<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:29:17 -0600 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:29:17 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Top Super Bowl 50 Social Media Moments]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:41:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508984228.jpg

The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, delivering star quarterback Peyton Manning his second championship ring. From Beyoncé's performance of her new song "Formation" at halftime to Betty White's dab before the game, here are the top social media moments on and off the field.

11. A disappointed Cam Newton abruptly walked out of the post-Super Bowl press conference after the Panthers quarterback gave reporters short answers about his team's loss.

Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski took to Twitter, scolding Newton for his behavior, but he quickly had to clarify his remarks. 

"You will never last in the NFL with that attitude,” Romanowski wrote. "The world doesn’t revolve around you, boy! #CamNewton

Romanowski deleted that tweet. Later, he tried to clarify his remarks tweeting, "Calm down everyone! I meant he needs to grow up!”

He eventually tweeted an apology: "I apologize for that remark 'boy.' It was not intentional or even trying to disrespect others. Peace everyone!"

Meanwhile, some critics also slammed Newton for having failed to dive for the ball during a fumble, and called it a "business decision." 

10. NBA superstar Kevin Durant shot photos from the sidelines.

9. A stampede of adorable dachshunds dressed in hot dog buns ran toward ketchup and mustard bottles in a Heinz commercial, one of the many memorable Super Bowl ads. 

8. FLOTUS and POTUS prepped for the Super Bowl with their dogs Sunny and Bo. 

7. Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter Apple Martin and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy were seen holding hands in Paltrow's Instagram post before the Super Bowl. Apple's father Chris Martin and Beyonce performed together during the halftime show.

6. Jonathan Stewart leapt into the end zone for the Panthers only touchdown.

5. Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted an aerial view of the Super Bowl from space. Kelly is spending a year in space. 

4. Beyonce slayed in her halftime performance of her new song "Formation." She announced she's embarking on a Formation World Tour during the game. The halftime festivities also boasted performances by Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

3. Betty White dabbed, sending Newton a message prior to the start of the game.

2. Denver Broncos starting quarterback Peyton Manning won his second Super Bowl. 

1. Lady Gaga sported red eyeshadow and delivered a memorable rendition of the national anthem to kick off Super Bowl 50.

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<![CDATA[Celeb Baby Boom: Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:34:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-505183514.jpg See which celebrities are gearing up for parenthood in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Best Super Bowl 50 Ads: All About Having Fun]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:36:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SteveHarveyNewsroomPic.jpg

Leave it to Dame Helen Mirren to wring laughs out what amounted to a PSA against drunk driving in an ad mounted by the folks at Budweiser, whose Super Bowl commercial stars have ranged over the years from prancing Clydesdales to talking frogs. “This is supposed to be fun!" she declared.

She meant downing a cold Bud. But intended or otherwise, the line, heard nearly 3.5 million times on YouTube before kickoff, set the tone for many of the ads sprinkled throughout Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. Following an off year, remembered most for Nationwide’s depressing dead-kid spot, humor made a modest comeback in 2016.

Advertisers who went the comedic route served up, for the most part, the commercial equivalent of comfort food – the kind of fare that goes down well with a Bud. And Mirren proved far from the only recognizable face to show up during Super Bowl spots, many of which were already familiar from days of online exposure.

With a price tag of $166,666.667 per second, it’s hard to fault the many advertisers who played it safe, by combining celebrities, gentle laughs and pre-game publicity. Still, here are some spots worth another viewing:

Gotta Have Hart
Kevin Hart emerged as a literal helicopter parent, playing a dad keeping tabs on his teenage daughter, her date – and the family Hyundai. 

Fifty-Year Itch
Willem Dafoe channeled Marilyn Monroe by donning her iconic white dress from “The Seven Year Itch” to hawk Snickers. Stick around for the kicker with Eugene Levy. 

Chachi Loves Avocado
The Earth museum of the future features an emojis exhibit, a Rubik’s Cube – and Scott Baio. Oh yeah, and Avocados from Mexico, whose appeal apparently spans galaxies. 

Mr. Universe
Steve Harvey makes fun of his Miss Universe flub – and of Verizon – on behalf of T-Mobile. 

Meme Game
T-Mobile also scored with another self-mocking celebrity pitchman: Drake, who gladly extends his meme friendly "Hotline Bling" to the cause of advertising. 

