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Posted Sunday 4/15/18 at 3:10AM EDT
SNL gets Robert De Niro to interrogate Ben Stiller as Robert Mueller and Michael Cohen
Saturday Night Live reunited the Meet the Parents co-stars in this week's cold open to recreate the classic lie detector scene from their 2000 hit movie. "You broke the law. And now we’re going to catch all of you little fockers, you got that?” De Niro’s special prosecutor Mueller told Stiller, playing Trump attorney Cohen. Stiller, who was briefly an SNL cast member in 1989, said as Cohen: "You know how much evidence I have in my office? I’m Donald Trump’s lawyer! I’ve got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled ‘yikes.’”
- Donald Glover to pull double duty on May 5, hosting SNL and performing as Childish Gambino
- SNL spoofs Netflix's Wild Wild Country with the help of alum Nasim Pedrad
- SNL parodies Les Miserables with an insane lobster dinner sketch
- Why did announcer Darrell Hammond mispronounce John Mulaney's name as "John Mulvaney" not once but twice in the intro?
- SNL mocks "Hollywood's reboot fever"
- Mulaney tweets a 2008 pic of the SNL cast and writers dressed as Mad Men for then-host Jon Hamm
- SNL tweets video of Mulaney's closing remarks that NBC cut off
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Was Atlanta's "Teddy Perkins" ripped off?
The director of a 2016 short film titled White Face says he noticed a number of similarities between last week's episode and his 20-minute film. “If any of these things lived on their own, single, I would say that they were coincidence, but the fact that it's like four, five, six (resemblances) it gets weird for me,” says Mtume Gant, who first made the comparison between his film and the acclaimed episode Sunday on Instagram. He told Refinery 29 his film was made in June 2016, two months before Atlanta premiered and was featured in Shadow & Act, a website devoted to black film, television and web content, twice in 2017. Refinery 29 reached out to Donald Glover, director Hiro Murai and FX for comment, but so far no response. ALSO: Breaking down the Atlanta episode set at Drake's mansion.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
Atlanta is "a show about nothing while being a show about everything
In a way, Donald Glover's FX show could be described as "black Seinfeld," says Michael Harriot. In an essay about "the invisibility of black genius," Harriot writes that Atlanta's "subversive personality doesn’t even try to accommodate white sensibilities. It is not unapologetically black, because it seems to be unaware that an apology is even necessary." He adds: "The beauty of Atlanta is that it proves that there are shades of black by rejecting every stereotypical portrayal of blackness and embracing the nooks and crannies. That is the unheralded genius of the show. It does not portray us at our best or our worst. It is black Seinfeld. It is a show about nothing while being a show about everything. It does not try to be black. It just is. The greatest thing about Glover and Atlanta is that they don’t seem to care if anyone else recognizes their genius. Perhaps that is a lesson for us all. Maybe we should stop giving a f*ck."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Donald Glover wasn't on set for this week's Atlanta episode because he was in character for the entire time
"There was no Donald on set whatsoever," Derrick Haywood says in describing Glover's method acting for last night's episode. "I kid you not. Our engagement on season one compared to our engagement on this episode was drastically different." ALSO: "Teddy Perkins" episode showed the horror of black childhood trauma.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Atlanta created a stunning Michael Jackson-inspired short horror film
"It's a shocking television episode—one that FX aired without commercial breaks, which allowed this 41-minute thriller to play out uninterrupted," Matt Miller said of last night's episode. "And if anyone thought Atlanta wouldn't go to a full-fledged horror, then they don't know Atlanta well. At this point, it's clear that Donald Glover has landed in a rare relationship with FX where he can do just about anything he wants. This type of artistic freedom has made Atlanta: Robbin' Season some of the most thrilling television in years this season. And there's no telling what he has in store next week."
