Perfect 'Saturday Night Live' sketch tackles the awkward Aziz Ansari convo we're all having


There’s no getting around it: Aziz Ansari made things complicated.

That’s the premise of this Saturday Night Live sketch.’s lurid account of Ansari behaving horribly during a recent date turned what has seemed to many like a black-and-white situation — root out all sexual predators, wherever they may hide — into a much more nuanced conversation. 

Ansari’s built his brand around being a “woke” comedian, but now we’re forced to reckon that public persona against a troubling account from his private life. Watching this pleasant dinner devolve into a series of false starts and endless qualifiers probably rings true for a lot of real conversations that have played out over the past couple weeks. Read more…

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'Saturday Night Live' took 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' to dark and weird places this week


The internet loves Fresh Prince of Bel-Air nostalgia, so it seems pretty clear Saturday Night Live created this parody just for us.

In the sketch’s redone and significantly expanded Fresh Prince opening credits, Chris Redd-as-Will Smith weaves a suspenseful tale. The west Philadelphia troubles that sent him packing to sunny Bel-Air came with a side of vengeance from the local gun-and-drug-running gang he crossed.

The story only gets weirder from there. Come for the darkest timeline take on Fresh Prince, stay for Redd’s damn near perfect Will Smith gyrations. Read more…

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On a magical night 22 years ago, Jason Priestley punched Harvey Weinstein in the face


Let’s give it up for Jason Priestley, the unlikeliest hero man of 2017.

The Beverly Hills 90210 heartthrob took to Twitter on Friday with a story about the time he punched disgraced Hollywood power player Harvey Weinstein in the face. It was actor Tara Strong who first hinted at the story, in a response to the revelation that Weinstein had blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino.

Heartbreaking….wouldn’t be surprised if this happened to my good friend @Jason_Priestley who punched Weinstein in the face at a club one night. Go Jay 😡👊🏻💙

— tara strong (@tarastrong) December 15, 2017 Read more…

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'Saturday Night Live' turns a sexual harassment sketch into a WTF bad comment on double standards


Wait. What? 

Last week’s “Welcome to Hell” sketch was Saturday Night Live at its best, turning a pop music video into a scathing rebuke of a culture that’s enabled egregious acts of sexual misconduct. This week’s “Sexual Harassment Charlie” sketch, on the other hand, was SNL at its absolute worst.

Let’s set the scene. A company institutes a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, and two men are being removed from their jobs as a result: Doug, the company’s white CFO; and Charlie, the black “front desk guy.” The announcement elicits two reactions from the women in the room: Triumph over Doug’s removal, and disappointment over Charlie’s. Read more…

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Kate McKinnon debuts pitch perfect Julian Assange impression on 'Saturday Night Live'


Saturday Night Live took us behind the scenes in its cold open tonight of a totally plausible meeting between Julian Assange and the Brothers Trump in the first installment of what we can only hope will be many, many more episodes of “The Mueller Files.”

Kate McKinnon debuted her expert Assange impression – reason enough to hope for more – replete with a suspicion-inducing pleather jacket and weird white-blonde haircut.

“It’s not white, it’s a platinum bob with a man’s front wisp.” Sorry, Julian.

Anyway, the meeting, which ostensibly took place between Assange and Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) in the basement of the Ecuadorian embassy in London – where the real Assange has been holed up since 2012 avoiding extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault charges – was crashed by a delightfully inept Eric Trump (Alex Moffat), who did just about everything he could to blow the clandestine convention. Read more…

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Donald Trump and Paul Manafort take a very naked shower on 'Saturday Night Live'


Donald Trump took a naked shower with Paul Manafort on Saturday Night Live tonight, and yes, things got weirder from there.

Kicking the episode off in classic SNL fashion, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Trump – the real-life version of whom is on his first trip to Asia as president, the late night version of whom snuck off to check on his old buddy Manafort (Alex Moffat) after his no good very bad week.  

But don’t worry. Melania is happy with the (very) fake lookalike Baldwin’s Trump sent along in his stead. In fact, she’s falling in love!

To make absolutely sure Manafort isn’t wearing a wire, Trump insisted the pair pop in the shower together, as one does. He even got in a shot at the Hollywood scandal du jour. Read more…

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Kellyanne Conway as Pennywise is everything you’ve ever wanted from 'Saturday Night Live'


Maybe you see it. The resemblance. Kellyanne Conway. Pennywise from IT. Kellywise the Dancing Clown.

The writers at Saturday Night Live sure did.

Tonight’s offering in the ongoing cinematic saga of featured Alex Moffat’s Cooper (clad in a yellow raincoat, natch) finding a reason to peek down a storm drain — while everyone and their brother shouted at home, “DON’T GO NEAR THE STORM DRAIN, COOP! 

Hiding inside was the disturbingly clownish Conway, played expertly as always by Kate McKinnon. Read more…

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Update to the Google Home app for iOS/Android brings new UI and Night Mode

The day before the Google Home Mini is officially introduced, Google has pushed out an update for the Google Home app for iOS and Android. The Google Home is Google’s vision of a smart speaker, the tech product that was created by Amazon with the Echo. The app version is, and it includes a new UI that makes it easier for users to make their way around the app. For example, three tabs (Watch, Listen, and Discover) are gone, replaced with Discover and Browse categories found at the bottom of the screen.

The Discover category shows users how best to use the Google Home smart speakers. …

iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8 low light camera shootout: Which is better for taking photos at night?

When it comes to taking pictures in broad daylight, you’d be hard-pressed to point out a recent flagship that’s not capable of snapping a good photo. Yes, some are better than others, but we’ve come to the point where every major smartphone out there is capable of delivering agreeable results when taking pictures during the day. However, the same cannot be said about shooting at night. Low light performance has not traditionally been among the strongest suits of smartphone cameras, although this is gradually changing for the better with each new generation of phones. …

Now you can sleep on the cool side of the pillow literally all night


‘Moona’ is a water-based system that regulates the temperature of your pillow. It connects to an app that tracks your motion throughout the night, and adjusts the temperature accordingly. Cool water is pumped through the system to induce sleepiness, and warm water to gently wake you.  Read more…

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