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Ifill Says Palin "Blew Me Off"

6th October 2008

Gwen Ifill, who moderated last Thursday's vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, shrugged off criticism Sunday that she did not keep the two debaters on track. Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press on...

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Palin Fascination

6th October 2008

Once again NBC's Saturday Night Live drew a bigger audience than any program that aired in primetime Saturday as viewers tuned in to see how Tina Fey would skewer Republican candidate Sarah Palin following Thursday...

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Fascinating Fact 6103

4th October 2008

QUEEN LATIFAH is set to appear on US TV comedy show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE this weekend (4Oct08), playing journalist and vice presidential debate moderator GWEN IFILL, in a sketch about Thursday's (2Oct08) debate between candidates...

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Snl Skits Draw More Viewers Online Than On Tv

3rd October 2008

About 51 percent of viewers who saw at least one of the two Saturday Night Live skits featuring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin watched online, according to a survey by Solutions Research Group and reported...

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Fey As Palin Wins More Votes

29th September 2008

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin once again gave ratings for NBC's Saturday Night Live an enormous boost over the weekend as the third show of the season scored ratings that were 46 percent higher than...

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30 Rock Takes Acting And Writing Honours At Television Emmys

22nd September 2008

Comedy series 30 Rock was a major winner at the US television Emmy awards, with four prizes, while John Adams took five.NBC's 30 Rock, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a live entertainment show,...

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Diaz Plays 'Cougar' On Tv Show

21st September 2008

CAMERON DIAZ made a surprise appearance on U.S. satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE at the weekend (20Sep08) - as a sex-starved middle-aged 'cougar'. The movie star played Cuban sexpot Kiki D'Amore in the skit, in...

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Mccain Advisor Upset With Palin Attack

17th September 2008

Leading aides to U.S. presidential candidate JOHN MCCAIN have attacked the writers of comedy show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for their "sexist" portrayal of the Senator's running mate SARAH PALIN. Comedienne Tina Fey, who has been...

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Nbc Tries To Yank Youtube Snl Clip

16th September 2008

NBC on Monday sent take-down notices to YouTube as Saturday Night Live fans posted clips of last weekend's Saturday Night Live sketch featuring former SNL head writer and 30 Rock star Tina Fey doing a...

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Poehler Leaves Saturday Night Live

16th September 2008

Comedienne AMY POEHLER will leave her post at hit U.S. comedy sketch show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to give birth to her first baby later this year (08). Poehler announced her pregnancy with her husband, Arrested...

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Palin Approves Of Fey's Impersonation

16th September 2008

Vice presidential candidate SARAH PALIN was left stunned by TINA FEY's impersonation of her on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE this weekend (13Sep08) - because the politician once went to a party dressed as the comedienne. Fey...

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Faux Palin And Real Palin Dominate

15th September 2008

A hilarious opening sketch featuring 30 Rock star and former Saturday Night Live head writer Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton helped push ratings for Saturday Night Live to their...

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Obama Cancels Snl Appearance

15th September 2008

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels has criticized Barack Obama's last-minute decision to cancel his Saturday Night Live appearance over the weekend because of the growing threat of Hurricane Ike. "His people called and said...

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Viewers Flock To Watch Phelps On Saturday Night Live

15th September 2008

Olympic swimming champion MICHAEL PHELPS' guest slot on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has helped the hit U.S. show enjoy its best season premiere since 2001. Phelps' appearance on the popular sketch show boosted ratings massively, making...

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Nirvana Manager: Courtney Love Led To Band's Downfall

15th September 2008

Danny Goldberg, former manager of Nirvana, has said Courtney Love was a toxic presence among the band.Love married Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain in 1992, with the couple having a daughter, Frances Bean, before Cobain's...

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Phelps To Make Acting Debut On Saturday Night Live

28th August 2008

NBC is riding the popularity wave of this year's Olympic Games past last weekend's closing ceremonies -- with the event's winningest contestant, swimmer Michael Phelps. Phelps made his first post-Olympics appearance this week on the...

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Talent Manager/producer Bernie Brillstein Dies At 77

11th August 2008

Legendary talent manager and producer Bernie Brillstein died Thursday of pulmonary disease in Los Angeles at age 77, it was disclosed Sunday. As a manager, his clients included Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, as...

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Fascinating Fact 5656

21st July 2008

U.S. comedy sketch show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE will get an early start when it debuts its autumn (08) season this September (08) to take advantage of the upcoming Presidential election. One of four primetime specials...

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Trio Of Prizes For Mad Men In Us Critics' Awards Show

21st July 2008

Mad Men has won three prizes at the US Television Critics Association (TCA) awards.The 1960s-set drama - which screened on BBC4 in the UK - was named programme of the year for its unflinching portrayal...

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Jay Mohr And Wife Cox Afraid Finances Will Affect Starting Family

30th May 2008

Former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star JAY MOHR and his wife NIKKI COX are desperate to follow in the footsteps of broody actress ANGELINA JOLIE - if they can afford multiple children. Mohr - father to...

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Bill Murray To Divorce After Wife's Addiction Claims

30th May 2008

The wife of Bill Murray has filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage citing the actor's adultery and addictions to marijuana and alcohol.Jennifer Butler Murray also accuses the Ghostbusters star of physical abuse and...

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Jon Bon Jovi Shocked To Become Snl Writing Reject

29th May 2008

Rocker JON BON JOVI was shocked when his script ideas were rejected by bosses at U.S. comedy show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - because he was convinced he was a gifted comedic writer. The 46-year-old star,...

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Baby Mama Has Mother's Touch At Us Box Office

28th April 2008

Surrogacy comedy Baby Mama has bottle-fed its way to the top of the US box office charts after its opening weekend.The Universal Studios picture, featuring Mean Girls star Tina Fey as a health-food franchise manager...

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'Jimmy Fallon To Succeed Conan O'brien On Nbc Late Show'

28th April 2008

Jimmy Fallon is to succeed Late Night host Conan O'Brien on NBC in 2009, the Hollywood Reporter has quoted sources as saying.O'Brien is moving into the 23:35 slot after the retirement of the Tonight Show's...

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Adam Sandler Breaks Ankle Playing Basketball

1st April 2008

Hollywood star Adam Sandler has broken his ankle while playing basketball but filming on his new movie will not be affected, his publicist said.According to a statement sent to Associated Press, the Wedding Singer star...

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Simpson Denies Snl 'Ban'

31st March 2008

ASHLEE SIMPSON has denied reports she has been banned from appearing on hit U.S. TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The star was left red-faced after she was caught lip-syncing during a performance on the show...

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Carey Hits Back At Internet Criticism

17th March 2008

MARIAH CAREY tackled celebrity blogger PEREZ HILTON on the airwaves on Monday (17Mar08) after he attacked her performance on TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The online gossip turned on Carey over the weekend (15/16Mar08) calling...

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Carey To Replace Sick Jackson

12th March 2008

U.S. TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has swapped one R+B superstar for another - MARIAH CAREY will replace JANET JACKSON on the programme this weekend (15Mar08). The Nasty singer called in sick after coming down...

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Clinton Appears On Saturday Night Live

3rd March 2008

Presidential candidate HILLARY CLINTON took a break from her campaign trail to make an appearance on U.S. satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (SNL). The programme opened with a sketch recreating a debate between Clinton, played...

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Live Again, Saturday Night Live Pulls Big Ratings

25th February 2008

Starved of live broadcasts of Saturday Night Live since the writers' strike began in early November, fans of the show returned en masse Saturday night. According to Nielsen overnights, SNL, hosted by Tina Fey, drew...

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