In the “All in the Family” episode, which aired first, the Bunkers played host to the Jefferson family after Edith (Marisa Tomei) accidentally volunteered to have her home be the site of a going away party.Archie (Woody Harrelson) is annoyed by the idea of having a black family in his home. What unraveled was a discussion about race and privilege, with Archie on the defensive as his son-in-law and daughter (Ike Barinholtz and Ellie Kemper) tried, as always, to educate him on the new world order.
During the 90-minute event, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,'” the cast will recreate one episode of each classic show. It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel along with Norman Lear himself. It will be directed by 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows.
Kerry Washington, the latest cast member announced, will play Louise Jefferson’s friend Helen Willis. It was previously announced that Will Ferrell will play Helen’s husband, Tom.
“All in the Family” aired from 1971 to 1979. One of its most popular spin-offs, “The Jeffersons” aired form 1975 to 1985.
Here’s a look at the all-star cast that’s been announced so far:
Woody Harrelson: Archie Bunker
Marisa Tomei: Edith Bunker
Jamie Foxx: George Jefferson
Wanda Sykes: Louise Jefferson
Ellie Kemper: Gloria Stivic
Kerry Washington: Helen Willis
Will Ferrell: Tom Willis
Justina Machado: Florence Johnston
Ike Barinholtz: Meathead
Sean Hayes: Mr. Lorenzo
Amber Stevens West: Jenny Willis Jefferson
Jovan Adepo: Lionel Jefferson
Anthony Anderson: Uncle Henry Stephen Tobolowsky: Mr. Bentley Jackee Harry: Diane Stockwell
Don’t miss “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons'” on Wednesday, May 22 at 8 p.m. ET|7 p.m. CT on ABC.
It was previously reported, The comedian/actress ex. husband William Stewart sued for libel, slander and defamation and asking for more than $1 million in damages. In addition to Haddish, Stewart has named “Unicorn” co-author Tucker Max and publisher Simon Schuster as co-defendants.
Stewart claims he reached out to Haddish personally, before making any public statements in an effort to resolve the “harmful and defamatory assertions.” Click Here if you missed that.
Here’s an update on the situation.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Texas judge has set a trial date of April 20, 2020 for the case involving Haddish and her ex, William Stewart.
The two have been battling it out for over a year with no resolution in sight.
He later filed court docs that revealed his lawyer sent several letters to Haddish and S&S in an effort to reach a settlement prior to filing his lawsuit. He claims the comedian responded cryptically, saying, “Be patient your blessings are coming” and “Start to think positive so positive things can come your way. Because your blessings are waiting on you.”
In the filings, his lawyers even claimed Stewart would be able to demonstrate “Ms. Haddish regularly requested Mr. Stewart to become more aggressive with her during sex, including, among other things, to choke her as a part of their sexual intercourse.”
Stewart also claims Haddish gave an interview with comedian Dom Irrera in 2012 where she unequivocally says Stewart never beat her. He claims Haddish made a joke that “he never beat me up, he just choked me a little bit” and that choking was often a punchline in her comedy.
It was previously reported, NBC had canceled Harvey’s eponymous TV talk show, news broke that Harvey had also lost his NBC gig as host of Little Big Shots, a variety show featuring talented little kids. Click Here and Here if you missed the stories.
Lee Daniels’ music-themed dramas are canceled. Click Here and Here if you missed that.
Mo’Nique says, “The reason why I want to kick it off because some of the memes and tags I’ve been getting has been almost celebratory. Well has been celebratory when people say that’s what his ass get. “Yeah, Yeah Mo see. Let me be clear about something let us be clear about something. We DO NOT celebrate what it appears to be someone’s else demise. We do not stand and applause and say, “Yeah looks what happening that’s what you get!” That’s NOT where we coming from that’s not the stance we’ve ever taken. So, what I would ask ya’ll to do is we got to love folks through it. We got to love them through it. I know some people will say, “Mo’Nique is crazy.” Because, one minute she’s saying “They didn’t do it right.” The next minute she’s saying,”love thim though it.” Let, me tell you exactly we’re saying. Steve Harvey, I consider him my friend now maybe he didn’t consider me as his friend, but I always consider him my friend. And, as my friend we came out and said what was going on. It wasn’t to put my friend down it was to say this is what it is. “This is what’s happening.”
On Lee Daniels:
“When it comes to brother Lee Daniels. I’m getting all kinds of hits. “That’s what his ass get’s MO!” Mo continues, “Yeah see karma’s a bitch all of that.” Don’t celebrate getting those shows cancelled. Because, what I want us to think about when those shows get cancelled. I can’t celebrate Lee Daniels getting canceled because, so many other people are involved that lose their jobs. That some people when They lose their jobs there bills that doesn’t get paid. There are situations and things that happened because you’re used to making that money and now it’s being taken away…”
At the 7:41 mark, Mo’Nique says, “Again, with Steve Harvey as I considered that man my brother for 25 plus years. I’m NOT going to back down now. Even though I disagree, we disagree with the way that brother handled it. We disagree with the way Lee Daniels handle it. Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, we disagree Will Packer we disagree the way that they handle it. But, they still being done wrong. We don’t say, “That’s what they get!”
Did ya’ll know?
Earlier this year Steve Harvey told comedian Mo’Nique that she owed it to her family to choose money over her integrity in a discussion about her being blackballed from the filmmaking industry. Click Here if you missed that.
If you missed Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique previous drama click Here, Here, Here , and Here to read.