Vance, Ryan trade blows in nasty second Ohio U.S. Senate debate
On Monday, Republican J.D. Vance and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) went head to head for a second debate in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race. The two candidates tried to appeal to undecided voters in the closely-watched race that shows polls in a virtual tie just three weeks before November’s midterm elections.news.yahoo.com
'SNL': Megan Thee Stallion hosts season 49 cold open, premiere jokes about Pelosi, Schumer, Jan 6 hearing
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" started its 49th season with Megan Thee Stallion guest-hosting the premiere. The cold open made jokes about current events including the Jan 6 investigations.foxnews.com
SNL Nails Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s Insurrection Insanity
NBCSaturday Night Live got back to basics this week, kicking off the show with “live” coverage of what could be the final Jan. 6 committee hearing. And after a brief introduction from Kenan Thompson as Chairman Bennie Thompson—no relation—Heidi Gardner debuted her solid Liz Cheney impression.“Whether you’re a Republican who’s not watching or a Democrat who’s nodding so hard your head is falling off, one person is responsible for this insurrection: Donald Trump,” Gardner’s Cheney said. “And one pnews.yahoo.com
How to Watch the 74th Annual Emmy Awards, stream live
The 74th Annual Emmy Awards broadcast live tonight at 8 ET/5 PT on NBC and Peacock. Stream the ceremony for free with DIRECTV Stream and FuboTV. Hosted by beloved SNL star Kenan Thompson, the 74th Annual Emmy Awards will honor achievements in outstanding television over the last year. A six-time Emmy Award nominee himself, Thompson will take the stage in LA’s Microsoft Theater to facilitate a star-studded evening of accolades, excitement, and unmatched entertainment. You don’t want to miss out on all of the red carpet festivities.mlive.com
“Kenan” is back for more laughs, we speak with the stars about season 2
Another season of laughs is underway on NBC as “Kenan” returns for season 2. Kenan Thompson returns as a single dad trying to make things work while balancing being a father, a morning show host, and with the support of his brother and father-in-law. Host Jason Carr got a chance to speak with the stars, Kenan Thompson and Kimrie Lewis, about the upcoming season.
‘SNL’s Cecily Strong Slams Texas Abortion Law in Bizarre, Brilliant Weekend Update
NBCSaturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” had a lot of ground to cover this week—especially given that Ice Cube, a celebrity whom Kenan Thompson has perfectly impersonated before, lost out on a $9 million acting gig in the Sony comedy Oh Hell No! because he refused to get vaccinated. (“My loss? Your loss!” he insists. “Oh Hell No! was gonna feature the greatest comedy duo of all time—Ice Cube, Jack Black.”)But the real stand-out was Goober, a clown played by Cecily Strong and styled to look a lonews.yahoo.com
Kenan Thompson hosts Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time
Hosted by actor, comedian and Saturday Night Live legend Kenan Thompson, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 air on Nickelodeon tonight, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. You can also watch it on FuboTV (free trial), Philo or Hulu + Live TV (free trial). Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards celebrate fan-favorite stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more. Where can I watch Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 if I don’t have cable? You can watch it on FuboTV (free trial) which offers access to your favorite TV shows, live sports events and much more, or on Hulu + Live TV (free trial) which allows you to live stream shows and sports from a variety of networks.mlive.com
Dylan Gilmer On 2021 Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards: ‘I’m Going To Be Pumped If I Get This Blimp’
Gilmer stars in “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan” on Nickelodeon and has some steep competition in his category. I was so happy and mind-blown because I grew up watching Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards and now I’m in it and I’m nominated for something. “Ellen DeGeneres hooked me up with Tyler Perry and Nickelodeon gave me my own show. I’m going to be really pumped if I get this blimp. I’m going to be nervous, but I’m also going to be happy.”detroit.cbslocal.com
New this week: 'Cherry,' 'Bloodlands' & Kids' Choice Awards
This combination photo shows key art for the Acorn TV series "Bloodlands," premiering March 15, left, key art for the Apple TV+ film "Cherry," center, and key art for Nickelodeons "Kids Choice Awards," hosted by Kenan Thompson and airing on March 13. (Acorn TV/Apple TV+/Nickelodeon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Ad—AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— The 2021 Grammys will hand out 84 awards Sunday, but what’s more exciting? Other performers include Chris Martin, John Mayer, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, DaBaby, HAIM, Lil Baby, Brandi Carlile, Roddy Ricch, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas. Ad— Grown-ups don’t have a lock on awards shows, as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards proves once again.
