If you thought Riverdale was going to spread some holiday cheer, then you were very wrong.
Riverdale Season 2 Episode 8 found the group dividing to try and sort their personal issues out while keeping up to speed on the killer's latest move.
Archie and Veronica vs. The L Word
Archie and Veronica's relationship was going from strength-to-strength, and they were having sex in places that could get them in a lot of trouble.
The scariest of which was on a rug in front of a fire in Veronica's living room, but what made it so scary? Hiram, of course. Archie was scared that his girlfriend's villainous father was going to catch them in the act, and well, I'm sure you can fill in the blanks.
Archie plucked up the courage to reveal that he loves Veronica, but she did not usher the words back, and things got awkward between them real quick.
They parted ways but were thrown back together when Betty and Jughead told them they needed to take over the investigation for a little because they had some other matters to attend to.
With some digging, it became common knowledge that the Riverdale Reaper murdered a family in the house the Black Hood led Betty to a few weeks ago.
They found out it was the old sheriff who worked the case, and when they contacted his daughter, she referred to the house as "the Devil's House."
When they went to the house, we got to see flashbacks of the killer offing a family of four. Veronica's attention to detail made the pair realize there were actually five people in the family.
After some more digging, they unmask the school janitor as the other kid. While Veronica went to town with insults at him, Archie knew he was not the killer because of his eye color.
Archie cornered Veronica about her not saying she loved him, and the pair apparently parted ways. This show!
A Trip the Other Side of the Tracks
Jughead learned the shocking news that his father was getting out of prison. He realized this was obviously down to Penny Peabody and the drug run he did for her.
FP was determined to get his life back on track and ditch the serpents forever. He started by getting a job at the diner. Was he really on the straight and narrow?
Betty and Jughead seemed to think so, so they prepared a party in the Southside of town so that he could say goodbye to his old life.
The party kicked off, and Alice came along for the ride to see some of her old pals. She wasted no time in ordering up some shots and mingling with the people she trashes on a daily basis.
Archie and Veronica performed an awkward duet which resulted in the pair exiting stage left before their number was up.
So, Betty swooped in and saved the day by stripping down and dancing around a pole. Apparently, there's a female initiation to be a serpent, and it involved pole dancing.
Alice was mortified and even more so when Betty said she was not leaving with her. Alice departed, clearly irate, but what could she do?
Her daughter was getting closer to the dark side.
You Made Me Do This
Just when all seemed right in the world, FP reverted to his old ways and announced he was not leaving after all and started drinking again.
The reason? FP got wind of Penny's deal with Jug and let FP take his son's place, so there was no way he could live free from the villains.
FP pushed Jughead away, and the kid was upset. He wanted his father back and to be out of jail for the foreseeable future.
Jughead lashed out at Betty and dumped her because he knew she was going to get herself hurt and that everything was very dangerous in town.
Wait, Could Barchie Actually Happen?
After splitting up with their other significant others, a half-naked Archie looked over at Betty's window and she appeared. She hesitated, but looked gazingly at Archie's abs.
Can two broken hearts make one loving one?
That will be the big question as we delve further into the depths of despair with these characters.
What did you think of the action?
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Kim D. has got to be the woman the producers of The Real Housewives of New Jersey call in when they need to inject some drama back into the show.
It's almost like they thought, "Darn, Danielle is not bringing the drama we thought she would. Could we get Kim D. back to stir the pot and fracture the friendships of the core women?"
It's not a bad thing, but if The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 9 proved anything, it was that Kim should not come back again because her claims do not hold much water.
What Posche Really Stands For
Siggy and Dolores showed up to prepare for the fashion show, Kim wanted to know how her claims about Teresa being a cheat went down with everyone.
“Everyone hates you so much,” Siggy said proving again that she is not one to try and sugar coat things.
Kim then said that she heard Teresa was done with Jone, so she could do what she wanted. That's when Siggy and Dolores defended her.
“Welcome to the Posche fundraiser. Toodloo!” Kim said to the women as she gave them a breather.
Teresa claimed to Melissa that she would keep her composure and not fight with her hands because she needed to keep it together or she ran the risk of being hauled back to jail.
Not one to show any fear, Kim said that she would fight Teresa, Margaret, Dolores, and Melissa. Yes, really.
"I'll take you all, come on,” the villain said, but it was not clear whether she was smiling, or pooping her pants. We can thank the botox for that.
“Nobody is gonna talk about my husband or me,” Teresa says.
“You talked about my husband two years ago. Did you see him fuck another girl?”
That's when Kim said Teresa has been spotted out at clubs and getting close to other men.
"Piece Of Shit, Coke Whore, Home Wrecker Every Day!," Teresa said of what Posche stands for. Her attempt to string a sentence together failed because it did not make sense.
Kim then went for the jugular and said that if Teresa got rowdy, she would have her locked up.
Melissa tried to defend Teresa and asked Siggy and Dolores whether they were disgusted yet by what they were seeing. Dolores started yelling and getting up in her grill.
Teresa left and referred to Siggy and Dolores as Kim's puppets.
Siggy and Dolores See the Light
The next day, Siggy and Dolores went to dinner with Frank, and he was straight to the point about understanding where Teresa was coming from.
The two women agreed that maybe they should have left the event, and Siggy went to visit Teresa to let her know she was sorry.
Teresa accepted, and they were friends again, but Melissa was still unsure about the pair making their way to Milan.
Melissa closed her segment essentially saying that Dolores had better watch her back. Is anyone else her just for Melissa and Danielle teaming up to take down Dolores?
Like Mother, Like Daughter
The other big plot strand was Marge Sr. going on a date with Margaret's accountant. Margaret and her husband went along for the ride to chaperone the date, but it became clear there was something sketchy going on.
Margaret made ill-timed comments about her mother still being capable of "swallowing." Yes, that is what Steve will be dealing with if he becomes a permanent fixture to the family.
The Other Side
In a more serious scene, Melissa, Teresa, and Joe spoke to a medium about Nona's passing, and the medium said that she was happily on the other side and is out of her pain.
It was unsettling because all three of them were bawling their eyes out. The only thing that irked me was that the woman could have gotten her information from watching every episode of the show before meeting them.
What did you think of this episode?
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Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher produced and starred in a Netflix show called The Ranch. It sounded terrible from the start, but Netflix is a sucker for old stars and ended up giving the show multiple seasons.
But Masterson will no longer be part of the show.
In the midst of everyone being accused of some type of sexual misconduct, Masterson was accused of rape. No one paid attention to the charges levied against Masterson because who the hell cares about Danny Masterson in 2017? Even Netflix didn’t bother to pay attention to the charges. They had bigger stories to worry about. Yes, we’re all looking at you, Kevin Spacey.
Now that the Spacey situation has been handled, Netflix circled back around to Masterson and decided that it’s probably not a good idea to have a man accused of rape starring and producing one of their original shows.
Masterson will appear in the episodes already filmed, but then he’ll disappear like Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men.
Here’s what Masterson said in a statement:
“I am obviously very disappointed in Netflix’s decision to write my character off of ‘The Ranch.’ From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all.”
Dude, four women accused you of rape. You’re only innocent until proven guilty if it’s one woman. Two or more and you’re guilty until you admit the truth.
Masterson was accused of rape nine months ago, so it’s a little curious as to why they’re just now acting on his dismissal. I think it was just poor timing. No one cared if an actor raped someone nine months ago. We only started paying attention like three weeks ago. And, as I said, Kevin Spacey is a bigger name on a more popular Netflix show. And don’t say, “They could have handled both at the same time” because you obviously don’t know how Hollywood works. Give them more than one task at a time and they would rather jump off a bridge.
