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Jon Bon Jovi Shocked To Become Snl Writing Reject

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,...

Baby Mama Has Mother's Touch At Us Box Office

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...

By on 28 April 2008

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

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...

By on 28 April 2008

Adam Sandler Breaks Ankle Playing Basketball

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...

By on 01 April 2008

Simpson Denies Snl 'Ban'

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...

Carey Hits Back At Internet Criticism

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...

Carey To Replace Sick Jackson

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...

Clinton Appears On Saturday Night Live

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...

Live Again, Saturday Night Live Pulls Big Ratings

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...

Producers Prepare Accelerated Filming

While their strike may have ended, some television writers are discovering that they will have no jobs to return to this week. Some network executives have already replaced scripted shows that were performing marginally and...

Fallon Weds

Former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star JIMMY FALLON has married his longterm partner NANCY JUVONEN in a ceremony in the Caribbean. The 30-year-old funnyman proposed to Juvonen, 40 - who co-owns Flower Films with Drew Barrymore...

Ptc Blasts Cbs's Showtime Plans

Word that CBS might rebroadcast edited versions of adult-oriented shows that aired originally on its sibling Showtime cable network touched off the wrath of the Parents Television Council Wednesday. In a statement, PTC President Tim...

Meyers: 'Striking Is Harder Than Snl'

Comedian SETH MEYERS is hoping for a speedy resolution to the ongoing writers' strike - because picketing is harder than writing for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The 33-year-old, who is head writer for the comedy show,...

Nbc Quietly Begins Airing Liquor Ads

NBC's New York flagship, WNBC-TV, began airing, without fanfare, commercials for Bacardi North America last Friday, featuring brands Bacardi rum and Grey Goose vodka, the New York Times reported today (Friday). The spots are airing...

Network 'Fires Staff' Over Strikes

American television network NBC has reportedly fired "nearly the entire production staff" on TV show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE following the Hollywood writers strike. Staff working on the hit programme learned of their fate on Friday...

Movie Reviews: Southland Tales

A year and a half after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a chorus of boos, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales is opening tonight (Wednesday) in New York and Los Angeles and in other...

Writers Strike Will Cost Winehouse Saturday Night Live Debut

AMY WINEHOUSE's debut on U.S. satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is in jeopardy because of the upcoming writer's strike. The walk-out, which is expected to start at midnight on Sunday (04Nov07), will upset TV schedules...

Nbc Shuts Down Youtube "Channel"

NBC, which has had a contentious relationship with websites that have sought to present content from its shows, suddenly shut down its "channel" on YouTube over the weekend without notice, the tech gossip site Valleywag.com...

Bon Jovi Returns To The Eighties For Saturday Night Live

JON BON JOVI was whisked back in time for a hilarious skit on America's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE at the weekend (13Oct07) when he helped re-enact show regular AMY POEHLER's childhood dream of meeting the rocker....

Timberlake Concerts Rescheduled

Two of Justin Timberlake's concerts have been rescheduled after a doctor ordered the singer to rest his voice.The 26-year-old is suffering from vocal strain following months of touring and a performance at the MTV Video...

By on 12 September 2007

Racy Timberlake Video Wins Emmy

A risque spoof music video featuring Justin Timberlake received the critical acclaim to match its popular appeal after being awarded with an Emmy last night.The unprintable D*** in a Box, about the practise of presenting...

By on 10 September 2007

Emmy Group Demands Title Of Snl Spoof Video Be Changed

It may be one of the most-watched videos in the history of YouTube, but the Justin Timberlake-Andy Samberg video "D**k in a Box," originally produced for Saturday Night Live, has hit a stone wall with...

Thompson Slims To Play Presidential Hopeful Obama

SNAKES ON A PLANE star KENAN THOMPSON has embarked on a strict diet - so he can parody presidential hopeful BARACK OBAMA on the upcoming season of U.S. satirical show SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The heavyweight...

A Bourne Leader

Matt Damon's latest movie proved that it was a Bourne leader at the box office over the weekend. In fact, The Bourne Ultimatum led all movies ever released in August as it drew an estimated...

Movie Reviews: Hot Rod

Hot Rod is the latest movie to be ripped from the pages of Saturday Night Live. It stars SNL regular Andy Samberg as an Evel Knievel-wannabe. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times predicts that the...

Fallon To Replace O'brien On Late Night

When Late Night's Conan O'Brien takes over the Tonight show in 2009, he will most likely be succeeded by former Saturday Night Live co-star Jimmy Fallon, Broadcasting & Cable reported in its current issue, citing...

Saturday Night Live -- The Reality Show?

Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels has confirmed that NBC executives have discussed the possibility of a producing a reality series in which the audience would judge which skits performed during the dress rehearsal would...

Fallen Idol (Ratings, That Is)

A two-hour American Idol finale that saw 17-year-old Jordin Sparks crowned the sixth Idol winner -- over Blake Lewis -- drew a 17.2 rating and a 28 share Wednesday night representing 29.5 million viewers, according...

Strip Stripped From Nbc's Schedule

Marking the end of one of the greatest debacles in its history, NBC is expected to disclose during its upfront season presentation on Monday that it has canceled Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the...

Desperate Housewives Remains Tops On Sunday

Its ratings may not be what they once were, but ABC's Desperate Housewives remained the most-watched TV show Sunday night, scoring an 11.0 rating and a 17 share. A two-hour Saturday Night Live in the...

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