'60 Minutes,' 'Equalizer' strong Sunday punch for CBS
This image released by CBS shows Queen Latifah in a scene from the series "The Equalizer." Latifah's drama, “The Equalizer,” was the most popular scripted show on television last week, the Nielsen company said, trailing only first-place “60 Minutes” and giving CBS a strong one-two punch on Sunday. CBS won the week with an average of 4.6 million viewers in prime time. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.5 million, Fox had 2.6 million, Univision had 1.6 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million and Telemundo had 1 million. ABC's “World News Tonight” won the evening news ratings race, averaging 10.2 million viewers.
Catch the season premieres of ‘Young Rock’ and ‘Kenan’ tonight!
You can catch two brand-new season premieres tonight, one after the other! Young Rock, a comedy inspired by Dwayne Johnson’s youth, begins at 8:00 p.m. on Local 4. Kenan, starring Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson, airs right after at 8:30 p.m.Young RockAs Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects on his surreal life that’s helped shape him into the man he is today. From growing up in a resilient family surrounded by wrestling icons, navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football at the U. Lorne Michaels, David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, Kenan Thompson, Ken Whittingham and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers.
New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Dani Lane as Aubrey, Kenan Thompson as Kenan, and Dannah Lane as Birdie in a scene from the comedy series, "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The album has 13 tracks including “Tigress & Tweed,” an original Day wrote with veteran singer-producer Raphael Saadiq. Ad— “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson, who two decades ago co-starred in “Kenan and Kel,” is headlining his own sitcom. It details the African American church’s history, from enslavement to emancipation, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights movement to today.
This new show is bringing more laughs to your home
You may know him from making us laugh from his years on SNL and other shows. Now, Kenan Thompson is the star of the new show called “Kenan”, where he is the host of a morning show and is trying to raise two daughters. Live In The D host Tati Amare chatted with Thompson about how he takes his comedy to new levels for the new show. Kenan Thompson talked about his comedy process, sitcoms versus sketch comedy, and what it’s like to work with Don Johnson. You can watch the premiere of “Kenan” Tuesday, February 16th on Local 4.
Amazon, Cadillac score with Super Bowl ads
NEW YORK – During this year's Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reigned supreme on the field. Overall, this year's crop of Super Bowl ads focused on light humor that strove to entertain and connect. Bud Light Seltzer LemonadeBud Light used lemons as a metaphor for everything that went wrong in 2020 to introduce its new Seltzer Lemonade. Michelob was likely hoping to drive people to repeat views online with the celebrity lookalikes, but during the fast-moving Super Bowl the conceit was confusing. With its first-ever Super Bowl ad, Scott's was looking to keep that momentum going, but the overstuffed ad ended up being distracting.
A look at the commercials of Super Bowl LV
After all, more than 100 million people in the United States tune in to watch the Super Bowl every year. According to statista.com, Bud Light is the most popular beer for Super Bowl Sunday, taking up more than 12% of the total beer consumed. Anheuser-Busch will forego promoting Budweiser this year, with the money reserved for its Super Bowl ad donated to coronavirus vaccine awareness efforts. I brought the chips!”This spot brings together an ensemble of Super Bowl legends. Disney had released a trailer for “Black Widow” during the 2020 Super Bowl.
The Latest: Robinhood's ad emerges from the time capsule
The latest news on Super Bowl commercials. ___10 p.m.Smartphone-based stock market investment service Robinhood bought its Super Bowl spot in December after a successful year, unaware that it was about to make global headlines. Ad___9:45 p.m.Jeep starred iconic singer Bruce Springsteen in his first ever ad promoting the idea of unity. Most brands that have money to spend on Super Bowl ads are already household names, but the big game is also a chance for upstarts to make a big splash. ___7:15 p.m.General Motors used humor in a Super Bowl ad to promote its ambitious push to get more Americans to buy electric vehicles.
