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    Jeremy Irons Screamed at Bob Odenkirk Over Bad 'SNL' Monologue

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    The ‘Dead Ringers’ actor was so mad that he yelled at the ‘Breaking Bad’ star after finding the ‘Saturday Night Live’ monologue the latter wrote for him was not really great.

    Apr 3, 2021

    AceShowbiz –
    Bob Odenkirk isn’t looking forward to his next encounter with Jeremy Irons because, the last time the two actors met, the Brit yelled at the “Breaking Bad” star.

    Odenkirk was a writer on U.S. sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” before he hit the big time and he was charged with writing a monologue for guest host Irons.

    Bob won an Emmy for being part of the writing team, but Irons wasn’t a fan.

    “Rob Schneider and I had written this monologue, and it wasn’t great,” Odenkirk told “The Howard Stern Show”. “He was right. He was really mad. He was so mad.”

    “(He said), ‘I can sing. I can dance. I can juggle. I am a Shakespearean-trained actor. And you have me doing this?’ ”

    Bob secretly taped the Oscar winner’s outburst and played it at parties.

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    “I had a little recorder, and I taped it because I loved it so much,” Bob said. “And he was right, God bless him. It wasn’t a great monologue, but he’s a trouper.”

    “I played it for many people. I don’t know where it is now. It’s at the bottom of a bin somewhere. It exists.”

    While his “SNL” stint earned him prestigious award, Bob Odenkirk had some regrets.

    In a previous interview, he admitted he was “such a prick back then.”

    “I was so opinionated. I was a very opinionated comedy writer,” he said. “I wish I was a sweeter fellow because I had a great opportunity there.”

    “I learned a lot about comedy writing and I made some great friends for life at that show, but I still wish I’d just handled it better, but don’t you always wish that about your young self?”

    Besides writing for the “SNL”, the “Better Call Saul” star penned for “The Ben Stiller Show” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.

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    'SNL' Cast Member Bowen Yang Addresses Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

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    During the ‘Weekend Update’ segment, the first Chinese-American cast member on the series shares about a helpful mantra for himself which is a Mandarin cheer ‘Jiayou’ that roughly translates to ‘Fuel up.’

    Mar 29, 2021

    AceShowbiz –
    “Saturday Night Live” cast member Bowen Yang talked about something that really hit home in the new episode of the NBC comedy show. During the “Weekend Update” segment in the Saturday, March 27 episode, the first Chinese-American cast member on the series addressed anti-Asian hate crime that recently rises in the United States.

    In the segment, Yang shared about a helpful mantra for himself which was a Mandarin cheer “Jiayou” that roughly translates to “Fuel up.” The comedian said, “I don’t know what’s helpful to say to everyone, but that’s what I say to myself. Fuel up. Do more. It’s the Year of the Metal Ox, which basically means a car. So everyone get in, buckle up, it’s no pee breaks. We ride at dawn, grandmas!”

    The “Nora from Queens” actor referred to the 75-year-old Asian American woman named Xiao Zhen Xie. Earlier this month, Xie was punched by a white man in San Francisco, California, but then she used a wooden board to fight back. The suspect, Steve Jenkins, who attacked 83-year-old Ngoc Pham, was arrested at the scene.

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    The attack arrived just one day after Robert Aaron Long killed eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors. Of the victims, six were women of Asian descent.

    Back to the show, Yang still attempted to bring laughter as he joked, “Six ways you can check in on your AAPI friends and tell them they’re so hot.”

    “Weekend Update” host Colin Jost then asked Yang if those tips were going to help Asian Americans. To that, Yang responded, “Maybe. I don’t know, Colin… What can I say to help how insanely bad things are?” The 30-year-old went on to say, “If someone’s personality is ‘punch an Asian grandma,’ it’s not a dialogue. I have an Asian grandma, you want to punch her. There ain’t no common ground, mama.”

    “Look, I’m just a comedian, I don’t have the answers. But I’m not just looking for them online, I’m looking around me,” he added. “The GoFundMe for Xiao Zhen Xie, the grandmother who fought back against her attacker, raised $900,000, which she immediately gave back to the community. That’s where we are as Asians. Come meet us there.”

