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“Saturday Night Live,” the long running satirical sketch show from New York, is to be revamped as a series from Beijing, China.
Sohu currently streams the U.S. version of “SNL” in conjunction with Bve. This groundbreaking show will have international appeal while still being tailored for Chinese audiences.
The company says that it has begun recruiting comedians ahead of a launch later this year. It says the show “will have international appeal” while still being tailored for Chinese audiences.
“SNL, which combines the best elements of live music and sketch comedy, will be a refreshing new option for Chinese viewers,” the company said in a statement.
Sohu, which is listed on Nasdaq, is involved in a range of Chinese language web properties, stretching from search, news and portal activities, »
- Patrick Frater
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture honoring Leonard Nimoy: Billboards around Atlanta have sprung up with the following image (via That Neil Guy on Twitter): Saturday Night Live honored Nimoy after an otherwise unrelated Star Trek sketch -- and host Dakota Johnson's dad, actor Don Johnson, gave his own Vulcan salute during the show's end credits. About 1,000 players of the video game Star Trek Online gathered on the virtual Vulcan for a memorial service: Leonard Nimoy honored in pancake form. Why? Why not (via Slashfilm): In Canada, where it's long been a meme to "Spock" your $5 bills anyway, the idea became almost compulsory with Nimoy's...
- Christopher Campbell
Ever wish The Voice‘s Blind Auditions were shown in strict chronological order?
Ok, sure, a straightforward just-the-facts edit might rob producers of the ability to create narrative ebb and flow over the course of two-hour episodes, but there’d be undeniable advantages, too.
RelatedAmerican Idol Ep Talks Season 14: Powerhouse Mentoring, New Song Mix and Battle-Tested Contestants
Take tonight’s installment, in which soul-stirring blues rocker Kimberly Nichole managed to turn only two chairs, while significantly less-promising vocalists got three or four coaches vying for their affections.
Welcome to the March 2, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Michelle Rodriguez is really really sorry, kind of. After calling rumors that she'd been tapped to play the Green Lantern "the dumbest thing I've ever heard," the "Fast & Furious" star followed up by taking aim at fan demand for color-blind casting in superhero movies: "I think it's so stupid... this whole minorities in Hollywood thing, it's so stupid," she told TMZ. "It's like, stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own." Uh-oh! Michelle Rodriguez has bashed her own kind and in the worst way @MRodOfficial #Shame #Hispanics How do you dare??? — Mexico Review® (@omckelligan) March 2, 2015 But I can't think of a time where I cared about Michelle Rodriguez's opinion on anything, so I don't think I'll start today. — Y'assssss Al Ghul (@beauty_jackson) February 28, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Fox has been due for a hit a while now and it looks like it finally found one in The Last Man on Earth, created by and starring Will Forte. Forte, known for his years on Saturday Night Live returns to television as Phil, the unlucky man to be the last one standing after humanity […]
The post ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Review: A New Hit For Fox appeared first on uInterview. »
- Ed Cambro
Did you see Saturday Night Live’s Isis sketch? The Feb. 28 episode, hosted by “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson, featured Johnson in a skit that was supposed to be making fun of Isis. However, many people thought the skit went too far over the line and became offensive, particularly since the skit, as The Independent states, references a Toyota commercial in which a proud dad is driving her daughter to the airport so she can join the military. It goes without saying that there were viewers who felt the skit compared the deadly terrorist organization to the nation’s line of defense. As a counterpoint to the argument made [ Read More ]
Taking pride in his work. Taran Killam took to his Twitter on Sunday, Mar. 1, to defend his controversial Saturday Night Live sketch, which portrayed Dakota Johnson as an Isis recruit and him as her sad father. In her debut SNL hosting gig, Johnson made fun of Fifty Shades of Grey and her famous mom and dad, but the "father daughter ad" -- a spoof on Toyota Camry's "My Bold Dad" 2015 Super Bowl spot -- attracted criticism from viewers. Proud of this. Freedom to mock is our [...] »
We know as much because Taylor Instagramed these pictures with her friend, Jaime King, who is pregnant with her second child with Kyle Newman, and added this caption: “Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one..... (Me)”
(Doesn’t it kind of look like Taylor was the one who got Jaime pregnant?)
