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‘Saturday Night Live’ invites T’Challa to compete on Black Jeopardy

Chadwick Boseman hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and of course he gave us a little King T’Challa action. He once again stepped into the role of Wakanda’s king for a new episode of the recurring sketch “Black Jeopardy,” hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson). The joke this time plays off the sad reality that Wakanda is a fictional African nation. A place where law enforcement is a trusted keeper of the public peace and racial inequality is a foreign concept. You know, a place that in no way resembles…

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Sara Bareilles was a highlight of NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ broadcast

If your social media feed hasn’t been blowing up all night with people excited about NBC’s live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar, then you’re clearly not following the right people. The whole show is a blast, but Sara Bareilles owned this standout moment when she sang one of the musical’s most well-known numbers, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him.” No more words. Just hit play and soak it in. Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/01/jesus-christ-superstar-nbc-sarah-bareilles-dont-know-how-to-love-him/

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Kate McKinnon destroys Betsy DeVos in the education secretary’s latest ‘SNL’ appearance

Last week, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, had a rough time on 60 Minutes. Facing basic questions about the issues her government role is focused on, DeVos responded with a series of awkward fumbles and “did she really just say that??” self-owns. It was perfectly primed for a searing Saturday Night Live treatment, and the sketch comedy series delivered, compliments of Kate McKinnon. Appearing on the show’s regular Weekend Update news segment, McKinnon revived her DeVos impression to clarify all the things she said on 60 Minutes. You…

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Watch a teaser for the final season of ‘House of Cards’

If you didn’t get the memo, Kevin Spacey will not be in the final season of Netflix’s House of Cards, where he plays the ruthless politician Francis Underwood. The sudden, but warranted ousting of Spacey following accusations of sexual misconduct left the show’s writers in a bit of a conundrum. Yet in an unexpected preview of the show’s final season dropped during the Oscars, things are “just getting started.” Played by Robin Wright, Claire Underwood breaks the fourth wall of the teaser to declare that it’s her time to run…

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A coal kingpin’s defamation lawsuit against John Oliver has been dismissed

John Oliver’s legal tussle with a man he once called a “geriatric Dr. Evil” is over and the HBO late night host has every reason to be happy. West Virginia judge Jeffrey Cramer has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed against Oliver by Robert Murray, the coal baron behind Murray Energy Corp. SEE ALSO: The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin’s lawsuit against John Oliver Murray, along with his company, had sued HBO in June over a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment which focused on American coal mining,…

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Bill Gates will make his first-ever guest appearance on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

But will we finally get to see the Microsoft founder punch Sheldon?Image: john lamparski / Getty Images Bill Gates, the man Dennis Feinstein once famously referred to as “like a super-nerd,” is reportedly set to appear on TV’s nerdiest sitcom: The Big Bang Theory. The Microsoft founder-turned-billionaire philanthropist will play himself in a March episode of the series, EW reports. He pops up when he visits the pharmaceutical company where Penny works, and of course the guys want to meet him. SEE ALSO: The cast of ‘Queer Eye’ gives us…

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Which Bing Bong Theory Are You?

Everyone loves the bangers on the ‘Bing Bong’ show, but which Boing Brother are you? Our state-of-the-art quizzes require JavaScript. 1. When you’re having a bing bang, how do you like your boing?  Silent boing Loud boing YouTube via Hermioneg34 They’re bingers I can’t stand Shelmon 3. Has anyone ever called you a bingo? Every day No, just bing bong YouTube via Brutalmanfatal Biggest nernd Bazgo! 5. Let’s say an attractive woman wants to know your bing bong theories…how do you respond? Tell her my theories Make a bing bong…

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LG has announced the world’s first 88-inch, 8K OLED TV

Image: LG Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. If you were planning to buy an OLED TV but nothing out there was big enough for you, LG has a treat: The world’s first 8K, 88-inch OLED display.  The TV has a 7,680×4,320 pixel resolution (that’s 33 million pixels), and that’s all LG shared in terms of specs at this point. Given that it’s an OLED, though, we can expect deep blacks,…

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A black woman hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ this week for only the 12th time in 42 years

Saturday Night Live guest host Tiffany Haddish kicked off her evening with an uproarious opening monologue that touched on the news of the day (Trump and other awful men), her wardrobe (she’s very passionate about her Alexander McQueen dress), and her hit summer 2017 comedy, Girls Trip. Less funny was the context around her hosting gig.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update had a sternly funny message for Donald Trump

There’s a lot to like about this Weekend Update sketch on Saturday Night Live, but really, the best of it comes when Mikey Day and Alex Moffat trot out their always-hilarious impressions of Donald Trump’s elder sons, Don Jr. and Eric. In related news, Fun Dip is about to be popular again. As funny as the Trump Bros are, don’t overlook the real fire in this sketch: Michael Che’s searing takedown of President Trump. I’ll let the quote speak for itself; it’s a good one. “If you want to live-tweet…

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Demi Lovato is Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ inspiration on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live is lucky to have Aidy Bryant. With Sean Spicer out on his ass — and Melissa McCarthy’s spot-on impersonation now a thing of the past — Bryant has stepped in on SNL as the new faux-White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And she’s perfect. Bryant nails Sanders’ southern drawl and dry wit in this White House press conference sketch, which suggests that the IRL press secretary draws her strength from an unlikely, but totally fitting, source: Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”  Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/11/05/sarah-huckabee-sanders-aidy-bryant-snl-press-conference/

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Kit Harington surprised his fianc with a severed head

Image: WireImage Kit Haringtonhas clarified comments he made in 2016 about his experience with “sexism” as a male actor, in a new interview with The Guardian  The Game of Thrones star said he “was wrong” to conflate his experiences as a man with that of the very real sexism women face in the film industry.  SEE ALSO: Rose Leslie forced Kit Harington to wear a spectacularly embarrassing Halloween costume As Harington told The Sunday Times in May of last year: “I think there is a double standard. If you said…

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Levi’s asks on ‘SNL’: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans?

On Saturday Night Live, Levi’s Woke jeans ask a simple question: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans? This faux-ad, featuring Ryan Gosling, some random kid, and an assortment of SNL cast members, is built to appeal to a generation that sometimes seems more concerned with getting the lingo right than actually fostering positive change in the world. If you see these things and nod approvingly, maybe spend some time looking inward. If, on the other hand, you see this sketch and think “Holy crap, they’re next-gen JNCOs,” well… you’re…

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Jimmy Kimmel isn’t done being a thorn in the side of Obamacare repeal bill

When you’re only trying to save health care for 30 million people, you’ve got to be a little persistent. The man you’d least expect to be on the front foot for saving health care in America, Jimmy Kimmel, is far from resting in his battle to ensure the Graham-Cassidy bill doesn’t cut funding to the most vulnerable.  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel’s baby may save healthcare for 30 million people Entering into round three of the debate on Thursday night, Kimmel took aim at President Donald Trump, who recently got involved…

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What we know about CBSs upcoming streaming service for sports

Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced its planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the companys Q2 earnings call, and though details are light theres no name, pricing or exact launch date at this time, for example the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap thats not currently well-covered by live TV streaming services and on-demand subscription video. According to the company, the idea to do a live streaming channel for sports…

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