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While Routh admitted to the killings, he entered a not guilty plea on the grounds of mental illness. His legal team argued that he was suffering from the psychotic effects of schizophrenia when he killed Kyle and Littlefield.
However, the prosecution argued: "This defendant has gone to the deep well of excuses for his violent behaviours one too many times. I am tired of the proposition that if you have mental illness that you can't be held responsible for what you do."
They added that Routh's violent behaviour was triggered by his alcohol dependency and use of marijuana.
The jury took less than »
Longtime Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is leaving the fake news program after nearly a decade, announcing his departure just weeks after Jon Stewart revealed his decision to step down as host, Variety reports.
"For 9 & 1/2 years, I have worked at one of the greatest TV shows of all time," Jones wrote on Twitter. "But… It is time for me to go." He continued: "That said, I am ecstatic to announce that I’m about to make another great show over @tbsveryfunny."
While many had considered Jones a possible replacement for Stewart, »
Early in the debut episode of "Parks and Recreation," Leslie Knope turned to the camera and announced, "It's a good time to be a woman in politics: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, me, Nancy Pelosi. I like to tell people, 'Get on board and buckle up, because my ride's going to be a big one.'" At the time, Leslie (Amy Poehler) was a low-level functionary in the small town government of Pawnee, Indiana — moments before that declaration, we saw her at work, trying to coax a homeless man off of a playground slide — and that speech marked her as delusional. In hindsight, she was prophetic. Leslie began the series a powerless civil servant who was an object of derision and/or pity. She ends it (the series finale airs tomorrow night at 10 on NBC) an influential federal official who counts Madeleine Albright as a confidante and scares the bejeezus out of John McCain, »
- Alan Sepinwall
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Glee, Jane the Virgin, The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy!
1 | Didn’t Coach Beiste’s transition on Glee happen rather quickly? And for all that is good and holy, weren’t you hoping that Mr. Schuester’s days of rapping were over?
PhotosGlee First Look: Has Sue Sylvester Finally Been Defeated?
2 | Were you as shocked as we were that Grimm‘s Juliette came out on top in the (rather well done) ‘Biestfight? »
The TV executive who gave couch potatoes Jon, Kate and eight kids, tightrope-walking phenom Nik Wallenda, and a look at former Alaska governor Sarah Palin carrying on in her home state is leaving the company at which she had held forth for more than two decades.
In a memo released to staffers Friday, Eileen O’Neill, a veteran Discovery Communications executive who transformed cable network TLC from a dowdy network ostensibly about education to a tabloid-y broadcaster of eyebrow-raising reality fare, said she would depart. She will leave officially as of May 1 — the date of her 25th anniversary with the Silver Spring, Md., owner of Discovery Channel, TLC and Science Channel, among other holdings.
A person familiar with the company characterized the departure as a move by O’Neill to open a new chapter after working her way up the ranks at Discovery Communications. She has been a force within the company, »
- Brian Steinberg
And we have forty years to look at. As you might have seen, SNL is turning forty this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to get the whole gang back together and make it a night that will go down in the history books? Anyone who’s anyone is going to the reunion (well, that is anyone besides Eddie Murphy of course) and it’s sure to bring back everything that made the show what it is today.
So here we look at some of the best sketches that has ever graced our eyes thanks to Lorne Michael’s marvelous show filler for Johnny Carson. (That’s right- the whole reason the show exists is because Carson wanted »
- Catherina Gioino
When Taylor Swift throws shade, you know it. Yet, the Internet had a field day when the "Shake It Off" singer was seated next to Sarah Palin Sunday during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Show. But, despite multiple accusations of eye rolling and/or serious side eye directed at the former vice presidential hopeful, Taylor didn't cast any devious glances in studio 8H. If you look at a wider audience shot, you'll see that Taylor (and almost every other individual seated in the area surrounding her) was looking up at the monitors showing what viewers at home saw of Dakota Johnson's bit. On the opposite side of Taylor, Steven Spielberg could be seen looking at the same monitor. Interestingly »
Showing some shoulder in a sparkly white minidress and blank ankle booties, the 51-year-old politician was definitely out to turn heads -- and it turns out she borrowed the entire look from her daughter Bristol's closet! Bristol, 24, wore the same exact dress to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in 2011, though she chose to pair the sexy design with nude heels.