Anyway, a godmother’s duties are numerous, and sure, Taylor will be good at the spiritual guiding the being shoulder to lean on, but also Swag!!! Here are 17 perks of having Taylor as your godmother:
1. Free concert tickets for life.
Obviously. If there’s a Taylor Swift tour, you will be in the front row. Or watching from backstage. Or in one of those skyboxes with free chicken tenders. Whatever! Your pick »
“The View” hosts were in agreement Monday that the controversial “Saturday Night Live” Isis sketch was good comedy in dark times, and none was more vocal than resident comedian Whoopi Goldberg. “I’ve always felt that the best way to get back at boneheads, like Isis, is to make them the joke,” Goldberg said. Fellow panelist Rosie Perez said the “SNL” sketch, where Dakota Johnson joins Isis in a send-up of a Toyota commercial, falls right in line with the history of satire against violent enemies. Also Read: Dakota Johnson’s ‘SNL’ Isis Spoof Draws Some Fire (Video) “The great Charlie Chaplin did it first. »
- L.A. Ross
On a busy Sunday that marked the beginning of the networks’ spring lineup rollouts, Fox had the best news as its hourlong premiere of comedy “Last Man on Earth” stood as the night’s top-rated broadcast in young adults. ABC did decently with its two-hour launch of “Secrets and Lies,” but it was a sluggish start for CBS’ “Battle Creek.
It’s been a mostly tough year for new comedies, but Fox’s “Last Man on Earth” impressed on Sunday (2.3 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall), building by 28% in the demo from its “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” lead-in (1.8/5 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) and putting Fox ahead of its rivals on the night.
The post-apocalyptic comedy starring Will Forte edged out ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” as the night’s top Big Four series in 18-49, 18-34 (1.8/6) and all key male demos. And viewers liked what they saw, as the 9:30 p. »
- Rick Kissell
The Last Man On Earth, starring Saturday Night Live veteran Will Forte in the titular role, premiered on Fox Sunday night. The Last Man On Earth Recap Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) are he executive producers behind Forte’s unorthodox sitcom that features him as the last man standing after […]
- Chelsea Regan
Dakota and Taran Killam were featured in a pre-taped sketch, which showed dad Taran dropping high school grad daughter Dakota off to join Isis.
"Well, this is it," Taran's emotional dad character tells daughter Dakota. "Need any help with your bag?"
Photos: 'Fifty Shades' Leading Lady Dakota Johnson
"Dad, it's just Isis," a smiling Dakota says at the end of the sketch, with a wink, as a truck full of machine gun-toting terrorists ...
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The Last Man on Earth was not entirely alone after all.
Fox’s freshman drama averaged 5.7 million total viewers and a 2.3 rating across its double-episode debut, topping the night in the demo and standing as the No. 1 comedy launch of the TV season with Men 18-49.
TVLine readers gave Last Man an average grade of “B.”
