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Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 3:19PM EST
James Corden made a Jeff Goldblum-themed parody of Ariana Grande's "thank u, next"
Watch The Late Late Show music video for "thank u, jeff."
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 1:18PM EST
Pete Davidson posts candid Instagram post about getting bullied and being suicidal
Source: BuzzFeed News
The SNL star published a lengthy note on Instagram describing the harassment he's received from being in a high-profile relationship with Ariana Grande. “I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months," he wrote. "I’ve spoken about (Borderline Personality Disorder) and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth.” Davidson added: “I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t."
Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 4:04PM EST
Ariana Grande reunites with Victorious co-stars in her "Thank U, Next" music video
Grande's former Nickelodeon co-stars who appear in her new music video include Elizabeth Gillies, Matt Bennett and Daniella Monet.
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 1:14PM EST
YouTube orders an Ariana Grande concert docuseries
Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries will take her fans behind the scenes of her Dangerous Woman Tour.
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 7:37AM EST
SNL's Pete Davidson called out for mocking a Republican congressional candidate who lost an eye serving in Afghanistan
"This guy’s kind of cool: Dan Crenshaw," Davidson said on his "Weekend Update" segment. "You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas, and not a hitman in a porno movie. I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever. Whatever!" The National Republican Congressional Committee responded to the joke by demanding an apology while mocking Davidson's recent breakup with Ariana Grade. "Getting dumped by your pop star girlfriend is no excuse for lashing out at a decorated war hero who lost his eye serving our country," NRCC spokesperson Jack Pandol said in a statement. "Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every week—because they’re not laughing." Meanwhile, TMZ spoke to Crenshaw, who said he wasn't looking for an apology. In a tweet, he added: "Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes."
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 10:48PM EDT
SNL reportedly dropped plans for Pete Davidson to mock his Ariana Grande breakup
TMZ reports that Davidson discussed dropping a planned skit and got Lorne Michaels' approval because he and Grande have an agreement to stay silent. TMZ adds that yesterday's promo, making fun of their split, was "already in the works, and it was too late to pull it."
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 3:01PM EDT
How much time will SNL devote this week to the Pete Davidson-Ariana Grande breakup?
Source: The Washington Post
Davidson and Grande called it quits shortly after the last Saturday Night Live episode three weeks ago. Davidson has since had to use other forums to address the breakup. Since their relationship was a big part of the season premiere, a lot of jokes at Davidson's expense should be expected -- as hinted by the promo released last night.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Ariana Grande calls out Pete Davidson for joking about proposing in SNL's new promo
In Jonah Hill's final Saturday Night Live promo for the week, Davidson attempted to propose to musical guest Maggie Rogers, joking he's gone "0 for 3." His ex Grande later tweeted then deleted an apparent clapback: "For somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh," she wrote in one tweet, adding in another, "thank u, next."
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 1:31PM EDT
James Corden and Ariana Grande freak out while visiting an escape room
According to Billboard, last night's Late Late Show Halloween segment was filmed months ago, before Grande's breakup with Pete Davidson, while they were filming their "Carpool Karaoke" segment.
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Wendy Williams apologizes for mistaking Ariana Grande for Selena Gomez
“I’m sorry. Sometimes I get my problematic children twisted,” she cracked during her Wendy Williams Show "Hot Topics" segment on Monday. “I know you do too.”
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:35PM EDT
SNL's Chris Redd nailed his impression of Kanye West
Source: The Root
Saturday Night Live's cold open mocking Kanye West's Oval Office meeting with President Trump wasn't great, but Redd's Kanye impression was. "For someone like Kanye, who’s been a public figure for almost two decades now—and possesses a voice and mannerisms as distinct as his—I assumed I’d be able to jump on YouTube and find dozens of decent to uncanny impersonations of him. Yet the best I could find was from Jay Pharoah and Jamie Foxx, and they’re both kinda meh," says Damon Young. "Granted, I didn’t look very hard. But that’s the point. I shouldn’t have to. Redd, however, nails it. He has Kanye’s mannerisms down. He has Kanye’s conveniently disappearing Chicago accent down. He has the distinct way Kanye’s voice vacillates from a growl to this unnamed thing that always cracks a bit more than you expect it to. (It sometimes reminds me of firewood kindling.) He even gets Kanye’s unique volume right, which is set to 'guy who just gave a speech but doesn’t realize his mic is still on.'"
