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Yes, President Obama Gets Them Too: Reads Mean Tweets on Kimmel 2

Yes, President Obama Gets Them Too: Reads Mean Tweets on Kimmel

President Obama may be our national leader, but on social media, he’s just like any other celebrity. He gets his fair share, maybe more than his fair share, of mean Tweets, and last night he read a few on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Obama may be the first social media savvy president in the nation’s history. He handled the spot like a pro. He read the Tweets with just the right tone and self-deprecation and even agreed with a few. But, honestly, were these really the meanest Tweets the show could find?...
Aussie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun With Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody (watch!) 4

Aussie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun With Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (watch!)

Lana Kington, Shae-Lee Shackleford and Madison Lloyd, better known as the Australian comedy trio “SketchShe,” are bending bandwith on the Internet with their hilariously sexy dance to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”… sitting in a car. The girls, from Sydney, Australia, put on a show filled with a lot of head-bobbing, finger wagging and boob grabbing as the bounce to the classic song....
Hillary Clinton Gets SNL Takedown; Is She the Sarah Palin of 2016? (watch!) 6

Hillary Clinton Gets SNL Takedown; Is She the Sarah Palin of 2016? (watch!)

Hillary Clinton signaled the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, not formally of course, but on “Saturday Night Live,” which may be just important to aspiring pols as winning the big primary states. Over the years, the sketch comedy show has had a field day with politicians and their screwy contortions–sometimes with devastating effect. Chevy Chase, of course, set the bar for SNL’s political satire back in the 1970s with his biting portrayal of then President Gerald Ford as a bumbling dolt....
Dakota Johnson Lampoons ISIS on SNL: But Who's Laughing? (watch!) 10

Dakota Johnson Lampoons ISIS on SNL: But Who’s Laughing? (watch!)

As if she hasn't created enough controversy by starring in the erotic “50 Shades of Grey,” Dakota Johnson caused another uproar on “Saturday Night Live.” She appearing in a skit where her father lovingly drops her off at the airport to join a truck load of ISIS fighters. The skit was double-edged. It not only made fun of military recruitment commercials, but also at women who are flocking to join the terrorist group to become Jihadi brides....
Larry David on Seinfeld: It Gave Me Money (Lots of Money) (watch!) 12

Larry David on Seinfeld: It Gave Me Money (Lots of Money) (watch!)

Larry David created “Seinfeld,” one of the most successful sit-coms in television history, so how did it change him? It gave him lots of money, but he still lacks the confidence to say hello to a woman in a bar, he says in a new “60 Minutes” interview. David couldn’t avoid firing off a barrage of acerbic one-liners in new preview of his conversation with Charlie Rose....
Dakota Johnson '50 Shades' Jokes Fly Fast, Furiously in SNL Promo (watch!) 14

Dakota Johnson ’50 Shades’ Jokes Fly Fast, Furiously in SNL Promo (watch!)

Dakota Johnson knows there’s always something funny about sex no matter how erotic. She proves the point in a new promo for her upcoming appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Who knew the color grey could be so funny? Johnson, 25, starred as Anastasia Steele opposite Jamie Dornan, who plays a mogul with a penchant for kinky sex in the runaway No. 1 movie. While the film dominated the box office over the President’s Day weekend, it was trashed by critics, which Johnson seems to take in stride in the promo....
Christina Aguilera Shows Off a New Talent on Jimmy Fallon (watch!) 16

Christina Aguilera Shows Off a New Talent on Jimmy Fallon (watch!)

Christina Aguilera, who just returned to her seat on NBC’s “The Voice,” is known for her powerful four-octave vocal range, but she revealed another talent on the Tonight Show last night (Feb. 23) that was absolutely stunning. Who knew? Aguilera agreed to play a regular segment on the show known as “Musical Impressions.” A singer and a song are chosen at random. For her first round, Christina drew iconic singer Cher and the Folger’s Coffee jingle....
Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Rap SNL's 40th Anniversary Open (watch!) 20

Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Rap SNL’s 40th Anniversary Open (watch!)

