Once the cold open has passed, most episodes of “Saturday Night Live” of late have begun with the week’s host taking some kind of musical number. This week, Steve Carell tweaked fans of the hit NBC show “The Office” and their hopes for a reboot.
After Kate McKinnon took on Laura Ingraham in the show’s opening — a sketch that included a call back to the Fox News host booking someone called a “Vape God” — Carell took the stage and began taking questions from the audience.
It’s a familiar bit for an “SNL” host, and one that usually involves the cast interspersed with the crowd. This week, it involved the cast of “The Office” as they encouraged Carell to sign on for a reunion.
Pop singer Zayn, who was raised by a Muslim father and a converted Muslim mother and has popped up on many a list as a famous Muslim entertainer, wouldn’t label himself that way at all.
“I’ve never spoken publicly about what my religious beliefs are,” he said in a new interview in British Vogue. “I’m not professed to be a Muslim.”
Zayn, who ditched the last name Malik around the same time he left One Direction in early 2015, said he believes that people’s religious beliefs are between them and “whoever or whatever they’re practicing.”
Former First Lady Michelle Obama was sitting in a waiting room while her mother underwent back surgery when she wrote the outline for her 2016 New Hampshire speech condemning President Donald Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape.
“When I’m telling the truth, I’m not afraid,” Obama said during an event at the Forum in Inglewood on Thursday night to promote her bestselling new memoir, “Becoming,” according to the Associated Press.
“I was anxious about giving [the speech]. I know how I feel, and what I wanted to do at that time was take women to that place where we know how we feel when we are demeaned,” she said. “We have all experienced that at some point in time. Women don’t have the platform to say it out loud.”