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Billboard Music NewsOct 25, 2020
Adele Sings Her Hits While Looking for Love on ‘Saturday Night Live's' ‘The Bachelor' Sketch
Adele may have been the host for the Oct. 24 episode of Saturday Night Live, but the music superstar found a way to lend her vocals to the comedy show. Watch.

NASA will share an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on Monday. Listen to the announcement live. (Yahoo! Books)

Yahoo! ArtsOct 25, 2020
Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78
Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

Yahoo! ArtsOct 25, 2020
Singapore Airlines doesn't want to dethrone its original world's longest flight even though the new one is three miles longer - here's how the two will differ
The new Singapore-New York route is one of the few new international routes to launch during the pandemic, but the airline is keeping it low-key.

Billboard Music NewsOct 25, 2020
From Adele's Monologue to ‘The Bachelor,' Here Are All the Sketches From Her ‘SNL' Hosting Gig
Adele hosted the Oct. 24 episode of Saturday Night Live. Watch her monologue and sketches here.

Adele ably lets her hair down on a fitfully amusing Saturday Night Live (AV Club Films)

Yahoo! TVOct 25, 2020
John Mulaney to Host 'SNL'
John Mulaney can't stay away from Saturday Night Live. Just eight months after his last appearance, the stand-up comedian (and former SNL scribe) is set to return for his fourth hosting stint on Oct. 31, with musical guest The Strokes. Mulaney made his SNL hosting debut fewer than three years ago, in April 2018. That episode […]

SNL asks how next year could possibly be any worse—in 2019 (AV Club Films)

Billboard Music NewsOct 25, 2020
How to Watch ‘I Will Vote' Concert for Joe Biden, Featuring P!nk, Cher, John Legend & More
The Biden Victory Fund is throwing an "I Will Vote" concert this weekend to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his VP candidate Kamala Harris.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsOct 25, 2020
Adele sings and jokes about weight loss as she hosts Saturday Night Live
The star also tells the audience "my album's not finished" as she presents the US sketch show.

Playbill NewsOct 25, 2020
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: October 25
After a three-decade absence, Julie Andrews returns to Broadway in Victor/Victoria in 1995.

VultureOct 25, 2020
SNL's Village People Give Trump a Musical Cease and Desist on Weekend Update
The real MVP of the sketch: crotchless chaps.

'SNL' vows to 'Shave Ivanka's Head' if Village People songs continue to be played at Trump rallies (Yahoo! TV)

Playbill NewsOct 25, 2020
Can You Name the Shows That Marked the Broadway Debuts of These 21 Musical Theatre Writers?
How well do you know the productions that helped launch the careers of Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more?

NYTimes ArtsOct 25, 2020
‘S.N.L.' Spoofs the Final Debate and Adele Sings (a Little)
Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey returned to their roles as Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a "Saturday Night Live" parody of Thursday's face-off between the two candidates.

AV Club FilmsOct 25, 2020
The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre author's greatest mystery was his true identity
We explore some of Wikipedia's oddities in our 6,181,160-week series, Wiki Wormhole.


BBC Entertainment & ArtsOct 24, 2020
US election 2020: What we can learn from Trump and Biden's musical choices
From Tina Turner to Stevie Wonder, what do we learn from Trump and Biden's musical choices?

Trump campaign files lawsuit requesting Nevada court to block election officials from counting early votes (Yahoo! Books)

Billboard Music NewsOct 24, 2020
Billie Eilish Blows Minds With ‘Where Do We Go?' Livestream: Recap
Billie Eilish delivered her anticipated livestream, which fused reality with virtual environments.

Yahoo! BooksOct 24, 2020
Biden says he won't return Trump's attacks on his children because 'it's crass' to target a political opponent's family
"Look, I'm running against Donald Trump, not his children," Biden said in an interview with "Pod Save America."

Yahoo! TVOct 24, 2020
MVP of Horror: How 'Host' director Rob Savage created the ultimate quarantine horror hit
The inside story of how the filmmaker pulled off the low-budget Zoom-based horror film, which featured a socially distanced shoot, had the actors executing their own stunts — and holds a coveted 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Yahoo! ArtsOct 24, 2020
A man reportedly confessed to his 4-year-old daughter that he killed his pregnant girlfriend whose body was found in his freezer
23-year-old Selena Ann Bradley was pregnant with her third child when her body was discovered in William James Hernandez's freezer on Monday.

Billboard Music NewsOct 24, 2020
How to Watch Billie Eilish's ‘Where Do We Go?' Livestream Concert
Eilish is taking her tour virtual, launching a multi-dimensional, interactive livestream concert tonight.

Billboard Music NewsOct 24, 2020
10 Takeaways From Kanye West's Conversation With Joe Rogan
Kanye West talked for nearly three hours straight -- circling around topics like his relationships with God and the music industry, his presidential run, and his takes on abortion, medication and racism -- on Joe Rogan's podcast.

