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  • SNL Uses Super Bowl to Share Super 40th Anniversary Lineup

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    Kanye West & Paul McCartney are part of SNL’s 40th Anniversary Lineup

    Saturday Night Live’s 40th birthday is fast approaching—its Anniversary Special is set to air on February 15. If the celebration is anything like it’s star-studded 25th Anniversary, expect a mix of best-of clips, new material from a mix of former & current stars, and some touching tributes to cast members who’ve since passed. Considering that three out of the four new Ghostbusters came from SNL, expect at least a couple proton pack jokes, maybe even with the two former Ghostbusters who also got their start in studio 8H.

    While some of the lineup was already public, including Eddie Murphy’s surprise announcement that he’d be returning to the show for the first time in thirty years, a more extensive list was given out during the Super Bowl’s premium ad time.

    Confirmed for the big night are Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Derek Jeter, Norm Macdonald, Peyton Manning, Steve Martin, Melissa McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Seth Meyers, Garrett Morris, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Laraine Newman, Jack Nicholson, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Molly Shannon, Martin Short, Paul Simon, David Spade, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Walken, Kerry Washington, Kanye West, Betty White, and Kristen Wiig. Tom Hanks will also take a break from his new project at HBO to join the festivities.

    If you’re so excited you can’t wait two weeks, you can check out VH1 Classic’s current marathon of the entire series.


    February 3, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 3818

  • Acclaimed U.K. Series Black Mirror to Come to U.S.


    Scene from Black Mirror's The Waldo MomentSince it first became available in December on Netflix, the British anthology series had long been the province of very committed fans of dystopian, technology-focused drama since its debut back in December 2011. This all changed when Netflix began streaming the existing two seasons and buzz started rapidly building about the show as new fans learned that Robert Downey Jr. had beat out George Clooney for the film rights to the episode “The Entire History of You.”

    Now it seems that Americans will have even more chances to explore the series’ parallel worlds, created by English satirist and broadcaster Charlie Brooker. Endemol Shine, which produces the show, has announced plans to create a U.S. version of the show. Endemol co-CEO Charlie Corwin told Variety that both Brooker and producer Annabel Jones “have really touched on something and I agree – we need more.”

    While Black Mirror is the most recent of a large amount of U.K. shows that have announced plans to branch out to the U.S.—the Idris Elba-led detective thriller Luther recently got picked up—it is a show that could translate quite well to American televisions as Brooker has credited The Twilight Zone as an inspiration for the show and is a fan of such vanguard U.S. shows as The Wire and Breaking Bad. Either way, it’s clear that Americans are certainly taking to the show as Mad Men’s Jon Hamm recently starred in the series’ Christmas special.



    January 30, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 4369