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    Nick Jonas Pokes Fun at Jonas Brothers Split Speculations During 'SNL' Monologue

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    Making his debut as both host and musical guest on the sketch comedy show, the ‘Jealous’ hitmaker sees himself being grilled by brother Kevin Jonas about the fate of their band.

    Mar 1, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Nick Jonas has jokingly reassured his sibling and bandmate Kevin Jonas his new solo album doesn’t spell the end of the Jonas Brothers reunion.
    The “Jealous” hitmaker cleared up the split speculation during his opening monologue this weekend, February 27, as he made his debut as both host and musical guest on U.S. comedy show “Saturday Night Live”, and had Kevin quiz him about the rumours from the studio audience.
    “I’ve got to ask, are we good? Because I see you’re doing a lot of solo stuff. Are we still a band?” Kevin asked, as Nick replied, “Of course.”
    “Are you sure? Because I just bought a house,” reasoned the eldest Jonas Brother.
    “The band is still together. I promise,” assured Nick.

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    The TV exchange emerged three days after the group dismissed gossip suggesting it was parting ways again, claiming new music is in the pipeline.
    Marking the second anniversary to the day the trio announced its comeback in 2019, the pop stars wrote, “That day and every day that followed has meant everything to us. Playing music together, getting back on the road, seeing all of your faces in the crowd, hearing your stories…”
    “Our 2019 (and even some of 2020!) was so special and it’s all because of how amazing you guys are … We have the best fans in the world and we love you so much! We all have a ton of exciting stuff coming and we can’t wait for you guys to hear all about it.”
    The clarification came after Nick announced his new solo single, “Spaceman”, while bandmate Joe Jonas was recently cast in the upcoming war movie, “Devotion”.

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    Olivia Rodrigo Digging 'Drivers License' Skit on 'SNL': 'Best Birthday Present Ever'

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    The 18-year-old singer takes to her Twitter account to share her excitement, writing to her followers, ‘DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER IM SHAKING.’

    Feb 22, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song “Driver License” was featured in a new episode of “Saturday Night Live”. In the February 20 episode, which had “Bridgerton” star Rege-Jean Page as the host, the show incorporated a sketch that was based on the singer’s song.
    In the said skit, Rege-Jean could be seen playing a round of billiards with “manly men,” who were played by cast member Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson and Bowen Yang. Later, they went to the jukebox to play favorite song as “Drivers License” later played.
    After listening to the song, all the men praised the heartbreaking ballad. “I gotta hear that freaking bridge again, man,” one of them said before they sang along to the song.
    Olivia herself didn’t miss the episode. The singer, who turned 18 that day, took to her Twitter account to share her excitement. “DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER IM SHAKING,” she wrote to her followers. Additionally, she shared on Instagram Story that she was “losing my mind a snl sketch ab drivers license omg.”

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    Olivia Rodrigo shared excitement over ‘Drivers License’ skit on ‘SNL’.
    Olivia’s single is a huge success as it peaked at No. 3 on on Apple Music’s chart and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Fans believed that “Drivers License” was about her ex-boyfriend and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” co-star Joshua Bassett.
    Olivia previously revealed to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that she got an approval from Taylor Swift for the song. “I wrote the bulk of the song literally crying in my living room, and I think that it definitely has that feel to it,” she shared. “I was driving around my neighborhood, actually listening to really sad songs and crying in the car, and I got home and I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll write a song about this, crying in the car.’ ”
    “So, I just sat down at my piano and plucked out some chords that I liked and it kind of happened that way,” the star went on saying. “But it was really, really natural and organic. [It was] very much me writing in the depth of my emotion.”
    “The pain is definitely real in that song,” Olivia further explained. “I definitely think I try to approach recording all of my music from a place of emotion. I think the emotional performances are the best, even if they’re not technically the best sound.”

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    'Bridgerton' Star Rege-Jean Page Heading to 'SNL' as First-Time Host

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    The Duke of Hastings depicter has booked a hosting gig on ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Bad Bunny as a musical guest, following the massive success of his Netflix steamy drama series.

