Photo: Will Heath/NBC Photo: Will Heath/NBC Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Will Heath/NBC Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When extra laughs are required on “Weekend Update” these days, Bailey Gismert sometimes answers the call. The ersatz teenager character, one of several popular figures played by “Saturday Night Live’s” Heidi Gardner, is supposed to review movies, but typically ends up insulting “Update” co-anchor Michael Che, rolling her eyes, and having an emotional breakdown. Audiences seem to love it. More from Variety 'Days of Our Lives' Renewed for Season 56 at NBC Jennifer Lopez, … [Read more...] about Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’
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Fans of the 2013 blockbuster animation"Frozen" are in for a treat as the sequel "Frozen II" hits the big screen this weekend, starring original cast members Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff as one big family. In the drama "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood," a cynical investigative journalist (Matthew Rhys) gets a chance to have a heart-to-heart talk with Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks). In the end, he'll discover children's TV icon Fred Rogers' authentic goodness. Finally, those looking for an action-crime drama can check out "21 Bridges," starring Chadwick Boseman as an embattled NYPD cop. Here's what to see and what to skip this weekend: "Frozen II" — Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel; directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck Remember the Disney blockbuster animation that made the feverishly catchy song, "Let It Go," a household name? Well, its compelling message about sisterhood, grit, courage and friendship continues in "Frozen II," bringing together the original … [Read more...] about Weekend Movie Review: ‘Frozen II’ And More
Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today:TOP STORIESOne Inquiry, Two WorldsTwo weeks of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump have closed with a collective warning from witnesses: Russia is again trying to sow political discord in the U.S. and interfere in the presidential election in a repeat of its success in 2016. Advertisement In five marathon days of testimony, a dozen current and former officials recounted in vivid detail how Trump and his aides withheld a White House meeting sought by Ukraine’s newly elected president and also withheld military assistance from the embattled country. The motive, witnesses said, was to strong-arm Ukraine’s new government into investigating Trump’s political opponents in the last election and the next.The hearings before the House Intelligence Committee produced extensive new evidence on the pressure campaign set in motion by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and the … [Read more...] about Newsletter: One inquiry, two worlds
The star of last year’s A Better Life, Mexican actor Demian Bichir comes from an acting family so prolific that, in 2003, Mexico’s MTV Movie Awards gave the family their own category: “Best Bichir in a Movie.” But to the majority of American audiences, he is an utter unknown. When he appeared on this year’s list of Academy Award nominees—receiving a nod for Best Actor for his role—it was an explosion out of left field. Megawatt names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling (who were all nominated in the same category at the Golden Globes and Critic’s Choice Awards) found themselves snubbed in favor of Bichir, who’s now the underdog in a race against George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jean Dujardin and Gary Oldman. The surprise has left many with the same question on their lips—who the hell is Demian Bichir? Bichir, 48, has been in the spotlight since the age of 14 and, to date, has a whopping 62 film credits to his … [Read more...] about Demian Bichir Nominated for Best Actor Oscar – Who Is He?
Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix/HBO Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix/HBO Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix/HBO Golden Globes: More New Contenders Cause Increased Voting Issues 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Last year, the amount of original scripted television series hit an all-time high at just under 500. This year the number is on track to top out well above that, with 154 of those shows being brand new launches for the calendar year (in a combination of ongoing series and limited events). And the kicker is that 94 of those freshmen premiered June 1 or later, making them first-time awards contenders at the 77th Annual Golden Globes. Despite such a high volume, it should be good news for them because, as Gold Derby’s Chris Beachum … [Read more...] about Golden Globes: More New Contenders Cause Increased Voting Issues