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20 Jun 19
WCCG 104.5 FM

ABC/Rick RowelSamuel L. Jackson has joined the star-studded cast of Spinning Gold, a film about the life of legendary record executive Neil Bogart. According to Deadline, Jackson has been tapped to play Parliament leader and Godfather of Funk George Clinton in the film.  Bogart was the man behind Casablanca Records, which helped launch the careers of 70’s music stars like Donna Summer, KISS, Parliament, The Village People, The […]

20 Jun 19
Variety

A funny thing happened on the way to the Lonely Island’s first-ever, multi-city tour, which kicked off at Bonnaroo this past weekend. At their third stop Wednesday at the Met Philadelphia, the hip-hop comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone proved they could parody rap-pop with comic plausibility and their own brand of musical […]

20 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

A funny thing happened on the way to the Lonely Island’s first-ever, multi-city tour, which kicked off at Bonnaroo this past weekend. At their third stop Wednesday at the Met Philadelphia, the hip-hop comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone proved they could parody rap-pop with comic plausibility and their own brand of musical […]

20 Jun 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

A funny thing happened on the way to the Lonely Island’s first-ever, multi-city tour, which kicked off at Bonnaroo this past weekend. At their third stop Wednesday at the Met Philadelphia, the hip-hop comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone proved they could parody rap-pop with comic plausibility and their own brand of musical […]

20 Jun 19
GoldDerby
“Saturday Night Live” is the heavy favorite to win Best Variety Sketch Series for the third year in a row this year after dominating the Emmys in 2017 and 2018, but the venerable NBC series hasn’t always been so indomitable. It lost the top prize to “Inside Amy Schumer” in 2015 and “Key and Peele” in 2016. And now, according to a couple of the Expert journalists we’ve surveyed from major media outlets, it could lose to IFC’s “Documentary Now.” A win for “Documentary Now” would kind of be a win for “SNL” too considering that it was created by “SNL” alums Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers and is also executive produced by “SNL” mastermind Lorne Michaels. It’s a mockumentary series that parodies classic nonfiction films like “Grey Gardens,” “The Thin Blue Line,” “The War Room” and “Wild Wild Country,” among many others, with special guest stars taking part in the absurd recreations. Season three aired this past spring and featured the likes of Owen Wilson, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Cate Blanchett and Natasha Lyonne, among others. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] As of this writing, “Documentary Now” ranks second in our overall predictions with 4/1 odds based on the combined forecasts of Gold Derby’s users. But two Experts are going out on a limb saying it will upset “SNL”: Robert Rorke (New York Post) and Glenn Whipp (LA Times). It was nominated for Best Variety Sketch Series both times it was eligible before, in 2016 and 2017. Its third season, which wrapped up in March, was its first in almost three years, and we think it’s also a contender to win Best Comedy Guest Actress for Blanchett’s performance in an episode spoofing the Peabody Award-winning “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present.” Can all that star power fuel an upset victory like Rorke and Whipp believe it will? [predictions-widget id=1202945553] [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the Emmys now; change them until July 16[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.
20 Jun 19
Daily Crossword Puzzle Solver

Welcome to Crossword Puzzle Answers. Our website is dedicated to Crossword Answers. We solve all the clues from publishers such as New York Times, LA Times, USA Today etc. Since you arrived at this particular page you are looking for the answer to Universal June 21st 2019 Crossword Clues so without wasting your time here […]

20 Jun 19
GoldDerby
“We have to interpret so much pain and make it funny,” explains “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones. In our crazy political landscape, the actress believes the show “lets people who don’t really watch news know what’s going on,” while providing the needed release of laughing at President Donald Trump, even through all his cruelty and instability. Watch our exclusive video interview with Jones above. Having been with the sketch series since 2014, Jones remains “mesmerized by how the writers can still make it look so good.” Creator and longtime executive producer Lorne Michaels has given them “a little bit more say in what’s going on,” with several young scribes more freely “putting in their opinions now.” All of this, she believes, makes the show feel “fresher.” This creative renaissance has earned the long-running comedy a new surge of acclaim and awards glory. Jones herself has benefited from this, earning two consecutive Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Supporting Actress (2017-2018). If nominated again this summer, she plans to submit the episode guest hosted by Idris Elba from this season to voters. While proud of her own accomplishments, she’s equally pleased by the recognition for her co-stars Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson and Alec Baldwin, all of whom have competed in the supporting categories as well, with McKinnon winning in 2016 and 2017 and Baldwin triumphing in 2017. “Our cast is so talented,” she says. “It’s good now that people are starting to actually see the work” and view them as well-rounded performers, rather than simply as “sketch artists.” Week after week Jones hopes “SNL” gives audiences a hilarious respite from the problems of the world: “I just want everybody to really start enjoying comedy again. That’s what I hope for.” In addition to her Emmy nominations, Jones competed at the WGA Awards in 2015 for her work as a writer on the series. And along with her late-night TV work, she has appeared in such recent films as “Top Five” (2014), “Ghostbusters” (2016) and “Masterminds” (2016).
20 Jun 19
The Avocado

