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

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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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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.”

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