Thank goodness Saturday Night Live is finally listening to the national demand for representation of female comedians of color. In addition to adding the great artist Sasheer Zamata to the cast, the series has added two talented black women comedians, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, to its writing staff.
SNL took serious note of the women during their recent auditions, which featured minority women exclusively, snatching them up for two ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Jan 08, 2014 |
After a long break, American Horror Story: Coven finally returns with a bang with none other than the musical legend Stevie Nicks as a guest star in tonight's episode. Allusions to the original White Witch have permeated the series, most notably in the character of Misty Day (Lily Rabe), who spends her days living in the Louisiana swamps listening to Fleetwood Mac and donning a wardrobe that seems to be stolen right out of Nicks's closet. Whether Misty is bringing ... Read More
My ultimate favourite funny female duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, are all set to host the Golden Globes for their second year in a row this Sunday (January 12). The two chatted with The Hollywood Reporter recently about the upcoming gig and, of course, in their own witty style, they keep it kinda snarky and super hilarious answering questions about the gender lines in comedy, ageism in Hollywood and the criticism towards SNL for its lack of African American ... Read More
Jennifer Siebel Newsom made a name for herself with the mind-blowing 2011 documentary Miss Representation (which highlighted the mainstream media’s under-representations of powerful women), and now she and the team behind The Representation Project are back with a new gender-focused doc: The Mask You Live In. The film explores the ways in which society’s construction of masculinity is damaging to young men, and asks the question, “As a ... Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana in Boob Tube on Jan 06, 2014 |
The Saga of SNL's Race Problem has finally come to what seems like an end (or is at least moving in the right direction)! After being criticized by Jay Pharoah for its lack of black women in the cast, Kenan Thompson's controversial comments about the issue, the show itself acknowledging the problem on Kerry Washington's episode, and creator Lorne Michaels holding an ass-covering audition for only black women comedians, Saturday Night Live has finally picked ... Read More