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.”