    Feb 15, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Breakout “Bridgerton” star Rege-Jean Page has landed a huge TV gig in America as the host of next week’s (20Feb21) “Saturday Night Live”.
    The British hunk will front the sketch show with Bad Bunny as the music guest.
    This will be Page’s “SNL” debut while Bad Bunny appeared in a remote production of the NBC show in April (20), alongside Keenan Thompson.

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    Meanwhile, it has been revealed Rege-Jean has a secret girlfriend.
    The 31 year old, who picked up an army of new fans with his portrayal of the hunky Duke of Hastings in the steamy Netflix show, is reportedly smitten with writer and part-time soccer player Emily Brown.
    According to the Mail on Sunday newspaper, the couple shares a home together in North London. They were recently spotted embracing in the street before he flew to New York for a week of “Saturday Night Live” rehearsals.

    Page has been tipped to take over from Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, with his “Bridgerton” co-star Adjoa Andoh among those backing him to get the role, “I think the thing with Rege is, he is beautiful. Don’t tell him I said that. He is very smart, he is a fantastically funny, sharp actor, so he could take on any role you give him really. Annoyingly, he could. He would be a marvellous James Bond if they ever decided to go that way, no doubt at all.”

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    Phoebe Bridgers Takes a Jab at Online Feud With David Crosby Over 'SNL' Guitar Smashing

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    The ‘I Know the End’ singer catches heat from the rock veteran and fellow rocker Peter Frampton for destroying her Danelectro Dano ’56 guitar at the end of her musical debut on ‘Saturday Night Live.’

    Feb 10, 2021
    AceShowbiz – Singer Phoebe Bridgers has become embroiled in a social media feud with rock veteran David Crosby after he criticized her for smashing a guitar during a weekend (February 6) TV performance.
    Bridgers destroyed her Danelectro Dano ’56 guitar after belting out the track “I Know the End” for her musical debut on U.S. comedy show “Saturday Night Live”, and the following day, Crosby was asked for his opinion on the staged drama via Twitter.
    “Pathetic,” he grumbled, prompting Bridgers to respond with her own terse comment, writing, “little b**ch”.

    Phoebe Bridgers and David Crosby got heated online over her guitar smashing performance.
    Crosby later explained his disapproval, after followers pointed out so many of his male contemporaries in the 1960s and ’70s, including Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend, had done the same during their heyday.
    “Guitars are for playing ..making music ….. not stupidly bashing them on a fake monitor for childish stage drama ….,” he posted. “I really do NOT give a flying F if others have done it before. It’s still… STUPID.”

    David Crosby explained why he disapproved Phoebe Bridgers’ act on ‘SNL’.
    Crosby refused to back down, continuing, “It’s what you do if you can’t write”, as Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea weighed in, querying, “Hendrix couldn’t write?”

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    David Crosby responded to Flea’s tweet.
    Even fellow rock veteran Peter Frampton offered up his thoughts, admitting Bridgers’ performance art had bugged him.
    “It really p**sed my parents off when The Who first did this on Ready Steady Go tv in UK,” he tweeted. “I was devastated watching the gtrs (guitars) and drums being destroyed but found it strangely intoxicating at the same time. Now I’m my parents age it really p**sed me off watching Saturday (sic).”

    Peter Frampton weighed in on Phoebe Bridgers’ guitar smashing act.
    Crosby kept going, branding Bridgers’ instrument destruction “old, wrong, copy cat…”, adding, it “looks angry, destructive, wasteful, pointless.”

    David Crosby continued his attack on Phoebe Bridgers over the instrument destruction.

    Instead of letting the critiques get her down, Bridgers poked fun at the remarks, sharing a screenshot on Instagram and quipping, “got some really great feedback from my performance…!”

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    Comedian Ted Alexandro Seeks $1M as He Accuses 'SNL' of Stealing Zillow Jokes From Him

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    Making public his allegations regarding the jokes in a now-viral skit on Twitter, the comedian asks the hit NBC comedy show to ‘Venmo me the sum of 1 million dollars.’

