Cecily Strong Heads To “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update, Casts Noel Wells & Others

morning quickies
Cecily Strong
  • Weekend Update has a new host! “Saturday Night Live” named Cecily Strong — perhaps better known as Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party — as coanchor with Seth Meyers. Meyers is partially leaving “SNL” to host “Late Night,” where he is replacing Jimmy Fallon. “SNL” moved writer Mike O’Brien from the writing staff to the cast and moved cast member Tim Robinson to the writing staff. They’ve also added Beck Bennett, Brooks Wheelan, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, and only one woman, Noel Wells. [New York Times]
  • The new Miss New York — who is now Miss America, whatever racists have to say about it be damned — called the outgoing Miss New York “fat as fuck.” Very classy, ladies. [Jezebel]
  • John Legend and model Chrissy Teigan married on Saturday in Lake Como, Italy … [US Weekly]
  • LeBron James married his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson on Saturday in San Diego. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • This is one of the better blog posts I’ve written critiquing “Blurred Lines” (which I still think should not have been banned). [Thought Catalog]
  • How will Disney respond to the filmmakers who secretly filmed an entire horror movie at Disneyland and Disney World? [Mother Jones]
  • Miley Cyrus unfollowed Liam Hemsworth on Twitter. The end is nigh. [Huffington Post]
  • A look into the life and death of MTV’s “Buckwild” reality star Shain Gandee, who died suddenly in March. [NYmag.com]
  • The panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. is a baby girl! Check out this cute pic of her snuggling with her mommy. [Flickr]
  • And now some brutally frank relationship advice from a 98-year-old woman. [Esquire]

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