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Penn Badgley, Tony Winner Laura Benanti Join Billy Crystal & Tiffany Haddish In ‘Here Today’

Gossip Girl alum Penn Badgley, who currently stars on the Netflix series, You, and Tony-winning actress Laura Benanti have been added to the cast of Here Today along with Anna Deavere Smith and Nyambi Nyambi. Emmy winners Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish are toplining the Astute Films comedy, which is currently filming in New York […]

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‘Popstar’ Earns Highest Cult Classic Designation With Official Sing-Along Theatrical Experience

Box office receipts don’t always tell the full story, especially when it comes to the enduring power of The Lonely Island and their unique brand of smart satire and genre dissection. While the long-time creative trio — including Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — are perhaps best known for their “Saturday Night Live” […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Fires Shane Gillis After Racist, Homophobic Jokes Resurface

“Saturday Night Live” has issued a statement announcing it is cutting ties with Shane Gillis. Gillis was one of three comedians announced September 12 as new cast members on the long-running NBC sketch comedy series. Controversial jokes from Gillis’ past began resurfacing on social media not long after his “SNL” casting was officially announced. A […]

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‘Leaving Neverland’ Wins Emmy for Top Documentary Special

Adding to an acclaim-filled 2019, “Leaving Neverland” took home the top award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys.The two-part series chronicles the accounts of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who each allege that as children they were victims of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Each of them recount their […]

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Creative Arts Emmys: ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Queer Eye’ Among Big Winners on Night 1 (Full List)

“Free Solo,” “Queer Eye,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Saturday Night Live” were among the big winners Saturday after the first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.“Free Solo,” the National Geographic feature documentary that already claimed the Oscar earlier this year, lead the field on the night […]

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The stars of The Kitchen on on-screen equality

Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss talk all-female casts, box-office hopes and Kool-Aid picklesMelissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish are kicking back in the Warner Bros commissary, discussing an American delicacy that, strangely, does not appear on the menu: “I taught them about pickles and Kool-Aid,” says Haddish proudly, as her two castmates […]

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New ‘SNL’ Cast Member Bowen Yang Is Asian American, Gay, and About to Make History

“Saturday Night Live” announced three new cast members for the upcoming 45th season Thursday, which includes the addition of its first Asian-American cast member, Bowen Yang. Yang began as a writer on the 2017-2018 season, and appeared in sketches sporadically, most notably playing Kim Jong-Un opposite Sandra Oh. Before joining “SNL,” Yang was a fixture […]

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Back to One, Episode 73: Michaela Watkins

A Groundlings and Saturday Night Live alum who has evolved beyond her improvisational prowess, Michaela Watkins continues to surprise us. The Unicorn, Search Party, Transparent and Casual are some of her television highlights. And I loved her in movies like Afternoon Delight, Person to Person, and the important and inspirational Brittany Runs A Marathon. We […]

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