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M&Ms Dropping 'Spokescandies,' Going With Maya Rudolph

Hmmm, could this all be a Super Bowl ad-related stunt? We wonder...

(Newser) - A year ago, M&Ms sparked a bit of a controversy when it gave its "spokescandies" a makeover that Tucker Carlson complained was too woke . Among other things, for example, the green M&M's iconic high-heeled go-go boots were replaced with sneakers, a change that prompted much wailing...

Maya Rudolph Reveals What Soured Her First Letterman Show

Ex-'SNL' comic says host mispronounced her name: 'I did not have a good time'

(Newser) - Making a guest appearance on a popular late-night TV show is usually a young comedian or actor's dream. For Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, however, her first turn on David Letterman's program in the late aughts was anything but. "I did not have a good time,...

Chappelle, Carrey Go on Post-Election SNL Romp

Jim Carrey, in character as Biden, resurrects Ace Ventura

(Newser) - Just as he did in 2016 , Dave Chappelle guest-hosted the episode of Saturday Night Live following the presidential election with a wide-ranging stand-up monologue that urged Americans celebrating Joe Biden's victory that "it's good to be a humble winner. Remember when I was here four years...

SNL Buzzes About Mike Pence's Fly
SNL Abuzz About 
Mike Pence's Fly

SNL Abuzz About Mike Pence's Fly

Insect did not go unnoticed

(Newser) - If you were busy feverishly organizing your sock drawer or doing literally anything other than watch the vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Saturday Night Live gave you a second chance last night by way of Maya Rudolph's Kamala Harris, Beck Bennett's Mike Pence, and Pence's fly, appearing...

In SNL Return, Chris Rock Takes a Jab at Trump

And Jim Carrey plays Joe Biden for the first time

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live went political with a parody of this week’s presidential debate and a jab at President Trump from host Chris Rock. The series opened its 46th season with Alec Baldwin returning to play Trump, while Jim Carrey made his feature debut as Biden. In the sketch , the...

SNL Reveals Its New Joe
SNL Has Its New Biden 

SNL Has Its New Biden

Jim Carrey joins show for season 46, kicking off this weekend as Maya Rudolph returns as Kamala

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has offered a sneak peak at Jim Carrey as Joe Biden ahead of the season 46 premiere this weekend. An 18-second teaser released Thursday shows Carrey in a makeup chair, being fitted with a white wig. The look is made complete with bushy white eyebrows and crow'...

SNL Alum Is Delighted With Biden's Pick

Maya Rudolph is up for returning to her old stomping grounds as Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Maya Rudolph has played Kamala Harris three times so far during Saturday Night Live 's skewering of Election 2020, and she's cool with continuing to do so now that Joe Biden has selected Harris as his running mate. Entertainment Weekly was recording a Zoom panel discussion featuring Rudolph...

Latest SNL Rotten With Cameos
Latest SNL
Rotten With

Latest SNL Rotten With Cameos

Will Ferrell as guest-host was just the start

(Newser) - No shortage of celebrities romped through Studio 8H on Saturday Night Live's latest episode, beginning with guest-host Will Ferrell returning to his old stomping grounds in an opening monologue with Ryan Reynolds in the audience and Tracy Morgan making an appearance to proclaim "I suckled from (Ferrell's)...

Laughs Quickly Lost in Happytime Murders
Laughs Quickly Lost
in Happytime Murders

Laughs Quickly Lost in Happytime Murders

Critics blast the film as unfunny 'travesty'

(Newser) - Remember the hubbub over this trailer with NSFW puppets ? Well, The Happytime Murders is out Friday, starring Melissa McCarthy as a detective probing a series of puppet murders with her puppet partner. Critics, meanwhile, are busy investigating why the R-rated film is, in their opinions, downright awful. (The film...

