Riverdale, CW’s dark spin on the comic Archie, almost got a lot darker over the weekend following a car crash involving KJ Apa, the actor who plays Archie. Fortunately for Apa, he walked away unharmed from the single-car crash.
According to Deadline’s report, Apa was driving home after filming for over 14 hours when he hit a lamp post. First responders treated him and determined that he didn’t need to receive extra attention from a hospital.
Following the accident, many were upset that Apa was allowed to drive after a long day of filming. According to a Riverdale production source, cast members can request a hotel or driver if they are feeling too tired to make it home after filming. Apa made no such request.
WBTV released a full statement on the incident:
First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day. On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him. The accident occurred last Thursday. Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them. We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being.
Assuming WBTV are being truthful, I have to side with them on this one. They can’t force Apa to get a hotel or driver if he tells them he’s fine and can drive home. He’s old enough to make that decision for himself. However, there should be some type of law that says, “if you work a 12 hour day, you must get a ride home.” No one should be allowed to work half a day and then drive home. That seems rather unsafe for the driver and anyone on the road.
I just assume Apa was thinking about Veronica and Betty on his way home after spending 14 hours with them.
— sweetyhigh (@sweetyhigh) September 20, 2017
I’d probably lose control too.
America's Got Talent crowned another winner last night, but with ten finalists still in the mix, it was hard to pick just one winner because they had all made it so far.
Who managed to turn the tables in their favor with one last performance?
Scroll down to find out!
There were a lot of showstopping moments as the top 10 took to the stage to perform one last time to sway votes their way.
Kechi and Angelica Hale showed off their high notes by performing "What Doesn't Kill You" by Kelly Clarkson. And, of course, Kelly joined them on stage to join in on the fun.
Kelly is a true example of America voting for the best singers, so it was a good move to bring her onto the show to perform her newest hit and prove she still has staying power after all these years.
Diavolo then performed one final time for the audience, and they did their thing to "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles. Yes, we're still not sure why that song is so catchy, but Diavolo showed off that it was a good one to dance along to.
Light Balance appeared on the stage before Derek Hough emerged from one of the light-up suits, so it was a fun-filled dance that kept viewers firmly on their toes.
Then, Mandy Harvey took to the stage with Shania Twain to belt out "You're Still The One." Shania has long had some of the most addictive music around, so we were ecstatic she stayed along to sing "Life's About To Get Good."
Next up was Darci Lynn who got to hit up the big stage with Season 2 winner, Terry Fator. Yes, they were awesome together and should probably collaborate in future.
Evie Clair then took to the stage with James Arthur, and they even went with one Evie's original songs, so that must have been a huge confidence boost.
James then performed "Say You Won't Let Go" with Chase Goehring, and we loved it just as much as the original song.
We then found out that
Chase Goehring, Evie Clair, Diavolo, Preacher Lawson, and Kechi had missed out on a spot in the top five.
But how did the rest of the results pan out?
- Sara & Hero finished in fifth place.
- Mandy Harvey finished in fourth place.
- Light Balance finished in third place.
- Angelica Hale finished in second place.
That winner of America's Got Talent 2017 is Darci Lynn!
It was a long and winding road, but Darci Lynn deserved to win the whole thing.
What do you think about her big win?
Sound off below!
Abby Lee Miller was out of the ALDC for a few episodes, but she wanted to make it clear on Dance Moms Season 7 Episode 22 that she was still the boss, so everyone should bow before her.
Well, she didn't say it in those exact words, but we got the message loud and clear. Everyone was still mad at her for disappearing without so much as an explanation.
Rightfully so, she left everyone who looked up to her in the lurch and squandered the last bit of respect anyone at the ALDC still had for her.
Chloe was still wanting to stick with MDP because of the opportunities that were being given to her, and could anyone really blame her? If she's being given featured roles, then why wouldn't she want to move on from the ALDC?
At the Devotion 2 Dance Competition, Abby tried to play the victim as the moms wondered what was going to happen to the people who did not show up to dance.
She tried to imply that she was happy to have no arguments with anyone, but it was clear she was at least a little worried about what would become of her dance studio.
She was probably worried about what she was going to be eating in prison so that probably explains why she was shoveling junk food into her mouth.
Yolanda, Stacey, and Jaime wanted Abby to think of the bigger picture and felt like it would be a good move for Abby to build a new team to oust the others for good.
The older girls made their way to the competition, but they were not there to dance. They were there to sell T-shirts and be with their fans, oh and they wanted to confront Abby.
All of the tension got to Maesi who felt unwell because of everything that was going on, but Jaime wanted her on top form to prove there was still life left in the ALDC.
But things got tense in the audience when Abby noticed Christi was there and decided to leave. The moms successfully talked her into standing at the back so the kids could see the teacher.
Brynn and Ashlee cornered Abby and asked her to return to the ALDC. Abby relented and revealed she loved Brynn and would love nothing more than for her to return.
At the awards, Lilli won the overall award, but MDP eked out the group victory, and that was because Chloe was with them, but Chloe wanted to dance with her former girls.
Meanwhile, Holly, Jill, and Kira officially said goodbye to the ALDC because they felt like Abby was the one who caused all the damage and that she did not want to repair any of relationships she destroyed.
Abby noted that she "feels like a whore" because of the amount of money she spent on the studio to help the girls become the people everyone thought they could be.
Abby tried to say that she had some regrets, but they did not care about it. They were done and had their new dance squad to deal with, and that was that.
What did you think of all the action?
Dance Moms continues next Tuesday on Lifetime!
Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars is officially underway as a new crop of celebrities (term used loosely) vies for ballroom immortality.
Or at least a shiny Mirrorball trophy. Close enough.
It feels like just weeks ago we crowned the previous winner, but that's expected with shows that air two cycles per year.
Let's handicap the performances and establish who the early frontrunners are.
First up was Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke, who went with the Cha-Cha to "Aint Too Proud to Beg" by The Temptations. It was a fun enough routine to start off the new season, but it was not all that.
Len noted that it was a good one, but he thought Terrell needed to bring it in the coming weeks if he wanted to remain in the competition.
The duo scored 15/30.
Next up was Debbie Gibson and Alan Bersten who danced along to "Lost in Your Eyes" by Debbie Gibson. Debbie was using Dancing with the Stars as her big comeback, and the first dance certainly made it seem like she could be on to a winner.
Working with Alan should help her go from strength to strength and become a force to be reckoned with. They scored 17/30.
Pretty Little Liars grad, Sasha Pieterse, joined forces with Gleb Savchenko and they danced along to "Like That" by Fleur East. It was a bit all over the place, and that was primarily down to Sasha's nerves.
We get it, it's difficult to perform live on TV, but Pieterse will need to adapt quickly if she wants to make it far. A little confidence boost will go a long way in her case.
Len picked up on the nerves and pointed it out, so it will be interesting to see how she performs down the line. They scored 18/30.
Drew Scott and Emma Slater went with "Our House" by Madness. There was a lot riding on the performance: Drew promised Emma that he would remodel her kitchen if they won the competition.
