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Heineken Releases Politically-Charged Ad Following Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Controversy

27 April 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the wake of the Kendall Jenner‘s controversial protest-themed Pepsi ad, one might expect beverage companies stay about from hot-button political issues in their campaigns. But a new Heineken ad shows the beer giant is running towards the fire, not away from it.

On April 20, Heineken dropped a new video to their YouTube page titled “Worlds Apart: An Experiment” in which they brought together six people — each with opposing political and social views — to see if there is “more that unites us than divides us.”

The participants, who were broken into pairs, entered into the day not having »

- Dave Quinn

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Breaking on Saturday Night Live

15 April 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Despite their best efforts, the professionals at Saturday Night Live find themselves laughing right along with us every now and then. It’s such a storied tradition that Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler even sang a song about breaking during the show’s 40th anniversary special.

Although the performers are supposed to avoid it at all costs, getting the giggles during sketches has led to some of the funniest moments in SNL history, and since notorious mid-sketch laugher Jimmy Fallon is returning to host this week, we’re looking back at some of those classic crack-ups.

“Tenement Museum”

Just last week, »

- Lydia Price

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Jay Pharoah Gets Candid About Abrupt 'SNL' Exit: 'You Go Where You're Appreciated'

15 April 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Eight months after leaving SNL, Jay Pharoah is opening up about his exit.

In an interview with Hot 97 on Thursday, Pharoah explained why he abruptly left the show last August.

“You go where you’re appreciated,” Pharoah explained. “If you have multiple people on the cast saying things like, ‘You’re so talented and you’re able and they don’t use you and it’s unfair. And it’s making us feel bad, because they don’t use you and you’re a talent.’”

Watch: 'SNL' Alum Jay Pharoah Says Watching Donald Trump Is 'Like WWE'

The 29-year-old comedian says that after receiving viral success for his impressions of Jay Z, Ben Carson and other stars, he was put into an “impression box” on SNL.

“They put people into boxes,” he said. “Whatever they want you to do, they expect you to do. And I’m fiery too… I’m not a ‘yes n****.’ That’s not me »

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Exclusive: Brian d’Arcy James Comes Full Circle as King George III in ‘Hamilton’

14 April 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“The crown is quite heavy. The cape is quite heavy. I do remember distinctly the first time I went out, not expecting how heavy those two things would be,” Brian d’Arcy James recalls to Et about wearing King George III’s lush costume in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton. It’s an outfit he will soon don again when he returns to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit biopic musical about Alexander Hamilton on Friday, April 14. “I don’t want to say [it will] wreak havoc on you, but if you’re not prepared, it can give you an extra sense of anxiety that you didn’t have before." 

While the crown has weighed down some, it’s not an issue for Spotlight actor, who is reprising a role he originated, even though he's playing it for the first time on the Broadway stage. "It's a full-circle moment for me," James exclaims over the phone as he eagerly awaits starting »

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Jay Pharoah Opens Up About SNL Exit: 'You Go Where You're Appreciated'

14 April 2017 6:41 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jay Pharoah has kept quiet about Saturday Night Live since he and Taran Killam were both let go ahead of Season 42. Now, in a candid new interview with New York radio station Hot 97, the comedian is speaking out about his tenure on the late-night sketch comedy series.

“You go where you’re appreciated,” he says, reflecting on his 2016 exit, before suggesting that many of his former castmates would tell him that he was underutilized during his six seasons on the show. “They put people into boxes [on SNL],” which in his case meant relying on his impressions, such as Jay Z, »

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Exclusive: ‘Feud’ Star Alison Wright Finally Gets Her Turn to Shine

13 April 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

These days, The Americans star Alison Wright hasn’t been able to get a good night’s rest. “I am too excited most nights to sleep,” the English actress exclaims. “I have a lot going on and I am pumped by it.”

Wright, who’s played ‘Poor’ Martha Hanson on the hit Cold War espionage series for five seasons, is now making her Broadway debut at Studio 54 in the play Sweat, which recently won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. “It's something I've always longed for,” Wright, 40, says of taking the stage during a phone interview with Et before an evening performance. “I did a lot of growing up in the theater. This was always a dream.”

More: James Monroe Iglehart Says Goodbye to Genie and ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway

Wright plays Jesse, a middle-class worker who faces a layoff from her job on the line of a factory floor. The shakeup gets to Jesse and her friends, who find »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Host Louis C.K. Plays Problematic Bingo

9 April 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Episode Review: Scarlett Johansson And A Cute Pug Can’t Distract Us From Impending Doom

After a month-long drought, “Saturday Night Live” returned last night with an impossible amount of material to cover. Unfortunately, they under-delivered. It was staggering. The first half of the show poked fun at Trump, Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi commercial, and the Cristiano Ronaldo bust that was forged in the fires of Mount Doom. The second half was stronger, and at least a little more relevant, but the entire episode was hard to watch. Racism! Rape culture! Borat accents! It was like 90 straight minutes of problematic Bingo.

