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Megyn Kelly: Maybe I’ll Go Back to FOX Where I Was Appreciated!

Despite Megyn Kelly's desperate attempts to stay relevant by defending Brett Kavanaugh of all people, her ratings are on death's door.

NBC wants to fire her in order to rid themselves of a $23 million headache.

Apparently she's been confiding in friends that she wants to go crawling back to FOX.

Megyn Kelly Listens

Megyn Kelly is said to be the most highly paid television personality at NBC.

Her catastrophic ratings during Today's third hour might not warrant it, but she's said to be pulling down about $23 million per year.

But we keep hearing stories that NBC wants to fire Megyn, and apparently Megyn thinks that she knows who is responsible.

RadarOnline reports that Megyn Kelly blames Savannah Guthrie for the leaks.

And during the 8 hours of live coverage that NBC provided of the Kavanaugh hearings, Megyn and Savannah's feud reached new intensity.

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb Host Today

"As the day went on," an insider says. "Savannah and Megyn got nastier and nastier."

The source goes on to say that the two were "making little digs at each other."

"When the live broadcast ended," the insider dishes. "The two of them exploded."

Megyn and Savannah were reportedly "accusing each other of talking over one another and interrupting."

While Megyn barely treads water in the ratings, Savannah and Hoda Kotb have skyrocketed in popularity in the wake of Lauer's firing.

Hoda Kotb and Megyn Kelly

Megyn is said to not really be fitting in over at NBC.

Earlier this month, more than two dozen folks from NBC watched Al Roker's Broadway debut in Waitress.

Care to guess who was reportedly not invited?

Because Megyn was not part of that group outing.

"After the show," an insider dished. "They all went to Butter restaurant on 45th Street with Al and his wife to celebrate."

Megyn Kelly Makes a Speech

That sounds so wonderful ... for the people there.

"One staff member was overheard saying, ‘This family does everything together,’" the source said.

"But," the insider editorialized. "Obviously that ‘family’ doesn’t include Megyn!"

Ouch!

At this point, there has to be more to it than the fact that Megyn came over from FOX, right?

Maybe there's some truth to those rumors that Megyn Kelly is a nightmare diva.

Megyn Kelly Claps

She is reportedly confiding in close friends that she is in talks to leave NBC and return to FOX.

"At FOX," the insider says. "Megyn was a princess."

Of course -- she's attractive, mean, and she makes claims like "Santa Claus is white" as if Santa is a real life person and not a fictional character inspired by a long-dead Turkish man.

"At NBC she feels isolated and alone," the source continues.

"She’s not happy," the insider says. "And something has to give."

Megyn Kelly Interview Pic

We love roasting Megyn Kelly, but here is a genuine question: has she tried ... being nice?

The best way to make friends is to be nice to people. Not just the people whom you want to befriend, but others.

If you're losing your mind and acting entitled with the people who handle lights and makeup, it'll get back to Hoda and Savannah.

We know that Megyn is probably still unlearning bad habits, like lying and defending terrible people, that she picked up at FOX.

A lot of this world's problems could be solved if people were kinder to one another.

The Conners Cast: Roseanne Deserved to Be Killed Off!

If you watched the series premiere of The Conners Tuesday night (for now, we'll table the debate about whether this really qualifies as a new series), then you know the show wasted no time in addressing the absence of its former title character.

As many predicted, Roseanne Conner died of an opioid overdose, a decision the sitcom's writers and producers made in response to the real-world actions of the woman who created and portrayed her.

Roseanne Barr Cackles

Back in May, Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet about former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett prompted the swift cancellation of her eponymous show.

Just weeks later, however, ABC announced a Roseanne spinoff, which would focus on John Goodman and Laurie Metcalfe's characters, as well as the Conners' three adult children.

(The absence of a long-forgotten fourth Conner kid -- born at the tail-end of the original series' run -- was explained away in Roseanne's revival season.)

Roseanne Season 10 Picture

The question of how to dispatch with one of the most iconic sitcom characters of the past 30 years was no doubt a difficult one for the show's writers to grapple with.

Fortunately, the final episodes that featured Barr offered the opportunity for a poignant resolution.

In keeping with Roseanne's tradition of addressing the taboo topics faced by working-class Americans, Barr's character struggled with an opioid addiction last season.

Roseanne on Roseanne

So when the time came to kill her off, an overdose seemed like the most obvious solution, both for the sake of continuity and for the chance to grapple with the kind of tragedy that's affecting more and more Americans each year.

While the debut episode of The Conners saw a dip in ratings, it was well received by critics.

Predictably, however, the real Roseanne took to Twitter to denounce the decision to kill her character as "disrespectful," at one point railing:

"I ain't dead yet, bitches!"

Roseanne Flips Out

On Wednesday, two of the actors who portray Roseanne's children -- Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman -- appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the obvious anger of their TV mom:

"We really miss Roseanne and love her very much, you know and her spirit is still very much with us, so we understand that she's hurting right now and she's in pain and she's always with us," said Goranson.

"Hopefully, we can see her and kind of remedy some of this at some point in time, I hope."

Roseanne Season 10 Pic

"The tone of the way she passed away was related to last season, and I think you listen to our producers, they really wanted to take a real crisis that's happening in our country and find a way to give voice to that," added Fishman.

"I know that the reaction to that is going to be different to different people, but what we've always tried to do is tackle big topics and try to be honest about them."

It remains to be seen if audiences will warm up to The Conners the same way they embraced the revival of Roseanne.

But whatever the case, you can bet Lanford, Illinois' most famous mom will not be tuning in.

