Update Sunday T.J. Miller says that he will “address the elephant in the room” while hosting tonight’s Critics’ Choice Awards. The Office Christmas Party star was arrested and briefly held by L.A. police Friday following a possibly Trump-related run-in with a hired driver. He offered no further hints in his Tweet.
Previous, Saturday Silicon Valley and Office Christmas Party star T.J. Miller, arrested in Los Angeles early Friday morning after an altercation with a hired driver, will keep his hosting gig at the Critics’ Choice Awards tomorrow night.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association confirmed Miller’s continued participation to Deadline. “Absolutely,” said Joey Berlin, BFCA president and exec producer of the awards. “We can’t wait to see what TJ does tomorrow on the show.”
Miller was arrested Friday at 1 a.m. after a car service driver accused him of battery. The actor was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear in court January 9.
The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards gala is set for a live broadcast on A&E from Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. The awards are presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
TMZ has reported, citing law enforcement sources, that the brief altercation occurred following an argument between Miller and the driver over President-elect Donald Trump, and that the driver told police Miller slapped his head before exiting the car.
If confirmed, the incident would mark the second recent Trump-related altercation involving Silicon Valley cast members. Last month, series stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch were harassed at a bar by Trump supporters who objected to the actors’ anti-Trump tweets.