Ridiculous, over-the-top, but fully committed - that's the essence of SNL right there.
Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary this past week. Congratulations! The verdict? It was good enough. Like many other SNL episodes, this one was a 50/50 deal - some of the jokes fell flat, while others got just a passing laugh. There were zingers, but we probably won't be recycling jokes Christopher Walken's "only perscription is more cowbell" in a couple of years.
Happy 40th, Saturday Night Live!
Though re-visiting old sketches and characters was a welcome bit of nostalgia, of course. Tina Fey's Sarah Palin, holding a flute and wondering when the talent portion of the show would begin was a highlight. In the end, more often than not, the show was funny.
Continue reading: Saturday Night Live Is Typical, Moderately Funny, In Anniversary Special
Betty White - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015
Betty White - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015
What did the cast and crew of 'Hot in Cleveland' get Betty White for her 93rd birthday? A flash mob!
The cast and crew of Hot in Cleveland presented Betty White with a special surprise to celebrate her 93rd birthday on Saturday (17th January). Check out White's heart-warming reaction!
Betty White's reaction to her birthday flash mob is heart-warming.
TV Land has pulled the plug on the series, which premiered in 2010.
TV Land has announced that sitcom ‘Hot in Cleveland’ will end its run after finishing its sixth season. The comedy which starred former ‘Golden Girl’ Betty White along with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendy Malick was the channel’s first original scripted comedy.
Wendy Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White
The series followed three entertainment industry veterans from Los Angeles (Bertinelli, Leeves and Malick) who escape Hollywood for the less shallow Cleveland, leasing a home from a sassy caretaker (played by White). It debuted on TV Land in 2010 to strong ratings, but has seen a steady decline in viewing numbers in recent years.
Continue reading: Betty White Sitcom 'Hot in Cleveland' Cancelled After Six Seasons
Scarlett Johansson has named her daughter Rose Dorothy, but haven't we heard those names somewhere before?
Are Scarlett Johansson and her her beau Romain Dauriac secret fans of the 1980's sitcom 'Golden Girls'? The naming of their new daughter suggests so! They have revealed their baby girl is called Rose Dorothy, which just happen to be the names of the two main characters in the show.
Is Scarlett a big fan of the NBC 80's classic sitcom?
The iconic show ran from 1985-92 and featured a group of elderly women sharing a house together in Miami, Florida. Rose Nylund was played by the incomparable Betty White, whils the late Bea Arthur played her best friend, Dorothy Zbornak. They were joined by Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux and Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, and were known across America for their love of cheesecake and heartwarming bond. The show lasted an impressive seven seasons, before it was ended when Bea Arthur announced she wished to leave the show. Nevertheless the show still has a cult following, and the last surviving Golden Girl, Betty White, is as big a part of American pop culture as ever, making frequent appearences in films and portraying the sassy caretaker Elka in TV Land's 'Hot in Cleveland'.
Continue reading: Wait, Did Scarlett Johansson Name Her Baby After Golden Girls?
Betty White is not dead. Quite the opposite.
Betty White is not dead - she is very much alive, and working, in-fact. Rumors of the veteran actress's death spread like wildfire across social media on Thursday (September 4, 2014) after some fans were duped by a satirical news story.
Betty White is not dead [Getty/Jerod Harris]
"Actress Betty White, 92, dyes peacefully in her Los Angeles home" read a headline published on the website Empire News. However, as suggested by the spelling, the story was a comedy article about White not being a natural blonde.
Continue reading: Betty White Did Not Die. But She Did Dye.
Miley continues to fascinate the public and occupy gossip columns.
Miley Cyrus kissed a man! That man was not Liam Hemsworth! Here we have the makings of a front page story already. Previous reports about the Wrecking Ball singer currently loving up a Rolling Stone photographer have been discredited to some extent by the new reports swirling around the singer’s love life, linking her to an unidentified male model, according to Life & Style. The two were reportedly spotted “getting cosy” – one of those non-committal terms used to define celebrity relationships – over the weekend at Bootsy Bellows in LA.
