Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:52PM EDT
Sarah Palin: Sacha Baron Cohen duped me for Who Is America? by posing as a wounded veteran
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?" Palin wrote on Facebook, revealing that she was one of the unwitting participants on Showtime's Who Is America?, along with former Vice President Dick Cheney. "I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick 'humor' of the British 'comedian' Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime." She explained that Cohen "had heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. Veteran, fake wheelchair and all," adding: "Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long 'interview' full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin. The disrespect of our U.S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse."
Desus & Mero stars reveal tension with Viceland: "We did not leave Vice, Vice ended our contract"
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero weren't happy to abruptly exit their Viceland show two weeks ago. “Can I just be messy off the rip right now?” Desus tells Bossip. “Vice has us for 2 more months….we did not leave Vice, Vice ended our contract. They were in their feelings because we were leaving" for Showtime. He added: "We could still be doing the show, and it bothers me because now people are tagging us like ‘do this, do this, what would your reactions be for this?’ and I’m like, ‘yo wow, what would my reaction be?’” Desus said they were grateful for Viceland "poppping the cherry" after other networks passed on them. But he added: “Viceland wanted 160 episodes a year. We have no writers, it’s literally me and Mero talking to one another every day. If you want us to do this for 160 episodes, pay us 160 million dollars—otherwise we would have killed each other.”
Hulu's Catch-22 to resume production after George Clooney's scary scooter crash
Source: Page Six
Clooney is directing, while also producing and starring on the Hulu limited series based on Joseph Heller's novel. Page Six reports that despite Clooney's frightening scooter accident that left him briefly hospitalized with minor injuries this morning in Italy, "production is continuing as planned." Filming is wrapping production in Sardinia and moving to Rome.
The View's Sunny Hostin: I was racially harassed while on vacation in the Hamptons
Source: Page Six
Hostin said on The View this morning that she and he family were celebrating Fourth of July when "some kids, about 20 of them, ran in front of our home and started yelling the N-word at us. They said, ‘This is America, we are patriots, this is our holiday.’ Things like that.” Hostin says she filed a police report after the incident.
Fox Sports sent one of its Los Angeles-based World Cup announcing teams to Russia
Source: New York Post
Fox took some heat for only sending two of its top broadcasting teams to announce the games from Russia, while having other teams broadcast from Los Angeles. But starting with Round 16, Fox Sports said Derek Rae and Aly Wagner are calling the games from Russia instead of L.A.
MTV Floribama Shore returns to a series high
Nearly 1 million viewers watched Monday's Season 2 premiere.
TruTV's Paid Off will pit college graduates against each other to pay off student debt
Source: The Washington Post
“One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match an absurd crisis,'" says host Michael Torpey of his new game show, premiering tonight. “A game show feels really apt because this is the state of things right now.”
Kim Kardashian: "There’s literally nothing on TV that I like"
The Keeping Up with the Kardashian star was reminded that she was the star of a TV show when she tweeted last night: "Too many people have suggested Handmaid’s Tale... I think I’m gonna start watching it. There’s literally nothing on TV that I like."
Russo Brothers are adapting comic book Quantum And Woody for TBS
The comic book series that first premiered in 1997 was inspired by the movie White Men Can't Jump. Quantum and Woody follows two estranged adaptive brothers who are accidentally imbued with superpowers.
ESPN's Jemele Hill and Michael Smith reunite on Around the Horn
The former SportsCenter "SC6" co-anchors, whose controversial show was canceled earlier this year after 13 months, reunited on today's episode of the sports punditry show, with Smith serving as guest-host and Hill as a panelist.
Alone Together returns for Season 2 on Aug. 1
The Freeform series about platonic best friends played by Esther Povitsky and Benji Aflalo will also be available early on Freeform's digital platforms and on Hulu, starting on July 25.
- Sarah Palin: Sacha Baron Cohen duped me for Who Is America? by posing as a wounded veteran