‘SNL’ Production Designer Eugene Lee On The Series’ “Unpresidented” Year

‘SNL’ Production Designer Eugene Lee On The Series’ “Unpresidented” Year

With NBC’s late-night fixture Saturday Night Live since its very first season in 1975, suffice it to say that production designer Eugene Lee has seen it all, going round and round that lofty Emmys carousel. Splitting his time between SNL and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Lee earned his 13th nomination this year for the former series. Election years at SNL are always lively and fun—Lee has worked through 11 of them—but as can be expected, the production designer…Read full story

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This dancing Ariana Grande fan is the world’s most inspiring concertgoer

This dancing Ariana Grande fan is the world’s most inspiring concertgoer

Is it cool to say “goals” anymore? Probably not, but in this case, I truly do not care. When I saw this video, my first thought was “goals.” And that is just the truth. On Thursday, Ariana Grande shared the clip in question, which features a fan dancing at one of her shows. “Dancing” doesn’t quite sum it up, though. It is something far deeper than that, something far … better. SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande named honorary citizen of Manchester for her support to the city “I can’t believe an…

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Why Lady Gaga and her mom want you to take this ‘mental health first aid’ class

Why Lady Gaga and her mom want you to take this ‘mental health first aid’ class

Cynthia Germanotta, known to most of the world as Lady Gaga’s mom, is sitting in the lobby of a glitzy Sacramento Sheraton hotel. A few hours from now, her daughter will play a sold-out show a mile from here as part of her Joanne world tour.  But right now, Germanotta — who’s dressed impeccably in a smart blazer, black skirt, and gold hoop earrings — just wants to talk about something called Mental Health First Aid.  SEE ALSO: What your Instagram posts might reveal about experiencing depression The eight-hour training,…

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This viral app is Dance Dance Revolution, but for your face

This viral app is Dance Dance Revolution, but for your face

Think Dance Dance Revolution, but for your face. The Face Dance app, a music facial recognition based game, is going viral across Asia because of its seriously ridiculous gameplay videos. SEE ALSO: I hate the ‘Dancing Hotdog!’ game so much, but I can’t stop playing it In the game, you’re meant to mimic different emoji faces that are shown onscreen to the beat of the music. For example, if the app shows a closed eye and an open mouth, you’ll have to replicate the exact same face to score points….

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Eric Zumbrunnen Dies: Spike Jonze’s Go-To Film Editor Was 52

Eric Zumbrunnen Dies: Spike Jonze’s Go-To Film Editor Was 52

Eric Zumbrunnen, an ACE Award-winning film editor who worked on several Spike Jonze films including Being John Malkovich and Best Picture Oscar nominee Her, has died. He was 52. His publicist Jason Kasperski told Deadline that Zumbrunnen died August 1 of cancer. Zumbrunnen began his career editing music videos and documentaries, including Iron Maiden: Donington Live 1992 and The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow. In the mid-1990s, he edited the videos for such modern rock hit…Read full story

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Fake Trump-Comey tapes with KKK return addresses were just a terrible publicity stunt

Fake Trump-Comey tapes with KKK return addresses were just a terrible publicity stunt

The Domestics — a Portland-based rock band that’s clearly been following politics — recently came under fire for shipping mysterious tapes titled “Trump/Comey Recordings” to people in the music industry. According to a Facebook post from Stephen Judge, whose friend received one of the cassettes, the tapes had return addresses listed as the KKK and Westboro Baptist Church. “In addition, each of the people who he knows who have received this cassette, all have one thing in common,” he wrote. “They are all jewish.” SEE ALSO: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ mashed with…

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