Apparently Miley makes news even when she isn't doing anything.
Unconfirmed relationships aside, Miley’s career and public presence couldn’t be in a better place at the moment. They say you’re not really a celebrity, unless someone makes a parody of you, but having Betty White parody your music video must be an honor in and of itself. The Golden Girl recently spoofed Miley’s buzzworthy Wrecking Ball.
is Betty White's Wrecking Ball video weirder than Nicolas Cage? Definitely not. It can't be. Nothing can.
Ok, so Nicolas Cage in Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball was pretty creepy. Really creepy. But now 91-year-old Golden Girls actress Betty White has climbed aboard.
Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball Video Has Over 250 Million Plays On YouTube
In a parody promo clip for her new hidden camera series Betty White's off Their Rockers - which recently found a home on Lifetime after being axed by NBC - the screen legend is seen riding a wrecking ball Miley style. But she's fully clothes. Thank god.
With Super Bowl 47 taking place this weekend, not all eyes are going to be on the action that's taking place on the field. As we all know by now, advertising departments Statewide often use the prime time television slots during the commercial breaks to air some of their funniest, most innovative stuff. The highly sought after slots go for millions, such is the guaranteed size of the audience who'll be tuning in to the game, which means that the companies need to give it everything they've got in order to lure in the customers. Here at Contactmusic, we thought we'd have a look over the history of the Super Bowl ad, and pick out ten of favorites of all time...
10. Monster.com – When I Grow Up (1999)
A slightly sad commercial that sees children telling us their dreams for when they grow up, except those dreams turn out to be dead-end jobs and positions of employment that they don’t want to do. Why? Because they didn’t go through Monster.com and potentially get the job they always DID want of course.
Betty White is an inspiration. She turned 91 yesterday (17th Jan), and doesn't believe in retirement. She has been active in television and movies since 1939 (that's over seven decades) and is still going strong, plus she got a boa constrictor for her Birthday. What more could a woman beyond octogenarian-ism want?
She currently presents her own show 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' and still appears in the comedy series 'Hot in Cleveland'. She's had two shows named after her, both called The Betty White Show, the first in 1954, and another in 1979, the first a talk show and the latter a sitcom. However, she's best known now for her role in The Golden Girls, which ran from 1985-92 playing a 'naïve senior citizen' named Rose.
Her infectious good humour seems to have kept her young. Last year she spoke to the Huffington Post about what it meant to be 90, she told them: "I'm having the time of my life and the fact that I'm still working -- how lucky can you get? I'm 90 years old and able to do what I do. That's a privilege."
Continue reading: Happy Birthday Betty White! Golden Girl Turns 91
NBC has finally announced February 7, 2013 as the premiere date for the fourth season of Community. The college set comedy - a hit with viewers and critics alike - will air on its traditional home of Thursdays, in a slot currently occupied by the departing 30 Rock, reports Entertainment Weekly.
It marks a topsy-turvy history for the show's fourth season, which was due to premiere on October 19 though was postponed. NBC said it had decided to focus on promoting other nights of its schedule, with Whitney also getting the temporary axe (incidentally, that will now debut on November 14, 2012 in place of the now-cancelled Animal Practice). The announcement was part of NBC's new scheduling details, which includes return dates for Smash (February 5), and Revolution (March 25) as well as premiere dates for the Eva Longoria-produced reality series Ready for Love (March 31). It looks set to be another big year for reality shows, with The Voice's new season set to hit on March 25, The Biggest Loser being readied for January 6 and The Celebrity Apprentice to premiere on March 3. Betty White's Off Their Rockers will debut January 8.
Notably changes to timeslots include Parks and Recreation now airing at 8.30pm from 7.30pm, starting January 17, 2013.
Continue reading: What took you so long? NBC announces Community's return