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Back in the day, Amy Poehler was a necessary and hilarious part of the "Weekend Update" segments on "Saturday Night Live." We got a bittersweet reminder of this during the current season's finale when Poehler joined Seth Meyers for the fake news bit.
Whatever you think about the standard quality of "Weekend Update" these days, it's pretty hard to deny that Amy Poehler was a bright spot in an otherwise fairly dull few minutes of television. The finale's "Update" seems to have been pretty much a farewell for Meyers and Bill Hader. After all, it wasn't too long into the segment when all vague semblances of sanity disappeared, only to be replaced by a fever-dream version of "The Graduate" in which Meyers interrupted Stefon's wedding -- with Alf, Gizmo and other oddities in attendance.
Sure, it was kind of funny, in a surreal sort of way. But could it compare »
1. Candice Glover: She becomes the 12th “American Idol” champion and the first female since 2006. We’re not sure how much the crown matters anymore, but we raise a glass anyway. 2. Daft Punk: “Random Access Memories,” which comes out May 21, could sell as much as 300,000 in its first week in the U.S., according to Billboard. That’s twice as much as its last studio album in 2005. 3. Vampire Weekend: First single “Diane Young” is shaping up to be their biggest hit yet, thanks to radio and the band’s exposure on “Saturday Night Live.” Once bitten... 4. “The Great »
You didn't think "Argo" and its Oscar run was through with you yet, did you? Tonight on "Saturday Night Live," last year's golden boy Ben Affleck took up hosting duties for the fifth time in his career, bringing the 38th season of the show to a close and putting a big bow on the 2012-2013 Oscar season. Things got started with an appearance by Affleck's wife, Jennifer Garner, and some self-ribbing over his Best Picture acceptance speech. "I want to thank you for working on our marriage for ten Christmases," he said on the stage of the Dolby Theatre in February. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Saturday Night Live's season finale cold open took on MSNBC's Al Sharpton attempting to cover the ongoing scandal involving the IRS intentionally targeting tea party organizations for additional scrutiny. As the show's version of Sharpton is wont to do, the MSNBC host bumbled and stumbled through a disorganized segment full of incorrect pronunciations, baffling chart graphs, and non-sequitur folksy anecdotes. »
- Andrew Kirell
We’re here at the end of another season of “Saturday Night Live,” and just like last season, there are changes afoot. This will be Bill Hader’s last show. Seth Meyers will leave the show at the end of the calendar year in order to take over the post-“The Tonight Show” slot. Both Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are rumored to also be leaving? To which I say: awesome. That doesn’t take away anything from what these four have brought to the table. But change is the lifeblood of the show, and no single person is ever truly irreplaceable. In fact, having »
- Ryan McGee
Ben Affleck used his Saturday Night Live opening monologue to tackle his other big live TV moment of the year. During his acceptance speech for Argo's best picture win, Affleck left viewers scratching their heads when he thanked wife Jennifer Garner by waxing philosophical about how much "work" their marriage is. Photos: 12 'SNL' Sketches Made Into Movies “I thanked my wife while saying the essence of marriage is work," Affleck said on SNL. "Some uncharitable souls on the Internet took that to mean our marriage is some kind of manual labor. That's not it. You define what’s important
- Aaron Couch
Fresh off debuting a new music video via 66 guerrilla style projections shown on buildings all around the world, Kanye West has some more news to share with the music-listening community. West's sixth studio album will be released June 18 (as previously hinted in West's tweet) and be titled "Yeezus."
Rap-Up confirmed the news on Saturday. West is due to perform two songs on "Saturday Night Live," and sources tell The Huffington Post that he'll debut a previously unheard song as part of the show.
This isn't the first time "Yeezus" has been tossed around. Kid Cudi (formerly signed to Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music label) coined the term well over a year ago (a tip of the hat to Complex for the find). West also famously posed for a Rolling Stone cover wearing a crown of thorns.
- The Huffington Post
There are so many talking points for SNL’s 38th season finale that I hardly know where to begin! Maybe it’ll help to organize them as a list:
1. Tonight marks Ben Affleck’s fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live, which grants him membership to SNL’s storied Five-Timers Club. Usually, a moment like this would occasion a big, cameo-stuffed sketch featuring veteran hosts like Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. But SNL just gave us a cameo-stuffed Five Timer’s Club sketch when Justin Timberlake hosted in March — and it’s way too soon to repeat that same conceit. So »
- Hillary Busis
Kanye West had a novel idea to debut his new single, New Slaves: He projected it on walls at 66 locations in North America, Europe, and Australia. In New York alone, nine walls in Manhattan and Brooklyn screened the video, including the Prada store on 5th Avenue and Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel. West's website supplies a map detailing where exactly the song played, and there's video of the best New York projections below. Between this thing and his SNL appearance Saturday, it's safe to say that this is a big 'Ye-ekend.In Brooklyn: At the Prada store: At Columbus Circle: And so on. »
- Adam Martin
Kanye West debuted new music in a big way on Friday night.
The rapper released "New Slaves" by projecting audio and video on the sides of buildings across the world. West displayed the images for "New Slaves" on 66 buildings, including Chicago's Wrigley Field and New York's Prada Store on 5th Avenue. Fans took to the streets to watch the video in cities across the globe such as Paris, Berlin, and Sydney. Take a look at video of West's projection of "New Slaves" above.