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News: 13 Lingering Questions About the 'SNL 40' Anniversary Special
"Everything I have, I borrowed from Bristol," Sarah admitted to Us Weekly about her new look. "Her [bag], her dress. It's something left over from Dancing With the Stars, but her shoes, she made me give her a deposit before I wore her shoes!"
And we completely understand if Bristol's not joking. The blank booties »
The controversial Oscar-nominated movie dramatises the life story of Chris Kyle, the deadliest marksman in Us military history.
Ayatollah Khamenei accused American Sniper of inciting harassment of Muslims in a meeting with Iran's religious minorities, according to the country's Iran Farsi newspaper.
"The movie Sniper that is made by Hollywood encourages a Christian or non-Muslim youngster to harass and offend the Muslims as far as they could," he is alleged to have said three weeks ago.
The Iranian religious leader also apparently acknowledged that he has not yet seen American Sniper.
The Bradley Cooper-starring movie about the Iraq War has generated tremendous controversy, in spite of earning a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
Generations of SNL alumni, from Chevy Chase (1975-1977) and Eddie Murphy (1980-1984) to Will Ferrell (1996-2002) and Amy Poehler (2001-2008), returned to studio 8H to pay tribute to the show that launched many of their careers. Et caught up with the parade of amazing talent that graced the late-night sketch comedy show during its 40-year run.
TV Recap: 13 Lingering Questions About the 'SNL 40' Anniversary Special
"It's like comedy fantasy camp right now," Poehler said. "It's like getting to meet everybody that you grew up loving -- and also getting to hang with your very funny friends. So it's really a dream."
"It's never not surreal being on the show and so to get to do it for seven years it just kind of means everything," Ferrell gushed »
From Dave Chappelle to Sarah Palin to Adam Sandler, the red carpet at NBC’s “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” was packed with a variety of big names eager to share their favorite memories and sketches from the show’s prolific run. Sandler, a “SNL” cast member for five seasons, told TheWrap that he and his former colleagues still trade Chris Farley stories at every opportunity. “When we’re up in the office together the guy we all talk about is Farley,” Sandler said. “Every story starts with a Farley and ends with a Farley. We loved him the most. »
- Travis Reilly
Two of the country’s most polarizing political figures hold no hard feelings against NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which has cashed in on parodies of our leaders for its entire 40-year history. TheWrap spoke with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the red carpet at “SNL’s” 40th anniversary celebration Sunday. The Republican politicians, both of whom were in the presidential mix the last two cycles, have been regular targets, but they both said they enjoyed the skewering. Also Read: Sarah Palin Lets Hecklers Have It at ‘SNL 40′: ‘Don’t Be Jealous, »
- L.A. Ross
Sarah Palin's bit on the SNL Anniversary show wasn’t great, but she Killed It outside the after-party by destroying a boneheaded heckler -- and we gotta admit ... it makes her a little hotter. That and the revealing mini-dress she was wearing. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Though she’s been the butt of many a “Saturday Night Live” joke, Sarah Palin wasn’t about to let ropeline hecklers spoil her evening following the sketch show’s 40th anniversary celebration Sunday night. “Hey, when you get a job, you can talk to me, ok?” the former Alaska governor shouted to one New York naysayer as she posed for photos with supporters outside the “SNL” afterparty. The heckler can be heard in a TMZ video (below) making fun of Palin’s dress — which she says she borrowed from daughter and “Dancing With the Stars” alum Bristol. Also Read: 13 Most Memorable ‘SNL. »
- L.A. Ross
NBC aired the three and a half hour 40th Anniversary special for their beloved late night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live last night, and it was surely an affair to remember, with memorable appearances by comedians who got their start on the show, such as Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake kicked off the show with a memorable cold open, which is just one of many video highlights you can watch below, in case you missed the special or just want to relive it all over again.
Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special was watched by 23.1 million viewers last night, making it the network's most-watched primetime program in over 10 years, excluding post-Super Bowl programs. The ratings were the highest since the 2004 series finale of ER, which was watched by 23.9 million viewers. Also, excluding the Super Bowl and major awards ceremonies, »
NBC’s highly anticipated “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special kicked off Sunday night with a red carpet overflowing with some of the biggest names in the entertainment world.
Current and past “SNL” cast members such as Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Bill Murray, Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy gathered with beloved past celeb guest hosts that included Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Bradley Cooper, James Franco, Melissa McCarthy and Tom Hanks at New York’s Rockefeller Center before heading into the famous Studio 8H for the three-and-a-half-hour live show. Also in attendance at the prestigious black-tie event were Taylor Swift, Betty White, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and many more.
“SNL” was “my home for seven years,” Will Ferrell declared on the red carpet about the decorated series. “It’s great to be back and see old castmates, who are all my friends. I’m very proud to be a part of this show. »
- Paul Chi
Not only was the cast of Saturday Night Live's 40th-anniversary special filled with famous people, but so was the audience. Duh, it was no doubt the hottest ticket in town. Here's who we could spot (and please help us identify those we might've missed!).I spot (left to right) David Paterson, Colin Jost, Christine Baranski, and Brett Ratner. Below them, Al Sharpton and Joe Piscopo. Below them, John McEnroe. Below him, Rob Schneider and Chris Parnell. It was a big crowd, but you can definitely see Dylan McDermott, Sean Hayes, George Lucas, Mellody Hobson, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Derek Jeter, Randy Newman, Sarah Palin, Leslie Jones, and Sia's giant wig. (Yes, there are plenty more, but we'll get closer views below.) We see you, Diane Sawyer (and Joanna Newsom). Chris Lowell, too. There's David Spade sipping on some smuggled booze, Michael Douglas, Jerry Seinfeld right below Bob Odenkirk »
- Lindsey Weber
On Today's Show Bruce Jenner Confirms His Commitment to Becoming a Woman Armie Hammer Takes the Law Into His Own Hands Justin Bieber is a Ping Pong God! Whoa! Sarah Palin Looks Hot! Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »
- TMZ Staff
For 40 years, "Saturday Night Live" has been a lot of things. An institution. A punching bag. A voice of anarchy. A voice of conformity. A breeding ground for incredible talent. A place where mediocrity can also find a home. The only reason Alec Baldwin and Sarah Palin should ever be in a room together. Something people take for granted. Something that can make a person immortal. Those are a whole lot of things, and for three-and-a-half hours on Sunday night, pretty much all of the show's most notable living alumni were present in Studio 8H, which tried like hell to pay tribute to all of them. Important reminder: Jon Lovitz is not dead. Neither is Garrett Morris, Ellen Cleghorne or Laraine Newman. Only one of those people let their relative obscurity be mined for comedy, but all were given the most minute of opportunities to make their presences known. Each time that minor opportunity occurred, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Sarah Palin's taking some style tips from her daughter Bristol Palin! The politician attended "Saturday Night Live's" 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday in New York City. Palin looked youthful as she walked the red carpet in a beaded white shift dress, which had open cutouts in the sleeves. The 51-year-old finished her look with tousled waves, chunky black bracelets and leather peep-toe booties. But, we've definitely seen this dress before ... on Sarah's own daughter! Bristol was spotted wearing the same flirty frock in 2011 while attending the MSNBC's Correspondents After-Party in Washington, DC. The brunette beauty styled her long locks in big curls and finished her look with taupe suede wedges. While Palin and her 24-year-old daughter might be the same size, the Governor of Alaska should have left this dress in Bristol's closet. The beaded ensemble doesn't exactly look age appropriate for Palin -- we'd »
- tooFab Staff
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