Sitcoms.  Situational comedies.  Friends, Cheers, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother.  I’ve seen a couple of these and, yes, I do find them funny, but they haven’t grabbed me as the ones I saw with my grandma or were considered niche or cult.  Ones that shaped my humor. I was […]

20 Jun 19
GoldDerby
In December, Debra Messing earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Will & Grace,” which came as a minor surprise since she was only in ninth place in our predictions. But anyone who saw last season — and one episode in particular — knows she deserved that nomination and would be incredibly worthy of an Emmy bid as well. That episode in question is “Grace’s Secret,” which aired in November and was written by Suzanne Martin. You may have heard by now that it was Grace’s #MeToo episode, but what makes it extraordinary is how ordinary everything is about it, anchored by Messing’s subtle, powerful performance. It even starts off innocuously with Grace (Messing) dreading the hours-long car ride with her father Martin (Robert Klein) to Schenectady to visit her mother’s grave, while Will (Eric McCormack) and Karen (Megan Mullally) compete in a “Jack-off” to become Jack’s (Sean Hayes) best man back at home. Martin also wants to visit the grave of his BFF Harry, which Grace is not really on board with. In retrospect, we obviously know why (or you could’ve figured it out if you saw the episode title), but in the moment, you could read it as Grace not wanting to spend a second longer with her curmudgeonly old man on a long road trip. This sets up their lunch stop at a diner (watch above), where Martin calls the waitress, Patty (Martha Kelly), “sweetheart,” irking Grace even more and prompting Martin to complain about how everyone’s “so sensitive” these days. Harry comes up again, with Martin revealing that he had gotten Grace a job working for his pal one summer and he can’t believe she never apologized for stealing money from Harry. She reminds him that she had told him the whole summer that Harry was “creepy,” which Martin dismisses with “he was flirty guy” and “it was a different time” excuses, even asking if Harry had “pat you on the tushy,” as if that’s even remotely OK. SEE ‘Will & Grace’ cinematographer Gary Baum on going places ‘the show wouldn’t go normally’ with psychedelic episode [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] Fed up, Grace gets up to leave, putting on her jacket, until Martin stops her dead in her tracks when he suggests she may be “misremembering.” Grace had spent this entire time avoiding this conversation, but she’s now determined to address this. “No, no! I remember! I remember every single thing that happened that day!” she says with a tone so stern Martin is the one who now doesn’t want to talk about it. “No, we’re talking,” she informs him, taking off her jacket, sitting back down and matter-of-factly recounting that day in excruciating detail with the assurance, strength and anger of someone finally reclaiming her voice. “He closed the blinds. He pushed me up against the wall. I tried to scream, but he told me ‘Quiet.’ Then he started kissing me and touching me. And then he pulled down my pants, put his fingers up…” Grace says before an increasingly uneasy Martin cuts her off with “Stop!” “I was 15,” she reminds him. They sit in silence until Patty returns to send us to commercial by breaking the terrible news to the two that they’re out of shrimp salad. “I know,” she says, seeing their despondence, “I’m disappointed too.” Which, honestly, was the best way to break that tension. Messing is remarkable throughout this whole scene with everything she does and doesn’t do. The entire reveal sort of sneaks up on you, thanks to her astutely calibrated fury. She never overplays Grace’s anger, but you could always sense it burning up inside her. When Martin questions Grace’s memory, Messing’s whole tone, posture and being change in this instance. Again, it’s underplayed. There are no hysterics or tears or screaming or even swelling music that you might expect when sitcoms go heavy in a Very Special Episode, but her subtle shifts and straightforward retelling of her assault cut deeper, and feel more raw and true to life than any melodramatics would have. SEE Emmys exclusive: See Universal Television and NBC’s categories for ‘SNL,’ ‘Will & Grace’ and more As does Grace’s explanation for how she’s kept this secret for so long: “You just kinda split yourself into two people: the person it happened to and the one who gets through the day. And then you grow up, and your life gets bigger, and that stuff gets smaller.” It sounds like a casual explanation, but it’s devastating in its verisimilitude. People don’t live in sitcoms, where characters talk things out and reach some emotional catharsis in 22 minutes. In real life, survivors work their entire lives to find ways to move on with their secret forever lurking underneath, unbeknownst to the world. Messing is equally moving later on in the episode when she reveals, to viewers only, that her mother Bobbi (the late Debbie Reynolds) was the only person she had told about the assault, telling her mother’s grave that Martin handled it better than Bobbi had predicted, and she feels better now that she’s told him and he’s apologized. And in another departure from your standard Very Special Episode, the installment ends without the other three finding out Grace’s secret. She returns home and only shares that the trip “was a lot of things, but it was good, really good” before asking about their brunch. Messing’s quiet restraint and loaded delivery harken back to what she had just told her dad. She got through the day, and life goes on. A five-time Emmy nominee for “Will & Grace,” Messing won Best Comedy Actress in 2003, making the sitcom the third show whose entire regular cast all won Emmys. While Messing didn’t make the cut for the revival last year, the show received five nominations, including two in acting for Mullally and guest star Molly Shannon, and won for editing and cinematography, so it’s still on voters’ radar. “Grace’s Secret” aired a while ago, but let’s hope voters remember every single thing about that episode and Messing’s performance. PREDICT the Emmys now; change them until July 16 Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
20 Jun 19
GoldDerby
“We have to interpret so much pain and make it funny,” explains “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones. In our crazy political landscape, the actress believes the show “lets people who don’t really watch news know what’s going on,” while providing the needed release of laughing at President Donald Trump, even through all his cruelty and instability. Watch our exclusive video interview with Jones above. SEE Cecily Strong interview: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Having been with the sketch series since 2014, Jones remains “mesmerized by how the writers can still make it look so good.” Creator and longtime executive producer Lorne Michaels has given them “a little bit more say in what’s going on,” with several young scribes more freely “putting in their opinions now.” All of this, she believes, makes the show feel “fresher.” This creative renaissance has earned the long-running comedy a new surge of acclaim and awards glory. Jones herself has benefited from this, earning two consecutive Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Supporting Actress (2017-2018). If nominated again this summer, she plans to submit the episode guest hosted by Idris Elba from this season to voters. While proud of her own accomplishments, she’s equally pleased by the recognition for her co-stars Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Kenan Thompson and Alec Baldwin, all of whom have competed in the supporting categories as well, with McKinnon winning in 2016 and 2017 and Baldwin triumphing in 2017. “Our cast is so talented,” she says. “It’s good now that people are starting to actually see the work” and view them as well-rounded performers, rather than simply as “sketch artists.” SEE Aidy Bryant interview: ‘Shrill’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Week after week Jones hopes “SNL” gives audiences a hilarious respite from the problems of the world: “I just want everybody to really start enjoying comedy again. That’s what I hope for.” In addition to her Emmy nominations, Jones competed at the WGA Awards in 2015 for her work as a writer on the series. And along with her late-night TV work, she has appeared in such recent films as “Top Five” (2014), “Ghostbusters” (2016) and “Masterminds” (2016). PREDICT the Emmys now; change them until July 16 Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
20 Jun 19
F3 Louisville

