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SNL’s Kate McKinnon spoofs new CDC mask rules, Liz Cheney’s ousting from House leadership

The "Saturday Night Live" episode also featured Keegan-Michael Key as host and Olivia Rodrigo as musical guest.
  • May 16, 2021

Ellen DeGeneres opens up about toxic-workplace claims, says media coverage felt ‘misogynistic’ and ‘orchestrated’

Ellen DeGeneres spoke to Savannah Guthrie and Oprah Winfrey after announcing the end of her daytime talk show.
  • May 13, 2021

Ellen DeGeneres announces her daytime talk show will end in 2022

Ellen DeGeneres's decision to end the Daytime Emmy-winning show after 19 seasons arrives in the wake of toxic workplace allegations.
  • May 13, 2021

NBC won’t air the 2022 Golden Globes because of ongoing controversy

NBC's decision not to air the 2022 Golden Globe Awards arrives as Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia distance themselves from the HFPA.
  • May 10, 2021

Billy Crystal can tell you a lot about Tiffany Haddish’s bat mitzvah and a little about what he thought of the Oscars

Billy Crystal directed the new film “Here Today,” co-starring Tiffany Haddish and pulling from his experiences on SNL.
  • May 10, 2021

Aly & AJ on their new album, the pitfalls of growing up Disney and why they haven’t gone solo

Months after "Potential Breakup Song" went viral on TikTok, Aly and AJ Michalka are releasing a new album meant to feel "timeless and classic."
  • May 8, 2021

Can an Internet phenomenon work on cable? ‘Ziwe’ just might.

The new Showtime series "Ziwe" capitalizes on the popularity of her pandemic-era Instagram Live series, to mixed but promising results.
  • May 7, 2021

A surprise Oscar win denies Chadwick Boseman fans the tribute they expected

Oscar viewers and Chadwick Boseman fans were stunned Sunday night when Anthony Hopkins, who wasn't present at the ceremony, won best actor over Boseman, the front-runner who died of colon cancer last year.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Oscars 2021: 12 things to know, including Chadwick Boseman’s upset loss that led to a bizarre ending

The 2021 Oscars were very strange, and the show included an unexpected upset when Anthony Hopkins won best actor over the late Chadwick Boseman.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Oscars 2021 highlights: ‘Nomadland wins’; Chloé Zhao makes Academy Award history; Glenn Close does ‘Da Butt’

At a very different (and quiet) Academy Awards, Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of color to win for best director (“Nomadland”). And while her win might have been expected, Glenn Close doing ‘Da Butt’ was not.
  • Apr 25, 2021
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