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Update: Pedrad, Wells, Milhiser, Wheelan out at ‘SNL’

- July 15th, 2014

The pink slips rained down on Rockefeller Center today.

First, Saturday Night Live rookie Brooks Wheelan announced over Twitter yesterday that he was fired from the show, and now it looks like fellow newbies Noël Wells and John Milhiser have suffered the same fate. SNL veteran Nasim Pedrad, who joined the show in 2009, is also reportedly leaving, but this isn’t a surprise since she has a job lined up co-starring in the FOX sitcom Mulaney, which airs in the fall.

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Wheelan, along with Wells and Milhiser, was rarely seen on the show, but he did get some attention this week, after confirming his ouster over Twitter and nailing an opportunity to make fun of himself.

“Had a blast and loved every second of it,” he wrote. “I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke…Fired from New York It’s Saturday Night.”

 

Wheelan,  Milhiser, and Wells were in a group six newbie cast members to debut in September, along with Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, and Mike O’Brien. Sasheer Zamata joined the cast in December and Colin Jost started his tenure at Weekend Update back in March.

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If you don’t recognize Brooks (which is likely) here is a collection of his SNL clips. It’s pretty short.

Here’s Wells:

And here’s Milhiser:

Watch ‘The Pugs of Westeros’

- June 25th, 2014

Let’s hope these Game of Thrones characters are never killed off.

They’re just too adorable.

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For those already missing their GoT fix and/or love cute dogs in period costumes – we give you The Pugs of Westeros.

The clip comes courtesy of dog owners Phillip Lauer and his wife Sue, who normally dress their pugs up as TV and movie characters for still photographs. This time, they decided to amp it up a notch and feature their dogs in a live-action spoof trailer of the wildly popular HBO  show.

So here is pug trio Roxy, Blue and Bono posing as Jon Snow, Ned Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and a much cuter, more obedient King Joffrey.

 

Kevin Spacey sings Talk Dirty a cappella

- May 3rd, 2014

Kevin Spacey showed off his pipes and love of bold patterns on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by joining the show’s Ragtime Gals on Friday.

The actor – whose House of Cards character Frank Underwood is no stranger to harmonizing a cappella – joined Jimmy Fallon and his barbershop singers for a rendition of Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty.

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Spacey was clearly pumped about the performance, too. His Twitter feed was filled with plugs about the Ragtime Gals and behind-the-scenes pictures. “Dust off the harmonicas and the pinstripes,” he tweeted. “I’m joining The Ragtime Gals tonight on @FallonTonight w/ @jimmyfallon!”

Dust off the harmonicas and pinstripes, I’m joining The Ragtime Gals tonight on @FallonTonight w/ @jimmyfallon!

Have a listen here:

Emma Stone owns Fallon in lip sync battle

- April 29th, 2014

Emma Stone handed Jimmy Fallon a crushing defeat during the latest edition of The Tonight Show’s celebrity lip sync battle.

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Who knew a 1994 hit by John Popper’s Blues Traveler would bury Fallon so easily? He literally had to kneel down when she started with the tongue-twisting versus.

Have a look:

Would you have sex with Paul Rudd for a dollar?

- April 9th, 2014

For a dollar, would you have sex with Paul Rudd?

That’s the question put to unsuspecting pedestrians by the hilarious Billy Eichner (host of Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street) with the real Paul Rudd (as fresh-faced as he was in 1995’s Clueless) looking on.

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During the segment, the always excitable Eichner runs down a Manhattan street with the actor, randomly stopping people on the sidewalk, asking them the question and handing out a dollar to anyone who says “yes” to sex with 45-year old Rudd.

The result of this unofficial poll? The yeas have it. Whether young, old, male or female – it turns out most people would, in fact, have sex with Rudd for a dollar.

One middle-aged woman stated the obvious when asked:

“I would for nothing!”

Watch the video below.