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Kobe Bryant's Death Has Planters Putting Mr. Peanut Super Bowl Campaign on Pause

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Kobe Bryant's Death Has Planters Putting Mr. Peanut Super Bowl Campaign on Pause
Planters Peanuts has put a temporary stop to their death of Mr. Peanut Super Bowl ad campaign while the world mourns the death of Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend, along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers, were all killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. In response to the accident, Planters has decided to reevaluate their Super Bowl strategy, which is only days away. You can read their statement below.

"We are saddened by this weekend's news and Planters has paused all campaign activities, including paid media, and will evaluate next steps through a lens of sensitivity to those impacted by this tragedy."

Last week, Planters killed Mr. Peanut in a Super Bowl commercial. In the ad leading up to Sunday's big game, Mr. Peanut was driving the Nutmobile with Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh when he had to swerve to avoid hitting an armadillo.
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Chris Evans, John Krasinski and Rachel Dratch 'Pahk the Cah' in Boston-Tastic Super Bowl Commercial — Watch

Chris Evans, John Krasinski and Rachel Dratch 'Pahk the Cah' in Boston-Tastic Super Bowl Commercial — Watch
File this under: Wicked pissah.

Boston-area natives John Krasinski (The Office), Chris Evans (Marvel’s Avengers films) and Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) give their Beantown accents free reign in a new Hyundai commercial that will air during Sunday’s Super Bowl Liv.

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The set-up: Evans and Dratch watch someone unsuccessfully attempt to insert his car into a narrow parking space. Then
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Bowen Yang Opens Up About Undergoing Gay Conversion Therapy as a Teenager

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Bowen Yang Opens Up About Undergoing Gay Conversion Therapy as a Teenager
Saturday Night Live” star Bowen Yang opened up about undergoing conversion therapy as a teenager in an interview with the New York Times over the weekend.

Yang told the Times that his father, a Chinese immigrant, had arranged the appointments for his son after discovering “lewd” instant messenger conversations Yang had been having with someone online.

“I’d only seen my father cry when my grandpa died and now he’s sobbing in front of me every day at dinner,” he said. “And I’m thinking, ‘How do I make this right?’ This is the worst thing you can do as a child of immigrants. It’s just like you don’t want your parents to suffer this much over you.”

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Yang said he entered the process viewing it as “a thought experiment” and
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Link Tank: Kylo Ren Returns for SNL Undercover Boss Follow-up Skit

Den of Geek Staff Jan 27, 2020

Kylo Ren's Undercover Boss follow-up, the Grammy Awards, can our tech protect us from radiation in outer space, and more!

Adam Driver makes a return as Kylo Ren on SNL's follow-up skit Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now?

"Adam Driver returned for his third hosting gig at Saturday Night Live, where he reprised his role as Kylo Ren in a sequel to 2016’s 'Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base' skit. The new skit, 'Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now?' picks up with Kylo Ren once again going undercover, this time as Randy the intern."

Read more at The Mary Sue.

The 2020 Grammys happened over the weekend, and there were plenty of outrageous moments to revisit.

"It's the Grammys, 'Music's Biggest Night!' All of the pop stars are out, they're taking home awards for the music we couldn't stop listening to last year, and while
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‘SNL’ Skewers Oscar Movies ‘Joker’ and ‘The Irishman’ for Being About White Male Rage

‘SNL’ Skewers Oscar Movies ‘Joker’ and ‘The Irishman’ for Being About White Male Rage
With the Oscars just around the corner, “Saturday Night Live” stepped into the fray over the weekend with its own surprisingly cogent analysis of the nominees for Best Picture. In a visit to Colin Jost’s Weekend Update desk, cast member Melissa Villaseñor educated Jost on the Best Picture nominees, singing an extremely silly song about “Joker” and “The Irishman.” However, Villaseñor doesn’t seem to agree with critics and Oscar voters who’ve praised both. The punchline of each cloying ditty is her shrugging conclusion that both movies are really about “white male rage.”

The “Joker” song begins with the lyrics: “Joaquin Phoenix, skinny, skinny, laughs a lot still scary, scary.” Villaseñor sings over a jaunty beat that sounds like synthesizer spitting out a pre-recorded samba, rocking her shoulders up and down like a fifties lounge singer. The kicker goes as follows: “But the thing that this movie is
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Arrow's 25 Best Fight Scenes Ever — From the Pilot to, Yes, the Series Finale

Arrow's 25 Best Fight Scenes Ever — From the Pilot to, Yes, the Series Finale
In addition to spawning an entire superhero universe on The CW, Arrow‘s accomplishments include bringing weekly close-quarters clashes to broadcast TV, as Oliver Queen and friends faced off against all manner of foes.

On the occasion of Arrow‘s series finale (titled “Fadeout” and airing Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 9/8c, following a one-hour preview special), TVLine invited stunt coordinator-turned-producer and director James Bamford — who this season alone has helmed the premiere, the action-packed “Purgatory,” and the series finale itself — to survey the 170 episodes gone by and offer up his list of the Top 25 Fights.

