T.J. MillerLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
T.J. Miller was reportedly denied a chance to perform at an open mic night in Denver
Byron Graham writes that he and his fellow co-host of Denver's longest-running comedy open mic discussed whether to bar the former Silicon Valley star from performing after recently spotting him in the audience. Graham writes that they "promptly agreed that allowing an alleged perpetrator of sexual and physical violence on the stage of our beloved dive bar sanctuary ran contrary to the spirit of the scuzzy, yet safe performance space we endeavor to cultivate week after week. So we couldn't let Miller perform in good conscience, but we also couldn't figure out how to make him leave without causing an unwelcome scene." So they opted to say things on stage that would make him uncomfortable while ignoring him. He eventually left.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 7:08PM EDT
T.J. Miller says Silicon Valley alum's Alice Wetterlund's bullying allegations were a publicity stunt
Source: Page Six
Wetterlund generated headlines last month when she called the former Silicon Valley star "a bully and petulant brat" and his fellow cast members "complicit in his unprofessionalism." Miller responded today on The Jim and Sam Show, denying he ever intentionally bullied her. “She may have had that experience, but it’s … just people trying to get into the headlines,” Miller said. “It was not my experience that anyone was bullying her. Truthfully, I felt like it was difficult to work with her because she kept interrupting Zach Woods … during takes, even when she was off-camera,” Miller added. “I don’t think anyone was bullying her … but obviously there was a disconnect, because now she’s saying these things about me and about the all-male cast of Silicon Valley."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
HBO responds to Silicon Valley alum Alice Wetterlund's tweets slamming the show as a "nightmare" with "bully" T.J. Miller
"While this is the first time we have heard Alice Wetterlund comment on her experiences on Silicon Valley, we are disappointed to learn of her concerns," HBO said in a statement. "HBO and the producers have always taken very seriously our responsibility to create a welcoming and congenial environment for everyone who works on the show.”
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Silicon Valley alum Alice Wetterlund blames male cast members for enabling T.J. Miller, calls the show's set a "nightmare"
The actress, who played engineer Carla Walton in Seasons 2 and 3 of the HBO series, tweeted Tuesday that "Miller was a bully and petulant brat and pretty much everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set, including the male cast members, enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism. They can f*ck off forever. I’m pretty open about this, and I don’t know if other women on the show had a different experience than me, but it was kind of a nightmare."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Zooey Deschanel recalls T.J. Miller auditioning for New Girl's Schmidt
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"He insisted he wanted to read for Schmidt, and Schmidt had this scene where he took off his shirt,” she says of the former Silicon Valley star, whom she had worked with on 2011's Our Idiot Brother. “He was like, ‘Excuse me for a second,’ so he walked out and came back with his shirt off, and he had completely covered himself in an entire bottle of baby oil.”
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
Jimmy O. Yang got along with T.J. Miller, says he's enjoying being Silicon Valley's "a**hole"
"Me and him never had any problems. I would say maybe his exiting wasn’t a surprise to some, but to me it was surprising," Yang says of his former co-star. As for his character becoming more of an a**hole this season, he says: "I love it, man. Most people have that little a**hole in them but, you know, we’ve got to be functional members of society so we don’t do that. We go around the world as a nice person, but there’s always a part of us that really wants to come out. It’s great that I get to do it fictionally. It’s just so cool to see this kind of docile, small-looking guy being such a diabolical person. I think that’s what’s kind of funny about it. It’s anti-type in a way, which I loved."
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Read the government's full bomb threat complaint against T.J. Miller
The former Silicon Valley star hasn't spoken publicly about his arrest. He was released today on $100,000 bond.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 1:35PM EDT
T.J. Miller arrested by the FBI for fake bomb threat
Source: The Blast
The former Silicon Valley star was taken into custody at LaGuardia Airport on Monday for allegedly phoning in a false bomb threat last month on an Amtrak train, which resulted in four trains experiencing delays. Miller could face up to five years in prison.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 10:29PM EDT
Silicon Valley feels like it's reached the point of diminishing returns
"It is now exhausting to watch Pied Piper repeatedly pull success out of the jaws of failure, and vice versa," says Alan Sepinwall, "and Richard has evolved into a character I strongly dislike, which makes it even harder to sit through, much less invest in, the company’s ongoing fortunes."
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Silicon Valley proves it can survive without T.J. Miller
The HBO comedy hasn't missed a step in its Season 5 return, its first without Erlich Bachman. "The show acknowledges the absence of the frequently stoned, overconfident Erlich — who was last seen in a Tibetan opium den in the season-four finale — and makes it central to a running story line that becomes more significant as the season progresses," says Jen Chaney. "But just as it has in previous seasons, the primary focus remains on the mistakes and mishaps that stymie the Pied Piper team as they embark on their latest, daunting venture: building a new, decentralized internet that puts control and privacy back in the hands of consumers. With all the recent news about Facebook, this idea resonates even more than it did last season."
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 1:41PM EST
T.J. Miller was considered "untamable" and "almost a danger" on the Silicon Valley set
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
At times, the comedian showed up "seemingly under the influence, if he showed up at all," reports The Hollywood Reporter, adding that Miller would fall asleep between takes and his behavior caused schedules to be rejiggered. "There was almost a danger to having him around,” said one insider. "He was explosive, and there were moments where you'd go, 'Whoa, that's not where I thought that was going at all, but that was f*cking awesome' … but it was a trade-off." Creator Mike Judge added that "it's not fun to work with someone who doesn't want to be there." Asked to respond, Miller said: “In real life, I’m not always high like Erlich is. And this will blow your readers’ minds, but I’m not high when I work because it gets in the way of the comedy. I also am not a guy who’s blackout drunk, bumping into things on set. … What was occurring was I was out doing stand-up all the time, even if it meant I only got three hours of sleep. So, the thing I have a problem with? It’s pushing myself to do too much.” Meanwhile, the showrunner says Miller's exit gives the show a clean slate to work with, especially since "T.J. wasn't LeBron."
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
Silicon Valley's first trailer of the post-T.J. Miller era contains a secret message
The HBO comedy has dropped a two-minute Season 5 official trailer, featuring an image of binary numbers that, when translated, offers would could be described as "the hidden meaning of the entire series."
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
Thomas Middleditch won’t directly comment on former Silicon Valley co-star T.J. Miller’s sexual misconduct scandal, but…
“I think that’s the tricky thing with all this stuff,” Middleditch said in an interview with The A.V. Club. “Speaking as a guy, as a man, as a male human, it’s kind of scary, with this fervor that’s surrounding it, where an allegation can just pop up and then it’s really incumbent upon you to fervently defend your character. I’m not gonna dive into what’s real or not. I’m just saying it’s a little bit scary.” He adds: “I mean, I thought the whole Aziz Ansari thing was kind of absurd. Like, there’s a difference between assault and just kind of strange sex.” As for Miller's decision to leave the HBO comedy, Middleditch says: “No one wants to be either on a show that they’re kind of ready to move on from, or around someone who’s on a show that they are ready to move on from."
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Mucinex replaces T.J. Miller as its spokesperson with Jason Mantzoukas
Viewers of Mucinex’s Super Bowl ad might have noticed that Mr. Mucus sounded different. It’s unclear if the former Silicon Valley star, who has voiced Mr. Mucus since 2014, was replaced due to sexual misconduct allegations against him. But past commercials featuring Miller as Mr. Mucus have been removed from Mucinex’s YouTube page.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
Silicon Valley gets a Season 5 premiere date and a teaser trailer
The HBO comedy returns March 25 without T.J. Miller.