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  • Carpetbagging: 99.7 Percent Of Donations From Hollywood Executives Go To Democrats

    10/12/2018 8:57:26 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-11-2018 | Justin Carusco
    While Hollywood constantly preaches diversity, some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential executives have given almost exclusively to Democrat candidates and left-wing PACs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly 100 percent of the millions donated from the top executives in Hollywood went to Democrats or PACs working to elect Democrats. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year’s THR...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live,’ politics, diversity could rule Emmys [or ruin]

    09/16/2018 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 16, 2018 11:54 AM EDT | Lynn Elber
    There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle). As for what the 8-11 p.m. EDT awards telecast will offer, the basics are 26 categories with nominees including defending drama champ “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s challenged by 2016 winner “Game of Thrones,” which aired outside the eligibility window for last year’s awards and wants...
  • Alec Baldwin Eyes Broadway For Solo Trump Show, With Lorne Michaels’ Blessing

    12/12/2017 8:56:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 12, 2017 | Jeremy Gerard
    If Tina Fey can do it, why not her 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin? And if their SNL commander-in-chief can honcho her Broadway show, why not his as well? Those were the questions raised Monday when Baldwin told Howard Stern he has Broadway in his sights for a solo show based on his Emmy-winning impersonation of Donald J, Trump, with Lorne Michaels producing. Michaels is also producing Fey’s musical adaptation of Mean Girls, slated to arrive on Broadway in the spring. Baldwin was interviewed on Stern’s Sirius XM program to promote You Can’t Spell America Without Me, his new book,...
  • SNL creator Lorne Michaels reveals the show gave Harvey Weinstein a pass

    10/08/2017 5:45:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-8-17 | EMILY CRANE and CHRIS SPARGO
    Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels has seemingly admitted the show chose not to roast Harvey Weinstein because the embattled film heavyweight is from New York. When Michaels was asked as he was leaving SNL's after-party at 4am why the show avoided the Weinstein controversy, the producer smiled and responded: 'It's a New York thing.' The show had earlier been criticized for not mentioning the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Weinstein this week.
  • On “SNL” Dana Carvey’s Church Lady Returns To Interview Trump and Cruz

    05/08/2016 8:14:13 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 05/07/2016
    just for laughs...
  • About That Campaign to Censor Trump's Comedy Show

    10/30/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Weeks after NBC granted Hillary Clinton the favor of appearing on "Saturday Night Live," playing a bartender to the actress who impersonates her on the comedy show, the same leftist activists who adored that routine are trying to prevent Donald Trump from hosting the show on Nov. 7. A group called "The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda" has written a letter to NBC objecting to the booking. MoveOn.org has organized a "Dump Donald Trump" petition drive with hundreds of thousands of leftist signatures. Another petition on Change.org also drew a leftist throng through social media, aided by the hashtag RacismIsntFunny. The...
  • Fmr 'SNL' Actress Victoria Jackson on Political Bias at Anniversary Show: "Is Lorne Ashamed of Me?"

    02/18/2015 6:11:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Victoria Jackson, a six-year veteran of Saturday Night Live, is publicly wondering if her opposition to gay marriage prompted Lorne Michaels to treat her differently than the other cast members who attended the 40th anniversary of the show Sunday. Jackson, on her Facebook page, Twitter and in interviews, has mostly raved about Michaels and thanked the creator of SNL numerous times for hiring her in 1986, though she is also saying that she was the only castmember at Sunday's event to be banished to an overflow room. Some bloggers noted the oddity and were wondering if Michaels or someone else...
  • [Vanity] "Mulaney" ... Really? An Astonishingly Laughless "Seinfeld"

    09/20/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 151 replies
    FOX ^ | 9/20/14 | FOX
    Holy cow! After the football game, FOX showed a preview of their new sitcom "Mulaney" ... named for the stand-up comic who stars. Never have I seen this kind of preview that had not ONE laugh. Not ONE. And the set-up is a blatant "Seinfeld" rip-off. Completely fake interaction amongst the characters. WHAT a disaster. Very sorry Martin Short is peripherally involved here. HE's the real deal. This show looks bad on so many levels.
  • Miley plans wild hosting gig on ‘SNL’

