Daily Bacon: Chris Rock To Host ‘SNL'; Netflix Picks Up ‘Friends’
Oct17

Daily Bacon: Chris Rock To Host ‘SNL'; Netflix Picks Up ‘Friends’

SNL. Chris Rock to host with musical guest Prince on Nov. 1. Friends. All 10 seasons of the NBC sit-com will be on Netflix starting on Jan 1, 2015. The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father. The 1969-72 comedy is getting a Fox remake. Charlie Sheen. Marriage to porn star girl friend Brett Rossi is off. It was fun but I don’t want to spend the rest of my life with you. QUOTE “I absolutely hated canceling this particular show …...

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Daily Bacon: Bill Hader Makes Glorious Return To ‘SNL’ But Ratings Are Terrible
Oct13

Daily Bacon: Bill Hader Makes Glorious Return To ‘SNL’ But Ratings Are Terrible

Bill Hader. Former cast member returns to host SNL (with his crazy character Stefon.) The show was solid but the ratings tied for worst ever in the adult demo. Gone Girl. Adult drama rules box office for second straight week. Batman. The Caped Crusader is getting his own Lego movie. Bob Seger. Midwestern rocker releases Ride Out, his first album in eight years. Universal Theme Park in China. The biggest park Universal has ever done is...

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Daily Bacon: Is Kenan Thompson Leaving ‘SNL?’ Streisand Hits No. 1 Again
Sep24

Daily Bacon: Is Kenan Thompson Leaving ‘SNL?’ Streisand Hits No. 1 Again

Kenan Thompson. TMZ reports he’s leaving SNL at the end of the season. But an SNL spokesman calls the report “incredibly inaccurate.” Stay tuned. Barbra Streisand. Partners album at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making the icon the first act to achieve No. 1 albums in each of the last six decades. Bryan Singer. Filmmaker will direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next movie in the long-running blockbuster franchise....

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Daily Bacon: Craig Ferguson’s Game Show Debuts; Bill Hader, Jim Carrey Will Host ‘SNL’
Sep22

Daily Bacon: Craig Ferguson’s Game Show Debuts; Bill Hader, Jim Carrey Will Host ‘SNL’

Craig Ferguson. Celebrity Name Game, his syndicated quiz show, debuts Monday. SNL. Former cast member Bill Hader will host third episode. Jim Carrey will reportedly also host for the third time this fall. Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden. Director Oliver Stone reportedly offered the part of the asylum-seeking NSA leaker to Gordon-Levitt. George Clooney. Actor has cameo on Downton Abbey’s Christmas special. The Maze Runner....

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‘SNL’ Names Darrell Hammond As New Announcer
Sep18

‘SNL’ Names Darrell Hammond As New Announcer

Darrell Hammond will return to “Saturday Night Live” as its new announcer, succeeding the late Don Pardo. Hammond, who from 1995 to 2009 became the longest-serving cast member in “Saturday Night Live” history, does a dead-on impression of Pardo, and has sometimes filled in for the longtime announcer, who died last month at age 96. Lorne Michaels says, though, that Hammond won’t be impersonating Pardo: There were a...

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