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This Is Us' Most Ridiculous Decision Was Making Randall Take This City Councilman Job. We love you, This Is Us and Randall Pearson, but this is ridiculous. Randall (Sterling K. Brown) has officially started his job as city councilman in Philadelphia, a city in which he does not live, and it's exactly as much nonsense as we thought it would be from the moment it started. Not only has Randall never lived in the neighborhood he ran in, but Philadelphia is two hours hours away from where Randall and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) actually live, in New Jersey. Those are already pretty good reasons Randall shouldn't be a city councilman in Philadelphia. Another really, really good reason that Randall shouldn't be a city councilman in Philadelphia is that the campaign already nearly broke up his marriage. Beth was at the point of giving ultimatums, begging him to quit running like he told her he would do if she asked. But instead he kept running, won, and now has to actually be a city councilman in Philadelphia, and let me tell you, it's not good. It's not fun for him, it's not fun for Beth, and it's not fun to watch, partly because it makes so little sense that it's so, so hard to see Randall's perspective on this. Tuesday night's episode showed us the hectic schedule that made Randall first betray us all by asking Beth to not be a dance teacher to make their lives easier. He had to drive to Philly, sit in meetings all day, then rush home so Beth could immediately leave to go teach her class. Then, Randall asked that Beth come to a dinner with some important Philadelphia man and his wife, which she would have to rush to, because she had a class until 5:30 and the dinner was in Philadelphia. Then her own work thing came up, and Randall got all "I've been burning the candle at both ends, I need you to do this for me" on her. When she was late and her phone seemed to be off, Randall totally lost it on her voicemail, assuming she had gone to her own work thing. "I hope it was worth it. I hope you're off having fun talking about how to teach bored housewives how to twirl better. Grow the hell up, Beth." Then she showed up a little late because of traffic, with a phone that needed charged, and Randall just asked her to not even listen to the voicemail, but she had already listened to the voicemail, and it was bad. She told Randall to sleep on the cot in his office in Philly. He didn't do that, and the last thing we saw was the door do their bedroom closing as they decided it was time to hash this thing out. At this point, we don't want to see them hash this out unless it's just Beth telling Randall how wrong he is, because again, Randall's side of this situation is so hard to understand. There was never any point where this city councilman job made sense for him, and he doesn't seem to be excited about everything it entails, so why is he doing it? Is it just because everyone told him it was kind of an insane idea and he has to prove them wrong? Or is it because someone thought we needed drama in Beth and Randall's marriage? We, personally, do not need that drama, and would be happier without it, especially considering how long it's lasted at this point. It's been the same argument for so long now, and every week it gets harder and harder to forgive Randall and his apparent belief that his city council dream is more worthwhile than anything Beth is doing. You have the best wife and family in the world, dude. Why are you screwing with it to be a city councilman in Philadelphia?! Next week's hashing had better be good. This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)
Dr. Drew Returns to His Loveline Roots on Just the Sip. Dr. Drew is coming to the rescue for anyone facing a dilemma of any sort. On the latest episode of Just the Sip, the doctor and Daily Pop host Justin Sylvester are getting into the nitty gritty details of various issues both inside and outside of the bedroom. And while Dr. Drew may be known as a board-certified internist and addiction medicine specialist, he also has over 20-years of experience as the host on Loveline, so he clearly knows what he is talking about. From caller issues ranging from anger towards an ex, to sleepless nights due to mono, the beloved TV host and his sidekick Justin have the answers to peoples' urgent questions. In their last episode together, Dr. Drew and Justin delved deep into the difficulty celebs face in balancing their mental and physical health needs with their desire to use social media. While this can be a challenge to most people, some of these stars like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato are using their platform to raise awareness about mental health, which Dr. Drew praises these stars for. To hear more of Dr. Drew's conversations with Justin Sylvester check out Just the Sip on YouTube! (Eonline)
How The Young and the Restless Stars Will Pay Tribute to Kristoff St. John. Kristoff St. John's co-stars are set to pay tribute to him on upcoming episodes of The Young and the Restless. The actor and Daytime Emmy winner, who played character Neil Winters since 1991, passed away in early February at the age of 52. E! News learned at the time that police were called to St. John's home for a possible alcohol overdose on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m., where they found him dead. The following day, an autopsy was completed but offered little insight into his final moments. St. John's cause of death had been deferred by the Los Angeles County Coroner until an "additional investigation" was completed. St. John's death has since been ruled accidental and the cause of death was listed as hypertrophic heart disease. Other conditions contributing, but not related to the immediate cause of death included myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending coronary artery and the effects of ethanol. Just days