I’ll admit that my interest in the World Series has significantly waned now that my Yankees have been eliminated. But I still love baseball, so I’ve got to have some kind of rooting interest, even if I’m not committing myself to watching all of the games (I was starting to feel crappy last night, so I put myself to bed at 8:30 and I barely saw the first few innings). My dad is a Dodgers fan so I’m throwing my support their way, even though goodness knows that he takes glee in the Yankees not doing well. He may be one of the few people on the planet that was never impressed with Derek Jeter in any capacity. But I’ll forgive that and side with the family. I’d even root for my brother’s team, the Mets, if they ever make it back to postseason baseball. 😉
I’m also rooting for whoever is most likely to steal a base and win me (and the rest of the country) a free taco. Unless it’s Jose Altuve – screw that guy.
So while I irrationally hate a guy that’s just good at his job, get yourself caught up on all the pop culture that you might have missed with this week’s roundup.
- There was a Game of Thrones Easter egg that adds a new layer to one character’s death.
- Hulu renewed Casual for a fourth and final season.
- Mark Ruffalo will star in a limited series for HBO based on a Wally Lamb book.
- Chelsea Handler will end her Netflix show after two season.
- FX renewed Better Things for a third season.
- Issa Rae is developing a drama for HBO set in 1990’s LA. Author Angela Flournoy is also involved.
- Casey Affleck will star in a horror drama TV series from Alfonso Cuaron.
- Mindy Kaling is producing two comedies in development in NBC.
- Sara Ramirez is joining the cast of Madame Secretary.
- Zoo has been canceled after three seasons.
- Ray Donovan has been renewed for a sixth season.
- Showtime orders Peter Moffat’s Your Honor to series.
- The oral history of the Seinfeld episode, “The Contest.”
- Steve Buscemi to replace Owen Wilson in the TBS comedy Miracle Workers.
- CBS All Access has renewed Star Trek: Discovery.
- Netflix renewed Big Mouth for a second season.
- An American Gangster prequel series with Forest Whitaker is in development.
- Alone Together gets a season two renewal ahead of its January premiere.
- Mike Schur is developing a Mexican-American family sitcom pilot with Shea Serrano.
- Tracy Morgan’s series The Last O.G. has lost its showrunner and it will be delayed until 2018.
- Fashion Police will end in November.
- Keeping Up With the Kardashians was renewed.
- A Moe’s Tavern pop-up bar has opened in Chicago.
- Hunter S. Thompson’s life is being made into a TV series.
- Simon Helberg will produce a CIA comedy in development at CBS.
- Jane Lynch is getting a daytime show.
- Ranking all the “Treehouse of Horror” episodes from The Simpsons.
- Vince Staples wants to direct an episode of American Horror Story and I say they should let him.
- An oral history of David S. Pumpkins.
- Miles Teller is not doing the Allegiant TV movie.
- Here’s what is coming to and going from Netflix in November. And Amazon Prime. And HBO Now.
- Morgan Freeman will play Colin Powell in a biopic.
- Renee Zellweger will play Judy Garland in Judy.
- Ben Medelsohn in talks to play the villain in Captain Marvel.
- Tom Hardy will play Venom through motion-capture technology.
- A Million Little Pieces is getting a big screen adaptation.
- Michael Bay is making a live action Dora the Explorer movie for some reason.
- Channing Tatum has pulled his film about sexual abuse from the Weinstein Company.
- Nine things that you may not have known about the Scream films.
- Robert Englund says that he’s too old to play Freddy Kruegar again.
- Justin Long and Donald Faison to star in the indie film The Wave.
- A new documentary will examine Stanley Kubrick’s final film, Eyes Wide Shut.
- The filmmakers behind The Hunting Ground will make their next documentary about sexual assault in Hollywood.
- Phantom Thread:
- I Love You, Daddy:
- I, Tonya:
- Lady Dynamite, season 2:
- Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built:
- Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond:
- Too Funny To Fail:
- UnREAL, season 3:
- The Chi:
- 12 Strong:
- Snake Outta Compton:
- Confirmed: Justin Timberlake will return to headline the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show.
- Taylor Swift dropped a new single.
- They Might Be Giants are dropping some new music.
- Jason Aldean will release his cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t’ Back Down” to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
- A new Sam Shepard novel, completed before his death, will be published in December.
- The Rock is producing a new podcast series that will investigate historical figures.
- Sebastian Maniscalco announced a theater tour.
- Michelle Wolf’s dubut stand-up special will drop in December.
- Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos join A Christmas Story: Live!.
- Bruce Springsteen will reportedly extend his Broadway run.
- Lee Pace will play Joe Pitt in Broadway’s Angels in America.
- The cost of subscription to BroadwayHD will decrease.
- Michael Moore is taking his Broadway show on the road.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will head to Australia after its Broadway run.
Odds and Ends
- Kid Rock is not running for Senate.
- Billy Joel and wife Alexis welcomed their second child. Joel has a daughter from his marriage to Christie Brinkley.
- Jamie Pressly welcomed twins with partner Hamzi Hijazi.
- Blac Chyna is apparently suing the entire Kardashian/Jenner family.
- Michelle Williams was battling depression during her Destiny’s Child days.
- John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh are engaged.
- Jamel Parrish and Chris Long are engaged.
- Ewan McGregor has reportedly split from his wife of 22 years – and may be dating his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
- Roman Polanski is accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year old model.
- Not a good week for Marilyn Mason – his bassist Twiggy Ramirez was kicked out of the band over sexual assault and domestic violence allegations and former guitarist Daisy Berkowitz passed away.
- Actor Brent Briscoe had died. He was 56.
- R.I.P. Gord Downie, the frontman of Tragically Hip. He was 53.
- Actor Robert Guillaume has passed away. He was 89.
- Legendary musician Fats Domino has passed away. He was 89.
Mashups and Supercuts
- La La Land 2049:
- The Twin Peaks soundtrack mashed up with “The Loco-Motion”:
- The Walking Gingerbread:
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 as a horror movie: