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Sad! Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump is Not best ‘Saturday Night Live’ president of all time, so who is? [Poll Results]

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Sad! Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump is Not best ‘Saturday Night Live’ president of all time, so who is? [Poll Results]
Alec Baldwin‘s impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” may be good enough for the Emmys, but it’s not good enough for our readers. In our recent “SNL” poll, Baldwin’s tweeter-in-chief was named the second best presidential performance of all time, behind — you guessed it — Will Ferrell as George W. Bush. Ferrell returned to Studio 8H this weekend and brought back his bumbling Dubya to great fanfare, so the fact that he was fresh in our readers’ minds probably didn’t hurt. Do you agree that Ferrell’s Bush is the best “SNL” Potus ever? Give us your thoughts down in the comments section.

Since its premiere in 1975 NBC’s “Saturday Night Light” has made waves by skewering the current sitting Potus, beginning with Chevy Chase‘s take on Gerald Ford. The current President Trump has been taken on by a plethora of performers over the years,
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Which ‘Saturday Night Live’ presidential performance gets Your vote? Alec Baldwin as Trump, Will Ferrell as Bush … [Poll]

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Live from New York, it’s … the President of the United States! Since its creation in 1975 NBC’s “Saturday Night Light” has made waves by skewering the current sitting Potus, from Chevy Chase‘s Gerald Ford to Alec Baldwin‘s Donald Trump. Of all the “SNL” presidential performances through the decades, which one gets Your vote? Give us your thoughts by voting down in our poll below.

Some presidents were played by several different cast members over the years — for example, Trump has been taken on by Baldwin, Darrell Hammond, Taran Killam and even Leslie Jones. So in our poll we’ve narrowed down each president to his most iconic performance.

Baldwin won an Emmy in 2017 for playing the nation’s current tweeter-in-chief. Most of his sketches were opposite two-time Emmy champ Kate McKinnon who portrayed many political figures including Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Elizabeth Warren, Betsy DeVos and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Jingle All the Way Remix Video Is the Christmas Miracle You Needed

It's that time of year for Christmas movies and holiday music, so why not mix them together into a mutant hybrid? That's exactly what one YouTuber has done and the results are pitch perfect. That unbeatable Arnold Schwarzenegger performance in Jingle All the Way has been mashed up with Run-Dmc's classic "Christmas in Hollis" and it works a lot better than you're probably thinking right now, bringing up memories of the Dr. Demento Show where this song would have definitely been featured around this time of year.

The new mashup is called "Jingle All the Way (Put That Cookie Down) Remix" and it is based off of the now world-famous meme of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Jingle All the Way character in the movie yelling at Phil Hartman over the phone to, "put that cookie down!" The soundbite has been a fan-favorite for over a decade now, but isn't as
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Jon Lovitz Partly Blamed Andy Dick for Phil Hartman’s Death

Jon Lovitz wasn’t shy at one point about putting some of the blame for Phil Hartman’s death on Andy Dick. If any of you remember back in 1998 Phil Hartman’s wife Brynn shot him while he slept and then only a short while later committed suicide. She was said to be under the influence and had killed her husband after an altercation during which he’d said he would leave her if he ever saw her doing drugs again. The altercation was caused, in Lovitz’s words, by the efforts of Andy Dick, who’d been seen at a Christmas party with the

Jon Lovitz Partly Blamed Andy Dick for Phil Hartman’s Death
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“The Simpsons:” Lost Scene with Phil Hartman’s Lionel Hutz Revealed

Lionel Hutz was a side character on The Simpsons who might not be so familiar to people who either can’t remember or have never seen the earlier seasons of the long-running TV show. In short, he was a lawyer of dubious competence as well as nonexistent ethics who nonetheless ended up showing up in the TV show on a semi-regular basis because of his low fees that made him affordable to the Simpson family. It is amusing to note that Hutz has won a number of cases for his clients over the course of his existence, though to be fair,

The Simpsons:” Lost Scene with Phil Hartman’s Lionel Hutz Revealed
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Executive Producer Reveals Lost Lionel Hutz Scene From ‘The Simpsons’

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Back in 1996, when “The Simpsons” were in their seventh season, “22 Short Films About Springfield” aired but the full script didn’t run. One of the show’s former executive producers, Josh Weinstein, revealed the script for a lost scene from that episode featuring the late Phil Hartman’s Lionel Hutz. Related: ‘The Simpsons’ Spoofs ‘Game Of Thrones’ […]
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A former Simpsons writer has found a Lionel Hutz storyline that was never produced

Lionel Hutz, the ineffectual attorney whose clientele consisted entirely of Homer and his family, remains a Simpsons fan favorite. Voiced by the late Phil Hartman, the bumbling lawyer was inept on a good day, and almost disbarred on a bad one. And when he wasn’t calling for a “bad court thingy,” he was working as a…

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Mark Hamill Thought His Star Wars Fame Would Ruin His Chances Of Playing The Joker

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the beloved Batman: The Animated Series. As well as its “Dark Deco” art style and mature storytelling, one of its most celebrated elements was the casting of Mark Hamill as the Dark Knight’s eternal nemesis, the Joker.