The Conners Cast: Roseanne Deserved to Be Killed Off!

If you watched the series premiere of The Conners Tuesday night (for now, we'll table the debate about whether this really qualifies as a new series), then you know the show wasted no time in addressing the absence of its former title character.

As many predicted, Roseanne Conner died of an opioid overdose, a decision the sitcom's writers and producers made in response to the real-world actions of the woman who created and portrayed her.

Roseanne Barr Cackles

Back in May, Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet about former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett prompted the swift cancellation of her eponymous show.

Just weeks later, however, ABC announced a Roseanne spinoff, which would focus on John Goodman and Laurie Metcalfe's characters, as well as the Conners' three adult children.

(The absence of a long-forgotten fourth Conner kid -- born at the tail-end of the original series' run -- was explained away in Roseanne's revival season.)

Roseanne Season 10 Picture

The question of how to dispatch with one of the most iconic sitcom characters of the past 30 years was no doubt a difficult one for the show's writers to grapple with.

Fortunately, the final episodes that featured Barr offered the opportunity for a poignant resolution.

In keeping with Roseanne's tradition of addressing the taboo topics faced by working-class Americans, Barr's character struggled with an opioid addiction last season.

Roseanne on Roseanne

So when the time came to kill her off, an overdose seemed like the most obvious solution, both for the sake of continuity and for the chance to grapple with the kind of tragedy that's affecting more and more Americans each year.

While the debut episode of The Conners saw a dip in ratings, it was well received by critics.

Predictably, however, the real Roseanne took to Twitter to denounce the decision to kill her character as "disrespectful," at one point railing:

"I ain't dead yet, bitches!"

Roseanne Flips Out

On Wednesday, two of the actors who portray Roseanne's children -- Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman -- appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the obvious anger of their TV mom:

"We really miss Roseanne and love her very much, you know and her spirit is still very much with us, so we understand that she's hurting right now and she's in pain and she's always with us," said Goranson.

"Hopefully, we can see her and kind of remedy some of this at some point in time, I hope."

Roseanne Season 10 Pic

"The tone of the way she passed away was related to last season, and I think you listen to our producers, they really wanted to take a real crisis that's happening in our country and find a way to give voice to that," added Fishman.

"I know that the reaction to that is going to be different to different people, but what we've always tried to do is tackle big topics and try to be honest about them."

It remains to be seen if audiences will warm up to The Conners the same way they embraced the revival of Roseanne.

But whatever the case, you can bet Lanford, Illinois' most famous mom will not be tuning in.

The Conners Cast: Roseanne Deserved to Be Killed Off!

If you watched the series premiere of The Conners Tuesday night (for now, we'll table the debate about whether this really qualifies as a new series), then you know the show wasted no time in addressing the absence of its former title character.

As many predicted, Roseanne Conner died of an opioid overdose, a decision the sitcom's writers and producers made in response to the real-world actions of the woman who created and portrayed her.

Roseanne Barr Cackles

Back in May, Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet about former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett prompted the swift cancellation of her eponymous show.

Just weeks later, however, ABC announced a Roseanne spinoff, which would focus on John Goodman and Laurie Metcalfe's characters, as well as the Conners' three adult children.

(The absence of a long-forgotten fourth Conner kid -- born at the tail-end of the original series' run -- was explained away in Roseanne's revival season.)

Roseanne Season 10 Picture

The question of how to dispatch with one of the most iconic sitcom characters of the past 30 years was no doubt a difficult one for the show's writers to grapple with.

Fortunately, the final episodes that featured Barr offered the opportunity for a poignant resolution.

In keeping with Roseanne's tradition of addressing the taboo topics faced by working-class Americans, Barr's character struggled with an opioid addiction last season.

Roseanne on Roseanne

So when the time came to kill her off, an overdose seemed like the most obvious solution, both for the sake of continuity and for the chance to grapple with the kind of tragedy that's affecting more and more Americans each year.

While the debut episode of The Conners saw a dip in ratings, it was well received by critics.

Predictably, however, the real Roseanne took to Twitter to denounce the decision to kill her character as "disrespectful," at one point railing:

"I ain't dead yet, bitches!"

Roseanne Flips Out

On Wednesday, two of the actors who portray Roseanne's children -- Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman -- appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the obvious anger of their TV mom:

"We really miss Roseanne and love her very much, you know and her spirit is still very much with us, so we understand that she's hurting right now and she's in pain and she's always with us," said Goranson.

"Hopefully, we can see her and kind of remedy some of this at some point in time, I hope."

Roseanne Season 10 Pic

"The tone of the way she passed away was related to last season, and I think you listen to our producers, they really wanted to take a real crisis that's happening in our country and find a way to give voice to that," added Fishman.

"I know that the reaction to that is going to be different to different people, but what we've always tried to do is tackle big topics and try to be honest about them."

It remains to be seen if audiences will warm up to The Conners the same way they embraced the revival of Roseanne.

But whatever the case, you can bet Lanford, Illinois' most famous mom will not be tuning in.

The Conners Cast: Roseanne Deserved to Be Killed Off!

If you watched the series premiere of The Conners Tuesday night (for now, we'll table the debate about whether this really qualifies as a new series), then you know the show wasted no time in addressing the absence of its former title character.

As many predicted, Roseanne Conner died of an opioid overdose, a decision the sitcom's writers and producers made in response to the real-world actions of the woman who created and portrayed her.

Roseanne Barr Cackles

Back in May, Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet about former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett prompted the swift cancellation of her eponymous show.

