Earlier today we were ecstatic to confirm the news that longtime 'Saturday Night Live' star Jason Sudeikis would stick with the NBC sketch-comedy series through another season, rather than depart with Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig and Abby Elliott. Now, as 'Saturday Night Live' prepares to launch season 38 this Saturday night, we have even more turnover to report, though this time internally. Fred Armisen will be stepping down from the role of President Barack Obama, but who will take his place?
It was just the other week that the anti-Obama documentary '2016: Obama's America' made the unexpected jump from relatively unknown flick to box office domination, grossing around $10.6 million since it's theatrical release. Boding well for Mitt Romney supporters, the film, both co-produced and co-directed by former Ronald Reagan policy adviser Dinesh D'Souza, first opened in one single Houston, Texas theater on July 13, and by the coming weekend will have expanded to around 1,800. But what does this all mean for the coming election in November? Will it really have a large affect on the polls?
When you get a phone call asking if the President of the United States can come visit the set of the film you're shooting, there really is only one answer: uh, yeah. Such is the case with the currently filming '42,' which tells the story of Jackie Robinson's rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Traditionally, the White House Correspondents Dinner is an opportunity for the President of the United States to let his guard down and become an entertainer for evening, performing a comedy routine for the crowd before taking his seat and being playfully roasted by a comedian. This year, President Barack Obama was joined by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Since this is the internet, both of their routines are online for you to see!
Just about the moment that President Barack Obama decided to bust out a spontaneous rendition of Al Green's "Lets Stay Together," we knew that every late-night comedian would rush to get him to reprise the feat. Jimmy Fallon may not have gotten the President to pick up those golden pipes, but still managed to get Barack to deliver news in the best way possible: slow jams.