Emma Stone On ‘SNL’ Finds True Christmas Savior, Raps About World Woes
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
Donald Trump Still Hates Alec Baldwin’s ‘SNL’ Impression, Tweets “Can’t Get Any Worse”
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
‘SNL’ Pokes At Donald Trump’s CNN Tweets – And Gives Shout-Out To Real-Life High School Supporter
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
Megyn Kelly Says ‘Don’t Believe’ Media Speculation About Job Switch
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
Netflix Sets Premieres For ‘Sense8’ Christmas Special & Season 2
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
Fox Wins Night With PAC-12 Championship Ratings, ‘I Love Lucy’ Holiday Special Down
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
Alice Drummond Dies; Veteran Character Actress Was 88
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
Haim Saban Slams DNC Chair Hopeful Keith Ellison: “Anti-Semitic And Anti-Israel”
Despite the victory via Electoral College of President-elect Donald Trump, there’s no love lost between various factions of the Democratic party. Democrats are currently looking for a new person to head up the Democratic National Committee, and Minnesota representative Keith Ellison has been considered a top contender for the job since throwing his name into the hat November 14. But, as past statements by Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, have come to light… Read
Robert Kelly To Star In Autobiographical Comedy In Works At FX From Apostle
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll co-star Robert Kelly is reuniting with the series’ creator-star Denis Leary and his Apostle production company for another FX comedy series project. The cable network is developing a half-hour series starring actor-comedian Kelly, from Leary & Jim Serpico’s Apostle.
In addition to starring, Kelly will co-write the autobiographical project with Apostle principals Serpico and Tom Sellitti. The comedy stems from Kelly’s recent life experiences beating… Read
‘School Of Rock’ Renewed For Season 3 By Nickelodeon
The School of Rock will be in session for another year. Nickelodeon has picked up a supersized 20-episode third season of the popular musical comedy series based on the 2003 Paramount movie. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2017.
The pickup comes as the series, developed by Jim and Steve Armogida, is heading toward its Season 2 finale on January 28. Originally ordered straight-to-series, School of Rock landed a quick 13-episode Season 2 renewal four episodes into… Read
FCC Warns AT&T: Waiving Subs’ Video Data Fees Might Violate Net Neutrality
The FCC fears that AT&T — and perhaps Verizon as well — are running afoul of net neutrality rules when they waive data charges for their customers who use company-created video services, the agency told them in letters sent yesterday and disclosed today.
Under the policy, known as zero rating, AT&T’s wireless customers don’t incur data charges when they also subscribe to DirecTV Now, while Verizon customers are clear when they use Go90.
Based on information AT&T has… Read
Bryan Fuller Confirms No Further Involvement With ‘Star Trek Discovery’
It’s probably not the news fans were hoping for – following his exit in October as Showrunner of Star Trek Discovery, co-creator Bryan Fuller has now confirmed he has no further ongoing role in the CBS All Access series. "I'm not involved in production, or postproduction, so I can only give them the material I've given them and hope that it is helpful for them,” Fuller told Newsweek in an interview published earlier today. “I'm curious to see what they do with it.”