Just when you thought late-night TV was done with Rob Ford, the after-11 set takes another — ahem — crack at the beleaguered Toronto mayor.
On Wednesday night, David Letterman’s Late Show aired a Ken Burns-style segment called The Statement, which featured famous faces from Jennifer Lawrence to Martha Stewart reciting segments of Ford’s various confessions and apologies in recent weeks: natpo.st/Itg2OG
Well, it’s sort of leaving Fox: Starting September 2014, past seasons of The Simpsons will begin airing on FXX, a Fox subsidiary, after the cable channel bid at least $750-million — and up to $1-billion when the channel acquires the show’s 25th season in 2015 — for full cable rights: natpo.st/1dzC8bV
For the third consecutive night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart featured beleaguered Toronto mayor Rob Ford on the Comedy Central show, this time focusing a video released Wednesday that has Rob Ford apparently threatening murder: natpo.st/1hqcBrw
Robert Fulford: Susan Forward, a California therapist, has made her reputation writing pop-psychology bestsellers about Men Who Hate Women, Toxic Parents and similar afflictions of family life. It’s odd to see her name crop up in a show-business memoir, Henry Bushkin’s Johnny Carson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), but her point of view fits snugly into the melancholy but compulsively readable story that Bushkin tells: natpo.st/1eghTnk