Last year, it was announced that Mindy Kaling would produce and star in Velma, an adult cartoon re-imagining of Scooby-Doo (sans Scooby Doo) with Velma Dinkley in the main role. OK, sure! Welp, Velma finally premiered on HBO Max last Friday, and the reaction from audiences and critics alike was… not good. Forbes reports that it has a low-for-HBO-Max score of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes and an embarrassing audience score of just 7%. And before you say, “Oh, is this because they made Velma Indian-American like Mindy? RACISTS!!!!”, that’s actually not the main reason people are hating on Velma. Sure, there are the usual bigot trolls, but the show’s mainly getting backlash because a) it’s not funny (based on the five minutes I watched to write this article, I co-sign this opinion), and, b) some think its “edgy”/”woke” jokes are actually offensive. Too bad the holidays are over; both liberal and conservative family members could’ve bonded over their Velma hate.
“House Of The Dragon” Co-Showrunner, Miguel Sapochnik, Reportedly Left The Series After HBO Refused To Make His Wife A Producer In Season Two
The Game of Thrones spin-off prequel series, House of the Dragon, was renewed for a second season. But one of the two showrunners, Miguel Sapochnik, is not going to be returning, and while it was first reported to be an amicable split, now there is rumored to be some actual drama, honey. Nobody’s family got killed Red Wedding-style, but shit allegedly got messy after HBO refused to let Miguel’s wife–who already got a job on season 1 of the show thanks to him–a producer credit on the second season. That Nepo Baby article was just the beginning–we need a Nepo Spouse exposé next!
There will be spoilers right from the gate here. Meghann Fahy gave us so much in the most recent season of The White Lotus: a perfectly nuanced performance as the rich, glamorous Daphne, who knows about her husband’s side-cake and enjoys her trainer slice too; a perfect bookend as we discover that the body she found in the first episode ended up being Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya in the last episode; and the shocking revelation that there’s actually a 17th way to spell the name “Meghann.” Even though The White Lotus has been renewed for a third season, no one knows if any of the previous members of the cast will pull up to the dock of a different White Lotus Resort in the next scandalous season. But, Instagram Detective Latoyas have noticed that Meghann and Leo Woodall, who played Jack, may now be doing each other in real life. However, they were pretty much the only two characters to not do each other in Sicily.
Last night, White Lotus fans said “Arrivederci!” to the show’s sexy Sicilian second season. This finale had everything: cheating (duh), scamming, wrongful termination, crimes against fashion, and… MURDER! Most importantly, the identity of the floating body was finally revealed. Obviously, a giant, throbbing ***SPOILER ALERT*** for the rest of this post…
And now for some good news: The White Lotus has been renewed by HBO for a third season. The renewal comes three episodes into the second season, which is currently airing. Season one was set at the White Lotus resort in Hawaii, while season two is set at another White Lotus in Sicily. Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya McQuoid and her shady-ass husband, played by Jon Gries (aka Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite) are the only characters who have appeared in both seasons. So, where will Jennifer/Tanya travel next? Is there a White Lotus in Iceland? The people need to see Jennifer/Tanya get her tongue stuck to the wall of an ice hotel.
Kanye West Said Even More Insane Shit During His Tucker Carlson Interview, And His Episode Of “The Shop” Won’t Air Due To Hate Speech
Last week, Kanye West did an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News where he doubled down on the White Lives Matter messiness and randomly criticized Lizzo’s body. Yesterday, Motherboard obtained unaired footage of the interview. Yep, some of what Yeezy said was too much for Fox News. Too much for Fox News. Let that sink in. In the newly released clips, 45-year-old Kanye continues his recent trend of making bigoted statements about Jewish people and claims “fake children” were planted in his house to manipulate his own children. Hoo boy. In other “Kanye did an interview and it was the opposite of sane” news, the HBO talk show, The Shop: Uninterrupted, will not air the episode they recently shot with Kanye. The reason will shock you. Actually, no it won’t. It was cuz he used hate speech.