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Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 12:09AM EDT
President Trump again used reality TV tropes to announce his U.S. Supreme Court pick
Like the Neil Gorsuch announcement in January 2017, President Trump used primetime to make his selection of Brett Kavanaugh look like a reality TV reveal. The White House even tweeted a reality-style teaser less than a half an hour before the announcement. It was as if the entire event was, as Lisa de Moraes describes it, a Survivor: SCOTUS primetime special -- one that disrupted real reality TV shows like The Bachelorette. Still, Trump's reality-style announcement didn't seem as controversial this time around. Back in January 2017, says de Moraes, "Trump’s decision to summon both men to Washington, and his primetime TV special reveal seemed to shock some TV news talking heads and Supreme Court scholars not familiar with reality-TV tropes. (A year and a half later), the same reality-TV treatment for his second pick barely raised eyebrows."
- Stephen Colbert, who taped earlier in the day, covered his mouth and used a voiceover to dub in the name "Brett Kavanaugh"
- Yes, Kavanaugh resembles Crashing's Pete Holmes
- Fox News anchor Shannon Bream canceled plans to broadcast live from U.S. Supreme Court steps due to "volatile" protests
- Report: Some White House staffers felt ex-Fox News exec/new Trump communications chief Bill Shine picked 9 p.m. to boost Sean Hannity's ratings
- The Bachelorette fans were annoyed by Trump's interruption, despite being forewarned by Chris Harrison
- Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss retweeted The Onion's take on Trump's disruption of The Bachelorette
# TOPICS: U.S. Supreme Court, Fox News Channel, The Bachelorette, Hannity, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Bill Shine, Brett Kavanaugh, Mike Fleiss, Neil Gorsuch, Pete Holmes, Shannon Bream, Stephen Colbert, Reality TV, Trump Presidency, White House
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Why HBO's Crashing is devoting Sunday's episode to Artie Lange's drug problems
Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes discussed the Artie-centered episode, with Apatow saying: "We talked to Artie when we were shooting the show last summer and said, you know, we have an opportunity to talk about his struggles in a way that would be honest, and allow him to let people know how painful it is to have to deal with this type of addiction. He recently had some health issues and went to rehab and is doing well right now, but I think it’s very hard for him. I said, “I think it’s important to tell people you don’t wanna have this happen to you, and to stay away from this at all costs.” Artie was very brave about being willing to address this creatively."
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Pete Holmes’ Crashing feels more like his story in Season 2
“One of the most glaring issues with Crashing Season 1 was how it acknowledged Pete Holmes’ unique background — that he’s a relatively clean comic thanks to his religious upbringing — without ever doing anything special with it,” says Ben Travers. “While a perfectly enjoyable season of television that set up its basic premise a little too well, Holmes’ initial HBO offering felt like any other stand-up comic’s story. Season 2 does not. It feels like Holmes’ story, and it’s better for it — in part because it fully commits to how belief can distinguish a comedian when he or she engages with the concept.” ALSO: Crashing is a good show that has moments of greatness.
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Quit spoiling Stranger Things 2!
Source: The A.V. Club
HBO Crashing star Pete Holmes says it’s hard to be a Stranger Things fan if you don’t have the time to immediately binge-watch through every episode because spoilers are unavoidable on the internet.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
HBO sets Divorce and Crashing premiere dates for January
The second seasons of both the Sarah Jessica Parker comedy and the Pete Holmes comedy will air back-to-back, starting Jan. 14.