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Kevin Hart Has Selfie Spree in 'SNL' Promo

Kevin Hart proves he knows how to have fun with selfies in the first promo for his Dec. 16 Saturday Night Live hosting gig.

In the promo, Hart runs into SNL castmember Aidy Bryant taking selfies on her phone in the NBC studio. “What you doing Aidy? You taking a selfie?” Hart asked Bryant, before adding, “Oh, I got to get some of that!”

The two then engage in a selfie spree, comically taking turns holding the phone and taking various pictures around the SNL set. In the montage, Hart and Bryant dress in silly costumes, as well as play...
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Animation Roundtable: The Risk of Making Toons for All Ages and Why Hiring More Females Is "Crucial"

Animation Roundtable: The Risk of Making Toons for All Ages and Why Hiring More Females Is
The Boss Baby, his lead actor, Alec Baldwin, suddenly developed a fresh cultural currency as Saturday Night Live's Donald Trump. Lee Unkrich, 50, director of Pixar's Coco, worried about how his young actor's voice might change during the five-year production. And Chris McKay, 49, director of Warner Animation's The Lego Batman Movie, "made some people uncomfortable" at the studio when his spoof-filled film opened just before the deadly serious Batman v. Superman. But they all agree that's part of the pleasures...
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'Saturday Night Live' Names Colin Jost and Michael Che Co-Head Writers

'Saturday Night Live' Names Colin Jost and Michael Che Co-Head Writers
A well-deserved promotion!

NBC announced Tuesday that Colin Jost and Michael Che were named co-head writers of Saturday Night Live.

The pair have been hosting "Weekend Update" since 2014. They will join the show's current head writers, Bryan Tucker and Kent Sublette, both of whom are remaining in their roles. Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie were also named writing supervisors in the announcement.

Jost, a four-time WGA Award winner and Peabody Award recipient who is currently dating Scarlett Johansson, joined SNL in 2005 as a writer. He was previously a head writer from 2012 to 2015 alongside Seth Meyers and then Tucker.

Before joining SNL in 2013, Che appeared on The Daily Show. The new appointment makes him the first person of color to have the title of head writer.

It's a been a major year for the long-running sketch show. Not only have they been able to capitalize on an insane year of politics (we're looking at you, Alec Baldwin/President Donald
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Haim is 'Coming For' Adam Sandler With Their Amazing Hanukkah Song

Haim is 'Coming For' Adam Sandler With Their Amazing Hanukkah Song
Haim is making all our Hanukkah dreams come true.

The band took to Twitter on Tuesday, the first day of the holiday, to share a snippet of their own Hannukah song, announcing that they were coming after Adam Sandler's Hanukkah throne.

Sandler, of course, is responsible for one of the most famous Hannukah songs, "The Hanukkah Song," which became a classic after he performed it on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update in 1994. Few -- if any -- have come close to topping the hit since, but with references to latkes, Manischewitz, the Torah and menorahs, we think the Haim sisters are definitely onto something.

Check out their video, which they appropriate captioned, "first night of haimukkah ✡️ sandler we’re coming for you," below.

Este, Danielle and Alana Haim recently got a little support from their pal, Taylor Swift, who wore a Haim-themed holiday sweater during rehearsals for iHeartRadio's Jingle Ball in Los Angeles earlier this month
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SNL Promotes Colin Jost, Michael Che to Co-Head Writers in Season 43

SNL Promotes Colin Jost, Michael Che to Co-Head Writers in Season 43
Saturday Night Live is doubling down on its commitment to Colin Jost and Michael Che, promoting the Weekend Update duo to co-head writers, NBC announced Tuesday. They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker.

RelatedWas James Franco’s SNL Hosting Stint the Worst of the Season?

Jost and Che — who in addition to headlining Weekend Update served as SNL staff writers — fill the void left by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider; the former head writers left at the beginning of the current Season 43 to develop a series with SNL exec producer Lorne Michaels.

SNL also announced that
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‘Saturday Night Live': Colin Jost, Michael Che Take Over as Co-Head Writers

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‘Saturday Night Live': Colin Jost, Michael Che Take Over as Co-Head Writers
Now this is one update you’ll be happy to hear: Colin Jost and Michael Che have been named co-head writers of “Saturday Night Live.” The news of the “Weekend Update” co-anchors new position at NBC’s Emmy Award-winning late night series was announced by the network on Tuesday. The duo will be joining two other current head writers, Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker, in their new roles. “SNL” also revealed Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie have been named writing supervisors. The news of Che and Jost’s new gig comes shortly after the abrupt exit of co-head writers Sarah Schneider
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Colin Jost & Michael Che Named Co-Head Writers Of NBC Show

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have been named co-head writers of NBC's venerable late night series Saturday Night Live. They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker. The duo’s appointment brings the number of SNL co-head writers back to four. They fill the void left by the departure of former co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider who left at the beginning of the season to segue to their Comedy Central series executive…
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'Saturday Night Live' Names "Weekend Update" Duo Co-Head Writers

Saturday Night Live has named "Weekend Update" duo Michael Che and Colin Jost as head writers.

