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Live! From the basement ballroom of the Washington Hilton! It’s… Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, at which President Barack Obama and Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong each fired shots at both sides of the aisle.
Was Cecily a Strong host of the annual gathering of press, politicos and celebs? Did Potus hold his own, with his opening remarks? At the risk of a thumb cramp, I scrolled through the cable guide until I found C-span and watched for you, singling out these zingers.
‘Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong may have been the headliner at tonight’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but it was the President of the United States who had the media, politicians and Hollywood elites rolling in the aisles. President Obama opened with a risque spin on what his opponents criticize as a devil-may-care attitude in the twilight of his two terms in office. “I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left,” Obama said. “After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, ‘Mr. President, do you have a ‘Bucket List’?” Also Read: White House Correspondents' Dinner: Are Celebrities Really. »
- L.A. Ross
Cecily Strong took aim at media stars and politicians during the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. The Saturday Night Live star hosted the event, firing off quips about President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the media. Strong addressed concern among Democrats that potential candidate Elizabeth Warren's progressive agenda could turn off more middle-of-the-road voters. "Look at President Obama: People thought the same thing about him, and he didn't end up doing any of that stuff," Strong said. Read More White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Jokes About CNN, MSNBC, Hillary Clinton (Video) Strong touched on
- Ryan Gajewski, Tina Daunt
Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.
Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2. Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either. They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of. A very special thank »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Read More: Meet the 2015 Tribeca Filmmakers #54 : Sean Mewshaw Tackles Small-Town Grief in 'Tumbledown' With his dark beard and deep, rich voice, Jason Sudeikis is a powerful embodiment of 21st century masculinity, which makes you wonder why it took him so long to land plump romantic roles. The wait, it seems, was worth it. Sudeikis, who has had leading roles in a wide range of television and film comedies over the past decade — from "Saturday Night Live" to "30 Rock" and "We're the Millers" to "Horrible Bosses" — stars opposite Rebecca Hall in "Tumbledown," a romantic comedy from the married writer/director duo Desi Van Til and Sean Mewshaw, set in rural Maine. The film derives inspiration from the stories of brilliant real-life singer-songwriters like Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley whose lives were cut short too soon. Hall plays the grieving widow of a famous folk singer who decides to hire Sudeikis'. »
- Shipra Harbola Gupta
First up in this week’s 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Adam Sandler’s newest comedy is already offending people, and it hasn’t even finished filming yet. Sandler’s Netflix-produced satirical Western, “The Ridiculous Six” (yes, the title’s a nod to “The Magnificent Seven”) was shooting in New Mexico when about a dozen Native American actors reportedly walked off set because the film insults their culture. The actors, most of whom were from the Navajo Nation, said the script for “The Ridiculous Six” insulted Apache women and elders. “The examples of disrespect included Native women’s names such as Beaver’s Breath and No Bra, an actress portraying an Apache woman squatting and urinating while smoking a peace pipe, and feathers inappropriately positioned on a teepee,” Indian Country Today Media Network reported. The actors expressed disappointment they were asked to portray an inaccurate and disrespectful depiction of Apache »
- Emily Rome
Before she takes the podium at tomorrow night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong sat down with CNN's Poppy Harlow to preview how she plans to handle what has somehow become Washington, D.C.'s biggest night of the year. Unlike some of her predecessors, Strong said, "I don't want to be mean, I'd rather be funny." »
- Matt Wilstein
Read More: SNL's 5 Best Digital Shorts, er, Pre-Recorded Sketches of the Season The digital short has become an integral "Saturday Night Live" centerpiece over the past decade thanks to poster child Andy Samberg, but what would such viral hits like "Housewives of Disney," "The Beygency" and "Wes Anderson Horror" be without editor Adam Epstein? You probably don't know his name or his face, but Epstein's post-production work for the NBC sketch comedy show has provided audiences with one viral sensation after the next. As part of the Nab Creative Masters Series, Epstein joined Meagan Keane, senior marketing manager at Adobe, for a lengthy discussion about his comedy roots and the "drug rush" that comes with editing for "SNL" digital shorts. Given how the shorts start production on Mondays and don't get delivered to air until around 10 minutes before broadcast, somehow the "drug rush" comparison seems »
- Zack Sharf
Just like the rest of the shows on the broadcast networks, Saturday Night Live is also coming to the end of its season, and it’s made sure to get some pretty solid guests for the weeks to come, including one of the Avengers, an Oscar winner, and everyone’s (and by everyone’s, I really mean “my”) favorite comedian. As previously announced, Scarlett Johansson will return to host SNL for her fourth time next Saturday, May 2, which is only one day after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron (which is guaranteed to be the biggest movie of the summer, if not the year). The musical guest for Johansson’s episode will be Whiz Khalifa, who will be making his Saturday Night Live debut. Following Johansson, on May 9, will be Reese Witherspoon, who will be hosting SNL for the second time. The actress, who was just nominated for another »
- Chris King
It's hard to believe that YouTube is just 10 years old. It seems like it's been around forever, and it's difficult to recall how we ever lived without it.
Nonetheless, it was only 10 years ago this week, on April 23, 2005, that YouTube posted its first user-uploaded video. (It was a 19-second clip called "Me at the Zoo," uploaded by site co-creator Jawed Karim, showing him commenting on his own visit to the elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. It's been viewed 19 million times.)
