Why Is Everyone Falling All Over Jason on ‘The Good Place’?

Last night’s The Good Place was terrific, and I wanted to write about it, but I didn’t have a hook this morning beyond, «That was a really terrific episode, and Ted Danson and D’arcy Carden turned in actual Emmy-worthy performances, and I love the Ex Machina direction the episode took. Also, Jason Mantzoukas!»

I do find it odd, however, that Janet and Tahani are obsessed with Jason. I mean, Jason? What’s the attraction? I don’t see it. But it turns out, Janet and Tahani aren’t alone in their love of Jason:

Really? Because all I see is dumb. And I don’t know enough about the actor who plays him, Manny Jacinto, to separate the hot from the dumb. Checking out his role in iZombie a few years back didn’t exactly help matters, either:

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(The episode also reminded me that Liv had a brother, who disappeared after episode 6. I had no memory of him.)

So, I dug some more, and his hotness began to take shape. Jacinto is Canadian. He’s of Chinese and Filipino descent. He’s also very smart. He has a degree in Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, which doesn’t exactly jibe with my perception of Jianyu. Jacinto hasn’t been acting that long, and part of the reason why is that he used to be a dancer. A very good one, in fact. Check it:

Woah?! That’s like a Magic Mike with clothes kind of performance. That makes him cool, but it doesn’t exactly erase my perception of Jason as an idiot. But the glasses here? They help a lot, plus the fact that Manny Jacinto doesn’t actually talk like Jason.

He can also go dark, as he did in a Canadian show, The Romeo Section.

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OK! Now I’m beginning to see the allure. I get it. I get. IS there some Pajiba 10 material here … oh wait. He was in Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story?

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OK, well then, nevermind.

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5 People Miley Cyrus Dated Before (and After) Falling For Liam Hemsworth

We can’t get enough of Miley Cyrus‘s love story with her fiancé Liam Hemsworth, but he’s certainly not the only person who has stolen her heart over the years. Remember her tween romance with fellow Disney Channel star Nick Jonas? What about her fleeting relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s son? Bet you didn’t know she dated a Sprouse twin, either. See all the people Miley romanced before (and after) falling for her husband-to-be.

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Usher Was Too Busy Falling In Love To Cheat

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Usher probably wraps himself in blankets at night and cries himself to sleep with the amount of “Let It Burn” jokes he’s been receiving since being accused of spreading his love in the form of The Herpes last month. And since last week’s intimate “see what had happened was” press conference held by one of his accusers Quantasia Sharpton (no relation to everyone’s favorite perm pioneer Al), Gushy Usher has been slapping at all the lies and propaganda painting him as a dirty-dick slingin’ man whore.

Recently, a hotel worker at the Days Inn where Quantasia claims Usher treated her to some good ol’ fashioned birthday Dick and Dash spoke out and admitted to seeing Usher and Quantasia moments before their encounter took place. Now Usher is denying that tall tale by stating he couldn’t have been there at the time, because he was too busy falling in love with his current wife Grace Miguel.

The way this timeline works is like trying to put pieces together in an adulterous game of Clue with STD’s and lies (“Usher did it with a dildo at the Days Inn!”). According to TMZ, Quantasia’s recollection of that beautiful day in November 2014 doesn’t fall in line with Usher’s schedule. For one, he didn’t have enough extra time for any random acts of fucking paying customers (aka concertgoers). And two, during that time, his current wife Grace was his manager and they spent damn near every moment possible together.

His people say when the two weren’t enjoying free time, it was all business, and they were inseparable. The couple got engaged less than 2 months after the alleged Days Inn tryst.

Usher’s people also say on the night in question his show ran late, which pushed the meet-and-greet well after midnight … and that flies in the face with Quantasia’s timeline in which she claims she hooked up with the singer around 12.

