Got 300 hours to spare? The cable network FXX has announced that it will air all 600 episodes of The Simpsons starting on Thanksgiving Day. The 300-hour marathon will run through Dec. 4. Back in 2014, the network set a new world record for the longest TV marathon, airing 552 episodes over the course of 12 days. The series 600th episode airs on Oct. 19 on Fox. Discuss
One of Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members has found herself in a controversy over some of her old tweets.
Earlier this month, the show announced that Melissa Villaseñor would be joining the show, making her the first Latina cast member. Just before the announcement though, Villaseñor changed her Twitter account to private and deleted about 2,000 tweets dating back six years. It turns out, she’s said some pretty offensive and racist stuff. (If you want to read them, Buzzed has collected some with the help of writer Aura Bogado.)
As Bogado explained in an interview with Buzzfeed, some of the tweets aren’t even really jokes, just racist statements. As of now, neither Villaseñor or SNL have issued any sort of statement about the tweets. Discuss
Hip-hop artist Andy Mineo wanted to figure out a way for deaf fans to enjoy his music videos. Mineo wrote “Hear My Heart” as a tribute to his deaf older sister, and wanted to make a video where viewers could “see sounds.”
The family of Keith Scott has released disturbing cell phone footage of his deadly encounter with police.
The footage, which you can see here (warning, it is graphic), shows police officers pointing guns at a pick up truck, repeatedly yelling for Scott to “drop the gun!” His wife, who is holding the camera, is heard yelling, “He has no weapon … He doesn't have a gun, he has a TBI [traumatic brain injury], he’s not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.” She repeatedly tells officer, “Don’t shoot him.”
At point, a voice in the background yells, “I’m about to get f***ing shot over here!”
The video is frantic, and it’s not clear what is happening inside the vehicle or around it when Scott exits.
Mrs. Scott yells “Keith, don’t you do it!” several times before several gunshots are heard.
The moments after are jarring, with Mrs. Scott saying, “He better not be dead. … He better live!”
The Charlotte Police department also has footage of the encounter, but has refused to release it, citing an investigation into the shooting. They have said that Scott was shot because he posed an “imminent, deadly threat” to the officers on the scene, and have said he had a gun. Discuss
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department chief has told reporters, “You shouldn’t expect it to be released,” when asked about a video of Keith Lamont Scott being shot and killed by an officer.
Scott’s shooting has led to massive demonstrations—some of which have turned violent—and outrage among many in the community. His family has said he was unarmed when a Charlotte police officer shot and killed him. Police, however, say he refused repeated requests to drop a gun. Police have video of the shooting, but are refusing to make it public, citing an ongoing investigation. But, even if it’s released, by the chief’s own admission, it doesn’t sound like it would offer any clear answers,
What I can tell you that I saw is the video does not give me absolute, definitive, visual evidence that would confirm that a person is pointing a gun. I did not see that in the videos that I’ve reviewed. So, what I can tell you though, is that when taken in the totality of all the other evidence, it supports what we’ve heard, and the version of the truth that we gave about the circumstances that happened that led to the death of Mr. Scott.
Police Chief Kerr Putney told local station WCNS that a gun was found at the scene, though he didn’t actually see Scott with it in the video: "If there's an encounter [and] you go down and the weapon is right there, it's kind of obvious a weapon was involved, even though I didn't visually see it from my angle.”
Scott’s family and their attorney have been allowed to see it, and are asking that it be made public. Their lawyer, Justin Bamberg, told reporters that, "When he was shot and killed, Mr. Scott’s hands were by his side and he was slowly walking backwards,” adding that it was “impossible to discern” from the clips whether or not he was holding anything in his hands.
Bamberg told reporters "police did give him several commands,” but insisted Scott was behaving "in a very calm, non-aggressive manner.” Discuss
LeBron James' production company is working on a comedy with Bill Lawrence of Scrubs called There Goes the Neighborhood, according to Deadline.
According to Deadline, the show is about "the first white family to move into a predominantly black, newly gentrifying neighborhood in Cleveland."
It will be written by comedian Ron Funches (Undateable and @midnight) and Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan of Community. NBC has committed to the sitcom with penalty, which means that if NBC doesn't air the pilot, they'll owe the production studios a fee. Basically, the show is guaranteed to air. Discuss