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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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- Here are the 10 best sketches of Season 43
- Give it up to the SNL costume department for their fast work on the royal wedding sketch
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- Kate McKinnon is glad to walk you through her SNL work, but she explains why she won't discuss her personal life
- Watch McKinnon "trash" a hotel room for GQ
- Read a history of SNL's Jeopardy! sketches
- Pete Davidson is "casually dating" former SNL musical guest Ariana Grande
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Pete Davidson: Donald Trump faked a phone call during an SNL table read
"He was, like, weird all week,” Davidson recalled of Trump hosting Saturday Night Live in November 2015. He said during the table read, Trump picked up the phone and started talking without it ringing. “He was like, ‘Hello.’ He goes, ‘Fantastic. OK great.’ And then he hung up and he goes, ‘Hey, everybody! My book just went No. 1!’ I swear on my life,” Davidson said.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
SNL's Pete Davidson and Larry David's daughter Cazzie David have split after two years of dating
Cazzie David first met Davidson when her dad hosted SNL in February 2016 during a season in which he recurred as Bernie Sanders. They started dating three months later. “I met Pete when my dad hosted Saturday Night Live," she told W magazine last year. "SNL has literally set up so many couples. There are millions of couples that met at SNL. Well, not millions." Davidson cryptically apologized to Cazzie on his Instagram Story in February.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 1:47PM EDT
SNL's Pete Davidson gets the Queer Eye treatment from Tan France
"I thought I was dressing well but it's so nice to know I'm kinda dressing like sh*t," Davidson says on the SNL web extra video.
Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 6:35PM EDT
SNL continues its elaborate promo trend with Bill Hader
Watch Chris Redd and Pete Davidson make the Saturday Night Live alum uncomfortable by rapping about how he is their comedy god/new dad.
Posted Saturday 3/03/18 at 1:25AM EST
SNL stars Pete Davidson and Chris Redd released a Trump-mocking parody of Drake's "God's Plan"
The two comedians opted to upload their "NSFW" parody song Don's Plan outside the Saturday Night Live bubble. ALSO: Meet Julio Torres, the SNL writer from El Salvador.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Larry David's 23-year-old daughter, hyped as the "next Lena Dunham," could follow her dad to HBO
Page Six reports that there is a bidding war to bring Cazzie David's web series Eighty-Sixed to the small screen. "A Hollywood insider says that Hulu and Amazon are interested in developing her series as a TV project, and that there have been meetings with HBO," Page Six reports. Cazzie David is currently dating Pete Davidson from SNL.
Posted Sunday 12/17/17 at 12:55PM EST
Hillary Clinton responds to Pete Davidson getting a tattoo of her
Clinton left a comment on the SNL star’s Instagram page: "Thanks @petedavidson," she wrote. "This makes it significantly less awkward that I've had a Pete Davidson tattoo for years."
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 5:32PM EST
SNL’s Pete Davidson got a tattoo of Hillary Clinton on his arm
“Wanted to get @hillaryclinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero,” Davison captioned an Instagram photo showing off his new ink. “Thanks for being such a badass and one of the strongest people in the universe.”
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
Staten Island’s newspaper makes Pete Davidson the No. 1 story after he mocked the borough on SNL
Staten Island Advance’s top story Sunday night was “SNL: Pete Davidson bashes Staten Island as home to 'racist' cops, firefighters,” with the newspaper noting that he took "another shot" at the borough using five minutes of Weekend Update airtime.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 2:47AM EST
MTV orders a 10th season of Nick Cannon’s Wild ’N Out
Cannon's sketch and improv comedy series is moving to Brooklyn for Season 10, with guests including Pete Davidson and Keyshia Cole.
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Jason Aldean opens SNL to pay tribute to the Las Vegas shooting victims and Tom Petty
The country singer, who was on stage at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas when the shooting broke out, said a few words about how “we hurt for you and we hurt with you.” Then he performed Petty’s hit song, “I Won’t Back Down.” ALSO: Pete Davidson spoke about his borderline personality disorder on Weekend Update.
Posted Thursday 9/28/17 at 4:23PM EDT
Pete Davidson says he had never watched an SNL episode before joining the cast
“I never watched SNL before,” Davidson recalled to Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, in describing the audition process, which was the result of a recommendation from Bill Hader to Lorne Michaels. “Before I got the show, I didn’t know about it,” he said. “I didn’t know what it was, which is really bad to say… I didn’t grow up really watching it. I watched like SpongeBob…. Drake and Josh.” Davidson did admit that he had previously seen Will Ferrell’s Jeopardy! sketches on YouTube.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
Pete Davidson says he has borderline personality disorder
The SNL star explained on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast that he wrongly thought his marijuana habit was to blame when, last year, “I started having these mental breakdowns where I would, like, freak out and then not remember what happened after. Blind rage." After going to rehab and months of sobriety, Davidson was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.