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Remembering Anne Beatts: Fellow Saturday Night Live writer Rosie Shuster recalls colleague's wit, courage
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Remembering Anne Beatts: Fellow Saturday Night Live writer Rosie Shuster recalls colleague's wit, courage

If the glass ceiling didn't quite break in the 1970s, Beatts threw some big rocks. Shuster remembers one of their first meetings with Michaels, Shuster's husband at the time, when Beatts insisted they be paid as much as the male writers.

Anne Beatts, groundbreaking comedy writer of Saturday Night Live, dies at 74
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Anne Beatts, groundbreaking comedy writer of Saturday Night Live, dies at 74

Beatts’ later credits included writing for Murphy Brown and The Belles of Bleeker Street, producing A Different World and helping to write the stage musical Leader of the Pack.

Anne Beatts, trailblazing SNL comedy writer, creator of cult sitcom Square Pegs, passes away aged 74
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Anne Beatts, trailblazing SNL comedy writer, creator of cult sitcom Square Pegs, passes away aged 74

"Thank you. For memories very few 17/18 yr olds get to make," Sarah Jessica Parker, who starred in Square Pegs as a first-year high school student trying to fit in, remembered Anna Beatts.

Before Oscars 2021 ceremony, lessons from recent pandemic-era award shows
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Before Oscars 2021 ceremony, lessons from recent pandemic-era award shows

It won’t be easy for Oscars to mount a glitzy gala during a still-raging pandemic, but here are learnings from the awards shows that were unlucky enough to go first.

Maya Rudolph to return as host of Saturday Night Live in upcoming episode
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Maya Rudolph to return as host of Saturday Night Live in upcoming episode

Rapper Jack Harlow will be the musical guest on the new episode of Saturday Night Live with Maya Rudolph as host.

Indian adaptations of Suits, Saturday Night Live in pipeline after Banijay Asia, NBCUniversal Formats ink deal
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Indian adaptations of Suits, Saturday Night Live in pipeline after Banijay Asia, NBCUniversal Formats ink deal

Award-winning scripted and entertainment titles like The Titan Games and Top Chef will also have local versions for Indian audiences

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87; TV show host was hospitalised with COVID-19
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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87; TV show host was hospitalised with COVID-19

A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he was a nightly fixture on CNN, where he won many honours, including two Peabody awards

Timothée Chalamet celebrates New York City, performs with Pete Davidson on his Saturday Night Live debut
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Timothée Chalamet celebrates New York City, performs with Pete Davidson on his Saturday Night Live debut

While Timothée Chalamet hosted the weekend episode, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appeared as the musical guest.

From Trevor Noah to John Oliver, how late night talk show hosts covered the US elections
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From Trevor Noah to John Oliver, how late night talk show hosts covered the US elections

Late night talk show hosts spoke about the 5-day long counting process, condemned Donald Trump’s victory claim and trace misinformation regarding the US presidential elections.

Jim Carrey, Maya Rudolph impersonate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris on SNL; Dave Chapelle returns as host
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Jim Carrey, Maya Rudolph impersonate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris on SNL; Dave Chapelle returns as host

Host Dave Chappelle opened his Saturday Night Live monologue by lighting a cigarette and calling it “a pretty incredible day.”

Dave Chapelle to host first Saturday Night Live episode post US presidential election
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Dave Chapelle to host first Saturday Night Live episode post US presidential election

The episode will mark comedian's second turn as the host on Saturday Night Live.

Adele to debut as host of Saturday Night Live on 24 October; H.E.R will feature as musical guest
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Adele to debut as host of Saturday Night Live on 24 October; H.E.R will feature as musical guest

Adele will be joined by singer-songwriter H.E.R, who will serve as musical guest on the episode.

Saturday Night Live performer dropped after flouting show's coronavirus safety protocols
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Saturday Night Live performer dropped after flouting show's coronavirus safety protocols

Morgan Wallen was dropped from Saturday Night Live after he was shown on TikTok socialising maskless at a crowded bar and house party in Alabama

Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin recreate US presidential debate in SNL season 46 season opener
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Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin recreate US presidential debate in SNL season 46 season opener

Saturday Night Live opened with a sketch taking on this week's presidential debate between President Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who was played by Jim Carrey.

Emmy Awards 2020: From Reese Witherspoon to The Mandalorian, the snubs and the surprises
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Emmy Awards 2020: From Reese Witherspoon to The Mandalorian, the snubs and the surprises

Heading into an Emmys season eclipsed by both Black Lives Matters protests and the COVID-19 pandemic, the question was whether we would see new trends.

Four episodes of 30 Rock, featuring blackface, removed at Tina Fey's request : Apologise for the pain they caused
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Four episodes of 30 Rock, featuring blackface, removed at Tina Fey's request : Apologise for the pain they caused

Tina Fey said in a note to distributors that “I understand now that ‘intent’ is not a free pass for white people to use these images.”

Coronavirus Outbreak: Alec Baldwin returns to SNL season finale as Donald Trump, congratulates 'class of COVID-19'
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Alec Baldwin returns to SNL season finale as Donald Trump, congratulates 'class of COVID-19'

Alec Baldwin's President Donald Trump turned keynote speaker for this year's class of seniors in the remotely filmed season finale of Saturday Night Live.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Adam Sandler, Pete Davidson collaborate for quarantine song on Saturday Night Live
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Adam Sandler, Pete Davidson collaborate for quarantine song on Saturday Night Live

Adam Sandler appeared on an at-home episode of Saturday Night Live to perform a quarantine-themed song with Pete Davidson

Tom Hanks says he was 'celebrity canary in coal mine for coronavirus' as he hosts experimental SNL special
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Tom Hanks says he was 'celebrity canary in coal mine for coronavirus' as he hosts experimental SNL special

Tom Hanks, who was diagnosed with the coronavirus in March, thanked the people of Australia in his Saturday Night Live monologue.