They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker, who took over earlier this year for Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider on the NBC staple. SNL has also tapped Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie as writing supervisors.

Jost and Che started on "Weekend Update" in 2014. A four-time WGA Award-winner and recipient of a Peabody Award, Jost first began at SNL as a writer in 2005. Che, meanwhile, was on Comedy Central's The Daily Show before joining the Lorne Michaels-produced series in 2013.

Green and Gillespie,...
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5 totally underrated Christmas movies

It’s pretty easy to create a top 5 Christmas movie list. Not only would everyone’s list look pretty similar, but most of the films that would be listed probably receive extensive runs on cable TV during the holidays. So why not check out some Christmas movies that aren’t classics? The following are 5 underrated Christmas movies that you should check out this holiday season: 1 Trapped in Paradise This movie got a bad rap when it was released. A young Nicolas Cage hints at the crazed performances that are now his forte, while John Lovitz battles then SNL stalwart, Dana...read more
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Watch: Gift Wrapping Turns into a Blood-Soaked Nightmare in New Saturday Night Live Holiday Skit

This past weekend, James Franco enjoyed his fourth time hosting Saturday Night Live in an episode that featured several holiday sketches. While the episode as a whole delivered plenty of standout moments, nothing was quite as memorable as the unforgettable "Gift Wrap" sketch, which might be the most memorable (and messy) holiday SNL skit since Will Ferrell sang "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" on a rapidly spinning, vomit-inducing platform.

Starring James Franco and Kate McKinnon as Bloomingdale's employees in the gift wrap section, the new SNL holiday skit turns a seemingly simple paper cut into a springboard for one of the most blood-soaked sketch in SNL history (ranking right up there with SNL's shocking Dead Poets Society spoof from 2016). Ever the dutiful employee and full of the holiday spirit, Franco's character still attempts to wrap customers' gifts despite losing enough blood to fill an elevator at the Overlook Hotel.
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Alec Baldwin Eyes Broadway For Solo Trump Show, With Lorne Michaels’ Blessing

If Tina Fey can do it, why not her 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin? And if their SNL commander-in-chief can honcho her Broadway show, why not his as well? Those were the questions raised Monday when Baldwin told Howard Stern he has Broadway in his sights for a solo show based on his Emmy-winning impersonation of President Donald Trump, with Lorne Michaels producing. Michaels is also producing Fey’s musical adaptation of Mean Girls, slated to arrive on Broadway in the…
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Twitter Blasts Roy Moore’s Wife for Saying They’re Not Anti-Semitic Because Attorney ‘Is a Jew’

The wife of Roy Moore, the controversial Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual misconduct with minors when he was in his 30s, raised eyebrows on Monday evening when she argued against claims that the couple were anti-Semitic by noting that “one of our attorneys is a Jew.”

“Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. And I tell you all this because I’ve seen it, and I just want to set the record straight while they’re here,” Kayla Moore said at a rally in Midland City, Alabama, the night before the election.
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Runaways: Annie Wersching Breaks Down 'Gross Flaky Guy' Reveal, Previews 'Traumatizing' Flashback

Runaways: Annie Wersching Breaks Down 'Gross Flaky Guy' Reveal, Previews 'Traumatizing' Flashback
One of Marvel’s Runaways‘ biggest mysteries has gotten a nip and tuck.

RelatedRunaways Review: Powered by Friendship, Teens Battle Empowered Parents in Super Hulu Series

For much of five episodes (new every Tuesday), viewers of the Hulu series eavesdropped as Church of Gibborim leader Leslie Dean (played by Annie Wersching) slipped inside her uprivate meditation chamber to tend to (and sometimes, ahem, tend to) a man covered with white, flaky skin and hooked up to a Darth Vader-like respirator. But he who Hadrian been officially dubbed “Gross Flaky Guy” at long last was rejuvenated by Pride via the
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NFL Network Suspends Three Analysts After Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

NFL Network Suspends Three Analysts After Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
NFL Network has suspended analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans, and Ike Taylor while it investigates accusations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit filed by a former network stylist. “Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans have been suspended from their duties at NFL Network pending an investigation into these allegations,” Alex Riethmiller, NFL Media Vice President of Communications, said in a statement provided to TheWrap. Also Read: 'SNL': James Franco and Kenan Thompson Get Fired for Sexual Harassment (Video) In a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises in L.A. Superior Court on Dec. 6 and obtained by TheWrap,
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The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: Which Singers Aced Their Semifinals?

