<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:09:49 -0400 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:09:49 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2 Homegrown Talents Wow Judges on 'The Voice']]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:46:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blessing+offer+anita+antoinette.jpg

Two musicians with Connecticut ties, Anita Antoinette and Blessing Offor, made quite the impression on NBC’s “The Voice” on Monday when they managed to make all four judges turn their chairs in approval during their blind audition.

Anita Antoinette

Judges Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani hit their buttons a mere four seconds into Antoinette's performance, with Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams following suit 25 seconds later.

Antoinette’s family was shown cheering her on from the green room with host Carson Daly.

Antoinette, the daughter of reggae artist Clinton Fearon, spent her early years in Kingston, Jamaica, before coming to the U.S. in 1996. She and her family settled in Boston and later in New Britain, according to her Facebook page.

The self-taught singer and guitarist went on to graduate from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in 2008 before heading back to Boston to earn a bachelor’s degree in professional music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

This is her second run in the singing competition. Antoinette was previously featured in the show’s third season but was eliminated during the blind auditions when all four judges failed to turn.

Antoinette will work alongside coach Gwen Stefani as she advances to the next round.

Blessing Offor

Offor, a 2007 Hamden High School graduate who went on to attend Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, sang a soulful rendition of "Just The Two Of Us" and played along on the keyboard.

All four judges spun their chairs when Offor hit his final note, and Stefani told Offor his voice reminded her of Pharrell – his new coach.

Offor, who appeared on stage in sunglasses, told the judges he was born blind in one eye and lost sight in the other when he was 11 years old.

"I picked Pharrell because at this point, his track record is undeniable, so I'm really looking forward to working with him," Offor told Daly after his performance.

According to Offor's Web site, he has performed three times at The Kennedy Center in New York City and has produced a single, "Loving Each Other," to be released Oct. 14.

Tune in to see Antoinette and Offor perform on “The Voice” on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. only on NBC Connecticut.

You can vote for them online later in the season.

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<![CDATA[World's Biggest "Harry Potter" Collection]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP159469009616.jpg

A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.

Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films.

His collection fills two rooms and counts everything from magic wands and toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica Quidditch brooms.

Guinness World Records officially recognized it Monday as the world No. 1, at 3,097 pieces. The old mark was 807.

Silva Vargas said he began with no intent to amass a huge collection. But soon it was like being under a spell.

He laughingly called his obsession both a blessing and a curse: "My salary, my bonuses ... it all ended up here."

Copyright Associated Press / NBC Connecticut

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<![CDATA[DUI Suspect Rear-Ends J.Lo, Remini]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:36:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/117542558.jpg

Singer Jennifer Lopez and actress Leah Remini were uninjured when Lopez's new car was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver who was later arrested after allegedly fleeing the scene in Malibu Saturday night.

Authorities said Remini was driving Lopez’s car when it was rear-ended at a traffic signal. Lopez’s two children were in the car at the time of the crash and were also uninjured, according to Sgt. Phillip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The collision with a pickup truck was reported around 8 p.m. in the 22700 block of the Pacific Coast Highway.

The driver of the pickup drove away on PCH, but authorities found him a short time later. The unidentified man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run, authorities said.

J.Lo vented about the incident on Instagram in a car selfie with Remini.

“Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!” the singer wrote. “Thank god everyone ok!”

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<![CDATA["SNL" Kicks Off 40th Season With Jabs at NFL ]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-28+at+8.02.22+AM.png

"Saturday Night Live's" season 40 premiere featured host Chris Pratt, musical guest Ariana Grande and plenty of jabs at recent NFL scandals. 

The cold open scene delved right into NFL's domestic violence controversy and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of it in a mock scene of CNN's "State of the Union," with Candy Crowley (Adily Bryant).

In a clip from a fake press conference, Goodell (Chris Pratt) thanked "the people that stood by" him including, scandal-plagued "Red Skins owner, Dan Snyder, Jets quarterback Michael Vick, and Saints Coach Sean Payton."

Crowley then went on to get perspective from former NFL players Ray Lewis (Kenan Thompson), who avoided conviction after being charged with murder in 2000 and Shannon Sharpe (Jay Pharoah), who was accused of sexual assault in 2010. Both had trouble giving coherent answers to questions about the league's reputation and their own run-ins with the law. 