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande break up after five months: Why their relationship became an internet obsession
Source: The Washington Post
The SNL comedian the pop-star's breakup comes weeks after they appeared together on the MTV VMAs and following a Saturday Night Live season premiere that spent a lot of time on their romance. "As 'Grandson' became a pop culture phenomenon, they managed to stay self-aware," says Emily Yahr. "Grande bantered back and forth with fans on Twitter, while Davidson was unusually candid as he grappled with his journey from SNL cast member to media obsession," especially in a profile for GQ.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 4:56AM EDT
SNL's casting Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh was a terrible decision considering his past #MeToo comments
Source: The Daily Beast
"Regardless of how the performance was received, it’s almost unbelievable that Damon was cast in the first place," says Kevin Fallon. "It’s one of a series of gripes with an episode that proved the show either inelegant or incapable of dealing with issues surrounding sexual assault with nuance, hindered by its own reckless pursuit of headlines over responsibility." As Fallon points out, Damon was at the center of controversy last year after he responded to the #MeToo movement by decrying the "culture of outrage" and arguing that allegations of sexual misconduct should be analyzed on a "spectrum." Damon also defended Louis CK and said not enough attention was being paid to the men who didn't commit acts of sexual misconduct. He later apologized for his insensitive remarks. "Perhaps Damon and SNL thought that having him play Kavanaugh in a sketch meant to expose the judge as a hypocrite and a liar puts the actor on some path to atonement for his previous remarks on the issue. Or perhaps they both thought it too innocuous to consider," says Fallon. "But these things matter. Even celebrity casting on a sketch comedy series matters. If we are to judge this on a spectrum, casting a man who once insinuated that the #MeToo movement has gone too far as Brett Kavanaugh falls somewhere between tone-deaf and triggering at a time when women who come forward continue to be dismissed, vilified, mocked, targeted, and not believed."
Posted Sunday 9/30/18 at 6:30AM EDT
Matt Damon was the perfect choice to play SNL's Brett Kavanaugh
Source: The Daily Beast
"SNL had a tall order in the opening of its 44th season premiere," says Matt Wilstein. "They had to introduce a brand new character, Brett Kavanaugh, who has never appeared on the show before but has become indelible in the minds of Americans after his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee just two days (before)." Damon, he says, "absolutely nailed" the U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee, playing him "even more fired-up than the real thing." Kate McKinnon was terrific, too, as Sen. Lindsey Graham. Wilstein adds: "By casting Damon, who is unlikely to pull an Alec Baldwin and return week after week, perhaps SNL is predicting that we won’t be seeing much more of Kavanaugh after this coming week’s FBI investigation."
- Pete Davidson's romance with Ariana Grande was brought up multiple times in the season premiere
- Adam Driver was an odd choice to kick off Season 44 -- he only appeared in four live sketches other than the monologue
- Driver's performance as oil baron Abraham H. Parnassus was almost Oscar-worthy
- Alyssa Milano's cardboard cutout SNL cameo is now her Twitter wallpaper
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar praises Rachel Dratch's impersonation of her
# TOPICS: Saturday Night Live, NBC, Adam Driver, Alyssa Milano, Amy Klobuchar, Ariana Grande, Brett Kavanaugh, Kate McKinnon, Lindsey Graham, Matt Damon, Pete Davidson, Rachel Dratch, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 3:04PM EDT
SNL got Kanye West to replace Ariana Grande after she dropped out of the season premiere
Source: Us Weekly
“We had Ariana drop out for emotional reasons two days ago,” Lorne Michaels said on SNL historian James Andrew Miller's Origins podcast, which was taped earlier this month but released on Thursday. Saturday Night Live announced Adam Driver as host and West as musical guest on Sept. 17. "Kanye stepped up, and he’ll be there," Michael said. "So, the reach of the show and the number of people who will step forward is now somehow now, I think, probably at its peak.” A source tells Us Weekly, however, that while there were discussions about having the singer perform during the upcoming season, she was “was never booked to perform during this weekend’s premiere.” Grande has been dating SNL cast member Pete Davidson since May. ALSO: How will SNL cover the Pete Davidson-Ariana Grande romance?