Wednesday December 20, 2017

Three full hours of Survivor tonight.

Some girl named Chloe won The Voice last night.

"Comedy Central is not going forward with The Gorburger Show, its alternative  late-night show based on T.J. Miller’s Funny or Die/Warner Music web series. It aired in an eight-episode Season 1 earlier this year. A network spokesman said the decision came before allegations from an anonymous woman surfaced today in the Daily Beast accusing Miller of sexual assault while a student at George Washington University in the early 2000s. Miller has denied the claims. We’re hearing the network’s decision to break with The Gorburger Show came in the summer but is coming to light now with the Daily Beast story dropping."

Sarah Hyland should know better than to get her prescriptions filled at CVS.  I'd rather be bludgeoned in the head with a brick than deal with a CVS pharmacy.  I have a great pharmacy at Wilshire and Le Doux that you should check out!

Brittany Cartwright is a damn fool.

Netflix has renewed Dark for a 2nd season.

TLC has announced a multi-platform expansion with bridal designer Hayley Paige in 2018. Currently, the network has a five-episode series on Facebook Watch with Paige, called Hayley Ever After, and next year will extend to an hour-long TLC special Hayley Ever After: The Dress. The special will follow Paige as she helps The Bachelorette‘s Kaitlyn Bristowe find her wedding dress and will air on January 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  

I'm really enjoying RelationShep on Bravo, much to my chagrin.  I'm amazed at how genuine and normal Shep comes off.  I actually mean that.

"After bringing Cash Cab back to the cable TV airwaves, Discovery and Group Nine Media, the social video powerhouse it invested $100 million in last year, are rolling out digital companion series Cash Lift. The new show, which is set in a hotel elevator instead of a taxi, will roll out on the Discovery Go digital platform and Facebook Watch, where Group Nine ranks as the leading publisher."

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Per Mashable, "Hulu released its year-end statistics on television viewing, and we turned to comedy to keep us sane in 2017. Viewers watched 36 percent more comedy movies in 2017 than 2016 – which is saying something, if you recall how that year went.

"Among the report's findings, Hulu shared that Montana is the top state for streaming in the U.S., that half of live TV subscribers who use Hulu watch both live and on demand content every day, and that one person watched over 650 movies and almost 200 TV shows during the year (please let this be the same person obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean on Netflix).

"Men and women both prioritized live sports, but women won out for who streamed more, with an average of 232 hours per female Hulu subscriber. So nice to have a win.

"In 2018, let us recognize our true overlords: TV. Here's to more streaming, bingeing, and never running out of shows to talk about. Under his eye."

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"Lala Kent isn’t keeping her married man a secret anymore.

"In exclusive photos and video obtained by Page Six, the Vanderpump Rules star, 27, can be seen kissing Hollywood producer Randall Emmett at a FabFitFun event at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills on Dec. 7.

“'They were side by side the whole time, but they weren’t doing the PDA snuggly thing,' an insider told Page Six of the pair. 'They didn’t leave each other’s side.'

"Emmett, 46, is the executive producer of Power. He is married to actress Ambyr Childers, who starred in Ray Donovan. The couple has two children.

“'He was definitely being more cautious than her,' the insider said. 'They weren’t being shy about [their relationship]. Even when they left, they were together but he was still two feet in front of her. She was hugging people and taking photos when she was leaving.'

"Kent first appeared on Season 4 (2015-2016) of the Bravo hit show and came under fire for dating a man who was said to be married during Season 5 (2016-2017). She quit the show midway through the season over her castmates’ claims that her extravagant lifestyle was paid for by her then-anonymous boyfriend. After returning for Season 6 (which is currently on-air), she admitted that her Range Rover had been paid for by someone else.

I"n January, Kent’s Vanderpump Rules co-star Stassi Schroeder hinted at Emmett’s identity on Twitter.

