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Rob Delaney raises almost $70,000 against former pro-Trump Republicans

The actor will donate to Democratic campaigns against GOP politicians, including John McCain, who withdrew support for Trump over misconduct allegations

Comedian Rob Delaney has raised tens of thousands of dollars in a bid to oust Republicans who tried to distance themselves from Donald Trump following his recent scandals.

Delaney, star of the TV show Catastrophe, established a fund on ActBlue, a fundraising site for the Democratic party, to raise money for opponents of Republicans who retracted their endorsement from Donald Trump in the past week after a recording of Trump making lewd remarks during an Access Hollywood appearance about groping women surfaced.

The fund has raised $68,294 from 1,176 donors in the four days since its launch.

Thats what it took for you to disavow him? Delaney said in a blogpost announcing the fund titled No Getting Off the Train. Since Im not a total moron, I know that what really happened is that it finally became clear to anyone who knows how elections work that Trump was definitely going to lose.

So the same drive for self-preservation that led these turd balls to endorse him in the first place, he continued, has compelled them to pull the ripcord when Access Hollywood revealed their pussy tape and gave them the opportunity to pretend they care about women or something.

rob delaney (@robdelaney)

#MAGA Please read, RT & punish defectors! https://t.co/lqpeqhrWMs #MakeAmericaGreatAgain pic.twitter.com/PwjowAH64D

October 9, 2016

The list includes more than a dozen names and the money will be distributed evenly among their opponents. Some Republican heavyweights are featured on the list such as former presidential nominee John McCain, who revoked his endorsement on Sunday, and New Jersey congressman Scott Garrett, who originally said Mike Pence would make a better nominee after the video was released but later added he would still vote for Trump.

Delaney is vocal about politics and, while he voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary campaign, he said he will be voting for Hillary Clinton for her policy on healthcare and her potential supreme court justice picks.

He has encouraged his 1.4 million Twitter followers to donate and has also called on Trump and his supporters to pledge to the campaign.

rob delaney (@robdelaney)

.@realDonaldTrump Sir, I made a fund to help defeat Republicans who are un-endorsing you! Please RT! https://t.co/lqpeqhrWMs

October 9, 2016

Several celebrities have chimed in to express their disdain towards Trump and have encouraged voters to register and ensure that the real estate mogul does not win the election. A litany of stars including Scarlett Johansson, James Franco, Julianne Moore and Don Cheadle, among others, released a video saying Mark Ruffalo also in the video would appear naked in his next movie if people registered to vote.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/13/rob-delaney-fundraising-donald-trump-republicans


TV upfronts: CBS promises Good Wife spinoff; the CW goes big on superheroes

The most popular network and its youthful sister decide to stick with whats working: more procedurals on CBS and plenty of spandex and capes on the CW

CBS is like Hillary Clinton at an Indian restaurant: she knows what she likes and shes not going to get too adventurous. At the television upfronts this week, where the networks present their new fall schedules to advertisers, the eye network just ordered up more of the same: procedurals and traditional sitcoms featuring well-worn funnymen.

Its sister network the CW is always chasing after the young people and there seems to be only one thing those young people want: superheroes. The network even poached Supergirl from CBS.

CBS showed off what they have in store on Wednesday, and the big change is that theyve revitalized their Monday comedy block by shipping Supergirl off to the CW and pushing Scorpion back to 10pm to make way for four comedies. Kevin Can Wait, a new sitcom starring Kevin James as a retired cop who has to deal with his insane family, will follow TVs biggest comedy, The Big Bang Theory, at 8.30pm EST until October when Big Bang moves to Thursday. Then Kevin will move to 8pm EST and will be followed by Man with a Plan, starring Matt LeBlanc as a contractor who has to deal with his insane family. Yes, they are essentially the same show. Returning comedies 2 Broke Girls and The Odd Couple fill out the night.

Once the NFL is done taking up Thursdays, Big Bang will introduce The Great Indoors at 8.30pm EST, with Joel McHale as the irascible magazine editor who must oversee a bunch of millennials who work on his publications website. Print media. How quaint! Returning comedies Mom and Life in Pieces fill up Thursday before Pure Genius at 10pm EST. It is about a tech billionaire who funds a new cutting-edge hospital.

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Lucas Till as Angus Mac MacGyver coming to Friday nights soon. Photograph: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

Well also see the addition of Bull, a show based on the pre-Oprah career of Dr Phil who started one of the biggest trial-consulting firms in the country. That airs Tuesdays at 9pm EST where it is bookended by NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans. MacGyver, about the guy who can make a bomb out of a matchbook, some chewing gum and an old issue of Time magazine, will be on Fridays at 8pm EST after a new pilot is filmed with an entirely new script and mostly new cast.

NCIS: Los Angeles moves to Sundays at 8pm EST where Madam Secretary moves to 9pm to fill the slot vacated by The Good Wife. Sorry, but nothing can fill the slot vacated by The Good Wife in my heart. However, at the upfront presentation CBS did announce that Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo, who played Diane Lockhart and Luca Quinn, will get their own spinoff series on CBS All Access, the networks streaming service. That will kick off in spring 2017 with All Accesss other original program, a new Star Trek show.

Also in the spring, CBS will roll out Training Day, based on the Denzel Washington movie, and Doubt, a new lawyer show starring Katherine Heigl (again?), The West Wings Dul Hill, and Orange Is the New Blacks Laverne Cox.

The CW is now dedicating four of their 10 hours of original programing to shows adapted from DC Comics. Thats Supergirl on Monday, The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday. And then, on the fifth day, Superman rested.

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Rachel Bloom with her Golden Globe for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, back for a second season. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The network is only adding two new shows to its lineup. The Flash will introduce new comedy No Tomorrow at 9pm EST on Tuesdays. Its about a risk-averse young woman (Tori Anderson) who is helping a crazy man (Jesse Rath) who thinks the world is ending in eight months, fulfill his apocalyst of all the things he wants to try before the world ends.

On Wednesdays, Arrow will lead into Frequency at 9pm EST, about a young female detective who is trying to clear the reputation of her father, a dirty cop who was killed years earlier.

Even though Supergirl is taking up some real estate on Mondays, thats not all bad news for cult favorite Crazy Ex-Girlfriend which was renewed for season two (thank all that is holy!) and was moved to Friday at 9pm EST where it is partnered with the also upended Supernatural, which will air at 8pm EST.

Thanks to all of these capes, CW is saving some of its biggest shows The Originals, The 100, iZombie, and Reign for midseason where theyll be joined by the buzzy new show Riverdale, based on the long-running Archie comic book series. That is also produced by Greg Berlanti, who produces all the damn superhero shows too. Man, that guy is busy.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/may/19/cbs-cw-tv-upfronts-good-wife-superheroes


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