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‘Saturday Night Live’: As Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Exit, We Remember Their Best Sketches

22 May 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Saturday Night Live” went out on a high note this weekend with The Rock as host, but the season finale also marked the departure of three cast members. While Bobby Moynihan had already announced he was leaving (and thus we had time for a tribute), there was less notice to offer farewells for fellow exiting cast members Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata.

Bayer sneakily announced her news on Instagram just hours before the finale began. Thus it felt symbolic when Moynihan and Bayer took part in a graduation sketch – allowing fans to subtly say goodbye to them during the episode. Moynihan also got to wear the Drunk Uncle attire again on Weekend Update, and Bayer went out on a high note with the Rko movie set skit and the parody for Cartier’s fidget spinner.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: One Dwayne Johnson to Rule Us All

Sadly, Zamata’s exit had less fanfare, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Saturday Night Live’: As Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Exit, We Remember Their Best Sketches

22 May 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Saturday Night Live” went out on a high note this weekend with The Rock as host, but the season finale also marked the departure of three cast members. While Bobby Moynihan had already announced he was leaving (and thus we had time for a tribute), there was less notice to offer farewells for fellow exiting cast members Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata.

Bayer sneakily announced her news on Instagram just hours before the finale began. Thus it felt symbolic when Moynihan and Bayer took part in a graduation sketch – allowing fans to subtly say goodbye to them during the episode. Moynihan also got to wear the Drunk Uncle attire again on Weekend Update, and Bayer went out on a high note with the Rko movie set skit and the parody for Cartier’s fidget spinner.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: One Dwayne Johnson to Rule Us All

Sadly, Zamata’s exit had less fanfare, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Watch Miley Cyrus Take Over NBC as Giant Panda on 'Fallon'

18 May 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Miley Cyrus concluded her day-long NBC takeover with back-to-back appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night Wednesday. The pop star began her day on Today, promoting her new single "Malibu," and that night unveiled her latest shocking career turn when she interrupted Jimmy Fallon's monologue dressed as The Tonight Show's beloved character, Hashtag the Panda (previously played by Ben Stiller and Chris Rock).

After Fallon joked about President Donald Trump canceling a trip to China when he learned the country didn't have a single Panda Express, Cyrus »

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SNL Secrets! Kristen Stewart Sparked Melissa McCarthy’s Spicer, a Failed Titanic Gag and Why Rosie Won’t Play Bannon

15 May 2017 2:41 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With nearly 42 seasons under its belt, Saturday Night Live has lots of behind-the-scenes secrets that have never been spilled — until now.

On Saturday, the long-running NBC sketch series will wrap its 42nd season, and a new cover interview with The Hollywood Reporter features 20 show members dishing on how and why many of the current political characters were cast, including Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump.

Alec Baldwin Had to Be Persuaded to Portray Trump

“The idea came out of a conversation with Tina Fey at some point during the summer. She said, ‘Well, the person that should really play is Alec. »

- Natalie Stone

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Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy and 'SNL's' Trump Team Gather for Raucous Hollywood Reporter Cover Shoot

15 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Hollywood Reporter gathered 20 Saturday Night Live insiders for an epic account of the show's "yuuuge" year.

THR's Lacey Rose spoke to everyone from Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon to Chris Rock and Melissa McCarthy as they revealed Baldwin's future playing Donald Trump, how McCarthy became Sean Spicer (with help from Kristen Stewart), the joke Aziz Ansari had to cut, and how D.C. chaos is fueling the highest ratings in decades: "You almost feel like a war profiteer," says castmember Colin Jost.

As part of the magazine's cover story, five of the show's political stars posed in »

- THR Staff

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Film Review: ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy’

10 May 2017 2:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Whether the film’s protagonists are on stage singing a song or telling a joke, the male ego commands the spotlight in “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” in which two childhood friends — one a successful folk rocker, the other an aspiring standup comic — hit the road together for an impromptu tour. While women are wooed and hijinks experienced along the route of this dive-bar odyssey, writer-director Jeff Grace’s easygoing indie delivers a somewhat more melancholy performance than its droll exterior initially suggests. A bromance with a bitter streak born of personal delusions, fears and failings, it’s got enough personality and pathos to make it a mildly appealing option amid the usual cacophonous summer fare.

