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Originally posted 02/06/2014 08:45AM
It's no surprise to hear that Amy Poehler is all about girl power.
Originally posted 01/08/2014 11:55AM
After its lack of diversity became a social-media talking point and topic for criticism, Saturday Night Live officially hired comedian Sasheer Zamata on Monday.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 12:30PM
Saturday Night Live plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January.
A representative for the NBC sketch-comedy show on Thursday confirmed reports it's answering complaints about its lack of diversity by staging showcases to choose at least one black female cast member and to hire her within weeks.
In recent weeks, the show has seen two-dozen candidates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
The New York Times reported that a special audition for seven or eight finalists will be held Monday on the SNL stage in Manhattan.
It's "100 percent good for the show to have an African-American woman" in its ranks, executive producer Lorne Michaels told The Times.
Originally posted 11/03/2013 08:00AM
In a week that saw Saturday Night Live come under the microscope of The New York Times for the program's lack of diversity, specifically where black women cast members were concerned, the show cold-opened Saturday night with a skit starring guest host Kerry Washington, satirizing the situation – and even culminating with a pre-"Live from New York, It's Saturday Night" announcement from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"What have we learned from this sketch?" Sharpton said, speaking directly to the camera. "As usual, nothing."
In the course of the sketch, the Scandal star played Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey (rather broadly) but drew the line when the name Beyoncé came up.
But the relevant topic was touched upon head on, although mock-seriously.
Originally posted 04/18/2013 06:00AM
"This will be number four. This is like a modern-day version at this point," the expectant actress jokes
Originally posted 02/20/2013 03:30PM
The Up All Night star kept her growing belly under wraps at an event Tuesday evening
Originally posted 02/19/2013 04:00PM
The Up All Night star and director Paul Thomas Anderson will welcome another baby later this year
Originally posted 03/09/2012 06:00PM
Jennifer Westfeldt may be dating one of Hollywood's hunkiest guys– Jon Hamm – but she admits to feeling butterflies over some other big talents: Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
Westfeldt, who wrote, directed, produced and stars in the new romantic drama Friends with Kids out on Friday, got close to the Bridesmaids stars while working on the new film.
"I have the biggest crush on both of them," Westfeldt, 42, tells PEOPLE.
"They are the kindest, most loving and supremely talented women. I respect these women so much."
Originally posted 02/02/2012 11:30AM
Originally posted 01/29/2012 10:10PM
That's one way to pass time during a two-hour awards ceremony.
The ladies of Bridesmaids enjoyed Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards one sip at a time with a game they invented that honors a filmmaker who's no stranger to winning the top prize: Martin Scorsese.
Taking the stage with beverages in-hand to present their film, which was nominated in the outstanding cast category, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy explained the rules to their drinking game of choice.
"You have to take a drink every time, and I mean every time, you hear the word 'Scorsese,' " McCarthy explained, a mini bottle of Grey Goose in her hands."You'd be surprised how much that comes up in just casual conversation because people like to throw that thing around."
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