Seth Meyers Mocks Donald Trump And Devin Nunes : “Babies” About ‘SNL’ And @DevinCow

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Seth Meyers opened Late Night’s “Closer Look” segment noting President Donald Trump likes to call people “babies.”
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Donald Trump Vows To Investigate Facebook, Twitter, TV News Outlets, “Different Shows” In Rose Garden Presser

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Leslie Jones Fires Back at Trump Following ‘SNL’ Rant: ‘This Guy Is an Idiot’

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“Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones weighed in on Donald Trump’s Sunday Twitter, calling the president “an idiot” after he threatened a federal investigation against the comedy show for mocking him.

“This guys [sic] is an idiot!! It was a rerun you moron!! #lordhelpusplease,” Jones wrote in an Instagram post, referring to the episode’s original airdate of Dec. 15, 2018.

“If Beale Street Could Talk” actor Bryan Tyree Henry and “In Living Color” actor David Alan Grier both commented on the post with crying-while-laughing emojis.

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Trump took aim at “SNL” Sunday, calling NBC’s late-night show “one sided [mic] media coverage” for poking fun at him.

It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of “the other side.” Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows……

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

….Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most of it Fake News. Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry! #MAGA

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019

The episode that set-off the POTUS’ Twitter rant was Saturday night’s rerun of the 2018 Christmas episode in which the cold open — titled “It’s a Wonderful Trump” — shows Alec Baldwin as Trump getting his wish that he had never become president, while people like the first lady and Kellyanne Conway live happier lives as a result.

Trump, himself a previous ‘SNL’ host in 2004 and 2015, was similarly incensed the first time he saw the skit in December, tweeting the next day, “A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?”

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Trump Threatens ‘SNL’ With Federal Investigation Because They Mock Him

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Donald Trump threatened “Saturday Night Live” and other late-night shows with a federal investigation for poking fun of him, calling it in a Sunday tweet, “one sided [sic] media coverage.”

“It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of ‘the other side.’ Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows,” the POTUS wrote.

“Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this?” he added in a subsequent tweet. “There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided [sic] media coverage, most of it Fake News. Hard to believe I won and am winning. Approval Rating 52%, 93% with Republicans. Sorry! #MAGA”

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Gallup’s last Donald Trump’s Presidential Job Approval Ratings (for March 1-10, 2019) stood at 39 percent, while 57 percent disapprove.

“SNL” ran a repeat Saturday of the Christmas 2018 episode in which the cold open — titled “It’s a Wonderful Trump” — had Trump get his wish that he had never become president, and the circle of people around him led happier lives as a result. The president was clearly fired up when that episode originally aired on Dec. 15, tweeting at the time, “It is nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal?”

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“Comedy programs are under exactly zero legal obligation to be even-handed in their satire, regardless of whether the butt of their jokes is a political figure,” Law&Crime columnist Elura Nanos wrote Sunday. “Similarly, news programs are legally permitted to be as one-sided as they like. As an agency of the federal government, the FCC must adhere to the limitations set out by the First Amendment — which means that censoring speech based on its political content is as illegal as it gets.”

“Saturday Night Live” is a satire show that has mocked every president since Gerald Ford in 1976,  along with a number of political figures. President Trump hosted “SNL” on April 2004 and Nov. 7, 2015.

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Kit Harington, BTS to Make ‘SNL’ Debuts in April

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Before the final season of “Game of Thrones” debuts next month, Kit Harington will make his debut as the host of “Saturday Night Live.”

The “GoT” star will host the late-night sketch show on April 6, with Sara Bareilles making her first appearance as a musical guest at Studio 8H that same night. That’s just over a week before “Game of Thrones” eighth and final season premieres on April 14 on HBO, so be ready for plenty of Jon Snow jokes.

The following Saturday, April 13, Korean boy band BTS will thrill K-pop fans everywhere when they take the “SNL” stage for the first time, performing as musical guest on the night Emma Stone marks her fourth time hosting the show.

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BTS’ newest album, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” will be released the Friday before their appearance, ahead of the group’s upcoming “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour.

As previously announced, Emmy-winning “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh will make her hosting debut on March 30, ahead of the BBC America drama’s second season premiere on April 7.

Last Saturday, Idris Elba hosted “SNL” for the first time, with Khalid as musical guest.

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Catholic Leaders Demand ‘SNL’ Apologize for ‘Alarming’ Pete Davidson Sex Abuse Joke

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Catholic officials in Brooklyn are seething about Pete Davidson’s comments this past weekend on Saturday Night Live comparing the church’s sex abuse scandals with the allegations against R. Kelly.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Talks Skewering Goop On ‘SNL’, Her Netflix Show And How Vaginal Steaming Is Funny – SXSW

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‘SNL’: Pete Davidson Booed for Comparing R Kelly, Catholic Church (Video)

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Pete Davidson stopped by the Weekend Update desk on “Saturday Night Live,” where he called R. Kelly a “monster” who “should go to jail forever”… and then compared the disgraced R&B singer to the Catholic Church.

Davidson was prepped to talk about listening to R. Kelly and Michael Jackson’s music despite numerous sexual assault accusations surrounding each of them, prefacing the bit about Kelly with, “Before I continue, this guy is a monster and he should go to jail forever.”

He continued: “But if you support the Catholic Church, isn’t that like the same thing as being an R. Kelly fan?”

The spattering of laughter was over overpowered by groans and boos, and Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost looked a tad uncomfortable as he glanced into the crowd.

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Davidson went on. “I don’t really see the difference… only one’s music is significantly better. Just the other day my mom was like, ‘I’m going to Mass.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to go listen to the “Ignition” remix.’

“Look, I’m not saying it’s an easy decision,” Davidson continued. “I’m just saying you don’t know how good someone’s music really is until you find out they’re a pedophile. You know? The reason everybody is so upset is R. Kelly and Michael Jackson made great music, you know. But if I found out Macklemore did some weird stuff, I’d be happy to free up some space on my iPhone.”

Davidson said if you want to listen to music by artists like R. Kelly, “you just have to admit that they’re bad people.” He added, “All I’m saying is pretending these people never existed is maybe not the solution.”

You can watch the whole segment in the clip above.

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‘SNL’s Pete Davidson Compares R. Kelly Sex Abuse Claims To Catholic Church

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