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Scandal star Kerry Washington hosted Saturday Night Live on November 2 and the long-running show wasn't afraid to take a hit by acknowledging its lack of black female comedians. During the open, Washington was asked to played Michelle Obama, Oprah and Beyonce all in one segment. Watch clips from Washington's SNL hosting gig after the jump!
People like soaps. People also like to make fun of soaps. IFC wants to give the people what they like with The Spoils of Babylon, a six-part miniseries produced by Funny or Die.
Referencing the epic sagas of Dynasty, Dallas, and The Thorn Birds, The Spoils of Babylon will follow the exploits of the powerful Morehouse family.
Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins) is a wealthy oil magnate, whose daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) is in love with her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire). Adding to the drama is Cynthia’s calculating son Winston (Haley Joel Osment), who’s out for his own gain. After a falling out, Devon begins an affair with a scientist named Dixie (Jessica Alba), adding to Cynthia’s woes. READ MORE
Seth Meyers' former Saturday Night Live cohort Jimmy Fallon inheriting The Tonight Show means there will be a new host of Fallon's former show, Late Night. Enter Meyers.
The Weekend Update anchor discussed the transition on Today. Does Meyers have what it takes to compete in the late night talk show wars? Watch a clip after the jump!
You can tell soaps are in vogue again, simply by witnessing how often they're being spoofed by comedians. This past weekend, Saturday Night Live did a sketch featuring host Vince Vaughan starring in the Weather Channel's premiere sudser, Stormy Skies. I'd put it on my DVR! Watch the sudsy insanity ensue after the jump.
Saturday Night Live head funny bone tickler Seth Meyers is saying not so fast to rumors he'll be permanently sliding in to Regis Philbin's old seat on Live With Kelly. Meyers, who has been co-hosting with Kelly Ripa all this week, addressed the scuttlebutt about him becoming a full-time fixture on the syndicated chatfest with the Sun-Sentinel. Here's an excerpt:
“No, no, no, no, no,” Meyers said by phone from New York on Monday afternoon. “I know [Reege’s replacement] is a very important thing down there. But, right now, what I would say to you: I’m really in love with the job I have. I’m very excited to be going back [to “SNL”] for the election season, which is always fun.” READ MORE