Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Going Postal

Things went totally postal for Jake Peralta and company on Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 Episode 8.

Kind of. Sort of. Maybe.

It’s become unclear just what going postal means after Ed Helms guest-starred on the Fox sitcom as Jackie Danger, a U.S. Postal Service investigator who took a great deal of pride in his job.

In Danger’s mind, working for the USPIS means you’re several steps above of “local cops” such as Peralta, considering you’re a federal employee and everything.

This caused great tension between Jake and Jackie, so much so that Jake disobeyed Rosa’s orders and went rogue (with loyal right-hand man Boyle, of course), stealing some intel from Danger’s computer and going off on his own to bring down a Giggle Pig dealer.

Rosa laid into Jake for the move because it handed the case over to USPIS. Not exactly a cool move for a friend or a colleague, was it?

Fortunately, Jake was able to successful grovel at the feet/desk of Danger, getting the case back for the precinct and helping Rosa go through with a major drug bust.

Elsewhere, Santiago tried to give up smoking. But it wasn’t easy.

Not even when she dunked her head in ice water alongside Terry… or ran with Holt… or meditated with Gina. There was little Amy could do to kick this nasty habit.

Where did things leave off with it? Click on the above video and follow its prompts to watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine online and find out now!

As for the winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine quotes of the week? The honors go to Amy and Boyle:

  • Amy: What’s going on? Is this a dream? No, I’m not holding a label maker.
  • Boyle [trying to explain a fax machine]: Imagine a letter had unprotected sex with a phone.

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Bill Cosby pretends to cry onstage at a women’s charity event

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Last time I spoke of Bill Cosby, he was trying to bully an AP journo to bury an interview where he didn’t admit anything about the renewed abuse allegations. I gave credit to Hannibal Buress for his viral stand-up routine that brought the Cosby stories back into mainstream awareness. This week’s issue of the Sunday Washington Post made the same statement about Hannibal; that’s not all. The Sunday WaPo devoted their cover story in their print edition to the ongoing Cosby scandals. They include a full timeline of the abuse allegations, which is a useful reference. I can’t even keep track of all the women who have come forward, so the timeline is a helpful, but awful overview.

One of the latest women bringing allegations happens to be Michelle Hurd of Law & Order and Gossip Girl. The WaPo reacts to the increasing number of allegations with an extended article featuring new interviews and photos of the victims. The full piece is worth reading, but here are the intro paragraphs:

They didn’t see a comedian. They saw the “king of the world.”

Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America’s dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit. For them, he embodied the hippest of the 1960s and ’70s Hollywood scene, a mega-star with the power to make somebodies out of nobodies.

He partied with Hugh Hefner and was a regular at the magazine mogul’s Playboy Mansion bacchanals. He co-owned a restaurant and hit the hottest clubs. He sizzled.

Those wild, largely forgotten days clash with the avuncular image that has been Cosby’s most enduring impression on American culture. And they have been jarringly cast in a wholly different light as a torrent of women have told — and in some cases retold — graphic, highly detailed stories of alleged abuse by Cosby.

Sixteen women have publicly stated that Cosby, now 77, sexually assaulted them, with 12 saying he drugged them first and another saying he tried to drug her. The Washington Post has interviewed five of those women, including a former Playboy Playmate who has never spoken publicly about her allegations. The women agreed to speak on the record and to have their identities revealed. The Post also has reviewed court records that shed light on the accusations of a former director of women’s basketball operations at Temple University who assembled 13 “Jane Doe” accusers in 2005 to testify on her behalf about their allegations against Cosby.

[From Sunday Washington Post]

Cosby is a sorry excuse for a human, and I’m glad that women are no longer afraid of him and feel free to make their stories public. Cosby thinks of it as a smear campaign, of course.

