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Michael Che Responds to Backlash Regarding AAVE in "SNL" Sketch

"Look, the sketch bombed. I'm used to that. I meant no offense to the 'aave' community."

Weekend Update co-host Michael Che has evidently just now learned what AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) is.

"AAVE" was a trending topic on Twitter the other day thanks to last weekend's Saturday Night Live episode, which was pretty bad. Tensions were high even before the episode aired, as cast members spoke out against the choice to invite Elon Musk to host. The Tesla CEO, in addition to hoarding his billions and billions of dollars, has come under fire for spreading false information about the pandemic on numerous occasions.

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Will Anyone Miss the Golden Globes?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just realized that it might be a problem that they have no Black members.

HFPA Board Chair Meher Tatna, HFPA President Ali Sar, and HFPA Vice President Helen Hoehne at the Golden Globes 2021

To say it plain: Award shows are a farce.

Every year, the same routine: the same kinds of films (read: films by and about white men) are nominated, the same kinds of people (read: white people) take home most of the awards. Occasionally, there are surprises — this year it was Chloé Zhao's winning streak for Nomadland, Minari's delightful cast, and the joy that is Daniel Kaluuya — but more often, we leave disappointed and at least a little angry.

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What To Stream in May 2021

Here's the most anticipated original content coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, SHOWTIME, and more

Ziwe on Showtime

May 2021 offers many promises: The new CDC rules for vaccinated Americans mean the return of a more normal social life, more activities, and less time spent indoors.

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This week, Saturday Night Live announced that it would be featuring an unusual host: Billionaire entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "technoking" Elon Musk.

Musk, who is one of the richest people in the world, has long been a polarizing figure. He appears to be quite happy about hosting SNL, and tweeted, "Let's find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is" shortly after the news dropped.

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10 Most Memorable Outfits of the Oscars 2021

What we all watch the Oscars for: the outfits

Chloe Zhao in Hermes with her Oscar for Best Director

The 2021 Oscars aired on Sunday March 25th. They were the climax of a strange and socially distant awards season which provided many memorable moments and even more memorable looks.

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Did an SNL Sketch Predict David Dobrik's Latest Scandal?

The recent SNL sketch "Viral Apology Video" starring Kyle Mooney and Daniel Kaluuya pretty much sums up the drama between David Dobrik and Jeff Wittek

From his apology video? Or an SNL skit?

A few weeks ago, SNL did a sketch called "Viral Apology Video" starring Kyle Mooney and Daniel Kaluuya. The skit is a montage of fake YouTube vlog clips referencing the now all too recognizable sequence that all social media drama follows.

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