Cecily Strong brings some of that Sweeney Sisters Christmas magic back to Saturday Night Live

On last night’s Matt Damon-hosted Saturday Night Live, there was plenty of holiday cheer to go around. Donald Trump got It’s A Wonderful Life-d. Christmas ornaments found out where you go once your tacky novelty wears off. Damon affectingly choked up during a monologue about his late dad letting young Matt stay up…

Charles Martinet now holds a Guinness record for voicing Super Mario 100 times 

There are some gigs in the entertainment industry that seem fairly easy, and then there’s Charles Martinet’s job voicing Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi in various Nintendo games. A couple times a year, when Nintendo has a new Super Mario Bros. or Mario Kart or Mario Tennis ready to go, he just has to rattle off a…

Spooky podcast The Black Tapes might become a TV show

Podcasting is still pretty hot these days, especially as the TV industry is concerned, with the success of Homecoming on Amazon more than making up for the failure of Zach Braff’s similarly podcast-inspired Alex, Inc.—which ABC canceled earlier this year. According to Deadline, NBC is developing another TV show based…

Another season of David Letterman's Netflix show will premiere next year

David Letterman said earlier this year that his post-Late Show adventures have been so fulfilling that he wishes he had quit his CBS job much earlier, so he has unsurprisingly decided to continue what is probably the most lucrative of those post-Late Show adventures with another season of his Netflix talk show My Next…

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in January 

There are only a few weeks left until January, and we all know what that means: Some new things will be available on streaming platforms! Woo! Well, try to contain your excitement, you maniac, because Hulu’s new offerings in January aren’t exactly going to blow you away. They’re not bad, and we’ve definitely seen…

Melt your bitter heart with this touching story about a friendship with Charles Barkley

It seems like there’s a different heartwarming story that goes viral on social media every day, with everybody saying that this new heartwarming story is the only one that matters and that all others are garbage, but social media actually got it right this time with a tearjerker called “My Dad’s Friendship With…

Joe Morton on keeping Shonda Rhimes' secrets and working with directors "who don't know how to write for black people"

The actor: Joe Morton has been a working actor since the ’60s, starting his career in the theater and scoring a Tony Award nomination for his work in the musical Raisin, adapted from the acclaimed 1973 play Raisin In The Sun. It didn’t take long for him to step in front of the camera, however, and he’s been a staple…

New dad Pete Holmes on why babies are insane

Before his show Crashing returns in January, Pete Holmes is taking the stage for a new HBO stand-up special, Dirty Clean, which finds the comedian “confronting personal truths about the mechanisms of consciousness, the afterlife and Elon Musk, as well as sharing a few thoughts on being a new dad.” Ahead of the…

The best pop and R&B albums of 2018

Pop music is relentlessly omnivorous. In 2018, some of its biggest hits drew from trap, bounce, Reggaeton, African folk, and EDM, to name a few, while also advancing the genre’s overall fusion with R&B—which is why we’ve decided to group the two genres together here in their own top 10. On the charts, the conversation…

Stephen Colbert's kid screenwriters and some famous pals craft the greatest holiday movie ever

With the holidays fast approaching like a runaway Christmas train with an eggnog-blasted Santa at the controls, it’s an inescapable conclusion that the overwhelming majority of holiday movies are cold garbage. Stephen Colbert knows it, having attempted to save Christmas himself at one point, but he’s just one man,…

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