Masterson was being investigated by the LAPD over the charges and even said there was “overwhelming evidence”, but didn’t actually do anything about it. And people wonder why women don’t go to the police when this shit happens.
There are a lot of people at fault in this one. Masterson, obviously, for raping. Netflix, for not acting quicker. And Netflix users who keep watching The Ranch, for continuing to watch The Ranch.
Hey, did you happen to see that movie Hari Kondabolu made for TruTV about being offended by Apu on The Simpsons? Yeah, neither did I, because I saw Hari Kondabolu on @Midnight and he was the only regular panelist who managed to somehow be more insipid and less funny than Jen Kirkman.
I’m definitely not alone in not watching this documentary, The Problem With Apu, as the program drew a 0.11 rating, which is fine for being on TruTV, but it did get beat by reruns of Flea Market Flip and an 8 a.m. broadcast of Batman vs Superman on HBO. This is despite not being able to use any sort of media without being bombarded by ads for it for weeks. I can only assume that the roughly 250,000 people who did tune in had never heard of Kondabolu before.
The documentary may have made some good points, I don’t know, but from the promotional materials and the interview I heard on NPR the premise was “I find Apu’s accent offensive.” Which, I mean, fair play, it is a little thick. The reviews I’ve read said it was mainly Kondabolu whining about how Hank Azaria wouldn’t be in the movie about how racist Hank Azaria is.
TMZ caught up with Hank Azaria in an airport, and he made a statement about Apu. He said, essentially, that the movie made some good points and that The Simpsons crew is having discussions about how to handle it.
This has, of course, caused speculation that the Apu will be killed off or written out of the show somehow. Guess who doesn’t want to be held accountable for a beloved character being forced off of the air?
To @TheSimpsons Writers: Please do NOT remove Apu from The Simpsons. Killing him is lazy writing & an insult to the show’s legacy. Let him be upwardly mobile & own multiple Qwik E Marts. Let his kids talk. Plots have been repeating for years & tweaks provide tons of new stories.
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) December 4, 2017
Which seems like a pretty big turnaround from his position like, 18 hours earlier.
Apu doesn’t “offend” me, he “insults” me…and my community. I’m an adult with bigger things to deal with. My film was meant to tell you to go fuck yourself & discuss why I want you to go fuck yourself & how we can prevent future incidents of people wishing others “self-fuckery.”
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) December 3, 2017
Considering that in all of his media appearances all he’s talked about is Azaria’s voice work, it’s interesting that his solution now is just to make him rich and age his kids up some more.
It’s very unlikely that Apu is actually killed off, though. For starters, he isn’t married to Ned Flanders, which is basically a prerequisite for being killed off on The Simpsons. The reaction on social media of Apu being written out has been overwhelmingly negative, despite the positive press the film has gotten.
Sick of this. Every character in the Simpsons is an over-exgeration and a piss take. Surely treating Apu differently to every single other character on the show would be itself racist? pic.twitter.com/jDv96JbSKC
— Robert Burke (@robert_burke) December 4, 2017
Homer is a fat and lazy American who eats too much and drinks beer at the bar with the guys while Marge is a stay-at-home mom for the most part. And that's not stereotypical? The creator of The Simpsons better not change Apu because of a few offended people.
— AliciaCCameron (@AuthorACCameron) December 4, 2017
— T-Ward (@TroyO21) December 4, 2017
That’s just a small, random sample of some of the most recent tweets about this. Like, you know how negative social media is normally? Tell those people you’re going to mess with a show they’ve grown up watching because of a movie that premiered to 1/10th the audience of Chris Hardwick talking about an episode of a TV show they had just finished watching.
Also, can we stop calling it a movie? It’s 45 minutes long and aired on TruTV. It’s basically an episode of I Love The 80’s if everyone on it hated Apu from The Simpsons.
Matt Lauer’s propensity for gifting dildos and showing his penis to unwanted recipients got him 86’d from the Today show. For a day afterwards, co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb cried a bunch of crocodile tears. Boo-hoo, the penis man is gone.
You know it wouldn’t take long before everyone’s ambitions took over.
Today host Megyn Kelly wants a shot at Lauer’s anchor desk. According to Page Six, “Megyn Kelly is now gunning for Matt Lauer’s job with the top “Today” host out.” They don’t give much more information than that. It makes sense though. Why wouldn’t Megyn Kelly, who hosts the 9 a.m. portion of Today, try to get his spot? NBC could put the threesome of Kelly, Guthrie and Kotb center stage in the mornings.
If only Megyn Kelly wasn’t ratings cancer.
Her portion of the Today show has bombed. Ratings are at an all-time low. She’s had to go on MSNBC to pimp her show. Evidently, that’s quite shameful to do.
Meanwhile at FOX, Sean Hannity took over her timeslot and has been beating her ratings from when she hosted.
Nearly a year after Kelly left Fox for the greener pastures of NBC News — she’s now making $20+ million while working on broadcast TV — Hannity mans the coveted 9 PM hour, having been moved there recently in a lineup shift to juice ratings.
And not only has the move worked — Hannity is now the top-rated program on cable news — but he is outdrawing Kelly’s ratings from last year, even though Kelly was then the beneficiary of an insane election cycle and a lead-in from The O’Reilly Factor, which was at that time the top dog in all of cable news.
She even sucks so bad that NBC decided to send her to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. It’s an assignment no one wanted because A) South Korea’s cold as hell and B) Kim Jong Un might fire a rocket into the face of any American reporters nearby. It’s like NBC producers want to put her somewhere they can’t see her and not be reminded of their $20 million per year mistake.
The only worse decision than filling Matt Lauer’s spot with Megyn Kelly is filling it with Charlie Rose. And even that’s only a little bit worse.
In the least surprising news since finding out that Hollywood is full of sexual assaulters, Netflix renewed Stranger Things for a third season. Cha-ching beeyotches!
The show released season 2 over a month ago at the end of October. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to watch it. It’s a hair below season 1 in terms of story, but overall, one of the better shows on TV (do we still call it TV anymore?)
Netflix would’ve been idiots not to renew it. Stranger Things created buzz with season one. Season two brought in 15.8 million viewers for its first episode. Not only that, they won five Emmys this year and were nominated 18 (!) times. I believe they call this a “critical and commercial success.”
The conventional wisdom in television used to be that you don’t want to get too political or you’d alienate half your audience. Even last year when Arrow decided to get political and do a topical episode on mass shootings and gun control, the show explicitly refused to make any sort of statement towards one side or the other. Which is fine, but Green Arrow’s most defining trait as a comic book character is his outspoken left-wing political orientation. Still, even a show about the most explicitly political character in comics shies away from taking a political stance for fear of alienating its audience.
This “stand in the middle and don’t get too political” strategy has failed to pay off for Jimmy Fallon, as since the election of Donald Trump, Fallon has fallen behind Stephen Colbert in viewership, placing him second place in the late night ratings war, and just barely ahead of third-place host Jimmy Kimmel.
Critics of President Trump have been quick to attribute this to Fallon’s non-confrontational approach to having Trump on his show during the election, contrasted by Colbert’s broadside assault on conservatives, something he was famous for already coming from his long runs as a correspondent on The Daily Show and host of The Colbert Report. But is there any truth to the idea that it’s politics rather than personality that’s pushing ratings in late night?