Personally, I think all of this is a bunch of bullshit. And not for that God awful reason of Quantasia not being “his type“, because Usher looks like he’d fuck a brick if you drilled a hole into it. The reason why I think he didn’t sleep with this girl is because his wife looks crazy. And this whole “inseparable” business? Grace was just trying to make sure Usher ain’t have time to entertain a whole bunch of other hoes. You ain’t slick, Grace! I’m sure if Usher would have tried to sneak away to a damn Days Inn, Grace would have been waiting for the both of them in their hotel room. And as soon as Quantasia picked up the phone to call the cops, Grace would start singing “You don’t have to call. It’s OK Bitch. Cause I’ma beat ya’ ass tonight!

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A Stuntman on The Walking Dead Dies After Falling 25 Feet in On-Set Accident

John Bernecker, a stuntman for The Walking Dead, died on Wednesday night after suffering serious injuries from an on-set accident. The 33-year-old, whose previous projects include Black Panther and Logan, suffered a head injury after falling nearly 25 feet to a concrete floor. The AMC series suspended production on season eight as John was transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk confirmed the stuntman passed away from his injuries shortly after at Atlanta Medical Center. The show has yet to make an official statement.


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Bruno Mars Falling Asleep at the BET Awards Is a Perfect Metaphor For Monday

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Bruno Mars was caught nodding off during the BET Awards on Sunday night, and true to form, the internet has made the moment a meme. While Mary J. Blige was on stage singing, the camera panned to Bruno in the audience, where he appeared to be «resting his eyes» while standing at his seat. In Bruno’s defense, it’s no wonder that the «24K Magic» singer got a little sleepy; he opened the big show with a high-energy performance of «Perm» — plus, the show was three-and-a-half hours long, which would make it difficult for most people to stay awake through.

Once Bruno was caught on camera, the internet lit up with reactions. See the best ones below.

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Jay Williams Says Phil Jackson Was Falling Asleep During a Top-15 Pick’s Workout

It’s official: BC HQ is all-in on Phil Jackson destroying the New York Knicks. Sure it sucks for Knicks fans who desperately want to keep Kristaps Porzingis, but for everyone else who doesn’t give a damn, old-man Phil and his triangle offense are an absolute gift.

Jay Williams added on to the amazing Zen Master content today when he went on “Outside the Lines” and said that Phil couldn’t even stay awake for a top-15 draft pick’s workout:

Do we care about this unverified claim? Hell no. All we know is that Stephen A. Smith is somewhere fuming ready to release yet another fire take.

Our shortlist of prospects that Phil potentially dozed on:

Dennis Smith Jr.
Zach Collins (probably)
Frank Ntilikina
Malik Monk
Lauri Markkanen


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The Internet (and Drake Bell) is Really Sad about ‘Drake & Josh’ Falling Out

I’m not going to pretend to know anything abut Drake and Josh for the benefit of this post. The Nickelodeon series was after my time as a kid, so my first exposure to either Drake Bell or Josh Peck was the terrific 2008 Josh Peck film The Wackness (which also introduced us to Olivia Thirlby, who disappointingly did not become a thing, as I had hoped). From my recollection of my review of The Wackness, many of our readers alerted me to the fact that Peck was the heavier-set individual in the Drake and Josh duo, which I found surprising at the time:

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Anyway, Josh and Drake had a sitcom together. It ran for four seasons and 57 episodes, which I suppose means to those who grew up in the aughts that Josh and Drake are obligated to remain friends forever. Apparently, Drake Bell also believes this because he was surprised and saddened to learn that he was not invited to Josh Peck’s wedding.

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Apparently Bell had been replaced by John Stamos, which I guess is a bit like Will Smith replacing DJ Jazzy Jeff as his best friend with Tom Cruise.

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The Internet was apparently rather upset by this development, and while I do not share in that grief, I will bring it to your attention.

