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‘SNL’: Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes for Facebook Data Leak on “Weekend Update”


'SNL': Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes for Facebook Data Leak on "Weekend Update"

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“My bad, but on the other hand, Farmville!” Alex Moffat, impersonating the Facebook CEO, said.

Alex Moffat impersonated Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, addressing Facebook’s privacy issues.

He started out by deliberately making direct eye contact with desk co-host Colin Jost. “Nailed it!” he exclaimed, calling Jost “homie” throughout the segment.

“Tonight, I’d like to apologize to all 87 million of you one-by-one,” Moffat’s Zuckerberg said about Facebook’s recent data leaks. When Jost asked if users would be getting ownership of their personal information back, he responded, “Psh, no. Because it’s mine. You gave it to me.”

He also tried to say he and Jost were friends at Harvard and that Jost had convinced him to steal Facebook from the Winklevoss twins. “Anyway, I took your advice, and now I’m rich. Dab!” Now he owns everyone's photos, memories and unspoken thoughts and fears, he explained.

Ultimately, Moffat’s Zuckerberg, trying hard to seem hip throughout, did not offer a real apology for Facebook’s data breach. “My bad, but on the other hand, Farmville!” he said when asked about Russia's involvement in the breach.

Mark Zuckerberg stopped by tonight's Update to talk Facebook. #SNL

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 8, 2018

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‘SNL’: Chadwick Boseman Explains the “Wakanda Forever” Salute in ‘Black Panther’ Sketch


'SNL': Chadwick Boseman Explains the "Wakanda Forever" Salute in 'Black Panther' Sketch

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Boseman also played T'Challa in a round of 'Black Jeopardy.'

Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this week, joined by first-time musical guest Cardi B.

SNL wasted no time in getting Boseman to play his Black Panther character T'Challa, throwing him into the first sketch of the night, a new installment of recurring SNL game show parody Black Jeopardy!. Hosted by Kenan Thompson, Leslie Jones, Chris Redd and Boseman as T'Challa were the contestants, and T'Challa struggled to get any of the answers right, oblivious to American culture and things like police brutality, which doesn’t exist in the fictional world of Wakanda. He did finally get a question about potato salad made by white people correct.

“Let’s go to ‘White People’ for 400.”#BlackJeopardy #SNL @chadwickboseman

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 8, 2018

Boseman also played a doctor presenting the new technology of an "artificial womb," used to make a man, played by Mikey Day, pregnant.

The Black Panther star also played R. Kelly in a bizarre sketch set at Disneyland. Another bizarre sketch had Boseman play a firefighter with dreams of inventing a life-size doll for dogs.

Boseman showed off some vocals in a sketch where Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Thompson and Boseman all theatrically sang their feedback to the manager of a restaurant.

The episode ended with a Black Panther sketch. Coming out of seeing the Ryan Coogler-helmed movie, Jones, Redd, and Boseman were disturbed to find characters played by Pete Davidson and Beck Bennett awkwardly attempting to do the “Wakanda forever” salute from the movie.

“Something about watching you do that, it just didn’t sit right with me,” Jones said.

“It’s like indigestion, but racially,” Redd agreed.

"We know your history. You don't give things back," Jones added.

Boseman explained the history and context of the salute, and they ultimately concluded that white people could keep doing it if they agreed to give back dabbing. Davidson and Bennett rejected the deal.

Cardi B also got to have some fun outside of her performances, appearing in a short in which Aidy Bryant got a little too inspired by the rapper, giving way to her Aidy B alter ego.

When #AidyB met #CardiB. @iamcardib #SNL

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‘SNL’: Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Haunted by ‘Donnie Darko’ Rabbit at Press Conference


'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Haunted by 'Donnie Darko' Rabbit at Press Conference

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“Do not congratulate Putin,” he said, accidentally reading a note to himself, in front of the assembled journalists.

Alec Baldwin reprised his impression of President Trump on this week's Saturday Night Live cold open. In a spoof of Fox News’ Outnumbered, this one hosted by Leslie Jones, the cold open took on Trump’s press conference with the Baltic states.

“Before I turn over to these freakshows here, I just want to read a prepared statement to prove that I can read,” Baldwin’s Trump said, proceeding to struggle through a statement about the U.S.’s relations with Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. “Do not congratulate Putin,” he said, accidentally reading a note to himself.

