Maybe Quinta Brunson learned about April Fool’s Day “pranks” from some confused kids at Abbott Elementary. The Emmy-winning creator, writer and star of ABC’s breakout comedy will be the teacher — er, host — of Saturday Night Live this weekend for the first time , and she tries her hand at making an April fool of castmember Molly Kearney . There’s just one teensy little problem: Brunson appears unclear on the concept. Poor Kearney is just minding her own business while getting a drink at the watercooler when Brunson leaps from behind some boxes with flowers and candy and yells, “Prank!” — eliciting an old-school spit take. Later she pops out of a closet with balloons and a gift basket. The bemused Kearney then tells the camera about their doubts in re Brunson’s notion of a prank. Cut to Brunson saying to the camera, “Molly said that?” She then lets slip with her plan for the next “prank.” Suffice it to say, Kearney embraces the host’s giving nature this time. … [Read more...] about ‘SNL’ Promo: Quinta Brunson Takes April Fool’s “Pranks” To An Unusual New Level
Ali Wong To Star & EP New Netflix Animated Series ‘Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld’
Netflix has greenlit the new 2D animated series Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld from first-time showrunner Echo Wu and executive producers Ali Wong ( Beef ) and Aron Eli Coleite ( Locke & Key ). Wong will also star in the supernatural action series alongside Bowen Yang , Lori Tan Chinn , Lucy Liu , Jimmy O. Yang , Sheng Wang , and Woosung Kim . The series follows Jentry Chau (voiced by Wong), a Chinese-American teen living in a small Texas town, who finds out a demon king is hunting her for the supernatural powers she’s been working her whole life to repress. With the help of her weapons expert great-aunt and a millennia-old jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampire), Jentry must now fight an entire underworld’s worth of monsters while balancing the horrors of high school. Chris Prynoski ( The Legend of Vox Machina ), Shannon Prynoski ( Fairfax ), Antonio Canobbio ( Arlo the Alligator Boy ) and Ben Kalina ( Big Mouth ) will also executive produce … [Read more...] about Ali Wong To Star & EP New Netflix Animated Series ‘Jentry Chau vs. The Underworld’
Karan Soni And Leslie Uggams Returning For Next ‘Deadpool’ Installment
EXCLUSIVE: Looks like everyones favorite wisecracking superhero is being joined in the MCU by some old friends as sources tell Deadline Karan Soni and Leslie Uggams are joining star Ryan Reynolds in the next Deadpool sequel for Marvel. Soni and Uggams played fan favorites Dopinder and Blind Al that were in the first two installments of the blockbuster series. They join Reynolds, Hugh Jackman and the newest additions of the cast Emma Corrin and Matthew Macfadyen. Shawn Levy is on board to direct, with Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese returning to pen the script. Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin wrote a previous draft. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will join Reynolds and Levy as producers. This will mark the first Deadpool film in which Marvel Studios will work hand in hand with Reynolds and Team Deadpool. Feige’s involvement comes after he helped revamp the Spider-Man franchise when he came on to help in the creative effort for that Sony series. … [Read more...] about Karan Soni And Leslie Uggams Returning For Next ‘Deadpool’ Installment
Wild Bunch International Reveals New Name – Does It Amuse You?
Wild Bunch International, which bid farewell to its legendary company moniker at a bash in Paris in January, has announced its new name. Taking inspiration from Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated 1990 hit, the international sales company has been renamed as Goodfellas . The dropping of the original name marks the final act in the company’s departure from the pan-European Wild Bunch AG film group that began in 2019. “The international sales company will now be called Goodfellas. There are no other changes to the structure created in 2019,” the company said in a short statement. It has yet to release a logo for the new banner. The Wild Bunch Group was created in 2015 out of the merger of French company Wild Bunch and Germany’s Senator and is now majority owned by German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst. Original Wild Bunch co-founders Vincent Maraval and Brahim Chioua and their 15-person-strong team struck out as a standalone international sales company under the … [Read more...] about Wild Bunch International Reveals New Name – Does It Amuse You?