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Lol: Adam Driver Returns as Kylo Ren on ‘Undercover Boss’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Lol: Adam Driver Returns as Kylo Ren on ‘Undercover Boss’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’
When Adam Driver first hosted Saturday Night Live back in January of 2016, it was just a month after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The writers of the late night sketch show took advantage of the timeliness of Star Wars and had Adam Driver reprise his role as Kylo Ren as if […]

The post Lol: Adam Driver Returns as Kylo Ren on ‘Undercover Boss’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’ appeared first on /Film.
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Work in Progress Season Finale Recap: The Countdown Ends

Work in Progress Season Finale Recap: The Countdown Ends
In the first season finale of Showtime’s Work in Progress, Abby’s countdown comes to an end, just as she’s heading toward a devastating break-up. Throughout the first season, we’ve seen Abby tick off the days, dropping almond after almond into the trash. Naturally, she got to these final almonds during the season finale.

The episode begins with Abby still dealing with the fallout of admitting to Chris that she saw his deadname (and how she kept that a secret for about a week). Abby is spiraling, going through her notebooks and reaching out ex-girlfriends to find some explanation for her behaviors.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Watch the First 99 Seconds of the Season 7 Premiere

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Watch the First 99 Seconds of the Season 7 Premiere
The recently demoted Captain Holt struggles to adjust to his new role upon Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s return to NBC.

The network this week released the first 99 seconds of the Season 7 premiere (airing Thursday, Feb. 6, at 8/7c). In the video, Terry rushes into the squad room and interrupts some very important police business — an argument over who would win in a fight without arms! — to inform everyone that there’s been an assassination attempt on a local councilman. The shooter is still at large, and they have to get a move on.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Returns To Average Demo Ratings, Soft Household Numbers

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Returns To  Average Demo Ratings, Soft Household Numbers
After a monthlong break, Saturday Night Live was back to originals last night with host Adam Driver in his third turn and musical guest Halsey. The episode, featuring an appearance by Jon Lovitz in the Cold Open, drew a 3.8 Live+Same Day household rating in the 44 local metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters.

In adults 18-49, SNL‘s delivery last night was on par with the two episodes leading to the fall finale, the Dec. 14 edition with Driver’s Marriage Story co-star Scarlett Johansson and the Dec. 7 show with Jennifer Lopez (4.2, 1.7).

In households, last night’s SNL was tied for the smallest delivery since Nielsen changed their metered-market methodology early in the season.

Versus primetime programming on the Big 4 networks last night, SNL was the #1 show of the night in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters,
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Watch: Adam Driver’s Full Star Wars Undercover Boss Parody From SNL

Though the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy has come to a close, Adam Driver was able to reprise his role as Kylo Ren one last time for this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

Back in January of 2016, when Disney had only just released its first contribution to the decades-spanning Skywalker Saga, Driver featured in an SNL sketch which saw Ben Solo posing as a low-level employee of the First Order in a Star Wars-themed send-up of Undercover Boss.

Now, just over four years later, Driver and SNL have brought us a follow-up sketch in which Kylo once more goes undercover to see how much has changed. This time, the villain poses as an intern, meaning he has to put up with short-tempered superiors and less-than-helpful stormtroopers as he carries out such menial tasks as fetching blue milk for the team.

It isn’t long, however, before Kylo’s
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Star Trek: Picard's Patrick Stewart Reveals the Inside Joke He Slipped Into the Series Premiere: 'I Wrote That!'

Star Trek: Picard's Patrick Stewart Reveals the Inside Joke He Slipped Into the Series Premiere: 'I Wrote That!'
Say it ain’t so, Jean-Luc!

Patrick Stewart made his triumphant return as former Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard on CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard this week, and Thursday’s series premiere included a nod to Next Generation fans… with a sly twist. At home on his French vineyard, Jean-Luc approached the replicator, and we expected to hear him order his usual beverage of choice: “Tea, Earl Grey, hot.” Except this time, the aging Jean-Luc ordered, “Tea, Earl Grey… decaf.”

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Adam Driver Returns as Kylo Ren in Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now SNL Sketch

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Adam Driver Returns as Kylo Ren in Undercover Boss: Where Are They Now SNL Sketch
Adam Driver stepped on stage to host Saturday Night Live once again last night. Driver's first time on the show gave Star Wars fans a look at Kylo Ren that they never thought they'd ever see during the Undercover Boss parody and it quickly went viral. Taking advantage of having Driver back for a third time, the writers knew they had to revisit the sketch, especially since The Rise of Skywalker is currently out in theaters.

In the new Undercover Boss SNL sketch, we see Adam Driver as Kylo Ren preparing to get a new look at The First Order. As the sketch tells us, Ren has been through quite a bit since the last time we saw him on the show, including killing his father, chopping Snoke in half, and firing on his mother's ship. Now, he has a lot going on emotionally as he tries to track down Rey.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Best and Worst of Adam Driver’s Third Time Hosting

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Best and Worst of Adam Driver’s Third Time Hosting
Adam Driver no doubt a talented actor, but as he’s proven with his previous hosting stints on “Saturday Night Live,” he’s also a pretty funny dude. The combination of that talented actor thing — as he’s currently nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for “Marriage Story” — and the “SNL” writers giving him weird things to do makes for an especially funny combination each time he’s hosted.