“Time to freestyle,” he said after begrudgingly reading the statement. “First of all, a big congratulations to Vladimir Putin … even though no one’s been tougher on Russia than I am, including Hitler.”

Kate McKinnon, playing President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, spoke next, and Trump’s inner monologue played in voiceover. “Wish I was watching Roseanne,” Baldwin’s Trump thought as she spoke, along with “don’t mention her hair.” “Thank you for that great speech, and by the way, your hair is insane,” he said as soon as she finished.

Baldwin’s Trump also pointedly deflected a press question about Stormy Daniels to President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, played by Alex Moffat.

“I do not care about any of you,” Baldwin’s Trump said to the other nations. The cold open ended with him hallucinating a giant rabbit and concluding he was stuck in a Donnie Darko situation.

"Okay, that's it from me. Let's do the Baltics quick and get out of here." #SNL

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 8, 2018

Press conference going pretty well so far. #SNL

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 8, 2018

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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Stars Say Politics Was Scarier Subject Matter Than Clowns


'American Horror Story: Cult' Stars Say Politics Was Scarier Subject Matter Than Clowns

Sarah Paulson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and more spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at a panel for the seventh season of 'American Horror Story' moderated by Ryan Murphy himself.

Ryan Murphy had planned to tackle the cult of personality surrounding politics in the seventh season of American Horror Story even before the 2016 election rolled around. But, the creator told the audience at an Emmy FYC panel at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills on Friday night, after election night, he knew that's where he wanted to begin.

That meant AHS: Cult was one of the first scripted series to tackle the election in a meaningful way. Star Sarah Paulson told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet before the panel — which Murphy himself moderated — that she and her costars thought that maybe they'd already worked through their feelings about the election by the time they began filming Cult. They were wrong, she said.

"By the time we were shooting … we all thought that maybe we were not over it, but in a place where having to access this would be sort of easy," she said. "But we all kind of felt, as we were watching the tape, it was just really hard to believe that it happened. And it just felt way too fresh. Too soon to be reenacting it with a sense of safety for your internal well-being. But instead, it was like, nope, go in there and pick at it."

AHS newcomers Billy Eichner and Leslie Grossman both told THR that while they found the season fun and fulfilling creatively, it was tough subject matter to tackle.

"From the perspective of dealing with Trump, it's one of those things that's like, if you don't deal with it on some level then your work can feel irrelevant, because it's the thing that's on everyone's mind in the media all the time nowadays," Eichner said. "It's such a huge story and it's impacting our lives on a personal level, on a sociopolitical level. If you don't deal with it, you kind of feel like you might be irrelevant, and if you do deal with it, well, you have to have a fresh take on it because there are so many people with their take on it 24/7, on TV, and on Twitter, and everywhere, so it's challenging."

He continued, "I really love that Ryan just got in there, the way he always does, and just had huge balls, the way he always does, and jumped into the conversation. I actually think our season of American Horror Story, it's obviously a horror, but for me, in a good way, it made me laugh a lot, because I really think it was ultimately a satire of the insane, and absurd, and highly charged time that we're living in."

But there were certainly parts of the season — particularly for Grossman, whose character commits a mass shooting — that were uncomfortable and difficult to get through.

"The day that I got that script was the day that the Republican baseball team was fired on," the actress, who has worked with Murphy since his 1999 show Popular, told THR. "I remember thinking to myself, 'There is going to be another one of these, and I wonder if it's going to be before or after this episode airs.' And Las Vegas happened just a couple of days before the episode aired. So, that's upsetting."

She continued, "I'm not afraid of clowns; I don't have phobias; I'm not afraid of all that stuff. I'm afraid of gun violence, so confronting that directly was uncomfortable. And when I shot that scene, the first take, I thought I was going to throw up. There was a minute or two when my heart was pounding, I broke into a cold sweat, and then I gathered myself and kind of got myself together. But it's much scarier to do the real stuff than over-the-top horror stuff."

After walking the short red carpet, Paulson, Eichner, Grossman and their costars Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson and Evan Peters were grilled by Murphy himself, who eschewed the idea of a moderator for the panel, about their time filming the season.