"Have you ever had legal troubles yourself with a spouse or child?" Crowley asked Sharpe.

"Candy, I have never had any legal trouble of my own dating all the way back to 2010 when I did have some legal trouble, so yes, yes I did," said Sharpe. 

"Why is this such an ongoing problem?" she continued.

"Players in the NFL are trained to be aggressive," he said. "When you get off that field you're full of adrenaline, testosterone, painkillers and Budlight Lime. The NFL needs to calm these players down, you know maybe have some herbal tea," he said. 

In another clip from the mock press conference, Goodell said, "We want to be part of the solution" and explained that the NFL would be organizing it's own "Take Back the Night" march (an international event organized by a non-profit organization with the goal of ending sexual violence).

However, Goodell misread his poster, saying "We Fight Women" instead of "We Fight 4 Women."

During Pratt's monologue, he said he was so excited to host "SNL" that he decided to write a song.

"I know I'm not half the singer that Ariana Grande is," he said while playing guitar. "But I am technically three times her body weight, so the math works out." 

In his song he mentioned, "that hottie in the audience," his wife, actress Anna Faris.

He poked also fun at his dramatic 60-pound weight loss for his role in the summer film, "Guardians of the Galaxy," singing "I've gone from skinny to fat back to skinny, back to fat, I'm probably going to die if I don't stop that." 

Michael Che made his debut as the new "Weekend Update" anchor, but former co-anchor Cecily Strong returned to the desk as her recurring character, "That Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party."

Che asked her what she thought about the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

"I'm thinking about it twenty-five seven," she said. "This isn't just an outbreak Michael, it's an outrage, it's an 'Obamanation,' it's 'uncomprehendable.' 

She continued a rant that was unrelated to any of Che's questions and called him a "'fetishist dictator."

President Barack Obama's dismal approval ratings were also discussed. 

"It's no secret that it's been a rough summer for Barack Obama, his poll numbers are at an all-time low," said co-anchor Colin Jost.

"So we just wanted to say, cheer up, President Obama," said Che, "because no matter how hard stuff seems right now, things are going to get easier," cueing background music for "Ooh Child (Things Are Gonna Get Easier)" from the Five Fairsteps, and Kenan Thompson came out to sing. 

Che and Jost alternated in sharing uplifting, but backhanded, messages to Obama about his future.

"If you had a better approval rating, you'd have to be all over the country campaigning for other Democrats," said Che, "but they don't want you anywhere near them, so why don't you just skip the campaign tour and hit up the 'On The Run' tour with the real first family, Jay Z and Beyonce." 

"And plus, everyone loves ex-presidents," said Jost. "I mean the last guy spent eight years wrecking the economy, bombing every country with sand in it and all he had to do to make us forget what he did was paint an OK picture of a dog."

Ariana Grande performed her hit song "Breakfree" and "Love Me Harder," featuring rapper, The Weekend.

Next week, Sarah Silverman hosts with Maroon 5 as musical guest.

<![CDATA[George Clooney's Venice Wedding]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:44:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP960141636402.jpg Family and friends of George Clooney gathered in Venice for his wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The couple was married in private ceremony, the actor's representative said.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon, Nathan Lane "Brawl" on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:32:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-27+at+3.26.14+AM.png

Some Emmy Award-related tension led to a "brawl" between "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon and Broadway actor Nathan Lane on Friday's show. 

Lane pretended to be "distracted" by his cell phone as soon as he sat down on the "Tonight" couch with fellow actor Matthew Broderick and Fallon tried to get his attention.

"Is that the new iPhone?" asked Fallon.

"No it's not the new iPhone. I can't afford the new iPhone. Things have been a little tough for me since I lost the guest-actor Emmy to you," Lane quipped.

Fallon and Lane were both nominated for outstanding actor in a comedy series in 2014. Fallon was nominated for hosting "Saturday Night Live," and Lane was nominated for his recurring role on "Modern Family." 

Fallon won, despite it being Lane's sixth time being nominated. It was the second time he lost to "The Tonight Show" host.

Lane explained that "hosting" and "guesting" weren't quite the same, but Fallon tried to prove him wrong by mentioning that while hosting "SNL," he sang, danced, and did impressions.

"Oh yeah, you're multi-talented," quipped Lane. "When do we play beer pong, b....?" 

