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Dwayne Johnson, Baldwin’s Trump Close Out SNL Strong
May 21, 2017 – 9:55 am | No Comment
Dwayne Johnson, Baldwin’s Trump Close Out SNL Strong

One-man entertainment machine Dwayne Johnson helped Saturday Night Live close out their most popular season in decades. Of course, the show had to pay tribute to President Donald Trump and Alec Baldwin, the two men …

Battle of the Sexes and Glow Trailers Promise Feminism (And Retro Hair)
May 20, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment
Battle of the Sexes and Glow Trailers Promise Feminism (And Retro Hair)

Two trailers dropped this week for projects about women fighting for equality in sports and entertainment… although in very different ways. And both are going to feature some of the most amazing feathered ‘dos and …

Morning Joe Gets Tense on Saturday Night Live
May 7, 2017 – 11:30 am | No Comment
<i>Morning Joe</i> Gets Tense on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>

Saturday Night Live‘s cold open this week took on the news that Morning Joe’s co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, are engaged, after months of being coy about their relationship even existing. It was a …

Favorite Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
May 7, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Favorite Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby

Despite a soggy track, Always Dreaming met expectations to win the 143rd Kentucky Derby this week by 2 and 3/4 lengths.
Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez both wracked up their second victories in the …

Al Pacino, Diane Keaton Got “Loaded” During Godfather Filming
April 30, 2017 – 5:59 pm | No Comment
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton Got “Loaded” During Godfather Filming

The surviving stars of The Godfather reunited at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, and their discussion uncovered some previously unknown anecdotes.
Al Pacino, who starred as Michael Corleone, described how he and co-star Diane Keaton …

“How Ya Like Me Now?”: Will Ferrell Returns As George W. Bush
April 30, 2017 – 5:21 pm | No Comment
“How Ya Like Me Now?”: Will Ferrell Returns As George W. Bush

Samantha Bee‘s scathing and hilarious Not the White House Correspondents Dinner had a special guest last night: “43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush,” aka Will Ferrell.
“How ya like me now?” taunted Ferrell-as-Bush, …

American Airlines Flight Attendant to Passenger: “Hit Me”
April 23, 2017 – 11:22 am | No Comment
American Airlines Flight Attendant to Passenger: “Hit Me”

The airline industry suffered another PR nightmare this week when video surfaced of a woman sobbing on an American Airlines flight, while another passenger and a flight attendant come close to a physical altercation.
The video, …

Erin Moran, Joanie of Happy Days, Dies at 56
April 23, 2017 – 10:22 am | No Comment
Erin Moran, Joanie of <i>Happy Days</i>, Dies at 56

Erin Moran, the actress best known for Happy Days and its briefly-lived spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi, has died at age 56.
Moran was just 13 when she joined Happy Days. She played Joanie Cunningham, the outspoken …

Spicy And Trump Return to SNL
April 16, 2017 – 12:15 pm | No Comment
Spicy And Trump Return to <i>SNL</i>

This weekend, Jimmy Fallon hosted Saturday Night Live, the show that started his career, and the musical guest was Harry Styles. Despite all that, one of the biggest parts of the show were the political …

Kris Marshall Rumored To Be The New Doctor
April 16, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment
Kris Marshall Rumored To Be The New Doctor

British actor Kris Marshall is rumored to be replacing Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who. The news is being met with mixed reactions, as many had been hoping that the 13th doctor would be a woman …

Thor Goes Full Guardians of the Galaxy In First Ragnarok Trailer
April 10, 2017 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Thor Goes Full <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> In First <i>Ragnarok</i> Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (aka Thor 3) is here, and it feels weirdly like… a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer?

With his sarcastic voice-over (“it’s a long story”) and frat boy enthusiasm (“He’s …

Why Did SNL Do That O’Reilly/Trump Split Screen Sketch?
April 9, 2017 – 1:30 pm | No Comment
Why Did <i>SNL</i> Do That O’Reilly/Trump Split Screen Sketch?

The most viewed sketch from this week’s Saturday Night Live is turning out to be an O’Reilly Factor parody, with Alec Baldwin playing both Bill O’Reilly and Pres. Donald Trump at the same time (obviously …

Orlando Bloom Returns In New Pirates Trailer
April 2, 2017 – 11:45 am | No Comment
Orlando Bloom Returns In New <i>Pirates</i> Trailer

After sitting out the last Pirates of the Caribbean film, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is back. Blink and you’ll miss him in the newly-released trailer for the franchise’s fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Turner …

Sorry, “Just The Creme Oreos” Aren’t Real (Yet?)
April 1, 2017 – 11:40 am | No Comment
Sorry, “Just The Creme Oreos” Aren’t Real (Yet?)

Twitter had a rare joyful outburst yesterday when it started circulating images of “Just the Creme Oreos.” Unfortunately, it seems like an April Fools’ Day prank – but if we’re lucky, it will be one …

Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity, To His Face, He’s Bad For America
March 26, 2017 – 9:22 pm | No Comment
Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity, To His Face, He’s Bad For America

Liberals are rejoicing and conservatives are revving up their criticism of so-called fake news after legendary news anchor Ted Koppel told Sean Hannity he’s bad for America.
In a segment that aired on CBS Sunday Morning …

United Blasted for Banning Leggings-Only Women From Flight
March 26, 2017 – 8:44 pm | No Comment
United Blasted for Banning Leggings-Only Women From Flight

United Airlines is receiving much criticism after forcing girls to cover up while trying to board a flight wearing leggings (and no dress or skirt over them). Customers have taken to social media to call …

Saturday Night Live Imagines A Space Alien Invasion With Commander-in-Chief Trump
March 12, 2017 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
<i>Saturday Night Live</i> Imagines A Space Alien Invasion With Commander-in-Chief Trump

In movies about disasters in general (like Armageddon or Air Force One) and space invasions in particular  (like Independence Day), the US always overcomes crisis under the leadership of a steely and professional president. Perhaps …

Muhammad Ali Jr. Stopped At Airport — Again
March 11, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment
Muhammad Ali Jr. Stopped At Airport — Again

Representatives for Muhammad Ali Jr. say the son of the boxing legend was stopped by airport security for an extended period of time, just a month after he was detained by immigration officials and questioned …

On SNL, Kellyanne Conway Pops Up Everywhere, Kneeling
March 5, 2017 – 11:23 pm | No Comment
On <i>SNL</i>, Kellyanne Conway Pops Up Everywhere, Kneeling

Making fun of Kellyane Conway has become a sport at Saturday Night Live, but this week featured an unusual format for it: the show’s brief interstitials as it cuts to commercial.
The camera often pans across …

John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Slam Trump, Mel Gibson, and Hollywood at Independent Spirit Awards
February 26, 2017 – 8:25 pm | No Comment
John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Slam Trump, Mel Gibson, and Hollywood at Independent Spirit Awards

The day before the Oscars, Hollywood’s elite gather to honor films with budgets under $20 million, which, believe it or not, qualifies as “indie.” The Spirit Awards are meant to be an off-kilter counter balance …

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