After his latest comedy-club misfire, gawky Paul (Alex Karpovsky) meets up with longtime buddy Jason (Wyatt Russell), a heavily bearded folk-music star whose hippie vibe proves irresistible to women. As if on a whim, Jason »

- Nick Schager

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Film Review: ‘Snatched’

9 May 2017 10:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Schumer is one of those rare comic artists, like Louis C.K. or Chris Rock, who can get you laughing out loud at reality. Two years ago, she carried that scorched-earth impulse right into her first movie, the fearlessly funny and close-to-the-bone “Trainwreck.” Written by Schumer herself, and directed by Judd Apatow, it was the most audacious romantic comedy in years — and the most satisfying, too — because it touched a nerve of almost masochistic sincerity. In “Snatched,” her first movie since “Trainwreck,” Schumer gets cast as a loser who’s even further down on the totem pole of respectability. It’s a sign of Schumer’s rapport with the audience that in the opening scene, where she appears to be playing the most annoying off-the-rack clothing-store customer in history (it turns out she’s actually the sales person), the deeper the hole she digs for herself, the more we like her. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Tracy Morgan Is Staying Alive in Hilarious Netflix Special Teaser

9 May 2017 6:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix has released the first teaser for Tracy Morgan's Staying Alive special and it's heartbreaking, inspiring, and hilarious. Tracy Morgan is known for his larger-than-life sense of humor and unhinged delivery that sets him apart from his peers. In addition, Morgan has the gift of gab and can tell a story like nobody's business. Today we get a look at the first teaser for the comedian's hotly anticipated new Netflix special.

The 1 minute teaser clip comes courtesy of the official Netflix YouTube channel and shows Morgan in rare form, touching on his 2014 car accident and recovery for much of the teaser. He shares that he was able to witness his daughter's first steps, which gave him the strength to take his first steps out of his wheelchair. Morgan goes on to talk about his grandmother praying for him. Read what he had to say about the power of prayer. »

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Did Chris Rock Really Cheat on His Now Ex-Wife with a Celebrity?

6 May 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The latest Rolling Stone cover story examines comedian Chris Rock‘s life and comedy style following his bitter divorce.

Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock finalized their divorce last August, and Rolling Stone said divorce is a frequent “exit line” referenced in his comedic sets. The pair had announced the end of their nearly 20-year marriage in 2014, and spent the next two years hashing out the details of their divorce settlement – including the issue of child support.

Reporter Stephen Rodrick described a comedy set in October, just a few months after the divorce finalized, where Rock, 52, predicted President Trump’s win »

- Katherine Richter

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Chris Rock Gives his Review of the Final Obama White House Party

3 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Chris Rock is coming back to the comedy scene and in a big way.  The comedian has announced two comedy shows to take place this fall at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. The shows, to be held on October 26 and 27 at the East Bay venue, are part of Rock’s national Total Blackout Tour. In December, he had announced earlier 2017 tour dates; the new Oakland dates were only more recently added. For the tour performances, Rock promises “all new material” — some of which will appear in upcoming Netflix specials. To promote his comedy specials Chris Rock stopped by The

Chris Rock Gives his Review of the Final Obama White House Party »

- Nat Berman

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Chris Rock Gets Candid on Divorce and Infidelity: I Wouldn't Get Married Again Even If It 'Would Cure AIDS'

3 May 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Chris Rock is opening up about his intense divorce.

The 52-year-old comedian and his ex wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, split in 2014 after 19 years of marriage, and their divorce was finalized last August. They share two daughters together, 12-year-old Zahara and 14-year-old Lola. Rock covers Rolling Stone's latest issue, and in the revealing cover story, talks about his complicated marriage.

The story includes bits of Rock's stand-up routines over the past few months, in which he says he was unfaithful during the relationship.

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"I was a piece of sh**," he tells the crowd during one comedy show.

According to the magazine, he later talks about his affairs and "gets disarmingly specific, describing three women: one famous, one semifamous, and one a member of the retail class." Now, the actor is clearly jaded to the idea of marriage.

"Would I ever »

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Chris Rock Gets Refreshingly Candid About His Divorce and Infidelity: ''I Was a Piece of S--t"

3 May 2017 10:05 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Chris Rock truly wondered if he'd be able to come back into the comedy wordl after stepping away from it for several years. The comedian headed out on his "Total Blackout Tour" in February, marking his first full-scale world tour in nine years...and a lot had changed in that time. Most notably, he separated from his wife of 18 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, in 2014. Their divorce was finalized in 2016. He covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and though he jokingly calls the tour his "alimony tour," he gets serious when talking about life after divorce. "Getting divorced, you have to f--king start over," he said. "You get to reset. It's not a breakdown, but »

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Chris Rock Says He Gave Terrible Advice to Michelle Obama: ‘I’d Never Felt So Stupid’ (Video)

3 May 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Rock recently learned an important lesson: never give advice to Michelle Obama if you’re Chris Rock. On a Tuesday night “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” appearance, Rock described going to the White House for the final President Obama party before his term ended. Rock was invited along with other black influencers and celebrities, such as Beyonce, Jay-z, and Stevie Wonder. “It’s like I died and went to black heaven,” he observed. He recalled ending up alone at a table chatting with the former First Lady. “I’m not really supposed to be alone with Michelle Obama,” he remarked. »

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Chris Rock Opens Up About Bitter Divorce In ‘Rolling Stone’ Interview: ‘Would I Get Married Again? Not If It Cured AIDS’

3 May 2017 8:29 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

After 19 years of marriage, Chris Rock has finally settled his bitter divorce from ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock, which is among the topics he discusses in a candid interview with Rolling Stone. The Rs piece includes some of Rock’s stand-up routines he tested out at an NYC comedy club last year while working out material for his upcoming Netflix special, […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Chris Rock Tried (and Failed) to Console a Worried Michelle Obama at White House Farewell Party

3 May 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

On Tuesday's Tonight Show, Chris Rock told Jimmy Fallon about the roller coaster of emotions he experienced at the Obamas' White House farewell party.

