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Carissa's Corner: The Night The Emmys, Roseanne Conner & Julie Chen's Career Died

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Fall television is coming back, and kicking off the season was the 70th Annual Emmy Awards.

If you watched, you might have enjoyed some of the winners, but throughout three leaden hours, there was little in the way of entertainment.

We will know the awards are rigged if the presentation is nominated for an Emmy Award for 2019. The show was a beast from start to finish with very few moments to save it.

If you read the 2018 Emmy Award winners post, you know the gist of it.

The show was produced by Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, and the series won, believe it or not, eight awards during the night. Considering part of the problem was Michaels' production and the dual hosts of Colin Jost and Michael Che, it is a bit ironic they were lauded.

Related: 2018 Emmy Awards: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Barry, The Americans & More Winners!!

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Give Us a Rare Look at Their Love at the Emmys

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Give Us a Rare Look at Their Love at the Emmys
It's only been four months since Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost made their red carpet debut as a couple, but there's no denying that these two are naturals. On Monday night, Scarlett and Colin posed together at the 2018 Emmys, where they were all smiles before his hosting duties kicked off. Colin and his Saturday Night Live costar Michael Che are hosting the highly anticipated show, but before they bring on the jokes, Colin posed with his life costar for a whole lot of loved-up photos.

The two have been quietly dating since May of last year, and although their public appearances are rare, we are living for their big Emmys night out. Read on to see Scarlett and Colin's adorable photos.

Related: Reminder: Here Are All the 2018 Emmy Nominees!
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Chevy Chase Hates the Way Current ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Says, ‘Live From New York…’

Chevy Chase Hates the Way Current ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Says, ‘Live From New York…’
Chevy Chase was one of the original breakout stars of “Saturday Night Live,” and it turns out he’s not enjoying everything he’s seeing and hearing on the current iteration of the long-running NBC sketch comedy series. Chase appears on an episode of Netflix’s “Norm Macdonald Has a Show” (via CinemaBlend) and can be heard launching into a mini-rant about the one thing he hates about the present “Saturday Night Live” cast.

According to Chase, the current “SNL” cast is not doing justice to the signature catchphrase, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night.” Chase and the original cast popularized the phrase during the early run of the Lorne Michaels-backed series, and the comedian says the current cast has lost the intention behind what makes the catchphrase such a staple of the series.

“I mean it just gets so bad,” Chase said about the line delivery,
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Emmy’s biggest lesson of 2018: Vote-splitting is real, and it’s spectacular

Emmy’s biggest lesson of 2018: Vote-splitting is real, and it’s spectacular
Vote-splitting is back, and never underestimate it again! That’s the lesson I learned watching a lot of my Emmy predictions go down in flames on Monday night, September 17. I thought we were making too much of the phenomenon since there were seven winners at the 2017 telecast who won despite being up against another nominee from their show, but it reared its ugly head again in 2018. Peter Dinklage (Best Drama Supporting Actor for “Game of Thrones“) was the only person who won against a co-star (he was up against on-screen brother Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).

SEEEmmy winners 2018: Full list of winners and nominees at the 70th Emmy Awards

This phenomenon didn’t always exist. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Being nominated against you co-star used to be an advantage, especially in an acting race judged by episode submissions where voters would see one actor in multiple reels. But even
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Emmy Awards Crash To New Low With 10.2M Viewers & Slipping Demo

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Emmy Awards Crash To New Low With 10.2M Viewers & Slipping Demo
Update, 10:01 Am: Winners like Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan, Seven Seconds’ Regina King, Barry’s Henry Winkler, Westworld’s Thandie Newton, The Americans‘ Mathew Rhys, The Crown’s Claire Foy and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s Darren Criss may be making shelf space for their new trophies after celebrating last night but for NBC, the 70th Primetime Emmys maybe a hangover that’s going to be hard to shake.

The final numbers from Nielsen are in and the Colin Jost and Michael Che hosted show pulled in 10.172 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. – a new all-time low for TV’s biggest night

While not as bad as the falls that the Oscars and Grammys have seen in recent years, that’s still down 4% in the demo and 11% in sets of eyeballs from the previous low of
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Adam Driver Scheduled To Host Saturday Night Live Season 44 Premiere

Saturday Night Live kicks off Season 44 Saturday, September 29th, the show has announced Adam Driver will return to the show and host the season premiere! I shouldn’t have to tell you why you should be excited for that, but in case your out of the loop and have no idea what the above picture is referencing, this means we might get a sequel installment of Undercover Boss!

Personally, I’d love to see the return of Matt The Radar Technician post The Last Jedi, and think whatever the crew comes up with will be entertaining. In other news, Kanye West is slated as the musical guest and is seemingly teasing he’ll drop a new album on that day as well. That’s quite a way for SNL to kick off its new season! Will you be tuning in?
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Chevy Chase Has Thoughts About The Current Cast Of ‘SNL’ & Their Ability To Say One Particular Line: “F— ’em”

By most accounts, Chevy Chase is not the easiest guy to work with. If you’ve ever heard any of the stories from his days on “Community,” working with Dan Harmon, you start to realize that maybe there’s a reason why Chase’s best days are well behind him. Apparently, he’s burned quite a few bridges over the decades. This is all to say that it makes complete sense that the actor-comedian would give his completely uncensored, and probably unpopular, opinion about the current state of “Saturday Night Live.”

