This 44th class of honorees for lifetime achievement in the creative arts is heavy on musical performers. The honorees also include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz and folk music legend Joni Mitchell. All will be honored on Dec. 5 with a trademark program that includes personalized tributes and performances that are kept secret from the honorees.
NBC’s Saturday Night Live returns Oct. 3 with Chris Rock as host. In an interview, Michaels, the show’s creator, talks about pandemic preparations and why “a little danger” can be good for comedy.
President Barack Obama today unveiled 21 recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Among them are Ellen DeGeneres, Lorne Michaels and former FCC Chairman Newton Minow
NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two hours before dress rehearsal for the Mother’s Day edition of “Saturday Night Live,” the mood seemed relaxed. Studio 8H at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where guest host Reese Witherspoon would soon preside, was almost deserted. And Lorne Michaels, “SNL” creator and executive producer, exuded mellowness as he […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday misidentified “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels as “Lauren.” The flub by a graphics person, made on the East Coast feed of the morning show, was corrected for broadcasts in other time zones and online, the network said. “Today” had interviewed Michaels for […]
NEW YORK (AP) — When “Saturday Night Live” returns this weekend for its 39th year, executive producer Lorne Michaels won’t be fretting. “We’re gonna do a good show,” he declared. “Every time Tina has come back, the show’s been great.” He’s talking about former “SNL” regular and frequent guest Tina Fey, of course, back again […]