The dance was not a great start, and it was evident there was a lot of work to do in order to become a force. They scored 16/30.
Barbara Corcoran and Keo Motsepe went with "Money Make" by Ludacris feat. Pharrell. Their routine was not a good one, and it was evident Barbara preferred to flirt with Keo as opposed to practicing.
That's not a good thing to do, especially when America's watchful eye is on you during a big performance. To the surprise of nobody, they scored 14/30.
Jordan Fisher being paired up with Lindsay Arnold was always going to be a good thing. They danced to "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" by Shawn Mendes.
It confirmed what we all thought: Jordan's experience was going to work in his favor. He danced with confidence and knew exactly what was expected of him.
They scored 22/30.
Nick Lachey revealed in the past that he would never do Dancing with the Stars. What a difference a few years make. He joined forces with Peta Murgatroyd, and they performed to "Come Get It Bae" by Pharrell Williams.
Considering how the odds were stacked against them, Nick performed well, and the judges awarded them with 18/30.
When it came to Nick's wife, Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy, the big question was who got the most points.
Vanessa and Maks danced along to "Woman" by Kesha fear. The Dap-Kings Horns. It was a resounding success. Vanessa knew what was expected of her and delivered in a big way.
The judges enjoyed the performance and awarded them 21/30, so that was a great start.
Frankie Muniz made his big return to the spotlight after several years away, and we did not expect the big event to take place during Dancing with the Stars.
He partnered up with Witney Carson, and they danced to "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles. It was another solid performance and proved that Frankie was talented.
They scored 19/30.
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev turned in an energetic performance of "So What!" by Pink. Nikki was confident throughout the whole performance.
They scored 20/30.
NBA legend Derek Fisher joined forces with Sharna Burgess to perform "Basketball" by Kurtis Blow. Being partnered with Sharna was always going to be a positive.
Even with some missteps, they still managed to turn in a score of 18/30, which is a solid result for a first performance.
Victoria Arlen partnered up with Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and they went with “Born Ready” by Disco Fries feat. Hope Murphy.
It was evident Victoria was having a GREAT time, and that helped the performance. They scored 19/30.
The final performance of the night was Lindsay Stirling and Mark Ballas. They performed "Don't Worry" by Madcon. The pair had a lot of chemistry.
Lindsay worked very well with Mark, and it became apparent that these two could be ones to watch. They scored 22/30.
Who will be eliminated? Find out next Monday at 8/7c on ABC!
Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy’s on Sunday where he poked fun at one of his first press conferences talking about the size of the crowd. If Trump understood satire, he’d be so pissed.
Stephen Colbert hosted the 2017 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, emceeing a ceremony that honored the very best on television.
Which comedies did voters find funniest?
Which dramas did they find most... well... dramatic?
And did network television stand a chance against the power streaming services and their beloved shows?
Scroll down for a look at all the winners from the 2017 Emmy Awards. Who do you think was most and least deserving?
Best Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Comedy Series
Best Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best TV Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow, The Crown
Best Directing for a Drama Series
Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Best Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Best Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Best Writing for a Drama Series
Bruce Miller, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Writing for a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe, Master of None
Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Best Reality-Competition Program
Best Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Best Writing for a Variety Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Best Directing for a Variety Series
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Best Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live
Stephen Colbert opened the 2017 Emmy Awards with a musical number, prior to welcoming the audience to the annual celebration of television and then calling out...
... Sean Spicer?!?
Yes, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The ex-Donald Trump lackey has grown into somewhat of a minor celebrity party due to the many lies he told from the administration podium and partly due to Melissa McCarthy's popular impression of him on Saturday Night Live.
He appeared in this case after Colbert lamented how difficult it is to gauge these days just how many people watch a show.
“Sean,” he called out, “do you know?”
Enter Spicer and his podium.
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world!” Spicer announced, over hoots and hollers of the Emmy attendees.
This, of course, was a reference to Spicer’s own statement about PresidentTrump’s inaugural crowd size during his first White House press briefing in January.
Photos depicted a sparse gathering, but the Commander-in-Chief insisted otherwise.
“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe," said Spicer at the time.
Was this cameo unexpected? Yes.
Was it funny? To some.
Was it controversial? Heck yes.
Spicer was simply doing a job as Press Secretary, taking orders from his boss like so many others around the world.
But he also flat out lied to the American people and misled residents on issues of national importance... over and over and over again.
So now he just gets to enjoy the life of celebrity and even mock the type of manipulative, deceptive, shady, secretive administration that he played a major role in creating?
Many on the Internet were NOT having that...
Do you agree with these critiques?
Does Spicer deserve a second chance? Was he never especially guilty of anything in the first place, so there's no need for any kind of second chance?
Are critics overreacting? Or was this an example of egregious impropriety on the part of Emmy producers?
Watch the segment and then decide for yourself:
I love Ariel Winter. If you asked most men what they wanted in a partner, they’d give a list of things that all apply to her, from funny, cute and sweet to entirely out of their league. If you have any doubt how talented Winter is, take a look at her Instagram and then remember that she’s famous for playing an unattractive outcast.
Seriously, she looks like that and her main character arc on Modern Family is that only weird guys are attracted to her. If she doesn’t deserve an Emmy for that, I don’t know who does.
Ariel Winter has had a famously rough home life, and as she’s preparing to start school at UCLA, she opened up The Hollywood Reporter about what she’s been through as a child star, specifically with her abusive mother.
She wasn’t allowed to make friends with girls, she says, “because females are competition — that’s how some people see it.” Pressure to land jobs was intense. “You don’t get to mess up when you have somebody around you who is constantly watching.” Food was “very, very restricted” from the time she began acting, and her education was neglected. “I had a few tutors, and they were amazing,” Winter notes, and occasional school education helped (she attended half of kindergarten and half of second grade), but she felt at sea.
She also says her mother played up her sexuality when she was a child, which is weird. Sure, Winter is gorgeous now, but there’s no such thing as a hot seven year old, that’s just creepy.
From age 7, Winter recalls, she was sexualized — dressed in “the smallest miniskirts, sailor suits, low-cut things, the shortest dresses you’ve ever seen. People thought I was 24 when I was 12. If there was going to be a nude scene when I was that age, my mother would have a thousand percent said yes.”
Winter has also been attacked by people online for some reason, but she handles it better than almost anyone, eventually embracing the attention she’s garnered.
Initially, Winter tried to tame — or at least neutralize — the online haters. “I was like, ‘Maybe I’m going to lose some weight, dye my hair, change how I dress. … Maybe I’m doing something wrong.’ ” But it didn’t help. “I actually got more hate by trying to change.” So she opted to follow her heart — and her own provocative style — into the tabloid fray. “Ariel Winter Twerking in a Storage Unit Is the Strange-but-Sexy Video You Never Knew You Needed” runs a typical headline — but Winter says she knows what she’s doing.