At that point, Fallon leaped over his desk and over Broderick, to wrestle Lane.

In an attempt to break up the fight, Broderick tried to reason with the two: "Guys, it's just show business, it's not that important, there's a lot of problems in the world and we all want to entertain people and help out so don't take it so seriously. Shake hands, maybe?"

But as Lane went to shake Fallon's hand, he pulled him into another altercation.

Lane fell to the floor and acted as if he was reviving himself.

"I should get an Emmy for that!" said Lane, as he was getting up. 

Lane and Broderick's Broadway show, "It's Only a Play" opens in theaters on October 9 and also stars Megan Mullally.

<![CDATA[Fallon, Robert Plant Sing on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:40:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s02e005_133_DooWop_RobertPlant_Int_20140926_1200x675_334211651882.jpg Using a mobile app, Jimmy Fallon and Robert Plant sang Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl," accompanied by the doo wop sound they created. ]]> <![CDATA[Iggy Azalea Comes to Foxwoods ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:43:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/455835408.jpg

Female rap star Iggy Azalea is set to perform on Sunday evening at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket.

The Australian rapper took the Internet by storm in 2013 with her single “Work” garnering 95 million hits on YouTube. 

Her latest album “The New Classic” was released in April and included the wildly popular track “Fancy,” which landed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks. 

Azalea is only the fourth solo female rap artist to ever top the Billboard Hot 100.
The event will be held at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for the event starting at $55.

For more information on the event, head to Foxwoods' Web site.

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<![CDATA[Jay Z, No Doubt at Global Citizen's Concert]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:01:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP700911109916.jpg

More big names have been added to the Global Citizen Festival, the live concert set for Saturday, September 27 in New York City’s Central Park.

Alicia Keys will give a special performance and Sting will take the stage with No Doubt.

The singers will join previously announced acts and presenters including Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, Fun., Tiesto, The Roots, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and host Hugh Jackman, as well as world leaders and more than 60,000 attendees at the third annual festival, which aims to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030.

Concert coverage begins Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. ET on MSNBC and msnbc.com. The event will stream live on NBCNews.com and Today.com starting at 4 p.m. ET. A primetime concert special will air at 9 p.m. on NBC, hosted by Tamron Hall.

Over the past two years the festival has secured more than $1.3 billion in new funding and 35 commitments from world leaders to benefit the global poor, according to event organizers.

"Change only takes place when and where there is action," Jay-Z said in a statement. "I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions — whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves — the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible."

Host Jackman took to Instagram earlier in the week to post the following image to raise awareness and promote the festival:

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<![CDATA[A New-Old Era for "Saturday Night Live"]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:54:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/chris-pratt-ariana.jpg

For nearly four decades, Don Pardo's buoyant baritone helped kick off "Saturday Night Live," serving as a constant herald of humor even as the cast member names he announced neared 150 amid ever-changing lineups.

"SNL" begins its landmark 40th season Saturday without Pardo, but with a challenge that grows with age and stature: keeping an eye on the late night comedy staple's storied past while looking to the future.

There’s bound to be more scrutiny on “SNL” as the NBC show moves toward the anniversary celebration set for February. While reliving the various “good old days” of years past, “SNL” this season needs to create some future good old days for an audience that spans generations.

Even before the first declaration of "It's Saturday Night Live!" since Pardo's death last month at age 96, producer Lorne Michaels already has made some smart moves to set the stage for the show's new-old era. He's lined up the program’s longest-serving cast member, Darrell Hammond, an “SNL” fixture from 1995 to 2009, to take over for Pardo.

Michaels also has enlisted a couple of big-names-of-the-moment for the season opener: Host Chris Pratt, the 35-year-old star of the comedy sci-fi summer blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy," will be joined by 21-year-old pop singer Ariana Grande. Before his movie stardom, Pratt displayed his appealingly goofy every-dude charm on former "SNL" standout Amy Poehler's "Parks and Recreation."

From its 1975 debut with George Carlin as the first host, “SNL” always has been in transition, which is both a strength and a hurdle. Some turnovers have been bumpier than others: Last year, Michaels started the season without Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis, and lost Seth Meyers to “Late Night” in February.