I think that’s probably enough Twitter sadness for this particular situation. I’m still not over the fact that Little Stevie from Malcolm in the Middle had a falling out with Frankie Muniz.

via Dana Schwartz

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James Comey Cost Hillary the Election By Falling Into the Same Trap Most Of Us Did

The NYTimes today as a fascinating, insightful investigation into FBI Director James Comey’s role in the 2016 election. The article leaves very little doubt that James Comey cost Clinton the election by announcing two weeks before election day that he had reopened an investigation into whether she had mishandled classified information, though it seemed fairly clear that re-opening the case would not have changed the outcome in the case against Clinton. Worse still, James Comey was investigating Donald Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia at the same time and did not publicly reveal that information, which almost certainly would have swung the election back in Clinton’s favor.

Comey made a series of bad decisions, and much of the anger and resentment directed at him by Clinton supporters is warranted. However, while this in no way excuses Comey’s behavior, I think I understand why Comey did what he did. He wasn’t trying to cost Clinton the election; he was trying to spare Clinton from political fallout after she won the election. Comey — like almost everyone else — believed that Trump didn’t have a shot in hell.

This was the state of things in the weeks before the 2016 election:

— It was the policy of the FBI not to comment on ongoing investigations.

— The FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information.

— The FBI was investigating Donald Trump’s campaign for possible ties to Russia.

— President Obama had chosen not to emphasize the connections between Russia and Trump because he didn’t want to risk the blowback from what many on the right would have perceived as a politically-charged investigation

— Donald Trump was running around the country telling everyone that the election was rigged

Ultimately, Comey made the decision he made for reasons similar to why Obama made the decision he made. If Obama had emphasized the Russian connections and Hillary had won, we’d have never heard the end of it. Trump and his supporters would have insisted that the election was rigged, and that President Obama had helped to rig it by playing up what — at the time — sounded like a wild conspiracy theory (it sounds much less so, now, of course).

Meanwhile, Comey went against FBI policy and revealed that the investigation into Clinton had been reopened because if he hadn’t, and Clinton had won — as we had all anticipated — Trump and his supporters would have called into question Clinton’s legitimacy and suggested that Comey covered up the investigation to aid Clinton’s chances.

Comey, however, made two miscalculations: 1) He assumed that Trump could not win (and that his letter wouldn’t have turned the election in Trump’s favor), and 2) more crucially, Comey believed that there was anything he could have done to prevent Trump and his supporters from calling Clinton an illegitimate President. Clinton could have been a perfect candidate and it wouldn’t have stopped Trump and his supporters from calling her legitimacy into question. Hell, Obama was the most scandal-free, ethically upright President we have had since Jimmy Carter, and Trump spent years trying to delegitimize him.

James Comey should not have said anything, not about Clinton and not about Trump, not until he had concluded the investigations. And if he had insisted upon revealing that he had re-opened the investigation into Clinton, he should have revealed the same about the investigation into Trump regardless of whether he believed Trump had a chance of winning. But Comey, like the rest of us, underestimated Trump’s chances. He made decisions based not on fairness to both candidates, but based on the assumption that Trump would lose. Comey, like the media, treated Trump as a reality-show novelty instead of an actual threat to our democracy.

All of which is to say: Comey didn’t want Trump to win; he was just bad at his job.

Source: NYTimes

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Aaron Rodgers’s Family Is Falling Apart and it’s Apparently All Olivia Munn’s Fault

Let me clarify this headline: “Aaron Rodgers’s family” specifically refers to everyone but Aaron Rodgers, because Aaron Rodgers is apparently fine, and that is probably because he chose former star of The Newsroom Olivia Munn “over his family,” who really seem like a handful.

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Open Post: Hosted By The Polar Bear Who Kept Falling While Shooting A Commercial

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Jesus, get the polar bear some less slippy skates! Two mascots, Mitsubishi’s White Bear and the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gopher, were shooting a car commercial at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis when the polar bear experienced some difficulty. He (at least I think it’s a he?) kept falling on his furry white ass! The Gopher busts his butt a couple of times, too. It’s the poor Arctic denizen, though, who just can’t keep upright. The worst part for the White Bear is at the very end. Bear WENT DOWN. I don’t care how padded that giant head is the guy’s wearing, dude is probably missing more teeth now than your average hockey player.

Watch the White Bear’s multiple mishaps below.

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