Don Pardo — The Voice Of ‘SNL (1918-2014)
Aug19

Don Pardo — The Voice Of ‘SNL (1918-2014)

Don Pardo will be remembered as one of the legendary voices in broadcast history, up there with John Facenda, “The Voice of God” narrator of NFL Films. Pardo’s illustrious career stretched from “The Price Is Right” to “Jeopardy” to “Saturday Night Live.” He will echo forever. The New York Times writes: Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America’s...

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Daily Bacon: Do We Need Two Aquaman Scripts?
Aug13

Daily Bacon: Do We Need Two Aquaman Scripts?

Aquaman. Warner Bros., hoping to produce a blockbuster based on the DC Comics superhero, has hired two writers — Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad — to write individual scripts. Is this a good idea? Michael C. Hall. The Dexter star will reportedly return to TV in Stanley Kubrick‘s unproduced drama God Fearing Man. Patti LaBelle. The Grammy-winning music legend will appear in four episodes of American Horror Story: Freak...

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Daily Bacon: More ‘Arrested Development’; ‘Frozen’ Books; Weird Al Super Bowl Petition
Aug08

Daily Bacon: More ‘Arrested Development’; ‘Frozen’ Books; Weird Al Super Bowl Petition

Arrested Development. The cult comedy is returning to Netflix. Weird Al Yankovic. Fans start online petition for parody singer to headline the Super Bowl half-time show. Frozen. Random House Children’s Books is launching a new series next year tied to the blockbuster Disney movie. The first two books, Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen and Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic, are scheduled for January. Victoria Jackson....

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Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ Dumps Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells, John Milhiser
Jul16

Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ Dumps Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells, John Milhiser

Saturday Night Live. Purging the big cast. Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells and John Milhiser are all headed for the exit. Rocky The Musical. Down for the count. The Broadway show will close in August six months after it opened. Blink-182. The pop punk band is working on its first new album since 2011. Erin Andrews. Fox promotes her to No. 1 NFL sideline reporter, replacing Pam Oliver. Derek Jeter. Retiring Yankees captain is the toast of...

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‘SNL’ Ice Cream: Lazy Sunday, Gilly’s Catastrophic Crunch
Jun20

‘SNL’ Ice Cream: Lazy Sunday, Gilly’s Catastrophic Crunch

Ben & Jerry’s was inspired by “Saturday Night Live” back in 2011 when it introduced a flavor called Schweddy Balls, a nod to a classic SNL bit. Now, the Vermont company is back with two new “SNL”-themed varieties in honor of the show’s 40th anniversary this year. Lazy Sunday — based on the famous skit of the same name starring Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell. It features vanilla cake batter ice cream...

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