In an interview on the new Netflix show “Norm Macdonald has a Show,” which features the recently-controversial host Norm Macdonald, Chase talked about one of the things that really bugs him about the new crop of folks over at ‘SNL.’ For those unfamiliar with Chase’s pre-“Vacation” acting period, he was one of the first cast members of
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The Emmys Audience May Have Been More Excited For That Proposal Than Their Own Wins

The Emmys Audience May Have Been More Excited For That Proposal Than Their Own Wins
Glenn Weiss knows how to keep things interesting. That's probably why he won the Emmy Award for his directorial work at the 2018 Oscars. During his acceptance speech, Glenn stole the show by proposing to his girlfriend right there on live television. Mid-speech, Glenn said, "Jan, you are the sunshine of my life, and Mom was right: don't ever let go of your sunshine. You wonder why I don't like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife." The memorable moment instantly spurred a collective freak-out from viewers in the audience (especially Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones) and at home.

Related: How Are This Year's Emmy Hosts Doing? Let's Check the Audience Reactions
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Kanye West Announces the Release of ‘Yandhi,’ Does Not Detail What ‘Yandhi’ Is

Kanye West Announces the Release of ‘Yandhi,’ Does Not Detail What ‘Yandhi’ Is
Kanye West is releasing something on Saturday, September 29, called “Yandhi.” On Monday evening, the Chicago artist posted a photo of a clear-cased MiniDisc with a light purple tag on Twitter. The photo was immediately recognizable as an update to the packaging of 2013’s Yeezus (which featured a similarly presented CD with a red tag), which led many to believe West was announcing a follow-up to the divisive classic. So far, it’s unclear if that’s actually the case.

The release of “Yandhi” will coincide with Kanye’s appearance on
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Kenan Thompson on the Origins of SNL’s Classic ‘What Up With That’

Kenan Thompson on the Origins of SNL’s Classic ‘What Up With That’
In the fall of 2009, Kenan Thompson had a simple, ridiculous idea for a character that kept making him laugh: the host of a talk show obsessed with his own theme song. “He just can’t stop singing it,” Thompson says, in his interview for our recent profile. “I feel like if we made the movie version, it would haunt him while he was sleeping and shit. Over and over again, like, ‘I can’t stop.’ He approached Saturday Night Live writer Bryan Tucker (now the show’s co-head-writer) with the idea,
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Emmys 2018: The Good, The Bad & The Proposal

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Emmys 2018: The Good, The Bad & The Proposal
This year’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, presided over by Saturday Night Live‘s ‘Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che, set out to celebrate the most diverse list of nominees in Emmy history, opening with the production number “We Solved It”:

We solved it

We got with the times

There’s room for all our voices

but mostly Shonda Rhimes’.

Some of the ceremony’s participants did not get that memo, and went memorably off-point:

Best Marriage Proposal

Glenn Weiss, winning the Emmy for Best Director of a Variety Special for his work on the Oscars, upstaged the diversity celebration when he thanked his girlfriend for her support, adding, “You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.” As Emmy-goers erupted, the camera swung to Jan Svendsen, who blew her cue, saying “yes” though, as Weiss stage-directed her,
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Inside the Private, Star-Studded 2018 Emmys After-Parties

Inside the Private, Star-Studded 2018 Emmys After-Parties
From romantic proposals to surprise appearances, the 2018 Emmys had plenty of must-see moments. After Saturday Night Live's Michael Che and Colin Jost hosted the show live at the Microsoft Theater in L.A., they put on private party nearby at the Roosevelt Hotel Penthouse. Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and HBO's Game of Thrones were the big winners Monday, picking up Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series, respectively. Cameras weren't allowed inside the after-parties—but, of course, E! News was on the scene. Governors Ball at the Microsoft Theatre Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones was one of the first to arrive. According to an onlooker, she was nibbling on...
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Inside Colin Jost and Michael Che's Star-Studded Emmys After-Party

Inside Colin Jost and Michael Che's Star-Studded Emmys After-Party
After hosting the 2018 Emmys, Colin Jost and Michael Che celebrated their big night with an after-party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The soirée was held on the hotel's exclusive penthouse level. Jost and his girlfriend Scarlett Johansson pulled up to the hotel around 9:15 p.m. While the actress arrived in the same gorgeous gown she wore on the red carpet, the Saturday Night Live writer had changed into a gold blazer, black dress shirt and blank pants to match the party's vibe. However, the Avengers star was ready to change up her look, too and soon switched into a silver dress with a rhinestone trim. The couple held hands as they made their way up to the event. Just a few minutes after...
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Ariana Grande Misses The Emmys And 'Will Be Staying Close To Home' To 'Heal And Mend'

Despite the fact that the 2018 Emmy Awards were certainly a star-studded event, some fans couldn't help but notice that Ariana Grande and her fiancé, Pete Davidson, were not in attendance. According to People, the "God is a woman" singer and the Saturday Night Live star opted out of the award show in the best interest of Ariana's mental health. "Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend," her team told the publication. "She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without [a] deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding." (Photo Credit: Instagram) Just 10 days prior to Ariana's scheduled appearance, her ex-boyfriend of two years, Mac Miller, passed away from an apparent overdose at just 26 years old. Since the "Self-Care" rapper's untimely death,
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Netflix Stock Rises 2% After Streaming Platform’s Strong Emmy Night

Netflix stock is up more than 2% today, to about $359 a share, after the subscription streaming platform tied HBO last night for the most Emmy Awards.

