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'Full House' stars pay tribute to Bob Saget
Tributes are pouring in for beloved comedian and Full House star Bob Saget after his shocking death on Sunday. Saget, who played everyone's favorite TV dad Danny Tanner, was found dead in a hotel room in Florida, though the cause isn't yet clear. Full House cast members have since been expressing their grief, with John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis) writing, "I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him." Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner) also remembered Saget as "one of the best human beings I've ever known in my life," Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone) honored his "brother," Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) called him a "genuinely kind spirit," and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner) remembered him as a "compassionate and generous man." To stress that Saget really was "one of the nicest men on the planet," Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson also revealed the comedian helped him "get through some rough mental health stuff" during their friendship, adding, "I love you Bob it was an honor to know you."
Golden Globe winners unveiled through extremely bizarre tweets
The Golden Globes didn't need a telecast this year to leave us all baffled. After NBC canceled the broadcast, Sunday's winners were revealed on social media, and the tweets announcing them turned out to be pretty bizarre. First of all, many didn't bother specifying what film or show the winner was nominated for. They were also strangely worded in general, most notably when the announcement that West Side Story won a top prize implied it's a comedy. "If laughter is the best medicine [West Side Story] is the cure for what ails you," an official tweet read. That was later deleted and replaced with a tweet that perhaps made even less sense: "If music is the best medicine [West Side Story] is the cure for what ails you." Andrew Garfield's win for the non-comedy Tick, Tick... Boom! was also introduced with, "It takes 43 muscles to smile. Thanks for the work out Andrew Garfield." It was arguably a solid list of winners overall, but thanks to the tweets, the night still mostly consisted of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association getting ruthlessly mocked. Some things never change.
'Grey's Anatomy' renewed for 19th season after Ellen Pompeo said it should end
Have no fears, they've got stories for years! ABC has renewed Grey's Anatomy for yet another season, the show's nineteenth, and Meredith Grey herself (Ellen Pompeo) has signed a one-year deal to return. The network didn't mention whether this would be the final season, but the renewal comes just weeks after Pompeo admitted in an interview she really wanted the show to end. "I've been trying to focus on convincing everybody that it should end," Pompeo, who's reportedly the highest-paid actress in a primetime broadcast drama, told Insider. "I feel like I'm the super naive one who keeps saying, 'But what's the story going to be, what story are we going to tell? And everyone's like, 'Who cares, Ellen? It makes a gazillion dollars.'" Blink twice if you need someone to rescue you from this show, Ellen.
Aubrey Plaza cast in 'The White Lotus' season 2
Another new guest is ready to check in at The White Lotus. Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza has joined season 2, Variety reports. She's reportedly been cast in one of the lead roles of Harper Spiller, who goes on vacation with her husband and his friends (oddly, Plaza's second time playing a Harper, after Happiest Season). The follow-up season of The White Lotus will involve a new set of characters at a separate resort. Plaza joins Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher on The Sopranos, who was also cast in the new season. Plaza is also known for her performances in shows like Legion and movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, not to mention her recent appearances on various talk shows dressed like a witch. Any chance she can keep that costume for The White Lotus, HBO?
Ben Affleck worried about his kids seeing the 'Sad Affleck' memes
Ben Affleck would rather his kids don't have to see all those unflattering memes. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Affleck reflected on the infamous meme of him looking dejected while promoting Batman v Superman after the interviewer brought up the brutal reviews. "The 'Sad Affleck' meme — that was funny to me," Affleck said. "I mean, there's nobody who hasn't felt that way at a junket." At the same time, Affleck is worried about his kids stumbling across it online. "My kids see it and I think, 'Oh, are they going to think their dad is fundamentally sad or they have to worry about me?'" Affleck previously spoke about the meme in a 2017 interview, saying the movie taught him "not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don't say anything and they can lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it. That's one thing I learned."