Kerry Washington and Jay Pharoah
With Scandal star Kerry Washington hosting this week, Saturday Night Live took the opportunity to have a little fun at its own expense.
The episode built its entire first sketch around the concept that Washington would be tasked with playing Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce all in the same skit — a winking reference to Kenan Thompson's recent comments about the lack of women of color on SNL.
On Tuesday, Amanda Bynes will be in court to face charges in her bong-throwing arrest from May. It's a far cry from where the former Nickelodeon star was just six years ago, when her career seemed full of promise after charming turns in She's the Man, Hairspray and Sydney White.
But in recent years — or more specifically, in the past 12 months — the 27-year-old's behavior has gone from odd to bizarre to downright alarming at times between her legal woes, strange appearances and crazy tweets. Here's a timeline:
A major downside to being the First Lady: If you make one little slip of the tongue, the whole world takes notice. Michelle Obama accidentally referred to herself as a single mother during an interview on Thursday.
Jimmy Fallon, Michelle Obama
This week, the Oscars happened! Host Seth MacFarlane's opening monologue, which featured the musical number "We Saw Your Boobs," sent lots of people into a tizzy, and Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence gave a backstage press conference that charmed the masses. First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and taught everyone the nuances of "mom dancing," and a basketball cheerleader sunk a you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it shot from half court. Check out those clips and more in this week's Top Videos:
The trend of so-called "hate-watching" is hardly a new TV phenomenon. We've been doing it with the Oscar show for years: picking apart the fashions, groaning at the witless banter, griping as we drift through the seemingly endless midsection where no awards of major consequence are presented, and nearly always regarding the unlucky host as a piñata ripe for the bashing.
This year's tuneful but torturously overextended production (ending just past the three-and-a-half-hour mark) was much the same. With one major exception: The musical numbers were no joke, especially when mighty divas as legendary as Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey and as electrifyingly current as Adele and Jennifer Hudson took the stage. No Rob Lowe-Snow White fiascos this time.
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First Lady Michelle Obama will sit down with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night this Friday.
Joe Biden, Barack Obama, John Boehner
For his first State of the Union address of his second term in office, President Barack Obama praised the progress made in areas such as the economy and related to the war abroad, but emphasized there is still a long way to go.
"The state of our union is stronger," he said, noting the rebounding stock market, the six million new jobs and the 34,000 American troops expected to return home by the end of next year at which time "our war in Afghanistan will be over."
Although the country is more than halfway towards reducing the national deficit, the question is "how do we finish the job," the President said. His answers included making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing by starting projects to fix infrastructure like bridges — programs that would create new jobs, and entice major companies to set up shop in America.
White House releases photo of President Obama shooting a gun
In order to encourage spending, the President also proposed...
LeAnn Rimes just got banged — and she's telling the whole world about it.
"Love my Andy Lacompte! I got banged," the country singer tweeted on Saturday with a picture of her new hair style. (What did you think we meant?) "Love em! Was time for a fun change."
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An Alabama high school football coach has been suspended for 10 days without pay for making anti-gay remarks and derogatory comments about First Lady Michelle Obama during a class, The Times Daily reports.
A student taped coach Bob Grisham's...
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will do their first joint interview for 60 Minutes. Steve Kroft will talk to Obama and Clinton at the White House Friday for the hour-long segment to be broadcast on ...