after his passing, St. John's final episode of The Young and the Restless aired on TV. The episode showed St. John sharing scenes with co-star Bryton James. A dedication was made at the end of the episode, which read, "In memory of our dear friend Kristoff St. John." Now, E! News has confirmed that actor Shemar Moore, who portrayed Malcolm Winters from 1994 to 2014, is set to return to Y&R in honor of St. John. Moore's character, who was brothers with St. John's character, will return to the show on April 25 and April 26. "Producers have developed a storyline that will bring the character of Malcolm back to Genoa City to bid Neil farewell, and reached out to Shemar Moore to make sure he'd be on board to return as the story wouldn't work without him," a source tells E! News. "Shemar didn't hesitate at the chance to reprise his role." "Shemar has always felt a sense of loyalty to the cast and crew at Y&R, remaining in touch with his close friends there, even though it's been years since he's been a regular on the show," the insider continues. "Shemar is particularly proud of the legacy that he and Kristoff built together as the Winters brothers and is happy to have this opportunity to pay tribute to Kristoff on-screen one final time." As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Mishael Morgan (Hilary Curtis Winters), Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters) and Christel Khalil (Lily Winters) are set to appear, as themselves, in an April 29 tribute episode. Y&R will address Neil's death on its April 23 episode. (Eonline)
The Hills are alive, but Kristin Cavallari is thankful to be taking a backseat to the drama. The Uncommon James designer, who is not returning for the reboot, The Hills: New Beginnings, opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about the MTV show's return and revealed that a certain cast member has already vented to her about filming. "I'm excited to see it, like everybody else. Cameo or something. I can't, because of [my E! show Very Cavallari]. But yes, it would have been tough to kind of go back to that whole lifestyle and all of that drama," Cavallari, 32, told Us while promoting her Little James collection in Pacific Palisades, California, on Saturday, March 16. "I talked to Audrina [Patridge], she said it's been hard for her. So, yeah, I'm kind of happy that I kind of don't have to go back to that whole lifestyle." Although she won't be appearing on The Hills: New Beginnings, Cavallari has thought about how she'll explain her role on the hit series, which initially ran from 2006 to 2010, to her children someday. "I'm kind of indifferent. I think I have so many years before they see it that I haven't wrapped my head around that. But no, I wouldn't say I'm excited [for them to see it]," the businesswoman admitted to Us of her three children with husband Jay Cutler: Camden, 6, Jaxon, 4, and Saylor, 3. "It's the one thing that they'll see at some point and I'll just have to have a real conversation with them about the experience and everything that went into it, and I'm cool with that. I like having a very open, honest relationship with my kids." Patridge, for her part, teased the show's revival while speaking to Us in December 2018. "It's been great reconnecting with everyone and starting up where we left off basically," the Prey Swim designer, 33, explained. "It's been a wild ride, I'll tell you that." While former series stars Cavallari, Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth will not be appearing on The Hills: New Beginnings, many fan favorites -- including Brody Jenner, Heidi Montag, Spencer and Stephanie Pratt, Justin Brescia and Jason Wahler -- will be returning, as well as new addition Mischa Barton. The Hills: New Beginnings is expected to premiere on MTV in the summer of 2019. (US Weekly)
Sky Orders 'Tin Star' for Third and Final Season. Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly and Abigail Lawrie will return for the final chapter of the thriller. Tin Star, the original production from Comcast-owned European pay TV giant Sky, has been commissioned for a third and final season. Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly and Abigail Lawrie are set to return as the Worth family in the final chapter of the modern-day western, produced by Kudos and Gaumont U.K. and created by British writer Rowan Joffe. The third six-part installment will go into production later this year and will be set in and around the English city of Liverpool, culminating with the Worths returning to the U.K. to confront their menacing past. "The combination of Rowan's imagination and the central performances led by Tim Roth mark Tin Star as a standout example of British creativity," said Cameron Roach, director of drama at Sky. "Returning alongside our original series, such as Britannia and Riviera, as well as forthcoming titles Catherine the Great, Little Birds and Gangs of London, we're demonstrating our commitment to bring ambitious, local, stories with global appeal to Sky customers." Added Gaumont president Alison Jackson: "Having the show as Gaumont's first U.K. co-production is terrific. Bringing the narrative of the show back to the UK gives us an exciting opportunity to surprise our audience and give the Worth family an even bigger and more unexpected challenge this season! I look forward to spending more time with the amazing characters established so beautifully by our cast in seasons one and two." Tin Star is produced by Kudos, the maker of Broadchurch and Humans, part of the Endemol Shine Group, and Gaumont U.K., the London-based subsidiary of the U.S. producer behind Narcos. Executive producers are Jackson, Paul Gilbert and Joffe. The third season of Tin Star was commissioned for Sky by Roach and director of programs for Sky entertainment U.K. & Ireland Zai Bennett. It is internationally distributed by Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision. (Hollywood Reporter)