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04/19/2007


Ellen DeGeneres Loves The 'SNL' Her, Kate McKinnon: VIDEOS

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On last weekend's Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon did her best impression of Ellen DeGeneres, and it was pretty spot on. So, how did DeGeneres feel about it? She thinks McKinnon is so good that she wants McKinnon to attend Thanksgiving for her. The impersonation is that good.

SNL also spoofed Sophia Grace and Rosie, the Nicki Minaj-loving tots Ellen helped make famous, and, yes, the girls approved.

Watch the SNL skit as as DeGeneres' reaction, via BuzzFeed, AFTER THE JUMP.

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'Gay Couple From Maine' Discuss Election On 'SNL:' VIDEO

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Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment covered the historic marriage equality wins in Maryland, Washington and Maine last night by inviting a "gay couple from Maine" — played by Bill Hader and Fred Armisen — to discuss how they met, the differences between Maine and glitzy New Hampshire and their romantic engagement. Well, romantic for a gay couple from Maine.

Check it out AFTER THE JUMP.

In other SNL news, hostess with the mostest Anne Hathaway's monologue evolved into a spoof on "One Day," a track from her forthcoming film adaptation of Les Misérables, and the actress also had a pretty genius turn doing "the Sloppy Swish" in a bizarre yet oddly addictive digital short called "The Legend of Mokiki."

And she made great "roach warehouse" in the "Girlfriends" sketch, while getting deep in fictional CIA agent Carrie Mathison's insanity during a send-up of Homeland. But it may be Hathaway's revival of her Katie Holmes impression alongside Kate McKinnon as Ellen DeGeneres.

Check out clips of those sketches, save for the Holmes impression, which isn't yet online, as well as two performances by musical guest Rihanna, AFTER THE JUMP. Oh, I've also included the cold open in which Jason Sudeikis plays a sad Mitt Romney.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Strips, Cross Dresses For 'SNL': VIDEOS

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave it his all while hosting Saturday Night Live last night, and it paid off. But how could it not when the actor opened with a glorious Magic Mike spoof that brought as many laughs as it did skin?

Another bit involved Gordon-Levitt discussing the decidedly fabulous "finer things" with Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson, and one of the final skits had the thespian portraying a masculine love lorn lass named Evelyn. What could have been an offensive few minutes was actually exceedingly well done, as you'll see from the clip AFTER THE JUMP.

I've also included "The Finer Things" clip AFTER THE JUMP, as well as a pretty make-shift recording of Gordon-Levitt's opener. When a better one becomes available I'll switch it out.

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Kristen Wiig's Teary SNL Farewell: VIDEO

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Kristen Wiig last night bid farewell to Saturday Night Live, after seven years of Kat, Penelope, Dooneese, Mindy, Gilly, Sue, and Target Lady. It was a teary farewell, emceed by Mick Jagger, who showed up to host the season finale. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

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NEWS: Afghanistan And Egypt; Brad And Ellen; Glenn Beck, Louis Farrakahn, And Andy Samberg (VIDEO!)

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Towleroad-roadicon "LGBT Rights Window Closing In Egypt":

In many ways, the huge demonstrations of early 2011 that took place in Tahrir Square and led to the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak inspired Egypt’s gay community to join the call for a new, more democratic nation.

But now more than a year into the revolution, Egypt’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has stepped back out of the public eye and retreated into the shadows once again.

... On a recent reporting trip to Egypt ... I met Taher Lamey, a doctor and member of the LGBT community who volunteered in the tented field hospitals of Tahrir helping victims of attacks by Egyptian security forces.

... In the heady days following the toppling of Mubarak, [Lamey] said he had high hopes for the revolution. He said, “The best of the country is involved in this. But they won’t win. If these people were in charge you would expect a lot from this country. International connections, democracy, social justice, social welfare..”

And, he believes, LGBT rights.

“I’m sure also that would have definitely been better because they’d have been liberals, ” he explained.

But in a country whose newly elected parliament is controlled by a two Islamist parties that control more than two-thirds of the seats, that possibility, he added, is “a long way off.”

Taher sighed and said he’s thankful he also holds a Dutch passport.

“I could leave. I have a fear of what happens next. I think we will be the next Iran,” he says.

Towleroad-roadicon Australian political advetisement: homophobic, xenophobic and racist -- all at once

Towleroad-roadicon American soldier loses it; goes on door-to-door killing spree in Afghanistan. Nine children, seven adults die:

Residents of three villages in the Panjwai district of Kandahar Province described a terrifying string of attacks in which the soldier, who had walked more than a mile from his base, tried door after door, eventually breaking in to kill within three separate houses. At the first, the man gathered 11 bodies, including those of four girls younger than 6, and set fire to them, villagers said. 

Towleroad-roadicon Ohio Attorney General and Santorumfan Mike DeWine squashes effort to get marriage equality on state ballot:

Mike DeWine said Friday that Freedom to Marry Ohio had submitted the initial required 1,000 voter signatures but had not supplied an adequate description of the measure.

Good-christian-bitchesTowleroad-roadicon Newt Gingrich campaign zeroes in on new target: Good Christian Bitches

Towleroad-roadicon Scientists "now have a glimpse of the brain's bio-molecular code for memory."

Towleroad-roadicon Glenn Beck vs. The Nation of Islam vs. Barack Obama.

Towleroad-roadicon Brad Pitt shows Ellen around New Orlean's 9th Ward ...

Towleroad-roadicon ... in advance of a star-stuffed benefit last night for his foundation, Make It Right, which is rebuilding the ward's homes and bringing home the city's displaced citizens. Brad Pitt! He's awesome. 

Towleroad-roadicon Lots of people say Andy Samberg's parody of other comedians' parodies of Sarah Palin's on last night's SNL was amazing. I'm not one of those people. Are you? Find out AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Watch: SNL Digital Short 'Three Way' Starring Lady Gaga

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Andy Samberg and host Justin Timberlake were joined by SNL musical guest Lady Gaga in last night's digital short. Watch the trio get involved in a three way, AFTER THE JUMP.

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