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‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ Guests Unveiled

For the tenth consecutive year ,in conjunction with the NBA Finals, ABC presents Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night. This year’s lineup of guests includes Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Jamie Foxx and Billy Crystal with special appearances by Snoop Dogg and Karl Malone. Viewers can also expect to see an all new addition of "Mean Tweets: NBA Edition" as well as a three-point challenge featuring the celebrity guests. These special edition… Read

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No FCC Fine For Stephen Colbert’s Late-Night Donald Trump C*** Holster Crack

The FCC has decided against taking any action on Stephen Colbert's May 1 Late Show broadcast, in which he treated President Donald Trump to a series of increasingly Rabelaisian insults, in response to on-air insults Trump had delivered earlier in the day to CBS News-man John Dickerson. Colbert's slew of frat-boy remarks culminated in a crack that the only thing Trump's mouth is good for "is being Vladimir Putin's [expletive] holster." The naughty word was bleeped in the… Read

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Stephen Colbert Wins 2016-17 TV Season In Late-Night, Taking On Donald Trump

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: hated by President Donald Trump; loved by viewers. Colbert’s CBS Late Show will win the 2016-17 TV season in total viewers – CBS’ first win over NBC’s The Tonight Show in overall audience with a season-long host since the 1994-95 TV season. The qualifier excludes the 2009-2010 TV season when NBC replaced Conan O'Brien with Jay Leno midway through the season. Trump recently called Colbert “a no-talent guy… There's nothing funny about… Read

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Rachel Maddow: Donald Trump Team Does Not “Get To Make Their Own News Any More”

Visiting Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show to celebrate her status these days as host of the No. 1 program on cable news, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got asked if President Donald Trump’s overseas trip was an opportunity to calm things down at home, and maybe his being too tired to tweet might be a “positive thing for him.” Maddow dismissed that idea, noting Washington Post reported Friday night,as Trump’s plane took off, that there is a significant person of interest in the FBI… Read

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John Oliver: Donald Trump’s Last Seven Days “Absolutely Insane”

UPDATED with video: Last week in “Donald Trump” was so nuts that John Oliver was forced to devote virtually all of Last Week Tonight to talking about it. “The last seven days have been absolutely insane – so much so that, by Friday night, it may have broken Anderson Cooper,” Oliver acknowledged. He’s of course referring to Cooper’s Friday show, during which the host interrupted Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord as he defended yet another indefensible Trump statement, saying… Read

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Sasheer Zamata Exiting ‘Saturday Night Live’: Third Cast Member In Week

Sources confirm to Deadline that Sasheer Zamata is leaving Saturday Night Live, the show’s third cast member in a week to make the just-ended Season 42 the last. Zamata, who was with the show for four seasons, follows Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan, both of whom have confirmed that last night’s season finale would be their last. Though she hadn’t scored any real breakthrough original characters, Zamata did a strong Michelle Obama, and included Rihanna and Solange… Read

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The Backpack Kid: Who Is Katy Perry’s ‘SNL’ Scene-Stealing Dancer?

If you watched Saturday Night Live last night, you’re probably remembering one person above the rest: The Backpack Kid. Upstaging Katy Perry – not an easy thing to do – and a bevy of gorgeously attired drag queens and club types, the stone-faced boy took the stage well into Perry’s “Swish Swish,” and proceeded to mesmerize everyone with his lightning fast, stiff-armed dance moves. The kid’s name is Russell Horning, a 15-year-old Lawrenceville, Georgia boy who goes by the… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Pays Silent Tribute To Brad Grey

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In all the season-finale bustle of last night’s Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels and his comedy program took a moment to pay silent tribute to the late Brad Grey. A photo of Grey, as seen here, was shown as the show went to a commercial break. Grey died last week at age 59 following a battle with cancer, only months after he left his job as chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. SNL‘s remembrance was the second late-night mention in as many nights, following Bill Maher… Read

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‘SNL’: Dwayne Johnson Announces Run For Prez With Tom Hanks, More Or Less

Update, with additional video Dwayne Johnson was welcomed by Alec Baldwin into Saturday Night Live‘s Five-Timers Club tonight, smoking jacket and all, but chose another hosting quintuplet as his presidential running mate: Tom Hanks. Johnson’s opening monologue on tonight’s season finale played off of recent rumors that the upcoming Baywatch star will challenge Donald Trump next time around. The actor formerly known as The Rock shared the stage with two other five-time… Read

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Says ‘Bye To Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan & Drunk Uncle

UPDATED with videos: No long goodbyes or tributes, but Saturday Night Live saw Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer off with a strong episode for each of the departing, long-time players. The two were among the ensemble in a winking, end-of-show sketch about graduating high school seniors (see that one below), and both players got plenty of airtime earlier, with Bayer taking the lead in a particularly fine pre-taped short about a super-annoying woman (“She’s been reading The G… Read

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‘SNL’: Scarlett Johansson Joins Alec Baldwin In All-Trump “Hallelujah”

UPDATED with video As expected, Alec Baldwin reprised his Donald Trump for tonight’s Saturday Night Live season finale, sharing the cold open sketch with the cast’s political players and, for a brief moment, Scarlett Johansson returning as Ivanka. Mirroring Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary’s early-season, much-discussed performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Baldwin opened the finale at a piano, singing the ballad in character as Trump. He was joined, one by one, by the… Read

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Alec Baldwin Teases ‘SNL’ Visit; Teaches Daughter How To Play Trump

Alec Baldwin will bring his Donald Trump to NBC’s Saturday Night Live tonight – as if there was ever a question, after the president’s parody-ready week. Baldwin tweeted “One more time,” along with a photo of himself as Trump (no other hints though as to content or set-up – the picture is an old one). Even better, Baldwin prepped for the SNL season finale with a little at-home rehearsal, teaching three-year-old daughter Carmen the finer points of Trump play-acting… Read