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Why Leslie Jones is the New Hire ‘SNL’ Desperately Needed
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Late yesterday “Saturday Night Live” announced it had hired comedian Leslie Jones as a featured player, starting with this weekend’s show hosted by Jim Carrey. Jones, who was hired as a writer in early 2014 after losing out on a cast spot to current featured player Sasheer Zamata, has made several appearances on the show already, the first of which — a Weekend Update appearance discussing slavery and body image for contemporary black women – engendered quite a bit of controversy. But it’s that controversial edge that makes Jones such a great hire for “SNL.”
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Woo Hoo! ‘Simpsons World’ App Launches With Every Episode Tomorrow
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Two months after the phenomenal success of FXX’s “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon, FX announced the long-planned Simpsons World app and website, featuring every episode, curated playlists and a high-level search function that lets users search by character, actor, and (eventually) line from among 3,000 clips.
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Boston Bro Dane Cook Dishes On How Many College Groupies He’s Had Sex With
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Arlington native Dane Cook, the biggest comedy superstar of the MySpace era, isn’t exactly relevant anymore. Maybe that’s why he felt comfortable being so candid with Bravo’s Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” on how many college groupies he’s banged, how stupid Jessica Simpson is, and Kate Hudson’s biggest flaw — her bad breath. Or maybe he’s just a jerk.
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Watch This Supercut of Jimmy Fallon Saying ‘Fun’ Approximately 85 Million Times
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“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” prides itself on doing things differently than your average talk show. Beer pong, sing-alongs, dance-offs — if it’s FUN, Jimmy’s doing it. That’s why it’s not surprising that there’s a supercut of Fallon saying “fun” over and over and over and over and– you get the point.
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Watch John Oliver Try To Ruin Autumn With This Pumpkin Spice Takedown
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“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” is one of the best things on television right now. The HBO show is basically “The Daily Show” in longform, but with the added benefit of only airing once a week coupled with premium cable’s lack of censorship. This allows Oliver to avoids the daily Fox News bashing that has become his H-bereft fake news peer Jon Stewart’s bread and butter in favor of well-researched, extensively reported pieces that rival “60 minutes” in their depth. But forget all of that for today, because John is just gonna talk smack about pumpkin spice for a few minutes, if you don’t mind. More

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Comedian Mike Birbiglia Helps ‘Society of Grownups’ Launch in Brookline
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I was having a conversation with a friend the other day during which she admitted, “money stresses me out.” This wasn’t the first time I sensed a friend’s aversion to understanding and dealing with money. And with the current financial climate where an overwhelming amount of intelligent, college-educated, ambitious young adults and millenials find themselves drowning in student debt, unable to muster any semblance of a savings, let alone make intelligent investments with their money, I realized that I too have a similar fear regarding personal finances. More

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Boston Weatherman’s Upside-Down Coffee Mug Gaffe Goes Viral
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A day after attorneys for Robel Phillipos claimed the friend of Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was too high to remember what lies he did or didn’t tell FBI investigators, a lighthearted joke by a Boston meteorologist has many asking whether the professional cloud-watcher was lost in a cloud of smoke.
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Did ‘Saturday Night Live’ Steal a Sketch From An LA Comedy Duo?
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Now in its 40th season, “Saturday Night Live” is no stranger to controversy. But most of those controversies stem from racy content or a lack of diversity, not accusations of plagiarism. Yet that’s the issue facing the sketch show today, after two members of the legendary LA sketch group the Groundlings posted a video clip of their sketch “Rollin’,” noting its similarity to an SNL sketch from this past weekend called “River Sisters.” More

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Frank Caliendo Spoofs Bill Belichick’s Cincinnati Press Conference
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Our fearless leader Bill Belichick has never been a man of many words, but his press conference tendencies took on an all-time low following the Patriots’ embarrassing loss last Monday night to Kansas City. Coach Belichick’s answer of choice to just about every question he was asked was the dismissive, and now meme-like, “we’re on to Cincinnati.” Thankfully, the mindset worked, as the Pats made easy work of the Bengals last night, but Belicheck’s post-loss flatness did not go unnoticed by master impersonator and football favorite Frank Caliendo. More