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
Test footage from Donald Glover's Deadpool leaks online
The animation company Titmouse posted its animated footage using Ryan Reynolds' dialogue from his Deadpool movie, which Glover and FX rejected. The Deadpool series was supposed to be animated by the company behind Archer. ALSO: Deadpool's mission was to give Rick and Morty “a run for their money," says writer Stefani Robinson.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Donald Glover's Deadpool dispute reveals a Marvel that is scared of taking risks
If Marvel wants to keep churning out new series and movies, it needs to make bold moves, says Liz Shannon Miller. But with Glover's mock script, we now know that Marvel is even protective of its most rebellious character. "Donald and Stephen Glover had clearly aimed to challenge the status quo with their take on Deadpool, she says, and the fact that it didn’t fly with Marvel is worth noting."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Stephen Glover: Our Deadpool animated show "wasn't too black" -- Taylor Swift episode was the "final straw"
Donald Glover's brother tweeted this morning there was a Taylor Swift-centric episode in the works. “There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a since-deleted tweet backing up his brother, according to The Wrap. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.” In a second tweet, he wrote: "Our show wasn’t too black. It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Donald Glover's script mocking Marvel for his canceled Deadpool project was a rare peek inside industry drama
The tweet thread that Glover posted early this morning "was a remarkable way to shed a light upon industry drama that does not often reach social media, a public statement in the form of a puzzle in the form of a script that both confounded and intrigued his fans," says Jonah Engel Bromwich. Meanwhile, FX says Glover's recent New Yorker interview had nothing to with the project's demise. An FX spokesperson said the network supported Glover, but Marvel decided to go in a different direction.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Donald Glover tweets canceled Deadpool script
"for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool," tweeted Glover, who rarely tweets, in addressing rumors that he might have been too busy to work on Marvel's Deadpool series. Glover then proceeded to send out numerous tweets of images of the FXX Deadpool animated series script titled "Finale." FX announced over the weekend that it was not proceeding with Deadpool "due to creative differences" with Marvel. In the script, Glover rips Marvel through the voice of Deadpool, hinting that racism might've caused the rift. "Do you think they cancelled the show... cause of racism?!" says Deadpool, adding: "All the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week."
Posted Sunday 3/25/18 at 1:59AM EDT
FX and Donald Glover exit Deadpool animated series over "creative differences" with Marvel TV
FX gave the Deadpool animated series a 10-episode order for FXX last May. “Due to creative differences, FX, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Marvel Television have agreed to part ways on Marvel’s Deadpool animated series, FX will no longer be involved with the project,” FX said in a statement, . “FX and Marvel have an ongoing relationship through our partnership on Legion, which will continue.”
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Joel McHale suggests that Donald Glover is too big for a potential Community movie
"Getting Donald would be very hard at this point unless we had $10 million lying around for him to appear," says McHale. "Donald, $10 million good for one day? We kind of need him."
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
Atlanta nails what a modern music-industry satire should look like
"In its first season, Donald Glover’s auteurist comedy was only glancingly about the career of the newbie rapper Paper Boi (a.k.a. Alfred) and his manager, Earn," says Spencer Kornhaber. "But Season 2 has built a mordant, multi-front parody of what it’s like for a young talent who’s building buzz. Paper Boi is subjected to a series of small humiliations—not by one all-powerful corporate boss (at least so far), but from a range of culture vultures that include fans, rivals, and technological gatekeepers. The problem isn’t Everything Now. It’s everything, now."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Atlanta mirrored a key Get Out scene
On this week's episode of Atlanta, Donald Glover and director Hiro Murai "seemed to directly call out Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning social thriller in one shot where all of the white office workers appeared motionless, almost zombie-like, and staring directly at Earn," says Zack Sharf. "When Earn turned around, the workers immediately unfroze and went back to their daily business."
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 4:45PM EST
FX's Atlanta Robbin' Season premieres to strong ratings
About 1.8 million total viewers watched the Season 2 premiere of the Donald Glover comedy, with FX saying it was the most-watched scripted comedy telecast in more than a year.