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  • Whoopi Goldberg: Debate over black women on 'SNL' is '15 years late'

    Whoopi Goldberg: Debate over black women on 'SNL' is '15 years late'
    Whoopi Goldberg thinks it took America an awfully long time to realize that "Saturday Night Live" has a diversity problem.  NBC's comedy-variety show has been afflicted this season with a debate over the lack of black women in its cast. The show even...
  • Tina Fey Loves Carol Burnett So Much, It's 'Just Shy of Creepy'

    Nobody doesn't love Carol Burnett. That was the takeaway from the Kennedy Center's Oct. 20 ceremony honoring Burnett with its 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for significant impact to American comedy. Tina Fey opened the proceedings by declaring that her...
  • 'Scandal's' Kerry Washington: Is she a sellout for hosting 'SNL'?

    'Scandal's' Kerry Washington: Is she a sellout for hosting 'SNL'?
    Kerry Washington is undeniably one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood. But with her upcoming hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, could she also be called a sellout? Washington, the star of ABC's sizzling "Scandal," has made headlines...
  • Lorne Michaels Responds to Lack of Black Women on 'SNL'

    It's fitting that Kerry Washington will be hosting this weekend's "Saturday Night Live": The "Scandal" actress will arrive on the 30 Rockefeller Plaza stages at the tail end of, well, a scandal. The long-running sketch comedy series was criticized...
  • Carol Burnett awarded Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    The stars shone bright on the red carpet in Washington D.C. on Sunday night as Carol Burnett was awarded the elite Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. Some of comedy's most popular names appeared onstage to sing Burnett's...
  • Movie review: 'The Way, Way Back' has a sweet side and a sting

    Movie review: 'The Way, Way Back' has a sweet side and a sting
    To begin talking about the new indie film "The Way, Way Back," I want to go way, way back. Praise for the movie's excellent cast, anchored by Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Allison Janney and teenage rock Liam James, will come later. As good...
  • 'Grown Ups 2'

    'Grown Ups 2'
    Adam Sandler and company are back in this comedy sequel that truly is more of the same, though the big plot device has Sandler's character moving back to his hometown to reunite with his pals (Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade) again. The guys strike...
  • 'Saturday Night Live's' Jay Pharoah: Our show is too white

    'Saturday Night Live's' Jay Pharoah: Our show is too white
    Jay Pharoah, who plays President Obama and other characters on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," thinks the show needs to hire more black performers.  "As far as being a black person on the show, there’s not a lot of us, you know?," the 25-year-old...
  • 'The Way Way Back'

    Following the acclaim - and the Oscar - they received for their script for "The Descendants," writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash earned critical kudos again for this comedy-drama centering around a youngster (Liam James) who feels out of place...
  • Why Naming SNL's Cast Is Only The Start of Lorne Michaels' Very Long TV Season

    You'd think Lorne Michaels might be able to relax. He just hired a whopping six new cast members (can anyone recall a season where he took in more than three?) to his late-night institution, "Saturday Night Live," and one has to assume in all that talent...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cracked The Canadian police drama...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nine for IX' on ESPN and ESPN2

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 28 - August 3, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Former basketball...