Oh, this is interesting. Cosby performed in the Bahamas on Thursday night for a women’s charity event. This is an organization that supports issues including rape counseling and domestic violence. They didn’t cancel Cosby’s pre-scheduled appearance, and Cosby had a blast onstage. He pretended to cry and joked about recent fallout from countless allegations: “Parents are coming and taking their children home, saying to me, ‘Bill Cosby, you are an evil man! We will never eat your Jello pudding again!’” Yep, that’s right. Cosby thinks everything is very funny, and his audience laughed along with him.

Ridiculous, right? This dude has no remose whatsoever. The good thing is that Hannibal Buress brought Bill’s rep back to the surface. The bad thing? It took a male comedian to make this point whereas several women were ignored when they reported allegations of sexual assault.

Let’s close with bulletpoints:

* David Letterman’s staff was thrilled when the Cosby appearance was cancelled. The New York Daily News published his bizarre backstage requests of the past, including how Cosby would request that talkshow staff to come into his dressing room and watch him eat.

* The Daily Beast has a good story about Cosby’s history of silencing his accusers through tabloid smears and threats.

* Cosby has given an interview with Florida Daily. He says, “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact-check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.” Notice that Cosby never denies the allegations.

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Kim Kardashian canceled a $800K paid appearance in India after ‘visa issues’

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Here are some assorted photos off of Kim Kardashian’s Instagram from the past few days, as she travels the world, shilling her products and herself. She was in Australia for much of last week, and she arrived in Dubai last Friday, I believe. She’s said that she wants to do another version of her iOS game, but this time place the game in Dubai, like “Kim Kardashian: Dubai.” Plus, I’m sure she’s making paid appearances and whatever while she’s in the Middle East. What’s interesting to me is that Kim was supposed to have a stop-over in India in between Australia and Dubai, but she had some visa issues. Funny how visa issues didn’t keep her from Dubai?

Kim Kardashian’s upcoming India trip has been canceled because of apparent visa troubles. The 34-year-old reality TV sensation was due to make a guest appearance on the popular reality show Big Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother, which is hosted by Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

“Just touched down in Australia!!! My perfume world tour begins for my new fragrance Fleur Fatale! Next stop India then Dubai! All in 1 week!” she tweeted on Monday.

Big Boss, currently in its eighth season, has had falling ratings this year. Kardashian’s visit had been much hyped by the Indian media. She was reported to be paid more than $800,000 for the stint, in which she would don a traditional sari. Organizers confirmed to the BBC that “visa issues” were to blame for the cancellation. Reuters reports that the undisclosed issues would take a while to solve, which would conflict with Kardashian’s busy schedule.

[From Time Magazine]

$800,000 for an appearance on an Indian reality show?! I really hope she didn’t get the money upfront. Oh well… that sucks for Indian Big Brother. It also sort of sucks that Indians believe that Kim is some kind of big American celebrity. Ugh.

Meanwhile, Radar had a funny story about Kim talking about possibly getting pregnant again, and “sources” claim that she hated being pregnant so much, she’s considering a surrogacy. A source says: “There’s no way she’s having a kid anytime soon. It took so long to get her body back that she’s even told friends she might have someone else carry the baby the next time around!” But then another source says they think Kim was “probably joking.” My guess? She hated being pregnant but she’ll probably do it one more time and that’s it, she’ll be done after that (although possibly open to adoption). I also think Kim and Kanye will beat Beyonce and Jay-Z at having a second kid!

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Kendall Jenner on balancing career & family: ‘I feel like Hannah Montana’

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Kendall Jenner was profiled in the New York Times about her rising modelling career. This isn’t the first time NYT has interviewed her. She made a cameo appearance in from a June 2013 profile where Kendall shyly muttered a few words and was described as “aggressively managed.” Things are different now. Kendall’s landing big-time contracts and walking runways at fashion weeks across the globe. Karl Lagerfeld just handed her an ad campaign, and many wonder if Chanel will be the next offer.

Kendall’s been talking a lot lately, which means she’s reluctantly crawling out of her shell. She talked about working hard for her career, and a lot of you called her out on it. Kendall also talked about her competitive Kardashian upbringing (which everyone seems to have won except for Rob the black sheep). All Kardashians are “workaholics, says Kendall. This NYT interview is even weirder. She talks about her “double life” in terms of Hannah Montana. Let’s do this:

On balancing modelling & KUWTK: “It’s definitely two different worlds. I feel like Hannah Montana. But it’s fun.”

