs calling Dennis "just an egg donor" at one point. But Kathryn later alleged that Jacobs only approached Ravenel “with the intent to become his girlfriend so that she could get on the show.”

4. Kenya Moore vs. Porsha Williams

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Kenya accused Porsha of cheating on her ex-husband Kordell Stewart. It started with rude remarks, but it ended with Porsha dragging Kenya by the hair as Kenya called her a "dumb ho."

5. Stassi Schroeder vs. Kristen Doute

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Things took a crazy turn when it emerged that Kristen had a night of passion with Stassi's on-off boyfriend, Jax Taylor. It all went down while Tom Sandoval was asleep in the other room. Stassi slapped Kristen when she learned the truth.

6. Teresa Giudice vs. Danielle Staub

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These two hated one another. Teresa flipped a table in one of The Real Housewives of New Jersey's most iconic scenes. Years later, they managed to get back in good graces with each other.
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Bachelor in Paradise Recap: What Did Demi Decide? (And How Did Derek React?!?)

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!)

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“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.”

Derek and Demi

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.”

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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.

WELCOME, JEN!

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.

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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.”

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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.”

13 Spinoffs That Were So Much Better Than the Original

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

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The Vampire Diaries was filled with high-school drama from start to finish, but The Originals was a much darker and more adult take at the universe, focusing on the original vampires. It was better than its parent series.

2. The Flash

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Ever since The Flash premiered, it has had much higher ratings than the show it spun off from — Arrow. The characters are infinitely more likable, and The Flash has better production values.

3. NCIS

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It’s hard to believe it, but NCIS is a spinoff of JAG, and yes, NCIS is way better than that series.

4. Fear the Walking Dead

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The earlier seasons of Fear the Walking Dead benefited from intricate plotting, and decent family drama — much stronger in quality to those early years of The Walking Dead.

5. Angel

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Angel was like a completely different show from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, even if it followed a handful of cast members of the OG series. But Angel had more convincing villains who were genuinely creepy.

6. Frasier Photo

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Many people have no idea that Frasier is a spinoff of Cheers. But Frasier followed a more streamlined bunch of characters, and they kept viewers laughing for longer.

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13 TV Couples That Sucked So Very Hard

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

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These two were teased as this endless romance that would be better than any others on the small screen. However, they will go down as the most toxic couple on all of TV.

2. Aria and Ezra - Pretty Little Liars

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There was no chemistry whatsoever between these two. When you think of the laws that were broken for them to even be together, it leaves a bad taste. Then there's the whole Ezra being obsessed with Aria and her friends.

3. Ted and Robin - How I Met Your Mother

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The final season was all about the wedding of Barney and Robin, a great couple in the eyes of HIMYM fans. The conclusion, however, focused on Robin getting back together with Ted in a bizarre twist that made little sense.

4. Damon and Elena - The Vampire Diaries

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For a show that initially focused on the relationship between Stefan and Elena, it ended as a show about Damon and Elena aka the worst couple on the series. They sucked.

5. Scott and Malia - Teen Wolf

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Scott was supposed to end up with Alison. Stiles was supposed to end up with Malia, but the creative forces went with Scott and Malia. It felt weird and forced.

6. Emily and Alison - Pretty Little Liars

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Emily and Alison's relationship was not built on strong foundations. They ended Pretty Little Liars together, but it was revealed on spinoff PLL: The Perfectionists that they were getting divorced. They weren't great together.
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It Kind of Sounds Like George R.R. Martin Hated The ‘Game of Thrones’ TV Adaptation

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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13 TV Shows Ruined by Off-Screen Drama

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

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Naya Rivera was cut from Glee's fifth season finale and never returned as a series regular for the final season. According to reports, she clashed with co-star Lea Michele, and when she complained about her, she was the one cut from the show.

2. Roseanne - ABC

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Roseanne returned to the air as one of the highest-rated shows on all of television, but series star Roseanne Barr went on a tweet-storm and made a racist comment. ABC responded by canceling the series after one season back on the air. Barr's character was later killed off during the series premiere of the spinoff, The Conners.

3. Empire - Fox

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This Fox drama's future was thrown into jeopardy in 2019 when it emerged that Jussie Smollett falsified a police report that said that he was attacked by two white men. However, it later transpired that the two men who "attacked" him planned the attack alongside him. The scandal had a knock-on effect on Empire which was subsequently renewed for a final season -- despite still being a solid performer for Fox.

4. Grey's Anatomy

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Katherine Heigl won an emmy for her work as Izzie in 2007, but the following year, the actress withdrew her name from consideration. The reason?