Crazy to think we are coming up on 2 years @ the posh!  it’s been a great two years and it was great to get out with these HIMS monday AM Glaucoma Q PAX:  Ashley, Pig Sooie (FNG), Crock Pot, Fraanz (FNG), fanny pack, bob ross, ice man, jitterbug, skermish, deep dish, airball, scratch n […]

20 Jun 19
Better Burque

If you’ve driven/ridden/walked along 4th St. between Downtown and Bridge Blvd. recently, you’ve noticed the new, ongoing paving and striping job. Riding yesterday, BB came upon what might be final striping. I didn’t stop to precisely measure, but that pair of skinny white stripes is roughly 2.5 feet wide if you count each and every […]

20 Jun 19
Best New York Comedy

I’m one of the finest ghostwriters in the country; my 20+ books include two New York Times bestsellers, a phenom megaseller that hit #16 on Amazon.com and has sold over 305,000 copies to date, and an interview book with legendary author Neil Gaiman that hit #240 on Amazon.com. I’ve also written five Dummies books and […]

20 Jun 19
Variety

When Jane Curtin began her run as an original member of the Not Ready for Primetime Players on the storied first five seasons of “Saturday Night Live,” it was not unheard of for women working on the show be groped in the hallways of the production offices at 30 Rock. She remembers Milton Berle, the […]