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Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 6:51AM EDT
Pete Davidson confirms Ariana Grande engagement to Jimmy Fallon: “I feel like I won a contest, so sick"
“It’s f*cking lit, Jimmy. It’s so lit," the SNL star said on The Tonight Show, adding: “Some dude goes up to me and says, ‘Yo man, you gave me hope,’ I was like I didn’t know I was that ugly."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 7:04PM EDT
Leslie Jones hopes SNL cuts down on the "political stuff" next season
“I hope next year we can do more funnier stuff instead of a lot of political stuff this year, which we had to,” Jones said in an interview with The Wrap. “There was so much stuff that was happening, there was no way that our show, with the responsibility that we have, would not to cover that stuff. It was just too important. But I do hope that next year will be a lot more funny-funny based stuff, more comedy based stuff instead of a lot of political stuff.” Jones added that comedy can't "always be serious. You need The Three Stooges just as much as you need John Oliver.” Jones also expressed frustration that longtime cast member Kenan Thompson isn't more appreciated. “People are not really realizing how much of a foundation he is to the cast," she said. "Most of the stuff that you see him in that works, it works because of him. He’s the glue to all of it. It’s very infuriating to see people not notice that.” ALSO: SNL's Pete Davidson paid $93,000 for the engagement ring he gave Ariana Grande.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's engagement has raised questions about their different levels of fame
"Ariana Grande is a Top 40 staple with a trio of Grammy nominations and three platinum albums," says Inkoo Kang. "She’s arguably one of the five biggest pop acts working right now. Pete Davidson has been on SNL for the last four years, but probably wouldn’t even crack a top 5 list among that show’s cast. Davidson’s no slouch: He was hired by Lorne Michaels at age 20, making him one of the show’s youngest cast members ever. But Grande and Davidson’s disparate levels of fame and accomplishment have made the couple Exhibit A in discussions about how differently humor is seen as a sexually desirable trait across genders." ALSO: Pete Davidson covers up his tattoo of ex-girlfriend Cazzie David's face.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
SNL's Pete Davidson gets engaged to Ariana Grande after a few weeks of dating
Here's a timeline of their brief courtship: On May 12, Grande was spotted at an SNL after-party with a cell-phone case that looked like one that Davidson has. Less than one month later, the couple is engaged.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande confirm their relationship on Instagram
The SNL star and former SNL musical guest made their relationship "Intagram-official" by posing today in Harry Potter outfits.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Pete Davidson responds to internet commenters saying he shouldn't be in a relationship with Ariana Grande because of his mental illness
"I just think it’s f*cked up to stigmatize people as crazy and say that they are unable to do stuff that anyone can do. It’s not their fault and it’s the wrong way for people to look at things," the SNL star wrote in a lengthy message posted to social media.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
SNL's celebrity cameo-filled 43rd season highlights the problem of having few cast members who are stars
"Since the departure of its prior core group of stars (the last of whom, Seth Meyers, departed midway through Season 39), SNL has struggled to build a major identity around its newer ensemble," says David Simms. "(Kate) McKinnon, the show’s one bona-fide star, and Kenan Thompson, its longest-running cast member, are two hall-of-famers. Everyone else is a mix of solid but unspectacular performers, some of whom (like Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong) have been with the show for six years without ever quite making it their own." Simms notes that Saturday Night Live is doing fine, ratings-wise. But, he adds, "beyond the growing staleness of its Trump material, SNL struggled to really address some of the biggest news stories of the year, especially the #MeToo movement." The one standout episode was the one hosted by Donald Glover, he says. "There’s a lesson to be learned from Glover’s episode: Its distinctiveness is what made it work, and helped so many of its sketches travel online in the days following," says Simms." More often than not, SNL succeeds when its cast members and writers build up recognizable brands of humor that can recur throughout the show. That’s never been true for much of SNL’s current cast, partly because they’re not given enough air time to define themselves onscreen, and some of the longer-serving veterans may have missed their chance to do so entirely. It’s a problem the show knows that it has—and a mistake it should steer clear of when it begins its next rebuild around newer stars."
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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
This Is Us' Chrissy Metz was once a talent agent who represented Ariana Grande
Metz told Jimmy Fallon about her talent agency past, saying she "represented Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron. Yeah, I was on the team that represented both of those incredible ladies."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon and Ariana Grande sing with Nintendo Labo
Watch them perform "No Tears Left to Cry" with Nintendo's new gaming and construction toy platform.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Ariana Grande is the next singer to take over Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show
Following in the footsteps of Cardi B (who co-hosted with Fallon earlier this month), Grande will appear on May 1 for a full hour of "talk, sketches, and a few surprises."
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Glee's Kevin McHale comes out with the help of an Ariana Grande song
"NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT," McHale tweeted of the singer's new single.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
The Grammys will pay tribute to victims of violence at concerts
The Grammys have enlisted Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris, who all performed at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas where last October’s shooting happened, will pay tribute to the concert’s victims, as well as the victims of the Ariana Grande’s Manchester, England concert. ALSO: Elton John, Kendrick Lamar and U2 will perform at the Grammys.
Posted Tuesday 8/15/17 at 10:46PM EDT
CBS wants to have its own singing competition show, with Scooter Braun's help
The talent manager behind Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande gets a singing show, that would mean all of the Big Four broadcast networks will have a singing competition. PLUS: Braun could join Fox singing competition The Four.