It’s so hard not to like Winter, I don’t know why so many people seem to have a problem with her. On top of everything else, she ended up being the only child actor on Modern Family who could actually, you know, act. She’s probably second only to Ty Burrell in terms of comedic acting skill on that show. You can see Ariel Winter in Modern Family on ABC when the show’s ninth season premiers on September 27 At 9 PM eastern.
Remember when Megyn Kelly left Fox News and joined NBC and it was a really big deal and people thought it would significantly alter the television landscape?
Neither do we.
Not really, at least, not after Kelly's first few bumpy months at her new network, nearly all of which have been filled with negative headlines and low ratings.
It's undeniable that Kelly has not had the impact many thought she would have when she switched employers to kick off 2017...
... and now things are about to get especially interesting for the broadcaster.
Following a handful of Sunday night specials, Kelly will debut in the morning this month, taking her place five days per week during one of The Today Show hours.
This will be her chance to truly justify her mega salary.
Or to fall even flatter on her face.
According to Radar Online insiders, NBC executives are "worried because they’ve invested a lot of resources into [Kelly] and they’re not sure if her original appeal when she was at Fox will translate."
It's certainly true that morning television viewers can be a picky bunch.
They want someone comforting to start their day, someone they feel welcoming inviting into their homes while they prepare to start their day.
Can Kelly be that someone?
This same insider says Kelly isn't so sure. She's lost a great deal of confidence during her brief NBC tenure.
Megyyn is having “a lot of sleepless nights," Radar writes, as she's frustrated that so few viewers have tuned in to watch her on Sunday evenings.
The entire situation is pretty darn awkward; for network that is paying millions per year to Kelly and for the anchor who thought she'd be making a much bigger splash by now.
“It’s just really stressful," this source tells Radar. "No one wants to look like a fool."
Is it possible Kelly barely even makes it through her contract?
Could she actually get canned?
Such a move would make other NBC employees happy, considering reports that they hate Kelly.
“People are outraged over her divalike ways,” a network source told Page Six this summer.
NBC is yet to announce a premiere date for Kelly on Today, but many within the television industry will be tuning in to see how she does.
Do you plan on giving her a whirl in the mornings?
Three people have been dominating the game inside the Big Brother house and all three have made it to the final five, but does that mean they are ready to turn on each other?
This week alone, Josh realized that Paul is flawlessly managing all the jury members on their way out the door in order to secure their votes if he makes it to final two.
You may recall that Paul made it to the end last season with Nicole and that he lost out to her in a 5-4 vote. Any way you look at it, Paul should have won that season based on his moves at the end.
He played a loyal game, but this season, he's only loyal to Christmas and Josh, and while that's okay, his fellow ally, Josh is on to him.
Christmas has been trying to keep the peace in the alliance because she feels that if they turn on each other now, they will not get to the final three together.
Here's the thing: Christmas is probably more scared that if they don't stay together, she will not make it much further into the competition.
Through no fault of her own, she has been dragged further into the game and has grown stronger in the process. She has struck up some solid relationships along the way.
With Josh in power, Christmas and Paul revealed that it was time to get rid of Alex. Josh has been cam talking over the last few days and confirmed that it may be time to get rid of Paul.
His conversations with Alex is the thing that irks him the most. Paul is playing the victim card and acting like Christmas and Josh could have blindsided him.
Over the last few days, Josh has been an emotional wreck. It's clear he's not cut out for the game, and is struggling to make decisions.
It shows that out of the house he's probably a loyal and nice guy. Alex has been using his emotions to her advantage and started wailing when he put her on the block with Kevin.
She told him she may not be able to be his friend, and that she has went out of her way to save him on multiple occasions so he should be the one to save her this week.
She made a big blunder by telling Paul that she can cry on cue and that she was playing Josh. Paul took great pleasure in running back to his minions and reporting that little nugget of truth.
This only made Christmas more anti-Alex as she came to the conclusion that Alex is growing more dangerous by the day. It would be awesome if Josh clipped Paul at this big hurdle.
But considering the veto competition has already taken place, we already know the results.
Paul won the veto!
This certainly makes things interesting as we approach tomorrow's ceremony because Alex is under the impression she is being saved.
That will not be the case and she will be sent to the jury house to apologize to Jason for putting way too much trust in Paul.
The good thing about this move is that Alex will try to turn the jury against Paul, and she and Jason will have a convincing argument for them.
We have two evictions coming up this week, with one airing on Wednesday and an additional one airing on Thursday night, so that should be fun.
After the coming week, we will have our final three and then it will be down to the wire to see who the jury chooses to win it all.
What do you think of the latest spoilers? Is it time for Josh to cut Paul off and play his own game?
Hit the comments!
Game of Thrones is one of the biggest things to ever happen to television. Seth Meyers has a whole segment on Late Night that’s just him watching Game of Thrones with Leslie Jones, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was revealed to be a huge fan while she was in office, former US President Barack Obama got advance screenings of the show, and people even watch less porn while Game of Thrones is on. It’s no surprise, then, that Game of Thrones is also the most-pirated TV show in the world.
Inverse is reporting that the various episodes of season seven have been illegally downloaded over a billion times, which is roughly 150 million times per episode. This is five times the official viewing audience of 30 million HBO reported.
Personally, I can’t help but think at least part of this is because it’s so hard to see the show legally. HBO Now, the stand-alone streaming service that doesn’t require a cable subscription, is only just over two years old and was initially only available on Apple devices. DVD and Blu-Ray versions, along with legal digital downloads, were previously held back for an entire year after the season aired, and still aren’t available until months after the season finale airs. Other popular prime-time television shows, like Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory, are available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon a few hours after they air.
Basically, HBO’s attempts to drive people to cable subscriptions to watch Game of Thrones ended up training the viewing public to pirate it. By not offering any legal way to watch other than a $100 monthly cable subscription on top of $15 for HBO itself, people felt way less guilty pirating it. When legal options came around, a huge number of people were already in a an ecosystem based on piracy. HBO Now just isn’t a great value. It has far less content than Hulu and Netflix at a higher price point than either. And while it does have some great shows aside from Game of Thrones, like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Westworld, Game of Thrones is 90% of the reason to have HBO.
HBO was the very first cable channel, predating even the venerable ESPN. It positioned itself as a premium brand where you could watch movies just months after they aired in theaters and even original programming where people could say fuck because there were no advertisers or FCC guidelines. But now we have streaming and home video, and brands like Netflix offer the same kind of prestige programming at a lower price and with a much larger catalogue of content. The massive piracy of Game of Thrones tells us not only how popular the show is, but how out of step HBO is with modern consumers.
Double eviction night is always a fun night in Big Brother, and it's especially fun when the houseguests have no idea about it happening.
Paul has been strategizing ahead for weeks now, but nothing could prepare him when Julie dropped the news that two houseguests would be leaving the house.
When the episode got underway, Josh was still concerned about Paul and what he was really up to.
He got in the hot tub with Jason and started to have a moment. He could not hold back the tears.
Jason was next to him and was none the wiser about the plan to get him out. Jason questioned Josh, but he could not give anything away.
His face said it all, and it's surprising Jason did not realize what was about to happen. Yes, the houseguests this year are dumb.