Predators, Bruins Honor Nashville Shooting Victims Before Game In Boston
Getty The Predators were joined by the Bruins in honoring the victims of the school shooting in Nashville before their game in Boston on Tuesday night ... and the tributes to the six who tragically died were very emotional. Just before the puck dropped on the contest at TD Garden ... the two teams and their fans had a moment of silence. The arena's public address announcer told the crowd at the time, "The Boston Bruins stand alongside the Nashville Predators in solidarity against gun violence and in support of the Nashville community." Boston organizes a moment of silence before the national anthem to honor the victims of the Covenant School shooting. pic.twitter.com/fZszVHg8oh — Bally Sports: Preds (@PredsOnBally) March 28, 2023 @PredsOnBally Players were visibly shaken as the venue went silent ... and the names of the six victims -- three of whom were just 9 years old -- were displayed on the stadium's jumbotron. The two teams also wore stickers on … [Read more...] about Predators, Bruins Honor Nashville Shooting Victims Before Game In Boston
Steve Kerr Says There’s ‘Hope’ Andrew Wiggins Returns This Season
Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr is optimistic Andrew Wiggins will play again this season ... saying Tuesday night there's "hope" the All-Star forward can rejoin the Warriors in the near future. Kerr was asked about Wiggins -- who hasn't played an NBA game since Feb.13 due to family reasons -- prior to the Warriors' 120-109 victory over the Pelicans, and he said that the 28-year-old has been "working out every day," but a timeline for his return is still up in the air. Getty "Beyond that, once he's back, our training staff will be able to get with him and see where he is," Kerr said Tuesday. "He's been training on his own." Kerr hesitated to label Wiggins' extended absence from the team as "indefinite" ... but said because his status remains uncertain, "it's also appropriate because we don't know." The Warriors have remained tight-lipped about the specific reason(s) why Wiggins isn't available to play -- but Draymond Green didn't … [Read more...] about Steve Kerr Says There’s ‘Hope’ Andrew Wiggins Returns This Season
Lamar Jackson Rips Critics Saying He Sat Out Games Over Money
Getty Lamar Jackson says he did NOT sit out games last year as a negotiating tactic, and if anyone suggests he did, the NFL MVP most definitely will not hesitate to check fans online. That's what happened Tuesday night as fallout from news of 26-year-old Jackson's trade request continues, with some now accusing Lamar of intentionally missing games as a way to either protect his health, or show his value, and in turn receive a huge new contract. Getty Lamar Jackson Reveals He Requested Trade From Ravens Something Lamar says is absolutely not true. "I don’t remember me sitting out on my guys week 1 vs jets To week 12 vs Broncos. How come all of a sudden I sit out because of money in which I could’ve got hurt at anytime within that time frame," Jackson said on Twitter. "When we know the Super Bowl been on my mind since April 2018." Jackson added, "Let’s get real. I rather have a 100% PCL than go out there and play horrible forcing myself … [Read more...] about Lamar Jackson Rips Critics Saying He Sat Out Games Over Money
Headmaster Killed in Nashville School Shooting Tried to Save Students
The Covenant School The headmaster killed in the Nashville school mass shooting died a hero ... reportedly trying to stop the assailant in order to save her students. Katherine Koonce was one of six people shot dead at Covenant School on Monday as Audrey Hale went on a bloody rampage with two assault rifles and a 9MM semi-automatic. Nashville Police Department The head of school had previously prepared her students and staff for an active shooter situation and fearlessly sprang into action when the bullets started flying. Nashville City Councilman Russ Pulley told FOX News that Koonce, 60, promptly ended a Zoom meeting after the first gunshot and didn't think twice about going after the 28-year-old Hale. Facebook/Katherine Koonce Pulley said, "She immediately ended the call, got up and headed straight for the shooter," indicating that Koonce may have clashed with Hale in a hallway. Pulley added, "She did what … [Read more...] about Headmaster Killed in Nashville School Shooting Tried to Save Students