‘Saturday Night Live’ didn’t go easy on former cast member Al Franken’s sexual misconduct

Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update crew dove right in to torch former cast member and current Senator Al Franken. Michael Che and Colin Jost spent almost two minutes of their seven-minute segment verbally smacking Franken over sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced earlier in the week. It's the big moment people will be talking about from the latest Weekend Update, but it was hardly the best moment. That distinction belongs to Kate … [Read more...]

Chance the Rapper slays on ‘SNL’ as Steve Harvey’s surprise love child

It's amazing that Chance the Rapper keeps it together through this whole sketch. You can see him slip slightly at one point, no doubt bowled over by Kenan Thompson's forever-perfect Steve Harvey impression, but he recovers. It's always a laugh to see an SNL performer slip up and break character, but this sketch is hilarious on its own. The setup: For a special Thanksgiving edition of Family Feud, host Harvey pits his own family against a longtime … [Read more...]

‘The Incredibles 2′ trailer focuses on Jack-Jack, the most adorable laser-spewing baby

The Incredibles are back, and they have a laser baby. This is great news. SEE ALSO: Lucky 'Star Wars' fans got a surprise visit from Mark Hamill during a tour at Disneyland Disney Pixar's first-ever look at The Incredibles 2 reveals that the youngest member of the superhuman family has a new power: Jack-Jack Parr can now shoot lasers out of his eyes. That's in addition to the shapeshifting, fire-making, and phasing powers he tapped into in the … [Read more...]

AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Malcolm Young, whose crunching guitar provided the rhythmic backbone of AC/DC for more than 40 years, died on Saturday at the age of 64. Young, who co-founded the Australian hard rock band with his younger brother Angus in 1973, stuck with the band — and, by most accounts, served as its leader — until he retired in 2014. His retirement was prompted by the onset of dementia. SEE ALSO: The 10 most Instagrammed shows at Coachella The … [Read more...]

Tiffany Haddish crushed her hilarious ‘SNL’ monologue, and she made history in the process

Saturday Night Live guest host Tiffany Haddish kicked off her evening with an uproarious opening monologue that touched on the news of the day (Trump and other awful men), her wardrobe (she's very passionate about her Alexander McQueen dress), and her hit summer 2017 comedy, Girls Trip. Less funny was the context around her hosting gig. This Saturday, 11/11 on #SNL!! Can you believe I will be the very #first black female comedian… … [Read more...]

People are SO jazzed about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming to ‘Injustice 2′

The next add-on pack for Injustice 2 adds all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the DC Comics fighting game. Fans seem pretty happy about that. The reveal trailer, which also confirms The Atom and Enchantress for the upcoming "Fighter Pack #3," doesn't get into specifics. The four turtles appear to be treated as a single fighter, though how that works in practice remains to be seen. SEE ALSO: Brainiac is pulling superheroes' strings in new … [Read more...]

George Takei, accused of sexual assault from 1981, responds with a denial

George Takei is the latest in an ever-growing lineup of public figures to be accused of committing sexual assault. In his first public statement on the matter since the allegations surfaced on Friday night, the Star Trek actor denied it. Scott R. Brunton, shared his story with The Hollywood Reporter and state that, in 1981, Takei attempted to undress and inappropriately touch the former actor and model after the two ended an evening together with … [Read more...]

Moira, the new ‘Overwatch’ healer, grew from a simple idea: We need a villain

Blizzard knew two things going in with Moira: She needed to be a healer, and she needed to be a villain. "If you look at the roster for Overwatch, it has these amazing heroes but not really a whole lot of villains," Blizzard designer Scott Mercer said in a post-BlizzCon interview. SEE ALSO: Blizzard made a Blizzard-themed theme park for the newest 'Overwatch' map "I think to really tell a lot of great stories, it's not just about the heroes. You … [Read more...]

Oh, BTW, Kremlin-linked money was once invested in Facebook and Twitter, nbd

Facebook and Twitter both count Russian government-linked business among their former investors. The revelation, confirmed in documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), shows that two Russian firms, both linked to the Kremlin, made "major" investments in the social media companies through a well-known tech fund. SEE ALSO: Here's how the U.S. government could force Facebook and Google to prevent Russian … [Read more...]

Larry David broke so hard on ‘SNL’ he just gave up and laughed openly

Ah, the Saturday Night Live break. When shit just gets so weird on the set of the sketch comedy series that a performer — usually, but not always, the guest host — just starts laughing. So it was with Larry David this week. The sketch itself is fine: David is a newly married rich dude whose wife — an unrecognizable Cecily Strong — is some kind of influencer in the gay club scene. But by the end of the sketch, David can't … [Read more...]

Don Jr. teaching Eric Trump about Fun Dip on ‘Saturday Night Live’ is the best ever

There's a lot to like about this Weekend Update sketch on Saturday Night Live, but really, the best of it comes when Mikey Day and Alex Moffat trot out their always-hilarious impressions of Donald Trump's elder sons, Don Jr. and Eric. In related news, Fun Dip is about to be popular again. As funny as the Trump Bros are, don't overlook the real fire in this sketch: Michael Che's searing takedown of President Trump. I'll let the quote speak for … [Read more...]

Kevin Spacey is now accused of groping Richard Dreyfuss’ son

Harry Dreyfuss, the son of Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, has come forward with new allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey. He claims that Spacey groped him in 2008, at age 18, while his father, unaware, was in the room with them. "I ... see how important it is to add my voice to the people who are demanding a better world. A world in which powerful men are no longer allowed to feel safe to do this, or far worse," … [Read more...]

Milo Yiannopoulos landed an unpaid writing gig, then lost it and got his editor got fired

Bite at the universe, and occasionally, the universe will, in fact, bite back. So goes the most recent development in the saga of noted troll and ex-Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos's rough week. On Thursday he lost his biggest benefactor, conservative billionaire Robert Mercer. And now, not only is he out of a job, but — get this — his presence with his latest employer was so toxic that the guy who hired him is now apparently out … [Read more...]

George H.W. Bush on Donald Trump: ‘I don’t like him.’

There ain't no shade like ex-U.S. president shade, because ex-U.S. president shade comes from someone who was literally a leader of the free world. Today's shade-thrower is George H.W. Bush. The first President Bush pulls no punches in his frank take on Donald Trump. The detail, in the form of a direct quote, comes from author John Updegrove's upcoming book, The Last Republicans, which explores the father-son relationship between the father-son … [Read more...]