Day: January 5, 2022

Jan. 6 anniversary: Anderson Cooper at his best

As the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 crisis (shown here) nears, two things have been added and one has been dropped.
Removed is Donald Trump’s plan for a news conference at his Florida resort. Trump said he’ll wait until a Jan. 15 rally in Arizona; and he said it in a Trump-style statement:
“In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the J6 Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media, I am canceling the Jan 6th Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday and instead will discuss many of those important topics at my rally.”
And added are a morning event with speeches by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, plus coverage throughout the day by the C-SPAN cable network. Read more…

Best-bets for Jan. 7: stars on ice and stage

1) Figure skating,” 8-11 p.m., NBC. The U.S. Figure Skating Championships are in Nashville this week, with Olympic spots at stake. Here’s the women’s free-skate, with no clear-cut favorite. Current champion Bradie Tennell has had injuries; others include two-time champ Alysa Lieu (shown here) and 2018 Olympian Karen Chen. NBC also has coverage at 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with Olympic choices announced. There’s more on the USA Network and on Peacock. Read more…

He has it all, from hard body to goofy helmet

Chris Smith has had a tough time lately.
He was shot in the chest and a building fell on him. He was in prison for years and in the hospital for months. Also, his dad failed to cancel his phone service and now he’s broke.
Not to worry. He still has a hard body, sturdy skills (mostly lethal), a pet eagle and, as writer-producer James Gunn puts it, “a really goofy helmet.”
The result is “Peacemaker,” starring John Cena (shown hee). It’s a brisk and witty series that debuts Jan. 13 on HBO Max. Two days later (10:15 p.m. Jan. 15) , the opener airs an HBO — right after an 8 p.m. showing of “The Suicide Squad,” the 2021 film that spawned it. Read more…