After weeks, nay, months … nay, yeaaaaars of complaints from critics, viewers and cast member about the lack of any Black female cast members on “Saturday Night Live,” the comedy show final addressed its diversity problem on last night’s episode, hosted by “Scandal”‘s Kerry Washington (the first Black woman to host the show since early 2012). In the cold open, Washington played both Michelle Obama and Oprah, requiring her to change off screen in a direct nod to cast member Kenan Thompson’s recent refusal to continue playing any Black female characters in drag. The opener cheekily made use of the show’s bounty of white male cast members, sending out six of them as a bunch of Matthew McConaugheys. It was a funny start to what was otherwise a lackluster and at times cringeworthy episode. While Washington did her best with the material, the episode underscored “SNL”‘s need not only for a more diverse cast, but a more diverse writing team as well. Never was it more painfully obvious that the writer’s room at “SNL” is stocked with thirtysomething white dudes. That pageant sketch? Lord, help me. Keep reading »
I just went cross-eyed writing that headline. I can’t process this nonsense. First of all, Fred Durst, of the terrrrrrrrrrible rap-rock group Limp Bizkit, still exists. I had forgotten about him, which was really quite pleasant. Secondly, the CW, a network stocked with mostly shows for teenage girls, has given the guy the green light to develop an hour-long drama based on his own life called “The Noise,” about ”a musician in the 1990s who forms a band that becomes very successful.” Of all the amazing things that happened in the ’90s, Limp Bizkit’s rise to fame is to be the subject of a TV show? This is why we can’t have nice things! Keep reading »
Tina Fey is producing a new NBC series, and no, the show is not about girls who have been abducted, as was previously rumored. It was also believed that NBC wasn’t too thrilled with the script and was worried that it may be offensive. As it turns out, the series will tell the story of a woman who escaped a doomsday cult and is starting her life over in New York City. Insert sigh of relief. I’m not so sure a comedy about abduction would’ve been too funny.
Ellie Kemper, who played the hilarious Erin on “The Office,” will star in the series. Fey will write and produce the show with David Miner and Robert Carlock. The show will debut in fall 2014 — and we’re already excited. [Dallas Voice; Defamer; ABC News]
Yesterday was awesome. Big Ang from Bravo’s “Mob Wives” and “Miami Monkey” stopped by Spin Media offices to
make us some get us drunk on delicious cocktails from her line of booze (more on that in another post). While she was here — and she is AMAZING, you guys — we chatted about our Halloween plans. Apparently, her five-year-old grandson would totally dig my Sexy Dinosaur costume — awkward! So what’s Ang gonna be for Halloween? You’ll have to watch the video to find out…
‘Twas the night before Halloween
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Except for the crazy bitches on “American Horror Story: Coven.”
So, naturally, The Frisky will be live tweeting through tonight’s show!
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Attention “Veronica Mars” fans! Kristen Bell and Co. have been busy filming the flick, which raised some of its funds on Kickstarter, and they’re finally ready to show the show’s loyal following a preview of what to expect. Think before you click — there are spoilers in the interviews and scenes packed into the four minute video above. [The Mary Sue]
“Breaking Bad” ended a month ago, but the show continues to inspire brilliance in those it touched. Like Sharidan Williams-Sotelo, an assistant editor for the AMC hit, who created this incredible ice skating parody called “Breaking Ice.” I need this to be a real thing that I can attend in person. Maybe Jeffrey Katzenberg would be willing to use his millions to turn this into a real traveling ice show, since “BB” producers turned down his offer to make more episodes… [AMC TV]
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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I don’t know about you guys, but I always have big plans when I click on my Netflix bookmark. I’m going to finally watch that documentary that will make me sound smart when I reference it at parties! I’m going to get caught up on the heavy British drama that’s supposedly really good! I’m going to check out that offbeat comedy I jotted down the name of months ago! But I’ve found that no matter my intentions, all of my Netflix surfing always plays out in the exact same way. As follows: Keep reading »