Kanye West was on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, and in the absence of anything they could call a “rant,” the media seems rather nonplussed by the whole thing: most of the reports this morning have focused on his performance, rather than the interview he did with Meyers. This is interesting, because West returned to subject matter he’s been discussing for most of the last year. The difference is that this time there were fewer soundbites and less anger — and hey, if there’s no rant to report, it’s not worth reporting!
Three-time host Melissa McCarthy joined the SNL crew for Seth Meyers’ last episode. Meyers has been part of the Studio 8H family since 2001 and has been a head writer for the series since 2006. The soon-to-be Late Night host wrote most of those Tina Fey/Sarah Palin bits you love. His presence as co-anchor for “Weekend Update” has helped the audience fully appreciate the carousel of characters that joined him at the desk — even the stinkers. McCarthy has the energy and comedic chops to make this an episode to remember. See how she performed after the jump. … Read More
NBC released the first promo for Late Night With Seth Meyers. In it, Meyers literally walks us from his old job (cue… Read More
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 time, two series make their debut while one very old show makes its return. … Read More
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, Skins and Dexter return while Mariah Carey makes an entrance. … Read More
1. Watching Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe, and Mandy Patinkin sing “Good King Wenceslas” just made our morning. Absolutely delightful. [via Pitchfork]
2. If you skipped Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People” special last night, then you might be interested to know that David Petraeus nabbed the top spot. There was also an interesting interview with Hillary Clinton (who insists she’s not running in 2016) and this funny photo of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a skinny kid.
1. The Atlantic’s GIF guide to Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas’ gold win yesterday in the women’s all-around final is definitely worth your time.
2. After a string of big movie flops, it seems that M. Night Shyamalan is going to try his hand at TV. The filmmaker is teaming with Buffy the Vampire… Read More
Poehler finally a baby mama: Saturday night was certainly lively this weekend, as AMY POEHLER and WILL ARNETT’s first child was born. The actors welcomed ARCHIE ARNETT into the world October 25th, as SETH MEYERS, Poehler’s co-anchor on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE‘s “Weekend Update” announced the birth during the segment. Let’s hope their next kid doesn’t get stuck with the name “Jughead.” [EW]
New Kaufman film hits the screens: SYNECHDOCHE, NEW YORK — CHARLIE KAUFMAN’s directorial debut — opened Friday. After creating phenomenal screenplays for films like BEING JOHN MALKOVICH and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND it’s easy to see that over six month’s worth of buzz is not unwarranted, but a story that centers on a theater director obsessed with death has left some critics cautioning against the film’s overarching gloom. [LAT]
After the jump, some comforting news for fans of MAD MEN. … Read More