    Feb 8, 2021
    AceShowbiz – “Saturday Night Live” introduced a new sketch about how sexy Zillow real estate listings were in its Saturday, February 5 episode. The skit quickly hit a nerve on social media, but the NBC show was accused of stealing the joke from a comedian.
    Comedian Ted Alexandro took to his Twitter account on Sunday to claim that the joke was from his material during his live performance at the Comedy Cellar in New York City. “Dear @SNL, since you stole my Zillow joke last night please Venmo me the sum of 1 million dollars,” so Ted wrote alongside a clip of him delivering the joke in his standup performance.
    “My full special Cut/Up is on youtube if you need more ideas,” he added. “You have until kickoff. Venmo: @Ted-Alexandro,” he continued in a follow-up tweet.

    Ted Alexandro accused ‘SNL’ of stealing jokes from him.

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    Not surprised by the allegations, one user responded, “When I was younger I was always so impressed that they wrote a whole comedy sketch show in a week every week and then I grew up to be a comedian and realized it’s easy when you piece together stolen tweets, jokes, podcast banter and already completed sketches. your joke is great!”
    Another user added, “While watching it last night, I literally said to myself, ‘This is funny. There’s no way that someone didn’t already make this joke. I bet tomorrow someone shows receipts.’ Not joking. Literally said that to myself.”
    Someone, however, tried to make Ted’s claims invalid by writing to him, “I usually support any comic who’s material is stolen, but I’m sorry Ted, I can only support your audience on this one. @SNL didn’t steal from you, they stole from the people who saw your Zillow bit. You didn’t write the material, you only caused audiences to think of it.”
    Echoing the sentiment, someone else argued, “Comedians are funny. And they have this power where if they think of something nobody else on the planet can ever have the same idea. It’s science.” To that, Ted replied, “I work at @ComedyCellarUSA where many SNL writers regularly perform. Stick to privacy apps.”
    Meanwhile, “SNL” has yet to respond to Ted’s accusations.

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    'SNL': John Krasinski Kisses Pete Davidson While Reminiscing 'The Office' Character

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    A new episode of the NBC show also tackles the the U.S. Capitol riot as a skit sees an FBI agent arresting the ‘Jack Ryan’ star and one of his friends for participating in the January 6 riot.

    Feb 1, 2021
    AceShowbiz – The first episode of “Saturday Night Live” aired on January 30 with John Krasinski as the host. During his monologue, the “A Quiet Place” actor/director shared that he felt honored to be able to host his favorite show.
    “I am so honored to be hosting the first show of 2021. I genuinely cannot tell you what a huge deal it is to be here right now,” the “Jack Ryan” star said on stage. “I have been watching this show since I was 8 years old… So to be here on this stage is nothing short of mind blowing to me.”
    The audience members, however, interrupted him as they flooded him with questions about “The Office” with cast member Alex Moffat asking him where Pam (Jenna Fischer) was. “I have a question. … So my question is you’re Jim from ‘The Office’?” he asked.

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    To that, John replied, “Nope, I’m actually John. Hello.” He continued saying, “Pam is a fictional character.” Despite his answer, Ego Nwodim told John to stop working out because “Jim is soft,” while Kenan Thompson said that he needed to see John kissing Pam “today.”
    That was when a fan of “The Office”, played by Pete Davidson, appeared and made a proposition. “I think they really need for someone to be Pam,” Pete told John, adding, “I think we’ve got to give them what they want. Jim, I think you have to kiss Pam.” The two then shared a kiss in front of the crowd who quickly cheered on them.
    Later in the episode, the cast members tackled the the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6 in a skit. The said skit saw John joining his five other pals at a friend’s home for a game night when an FBI agent visited them to arrest their friend Brad for participating in the riot. When asked why he did that, Brad told his friends, “I care about our nation and its Constitution, so I wiped jelly on a statue and put (Nancy) Pelosi’s phone down my pants.”
    “Are you Keith Reynolds?” the undercover FBI officer later asked John, who responded, “Yes, or QDaddy on Facebook.” He then left with the officer while carrying what appears to be the lectern of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in attempt to mimic Adam Christian Johnson a.k.a. “Podium Guy” from the riot.

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