It turns out that Hamill wasn’t always so confident he was going to nab the part of the Clown Prince of Crime, though. While he had a very clear idea of how he wanted to play the role, the Star Wars legend assumed that his performance as Luke Skywalker would mean that he’d always be typecast as a good guy.

“I figured there was no way they’d hire Luke Skywalker as the Joker. So, in a way it was very freeing. I had great confidence at the audition because I thought there was no way I could get it. I thought, ‘I
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‘The Tick’ Cast Discusses Themes of Compassion, How Show Could Help Heal a Divided America

‘The Tick’ Cast Discusses Themes of Compassion, How Show Could Help Heal a Divided America
Sixteen years after Fox canceled the live-action, satirical superhero television show “The Tick,” Amazon Studios has revived the cult comedy for an original 12-episode series. Season 1 tells the story of how the Tick — an overly optimistic and earnest superhero played by Peter Serafinowicz — united with his non-powerful, accountant sidekick (Griffin Newman) to battle supervillain the Terror (Jackie Earle Haley). Unlike the dozens of other comic-book movies and TV adaptations, “The Tick” pokes fun at the cliched conventions of superhero narratives with witty banter and jokes. But, at the center of the show’s storyline is a heartfelt message about love, compassion, respect, and justice.

The themes behind “The Tick” have more relevance than ever in the wake of the white nationalist rally that erupted into violence in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend, and the strenuous political climate that is continuing to divide the country. At the show’s lavish premiere in New York on Wednesday evening, many
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The Bridge at Remagen

What’s the best true-story WW2 combat film for pure-grit, no-nonsense tanks ‘n’ bombs ‘n’ crazy mayhem action on a giant scale? This non-stop battle epic gets my vote. George Segal and Ben Gazzara’s infantry dogs are suitably tough, cynical and desperate, especially when they’re repeatedly sent into danger. The history is fairly accurate — there was indeed a race to seize the last bridge across the River Rhine.

The Bridge at Remagen

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1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 117 min. / Street Date June 13, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Peter Van Eyck, Hans Christian Blech, Bo Hopkins, Matt Clark, G&uunl;nter Meisner.

Cinematography: Stanley Cortez

Film Editors: William Cartwright, Harry Knapp, Marshall Neilan Jr.

Original Music: Elmer Bernstein

Written by Richard Yates, William Roberts, Roger Hirson

Produced by David L. Wolper

Directed by John Guillermin

Who
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17 of Hollywood's Most Horrifying Murders

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17 of Hollywood's Most Horrifying Murders
Hollywood is constantly thought of as one of the most glamorous places (and social circles) to be in. Between the red carpets, lavish parties, and endless award shows, it might seem like stars live inside an untouchable bubble, but even they aren't immune to tragedy. From Phil Hartman's shocking death to the unsolved shootings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, keep reading for some of Hollywood's most terrifying murders. RelatedThe Tragic True Story of an On-Camera Suicide Will Stay With You Forever5 Famously Cursed Film Sets, and Their Mysterious Circumstances6 Fascinating and Haunting Facts About the JonBenét Ramsey Murder Case
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Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs 2"

When writer/director Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs" comedy spoof of "Star Wars" was first released in 1987, fans of the 'space opera' genre were delighted with the film, but most reviewers at the time dismissed the film as lame 'shtick', thinking the whole "Star Wars" 'thing' had run its course and best left forgotten. But the fans were right, the film was successful and now Brooks and MGM are finally gearing up for a "Spaceballs" movie franchise:

Unfortunately the original "Spaceballs" film has seen many of the main cast pass away, including John Candy as 'Barf'...

... Joan Rivers as 'Dot Matrix', Dom DeLuise as 'Pizza The Hut'...

...and Phil Hartman as 'Dink'.

But Brooks himself who played 'Yogurt' and 'President Skroob', Bill Pullman as 'Lone Star' and Daphne Zuniga as 'Princess Vespa' are still working.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Spaceballs"...
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Could Carrie Fisher Win a Posthumous Emmy For Her Role on ‘Catastrophe’?

Could Carrie Fisher Win a Posthumous Emmy For Her Role on ‘Catastrophe’?
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 3 of “Catastrophe.”]

Before her death in December, Carrie Fisher had already been recognized by the Television Academy via two previous Emmy nominations. But those nods – one in 2008, as a guest actress on “30 Rock,” and the other in 2011 for her special “Wishful Drinking” – ultimately didn’t translate to a win. Now, there’s a really good chance TV Academy voters will be moved to pay tribute to the beloved actress with an overdue posthumous statue.

While she appears on the big screen in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Fisher made her final TV appearance on the Amazon comedy “Catastrophe,” which recently released its third season. Fisher portrays Mia, the rather obnoxious mother of Rob (Rob Delaney), an American man who moved to London to marry his one-week fling Sharon (Sharon Horgan) after she became pregnant.

