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Poll: Who Should Host the Oscars?

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s that time of year again: awards season is in full swing, and with that, the 2017 Oscars should soon start to take shape.

Though the Academy has yet to even announce producers yet, falling behind the usual timeline, speculation has already begun about who will host the year’s biggest night in movies. After doing, by most reviews, a bang-up job hosting the recent Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel seems like an obvious choice.

But there are other options, too. Might the Academy bring back tried-and-true bets like Ellen DeGeneres or Chris Rock? Or could former Golden Globes mainstays Amy Poehler and Tina Fey take to the Oscars stage? There’s also a possibly that the Academy could bring in new hosts, like Kevin Hart or Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Weigh in below. We couldn’t fit all the potential candidates in our poll, so if there’s someone you »

- Variety Staff

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Seth Meyers Developing Two Scripted Comedies at NBC

26 September 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Seth Meyers is stepping behind the camera.

The “Late Night With Seth Meyers” host is developing two scripted comedy series with the network he calls home, Variety has learned. Both projects hail from trusted writers with whom Meyers has worked with at NBC.

The first is a untitled single-camera comedy, which comes from writer Amber Ruffin, a writer/actress on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” The project is about a has-been sibling singing group from the 1980’s that now make ends meet by doing what no musician wants to do — writing jingles and performing their old hits at parties. Ruffin will serve as co-executive producer, and Meyers will exec produce with Mike Shoemaker and Andrew Singer.

The second project, titled “AP Bio,” is a comedy about a former philosophy professor who takes a job teaching AP biology and uses his students to get back at the people in his life who have wronged him. “Saturday Night Live »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘SNL’s’ Latina Cast Member Controversy: Melissa Villaseñor Deleted Racist Tweets

24 September 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Saturday Night Live’s” first Latina cast member, Melissa Villaseñor, stirred up controversy for deleting almost 2,000 tweets, which include some that many critics are calling racist. Writer Aura Bogado first noticed the removal of many tweets in less than a week and called the situation “odd.”

I'm excited about the first latina on SNL but not gonna lie: deleting 2K tweets in 5 days is… odd. pic.twitter.com/p7D5Alm6qE

— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) September 17, 2016

Read More: Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ After 6 Seasons

Upon doing more research, she and various other users, including writer April Reign, also noticed that many of Villaseñor’s since-deleted tweets targeted people of color and included racist statements. It appears that Villaseñor had set her account to private before the announcement of her joining “SNL,” which gave her time to remove her tweets from her account.  Despite this action, diligent »

- Indiewire Staff

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‘SNL’s’ Latina Cast Member Controversy: Melissa Villaseñor Deleted Racist Tweets

24 September 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Saturday Night Live’s” first Latina cast member, Melissa Villaseñor, stirred up controversy for deleting almost 2,000 tweets, which include some that many critics are calling racist. Writer Aura Bogado first noticed the removal of many tweets in less than a week and called the situation “odd.”

I'm excited about the first latina on SNL but not gonna lie: deleting 2K tweets in 5 days is… odd. pic.twitter.com/p7D5Alm6qE

— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) September 17, 2016

Read More: Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ After 6 Seasons

Upon doing more research, she and various other users, including writer April Reign, also noticed that many of Villaseñor’s since-deleted tweets targeted people of color and included racist statements. It appears that Villaseñor had set her account to private before the announcement of her joining “SNL,” which gave her time to remove her tweets from her account.  Despite this action, diligent »

- Indiewire Staff

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Chris Pratt’s ‘Parks and Rec’ Character Burt Macklin Gets His Own Trailer (Video)

23 September 2016 12:47 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Pratt starred as adorable goofball Andy Dwyer on “Parks and Recreation” who would often transform into FBI Agent Burt Macklin to solve mysteries — and now, Macklin has his own action movie. A fan compiled clips of Burt Macklin throughout the seven seasons of the NBC comedy series, ranging from when he interviewed Leslie Knope’s (Amy Poehler) nemesis Greg Pikitis to saving his wife April (Aubrey Plaza) from a fake intruder. Macklin was introduced in Season 2 when he interrogated Pikitis about vandalizing Mayor Percy’s statue. The fan also included clips from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jurassic World,” “Magnificent Seven” and. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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#VotingBecause: Kendall Jenner and Jimmy Kimmel Get Personal in Getting You to Register to Vote

22 September 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There are countless reasons to head to the polls on Nov. 8, and now some of America's most famous voters are sharing theirs. As part of Voting Because - USA Today Network's newly unveiled initiative that aims to spread awareness about the importance of voting in the 2016 presidential election - stars like Kendall Jenner, Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Parsons, Rosario Dawson and more have spoken out about why voting matters to them. "#votingbecause I love my country," Parsons wrote. "#votingbecause I'm an American," said Kimmel. And Jenner said she's "#votingbecause I can!" Athletes like the NBA's John Wall and Thad Young also shared their "because, »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Hillary Clinton Hints She'll Hold Mark Ruffalo to His Pledge to Get Naked On-Screen if She's Elected