The crowd, who had just watched the season finale — where (spoiler alert) Peters' cult leader was outsmarted by Paulson's victim-turned-politician — listened to anecdotes from set (production, Murphy noted, all took place late at night, prompting him to suggest "French hours" for season eight) and confessions from Eichner in particular about how the showrunner saw something in them that others in Hollywood hadn't seen before.

During the screening, the audience ate sandwiches from "The Butchery" (a.k.a. the restaurant Paulson's character owned in Cult), and after the panel — where Murphy also revealed that all six actors would be returning for the newest season, and that Paulson and Peters would make their directorial debuts in the near future-set season — the crowd grazed on desserts and beer and wine in the lobby while rubbing elbows with the stars.

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‘American Horror Story’ Season 8: Evan Peters, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, More Returning


'American Horror Story' Season 8: Evan Peters, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, More Returning

Ryan Murphy revealed a few details about the upcoming eighth season of 'American Horror Story' at an Emmy panel with stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and more.

Ryan Murphy is famously tight-lipped about new seasons of American Horror Story, but the creator leaked a few details about the upcoming eighth season of the FX anthology at an Emmy FYC panel Friday for its most recent season, Cult.

Murphy assumed moderating duties for the panel, featuring stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter and Leslie Grossman, making it easy to reveal details that were new — even to his cast. Murphy first informed his six stars that he would answer one yes-or-no question from each of them, but didn't restrict their questioning and even offered information voluntarily when they couldn't think of what they wanted to ask.

Here's what he revealed:

1. All six actors will return for the.

While Paulson and Peters confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet that they would be back — which is no surprise, since they're the two actors who have appeared in every season — the others didn't reveal anything until their boss announced on the panel that they would all be back.

2. Paulson and Peters will direct episodes.

In addition to their roles in the series, Paulson and Peters will each make their directorial debuts with an episode of AHS's eighth season.

3. It takes place in the future.

The season will take place in the near future, "18 months from today," Murphy teased, urging fans to look up might be taking place then.

4. It will be similar in tone to the Coven and Asylum seasons.

Unlike Cult's more grounded story, the next season will be "heightened. It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum and Coven. It's that tone. That’s the tone of it."

5. Production begins soon.

Filming will begin around June 16, Murphy said.

6. Joan Collins will play one character's grandmother.

While Murphy didn't reveal specific information about each character, he did tell Porter that there would be three non-white leads, and he told Peters that he would be playing a comedic role this season. His character is a hairdresser, and Joan Collins will be playing his grandmother. As THR reported in this week's cover story, Murphy confirmed he is in talks with Anjelica Huston for an unspecified role. They join the previously announced Kathy Bates, who is also returning to the franchise after a two-season run on Netflix's since-canceled Disjointed.

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Tiffany Haddish Role-Plays Imaginary Date With Brad Pitt


Tiffany Haddish Role-Plays Imaginary Date With Brad Pitt

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In the 'Tonight Show' sketch, Haddish tried and failed to take the 'War Machine' actor to a restaurant in her " 'hood."

When Tiffany Haddish met Brad Pitt at a pre-Oscars party earlier this year, the War Machine star joked that if they were both single in one year, they might give dating a try. But on The Tonight Show on Friday night, Haddish jumped the gun and role-played what that date might look like with Jimmy Fallon.

Fallon suggested the two try acting out a theoretical date after Haddish detailed her encounter with Pitt at the 2018 Gersh Oscars party. She said she was in an elevator with Pitt and actress Elizabeth Perkins and Perkins' husband when she told Perkins she wished she could find a man who looked at her like Perkins' husband looked at Perkins. Pitt, said Haddish, then suggested, "If I'm single in here and you're single in here, maybe we can get together and see what happens." (In different versions of the story Haddish has told, he added, "in one year.")

Haddish added as a kicker: "And then I did some research, and he got a gang of kids. I can't do it. I wanna be baby mama No. 1. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't eat dinner with him and play around, but I want to be No. 1."

Fallon then pulled out a paper mask of Pitt's face and suggested they show the audience what a date might look like. In the role-play, Haddish tried and failed to take Pitt to a restaurant in her " 'hood," South Central.

"How's Angie?" she asked him in the car. Pitt, played by Fallon, eventually booted her out, and she told him off for leaving her on the side of the road when she had gotten dressed up for the date.

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