* Gov. Ron DeSantis, of course, is still a go-to GOPster for Fox News. After the conviction of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, DeSantis wondered on Fox if the guilty verdict had happened because “the jury is scared of what a mob may do.”
* That was a weird ending to Oscar Night. The best actor award was rearranged to go last: the “grand finale.” It wasn’t won by a minority—but by Anthony Hopkins for “The Father.” Only Hopkins, uh, wasn’t there at the ceremony in Los Angeles. Neither was he at a satellite location in the UK. Call it a face plant for a less-than-grand finale ironically orchestrated by cinematic experts.
* “I don’t have to leave the theater whistling, but would it kill you once in a while to make a movie that doesn’t make me want to take a bath with the toaster?”—Comedian Bill Maher.