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'SNL' Review: Finding the Rhythm with J.K. Simmons

From the very beginning, Saturday Night Live was considered "a writer's show." While other variety shows from SNL's early years, like SCTV and The Carol Burnett Show, were driven primarily by the actors (in the latter's case, the actors' intentional breaking), SNL's satirical voice was shaped largely by writers like Michael O'Donoghue, Al Franken, and Tom Davis, however famous their on-screen muses became. The show has gone through various love affairs with stock characters, but ultimately it remains controlled by its writers room, where first-years can pitch a sketch on Monday and see their scripts scrawled out on cue cards on Saturday, even if they don't showcase a cast member. In that regard, SNL stands out from the pack of sketch vehicles for character-actors like [...]

The Complete Guide to Everything: 2012 – The Year In Entertainment

2012 was a crazy year in entertainment, what with all of those wacky celebrities getting into hilarious or tragic scrapes, that we decided to recap the year's biggest stories. We talk all about Jay-Z & Beyonce, Lindsay Lohan, Hulk Hogan, Amanda Bynes, Jessica Simpson and some other folks we don't really know much about to sort out what was hot in 2012.

We also discuss our mixed feelings about the lack of an apocalypse this year and how we would hope the end of the world to play out.

Oh, and we also go over Tim's twitter "feud" with none other than 80s icon Richard Marx, who listened to [...]

Jessica Williams Gives Fox News Contributors the Jay-Z Treatment on 'Daily Show'

Correspondent Jessica Williams appeared on The Daily Show last night to set the record straight after Sean Hannity referred to Jay-Z as a "former crack dealer" on Fox News, prompting her to turn the tables on the "news" network that's constantly telling the black community to "stay out of trouble" and "pull up their pants" by labeling them the same way they label Jay-Z — through the worst thing they've ever done. Turns out crack dealing isn't so awful when compared with the rap sheets of some of Fox News' finest.

Bobby Moynihan Embarasses Himself In Front of Jay-Z

SNL's Bobby Moynihan joined the guys at Hype Men, a podcast about hip hop, to talk about his experiences on the show: "One of the weirdest moments of my entire life was probably doing that Beyonce sketch and then immediately walking offstage in a leotard and heels and meeting Jay-Z for the first time. I had just finished grinding with his wife inappropriately, and he just looked at me and shook his head. I can't tell if it was a laugh or just like 'you look like a gay pear.' And then he just walked away."

HBO Is Developing an Electronic Music Comedy, Produced by Will Smith, Jay-Z, and a British DJ

HBO is making a comedy about the world of electronic music. Deadline reports that the pay cable network has purchased an untitled half-hour comedy written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and developed by popular UK DJ Calvin Harris. Harris will serve as executive producer alongside Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z to finally explore all the comedy inherent in the world of electronic music.