Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
President Trump responds to Robert De Niro's "F*ck Trump" jab: "Wake up punchy!"
The president addressed De Niro's on-stage Tony Awards remarks in two tweets sent from Air Force One on his return trip from Singapore. "Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to (sic) many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk,'" Trump tweeted. "I guess he doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!"
"It's just demoralizing": Fear the Walking Dead is the latest example of Hollywood ageism
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"It's the same old story," Maureen Ryan says of Sunday's episode of the AMC series. "I'm tired," she adds. "Like a character on a zombie show, I'm exhausted from fighting the same battles over and over again." Ryan says Sunday's death "is infuriating for a lot of reasons," adding: "The decision to kill off one of TV's — and cable's — rare mature female leads is baffling. The simple truth is: Shows aimed at the mainstream, not to mention programs with a genre premise, rarely cast women over 40 in the most important role. Ignoring this context and history, just to give viewers another tiresome 'major death,' represents a massive lapse in judgment. The fact that this decision comes from The Walking Dead franchise, which has come under fire for its treatment of women and people of color in the past, is even more depressing."
Starz renews Vida for Season 2
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Vida has delivered on its promise of attracting a young, new Latinx audience to the Starz platform, as we had hoped it would, and we are pleased to be able to announce a second season of the series,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “With these new episodes, (creator Tanya Saracho) and her team now have the opportunity to take audiences even deeper into the lives and community of the Hernandez sisters, and we look forward to bringing the next chapter of their story to life.”
Netflix extends its deal to carry Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown episodes in wake of Bourdain's death
"Some fans have noticed that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was scheduled to come off Netflix US on June 16," Netflix tweeted. "As of today, we’ve extended our agreement that will keep Parts Unknown on the service for months to come."
Gayle King thinks the #MeToo movement needs due process
Source: The New York Times
The New York Times Magazine asked the CBS This Morning anchor, who is still friends with Charlie Rose following his firing, whether there's a potential for a #MeToo backlash. "I do worry about that, because I think when a woman makes an accusation, the man instantly gets the death penalty," she says. "There has to be some sort of due process here. All of these inappropriate behaviors are not all the same."
Watch 30 Rock explain the AT&T-Time Warner $85 billion merger
A judge today approved the merger of the media conglomerates, which is an example of "vertical integration." 30 Rock once had Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon explain "vertical integration."
Joy Behar hospitalized due to "avocado hand"
Source: The Cut
The View star had to be hospitalized after cutting her hand while slicing an avocado. Behar's injury comes days after former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman revealed that she suffered from "avocado hand."
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger delivers Freeform's best series launch in two years
About 1.64 million total viewers watched last week's premiere of the young-superhero drama.
Study: Cannabis makes parents' TV time with children more enjoyable
Source: Ad Week
Ad Week reports that, based on a new study, "nearly eight out of 10 cannabis-using parents surveyed said they regularly consume cannabis prior to watching TV with their children, with the majority agreeing it makes TV shows more enjoyable, leading to more time watching the shows and subsequent discussions with their kids. Additionally, 75 percent of respondents reported they watch more TV while using cannabis, which should pique the interest of networks, studios and marketers."
Oops! TV academy asks Marlee Matlin to judge "Character Voice-Over Performance and Narrator" category
The deaf Oscar-winning actress, who recently appeared on Quantico, tweeted at the Television Academy that "I'm not the right person to be asked" to judge this category.
- President Trump responds to Robert De Niro's "F*ck Trump" jab: "Wake up punchy!"