"Don’t tell nobody I had a moment,” says Josh to a shocked Jason.
As expected, the houseguests created a tie and Christmas broke it in a tearful speech, sending Jason out of the game.
It was legit the biggest blindside this season, and Jason stormed out the house without speaking to anyone.
Did he really think Alex was one of the votes against him? That would be the ultimate betrayal.
He was pissed, and he looked like he wanted to run back into the house and go crazy at the other houseguests.
The goodbye messages proved Alex was in the clear, but then Paul denied the whole thing in his one, and it conflicted with everything else.
Paul is trying his hand at some jury management this season. As you probably recall, the jury favored Nicole's gameplay last summer.
“You would’ve done the same to me? If I was on the block, I was getting evicted?” Paul yelled at Josh right after.
Paul was trying to get Alex on his side, and it made Josh and Christmas look bad. Hopefully, this further detaches Josh from Team Paul.
Alex was apparently out for blood and swung into victory at the next HOH competition. Obviously, Christmas was the one who took Jason out.
So, what was her big move, exactly? Um, a dud, that's what. She went with nominating Raven and Kevin.
She should have gone with Christmas and Josh because, well, that would have been fun to watch.
At the veto competition, Alex snagged an early lead, but Josh ultimately eked out a victory. And he kept the nominations the same.
Raven was evicted and started crying while being rude to the other houseguests for getting rid of her.
Um, what? All she has done all season is whine and get jiggy with Matt. She should have been evicted months ago.
Instead, she cartwheeled out of the house and tried to say to Julie that she played a great game.
She has got to be the most deluded person to ever appear on reality TV.
Julie then revealed that Celebrity Big Brother is officially coming in the winter.
What do you think about all of this?
Sound off below!
A blast from the past rocked Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 Episode 8, and it helped send the show in an interesting direction.
When the episode got underway, Jaimi entered Paradise and was quick to point out that her bisexuality would help her find the love of her life.
Jaimi's biggest concern seemed to be why nobody was getting hot and heavy with Tickle Monster. Did she feel sorry for him? Did the producers try to get her to go with him?
We don't know, but Jaimi decided to take Diggy on a date, but Dominique was pissed.
“If someone’s checking me out,” Jaimi reasoned, “He’s obviously not that into you.”
Jaimi opened up about identifying as "fluid" as opposed bisexual.
Diggy did seem enthralled by her, so we're going to go out on a limb here and say there's going to be fireworks if they get together.
Paradise is gradually becoming all about love triangles, so what better way to cause some drama?
Throw in Haley and Emily because they are the life of the party and will make everything fun again.
“We’re just here to f—k s—t up,” they claimed.
They were interested in Derek and Dean and entered Paradise armed with a double date card.
Yes, there's going to be drama. Amanda quickly lets the ladies know that both men are taken. Amanda tries to send them towards Jack Stone and Tickle Monster.
Everyone else tried to figure out how to tell the twins apart, and the girls listed all of the features that are different.
“Our vaginas our different,” says one of them, before we got the reveal that Haley's was the better one.
“Hers is still wonderful,” says Haley with a smile.
Is this for real?
Emily then pursued Dean for a date, but he was against the idea. So, Emily followed Danielle and got her to say that it was not her decision, but it did not help matters.
“I’m not going on a date with anyone else but you,” Emily yelled.
“I just can’t say yes,” he replied.
At least Emily was intent on causing drama because the show has been as stale as a scallop of late. Yes, they were still talking about scallops throughout the episode.
Emily turned to Tickle Monster and decided he was her next best option, but Haley revealed that Danielle was as annoying as a wall.
"We decided we’re going to go on this date with each other and bring these two douchebags with us,” the twins said.
When the twins got ready for the date, Jack backed out because he was getting along with Christen and felt like the twins were only using him because their first options were gone.
The twins reacted in the most horrible way, by yelling, "F--- everybody here," before throwing scallops on the ground and making an early exit from Paradise.
Yes, it totally seemed like the producers brought them on for a short stint to lighten up the mood, and it worked.
Chris Harrison appeared out of nowhere and dropped the bomb that it was their last day in Paradise.
Good, because this season has been all over the place and it's time to end it.
Who will leave engaged? Who will be thrown off the island for being obsessed with scallops? Find out next week.
HGTV is the small screen destination for shows about flipping, flopping and many different kinds of home renovations.
But it's also been the destination for quite a few scandals over the years.
From huge brawls to questions over the treatment of gay individuals, we run down controversial incidents that have plagued HGTV executives and stars below...
1. A Stunning Separation
2. A Feud with Fixer Upper?
3. More LGBT Trouble
4. House Hunters is STAGED!
5. A Property Brothers BRAWL!
6. Flip or Flop Stars Flop
Bachelor in Paradise premiered earlier this month and people took notice thanks to the Corinne Olympios-DeMario Jackson scandal that shut down filming. Allow me to get you up to speed if you don’t know what I’m talking about:
*Filming stopped when Olympios and Jackson had sex that may or may not have been consensual due to Olympios being drunk/drugged.
*Both parties were kicked out of the house.
*An investigation found Jackson innocent of any wrong doing.
There was a lot more that you can read all about if you follow the 500 backlinks, but that’s pretty much the gist of it.
On Tuesday’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise, Olympios spoke for the first time since the incident.
There’s no video of the interview because ABC hates publicity or something, but here are quotes provided by Jezebel.
“The first day, unfortunately, I don’t remember much of,” she said. “I definitely over-drank. I did. I was also on some medication that you’re not supposed to drink on that I didn’t know. And, you know, the combination of the two…it’s not a good combination.”
So she mixed alcohol with pills and then made a decision. That’s called college.
Olympios on whether or not she blames Jackson:
“I honestly don’t feel like he did anything wrong, especially because everyone thought I was having fun and being Corinne. There’s just no way for you guys to know, ‘She’s, like, mentally checked out. Corinne is not here right now,’ which is beyond scary. But it is what it is, I guess. I don’t think it was anyone’s fault.”
“I would want to tell him, ‘Listen, I respect you as a human. I have nothing against you. I’m so sorry that you had to go through this. I know exactly what it feels like. I had to go through it, too. And I wish you all the best and I’m just…I’m sorry.”
Then why was this whole thing a big deal? How come she didn’t come out months ago and say all this instead of this back-and-forth that went on between Team Olympios and Team Jackson? Do you know how many words were wasted on this story over the past couple of months? All of them. All of the words.
Olympios then blamed the media because that’s what everyone does nowadays.
“I was really a victim of the media. A victim of having something this serious happen to you and have the media paint you a certain way that you know you aren’t and having all these people make their judgments and comments and they don’t even know what happened or went on.”
You were a victim of a television company exploiting this situation to garner interest for a show no one cared about. You were a victim of your friends, enemies, and castmates talking to anyone who would listen to them about the situation. You were a victim of stupidity because you didn’t realize that mixing pills and alcohol is a bad idea. You were a victim of unmemorable sex.
But the media is the only reason anyone knows who you are, sweetheart.
