Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 19-25
May 19: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 85. TV personality David Hartman is 84. Actor James Fox is 80. Actress Nancy Kwan is 80. Musician Pete Townshend is 74. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is...
‘SNL’ comedian Michael Che hosts benefit for public housing
NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Michael Che hosted a fundraiser for a cause close to home: New York City public housing.
Che's "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost and fellow comedians Amy Schumer and Michelle Wolf joined Che Friday at the sold-out benefit for the nonprofit Fund for Public Housing.
Record-low viewership for Emmy Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. The Emmy Awards drew a record-low audience of just over 10.2 million people, down 11 percent from the past two years.
Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" hosted the awards show on NBC Monday. Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" became the first show from a streaming service to win best comedy, while HBO's "Game of Thrones" was the top drama.
Record low viewership for Emmy Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Television's biggest night wasn't that big. A record-low audience of just under 10.2 million people watched the awards show that kicked off a new television season on Monday...
Emmy hosts Che, Jost ready for fun, politics, even mishaps
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Che and Colin Jost, typically stuck behind a desk as "Saturday Night Live" news anchors, are moving to a grander setting Monday as Emmy Awards hosts.
The comedians got in the mood at Thursday's rollout of the traditional arrivals carpet — yellow-hued this time around, not red, as the ceremony marks its 70th year.
"This isn't as gold as I thought it would be. I was expecting a much tackier gold. But this is a reasonable gold," Che observed.
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Michael Che, Colin Jostof ‘SNL’ to host Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES — NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live” will co-host this year’s Emmy Awards.
Che and Jost anchor the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live” and are head writers on the long-running sketch show.
Michael Che, Colin Jost of “SNL” to host Emmy Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" will co-host this year's Emmy Awards.
Che and Jost anchor the "Weekend Update" segment of "Saturday Night Live" and are head writers on the long-running sketch show.
The Emmy ceremony rotates from the major broadcast networks, allowing them to use the host's job to highlight a show or performers. "SNL" has enjoyed a ratings resurgence with its sharp-edged jabs at President Donald Trump and his administration.
‘SNL’ gave passing notice to fallen mogul Harvey Weinstein
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's "Saturday Night Live" gave Harvey Weinstein a pass last week. The disgraced movie mogul wasn't quite so lucky this week.
"Weekend Update" tossed off a few barbs targeting Weinstein and his fall amid numerous accusations of sexual assault.
Colin Jost proposed that rather than the rehab Weinstein has pledged to undergo, jail would be more fitting. Michael Che suggested that Weinstein's face resembles "chewed bubblegum rolled in cat hair."
‘Weekend Update,’ Diana special modest winners for networks
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's summer run of "Weekend Update" segments from "Saturday Night Live" and ABC's two-part special on Princess Diana were modest successes for their television networks last week.
BOSTON (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) says he was surprised by the reaction to comments he made on the show in February, when he called Boston the "most racist city" he has ever visited.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2rnajTP ) that the comedian and co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told an audience at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday in Boston that people were upset by the comments, adding that "when I say 'people,' I mean 'white guys.'"
NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa McCarthy once again brought comic spice plus Spicer to "Saturday Night Live."
After a spate of guest appearances mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer in recent weeks, she was back on Saturday's edition of the NBC satire show to preside as host.
One sketch featured McCarthy as the hot-tempered Spicer commandeering his motorized podium through the streets of midtown Manhattan - a sequence spotted by the media on Friday while it was being filmed.
‘SNL’ star doesn’t back away from Boston racism comment
BOSTON (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che (CHAY) is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the "most racist city" he has ever visited.
The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2n34WDF) reports that the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told a Boston University crowd Thursday about how he received angry messages on social media after he made the comment on "SNL" the night before the Super Bowl.