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‘Saturday Night Live’ Creates a Mental Image of Harvey Weinstein ‘Naked, Hanging Upside Down From a Monkey Bar’ — Watch

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Creates a Mental Image of Harvey Weinstein ‘Naked, Hanging Upside Down From a Monkey Bar’ — Watch
After choosing not to address the Harvey Weinstein situation last weekend, “Saturday Night Live” took on the scandal in a sketch set at a New York Film Festival panel last night. Viola Davis (Leslie Jones), Marion Cotillard (Cecily Strong), and the fictional Debette Goldry (Kate McKinnon) discuss sexual harassment in Hollywood — namely the “uncanny” resemblance between Weinstein’s face and genitals.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Kumail Nanjiani Helps Deliver The Season’s Strongest Episode Yet

“Have I ever been sexually harassed?” asks Goldry, who’s many decades her colleagues’ senior. “Good Friday, where do you want me to start? Women being harassed is Hollywood.” Throughout the sketch, Davis and Cotillard give serious, measured responses to the questions asked by their host (Aidy Bryant) — and Goldry goes over the top with her recollections.

“I actually did have one meeting with Harvey,” she mentions. “I was invited to his hotel room,
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'Saturday Night Live' Takes Aim At Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Pulls No Punches With Biting Commentary

'Saturday Night Live' Takes Aim At Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Pulls No Punches With Biting Commentary
Saturday Night Live took on the Harvey Weinstein scandal over the weekend with some seriously biting commentary that addressed the allegations against the producer, and the culture of sexism and sexual harassment that permeates Hollywood.

Colin Jost and Michael Che opened this week's "Weekend Update" by breaking down some of the excuses Weinstein presented for his alleged actions, and his reported intent to seek treatment for sex addiction.

"Somehow, I don't think that's going to help anybody," Jost said. "He doesn't need sex rehab, he needs a specialized facility where there are no women, no contact with the outside world, metal bars, and it's a prison."

Che went on to explain why the scandal was a difficult subject to tackle for Saturday Night Live and comics in general.

"This is a tough spot for a comedian, because it's so hard to make jokes about sexual assault, but it's so easy to make jokes about a guy that looks
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Emmys 2017: Handicapping the Top Series and Performer Races

Emmys 2017: Handicapping the Top Series and Performer Races
It’s that time of year again, when champagne corks are popped all over Hollywood in honor of the Television Academy’s Emmy nominations. But the true celebration cannot begin until the winners are announced live on Sept. 17. With so much high-quality TV vying for the top prizes — and some surprises among the nominees — it’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive Emmy seasons in years. Here, Variety breaks down the key races.

Drama Series

Taking the torch from “Game of Thrones,” which has been the most-nominated series for the past few years, is fellow HBO genre series “Westworld.” The sci-fi thriller is tied with long-running variety sketch series “Saturday Night Live” at 22 noms this year, the most of any series. More notably, it’s also one of five freshman series in the race — and that buzz may well boost it over long-in-the-tooth “House of Cards” (six noms for the Netflix drama), or even
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Emmy Awards 2017: And the Nominees Are ...

Emmy Awards 2017: And the Nominees Are ...
The biggest night in television is right around the corner!

Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky and Criminal MindsShemar Moore announced this year’s Emmys nominees on Thursday morning. Though past heavy-hitter Game of Thrones was ineligible because of its late summer premiere date, some of last year’s winners returned to defend their titles — while a slew of new entries landed their own nods, too.

And the nominees are …

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesSterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Anthony Hopkins,
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TVLine Items: Vera Farmiga's New Gig, SNL Star to Host Bet Awards and More

TVLine Items: Vera Farmiga's New Gig, SNL Star to Host Bet Awards and More
Vera Farmiga has found her first post-Bates Motel TV role in Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

RelatedGame of ThronesRichard Madden Joins Amazon’s Electric Dreams Anthology

Farmiga appears in the standalone episode “Kill All Others,” in which “a man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence,” our sister site Deadline reports.

