Sunday, April 18, 2021

ABC Orders Pilot Reboot for ‘Get Christie Love!’ – Neil deGrasse Tyson Joins Trump’s ‘Girther’ Debate

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*ABC has officially ordered a pilot for the reboot of “Get Christie Love,” Variety reports.

“Pitch” star Kylie Bunbury is attached to star in the pilot as Christie Love, stepping in for Teresa Graves — who became the first black woman to star in a TV drama when the show first premiered on ABC in 1974, per The Wrap.

The reboot is inspired by the short-lived blaxploitation series and described as “a music-driven one-hour drama that centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death” with “an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love.”

Courtney A. Kemp will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the series. Debra Martin Chase will executive produce along with Vin Diesel.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore"
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” (Jan 27, 2016)

Neil deGrasse Tyson has weighed in on the #Girther conspiracy, which was triggered by questions surrounding Donald Trump’s physical exam.

The results of Trump’s first medical exam while in office were announced by his personal physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson. The doctor stated that the 6’3”, 239-pound reality TV star was in “excellent health,” and even passed a cognitive assessment with a perfect score, notes Men’s Health.

The celebrity scientist responded to the medical results by posting a selfie and a few choice words for the physician.

“Getting into shape for ‘Cosmos.’ By my measure, 6’2” and 260 lbs this morning,” Tyson wrote. “Leaving me to wonder what height & weight the White House physician would assign me,” he added (see photo below).

Jackson’s assessment sparked skepticism on social media, with many questioning whether Trump might actually be carrying more weight than reported.

“On one hand, as someone who has struggled with weight issues his entire life, I dislike any form of shaming someone for their body,” tweeted “Adam Ruins Everything” writer Mike Drucker. “On the other, no way that fat motherf—er is 239 pounds.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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