By Kelly Lawler USA Today Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 Pete Davidson made his official return to Saturday Night Live, seemingly able to joke about some of the darker aspects of his life recently. Teamed with comedian John Mulaney on Weekend Update to make fun of the Clint Eastwood movie The Mule, Davidson appeared to bring up his Instagram post from December that prompted a police wellness check in New York. It came up because Mulaney was talking about how he tries to show Davidson a new way of life. “You can have a life in comedy that is not insane. A sober, domestic life,” Mulaney said. “Yeah, and after observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide. I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t make that joke. It is funny!” Davidson responded, laughing. Article Continued Below “You are loved by many and we are glad you are OK,” Mulaney replied. “Now back to The Mule.” USA TODAY has reached out the … [Read more...] about Pete Davidson appears on SNL to joke about Instagram post that prompted wellness check
By Tony Wong Television Critic Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 At his kid’s summer camp in Vancouver, Mark Miller is known as “Crazy Larry.” That’s the guy who takes a stunt plane and buzzes their airspace with the smoke machine on full blast. “Camps have legends and basically I’ve become part of that lore,” laughs Miller, 53, in an interview in Toronto. Miller bought the plane, a Harmon Rocket, for his Discovery documentary series Air Show, which looked at the lives of pilots in one of the world’s most dangerous professions. In typical fashion, the hard-driving Miller ended up having to do the camera work since it was hard to find a cinematographer who could also fly an airplane. Read more: Article Continued Below TV lovers should take in fair tribute to its creator at Toronto’s neglected television museum ‘The Man Trap’ was the first Star Trek episode to air — but the Star was there … [Read more...] about For Mark Miller, the highway to TV success runs through Canada
By Helena Andrews-Dyer The Washington Post Sun., Jan. 13, 2019 Celebrity Big Brother has once again dipped into President Donald Trump’s former employee rolls for on-air talent: CBS announced Sunday that Anthony Scaramucci, the man who lasted less than two weeks as the White House communications director, is joining the B-list cast of the Real World meets Survivor competition series. Scaramucci follows in the stilletoed footsteps of former Trump staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose salacious tenure on Big Brother was marked by headline-grabbing confessionals about the utter chaos behind the scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. While there’s no doubt that “the Mooch” will be dropping gems of his own, as a Trump loyalist, we doubt Scaramucci’s revelations will be half as jaw-dropping as Omarosa’s tea. Scaramucci, who returned to his investment firm after leaving Washington, has recently been spotted in Hollywood; he attended the … [Read more...] about Anthony Scaramucci to join cast of Celebrity Big Brother
By The Canadian Press Sun., Jan. 13, 2019 OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of Corner Gas. The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of Corner Gas Animated when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network. A photograph accompanies the post, showing Trudeau in his Parliament Hill office with sound technicians and Corner Gas star and creator Brent Butt. Former prime ministers Paul Martin and Stephen Harper also made brief appearances on the live-action version of Corner Gas, which ran for six seasons between 2004 and 2009. Set in the fictional Saskatchewan town of Dog River, Corner Gas was the No. 1 sitcom in Canada throughout its entire run. Article Continued Below Other high-profile cameos during the show’s live-action run included former Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson, hockey greats Darryl Sittler and Travis … [Read more...] about Justin Trudeau to make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ cameo, Brent Butt tweets
By Leora Arnowitz USA Today Jayme Deerwester Sat., Jan. 12, 2019 It’s over, folks. Megyn Kelly enjoyed a steady career at Fox News for 13 years, but she lasted a little over 18 months at competitor NBC. The controversial journalist formally — and finally — parted ways with NBC News on Friday night, nearly three months after she stirred controversy by defending the use of blackface in Halloween costumes on her Oct. 23 show. “The parties have resolved their differences, and Megyn Kelly is no longer an employee of NBC,” the network told USA TODAY in a statement. A rep for Kelly did not immediately respond to USA TODAY. Article Continued Below Financial terms were not disclosed, but according to CNN, NBC bowed to the terms of her contract and will pay Kelly the remaining sum of money, believed to total about $30 million (U.S.). She will, however, be subject to an industry standard non-disparagement clause, limiting what she can … [Read more...] about Megyn Kelly is officially out at NBC — what will her next move be?