The installment also features Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth) as an extraordinarily average man and Sarah Baker (Big Little Lies, Louie) as his spouse.
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Major Smackdown news leaked? WWE stars return – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Triple H has now confirmed on Twitter that WWE’s long-reported Women’s Tournament is actually happening, along with the competition’s name: The Mae Young Classic.

A tournament with top female talent from around the world is the next stage of the Womens Evolution in @WWE…July 13/14th from @FullSail.

— Triple H (@TripleH) May 23, 2017

Dave Meltzer has pointed out on Twitter the 32-woman tournament is most likely so named because Mae Young, who passed away in 2014, and Stephanie McMahon were very close – which is probably why the competition wasn’t rightfully named the Eva Marie Cup.


Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) May 23, 2017

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has confirmed reports from last week that he’ll be on the tournament’s commentary team. And an equally
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Cm Punk & Batista on Randy Orton shoot, Braun Strowman injury a work? – WrestleTalk News

Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column…

Randy Orton helped create a new wrestling meme from outta nowhere at the weekend, when he retweeted a critique of the indy match formula – handshake, drawn out move exchange, this is awesome chant, strike exchange, dive, no sell Indy strongstyle, dive, more strikes, no sells, dive, flippy floppy sequence, dive, etc.

Just got this ….

— Rip Rogers (@Hustler2754) May 13, 2017


Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) May 13, 2017

This initially drew responses from a seemingly angry Tjp, a surprisingly agreeable Ricochet, and a merchandise potential realising Will Ospreay.

The Viper didn’t strike again until Bubba Ray Dudley jokingly tweeted about his own version of the ‘…dive’ – a belly flop from the top rope.

See Also: WWE injury update, major Bullet Club news at Ring Of Honor

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Film Festival Roundup: BAMcinemaFest Unveils Full Slate, Siff Picks Lineup, Laff Announces Opener and More

Film Festival Roundup: BAMcinemaFest Unveils Full Slate, Siff Picks Lineup, Laff Announces Opener and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– BAMcinématek has announced the full lineup for the ninth annual BAMcinemaFest (Jun 14 – 25, 2017), which features 24 New York premieres, one North American premiere, and two world premieres. Opening the festival on Wednesday, June 14 is the New York premiere of Aaron Katz’s “Gemini.” This year’s Closing Night selection is the New York premiere of Brooklyn filmmaker Alex Ross Perry’s fifth feature, “Golden Exits.”

Other highlights include “En el Séptimo Día,” “A Ghost Story,” “Landline,” and “Whose Streets.” Check out the full lineup here.

– The Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to announce the full film slate and programming for the 3rd annual festival running June 1 – 4, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

“Bending the Arc,” a documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work thirty years
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Movie Review – The Fate of the Furious (2017)

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

Directed by F. Gary Gray.

Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, ChrisLudacris” Bridges, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Luke Evans, and Charlize Theron.


Dom turns into a bad guy and the Fast & Furious family try to get him back. FF8: Civil War, for short.

There’s a running meta-gag across TV shows and film: the action movie parody. Sometimes a joke trailer, others a made-up scene. The Simpsons‘ McBain. Saturday Night Live’s MacGruber. The guns are too large, the heroes comically muscled, the one-liner puns painfully obvious and action stupidly over-the-top. The gags usually finish with a title card appearing over numerous explosions and Epic Movie Voice Over Guy.

‘Generic Action Film 39: This Time It’s Personal’.

It’s no mistake that – with every other franchise shedding their instalment numbering
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TCM Film Festival 2017 Recap

Once again, Wamg attended the 2017 Turner Classic Movie Film Festival in Hollywood, and as always, it did not disappoint!

Ahhh…so many movies, so little time to cover everything, but here are some highlights of my favorite movies of this year’s festival.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Shown poolside at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, this classic was perfect for opening night. Brightly colored inflatable balls and lights floated in the pool like some of Wonka’s best candies as guests enjoyed snacks and cocktails on a beautiful spring evening. In attendance for this special screening were some of the cast members of the original movie. Miss Veruca Salt herself, Julie Dawn Cole; Mike Teevee, also known as Paris Themmen; and one of the original Oompaloompas, Rusty Goffe.