Host: Louis C.K.

Okay, what was that monologue? He opened with a racist joke, defended said joke, and then moved into an extended bit of weird, anti-comedy standup about animals. With out any subtext. Just bad standup about animals. Like a moose, and a goat. Then he migrated »

- Sophy Ziss

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Host Louis C.K. Plays Problematic Bingo

9 April 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Episode Review: Scarlett Johansson And A Cute Pug Can’t Distract Us From Impending Doom

After a month-long drought, “Saturday Night Live” returned last night with an impossible amount of material to cover. Unfortunately, they under-delivered. It was staggering. The first half of the show poked fun at Trump, Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi commercial, and the Cristiano Ronaldo bust that was forged in the fires of Mount Doom. The second half was stronger, and at least a little more relevant, but the entire episode was hard to watch. Racism! Rape culture! Borat accents! It was like 90 straight minutes of problematic Bingo.

Host: Louis C.K.

Okay, what was that monologue? He opened with a racist joke, defended said joke, and then moved into an extended bit of weird, anti-comedy standup about animals. With out any subtext. Just bad standup about animals. Like a moose, and a goat. Then he migrated »

- Sophy Ziss

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‘SNL’ Alum Taran Killam Says Donald Trump ‘Struggled To Read’ When He Hosted: ‘The President Is A Moron’

7 April 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

An American president will often become involved in efforts to promote literacy, but Donald Trump is the first Potus to have his own literacy called into question by those who ask: can Trump read? According to former “Saturday Night Live” star Taran Killam, who appeared in several sketches with Trump when the then-candidate hosted the show […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Former ‘SNL’ Star Taran Killam Says Trump ‘Struggled to Read’

7 April 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Here’s one to add to the long list of grievances much of Hollywood has waged against President Trump: his poor reading skills. Former “Saturday Night Live” star and Trump impersonator Taran Killam said as much in a recent interview with Brooklyn Magazine, explaining that Trump acted exactly as he expected and was easy to read — though the same cannot be said for Potus’ comprehension of the comedy show’s script. “He struggled to read at the table read, which did not give many of us great confidence,” the actor, now a star in the hit Broadway show “Hamilton, »

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Former ‘SNL’ Star Taran Killam Says Donald Trump ‘Struggled to Read’ at 2015 Episode Table Read

7 April 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s safe to say that former “Saturday Night Live” star Taran Killam is not a big fan of Donald Trump. And while that may be a sentiment shared by much of the country, Killam’s dislike appears to stem from some unique interactions — including of the professional variety — that didn’t sit too well with him. In a new interview with Brooklyn Magazine (via Vulture), Killam opens up his experience working with the now-President during his November 2015 hosting stint. It didn’t go so well.

When asked about his experience, Killam explained, “It was not fun, and most of the cast and writers were not excited to have him there. I didn’t get the feeling that he was excited to be there, and it felt like a move for ratings from both sides.”

Trump hosted the show on November 7, 2015 — he had previously hosted the NBC comedy mainstay in »

- Kate Erbland

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Former ‘SNL’ Star Taran Killam Says Donald Trump ‘Struggled to Read’ at 2015 Episode Table Read

7 April 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s safe to say that former “Saturday Night Live” star Taran Killam is not a big fan of Donald Trump. And while that may be a sentiment shared by much of the country, Killam’s dislike appears to stem from some unique interactions — including of the professional variety — that didn’t sit too well with him. In a new interview with Brooklyn Magazine (via Vulture), Killam opens up his experience working with the now-President during his November 2015 hosting stint. It didn’t go so well.

When asked about his experience, Killam explained, “It was not fun, and most of the cast and writers were not excited to have him there. I didn’t get the feeling that he was excited to be there, and it felt like a move for ratings from both sides.”

Trump hosted the show on November 7, 2015 — he had previously hosted the NBC comedy mainstay in »

- Kate Erbland

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Taran Killam Remembers Trump's 'SNL' Appearance: "The President Is a Moron"

6 April 2017 5:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Former Saturday Night Live castmember Taran Killam does not look back at the show's Donald Trump-hosted episode and remember it fondly. 

In an interview with Brooklyn Magazine, the actor, now appearing in Broadway's Hamilton as King George, spoke about starring on 2015's SNL episode with Trump, who he simply labels "a moron." 

"It was not fun, and most of the cast and writers were not excited to have him there," said Killam. "I didn’t get the feeling that he was excited to be there, and it felt like a move for ratings from both sides."

Though he does »

- THR Staff

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The Anti-Binge Playlist: 10 Great Standalone Episodes You Can Stream Without Watching an Entire Season

6 April 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Time has become a precious commodity for television viewers. With dozens of original shows regularly premiering on streaming services alone, there are more options than ever, especially when embarking on new show catch-up. When whole seasons are available overnight, that can make prospects seem even more daunting.