Just weeks later, however, ABC announced a Roseanne spinoff, which would focus on John Goodman and Laurie Metcalfe's characters, as well as the Conners' three adult children.

(The absence of a long-forgotten fourth Conner kid -- born at the tail-end of the original series' run -- was explained away in Roseanne's revival season.)

Roseanne Season 10 Picture

The question of how to dispatch with one of the most iconic sitcom characters of the past 30 years was no doubt a difficult one for the show's writers to grapple with.

Fortunately, the final episodes that featured Barr offered the opportunity for a poignant resolution.

In keeping with Roseanne's tradition of addressing the taboo topics faced by working-class Americans, Barr's character struggled with an opioid addiction last season.

Roseanne on Roseanne

So when the time came to kill her off, an overdose seemed like the most obvious solution, both for the sake of continuity and for the chance to grapple with the kind of tragedy that's affecting more and more Americans each year.

While the debut episode of The Conners saw a dip in ratings, it was well received by critics.

Predictably, however, the real Roseanne took to Twitter to denounce the decision to kill her character as "disrespectful," at one point railing:

"I ain't dead yet, bitches!"

Roseanne Flips Out

On Wednesday, two of the actors who portray Roseanne's children -- Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman -- appeared on Good Morning America to discuss the obvious anger of their TV mom:

"We really miss Roseanne and love her very much, you know and her spirit is still very much with us, so we understand that she's hurting right now and she's in pain and she's always with us," said Goranson.

"Hopefully, we can see her and kind of remedy some of this at some point in time, I hope."

Roseanne Season 10 Pic

"The tone of the way she passed away was related to last season, and I think you listen to our producers, they really wanted to take a real crisis that's happening in our country and find a way to give voice to that," added Fishman.

"I know that the reaction to that is going to be different to different people, but what we've always tried to do is tackle big topics and try to be honest about them."

It remains to be seen if audiences will warm up to The Conners the same way they embraced the revival of Roseanne.

But whatever the case, you can bet Lanford, Illinois' most famous mom will not be tuning in.

American Horror Story Recap: Return to Murder House

American Horror Story was all about giving fans what they wanted on Wednesday night.

By that, we mean there was a return trip to the Murder House from American Horror Story Season 1 as Madison and Behold continued their mission to find out everything they could about Michael Langdon. 

Madison and Behold

Posing as the most fabulous married couple of them all, they had to fool the realtor into proving they were seriously interested in buying the house. 

As such a wire transfer was made, taking the house off the market and allowing the two to enter the walls of the home that housed 36 ghosts. 

Behold, and Madison had to do a spell to allow them to see the ghosts because the souls were able to decide when they could be seen by mortals. 

We quickly learned that Constance Langdon, Michael's grandmother, was dead, and there was a huge hint that she took "the coward's way out," courtesy of Moira. 

“I’m Constance Langdon, and this is my f–ing house!� shrieked Constance, marking Jessica Lange's first episode with the series in four years. 

The mother of Tate went on to say that if they wanted the goods on Michael, they had to do something for her:

Get rid “that insufferable, cloudy-eyed ginger.�

Jessica Lange on American Horror Story: Apocalypse

And that they did. The dug up her bones and planted them in the same plot of land as her mother's corpse. It brought Moira's storyline full-circle and allowed her to pass on to what came next with someone who was actually happy to see her. 

As for Constance's end of the bargain, she spilled all the beans, and much of it was to be expected. She tried her best to keep Michael's murderous instincts at bay. 

In fact, she went as far as planting a rose bush above every single animal he skewered, but that got difficult when he graduated to the big leagues and started offing humans. 

He even had a decade-length growth spurt one night, allowing him to become stronger. But Constance realized he was going to wind up killing her, so she headed over to the Murder House with some pills and a bottle of whiskey. 

“That’s what I call a bon voyage!� Constance laughed as she told the two witches the chilling tale. Constance decided against revealing her spirit to her grandson because she was too damaged following everything. 

Cody Fern on American Horror Story

However, Ben Harmon was on hand try and make a connection with the child who didn't exactly have the best start in life. 

What followed were heartwarming scenes of Ben trying to make Michael be the best man he could be, but he drew the line for good when Michael opted to slice and dice two women who moved into the house. 

As if that was not bad enough, he sent their souls away from the world, thus ousting their lives in both places. 

That's when Viven showed up to continue the trip down memory lane revealing that there was always something amiss with the child and that she believed he was the Antichrist. 

“I never stopped loving you,� Ben said after we learned Vivien has been steering clear of him.

“I know, but I never stopped hating him,� Vivien responded. 

Everything changed for the worse when a cult showed up at the house to worship Michael, confirming all of their worst fears. 

The Devil on American Horror Story

Micheal feasted on the heart of a girl Miriam kidnapped after offering her a ride. That's when a mysterious shadow appeared behind him, confirming he was indeed the villain of this story. 

Vivan decided enough was enough and tried to kill him, but he turned the tables and attempted to take the women who birthed him out of the equation. 

In a truly surprising scene, Tate showed up and saved her. We also learned that Tate was not taking anything to do with the child despite him being his father. 

“You didn’t spring from my nut sack! Not even I could create something as monstrous, as evil, as you!� he yelled at Michael when he showed up in his room. 

Speaking of Tate, he and Violet's relationship was essentially over. Violet couldn't look at Tate after everything he did, but Madison managed to talk to her. 

She said that Tate was possessed by the evil inside the house. Could that be the case? Maybe, but it all felt a little too convenient. 

What are your thoughts on the episode?

Hit the comments below. 