Here’s a video of Corinne talking to the evil media:
And if you can’t get enough Corinne, she’s apparently working on a reality show and a scripted series. No word yet on how these two shows are going to take place without some form of media.
Vicki Gunvalson likes to have a group of minions at her disposal.
That much was confirmed on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 Episode 8 when the veteran cast member found out that Kelly was hanging around with her enemies.
When the episode got underway, the ladies were preparing for the Spartan Race, which is a five-mile obstacle course that will push the ladies to their limits.
All of the couples wanted to be present at the event, but that was not to say they were all going to get on. With Bravo’s TV cameras at the event, would we have it any other way?
It seemed like Shannon was having some issues with her husband because he did not want to spend much time with the family. Instead, he had been spending every waking moment doing some exercise.
But it was not all doom and gloom for Shannon. Remember how she was adamant she wanted to lose some weight? She lost four pounds, and that’s a big achievement when you just start losing weight.
Shannon’s newfound confidence found her trying to get involved in all of the drama with Peggy and Tamra, and it did not go well.
When Peggy was cornered at lunch, Shannon tried to imply that she knew nothing about the situation and should probably keep her mouth shut.
Peggy, however, decided to hit the ladies where it hurt and started speaking positively about Vicki. As you are probably well aware, Vicki has been on the outs with them for years.
Peggy then switched gears and spoke breast cancer, and Shannon seemed genuinely intrigued to hear Peggy’s story. Maybe they will not agree on who they should be feuding with, but at least they can still be civil to each other.
But then things took a turn when the Brooks situation was brought up, and Peggy was not amused. She essentially said that Shannon holds a lot of hate in her heart and should learn to love.
When Peggy learned that Tamra was not pleased with her for inserting herself into the drama, she decided to meet up with her for lunch and to chat about their issues.
Peggy blamed everything on Tamra, and Tamra was surprisingly okay with taking the blame. Maybe she did not want another big feud amongst the ladies.
Elsewhere, Vicki opened up to Briana about how awkward things are with Tamra and Shannon. Does she want to put the past behind her and move on with her life?
This is Vicki, so we think not.
The Spartan Race was actually one of the most pointless five minutes to fill an episode. The main takeaway was that Tamra was not as fit as she wanted everyone to believe.
She was legit on the floor barfing.
Later, Shannon, Kelly, and Meghan meet up for some drinks, and they all get on like a house on fire. They air their thoughts, and they all realized they could co-exist in the series with one another.
But what about Vicki? Is she being left out in the cold? Look for her to cause the mother of all fights next week when she learns that Kelly is so over her.
What do you think about this episode?
Sound off below!
It’s been years in the making, but the Heathers TV show is happening, and we finally got to see it at last night’s MTV Music Video Awards. The sneak peek was also posted to the show’s Instagram feed after it aired.
Heathers seems like a strange choice for a modern remake. The original is one of my favorite movies, but it’s about two teenagers who use a suicide epidemic as cover to go on a killing spree while also finding the time to fuck each other senseless. Oh yeah, and it’s a comedy.
I’m not sure what to make of the new TV series. It’s been billed as a black comedy, like the original, so that’s good. It’s also apparently an anthology series, which I suppose will only come into play if it earns a second season. About the only good thing I can say is that Grace Victoria Cox is perfect as Veronica Sawyer, although her line in the trailer, “Fuck me gently with a chainsaw,” wasn’t delivered by Veronica in the film. Nothing else in the trailer seemed particularly interesting or evocative of the original, though. It seems more like Awkward. than Heathers.
The reaction of the Internet to the trailer has been even harsher than my assessment.
the original heathers film was literally perfect I can't wait for this remake to ruin everything that was good about it
— (@luuwis) August 28, 2017
— carlos cantu (@losocantu) August 28, 2017
I couldn't want anything less in life than a remake of a cult classic like Heathers. pic.twitter.com/WZDwTGp8fV
— Cher Horrorwitz (@NickNBeauty) August 28, 2017
I honestly didn’t see a positive reaction on Twitter to use as a contrast. Considering that the show has already been delayed a year and moved from TV Land to the smaller Paramount Network, this isn’t a great sign. Such is my love for the movie that I’m willing to wait until we actually see the show to pass judgement, but I’m not encouraged.
The 7th and final episode of this season’s Game of Thrones just ended and it still felt like more of a tease than dating a girl with a purity ring. Anyway, here’s all the takeaways you should have gotten from it. I’m pretty sure I don’t have to mention that there’s spoilers ahead.
That undead thing scared the shit out of Cersei and her incest baby.
Tyrion found out that somewhere in that dark, cavernous chest of his sister lies a tiny, beating heart.
Theon grew some balls. Sadly, only metaphorically.
Hahahaha. Littlefinger. Don’t ever change you sniveling bastard.
Bruh. You is related!
I think this thing is going to become a real problem.
Yea. Definitely a real problem.
We've known for quite some time that the final two seasons of Game of Thrones would be truncated affairs, but still, we can't help feeling that the show's seventh season finale is upon us far too soon.
Fewer episodes has meant a faster pace, which - though fun in some cases - has resulted in some pretty glaring inconsistencies in others.
(Based on travel times, Westeros is now apparently the size of Providence, Rhode Island.)
Fortunately, the show is in a position to deliver its most explosive season finale to date, which should help placate fans who are feeling slighted.
Check out the first photos from "The Wolf and the Dragon" below, and watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic to get caught up in time for Sunday night's installment.
1. Tyrion and Jon Look Concerned
2. Sansa Looks Pissed
3. Littlefinger Looks Smug
4. Bran Sees Things
5. Cersei Is Pregnant
6. Theon is Somehow Still Alive
Remember Jon and Kate Gosselin? You know, from the reality show where they had sextuplets? Yeah, neither did I. But they’re back in the news, and they’re just as horrible as you remember them. According to Hollywood Life, their daughter Hannah had to go to the hospital after Kate allegedly injured her arm trying to get her out of Jon’s car.
Per the article:
The ugly scene took place in front of police officers, according to the magazine, and the publication claims it was also caught on video. The showdown ended with Hannah claiming she was injured and then being taken to a hospital via ambulance. InTouch also claims to have a word-for-word account of the wild exchange. If the transcript is accurate, this fight was NOT pretty. “No! Stop, please, stop! Let go of me, Mommy!” Hannah reportedly screamed to Kate as the Kate Plus 8 star tried to pull her from Jon’s vehicle.
While Kate was trying to convince Hannah to come with her — and even trying to physically remove her from the car — Hannah was reportedly screaming the entire time. Jon, on the other hand, was reportedly encouraging Hannah to “keep fighting it” and to “hold on.” “If you don’t want to go, put up a fight,” Jon said according to the magazine. “You have brothers and sisters who need to see you!” Kate reportedly said to Hannah. “…Honey, but I love you! Come on! Hannah!” Jon continued pressing Hannah to stay strong. “Hold on,” he told his daughter. “Hold on. If you don’t want to go, don’t go. I can’t help you. Hold on. Hold on.”
