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Mike Meyers Returns to SNL As Dr. Evil!
December 21, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

Yesterday’s Saturday Night Live began promisingly, but totally normally. The always-hilarious Taram Killam did a spot-on Sam Smith impersonation for a mopey, heart-broken Christmas special. Suddenly, the feed “cut out,” and a silhouette appeared, accompanied …

Obama Calls on Only Women, Knocks Sony, In Last 2014 Press Conference
December 20, 2014 – 7:34 pm | 3 Comments
Obama Calls on Only Women, Knocks Sony, In Last 2014 Press Conference

Between a midterm election shellacking and any number of bungles and controversies, it was a tough year for President Barack Obama. But you wouldn’t have known it looking at the man who appeared in the …

See (Almost) Everyone In The Epic Colbert Finale
December 19, 2014 – 5:50 pm | No Comment
See (Almost) Everyone In The Epic Colbert Finale

After nine years, The Colbert Report came to a close last night in suitably epic fashion. Stephen Colbert closed out his show with a star-studded rendition of the jazz standard “We’ll Meet Again.” The first …

Selfies, Uber Gouging, and #IllRideWithYou: The Scene Around the Australian Hostage Situation
December 15, 2014 – 9:32 am | 3 Comments
Selfies, Uber Gouging, and #IllRideWithYou: The Scene Around the Australian Hostage Situation

A gunman claiming some sort of jihadist motivation took hostage a coffee shop in Sydney, Australia on Monday morning. As the early hours of Tuesday come in that country, police still hope to safely resolve …

Martin Freeman’s Greatest Roles Combined in The Office Hobbit Edition on SNL
December 14, 2014 – 1:31 pm | One Comment
Martin Freeman’s Greatest Roles Combined in <i>The Office</i> Hobbit Edition on <i>SNL</i>

British actor Martin Freeman manned hosting duties on Saturday Night Live this week, and his opening monologue took a few jabs at how American audiences are probably unfamiliar with some of his work that is …

The Colbert Report‘s Final Guest Will Be The Grim Reaper
December 12, 2014 – 11:24 am | One Comment
<i>The Colbert Report</i>‘s Final Guest Will Be The Grim Reaper

The Colbert Report announced this week it’s list of final guests before the show goes off the air next week. The final guest on Thursday, Dec. 18 will be none other than Stephen Colbert‘s “lifelong …

SNL Spoofs New Star Wars Trailer, Addresses Eric Garner
December 7, 2014 – 1:38 pm | One Comment
<i>SNL</i> Spoofs New <i>Star Wars</i> Trailer, Addresses Eric Garner

There’s a lot to make fun of in the new Star Wars trailer: that poor lightsaber design, a storm trooper who isn’t a clone of Jengo Fett, and perhaps the absence of any of the …

Republican Staffer Criticizes Obama Daughters’ Dress, Manners
November 29, 2014 – 3:41 pm | 3 Comments
Republican Staffer Criticizes Obama Daughters’ Dress, Manners

A Republican staffer is under fire and apologized this week after taking to Facebook to criticize the Obama family following the annual Turkey Pardoning ceremony at the White House, encouraging the girls to “show a …

Obama Shoves Congressional Bill in SNL “Schoolhouse Rock” Spoof
November 23, 2014 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
Obama Shoves Congressional Bill in SNL “Schoolhouse Rock” Spoof

Saturday Night Live waded into a political controversy last night when it showed President Barack Obama (played by Jay Pharaoh) shoving a congressional bill down the front steps of Congress.
The cold open sketch was a …

Unarmed Brooklyn Man Killed in Accidental Police Shooting
November 22, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment
Unarmed Brooklyn Man Killed in Accidental Police Shooting

 
Another day, another innocent civilian killed in a police shooting. Akai Gurley, 28, was killed in the dark stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project after a rookie police officer’s drawn gun discharged accidentally during a …

The Bellas Are Back in First Trailer for Pitch Perfect 2
November 21, 2014 – 12:11 pm | No Comment
The Bellas Are Back in First Trailer for <i>Pitch Perfect 2</i>

It’s been almost three years since Anna Kendrick and her college acapella group took their campus by storm, and now their back to take on the world. The first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 was …

‘Hunger Games’ Cast Unites to Sing Taylor Swift
November 16, 2014 – 9:14 pm | One Comment
‘Hunger Games’ Cast Unites to Sing Taylor Swift

Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live last night, and one of the most talked-about sketches was actually his opening monologue. He mentioned that the last time he hosted the show was 25 years ago- in …

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Tops Box Office
November 16, 2014 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Tops Box Office

Hey Harry!!! If you can believe it, sequel Dumb and Dumber To topped the box office this weekend with $38.1 million, twenty years after the original hit theaters.
As Variety notes, this is the best opening …

“Too Many Cooks” Is the Weirdest Fake Sitcom Intro Ever
November 8, 2014 – 11:54 am | One Comment
“Too Many Cooks” Is the Weirdest Fake Sitcom Intro Ever

This week saw one of it’s greatest, weirdest pieces of pop culture premiere… at 4am on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. As part of the networks “Informercials” shorts, “Too Many Cooks” parodies the opening …

Check Out The First Trailer For Furious 7 With Paul Walker
November 2, 2014 – 11:15 am | No Comment
Check Out The First Trailer For <i>Furious 7</i> With Paul Walker

Furious 7? Yep, it’s happening. But the insanely successful series proved that ludicrous numbers of sequels aren’t just for B-movie horror titles anymore, ever since the surprising success of Fast Five.
Furious 7 garners special attention …

Civilian Spacecraft Crashes, Killing One
November 1, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment
Civilian Spacecraft Crashes, Killing One

An experimental spacecraft crashed yesterday, killing one. The wreck of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo led to the first casualties in space travel since the Columbia shuttle disaster in 2003.
Details are still coming in, but Virgin Galactic …

Will You Use Starbucks’ Upcoming Delivery Service?
October 31, 2014 – 2:54 pm | No Comment
Will You Use Starbucks’ Upcoming Delivery Service?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz announced this week that the massive coffee shop chain will be rolling out limited delivery options in select markets next year. But the move has left business experts scratching their heads …

Jim Carrey Perfectly Lampoons Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercials
October 26, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment
Jim Carrey Perfectly Lampoons Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercials

Is Jim Carrey working on a comeback? He showed of some of his best work in recent memory this week while hosting Saturday Night Live, especially with a series of digital shorts parodying the ads …

Django Unchained Actress Detained by Police for Kissing White Husband?
September 14, 2014 – 11:20 am | One Comment
<i>Django Unchained</i> Actress Detained by Police for Kissing White Husband?

Los Angeles-based actress Danielle Watts, best known for her roles as Coco in Django Unchained, says she was handcuffed and detained by police after refusing to produce ID when no charges or reasons for suspicion …

Kanye West Halts Concert Until Seated Attendees Prove They’re Handicapped
September 13, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
Kanye West Halts Concert Until Seated Attendees Prove They’re Handicapped

Kanye West‘s infamous ego and mouth may have gotten him in trouble once again. At a concert in Sydney, Australia, the superstar rapper reportedly halted his performance when he spotted one and then another audience …

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