American Horror Story continues Wednesdays on FX. 

90 Day Fiance Revenge Porn Scandal: Paul Claims Man Posting Scandalous Pics of Karine

90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days stars Paul and Karine are one of the show's most controversial couples -- which is saying a lot.

On Sunday's Tell All special, Paul pulled the rug out from under Karine's happy pregnancy announcement by demanding a paternity test.

Now, Paul is asking for help from fans to track down a man he says is posting revenge porn of Karine.

Karine and Paul, Wedding Photo

"This man is posting revenge porn of Karine," Paul Staehle wrote on social media alongside the photo collage that you're about to see.

He implores his followers: "please help Karine criminally prosecute him."

"Report him," Paul writes. "And send any info to help Karine to Karine to give to the police."

"She can prosecute him," Paul says. "And he will be charged regardless of where he is."

To the shock of a lot of 90 Day Fiance fans, Paul then posted actual photos -- censored though they may be -- of the revenge porn.

90 day fiance - karine revenge porn post

Paul was apparently displeased with the responses that he got, because he seemed to lash out in a later post.

"A man posts sex videos on the internet of himself and my wife," Paul angrily lamented.

He continued to narrate: "I try to help her get his full name for her police report."

"And get people to help us find all the places he posted the sex videos," Paul continued. "So we can have police help remove [the photos]."

"But," Paul then wrote with no hint of irony. "I am the bad guy."

90 day fiance - paul bad guy

At no point does Paul seem to provide necessary information that fans would need to report this unnamed man.

There's no link to where this man may have posted videos.

He does not know the man's name or link to the man's social media.

It sounds like he's just asking his followers to do cyber-sleuthing so that he does not have to.

For that matter, he doesn't even say when these videos were allegedly recorded.

Did this happen before their relationship, or is this from Karine's alleged infidelity?

Karine Baby Bump

As we mentioned, Karine shared happy news recently -- she and Paul are expecting.

Karine has had two miscarriages that were emotionally devastating to her.

Now, she's pregnant with what fans are calling a rainbow baby -- a pregnancy following tragic miscarriages.

Then, Paul announced at the Tell All special that he'll demand a paternity test.

That is such a hurtful thing to say, especially in public.

He did promise to raise the baby as his own, for whatever that's worth.

90 day fiance - karine to paul

Paul also shared a message in which Karine attempted to explain how this man had reached out to her.

90 Day Fiance viewers have felt a swell of sympathy for Karine for ages.

Paul strikes many as creepy, or at least awkward. And it's not just that he's more than a dozen years her senior.

(Anyone else remember that time he showed up and announced to her parents his plan to take her to his hotel room?)

And then there is Paul's criminal history, which includes an arrest for violeting a protective order.

Also, arson. Paul was on probation.

Karine and Paul

It has been suggested that Paul has a dating pattern of dating much younger women because they are naive enough to tolerate him.

To many viewers, it seemed that Paul had simply run out of gullible women in his hometown and decided to look overseas.

Paul's strange behavior regarding this revenge porn -- announcing it publicly so that as many people as possible see it -- is just the latest stunt.

With this on top of his assertion that Karina was unfaithful to him, a lot of fans are hoping that Karine gets out of this relationship.

Married at First Sight Finale: Did Your Favorite Couple Stay Together?

And that's all she wrote for another season of Married at First.

The Lifetime reality series concluded its latest examination of husbands and wives who barely know each other on Tuesday night, as many viewers tuned in to find out which twosomes would stay together...

... and which would finally realize, What the heck was I thinking marrying someone I only just met?!?

at first sight

Let's begin our finale recap with a look Dave Flaherty and Amber Martorana, shall we?

Amber very much aware of Dave’s apprehensiveness and hesitation about the future, which, naturally, only made her even more insecure.

However, she soon realized that she spent a lot of time focusing on Dave’s feelings rather than her own. Perhaps it was time for a self-examination, you know?

Forget what Dave was thinking, she reasoned and wondered.

“What if there’s someone better for me?� Amber said. “I haven’t really stopped to think ‘What do I really want? Is this marriage right for me?’�

amber with dave

In the end, the answer was yes to this final question.

She and Dave surprisingly chose to remain together and ended their storyline looking forward to having more time to work on their union.

But what about Bobby Dodd and Danielle Bergman? Well...

We mean, do we even need to say it?

The most predictable couple on the show never fought and were totally obsessed with each other during the entire process. It was both adorable and sort of sickening to watch.

Only one thing was holding them back overall and that Danielle’s inability to tell Bobby that she loved him.

bobby/danielle

“I’ve told Danielle time and time again how much I love her,� Bobby said. “The only thing I really need to hear is Danielle say that she loves me. It’s just something I always thought I would have by now.�

Right?!?

Especially considering how smoothly the marriage has gone.

When decision day arrived, Bobby did all he could to make Danielle happy and secure, even getting down on one knee, pulling out a ring and pouring his heart out to her.

“These eight weeks have been the absolute best eight weeks of my life,� he said. “I’m just glad that I got you. Ultimately, I want you to know that I chose you.�

Did it work? Did she reply with the L Bomb?

YES!

“I feel like I got a best friend and I’m completely head over heels in love with you,� Danielle said.

Mia Bally with Tristan Thompson

Finally, we get to Tristan Thompson and Mia Balley...

These two went through more than any other couple on the show, that's for certain.

If you'll recall, he kicked her out of the house... she threatened him with divorce ... we learned that Mia was once arrested for stalking.

So it wasn't exactly a shock that, going into decision day, both sides were apprehensive and confused about what to do.