Along with host Illeana Douglas, they recounted some great memories of being on the set of the film in Germany more than 45 years ago.
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The Return of ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘MST3K’ and More TV You Must See This Week

This month is packed with great television. A lot of our favorite shows are returning for new seasons and, in one special case, a resurrected series. Plus there are exciting shows and movies making debuts. That’s why we’re introducing a weekly guide to help keep track of everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming.

Here’s your breakdown, day by day (and all times Eastern), for April 9–15:

SUNDAYFeud: Bette and Joan (FX, 10pm)

It’ll be difficult to top last week’s brilliantly paced Oscars-set episode, but by now we’re in for the homestretch of the story of Davis and Crawford. In this week’s episode, “Hagsploitation,” the two rivals are sought to reunite for a follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and not to spoil film history, but we’re in for a look at the making of 1964’s Hush…Hush
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Performer of the Week: Jessica Lange

Performer of the Week: Jessica Lange
The Performer | Jessica Lange

The Show | Feud: Bette and Joan

The Episode | “Pilot” (March 5, 2017)

The Performance | Were Joan Crawford alive today, we have to think that she would have been satisfied — dare we say pleased? — with Lange’s casting in Feud. Not only has the Ryan Murphy fave won the second Oscar that always eluded Crawford, but she plays the Hollywood legend with an empathy that never fails to remind us that, behind the leading lady, there was a flesh-and-blood woman as damaged as she was determined.

In the anthology series’ first episode, Lange comes out just as Crawford would
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Our 2017 Oscar Predictions: Watch the Academy Go Gaga for La La!

Our 2017 Oscar Predictions: Watch the Academy Go Gaga for La La!
The movie-awards season is a mountain range with many peaks — perhaps too many — the inevitable valleys that sag between them and, finally, an Everest that inspires your second wind and an excited sprint: The Academy Awards. Here are my predictions, and my predilections.

The Academy Awards kicks off live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26, with a 7 p.m. Et preshow and 8:30 p.m. ceremony.

Best Picture: La La Land

Fourteen nominations for a chamber musical that pays homage to classics of the genre (including some French ones) is arguably too much of a good thing. It’s as if
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Susan Sarandon Reveals That Her Sexual Orientation Is 'Open' and 'Up for Grabs'

Susan Sarandon Reveals That Her Sexual Orientation Is 'Open' and 'Up for Grabs'
Susan Sarandon is not holding back!

Ever the straight-shooter, the 70-year-old actress describes her sexual orientation these days as "open" in a new, candid interview.

Watch: Susan Sarandon Stuns in Cleavage-Baring Pantsuit, Talks Evolution of 'Women Over a Certain Age' in Hollywood 

"My sexual orientation is up for grabs, I guess you could say," the Feud star revealed to PrideSource.

Sarandon, though, says she hasn't been able to take full advantage of her sexual fluidity because of her past relationships with ex-husbands Chris Sarandon, who she married at age 20, and Tim Robbins. Now, much to her alarm, she's not being courted by many men or women.

"I'm a serial monogamist," she said, "so I haven't really had a large dating career. I haven't exactly been in the midst of a lot of offers of any kind. I'm still not! I don't know what's going on! But I think back in the '60s it just was much
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At the Oscar Luncheon, Politics Mingled With Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Other Nominees

Every year the best and brightest from across the global film industry assemble at the Beverly Hilton for the annual Academy nominees lunch and group photo.

This year, 163 nominees showed up.

First, everyone piles into the ballroom for champagne and hobnobbing. Documentary nominee Raoul Peck, whose “I Am Not Your Negro” is kicking it at the box office, was hanging with fellow nominee Ezra Edelman, whose “O.J.: Made in America” won the DGA award on Saturday.

Swedish filmmaker Hannes Holm (“A Man Called Ove”) met with his fellow foreign nominees Sunday night — they were in touch with “The Salesman” director, Asghar Farhadi, who’s boycotting the Oscars — to discuss the Muslim travel ban. He promised to let me know what comes of these ongoing discussions.

