Highlights from ‘Saturday Night Live at Home’

Well, it kinda worked out okay. Saturday night, SNL premiered its remote “At Home” episode – featuring many of the regular cast members as well as surprise host Tom Hanks, from his kitchen and musical guest Chris Martin. The episode was a ratings winner for NBC as 6.7 million viewers tuned in, making it the … Continue reading “Highlights from ‘Saturday Night Live at Home’”

It’s Saturday Night Live… from home

NBC has announced that Saturday Night Live will air original content on Saturday, April 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Original material will be produced remotely as SNL practices social distancing. According to the network show elements will include “Weekend Update” and other original content from SNL cast members. The show released a pair … Continue reading “It’s Saturday Night Live… from home”

Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night

The fictional team of AFC Richmond may be enormous losers on Apple TV+’s hit series Ted Lasso, but last night they proved to be big winners. The feel-good soccer-themed ensemble scored four Emmys last night, taking home wins for outstanding comedy, series lead actor (Jason Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein). … Continue reading “Emmys: Ted Lasso’s lovable losers are big winners last night”

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made victory speeches, stressing unity and diversity, to the nation Saturday night in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris, 56, the first woman and first woman of color to be elected vice president, was first to take the stage, savoring the solo moment in a suffragette-white pantsuit, waving to the … Continue reading “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris deliver healing speeches”

Second night of 2020 Creative Emmy Winners

The Television Academy hosted the second of its five 2020 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremonies honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television at Emmys.com. The ceremony awarded many talented artists and craftspeople in the categories of Variety Programming. The ceremony was hosted by Emmy-nominated host Nicole Byer and featured presenters from some of the … Continue reading “Second night of 2020 Creative Emmy Winners”

Emmys to be streamed over 4 nights, broadcast on 5th

The Television Academy today announced the awards categories to be presented during the 72nd Emmys and the virtual 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies. The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel—who also joins Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart as an executive producer of the program. The show will … Continue reading “Emmys to be streamed over 4 nights, broadcast on 5th”

D-Nice’s #couchparty on IG Live creates social dancing

Epic and sweaty. That’s the only way to describe Bronx native DJ D-Nice (real name Derrick Jones) is doing his part to keep social distancers entertained and positive during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. What began as a “Homeschool social distancing Party” last Wednesday March 18 (with only 200 followers), has quickly become a social media … Continue reading “D-Nice’s #couchparty on IG Live creates social dancing”

Which of your shows and movies will be affected should IATSE strike?

As we reported yesterday, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) International President Matthew Loeb announced that unless an agreement is reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), union members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday, October 18 at 12:01 a.m., PDT. This is a first for the union. … Continue reading “Which of your shows and movies will be affected should IATSE strike?”

SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts

Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of Saturday Night Live when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of Loki on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, in theaters Oct. 22.  Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical … Continue reading “SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13

The third Creative Arts Emmys ceremony of 2021, held on Sunday evening, ended similarly to the two that preceded it, with Netflix at the top of the winners’ list. In the year’s final Creative Arts presentation, the streamer added nine awards to its 12 from Saturday and 13 from the first Sunday show, for a … Continue reading “The Emmys: Netflix tops Creative Arts Awards with 34, Disney+ nabs 13”

Norm Macdonald loses battle to cancer, passes away at 61

Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Norm Macdonald has been reported to have passed away at 61 after quietly and privately battling cancer for the past nine years.  News of his passing was confirmed by Deadline on Tuesday via Macdonald’s management firm Brillstein Entertainment. The former Weekend Update host’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori … Continue reading “Norm Macdonald loses battle to cancer, passes away at 61”

Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with … Continue reading “Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian”

Cannes Lions: 72andSunny and Tinder win Grand Prix

MDC Partners (NASDAQ: MDCA) agency 72andSunny has been awarded the Entertainment Grand Prix at this year’s prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The Grand Prix – the highest award level an entrant can receive in a single category – recognizes 72andSunny’s extraordinary work with Match Group to launch its “Swipe Night” campaign, an original branded … Continue reading “Cannes Lions: 72andSunny and Tinder win Grand Prix”

New exhibit spotlights New York music from 1980-1986

Museum of the City of New York, the city’s storyteller for almost 100 years, today shared details for New York, New Music: 1980-1986, a new exhibition that revisits the music scene of early 1980s New York City. The exhibition examines this transformative era through the lens of emerging pivotal music genres and the influence they played on New … Continue reading “New exhibit spotlights New York music from 1980-1986”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

Elon Musk to host SNL on May 8

Elon Musk will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on May 8. Musk is the CEO and Technoking of Tesla and the Chief Engineer of SpaceX, which launched the second operational flight of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on April 23. Miley Cyrus will make her sixth appearance as SNL musical … Continue reading “Elon Musk to host SNL on May 8”

Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards

Last night, the Costume Designers Guild, held its 23rd awards show honoring the best in film, television and short-form costume design. Winners of the virtual ceremony were announced over Twitter. The awards show was hosted by actress Lana Condor. Virtual presenters included Rose Byrne, Andra Day, O-T Fagbenle, Regina King, Carey Mulligan and Amanda Seyfried. “We’ve had to come together as … Continue reading “Ma Rainey, Schitt’s Creek win Costume Guild Awards”