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Melissa McCarthy on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

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Melissa McCarthy returned for her fourth time as host at Saturday Night Live, and deservedly so: She's one of a handful of people that essentially has an open invite to come on whenever she feels like it, with a skill set perfectly equipped to engage with the cast and also put entire sketches on her back when the need arises.

So it was interesting, in a bad way, to see her more or less recede to the background in last night's installment. It's not that McCarthy did a bad job, »


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Watch Kanye West Debut 'Pablo' Tracks, Rap Battle on 'SNL'

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Kanye West capped off a feverishly busy week in New York – a week that also featured the premiere of both his LP The Life of Pablo and his latest Adidas collection at a Madison Square Garden event – by debuting a pair of Pablo tracks live as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.

Keeping with West's memorable versions of "Wolves" and "Only One" on the SNL40 special, the rapper again completely transformed the SNL set to match his vision, which in the case of "Ultralight Beam," Pablo's opening track, meant »


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'Silence of the Lambs' at 25: The Complete Buffalo Bill Story

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You never know what's going to happen with an audition," actor Ted Levine remembers of the first time he portrayed Jame Gumb, The Silence of the Lambs villain also known as "Buffalo Bill." "I just pulled something out. It was scary. It felt kind of magical."

"I read with the three final guys who were going to be Buffalo Bill," says Brooke Smith, who played Catherine Martin, the U.S. senator's daughter whom Gumb abducts in the movie. "When Ted walked in, it was so crazily obvious. I asked him, »


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Donald Trump on Impersonations: 'I'm Not Offended'

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Earlier this week, Johnny Depp became the latest to impersonate Donald Trump when the actor starred as the mogul in Funny or Die's faux Eighties biopic The Art of the Deal: The Movie. When Trump was asked during a Friday conference call with reporters whether the constant caricatures bother him, the Republican candidate replied, "I know the business. I know the game. And I'm not offended."

"They have enough guidance," Trump added of the impersonations (via New York Times). "They've got, certainly, plenty of material, that’s for sure. Some are really good. »


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Watch Killer Mike Defend Beyonce's 'Formation' on 'Real Time'

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Run the Jewels' Killer Mike, a frequent guest of Real Time With Bill Maher, appeared on the show Friday to explain to viewers Beyoncé's "Formation" video and subsequent Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance. Conservatives have attacked Beyoncé following the Super Bowl, with Rush Limbaugh calling "Formation" "representative of the cultural decay and social rot that is befalling our country." However, Killer Mike quelled any criticism about "Formation."

"White people: It's not always about you," the rapper said of "Formation." "When you hear her talk about the record, she says like first, »


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The Best and Worst of Ben Stiller, A to Z

13 February 2016 7:52 AM, PST

Ben Stiller's professional onscreen career is officially turning 30 this year — that's roughly 412 in comedian years. In a business where funny people tend to quickly exhaust their limited charm and sink from telling jokes to becoming a punchline, the restless and versatile Stiller has managed to sustain one of the most consistent comic careers this side of Bob Hope. From his days as a bit player to his later emergence as a force of nature in front of the camera and behind the scenes (you have his production company Red »


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Watch How Drugs Fueled and Ravaged Seventies Music in New Rs Mini-Doc

12 February 2016 1:49 PM, PST

The adage "sex, drugs and rock & roll" can best be used describe the music scene in the Seventies, an era where all genres were fueled by everything from alcohol and marijuana to cocaine and Quaaludes. The third installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series from Rolling Stone presented by HBO's new show Vinyl, delves into the influence – both creative and destructive – drugs had on the music scene.

"Music is affected by the drugs you take, which is completely accurate," journalist Legs McNeil says. "When you're taking cocaine and drinking, »


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Watch First Trailer for Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies' Series

12 February 2016 1:18 PM, PST

Filmmaker Cameron Crowe and producer J.J. Abrams explore the lives of the behind-the-scenes people who make concerts happen in the upcoming Showtime comedy series Roadies, which unveiled its first extended look Friday. The trailer opens up with a Tom Petty quote, "I think the general public has no idea what roadies do. Bless 'em all. I just play the songs." From there, the preview offers up glimpses of life on the road for these unsung heroes, with the series focusing in on roadies played by Imogen Poots, Carlo Gugino and Luke Wilson. »


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Dr. Dre Secretly Working on Scripted Apple Music Show 'Vital Signs'

12 February 2016 12:06 PM, PST

Dr. Dre will reportedly help Apple Music expand into the world of original video programming with a new series titled Vital Signs, with the Compton rapper serving as executive producer and star of the six-episode series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, each episode of the dark, semi-autobiographical Vital Signs delves into one of the rapper's emotions.

Filming on Vital Signs reportedly occurred Monday and Tuesday with an explicit orgy scene at a Los Angeles mansion. Actors Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae are among those starring alongside Dre in the cast. »


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Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim Reimagine 'Master of None' as Wacky Sitcom

12 February 2016 11:11 AM, PST

Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim co-star as deadpan buddy robots in Big Bud Lil' Bud, a deliberately cheesy sitcom teaser Wareheim posted on YouTube. Wareheim joked that this "unused CBS pilot" was the "original inspiration for Master of None," Ansari's acclaimed Netflix comedy series. 

The four-minute clip boasts a surrealistic Adult Swim feel, poking fun at parody-ripe sitcom tropes that populated 1990s shows like Full House. Wareheim and Ansari play the titular buddies, two oddly smiley humanoids whose father died in a car crash and was reincarnated as a puppy. »


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Watch Henry Rollins Recall Terrifying Acid Trip Nightmare

12 February 2016 9:04 AM, PST

Henry Rollins first tried LSD in the early days of Black Flag, attempting to impress a brooding bandmate he describes as an "intellectual terrorist" and likens to Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now. But that drug voyage turned out to be more terrifying than eye-opening, as he explains in this hilarious segment from the upcoming Season Two premiere of Comedy Central storytelling series This Is Not Happening.

