Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:52PM EDT
Emmys co-host Colin Jost roasted for his "Eh" opinion of award shows: "It’s adults getting trophies"
The SNL "Weekend Update" co-anchor was dragged on Twitter over a Los Angeles Times interview published Tuesday in which he and fellow Emmys co-host Michael Che were asked, "Are you fond of awards shows generally?" Jost responded by downplaying award shows and complaining that "good, fun things" don't win awards: "Eh," he said. "I think most of the time they’re way too self-serious and focused on things that 99% of the country doesn’t care about. At the end of the day, it’s adults getting trophies. Why should that be taken seriously? And remember when movies like Gladiator won Best Picture? Why can’t good, fun things win and not just good artsy things? They’re both good and the fun ones are sometimes a lot harder to make." Jost was immediately criticized, with critics pointing out that the Emmys honors hit shows like Game of Thrones. They also slammed him for being the target audience of the Academy Awards' new "popular film" award. Another critic, Sam Adams, pointed out another part of the interview where Jost said he was "flabbergasted that Kyle MacLachlan was not nominated for best actor in a Whatever-That-Category-Is-Called" for Twin Peaks. Adams said of Jost's complaint: "Man Colin Jost is gonna be so mad when he hears about Colin Jost." Meanwhile, Che responded to the hubbub by coming to his Emmys co-host's defense: "lol yo, i had no idea white people took award shows so seriously," Che wrote on his Instagram Stories. "i may have seen 4 award shows in my entire life, TOTAL. these emmys are gonna be maaad fun. watch!"
Bachelor in Paradise is derided as the "trashier cousin" of The Bachelor franchise, but it has couples who stay together
Source: The Washington Post
Despite the reality show's controversies, Lisa Bonos says "a more wholesome conclusion from Paradise is that the show is on its way to a better success rate than the franchise’s other shows. The Bachelor, which wrapped its 22nd season in March, typically ends in engagements, although the couples tend to break up quickly. The Bachelorette, which wrapped its 14th season this month, has a 50-50 success rate for the final couples. But Paradise is on track to yield roughly one lasting couple per season. At least four couples who met on the show are still together, and this season, the show’s fifth, could bring more engagements. ALSO: A filmmaker put together a five-minute compilation of The Bachelor women adjusting their hair and clothes.
This Is Us plans to really delve into Jack's Vietnam storyline
“We’re trying to really break some barriers for network television, in terms of creating something that’s so period, and so overseas,” says co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker. “It’s a real timeline that we’re going to live in and devote some serious episodes to. So it’s going to be a very fully real-life world. It’s not just little moments.”
Former E! reality star Lyric McHenry dies of a suspected drug overdose
McHenry, who appeared on Magic Johnson's son EJ Johnson's 2016 E! reality show EJNYC, was found dead on the sidewalk in New York City early this morning. McHenry, 26, was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant. The New York Daily News reports that she was found with a small Ziplock bag of cocaine, and police suspect she died of an overdose.
Pauley Perrette: What's up with all the "filthy" questions on Family Feud?
The NCIS alum slammed the ABC game show, tweeting: "Dear @FamilyFeudABC I love @SteveHarveyFM and I love game shows. WHY DO YOU MAKE YOU PROGRAM SO FILTHY? Even with child players? No reason ... I’m a sociologist, love @FamilyFeudABC but WHY WHY are all the questions now filthy and sex questions? There’s so much more to humans. Cmon."
Omarosa's tell-all claims Donald Trump egged on Gene Simmons as he made sexual comments about Ivanka Trump in front of her on Celebrity Apprentice
Omarosa's Unhinged book claims the Kiss singer made lurid comments about Ivanka in 2007 during a taping of Celebrity Apprentice. "Donald asked Gene, 'What do you think of Ivanka? How’s she doing?'" writes Omarosa. "What followed was a vile exchange, right in front of Ivanka, with Gene Simmons talking about her in a room full of people."
Kim Wexler's Better Call Saul ponytail deserves accolades: "It's a total power pony"
"As worn by Rhea Seehorn — and as demonstrated in this week’s episode, 'Breathe'— Wexler’s swept-up, boing-boing-curled work of hair art is more than just a ponytail," says Jen Chaney. "It’s a reflection of who Kim is and who she wants to be. It’s a weathervane that suggests which way the wind is blowing for her, or the way it may be blowing in the very near future. Oh, and on top of all that: That thing is just flawless. When Kim wears that ponytail in a courtroom or other work-oriented setting — and that’s usually where she wears it — it is a reflection of her strength and sense of order. No strand is out of place. The coil is curled perfectly, as if it were sculpted with plans to put this ponytail on display in a museum. It is a ponytail that could only spring from the scalp of a grown woman who is formidable and unflappable. It’s a total power pony."
Westworld creators promise a "radical shift" for Season 3
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Co-creator Lisa Joy calls is a "repiloting." Her Husband and fellow co-creator Jonathan Nolan says it's a "radical shift." "What's compelling and appealing about these characters is that they're not human," says Nolan. "As we said in the show, humans are bound by the same loops the hosts are, in some ways even smaller. You couldn't expect human characters to withstand and survive the kind of story that we're telling. The hosts have a different version of mortality, a different outlook. I think clearly with Dolores, as she's laid out, there is a longer view here, a larger set of goals. They're existential. They span eons. And that's a fascinating level of story to engage in."
USA orders 14 more episodes of Miz & Mrs
The reality show starring WWE superstars and real-life married couple Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin was originally ordered for six episodes.
New British TV drama reunites Game of Thrones' King Robert Baratheon and Theon Greyjoy
Source: Digital Spy
Alfie Allen and Mark Addy are teaming for the ITV true-crime series White House Farm.
Netflix renews Fastest Car for Season 2, orders Charlie Theron-produced Hyperdrive and Car Masters: Rust To Riches
The tournament series Hyperdrive will pit the most daring drives in the world on the on one of the largest automotive obstacle courses ever constructed. Car Masters: Rust To Riches will turn "rusty wrecks into six-figure paydays."
- Emmys co-host Colin Jost roasted for his "Eh" opinion of award shows: "It’s adults getting trophies"