It’s been a month and a half since Quibi launched. And it hasn’t taken off. But Quibi is still in early days. Now there’s chatter that another well-funded TV platform isn’t doing very well: according to this report, Apple TV+ is underperforming. As the first season of The Morning Show ended, so did a lot of Apple’s buzz. (This is the second time Apple has tried to launch a content service – Planet of the Apps with Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow was supposed to be the marquee show.) What I want to know is how did this company, which is masterful at branding, not consider that Googling “Apple TV” is a clunky process because there’s a physical Apple TV and then the streaming Apple TV+. Why did they do that?
Tracee Ellis Ross is willing to risk it all for a deflated Mickey Mouse balloon, that’s what quarantine is doing to people.
Kristin Cavallari has said she’s choosing not to continue with her show, Very Cavallari. There are two ways to look at this: option one is that the network didn’t want the show without the drama of her divorce playing out, so they cancelled it. The other option is that she didn’t want to televise her family stuff and so she chose to quit. Both options explain why the show was so boring – she was never willing to give it up for the cameras. Sometimes successful reality stars, especially OGs of the genre, try to over-produce their scenes and viewers are way too savvy for that now and it doesn’t work.
JoJo Siwa is 17 and slowly, very slowly, starting to mature her image. It’s always a struggle for child stars and will be extra hard for JoJo because of the rainbow and sparkles and general unicorn-ness of it all. No doubt her team is working on a plan to “mature” her, which goes awry at least half the time. The transition is so painful. She does have a lot of people to look up to as success stories now, women like Miley Cyrus or Ariana Grande. I mention them specifically because they aren’t saddled by their past image; both of them can joke about it but not be owned by it.
If you keep up with Courtney Love (and I do), these captions don’t concern me. This is what Courtney sounds like. And the person she is referring to is a footnote in pop culture because he has been in the shadows when famous young women are struggling with mental health in public. He’s like Voldemort with social media.
“They’re trying to get me to represent pumpkin pie right now I’m like b-tch come back in four months.” (Warning: NSFW swears.)