I love me some Maya Rudolph and always have since her SNL days – she was one of “my” cast members growing up and I think she’s absolutely hilarious. I really love everything she’s done since, so I’m super excited that NBC decided to give her a variety show starting next month!
The network has slated her variety show special, titled “The Maya Rudolph Show,” to air on May 19 at 10 p.m.
The “Saturday Night Live” vet — who recently starred in another Peacock comedy series, “Up All Night” — will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris Parnell.
Janelle Monáe will pop up as the musical guest, while Raphael Saaddiq will serve as bandleader.
The one-hour special, which also could double as the pilot for an ongoing series, is being executive produced by “SNL’s” Lorne Michaels.
Yes, yes and yes – I’m into this on so many levels. She NEEDS to have an ongoing series. It’s imperative. Also, would love to see more women and less middle-aged white men on late night TV, so this would be EXTRA great.
April 17, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Kris Jenner has a medical problem that required her to go to the hospital, and even though they’re separated when times get tough her go-to person is still Bruce.
We’ve learned Kris just went to a hospital in Thousand Oaks — near her home — for X-rays and possible tests for an undisclosed medical problem. She was accompanied by Bruce, who we believe came from his home in Malibu to be with her.
Kris and Bruce have actually become closer we’re told since their separation, because there’s no tension over the relationship anymore — they’re simply close friends and confidantes.
Again … it’s unclear why Kris needed to go the hospital.
Huh. I’m assuming it’s nothing all that urgent, and frankly it’s none of our business what it is anyway, but hope she’s okay. I know I’m no Kris Jenner fan, but I don’t wish bad shit on anyone, whether I like them or not (and let’s be honest – we don’t actually know her, so “not liking her” means nothing in the real world).
By the way, E! News says this was about some “internal pains” she was having and she got a scan for “precautionary reasons”.
April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am by Jennifer
There was a big stink in the press this past week when it was reported that Kate Upton admitted to hating her boobs and wishing for smaller ones pretty much 24/7. However, it seems it was much ado about nothing since she never actually said that and is actually quite happy with her body. Oops!
From an interview with Australia’s 2Day FM:
“Isn’t that lovely whenever media makes up something? It’s like, ‘It’s my body, I’ll tell you how I feel about it!’ I actually never said that. If someone asked me this question and actually cared to hear what I have to say about my own personal body … I would say that I feel like all women feel like they don’t have life perfect. Sometimes they don’t feel their best, but I love my body. I always feel incredibly grateful for what I have.”
She also took to Twitter to voice her thoughts:
Unfortunately, what was said about my body is completely made up to try and drum up controversy where there is none. Like every woman,
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) April 16, 2014
I have moments of insecurity, but I love and am proud of my body — every part of it — and wouldn't change a thing.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) April 16, 2014
I bet you wouldn’t change a thing! Get that money, girl!
April 17, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Oh man, this one’s a doozy. A lawsuit was filed in Hawaii this week against X-Men director Brian Singer, claiming that he had sexually abused a 15-year-old aspiring actor at a party in Hollywood. This event apparently took place in the late 1990s and the victim is now in his 30s, which makes the whole thing kind of bizarre but not automatically untrue.
From the New York Daily News:
Singer had promised Egan a role in one of his movies and had numerous sexual encounters with the boy when he was 15 and 16, Herman told The News. Singer also allegedly brought Egan to Hawaii for multiple extended trips when he was 17.
The suit does not specifically demand a monetary figure, but states that the damages suffered warrant in excess of $75,000. In response, Marty Singer, a lawyer for the director, said “it is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity,” given that the newest installment of the “X-Men” franchise, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” hits theaters May 23.
“The claims made against Bryan Singer are completely without merit,” the statement added. “We are very confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit.”
Singer gave “an alcoholic beverage . . . and mentioned finding a role for him in an upcoming movie that he was directing,” the suit says. “Defendant Singer told plaintiff how ‘this group’ controls Hollywood.”
“Singer masturbated plaintiff and then performed oral sex upon him. Defendant Singer solicited plaintiff to perform oral sex upon him, which plaintiff resisted,” the suit says.
“Singer flagrantly disregarded plaintiff’s unwillingness to submit, and forced plaintiff’s head underwater to make plaintiff perform oral sex upon him. When plaintiff pulled his head out of the water in order to breathe, defendant Singer demanded that he continue which plaintiff refused,” the suit went on. “Defendant Singer then forced plaintiff to continue performing oral sex upon him outside of the pool, and subsequently forcibly sodomized plaintiff.”
Huh. I do agree that this definitely seems like a publicity attempt, but so many sexual assault victims are brushed off and it shouldn’t matter how long after the fact this happened that he comes forward, if it’s true – there is no statute of limitations on being abused. However, I really do hope the truth comes out on this – how awful!
April 17, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Justin Bieber loves his weed, that much is for sure. Another thing that’s for sure is that when you get stoned, you generally wanna get something (or a lot of things), to eat, and our pal JB is no different. In fact, he actually spent $240 at Pinches Tacos on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on his way to that “surprise” Coachella performance.
[He] dropped $185 on a South of the boarder feast, consisting of:
– 13 steak tacos
– 9 chicken tostadas
– 8 chicken tacos
– 3 taco plates
– 1 steak burrito
– 1 chicken burrito
– 4 orders of chips and salsa
– 10 bottles of water
– 9 Mexican sodas
Justin waited in a Mercedes van while someone from his crew picked up the grub and left a $55 tip, on Justin’s credit card.
Obviously that was for him AND his crew, so whatever, that’s not actually all that much. A steak burrito actually sounds really good right now, though, and I’m sober!
April 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Jennifer
Of course Summit was going to separate the third Divergent movie, Allegiant, into two films. Why not make double the money by extending the franchise? Makes sense to me! And while most of the unnamed stars are probably thrilled to have a few more months of work (read: another paycheck), Shailene Woodley doesn’t really care either way because she’s just so chill and ~in touch~ with nature.
As she told Entertainment Weekly:
“I am excited, but my very first thought, if I’m being honest was, ‘Okay. All right. That’s another year of kicking ass. Another year devoted to this character.’ But that’s all right, because I am honored to be Tris, and it is exciting.”
Sorry, that’s not quite green enough for me. What else ya got, Shailene?
“At one point I heard that it was not going to happen, and now it is happening, so yeah. You never know man. Life changes every day, you just got to really surrender to the process.”
YES! Surrender to the process! Be pregnant with the world! I love it.
I’m pretty happy about the split, to be honest, because I really like the series. The movies aren’t incredible, but they are entertaining enough, so I’m with it.