Saturday, July 16, 2016
Anthony Anderson co-announced the Emmy nominations on Thursday and what a swell job he did. He said he couldn’t pronounce a name even though it was written phonetically for him. The unpronounceable name: Tatiana Maslany.
He also screamed and whooped whenever announcing an African-American nominee. Hey, Anthony, ALL nominees matter.
TRANSPARENT is an excellent show but does not belong in the Best Comedy category. I hope any of the other nominees win.
Ballplayers have the most bizarre injuries. Here’s the latest: Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman cut his left index finger on a souvenir CHEERS mug. Nice to know I’m still involved in the game somehow.
With all the shit going on in the world, I’m amazed that people are losing their minds because the new GHOSTBUSTERS are all women. Seriously? That’s a major issue?
Meanwhile, Deadline Hollywood had this headline: Cast & Crew of ‘Fifty Shades’ Sequel Confirmed Safe After Attacks in Nice, France. Whew!
I won’t be going to Comic-Con. My Underdog costume will have to sit in the closet for another year.
Wow! The prison in SUITS looks nicer than most Grand Hyatt’s.
Congratulations to Cheryl Dolins just named the SVP of Comedy Development for 20th Century Fox. She’s a terrific person and great executive.
Notable Emmy snub: Stephen Colbert not nominated for Late Night while Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, AND James Corden were.
BRAINDEAD is moving to Sundays during the Republican Convention. Is anyone still watching that show? I’m just about to give up.
Headline in the Huffington Post: The U.S. Wastes Half Of All Produce Because It’s Not Instagram-Worthy.
Congrats to all the Emmy nominees. Note to Academy: Get anyone other than Anthony Anderson to announce the nominations next year.
By Ken Levine at 6:00 AM