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Bill Murray’s Best ‘SNL’ Sketches

NBC confirmed this week that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will kick off Saturday Night Live’s 40th season as the series’ host. Rumors have been swirling about other potential hosts for the upcoming season, including a report that Bill Murray could make his return to Studio 8H for the first time in 15 years. Murray joined the SNL cast in 1977, lasting three seasons, and he’s a member of the show’s Five-Timers Club. Until the rumor is proven true or false, we’ll be wringing our hands in anticipation of a Murray/SNL reunion — so here are ten of Murray’s greatest moments on the series to tide us over until… Read More

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Grimes Threw Away Her Whole Album: Links You Need To See

It’s Friday, September 14, and that means one thing: Fashion Week is over. Of course, Fashion Week happens every few months in New York City, so that really means nothing. But, there certainly is a lot of fashion-related stuff happening on the internet right now.

First and foremost: electronic musician and sometimes-fashion muse Grimes has… Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Carrie Coon Gets Her Ugly Cry On

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, The Leftovers finishes its mysterious first season by solving zero mysteris, and both Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy start their final installments. … Read More

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Syfy’s Entertaining Zombie Thriller ‘Z Nation’ Isn’t a ‘Walking Dead’ Ripoff

AMC’s The Walking Dead is a massive hit for the network — and don’t ever compare post-game show Talking Dead‘s ratings to those of your favorite series unless you want to be incredibly sad — so it would be easy to attribute’s Z Nation‘s existence to Syfy’s desire to recreate Walking Dead‘s success. But Z Nation, despite being a bloody post-apocalyptic zombie thriller, doesn’t share much with Walking Dead. It’s a familiar take on the genre, but it proudly displays Syfy’s touch throughout the pilot, and it’s all the better for it. … Read More

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CBS Sports’ James Brown Gives Real Talk On Treating Women Like Human Beings

Last night, on CBS’ Thursday Night Football, the pre-game coverage was all about Ray Rice. The incident has thrown… Read More

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Flavorwire Exclusive: Josh Likens Himself to Masturbating Monkey in New ‘Please Like Me’ Clip

Please Like Me, Australian comedian Josh Thomas’ semi-autobiographical comedy series on Pivot, gets a great deal of its yuks from Thomas’ brand of physical self-deprecation. Between using his resemblance to a “60-year-old baby” as first-date material and his aunt’s claim that his “pear shape” may be the result of a hormonal imbalance caused by abnormally small testicles, Thomas began the series understandably lacking confidence. He was a character who, due to both his own and others’ harsh (and humorously exaggerated) critiques of his body and face, clearly wasn’t comfortable in his own, newly un-closeted skin. In that first season, as he grappled with his mother’s manic depression and tried to strike a balance between worshiping his new boyfriend’s physical perfection while disparaging his emotional neediness, Josh slowly had to become more of an adult. … Read More

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Getting Cecily Strong Off the ‘Weekend Update’ Desk Is a Good Thing

The New York Times broke the story last night that Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update will have a new co-anchor for the show’s 40th season: Michael Che, the New York-based comic who worked on the SNL writing staff for a year and will be returning to 30 Rock after a short stint as a Daily Show correspondent. The hire is both a natural fit and a significant step forward for the long-running segment; Che’s worked closely with co-anchor Colin Jost in Jost’s capacity as co-head writer, and he’ll also be the first black cast member to man the Weekend Update desk. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Chris Pratt Hosts ‘SNL’ Premiere, ‘Veronica Mars’ Spinoff Trailer

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week: new writers at SNL, a new (and final) season of Nurse Jackie and what happens when you put a Republican and a Democrat on a desert island? … Read More

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