I’m sure this doesn’t get any worse and they don’t get any more unlikable, right?
Hannah however, does not want to be with Kate. “Poor Hannah cries sometimes when she leave her dad, but never to this extent. Kate called the police, who called Jon to set up an exchange spot,” the source revealed. Hannah still refused to leave Jon though, which is when the cops called the judge. “He told the officers to tell Hannah that if she didn’t go home with her mother, he was going to stick her in foster care. Hannah said, ‘Ok, I will go to foster care.’”
Oh wow, holy shit. Teenagers are certainly capable of being incredibly extra, but just why would this girl prefer foster care to her own mother? I mean, other than the obvious.
Jon doesn’t come off looking super great here, either, encouraging his daughter to fight with her mother instead of trying to convince her it would be okay, but Kate really takes the shitheel cake in this round of Celebrity Deathmatch.
This one excruciating scene was from a showdown that lasted three hours and didn’t end until police called an ambulance for Hannah, who said her arm was injured. Then, at the hospital, “Kate told the police she thought Jon was a danger and Hannah needed to be protected. So the police removed Jon while Hannah was being treated,” an insider states.
Seriously, what the hell? Kate allegedly puts her daughter in the hospital and then has Jon removed for being dangerous? I’m starting to think that maybe all their kids should be put in foster care. Or witness relocation. Or the Peace Corps. Whatever it takes to get them away from these two toxic morons.
It has become a running joke that The Simpsons has accurately predicted a number of events, including our current political situation in America. Over the years there have been an alarming amount of instances of life imitating art, which causes conspiracy theories abound. Do the creators of the shows just have a keen eye? Or do they know something that the rest of us don’t? Some of these predictions are so on point, it makes the latter slightly believable, but you will just have to decide for yourself.10: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Predicts Google Glass
Sci-fi shows and movies have come to life in a lot of ways over the past few decades as the tech industry has boomed. Some writers were truly ahead of their time when it comes to the technology characters use in those stories (Philip K. Dick’s Paycheck comes to mind, as it featured cell phones despite being released two decades before the device was invented). The eye top computers featured in Star Trek were called Virtual Display Devices. Also referred to as a Virtual Scanner Headset at least once, they were first seen in DS9’s ‘The Ship.’
While they vary in use, the similarities are striking. The Virtual Display Device were substitutes for the standard viewscreen aboard most starships. Today, senior search engineer at Google Amit Singhal says that he draws a lot of inspiration from the technology in the beloved series. Google Glass is like a pair of glasses that you wear, and it will display information similar to a smartphone, entirely hands-free. The device also responds to natural language commands, and the newest version of the product was released as recently as July of 2017.9: Family Guy Predicts Caitlyn Jenner
Family Guy is the last show anyone would accuse of being politically correct, and despite often being offensive and infuriating (RIP Brian), it is one of the most popular television series today. When Caitlyn Jenner finally announced herself to the world in 2015, clips from an episode released six years prior titled ‘We Love You, Conrad’ went viral with the claim that Seth MacFarlane had predicted her gender transition.
In the episode, Stewie and Brian are discussing her son Brody Jenner and the details surrounding his birth. Brian says, “Bruce Jenner is a man,” to which Stewie replies, “No, Brian, that’s what the press would have you believe, but he’s not. Bruce Jenner is a woman. An elegant, beautiful, Dutch woman.” MacFarlane didn’t want to comment on the origin of the jokes, but he did express his support for her.8: Person of Interest Predicts Edward Snowden
Person of Interest is a sci-fi drama that centers around government surveillance, and a particular episode hit closer to home than anyone could have foreseen. In May 2012, the show aired an episode titled ‘No Good Deed’ in which a young analyst named Henry Peck sought out a journalist to finally tell the truth. He wanted the world to know that the government was watching people illegally and on a “massive [...]
There are a lot of comedies on the air in this peak TV era, but some stars are naturally funny.
It comes as no surprise that they're laughing all the way to the bank.
Thanks to Variety, we have estimated earnings for them.
Have a look below...
1. Kaley Cuoco
2. Johnny Galecki
3. Simon Helberg
4. Kunal Nayyar
5. Jim Parsons
6. Dwayne Johnson
There was a time when the most successful porn brands marketed themselves as lifestyle brands. “Dear Penthouse Forum” was a catchphrase of men who thought they were about to get laid for decades, and Playboy was the first place Americans could read the James Bond short story Octopussy.
Today, we’re starting to see the top porn brands on the internet try once again to branch out into becoming lifestyle brands. PornHub has a way of making headlines with their PornHub Insights column, which has told us, among other things, that porn traffic plummets during Game of Thrones and that millennials aren’t as obsessed with boobs as previous generations.
xHamster has started making its own play to be a lifestyle brand recently. Last year, they aired a reality show called The Sex Factor in which contestants competed to see who could be the best porn star. They’ve completely topped that, however, when they announced on their blog that they wanted to produce a third season of Sense8, the sci-fi drama from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski that was recently cancelled by Netflix.
xHamster has been trying to market itself as the “woke” porn site recently. They may play videos of a woman having fifty dudes blowing their loads in her face, but by god they want you to know that, just like Joss Whedon, they respect those women. Here’s an excerpt from their open letter to the Wachowskis (they completely snubbed JMS, not a good look):
“xHamster has a long history of fighting for the rights of sexual speech, and non-normative sexuality… in addition to allowing billions of users to to connect with individual articulations of gender and sexuality, we continue to use our audience to speak up against repressive anti-LGBTQ laws in the US and abroad, and for sex ed in public schools Planned Parenthood and the rights of sex workers.”
I mean, good on them, I guess? I agree with the things they’re saying and I also want things like LGBT equality and for women to be treated fairly, but it feels like hollow branding when you’re also casting actors for a video where President Trump fucks his daughter (Link NSFW).
Tina Fey was on a stand-alone version of SNL‘s Weekend Update last night and the Internet seems to be divided on whether the point she made about the growing white supremacist movement was pure genius or pure idiocy. Having watched her appearance, which you can see below, I’m inclined to say it was a bit of both.
During the course of her appearance, Fey made some great points about the state of American politics. Tina Fey is a very funny person and she has a gift for blending humor and political discourse. My personal favorite line of the night, delivered with her trademark timing and wit, was when she compared the police reaction to the Nazi protesters to that of the NoDAPL protesters at Standing Rock.
“Next time when you see a bunch of white boys in polo shirts screaming about taking our country back, and you want to scream, ‘It’s not our country; we stole it from the Native Americans, and when they have a peaceful protest at Standing Rock, we shoot at them with rubber bullets, but we let you chinless turds march through the streets with semi-automatic weapons!’ When you want to yell that, don’t yell it at the Klan, Colin—yell it into the cake. Then when Ann Coulter crawls out of her roach motel and says, ‘Antifa attacked Republicans in Berkeley,’ and you’re like ‘O.K., yard-sale Barbie, but the other side is Nazis and Klansmen.'”
