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Samberg's Popstar Is 'Pitch-Perfect' Satire

It's a smart take on today's celebrity culture: critics

(Newser) - Perhaps you expected bad reviews. After all, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a mockumentary about a ridiculous Bieber-like rapper whose star is fading. But you're in for a nice surprise. Critics are raving about this spoof on celebrity culture, starring Andy Samberg and a sea of music-industry celebs.... More »

Emmys Spoil a Bunch of Shows, Outrage Ensues

Twitterverse not happy with one of last night's montage

(Newser) - Whoops: Viewers watching the Emmys last night were dismayed when a montage celebrating shows that came to a close this year gave away the endings of many of those shows, Sky News reports. Among the series spoiled: Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, Parenthood, and Boardwalk Empire. "Welcome... More »

Andy Samberg Kept Crowd Laughing ... With a Mug

Initial reaction to pleasant-enough host isn't bad

(Newser) - Hosting the Emmys, or any awards show, can lead to an invite back the next year or to comedy pariah status (sorry, Bryant Gumbel) . But from initial reaction, Andy Samberg seems to have pulled off a solid performance tonight, with plenty of audience-pleasing knee-slappers, sketches, and celebrity interaction. What's... More »

Veep, GOT, Olive Kitteridge Rack Up Honors

The 67th awards show is underway

(Newser) - The steamy walk down the red carpet complete, the 67th Emmy Awards kicked off today at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, with a frenetic opening musical piece and cheerful, well-received monologue from host Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer handed out the first award for supporting actress... More »

This Year's Emmys Host: Andy Samberg

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star to host first big TV event

(Newser) - This year's Emmy host is an Emmy winner himself, though Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg may decide against reprising award-winning song "Dick in a Box" at the Sept. 20 awards show. This will be the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star's first time hosting a big TV event, according... More »

SNL 'Solves' Mystery of Jay Z-Solange Fight

They kick off star-studded season finale

(Newser) - That Jay Z-Solange catfight that lit up the Interwebs this week? Saturday Night Live provides us with the answer to the mystery of what caused it, and people, it was just a spider. "This is all behind us," says Solange (Sasheer Zamata) in last night's Cold Open,... 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 »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Big winners: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Breaking Bad

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes tonight , and then it was on to the awards:
  • Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Best TV miniseries or movie:
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Turns out furniture = "killing machines"

(Newser) - Adam Levine hosted Saturday Night Live last night, ripping his shirt off in an opening monologue that riffed on his gig on The Voice, but more notably teaming up with SNL alum Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake in an epic digital short, YOLO. As Mashable notes, the music video is... More »

Critics Savage Adam Sandler's That's My Boy

But audiences like it

(Newser) - Adam Sandler fans can take heart knowing that audiences like his new That's My Boy flick with Andy Samberg, giving it a 71% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . They probably want to stop reading now, though, because critics hate it (20%). A sampling:
  • Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post : "Much
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Andy Samberg Leaving SNL

He was most famous for digital shorts during 7-year run

(Newser) - You can't box in Andy Samberg. One of the most popular members of Saturday Night Live is leaving the show after a seven-year run, reports the AP . Samberg joins Kristen Wiig, who already announced she was leaving SNL . Samberg is best known for his digital shorts, starting with "... More »

GOP Drowns Woes on SNL

Romney and Santorum run down the primary season

(Newser) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum got a little crazy (with a napkin and chocolate milk, natch) last night on Saturday Night Live, as the GOP field gathered in a bar to run through the primary season that was in a Cold Open that was actually funny. "Good writing, solid... More »

JT, Gaga Close SNL Season

Timberlake, Samberg return with 'Motherlover' characters

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live closed out its season last night with some heavyweight help from Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, playing host and musical guest respectively. The highlight, notes Gawker, was a "soon-to-be infamous" Digital Short starring Timberlake, Gaga, and Andy Samberg. JT and Samberg reprise their "Dick in... More »

Shark Week to Be Hosted by...

...Andy Samberg of 'SNL' fame

(Newser) - Last year, the Discovery Channel used a non-Discovery star to host Shark Week for the first time—and it worked out well for them, with the largest audience ever (31 million) tuning in to the Craig Ferguson-hosted event. So this year, the network is following the same formula: Saturday Night ... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Up on SNL

... with Jesse Eisenberg, who played him in 'Social Network'

(Newser) - The real Mark Zuckerberg stepped forward on last night's Saturday Night Live, alongside the guy who played him in The Social Network and the guy who plays him on SNL. "Awkward!" cried Andy Samberg, skipping off when Zuckerberg came out. Left alone, Jesse Eisenberg asks Zuck what he... More »

Jimmy Fallon Lands Emmy Hosting Gig

'Late Night' host beats out team of Justin Timberlake and Amdy Samberg

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon will host the Aug. 29 Emmy Awards telecast, which not coincidentally will air on NBC. The announcement is no surprise—predecessor Conan O'Brien did the honors in 2002 and 2006—but the identity of the runners-up for the gig may be, the Los Angeles Times reports. Justin Timberlake... More »

Gabourey Sidibe on SNL: Not 'Precious'

'I love being happy,' and 'Mariah doesn't have a mustache'

(Newser) - Gabourey Sidibe stepped away from her Precious character last night, spunkily declaring that movies are fiction in her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live: "I love being happy," she sang. Another key difference: "Mariah Carey doesn't have a mustache." Sidibe teamed with Andy Samberg on an... More »

Megan Fox Talks Phobias, Boys, Monogamy

Her weirdest phobia? 'Touching newspaper.' But the other quotes are even better.

(Newser) - Megan Fox graces the cover of October's Cosmopolitan, which means it's time for a fresh round of quotes about diarrhea and threesomes. Just Jared presents a sampling:
  • The ideal date: “A sexy sandwich with Andy Samberg and Jonah Hill.”
  • The scariest thing: “Every time I go on
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