Paced by The Crown and Godless, Netflix captured 23 total Emmys, including those handed out at last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies. The tally equaled that of HBO, whose flagship series Game of Thrones took home top honors for drama series.

During the three-hour Emmy ceremony, several Netflix winners saluted the streaming service for affording creative freedom. NBC’s telecast also included several jokes at the broadcast networks’ expense. (Just two statuettes went to broadcast networks — NBC’s Saturday Night Live for sketch comedy series and ABC’s Oscar show for variety special directing.) Netflix’s nearly $12 billion in annual content and marketing spending also has attracted a range of film and TV talent to the platform of late. Without advertisers or the traditional constraints of a linear broadcast schedule,
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Presenting the Full List of This Year's Emmy Winners

Presenting the Full List of This Year's Emmy Winners
The 2018 Emmy nominations hinted at some spectacular actors and shows taking home important awards, and now a few of them have already won big at both the Creative Arts Emmys and the Primetime Emmy Awards, the latter of which aired on Monday night. RuPaul Charles took home numerous awards for his hit reality show, RuPaul's Drag Race, while Netflix darling Queer Eye also picked up a few statues. In terms of acting awards, Matthew Rhys's dark role in The Americans earned him an Emmy, as did Rachel Brosnahan's comedic performance in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And let's not forget John Legend finally completing his Egot, or the big dramatic win for Game of Thrones! See the full list of this year's winners, ahead.

Related: 15 Things We're Excited to See at the Emmys This Year

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding
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You Won't Believe Saturday Night Live's Insane Emmys Record

You Won't Believe Saturday Night Live's Insane Emmys Record
In one of the least surprising wins of the evening, Saturday Night Live took home the trophy for outstanding variety sketch series at Monday night's Primetime Emmy Awards. It marked a banner night for the series, whose "Weekend Update" anchors, Michael Che and Colin Jost, hosted the ceremony. The comedy series, which has been running since 1975, has been an Emmys darling for several years and pretty much always takes home some gold at the annual ceremony. But just how many Emmys has the series won over the years?

In total, SNL has taken home 65 Emmy Awards over its nearly 44-year history - the most Emmys won by any series in TV history. Out of those, however, only four have been the award the show won tonight: outstanding variety, music, or comedy series. Its writing staff has also won four times, with the first award coming in its inaugural season and
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Emmys 2018: The Sexiest Show on Life Support, or Fonzie Wept

Emmys 2018: The Sexiest Show on Life Support, or Fonzie Wept
“It is an honor to be here sharing this night with the many, many talented and creative people who haven’t been caught yet,” co-host Michael Che announced at the beginning of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards. It set the tone for a toothless, flaccid, cramped and tedious night. What can you say about a show-biz gala where the highlight is Betty White picking up a lifetime achievement award? Or the guy who directed the Oscars dropping to his knees to ask his girlfriend to marry him? All you can
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Emmys 2018: Inside All the Post-Show Parties

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The Emmys weren’t over when the credits rolled on the NBC telecast.

In fact, the ceremony, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che for the first time, was just the beginning of what turned out for many television stars and executives to be a very long night of party hopping.

First up was the Governors Ball followed by a slew of network and streaming service soirees held from downtown to West Hollywood.

Read on to get the inside details of what was happening into the wee hours of Tuesday morning…

Netflix

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There was no one having a better time at the Netflix party than the young stars of “Stranger Things.”

Millie Bobby Brown hit the dance floor for a good part of the night along with her costars Noah Schnapp and Finn Wolfhard.

The @Stranger_Things kids are having a better time than anyone else at the @Netflix party.
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Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson Open the Emmys With Satirical Diversity Song: "We Solved It!"

Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson Open the Emmys With Satirical Diversity Song:
The Emmys kicked off with one hell of an opening number on Monday night that helped set the tone for the rest of the award show. Saturday Night Live vets Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson hit the stage to perform a song called "We Solved It" that hilariously (and sarcastically) called out Hollywood's diversity "fix."

"Diversity is not a problem in Hollywood anymore?" Kate asked, before her costar responded, "Nope, we solved it!" They were soon joined by Kristin Bell, Titus Burgess, Sterling K. Brown, and Ru Paul Charles, before Andy Samberg descended from a giant moon to try to be a part of the fun. "Is there any room in this song for a straight white guy like me?" he joked, before they kicked him off the stage and John Legend appeared to take it all home with his jaw-dropping vocals. "We solved it! Congratulations to you and me and me,
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