Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special; Skip ‘Transcendence’
Apr18

Daily Bacon: ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special; Skip ‘Transcendence’

Saturday Night Live. NBC sets three-hour 40th anniversary special for Feb. 15, 2015. Transcendence. Critics are calling Johnny Depp‘s new film “a surprisingly dull and narratively muddled sci-fi drama that’s short on suspense and logic.” (Speakeasy) Parenthood. Heartwarming season-ender by Jason Katims. Hopefully, NBC renews the family drama, but if it doesn’t, this was a fitting finale. Gabriel García Márquez,...

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Bon Appetit: Cecily Strong Q&A
Apr09

Bon Appetit: Cecily Strong Q&A

Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-anchor Cecily Strong spoke with Bon Appetit about her love of cheese, her distaste for beets, and her generally “sensual” relationship with food. Okay, let’s do this. What’s the last thing you ate? One of those thin bagels with lox, and an iced tea. Death row meal of choice. I make this super-garlicky pasta with red peppers, zucchini, and Parmesan. They probably wouldn’t let me make my own...

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‘SNL’ Corrections: ‘Malaysia is not the female version of Asia’
Apr07

‘SNL’ Corrections: ‘Malaysia is not the female version of Asia’

“SNL” spoofed Fox News Fox & Friends again on Saturday night, concluding with another impressive list of “corrections:” Ukraine was not Frasier’s brother on the show Frasier. Game of Thrones is not an adult version of musical chairs. There is no such restaurant as “Ruth’s Chris Christie’s.” Jackson Browne is only one person. Malaysia is not the female version of Asia. Neal deGrasse Tyson does not own a...

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Daily Bacon: Handler Ending E! Show; Elliott Leaving ‘GMA’
Mar31

Daily Bacon: Handler Ending E! Show; Elliott Leaving ‘GMA’

Chelsea Handler. The only female late-night host on TV will leave E! when her contract expires at the end of the year. Her agent tells THR: “We have at least seven suitors and many ideas.” Josh Elliott. News anchor is leaving GMA for NBC Sports. Reportedly, ABC offered $4-5 million a year but he wanted $8-10M. Amy Robach will replace him. If/Then. Critics rave about Idina Menzel but say the show is uneven. Noah....

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‘SNL’: Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen Host In April
Mar20

‘SNL’: Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen Host In April

Hosts and musical guests for the next three “SNLs.” March 29: Louis C.K. with Sam Smith. April 5: Anna Kendrick with Pharrell. April 12: Seth Rogen with Ed...

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