John Oliver Is Wrong: He Won’t Face Imprisonment for Telling Canadians How to Vote

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

John Oliver is wrong: He won’t face imprisonment or a fine for telling Canadians how to vote

The Last Week Tonight host claimed that, as a foreigner, he was risking a six-month prison penalty and a $5,000 fine by telling Canadian voters to not vote for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. However, as the National Post reports, "Canadian elections authorities explained Monday that there’s no law against foreigners expressing an opinion. They said the legal provision in question — section 331 of the Canada Elections Act — has been on the books since the 1920s and it doesn’t cover people stating their view.” PLUS: Oliver launches a fake quote website to shame politicians.


PBS sets the return of Finding Your Roots after Ben Affleck controversy

A third season will debut in January featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Julianna Margulies and Shonda Rhimes. The new season will come with additional transparency including new levels of fact-checking.


Here’s your first look at James Franco filming David Simon’s HBO ‘70s porn industry drama

Simon tweeted a pic of Franco on the set of The Deuce, writing: "Who in the hell was that Harvey Keitel-looking motherf*cker I saw on West 30th?"


TLC's Jill & Jessa: Counting On special trailer addresses the Josh Duggar molestation scandal

"You're angry and hurt and all those emotions all mixed together,” Jill says in the trailer. "I cry a lot of tears, I still do. I know I'm hurting."


Check out Limitless’ reunion of Dexter stars

On the CBS series, Jennifer Carpenter and Desmond Harrington will once again play lovers.


South Park to take on body shaming

Cartman will be a victim of body-shaming on this week’s episode, forcing him to quit Twitter.


The Leftovers gets right what Game of Thrones got so wrong

Damon Lindelof says he approached last night’s complicated scene with “sensitivity."


Was last night’s CSI: Cyber racist?

Sunday’s episode turned the Black Lives Matter movement into  “racist propaganda,” says Kate Knibbs, who adds: "This is an episode that laments the anger of protesters and shows police brutality as a lie designed to rile black people up.”


Charo is getting a reality show on Spanish-language TV

The flamboyant ‘70s personality will star on the family reality show Charo in Charge on Televisa USA.


Erykah Badu will host the Soul Train Awards

The annual awards show will air on BET and Centric on Nov. 29.


Parenthood’s Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman are reuniting as movie producers

They plan to bring The Royal We to the big screen.


Storage Wars: Miami star’s son allegedly shot and killed a family friend

Kevin Pew was hosting a viewing party for his reality show when his 23-year-old son allegedly shot one of the attendees.


ABC Family gives Baby Daddy 10 more episodes

That brings Season 5’s total to 20 episodes.


John Edward is coming out with a new paranormal series

One Last Time With John Edward promises to “push the boundaries of the afterlife and redefine the paranormal genre using new technology.”