Jodie Sweetin Joins Other ‘90s Kid Stars in Pop Sitcom ‘Hollywood Darlings’

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Jodie Sweetin joins other ‘90s kid stars in Pop sitcom Hollywood Darlings

The Full House alum is co-starring with Step by Step’s Christine Lakin and 7th Heaven’s Beverley Mitchell in an eight-episode comedy about three former child stars who are now grown up and still friends. “Our childhood characters prepared us for the roles of our lives…literally,” the trio said in a statement.

The Bachelorette’s casting switch proves it’s never going to be diverse

In January, ABC’s then-Entertainment president Paul Lee teased a diverse Bachelorette, while Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss said the goal was to cast a woman of color. That’s why Caila Quinn, who’s half-Asian and half-white, was widely expected to be named the next Bachelorette. Instead, producers chose Jojo, who looks white and is diverse in that she’s half-Persian (something ABC didn’t mention in its press release). Yet Fleiss and Lee’s comments led fans to believe that a woman who did not look white would be chosen. As this Bachelor season progressed, however, fans seemed to overwhelmingly prefer Jojo and disdained the idea of Caila becoming The Bachelorette. As Daniel D’Addario notes, “The Bachelor reflects what the viewers want, and the ratings prove people are fine without a diverse cast.” PLUS: Why The Bachelorette opted for Jojo over Caila at the last minute, and The Bachelor producers really wanted a live wedding to happen last night

Ang Lee joins other Asian Oscar winners in protesting “racist stereotypes” of Asians during telecast

“In light of criticism over #OscarsSoWhite,” said the joint letter sent to the Academy this week, “we were hopeful that the telecast would provide the Academy a way forward and the chance to present a spectacular example of inclusion and diversity. Instead, the Oscars show was marred by a tone-deaf approach to its portrayal of Asians.”

Matthew Perry to Star as Ted Kennedy in Reelz’s The Kennedys–After Camelot

Perry will be joined by Katie Holmes, who is reprising her role as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the original Kennedys miniseries. Perry will also serve as an executive producer while playing the late iconic Massachusetts senator.

HBO’s Game of Thrones dragon promotional stunt is a dud, so far

Some fans complained the “Dragon Landing” stunt in NYC’s Union Square looked more like a homeless encampment. But actual 3D dragons are expected to show up this evening.

Watch Hillary Clinton’s Broad City cameo

Abbi and Ilana’s mouths were agape as Clinton approached them in slow motion for this week’s episode. “Sorry, we’re just so excited,” Glazer explains. “That’s alright, just take your time,” Clinton replies.

Showtime picks up Whitney Houston documentary

Kurt & Courtney director Nick Broomfield is behind the film that will delve into the late singer’s complicated life.

PBS’ upcoming music documentary may drop Dr. Luke over Kesha rape accusation

Soundbreaking, which is the last project from legendary producer George Martin, features an interview with producer Dr. Luke in its debut episode.

How the latest Breaking Bad alum ended up on Better Call Saul

“Vince,” he says of Vince Gilligan, “is a strange man with an incredibly complex mind, whether he wanted to bring me on or not, I had no idea. I was thrilled for multiple reasons: He’s a genius, I love working for him, his stuff is so aberrant in some ways.”

NBC renews Little Big Shots after 2 episodes

The Steve Harvey-hosted kids’ reality show has put up huge numbers after two airings.

What if Louis CK’s Horace and Pete got a sitcom makeover?

Watch the Cheers version of the comedian’s show set in a bar.

Spike TV orders music game show Tracks from Christina Aguilera

Teams of two will compete in identify a song by listening to individual tracks (like guitar tracks, vocals, etc.).

John Oliver explains to Stephen Colbert why he decided to finally go after Donald Trump

The Last Week Tonight host also joked that his “Drumpf” hats almost turned the show into a hat manufacturing company.