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Jimmy Fallon is celebrating a big milestone: The new king of late night turns 40 Friday. From Saturday Night Live to Late Night to The Tonight Show, the funnyman has been keeping us laughing for as long as we can remember - which is why it was easy for us to come up with 40 reasons why we love him. (Warning: You're about to go down a rabbit hole of Fallon's best moments.) 40. He has a Lot of famous friends 39. He probably appreciates Hugh Jackman's arms as much as we do 38. He named his female puppy "Gary"37. He's a flip cup »
- Whitney Little, @wplittle
Jim Carrey is set to host “Saturday Night Live” early this season, several individuals with knowledge told TheWrap exclusively. The one-time “In Living Color” sketch comedy star will lead the NBC cast early this season. The date will be timed to the release of Carrey's highly anticipated sequel to 1994's “Dumb and Dumber,” in which Carrey reprises his beloved role as Lloyd Christmas. “Dumb and Dumber To” comes out in theaters on Nov. 14. Also read: Darrell Hammond Succeeding Don Pardo as ‘SNL’ Announcer Carrey has hosted “Saturday Night Live” twice before, including his most recent stint in 2011 with musical guest The Black Keys. »
- Jeff Sneider and Tony Maglio
That sound you hear is The Voice revving up its engine for its Season 7 premiere (this Monday, 8/7c on NBC) — but it’s also an appropriate caption for the following exclusive promo shot of coaches Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton (along with host Carson Daly).
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Ok, Ok, our use of “topless” in the headline could be construed as misleading, but the glamorous quintet is in a convertible with the top down, after all, so we think it’d hold up in »
The new family dramedy "This is Where I Leave You" gives us Jason Bateman as a cynical lout, Jane Fonda as a towering matriarch, and Adam Driver as a garrulous wild card. Those characterizations are to be expected, but the surprising actor/role pairing is Tina Fey with her character Wendy Altman, who is more troubled and conflicted than Liz Lemon ever was. Director Shawn Levy, who also helmed the Fey project "Date Night," specifically chose Fey for her role because it would be a stretch for her. In fact, he enjoys pushing Tina Fey away from her comfort zone of wry humor. "I have gotten to know Tina a little bit in real life. A fair bit," Levy told us. "I know she has more colors to her. Different moods to her. I got really excited at the chance of bringing those out and encouraging her to show what »
- Louis Virtel
The Daily Show said goodbye to Michael Che Thursday night as he made his final appearance on the Comedy Central show before heading to Saturday Night Live as its new Weekend Update anchor. It was a moment seemingly suited for heartfelt recollections and a highlight reel of his work for the show, except Che was only with The Daily Show for about three months. "You were here for actually 58 business days," host Jon Stewart said after pretending to bring Che out to comment on Joe Biden's recent racist gaffes and what that means for his presidential ambitions The
- Hilary Lewis
In the midst of festival season, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader has recently demonstrated his dramatic chops in "The Skeleton Twins." And now, one of his former fellow castmates Bobby Moynihan (aka Drunk Uncle aka Ass Dan) is also turning things down a notch in "Bread And Butter." The actor co-stars with Christine Weatherup in the film, written and directed by Liz Manashil, that follows a 30 year-old virgin Amelia who falls for Leonard, the man who added his own thoughts to the margins of a used book she bought. But another guy, Daniel, comes calling, and soon she's faced with complications from the world of dating for the first time. And in this exclusive clip, you can see Daniel awkwardly making his affections known. "Bread And Butter" will have its world premiere at Woodstock Film Festival, which kicks off on October 15th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jon Stewart sings “I will remember you” in "tribute" to Michael Che’s 3-month “Daily Show” stint Che, who begins his “SNL” Weekend Update co-hosting job next week, got an elaborate mock sendoff from Stewart, who noted Che worked for him for a total of 58 business days. Happy 40th birthday, Jimmy Fallon! “The Tonight Show” host today enters his 40s. Plus: Fallon and Billy Crystal share Robin Williams stories. “ER” premiered 20 years ago today The last huge network drama, which drew more than 30 million viewers per week, debuted on a Tuesday with a two-hour pilot. Click Read Full Post For More “Red Band Society” L.A. bus ads pulled for labeling Octavia Spencer a “Scary Bitch” The ads have been on Metro L.A. buses, but only recently did officials get an “earful from community” over the ad’s offensiveness. Jay Leno is joining Al Roker on a Uso comedy »
