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Seth Meyers kicks off 'Late Night' gig with Amy Poehler, Joe Biden

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seth Meyers stepped into his new role as host of NBC's "Late Night" talk show on Monday, welcoming comedian Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden while delivering on a promise of a quirky program that still closely follows the basic formula for late night chat. Meyers launched his "Late Night" venture with a nod to the show's previous host, appearing to write a thank you note to Jimmy Fallon for moving to his Manhattan-based "Tonight Show" gig, which debuted a week ago.

'Breaking Bad,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' clinch top TV Golden Globes

By Nichola Groom BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - The Golden Globes honored the old and the new with its top television awards on Sunday, with long-running series "Breaking Bad" taking home best drama while newcomer police show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" earned best comedy honors. "Breaking Bad," which told the gritty tale of a chemistry teacher turned meth cook, won the Golden Globe for best television drama series for the first time after having been nominated in three previous years.

'SNL' fills diversity gap with NY comedienne

"Saturday Night Live" has picked a New York-based stand-up comedienne as its first black female cast member since 2007, as it aims to put a flap over its lack of racial and gender diversity behind it. Sasheer Zamata will make her debut appearance on the popular weekend comedy sketch show on January 18, said NBC television in a statement. She'll be a featured player -- one of the younger second-tier cast members who typically appear less often than the repertory actors who get top billing on the show.

'Saturday Night Live' adds black female comedian Zamata to cast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" has hired comedian Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member for the late-night comedy sketch show, a spokeswoman for network NBC said on Monday, months after the program was criticized for a lack of diversity among its female cast. Zamata, who stars in her own internet comedy series "Pursuit of Sexiness," will be the first African-American female cast member since Maya Rudolph left "Saturday Night Live" in 2007.

'Saturday Night Live' adds black female comedian Zamata to cast

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Saturday Night Live" has hired comedian Sasheer Zamata as a new cast member for the late-night comedy sketch show, a spokeswoman for network NBC said on Monday, months after the program was criticized for a lack of diversity among its female cast. Zamata, who stars in her own internet comedy series "Pursuit of Sexiness," will be the first African-American female cast member since Maya Rudolph left "Saturday Night Live" in 2007.

'Anchorman 2' revives cult classic, but has Ron Burgundy sold out?

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He's in your fridge, on your bookshelf and taking over your television screen. But as "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" brings back a cult comedy classic, has fictional leading man Ron Burgundy sold out? The answer is "yes." Even the director said so.

Fey, Poehler sign to host next two Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to lead the Golden Globes ceremony in 2014 and 2015 after receiving rave reviews in January when they hosted for the first time. The US duo -- long-time friends -- replaced Ricky Gervais, who hosted for three years despite his caustic humor aimed at star guests and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the show's organizer. "The two funny ladies are coming back to the Globes!" the HFPA announced on its website.

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler return to host Golden Globe Awards

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the hosts of this year's Golden Globe Awards, have signed a deal to head the show in 2014 and 2015, organizers said on Tuesday. Golden Globe and Emmy winner Fey, 43, and Poehler, 42, will host the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards from Beverly Hills on January 12, which will be broadcast live on the Comcast Corp's NBC network, as well as the show the following year.

NBC adds six new players to 'Saturday Night Live'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late-night sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" has added six new members to its cast after a number of its biggest stars departed following last season, TV network NBC said on Monday. Comedians Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O'Brien, Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelan were added as featured players to "Saturday Night Live" for its 39th season, which will begin on September 28.

Tina Fey, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis kick off new ‘SNL' season

By Tony Maglio LOS ANGELES (ThWrap.com) - Tina Fey will host the show that made her famous for her fourth time since her departure when "Saturday Night Live" returns for its 39th season on Sep. 28. Arcade Fire will also make its fourth appearance, as musical guest for the kickoff show. The following week, Miley Cyrus returns to "SNL" as both host and musical guest. Her new album "Bangerz" will be released three days later.
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