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Jimmy Fallon Brings Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Back To SNL

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  • December 18, 2011 12:03 PM
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Jimmy Fallon returned to host SNL last night and brought a crowd of guests, including Tiny Fey, Amy Poehler and Tracy Morgan.

Jimmy Fallon Sings In SNL Promos

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  • December 14, 2011 9:34 AM
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Jimmy Fallon hosts this week’s SNL, and in these promos he and Fred Armisen mess up some Christmas carols and debate the reality of Santa.

Jon Stewart on Lowe's And Muslims

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  • December 14, 2011 8:38 AM
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Jon Stewart takes on the absurdity of Lowe’s dropping out as a sponsor of TLC’s reality series All-American Muslim, in a segment that skewered TLC’s own icky Toddlers and Tiaras, as well as the lunacy of social critics who complained that the people on All-Amercan Muslim weren’t depicted as terrorists. He then turned things over to Asif Mandvi, “Senior Muslim Correspondent,” who pointed out the great deals on terrorist supplies at Lowe’s, with prices so good,  “You can’t afford not to blow something up.”

Boardwalk Empire's Killer Season Finale (Updated)

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  • December 12, 2011 12:06 AM
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“I adore you, Margaret, and I adore our family,” Nucky says as he finally proposes marriage in the season finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Of course, he needs her to be his wife so she can’t be forced to testify against him, but still --- nothing is more important than family, especially if there’s a crime family to keep organized, alive and out of prison.

Matt Damon is Katy Perry's Homeless Friend on SNL

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  • December 11, 2011 11:53 AM
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Andy Samberg and Katy Perry were prancing around New York singing carols and doing other wholesomely silly holiday things when they picked up a new best friend, a homeless addict played by Matt Damon as a guy with bad teeth and an odor you could almost smell through the television. Val Kilmer turns up, too. as a mad scientist, but somehow that isn’t such a stretch.

SNL Movie Parodies: "New Year's Eve" Really Is the End of the World

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  • December 11, 2011 11:24 AM
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The reviews of New Year’s Eve make it sound like the end of the world, so it’s a quick step from there to SNL’s parody, a sequel in which thousands of stars collide on one very special night: Apocalypse.

Dominic West As A Serial Killer in "Appropriate Adult"

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  • December 6, 2011 8:55 AM
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No one wants to sympathize with a serial killer, yet real life has shown us how often they charm their victims. Dominic West eerily walks that line between seductive and repellent in Sundance Channel’s sharp psychological thriller Appropriate Adult (a film premiering Saturday at 10 PM ET). West plays the real-life Fred West (happily for him, no relation) who tortured and killed at least a dozen women over more than a decade, including one of his own daughters. Sometimes he had an accomplice – his wife.

Watch Alec Baldwin's Tracy Morgan Impression

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  • December 6, 2011 1:35 AM
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Alec Baldwin is one of the best SNL hosts, and he brought some of that sketch style to Conan last night.

Batman Visits Steve Buscemi on SNL

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  • December 4, 2011 12:00 PM
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If you want to see Steve Buscemi at his recent best, don’t miss him as the strangely sympathetic and charismatic crooked politician Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire. (Preview tonight's tense, next-to-last episode of the season here.) But he had some good moments hosting SNL last night, in sketches that were more of a throwback to the weird-guy roles he has built his career on.

Preview Tonight's Tense Boardwalk Empire

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  • December 4, 2011 1:26 AM
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All season, as I’ve talked to people about Boardwalk Empire, I’ve been surprised to find that it often leaves viewers cold – they don’t hate it, they’re just not engaged. (Not enough zombies?) I still find it the richest series on television, with the most believably layered, ethically challenged characters. Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson is a classic, a corrupt politician whose warm heart occasionally shines through. Do we doubt that he loves Margaret in his own peculiarly defensive way?   (As I said at the season’s start, they’re Tony and Carmela in the 20’s.)

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