“It’s a lot more downs than been ups,� Tristan said. “I care for her … but with everything that’s happened, we still have a lot of work to do.�

Tristan and Mia

Incredibly, the two somehow chose to remain together and give their relationship another shot -- on air, at least.

The finale was filmed many months ago, remember.

In September, long after shooting wrapped, Mia filed for divorce.

It's probably for the best, don't you think?

The Conners Kills Off Roseanne With a Shocking Twist; But Did Anyone Watch?

In May of this year, Roseanne Barr's outspoken racism got her fired from her own show.

Fortunately, the rest of the cast, crew, and production team were saved when ABC confirmed a Roseanne spinoff, The Conners.

As you can see in this clip from The Conners premiere, they killed off Roseanne's character. Here's how:

The connors premiere screencap 01

On Tuesday, October 16, The Conners premiered.

There, viewers learned that Roseanne -- the character -- has died.

At first, the Connors simply believed that her cause of death had been a heart attack. That is the simplest way to kill off a character of her age.

She fell victim, writers and producers decided, to an opioid overdose.

As the family grieves, they remark on odd things that anyone who's lost an immediate family member has noted -- like the custom of bringing food to those who are in mourning.

(Note that while Roseanne may have died, that cringey laugh track remains)

Roseanne flips out

Obviously, no actual Roseannes were harmed during the filming of this episode.

Dan -- John Goodman's character -- was particularly upset to learn that she had died of an overdose.

He had personally flushed her pain pills following her knee surgery, fearing that they might be misused or fall into the wrong hand.

In his quest to find someone to blame, he targeted the woman whose name was on the pill bottle.

But he learned that it wasn't so simple -- Roseanne had stashed pill bottles from multiple sources all over the house.

John goodman on the connors

Beyond this, the episode covered the Conner family trying to figure out how to exist with their new normal.

Part of that simply meant performing tasks that Roseanne herself used to do.

Dan assumed the role of someone to whom people come to talk, so it was to Dan that Mark came out as gay.

(Dan did a good job, saying that he just wished that Mark had felt comfortable telling him sooner)

In the mean time, Jackie spends the entire time trying to fill in for Roseanne around the house, but it's really because she's not prepared to say goodbye to her late friend.

The connors premiere screencap 02

The episode ends with the family sitting around the table.

There isn't the usual laughter, but they're all happy.

It is also revealed that Dan has been sleeping on the couch since Roseanne's overdose, but he finally returns to his bed.

Honestly, that's a very realistic struggle for people who are grieving.

And grappling with an unexpected opioid overdose is an all too real struggle for Americans.

Roseanne barr cackles

The Connors' premiere ratings were reportedly steady with the finale of Roseanne.

(And that's an incomplete sample of viewers -- think of how many people have yet to watch the episode on their DVRs)

Some reviewers went ahead and wrote that The Conners is exactly the sort of revival that ABC should have aired last year.

This show, many viewers agree, has more of the spirit of the original series.

Too much of that lone revival season of Roseanne felt like a betrayal of what the show had always represented.

The connors premiere screencap 03

In the end, plenty of people who would never have tuned in to the Roseanne revival would happily watch The Conners.

Similarly, plenty of people who watched the Roseanne revival because they wanted to cheer on a fellow Trump supporter are boycotting this series.

So far, it appears that the ratings are evening out. We hope that they remain strong.

When Roseanne was canceled, it left hundreds of people suddenly without jobs -- people who hadn't been looking for a new production job because Season 2 was already a sure thing.

If nothing else, we're glad that The Conners is keeping those people employed for another television cycle. And perhaps, for many more.

The connor premiere how they killed off roseanne

The Voice Recap: Who Survived Night 2 of the Battles?

The Battle Rounds continued on Tuesday's episode of The Voice, and there were some big shockers. 

Certain performers who were solid in the Blind Auditions completely fizzled out. Others continued to turn in winning performances. 

But who did not get through to the next stage?

Blake Shelton Smiles on The Voice

Find out below. 

Team Kelly: Kymberli Joye vs. OneUp - “Mercy�

In a rare feat, Kymberli went up against not one, but two competitors thanks OneUp being a duo. As we previously said, OneUp's vocals are not all that. 

And that's wh Kymberli won this heat with flying colors. Some would say it wasn't a fair fight for OneUp, but that's to be expected when there is just one duo in the process. 

OneUp on The Voice

Team Adam: Steve Memmolo vs. Anthony Arya - “Amy�

This was a fair fight. They were both not that great in the Blinds, so pitting them together made for a surprisingly competitive performance. 

Steve definitely had the edge, and that was made obvious by his higher vocals. In the end, Adam kept Steve, but Anthony got a reprieve thanks to Jennifer. 

Team Adam: Tyke James vs.Jarred Matthew - “She’s Always a Woman�

Okay, so we're still unsure why either of these two got through the Blinds, but here we are. But one of them had to win, and it was genuinely difficult to tell them apart in the midst of all the screaming. 

Tyke took the win, and thankfully, there was no steal in play. Phew. 

The Voice Season 15 Poster

Team Blake: Chris Kroeze vs. Mercedes Ferreira-Dias - “Back in the High Life Again�

There were a lot of issues with this Battle. Both artists did not sound good together, and that's why it would come down to the personal preference of the coach. 

Neither was better than the other. They were limited by their shared lack of ability. 

Team Blake: Katrina Cain vs. Rachel Messer on “Angel�

Katrina has been a solid performer ever since her turn in the Blind Auditions, but what the heck was wrong with her voice during this Battle?

