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Miss Piggy Hosts The BAFTA Red Carpet

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  • February 9, 2012 10:40 AM
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This could be the Red Carpet for people who hate The Red Carpet: Miss Piggy is the hostess for the BAFTA arrivals Sunday, asking the urgent questions about clothes, jewels, dates (“Who are you with, Georgie? Why not moi?”) and we can only guess what else.

Zooey Deschanel Sings, Knocks Out Teeth in SNL Promos

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  • February 8, 2012 2:30 PM
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Zooey Deschanel, star of the funny, charming Fox series New Girl, and the person who gave currency to the work adorkable, will host this week’s SNL.

Michelle Obama, Coolest FLOTUS Ever, Hula-Hoops With Jimmy Fallon

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  • February 8, 2012 11:57 AM
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Michelle Obama’s initiative to get kids to exercise took a high-profile, witty turn when she taped a segment for Late Night, challenging Jimmy Fallon in push-ups, a  hula-hoop competition, and a tie-breaking potato sack race.

Lilyhammer: Take the Gun, Leave the Sheep's Head. Silvio Goes to Norway

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  • February 6, 2012 9:00 AM
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As Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, a mob guy who has crossed too many people, Steven Van Zandt looks and sounds exactly like Silvio Dante, his character from The Sopranos, right down to the giant pompadour and petulant lower lip. The similarity is intentional and for a short time a problem. There’s a reason secondary characters are secondary. Much as we love him, do we really want a whole series about Sil? But as soon as Lilyhammer makes its offbeat swerve, this new series really takes off. Frank rats out his boss and asks to be relocated to Lillehammer because he remembers it from the ’94 Olympics as the land of beautiful snow and beautiful women. Suddenly he’s Giovanni (“Call me Johnny”) Hendriksen, importing his tough-guy ethos to Norway, and Van Zandt convinces us we do want to see what happens to Silvio in the gentle land of snow. It’s not always so different from hunting down a victim in the Pine Barrens, but this victim is a wolf. Not a metaphorical wolf, an actual animal.

Newt Gingrich, Moon President: "May Divorce Be With You." (SNL Video)

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  • February 5, 2012 9:35 AM
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Last night’s SNL started off with the best sketch of the show: Newt Gingrich, President of the Moon, with cameos by Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Calista and a Reaganesque robot. (Everyone except host Channing Tatum.)

Lana Del Rey Snarks Back, Via Kristen Wiig (SNL Video)

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  • February 5, 2012 9:23 AM
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Channing Tatum did a pretty funny Matthew McConaughey impression in a not-so-funny sketch on SNL, and while he was a fine host overall the show didn’t really belong to him. All those sketches about his early stripper days became very one-note. But when the show turned away from Tatum, it took off. A highlight was Kristen Wiig as Lana Del Rey.

Ricky Gervais In Flames (Not The Kind He Promised): Golden Globes Television Review

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  • January 15, 2012 11:26 PM
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And just like that, the Golden Globes went back to being one more bloated, boring awards show. You could tell from the start when Ricky Gervais came out and began with a Kim Kardashian joke – really? so obvious? – and not even a funny one, counting off the ways she’s different from Kate Middleton. She’s louder, trashier, drunker ... sigh. He took swipes at NBC’s fourth place status among networks, which is so tired and so true it doesn’t qualify as edgy even though he was on NBC. And he did all this wearing a maroon tieless tux from somebody’s long-ago prom. OK, maybe that was ironic. Ugly but ironic.

Watch Jason Sudeikis As Ricky Gervais At The Golden Globes

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  • January 15, 2012 12:07 PM
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No,That’s not Ricky Gervais above, it’s Jason Sudeikis on SNL as the guy who will host The Golden Globes . . . as well as every other awards show, including local flower shows, dog shows and the BET awards, some much more successfully than others.

Watch Daniel Radcliffe As Casey Anthony's Dog

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  • January 15, 2012 11:56 AM
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The SNL writers didn’t do Daniel Radcliffe many favors, as he smiled his way through sketches that should have been funnier (like Harry Potter can’t stay away from Hogwarts). The best was totally unexpected: Radcliffe, deadpan on Weekend Update, as Casey Anthony’s scared-for-his-life dog.

From The Apocalypse to Twitter: Top Four Things To Watch For At The Golden Globes

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  • January 14, 2012 11:08 PM
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We could stretch it to more than four, but let’s stay focused. All ears, of course, will be on Ricky Gervais, as we wonder what he can possibly do to top his hilarious, irreverent turn as host last year. The first five minutes should tell.

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