Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Seth MacFarlane: I'm embarrassed to work for Fox because of "fringe sh*t on Fox News
The Family Guy and The Orville creator has been critical of Fox before, but MacFarlane was set off on Saturday by CNN's Brian Stelter quoting Fox News' Tucker Carlson urging his Fox News viewers to not believe anything on other news outlets: "If you're looking to understand what's actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations," Carlson said, according to Stelter. MacFarlane responded: "In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe sh*t, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company."
Fox plans to show inspirational videos during ad breaks in hopes of keeping viewers engaged
Fox is set to unveil a new "Unbreakables: Stories that Heal" initiative that will also be featured on cable networks like FX and Nat Geo. These sponsored videos will tell stories about people who've overcome adversity. "These tales won’t take part over the course of 22 episodes, but will instead show up during advertising time, and Fox hopes to get marketers to sponsor them," says Variety's Brian Steinberg. "Pharamaceutical companies, sports advertisers, insurance marketers and wellness firms are viewed as potential candidates that might consider attaching their names to vignettes of various lengths about people triumphing over cancer, the loss of a limb, or even blindness."
Parkland high activists David Hogg and Lauren Hogg to visit The Tonight Show
Source: Orlando Sentinel
The siblings' visit on Tuesday comes two weeks after Jimmy Fallon gave the commencement address at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's graduation ceremony. They are promoting their new book #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line, which will be released on Tuesday.
Ed Harris has no idea what's happening on Westworld: "What I didn’t know, I didn’t know"
Harris says he's never done a show like HBO's Westworld, noting that it stops and starts shooting over the course of "six, seven, eight months." "The first year was ridiculous," he says, adding: "You work two, three days a week max, some weeks you don’t work at all. And this particular show is so complicated. There’s so much being shot. The end of the second year, they had three or four crews working on different episodes. I’m glad I’m not the person trying to keep track of it all." As for not knowing what's going on story-wise, Harris says of the writers: "Even when they are sure, they don’t tell you...What I didn’t know, I didn’t know. I was going episode by episode, particularly scenes, characters, who I was working with, and what was going on. I didn’t really fret about what I didn’t know because I didn’t know what I didn’t know." ALSO: Sela Ward talks about how she got involved with Westworld.
Ted Cruz beats Jimmy Kimmel in one-on-one basketball game
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The U.S. senator was the favorite to win "The Blobfish Basketball Classic," and win he did on Saturday at Texas Southern University, beating Kimmel 11 to 9.Footage of the charity basketball game will be show on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night.
Emma Roberts' Coven character may be resurrected for new American Horror Story season
Roberts appeared to confirm on Instagram that her Hollywood starlet character, who was killed off during American Horror Story: Coven, will be back for the Coven-Murder House crossover season.
Fox Sports apologizes after sex talk invaded the U.S. Open broadcast
Source: Awful Announcing
FS1's coverage on Friday inadvertently picked up crude sex talk from the many microphones placed around the crowds.
Emilia Clarke says goodbye to Game of Thrones
Source: Winter is Coming
The actress apparently wrapped up filming her role as Daenerys Targaryen, writing on Instagram Sunday: “Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade,” she writes. “It’s been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I’d be able to live and the family I’ll never stop missing."
Mary McCormack posts footage of her husband's Tesla after it burst into flames
The West Wing and Falling Water alum tweeted to Tesla on Saturday: "This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him."
HBO orders Storm Over Brooklyn documentary about a black teen who was killed by a group of white youths
According to Variety, the film about black teenager Yusuf Hawkins, who was shot and murdered in Brooklyn in 1989, "will explore a crime that shocked New York and the wider U.S. Hawkins’ murder led to marches and protests that contributed to the ousting of New York City Mayor Ed Koch in favor of David Dinkins, who became the city’s first — and as of now, only — African American mayor." The film by Muta’Ali is part of an initiative to promote diversity in feature documentaries.
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ross Mathews to host a Big Brother recap show on Facebook Watch
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The recap show, titled Off the Block with Ross and Marissa, will be like Jeff Schroeder's CBS All Access recap show, but for Facebook. “We love them so much, who better to continue the conversation after I’m talking to them,” says Julie Chen. “Plus they are super fans!” Winokur won CBS' first-ever Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year.
American Vandal's Emmy For Your Consideration video is all about d*cks
Source: The A.V. Club
The Netflix mockumentary's Emmy video wants voters to not forget about the d*cks.
- Seth MacFarlane: I'm embarrassed to work for Fox because of "fringe sh*t on Fox News