Read More: How Carrie Fisher Left ‘Catastrophe’ on the Perfect, Ad-Libbed Note, and the Future of
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In ‘President Show,’ Comedy Central’s Fake Trump Tackles Real Late-Night Rivals

When President Donald Trump speaks, people hear many different sounds: A rallying cry for blue-collar America. A dog-whistle signal for extremists. A new philosophy that might shape the nation for the next several years.

Anthony Atamanuik picks up the faint strains of poetry.

“Trump speaks almost lyrically, like a refrain. He talks to himself. When he’s talking, he’s always telling himself what he is saying, and then he repeats it to confirm it to himself,” says the comedian. “He’s running and revising a concept over and over again. He will give it, and repeat, and return to it.”

People may debate whether the president should be lumped in with Alfred Tennyson, Carl Sandburg, and Ogden Nash, or even some guy who scrawls dirty limericks on a public bathroom wall. Yet they are likely to give Atamanuik, 42 years old, some leeway when he begins to interpret the nation’s 45th president as if he were
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Groundlings Founder Gary Austin Dies at 75

Gary Austin, the founder of the influential improvisational theater troupe The Groundlings, died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles following a long illness. He was 75.

Austin had been battling cancer for several years, but remained active teaching and performing. His daughter, Audrey Moore, told Variety the Austin was surrounded by family members and friends who were serenading him.

Austin was a widely admired improvisational teacher of thousands of students, along with being a writer, director, and musical performer. His improvisational teaching technique involved creating scenes based on arbitrary suggestions with performers then committing to agreement on the premise of the story — no matter how far-fetched — and then performing to reflect the truth of the scene and characters.

His students included “Saturday Night Live” cast members Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman and Chris Kattan, Mindy Sterling, Helen Hunt, Paul Reubens, Jennifer Gray, Paul Feig and Helen Slater. Hunt, acknowledged Austin during her acceptance speech after winning the best
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‘Biography’ Franchise Returns as Event Programming Across A+E Networks Channels (Exclusive)

‘Biography’ Franchise Returns as Event Programming Across A+E Networks Channels (Exclusive)
A+E Networks is reviving one of the programming franchises that built the company into a cable powerhouse: “Biography.”

The series that once defined A&E Network will be revived starting in the spring as a recurring program tied to current headlines, milestone anniversaries and newly unearthed material about famous names.

The new-model “Biography” will air in various formats, from multi-part series to two-hour specials. The installments will primarily air on A&E Network but some will run on History and Lifetime as warranted by the subject matter. As part of the revival, A+E’s existing Bio.com digital content hub will receive a major overhaul, adding more video content and resources to coincide with new installments.

Among the docu productions ordered for the relaunch is a six-hour series examing the life and death of Tupac Shakur, a two-hour take on the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace), and a four-hour look at the
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Jingle All the Way Turbo Man Toy Is Coming and It's Already Sold Out

Jingle All the Way Turbo Man Toy Is Coming and It's Already Sold Out
20 years ago, 20th Century Fox released the holiday comedy Jingle All the Way, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as devoted father Howard Langston, who promised to do whatever it takes to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. When he finds out that all of his local stores are sold out of this coveted action figure, he goes on a Christmas Eve quest to track down the toy, competing with hordes of parents along the way. As it turns out, you may be able to bring your own version of Turbo Man home in the near future.

A Kickstarter campaign was recently started by a Cleveland, Ohio man named J.R. DeJesus, who has taken matters into his own hands and created a real Turbo Man action figure. Just one week after the Kickstarter campaign launched, the project has reached its goal of $13,000, with backers asked to donate
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SNL Premiere: Alec Baldwin Makes His Debut as Donald Trump — Grade It!

SNL Premiere: Alec Baldwin Makes His Debut as Donald Trump — Grade It!
Alec Baldwin took on one of the buzziest roles of his career this weekend when he succeeded Darrell Hammond as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

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The 30 Rock alum — who has previously hosted SNL a record-setting 16 (!) times — starred opposite Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton during the Season 42 premiere’s cold open, which parodied the Sept. 26 presidential debate. Michael Che played moderator Lester Holt.

The skit found Baldwin lampooning Trump’s sniffles, his 11th-hour shout-out to Rosie O’Donnell and his overall testiness during Monday’s record-breaking showdown.
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SNL Boss Lorne Michaels Breaks Silence on Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah Ousters: 'They Served the Show Well'

SNL Boss Lorne Michaels Breaks Silence on Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah Ousters: 'They Served the Show Well'
Ahead of this weekend’s return of Saturday Night Live, exec producer Lorne Michaels is speaking out for the first time about his surprising decision to pink-slip longtime cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah.

VideosSNL Premiere Promo: Kate McKinnon Toasts First-Time Host Margot Robbie

“I think they were great, and they did wonderful work when they were with us,” Michaels tells USA Today. “They served the show well, and are two people I really care about. [But] change is the lifeblood of the show; it always has been. And you have to keep bringing new people in. Hopefully it’s for the best.
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