    10/05/2013 10:56:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2013 | Page Six Team
    Miley “Molly” Cyrus is preparing for “shock and awe” on “Saturday Night Live,” sources tell Page Six. We’re told that all the recent controversy over her raunchy behavior — and public battle with Sinead O’Connor — has just “got Miley’s creative juices flowing,” as insiders describe it. One NBC source told us of the “We Can’t Stop” singer, “She has been coming up with so many wild ideas that Lorne Michaels has had to rein her in...”
  • SNL Mocks Benghazi Hearings; Replaces Whistleblowers with Murderer Jodi Arias

    05/12/2013 2:45:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 12 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Saturday's edition of Saturday Night Live mocked the House Oversight Committee's hearings last week on the Benghazi terror attacks, substituting convicted murderer Jodi Arias for the State Department whistleblowers who came forward to testify about the deaths of four American diplomats on Sep. 11, 2012. SNL cast the hearings as a "partisan witch-hunt" in which Republicans tried to sensationalize the deaths for political gain, using the week's notorious criminals--including alleged kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro--to gain media attention. The sketch, which opened the show, acknowledged that the media had not covered the Benghazi scandal--but instead of making fun of the...
  • NBCU Debates Timing of Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Debut

    03/20/2013 6:44:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1:14 PM PDT 3/20/2013 | by Kim Masters
    Sources say some network execs want to launch with Olympics in February; exec producer Lorne Michaels might want more time. It has become clear that Jimmy Fallon is going to become the host of The Tonight Show, but sources say an internal debate among key players is underway regarding the timing.According to these sources, some top executives at NBCUniversal are leaning toward a February launch to take advantage of the promotional platform of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Others, including Late Night executive producer Lorne Michaels, are said to have concerns about rushing the transition.STORY: Sources: NBC Discussing...
  • Did 'SNL' Go Beyond the Pale With Fauxbama?

    02/29/2008 3:33:05 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 115 replies · 258+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/29/08 | Paul Fahri
    Lorne Michaels Defends Casting Of Non-Black Man in Sketch By Paul Farhi Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, February 29, 2008; Page C01 When Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president last year, some observers questioned whether the senator from Illinois was "black enough" to embody the hopes and aspirations of African Americans. Now a variation on that theme has emerged: Is Fred Armisen, who is not African American, "black enough" to embody Obama on "Saturday Night Live"? Debate over that question has been pinging around the Internet since Armisen, a veteran cast member, donned darker makeup to portray the Democratic...
  • Hillary, Reduced To Satire

    02/27/2008 6:10:59 AM PST · by jdm · 52 replies · 213+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 27, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    I guess the Hillary Clinton campaign spent a lot of time the last few days in debate prep looking for a response with the power of her "change you can Xerox" line that flopped so badly in the last event. Duane Patterson finds this gem at the 16th minute of last night's debate, which neatly coincides with Hillary's long-overdue 16th minute of her 15 minutes of fame. In this clip, she paints herself as the victim of the entire debate process ... and uses Saturday Night Live as proof. No, I'm not kidding: Click here to go to the page...
  • 101 people who are screwing up America (column by Burt Prelutsky)

    08/26/2005 11:06:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies · 6,652+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 24, 2005 | Burt Prelutsky
    At the end of the book, my friend Bernie invites readers to come up with their own nominees. He now reports that the names that have come up most frequently are Sen. Dick Durbin, the idiot who compared our soldiers at Guantanamo to Nazis and other vermin; and the five justices of the Supreme Court who cast the deciding votes in the eminent domain case. I can't argue against those six candidates making it into Goldberg's sequel. But I had already e-mailed him my own choice. That would be Lorne Michaels. He's the fellow who created "Saturday Night Live" for...