Meeting your childhood idol can sometimes be a disappointment.
But when Tina Fey met Carrie Fisher, it was a dream come true. Ironically, Fisher played Rosemary Howard, Liz Lemon’s wacky childhood idol in the second season of NBC’s 30 Rock. And while she didn’t help Liz get her movie screenwriting career off the ground, she did help her realize her full potential as head writer of the sketch variety series TGS with Tracy Jordan.
Critics and viewers lauded Fisher’s guest-starring role in Season 2. … read more

Hilaria Baldwin is laying it all out there in her new book, The Living Clearly Method.
From her battle with anorexia and bulimia, to her husband Alec Baldwin’s own personal struggle with his eating habits, we’re getting an inside look at the couple’s health history.
Early on, the mom-of-three discovered her passion for Latin ballroom dancing — a commitment she dedicated her young adulthood to. But that came with its own set of struggles including the pressure to be thin.
In her new memoir, the … read more

If you’ve been following the news about Donald Trump’s inauguration, then you know he’s having trouble landing artists to perform at the ceremony!
While we’re THRILLED several artists including Celine Dion, KISS, Garth Brooks, Elton John, and more have all turned the gig down, there is one person who wants to perform — Alec Baldwin! WHAT??
The 58-year-old’s Trump impression is ALWAYS a highlight of Saturday Night Live, but it sounds like he actually wants to take the opportunity to sing a song!
The … read more

We’re not here to deny it. It’s been a rough year.
Though it’s hard to pinpoint when 2015 ended and 2016 began, existentially speaking, 2016 itself fast got a reputation for being a singularly awful year, particularly if you were in any way keeping up with what the Internet had to say. At least now you know half of what you read wasn’t true…
Sure, happy things occurred, as they always do, even amid disaster. People enjoyed time with their families, got married, brought babies into the world, got … read more

Saturday Night Live is giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at just how things go down on Saturday nights in Studio 8H. The new video below, from the Saturday, Dec. 17 show hosted by Casey Affleck, shows how the cold open set is disassembled in just about a minute to make way for the host monologue.
The cold open, titled “Donald Trump Christmas,” featured Alec Baldwin, John Goodman and Beck Bennett saying, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” and from there the crew took down the set while … read more

The New York Times did a short profile of Alec Baldwin this week to highlight his ongoing Saturday Night Live portrayal of President Deplorable. While I do think Baldwin and SNL helped to “normalize” Donald Trump ahead of the election, I also believe that they were not trying to do anything except make people laugh. Baldwin’s Trump is a buffoon, a clown and an idiot… which basically shows that Baldwin is really great at impressions. Anyway, this NYT piece is called “A Tangerine Wig and … read more

Alec Baldwin has a long and impressive career in dozens of lauded films like The Departed and Glengarry Glen Ross, but after 2016, it’s possible he’ll be remembered best for his hilariously scathing impersonation of President-elect Donald J. Trump on Saturday Night Live. However, his paycheck for the role is astoundingly small: just $1,400 per appearance.
Baldwin’s cut from the comedy show was revealed in a recent New York Times article exploring the impact of Baldwin’s character during … read more

Based on Donald Trump’s cabinet picks, many feel he may be exploiting the presidency for his own financial interests.
But the same can’t be said for Alec Baldwin and his hilarious impersonation of the president-elect on Saturday Night Live!!
The actor has been receiving praise for his highly publicized incarnation of the incoming POTUS on the live sketch show — already nabbing a Critics’ Choice Award for the recurring role.
But despite the 58-year-old’s many accolades and veteran status on the … read more

If you’ve been watching “Saturday Night Live” for the past few months, you’ll know that Alec Baldwin has mastered the art of impersonating Donald Trump.
In a new interview with The New York Times, the actor spoke about getting into character, saying it’s all about the “puffs,” or the pauses Trump takes whenever he gives a speech. “I see a guy who seems to pause and dig for the more precise and better language he wants to use, and never finds it,” Baldwin told the paper. “It’s … read more

Apparently, Good Morning America isn’t all Michael Strahan thought it would be.
According to a new rumor from Radar Online, Strahan is putting feelers out about getting his co-hosting gig back on Live! with Kelly.
I’m skeptical about this rumor because, as you may remember, Strahan’s departure caused one of the biggest scandals of 2016 because Kelly Ripa felt the betrayal deeply.
Though the two did patch things up enough that Strahan’s exit from the show was pleasant, even adorable, I’m not sure … read more

Casey Affleck hosted Saturday Night Live last night (December 17), promoting his new film, potential Oscar contender Manchester By The Sea. It was Affleck’s first time hosting the show. There are more important things to discuss about Affleck than his performance on SNL, so let’s jump right to the musical guest, Chance The Rapper. Chance, who returned for his second set of performances on the show, also appeared in the night’s best sketch, “Jingle Barack.”
A rewrite of Run DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis,” … read more

Um, guys? Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump felt left out as John Goodman’s Rex Tillerson and Beck Bennet’s Vladimir Putin shared a secret handshake on the Saturday, December 17, episode of Saturday Night Live. The night’s cold open kicked off with Baldwin’s Trump chatting with his advisor, Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon), about the latest updates in his ongoing cabinet selection. McKinnon-as-Conway reminded him of Rick Perry as his pick for Secretary of Energy, to which Baldwin’s Trump excitedly … read more

Donald Trump really isn’t going to like this week’s “Saturday Night Live.”
In its cold open sketch, the show tore into the president-elect’s reported friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, his misspelled tweets and his controversial cabinet picks.
Actor John Goodman even made an appearance by playing Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.
The skit began with Alec Baldwin as Trump explaining to Kate McKinnon as his campaign manager Kellyanne … read more

If Donald Trump refuses to attend daily intelligence briefings, America is going to have a serious problem, according to Michael Moore. On Tuesday, the “Bowling For Columbine” director penned a brutal takedown of Trump in a lengthy essay posted on Facebook titled “Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed,” comparing the president-elect to former president George W. Bush. In Moore’s eyes, regular briefings on the state of U.S. national security are a crucial component to running our country … read more

La La Land was honored with the most awards on Sunday night (Dec. 11, 2016) at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was named Best Picture and received eight awards total, which included Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle. Casey Affleck took home the prize for Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea, while Natalie Portman was named Best Actress for her work in Jackie. Portman, who is pregnant, … read more