However, the main thing most people took away from the segment was Tina Fey’s advice to stay home and stress eat sheet cake instead of counter-protesting. This message was seemingly tailor-made for the champagne liberals that made up Hillary Clinton’s support base, the rich elites of the Democratic Party who look down their noses at the activist left. I’m talking about people like J.K. Rowling, who calls herself left-wing but spent more time attacking Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn than Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May during the June snap election in the U.K.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 18, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) August 18, 2017
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 18, 2017
Left Twitter, however, wasn’t having it, pointing out that Fey was advocating slackitivism in the face of an actual threat to actual people. This is an excellent point, especially considering that these Nazi chucklefucks have already actually killed someone. Some people, specifically marginalized people, don’t have the luxury of locking themselves in the penthouse of their high-rise and hoping these people just get bored and stop trying to create a white ethno-state.
guys tina fey is a comedian not an activist
eating a cake is not enough to end racism eating cake is just a fun thing to do
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) August 18, 2017
leftists: we must organize a mass movement of solidarity to defeat the literal nazis/KKK marching in our streets
liberals, led by tina fey: pic.twitter.com/Xs1VgXUzDp
— Lana Del Raytheon (@LanaDelRaytheon) August 18, 2017
"How can you judge the Tina Fey on SNL bit if you haven't watched it?" Buddy, I don't need to contract Ebola to know it's bad
— Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) August 18, 2017
tina fey: eating cake and not paying attention is actually a form of activism!
white feminism: YASSSS QUEEN!!
— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) August 18, 2017
The question is who is actually right on this? Should we let Nazi marchers yell into the void unchallenged or should we meet them head-on and counter-protest, even if that means we’ve got to wash some blood out of our clothes the next day? I strongly believe that it’s the latter. While the less intelligent people among us, such as President Donald Trump, will use any violence that may happen as an excuse to equivocate and say that the left are the actual violent ones, they’re going to do that anyway, no matter how much of a stretch it is. Before the violent protests at Berkeley this year, whataboutism usually brought up Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground, the 1970’s era left-wing terrorist group.
Another thing to remember, and I can’t stress this enough, these racist little manlet pricks are gigantic pussies. Look at Chris Cantwell, one of the Nazis at the Charlottesville rally. When interviewed by Vice News, he showed off his arsenal of weapons and said “We’re not non-violent, we’ll fucking kill these people if we have to.” When reports came in that there might be a warrant out for his arrest, he uploaded a video of him pissing his pants and literally crying, saying how scared he was. Oh, and he got kicked off of OK Cupid.
Hurry up and clear space on your DVR, people.
Because you're going to need it.
With fall television season right around the corner, we can think of at least 25 shows that simply MUST be on your must-watch list.
And here they are!
1. The Gifted
2. American Horror Story: Cult
3. Ten Days In The Valley
5. The Good Doctor
Being put on the block is not fun, and for Elena, she took one of the biggest gambles in the history of Big Brother this week.
When the episode got underway, Elena, Matt, and Jason were on the block, and Alex's plan to get rid of Cody was in full swing.
Kevin chatted with Cody about staying strong for his family and said to the viewers that he would never cry on TV. In a somewhat contradictory move, he then proceeded to cry with his face inside the fridge.
Cody then dropped the bomb on him that he has a child of his own, but he likes to keep quiet about it because the other houseguests should not have the right to know what he's playing for.
When it came to picking players for the veto, Cody knew the only way to save himself would be if he got to play in the competition. Unfortunately for him, Paul and Alex joined the nominees.
Cody knew his time was up, but he held on to hope that another target would emerge before Thursday night. In a surprising turn of events, a new target emerged.
The competition found the houseguests shooting objects at a map to get the highest number. There were advantages and disadvantages thrown into the competition.
- Round 1: Paul is eliminated and gets the Power of Veto!
- Round 2: Mark is eliminated and gets a Colorado vacation. He keeps it.
- Round 3: Jason is eliminated and gets Tandem Skydiving, where he will be bound to another houseguest for 48 hours.
- Round 4: Matt is eliminated and gets the Extreme-itard that he must wear for a week. He trades it for the Power of Veto. Elena makes a deal with Alex to not curse each other.
- Round 5: Alex is eliminated and gets $5,000. She keeps it.
- Round 6: Elena wins, and she gets Camp Guide, but she swaps it with Alex and takes the $5000.
So, Elena could have saved herself, but instead, she chose to take the money. That shows Elena feels threatened and the lowest person on the totem pole.
Alex was pissed and immediately turned to her allies to say they are getting rid of Elena. They noted that it's best to deal with Cody first and then take things from there.
Alex had to make hot dogs on demand for her fellow houseguests, and Cody tried to use it to his advantage by asking her to save him. She revealed that he was not her target.
The house chose him.
In the end, he made one final attempt at creating an alliance with Jason and Alex.
Unfortunately, Matt used his own POV on Jason and Cody was sent to the block.
Cody is 100 percent leaving, but who will follow him out in an intense double eviction?
We will find out tonight!
If you're like us, you're still catching your breath from the fire and fury that concluded last week's episode of Game of Thrones.
It'll be tough (some might say impossible) to match "The Spoils of War" in terms of white knuckle action or edge-of-your-seat suspense, but with just nine episodes remaining, you can be certain the show won't be wasting a single scene.
Check out the photos below for a preview of this week's installment, entitled "Eastwatch."
And as always, you can watch Game of Thrones online in order to get caught up on the War of the Five Kings.
1. Jon and Daenerys Brood
2. Cersei Plots Revenge
3. Varys Contemplates
4. Tyrion and Varys and Wine
5. Sam and Gilly and Books
6. Tyrion and Daenerys Look Concerned
It took Jeffrey Lord outing himself as a possible Nazi sympathizer for him to finally be fired by CNN.
The contributor, who was hired by the cable network to defend Donald Trump at all times and through all tribulations, was let go by the company on Thursday after he Tweeted the Nazi salute "Sieg Heil!"
Despite protestations that he did so in order to make fun of fascism, Lord is now out of a job.
“Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said simply. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”
The back-and-forth that landed Lord in hot water took place between him and Angelo Carusone, the president of Media Matters for America, a liberal media watchdog organization.
It has been supporting an advertising boycott of Sean Hannity's program on Fox News, which prompted Lord to pen a column in the American Spectator Thursday scolding the group as “anti-free speech bigots who, in typical fascist style, make it their mission to shut down speech they don’t like.”
He had previously this week compared MMFA to the propaganda machines in Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy.
After Carusone replied to Lord and mentioned that name was misspelled in the headline of Lord’s piece... Lord responded, “Sieg Heil!”
Seems like a bit of an overreaction, no?
In a multitude of follow-up message, Lord argued that invoking the Nazi salute was a way of “mocking” Carusone and the organization.
Shockingly, this contention did not sway his bosses at CNN.
Following the controversial “Sieg Heil!” tweet, Carusone issued a statement on Twitter asking for Lord to be fired.
It read as follows:
To many CNN viewers and media critics, the only surprising development here is that it took so long for CNN to give Lord his walking papers.