Modelling is a lifelong dream: “I would literally sit at home and have my friends take pictures of me on my little Canon camera that my mom gave me for Christmas. Obviously, the show was me being in front of a camera. It’s just something that I’ve kind of always been around.”

She’s trying to rebrand: “We had to be very strategic and specific to really have people take me seriously and not mess around.”

On shaking the Kardashian reputation: “Some people are hesitant with me, and they just worry or wonder for a second. But then when the chance gets taken …”

[From NYT]

Well. At least Hannah Montana left the stage and returned to a “normal” life. Kendall leaves her modelling gigs to spend time with one of the least normal families in the world. I guess KUWTK is so familiar to Kendall that maybe she thinks they’re normal. The journo describes Kendall as having a “daffy sweetness.” The NYT also speaks with Oliver Rousteing, creative director at Balmain, who says, “Kendall’s really communicating to a lot of girls. You know, like those models in the 90s, Claudia, Naomi.” Ooooh boy.

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Amy Adams in the Janis Joplin bio-pic is finally happening: good or bad call?

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Amy Adams is incredibly talented. I’m not sure – in fact, I’m rather doubtful – that she will win her Oscar during this current award season. There were many hopes pinned on her performance in Big Eyes, and while it’s still possible that she could get a Best Actress nomination, I just don’t think the reviews are good enough to get her an Oscar at long last (I’m pretty sure it’s going to Julianne Moore!). But Amy has still gotten five Oscar nominations so far in her career – she is one of the best actresses of her generation, and I believe she’s going to be working for a long, long time. The fact that she’s a 40-year-old baby-faced vampire probably helps with that too. So, at the age of 40 – even in vampire years! – is she kind of too old to play Janis Joplin? Joplin was 27 years old when she died in 1970. And ever since then, Hollywood has been trying to make a Janis bio-pic. Now it looks like the project is going ahead, with Amy cast as Janis.

After years of false starts, Amy Adams will finally have her rock-’n’-roll moment. The five-time Academy Award nominee is set to portray legendary singer Janis Joplin in a long-stalled biopic that is finally inching closer to production, Deadline reports.

Adams, 40, signed on to play the “Piece of My Heart” singer way back in 2010, but the project hit numerous roadblocks over the years as it struggled to find a director and writing team.

Wild director Jean-Marc Vallée is in negotiations to helm the biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vallée directed Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, and is reportedly in talks to re-team with his writers from that film for this latest project.

As for Adams, she has made no secret of her affection for the hard-living-yet-vulnerable singer, who died at the age of 27 in 1970.

In the December issue of Vogue, Adams said that if given the opportunity to get coffee with anyone from the past, it’d be with Janis Joplin, but “it probably wouldn’t be coffee.”

The project is tentatively scheduled to begin filming sometime next year, according to reports.

[From People]

Amy has been attached to various Joplin projects over the years – there were casting rumors in 2010 and 2012, and stuff fell apart both times. Lee Daniels was attached to direct at one time. It sounds like the moment has finally come though and this project is finally going to get off the ground.

As for whether Amy will do a good job… as I said, I think she’s really talented. I even think Amy looks a bit like Janis and the age thing shouldn’t be that big of a deal. At 27, Janis had lived a really hard life with drug and alcohol abuse and if anything, Amy still might look too young to play Janis. I do wonder about Amy’s voice. And I do worry about Janis’s music catalog. If the producers don’t get the rights to the music, it’s just going to be, like, a Jackie Jormp Jomp fiasco.