Today, YouTube seems a ubiquitous part of our lives. But whether you post your own videos or simply watch those made by others, you're adding to the growth of a platform that has forever altered the formerly passive way we used to watch television. Here are 10 ways YouTube has changed what we watch and how we watch it.
Streaming. There was streaming video before YouTube, but it was »
- Gary Susman
AOL is staying in business with Steve Buscemi. The tech company has picked up a second season of web series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi, a "talking show" that features the actor touring New York City and talking to celebrity friends and everyday people on the same park bench. In its second season Park Bench, which is produced by Buscemi's Olive Productions and RadicalMedia, will feature appearances from musician Elvis Costello, comedian John Oliver, actress Amber Tamblyn, Saturday Night Live veteran Robert Smigel, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, magician David Blaine and others. "Give me a seat on a park bench
- Natalie Jarvey
Chicago – Finding the adult button and hitting “on” is becoming more of a challenge as the tech generation morphs into their thirtysomething era. Comedian Nick Kroll (“Kroll Show,” “The League”) ponders this situation in the new film “Adult Beginners,” a primer on growing up and moving on.
Kroll portrays Jake, a entrepreneur whose new tech gadget goes bust. Left with no life and no income, he moves back in with his sister (Rose Byrne) and brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale). There is a twist – Jake’s nephew Teddy needs a daytime caregiver, and Nick is now available. As he takes on his new duties, he begins to understand that life has different angles, especially when it comes to raising children.
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Nick Kroll is a multi-tasker. After graduating from college in 2001, he began his career as a stand-up and in improvisation groups, and »
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Scarlett Johnasson is returning to "Saturday Night Live."
On Thursday, NBC announced the final hosts and musical guests of its fortieth season, with Scarlett up first on May 2.
Photos: The Sexy & Stylish Scarlett Johansson
Reese Witherspoon makes her second hosting appearance on May 8, as she promotes her film "Hot Pursuit." Florence + The Machine will also perform.
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SNL is bringing in the big guns for the final three shows of its 40th anniversary season: On May 2, Scarlett Johansson will host as Wiz Khalifa makes his SNL debut, no doubt thanks to the Furious 7 hit "See You Again." Then it's Reese Witherspoon with Florence + the Machine on May 9, and closing out the season on May 16 is Louis C.K. with musical guest Rihanna. SNL better have her money. »
- E. Alex Jung
Saturday Night Live is wrapping up its 40th anniversary season with a trio of A-list hosts and equally buzzy musical guests.
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Scarlett Johansson, previously announced, will return to host for the fourth time on May 2 — just one day after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron — joined by musical guest Whiz Khalifa in his SNL debut. (Is it safe to assume SNL will take aim at the current Jeremy Renner-Chris Evans scandal involving Johansson’s Black Widow?)
Reese Witherspoon is on tap for May »
Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, and Louis C.K. will host the final three original episodes of Saturday Night Live’s season, the NBC late-night show officially announced this afternoon. SNL’s announcement: SNL kicks off the final three shows of the season with Scarlett Johansson making her fourth hosting appearance on May 2. Johansson reprises her role as Black Widow in the highly anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron," opening May 1. Wiz Khalifa will make his SNL… »
Louis C.K. will host the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” on May 16, while Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson will also host one episode each in the run-up to the conclusion of the 40th anniversary season, NBC announced Thursday. Johansson will make her fourth “SNL” hosting appearance on May 2, one day after the opening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” She will be joined by musical guest Wiz Khalifa, who will be making his debut on the classic late night sketch show. On May 9, Witherspoon will make her second appearance on “SNL” to promote “Hot Pursuit,” joined by musical »
- Linda Ge
A fresh perspective can be a a tremendous boon to creating a television show, or it can be an enormous handicap. If you're new to this, you may not see the form the same way all the veterans do, and you may wind up telling stories in an entirely new way. Or you may find yourself repeating things that many before you have tried because you don't know what's a cliche and what isn't. On the positive end of things, look at Simon Rich. He wasn't entirely new to TV when he created Fxx's "Man Seeking Woman," having spent a few years on staff at "SNL," but it was the first show he created and the first sitcom he worked on after a long time as a novelist and short story writer. That show doesn't always work, but when it does, it's explosively funny and feels like no other comedy on television. »
- Alan Sepinwall
One thing I know for sure: Adult Beginners is not a good movie. Here's the cast: Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Rose Byrne (Neighbors) and Bobby Cannavale (Chef), with supporting roles from gifted comedians Joel McHale (Community), Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me), Jason Mantzoukas (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Parks and Recreation, The League), and SNL's Bobby Moynihan. A formidable new tribe of comedians in an R-rated movie, so this movie should be filled with filth and fun, right? Nope. It's one of the most unfunny, forgettable movies with a large ensemble of comedians ever made. Kroll stars as Jake, a guy who invented glasses similar to Google glasses. Life is good and he's throwing a big-ass party to celebrate the launch of the release of this new...
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The sequel, which stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, shoots in Rome for three months in and around Cinecittà Studios. Stiller is directing and co-wrote the script with Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder).
Stiller recently confirmed that Penelope Cruz will be playing a major role in the film, while Stiller’s wife Christine Taylor and Billy Zane are also set to return, as is Will Ferrell as the evil Mugatu, although Ferrell’s appearance is rumoured to be only a cameo. Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) also joins the cast, as well as further rumoured cameos from model Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) and Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street).
Zoolander 2 opens on February 12th, 2016.
- Scott J. Davis
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