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake opened “SNL 40: Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary” special last night (Feb. 15) rapping about all the cast members and skits that have taken place over the years. The list was lengthy. Their musical number also was part medley, touching on some of the musical acts that have also appeared on the show. The name-dropping rap included acts like the Cone Heads, Gumby, Buck Wheat, Blues Brothers, Mr. Bill, The Californians, Wild and Crazy guys, the Ambiguously Gay Duo and “Dick in a Box,” of course....
Neil Young Meets... Neil Young for Iconic 'Old Man' Duet on Fallon (see!) 22

Neil Young Meets… Neil Young for Iconic ‘Old Man’ Duet on Fallon (see!)

Neil Young, the last rocker in the world singing socially responsible songs, has an admirer in… Neil Young. That is, Jimmy Fallon impersonating the iconic rocker. They finally met up last night (Feb. 3) on the “Tonight show. Fallon is known for his impersonations of famed musicians like Bruce Springsteen and his Neil Young always seemed pretty good. But next to the actual rocker last night, Fallon’s voice paled compared with the gravely-toned tenor, who has one of the most distinctive voices in music....
Amy Adams Helps Spread Christmas Cheer in Hot Mini-Dress (watch!) 24

Amy Adams Helps Spread Christmas Cheer in Hot Mini-Dress (watch!)

Amy Adams turned her Saturday Night Live monologue into an extravaganza of Holiday cheer with a little help from crasher Kristen Wiig who tried to spice things up a little. But Amy was the spicy one in a sexy mini-dressed that flashed her bare legs. Amy also flashed a little cleavage, wearing a jacket with a plunging neckline. But, hey, it was festive attire. Adams’ monologue turned into a musical when she started singing “We Need A Little Christmas” with cast members providing a choral backup....
Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!) 26

Mike Myers Strikes Back at North Korea as Dr. Evil on SNL (watch!)

Mike Myers returned to “Saturday Night Live” as Dr. Evil from his Austin Powers movies to chastise North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Sony Pictures for, well, giving evil a bad name. Myers, that is, Dr. Evil commandeered the cold open. The show opened with a skit called “A Very Somber Christmas With Sam Smith.” Actually, was parodying the English singer when Dr. Evil crashed the set. Sitting in his familiar lair, Dr. Evil laid into North Korea for its puny “act of war.”...
President Obama Hits Talk Show Circuit, Stops by Colbert Report (see!) 28

President Obama Hits Talk Show Circuit, Stops by Colbert Report (see!)

President Barack Obama proved that a politician could indeed do Stephen Cobert’s job after he dropped in on the Comedy Central talk show host, who was doing a special program from Washington, D.C. last night (Dec. 8). So how’d the president do? Just as Cobert was warming up to do his regular “The Word” feature, Obama entered from stage right. (Or was that left?) He took over the anchor chair and made a slight change to the presentation. Instead of calling it “The Word,” he called the segment “The Decree,” an obvious reference to his recent executive orders, which have raised the ire of Republicans....
Jon Stewart Chews on Eric Garner Grand Jury Case; Finds It Like Arby's 30

Jon Stewart Chews on Eric Garner Grand Jury Case; Finds It Like Arby’s

Jon Stewart was left almost speechless–and humorless– over a New York City Grand Jury decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the “choke-hold” death of Eric Garner last July. Stewart noted the similarities between the incident and the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson–with one key difference. “I think what is so uttering depressing is that none of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case exist in the Staten Island [Garner] case,” he said....
Will Bill Cosby Rape Charges Sink Netflix's Challenge to HBO Comedy? 32

Will Bill Cosby Rape Charges Sink Netflix’s Challenge to HBO Comedy?

Just when the boys at Netflix thought they have HBO right where they want ‘em — just days away from challenging HBO’s dominance in comedy with a legendary Bill Cosby comedy standup — yet another woman comes forward and accuses Cosby of rape. At this point, if you’re Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, shouldn't you seriously be considering pulling the plug on the Cosby train before it leaves the station?...
Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Fear of Failure on 'Colbert Report' (watch!) 34

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Fear of Failure on ‘Colbert Report’ (watch!)