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Jude Law looks lovely in Mr. Porter, talks about aging & the tabloids

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Just in case you forgot, Jude Law is a very attractive man. These Mr. Porter photos are so old-school Jude! He looks so beautiful. So beautiful that I temporarily forgot that he’s expecting his fifth child by his third baby-mama, a 23-year-old singer-type named Catherine Harding. Catherine and Jude are no longer together. So, he basically got one of his hookups pregnant and he’s trying to make the best out of it. As for this Mr. Porter thing… Jude is promoting his new film, Black Sea. Jude plays “a laid-off submarine captain who goes in hunt of a sunken ship rumoured to be laden with Nazi gold.” Which might cause some people to wonder: is Jude poor? And the answer is yes. He’s paying child support to two women and he’s about to pay child support to a third. He IS poor. He will work in whatever he can get. You can read the full Mr. Porter article here. Some highlights:

His role in Black Sea: “It required a certain gravitas. It’s not something I could have done in my twenties or thirties. Having recently turned 40, I feel that I’m only just reaching the stage where I can do this sort of thing justice.”

He has looked forward to aging all his life: “I tend to think of it in terms of Shakespeare. You can’t play Prospero in your twenties. And you can’t play Lear. In your twenties, you play Romeo, you play Hamlet. And maybe you progress to Coriolanus, to Henry V. They’re like hoops you have to jump through. Keep going, and you’ll get to Prospero, you’ll get to Lear. But you can’t rush it.”

Acknowledging that women have it harder in Hollywood: “The plight of women over a certain age is a bit of a running gag in the movie industry. Not a very funny one, admittedly.”

The tabloid press: “I no longer let that stuff in. I honestly don’t know and don’t care what’s being written about me. If people want to buy into it, then they can. I just try to live a normal life now. It’s my right. Being free to go out – to a restaurant, to the theatre, or even just to a gardening centre – is my right. That’s what living is. So that’s what I do.”

[From Mr. Porter]

I agree that Jude has grown into what he always wanted to be: a brilliant character actor. People always treated him like he should just be a solid leading man, but Jude wanted different things for his career, and I respect that. I’m glad he’s not clinging to his pretty-boy vibe from two decades ago. And he’s right, the parts for him only get better as he gets older. And it’s not the same for women. As for the tabloid press stuff… I think that’s a smart decision for Jude in particular, to simply not participate in it. Don’t get mad, just ignore it. And he’ll have to do a lot of ignoring if he keeps knocking up his hookups!

PS… I have a thing about great profiles and Jude has an amazing profile! He’s right up there were Angelina Jolie’s profile.

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Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson Mother – Daughter Duo At Inaugural ‘Love In For Kids’ Benefit

Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" BenefitActress Goldie Hawn has turned into a full-fledged philanthropist! She held the inaugural ‘Love In For Kids’ benefit for the Hawn Foundation’s MindUp program. Goldie’s daughter, Kate Hudson, as well as her longtime partner, Kurt Russell, attended as well. RELATED: Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn were pink proud for breast cancer awareness month.

The MindUp program is:

.. a research-based training program for educators and children. This program is composed of 15 lessons based in neuroscience. Students learn to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success.

Hmmm… that sounds really interesting! Goldie partnered with neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists and educators to create MindUp. The goal is to foster:

… a classroom-learning environment where a child’s ability to academically succeed and personally thrive is maximized and directly linked to their overall state of well-being.

That sounds incredible. It’s great that Goldie used her resources to pull together a great multidisciplinary team for something so important. I hope the benefit was a great success!

It’s also fun to see Goldie and Kate on the red carpet together. They genuinely seem so close; it’s great to see.

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Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefit
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North West Auntie KoKo Keeps Nori Chic While Mom & Dad Are Away

north west on khloe kardashian instagramParents Kim Kardashian may be traveling abroad and Kanye West just caught a flight out of LAX to China, but North West’s extended family is stepping in to make sure the third member of the “Fashion First Family” is staying chic. Khloe Kardashian posted this picture of her niece on Instagram. RELATED: See the difference between North West’s “at home” face vs her “paparazzi” face.

Khloe wrote:

Stunna shades #YouCantSitWithUs

Is that picture adorable or what? LOL Khloe and Nori are staying fashion fierce! I’m sure Kim and Kanye are proud ;).