22 September 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In an effort to incentivize voters to head to the polls this November, Mark Ruffalo has agreed to go "Full Markie" (a.k.a. get naked) in his next movie if Hillary Clinton is elected president. Of course, Ruffalo's fans were instantly on board. And now the Democratic nominee herself is approving the actor's nudity pledge! Clinton tells People, "For the record, I was planning to vote anyway. That said, Mark's a true patriot, I'm sure he won't let America down." Ruffalo initially seemed reluctant about going full frontal when he appeared in a star-studded video for Joss Whedon's new super Pac, »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Hillary Clinton Gets Grilled by Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns

22 September 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die For those who felt Matt Lauer asked Hillary Clinton all the wrong questions during NBC's "Commander-in-Chief Forum" earlier this month - Zach Galifianakis has got your back. The host of Between Two Ferns didn't hold back when Clinton appeared on his Web series, asking the hard-hitting questions that are really on voters' minds. Like: "What happens if you become pregnant?" "Any regrets over losing the Scott Baio vote?" and "As secretary, how many words per minute could you type?" Galifianakis even asked tough follow-up questions, such as: »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Hillary Clinton Gets Grilled by Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns

22 September 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton from Funny Or Die For those who felt Matt Lauer asked Hillary Clinton all the wrong questions during NBC's "Commander-in-Chief Forum" earlier this month - Zach Galifianakis has got your back. The host of Between Two Ferns didn't hold back when Clinton appeared on his Web series, asking the hard-hitting questions that are really on voters' minds. Like: "What happens if you become pregnant?" "Any regrets over losing the Scott Baio vote?" and "As secretary, how many words per minute could you type?" Galifianakis even asked tough follow-up questions, such as: »

- Tierney McAfee, @tierneymcafee

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Jason Moore To Helm Lionsgate’s ‘Goodbye For Now’

20 September 2016 10:27 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore just signed on to direct Goodbye For Now, an adaptation of the Laurie Frankel book. Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing. A computer wiz invents technology allowing messages to be transmitted to the dead. It takes on special significance when the woman he loves dies. Jessica Goldberg and Jonathan Tropper wrote the script. Moore most recently directed the Amy Poehler-Tina Fey comedy Sisters and he next directs… »

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Jimmy Kimmel Producers Reveal Emmy Show Secrets — And What You Didn’t Get to See

19 September 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just hours after they wrapped work on this year’s Emmys, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” head writers Molly McNearney and Danny Ricker were already back at the office, crafting tonight’s regular show.

“We’re very tired,” McNearney told IndieWire on Monday morning. “We had material due at 8:30 this morning, for tonight’s monologue. We were still at the party at 3:30 in the morning. I kept looking at my phone going, “All right, material is due in five hours… Ok, now it’s due in four hours…”

Added Ricker: “I considered wearing sweat pants to work today.”

Though groggy, McNearney and Ricker were enthusiastic about the reaction to Sunday night’s awards telecast, and the generally high marks that Jimmy Kimmel received as host.

“I’m hyper critical of these things,” said McNearney, who is also married to Kimmel. “After Jimmy does anything, it sounds terrible, but I will evaluate and re-evaluate everything — ‘Oh, »

- Michael Schneider

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5 Unwritten Rules for Wearing Sequins on the Red Carpet

19 September 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sequins and stars go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cereal…gin and tonic. The embellishment attracts attention, adds dimension to fabric and can make you feel instantly glam. On the flip side, shining bright like a diamond can go wrong too (like a stomachache or hangover you didn't see coming). It's such an ornate material that when not properly executed, it can cheapen, age and overwhelm what was supposed to be a high-fashion look. On the 2016 Emmys red carpet, the sequence of sequins caught our eye. Everyone from Ariel Winter to Amy Poehler to Kirsten Dunst sparkled—some making best dressed history, and others blinding to the eye. Granted, anything sequin is hard to wear, »

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‘Game of Thrones’: Why Its Emmy Record Will Probably Stand Uncontested for Years

19 September 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frasier who?

The“Game of Thrones” dominance at this year’s Emmys gave it 38 overall wins, which just gave the drama enough juice to surpass “Frasier’s” 37 and make it the most decorated scripted series of all time. The show had better get used to this moniker, because it’s not going to change for a while.

Game of Thrones” has two more seasons left, which will very likely rack up more wins and allow the show to pull ahead even further. Of the Top 10 most Emmy-winning shows of all time, six — “ER,” “The West Wing,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Cheers,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Frasier” — have long since been canceled and therefore no longer pose a threat to the title.

Read More: Emmys Winners and Losers: ‘Game of Thrones’ Broke Records & Amazon Is on Fire, But What About ‘Fargo’?

The only other scripted series that’s alive in that Top 10 is “Modern Family, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best and Worst Dressed Stars at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards

19 September 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Primetime Emmys brought out the best in television, but also some of the worst in fashion.

With temperatures hitting 90 degress on the red carpet, showing skin was definitely in.

Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner showed a little too much in a sheer Valentino dress that made her undergarments visible. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Amy Poehler was strangely covered up, an odd choice given the extreme temperatures.

