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  1. Another police death or is there an angle to send him out of Port Charles?
  2. It’s easy to compare it to golf, which is similarly a country club sport, yet it’s hard to go a week without seeing a tournament on one of the broadcast networks. The PGA audience skews even older than the tennis viewership. But there are many important differences, I know.
  3. My theory: I think there was a bit of a drumbeat for last year’s USO women’s final due to it being two black American women (biracial in Madison’s case), and there had been four Americans in the semis (with Coco and especially Venus, a legit household name who transcends the sport). I also think Sloane squandered some of her momentum after winning the Slam with all those losses, especially in with the failure to make an impact at the next GS in Australia, so there was less interest in her here (Miami win notwithstanding). EDIT: We’d almost certainly have gotten a boost if Serena hadn’t gotten injured and had advanced. But the Kerbers, Muguruzas, Haleps—excellent players, not stars here. The tennis audience is aging more quickly than even the daytime soap audience, which is crazy. The sport is speeding toward irrelevance.
  4. I’d be more concerned about the person they’d choose as EP if Mal goes.
  5. One of the greatest songs of all time.
  6. I like David Marchese and E. Alex Jung’s interviews a lot (Marchese’s interview with Quincy Jones was the most talked-about, but he’s gotten thoughtful, off-script stuff from many celebs; Jung’s interview with RuPaul was brilliant). But I think Vulture, like all outlets who get the bulk of their content from aggregating, can be desperate and slapdash in the quest for clicks, so I can understand some ambivalence. And they do slavishly pander to the most obnoxious elements on social media.
  7. Lol. The guy knows when to play his cards. It was only a matter of time.
  8. Act, maybe? Provide more than dazed stares into the distance? Give us some sense of an internal world happening?
  9. After all this time and years of credible allegations, what was the straw that broke the camel’s back? Just the conviction?
  10. Right now, there’s so much pressure to be in the industry to be superficially “diverse.” Even CBS, which resisted for YEARS, is now casting POCs as leads. The movement has thankfully elevated a lot of talented artists, but so many folks are half-assing it and paying lip service to Woke Twitter. Again, in a cynical way. Some people are satisfied with scraps after going hungry for so long.
  11. He’s handsome and can clean up when wearing a nicely tailored suit. He’s gorgeous, but it’s also a charisma and a swagger thing. That dude pops onscreen. Michael Mealor, Jason Canela... great-looking guys both of them, but no.
  12. I don’t think he’s bad-looking at all, but the bloom has long been off that rose for me. Thad Luckinbill, on the other hand... To each one’s own, as always. Not like I have the opportunity to bag either one.
  13. That’s what I don’t get. So many opportunities to illuminate character in different ways, and we have this monotonous mess. A lot of running in place. I wonder what kind of research they are using to pace stories. Like most people in the demo only watch 2-3 days a week so they have to make sure the casual viewer can keep up? But with the illusion of action and movement to keep people “entertained”?
  14. Surprise! Another Bachelorette contestant in legal trouble. http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/bachelorette-lincoln-convicted-of-indecent-assault-battery.html?utm_medium=s1&utm_source=fb&utm_campaign=vulture
  15. It wouldn’t have taken but a moment to have that scene. A phone call. Didn’t even need to book the actress playing the therapist.
  16. Have they had any scenes of Victoria’s therapist calling her after a missed appointment or anything, or did she just end treatment? The way they used that story was so cynically done. No follow-up, no momentum.
  17. RSW was... not good in what I saw today. A total blank.
  18. Kesha has accused Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry, according to court documents. Kesha made the claim in a text message to Lady Gaga. https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/kesha-accused-dr-luke-of-raping-katy-perry-1202844495/
  19. The only ones I can think of on contract (minus Mishael) are Karla Mosley, Christel Khalil, Lexie Stevenson (is she contract?), Vanessa Williams, Sal Stowers, Reign Edwards, Vinessa Antoine, and the actress playing the new intern on B&B. Most of them are rarely seen. CK looks to be marrying well, so she may not have career concerns, but I don’t think resting on her soap laurels like Josh Morrow and Amelia Heinle will be as lucrative.
  20. He’s not exactly doing a bang-up job on the white characters either lol, but he did reserve some of his worst garbage for Hilary, yes. The great thing is that Tamara, Tonya Pinkins, and Debbi Morgan had built such connections in the film, TV, and theater worlds that they didn’t have to rely on soaps for that steady paycheck as they aged. It’s going to be tougher for some of the black actresses on soaps right now who haven’t diversified their careers as much.
  21. Nadal has pulled out of Queen’s Club again.
  22. Oh definitely. I grew up watching TT because my mom watched ATWT. She was great and not at all over the top. I was happy they put her in the forefront in her latter years of the show, even though they sort of turned her into the Alexis Davis of Oakdale.
  23. Ron and Frank at Y&R. I can hardly think of two people more ill-suited for that show, but then again they hired JFP and Pratt, so...
  24. Lol. Reminds me of when Sonny used to say Connie F uckinhairy.
  25. Anthony Herrera was SO handsome. Just a knockout.
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