The best sign of the New Year for “SNL” is that its first monologue of 2020 is an original one. Not a singing monologue, no “audience” Q&As, no cast participation. Just Adam Driver — you know, “Adam from ‘Girls’” and “Kylo Ren from the space one” — proving that, unlike the characters he plays, he’s chill. Chill enough to finally notice the subway set for “SNL”, chill enough to explain that he’s really bad at smiling (“I look like a kidnapped
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Adam Driver Is Super Chill, Returns as Kylo Ren on the Fantastic First ‘Saturday Night Live’ of 2020

Adam Driver Is Super Chill, Returns as Kylo Ren on the Fantastic First ‘Saturday Night Live’ of 2020
Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend, and the result was one of the best episodes of the season. Not only did it feature the return of Kylo Ren, but it had some truly weird and hilarious sketches that Adam Driver committed too 100%. He’s one of those dramatic actors […]

The post Adam Driver Is Super Chill, Returns as Kylo Ren on the Fantastic First ‘Saturday Night Live’ of 2020 appeared first on /Film.
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‘Cheer’ Gets Hilarious ‘Saturday Night Live’ Treatment: Watch The Sketch!

Even “Saturday Night Live” has been hit by the Cheer bug. Netflix’s pop-culture phenomenon was front and centre on NBC’s late-night sketch comedy show when the Navarro College competitive cheer team got its own dedicated segment — and it’s everything “Cheer” fans could ever want. The Navarro-inspired cheer team has 10 days to Daytona, Florida, where the national cheerleading championships
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‘Work in Progress’: How Abby McEnany Made the Most Radical Queer Show on TV

‘Work in Progress’: How Abby McEnany Made the Most Radical Queer Show on TV
Abby McEnany knows there are not a lot of people who look like her on TV. She knew it 30 years ago, when the character of Pat, a chubby nerd whose inscrutable gender was the scene’s only punchline, appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” Here, finally, was someone who did look like Abby on TV. There was just one problem: Pat’s sole reason for making it to screen was so that people could laugh at their appearance.

Nearly three decades after Pat’s “SNL” debut — thanks to McEnany and her co-creator Tim Mason — another androgynous, heavyset, nerdy, butch lesbian has miraculously made her way to television. She’s glorious, she’s hilarious, and she’s definitely having the last laugh.

The show is called “Work In Progress,” and it wraps a superlative first season this Sunday. In just eight 30-minute episodes, “Work in Progress” has radically reshaped what queer stories can look like on TV,
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‘Watchmen’ Is the Watchword at DGA TV Awards, as HBO Wins Big

‘Watchmen’ Is the Watchword at DGA TV Awards, as HBO Wins Big
We’re two paltry weeks away from the Oscars and while the race for Best Picture continues to narrow, the Emmy race couldn’t be more wide open. That’s not to say that there aren’t a few conclusions to be drawn from TV’s winter awards cycle, but their significance remains to be seen.

Saturday night saw the Directors Guild of America step into the spotlight and celebrate the artists in their midst. Hosted by fellow director Judd Apatow, it was a ceremony even Jimmy Hoffa could love, with many winners touting the benefit of working within a strong union.

“I’m very moved by this,” “Chernobyl” director Johan Renck said of his award. “As a Swede I really believe in the power of unions and organized labor for justice and solidarity.”

HBO came out on top, winning Dramatic Series (Nicole Kassell for “Watchmen”), Comedy Series (Bill Hader
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‘SNL’: Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren Returns to ‘Undercover Boss’ in Sketch Sequel

‘SNL’: Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren Returns to ‘Undercover Boss’ in Sketch Sequel
Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren returned to Undercover Boss during the actor’s latest Saturday Night Live hosting gig, which featured a sequel to Driver’s viral 2016 Star Wars-Undercover Boss crossover sketch.

Unlike the skit from four years ago, which saw him portray Kylo Ren in disguise as a radar technician named Matt at Starkiller Base, this “Undercover Boss” edition was a check-in on how Kylo Ren was doing five years later.

This time around, Kylo Ren took on the disguise of Randy, “an entry-level intern.” “I’ll say it:
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Adam Driver Plays Jeffrey Epstein in Hell on SNL: 5 Best Sketches

Adam Driver Plays Jeffrey Epstein in Hell on SNL: 5 Best Sketches
SNL went there, with the help of Adam Driver. The 36-year-old Oscar-nominated Star Wars and Marriage Story actor hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time and played late convicted pedophile and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in the Cold Open sketch. The skit is set in Hell and features other infamous figures, including attorney Alan Dershowitz, played by guest star and former SNL cast member Jon Lovitz. The lawyer had worked for Epstein and  was also part of O.J. Simpson's defense team during his 1995 murder trial. He is now representing President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial. The sketch also...
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