Rollins tells a live audience about the psychedelic trip – which begins at the instruction of his unnamed bandmate, who explains it will help cure »


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Watch Bob Odenkirk's Nonsensical, One-Minute 'Better Call Saul' Recap

12 February 2016 8:16 AM, PST

Better Call Saul Season Two premieres Monday, February 15th on AMC, but star Bob Odenkirk realizes some potential viewers may need shortcuts to get caught up. During his Thursday appearance on The Tonight Show, the actor challenged himself to summarize the Emmy-nominated first season in one minute – but given the show's complex backstory (and its connections to Breaking Bad), that plan quickly crumbled.

"Show's called Better Call Saul. I play Jimmy McGill," Odenkirk says in the clip. "He is the person who becomes Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad, which – we should start there, »


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'Silence of the Lambs' at 25: 'It Broke All the Rules'

12 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST

I was terrified at the Academy Awards," screenwriter Ted Tally says. "I can't describe how nerve-racking it is. You go in the bathrooms, and people are boozing it up, smoking, doing lines of coke. You never saw so many famous people so nervous."

Twenty-five years ago on this coming Valentine's Day, The Silence of the Lambs opened in movie theaters. An intense, gritty crime odyssey, in which an FBI cadet (Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling) hunts down a serial killer (Ted Levine as Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb) with the help of another, »


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Watch Kristen Wiig's Awkward Peyton Manning Impersonation on 'Fallon'

12 February 2016 6:13 AM, PST

Super Bowl 50 champion Peyton Manning dropped by The Tonight Show Thursday to share some reflections from the big game. But if the Denver Broncos quarterback's memories seemed hazy, there's a good reason: He was being impersonated by Zoolander 2 actress Kristen Wiig, who hilariously fumbled answers to Jimmy Fallon's questions. 

"I'm still so tired – from Sunday!" she says in the clip. "I tried really hard!" When Fallon asks what was going through Manning's head during the final Super Bowl seconds, the fake quarterback responds, "I'm thinking I'm so far from the line. »


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Explore the Wild Fashion of Seventies NYC in New Rs Mini-Doc

11 February 2016 11:34 AM, PST

Nile Rodgers, the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr., author Fran Lebowitz and more reminisce about the style of the early Seventies in the second installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series from Rolling Stone, presented by HBO's new show Vinyl.

"What's great about '73 is that, everybody forgets this, but kind of that pimp look," Please Kill Me author Legs McNeil says. "That whole kind of Isaac Hayes, Shaft look. And the white guys made glam out of it ... You gotta remember that men's fashions were really ugly. »


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Watch Batman, Superman's Gladiator Brawl in 'Dawn of Justice' Trailer

11 February 2016 11:22 AM, PST

Batman and Superman square off in the intense and explosive final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The clip opens with a run-of-the-mill solo mission for the Dark Knight, in which he surprises a small army of hostiles and dispatches them in a swift, brutal display — though as the man behind the mask, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), cracks to Alfred later, "I'm getting slow in my old age."

It's a pertinent concern considering moments later the Batmobile is flung off its course with just a whip of the »


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Peyton Manning, Magic Johnson Smash Eggs on Their Heads on 'Fallon'

11 February 2016 6:40 AM, PST

Peyton Manning and Magic Johnson found themselves entangled in Jimmy Fallon's most maniacal, diabolical and messiest game, "Egg Russian Roulette" on The Tonight Show Wednesday.

In an over-the-top Russian accent, Fallon explained the rules to the recent Super Bowl champ and NBA legend: They were to pick an egg at random from a carton — some were raw, others hard-boiled — and smash them on their heads. The first person to crack open two raw eggs lost.

Nervously, but gamely, Manning opened the proceedings but not before cracking, "I had dreams »


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Stephen Colbert Can't Get Enough Of 'Bernie Sandwiches' on 'Late Show'

11 February 2016 6:26 AM, PST

It's no secret that Stephen Colbert has been feeling the Bern since he took over the reins of the Late Show, and following the Vermont senator's huge primary win Tuesday, the late-night host was eager to talk about Bernie Sanders' victory. "How about that New Hampshire primary last night! I cannot wait to get over to my desk over there and talk about the unprecedented clustermunch it was," Colbert tells the audience. However, Colbert acknowledged that he had to follow the usual routine of his late-night program.

Still, Colbert's desk beckoned him, »


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Queen's 1975 Christmas Eve Concert Coming to Movie Theaters

11 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST

Queen wrapped up their 1975 A Night at the Opera tour of England with an unforgettable show at London's Hammersmith Odeon that was broadcast live on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. The recording circulated within the fan community for decades before the band finally released it on CD late last year. On March 8th at 7 p.m., it will be screened at more than 200 movie theaters across the country via Fathom Events. Tickets go on sale this Friday and can be purchased here.

The event is called Queen: A »


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Watch Intense New 'House of Cards' Promo

10 February 2016 8:05 PM, PST

If anyone thought the tension between Frank and Claire Underwood in Netflix's House of Cards from Season Three would dissolve come Season Four, then the show's new promo will shatter that perception.

The couple aren't looking so happily ever after in the minute-long clip.

"You have no idea what it means to have nothing," Kevin Spacey's character Frank spits rather venomously in a voiceover. "You don't value what we have achieved. I have had to fight for everything my entire life."

The tension in his voice is mirrored by »


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