Well, yeah, there is, and it’s the correlation with cable news ratings we’ve seen in the Trump era, as MSNBC is ascendant with CNN and Fox News declining, on the back of late night’s new queen, the increasingly detached from reality Rachel Maddow. Since the election, Dr. Maddow’s program has veered further from the solid, evidence-based reporting she provided in her Air America days and more into the neoliberal conspiracy theory territory trod by former British MP Louise Mensch and her ilk. Maddow’s turn to being the center-left’s version of Glenn Beck has rewarded her with the title of top rated cable news show, beating arch-conservative blowhard Sean Hannity in demographic viewership. Fox News still has the highest viewership numbers, but center-left MSNBC is the only cable news network to have a growing instead of shrinking audience.
One interesting note is that Fallon still holds an edge, albeit a much-decreased edge, in demographic viewership over Colbert, where Colbert actually decreased in viewership over last year. This means all of Colbert’s growth in the past year has been from viewers over the age of 50, as the younger viewers who left Fallon’s audience, nearly 300,000 of them, dropped out of watching late night talk shows altogether.
What this means is that, surprise, surprise, having a historically unpopular president means that a lot of people like it when you call him an asshole. Trump’s approval rating is lower than Gerald Ford’s approval rating, and Gerald Ford wasn’t even elected. Under normal circumstances, being apolitical is the safest bet, but in the current climate, Trump has managed to be so unpopular that the conventional wisdom no longer applies.
Jim Nabors, best known for having starred as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and then on his own spinoff, died at his home in Hawaii on Thursday morning.
He was 87 years old.
Hawaii News Now has confirmed this sad piece of news.
Nabors was born in Alabama and actually recorded over two dozen albums, having established a loyal music following as a result of his deep, operative voice.
It often took people by surprise, considering the Southern accent he used on television, along with what became his quasi catchphrase of Gawwwleee.
For a number of years, Nabors also sang “Back Home Again in Indiana” for the opening ceremonies for the Indianapolis 500.
In the early 1960s, the artist was a regular performer at The Horn – a cabaret theater on Wilshire Boulevard – when he was spotted by Andy Griffith.
The actor believed Nabors would be ideal to portray a new character on his CBS sitcom; a dim-witted mechanic named Gomer Pyle.
Gomer worked at Wally’s filling station in Mayberry and was a cousin of George Lindsey’s Goober.
Nabors was signed for just one Season 3 episode, which aired in December of 1962.
But the character and the actor proved to be so popular that Nabors ended up appearing in a total of 23 installments.
His aforementioned signature saying sprang from a discussion in which Gomer extolled the sophistication of Don Knotts’ Barney Fife:
“Gawwwleee! He’s even been out with some nurses,” he said.
On the Season 4 finale, the character enlisted in the Marines, paving the way for Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., which premiere in September of 1964 and ran for a total of five seasons before concluding in 1969.
The actor would end up reprising the role nearly 20 years later, in the 1986 TV-movie Return to Mayberry.
Nabors retired from acting near the peak of his popularity.
“It got down to what you think you want to be: an actor or an entertainer. I want to entertain,” Nabors said in 1969, when he decided to hang up Pyle’s fatigues and host a variety show.
“I don’t think I’m much of an actor. The only part I ever played was Gomer. I’m the most surprised person around that I’m successful anyway.”
Nabors last sang at the Indy500 in 2015.
May he rest in peace.
As previously reported in great detail, Meghan Markle is off the market.
The veteran actress is engaged to Prince Harry, confirming the blessed alongside her hunky fiance via a photo shoot and an interview this week.
But that's not all.
Meghan Markle is also off television...
Following weeks of strong speculation, USA Network has come out and officially announced that Markle will not return to the surprisingly successful drama Suits next season.
Said executives in a statement on Tuesday:
From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement.
Meghan has been a member of our family for seven years and it has been a joy to work with her.
We want to thank her for her undeniable passion and dedication to Suits, and we wish her the very best.
As a lawyer named Rachel, Markle is an original Suits cast member.
She has appeared in 103 episodes of the series to date.
It's believed her character will be written out of the show along with her on-screen boyfriend, played by Patrick J. Adams, who Tweeted a pair of messages in the wake of Markle's romantic news.
After making a joke about Markle leaving her for another man, Adams wrote the following:
Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious.
Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love.
Sounds like Prince Harry has himself a keeper here.
USA Network’s above statement comes just over a week after the star's Suits body double took to Instagram to share a photo of her standing next to the actress with a heartfelt farewell tribute.
It's clear Markle left a strong impression on all her colleagues.
"It’s been an absolute pleasure and honor being your ‘STAND-IN’ for the last 2 seasons,” wrote Nicky Bursic, who has worked on Suits for the past six years.
“Wishing you all the happiness in the world Bella."
In a sit-down with Harry on Monday, Markle acknowledged she was done acting.
But didn't sound all that broken up about it.
“I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change,” she said in her first joint interview with her fiancé.
We learned today, meanwhile, that Markle and Harry will get married in May, although no exact date has been announced just yet.
“I think what’s been really exciting as we talk about the transition out of my career and into my role is,” she said in this same interview, adding:
“The causes that are really important to me that I can focus even more energy on.
"Very early out of the gate, I think you realize you have access or a voice that people are willing to listen and with that comes a lot of responsibility, which I take seriously."
We wish her all the best.
The Top 11 performed on the latest episode of The Voice, and Gwen Stefani made a surprise appearance.
During the commercials, she started taking pictures with Blake, and it was all then shown on live TV. Yes, it all took place during a split screen, so there really is no hiding from the cameras.
Back to the performances. There were some real shockers, and we have all the details below!
Janice Freeman - “Shine” by Collective Soul
Janice's performances have been a bit all over the place throughout the season, and this one was no different. One second she can have the best voice around, and then she starts shouting, and it ruins the whole thing.
Shaky performances are not good because they can be a sign that the person is just too nervous to own a song, and that could be her ultimate undoing.
Red Marlowe - “The Dance” by Garth Brooks
Red likes to show off his country voice, but this was not the best song to do it. The performance was average at best, and he struggled to hit some of the lower notes, and that's a bit alarming.
As a whole, it was decent because it was just the low notes he struggled with, but it should be a cautionary tale for him to choose the right song in the future.
Shi’Ann Jones - “Listen” by Beyoncé
Performing a Beyoncé is no easy feat, but this was a surprisingly convincing rendition. There were shaky vocals here and there, but for the most part, it was solid, and it should keep her fighting in the competition for another week.
Adam Cunningham - “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
With the instant save saving Adam last week, the artist had to switch things up this week to garner some more votes. Thankfully, he delivered a rendition that was one of his best to date.
He really went back to the drawing board because he knew it was time to fix his vocals.
Brooke Simpson - “What About Us” by Pink
This should have been another excellent performance for Brooke, but there were some issues, and it was difficult to hear any of the vocals. This will not bode well when it comes to voting.
Davon Fleming - “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Who would have thought Davon would go with a Whitney song and make the judges putty in his hands? It was a phenomenal rendition that immediately put him up the food chain.
Ashland Craft - “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
Ashland went all out for her latest performance, and you could tell she had taken all the feedback on board. The whole package was great, and she should have no trouble staying in the competition.
Addison Agen - “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell
Changing a song up is part of the game, and Addison did just that during the live show and it benefited her. With some high notes thrown in for good measure, it was one of her best performances yet.
Keisha Renee - “It Matters to Me” by Faith Hill
Keisha's performance left a lot to be desired. Her vocals to date have been astounding, but this song was not the best one to show them off. Generally, she is one of the best of the night, but this was her worst night of the season.
