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Leslie Jones Named New SNL Cast Member

Leslie Jones Named New SNL Cast Member

Originally posted 10/20/2014 10:50PM

Saturday Night Live just added a new face to the cast of its 40th season.

Leslie Jones is the latest lady to join the show as a full-fledged cast member after becoming a writer earlier this year.

Jones first auditioned for the coveted spot last fall as one of twelve finalists, but the role was ultimately offered to Sasheer Zamata.

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NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for Violating Voluntary Ebola Quarantine

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Apologizes for Violating Voluntary Ebola Quarantine

Originally posted 10/14/2014 06:45AM

Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC has apologized for breaching voluntary quarantine after being exposed to the Ebola virus in Liberia.

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Filed Under: NBC, Ebola, Health
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PHOTO: See Christopher Walken as Captain Hook | Christopher Walken

See the First Photo of Christopher Walken as Captain Hook for Peter Pan Live!

Originally posted 09/24/2014 06:10PM

Shiver me timbers, Christopher Walken is almost unrecognizable as a pirate!

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Meredith Vieira Revisits Her Life Choices

Meredith Vieira Revisits Her Life Choices

Originally posted 09/04/2014 08:00AM

She's known as an expert at extracting information out of others, but these days, storied journalist Meredith Vieira is opening up about her own story.

As she launches her new NBC daytime talk show, The Meredith Vieira Show, premiering next Monday, the wife and mother of three sat down for this week's issue of PEOPLE to discuss the woman behind the journalist – and the choices that have led her to where she is today.

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Chuck Todd Taking Over NBC's Meet the Press

Chuck Todd Taking Over NBC's Meet the Press

Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:00AM

Embattled Meet the Press moderator David Gregory is leaving NBC News and Chuck Todd will replace him on the venerable Sunday morning public affairs program, NBC said Thursday.

Todd begins his new role on Sept. 7. He remains as NBC News' political director, but will relinquish his duties as Chief White House correspondent and anchor of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown. He has been a frequent guest on Meet the Press as a political analyst.

The 42-year-old Todd came to NBC in 2007 after working for National Journal's The Hotline, where he was editor-in-chief.

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Filed Under: NBC, TV News, Tim Russert
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How a Chimp on a Bike Once Got Regis Philbin in Trouble | Late Night, Regis Philbin, Seth Meyers

A Chimp on a Bike Once Got Regis Philbin in Trouble (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/17/2014 08:35AM

The highs and lows of the NBC page program (like fetching nachos from Yankee Stadium) were frequent plot points on Tina Fey's beloved comedy 30 Rock, which featured Jack McBrayer as Kenneth, the perennially put-upon and relentlessly cheerful page.

According to Regis Philbin's appearance on Late Night Wednesday, 30 Rock might not have been that far off.

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Katherine Heigl Defends Herself Against 'Difficult' Reputation

Katherine Heigl: 'I Certainly Don't See Myself as Being Difficult'

Originally posted 07/13/2014 06:30PM

Katherine Heigl is not hard to work with. She promises!

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Meet the Newest Captain Hook – Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken Cast as Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live!

Originally posted 07/13/2014 03:00PM

A pirate's life is a wonderful life – for Christopher Walken.

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Good Morning America Cast Bids Farewell to Josh Elliott

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Good Morning America Cast Bids Farewell to Josh Elliott

Originally posted 03/31/2014 07:45AM

Man in the news Josh Elliott was not a physical presence on Monday's Good Morning America, but his spirit was there.

After teasing the East Coast storm, L.A. quake and an Arizona student riot, GMA co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced at the top of the show from behind his desk, "First, a little news of our own."

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Retta: It's Time to 'Hook a Sister Up' on Parks and Rec

Parks and Recreation's Retta Wants More Love for Her Character

Originally posted 02/27/2014 07:15PM

After bidding a bittersweet goodbye to Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, Parks and Recreation returns Thursday with plenty of Pawnee action. Though Ann and Chris are gone, there's now room for other characters to take the spotlight – and we're hoping Retta's Donna Meagle gets more time to shine.

Speaking to PEOPLE, Retta revealed she's pushing for love. Donna has enjoyed a wild dating life, but Retta thinks it's time for a real relationship.

"I want there to be a romantic interest in her future, and I keep bringing it up to our executive producer," Retta says. "I've kind of put it in his brain, and I believe that he shall hook a sister up, as they say."

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