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos accompanied Ava DuVernay’s nominated documentary “13th.” He’s recovering from Sundance, where seven Netflix original films played, and he acquired
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Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Award for La La Land

Damien Chazelle Wins DGA Award for La La Land
This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

La La Land continued its charmed run through awards season, this time at the Directors Guild of America Awards. There, Damien Chazelle claimed the top prize, winning Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for the modern-day musical about two aspiring artists falling in love.

The recognition comes hot off of star Emma Stone picking up the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and the film’s top honors at the PGA Awards and record-breaking seven Golden Globe wins, among other awards season accolades. Not to mention,
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Damien Chazelle Wins Directors Guild’s Top Film Award for ‘La La Land’

Damien Chazelle Wins Directors Guild’s Top Film Award for ‘La La Land’
Damien Chazelle has won the Directors Guild of America’s top feature film award for the whimsical musical comedy-drama “La La Land.”

Chazelle won over Garth Davis for “Lion,” Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight,” Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester by the Sea,” and Denis Villeneuve for “Arrival.” Alejandro Inarritu, who nabbed the last two DGA Awards for “The Revenant” and “Birdman,” made the announcement late Saturday night at the conclusion of the 69th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Chazelle said backstage that he made “La La Land” — which stars Emma Stone as a hopeful actress and Ryan Gosling as a struggling musician falling in and out of love in an idealized Los Angeles — to celebrate the pursuit of artistic dreams.

“I would hope that the movie gives some kind of hope,” he added. “If there’s one message I want to get across, it’s that just chasing those dream — no matter how unrealistic,
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Ch Ch Check It Out: Mike D. of the Beastie Boys Has a Gorgeous Family Beach House in Malibu

Ch Ch Check It Out: Mike D. of the Beastie Boys Has a Gorgeous Family Beach House in Malibu
A Malibu beach house with “a lawn that stretched out to a fruit orchard bordered by a neighbor’s horse pasture” is not likely atop the list of places Beastie Boys fans would expect to find New York-bred rapper Mike D.

But that’s exactly where the Mc (born Michael Diamond), 51, has decamped to with his wife, Tamra, and teenage sons Davis and Skyler. (Before you call the No Sleep Till Brooklyn auteur a traitor to his coast, note he’s also had a series of townhouses in the borough as well as previous L.A. properties.)

Related: Inside Meg Ryan
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Dan Aykroyd Pays Tribute to Former Fiancee Carrie Fisher

Dan Aykroyd Pays Tribute to Former Fiancee Carrie Fisher
Tomorrow marks the one-month anniversary of the tragic death of beloved actress Carrie Fisher, who passed after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. To honor the late actress, Empire has brought in a number of the actress' closest friends as part of a 24-page farewell in their March 2017 issue, which goes on sale today. The publication released an excerpt from this touching tribute, written by the late actress' former fiancee, comedy legend Dan Aykroyd.

Empire released this excerpt before the issue went on sale, where Dan Aykroyd opened up about his relationship with Carrie Fisher, revealing how it was a "privelege and honour" to even know Carrie Fisher, having grown up "a simple Catholic kid from a government family in Hull, Quebec." Here's what he had to say about this "one-off, broke-the-mould woman," and how they first met and fell in love.

"I met Carrie at Saturday Night Live.
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Dan Aykroyd remembers Carrie Fisher with touching tribute

Carrie Fisher’s sudden heart attack and tragic death on December 27th prompted many of her closest family members and friends to pen a number of tributes paying respect. The remembrance continues with her very personal friend and Blues Brothers co-star Dan Aykroyd writing up a lengthy piece for Empire that can be read below:

“I grew up as a simple Catholic kid from a government family in Hull, Quebec, so you can imagine how much of a privilege and honour it was for me to have known this one-off, broke-the-mould woman as a great friend. When we were both in our twenties, Carrie and I associated as intimates, occasionally co-habiting in her New York apartment, Hollywood Cottage and Debbie’s [Reynolds] house.

I met Carrie at Saturday Night Live. She and John Belushi became instant pals. I remember how much she made him laugh. Later, while filming Blues Brothers, Carrie
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