Noah Mac - “Electric Love” by BØRNS
Woah! Noah turned in a stunning rendition that practically saw him parading across the stage! Everything about this was something you would expect from a recording artist, so that's pretty good. If he winds up in danger tonight, then there will be trouble.
Chloe Kohanski - “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler
Chloe saved the best for last. Her performance defined the whole night and proved it was time for the others to step it up or go home.
“Ladies and gentlemen, Chloe just set the bar,” said Blake after hearing it.
Okay, so that's a wrap on the Top 11 performances!
Who do you think will go home?
Sound off below!
The long and heretofore illustrious career of Charlie Rose may be over.
The veteran journalist has been suspended by PBS and CBS amidst accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
The accusations have been made by eight different women.
In a bombshell report published on Monday by The Washington Post, these alleged victims shared eerily similar stories about how the reporter would act in horribly inappropriate ways toward them.
There are accusations that Rose would place sexually explicit phone calls... expose his genitalia... and grope the women without their permission.
Three of the women spoke on the record, while five spoke on the condition of anonymity.
But all expressed stories that detailed how Rose would either walk out of a shower, naked, in their presence; and/or would grope their buttocks at company parties; and/or place his hand on their upper thigh, awaiting a reaction.
Said Reah Bravo, who worked as an intern and then associate producer for Rose’s PBS show beginning in 2007:
“It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were.
"He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.”
The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at The Charlie Rose Show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011.
They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the reported encounters.
Rose is 75 years old and his one-on-one interview program airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV.
He also co-hosts CBS This Morning and is a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes.
“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” Rose said in a statement to the Washington Post, adding:
“Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.”
He continued as follows:
It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior.
I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.
I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.
I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too.
All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.
Shortly after news of Rose’s allegations broke, PBS announced it is stopping production on the anchor’s self-titled program.
Meanwhile, CBS News has also suspended him from his regular duties.
Rose is the latest major name to be accused of sexual harassment or misconduct.
Several weeks ago, allegations of assault were leveled by countless women against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
Since then, women around the country have been empowered to speak up, with stories popping up nearly everyday about allegedly heinous acts committed by such stars as Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and Jeffrey Tambor.
We salute these victims for coming forward.
Wendy Pepper, a memorable contestant who competed on the very first season of Project Runway, has passed away.
She was 53 years old.
According to The Washington Post, the reality star - whose real name was Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart - died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by her family members and loved ones.
The cause of her death was not revealed in the newspaper's obituary.
But here is what a portion of the memorial article said:
A finalist on season one of Project Runway, Wendy designed and hand-sewed exceptionally beautiful clothes for children and adults.
She was a chef, a writer, and a life-long entrepreneur.
Her wit and humor were unmatched, as was her generosity of spirit.
Wendy is survived by her parents, Anne Livingston Emmet of Washington and Charles Willing Pepper of Palm Beach, FL; her loving daughter, Finley M. Stewart, of Middleburg, VA; her brothers Wing Pepper, Stacy Lloyd and Thomas Lloyd; her sister, Edith Pepper Goltra; and many adoring nieces and nephews.
Pepper advanced to the finals at Fashion Week and ultimately came in third on the opening Project Runway season.
While on the program, she won numerous challenges, including the change to have one of her designs sold at Banana Republic and the opportunity to design Nancy O’Dell’s Grammy dress.
She was a fan favorite for sure.
Along with the inaugural run of Project Runway, Pepper also made an appearance during the second season of Project Runway All Stars, which aired in 2012 and 2013.
Moreover, she appeared on a pair of other Bravo reality shows: Celebrity Poker Showdown and Battle of the Network Reality Stars.
The late chef and designer was born in Dayton, Ohio.
She graduated from Potomac School, the Madeira School, and the University of Washington.
Said Pepper in a Project Runway All Star video many years ago:
"I realized I was a designer when I was living in Nepal.
"Dyeing some yarn, I suddenly turned to these people that I was living with and I started to drape the yarn. Oh my gosh, this is so much fun, I am creating this whole sort of experience with these women.
For me, fashion is communication...That's when I knew this was my life's work."
She also said Project Runway taught her that "if you really want to succeed, you've gotta be willing to throw yourself into the arena."
Pepper will be laid to rest at a Georgetown church on December 1.
May she rest in peace.
MTV and the Garden State formed an unholy alliance years ago with the debut of Jersey Shore, a harrowing documentary series about the devastating impact of Ed Hardy shirts and tribal tattoos on one sleepy seaside town.
Both parties experienced tremendous good fortune in the years that followed--MTV with the Teen Mom franchise, and Jersey with the slow, meatball hoagie-fueled decline of Governor Chris Christie.
So hopes were high when it was announced that the network execs who gave us Snooki and the state that gave us Springsteen would once again be joining forces for Teen Mom: New Jersey.
The project was announced over the summer, and MTV immediately cranked the hype machine up to 11.
Within days, there was sky-high anticipation from the same demographic that made Teen Mom: OG and Teen Mom 2 smash hits.
Social media pages were launched, and the identities of the show's stars were teased as though they were the members of a new Simon Cowell-founded pop group.
So you can imagine the waves of surprise and chagrin that rippled across the internet yesterday when The Ashley's Reality Roundup reported that MTV had pulled the plug on Teen Mom: New Jersey before the show ever made it to air.
Yes, it seems that the show will never see the light of day, and its "stars" are every bit as confused as its potential audience.
“Last weekend the girls on the show got calls basically informing them that the show isn’t going to air,” a source tells The Ashley.
“They didn’t really give them an explanation—just the standard ‘We’re moving in another direction’ line. The girls are really upset because they’ve worked so hard on this project and were really excited for its premiere.”
Details are scarce, but it sounds as though MTV simply passed on the show, presumably after getting their first glimpse at the finished product.
It's worth noting that the show was not produced by 11th Street Productions, the company responsible for the 16 and Pregnant and the original Teen Mom shows.
It's another reminder that you can capture lightning in a bottle twice, but not three times, as Teen Mom 3 so poignantly reminded us.
Sigh. At least we'll always have the original series.
So practice some self-care and watch Teen Mom: OG online to get yourself through this difficult time.
There will only ever be one Farrah Abraham, which is both tragic and wonderful news.
Derick Dillard is persona non grata at TLC.
The network has gone ahead and made this official.
Back in August, the 28-year old husband of Jill Duggar made headlines when he attacked 17-year old transgender Jazz Jennings, who, like Derick's wife and her family, has a show on TLC.
Seemingly unprompted by anything other than the fact that Jennings stars on I Am Jazz, Dillard wrote on Instagram at the time:
"What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality. 'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
Jennings mostly took the high road in response, labeling Dillard a cyberbully and saying that she's unfortunately accustomed to remarks from people such as him.
Fast forward to late last week and Derick was at it again, writing the following on Twitter:
I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child.
It's sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way.
Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what's on TV these days.
Ah yes, the classing "nothing against" the person whose lifestyle one thinks is sinful and shameful.
Derick added that "never bullied anyone," but "just said I didn't agree with what is being propagated on TV" and is "expressing my view of what should be treated as reality; if I say I feel like I am Nepali, that doesn't make me so."
In response to this most recent attack Jazz did not mention Derick by name.
But tweeted on Saturday:
"In the face of constant ignorance and hatred I prefer to disregard negative opinions and continue moving forward with love."
TLC, meanwhile, was not as even-handed in its latest statement.
On its official Twitter account, the cable network wrote this:
We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future.
We want to reiterate that Derick's personal statements do not reflect the views of the network.
TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so.
Some Duggar/Dillard fans, naturally, have fired back, claiming Derick is simply exercising his right to "free speech."
Which is true. He's not about to be imprisoned for his view.
But the right to free speech doesn't mean one can say absolutely anything without any consequences.
The general future of Counting On remains unclear.
There has been chatter of late that the series may not return for a new season, largely due to Dillard's ongoing controversial comments.
What do you think about what Derick said and how TLC responded?
Should the network finally cut ties with this family once and truly for all?
Tiffany Haddish made history this weekend.
As hard as it may be to believe, the actress became the first stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live.
Yes, the show has been on for 43 years and this has never happened before.
But Haddish made sure it will definitely happen again, delivering a hilarious and blistering monologue that proved how adept she is with a microphone in her hands and a studio audience sitting just a few feet away.
She also proved that she's downright hilarious.
Referencing her hit comedy Girls Trip, Haddish said the following early on:
“I googled myself – it said I’m worth $2 million! What do I need to do to get this money? Fake my own death? Tupac this sh*t and move to Tyler Perry Island?”
She then provided viewers with some background information, filling them on some shocking blanks from her past.
“I grew up in foster care,” she said. “So I want to thank anyone who paid taxes between 1990 and 1999.”
"Living in group homes with mostly black and Hispanic children wasn’t an easy thing come 11:30 on Saturday nights...
"Trying to convince them that Dana Carvey was just as funny as Damon Wayans was a problem. I got stabbed twice, in a bunk bud.”
Haddish also tackled a few current events.
First, there was a quip about Donald Trump's hair.
But she really hit her stride when citing the ongoing sexual harassment accusations flying around Hollywood these days.
“If you got your thing-thing out and she got all her clothes on YOU’RE WRONG," she said very simply.
You'd think this would be an obvious point, but try telling that to Louis C.K. and others.
Toward the end of her terrific monologue, Haddish broke out into a praise and worship dance.
Meaning what, exactly?
Click PLAY to find out!
Andrew Kreisberg is the latest big name to be accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Warner Bros. TV has suspended the executive producer due to an investigation into numerous allegations of sexual harassment and offensive physical contact.
This is what the production company said in a statement related to the suspension and troubling accusations:
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg.
"We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation.
"We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions."
Kreisberg is a producer on Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
Variety broke this piece of news and said it has spoken to 15 women and four men who all claims Kreisberg harassed them in various ways.
To be specific, the publication cites a "pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years."
It goes on to say that Kreisberg "strongly denies" these allegations.
None of the men or women behind the story wanted to reveal their names out of fear of retaliation.
"We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners,” said Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, who head Berlanti Productions which oversee Kreisberg’s shows.
They add in their statement:
“We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros.
"There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, writers, producers and any staff.
"We do not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing everything we can to make an environment that’s safe to work in and safe to speak up about if it isn’t."
Kreisberg is accused of often touching individuals without their permission.
The alleged victims say he would ask for massages from female staff members... and kiss women without asking.
Nearly each of the sources also mention sexualized/inappropriate comments about women’s appearances, their clothes, and their perceived desirability.
The producer denies making any sort of advances or unwanted touches, but does acknowledge the following to Variety:
"I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized.
"Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”
In response to the charges that he "scares people" and makes the "workplace feel unsafe," Kriesberg replies:
“I have proudly mentored both male and female colleagues for many years. But never in what I believe to be an unwanted way and certainly never in a sexual way."
We'll have more on this story as it develops.
With places in the competition diminishing, the remaining competitors continued to vie for a place in the Top 24.
Jennifer Hudson was the only judge with a steal left, and she knew she had to use it wisely if she wanted to find someone she could nurture into a hit.
Let’s break down the final night of the Knockouts…
Team Jennifer: Chris Weaver vs. Katrina Rose
Chris has been killing it every step of the way, so this was his round to win. He went with Nina Simone’s “I Put a Spell on You, ” and although he could have changed it up, it was still a breathtaking performance.
The vocals were on point and showed his range in a thrilling manner. With this one, we would be surprised if he was not sitting there in the final next month.
Poor Katrina had no chance going up against Chris. Her performance of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” was rather subdued. Her loud voice was no more, and it was clear she had been told that less is more.
The volume did rise throughout, but it was just no match for Chris, who won this round. Unfortunately, no steal was used on Katrina, so she was sent home.
Team Blake: Red Marlow vs. Megan Rose
Blake has been a great coach to the country singers in the past, and it appears that he’s continuing that trend this season. Red Marlow went with “Outskirts of Heaven” by Craig Campbell, and it was a stunning rendition.
Red’s signature country twang was very much present, and it sounded like a song Red could make his own given some more time to rehearse.
Megan went with Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break, ” and it was not a great performance. If anything, it was one of the messiest performances of the night. She lacked the spark, and charisma Red had, and it showed in her performance.
Red secured the win while Megan lost her place in the competition.
Team Adam: Anthony Alexander vs. Hannah Mrozak
Anthony went with “Mercy” by Shawn Mendes, and he successfully managed to make it his own. Everything about it was different enough from the original that Anthony should earn props for it.
The vocals were solid, and the performance was one of the most polished of the entire Knockout Rounds.
Hannah’s performance was similarly solid. She went with Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.” It was very different to the one Anthony did right before, but it was still very good.
Anthony won the round, but Jennifer used up her last steal to take Hannah under her wing for the remainder of her time in the competition.
That means the Knockout Rounds are over, but there are some changes on the horizon. In the past, the show has aired a two-night extravaganza to get the top 24 singing for votes from America.
This season, those episodes were pre-recorded, and America had no input. It’s unclear how the judges will whittle them down, but we’ll find out next week.
What did you think of the results?
Sound off below.
America is trying to be stupid again. Don’t do this, America.
For those that don’t know, Kevin Spacey was fired from House of Cards because he came out as gay. Oh yeah, he also sexually assaulted a 14-year-old back in the day, but most ignored that aspect and focused on Spacey coming out as gay. Instead of canceling the entire show, which centers around Spacey as president, they’re just going to write him off and hope no one notices.
But the end of Spacey’s character means a new president must rise. And the people want that president to be…Kevin James.
Don’t. Do. This. America.
Someone started an online petition to have Paul Blart himself be president in Netflix’s fictional political drama. The petition already has over 30,000 signatures. It may not win the popular vote, but could still end up winning thanks to the electoral college.
Here’s what petition starter Robbie Pyma wrote:
I think Kevin James can elevate “House of Cards” to a globally adored franchise like “Game of Thrones” and make the entire world focus on one of the most important Netflix Original series there is.
Alright, I’m assuming that Pyma wants to have a little fun. I’m not against fun. But did we learn nothing from the last few years? What starts out as a little bit of fun turns into the biggest disaster that America has ever seen. Unless Hastings plot is to destroy House of Cards (in which case, he’s a genius), he should not be allowed to create something like this. Not even as a joke.
The good news is that there’s zero chance the people behind House of Cards will make this move, unless they’re forced by Netflix. After all, Netflix does have some sort of deal with Adam Sandler and we all know Sandler and James are best friends and….shit. This is actually going to happen, isn’t it?
Kevin James is going to be the fictional President of the United States.
Stupid People Upset That ‘Stranger Things’ Actress Used Her Emotions to Give a Believable Performance
Oh my god, people on the Internet are mad about something harmless and comparing it to something serious, it must be a day ending in ‘y’. Today it’s because Sadie Sink joked with The Duffer Brothers that her unscripted kiss made her uncomfortable on Beyond Stranger Things, Netflix’s “let’s do a show where we talk about our show” show that is somehow not hosted by Chris Hardwick.