The women of “Modern Family” all missed the style mark: Sofia Vergara was too predictable, Ariel Winter too flashy, and Sarah Hyland too head-scratching.

There were some highlights though: Priyanka Chopra and Kristen Bell topped our best-dressed list in two very unique dresses. Priyanka proved one can wear red on the red carpet in a gorgeous Jason Wu gown (the designer is a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama), while Kristen Bell rocked one of the night’s trends: floral.

We »

- Lawrence Yee

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Who Was Rami Malek's Date at the Emmys? Don't Panic, Your Internet Boyfriend Is Still Single

19 September 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When Rami Malek rolled up to the Emmy Awards on Sunday, the world collectively held its breath for two reasons: 1.) He looked so damn good in his dapper white Dior suit, and 2.) He had a stunning date on his arm. A new girlfriend? A Mr. Robot superfan? Nope, just his cousin. "You're with your family - it's the best way to go through an experience like this," he told E!'s Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet while his cousin, whom he didn't introduce by name, stood by his side. The woman was wearing a gorgeous Marchesa gown and couldn't stop gushing over Rami as he continued the interview. "I am so proud of him," she said about his first Emmy nomination, after fangirling a little bit over meeting Giuliana. Later on, Rami took home the trophy for best actor in a drama series, and his cousin could be seen »

- Quinn Keaney

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Nobody Was More Uncomfortable With That Bill Cosby Joke at the Emmys Than Tina Fey

19 September 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Jon Kopaloff Jimmy Kimmel was full of witty one-liners when he hosted the Emmys on Sunday night, but there was one joke in particular that left everyone holding their breath. After the announcer introduced Bill Cosby, who has been accused of sexual assault by more than 50 women, to the stage, the camera cut to a very confused and scared-looking audience. "Don't worry, he's not really here," Jimmy said when he walked out a few seconds later. "I just wanted to see what you guys would do." While some celebrities hid their confusion with a half smile, Tina Fey's reaction stole the show. She immediately turned to pal Amy Poehler and appeared to say, "This has got to be a joke." Just add it to the long list of many cringeworthy moments from the night. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Kate McKinnon’s Emmy win marks a surprising first for ‘Saturday Night Live’

19 September 2016 10:11 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Saturday Night Live has been on the air for over four decades, with its 42nd season debuting next month, but last night marked the first time ever an SNL cast member performance has earned an Emmy. The late night comedy stable has picked up a handful of Emmy statuettes for its guest hosts but never before an Outstanding Supporting Actor or Actress in a Comedy Series award for one of its regular cast members. The first acting win for SNL was Justin Timberlake’s in 2009 for his third time as host. Four other SNL cast members had been honored with Emmy nominations for their work on the sketch comedy show though without taking home a statuette: Eddie Murphy, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, and Kristen Wiig. McKinnon’s wonderfully wacky SNL performances had also been nominated twice before. SNL also put another first in the Emmy history books this year: The »

- Emily Rome

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Record-Breaking Emmys: How the 2016 Awards Made History

19 September 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Well, the dust has settled on the 2016 Emmy Awards. We laughed, we cried, some of us ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Matt Damon was there. But in between all the wacky hijinks, there was some history being made. Let's take a look at what longstanding records got overturned last night, and just how much it's going to take to overturn them again. Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes Veep into the history booksLouis-Dreyfus picked up her sixth lead actress in a comedy Emmy award Sunday, and her fifth in a row. That's a new record for the category: Previously, she'd shared it »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Emmys: Here's the Complete List of 2016's Big Winners

19 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The nominee list for the 2016 Emmys was full of heavy hitters, and the show itself did not disappoint. Game of Thrones took home some major awards (though sadly none for the actors), and Veep nailed the comedy side. Meanwhile, we couldn't be happier for Rami Malek and Tatiana Maslany! Take a look below for the full list of winners. Related Stories:The Heartbreaking Reason Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cried Through Her Emmys SpeechKate McKinnon Gets Adorably Tongue-Tied While Accepting Her First Emmy AwardSterling K. Brown Grabs His First Emmy Win, Simultaneously Steals Our HeartWatch Tatiana Maslany Accept Her Hard-Earned Emmy Award With an Endearing SpeechRami Malek Perfectly Quotes Mr. Robot During His Emmys Acceptance Speech Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones Outstanding Comedy Series Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Jeffrey Tambor, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Emmys 2016 winners: The full list

19 September 2016 2:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Just last night, the TV Oscars, the Emmys were dished out in a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles. Game of Thrones was the big winner on the night, once again, bagging the top drama prize for the second year in a row (the show’s total number of awards now stands at 38), while Veep did the same in the comedy award. Mr Robot, Orphan Black and even Downton Abbey also received gongs, including one for our own Dame Maggie Smith. She picked up the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, playing Violet Crawley in the show.

Here are the winners in full.

Outstanding drama series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones – Winner!

Homeland

House of Cards

Mr Robot

Outstanding comedy series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep – Winner!

Outstanding lead actor in a drama

Kyle Chandler, »

- Paul Heath

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