But even if it’s just for a single season, sometimes a show’s best episodes come later in their run. And when they arrive, part of these memorable episodes stand out because they stand alone.

That’s why, in the spirit of helping out with a TV streaming sampler of sorts, we’ve compiled a must-see list of ten episodes from Amazon, Hulu and Netflix series that offer a convenient non-pilot entry point. Sample them à la carte or use them to help get some new fans hooked.

The Awesomes, “Paternity”

Like any good sitcom, the best episodes of now-departed “The Awesomes »

- Steve Greene

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The Anti-Binge Playlist: 10 Great Standalone Episodes You Can Stream Without Watching an Entire Season

6 April 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Time has become a precious commodity for television viewers. With dozens of original shows regularly premiering on streaming services alone, there are more options than ever, especially when embarking on new show catch-up. When whole seasons are available overnight, that can make prospects seem even more daunting.

But even if it’s just for a single season, sometimes a show’s best episodes come later in their run. And when they arrive, part of these memorable episodes stand out because they stand alone.

That’s why, in the spirit of helping out with a TV streaming sampler of sorts, we’ve compiled a must-see list of ten episodes from Amazon, Hulu and Netflix series that offer a convenient non-pilot entry point. Sample them à la carte or use them to help get some new fans hooked.

The Awesomes, “Paternity”

Like any good sitcom, the best episodes of now-departed “The Awesomes »

- Steve Greene

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Taran Killam Shares Sweet Message Celebrating Wife Cobie Smulders' Broadway Debut

5 April 2017 5:59 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Taran Killam couldn't be any sweeter!

The former Saturday Night Live star got sentimental on Wednesday, penning a heartfelt message of support for his wife, Cobie Smulders, in celebration of her Broadway debut.

Killam took to Instagram to share the tribute, alongside a stunning black-and-white photo of his ladylove, who stars as Joanna Lyppiatt in the Noel Coward comedy Present Laughter, alongside Kevin Klein.

Watch: Taran Killam Talks Supporting Cobie Smulders' Broadway Debut

"I don't normally like to get very personal on social media but tonight is the opening of this woman's Broadway debut," Killam wrote. "This woman [is] the kindest, most selfless, most stunning individual with the most educated heart I've ever encountered."

The 35-year-old comic actor recalled how Smulders uprooted their lives and came with him to New York City when he got the chance to join the cast of SNL, which is when she "set a goal for herself."

"The only specific »

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The Disney “Bambi” Live Action Spoof from SNL is More Relevant Now than Ever

4 April 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Considering the rate at which Disney is going to be pumping out live-action movies in the next 5-10 years I thought it was the perfect time to repost this video from a 2015 episode of SNL that Dwayne Johnson hosted.   It was a spoof trailer for a live-action Bambi and when you see it now you realize how perfectly it was executed.   The spoof live action film stars Dwayne Johnson as Bambi, Vin Diesel (Taran Killam) as Thumper, Tyrese Gibson (Jay Pharoah) as Flower and Michelle Rodriguez (Cecily Strong) as Faline. I don’t think SNL’s had a better Disney spoof

The Disney “Bambi” Live Action Spoof from SNL is More Relevant Now than Ever »

- Nat Berman

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Arnold Schwarzenegger sings in new movie Why We're Killing Gunther

31 March 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So this sounds fun. Arnold Schwarzenegger is co-starring in the action-comedy Why We're Killing Gunther, written, directed, and starring SNL alumni Taran Killam. It's about "a group of eccentric assassins who are fed up with Gunther (Schwarzenegger), the world's greatest hit-man and decide to kill him, but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to... Read More »

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How 'Hamilton' Gifted Taran Killam With Date Nights and Directorial Advice (Q&A)

29 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Fresh off his six-season run on Saturday Night Live, Taran Killam opted to don the crown of the comical King George in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. He calls the gig itself “a dream come true,” but the three-month run has come with its own personal and professional payoffs.

Ahead of his final bow at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on April 9, Killam goes Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter to talk making his Broadway debut at the same time his wife Cobie Smulders is bowing in Present Laughter and while he's also polishing his directorial debut Why We’re Killing Gunther (which features a »

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Love Is Love Successfully Raises $165K For Pulse Nightclub Massacre Victims

28 March 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As much as we’d love to have superheroes here in the real world to help us through the darkest of times, we have to accept that it’s unfortunately not going to happen. Still, that doesn’t mean these characters can’t inspire, effectively bringing out the best in us when our fellow man needs us most. Thankfully, this notion isn’t lost on the talented people who currently bring these icons to life, thus bringing about Love is Love.

Those who are reading this, especially those living in the United States, no doubt remember the Pulse nightclub massacre that took place in Orlando, Florida, which had to be one of 2016’s most publicized tragedies. Knowing that the comics industry is no stranger to raising money for those who have suffered through something unimaginable (Superstorm Sandy immediately comes to mind), writer Marc Andreyko – with the help of Idw Publishing »

- Eric Joseph

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