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CBS Pivots Tone-Deaf ‘The Activist’ Game Show Into a Docuseries

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | September 15, 2021 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | September 15, 2021 |


Following a weird and overly wordy Instagram message from The Activist judge Julianne Hough that essentially said nothing, CBS has decided that, ok yeah, making charitable causes fight for money like the goddamn Hunger Games is a bad idea. The Activist will be a documentary series going forward. (Variety)

Tom Hardy attends the Venom: Let There Be Carnage premiere in London with his dog, Blue. (Lainey Gossip)

Alanis Morissette makes it very clear that she won’t support the “salacious” new HBO Documentary about “Jagged Little Pill.” (Dlisted)

Of course, Melania Trump allegedly refused to tell the January 6 insurrectionists to stand down. She already told us once she doesn’t really care. (Celebitchy)

From Claude: I HATE IT HEEERRRRREEEE. Atlanta protesters rally in front of CDC headquarters after Nicki Minaj’s vaccine tweet. (CBS46)

Well, Claude, if it helps, Nicki is in Twitter jail now. (Vulture)

So color me absolutely surprised to learn that Michael K. Williams’ funeral was held in Harrisburg, Pa. I had no idea that it’s been his adopted hometown since his mom moved here, and judging by the tales coming from local residents, it’s because he was just a cool, chill dude whenever he came around. (PennLive)

From Kayleigh:

Because Tori absolutely called it in her review, yes, Amber Tamblyn based her Y: The Last Man character on Meghan McCain, and also, the Joker. Why not? (Uproxx)

Ex-Ubisoft devs open new studio and immediately start sh*tting on Ubisoft. (Kotaku)

Bryce Dallas Howard is directing the Flight of the Navigator reboot after a prior attempt went absolutely nowhere because, honestly, is this movie that well-loved? All I remember is some kid flying in a spaceship that looked like a Nerf Spiral football, and I’m not even 100% on that. (Collider)

For this weekend’s Cannon Book Club, Fairytales & Adaptations, MsWas chose The Little Mermaid, pulling together the original fairytale, her daughters’ love of the Disney movie, a recent podcast, and Sarah Henning’s adaptation, Sea Witch, in one review. ‘But really it all came down to "Mermaids, Mom. It was the mermaids.’" Which adaptations are you looking forward to discussing this weekend? (Cannonball Read 13)

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Mike is a Staff Contributor living in Pennsyltucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

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