- Norman Weiss
President Obama paid tribute to Joan Rivers in a hand-written note That’s according to Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa, who said in a “Fashion Police” special that the president’s note read, “Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think.” Plus: PBS will show Joan Rivers documentary “A Piece of Work” next week as part of “American Masters,” Rivers’ doctor denies taking a selfie. “The Simpsons” boss: The killed-off character won’t be resurrected The season premiere won’t pull a “Family Guy.” “When we kill ‘em, they stay dead,” says exec producer Al Jean. National Latino Media Council gives ABC a “mediocre” grade thanks in part to “The Bachelor” Juan Pablo ABC has the most Latino actors, writers and producers, yet it was categorized as “mediocre” in terms of Latino representation — along with CBS and Fox — for the casting of a Latino “Bachelor” who "ended up »
- Norman Weiss
Not every Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session can be great, but RuPaul -- the fiercest and funniest queen in the game -- just connected with fans in a major way during his candid chat. The host of "RuPaul's Drag Race" answered questions about drag queen culture, style, self-motivation, and comedy icons. His answers were flawless. Here's the best bits of wisdom from the fab talk. 1. On how drag culture is everywhere "You're born naked, and the rest is drag! Everybody is in drag. Whether you're a man or a woman. It just depends on how extreme you wanna go." 2. On the stuff that makes a gay icon "What makes a gay icon is someone who possesses both masculine and feminine qualities simultaneously. Someone with the power of Judy Garland and the vulnerability of Judy Garland is a shoe-in. The world we live in is made up of polar opposites, black/white, »
- Louis Virtel
Because we are humans, we love Kristen Wiig. We respect and honor her choices. And her everything. Now we're wowed by the "SNL" vet for entirely new reasons. Check out her cover photo on the upcoming issue of 'W' magazine. Some Hitchcock Blonde power poshness here. I'm not sure why, but I can't stop looking at this picture. Her gaze is pretty transfixing, but I think the utter unexpectedness really sells it. I hope we're all lamenting the fact that Gilda Radner never got the chance to do something like this. (Photo: Kristen Wiig covers the October 2014 issue of W magazine in Valentino photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by Edward Enninful, via Tom and Lorenzo) »
- Louis Virtel
A24 has slotted a December 31 release date for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year. The pic will open in NYC and Los Angeles on that date, then expand nationally. Chandor is currently completing the film starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain for A24, FilmNation and Participant Media. A Most Violent Year, co-financed by Participant and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, takes place in New York in 1981, a year in which the city had one of its highest tallies of violent crime. An immigrant and his family are trying to grow a business and their ambition collides with the crime element. Check out the trailer:
A24 made its biggest purchase to date with the pickup of A Most Violent Year at Sundance, where it acquired domestic distribution rights from Participant Media ahead of its production start. The plan even then was to release the film wide during 2014’s awards season, as »
- The Deadline Team
The "SNL" veteran, who starred on the NBC late night series from 1995 – 2009, is coming back to Studio 8H as the show's new announcer, replacing the legendary Don Pardo, who died on August 18 at age 96.
Pardo's voice had introduced the show for the past 39 seasons.
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As it turns out, it's a role Hammond has stepped into before.
"I sat in for Don when he had laryngitis several times over ...
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Something is about to burst at the cable outlet best known as the TV Guide Network.
The outlet — currently called Tvgn and owned jointly by Lionsgate and CBS Corp. since March of 2003, when CBS purchased a 50% stake in the venture — will change its name to Pop sometime in the first quarter of 2015, and curate programming that celebrates being a fan of popular culture.
“You want to provide a differentiated and unique product to your distribution partners and when audiences come to us, you want them to know they can’t get this anywhere else,” said Brad Schwartz, the president of entertainment and media at the network, who joined in April of last year. “We just kept coming up, time and again, with ideas of fandom,” he said in an interview.
