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  1. Verdasco has withdrawn from IW, replaced by Gulbis.
  2. There were rumblings that Ian was bracing himself for his own allegations, which he alluded to in his interview. That Apt Pupil set was super sketchy. (And, of course, he’s more than been around the block, as Rupert Everett can attest.)
  3. The sad news about Luke Perry’s death made me a bit nostalgic about the early days of Fox, which I watched more than any broadcast network as a kid. I’m sure that’s true for a lot of late GenXers and early millennials, who watched Married... with Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, In Living Color, The Simpsons, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Alien Nation, Cops, and later series like Martin, Living Single, BH90210, and Melrose Place. I thought it might be fun to remember some off-the-beaten-path series that don’t get a lot of love these days. Like, for instance, Herman’s Head.
  4. Someone is gunning for an Oscar. He’s not the first person I’d suggest for this role. Speaking of sisters (click through and read Naomi’s replies to comments. They’re hilarious)
  5. Rob Sheffield wrote really great remembrances for David Bowie and Prince, and he’s written one for Luke: From Sen. Sherrod Brown’s wife:
  6. What is Nene hiding in her closet that made her flip out so much? She really didn’t want those cameras back there. “She pregnant!”
  7. She’s British, so she just needs to play Sophie Okonedo’s sister or daughter in something.
  8. Between Keith Flint from Prodigy apparently taking his own life and this, it’s been a rough day for people who were icons when I was coming of age. Both so young.
  9. Lots of angry tweets like this today (can’t watch):
  10. And, again, what was the point of bringing Maya back having split with Rick offscreen if they weren’t going to use her? Why not just sail them off into the sunset together? So many WTF dropped stories on this show.
  11. That’s the thing: people often say that Y&R was like a bunch of a spheres that often didn’t mix. But within those spheres, relationships were honored. You didn’t have situations like Eden going through a traumatic experience within a little silo with Cruz and Julia or Maxie (on GH) mooning over her creepy boyfriend while her longtime best friend was in the hospital in critical condition after being stabbed by a serial killer. Nothing frustrates me more about soaps than beats in relationships not being played, especially when they waste so much time with throwaway scenes. I get that cast availability is an issue. But... figure it out. These oversights destroy my investment in a show. I was checking in on GH a bit for the Ryan story, but now I don’t care. They lost a viewer.
  12. I think it’s tough, though. They lucked out this year with Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, and A Star Is Born. The types of films they usually nominate like The Shape of Water, The Hurt Locker, and Roma are just never going to be what a general audience is going to seek out, even if given more time.
  13. They’ve done exactly the opposite: in 2020, the Oscars are moving up two weeks to February 9. They felt that awards fatigue in that long march to the Oscars was partially responsible for the ratings decline. So now the precursor awards will all have to pack into January. The Grammys have moved back to January 26 to get out of the way. And the BAFTA Film Awards will be held February 2, 2020, the same night as the damn Super Bowl!
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