"Emmett first filed for separation from Childers, 29, in April 2015, but asked the court to dismiss his petition in May 2016, around the same time our insider says Kent met Emmett. Emmett’s reconciliation with Childers didn’t work out, as she filed for divorce in January 2017. The case is still open, per an LA County court docket.

“'[Emmett] reached out to [Kent] through her social media/email personally,' the insider said, explaining that Emmett was a fan of Vanderpump Rules and had seen her on the show. They met at a 'swanky Beverly Hills hotel' shortly after, the insider added.

T"heir relationship progressed and 'Lala lied about how in depth [it] was for a long time,' the insider told us.

“'Her friends have to keep the secret too,' the insider added. 'She puts her lavish lifestyle on everyone else because they have to lie for her.'

"Meanwhile, Kent seems to be making light of things, recently launching her own lip gloss line and naming a shade Randy.

“'It’s named after a special person,' she told Us Weekly. 'And obviously I had to poke fun at last season so we had to go with The Affair and we had to go with Mistress.'

"She also told the publication that she would mention her boyfriend on air, but he will not make any appearances this season.

"Reps for Randall declined to comment. Kent’s reps did not return our request for comment.

"Bravo did not get back to us."

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Per IGN, "[f]ormer WWE Diva's Champion AJ Mendez ('AJ Lee') took to twitter [yester]day to announce that the producers behind Nat Geo’s Genius series are currently developing her New York Times Best Seller -- Crazy is my Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules -- for television.

"A small part of Mendez's life will be seen in the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-produced film Fighting with My Family, about WWE Superstar Paige's parents, when Thea Trinidad (NXT's Zelina Vega) portrays Mendez during some of Paige's famous in-ring moments on the main WWE roster, but now Mendez will get to have her own story told:

AJ@TheAJMendez Proud to share, Emmy nominated producers EUE/Sokolow & Jeff Fisher will develop #CrazyIsMySuperpower for TV! Now, more than ever, it is vital that women tell their own stories. That’s why I’m proud to work on this project as a writer & executive producer: http://theajmendez.com/news/press-release-genius-executive-producers-to-develop-aj-mendez-s-new-york-times-best-seller-crazy-is-my-superpower …

Crazy is my Superpower details Mendez’s struggle to understand her demons and the mental illness diagnosis that helped her gain control over her life, and how she harnessed that strength to become an internationally-beloved professional wrestling superstar. The three-time WWE champion fought against stereotypes, forced the men in her industry to view her with respect, and inspired millions of fans with her fierce independent streak.

“'I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with this team to turn Crazy is My Super Power into a scripted show,' said Mendez in a press statement. 'This is a story about the power of female strength and our incomparable ability to survive, persist and overcome. I knew that I would need partners that connected to that message, and Jeff [Fisher] and Sam’s [Sokolow] bold vision was a perfect fit. I can’t wait to get started.'

"Mendez will serve as an Executive Producer and writer on the project."

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Per Variety, "ABC News has landed a lengthy sit-down interview with Tonya Harding for an upcoming installment of its Truth and Lies docu-series.

"The two-hour special (which will air on Jan. 11 at 9PM) will build off the interest in the 1994 Harding-Nancy Kerrigan scandal spurred by the movie I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie as Harding and Allison Janney as Golden. Robbie and Janney have awards-season momentum for their work in the Neon release, which opened Dec. 8.

"Like the film, “Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story” will recount the story of the attack on Kerrigan plotted by Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly. Harding’s rival was clubbed on the knee at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, weeks before Harding and Kerrigan were to compete in Olympic events in Lillehammer, Norway.

"Harding in the interview with Amy Robach talks about being in the eye of the media storm, her strained relationship with her mother, and being disgraced in the world of figure skating. Gillooly and others wound up serving prison time for the attack. Harding admitted to withholding information from police and received three years probation and a $160,000 fine. She was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association and lost her 1994 U.S. championship title.

The Tonya Harding Story is the sixth installment of the docu-series ABC News launched this year."