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NBC aired the three and a half hour 40th Anniversary special for their beloved late night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live last night, and it was surely an affair to remember, with memorable appearances by comedians who got their start on the show, such as Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake kicked off the show with a memorable cold open, which is just one of many video highlights you can watch below, in case you missed the special or just want to relive it all over again.
Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special was watched by 23.1 million viewers last night, making it the network's most-watched primetime program in over 10 years, excluding post-Super Bowl programs. The ratings were the highest since the 2004 series finale of ER, which was watched by 23.9 million viewers. Also, excluding the Super Bowl and major awards ceremonies, »
Last week we learned that Kaya Scodelario was set for the female lead in the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and now Variety is reporting three new additions to the movie.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is set for release July 7th, 2017. The film is being directed by Joachim Rønning, and Espen Sandberg. Johnny Depp is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush back as Captain Barbossa. Brenton Thwaites is set for the role of Henry, Javier Bardem is rumoured to be playing the film’s villain and Orlando Bloom could also be back as Will Turner.
- Thomas Roach
Direcors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg start filming the next Pirates Of The Caribbean movie in the next week or so, with production set for Australia. Sets have been openly under construction there these past few weeks.
Now we learn of three more faces signing up for duty.
Adam Brown, Delroy Atkinson and Danny Kirrane are the latest additions. Brown popped up in The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies previously, Delroy Atkinson has Still Crazy on his CV, whilst Danny Kirrane had a role in Automata.
Here are Brown, Atkinson and Kirrane, from left to right...
At this stage, it's unclear who is playing who. Yet »
Way back in 1976, when Paul Simon won Best Album of the Year for “Still Crazy After All These Years,” he said, “I'd like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year.” Way back last week, when directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“The Lego Movie”) picked up their New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Animated Feature, they joked, “We’d like to thank Pixar for not releasing a movie this year.” Next year at the Oscars, the winner of Best Documentary may well gaze soulfully at her statuette, look at the audience and say, “I’d like to thank Laura Poitras for not releasing a documentary this year.” If last night’s Cinema Eye Honors were any indication, Poitras is poised to win it all (despite the Ceh having been established precisely because the Academy Doc branch was giving every indication eight years ago that »
- John Anderson
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