RelatedLast Man on Earth: Will Forte Weighs In on That Cameo You Might’ve Missed
Dakota Johnson and “Saturday Night Live” have come under a bit of fire for a sketch in which Johnson’s character is seen joining Isis. In a spoof of a Toyota Camry ad in which a father drops his daughter off at the airport to begin her military career, Johnson and SNL cast member Taran Killam play a father and daughter headed to the airport as well. Only when Johnson gets out of the car, she hops into the back of a truck filled with Isis militants. Also Read: ‘SNL 40′: TheWrap’s Funniest, Favorite and Unforgettable Moments From Red Carpet (Video) Killam posted. »
- Joe Otterson
After courting a sort-of controversy with the sexytimes hit "Fifty Shades Of Grey," Dakota Johnson grabbed more headlines this weekend with her stint hosting "Saturday Night Live." And even with the show celebrating its fortieth year, they showed that they still know how to provoke. The internet erupted following a spoof of this Toyota ad, in which a father (Taran Killam) seems to be dropping off his high school graduate daughter (Johnson) at the airport before she leaves for college. Instead, she jumps into a jeep with a bunch of shifty Isis dudes. Aristocrats! Or, ha! Personally, I find it unfunny rather than offensive, and in defense of 'SNL,' with news of teenage girls in western countries becoming radicalized making headlines, it's a cheeky take on it. It's just not very good. But hey, see for yourself below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After courting a sort-of controversy with the sexytimes hit "Fifty Shades Of Grey," Dakota Johnson grabbed more headlines this weekend with her stint hosting "Saturday Night Live." And even with the show celebrating its fortieth year, they showed that they still know how to provoke. The internet erupted following a spoof of this Toyota ad, in which a father (Taran Killam) seems to be dropping off his high school graduate daughter (Johnson) at the airport before she leaves for college. Instead, she jumps into a jeep with a bunch of shifty Isis dudes. Aristocrats! Or, ha! Personally, I find it unfunny rather than offensive, and in defense of 'SNL,' with news of teenage girls in western countries becoming radicalized making headlines, it's a cheeky take on it. It's just not very good. But hey, see for yourself below.
- Kevin Jagernauth
DisneyCollectorBR maintained its #1 spot on the Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels chart for its second week in a row. The prime online video destination for adults playing with kids' toys ended the week just shy of 99.8 million views. Next up is Taylor Swift. The country-turned-pop-star's "Style" is still racking up the views and helped her YouTube channel to end the week with more than 91.4 million.
BuzzFeed Videos is up next in third place. The premiere YouTube offshoot of the website famous for listicles and actual news received nearly 64 million views during the seven-day stretch. PopularMMOs is in fourth place. The Us-based gaming channel saw a 5% uptick in views to score almost 62.9 million views in the week.
- Joshua Cohen
So, apparently this "Saturday Night Live" sketch in which Dakota Johnson plays a teenage girl whose decided to join Isis is getting heat online from people that don't realize this is something that's actually happening. I have to assume people taking offense comes from not understanding the "joke". The joke isn't necessarily the sketch, it's the absurdity of American and other teens across the world (just click the links above) joining Isis. If you find the sketch actually offensive I would love to hear why in the comments below. And please, don't say "Because Isis isn't funny," because that just shows you didn't even get the point of the sketch. yt id="_L2fazw5Y9k" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
Fox’s deceptively titled new comedy, which bowed Sunday, quickly introduced the rule-abiding Carol Andrew Pilbasian (Kristin Schaal, 30 Rock) to play opposite series creator/star Will Forte as possibly the last woman on Earth, and Phil’s future bride.
RelatedThe Last Man on Earth: Is Fox’s New Post-Apocalyptic Comedy a Survivor?
Might there be others like Carol and Phil? And what was up with that cryptic sorta-cameo? We have a lot of questions, and though the SNL vet wasn’t willing to divulge too much when »
When MacGruber hit the big screen in 2010, it barely made an impact. Not quite recouping its modest budget, the comedy quietly, but quickly faded – only to find a bigger audience later through streaming and DVD sales. Now that the co-writer and star, Will Forte, is enjoying positive reviews of his new Fox series The Last Man On Earth, the idea of MacGruber 2 is beginning to gain more traction.
MacGruber is essentially a Saturday Night Live movie, with it having been written by SNL scribes Forte, John Solomon and Jorma Taccone, and with it having been Taccone’s feature length directorial debut. Forte is the titular character, and MacGruber also starred SNL’s Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, along with Ryan Phillipe, Val Kilmer and Powers Boothe. The plot saw diabolical villain Dieter Von Cunth (Kilmer) surface with a nuclear warhead and a plan to destroy Washington D.C – so former »
- Sarah Myles
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