If you watch the clip, they’re laughing about it and trading barbs. Sink says she was stressed about their jokes about a kiss, and the Duffers say they decided to add it in because of how uncomfortable she was. So what’s up with that? Are the Duffer Brothers huge assholes? Child molesters? Is this Hollywood Rape culture?
No, it’s acting. The kids in Stranger Things are supposed to be 12 or 13 years old, at an age where they’re hitting puberty and thinking about kissing and romance but also embarrassed about it. The reason Sink’s anxiety lead the Duffers to want to add a kiss is she was feeling the exact emotions about it that they wanted her character to display. It’s how you get a good performance from an actor.
Do you want to know what happens when you don’t make your actors uncomfortable, when you don’t challenge them and push them to give real, emotional performances? You get Star Wars: Attack Of the Clones. Do you want Attack of the Clones? Do you want Stranger Things to have the same wooden, emotionless performances that George Lucas somehow managed to squeeze out of Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen?
But of course people were mad on the Internet because that’s how this happens. Someone at Gizmodo or The Mary Sue writes an article about how they’re outraged and everyone piles on lest they be caught not being outraged enough, even when they’re clearly mad about nothing.
1) Burn it all the fuck down
2) Imagine this actress is three years older, and it's unscripted nudity. https://t.co/KYps0SGinM
— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 4, 2017
Same shit, different Netflix original series. Is it so hard to not actively be a shit head? https://t.co/4F9nFH3mGQ
— Mario (@TomatoGrandpa) November 6, 2017
Yes, Kevin Spacey went around grabbing every dick that walked past him on the set of House Of Cards, and Matt and Ross Duffer improvised an innocent kissing scene because they thought an actress’s nervous energy would translate into a good performance. Those things are totally the same.
https://t.co/WEG7hFsFlE This just further confirms my feelings about Duffer Bros being creepy & Stranger Things being reductive for women..
— S. Cole (@Shaleemae) November 6, 2017
— Charlotte Christof (@CharChristof) November 6, 2017
Word of the day (apparently): Gross. But really because I can't fully put my finger on why the Duffer Bro's camera lens is squicking me out
— S. Cole (@Shaleemae) November 6, 2017
I can help with that, random angry internet person. It’s the intended effect, because they’re doing a good job. It’s a horror show, it’s supposed to make you feel on edge and uncomfortable. That’s the goal. The directors aren’t “creeps” because their camera work “squicks you out,” they’re good at what they’re doing.
Hey Twitter, can you make this latest fake outrage subtly racist?
Stranger Things 2 actor was pushed to do unscripted interracial kiss that made her uncomfortablehttps://t.co/Vm1DntnoE7
— Ehm 1Grand (@Ehm1grand) November 5, 2017
I wonder of part of the "we have to include the kiss" compulsion was because of the actors respective races.
— Renee W. (@Renees_Reverie) November 5, 2017
Ahh, there it is.
Of course, not everyone buys into the outrage.
Now, people are getting worked up about a 2-second kiss in #StrangerThings . Give me a break.
— Yoda (@StarWars4Life13) November 4, 2017
Personally, I’d just like to thank you all for getting your panties in a bunch over nothing and making me read a bunch of spoilers for a show I’ve been looking forward to but haven’t gotten around to watching yet. It really made my day.
Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.
And did we mention.... WOW?!?
It wasn't very long ago that Kevin Spacey was the face of Netflix.
Signing the multiple-time Oscar winner to portray Frank Underwood on House of Cards signaled to Hollywood that the streaming service was serious about becoming a player in original content.
But now Netflix has severed ties with Spacey, making a stunning (albeit understandable) announcement on Friday night.
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey," a spokesperson for the company said, adding of production company Media Rights Capital:
"We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show."
Less than a week ago, Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of sexual misconduct.
The Star Trek: Discovery star said Spacey forced himself on Rapp back in 1986, when Rapp was only 14 years old.
Rapp kept the incident a secret for decades, but says he was inspired to make them public now after an endless array of alleged Harvey Weinstein victims shared their story of sexual abuse at the hands of the famous movie producer.
Tweeted Rapp shortly after his accusations went viral:
"I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out... to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me."
In response to the allegations, Spacey acknowledged and apologized for his behavior.
He also finally confirmed the rumor that he's gay, prompting a horde of celebrities to slam Spacey for trying to distract and deflect from the charges against him by shifting the topic to his sexuality:
See what we mean below:
Seriously, what does being gay have anything to do with sexual assault?
It's not any better if you admit you're attracted to the gender of the person you've reportedly assaulted.
The ramifications from this scandal simply snowballed from there:
- Netflix announced House of Cards would end after Season 6.
- It then suspended filming on Season 6.
- Spacey then said he was checking into treatment, although he didn't specify for what reason.
- Then, many more House of Cards staff members accused Spacey of acting inappropriately, saying he created a toxic environment on the show's set.
It was this final bombshell that prompted Media Rights Capital to release the following statement:
“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behavior on the set of House of Cards, he has been suspended, effective immediately.
"MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”
It's unclear where House of Cards goes from here.
There's been chatter that it may kill off Spacey's Frank Underwood and turn the drama over to Robin Wright's Clare.
This wouldn't be SO far-fetched, considering Underwood resigned as President on the show to conclude last season and Clare was sworn in as his replacement.
However, the series has already filmed two Season 6 episodes... with Spacey.
We can't say for certain what will happen with the series, but we can say we're stunned by how quickly events have unfolded in this real-life drama.
We'll keep readers apprised as more news breaks.
Jennifer Lawrence hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and she did a pretty good job. You can check out her monologue where, once she gets used to the rhythm of the cue card guys, she delivers a few funny jokes and does a great woman on the street segment.
But the highlight of the program was probably when she had Kim Kardashian on and recounted a story about getting completely naked in Kris Jenner’s closet. Hmmm. Naked with Kris Jenner and in the closet. That sounds so familiar but I can’t quite put my finger on why.
Kim is apparently blonde for some reason now, and it’s not working for her. She needs to fix that. What did, work, however, was the insane story the two shared in the first segment, which Us Magazine transcribed.
“I remember getting naked in your mom’s closet and ordering you to dress me,” she said. “I looked amazing, as you could see in that video. Is my memory correct? Did you call Kanye to come up in the closet? Did you want him to style me?”
“You said, ‘I’m not joking! I really want Kanye to style me!’” the social media mogul reminded her friend. “And so I said, ‘OK,’ and then I come back in and you’re fully butt naked!”
What the fuck did Kanye West do to deserve being surrounded by beautiful naked women all the time?
Oh yeah, he did that. Good for Kanye. I like that dude.
Kim and JLaw also talked about Kim’s time as a “hacker”, where she basically used phone number spoofing to get other people’s voicemails. Lawrence followed up by asking Kim “So do you think that you could like, hack, like, a president’s Twitter and maybe like stop a war? Like you could save the world… in theory.” Of course, Kim immediately called the leader of North Korea “Kim John Une” so we probably shouldn’t be pinning our hopes on her.
For those of you who have stuck with Modern Family all these years, congratulations. You’ve wasted these years without realizing that Sarah Hyland’s character Hayley is bisexual. Now you have to go back and watch every episode to see if you can pick up on this or if Hyland is just bored on Twitter.
