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‘SNL’ Hunts For Elusive Hillary, Host Emma Stone Finds True Christmas Savior

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Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton low-heeled it back to Saturday Night Live last night in one of the most clever bits of the show: “The Hunt for Hil” was fashioned as a commercial for one of those In Search of-type shows on cable, with the former presidential candidate standing in for the usual Bigfoot or Chupacabra. Says one Westchester County eyewitness, “It was blonde, about 5 feet 5, and it seemed like it wanted to be by itself, so I started running after it.” The… Read

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Donald Trump Still Hates Alec Baldwin’s ‘SNL’ Impression, Tweets It “Can’t Get Any Worse”

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Donald Trump tried watching the “unwatchable” Saturday Night Live tonight, and was not happy. The president-elect just tweeted: “Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad” See tweet below. The response came just 45 minutes after SNL‘s cold open that featured Baldwin’s Trump retweeting the anti-CNN tweets from 16-year-old Seth Morton. Read about that sketch here. Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally… Read

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‘SNL’ Pokes At Donald Trump’s CNN Tweets – And Gives Shout-Out To Real-Life High School Supporter

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Update Donald Trump has tweeted his dislike for SNL‘s sketch about his tweets. Read about it here. Also, Jennifer Aniston dropped by Weekend Update while Vanessa Bayer was doing her Aniston impression.Tonight’s episode was, at the very least, an exercise in meta, with a touch of cross-promotion: Bayer, Aniston and SNL‘s Kate McKinnon appear in the upcoming feature film Office Christmas Party. See Aniston’s Weekend Update bit at bottom of this post. Previous Saturday Night… Read

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Billy Chapin Dead: ‘Night Of The Hunter’ Child Actor Was 72

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Billy Chapin, who as a child actor held his own against Robert Mitchum’s murderous preacher in Charles Laughton’s brilliant The Night of the Hunter, died Friday following a lengthy illness. His death was announced by his sister Lauren Chapin, the former child actress who costarred in TV’s classic family sitcom Father Knows Best. “It is with a saddened heart that I say ‘Good Bye’ to my precious brother Billy Chapin, wonderful Star of Movies, Television and Radio,” Lauren… Read

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There’s Plenty Of Adorable Baby Groot In New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Teaser

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In case the last several weeks have been something of a downer – or perhaps you’re just experiencing seasonal affected disorder, cough cough – here’s an easy cure: a extremely entertaining new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dropped online this afternoon, and you can watch it here now. Some of what you’ll see here is straight out of the mindblowing presentation last summer at Comic-Con – which, we told you it was awesome. But there’s plenty of new stuff too… Read

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‘Sieranevada’ Actors Judith State And Rolando Matsangos On The Fastidious Pursuit Of “Little Miracles”

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A Palme D’Or nominee at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada has been submitted as Romania’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. A sprawling, ambitious family drama, coming in at a nearly three hour running time, the latest entry from the much-lauded filmmaker tells the story of a successful neurologist, who gathers with family on the anniversary of his father’s death. A thoughtful, melancholy reflection on family and one’s place… Read

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Megyn Kelly Says ‘Don’t Believe’ Media Speculation About Job Switch

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Those reports that Megyn Kelly might be jumping from Fox to CNN? Not so fast, Kelly says. “Don’t believe a thing u hear unless it comes from me, period,” Kelly tweeted last night. Media speculation on Kelly’s career plans has ramped up since a Drudge Report story Thursday citing an unnamed source claiming CNN chief Jeff Zucker would welcome Kelly into the CNN fold and might even offer a starring role in a movie for CNN-sibling Warner Bros. Many reporters are writing… Read

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Netflix Sets Premieres For ‘Sense8’ Christmas Special & Season 2

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Merry Christmas. Just in time for the holidays, Netflix has announced premiere dates for the special Christmas episode of Sense8, as well as the launch of the second season of sci-fi thriller series’ executive produced by Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill and J. Michael Straczynski. Sense8: A Christmas Special premieres globally on the streaming service Friday, December 23 at 12:01am PT. Meanwhile, Sense8 season 2 launches globally Friday, May 5 at 12:01am PT. The two-hour… Read

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Hollywood Reacts With Disgust At ‘Last Tango” Rape Scene Revelations

BERTOLUCCI Director Bernardo Bertoclucci, left, discusses a scene from "Last Tango in Paris" with leading actor Marlon Brando and actress Maria Schneider during location shooting in Paris on . The movie, which opens in New York has evoked more pre-release comment than any in recent years largely because of the sex scenes between Brando and Schneider. The 31 year old Bertolucci faces a decision in an Italian court over government charges that the film is pornographic
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Actors and other public figures are responding with outrage at recently surfaced news that Last Tango In Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci, in a three year old video that only came to light this week, confirmed what co-star Maria Schneider has long said about the film’s most controversial moment: the brutal rape scene was shot without her full consent. The scene in question featured Brando’s character raping Schneider’s character using a stick of butter as lubricant. It… Read

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L.A.-Based Music Label In Oakland Fire Chronicled In 2013 Documentary ‘Silk’

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Update The Oakland Athletics will match donations to victims of last night’s warehouse fire up to $20,000, the baseball team tweeted today. “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Oakland fire,” the A’s said. “We will work together to heal our community.” See tweet below. Previous The massive Oakland, California, warehouse fire that might have claimed as many as 40 people broke out during a concert staged by the Los Angeles-based electronic music label 100% Silk… Read

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Fox Wins Night With PAC-12 Championship Ratings, ‘I Love Lucy’ Holiday Special Down

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It was a big 41-10 win for the Washington Huskies over the Colorado Buffalos last night in the PAC-12 championship game and a solid and rare Friday demo win for the Fox thanks to that match-up. With game itself getting a 1.7/7 between 9 and 11 PM in likely to change fast affiliates, the net scored a 1.5/6 rating among adults 18-49 with 5.43 million total viewers. With a mere 6% dip, that's steady with the last time Fox broadcast the PAC-12 game on December 5, 2014, when… Read

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Alice Drummond Dies; Veteran Character Actress Was 88

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Alice Drummond, a prolific character actress nominated for a Best Featured Actress Tony in 1970 and known for appearances in the films Awakenings, Synecdoche, New York and Ghostbusters, among many others, died November 30 from complications following a fall in her home. She was 88. The news was confirmed by Drummond’s friend, June Gable, to The New York Times. Born in 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Drummond was a 1950 graduate of Pembroke College, then the women’s… Read