‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Solid With Host Larry David
With the Presidential primary campaign in full swing, Saturday Night Live delivered another solid ratings showing last night, with the show hosted by Larry David and featuring appearances by Democratic candidate (and David doppelgänger) Bernie Sanders drawing a 5.1 household rating in the metered markets and a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.
That was on par in households with the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler-hosted holiday SNL edition (5.1… Read
Three Best GOP Debate Moments – From Ben Carson’s Kickoff Fumble To Candidate Contretemps
BEST DEBATE KICKOFF EVER: ABC News sure knows how to start a political debate with a bang! Ben Carson, apparently still waking up from his Florida rest stop after the Iowa caucuses, did not hear, or did not understand, when ABC News moderators Martha Raddatz and David Muir introduced him, so he continued to wait in the wings while a camera recorded his early debate fumble. A staffer peeking out from behind the curtain to tell him to make his entrance did not impress… Read
Video – Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Zoolander-ize Hillary, Bernie & Donald On ‘SNL’
What was the best bit during the so-so SNL that host Larry David promised in his opening monologue? The breath-of-fresh-air appearance of Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hans (Owen Wilson) during “Weekend Update” to pronounce, fashionwise, on the state of the presidential candidates. OK, so I’m a sucker for malaprops (“couscous” for “caucuses”) and rimshot rejoinders, but after David’s surly predictability too-often reprised, I belly-laughed at the separated-at-birth… Read
Video – Larry David’s Shticky Business Sorta Sparks ‘Saturday Night Live’
“You’re gonna be very disappointed,” were the first words Larry David spoke as host of Saturday Night Live. “That’s what I do, I disappoint people.” The pumped audience was having none of it as David continued, in his best imitation of Jerry Seinfeld doing Larry David: “I’m a guest! I don’t host things. No one’s ever even been to my house!” He then ex-cogitated on the difference between then — when he was just a “poor schmuck” and now, when he’s a “rich prick.”
Video – Bernie Sanders, Larry David Trade Bernie Sanders-isms on ‘Saturday Night Live’
UPDATE Sunday morning with video, photos:
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders put in a guest appearance on tonight’s Larry David-hosted Saturday Night Live. First came a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style sketch that featured David reprising as Sanders on the campaign trail but morphing back into Cranky Larry (he refuses to shake the hand of a voter who’s just coughed into it, for one). That was followed by a seaborne bit in which David played the captain of a sinking… Read
CNN: Ted Cruz Debate Accusations “Categorically False”
Ted Cruz deliberately misled viewers tonight at the GOP debate when he blamed CNN for a message his campaign sent out the night of the Iowa caucuses claiming Ben Carson would suspend his campaign and his fans should instead vote for Cruz, the cable network said tonight.
“My political team saw CNN’s report breaking news and they forwarded that news to our volunteers, it was being covered on live television,” Cruz said during tonight’s raucous debate on ABC. Cruz said CNN… Read
Annie Awards Livestream & Winners List
The 43rd annual Annie Awards are being handed out tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and Deadline will be updating the winners list live. ASIFA-Hollywood will present hardware in 36 categories covering film, TV, commercials and video games. You can follow along in a non-animated fashion by checking out the livestream above. The winners list and some color from Royce Hall are below.
A heads up: Things are a bit different this year. For the first time, the top film prize has… Read
DGA Awards: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Wins Feature Film Award For ‘The Revenant’; HBO Cleans Up With Wins For ‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Veep’ & ‘Bessie’ – Full List
Alejandro G. Iñárritu got his second consecutive DGA win for The Revenant at the 68th annual DGA Awards tonight in Los Angeles. Last year, Iñárritu won for Birdman and went on to win three Oscars for best picture, original screenplay and director. “Tough men don't cry, that's what Ridley said today and he's right,” said Iñárritu in his acceptance speech. “My father said, tough men don't dance. My father died and I think he's doing business up there to make this happen. I… Read
Deadline’s DGA Awards Live Blog
An unpredictable Oscar race just became more unpredictable. Tonight, the 68th Annual DGA Awards gave its top prize to Alejandro Iñárritu for The Revenant, making it the first time in the org's history to award a helmer with back-to-back wins in that category. Last year, Inarritu won for Birdman and went on to win three Oscars for best picture, original screenplay and director.
Tonight's win for The Revenant, puts the film back in the Oscar game after losing out the… Read
GOP Debate Live Blog: Return Of The Donald & Do Or Die For Some
After finishing second in Iowa, chastened Donald Trump has returned to the flock for tonight's debate, conceding that his boycott in principle against mean-girl Megyn Kelly and her Fox News boss might not have served him well in that states caucuses.
Tonight's debate should be a yeasty brawl. Trump will accuse Ted Cruz of voter fraud, Jeb Bush of having a Mommy fixation and Marco Rubio of having one canned speech in his repertoire. Meanwhile, Rubio has picked up the… Read
‘Sleepy Hollow’ Ratings Return Up, ‘Shark Tank’ Down & ‘Grimm’ Rises
With the Season 4 finale of MasterChef Junior last week, Fox brought back a blast from the relative past last night to fill the 8 PM slot with the return of Sleepy Hollow (0.9/4). Back for the second half of its third season and now moved from Thursday nights, Ichabod Crane and crew picked things up from last year's November 19 midseason seemingly fatal finale with a flashback or two to colonial times and a visit to another dimension.
Ratingswise, the supernatural… Read
Diversity Debate Underscores 2016 NAACP Image Awards As Oscar Snubs Win Big
The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards went right to where the Academy Awards chose not to go, honoring two of this year’s most notorious Oscar snubs with top honors tonight. Creed was the clear winner, taking home wins for best actor (Michael B. Jordan), Best Director (Ryan Coogler), Best Supporting Actress (Phylicia Rashad), and Best Writing. That’s one for every category in which it was nominated. Sweeting the Creed success, Jordan earned the coveted Entertainer Of The… Read