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                Orlando Jones says he’s been fired from American Gods

                Orlando Jones says he’s been fired from American Gods
                Comedian and actor Orlando Jones has taken to Twitter to state that he won’t be appearing in the upcoming third season of Starz’s American Gods, claiming that he was fired by new showrunner Charles Eglee who alledgedly decided that Jones’ character Mr. Nancy sends “the wrong message for black America”. “There will be no more […]

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                2019 in Review: 14 Dumb Things TV Did

                2019 in Review: 14 Dumb Things TV Did
                TV made plenty of smart decisions this year — hey, our Year in Review coverage is full of them! — but honestly, there were also a few that left us scratching our head. Fourteen, to be exact.

                With 2019 nearly in the books, we here at TVLine are taking a look back at the most boneheaded mistakes we witnessed while covering the TV industry this year, from misplaced coffee cups to ill-advised hirings. (Yep, we’re looking at you, Game of Thrones and SNL.) Streaming services weren’t immune to the brain fog, either, as newcomer Apple TV+ suffered a serious stumble right out of the gate.
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                Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

                Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches
                What do Baby Yoda and the future Mrs. Colin Jost have in common? They both appeared on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

                The second-to-last show before the holiday break was also one of Season 45’s strongest, rivaling only Will Ferrell’s November homecoming. Having previously hosted five times, Scarlett Johansson seemed comfortable no matter what was asked of her — whether she was cast as a diseased stripper, a singing elf, or the woman at the center of every Hallmark Channel original movie.

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                ‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies ‘A Marriage Story’ with Kellyanne Conway (Watch)

                ‘Saturday Night Live’ Parodies ‘A Marriage Story’ with Kellyanne Conway (Watch)
                Scarlett Johansson may be nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in “A Marriage Story,” but when she hosted the Dec. 14 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” she slid into a less flashy role for that sketch comedy’s parody of the new dramatic film.

                Johansson took on the role of therapist to Kate McKinnon’s Kellyanne Conway and Beck Bennett’s George T. Conway II in a digital short parody entitled “A Conway Marriage Story.” She kicked off the sketch asking Bennett’s George to list what he loved about his wife, which he began with, “she works so hard for her boss,
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                Pete Davidson Dissolves ‘SNL’ Players in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Avengers’-Themed Monologue (Watch)

                Pete Davidson Dissolves ‘SNL’ Players in Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Avengers’-Themed Monologue (Watch)
                Scarlett Johansson hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the sixth time on Dec. 14 and kicked things off with an “Avengers”-themed monologue.

                Stepping out on stage at Studio 8H in New York City, Johansson was first joined by Aidy Bryant who did a quick change from her cold open snowman character into Elf on the Shelf. She and Johansson talked about how good Johansson had been this year, but very quickly Bryant began to dissolve.

                Bryant was the first in a long line of “SNL” cast members to disappear in this way, due to what turned out to be Pete Davidson wearing Thanos’ glove.
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                SNL: Scarlett Johansson Saves Cast From Thanos' Snap in Avengers Parody

                SNL: Scarlett Johansson Saves Cast From Thanos' Snap in Avengers Parody
                An Avenger’s job is never done… even when she’s taking time out to host Saturday Night Live.

                Scarlett Johansson, aka Marvel superhero Black Widow, kicked off her sixth time hosting the NBC sketch institution with a monologue that saw her reunite with Tweezil, her old Elf on the Shelf played by Aidy Bryant. But poor Tweezil suddenly started disintegrating, along with cast members Mikey Day and Beck Bennett. Uh-oh, looks like Avengers villain Thanos snapped his fingers and wiped out half the population again — and Johansson wasn’t prepared: “I left my Black Widow costume in the car!
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                ‘Saturday Night Live’: Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to ‘Grow Up’ (Watch)

                ‘Saturday Night Live’: Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to ‘Grow Up’ (Watch)
                With the December holidays upon us, “Saturday Night Live” took a brief detour from its usual parodies of political press conferences and the impeachment hearings to instead begin its Dec. 14 episode with a sketch about average families discussing the state of the world over dinner — with a special message from Greta Thunberg (as played by Kate McKinnon).

                The first family consisted of “SNL” cast members Melissa Villasenor, Cecily Strong, Bowen Yang and Kyle Mooney discussing Donald Trump. They were portraying a liberal family who wondered who would vote for Trump after all that has gone down and considering Trump’s
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                American Gods' Orlando Jones Blasts 'Insanely Hurtful' Statement About His Ouster, Praises Ep Neil Gaiman's 'Empathy and Care' During Tough Time

                American Gods' Orlando Jones Blasts 'Insanely Hurtful' Statement About His Ouster, Praises Ep Neil Gaiman's 'Empathy and Care' During Tough Time
                Orlando Jones hadn’t seen American Gods‘ statement about his firing before he talked with TVLine Saturday evening, so the first thing we did was read it to him.

                The series’ response, in part, says that American Gods‘ storylines “have continually shifted and evolved to reflect the complex mythology of the source material,” and that Jones’ option was not picked up because his character, the Old God Mr. Nancy, “is not featured in the portion of the book we are focusing on in Season 3.” (Read the statement in full here.)

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