Saturday Night Live
A "debut" theme surrounds tonight's show. Gabourey Sidibe, Best Actress Oscar nominee for her big-screen debut in the 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, makes her first appearance on SNL. As host, Sidibe joins forces with the late-night troupe to satirically work over the previous week's political happenings and course of events. And it's congratulations to Brooklyn-based band MGMT. Supporting their recently released CD, Congratulations, the group take to the acoustically rich confines of the Studio 8H stage for the very first time.
Read on for previews of You Don't Know Jack, Wanda Sykes Show, Outrageous Food and The Wild Girl.
Erykah Badu says her music video, "Window Seat," in which she stripped nude and feigned being shot at the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, has been "grossly misunderstood" and was not intended to insult the memory of the late president.
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Wanda Sykes Show
Stand-up comedian, sitcom sidekick, Emmy co-host... The list comprising Wanda Sykes' resume could go on, but here's the newest item she can add to it: talk-show host. Tonight marks the debut of this funny lady's foray into the talk-show arena, and naturally she's putting her own spin on things. Both regular panelists and celebrities will participate in a panel discussion that touches on current events and pop culture, and the show will also feature some field pieces and comedy segments.
Read on for previews of Saturday Night Live, Ann Rule's Too Late to Say Goodbye, John Fogerty: Live by Request and Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Not only is Wanda Sykes joining the predominately male landscape of late-night talk show hosts, her Fox show is kicking off when that landscape is getting a bit more crowded -- George Lopez's talkfest debuts two nights later on TBS and The Mo'Nique Show recently began on BET. Sykes, 45, doesn't seem to be worried about that, though; she's just excited to bring...