A Christmas Story Live!: 'Worst Thing' Ever

Only 4.5 million people tuned in to the musical remake of the 1983 classic

(Newser) - The reviews and the numbers are in, and they all point to the same sad conclusion: A Christmas Story Live! was a flop. Based on the beloved 1983 movie about a young boy in 1950s middle America who dreams of getting an air rifle for Christmas, Fox's musical, starring...

7 Celeb Couples You Didn't Know Were Married

Including a 'Mad Men' couple together in real life

(Newser) - Some celebrity couples are so famous they get a couple nickname—anyone remember Bennifer?—but the 14 rounded up by YourTango are so below the radar, you may not even have realized they were married (or practically married). A sampling:
  • Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel: They played doomed lovers in

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,...

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Expecting Baby

Plus more celebrity babies

(Newser) - Emily Blunt is pregnant with her first child, her rep confirms to Us . She and husband John Krasinski, married in 2010, will welcome the baby in "just a few months," according to the magazine. "They both couldn't be more excited," says a source. In related...

12 Most Influential Celeb Baby Names

Because not all celebrity baby names are terrible

(Newser) - Maybe you don't want to name your child Moroccan or Zuzu —but some celebrity baby names do indeed give regular, real-life parents inspiration. The Stir rounds up the 12 most influential baby names of the stars:
  • Ivy, for Blue Ivy Carter
  • Hattie, for Tori Spelling's daughter
  • Emery,

Top Actors Cut From Big Movies

Big names not enough to save actors from the edit splice

(Newser) - Bloated running times, terrible performances, a 60-pound weight gain—there are a host of reasons why even the most well-known actors are sometimes cut from films. The Huffington Post takes a look at 11 notable instances of big names getting axed from big movies:
  • Ryan Gosling, The Lovely Bones: Gosling

Has Hollywood Punished Rachel Dratch for Her Looks?

One blogger thinks her brand of humor is to blame instead

(Newser) - In her new book, Girl Walks Into a Bar, Rachel Dratch says her looks have cursed her career. "By Hollywood standards, I’m a troll, ogre, woodland creature, or manly lesbian," she writes, and that's prevented her from getting the roles she wants—NBC replaced her as...

SNL Lambasts 'Linsanity'
 SNL Lambastes 'Linsanity' 

SNL Lambastes 'Linsanity'

Maya Rudolph guest hosts; celebrity cameos abound

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops—and all the bad sports cliches/Asian puns—in mocking the "Linsanity" that's swept New York over Taiwanese-American Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. "Commentators—two black and two white—use Asian stereotypes when discussing Lin, each more offensive than the last,...

Bridesmaids Is Biggest Video-On-Demand Film

Kristen Wiig comedy snags another record

(Newser) - It's official: Bridesmaids has become the most popular video-on-demand movie ever, with 4.8 million rentals in four months, says the Hollywood Reporter . It's just the latest record for the sometimes raunchy female comedy, which is also the top-grossing movie in its genre ever made—$288 million worldwide....

'Bridesmaids' Movie Review Roundup: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Co. Are 'Hilarious'
'Effing Hilarious' 
review roundup

Bridesmaids 'Effing Hilarious'

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph star in Paul Feig's Film

(Newser) - Critics are swooning over Bridesmaids, which stars co-writer Kristen Wiig as an inept maid of honor in a delightfully crude film that’s earned 91% at Rotten Tomatoes .
  • “Hallelujah and praise the Lord for Paul Feig's Bridesmaids,” writes Dana Stevens in Slate . “At long last, we

'When Harry Met Sally 2:' Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Helen Mirren in 'Grampires: When Sharon Bit Harry' on Funny or Die
 Crystal Unleashes 
 Harry Met Sally 2

Crystal Unleashes Harry Met Sally 2

Funny Or Die 'sequel' channels its inner 'Twilight'

(Newser) - It's an unconventional way to make a sequel, but Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner have brought When Harry Met Sally into the current century with a 4 1/2-minute video that debuted today on Crystal and Reiner pitch the sequel to "studio execs," who agree—with one...

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