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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 …

Bill Paxton Dead at 61
February 26, 2017 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Popular character actor Bill Paxton has died, aged 61. A representative for the family announced that he passed due to complications following heart surgery.
Tributes poured in on social media on Sunday from fans and fellow …

Donald Glover Cast In Live Lion King Remake
February 18, 2017 – 12:39 pm | No Comment
Donald Glover Cast In Live <i>Lion King</i> Remake

Donald Glover will play Simba in the upcoming live-action remake of the The Lion King. He joins James Earl Jones, who voiced Mustafa in the original.
“I just can’t wait to be king #Simba,” tweeted director …

Report: Woman Who Killed Kim Jong Un’s Brother Thought She Was On Prank Show
February 17, 2017 – 12:42 pm | No Comment
Report: Woman Who Killed Kim Jong Un’s Brother Thought She Was On Prank Show

Indonesian police are saying that the women arrested in the death of Kim Jong Un‘s half-brother was tricked into the assault: She believed she was appearing on a hidden camera prank show.
USA Today writes:
[Indonesian national …

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell Go Full Vegas in The House
February 17, 2017 – 11:32 am | No Comment
Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell Go Full Vegas in <i>The House</i>

It’s a little hard to believe that Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler haven’t already starred in a movie together, but it seems the two haven’t been on screen together since Ferrell left Saturday Night Live …

Melissa McCarthy Turns In Virtuoso Performance As Sean Spicer on SNL
February 13, 2017 – 12:02 am | No Comment
Melissa McCarthy Turns In Virtuoso Performance As Sean Spicer on <i>SNL</i>

Melissa McCarthy‘s first appearance as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live was hilarious, but her virtuosic second appearance proved that this was no well-timed political novelty. McCarthy cranks it up to …

Trump Blasts Judge’s Travel Ban Block
February 5, 2017 – 11:55 am | No Comment
Trump Blasts Judge’s Travel Ban Block

On Saturday night, President Donald Trump lashed out at the federal judge who blocked the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority nations. Trump referred to U.S. District Court Judge James Robart as a “so-called judge” and tweeted ”anyone, …

John Hurt, Star of Dystopian Films 1984 and V for Vendetta, Dies at 77
January 28, 2017 – 1:31 pm | No Comment
John Hurt, Star of Dystopian Films <i>1984</i> and <i>V for Vendetta</i>, Dies at 77

Well this is both sad and depressingly timely: Academy Award-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died, aged 77. Hurt is most recognizable to young audiences as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, and  most …

“I’m About to Be President, We’re All Gonna Die.”
January 15, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
“I’m About to Be President, We’re All Gonna Die.”

Saturday Night Live returned this week, and obviously there were any number of headlines that could have been tackled. The first cold open of 2017 crammed in many of the disasters of the Trump transition …

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