Jennifer Lawrence was quick witted and funny on the “Colbert Report” last night (Nov. 13), but seemed a little on edge at times as she revealed her inner fear of failure after so much success in the movie business, which includes winning an Oscar. Host Stephen Colbert made much ado about Lawrence’s film resume, although he was so clueless, he had to read off her accomplishments from a sheet of paper. ...
Chris Rock SNL Monlogue Goes Off Grid of Political Correctness (watch!) 36

Chris Rock SNL Monlogue Goes Off Grid of Political Correctness (watch!)

Chris Rock went where few if any comedians would dare tread, a shtick about terror attacks in Boston and New York City, during his monologue on “Saturday Night Live.” Even NBC censors were asleep at the switch. Rock, making just his second appearance on SNL as host, kicked off his seven-minute jibe talking about how hard it is to run a marathon, which as any Greek will tell you is 26 miles. “That Boston Marathon was scary… it was probably the most frightening, sadistic terror attack ever,” he said....
Micky Dolenz's Daughter Monkees Around With Catcall Girl (watch!) 38

Micky Dolenz’s Daughter Monkees Around With Catcall Girl (watch!)

Georgia Dolenz, the daughter of Monkees frontman Micky Dolenz, has found a way around the problem so many women face with street harassment, or at least those who walk around New York City for 10 hours. Her solution: Yenta them to death. Dolenz an her comedy troupe, “We’re Having A Panic Attack,” shot the video on the streets of Los Angeles. It doesn’t have quite the impact as a gritty New York City backdrop, but it is hilarious....
Walk Like a Man! A White Guy Tests New York Streets for 10 Hours (see!) 40

Walk Like a Man! A White Guy Tests New York Streets for 10 Hours (see!)

What’s it like for your average white guy to walk New York City’s mean streets for ten hours? Will he get the same treatment as catcall girl in another viral video? Funny or die finds out in a hilarious send-up that’s sure to rile feminists. The clip in question was published on YouTube Oct. 28 by a group called Hollaback! It’s designed to call attention to the everyday sexual harassment endured by women who try to make their way down a “typical” New York City street. ...
Amy Poehler Fantasizes About Parks & Rec Finale: Involves Sex, Fire! (see!) 42

Amy Poehler Fantasizes About Parks & Rec Finale: Involves Sex, Fire! (see!)

Amy Poehler will star in her seventh and final season of her hit sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” and she’s already fantasizing about the series finale. Hint: It involves sex and fire! Poehler, 43, appeared last night on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and the two got to talking about retirement. The show’s ensemble cast includes Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir and Retta....
Jim Carrey Has Some 'Cutting' Jokes for SNL Halloween Show (watch!) 44

Jim Carrey Has Some ‘Cutting’ Jokes for SNL Halloween Show (watch!)

Jim Carrey will definitely be in a trick or treat mode for Saturday Night Live’s Halloween show, with the emphasis on tricks, according to a new promo. Carrey appears in a couple of quick shots to announce his guest hosting appearance and musical guest Iggy Azalea. SNL cast member Aidy Bryant plays Carrey’s foil while he goes through a number of goofs during the promo clip....
Rocker Sting Finds New Occupation, Creating 'Stingtones' (watch!) 46

Rocker Sting Finds New Occupation, Creating ‘Stingtones’ (watch!)

Rocker Sting from the UK band The Police, stopped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night (Oct. 16) and left with a whole new occupation. Wacky Jimmy had the musician create “Stingtones,” a more melodic version of cellphone ring tones. Sting, real name Gordon Sumner, even recorded an outgoing voicemail for one lucky fan in the audience. Hey, if his music day job doesn’t work out, the iconic musician can always work up a ringtones gig....
Selena Gomez Explains Art of Selfie to Jimmy Kimmel; See Hers! (pics, video) 48

Selena Gomez Explains Art of Selfie to Jimmy Kimmel; See Hers! (pics, video)

Selena Gomez knows all about selfies and gave Jimmy Kimmel the lowdown last night on his talk show. In fact, they’ve become a distinct part of the culture and are even viewed separately from traditional photographs. We’ve found some of Selena’s best. The 22-year-old singer says she takes them with fans and friends and many end up on social media sites. Kimmel asked her if she set aside extra time to take photos with fans, and Selena declared the it was fun....