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Desus & Mero Showtime Talk Show Premiere Brings Manic Energy, But Needs Work On Its Interviews

Thankfully, money doesn’t change everything. Desus & Mero are still funny, still informal, still high energy and unlike most talk shows, even though they now have more to work with after moving from Viceland to Showtime. Desus Nice and The Kid Mero debuted the new version of their show last night, marking Showtime’s first late-night talk show. The featured special guest was fellow Bronxite and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Having risen from the Twitter and… Read

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Idris Elba Set To Make ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Debut

Idris Elba will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on March 9, making his first appearance on the late-night comedy show. His musical guest will be Khalid, also an SNL newcomer. Elba’s SNL gig arrives just before the March 15 premiere of his Turn Up Charlie, the Netflix comedy series he co-created and stars in. A five-time Emmy nominee, Elba’s credits include Luther, The Wire and the Thor and Avengers films, among others. Khalid has a new album dropping in April. Elba’s SNL… Read

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Marley Shelton, NeNe Leakes & David Fynn Lead Casts Of Pop Comedy Pilots ‘Ride Or Die’ & ‘Best Intentions’

Pop has set the core casts for its comedy pilots Ride or Die and Best Intentions. Ride or Die will star Marley Shelton (Rampage, Rise), NeNe Leakes (Glee, The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Molly Sims (Las Vegas, Yes Man), Jennifer Landon (Banshee, Animal Kingdom) and Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Properties, Brockmire). Set for Best Intentions are David Fynn (Whiskey Cavalier, Undateable), Daniel Rashid (You Can Choose Your Family, Grown-ish), Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Dia… Read

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‘Veep’ Trailer: Presidents Day Greetings From Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Veeps Selina Meyer has a special Presidents Day message to America, though maybe she just means “real Americans,” and she certainly hasn’t figured out just who that would be. In a new trailer for the seventh and final season of HBO’s Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Selina manages to insult her fellow Americans – “the entire country is getting more disgusting by the second” – while at the same time courting votes. Check out the trailer above. And in a special Presidents Day… Read

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‘SNL’: Don Cheadle Tweaks Trump With A Hockey Jersey

Saturday Night Live host Don Cheadle used his clothes for political and social messaging this week as part of his duties (see the photo of his transgender support), and managed to sneak in a wry message about President Donald Trump into the closing segment. As the cast and guests lined up for the traditional farewell, Cheadle stood front and center wearing a hockey jersey from the former Soviet Union. The televised portion cut away for the west coast, but Cheadle turned… Read

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‘SNL’: Celebrity Family Feud Goes “Gaga” For Oscar Nominees

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It’s pre-Oscars Weekend, so what better time to trot out the cast of SNL for a good, old-fashioned game of Celebrity Family Feud: Oscars Edition. Host Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) welcomed veteran and newbie Oscar nominees like Spike Lee (Don Cheadle), Glenn Close (Kate McKinnon), Sam Elliot (Beck Bennett), Olivia Coleman (Cecily Strong), Lady Gaga (Melissa Villaseñor), Bradley Cooper (Kyle Mooney), Rami Malek (Pete Davidson) and Mahershala Ali (Chris Redd) Thompson… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Retires Ben Affleck Batsuit To The Rafters Ending Dark Knight Reign

The Bat Torch has been passed: Ben Affleck, confirming yet again that he will not return to the screen as Batman, saw his Bat Cape officially retired to the rafters of Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Promoting his upcoming Netflix film Triple Frontier, Affleck was surprised with the cape during his Kimmel appearance. JKL regular Guillermo Rodriguez, dressed as Robin (or, as Rodriguez called him, “Robert”), brought out Affleck’s cape and cowl – which mysteriously had… Read

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‘Big Time Adolescence’ Stars On Jason Orley’s Authentic Coming-Of-Age Tale — Sundance Studio

Growing up in Michigan with two older brothers, Big Time Adolescence director Jason Orley “was always surrounded by older guys, their friends that were always giving me bad advice.” As off-base as many of their suggestions were, these young men stuck with Orley, who used his experiences with them as the basis for his feature debut. An all-too-real coming-of-age story, the film centers on sixteen-year-old Mo (Griffin Gluck), a bright kid with a good family, who makes… Read

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‘SNL’ Promo: Don Cheadle Plays Buddy Cop With Alex Moffat

Don Cheadle warms up for his Saturday Night Live hosting debut with some promo playacting alongside SNL‘s Alex Moffat. In a parody of ’70s buddy cop dramas, the Black Monday star and the SNL player don the blues, chomp some donuts, high-five and fire off a round or two, all without so much as a smidgen of real authority. “You said whoever hosts the show gets to run security,” a gullible Cheadle tells Moffat. “No,” says TV’s best Eric Trump impersonator. “I was just… Read

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Megyn Kelly & Sarah Silverman Twitter-Feud At First Blush

Megyn Kelly thinks Sarah Silverman’s adult-oriented comedy – or at least one blisteringly “blue” (Silverman’s perfectly understated description) tweet aimed at Donald Trump – doesn’t square with the comic’s kids movie career. Needless to say, Silverman doesn’t agree, and has let loose on Twitter to set things right. A few well-known Silverman fans couldn’t resist weighing in as well. But first, some beef background. Trump was involved, of course. Two days ago, the… Read

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Aziz Ansari Tells Comedy Club Audience He Feared For His Career Following Misconduct Allegations

In a pre-tour “pop-up” set at Manhattan’s Comedy Cellar last night, comic Aziz Ansari addressed last year’s sexual misconduct allegations that the Netflix Master of None creator says left him “really upset and humiliated and embarrassed.” In an account of the show posted today on Vulture, Ansari broached the topic seemingly for the first time on stage. "There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person… Read

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‘Yesterday’ Trailer & Release Date: Remember The Beatles? Only One Guy Does In Danny Boyle’s New Film

“Until a month ago, you were a complete failure. And then somehow you became the biggest star in the world. As if by magic. So what happened?” Therein hangs a tale. Here’s the first trailer for Yesterday, director Danny Boyle’s film about what might happen if suddenly nobody remembered the Beatles — except one guy. Said guy is Jack (Himesh Patel), and he’s about to become a very big deal. Along with the trailer, Universal Pictures also announced a June 28 release for the… Read