• Tom Hanks led Saturday Night Live to season high ratings this weekend. SNL is off this week, which leaves one new show — Benedict Cumberbatch host and Solange Knowles musical guest  on Nov. 5 — before the election.
  • The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman‘s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman.
  • Donald Glover was cast as Lando Cairissian in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film, set for 2018.
  • ABC signed comedy legend Carol Burnett, 83, to a series TV in a project Amy Poehler will executive produce.
  • AMC Theatres and CNN will broadcast the Nov. 8 presidential election on the big screen at 50 theaters in 25 cities nationwide.
  • Drake dropped four new songs ahead of his 30th birthday. He says he’s releasing even more music in December but he wants to make one thing clear — it’s not an album, it’s a playlist.
  • Kings of Leon‘s latest album Walls landed them their first No. 1 album. It took 13 years.
  • The famous ruby red slippers worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz will be preserved thanks to a $300,000 Kickstarter campaign.
  • John Cale will play the legendary Velvet Underground and Nico album live in Liverpool and New York next year for its 50th anniversary.
  • Yankee magazine and Boston’s public television station, WGBH, are teaming up to launch a new travel and lifestyles show exploring New England. Weekends With Yankee is set to premiere nationwide on public television stations in April 2017.
  • Bill Murray received the Mark Twain Prize over the weekend. The show was taped for broadcast on PBS.
  • Bobby Vee, best known for 1960s hits including Rubber Ball and Take Good Care of My Baby, passed away at the age of 73.