Drake’s ‘SNL’ Promos Boost Drake-Related ‘SNL’ Excitement by 400 Percent

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It’s what promos are supposed to do, really, and SNL tends to succeed at them on a weekly basis, no matter how lackluster the episode ends up being. But Aubrey goofing around for five minutes with Bobby Moynihan and Jay Pharoah — who each may or may not be known to mess with some BEATS — is just really good. Especially the part where Drake proves exactly how game he is to poke fun at his actorly past and his emo present. See you Saturday, everyone. Sasheer Zamata time, too.

Varsity Blues turns 15 today. Did you know James Van Der Beek couldn’t throw a football?

Jenny McCarthy wanted to be The Bachelorette but ABC said no.

Tim Minchin, the comedian who did the Broadway adaptation of Matilda, is working on a Groundhog Day musical.

L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson wrote an unfavorable review of Lone Survivor, so now Glenn Beck is daring her to come on his show and read the review to the Marine Navy SEAL who lived the experience and wrote the book.

Peter Pan stops production of Peter Pan to propose to Wendy IRL.

Jimmy Fallon and ’80s/Actual Bruce Springsteen parodied the Chris Christie traffic jam conspiracy last night in stupendous fashion.

Lena Dunham is the new queen of comedy, if you hadn’t heard (from the mouth of Vogue).

12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley got a pilot order, American Crimeover at ABC. What’s it all about, Ridley? “The personal lives of the players involved in a racially charged trial are examined as their worlds are turned upside down.”

April 15: FX rolls out the new Fargo miniseries.

The Dissolve has an oral history of Hoop Dreams.

Coming to the Governors Ball in New York this June: The aforementioned Outkast, but also Jack White, Vampire Weekend, the Strokes, Janelle Monáe, Skrillex, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Sleigh Bells, Interpol, Phoenix, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler, the Creator, and more.

And why not spend a Sunday at church, in a pickup truck, then at a strip club with Killer Mike in “Ghetto Gospel”? [via]

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