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'Saturday Night Live' recap: Welcome to the Five-Timers Club, Justin Timberlake!

You guys, Justin Timberlake is onto us. Here’s how this season’s most highly anticipated SNL host began his monologue last night: “There are so many exciting things about hosting five times. You get to see old friends. You get to try new things. You get to inevitably let everyone down thanks to overly high expectations — thanks, Internet!”

But unlike poor Jennifer Lawrence, Timberlake didn’t fall victim to the perils of fervent anticipation. His show was a thrilling, joyous, cameo-stuffed affair that easily ranks among this season’s best, second only perhaps to Martin Short’s Christmas episode — even though Timberlake and SNL both lost a good amount of momentum after Weekend Update, where the show’s weakest sketches are traditionally stuffed.

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Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin's feud reaches DEFCON 3 after new tweets

As Alice Roosevelt Longworth — and Olympia Dukakis in Steel Magnolias — once said, “If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”

Some days, it feels like that quote could serve as Twitter’s official motto. Take Shia LaBeouf, for instance. Since exiting the Broadway production of Orphans over “creative differences” with co-star Alec Baldwin, the two actors have waged a Cold War that is beginning to really heat up. One day after Baldwin responded to a LaBeouf tweet about the nature of theater with a dismissive slam, LaBeouf took to Twitter again to share two e-mail strings that attempt to portray Baldwin as unprepared for their rehearsals. READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin on Shia LaBeouf: Theater's just not his thing

Though “creative differences” with co-star Alec Baldwin drove Shia LaBeouf’s departure from the Broadway play Orphans, there seemed to be no lasting bad blood between the two actors. In a personal email that LaBeouf published on Twitter, Baldwin assured the younger man that he’s “been through this before” — boy, has he ever — and promised that he had no “unkind word[s] to say” about the Transformers star, adding, “You have my word.”

Nearly two weeks later, Baldwin seems to be singing a different tune. Last night, Vulture asked the actor to respond to a tweet LaBeouf sent shortly after exiting Orphans: “the theater belongs not to the great but to the brash. acting is not for gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics. what they do is anti-art.” Here’s the Emmy winner’s response in full:

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Alec Baldwin reacts to 'New York Post' allegations on Letterman -- VIDEO

Recently, the New York Post wrote an article accusing Alec Baldwin of grabbing one of its reporters and calling a photographer a racial slur (the article was called “Alec fast and slur-ious“).

Therefore, when Baldwin went on The Late Show last night, even his pal David Letterman had to ask about the incident.

“I would like to begin now an official campaign to get the New York Post nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for journalism,” Baldwin joked, elaborating (sarcastically) that the Post was so incredible to expose him as a racist even though he’s been working with various human rights organizations for years.

“The good news, for me, is that I think when something like that happens, which is very ugly and unpleasant, that 99 percent of the people who see that say, ‘Tthat’s not possible,”’ Baldwin later said.

According to the Associated Press, Baldwin and the photographer filed harassment claims against each other. However, the reporter recorded the incident and on Letterman, Baldwin claimed that there was no recorded evidence of him saying any racial slur. “I thought it was interesting, by the way, that they assigned a word to me that I haven’t heard since Rod Steiger was in In The Heart of the Night,” Baldwin joked.

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Ben Foster to replace Shia LaBeouf in Broadway's 'Orphans'

That was quick. Just one day after Shia LaBeouf exited the Broadway play Orphans over “creative differences,” the show has found a replacement: Ben Foster, a 32-year-old actor known primarily for his work in films like 3:10 to Yuma and The Messenger, as well as three seasons on HBO’s Six Feet Under. Foster will make his Broadway debut in the play, which is still on schedule to begin previews on March 19 and open April 7. He will start rehearsals tomorrow.

While the producers of Orphans haven’t elaborated on why LaBeouf left the play, the actor has posted a series of personal emails on Twitter that imply he made his exit after clashing with his co-star Alec Baldwin. When contacted by EW today, Baldwin declined to comment on the emails — though he did tell the New York Times, “You realize in the process, theater is not for everyone.”

Though LaBeouf hasn’t responded to a request for comment, he seems happy with Orphans‘s choice of replacement: “BEN FOSTER IS A BEAST. HE WILL KILL IT,” the Transformers star wrote on Twitter shortly after Foster’s casting was announced.

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Shia LaBeouf reveals 'creative differences' with Alec Baldwin on Twitter after exiting Broadway show

Turns out that there’s a second act to Shia LaBeouf’s abrupt departure from the Broadway show Orphans – and it’s playing out on Twitter.

Yesterday, producers announced that LaBeouf was leaving the play due to “creative differences.” According to the Transformers star, though, that was far from the whole story. Last night, he took to his Twitter page to prove what “creative differences” really means.

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Shia LaBeouf exits Broadway show due to 'creative differences'

Shia LaBeouf is leaving the Broadway production of Orphans, citing “creative differences.” LaBeouf was supposed to play the role of Treat, one of two poor Philadelphia brothers who plan to kidnap a wealthy man. Tom Sturridge and Alec Baldwin are also attached to the production, which was written by Lyle Kessler in 1983 and is being directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Despite the departure, previews for the show are still scheduled to start on March 19, and opening night is April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Alec Baldwin and ‘New York Post’ photographer exchange harassment claims after altercation
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'30 Rock' cast and crew thank Tina Fey -- VIDEO

Want to pass some eye water? Do you love 30 Rock more than you love eating sharp cheddar cheese in your PJs? Well we’ve got the video for you.

In honor of the series finale of 30 Rock, the cast and crew put together this tribute to Tina Fey where they praise her as a writer, boss, and friend.

Jane Krakowski (who better get her Emmy this year) gives an incredibly heartfelt account of meeting Fey and working with her over the years.

“She has gone through a phase in her career where her light shone so brightly,” Krakowski says, wiping away tears. “And she shared her light with all of us, which is really sweet of her.”

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'30 Rock' is over: Discuss the series finale!

“Dark times are these.” You’re right, Liz Lemon. Dark times, indeed. We’ve finally come to the end of this seven-season journey. Liz Lemon & Co. have said their final goodbyes. 30 Rock will live on in syndication, our hearts, and frequent night cheese tributes. So let’s recap how it all went down:

In “Hogcock,” part 1 of the finale, Liz was trying to acclimate to her new role as a stay-at-home mom. Jack tried to convince Lemon that she would go crazy without an outlet, but she was sure she could make it work. Further complicating matters, Liz started an all-out message board war with an anonymous Internet nemesis on the website, GothamMoms.com. As it turned out, her nemesis was her own husband, Criss, who was equally struggling in his new role as a working dad. So they decide to switch: Criss would stay at home, and Liz would pitch a new show to Kenneth. “John Hardly. He loves his family, but he hates the rat race. He’s: Hardly Working.” Kenneth turned her down, and instead gave her one last chance for TGS to make America say, ‘What? Why?’” A stipulation in Tracy’s contract required that he appear in at least 150 episodes of TGS, or the network would owe him $30 million. They’d only done 149, so Kenneth insisted that Liz come back and do one more show. READ FULL STORY

'30 Rock': Willy Wonka and the NBC factory

30 Rock is going out with a bang. Or a least with a wonderful tribute to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In an effort to find his successor, Jack reinstated Kenneth the page to give a special VIP tour to the five final candidates for the position. The contenders (conveniently named Charlie, Veruca, Mike, Augustus, and Violet) were led to believe the tour was just a formality, but it was really the last part of the interview. Enter “NBC’s TV version of Willy Wonka starring Bob Uecker.” READ FULL STORY

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