The pro-Trump pundit has said many things over the past several months that many people thought would get him fired.
On Super Tuesday in 2016, he described the Ku Klux Klan as “the military arm, the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party, according to historians.”
In reference to Democratic congressman Bakari Sellers, an African-American, he once asked:
"When is Bakari going to get around to apologizing for slavery? I’m still waiting on that."
With a serious face, he said at one point:
"Think of President Trump as the Martin Luther King of health care."
More recently, Lord brushed off Trump's encouragement of police brutality by saying that was simply a "New Yorker" having a "sense of humor" and he had gone on record by defending the President against talk of collusion with a foreign adversary.
"I don’t care what he says to the Russians," Lord says of Trump.
The only positive to the existence of Jeffrey Lord is that he got into an on-air tiff with Anderson Cooper a few months ago, which led to Cooper saying to the biased non-journalist:
“If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it.”
We're almost glad CNN hired Jeffrey Lord just for that one exchange.
But he's a horrible human being.
UPDATE: Said Lord to Entertainment Weekly after he was let go:
“Caving to bullies, caving to people who use fascist and Nazi-style tactics to try and remove people from the air is unacceptable.
"I mocked this guy. Mocking Nazis is okay. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. A writer has only a handful of tools in his writer’s box, and mockery is one of them.
"To suggest that this is anything other than that, to my way of thinking, is caving in. And I’m not going to cave...
"I have absolutely zero regrets for mocking people who use Nazi tactics and fascists tactics to silence people in the media. None.”
Kylie Jenner's new reality show Life of Kylie debuted Sunday, with the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star striking out on her own.
We've got all the highlights from it right here in case you missed the landmark TV event that was Life of Kylie Season 1 Episode 1 ...
Those tuning in to watch Life of Kylie online can expect a lot of introspection and Jenner waxing philosophical about life in the limelight.
Jenner's social media fame and celebrity are unmatched, but whether this formula for a show can sustain fan interest is another story.
In essence, Life of Kylie explores the behind-the-scenes ... well, life of Kylie Jenner that you don't see online, such as our girl's friendships.
Chief among those friendships is with Jordyn Woods.
The premiere showed us exactly how Kylie and Jordyn made California high school student Albert Ochoa’s celebrity dream date come true.
Ochoa's prom featured quite the pair of celebrity guests, which is a really cool thing about fame. But being famous has a downside, too.
Kylie scoffs at those who say she leads a charmed life.
“[I] laugh. In their face. Nobody has a perfect life," she said. "The only different thing about me is probably just that I have nice things."
"But what you realize when you get there - when I know I could buy any car, any house - is that that happiness lasts two seconds.”
“That’s not real happiness [or] where I find happiness."
"I’m so blessed that I got to experience this at such a young age and learn that, so now I can find what really is going to make me happy.”
Of the fact that she has a public persona on display at all times, she says, “There’s an image that I feel constantly pressured to keep up with."
"In order to stay relevant for the public, I have to be on Instagram and I have to be on Snapchat just keeping people entertained."
"And then there’s who I really am around my friends."
"That’s who I want you guys to get to know. It’s way easier for me to post on Snapchat or Instagram than it is to be out in public."
So she's ... kind of an introvert then!?
"I just feel like for so long I’ve been putting on this different persona to the world ... I felt like I started to depend on social media."
"Feeling the need to post all the time. I feel like I have to keep up this idea of who I am. I think I lost a lot of parts of myself."
"My funny side ... when I was 14 I used to post all these funny videos all the time, just me being like, super weird and funny and myself."
"I feel like once I started getting a little bit bigger, then people really started to … everyone says mean things sometimes, it’s just how social media is."
"It's a really mean, negative space. Every single day I see something negative about me. When that started happening, that really affected me."
"So I was like: ‘I’m not going to show people that side of me anymore.’ I’m kind of putting up a version of myself to the world that isn’t fully me.”
In that sense, Kylie Jenner - the most popular young woman on the ENTIRE Internet, you could argue - feels like something of an outcast.
“I have a soft spot for the outcasts because I guess I was the outcast in a lot of ways, growing up. I still feel like an outcast," she says.
"I can’t relate to a lot of people. I had to get home-schooled, not because I wanted to but because I missed so much when I was working."
"It’s hard to feel normal. I started filming when I was 9 years old. I really don’t know what it’s like to not have everyone know who I am."
"I don’t know what it’s like to live a normal life, where people don’t know who you are, to get out of the car and not have everyone stare."
"I feel like when you grow up on camera, people think that they know you because you’re on social media so much and you’re on reality TV.”
“I for sure didn’t choose this life, but I’m not going to say that I’m totally innocent, because I am keeping up this lifestyle."
"I know I’m making myself more famous by having an Instagram and posting photos, but I’m not that type of person where I want all the attention."
"I don’t like that. It actually freaks me out, because it reminds me that I’m ‘Kylie f--king Jenner.’ A lot of people have it worse than me."
"It’s just a lot to handle. Sometimes, I’m like: ‘This is it. I’m insane.’ I feel like this fame thing is going to come to an end sooner than we think."
"I’m getting the bug again, where I just want to run away. I just don’t know who I’m doing it for. The new goal in my life is to just live."
In conclusion, the increasingly relatable 19-year-old says:
"I live the most extraordinary life, and I’m very grateful. But the moments I feel completely normal and just a 19-year-old girl, it’s the best.”
Of course, that doesn't mean she's going reclusive yet.
Kylie is as known for her selfies as anything, and for good reason, though she adds that it's harder than you might think to perfect the art.
“Posting a selfie is really hard because it’s a lot of pressure. It has to be perfect. I check the comments right when I post."
"If they’re like: ‘What the f--k is this Kylie?’ then I delete that s--t super fast and reevaluate my decision!” Kylie reveals.
It's a hard life, but someone's gotta head it ....
HBO can’t catch a break it seems. On top of a massive data leak which saw episodes of a bunch a shows no one cares about like Ballers and scripts for Game of Thrones stolen, today the users of the Reddit sub r/freefolk were treated to an early leak of Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, called “The Spoils of War.” Apparently, the episode has some shots of boobs and a lot of talk about dragons.
The episode was actually not part of the recent hack, but instead the episode was leaked from Star India, a media company that rebroadcasts Game of Thrones in the Indian market. Entertainment Weekly published this statement from Star India:
“This confirms the compromise of episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 7, earlier this afternoon. We take this breach very seriously and have immediately initiated forensic investigations at our and the technology partner’s end to swiftly determine the cause. This is a grave issue and we are taking appropriate legal remedial action.”
Game of Thrones is massively popular worldwide, and even world leaders like former President Barack Obama, former Vice-President Al Gore and Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard profess to be fans. Game of Thrones is so popular that even PornHub sees a significant drop in traffic when the show airs.
Personally, I’m probably going to wait until Sunday night to watch the episode with the rest of the world. It’s more fun to watch with everyone else, plus the leaked episode has a massive timestamp across the bottom and ain’t nobody got time for that.