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  • 'SNL': The long and Martin Short of it

    'SNL': The long and Martin Short of it
    The “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special violated a central show-business tenet -- always leave them wanting more -- and got away with it. The three-and-a-half hour telecast tried to do too much, but nostalgia was a powerful...
  • Oscars: Eddie Murphy to present, Lady Gaga to sing

    Oscars: Eddie Murphy to present, Lady Gaga to sing
    Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Murphy and Chiwetel Ejiofor are among the latest presenters announced for the Academy Awards. The new presenters also include Chris Evans, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Margot Robbie. Lady Gaga, who won a Grammy on...
  • Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer

    Academy Awards show producers hope their third time is a charmer
    The day after the Oscars last year, the show's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received a call from John Travolta apologizing for fumbling the name of singer Idina Menzel. Travolta's mispronunciation — Adele Dazeem — had become a trending...
  • Leprechauned Will Ferrell says Bill O'Reilly was 'sourpuss' at 'SNL40'

    Leprechauned Will Ferrell says Bill O'Reilly was 'sourpuss' at 'SNL40'
    Tales of NBC's instantly legendary "SNL40" special that was broadcast in February will continue to reverberate through the culture for years. And on Tuesday night, it was Will Ferrell's turn to share a bit of behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt with David...
  • Comedian Iglesias helps fans find 'unity through laughter'

    Comedian Iglesias helps fans find 'unity through laughter'
    Gabriel Iglesias is no stranger to the sound of laughter — hilarity is what pays the bills. He will be performing his routine from the Unity through Laughter Tour 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Genesee Theatre. Iglesias has been doing a lot lately,...
  • Final thoughts (we think!) about Oscar Night

    "THEY FILLED our lives so much, the films they were in made us laugh, think and cry. Through their work they shared a piece of our soul. We will miss them with the sadness with which we miss an old friend," said Meryl Streep as she prefaced the rundown on...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage

    Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage
    “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest,” quipped host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening remarks onstage at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Harris was poking fun at a perceived lack of diversity...
  • Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards

    Oscars 2015: Backstage antics run the gamut at Academy Awards
    As the Oscars unfolded, backstage was a place for nerves, prayers and fashion emergencies. "Big wins tonight, brother!" John Legend said to Alejandro G. Inarritu, after Inarritu accepted the best picture Oscar for "Birdman." Inarritu lingered...
  • Inside the Dolby Theatre as stars rehearse for the Oscars

    Inside the Dolby Theatre as stars rehearse for the Oscars
    Among the many rituals of Oscar week — the tuxedo fitting, the speech writing, the red carpet unfurling — perhaps the most coolly efficient is Oscar rehearsals. That's what the stars have been doing at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood since...
  • 'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits

    'SNL 40': 40th anniversary special celebrates show's greatest hits
    No, it wasn’t the Oscars, but it sure felt that way. NBC celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live” Sunday night with a live special that was as long (3½ hours) and as stuffed with montages as an Academy Awards broadcast....