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Melissa McCarthy's 'SNL' future is so bright, she has to wear shades -- VIDEO

After the season high that was Justin Timberlake’s March 9 episode — and yet another hiatus — Saturday Night Live is finally back this week with a new episode hosted by Melissa McCarthy. Judging by this promo, we can expect dry humor, absurdity, and perhaps a little bit of pouting from forgotten birthday girl boy Taran Killam. (No joke — he really did turn 31 on April 1.) All that’s missing is a giant vat of ranch dressing:

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Taye Diggs is both the world's most charming man and its worst rapper -- VIDEO

“He gave Stella her groove back. He broke hearts — and fixed them — on ABC’s Private Practice. He’s done it all: film, television, theater. But in his next act, an unlikely partnership with underground rap sensation DeStorm Power would change an entire genre of music… forever.”

So begins this Behind the Music-esque video from ABC.comedy, which dramatizes Taye Diggs’s fake attempt to become a hip-hop icon. The twist: Though Diggs seems like one of those guys who’s just naturally great at everything, he’s actually the worst rapper this side of MC Skat Kat. But hey — what would you expect from a guy who thinks George Gershwin invented the genre?

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Norm Macdonald talks new video podcast, shares excellent advice: 'The best defense is an insane offense' - EXCLUSIVE

Comedy junkies, you may have just received your greatest gift. On Monday night, Norm Macdonald launched Norm Macdonald Live, a video podcast delivered via the Video Podcast Network that will run live every Monday night. The show will feature MacDonald, sidekick Adam Eget, and will revolve around a new guest each week.

The show’s premiere welcomed actor Bob Einstein (better known as Super Dave Osborne and Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Marty Funkhouser), and was a ridiculously great hour that set a fine template for the program moving forward. “My wishlist is not anyone else’s wishlist,” Macdonald tells EW shortly after the first show premiered. “I’m damn near 50. So the guys I like, they’re mostly dead. Everybody wants young people, which I think is a mistake. The best guys to talk to in these situations are old guys, because they ain’t working, and they’ve got nothing to lose. They’ll tell you stories, you know? Everybody else, you ask a question and they don’t know if they should talk about it. So my wishlist are the old guys, the old failures. Just having some old guy saying Cary Grant was a d— would be great. Plus, a lot of these younger people have been podcasted to death, and I also don’t know any of them. I wouldn’t know what questions to ask. I wouldn’t know what to ask the fourth lead on The Mindy Project.

Macdonald says that he hopes to book an eclectic variety of future guests, including Mike Tyson, Billy Bob Thornton, Russell Brand, and Bob Saget. Einstein’s storytelling drove the first episode, which featured a great tale about working with Redd Foxx and some thoughts on Curb. Check it out below.

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'New Girl': Walt Miller... amirite?

It’s official: Jess is a goner. Last week, Nick’s sudden embrace of responsibility led to a sudden embrace between Jess and him. This week, the unexpected death of Nick’s father Walt proved Nick is not only responsible but endearingly vulnerable and emotionally deep in way we’ve thus far only suspected. There’s no way Jess will not find him irresistible. I fear this story between the roomfriends can only end in heartbreak, despite the fact their friendship finally overcame the awkward, post-kiss phase and grew in strength. Where and when things will go pear-shaped… the jury’s still out on that, but, if this is the kind of episode they can write when they’re not kissing, how wonderful will the relationship payoff be? Can’t. Wait.
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'New Girl': Schmidt down, shut up, and watch this 'New Girl' best-of reel -- VIDEO

Cramming all of the instantly, endlessly quotable gems from New Girl‘s Schmidt into a scant 106 seconds couldn’t have been easy, but NowThis News tackled the Herculean task. The results, in a new video below, showcase not only Max Greenfield’s stellar performance (those reaction shots! his face during the Chicken Dance!) but also the writers’ down-to-the-threadcount understanding of Schmidt. Check it out below, just don’t take a sip of water before watching, or you’ll end up like Schmidt at 0:35… READ FULL STORY

'Burning Love' rejects are 'Burning Down the House' in season 3 trailer -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

ABC may have broken hearts with its announcement that Bachelor Pad will not air this summer, but the bachelors and bachelorettes of Burning Love will happily step up to fill the hole in America’s reality-obsessed soul. When the parody series returns next month for its third season, Love‘s rowdy band of rejects will pile into a luxe(ish) mansion to compete for the grand prize of $900.

Below, check out the season 3 trailer to see what Burning Down the House has in store, including manipulations! Sexually suggestive challenges! Age-inappropriate hook-ups! A superfan competitor! Awkward come-ons! And, oh yeah, a chance for once-in-a-lifetime love.
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'New Girl': Roomfriends

This show. Seriously, just when I was starting to worry they were stretching out the Nick-Jess drama too much… DAMN. As in, “Damn, that was hot.” But also as in, “Damn you, fish tank!” Before we get into it, SPOILER ALERT!!! We’re putting up tonight’s recap a little early, so look alive, non-East Coasters and DVR dilly-dalliers. For everyone else, let’s do this. READ FULL STORY

Jay Leno dings NBC again on 'Tonight Show,' calls execs 'snakes' -- VIDEO

Who’d have guessed that the spirit of Liz Lemon would live on… in Jay Leno?

In late February, the Tonight Show host channeled 30 Rock‘s main character — who never lost an opportunity to bite the hand that fed her — by joking about NBC’s slumping ratings. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt was so incensed at the joke — “It’s so bad, NBC called Manti Te’o and asked him to bring in some imaginary viewers” — that he reportedly sent an email of complaint to Leno.

But apparently, Leno wasn’t cowed by Greenblatt’s note. In last night’s monologue, the comedian took another swipe at the network during a joke about St. Patrick’s Day: “You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, and then they came into the United States and became NBC executives.”

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This is not a joke: Funny or Die made its own Steve Jobs biopic

Watch out, Ashton Kutcher and Aaron Sorkin — the Steve Jobs biopic field is even more crowded than you thought.

Funny or Die revealed yesterday that it, too, has crafted a close-to-full-length film about Apple’s visionary, starring Justin Long. The actor is an appropriate lead for two reasons. First of all, he played the Mac in the computer company’s classic “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” commercials. Secondly, the film’s run time is somewhere between 60 and 75 minutes, making it by far Funny or Die’s most lengthy project to date. You know… its Longest.

Just don’t expect something as scrupulously crafted as either Kutcher’s Jobs or Sorkin’s yet-unnamed Jobs movie.  READ FULL STORY

Tina Fey thinks 'Saturday Night Live' should end when Lorne Michaels leaves

In case that headline gave you heart palpitations, rest easy: Lorne Michaels isn’t exiting Saturday Night Live anytime soon. If and when the SNL executive producer does choose to depart his creation, though, Tina Fey wouldn’t be interested in picking up his mantle.

The subject came up in a recent interview with the Huffington Post, tied to Fey’s new comedy Admission. When the interviewer asks Fey if she might hypothetically want to step into Michaels’s shoes someday, the comedian immediately dismisses the idea: “Oh, SNL? I mean, I feel like SNL is so defined by Lorne’s taste and his sensibility. That’s why any time people have tried to imitate the format and make their own version of it, you’ll notice it never really quite happens,” Fey said.

Furthermore, Fey believes SNL as an institution is so tied to Michaels that when he steps away from the show, it should end altogether: “He is the center of the show…when he wants to stop, it should just stop.” READ FULL STORY

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