Super Bowl ads went for light humor. Not all succeeded
This photo provided by Cadillac shows a scene from Cadillac's 2021 Super Bowl NFL football spot. They aimed to connect to the estimated 100 million viewers who tune in to the Super Bowl broadcast each year. Perhaps the most striking effect: Virtually none of the ads featured people in masks, a public-health priority but also a grim reminder of the ongoing pandemic. AIMING TO ENTERTAINIn an effort to be light, advertisers stuffed -- and sometimes overstuffed — their ads with celebrities. “I like Springsteen and heartwarming ads like this generally, but this one feels too forced given the current political climate,” he said.
A sexy Alexa, Dan Levy's M&M habit: Super Bowl ads to watch
It might not have seemed likely early in the pandemic, but the 55th Super Bowl Sunday is upon us yet again. Amazon shows off a sexy new body for its Alexa assistant, Dan Levy apologizes for eating M&M's and Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade makes a downpour of lemons a metaphor for 2020's troubles. AdInspiration4 “ Join Us "In what is surely a first in Super Bowl history, an ad for Inspiration4, a SpaceX supported all-civilian space mission touts a chance for viewers to join the mission. Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” apologizes to the M&M anthropomorphic characters that are Super Bowl mainstays and says he promises not to “eat any more of their friends." And E-Trade, famous for the talking baby ads it ran in the Super Bowl from 2008 until they “retired" in 2014, is back in the big game with an undisclosed ad.
Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect
NEW YORK – Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. The chance to break into the psyche and (virtual) watercooler talk of an estimated 100 million viewers who will be watching the CBS broadcast of Super Bowl LV on Sunday. This year’s Super Bowl will showcase more than 20 first-time advertisers — more than double the 8 from last year if you exclude campaign ads, according to a tally by research firm iSpot. It’s a bellwether when a brand can afford the estimated $5.5 million cost-of-entry for a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl. In stark contrast to last year's Super Bowl, which featured campaign ads from both Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg, politics is out of sight this year.
CBS' Brown to host record 10th Super Bowl pregame show
(AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)CBS' James Brown knows what it is like to host Super Bowl pregame shows when the day transcended beyond the teams competing for a championship. Brown hosted Fox's pregame for the 2002 Super Bowl, which occurred nearly five months after 9/11. With the coronavirus pandemic still at the forefront, Brown realizes Sunday's “Super Bowl Today” show could offer the same opportunities, but in a different manner. This is a different kind of backdrop where many people have just been fatigued, given all of the challenges that we’ve had to endure during this time.”AdThis will be a record 10th Super Bowl pregame hosted by Brown and his sixth for CBS. He became the pregame host for Fox in 1994 when they outbid CBS for the rights to the NFC package.
Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from 'SNL' stars
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Don Johnson as Rick, Chris Redd as Gary, and Kenan Thompson as Kenan in a scene from the comedy series "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Don Johnson is getting his funny on with help from a couple of “Saturday Night Live” stars. Johnson's most recent forays into series work came in ABC's “Blood and Oil” in 2015 and HBO's “Watchmen” in 2019. “Kenan and I got on the phone and I felt instant chemistry with Kenan,” Johnson said. Thompson will juggle shooting the series in Los Angeles and doing “SNL” in New York.
Metro Detroit native Kristen Bell to host Nickelodeon town hall to help kids cope with coronavirus
Medical experts like California's Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and former U.S. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools close, posing a potential reopening date of April 6. However, once Whitmer issued an executive stay-at-home order for Michigan residents, that date was moved to April 14. During a radio interview last week , the governor said it was unlikely that schools would resume this year.The #KidsTogether event will, of course, have a fun Nick spin. Last week, Bell and Shepard announced they would waive rent for the tenants of their Los Angeles properties amid the coronavirus crisis, calling it a no-brainer.metrotimes.com