The landmark sketch-comedy show “SCTV” is making a comeback on Netflix. The streaming giant announced Thursday that it has tapped Martin Scorsese to direct an upcoming special exploring the Canadian series’ legacy.
“An Afternoon With SCTV,” moderated by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel next month, will reunite comedy legends and former “SCTV” co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas.
The reunion will take place on May 13 in Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre and selections from the event will be used in the upcoming, Scorsese-helmed Netflix comedy special.
Emma Kenney, the actress who plays Darlene’s daughter Harris on “Roseanne,” says she’s getting help with her “battles.”
“I’m going to be seeking treatment for my battles,” Kenney said on Wednesday to InTouch Weekly, not specifying what those battles might be beyond saying she wasn’t 21 and she was doing things that were illegal.
“It wasn’t healthy, and it was making me feel even worse — anxious and depressed,” the 18-year-old told InTouch. “It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop it.”
Comedy Store matriarch Mitzi Shore’s indelible mark on the Hollywood stand-up circuit was cemented long ago. Numerous comics and stand-up titans credited the impresario, who died Wednesday at age 87, for their early breaks and spoke warmly of the “den mother” in the pages of this newspaper over the years.
Shore set the tone for the no-holds-barred approach that the storied venue fostered in its proteges, creating a home base for comics to try out new material.
“We're like a school, or a boxers' gym,” Shore told The Times in 1994. “We're here to help people develop their skills, and to get them seen by supportive comedy crowds, as well as by TV and movie people.”
How does Neil Patrick Harris get his Disneyland souvenirs? By throwing down lots and lots of money, that’s how.
“I got one of the original stretching portraits. It's a bearded guy and he's in boxer shorts and he's standing on a TNT bin. Casket? Crate? Barrel!” Harris crowed to James Corden on “The Late Late Show,” talking Wednesday night about how he got his priciest piece of Disney memorabilia a couple of years ago at auction.
“I just wanted to get it, and I spent way too much money on it.”
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is heading back to work, and her husband-bandmate, Chris Tyrrell, will be holding down the fort with their three kids, including their newborn twins.
Scott, 32, will hit the road in July with her country band and co-headliner Darius Rucker for the Summer Plays On tour, which stops throughout the U.S. and Canada. The couple told People that they “just came to that agreement together” that Tyrrell would stay home and have felt “peace” about it being the right call.
The couple welcomed twins girls, Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn, in January. They’re already parents to 4-year-old daughter Eisele Kaye and shared portraits of their fresh family of five with the mag.
I used to make up little soap operas. Polly Pocket's boyfriend was Woody from 'Toy Story.' They were together since high school. In college, he had an affair. It was very complex — things that probably a 7-year-old shouldn't have been imagining. I was a weird gal.
Following rule changes by the Cannes Film Festival that prevent films without a French theatrical release from appearing in the prestigious competition section, streaming giant Netflix has decided it won’t submit any titles for consideration in this year’s lineup. The announcement was made by Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, in an exclusive interview with Variety.
While Netflix could have submitted films for out-of-competition sections, Sarandos believes the compromise isn’t worth it.
“We want our films to be on fair ground with every other filmmaker,” Sarandos said in the interview. “There’s a risk in us going in this way and having our films and filmmakers treated disrespectfully at the festival. They’ve set the tone. I don’t think it would be good for us to be there.”
Khloe Kardashian, who’s nearly 9 months pregnant, is reportedly devastated after seeing pictures of boyfriend Tristan Thompson in New York City with another woman.
Thompson, a 27-year-old basketball star, spent four hours with Instagram model Lani Blair in his hotel room Saturday, according to Page Six, then took her back there around 5 a.m. Sunday. She reportedly didn’t leave until 8 p.m. Sunday, wearing the same clothes she’d had on previously and carrying an overnight bag.
Thompson and his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, were in New York for a game against the Knicks on Monday, and the two teams meet again Wednesday night in Cleveland.
In the 1970s, David Letterman baby-sat her children and Jay Leno slept on the back stairs of her Sunset Strip club, where Jim Carrey later tended the door.
Mitzi Shore was "the den mother of some berserk Cub Scout pack," as Letterman once said — one that brimmed with a breathtaking array of now-famous comics who broke through because she tapped them to perform.
Shore, who was regarded as the godmother of comedy in Los Angeles and whose Comedy Store was one of the most important showcases for stand-up in the country, died Wednesday after battling Parkinson's disease, according to a statement from the Comedy Store. She was 87.