Saturday Night Live

Shane Gillis
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CNN
September 16, 2019 - 4:26 pm
"Saturday Night Live" has fired one of its most recent hires, Shane Gillis, just days after videos of comedian making bigoted comments came to light. Read more here.
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Shane Gillis defends himself
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CNN
September 13, 2019 - 3:10 pm
New "Saturday Night Live" cast member Shane Gillis has issued a statement in response to criticism over racially insensitive comments he made as part of his podcast. Read more here.
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Gritty
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Rachel Kurland
May 15, 2019 - 10:52 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Coming off the high of winning an award, the next obvious appearance for any distinguished celeb would be a guest spot on "Saturday Night Live." On Monday, Gritty won a Webby Award for best sports-related social media. By Tuesday, Kenan Thompson invited him to be on...
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Pete Davidson
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December 17, 2018 - 11:28 am
By Ralph Ellis and Tony Marco, CNN (CNN) -- New York police said they performed a "wellness check" on "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson after he posted an alarming note on Instagram on Saturday in which he said, "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore." Police officers met...
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December 16, 2018 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star to make sure he was OK. A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande's ex-...
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Taylor Swift breaks political silence
CNN
October 08, 2018 - 12:18 pm
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- This is apparently where we are as a nation: some conservatives are hailing Kanye West and slamming Taylor Swift. Both artists have been catching heat for their political stances, with one seeming to gain new supporters from unexpected places and the other...
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Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh
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September 30, 2018 - 11:18 am
By Frank Pallotta (CNN) -- "Saturday Night Live" kicked off its season premiere Saturday with a sketch about this week's hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The twist? Kavanaugh was played by Matt Damon. The 44th season premiere of the NBC sketch series opened with Damon playing...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, Emmy Award statuettes are displayed inside the Lindt Chocolate Lounge inside the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday.
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September 17, 2018 - 7:09 am
By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there's more on the line at Monday night's ceremony than personal glory. "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels, producing his second Emmy telecast in 30 years, is...
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In this March 13, 2016, file photo, Norm Macdonald begins as host of the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto.
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September 12, 2018 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Tonight Show" canceled an appearance by Norm Macdonald after criticism of his comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr. In a statement, NBC said it canceled Tuesday's appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The former "...
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Tiffany Haddish
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September 09, 2018 - 8:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish led an African-American sweep of Emmy Awards for TV series guest actors, a landmark moment in the entertainment industry's effort to foster diversity. Haddish was honored at Saturday's creative arts Emmys for hosting "Saturday Night Live," while Katt Williams won...
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