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First Bill Clinton was president, now Hillary Clinton’s up for the job -- but will Chelsea Clinton follow in her parents’ footsteps? On her first appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Chelsea reveals why she thinks her mom should be Commander-in-chief, and opens up about potentially starting her own political career. "I feel so strongly about my mom," Chelsea says on Thursday's show. "I didn’t know that I could love and admire and respect my mom any more until I became a mom, and I couldn’t believe any more in her as the right leader for the country I want my daughter to grow up in." Clinton stands behind her mother, more strongly now than ever, because "she has been working to ensure that every woman should get the chance to grow up to be you or to grow up and be the next Hillary Clinton. Every »
- tooFab Staff
Vimeo today announced its first-ever full slate of original programming, including "The Outs," the critically acclaimed web series from Adam Goldman and Sasha Winters. The first season of "The Outs" debuted on Vimeo in 2012 and Vimeo now will fund a second season of the web series about young gay life in New York City. Read More: HBO Gets Some 'High Maintenance' in Latest Win for Vimeo VOD Series Since Vimeo doesn't carry advertising, the investment in original material is intended to encourage more viewers to pay for content by renting or buying shows and movies from Vimeo on Demand and to drive creators to post content to the site as opposed to YouTube or other video platforms. Also on the new originals slate is "Darby Forever," an original short film from "Saturday Night Live" breakout cast member Aidy Bryant, which will star Bryant along with Lukas Jones, Retta »
- Paula Bernstein
MacGruber singularly failed to light up the box office when the movie based on Will Forte’s Saturday Night Live sketches launched in 2010, earning a hair over $9 million worldwide from a $10 million budget. But thanks to it going on to become something of a cult comedy via home entertainment releases, co-writer/star Forte says he’s committed to making another. Even if few others are right now…“There’s nothing I would rather do than that,” he tells Entertainment Weekly, while admitting that right now his time is consumed by successful TV comedy The Last Man On Earth. “It’s not a question of if but when. This show takes up every second of every day. Come February, if I have a little bit of time, Jorma (Taccone, who co-wrote and directed the film), (co-writer) John Solomon, and I will get together and we’ll start banging it out.” They »
Saturday Night Live has become the best place for politicians to show they still have a sense of humor despite being serious all the time, and Hillary Clinton proved Saturday that she has an amazing Donald Trump impression in her back pocket. It's nice to see presidential hopefuls take a load off on the NBC hit comedy show, but Hillary's own daughter, Chelsea Clinton, loved it more than anyone because she already knew that side of her politico mom! "I think it's great because I think my mom's really funny, and I'm grateful that America is seeing more of that," she tells Ellen DeGeneres while appearing on her show for the very first time Thursday. "I won the mom »
In 2014, Vimeo announced that High Maintenance, a smoky web series regarded as one of the Internet’s best, would be the platform’s first ever original series. Vimeo agreed to finance six new episodes of High Maintenance and delivered on that promise a few months later.
Now, a year on from the start of its original programming experiment, Vimeo is taking a huge step forward. It has announced its first ever “slate” of originals, one that includes a new season of acclaimed indie series The Outs, a short film from Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant, and a stand-up special starring acerbic drag queen Bianca Del Rio.
The three projects in Vimeo’s new originals slate took very different paths to get there. The Outs, like High Maintenance, got its start as an exemplary indie web series (one that happened to use the Vimeo player). Creator Adam Goldman has helmed several well-received projects, »
- Sam Gutelle
If it seems like Michaela Watkins is everywhere you turn, you’re not wrong. The former Saturday Night Live actress has been playing some of the most difficult and demented women on film and TV in recent years. “I gravitate toward them,” Watkins told Vulture during a phone interview. “As much as I love the cutesy, comedic thing, either I have outgrown it or I accept that I don’t get cast in that. But I find that as you grow and you evolve and you live your life, complexity is much more interesting. Also, I have a specific look. As much as I would have loved to look like Jennifer Aniston in Friends, that didn’t happen. And I really tried! I hit that gym! I got a flatiron. But it didn’t happen. So I found a little niche.” As the star of Jason Reitman’s Casual, which premiered Wednesday on Hulu, »
- Maria Elena Fernandez
Canadian comic says he was not interested in ‘one day’ of shooting for Paul Feig’s female-fronted remake, but declares himself ready to work for the right role
Original cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts have all joined the cast of Paul Feig’s film, which will star Bridesmaids’ Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy alongside Saturday Night Live alumni Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the new quartet. Murray, who played parapsychologist Peter Venkman in the 1984 cult comedy and its 1989 sequel, will reportedly portray a professional supernatural debunker who stands in opposition to the new team, while the other cast members have either cameo or unspecified roles.
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- Ben Child
Vimeo has announced its first original programming slate, which includes The Outs web series from Adam Goldman and Sasha Winters; Darby Forever, a short film from Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant; and Vimeo’s first original stand-up special, Bianca Del Rio's Rolodex Of Hate Comedy Special: Live From Austin. All three will premiere this winter exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. The Outs picks up with Season 2. It’s been three years since the first season ended. During that… »
With Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts all returning to Ghostbusters lore in Paul Feig’s upcoming remake, many had hoped that Rick Moranis would follow suit. But speaking in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Moranis has revealed that he in fact turned down the offer.
“I wish them well” states Moranis. “I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”
It’s actually rare to hear from Moranis in the press, as he has taken a long break from the industry after his wife Ann died of cancer 1997, instead focusing on his family rather than acting. But he took the opportunity to set the record straight about his “retirement”:
“I took a break, which turned into a longer break,” he continued. “But I »
- Scott J. Davis
Live from New York!