I don't know what the writers would say? But I confirm. https://t.co/KfRXMvCvl8
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 1, 2017
The writers are going to agree with Hyland because she’s just given them an entire season’s worth of material by outing her character. But come on, the writers didn’t write her character to be bisexual. I’ve watched the show since the pilot. The character development isn’t that good that and the writers aren’t that subtle. Seriously, there’s nothing subtle about the show, they smack you in the face with everything.
Hayley has had a new boyfriend each season with no hint of being into a woman, unless that woman can help her advance her career or she likes their makeup. If she were bisexual, we’d have an entire episode dedicated to her and her uncle Mitchell having a talk about “feelings of attraction towards the same sex” by now. That talk hasn’t happened, therefore, her character isn’t bisexual.
I see what Hyland is doing. Her character has been reduced to cheap laughs about how lazy she is for at least three seasons now. She’s tired of it and wants a bigger role on the show. So, she announces that her character is bisexual and puts the pressure on the writers. Either they write her as bisexual or they look like assholes for denying Hyland’s claim. Otherwise, why say, “I don’t know what the writers would say, but I say she is.” They’re writing the character, wouldn’t they know better than her?
This a veteran move by Hyland and I respect her for pulling it. Can’t wait to see her make out with other girls on screen as the writers smack us in the face with her newfound sexuality.
Barry Allen has been trying to get the team back to its former glory, and he may have accomplished that goal on The Flash Season 4 Episode 4.
When the episode got underway, Cisco and Gypsy were enjoying a date, but things took an exciting turn when a man appeared and started attacking Cisco.
It was then revealed that he is Gypsy's father, Breacher.
Harry was not impressed because he felt like they did not know much about this new person to decide for him, and he was right. He also gave Cisco a pep talk when he revealed he was terrified of Breacher.
Breacher was not really impressed with Cisco and said he would hunt him like he did all of Gypsy's boyfriends. Yes, the dude takes his parental role a little too seriously.
In the end, the two men went to war, but Cisco stood up for himself, and that earned him a little respect with the father.
Meanwhile, Barry and Joe continued their search to find the metahumans from the bus. They went after someone named Ralph Dibny, a cop who was kicked off the force for some less than savory actions.
When they caught up with him, he claimed he was not on the bus, and that they were mistaken. The power he was gifted with was elasticity.
Caitlin wanted to find a way to fix the man, but she realized it was not going to be an easy task because something as simple as sneezing made his face stretch out.
For Caitlin, it was a personal mission because she claimed that the man could change. She was living proof of that and said that everyone is too quick to judge.
Barry wanted to label all the metas as villains, but Caitlin was against this thought process from the scarlet speedster. The reason Barry hated the cop was that when he was junior CSI, the man was found to be planting fake evidence.
Barry and Iris found a bomb in the man's apartment and had to make a mad dash to safety.
The duo questioned who hated him enough to try and blow him up. Barry chatted with the mayor and learned that Ralph was blackmailing him with photos because he had an affair.
When Barry confronted Ralph, the supposed criminal revealed that case he tampered with got the right outcome because the man was terrible.
Things changed when the mayor sent his men to murder Barry and Joe, and they realized Ralph was the next in line to be killed. Cisco stays at the lab with Ralph, but Breacher showed up to try and kill him.
The mayor then sent Joe on a helicopter ride above the town and attempted to kill him, but Barry saved him thanks to Ralph. That was enough for Barry to realize he could be good and offered him a place on the team.
What did you think of all the twists?
Sound off below!
The Walking Dead generally slows down the action for the second episode of the season, but The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 2 took a different approach.
When the episode got underway, Mara found herself in a tough situation when she realized the Saviors were being picked off one by one.
“Lock the stairwell,” she yelled. “Every floor.” Aaron, Eric, and Tobin then made their way inside, and it was a brutal fight to the death. Both Eric and Tobin were harmed, but it was unclear whether both were going to survive the ordeal.
Morgan struggled because his team died pretty much straight off the bat, and it left him to take out the bulk of the walkers and the Saviors. Then there was Tara who wanted to kill a Savior.
The man claimed he was not one of the villains, and Jesus took pity on him because he wet himself. It later emerged that the man was playing them and Jesus still decided to let him live.
Did he miss the memo that it's the end of the world and you should take out the villains before it's too late?
Jesus continued to annoy everyone when he instructed them only to fire if someone fires at them. Dianne pointed out that it would mean one of their own would die.
One Savior named Dillon told them he would surrender. Tara and Morgan were against letting them live, but Jesus continued his parade to say that they do not kill people.
Things are going to get crazy when everyone returns to tell Rick what really happened, you guys!
Rick and Daryl went on a mission to find the Saviors' weapons, but they got split up along the way. Daryl found himself in the solitary confinement room he was in last season.
Rick found himself killing a man and then realizing his kid was right behind the door. He was then greeted by Morales, who took him down and radioed in for backup.
Morales was on the show back in Season 1 and worked with Glenn and Andrea, so what the heck made him switch sides and become one of the villains?
We have no idea, but it will surely be addressed now that Rick has been kidnapped by him.
What did you think of the latest twists in the tale?
Sound off below!
Here is some good news in the wake of everyone being accused of sexual harassment: More Veronica Mars is one the way.
This is according to Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell.
In a Facebook Live interview with IndieWire, Ryan Hansen (who plays Dick Casablancas) on the show, called Bell in the middle of the chat and asked her about a potential rebirth of the series.
“We are willing to put the effort in — I mean, if I have to do it as ‘Murder She Wrote’ at 80, we’re going to do it,” said Bell. “It’s going to happen.”
Bell continued by saying that she remains in contact with creator Rob Thomas, it’s just a matter of getting the timing right. Bell currently stars in the awesome series The Good Place and said it’s tough filming two TV shows at once before saying a mini-series is more likely.
That’s fine by me.
“Rob and I email about it every couple of months or so,” Bell said. “And personally I think, and I think Rob probably agrees, is that a) we’ll never make the fans pay for it again and b) the format works better as an episodic (series).”
“Never make fans pay for it again” is a reference to the Veronica Mars movie, which came about via a Kickstarter project.
This isn’t confirmation of anything, but if Bell is committed, that’s all that really matters. Hansen is milking his Veronica Mars fame by creating a show called Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (even though it’s on YouTube). This comes after a failed attempt at trying to do the same thing with a show called Play It Again, Dick. Percy Daggs III and Jason Dohring were part of that show as well.
Basically, only Bell has been able to move on and do something with her career. The others think they’re still detectives.
Maybe Veronica Mars can investigate why those three can’t let go of the past.
Danielle Staub is back, but is she the root of all the drama?
That became the biggest storyline on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8 Episode 4 when she revealed some shocking details to Teresa about Dolores.
Dolores allegedly said that all Teresa cares about is money and that Danielle would be wise to steer clear of her. Danielle thrives on some drama, so she dished the goodies to Teresa.
Teresa was mad, and she thought it made sense because of the way Dolores has kept her distance from her over the last few weeks.
If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you will know that Dolores has been too busy following Siggy around to bother with the other women on the show.
Teresa wasted no time in dragging Dolores for her alleged comments, and Dolores went straight for the jugular with Danielle.
"Welcome back, Scumbag!" she barked at her new enemy as she tried to clear her name. Teresa did not know who to believe, but a part of her was saying that Danielle was telling the truth.
Dolores called Danielle a liar, a “crazy person,” and a“starving, hungry bitch.” She then tried to diagnose Danielle's multitude of problems and said that it was no coincidence that Danielle returned and things got bad between the women.
Danielle started bawling like a baby and made a swift exit with Teresa and Melissa. If Danielle is here to cause the drama, she can stay. This episode was crazy!