The Voice Top 8 Performance Recap: Which Singers Aced Their Semifinals?
Since we already pretty much knew that The Voice was heading for a Chloe Kohanski/Addison Agen showdown in next week’s finals, there was nothing to do during Monday’s performances by Season 13’s Top 8 but sit back, chillax and enjoy. With last week’s elimination of Ashland Craft and Shi’Ann Jones, the likelihood of a sonic train wreck was greatly reduced. And the remaining singers were ordinarily all, even on an off night, decent. Which of them stood out, though, solidifying for themselves a place alongside Chloe and Addison in the finals? Read on; we’ll discuss.
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Totally Justified: 14 Holiday Gifts For the Jt Superfan

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Totally Justified: 14 Holiday Gifts For the Jt Superfan
Chances are you have a friend or five who's been loving every second of Justin Timberlake's exciting couple of years, so why not wrap up 2017 with a holiday gift they're sure to love? With a mix of collector's items, hilarious fan tees, SNL-inspired picks, and products with the Jt stamp of approval - 901 tequila, we're looking at you - we've got plenty of presents to suit (and tie) the Justin superfan in your life. Bonus points for a few boy band gifts, too! Take a look for a happy heartthrob holiday, then check out more helpful gift guides. Related*Nsync From the Beginning: How the Best Boy Band of the '90s Came to Be
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Tig Notaro: Louis C.K.’s Forced Departure from ‘One Mississippi’ Was ‘A Huge Relief’

Tig Notaro: Louis C.K.’s Forced Departure from ‘One Mississippi’ Was ‘A Huge Relief’
While promoting “One Mississippi” during an appearance on “The View,” star and co-creator Tig Notaro reflected on losing Louis C.K. as a series executive producer last month, a consequence for the sexually harassing behavior he admitted to following a New York Times investigation quoting five accusers.

“It’s a huge relief,” Notaro told the hosts on December 11, explaining that she learned of C.K.’s alleged behavior soon after she sold the series with him attached. “I started publicly trying to distance myself from him almost two years [ago].”

Read More:Tig Notaro Says the Only Positive of Louis C.K.’s Harassment is the ‘Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying’

On November 10, one day after the Times published their story — giving Notaro the last word — FX Networks and FX Productions cancelled its overall deal with C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton, Inc., meaning he would no longer oversee “Better Things,
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Tig Notaro: Louis C.K.’s Forced Departure from ‘One Mississippi’ Was ‘A Huge Relief’

Tig Notaro: Louis C.K.’s Forced Departure from ‘One Mississippi’ Was ‘A Huge Relief’
While promoting “One Mississippi” during an appearance on “The View,” star and co-creator Tig Notaro reflected on losing Louis C.K. as a series executive producer last month, a consequence for the sexually harassing behavior he admitted to following a New York Times investigation quoting five accusers.

“It’s a huge relief,” Notaro told the hosts on December 11, explaining that she learned of C.K.’s alleged behavior soon after she sold the series with him attached. “I started publicly trying to distance myself from him almost two years [ago].”

Read More:Tig Notaro Says the Only Positive of Louis C.K.’s Harassment is the ‘Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying’

On November 10, one day after the Times published their story — giving Notaro the last word — FX Networks and FX Productions cancelled its overall deal with C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton, Inc., meaning he would no longer oversee “Better Things,
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Sneak Peek: Behind The Scenes At Rehearsals For ‘A Christmas Story Live!’

Fox’s latest live musical promises to be a holiday celebration when the network broadcasts “A Christmas Story Live!” on Sunday. Based on the hit Broadway musical, which in turn is based on the classic 1983 movie, “A Christmas Story Live!” features an all-star cast including Chris Diamantopoulous and “SNL” alum Maya Rudolph as the parents […]
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Kevin Nealon: Al Franken a ‘Sacrificial Lamb to the Democratic Party’

Kevin Nealon: Al Franken a ‘Sacrificial Lamb to the Democratic Party’
Don’t expect Kevin Nealon to march with the (admittedly dissipating) mob of people carrying pitchforks and torches over the now-unemployed Al Franken. The “SNL” alum and “Man With a Plan” star told TheWrap that while his former sketch-comedy colleague’s behavior towards women was “juvenile,” the punishment didn’t fit the crime when he became “a sacrificial lamb to the Democratic Party.” “I’ve known Al since 1986, since when I first got on ‘SNL,'” Nealon told us on Monday. “And I think he was definitely an effective senator for Minnesota. A great, strong senator — and he was great in Congress.
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