The theme will allow the new Pop to look at anything that draws a coterie of intense adherents, whether it be Comic-Con, »
- Brian Steinberg
Darrell Hammond, who holds the title of longest-tenured cast member in Saturday Night Live history, has a new gig at Studio 8H: Hammond is replacing legendary announcer Don Pardo as the show’s announcer. Pardo died in August at the age of 96.
Hammond, a cast member from 1995 to 2009, was a natural choice for the job, having previously stepped in for Pardo when the announcer was out due to his health. “I sat in for Don when he had laryngitis several times over the years,” Hammond told USA Today. “He was a lovely person. When he passed, they wanted me; it »
- Esther Zuckerman
As we reported at the time, legendary "Saturday Night Live" announcer (and so much more) Don Pardo passed away this past August. Now we know who will be filling his 8H announcing shoes, Darrell Hammond. Hammond was on "SNL" for years--14 seasons in fact--and currently holds the record for the longest-running cast member. Not only that, but several times over the years when Pardo was unable to perform his announcing duties, Hammond stepped up to the plate and took his place. According to USA Today, while Hammond did impersonate Pardo in those temporary announcing stints previously, Hammond will no longer do that now that he is the permanent replacement. Speaking to USA Today, Hammond said of the new role and former announcer that Pardo "was a lovely person. When he passed, they wanted me; it felt right for me to be the one to replace him. It's been a very »
- HitFix Staff
Darrell Hammond is the new voice of Saturday Night Live. The former cast member will take over the announcer role Don Pardo had occupied since the show started in 1975. Pardo passed away in August at the age of 96. "I sat in for Don when he had laryngitis several times over the years," Hammond told USA Today. "He was a lovely person. When he passed, they wanted me; it felt right for me to be the one to replace him. It's been a very improbable life; I didn't expect something like this, but it feels real good." Hammond was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for 14 years, from 1995-2009. He's the longest-serving cast member. Don't expect Hammond to just channel Pardo with an »
This morning NBC will announce that former cast member Darrell Hammond will be taking over for Don Pardo as the announcer for Saturday Night Live, after Pardo passed away a month ago. Hammond had filled in a few times over the years when Pardo had laryngitis, but Lorne Michaels told USA Today that Hammond won't be doing an impression moving forward: "I just knew it wouldn't be anybody who sounded like Don or replicated him." He added, "It can't be what it was, but it could sort of be in the same tradition." Hammond said, " When he passed, they wanted me; it felt right for me to be the one to replace him. It's been a very improbable life; I didn't expect something like this, but it feels real good." Appearing on the show from 1995–2009, Hammond is SNL's longest-running cast member, and Michaels expects him to be "helpful in »
- Jesse David Fox
The introduction to “Saturday Night Live” will undoubtedly sound different this season, but it'll also have an air of familiarity. NBC's iconic sketch show will bring in former cast member Darrell Hammond, who was on the program from 1995-2009, to replace the late Don Pardo as the show's announcer, TheWrap has confirmed. Pardo died in August at the age of 96, having announced during all but one of “SNL's” 39 seasons. Also read: Amy Poehler Remembers Late ‘SNL’ Announcer Don Pardo Hammond, a master impressionist who was known for his work as Bill Clinton and Sean Connery, among others, filled in for Pardo on. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Darrell Hammond is rejoining Saturday Night Live as the show's new announcer, after longtime voice Don Pardo passed away in August at 96. Hammond will introduce the show, its cast and Weekend Update when the 40th season of SNL kicks off on Sept. 27, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The longtime castmember's return was originally reported by USA Today and the New York Times. Hammond, who left SNL in 2009 after 14 seasons, making him the show's longest tenured star, filled in for Pardo before, impersonating his famous voice, USA Today and The Times report. "I sat in for Don
- Hilary Lewis
This week, Jimmy Fallon and Julianna Margulies teamed up for a SaturdayNight Live-esque sketch on The Tonight Show, and SNL alum Nasim Pedrad revealed her Aziz Ansari impersonation on Conan. An amazing mashup fused Orange Is the New Black with The Golden Girls, and competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi went up against ... a hamster. Oh, and Bryan Cranston performed a one-man "Mlb on TBS" postseason show. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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- TV Guide News
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