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SNL Names Michael Che First African-American 'Weekend Update' Anchor

September 12th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
SNL Names Michael Che First African-American 'Weekend Update' An
In yet another groundbreaking move for the struggling Saturday night mainstay, "SNL" has named it's first African-American Weekend Update Anchor, comedian Michael Che. Che will replace Cecily Strong, who will continue to remain on the sketch comedy series.

Che is the third person to helm the anchor desk since the departure of Seth Meyers earlier this year. Meyers went on to host "The Late Show with Seth Meyers." Meyers introduced Strong to much fanfare at the beginning of season 39, in the hopes of making the transition easier for viewers. Strong never caught on as "WU" anchor. She was lat...
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Fall TV Preview: 6 Must-See New Shows

September 8th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Gotham - FOX
The arrival of September means pumpkin spice lattes, the return of football and digging into the fresh harvest of new television shows for the 2014-2015 season. This year's crop of new shows range from quirky and creepy to grittily intense. Here are six must-see new shows...

"How To Get Away With Murder" - ABC

It's an impressive feat to create appointment television in the quoted, beloved long-running medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy" or the soapy thrillride of "Scandal." It's an epic achievement when your creations fill the entire prime-time block of programming. "How To Get Away With...
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Prediction: Law & Order: SVU’s Olivia Benson Will Be One Badass TV Mom This Season

September 7th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Prediction: Law & Order: SVU’s Olivia Benson Will Be One Badass
A baby can change your life – or in the case of ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ it can breath new life into a series that is entering its sixteenth season.

Used to be, the show’s biggest difference from year to year was the hair color and cut of “Olivia Benson” (Mariska Hargitay). But on September 24th, the new acting commander will be pulling double duty as the court-appointed custodial guardian of “Noah Porter,” the baby who was orphaned at the end of last season.

For the trial period of one year, she will join the ranks of New York City mothers; and although we’re a tough bunch (I’ve been one for ...
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'Saturday Night Live' Season 40 Musical Guest Predictions

September 6th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
'Saturday Night Live' Season 40 Musical Guest Predictions
The season 40 premiere of “Saturday Night Live” is a little less than a month from now (September 27), which means it is time to start speculating how this year of the sketch comedy institution will shake down. To get that going, I am predicting Season 40’s hosts and musical guests. I already posted my host guesses, so now it's time for my MG picks.

Musical guests are notoriously tougher to predict than hosts, as album releases generally are not scheduled as far in advance as movies and TV shows. So I will consider it a great success if my picks are even half right, especially consideri...
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'Saturday Night Live' Season 40 Host Predictions

September 1st, 2014 10:00am EDT
'Saturday Night Live' Season 40 Host Predictions
The season 40 premiere of “Saturday Night Live” is a little less than a month from now (September 27), which means it is time to start speculating how this year of the sketch comedy institution will shake down. To get that going, I will be predicting Season 40’s hosts and musical guests. I think of the guests of “SNL” as a sort of time capsule of who is big in entertainment during any given season – so who will be big in 2014-2015? I will start with the hosts, and my MG picks will follow soon.

The hosts tend to fit in a few particular categories: performers who are coming off a successf...
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2014 Emmy Predictions: Can 'Orange' Topple 'Modern Family' & Who Will Win Outstanding Drama?

August 25th, 2014 4:02pm EDT
2014 Emmy Predictions: Can 'Orange' Topple 'Modern Family' & Who
Last year, even more than usual, there were a lot of head-scratchers when the Emmys were handed out. Who expected the victors to include Jeff Daniels, Bobby Cannavale and Merritt Wever? (She sure didn’t. To quote her acceptance speech: “Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye.”) It served as a reminder that at the Emmys, anything can happen.

Nevertheless, here are some fearless predictions about who will take home the gold on Monday evening at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominees: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange is the...
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Pierce Bronsan Plays 'GoldenEye' With Superfan Jimmy Fallon

August 20th, 2014 4:26pm EDT
Pierce Bronsan Plays 'GoldenEye' With Superfan Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon is a huge fan of James Bond. On Tuesday night he interviewed Pierce Brosnan and told him how much he loved the classic Nintendo 64 videogame "GoldenEye 007."

"This is one of the best video games of all time," Fallon declared.

"It was extremely popular," Brosnan agreed. "I was no good at it. I played it once and shot myself in the foot."

Fallon said it was a childhood dream to play the video game with Bronsan, who agreed.

"This is fantastic. Oh, my gosh," Fallon gushed. "I'm very excited about this. You don't understand."

We're not going to tell you who won, but Fallon,...
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Exclusive Song Premiere From 'The Voice' Star Caroline Glaser

August 11th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Exclusive Song Premiere From 'The Voice' Star Caroline Glaser
Caroline Glaser impressed both Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on The Voice. Now she's hoping to win over audiences with the release of her new EP Better Days Vol. 2. We have an exclusive song premiere from the forthcoming EP - as well as some insight from Caroline about the record, which is scheduled for release next month.

"I've been through a lot of ups and downs this past year, and a lot of these songs are really personal," Caroline continued. "These tracks, although at times [they] come across as sad, all have a hopeful message. I am at a point in my life where I am having to overcome a...
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Call 911: Cop Shows Have Officially Taken A Turn For The Absurd

August 3rd, 2014 12:25pm EDT
Call 911: Cop Shows Have Officially Taken A Turn For The Absurd
Who’s solving crime on television these days?

On one hand we’ve got “Detectives Olivia Benson” (Mariska Hargitay) and “Fin Tutuola” (Ice-T) careening up, siren blaring with the red light spinning on top of the car; the ubiquitous ‘Blue Bloods’ clan; the squads from ‘Rookie Blue’, ‘Major Crimes’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’, ‘Longmire’ and ‘Chicago PD’; plus those two from ‘Motive’, not to be confused with the other two from ‘The Bridge’ or ‘The Killing’ or ‘Murder In The First’.

What they all have in common is that, at least in these procedural dramas, all the characters are “on the job.” The down si...
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Allison Williams Was Born To Play Peter Pan Says NBC Anchor Dad

July 31st, 2014 12:27pm EDT
Brian Williams Reports On Daughter Allison's 'Peter Pan' Casting
Following Wednesday's announcement that Girls star Allison Williams had landed the lead role in NBC's holiday live production of Peter Pan, the actress' father, news anchor Brian Williams, reported the story during NBC's Nightly News telecast, saying that his daughter was born for the role.

"Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three, and they look forward to seeing her fly," Williams said as a childhood photo of his daughter dressed as Peter Pan was shown on the screen.

Daughter Allison posted the photo on Instagram shortly after joining the social ...
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