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Kirk Cameron: ‘God hates gay people. God hates f— & you’re going to hell’

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Kirk Cameron’s going crazy on his Facebook page over reviews of his Saving Christmas movie. Kirk takes his evangelical douchebaggery seriously and promoted his film by telling women to get back in the kitchen. He posted this photo yesterday to thank his supporters for the film’s “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He’s delusional. The film has an 8% rating. The LA Times called it “an unholy mess” and Peter Sobczynski of RogerEbert.com labeled it as “the only Christmas movie I can think of, especially of the religious-themed variety, that seems to flat-out endorse materialism, greed and outright gluttony.

Kirk was talking about the audience rating. He rallied his Facebook troops, and they briefly raised the film to a 94% audience rating. Already, Kirk’s “good work” has disappeared because the audience rating fell to 40%. That doesn’t matter though! Kirk told his followers to “keep storming” because “the haters and atheists are coming out of the woodwork.” He feels persecuted, but “together, they can’t stop us! Are you with me??” Nope.

What’s ironic — and sadly funny — is that Kirk is the biggest hater. He hates non-believers and non-evangelicals. He hates women, obviously. Oh, and he really hates gay people. Remember, he called homosexualityunhealthy, detrimental, and destructive.” He fought for freedom by saying, “This is a war we can win.” As if gay people truly waged war on Kirk Cameron.

Anyway. A new video by a group called “Deeper Understanding” started circulating online. Kirk’s production company, Living Waters Productions, already yanked it from YouTube. The footage assembled Kirk’s speeches about how to “witness” to a gay person. Kirk provides instructions on how to tell “our gay friends” they’re going to hell. I salvaged these quotes before the video disappeared:

“There’s nothing more important than your eternal salvation.”

“All sexual sin is offensive to God … But I didn’t choose this [straight] lifestyle. We’re all born with a sinful nature.”

“The real problem with many Christians who try to witness to someone who’s gay is that they don’t understand that homosexuality is one particular branch on the deep-rooted tree of the sinful nature. [Kirk’s friend: “We’re not actually homophobic. We’re sinaphobic.”] God hates gay people. God hates f***, and you’re going to hell. If we fail to be blunt and straightforward about that sin … again, we’re doing a disservice to our gay friends. Remember when I witnessed those gang members?”

“So … how do you witness to someone who’s gay? The same why you would share the gospel with someone who’s not gay.” [Insert montage of Kirk’s not-gay friend asking dumb questions to people on the street.] “And they’re proud of their sin. What do we do with these people?”

[From YouTube]

I wish I could show you the video. It was filled with awful production values and footage of what Kirk sees as “gay people” — basically a group of guys dancing in a club (that could have come from Top Gun or any random 1980s movie). Kirk and his buddy drove down the street in a convertible as they casually discussed how God will send gay people to hell. What does it mean when Kirk said he “witnessed” to some gang members? God, I would love to have watched that go down.

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Taylor Swift Hitting The Shops In LA

Taylor Swift Has A Busy Day In West Hollywood‘1989’ singer Taylor Swift is making the most of her time on the west coast. Here she is heading to Fred Segal to do some shopping. Taylor seems to be spending most of her time on the east coast lately, but she’s in town for the American Music Awards, which are tomorrow night. RELATED: So why did Taylor Swift give up on men?

Wonder if she had to pick up something for the awards show? I’m guessing her entire outfit is already taken care of. Perhaps she’s getting a jump on holiday shopping, in which case I envy her planning skills.

Taylor is performing at the AMAs. She’s set to sing her new song ‘Blank Spaces.’ I’m sure she’ll take home an award or two. Her transition to being a pop star is complete, I say.

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Taylor Swift Has A Busy Day In West Hollywood
Taylor Swift Has A Busy Day In West Hollywood
Taylor Swift Has A Busy Day In West Hollywood
Taylor Swift Has A Busy Day In West Hollywood
Taylor Swift Has A Busy Day In West Hollywood
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