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  • Drake hoping to 'take over the Internet' as ESPYs host

    Drake hoping to 'take over the Internet' as ESPYs host
    Throughout his increasingly acclaimed music career, Drake has notched a range of accolades. Now he’s set to switch roles as the host of the ESPYs on Wednesday night at 6 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Drake will be the 17th host of the ESPN-...
  • Is Brooks Wheelan Just the First to Go at 'Saturday Night Live'?

    Someone had to go. After a rebuilding season that wasn't nearly as awful as some critics made it out to be, first-year cast member Brooks Wheelan was shown the door Monday, announcing on Twitter he would not be returning for the 40th season in September....
  • Victoria Jackson, not the sharpest mind in the Obama chorus [Commentary]

    Victoria Jackson, not the sharpest mind in the Obama chorus [Commentary]
    Given the penchant of many of my fellow Americans to believe any preposterous spoof, spin or allegation that pops up on their computer screens -- I'm talking to you, Victoria Jackson! -- I want to make it perfectly clear that every statement in the next...
  • Rob Schneider's big bet. NBA wants big increases in next TV deal.

    Rob Schneider's big bet. NBA wants big increases in next TV deal.
    After the coffee. Before ABC's press tour day. The Skinny: I was a little bummed (and even teary) by the finale of "24" last night. I'd tell you why but then I'd have to type SPOILER ALERT, so instead I'll just wait till everyone watches it. Check...
  • iO performs its final show in Wrigleyville space

    iO performs its final show in Wrigleyville space
    When I talked with iO Theater proprietor Charna Halpern late Saturday night, she didn't seem particularly nostalgic about the Wrigleyville location she was leaving after nearly 20 years. "I'm not sad," she said. Not even a little bittersweet. Next week...
  • Video: Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer and more at Second City

    Video: Aidy Bryant, Jack McBrayer and more at Second City
    On July 17, The Second City hosted two performances on its Mainstage featuring famous alumni such as Aidy Bryant ("Saturday Night Live"), Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live"), Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock"), Scott Adsit ("30 Rock"), George Wendt ("Cheers")...
  • Emmy Supporting Nominees Break Free From Their Best-Known Roles

    No profession is more about reinvention than acting, but this year's comedy supporting acting nominees are proof that Emmy voters enjoy seeing performers break out of boxes -- even if those actors weren't so sure they were in a box in the first place....
  • Theater, Improv Backgrounds Help Build Emmy-Nominated Comedy Casts

    Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well. When Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera first began assembling the cast...
  • Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook

    Christopher Walken to play Captain Hook
    Here's dream casting: Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" The network announced the casting Sunday; the live broadcast will be Dec. 4. Walken is a great song-and-dance man who won acclaim for his...
  • Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec

    Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec
    "Do we need more breakaway bottles," art director Carlos Osorio asks between takes on the set of "Real Rob." "No, they are very expensive," barks back the show's star, comedian Rob Schneider. Schneider is kidding about the bottles, but he is...
  • Laugh Tracks Are No Replacement for the Real Thing

    A funny thing happened this pilot season. Or rather, a funny thing didn't. The networks turned out a handful of multi-cams with laugh tracks -- or sweetened live studio audience recordings, as they like to refer to them. Whatever you call it, it's...