Saturday Night Live has been criticized lately for not having any black female comedians on their show. They hired 6 new comedians for the new season, all white, most male. They really need as many white dudes as possible so they can continue to do stuff like this. No, but seriously, it’s pretty ridiculous that there hasn’t been a woman of color in the cast since Maya Rudolph left in 2007. And before her, there were only 3 black female cast members throughout the history of SNL: Yvonne Huson, Danitra Vance and Ellen Cleghorne. That’s pretty pitiful and ridiculous (yes, I’m using that word again, I can think of none better) for a show that’s been on since 1975.
So, producers/executives held “secret” auditions for black female comedians only, at the legendary Groundlings imrpov theater in Los Angeles. It would have been secret but some women (above) tweeted and Instagrammed about it. Yeah, and I’m sure the producers are reeeeeeal mad that this was leaked.
According to Entertainment Weekly, this whole thing was kind of haphazardly thrown together:
Actress Bresha Webb …: “The audition came about from an inside source from SNL. I don’t think any of us had a clue about the showcase until two days prior.”
It’s a little late to pat SNL on the back for this…or is it?
Let’s see if they actually hire anyone.
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Crazy Days And Nights has a good blind item that should be fairly easy to figure out. Let’s take a look:
It is like Remington Steele or Moonlighting, but in a sitcom. These two stars of a hit network comedy can’t stand each other. They always are competing for more lines and the male half of the show is really upset at the special treatment his female co-star gets because of her burgeoning career. He would love to see the couple get divorced on the show so he could have it all to himself. He actually said he would love to see her character leave the show in other ways, but they are not very sitcom friendly so would settle for the divorce.
– Hit network comedy.
– Female co-star has a “burgeoning career.”
– They play a married couple.
If we were still in the 1990′s this has Mad About You written all over it. Goddamn they were an annoying couple. Could it be Mike & Molly starring Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell? Her career has really exploded since Bridesmaids and she’s still rising. 2012 was a great year for her. That’s my best guess as of now. What you guys think?
Prince Michael Jackson I AKA , Prince Michael, AKA Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., AKA Michael Jackson‘s oldest son, is working as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Is everyone else thinking, “Wait…what?” Jackson is 16. Meanwhile Lindsay Lohan still can’t get a job. His first interview for the show was with James Franco, Zach Braff, and Sam Raimi of Oz the Great and Powerful. Ewww, Zach Braff. Sorry, at this point, that’s just a reflex I picked up from the ’00s.
Jackson has great ambitions.
From ABC News:
I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.
Dude, I don’t even doubt him. I bet he can do it. In this video, an ET exclusive, Jackson is composed, smart, and sauve. Brooke Anderson, his mentor that’s interveiwing him, is the opposite of all of these. Anderson gushes and giggles,
You’re only sixteen but you seem so much wise and older than your years!
To which Jackson responds,
That’s all thanks to my dad.
And then Anderson lets out a hushed and awed, “Aaohhhhhhhhh” like Jackson just told her, “I am the reincarnation of an Egyptian Pharaoh which is why I’m so much older and wiser beyond my years, shamone.”