Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway really is the SNL gift that keeps on giving. Watch Saturday’s new episode take on IT with a note-perfect parody of this summer’s monster smash, and an early contender for McKinnon’s next Emmy.
Score another one for Netflix’s soft heart. Increasingly unpredictable as the streaming service has become with renewals and cancellations, the Friends From College will stay in touch for a second season, Netflix now confirms.
Remember that book you loved as a child, that featured simple black and white illustrations of a Spanish bull who’d rather smell flowers and sit under his favorite cork tree than get riled and fight a bunch of dudes with pointy sticks in an arena? Well, it’s a movie now, and none other than John Cena is voicing the titular Ferdinand, whose chance encounter with the back end of a bee sends him packed into a truck and hauled off to the bullfights. There’s just one wrinkle: he won’t fight.
Well, there’s no telling what politics will look like when SNL resumes this fall, but a season oriented around Trump was bound to send him off in style. So it was, that Saturday’s season finale called back to Kate McKinnon’s moving “Hallelujah” with a cold open paying tribute to the Trump players, including Scarlett Johansson!
Kate McKinnon’s star is steadily rising, and she’s taking Mila Kunis along for the ride. The SNL favorite is currently in talks to star with Kunis in The Spy Who Dumped Me, an action-comedy from Lionsgate adapted from a script by Susanna Fogel that started a bidding war in Hollywood earlier this week.
Female-driven comedies are having what they call a “moment.” It’s like after Bridesmaids came out, studios discovered, hey, women can be funny too! The latest of these lady-driven entertainments is Rough Night, formerly titled Rock That Body (possibly renamed because of copyright issues with one Justin Timberlake), starring Scarlett Johansson, SNL’s Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, and Jillian Bell, and Sony just released a first look.
These past few episodes leading up to the election, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin performed the roles of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This week was a little different than the type of skits these two would act out. This week it was a solo act for Kate McKinnon as Hillary.