Pete Davidson Holds Nothing Back in Touching SNL Farewell: ‘Thank You… For Never Giving Up on Me’
NBCFor the last time on Saturday night, Pete Davidson stopped by the “Weekend Update” desk to say goodbye and talk about how improbable it was that he ever became one of SNL’s most famous cast members.“Hello, Colin and Che and millions of people only watching to see if I bring up Kanye,” Davidson began, referring to his very public feud with girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s ex.“I never imagined this would be my life,” he said, describing the 20-year-old who joined the show in 2014 as being “a skinnynews.yahoo.com
Tom Hanks and Tina Fey Do Their Best to Salvage SNL’s COVID-Stricken 2021 Finale
NBCThe situation at 30 Rock’s Studio 8H was a fluid one fraught with uncertainty.Around 3 p.m. Saturday, the New York Post reported that there had been a COVID outbreak of sorts among the Saturday Night Live cast, with “a set insider” telling the paper “that ‘four actors’ have tested positive for coronavirus—and ‘three others’ have called out because they are now ‘fearful’ about coming to NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center, where the weekly sketch show is filmed in Midtown.” SNL subsequently anews.yahoo.com
Kennedy Center Honors ceremony returns to pay tribute to Bette Midler, Berry Gordy, Joni Mitchell, Lorne Michaels and Justino Diaz
Singer and actress Bette Midler, Motown founder Berry Gordy, folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels, and opera singer Justino Diaz are honored.cbsnews.com
Kennedy Center Honors and its traditions are back once more
The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center's main opera house after the coronavirus pandemic forced delays and major changes to last year's plans. Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz and folk music legend Joni Mitchell.news.yahoo.com
Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from 'SNL' stars
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Don Johnson as Rick, Chris Redd as Gary, and Kenan Thompson as Kenan in a scene from the comedy series "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Don Johnson is getting his funny on with help from a couple of “Saturday Night Live” stars. Johnson's most recent forays into series work came in ABC's “Blood and Oil” in 2015 and HBO's “Watchmen” in 2019. “Kenan and I got on the phone and I felt instant chemistry with Kenan,” Johnson said. Thompson will juggle shooting the series in Los Angeles and doing “SNL” in New York.
Sidelined 'Mean Girls' musical won't reopen on Broadway
FILE - The cast of "Mean Girls" performs at the 72nd annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Producers of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to be a casualty of COVID-19 on the Great White Way. “We remain excited to bring this musical to the big screen, relaunch the tour and prepare for a London production,” said “Saturday Night Live” and “Mean Girls” producer Lorne Michaels in a statement. Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows, including 16 that were still scheduled to open. Late May is the earliest Broadway will reopen, according to the Broadway League.
Jack White to replace Morgan Wallen as 'SNL' musical guest
NEW YORK – Jack White will be the last-minute replacement musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” after country singer Morgan Wallen was dropped for breaking COVID-19 protocols. Wallen was removed as musical guest on Thursday after TikTok videos showed him partying last weekend without a mask on among a large group of people. Lorne Michaels announced White as a fill-in Friday on the “Today” show. “Saturday Night Live,” which will be hosted this Saturday by comedian Bill Burr, resumed live in-studio shows last weekend with a smaller live audience. Guests were required to take a COVID-19 test and temperature check at arrival, and wear masks inside the building.
Dave Chappelle to be honored with Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
(CNN) - Dave Chappelle is set to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday. In honor of Chappelle accepting the award, here are a few (almost impossible to chose) of his most classic bits and skits. (Strong language warning). (Strong language warning). (Strong language warning).
Alec Baldwin Drops His Pants While Displaying Weight Loss on 'Tonight Show'
Alec Baldwin has shed some weight and found the best way to prove it. Baldwin took issue with the gut they added to the dummy at the time, which prompted him to stand and make a bold move. After collecting himself, Fallon made his way over to Baldwin and attempted to cover him up with a prop, before proclaiming, "You look fantastic!" During his visit, Baldwin also discussed his desire to never again portray President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, and how series creator Lorne Michaels talked him into appearing on the season premiere. Baldwin went on to reveal that Michaels called him one day before the show taped and talked him into once again playing the polarizing president.
Jennifer Aniston Reveals Why She Turned Down a Spot on 'Saturday Night Live'
Jennifer Aniston could have had a very different career path. Aniston met with Saturday Night Live creator and producer Lorne Michaels before she got her beloved role as Rachel in Friends, and Michaels wanted her to be a part of the legendary sketch show. Aniston said she talked to Michaels, but, ultimately, the gig wasn't for her. Aniston also recalled boldly giving Michaels her two cents about the environment at SNL at the time. So it's weird that it's all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that's like, 'You look amazing for your age.'
Inside 2019 Emmys After-Parties: Gwendoline Christies Epic Outfit Change and More!
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesAfter walking the Emmys red carpet together, former exes Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor posed with Schitts Creek star Eugene Levy and his wife, Deborah Divine. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBOPeter Dinklage was over the whole red carpet attire. Leon Bennett/WireImageVentimiligias This Is Us co-star and on-screen wife, Mandy Moore, also opened up to ET about her outfit change for the after-parties. My favorite thing was seeing my dear sister, Susan Kelechi Watson, on the red carpet and we were literally in the same dress. I just knew she was wearing pink and red.For more Emmys fun, watch the clip below:Reporting by Liz Mortham, Brendon Geoffrion.
Emmys 2019: That Felicity Huffman Joke and More of the Shadiest Moments
The 2019 Emmy Awards was fun-filled night, but it had its fair share of moments that were filled with subtle and not-so-subtle shade. During the telecast, the comedian cracked a joke about Felicity Huffman, who recently got sentenced to two weeks in prison for her involvement in the college admissions scandal. The drama between RuPaul and Billy Porter has all the gays SHOOK!#Emmyspic.twitter.com/ZmNwWN0wTU Mario (@mtehuitz) September 23, 2019See more from the Emmys, below. RELATED CONTENT:Did Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner Get Laughed at While Presenting at 2019 Emmys? Emmys 2019: Bill Hader Addresses 'Saturday Night Live' Firing Shane GillisEmmys 2019: 'Game of Thrones' and 'Fleabag' Win the Night's Top Awards
Shane Gillis' firing splits comedy community
NEW YORK - While some comedians are defending Shane Gillis after his firing from "Saturday Night Live" this week, others are supporting NBC's decision. "After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining 'SNL'," a spokesperson for the show said in a statement Monday on behalf of producer Lorne Michaels. "I don't know him, never heard of him," but "NBC of course bailed on him," Stern said. Two requested their names not be used in this story, citing "SNL's" influence in the comedy community and fear of professional retribution from comedy club bookers for defended Gillis. Another comic, who is based in Los Angeles and makes regular television appearances, said that while he doesn't know Gillis personally, he thinks industry executives are sometimes too quick to fire someone.