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SNL Helps Obama Through Presidential Depression With Paxil Second Term Strength

Three more years of meds

Most presidents go through a second-term depression, but Obama's has been particularly dismal. To help out, Saturday Night Live has introduced Paxil Second Term Strength, a depression medication for the…

Wait Until You Hear How Much Work Went Into SNL's Wes Anderson Parody

Literally was finished seconds before airing

If you thought SNL's spot-on Halloween parody of Wes Anderson was amazing, wait until you hear everything that went on behind the scenes. In an incredibly detailed deconstruction, SNL director of…

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween

Ratings predictably meager as HUT levels plummet

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news. In kicking off on an evening…

Brands Are Flocking to the Star Wars Nerd Procession

The Course of the Force attracts big sponsors

If you’re driving down the Pacific Coast Highway this summer, and you see a cadre of Sand People or a lightsaber-wielding Boba Fett, don’t be alarmed. The Course of the…

Comedy Central Brings Live Stand-Up to Your Phone

Symbiotic relationship with Web video

This June, stand-up comedy is coming to your cellphone. And your iPad. And your connected TV. And your computer. It’s all part of Comedy Central’s CC: Stand-Up app, a sort…

Live From Yahoo, It’s Saturday Night Live!

Deal includes 38 seasons of archival content

On the eve of the much anticipated digital Newfronts, during which 18 programmers will attempt to make the case for Web originals, Yahoo has struck a major deal to add…

Information Diet: Fred Armisen

Portlandia star is platform agnostic when it comes to his passion for music

Specs Age 45 Accomplishments Co-creator, star of IFC’s Portlandia (the special episode “Winter in Portlandia” airs Dec. 14; Season 3 premieres Jan. 4); Saturday Night Live cast member Base New York What’s the first information…

'SNL' Spoof of Brad Pitt's Chanel Ad Only Slightly Sillier Than the Real Thing

Taran Killam takes a crack at it

That Saturday Night Live would skewer Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 campaign was "inevitable." That's the word the hunky actor poutingly emoted at the end of his much adored/discussed/maligned Chanel…

Information Diet: Rachel Dratch

'SNL' alum is a fan of '30 Rock' and 'Parks and Rec,' but is also drawn to news headlines

Specs Age 46 Accomplishments Saturday Night Live alum; author of just released memoir Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle Base New York, NY What’s the first information you consume…

Meet Lil' Poundcake, the Doll Who Gives Girls the HPV Vaccine

A little jab'll do ya

There were no Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry skits on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, but the Republican politicians were there in spirit in this parody ad for…

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