This season begins amid a major shakeup. Some Season 39 hires – Brooks Wheelan, Noel Wells and John Milhiser – are not returning and Nasim Pedrad is headed for the new Fox comedy “Mulaney.” Cecily Strong will remain a cast member, but will move out of the “Weekend Update” slot she shared with Meyers, and later Colin Jost. She’ll be replaced by Michael Che, who showed great promise during a brief run on “The Daily Show” and will become the segment’s first African-American anchor.

While all eyes will be on this season’s casting changes, all ears will be on Hammond. Despite his 14-year run, the master impressionist proved personally enigmatic, as he morphed into the likes of Bill Clinton, Sean Connery and Chris Matthews, among others. He even seamlessly subbed a handful of times for Pardo over the years. It’s hard for many fans to imagine Hammond’s normal speaking voice.

Even a veteran like Hammond needs to find his own voice as “SNL” sings out loud and proud this season, celebrating its legacy while daring to build upon it. 


Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multi-media NYCity News Service at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Armisen Answers Your Questions]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:06:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-26+at+3.42.28+AM.png After asking "Late Night" fans to send in videos asking Fred Armisen for advice, Seth Meyers shows the "Portlandia" star's responses.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: Pratt Talks First Headshot, Plays "Word Sneak"]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:36:50 -0400 > at Rockefeller Center on September 25, 2014 in New York City.]]> > at Rockefeller Center on September 25, 2014 in New York City.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456101152.jpg

Chris Pratt told a story about his weird experience getting his first headshot before playing “Word Sneak” with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s episode of “The Tonight Show.”

The “Parks and Recreation” star, who will be hosting "Saturday Night Live” this weekend, explained that he got his first headshot in L.A. at the age of 20.

“My friend told me I needed to have a ‘headshot,'” Pratt said. “It’s a shot of your head.”

He said he was in West Hollywood at a post office when a guy asked him to come to his place because he was a photographer. Pratt then explained how he showered at his house, wore one of his shirts, and received a headshot for free.

“He was like ‘Good luck kid’, and I decided this was the best one,” Pratt said as Fallon held up the headshot. “That’s the photo that got me on The WB, that got me on ‘Everwood’.”

Finally, Pratt and Fallon played the “Tonight” game “Word Sneak.” The two had cards with random words on them (such as “Soul Patch” and "Dentures"), and had to drop them into a casual conversation.

Watch them hilariously struggle in the video below.

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Samberg on Working With Weird Al]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:24:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/454173314.jpg Andy Samberg talks with Seth Meyers about being in a sketch at the Emmys with his idol Weird Al.]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: Samberg's "SNL" Characters That Never Were]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:24:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456104562.jpg Andy Samberg talks about all of his "Saturday Night Live" characters that never made the show.]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: The Lonely Island's Amazing New Office]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:06:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/170491459.jpg Andy Samberg tells Seth Meyers that The Lonely Island new office used to be owned by singer Babyface.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: Pratt Talks About His First Headshot]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:35:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456103026.jpg Chris Pratt chats with Jimmy Fallon about a weird experience he had getting his first headshot when he moved to L.A.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: "Word Sneak" With Pratt]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:00:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-26+at+2.41.34+AM.png Jimmy Fallon and Chris Pratt get cards with random words on them (such as "Soul Patch" and "Dentures"), and must work them into a casual conversation.]]> <![CDATA[A "Simpsons," "Family Guy" Crossover Crossroads ]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:05:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/The-Simpsons+Family+Guy+crossover.jpg

"Cartoon Wars," a memorable 2006 "South Park" two-part episode, took dead-on aim at censorship, in perhaps the show's finest moment. The “South Park” team also skewered another target: "Family Guy," lambasting the Fox comedy's penchant for gag-driven humor, even while paying homage to "The Simpsons." 

The "South Park" classic came to mind amid this big week for animated TV comedies. On Sunday, "The Simpsons" marks the start of its 25th season by inviting the "Family Guy" crew to Springfield for a crossover episode. Meanwhile, "South Park" and "Family Guy" begin new seasons that will bring both to the 250-episode club, a once unimaginable benchmark for shows scorned by some for their varying approaches to irreverence.

The scourge of censorship aside, we’re ready to declare the cartoon wars over – at least when it comes to animated TV comedy. And everybody's a winner.

