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SNL Fires Shane Gillis, Ric Ocasek, Beyonce, Ed Westwick and More: ENDNOTES

SNL Fires Shane Gillis, Ric Ocasek, Beyonce, Ed Westwick and More: ENDNOTES

Shane Gillis

Just days after NBC announced Shane Gillis would be joining Saturday Night Live for its 45th season, the network has fired the comedian after past derogatory and racist remarks he made on his podcast were made public.

“After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,” a spokesperson on behalf of SNL creator Lorne Michaels said. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as a comedian and his impressive audition for SNL.”

The spokesperson added, “We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard.”

Amid celebration that Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang were joining the show last week, the moment was soured when attention turned to off-color remarks Gillis made on his podcast, Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast, in 2018.

Read more at BuzzFeed News.


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CELEB SNAP: Kevin Federline and Tori Spelling

Kevin Federline Host’s The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s in Atlantic City
Rapper and DJ, Kevin Federline made an appearance at The Pool After Dark this past weekend at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. He arrived on Saturday afternoon and was joined later in the evening by a small group of friends. In the club, the group drank Jack Daniels and Grey Goose before Kevin took the stage for his set. Following the performance, Kevin, who wore a detailed black zip up and joggers, took pictures with fans in the crowd before heading out for the night. Photo: Mike Manger /PhotoGraphics
Tori Spelling
This weekend, Tori Spelling enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Malibu Café while attending the Blowfish Malibu Back to School Brunch to celebrate the launch of its new fall styles. The mother of 5 brought in the beginning of the new school year with her kids as they played games, crafted DIY bouquets and enjoyed delicious food. Photo by Blowfish Malibu

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LONDON FASHION WEEK PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ed Westwick

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Christopher Eccleston Reveals Battle With Anorexia and How Depression Almost Drove Him to Suicide

Christopher Eccleston, the British actor who starred as the ninth Doctor in the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, has spoken out about his struggle with anorexia and suicidal depression.

In his upcoming autobiography, I Love the Bones of You, Eccleston talks about his mental health, describing himself as a “lifelong body-hater.”

Eccleston, who brought the Time Lord to a new audience with the show’s 2005 revival, acknowledged the difficulty of speaking out, writing: “Many times I’ve wanted to reveal that I’m a lifelong anorexic and dysmorphic.

“I never have. I always thought of it as a filthy secret, because I’m northern, because I’m male and because I’m working class.”

Read more at CNN.


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