Had she been replaced with someone who looked like her? In any case, she secured the win over Rachel, but something tells me Rachel should have won this round. 

That's a wrap on Night 2 of the Battle Rounds. There's still a lot to come from the Battles before we get to the Knockouts and the Playoffs. 

There's also the big twist coming up, so there's that. 

Hit the comments below. 

The Voice continues Monday on NBC. 

Keeping Up with the Kardashians Recap: Welcome… Alex Rodriguez?!?

As evidenced by the Kim Kardashian sex tape, at least one cast member on Keeping Up with the Kardashians knows a thing or two about how to handle a rod.

This was relevant on Sunday night because former Major League Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez, often referred to by the nickname "A. Rod," made an unexpected cameo on the popular reality series.

Can't say we saw that coming.

Alex Rodriguez on E!

Also the boyfriend of Jennifer Lopez, Rodriguez was on hand to help the ladies with their baseball skills in anticipation of a charity game that was held to raise money for the Watts Community Center.

This is an interest in which Kris Jenner has often decided to devote her time and interest.

The big and very poorly-played game pitted the Kardashian family -- including Kim, Kourtney, a then-pregnant Khloe, Kris and Kendall -- against family pal Tito Jackson and his loved ones.

The Kardashians called themselves the Calabasas Peaches due to the movie A League of Their Own... and they were very much in a league of their own terriblenesss.

"The Jacksons have to go down," Rodriguez said in an attempt to coach the women up, adding:

"Dear God, let us all play like New York Yankees."

Kim at bat

(Editor's Note: The Yankees just lost a playoff game by a score of 16-1 and a series to their hated rival, the Boston Red Sox, so perhaps playing like the most recent version of the Bronx Bombers was not a great idea.)

Editor's Note 2: A. Rod is a giant tool.)

In the end, the Jacksons thrashed the Kardashians, with Kim going down on strikes faster than she went down on Ray J in the aforementioned sex tape.

"We should just hand over the check now because we suck," she later said.

Still, the game raised $15,000 for a charity that helps underprivileged kids.'

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"I can’t wait to celebrate all the hard work that was put into the community center,’ said Kris as the family toured the kitchen, sports facilities and computer center at the facility.

Elsewhere, Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian played a pretty dumb prank on Kris by pretending that a talented artist named Art Vandelay had made some paintings.

They then dropped these paintings off at Jenner's house and watched as she wandered around her house, wondering where to hang them.

So much for her so-called expertise in the world of expensive art, right?!?

Disick and Kardashian were intent on embarrassing their snobby loved one, but soon realized they had maybe gone too far.

"We have to break it to her that we’re completely lying…and basically giving her fraudulent paintings," Disick noted in a confessional.

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Over dinner at Nobu that evening, they allowed Kris to schmooze with the fake artist before they dropped the bombshell that she had been had.

"What? No!" Kris yelled upon learning that the paintings had been created by Khloe in her garage.

"You are pieces of sh-t…you had me this time!" Jenner boomed.

Finally, because the writers are truly out of storyline material, Kourtney ordered a DNA test.

"Oh my God I’m Middle Eastern and North African!’ said Kourtney, who was also "4.5 percent French."

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"I’m so white," complained Kendall, while Khloe added:

"I’m 41.5 percent Middle Eastern."

Fascinating, right?

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Peggy McCay, Beloved Days of Our Lives Star, Dead at 90

Peggy McCay, a veteran actress best known for her long-running role on Days of Our Lives, passed away on Sunday from natural causes.

She was 90 years old.

Peggy McCay

The very sad news about this soap opera icon was shared on Facebook by her co-star and close friend, Deidre Hall.

Wrote Hall as confirmation:

Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!! I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend.

I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless. 

And how she loved being “Caroline�!!

Indeed, McCay portrayed the character of Caroline Brady for 35 years.

Peggy McCay snapshot

McCay originated the role of Vanessa Dale on the CBS soap opera Love of Life in 1951 and appeared on that program for four years.

However, it was her portrayal of family matriarch Brady on Days of Our Lives for which she is best known. By far.

McCay joined the cast in 1983 and was nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy for the role, most recently in 2016.

Her final episode on the series aired on August 24, 2016.

"I just heard the news that #PeggyMccay has passed," Tweeted Jen Lilley, one of many actresses who paid tribute on social media today.

"She was like a real grandmother to me, a mentor, a great source of encouragement, and she was so hilariously fierce. You are deeply missed Peggy!"

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Co-star Thaao Penghlis described McCay as "always a classy lady" and added as part of his full statement:

Peggy McCay cared about her craft, her fellow actors and the Life of Days. She reigned well in this most pressured profession of Daytime."

McCay won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

She also earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for a guest role as Mrs. Carruthers on Cagney & Lacey.

The well-respected star's other TV credits include:

  • Maverick
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • Perry Mason
  • Gunsmoke
  • L.A. Law
  • Cold Case 
  • Lou Grant

Wrote Sal Stowers on Twitter:

"Peggy McCay was such a beautiful and tender woman. Her Presence was truly special to be around. Very honored to have shared precious time with her.

"Fly with the angels Ms. McCay."

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We join these individuals and all the others who have expressed their remorse over McCay's passing.

She was a wonderful actress.

May she rest in peace.

Christina El Moussa: Spotted Filming Her Very Own Show!

Christina and Tarek El Moussa are over as a couple. But as reality television personalities, they're just getting started.

This summer, we told you that Christina El Moussa is getting her own show in addition to the new season of Flip or Flop.

