This Video Showing SNL’s Visual Effects Department in Action is Mesmerizing to Watch

By the time Saturday Night Live gets to you, it’s really, really polished. Between Monday’s pitch meeting and 11:30 pm on Saturday night, there’s a lot that gets done, but while most of us are focused on on the content of the sketches and the quality of the acting, there’s also a ton that goes into creating the visual effects each week. And, the team only has 12 hours to get it all done. The latest installment the web series Creating Saturday Night Live focuses on what goes on during those 12 hours. In it, we see how it is that Kristen Wiig was able to crawl out of a television set a la The Ring, how Kate McKinnon‘s creepy stalker version of Kellyanne Conway‘s legs looked so, so broken when she flew out a window, and how Dave Chappelle became headless. The work the team does, especially Continue reading "This Video Showing SNL’s Visual Effects Department in Action is Mesmerizing to Watch"

British Celebrity Under Fire for Using N-Word in Speaking Out Against Bullying

British celebrity Katie Price has been on an anti-bullying crusade lately and it was going fine… until today. Mediaite has already gone over her anti-bullying activism, which she came to as a result of the insults hurled at her young son, Harvey, who suffers from septo-optic dysplasia and Prader–Willi syndrome in addition to being on the Autism spectrum. The model and entrepreneur launched a petition to make online abuse a specific criminal offense. All of that sounds good, but today she made a point of using the N-word on live television. Courtesy of the Daily Mail, you’ll find the clip from This Morning above. In it, she’s clearly repeating the foul things trolls have said about her biracial child, but as a white woman, her use of the word was still shocking. Fans and observers soon divided into two camps as some defended her right to use the language
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Silence Of The Lambs Director Jonathan Demme Has Died at 73

shutterstock_44181241 Award-winning director Jonathan Demme died on Wednesday at the age of 73 following a battle with cancer, according to a report from Variety. Demme is best-known for having directed Silence Of The Lambs, which won Academy Awards in all five major categories in the year it was eligible (best picture, best actress, best actor, best director, and best adapted screenplay). He also directed Philadelphia, for which Tom Hanks won an Oscar, and Beloved, as well as documentaries, including Stop Making Sense, the Talking Heads concert movie. Most recently, he directed Ricki And The Flash, which starred Meryl Streep. Celebrities are mourning Demme’s loss on social media:

Would Caitlyn Jenner Run For Office? The Answer May Surprise You…

Very soon, you may hear your favorite news reporters referring to Caitlyn Jenner as “the junior Senator from California.” Well, maybe not. She has yet to decide if she really will run for office — let alone what office it might be — but in conversation with Don Lemon on CNN Tonight last night, she seemed pretty interested. Here’s what the Olympian and reality star had to say when asked about a future role within our nation’s government during the same interview in which she reported she has yet to regret voting for Donald Trump:
At first, I thought I would never run for office. Why? Because I got way too many secrets and, you know, because I’ve talked to Republican groups before and they all go after your speech and this and that.  My God, you should run for office.  And I have to look — Continue reading "Would Caitlyn Jenner Run For Office? The Answer May Surprise You…"

Samantha Bee Shares How Her ‘Not Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner’ Came to Be

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 10.59.15 AM For the newest issue of The Hollywood ReporterSamantha Bee and Lena Dunham sat down to talk about the election, the world, and Bee’s upcoming “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner” special. In the age of President Donald TrumpFull Frontal has become, as THR puts it, “a tragicomic feminist primal scream.” Currently, 4.3 million people watch every episode, and, as Dunham put it, she’s the person in late night who “sticks it to the man harder than anyone else.” Segments of her show frequently go viral, and there’s no question she’s made her mark on late night. Since Trump’s victory, her show has changed. While there’s lots of talk about Trump being a “dream” for comedians, Bee says that lately, writing her show has been more difficult. “The news is changing so quickly, you think that the show’s going to look one way on Continue reading "Samantha Bee Shares How Her ‘Not Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner’ Came to Be"

Pamela Anderson Talks Politics, ‘Special Relationship’ With Julian Assange, in New Poem

shutterstock_364804439 Yesterday, Pamela Anderson posted a poem to her website that’s part political, part romantic, and pretty bizarre. It’s called “I Like How You Resist Me,” and in it she offers advice to President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and discusses the relationship between the United States and the U.K. She begins by saying, “I may have some advice for Trump and May on special relationships- / based on my own special relationship with Julian Assange,” who she’s rumored to be dating, though the two haven’t confirmed it. Throughout the poem, she mentions Assange, saying that he’s “Illegally detained,” and that he is “Trying to help.” The whole poem is meant to talk about politics and policy in a romantic way, and she pretty much gets right to it, suggesting at one point that France, the United States, and the United Kingdom all get together Continue reading "Pamela Anderson Talks Politics, ‘Special Relationship’ With Julian Assange, in New Poem"

‘Only I Can Tell My Story’: Madonna Doesn’t Seem Too Happy About Unauthorized Biopic

shutterstock_416125645 (1) Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Blond Ambition, a biopic about Madonna‘s early years, has been picked up by Universal. The script, written by Elyse Hollander, is her first, and in 2016 it was at the top of Hollywood’s Black List, which is the list of the best-liked scripts that didn’t get produced. The film will reportedly be set in the 1980s, shortly after Madonna moved to New York when she was working on her first album, which included hits like “Holiday” and “Borderline.” Today, Madonna took to Instagram to seemingly express her disapproval for the project. She posted a photo of herself with the caption, “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our
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