"I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination…”

Series creator Shonda Rhimes was said to be mad, and Izzie was phased out without so much as a conclusion.

5. Criminal Minds - CBS

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Thomas Gibson who played Hotch on the grisly crime drama was dismissed from the series in 2016 after an on-set incident which involved Gibson allegedly kicking a producer. The show was not the same without Hotch!

6. Desperate Housewives - ABC

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Nicollette Sheridan was written out of Desperate Housewives during its fifth season after a very public falling out with series creator, Marc Cherry. Edie's death was handled miserably. A huge character like her deserved a much better conclusion.
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17 Truly Shocking Reality TV Scandals

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

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Todd and Julie Chrisley, the stars of USA Network's wildly successful reality series, Chrisley Knows Best were indicted on 12 counts of tax evasion and financial fraud in August 2019. They face up to 30 years in prison. Wowza, right? There are even rumors that their reality show is about to be canceled. It's not like they can take the cameras into prisons, you guys.

2. TLC Swings the Axe on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

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Viewers were already disgusted with the antics from the Thompson-Shannon family, but things reached another level when news spread like wildfire that June Shannon was dating her daughter's former molester. In a word? YUCK.

3. June Shannon Makes the Same Mistakes All Over Again

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To the surprise of many, June Shannon and her family returned to the spotlight thanks to We TV's From Hot to Not -- a series that focuses Shannon getting a body transformation. Despite the series, and extensive cosmetic surgery being a success, Shannon found warmth in the arms of another man who was less than savory. To everyone on the outside, it looks like June is addicted to crack cocaine. Hell, she was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in March 2019. Even an intervention months later failed to get June to dump her boyfriend, Geno Doak. Will another TV show be canceled as a result of her dumb decisions?

4. Big Brother 15's Racism

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Big Brother has had its fair share of controversial houseguests, but Season 15 featured many of them being racist. It was horrible to watch, but Julie Chen managed to call all of the perpetrators out during their exit interviews. You don't cross Julie and get away with it!

5. Jon & Kate Plus Lots of H8

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Jon & Kate Plus 8 performed very well in the ratings because the titular stars seemed to love each other. All of that came crashing down when it emerged that they were not on the same page and couldn't stand one another. Yikes.

6. Abby Lee Miller Dances Her Way Behind Bars

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Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year in prison for fraud after creating a secret bank account to hide her lavish income from the IRS. Despite having to quit her post on Dance Moms, she returned shortly after leaving jail.
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‘Empire’ Dropped Jussie Smollett, But They’re Filming Right Where His Alleged Attack Happened

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.

That is just ice fuckin’ cold. This is like when your girlfriend dumps you and her new boyfriend sends you a video of her sucking his dick but at the end the camera pans up and they’re outside your house with an entire Hollywood production crew. There are gaffers and grips and script supervisors just walking around outside Jussie’s window. There are going to be crane shots that will blot out the sun while he’s trying to watch The Price is Right because what else is he going to do all day. It just seems unnecessary.
I’ve been saying for a while that Smollett and Lori Loughlin should get the same punishment, and that it should be a slap on the wrist because neither of them did anything particularly egregious. They both got fired from their popular shows to avoid controversy, so fair is fair. But Hallmark isn’t flying Lori to Vancouver and making her watch them film When Calls the Heart without her, because that is some serious Godfather shit and they’re nice at Hallmark, unlike the gangsters at Disney. Jussie is lucky he got fired before the merger and Mickey Mouse didn’t break his fucking legs.

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13 TV Couples With Absolutely No Chemistry

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

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Mon-El was one of the worst characters on Supergirl, and it was largely because the producers tried to put force them together. Mon-El was officially exiled from the series about a year after his debut.

2. Jackson and Maggie - Grey's Anatomy

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Jackson and Maggie were believable as friends, but not so much as a couple. They need to give up on their relationship, or they run the risk of not being friends ever again.

3. Ray and Felicity - Arrow

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On a show that's all about the relationship between Oliver and Felicity, Felicity's short-lived relationship with Ray felt like a mere plot device to throw in some drama. There was a severe lack of chemistry between the characters.

4. George and Izzie - Grey's Anatomy

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George pursued Izzie pretty much from the get-go on Grey's Anatomy, but there was nothing there, and fans picked up on that. It's just a shame that Shonda Rhimes did not.

5. Zelena and Hades - Once Upon a Time

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Just when it seemed like Zelena was on the road to becoming one of the good guys, she decided to embark on a relationship with Hades. It was ... tedious. Two villains don't make a right.