Now, she's been spotted filming the new series, and we know a lot more about it.

Christina El Moussa Selfie Shot

The Daily Mail reports that On Wednesday, Christina El Moussa was spotted in Anaheim, California.

She was apparently all smiles.

The 35-year-old Flip or Flop star and mother of 2 was filming her new show.

Christina on the Coast will begin with 8 episodes.

This new series follows her as she expands her design business in Southern California.

Her goal is to totally transform more outdated properties into "high-end showplaces." Nice!

Christina El Moussa on Insta

Fans who are concerned that Christina's new show will be all business needn't worry.

Earlier this summer, Christina told The Hollywood Reporter that her family is going to play a role.

"Each episode is going to show a glimpse into a real life," Christina assured fans.

That will include fans seeing her "selling my home in Yorba Linda, house-hunting and moving into my new place."

"It is going to show me trying to balance it all with kids and work," Christina says.

And, it is expected, fans will also see her real-life romance with boyfriend Ant Anstead.

Christina El Moussa, Boyfriend Pic

Christina on the Coast will premiere in early 2019.

In a statement about the series, Christina set the stage by providing a little context.

"The past few years have brought a lot of change into my life," Christina says.

"And," she continues. "I am so excited to see what the next stage has in store for me both professionally and personally."

"There is so much to look forward to," Christina concludes. "And this is only the beginning."

Christina El Moussa Selfie Alert

Christina and fans aren't the only ones who are hyped for this new series.

HGTV and Food President Allison Page has also spoken about why this show makes so much sense.

"Christina’s design style is very popular," Page says. "So it’s a natural progression for us to expand her visibility with a new series."

"Her fans also are deeply vested in her personal life," Page understates. "And eager to see what happens next."

Fans are, in fact, deeply invested in the El Moussa family.

"So," Page concludes. "We’re bringing them the opportunity to share in these real-life moments in a way that no one else can."

Christina, Tarek, Daughter

Tarek El Moussa may be getting his own series, too.

Of course, Tarek and Christina are both sticking with Flip or Flop.

Despite the drama (Tarek had a gun and Christina feared that he would take his own life) that led to their breakup and ultimately their divorce, they're working together.

For the fans, for the show, and of course, for the money.

(There's nothing wrong with that, folks)

Romantically, however, they have both moved on.

christina el moussa sunday funday bike ride

Of course, their two children remain the centers of their world.

Fans don't need their shows to know that -- both Christina and Tarek make that abundantly clear on social media.

"Our kinda Sunday Funday,� Christina wrote beside a recent glimpse at a family bike ride. “Loving beach life."

She added: "P.S. [Taylor] would be pissed if I didn’t do a disclaimer that she doesn’t need training wheels. This is an old bike."

Christina concluded: "Don’t worry Tay mamas got your back."

Kim Kardashian to Kourtney Kardashian: You F-cking Disgust Me!

Keeping Up with the Kardashians took Kim and Kourtney to Japan on Sunday night.

And the sisters brought with them many suitcases, changes of outfits... and lots of hard feelings.

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The installment centered on Kim planning a trip to Tokyo to shoot a Yeezy campaign on behalf of her husband's fashion brand.

“I love working with Kanye in that way because he will listen to me on things that are important to me, and I’ll trust him on colors and fabrics,� she said of the endeavor, adding:

"I only have a few days to get 20 looks shot.

"Japan is the campaign - we can’t recreate it. There are dozens of people working on this, so it is a lot of pressure.

"It’s my husband’s collection and I want to make sure that I do a good job and that he likes how everything turns out."

This was the epitome of a First World Problem, but whatever, right?

It was a fair concern for Kim at the time, given the circumstances.

Kim Kardashian in Japan

However, Kim decided to mix the personal with the professional by inviting Khloe and Kourtney along for the vacation.

Why would she do so, considering the tension that has existed between all three siblings throughout Season 15?

Probably because the script called for it, but maybe also to bury the hatchet.

All it took was one evening out, though, for the tension to return -- which is what happens when one sister simply can't handle what her loved one is wearing.

“I can’t even eat dinner because I’m so disgusted with my sisters’ crazy outfits that completely don’t go with my look,� Kim told the camera. “Like, I can’t take it.�

No, really, she could. Not. Even. Take. It.

Angry at Kim

"My sisters look so crazy,� Kim continued.

"It’s actually embarrassing. Kourtney with the Japanese-inspired outfit, and Khloé is wearing silver sequins, turquoise eyeshadow, huge chandelier earrings - they’re just like, completely clashing and making my outfit look really bad and they’re ruining everything.

"I need the Yeezy collection to be debuted and not all this crazy distraction in the background."

Seriously, Khloe and Kourtney: How did you not consider the effect your fashion taste would have on Kim's career?!?

Kim didn't keep her feelings to herself, either.

She sat down with her siblings, told them they looked like "f-cking clowns" and continued to berate them as follows:

“I’m not kidding. This is not like, a tourist thing where it’s Halloween, dress up like a f-cking Japanese geisha, unless we’re at a geisha house.

"I just think you’ve got to like, chill. Like, you can be cooler. I’m not telling you guys who to be and what to wear or anything, but I’m telling you who to be and what to wear.

"It could be time for a fashion overhaul, so that you stay young and relevant.�

pink kim

At another point, she told Kourtney she looked “like a f-cking grandma, 100 percent.�

After being informed that she doesn't come across as "special" or "innovative," Kourtney at last snapped and replied in a confessional:

“Now I think Kim’s just being rude, and rude to everyone in glam.