Rock said he was joined at the party by Jay Z, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder and observed, "It's like I died and went to black heaven."

At one point in the night he found himself speaking one-on-one with Michelle Obama

“I’m not really supposed to be alone with Michelle Obama," laughed Rock. "That’s not really my lane. I don’t know how to talk politics."

He said they spoke about the election and Obama expressed »

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Aries Spears Firing Back With Lawsuit After Radio DJ's Fistfight (Video)

2 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_izbdys09"]] Aries Spears wants payback from the radio host who brutally attacked him with repeated blows to the head, and he's out to get it in court ... TMZ has learned. Aries will file a lawsuit as early as today against Zo Williams and the internet-based radio station where the now legendary flurry of fists went down last month. You'll recall ... Williams unleashed punch after punch after punch when Spears joked "light skinned n***as" like Zo always get loud. »

- TMZ Staff

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Writers Guild Negotiations: For Talk Shows Trying to Plan the Next Few Weeks, The Possibility of a Strike Made It Tough

1 May 2017 8:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The show must go on – until a strike is officially called. [Update — No strike!]

That was the word from inside TV’s late night talk shows and series, which continued to operate, business as usual, even as the possibility of a work stoppage on May 2 loomed large.

That has meant continuing to book guests, produce taped packages and plan for series road trips – all of which might not happen should the Writers Guild negotiating committee call for a strike.

“We’ll see what happens and take it from there,” said “The Late Late Show with James Corden” executive producer Ben Winston. ” We support the writers, we hope the strike doesn’t happen, because we want to carry on working and making a show. It’s concern for us. I think any decision on what we do, we’ll wait and hope it doesn’t happen and hope that everything works out.”

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- Michael Schneider

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Writers Guild Negotiations: For Talk Shows Trying to Plan the Next Few Weeks, The Possibility of a Strike Made It Tough

1 May 2017 8:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The show must go on – until a strike is officially called. [Update — No strike!]

That was the word from inside TV’s late night talk shows and series, which continued to operate, business as usual, even as the possibility of a work stoppage on May 2 loomed large.

That has meant continuing to book guests, produce taped packages and plan for series road trips – all of which might not happen should the Writers Guild negotiating committee call for a strike.

“We’ll see what happens and take it from there,” said “The Late Late Show with James Corden” executive producer Ben Winston. ” We support the writers, we hope the strike doesn’t happen, because we want to carry on working and making a show. It’s concern for us. I think any decision on what we do, we’ll wait and hope it doesn’t happen and hope that everything works out.”

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- Michael Schneider

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‘Dear White People’: Why the ‘Scandal’ Parody Isn’t Just Fun, But an Essential Part of the Show

28 April 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dear White People” creator Justin Simien wants to be clear about this: When IndieWire brought up “Defamation,” “Dear White People’s” fictional show-within-a-show, we were the ones who made the obvious comparison.

“I didn’t say ‘Scandal,'” he said, laughing. “You said that.”

Read More: ‘Dear White People’ Review: Justin Simien’s Netflix Series Sets the Standard for Movie-to-tv Adaptations

But between the “black political fixer in love with the President” narrative, the fabulous coats, and the distinctive camera-shutter sound effects, it’s pretty obvious what “Dear White People” is referencing with “‘Defamation’ Nights,” a staple of black culture at Winchester University, which finds itself rocked by racial politics over the course of the first season.

Starting in the first episode, group-watching the primetime soap adventures of “Olive Bishop” are clearly a regular part of the lives of Sam (Logan Browning) and her fellow students, as well as a »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Dear White People’: Why the ‘Scandal’ Parody Isn’t Just Fun, But an Essential Part of the Show

28 April 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Dear White People” creator Justin Simien wants to be clear about this: When IndieWire brought up “Defamation,” “Dear White People’s” fictional show-within-a-show, we were the ones who made the obvious comparison.

“I didn’t say ‘Scandal,'” he said, laughing. “You said that.”

Read More: ‘Dear White People’ Review: Justin Simien’s Netflix Series Sets the Standard for Movie-to-tv Adaptations

But between the “black political fixer in love with the President” narrative, the fabulous coats, and the distinctive camera-shutter sound effects, it’s pretty obvious what “Dear White People” is referencing with “‘Defamation’ Nights,” a staple of black culture at Winchester University, which finds itself rocked by racial politics over the course of the first season.

Starting in the first episode, group-watching the primetime soap adventures of “Olive Bishop” are clearly a regular part of the lives of Sam (Logan Browning) and her fellow students, as well as a »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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