Credit "The Simpsons," which made history and set the stage for the future when it debuted in 1989, more than a quarter-century after "The Flintstones" and then "The Jetsons" brought ink to prime time. Homer, Marge and their family have made the far-more lasting impression and have wielded greater influence – begetting an animation onslaught that’s wrought the likes of not only “South Park” and “Family Guy,” but “Beavis and Butt-head,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Futurama” and Cartoon Network's “Adult Swim,” among others.

“The Simpsons” remains the cartoon comedy by which the rest are measured – a standard that was only reinforced by the recent marathon of all 552 installments broadcast on FXX. The consistent cleverness shined through in a show that still makes us laugh, even if it may have peaked years ago.

Sure, the longevity of “The Simpsons” resides in large part in its cartoon format (Bart at 35 makes for the occasional fun future-look episode, but not a series). But the show's greater appeal rests in its skewed, yet relatable depiction of family life, its funhouse mirror reflection of the popular culture and its growing parade of guest stars.

Expect an epic guest shot this Sunday when the Simpsons of Springfield meet the Griffins of Quahog. A nearly five-minute preview (above) shown at Comic-Con in July whet the thirst of both the Duff beer and Pawtucket Patriot Ale camps, giving a taste of the blending of two programs with very different sensibilities.  


Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multi-media NYCity News Service at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Vintage "SNL" Episodes Returning to NBC]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:35:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP070822015593.jpg

All hail the return of the Coneheads, Master Thespian, Debbie Downer, Pat, Katherine Gallagher and Hans and Franz.

To celebrate the late-night sketch show's 40th season, NBC is introducing "SNL Vintage," a weekly look back at iconic episodes from the show's hysterical history.

Starting Saturday September 27 at 10 p.m. ahead of the season 40 premiere episode, the network will re-air the 1975 installment featuring Richard Pryor as host and Gil Scott-Heron as the musical guest. Then on October 4, an episode from the 25th season with host Christopher Walken and musical guest Christina Aguilera will be shown.

Many fans will remember the Walken episode for the sketch in which Will Ferrell energetically proves there's always a need for "more cowbell." (Check it out above.)

Broadcast live from famed studio 8H in New York City's Rockefeller Center, "Saturday Night Live" is the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 187 nods, and helped the launch the career of some of entertainments biggest names including Dan Akroyd, Jim Belushi, Chevy Chase, Rachel Dratch, Bill Hader, Jon Lovitz, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Mike Meyers, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Colin Quinn and Gilda Radner.

Season 40 of "SNL" kicks off with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande on September 27 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Veteran performer Darrell Hammond will return to the show as announcer, replacing the late Don Pardo.

Along with new sketches come new cast members: Michael Che and Pete Davidson will appear alongside returning faces Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Vanessa Bayer, Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah, Beck Bennett, Colin Jost, Kyle Mooney, Sasheer Zamata and Kenan Thompson. Che will sit opposite Jost at the Weekend Update desk.

The week after Sarah Silverman and Maroon 5 take the stage on October 4, with alum Bill Hader returning to the stage to host on Oct. 11.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Samberg Talks Zuckerberg Tech Support]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:08:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/456051418.jpg

Andy Samberg told Jimmy Fallon an interesting story about asking Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook tech support on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show.”

The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star said that he has a Facebook account set up by the company’s co-founder, who is also his only friend on the social networking site. Then, Zuckerberg’s friends began sending him Friend requests, so the comedian asked him how to block them.

“He was so cool about it, he was like ‘go into your settings’,” Samberg said. “So now there’s some dormant Facebook account out there and it’s just me and the Zuck.”

Finally, the two played a funny game called “5-Second Summaries” in which the pair had to summarize movie plots in 5 seconds to get each other to guess the title.

See how they did in the video below.

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<![CDATA[Meyers Explains "Late Night" Joke Bucket System]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:03:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456054750.jpg Seth Meyers explains that "Late Night" writers come up with random punch lines to go with current news events.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: 5-Second Summaries With Samberg]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:30:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/456051496.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samberg get a few seconds to summarize movie plots to get each other to guess the title.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: Zuckerberg Set Up Samberg's Facebook Profile]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:57:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/126097298.jpg Jimmy Fallon chats with Andy Samberg about the time he called Mark Zuckerberg for tech support for his dormant Facebook account.]]>