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BIEBER TO COURT MORE CONTROVERSY ON SNL

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There comes a time in the career of every teen idol when he wants to be treated as a hip adult. That time apparently has arrived for 18-year-old Justin Bieber, who tweeted to his fans on Wednesday: “so the word is out…it is true…im Performing and HOSTING SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on FEB 9th!!! GET READY! […]

THEM MOVES LIKE JAGGER LIFT SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mick Jagger may have got some satisfaction — and a lot of laughs — from his performance as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, but he certainly got no satisfaction from learning that ratings for the show were down significantly from their average for the season. Nevertheless, it garnered bigger […]

ESPN FIRES WRITER FOR HEADLINE PUN ABOUT JEREMY LIN

February 20, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

So many puns and racial asides have accompanied reports about New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin’s sensational start that it all became the centerpiece of a Saturday Night Live sketch this weekend. Using a “Sports Center” type of background, the faux panelists discussed the firing of an ESPN writer for writing the headline “A Chink […]

THE DEVIL COMMENTS ON PENN STATE SCANDAL

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday Night Live didn’t hesitate to take up the Penn State child sex scandal over the weekend, with Jason Sudeikis, playing the Devil. Clearly unaware at the beginning of the sketch of what had occurred, the Devil was asked where he got his news. “I follow Kutcher on Twitter,” he replied. But, give the Devil […]

EDDIE MURPHY: WHY HE BOYCOTTED SNL

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Eddie Murphy, who made his television debut at age 19 as a regular on Saturday Night Live, has explained why he has not appeared on the show again in recent years. “They were sh**** to me on Saturday Night Live a couple of times after I’d left the show,” he told the upcoming edition of […]

BRIDESMAIDS SURPRISES AT BOX OFFICE

May 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Lightning struck for a second weekend in a row as Thor easily held on to its top position at the box office with $34.7 million, bringing its total after ten days to $119.5 million. But the result that surprised most box-office analysts turned out to be the $26.3 million nabbed by Bridesmaids. Not only was […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BRIDESMAIDS

May 13, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Critics are going out of their way to assure their male readers that, despite the title, Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick. Writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal: “If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick.” Calling it “an unexpectedly funny new comedy,” Manohla Dargis remarks in the […]

FEY/PALIN IS BACK

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live as Sarah Palin this weekend, participating in a skit modeled after the first Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News earlier in the week. “It’s so great to be back on Fox News, a network that pays me and shows me the questions ahead of time,” Fey’s Palin […]

TRUMP GETS DUMPED

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Clearly Donald Trump has seen better weekends. Skewered mercilessly by President Obama and Saturday Night Live comic Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, Trump saw the final minutes of his Celebrity Apprentice preempted on Sunday by NBC News coverage of the attack in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama […]

THE VOICE PROMO TO DELAY TONIGHT AND SNL

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to give its new singing competition series The Voice an unusual promotional treatment, NBC is planning to delay the start of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno some 12 minutes tonight (Thursday) for a preview look at the Mark Burnett-produced series. Likewise Saturday Night Live will be delayed two minutes on Saturday for the […]

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