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Poor Claire Danes Grew Up Without a Basement

But she did have a trapeze

(Newser) - Most kids would probably be jealous of Claire Danes' childhood home, a loft in New York City in which there was "a trampoline, a trapeze, and a swing," she told Seth Meyers on Late Night Monday. But, as Time reports, Danes was actually "embarrassed" by her upbringing:... More »

Best Moments From the Emmys

Big kiss for Louis-Dreyfus, big win for 'Colborg Report'

(Newser) - People are talking about the Emmy Awards on a Tuesday morning instead of a Monday because "this year we're doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August—which, if I understand television, means the Emmys are about to get canceled," quipped host Seth Meyers. Some of... More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

Craig Ferguson: I'm Leaving Late Late Show

No surprise he's following Letterman out of the door at CBS

(Newser) - After 10 years at the helm of CBS' Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson has decided it's time to move on. The network "and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling,' but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse... More »

Next for Seth Meyers: Emmys Host

Award show airs Aug. 25

(Newser) - Seth Meyers will take his late-night act to prime time as the next host of the Emmy Awards. NBC, home to Meyers in his long stint on Saturday Night Live and his new late-night talk show, announced last night that he'll host the 66th edition of the Emmys set... More »

Twitter Lands IT Guy From Peoria a Job on Late Night

Vulture charts Bryan Donaldson's unlikely career path

(Newser) - When Bryan Donaldson started tweeting in 2011, it was just a way for him to have an outlet for his jokes—jokes that didn't quite have a place at his job, an insurance company in Bloomington, Ill., where Donaldson worked in IT. Tweets like, "The meanest thing you... More »

Late Night in Capable Hands With Seth Meyers

Critics don't find anything amazing about show, but he did just fine

(Newser) - Seth Meyers debuted as the newest Late Night host last night, and critics seem to agree: He did a fine job. There was no huge "wow" moment, but neither did he embarrass himself, and the franchise appears to be in capable hands. Some of the things reviewers are talking... More »

6 Celebs in Love With Non-Celebs

See, there is hope for your eventual union with Justin Timberlake

(Newser) - If you've ever harbored a dream of marrying Ryan Gosling despite the fact that you are not a famous person, let these 12 celebrity spouses—none of whom are celebrities themselves—rounded up by The Stir give you hope. A sampling:
  • Aaron Paul is married to Lauren Parsekian, who
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Seth Meyers' Late Night Bandleader: Fred Armisen

Fellow 'SNL' alum will lead 8G Band

(Newser) - Seth Meyers will have an undeniably cool bandleader when he starts hosting Late Night: His fellow Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen. Armisen, who currently stars on Portlandia, is also a drummer and guitarist, and will be leading the 8G Band. Armisen has previously drummed for a punk rock band... More »

Seth Meyers Signs Off SNL

And Stefon, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg stop by to send him off

(Newser) - Seth Meyers ended his reign at the "Weekend Update" desk last night, telling one last dumb-criminal joke for the road before some of Saturday Night Live's more memorable recent alums stopped by to bid him farewell, notes the Hollywood Reporter . Bill Hader, in character as Stefon, and Amy... More »

SNL Names Seth Meyers' Replacement on 'Update'

Colin Jost is currently head writer at 'SNL'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has found the guy who will take Seth Meyers' place at the "Weekend Update" desk: Colin Jost, a relative unknown who has been a writer at the show since 2005 and head writer since 2012, will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor when Meyers moves over to... More »

And the New SNL Cast Members Are...

6 new faces, plus Cecily Strong to co-anchor 'Weekend Update'

(Newser) - Newsy was very, very close to picking the new SNL cast members, but now the actual lineup has been officially announced, and there's a sixth name to add to the mix plus some other shake-ups. Per E! Online , the new cast members will be Beck Bennett (you know... More »

Celebs Made a Lot of Weekend Announcements

Engagements, weddings, and babies

(Newser) - Apparently Labor Day weekend is a popular time to announce or carry out important life events. Here's what you may have missed while you were getting in the last of your summer fun:
  • Katie Couric got engaged to banker John Molner, People reports. She's been dating the 50-year-old
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Seth Meyers Engaged

Will wed longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe

(Newser) - Lots of exciting changes are coming up for Seth Meyers: He's taking over for Jimmy Fallon on Late Night ... and he's getting married. A rep confirms Meyers is engaged to longtime galpal Alexi Ashe, Us reports. "He's known that she's The One for awhile, but... More »

Star-Studded SNL Finale Bids Hader Farewell

Kanye unveils 2 singles, Poehler returns as Affleck hosts

(Newser) - Last night's season finale of Saturday Night Live didn't have many snoozy moments: Oscar winner Ben Affleck hosted, taking on his marriage-is-work gaffe in the opening monologue with wife Jennifer Garner at his side, the show bid dramatic farewell to longtime heavyweight Bill Hader vis a vis his... More »

Bill Hader Leaving SNL

'Stefon' creator to quit after 8 years

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is losing one of its marquee names when its season wraps up this week. Bill Hader tells the New York Times that he's leaving after eight years. It was a "hard decision," says the 34-year-old, but "it got to a point where I... More »

Seth Meyers to Replace Fallon

'SNL' head writer heading over to new NBC 'Late Night' gig

(Newser) - Seth Meyers is trading in the "Weekend Update" desk to succeed fellow Saturday Night Live alum Jimmy Fallon over at Late Night, reports Entertainment Weekly . “We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation,” says NBC's entertainment chief.... More »

SNL Swipes at 'Nightmare Cruise'

It's just really hard to find positive news this week

(Newser) - The week's gloomy news cycle proved comedic gold for Saturday Night Live, which opened last night with a sketch lampooning Carnival Cruise Lines' stranded ship/PR nightmare, reports the Hollywood Reporter . As cruise employees Jason Sudeikis and Cecily Strong try in vain to boost passenger morale, they run down headlines... More »

On SNL, Christie Unloads on NJ Mayors

Jeremy Renner hosts, spoofs 'Avengers'

(Newser) - Chris Christie stopped by Saturday Night Live last night, acknowledging on "Weekend Update" that, yes, he has worn his personalized fleece pretty much constantly since Hurricane Sandy hit. "It's basically fused to my skin at this point," he said. "I'm gonna die in this... More »

Brash Biden, Thirsty Ryan Spar on SNL

Vice presidential debate takes turn on hot seat

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took aim at a predictable target in its Cold Open last night , again calling upon Jason Sudeikis to do so: In a lively spoof on the vice presidential debate, Sudeikis' Joe Biden bellowed, "Oh, here we go!" and guffawed loudly as Taran Killam's Paul... More »

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