COMEDY WRITERS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF LATE SHOW SCRIBE: Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Ariel Dumas apologized yesterday for sarcastically tweeting that she was happy she ruined Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s life (despite the fact that he successfully secured a nomination to the Supreme Court). The backlash from Kavanaugh supporters was intense, and she apologized Sunday. On Monday, comedians and writers rallied to her defense. Bess Kalb, an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, wrote, "If anyone in any way financially punishes @ArielDumas for a clearly facetious joke about a man WHO HAD BEEN SWORN IN AS A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, they will be met with a fire and fury from her fellow female comedy writers like they have never seen." Kathy Griffin, Josh Gondelman, Zack Bornstein and many others also supported Dumas on social.
NEW HOC TRAILER DROPS: In a new trailer for House of Cards’ sixth season, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) knows everyone wants her out of power. "I’m not going to be told what to do anymore. Not by you, or by any man, ever again," she explains in the official trailer. "Each one of us has to defend our destiny. The first female President of the United States isn’t going to keep her mouth shut." New characters this season played by Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are reportedly among those plotting her ouster. The final season will debut on November 2 on Netflix.
EMMA ROBERTS JOINS UGLYDOLLS: American Horror Story star Emma Roberts will star alongside Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton in STX family animation comedy UglyDolls. Roberts will voice Wedgehead. Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias and Pitbull are also voicing characters in a story based on the toy brand.
LAKEITH STANFIELD JOINS DANIEL CRAIG AND CHRIS EVANS IN KNIVES OUT: Rian Johnson’s new murder mystery Knives Out has nabbed Lakeith Stanfield to star opposite Daniel Craig and Chris Evans, Deadline reports. Shooting will commence later this year.