No problem for Chance
For obvious reasons, it’s important for every host of Saturday Night Live to know how to deliver a comedic line — or, at the very least, be OK with making a fool of themselves. As it turns out, Chance the Rapper delivers on both.
Chance, who also pulled double duty as musical guest (and brought out surprise guest Megan Thee Stallion during his performance), rapped a killer monologue, in which he extolled the virtues of his beloved Chicago, a.k.a. the second city. He also wore a red Chicago Teachers Union sweatshirt, publicly supporting the educators who have been on strike.
The episode also featured some special guests, including SNL vets Darrell Hammond and Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin and, arguably best of all, Jason Momoa, who gave viewers a treat for the eyes and the ears.
But that’s not why the episode was so, so good. Chance, despite his talents, simply couldn’t handle all the ridiculousness that ensued throughout the 90 minutes. And the only thing better than an SNL host who’s a master of sketch comedy is one who can’t keep it together.
Chance can come back any time.
Jared Padalecki was reportedly arrested in Texas
Uh-oh. Jared Padalecki was arrested in Austin, Texas, at one of his favourite haunts. The Supernatural star (or Dean on Gilmore Girls, if you prefer) was taken in on two counts of assault (hitting a bartender and the manager) and one count of public intoxication, reports TMZ. The gossip site has video of the actor getting physical with someone (allegedly a friend of Jared’s) before getting busted by police. The vid also shows Padalecki pulling out a pile of money and showing it off to the officers.
Padalecki’s bond was set at $15,000, but there were no reports as to whether or not bail was paid and/or if he was released.
Felicity Huffman got out of jail early
People were already in a huff that Felicity Huffman only received a 14-day prison sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal. So one can only imagine how those same people felt upon learning that the actress was released from jail three days early.
Huffman served 11 days of the 14-day sentence, which began on Tuesday, October 15. She was originally scheduled to be released on Sunday but was let out on Friday. According to People, this is “normal policy for inmates who are set to be released on weekends.”
As part of her sentence, the Emmy winner also had to pay a $30,000 fine, must perform 250 hours of community service, and will be supervised for the next year. A source previously told People that Felicity is “embarrassed and just ready to get this behind her” and “move forward.” We’ll see how she comes back from this.
Queen Elizabeth has someone break in her shoes, because of course
Naturally, the Queen has her very own dressmaker and doesn’t always have to worry about fashion the same way the younger royals do. But along with that perk comes another bonus for Her Majesty. In her new book The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the monarch’s dressmaker and confidant Angela Kelly reveals that she personally wears Her Maj’s shoes before the royal herself puts them on.
“As has been reported a lot in the press, a flunky wears in Her Majesty’s shoes to ensure that they are comfortable and that she is always good to go,” Kelly wrote, according to People. “And yes, I am that flunky.” Kelly added, “The Queen has very little time to herself and not time to wear in her own shoes, and as we share the same shoe size it makes the most sense this way.”
How many times have your feet suffered while breaking in a new pair of shoes? The Queen is a lucky, lucky lady. If only we could all have an Angela.
Louis C.K. is going on tour
It was just last week that Harvey Weinstein was confronted at a comedy show in New York by women who couldn’t stay silent while he just sat there, being Harvey. But because the world still operates the way it does, the comic who called him out, as well as an audience member, were both kicked out of the club. Hot on the heels of that grossness comes word that Louis C.K. will be going on tour.
The comedian announced on his website that he will hit 14 cities, beginning on Saturday, November 2 in Richmond, Virginia and finishing up on Friday, January 31 in New Orleans. He will also hit Tel Aviv, Rome and Bratislava, Slovakia.
“I am on the road doing professional stand-up comedy,” he wrote on his site. “Which consists of sharing jokes, stories, observations, lies, non-lies, and being generally ridiculous for the benefit of a laughing audience.” Louis added he would be “adding more dates” and posting them on the site.
It was in 2017 when C.K. faced accusations of sexual misconduct by five women, which the comedian confirmed were true. He kept a low profile over the next several months before returning to his stand-up roots in August 2018. Is it always or never too soon for Louis C.K. to make a comeback in this #MeToo world? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.