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Diaz Plays 'Cougar' On Tv Show

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...

Mccain Advisor Upset With Palin Attack

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...

Nbc Tries To Yank Youtube Snl Clip

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...

Poehler Leaves Saturday Night Live

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...

Palin Approves Of Fey's Impersonation

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...

Faux Palin And Real Palin Dominate

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...

Obama Cancels Snl Appearance

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...

Viewers Flock To Watch Phelps On Saturday Night Live

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...

Nirvana Manager: Courtney Love Led To Band's Downfall

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...

Phelps To Make Acting Debut On Saturday Night Live

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...

Talent Manager/producer Bernie Brillstein Dies At 77

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...

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

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...

By on 21 July 2008

Jay Mohr And Wife Cox Afraid Finances Will Affect Starting Family

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...

Bill Murray To Divorce After Wife's Addiction Claims

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...

By on 30 May 2008

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...

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