LaKendra Tookes, Leslie Jones
In addition to adding Sasheer Zamata to its cast, Saturday Night Live has hired two new black female writers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones will start work on the sketch show on Monday.
Both comedians were discovered during the recent auditions Lorne Michaels held in response to criticism of the show's lack of diversity.
Saturday Night Live
Live from New York, it's...NBC's hottest show? After nearly 40 years on the air and countless cast changes — including the losses of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and (soon) Seth Meyers in the last two seasons alone — Saturday Night Live routinely ranks as one of the Peacock Network's highest-rated series in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 age demographic (just below The Voice, The Blacklist and Chicago Fire). This...
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis will be planning for more than just their upcoming wedding. The couple are expecting their first child together,People reports.
"They are incredibly happy," a source close to the pair tells People. "They're very excited to welcome a new member into their family."
Six new faces are joining the Saturday Night Live cast as featured players, NBC announced Monday.
Stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan joins previously reported new hires Beck Bennett, Michael Patrick O'Brien, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney and Noël Wells.
Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers
Weekend update: Seth Meyers married his longtime girlfriend, Alexi Ashe, on Sunday, People reports.
Saturday Night Live is adding to its cast following the departures of Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.
Beck Bennett, best known for appearing in a string of AT&T kid commercials, SNL writer...
John Mulaney, Nicole Byer
Listen up, Lorne Michaels! The fall season's almost here and we still haven't heard a peep about who's going to replace Saturday Night Live cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and the soon-to-depart Seth Meyers.
So if you're having trouble making up your mind on who to hire, let me help you out.
Elysium, the new sci-fi movie starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, nabbed the top spot at the box office over the weekend, bringing in $30.4 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Still, the total was less than recent sci-fi debuts Pacific Rim and Oblivion, and also fell short of director Neill Blomkamp's previous release, 2009's District 9.
Great White Shark
This week, Kristen Wiig played Patty Hearst on Comedy Central's Drunk History, Mumford & Sons enlisted the help of some comedians to spoof themselves in a new music video, and a group of middle school students put on a Breaking Bad musical. NBC released a slew of audition tapes for The Office, featuring the likes of...
Mumford & Sons
At first glance, "Hopeless Wanderer" looks like any other Mumford & Sons music video — lots of natural light, strumming instruments and beards. But instead of Marcus Mumford & Co.,Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms and Will Forte have replaced the usual quartet.