Directed By Bao Nguyen
Many successful comedians and comics are incubated in nurturing, yet deeply competitive environments. The various comedy clubs on the East and West coast of the Us spawned many of the post-war titans, such as Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and George Carlin, bathing them in the blood of occasionally hostile, alcohol-fueled, combative audiences. In the UK, since the 1970’s both the Oxford and Cambridge performing arts groups have produced class-connected troupes and entities as diverse as Monty Python, Fry & Laurie, The It Crowd, Peep Show, and even John Oliver of Last Week Tonight, a solid grounding which would often lead to high profile series and sitcoms on UK terrestrial television.
Hosting "SNL" may mark another milestone in Amy's series of career breakthroughs, but in one spot Vanessa says her pal's success is headed for inevitable demise.
"Amy, this is your year," Vanessa says ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
Amy Schumer is everywhere these days, and on Saturday night, she'll be the Saturday Night Live host for the first time. Her first promos with Trainwreck costar Vanessa Bayer are here, and if these funny spots are any indication, Schumer will be giving us some hilarious stand-up in her monologue. Not to mention the fact that she kills so much on her own sketch show that she is obviously going to murder SNL. »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
While it seems to have a leg up on its competitors in terms of the exclusive streaming rights it owns for popular TV shows, Hulu has quite landed a smash hit original series on the level of Netflix’s House of Cards or Amazon’s Transparent. Hulu’s middling results in the originals department, however, are not for lack of effort. The latest big-name series to premiere on the online video platform is Casual, a sexed-up romantic comedy directed by Oscar nominee Jason Reitman.
Casual stars Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project) and Michaela Watkins (Saturday Night Live) as Alex and Laura, cohabitating siblings who are raising Laura’s daughter together after a divorce. Across ten episodes, Casual will examine the shape of modern relationships. Judging from its trailer, there will also be plenty of sex jokes in there, too.
The notable names Casual have enough clout to make the series a hit. »
- Sam Gutelle
Despite all of her immense success and fast fame, Amy Schumer has no problem staying grounded. In a new series of promos for the Trainwreck actress' premiere hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this Saturday night with musical guest The Weeknd, Schumer hams it up in a few versions of the teaser alongside SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer. Throughout the sketches, the comics poke fun at each other's newfound triumphs. After all, what is the fun of Hollywood stardom if you can't use it to fuel your newest stand-up routine? In one final scene, Bayer hits all too close to the darkness of fame when she highlights Schumer's long line of fast accomplishments and how easily »
Things got a little awkward between Amy Schumer and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer in a new promo for Schumer’s upcoming appearance on the NBC sketch show. Bayer co-starred with Schumer in the hit summer comedy “Trainwreck,” but Schumer had a little trouble remembering what role Bayer played in the film. “We had a lot of scenes together,” Bayer says. “I like 100 percent believe you,” Schumer replies. Bayer also tried to find humor in the fact that this week’s musical guest is The Weeknd, and Saturday is part of the weekend. She tried repeatedly to get Schumer in. »
- Joe Otterson
When Sean Connery stepped down from the role of 007 after 1971’s “Diamonds Are Forever,” he said he would “never again” play James Bond. Well, he hasn’t played the spy in a canon Bond film since “Diamonds,” but he did return to the role for 1983’s “Never Say Never Again,” which was released in theaters 32 years ago today. The film is not considered part of the canon of the Bond franchise since it wasn’t made by Eon Productions. It was released a mere four months after the canon film “Octopussy," starring Roger Moore — a situation that the media dubbed the “Battle of the Bonds.” Other notable October 7 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: “The Frank Sinatra Show” premiered on CBS. The musical variety show lasted two seasons. • 1955: Allen Ginsberg read his poem “Howl” for the first time, at the Six Gallery in San Francisco. • 1960: Stanley Kubrick’s “Spartacus” opened in theaters. »
- Emily Rome
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
This is pretty big news, considering the history of "The Tonight Show." Jimmy Fallon was doing his monologue Tuesday night, and after telling a joke about Bernie Sanders, he faked an injury and asked for someone to "tag in" for him. Enter ... Jay Leno! Jay infamously battled both David Letterman and Conan O'Brien for the "Tonight Show" desk, but at least he and Fallon are still apparently on good terms. Jay must miss telling jokes on network TV at 11:30, since that was his thing for so long.
- Gina Carbone
Comedian Taran Killam may be “Saturday Night Live’s” official Trump impersonator this season, but he’s getting some stiff competition from Hillary Clinton. It seems the former Secretary of State’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of the Manhattan real estate developer last weekend is getting rave reviews from the people who matter most: voters. While answering questions during a campaign event in Iowa on Tuesday, Clinton was asked to deliver an encore performance of the Gop frontrunner. Also Read: Hillary Clinton Tends Bar and Miley Cyrus Slams Josh Duggar in 'SNL' Premiere (Video) “You were great on »
- Itay Hod
Everyone loves a good Saturday Night Live audition story. Here is Pete Davidson's. Not only does it feature a bad Bill Hader impression, it also features a worse Lorne Michaels impression. And the Full House house makes a cameo! It's all pretty endearing. It starts around the 1:35 mark, just in case you want to skip him talking about his hoverboard, which you likely do. »
- Jesse David Fox
According to THR, the series has been picked up for eight episodes and will blend Schneider's stand up with an "exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Schneider's real life."
Though possibly best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and in Adam Sandler films, Schneider has tried his hand at an original sitcom before. In 2012, CBS premiered ¡Rob!, a half-hour comedy that followed Schneider as a landscape architect with Ocd, only to cancel it after eight episodes.
From Schneider, in a press statement:
"I couldn't be more thrilled to have our audience watch Real Rob on the best platform in the world — Netflix."
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