6. Bill and Sookie - True Blood

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Bill and Sookie were the central couple on this HBO series, but fans were shipping Sookie and Eric from the get-go. That shows you how crappy the OG pairing was.
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Fall 2019 Premiere Dates: Set Those DVRs!

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

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Monday, September 16 at 8/7c.

2. American Horror Story - FX

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Season 9 debuts Wednesday, September 18 at 10/9c.

3. 9-1-1 - Fox

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This popular drama returns for Season 3 on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c.

4. The Voice - NBC

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The Voice returns to the air Monday, September 23 at 8/7c.

5. Bob Hearts Abishola - CBS

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This new comedy premieres Monday, September 23 at 8:30/9:30c.

6. All Rise - CBS

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This new legal thriller premieres Monday, September 23 at 9/8c.
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20 New Shows You Need to Watch in 2019-20

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

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Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Based on the DC Comics characters.

Cast: Ruby Rose, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, Dougray Scott

2. Nancy Drew - CW

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Set in the summer after her high school graduation, when 18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she'd be leaving her hometown for college. But when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation -- and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined.

Cast: Kennedy McMann, Scott Wolf, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Alvina August, Pamela Sue Martin

3. Katy Keene - The CW

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'Riverdale' spinoff set in a timeless New York City, enchanting as Riverdale is moody, where aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene meets Josie McCoy, fresh off the bus to chase her musical dreams. Their world is populated with kindred-spirit starving artists, including mysterious socialite Pepper Smith and Broadway-bound performer Jorge Lopez - and his drag queen alter ego, Ginger. While their climb to the top is rife with obstacles, this found family will stop at nothing to see their names in lights. Based on the Archie Comics characters.

Cast: Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Johnny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Zane Holtz, Katherine LaNasa

4. Almost Family - Fox

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An only child finds her life turned upside down when her father reveals that, over the course of his prize-winning career as a pioneering fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive upwards of a hundred children, including two new sisters. As these three young women slowly embrace their new reality, they will attempt to form an untraditional bond as sisters, even as they must welcome a tidal wave of new siblings into their rapidly expanding family. Based on the Australian series 'Sisters.'

Cast: Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment, Mustafa Elzein, Mo McRae, Victoria Cartagena, Timothy Hutton

5. Prodigal Son - Fox

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Malcolm Bright knows how killers think. Why? His father was one of the best, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes, while dealing with a somewhat manipulative mother, an annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son and his own constantly evolving neuroses.

Cast: Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, Keiko Agena

6. Filthy Rich - Fox

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Southern gothic dramedy revolves around two strong, sharp women who will go to any lengths to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world's largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who also are in his will. When the steel azalea matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town but becoming part of the family empire. Based on the New Zealand series.

Cast: Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney, Aubrey Dollar, Corey Cott, Benjamin Aguilar, Mark L. Young, Steve Harris, Melia Kreiling, Olivia Macklin, David Denman

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Kristen of ‘The Bachelor: Australia’ Is a Chinese Plant or Something

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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13 Dark TV Characters With Even Darker Secrets

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

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Laurel first appeared as one of the most delightful characters on all of TV, but as How to Get Away Murder has progressed, the darkness inside her has intensified. She started lying to her friends and disappeared the moment the truth about just how effed up her family really is came to light.

2. Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke - Revenge

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Amanda Clarke posed as Emily Thorne in the Hamptons for four seasons on Revenge. Her mission was clear: To take down every single person who caused problems for her family. She had a lot of secrets and was willing to get her hands dirty to pull off the ultimate revenge plan.

3. Lucious Lyon - Empire

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Lucious is always scheming. He lies to get his point across and hides a lot from his family. He's the worst.

4. Georgina Sparks - Gossip Girl

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Georgina was Gossip Girl for a short spell, but she made a big mistake. Having as many secrets as she does and spilling the tea about everyone else caught up with her in the end.

5. Blake Carrington - Dynasty

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This is the man who swindled his ex-wife of her livelihood. He wouldn't give a damn about hurting one of his offspring in the name of increasing his power. It's sad. It makes sense then that he has a lot of skeletons in his closet.

6. Sabrina Spellman - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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On the surface, Sabrina may seem like the girl next door. In reality, she's a teenage witch and worships the Dark Lord. Despite trying to stay on the side of good, she's just a thread away from being pulled on the path of darkness.
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Wait. Hold Up. The Girl From ‘Boy Meets World’ Is a Porn Star Now?

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.

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.

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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.

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