"We’re all doing fun looks together and it’s not that serious. I think Kim and I don’t always see eye-to-eye as far of the importance of traveling and living in the moment. …

"I have three children and a full-time job. I don’t have seven stylists.�

Kim defended her actions, saying she didn't have time to "beat around the bush" while on location for a Yeezy campaign, while Kourtney countered that she just wanted to have some "fun."

“Nobody wants to wake up and be criticized from head-to-toe the whole day long,� she sighed, finally lashing out as Kim for real:

“Would you rather me f-cking say your f-cking outfits suck? You’re wearing a puffy vest, you have pink hair and turquoise shoes.

"I didn’t come here to wear leggings that are see-through and show my ass off. Do you know easy it is to a bitch? I could be a bitch all f-cking day if that’s what you want.

"But guess what? It takes a lot more courage to show your feelings than to sit there and be a bitch.�

Kim Kardashian is Looking Great

Okay, fine, Kim relented toward the end of the episode.

She said she takes pride in being "honest," but that the "delivery" of her message may have been off.

But, hey, it was all worthwhile in the end!

“It was a lot of work but we did it, and with how amazing and pretty this city is, this campaign is going to be super dope,� she concluded.

“Kanye is so happy with how the shoot turned out and I feel like it was a really good trip for us overall."

Scott Wilson Dies; The Walking Dead Star Was 76

Scott Wilson, a veteran actor of the small screen and big screen, has passed away from complications related to Leukemia.

He was 76 years old.

Scott Wilson

Wilson had an extensive resume to his name at the time of his death, one that included well over 50 movie credits.

But he's likely best known at this point for his long-running role on The Walking Dead of Hershel Greene.

In both the comic books on which the AMC drama is based, along with television series itself, Hershel was introduced by saving the life of Carl Grimes, the son of Rick Grimes, after the boy is shot by one of Hershel's neighbors.

During his stint on the program, Greene served as the moral center of his group of survivors.

Wilson appeared on 37 episodes of The Walking Dead, debuting in 2011 and leaving in 2014.

Scott Wilson on dead

Scott's rep, Dominic Mancini, spoke to TMZ and confirmed the cause of death fo the celebrity gossip website

He added that Wilson was "a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him."

He reportedly passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles.

At The Walking Dead's panel at New York Comic-Con just this week, showrunner Angela Kang said that Scott (along with former stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Jon Bernthal) would be returning for the upcoming ninth season.

It premieres this Sunday, October 7.

(This announcement took fans by surprise, considering Hershel was decapitated in the season four episode Too Far Gone, only to have his head turned into a zombie and then killed again in the later episode After.)

wilson, scott

While most modern TV fans know Wilson well from this role, he arrived to The Walking Dead after many decades in the entertainment industry.

Wilson's career got underway in 1967 when he landed a role in the classic film, "In the Heat of the Night."

He went on to appear in a multitude of other iconic movies, such as "In Cold Blood," "The Great Gatsby" and "Dead Man Walking."

Scott earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing Captain Billy Cupshaw in the 1980 film, "The Ninth Configuration."

His other recent television roles include Hostiles, The OA, Damien and Bosch.

Scott Wilson Picture

Tweeted Titus Welliver, the lead actor in the final show listed above, upon learning of Wilson's passing:

Scott Wilson has departed. I am heartbroken. We are fewer. Go easy into the light brother.

Wilson's survivors include his wife, Heavenly, an artist and attorney.

No memorial plans have been announced.

May the beloved actor rest in peace.

Alaskan Bush People: Renewed for Season 9… with a Catch!

A year ago ago at this time, we were unsure if Alaskan Bush People would return for an eighth season.

To be frank, we were unsure whether Ami Brown would even be alive right now.

The veteran reality star had been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and her prognosis was grim.

abp people

But here we are now, and, we're so very happy to say, here Ami is now: still alive, still kicking, still starring on Alaskan Bush People.

The Discovery Channel hit recently wrapped filming on Season 8, which focused on the family moving from Alaska to Washington because Ami had to be closer to doctors who could assist with her pressing medical needs.

It hasn't been an easy adjustment, especially because the Browns can never go back home, but it beats the alternative, right?

Again: Ami is alive.

And now we've received word that the show is as well.

Alaskan Bush People is coming back for Season 9.

Matt Brown Photo

With Ami on the mend, the central storyline will move from her health battle to the struggles of Matt Brown, who announced last month that he is headed for rehab.

This is bad news for the family, but actually positive news from the view of Discovery Channel executives.

It has given them new content for future episodes.

“Everyone is interested to see if he is able to overcome his addiction battle," an insider tells Radar Online of the reaction to Matt's admission.

Billy Brown on Season 8

Upon confirming he is seeking professional assistance, this is what Brown said to People Magazine:

"I struggle with substance abuse, and after a year of ups and downs, I decided to return to treatment.

"I’m really grateful for everyone’s support and hope to have my life back on track soon."

Matt is the oldest of all Ami and Billy's children.

Back in 2016, he checked into treatment after being arrested for DUI in Juneau, Alaska.

Matt Brown on TV

According to Radar Online, he remained on the straight and narrow, fully on the wagon... until last year, when he started drinking again to cope with his his mother's tragic diagnosis.

A terminal illness for a parent is an understandable trigger for anyone that has dependency issues.

In an interview with People, Ami touched on Matt having to go to rehab prior to the Season 8 finale being shot and said:

"It’s hard not having one of my babies here with us. He was so strong for me, and I want to be strong for him."

We wish him the best.

And we're excited for Season 9!