Rob Lowe Slammed for His Insensitive Tweets on the Paris Attacks

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Rob Lowe slammed for his insensitive tweets on the Paris attacks

The Grinder star sent several tweets mocking France and its president’s response to today’s tragedy, resulting in a Twitter backlash. When French President Francois Hollande spoke, Lowe tweeted: "Oh, NOW France closes its borders. #Hollande” and "This is either the worst translation of an important speech ever, or one of the worst ever given. #Hollande."


HBO’s plan to show U2’s Paris concert live on Saturday has been scrapped

U2 and HBO say they’ll proceed with the concert, which was to air in the United States on Saturday night, at an “appropriate time.”


NBC cancels live Undateable episode in wake of Paris attacks

A repeat of Undateable will air instead, while Dateline’s 10 pm has been redubbed Dateline: Terror In Paris.


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The focus of the questions, of course, will shift to the Paris attacks.


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The former Mulaney star is out with a new special, titled The Comeback Kid.


Netflix engineers re-configured a ‘50s TV set that can stream Netflix in black and white

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Nashville’s Clare Bowen explains why she cut her hair

Bowen says she was inspired by a girl who thought you needed long hair to be a princess.


Margaret Cho recalls urging Ken Jeong to drop out of med school

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Into the Badlands is a perfectly average TV show, but it looks out of place on AMC

The futuristic martial-arts saga is the most ordinary drama that AMC has ever picked up. As Mike Hale notes, "With The Walking Dead, AMC took comic-book material and elevated it, stretched its narrative and thematic limits, for better and for worse. It’s done a similar thing with genre shows like Rubicon and Hell on Wheels. Into the Badlands is a different and more common beast — it’s an original drama conceived in comic-book terms, like most of the shows on channels like TNT or Syfy.” PLUS: Into the Badlands stumbles when it’s not fighting, and it doesn’t need anything other than its cool fight scenes.


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