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Michelle Pfeiffer, Weird Al Yankovic, Kenan Thompson Pay Tribute to Coolio

Celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to Coolio, the Grammy-winning rapper behind the global hit “Gangsta’s Paradise,” who died Wednesday at 59. His manager, Jarez Posey, told The Hollywood Reporter that the rapper died Wednesday in Los Angeles. No cause of death was given at the time. Coolio reached worldwide success in the […]

Emmys: Kel Mitchell on Surprise ‘Good Burger’ Reunion With Host Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson kicked off Monday night’s Emmy telecast with a dancing dose of nostalgia as the Saturday Night Live veteran busted a move through songs from shows like Friends, The Brady Bunch and Law & Order. The medley then paid tribute to Game of Thrones and current hit Stranger Things. But Thompson, who referred to […]

Emmys: 10 Things the TV Cameras Missed 

On Monday evening, the biggest names in television gathered at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater for the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. With so many A-listers in one room, most of the best moments — from star interactions to standing ovations — often go unseen on the live telecast. The Hollywood Reporter was on the […]

Emmys: Donald Trump and King Charles III Among Political Joke Targets

Political issues were not off-limits during the 2022 Emmys, as former President Donald Trump and the succession of the British crown were joke fodder at Monday’s ceremony. Multiple attendees referenced the FBI seizing boxes and containers reportedly filled with more than 100 classified records during its Aug. 8 search of Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago. This […]

Emmys: Kenan Thompson Jokes About Netflix Concerns, Oscars Drama, Hollywood Diversity in Monologue

Kenan Thompson poked fun at a number of timely topics, from Netflix’s stock issues to Hollywood diversity to the controversial 2022 Oscars telecast, during his monologue as host of the 2022 Primetime Emmys on Monday. He joked that he’s from Saturday Night Live, but some viewers might know him from his self-titled NBC sitcom before […]

Hollywood Flashback: Kenan Thompson Earned His Chops on ‘All That’

Kenan Thompson will make his Emmys hosting debut Sept. 12. And if anyone has the résumé for the job, it’s him. He may be Saturday Night Live‘s longest-running castmember (he’s about to begin his 20th season), but Thompson, 44, has been cracking up live audiences as far back as 1994, when he was cast on […]

Emmys Host Kenan Thompson on Monologue Fodder (The Slap!) and Pre-Show Rituals

Besides hosting the Emmys, of course, which other moments in your career are the most memorable? I’m blessed to have several. Opening the Emmys in 2018 with Kate McKinnon, becoming the longest-tenured SNL castmember and booking All That [see page 112] — I don’t take any of it for granted. I still remember the days […]

Emmys 2022: Complete Guide to Red-Carpet Events and Parties (Updating)

Thursday, Sept. 8  Doris Bergman’s 12th Annual Luxury Lounge and Luncheon L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, 1534 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, 10 a.m. Emmy nominees, presenters, actors and celebrity guests are expected at this invite-only gifting suite featuring fashion, beauty, skincare, jewelry, pet accessories, unique THC and CBD offerings, wellness brands, Napa Valley wines, handbags, gourmet Italian […]

Kenan Thompson to Host 2022 Emmy Awards

Kenan Thompson is set to host the 2022 Emmy Awards, it was announced today. The Saturday Night Live star will emcee the ceremony airing on NBC and streaming live on Peacock on Monday, Sept. 12. “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and […]

‘My Therapist Says’ Instagram Account to Become Scripted TV Series

The My Therapist Says Instagram account is getting the TV treatment. Kenan Thompson and John Ryan Jr.’s Artists for Artists banner is teaming with the viral account’s co-founders, Lola Tash and Nicole Argiris, to adapt it as a live-action, scripted television series. A platform is not yet attached. The account launched in 2015 and is […]

Kenan Thompson Responds to Samuel L. Jackson Saying the ‘SNL’ Star Got Him “Banned” From Show

Kenan Thompson is clearing the air after Samuel L. Jackson recently discussed a Saturday Night Live sketch they were both in 10 years ago that has apparently spurred debate. Thompson was a guest on The Tonight Show on Thursday, where host Jimmy Fallon brought up Jackson’s comments. During a March appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, […]

‘Kenan,’ ‘Mr. Mayor,’ ‘The Endgame’ Canceled at NBC

NBC has completed its renewals, new series pickups and cancellations ahead of Monday’s upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers. The network on Thursday canceled second-year comedies Kenan and Mr. Mayor as well as freshman drama The Endgame. Additionally, the network’s last remaining comedy pilot, Hungry — which underwent recasting with Modern Family’s Ariel Winter […]