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  • 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...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' adds black female cast member

    'Saturday Night Live' adds black female cast member
    Good news for Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson; they won't have to appear in drag anymore on "Saturday Night Live." Or at least not as often. The show has finally added a black female to the cast. After auditioning actresses in cities across the country,...
  • Film Review: 'The Nut Job'

    Computer-animated critters have been coveting nuts since at least the Ice Age, which means squirrely Surly, star of "The Nut Job," descends from a proud if exasperated tradition of animated acorn stealers. By way of novelty, this sharp-looking but...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Lady Gaga proves she's in on the joke on 'Saturday Night Live'

    Lady Gaga proves she's in on the joke on 'Saturday Night Live'
    It takes a lot to overshadow Lady Gaga, especially on a night in which she’s the sole name on the “Saturday Night Live” bill. However, after her two musical performances, many people were asking, “Who are those people, and is...
  • Cord-cutting: Is your local cable TV provider really in trouble now?

    Cord-cutting: Is your local cable TV provider really in trouble now?
    Are local cable TV operators riding off into the sunset? Some folks think so -- and they have some new stats to back up their point. This week a pair of industry analysts claimed that the U.S. pay-TV business, once considered a veritable license to...