Yahoo! ArtsOct 24, 2020
Americans Should Brace for 100,000 New COVID Cases a Day, Experts Say
"You should be prepared for how bad it's going to get."The words of Dr. William Haseltine, an internationally renowned infectious disease expert, summarized the resounding—and sobering—takeaway from several public health experts and epidemiologists who spoke to The Daily Beast on Saturday, hours after the U.S. smashed its previous record of new daily COVID-19 cases. The country hit 83,757 reported infections in one day on Friday, while hospitalizations skyrocketed across the nation by 40 percent.The problem, experts say, isn't Friday's number. It's the upward trajectory."It's going to get a lot worse," said Dr. Haseltine, who was at the heart of the U.S response to the HIV/AIDS and anthrax crises. "We're looking at easily an excess of 100,000 infections a day and overwhelmed hospitals all over the country."Haseltine said that prediction was supported by several factors: The weather will only get colder, forcing people indoors. Flu season is approaching. The holidays will tempt people to gather in groups. There are no silver bullets coming. The smaller—but still devastating—peaks in the spring and the summer were largely contained to specific regions of the United States."Now it's just about everywhere across the country," said Haseltine, noting that cases are impacting more age groups, environments, and facilities. While many states saw clusters originating in meatpacking plants, prisons, and retirement facilities earlier in the year, they're now being traced more often back to private family gather

VultureOct 24, 2020
Kanye West Tells Joe Rogan ‘My Calling Is to Be the Leader of the Free World'
He is also building a soundstage in Atlanta.

Kanye West's Epic Interview With Joe Rogan Has Arrived: Watch it Here (Billboard Music News)

Yahoo! ArtsOct 24, 2020
Rep. Stefanik: ‘Joe Biden Is Lying to the American People' about Hunter's Business Dealings
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is "lying to the American people" about his son Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings, claimed Representative Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) on Saturday.The House Intelligence Committee member's comments came during an appearance on Fox & Friends Weekend, in which she accused the former vice president of lying when he issued his denial of wrongdoing during Thursday night's presidential debate. Stefanik detailed her experience asking each witness in President Trump's impeachment hearings whether there was a conflict of interest, or an appearance of one, created by Hunter Biden's role on the board of Ukrainian natural-gas firm Burisma Holdings during Joe Biden's time as vice president. All of the witnesses said yes, she recalled.She said the Obama administration "proactively brought this up as a conflict of interest" while preparing former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch for her Senate nomination. "This is Joe Biden running from his record and trying to wipe away this very clear conflict of interest," Stefanik said."This is not just a Hunter Biden scandal. This is a Joe Biden scandal, and it's not just Burisma. It's also now the Chinese Communist government and the Chinese Communist Party," she added, referring to allegations of a business arrangement between a Chinese company and the Biden family.During Thursday's debate, the former vice president claimed there was "nothing unethical" about Hunter

Playbill NewsOct 24, 2020
Live From the West Side: Women of Broadway Concert Series, Featuring Patti LuPone, Vanessa Williams, Laura Benanti, Launches October 24
Two-time Tony winner LuPone kicks off the virtual concert series at The Shubert Virtual Studios on Manhattan's West Side.

Yahoo! ArtsOct 24, 2020
Miami nurse sues doctor colleague, says he ‘deliberately' infected her with COVID-19
A Miami-Dade nurse practitioner and mother of a 2-year-old said she was deliberately exposed to COVID-19 by a Miami physician at their place of work. She has filed a lawsuit against him, the medical office and the hospital that owns the medical office.

Yahoo! ArtsOct 24, 2020
Ireland's beloved wild dolphin Fungie mysteriously vanished for more than a week, and people fear he may have died
Fungie hasn't been seen in Dingle Bay, County Kerry, since October 12, prompting fears he is dead or gone somewhere else.

AV Club FilmsOct 23, 2020
The A.V. Club's franchise finder: Where to stream The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Fast & Furious, and more
Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That's why we're scouring both the menus of the most popular services and our own archives to…


BBC Entertainment & ArtsOct 23, 2020
US election 2020: The presidential campaign dance-off
What does the music used in both Biden and Trump's campaign trail tell us?

NYTimes ArtsOct 23, 2020
Moderation Returns to Politics. Or at Least to the Debate.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced off one last time, and the winner was Kristen Welker.

Yahoo! TVOct 20, 2020
Leslie Jones says she doesn't miss Saturday Night Live 'at all': 'I wasn't very free there'
Leslie Jones has opened up about her decision to exit 'Saturday Night Live,' saying she doesn't miss the show 'at all.'

Yahoo! TVOct 20, 2020
MVPs of Horror: How 'The Simpsons' creators added COVID-19 masks to this year's 'Treehouse of Horror'
"Treehouse of Horror XXXI," which airs on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. on Fox, opens with an election parody that's not for the faint of heart.

Time EntertainmentOct 16, 2020
A Viral Tweet Compared Joe Biden to Mister Rogers. This Isn't the First Time the Children's TV Icon Has Gotten Caught up in Politics
When Senior Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp made a Twitter joke about Joe Biden's town hall on Thursday night, many considered it a compliment

USA Today: BooksSep 15, 2020
2020 Booker Prize shortlist includes Diane Cook, Tsitsi Dangarembga
The prize, open to English-language authors from around the world, will announce the winner in November.        

DVD ReviewsOct 10, 2019
Robin Williams Comic Genius

The title of this DVD goldmine for fans of Robin Williams' stand-up and improv work can be described with a word that Williams used frequently in his acts over the decades: Redundant. After his singular success in stand-up, film, and TV, everyone should know at this point that the Comic Genius description comes prepackaged with the name. It was for me when I first came to San Francisco for grad school in late 2002, but I mostly knew of Williams' genius through his film roles, a cornucopia of comedic and dramatic work that showcased his immensely versatile talent.

But I didn't know much about his stand-up work, coming from a country where his HBO specials weren't available. A San Francisco native who became a beloved figure of the city as his fame rose; he represented the perfect welcome for me as I bought his 2002 Live on Broadway special on DVD on my first day in th...Read the entire review

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