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Shane Gillis’ ‘SNL’ firing for racist remarks splits the comedy community

Shane Gillis’ ‘SNL’ firing for racist remarks splits the comedy community

While some comedians are defending Shane Gillis after his firing from “Saturday Night Live” this week, others are supporting NBC’s decision. Gillis was one of three cast members recently added to the 45th season of the sketch-show, but was let go after racist and homophobic slurs he made on his podcast resurfaced. “After talking with…MORE

Duane Chapman back home after medical incident

Duane Chapman back home after medical incident

Duane “Dog” Chapman is out of the hospital and recovering following a medical incident over the weekend. “Dog is back at home and resting comfortably,” a representative for Chapman told CNN in a statement. “He is overwhelmed by the support of fans and friends from around the world, and is deeply touched by the outpouring…MORE

‘Game of Thrones’ looks poised to torch more Emmy records

‘Game of Thrones’ looks poised to torch more Emmy records

There are plenty of games within the game at this Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, but none more intriguing than whether “Game of Thrones” will go out in another blaze of glory, torching the field one more time after its polarizing final season. The HBO drama took a step in that direction over the weekend during what’s…MORE

Taylor Swift announces 2020 tour with only 2 US stops

Taylor Swift announces 2020 tour with only 2 US stops

Prepare for some mourning from the Swifties. Taylor Swift on Tuesday announced her US and international concert dates and festivals for 2020. They include Lover Fest West and Lover Fest East, her only US concert dates next year so far. Swift will become the first woman to open an NFL stadium when Lover Fest West…MORE

Alex Trebek back in chemotherapy after ‘numbers went sky high’

Alex Trebek back in chemotherapy after ‘numbers went sky high’

Alex Trebek says he has restarted chemotherapy on his doctor’s orders. Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” the “Jeopardy!” host said he “was doing so well” and his medical reports had approached normal levels after his first round of chemo for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he suddenly began losing weight. “I lost about 12 pounds…MORE

Paul Hogan says he’s great as ‘Crocodile Dundee’ but not as a husband

Paul Hogan says he’s great as ‘Crocodile Dundee’ but not as a husband

Paul Hogan has been married twice, but according to him, he’s not too good at it. The “Crocodile Dundee” star had his story told on ABC TV’s “Australian Story,” in which he shared about his career and personal life. “I’m not a great husband,” Hogan said. “I’m good early.” Hogan, who is approaching his 80th…MORE

‘Dancing with the Stars’ returns with splash, sparkle and Spicer

‘Dancing with the Stars’ returns with splash, sparkle and Spicer

“Dancing with the Stars” Season 28 premiered Monday, bringing with it plenty splash on and off the show. First, there was controversy surrounding the casting of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. And then model Sailor Brinkley-Cook joined the cast a few days before the season premiere when her mom, Christie Brinkley, broke her…MORE

‘SNL’ fires new hire Shane Gillis

‘SNL’ fires new hire Shane Gillis

“Saturday Night Live” has fired one of its most recent hires, Shane Gillis, just days after videos of comedian making bigoted comments came to light. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining ‘SNL,’” an ‘SNL’ spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels said in a statement to CNN. “We…MORE

Question of the Day

Sept. 19

Q: These were once used by ladies in Victorian times. Health experts say we should all start using them again… A: Parasols

Sept 18

Q: This toy was once banned in Indonesia because it “stimulates passions”… A: Hula hoop

Sept 17

Q: Health experts say this is the last thing you should do at the gym… A: Wash your hands