Whoopie! We’re getting more Whoopi. Stephen King’s 1978 Doubleday novel “The Stand” is coming. Limited series. To CBS All Access. Dec. 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Amber Heard. This is his apocalyptic vision of a world ruined by a plague with people caught in the middle of the fight between good and …
Whoopie! We’re getting more Whoopi. Stephen King’s 1978 Doubleday novel “The Stand” is coming. Limited series. To CBS All Access. Dec. 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Amber Heard.
This is his apocalyptic vision of a world ruined by a plague with people caught in the middle of the fight between good and evil. Like maybe Trump and Cuomo. And he wrote it 42 years ago.
But this is not the only stand TV has taken for “The Stand.” It first was a dark fantasy horror series thing in 1994. King even played a role in it.
This time Whoopi, seen with white hair, wrapped her part just before the pandemic hit. The mouth that can be heard inside a volcano now plays Mother Abagail, the Symbol of Good.
Ways of the Conways
Donald’s inauguration. I sat at Kellyanne Conway’s private table. Her devoted litigation lawyer husband of 15 years, George Conway carried her fur wrap. I offered to watch it, but he clutched the thing. George repeatedly told me how great Kellyanne was. And, as she was surrounded, he followed, enjoying the glory when America’s new president embraced her.
Other times we talked of her mother, background, children, family. At lunch in my home, she spoke of offers, professional and financial, coming at her. Handling a problem president, problem public, problem family, problem husband, problem children and problem career is no walk in the park. Once DJT’s settled, Kellyanne will reveal her post-White House future.
Bits from Brits
Bypassing shepherd’s pie, here’s what the British news has been feeding its readers: Sir Elton John’s ex-wife Renate claimed to the High Court she attempted suicide on their honeymoon in 1984 … Boris Johnson adviser Dominic Cummings’ father-in-law, Humphry Wakefield, reportedly told a woman interviewed by the Times of London that Johnson may quit in six months. The PM says not true … Also, the Queen’s Guard’s bearskin hats, used by the army since Napoleon’s 1815 defeat, they maybe might not stick around post-Brexit.
Amazon restricted the reviews on its “Finding Freedom” biography of ex HRH Prince Harry and zero HRH Meghan. And: She’s won the High Court right to keep friends’ names private. And: She says she’ll grace the next Met Gala — wheneverwhoknows that is, at which she will adopt an androgynous look. Since she so favors the Brits, maybe she’ll borrow one of those bearskins.
Also: The former prince reportedly did not tell his father before the couple severed ties with British tabloid newspapers.
Please try to pay attention
Questions: 1) Is it an essential qualification that Fox TV female anchors be blonde? And 2) Why’s Lori Loughlin jailed while killers, muggers, arsonists, robbers, drug peddlers are being freed? … Information: In a 2009 letter to nobody special, just answering a child who’d written him, our former Gov. Mario Cuomo wrote: “Keep your eyes on my son Andrew. He can go all the way to Washington. He can go all the way.”
Just give it a rest
Nice man Biden’s had his time. He can’t do it anymore — not that he did anything with it before. Look: Orville and Wilbur Wright gave us the flying machine in Kitty Hawk, NC, but they couldn’t glue together today’s rocket to the moon. So, let Jill just take care of her husband’s Botox and fill his prescriptions at whatever Duane Reade delivers to cellars, and leave us alone.
Where else could there be such a candidate — only in America, kids, only in America.