Caryn James

Watch SNL's Kim Kardashian Divorce Special

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  • November 6, 2011 3:21 PM
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Saturday Night Live has been disappointing this season. Even Melissa McCarthy, whose episode was the season’s highlight, overcame horrible material with her all-out performance. But there were two extremely funny sketches last night, one on politics.

SNL Video: Bill Hader As Drunk Rick Perry

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  • November 6, 2011 3:06 PM
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"Homeland" Preview: Who's Lying in Tonight's Episode?

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  • October 30, 2011 12:46 PM
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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Are At It Again (Video)

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  • October 29, 2011 5:10 AM
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TV Review: Gus Van Sant (!) Directs Kelsey Grammer in "Boss"

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 21, 2011 2:07 AM
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It’s one thing to know where the bodies are buried and another to know how to use that information. The best dramas about political thugs - and they are a fascinating breed - show us the behind-the scenes payoffs, blackmail schemes and turns of the screw that a politico uses to wield his power. So far the new Starz series Boss, with Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the corrupt mayor of Chicago (I guess Chicago is so used to charges of corruption, using its real name isn’t even an insult) comes through with those sinister, twisty plots.
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"What I Really Want To Do Is Direct," Said The Bear (Video)

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  • October 19, 2011 12:35 PM
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The French television channel Canal + (France’s version of HBO) has just released a hilarious new ad in which we glimpse a surprising film director, on set with the international cast of his Medieval action movie, and explaining why he loves le cinema.
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The Govt. Can’t Help You, And Other Lessons From "The Walking Dead"

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  • October 16, 2011 12:30 PM
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If you look closely into the herd of zombies stumbling through a school parking lot in next week’s episode of The Walking Dead, you’ll see one wearing a FEMA jacket – a mordant, apparently trivial detail that actually reveals one of the series’ major truths: The Government Can’t Help You.
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Jimmy Fallon's Republican Tryouts (Video)

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  • October 13, 2011 2:58 AM
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The best part of all those Republican debates – really the only bright side - is that they give late-night some great fodder. Here’s Jimmy Fallon’s latest batch of commercials from some high-profile would-be presidents.

Ben Stiller Revives Zoolander for SNL

  • By Natalie Wright
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  • October 9, 2011 12:16 PM
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In an episode with surprise appearances from Hugh Jackman and Kenny G, the best cameo of last night's Saturday Night Live may have actually come from the host himself. Stiller's popular movie character showed up on Weekend Update, pairing up with Bill Hader's Stefon to give viewers a guide to New York City's latest hot-spots. --Natalie Wright
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Jon Stewart on Palin's Non-Announcement Announcement

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  • October 7, 2011 3:27 AM
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As long as Sarah Palin keeps talking about herself (and how likely is that to stop?), Jon Stewart can go on calling her out on her narcissism. Here he is on her non-announcement about her non-running for president.

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