Then there was Siggy who thought inviting all the women to her cocktail party would continue to repair their fractured friendships. However, things took a crazy turn when Siggy ambushed Melissa about throwing the cake.
“In a million years I wouldn’t take a beautiful cake like that and throw it across the floor,” Siggy yelled. Melissa was shocked but asked to buy her another cake to shut her up.
Siggy then asked every single person whether Melissa acted wrongly and they all sided with Siggy. This was yet another moment that proved these women are going to be fighting until the bitter end.
Elsewhere, Teresa and Melissa are starting to fight again, and part of the reason is that Joe bought the restaurant without consulting Melissa about it. Melissa learned that she was the last person to know and that did not go down well with her.
The ladies bickered when they met with Joe to speak about running the restaurant. Melissa claimed she would not be doing anything that would involve getting her hands dirty.
So, it looks like Melissa and Teresa are going to be feuding once again. Would we have it any other way?
What did you think of the drama?
The Carolina Reaper #OneChipChallenge from Paqui, creator of the death chip claimed its latest victim on a morning news show yesterday. What is the #OneChipChallenge, you ask? All you have to do is survive eating just one chip made with one of the hottest peppers on the planet.
Five anchors attempted the challenge. They all survived. Except one. Well, she technically survived, but she might as well have died. When Natalie Tysdal took a bite of just half of her chip, it took seconds for the heat to kick in. Without the foresight to try it with a gallon of milk or ice cream like any sane person would, she went straight for the closest liquid she could find. A cup of coffee.
Turns out that was a terrible idea because she hid under the news desk and yakked all over the floor like a freshmen at their first party.
Natalie explained on her Facebook:
So, what really happened on TV this morning with the “one chip challenge?” I thought I was okay until I had a drink of my coffee to wash down the chip. I threw up, couldn’t breathe and felt like fire was coming out of my mouth, nose and ears. I had a bottle of water, a glass of milk, a tablespoon of honey and 3 mints and still felt on fire. An hour later I had chills and a massive headache. Three hours have gone by and I feel like I was beat up in a dark alley. Oh, and did I mention I shared the chip with my producer Scott Elliott? CRAZY! I wouldn’t recommend it.
Pour out a glass of milk for Natalie Tysdal’s butthole. That thing is going to be on fire.
The shahs do not share the same bond they once did.
That became clear on Shahs of Sunset Season 6 Episode 14 which served as the first part of the reunion for the latest season of the hit Bravo series.
When the episode got underway, Andy wasted no time in asking some questions to the cast members. His attention was firmly on Asa at the opening.
He asked if the baby would be making its way onto the reunion special.
“No, but he might be coming later because I’m breastfeeding. Which is a lot of work, by the way.”
Andy then quizzed them all about the plastic surgery they have had done, and MJ refused to raise her hand because she did not want to discuss the question.
Andy then pointed out that she was complaining about Asa keeping things from them over the course of the season, and felt like it was a bit hypocritical of her.
Asa said that people in the cast just want the world to see certain things about them and question what is fact and what is fiction.
“For example, are those your natural lips?” she asked MJ.
MJ tried to say they were the real deal, but she forgot Asa went to school with her, so she knew MJ was lying.
Andy quizzed Asa about motherhood, and she was very open about her experience of it. When Andy asked about why the kid is not in front of the camera, she blamed it all on Jerome.
We then moved on to the whole race card. Mike was still mad with Asa because she painted him as a racist because he said that Jermaine was black.
“You’re fake, you’re false, you’re a liar,” he said to her. But, it did not take him long to take back his harsh words and left her with an apology.
When the attention turned to MJ's family life, she took full responsibility for that fight with Tommy from a few weeks ago. Yes, the one that was so clearly scripted.
Vida then came on the stage and claimed MJ was not ready for a baby. This did not go down well for MJ because Vida was never there for her growing up, so she felt like it was not her place to comment on anything.
Vida did note that Tommy was growing on her and everyone seemed shocked. They agreed to get married, so at least that was positive for their relationship.
Vida then said that Mike had matured in a lot of ways, and she liked the person he was becoming, but she said Asa was trash.
“So you guys just like to bring Vida out to shit on me,” Asa balked later in the episode.
The attention turned to MJ trashing Asa's baby, and she claimed it just slipped out. Asa said that's the type of behavior she has come to expect from MJ over the years.
Reza brought up the fact that Asa lied about the doctor to MJ, and that it must have hurt. Asa lied and said they were not there at the same time.
"You didn’t tell me that you were worried you were going to bump into her at the doctor’s office?” She said no. Reza replied, “That’s why we are where we are in our relationship.”
What did you think of all the action?
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When we last left Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian, they were sleeping with other people, posting nude pictures, bragging about their money, trying to get more money, and claiming the other was a bad parent. Basically, they were being Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian.
What are they up to now? Well, Blac Chyna is trying to sue the entire Kardashian family for interrupting her reality show and causing E! Network to cancel the show entirely.
Is this a real thing you can sue for? Cause I’d like to sue the Kardashian’s for interrupting my life. All I want is a twelve pack of Dr. Pepper delivered to me by Kendall every Sunday. It’s the only way I get through my work week.
According to Chyna’s lawsuit, the Kardashian’s used their power and influence over the E! Network to kill season 2 of Rob & Chyna. E! Network disputes this, claiming they have emails to prove that Chyna refused to be in the same room as Rob, making it difficult to shoot another season. They also claim the ratings sucked.
I’m on Chyna’s side. Who cares if she refused to be in the same room as her partner? E! normally eats that kind of drama up. It doesn’t sound like they’re in the same room a lot anyway. Maybe they were just a little too real for this reality show.
And the ratings for her show were higher than Life of Kylie and in line with Keeping Up With The Kardashians. So go ahead and pull the plug on those shows as well. Please. Please, pull the plug.
Chyna is also suing Rob from a domestic violence incident from April and Rob threatening to kill himself. But domestic violence and suicide aren’t nearly as important as some reality show.
If you want to know more about this lawsuit and everything surrounding it, watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians a year from now.
It’s almost here. HALLOWEEN! And the debut of Stranger Things season 2 on Netflix. To get you pumped up for Halloween, and the Stranger Things season 2, Netflix released the final trailer for the series we all fell in love with last year.
Previous trailers and posters have given us an idea that this season will be much bigger, but this trailer shows how large this season will be. This is no longer about one kid being captured and stuck in the upside down. This is now about a universe of monsters looking to destroy anything they come across.
My favorite part of the trailer is everyone with guns, ready to unload, while Lucas has a slingshot. If a slingshot is what ends up taking out these monsters, I move that we banish all guns in America and just give everyone a slingshot.
Also, can we talk about Eleven’s hair? We know this season takes place roughly one year after last season. Season 1 happened in November 1983. This season is October 1984 based on it being Halloween and the Bush/Reagen ’84 sign we see in the trailer. I’m just going assume that Eleven has spent this whole last year eating Eggos and growing hair.
Aside from the giant squid that is going to crush the town, I’m most excited for the return of crazy Joyce Byers. Last season, she went off the deep end because her son went missing and no one would listen to her. Now, she’s still in the deep end because her son got back and no one will give him the help he needed. I feel like they could have solved these issues a long time ago if they had just listened to Joyce from the start.
Here’s my prediction: this all ends with someone finding a marble bag with gems. The gems hold a secret power that destroy the monster(s). The marble bag is in the pocket of Joyce’s new boyfriend: Sean Austin.