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SNL Cast Changes

ZOË RICE: Although I will miss Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg when they leave SNL, the show itself will probably only really miss one of them. Continue reading

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Oscars in Review

ZOË RICE: Oscar night! I confess, I love it. The spectacle, the surprises, the speeches–I even love judging what I don’t love about the night. And of course, though it’s become cliche, I love talking about the fashion. I look forward to being wowed; I want to see a dress and think “Oh, it’s just gorgeous.” Unfortunately, I can’t say that happened much this time around. This year’s the red carpet was muted by peaches, pale pinks, dusky grays, and washed out metallics.
JILLIAN LOVEJOY LOWERY: I love awards shows. Usually. Just not this year’s Academy Awards.

AKIE BERMISS: Well the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were last night, for those of you who didn’t know, and they were quite the scene, as usual. If I felt a little let down by the whole affair, it might be some sort of quaint nostalgia for the days when I think the Oscars were actually really, really important. Could be that I was just young and impressionable. And I wanted to be in movies back then. But all the stars came out last night and it WAS the Oscars, no doubt about that. The jokes were chuckle-worthy, but the biting humor and self-deprecation of the days when the hosts used to sing and dance and do some stand-up and really MC the evening was missing. It was surprising to see Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin so harnessed and restrained all evening. When being host isn’t what it used to be, the rest of the show really suffers. Continue reading

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SNL in Review: Will Ferrell & Green Day

STEVE MURPHY: I love Will Ferrell, and he’s always funnier live. I remember one sketch in particular when he was still in the cast, with Jimmy Fallon and Pierce Brosnan working at a Gap store. The sketch was pretty funny already, but then Will Ferrell comes out riding an electric wheelchair and starts ramming into things and ad libbing some hilarious questions, even takes a call on a tiny, Zoolander-size cell phone. Both Fallon and Brosnan cracked up the entire time. I hope we get some of that uncontrollable Will Ferrell tonight!

HOWARD MEGDAL: My expectations for a Will Ferrell episode are mixed. I love Will Ferrell. But the writing and surrounding cast during his years on SNL were often among the weakest of any during SNL’s history. Will it simply be a return to old characters? If so, it might disappoint. Continue reading

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