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...
Steve Martin, Angelina Jolie and Angela Lansbury were awarded honorary Oscars at the Governors Awards Saturday night.
Carol Burnett was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the country's top humor honor, over the weekend.
"This is very encouraging," Burnett said in her acceptance speech, The Associated Press reports. "It was a long time in coming, but I understand because there are so many people funnier than I am, especially here in Washington. With any luck, they'll soon get voted out, and I'll still have the Mark Twain prize."
Angelina Jolie will receive an honorary Academy Award for her humanitarian work, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. In addition to Jolie, who won Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted in 2000, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi will also receive honorary awards.
"The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. "We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees and look forward to bringing their peers and colleagues together to celebrate their extraordinary achievements."
This week, the Today show's Hoda Kotb recorded a special rap song for her fourth-hour co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, while Prince William talked about life as a fatherand Robin Williams told TVGuide.com which television shows he's addicted to.Steve Martin also teamed up with Kermit the Frog to perform "Dueling Banjos," and a gag reel proved that there was some laughter amid the tears on Grey's Anatomy's Season 9. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Ben Affleck, Bill Hader
While not the most memorable episode of the season, the Saturday Night Live finale was important for a number of reasons. Not only did it mark the last episode with Bill Hader, but if reports are true, it was the last with Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis as well. The finale also marked host Ben Affleck's induction into The Five Timer's Club, which wasn't nearly as glamorous as the Argo director expected.
Justin Timberlake returned to Saturday Night Live this week, but he wasn't the only familiar face making a comeback. The show also featured cameos from Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Simon, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, recently departed cast member Andy Samberg, and Bill Hader's "Weekend Update" character, Stefon. Here are some of the best moments from the show:
Steve Martin and Anne Stringfield
Steve Martin and his wife Anne Stringfield welcomed a baby in December, his rep confirms to People.
While no other details were released, a source told New York Post's Page Six the couple has been spotted around Los Angeles with a newborn.
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Michael C. Hall, Laura Linney
Good news, Dexter fans!
For the first time ever, the serial killer drama will premiere this summer, Showtime announced Saturday.
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Describing Hell on Wheels as "Revenge in the mud" makes it sound a lot more enjoyable than it is. AMC's sprawling but heavy-handed attempt to revive and redefine the Western (a newly hot TV-development trend) is solemn business indeed, with precious little wit or originality. (It premieres Sunday at 10/9c.)