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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Daily Bacon: Two Heads Are Better Than One
Jun13

Daily Bacon: Two Heads Are Better Than One

American Horror Story. Sarah Paulson tweets that she will play conjoined twins Bette and Dot on next year’s AHS: Freak Show. Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Andrew Rannells (Girls, The Book of Mormon) will replace Neil Patrick Harris, who departs the show on Aug. 17. Ben & Jerry’s. To celebrate Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary, the ice cream makers will announce two new flavors based on iconic sketches. Matt Lauer....

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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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