"I throw these Maybach keys / I wear my heart on my sleeve / I know that we the new slaves / I see the blood on the leaves," West raps in the track, Vibe reports. "I see the blood on the leaves / I see the blood on the leaves / I know that we the new slaves / I see the blood on the leaves."
It's been a big week for West. »
- Madeline Boardman
On TV this weekend: Doctor Who‘s secret is revealed, Orphan Black has a civil war on its hands, a new class enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ben Affleck is Mr. Saturday Night, a Family Guy moonlights on The Simpsons (and both of those shows end their seasons) and The Cleveland Show has its swan song. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
Saturday, May 18
- Kimberly Roots
Happy birthday, Tina Fey! May 18 marks the 43rd birthday of the beloved actress, writer, and comedian.
While Fey may be best known for her work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock," one of her most celebrated projects is the 2004 film, "Mean Girls." The funny woman wrote the screenplay for the movie, adapting Rosalind Wiseman's "Queen Bees and Wannabes" for the big screen, and starring as high school teacher Ms. Sharon Norbury in the film. To celebrate Fey's 43rd birthday we've collected 10 quotes from her "Mean Girls" script.
"Get in loser, we're going shopping."
"Gretchen Wieners knows everybody's business, she knows everything about everyone." "That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets."
"Did you have an awesome time? Did you drink awesome shooters, listen to awesome music, and then just sit around and soak up each others awesomeness?"
"On Wednesdays, we wear pink."
"Glenn Coco? Four for you, »
- Madeline Boardman
Saturday Night Live closes out its 38th season this weekend, with host Ben Affleck and musical guest Kanye West. And one thing is clear: Don't expect West to demonstrate that he has any sense of humor whatsoever.
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- Liz Raftery
Kristen Wiig strips down in the June/July issue of Harper's Bazaar -- literally and figuratively. The actress, who poses for the mag in lingerie, opens up about the difficult time she's had adjusting to life without "Saturday Night Live." "When I was on 'SNL,' Saturday night was my favorite night," says the star. "Now that I’m not on the show, it makes me sad." »
- Shari Weiss
Kanye West had debuted his new song, entitled “New Slaves”. Rather than the usual fanfare surrounding a new video on YouTube, West has projected the song via video on buildings around the world starting May 17th.
Cities and buildings that are taking part in the campaign can be found on Kanye West’s official website, with 10 cities involved and 66 screenings set to take place. The cities involved in the campaign are New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and Toronto. The times and dates of the screenings vary by location, with each city hosting screenings in several locations. In London, the screenings are set to take place in Soho, at the Tate Modern, in Covent Garden, Brick Lane and at Shoreditch High Street Station.
The song has already become a viral hit across the internet, with several videos of the screenings appearing on YouTube within »
- Laura Lyne
One chapter ends tonight, while another will soon begin for Seth Meyers.
In the following exclusive interview, the Weekend Update anchor teases this evening's season finale of Saturday Night Live, while also discussing his next stop on NBC: He takes over for Jimmy Fallon as host of Late Night in the spring of 2014.
What does he have planned for the talk show? Aside from a healthy dose of humor? Click Play to find out:
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- email@example.com (Jim Halterman)
Everybody loves Tina Fey -- and if you don't, then we need to talk!From "Mean Girls" to "30 Rock," Tina always delivers the laughs. She'll also be starring in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues"! To say we can't wait is an understatement. To celebrate the "Saturday Night Live" star's birthday, check out some of her funniest quotes below. You're welcome!Tina Fey's Funniest Quotes: "Some people say, 'Never let them see you cry.' I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.” "May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.""If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” "To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair. »
- tooFab Staff
Paris Hilton was one of the real-life celebrities targeted by the now infamous “Bling Ring”, and when she saw Emma Waston‘s new film about the events, she burst into tears. “It’s so violating. It just made me really angry and upset, and when I see these kids, I want to, like, slap them.” [New York Magazine] Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live after tonight’s season finale and doubts he’ll do impressions or spearhead a Stefon movie in the future. One thing that is for sure is that he will be relocating from New York to California with his family. [Us Magazine] Amy Adams is revealing quite a bit in her new David O. Russell flick. »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Three weeks until the Tony Awards, and the Broadway extensions (i.e. bids for prospective votes) are in full swing. The Trip to Bountiful has announced an extension to Sept. 1, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has announced it will extend several more weeks to July 28 (as star Sigourney Weaver amusingly pointed out: “the audience’s response is so enthusiastic—and, also, we need the money.”). Billy Crystal warmed the hearts of many by announcing that he will be reviving his Tony-winning solo effort 700 Sundays for a holiday run later this year. And though it’s May, there »
- Jason Clark
ABC 8:00 Bet on Your Baby (new) 9:00 A Special Edition of 20/20 With Babara Walters (new) CBS 8:00 Elementary (repeat) 9:00 Criminal Minds (repeat) 10:00 48 Hours (new) Fox 8:00 Cops (repeat) 8:30 Cops (repeat) 9:00 Cops (repeat) 9:30 Cops (repeat) 11:00 Hell's Kitchen (repeat) 12:00 Ben & Kate (repeat) NBC 8:00 Grimm (repeat) 9:00 Law & Order: Svu (repeat) 10:00 Saturday Night Live (repeat) 11:29 Saturday Night Live (new, with host Ben Affleck and musical guest Kanye West) More TV to watch when you read more. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
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