Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Seth MacFarlane on his 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscar joke: “This came from a place of loathing and anger”
This afternoon, MacFarlane explained on Twitter that there was a specific reason why he made the 2013 crack in announcing the five supporting actress nominees that they “no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein." MacFarlane says his friend and colleague Jessica Barth, who worked with him on the Ted films, had a bad encounter with Weinstein. “It was with this account in mind that, when I hosted the Oscars in 2013, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction,” McFarlane tweeted.
Fox has found its Ralphie for A Christmas Story Live!
Andy Walken, age 11, was one of 350 actors to apply for the role of Ralphie Parker.
Being Mary Jane to end in 2018 with a two-hour movie
The BET series starring Gabrielle Union started as a TV movie and will end after four seasons with a TV movie.
In 2004, MTV got Donald Trump to “endorse” Eminem for president
Eminem’s anti-Trump freesyle last night at the BET Hip Hop Awards brought to mind the time in 2004 when MTV hosted the “Shady National Convention” and got Trump to deliver a fired-up endorsement speech in support of the rapper as president.
Canadian TV host says newly surfaced video of Ben Affleck fondling her is being taken out of context
Anne-Marie Losique says the video of Affleck asking her to expose her breast and putting her on his lap “was for the camera. You have to understand that we have done dozens and dozens of interviews like that. It was for a show I was producing, so I was not at all a victim.”
Grey’s Anatomy firefighter spinoff has found its captain
Miguel Sandoval will star as Captain Pruitt.
Victor Garber is leaving DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Garber, who will depart by the end of the season, has been with the CW series since it launched.
Kumail Nanjiani can’t find the stage in his first SNL promo
Saturday Night Live created an elaborate first promo for the Silicon Valley star.
NBC, Univision and Telemundo join forces for a Puerto Rico disaster relief telethon
Both Spanish language channels are teaming up for the first time on Saturday for One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief, which will begin at 8 p.m. and which NBC will air in the 10 p.m. hour. Expected to appear are Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Jamie Foxx, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani and Ricky Martin.
Outlander announces two major additions
Maria Doyle Kennedy and Ed Speleers will play key roles in Season 4.
Miley Cyrus creates the first all-female Voice team
Says the singer: “I am on the verge of making her-story on The Voice."
Riverdale appears to have learned all the lessons from its teen show predecessors, which is a good and bad thing
The CW teen drama's legacy, says Constance Grady, “is clearest in the piles upon piles of teen soap tropes it lovingly amasses and fetishizes and tweaks just a little. Riverdale is built out of all the shows that came before it, all the Dawson’s Creeks and Veronica Marses, and it appears to have learned from what the fan bases of those shows complained about. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing.” She adds: “But Riverdale is making all those course corrections and changes much faster than its predecessors did, because it has the benefit of their experience. Which means that some of the changes it’s making don’t feel entirely earned.”
- The new actor playing Reggie was told not to watch his predecessor
- What makes Riverdale so compelling is that it’s darker than any current teen drama
Riverdale subverted every Mean Girl trope with Cheryl Blossom
Mr. Robot Season 3 attempts to recapture the magic of Season 1
The acclaimed first season had a streamlined story, which was ditched for more labyrinthine plot in Season 2. “Season three finds both Elliot and Mr. Robot more focused in their efforts to get back to the way things used to be,” says Alan Sepinwall. He adds: “Based on the new season’s first four episodes, both character and creator have mixed success in their revised missions.”
- Rami Malek says Season 2 “mimics our world” and thus the show is “more accessible for the viewer”
- Season 3 looks very strong getting back to the show’s original intention
- Sam Esmail: “Because Mr. Robot started out as a feature in my head, I've very much structured the story like a three-act film”
- How Mr. Robot’s production designer creates a world that evokes chaos
- Seth MacFarlane on his 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscar joke: “This came from a place of loathing and anger”