No "I" in Team, Part I
Key and Peele remind us how much we miss them already as they reunite for a Squarespace spot. 

No "I" in Team, Part II
Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen pair in an election-year-themed Bud Light ad that suggests we can all unite over beer. Look for a cameo by Paul Rudd. 

Mean Bruce Green
Speaking of Rudd, his Ant-Man tussled with the Hulk over a can of Coke. There’s a Mean Joe Greene in-joke somewhere in there waiting to burst out. 

Counting Sheep
This Honda commercial, featuring a woolly choir, plays like a "Far Side" cartoon with a Queen soundtrack. 

Walken Tall
Christopher Walken's sock puppet antics and unique pronunciation of "Kia Optima" are worth the trip. 

Jeff Meets Jeffersons
Jeff Goldblum shows off his piano skills with an air-borne rendition of “Movin’ on Up,” the theme from “The Jeffersons.” He’s joined by George Washington and Lil Wayne in an Apartments.com commercial tailor-made for those of us old enough to get the George and Weezy reference. 

Chip Off the Old Block
Being in-utero is no deterrent to craving Doritos, the folks at PepsiCo would have us believe. 

Dews and Don’ts
Mountain Dew Kickstart managed to both tweak Super Bowl advertisers’ penchant for commercials featuring cute animals and cuter kids – and creep us out with its puppy-monkey-baby mutant creation. 

Dream On
Skittles contributed to the creepy quotient with its rainbow portrait of Steven Tyler, which duets with the human version. 

Sharp Tongued
Creepy Part III: A scuzzy talking razor makes a good argument for Dollar Shave Club. 

Smart Alec
Alec Baldwin and some famous friends prove no match for Amazon Echo. 

Coffee Break
Death Wish Coffee's clever Viking-inspired spot provided a jolt of action-driven humor. The small java company made the most of its big break, which came via QuickBooks. 


Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Beyonce, Coldplay, Mars Deliver Energetic, Nostalgic Halftime Show ]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:15:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_83878648327.jpg

Billed as a musical celebration of past, present and future, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin delivered a high-powered Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show with help from Beyonce and Bruno Mars.

In front of more than 70,000 fans in attendance Sunday to witness the big game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, three of music's biggest acts joined forces to fete the Bowl's fiftieth anniversary as the sun set over Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California [[367984521,C]]

Martin began the performance on the field before joining fellow Coldplay members Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion on the center stage for the band's hit "Viva la Vida" before moving on to "Paradise." Aided by screams from the hundreds of fans flanking the four satellite stages, Coldplay then moved on to "Adventure of a Lifetime." [[367986101,C]]

Bruno Mars, who headlined the 2014 halftime show, donned black leather, shades and gold chains for a rousing, choreographed dance version of his hit "Uptown Funk" with deejay/producer Mark Ronson, who spun alongside Mars and his backup dancers. 

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Also in gladiatorial black and gold, Beyonce stormed the field with her backup dancers for a stomping interpretation of her new song, "Formation," which she released on her website Saturday.

Then it was back to a "Uptown Funk" featuring all three headliners ahead of a video montage looking back across the years of the Halftime Show, showcasing performers such as James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and U2. Backed by Martin on piano the band performed a mash-up of hits including snippets of U2's "Beautiful Day" and Prince's "Purple Rain" with Coldplay's "Clocks," "Fix You" and "Up&Up." [[367985991,C]]

All headliners gathered with dancers and fans on stage to take their bow, arms around each other as the crowd went wild in appreciation. [[367984411,C]]

At a press conference Thursday, the British rock band said that they will have the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles there to represent the future and Beyonce — who delivered blazing Super Bowl Halftime performance in 2013 featuring a mini Destiny's Child reunion — for the past. "She's one of our all-time favorites and she's one of the greatest performers I've ever witnessed," Martin said.

"We’ve watched all of the other halftime shows many times and most of them are fantastic," Martin added. "I think we’re going to try to celebrate those other years and hopefully make a show as memorable as some of our favorites."

Asked if his children with ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, Apple and Moses, would watch the band's performance Sunday, Martin said: "I hope they'll watch. What else is on that day?" Just after the game commenced Paltrow posted to Instagram a picture of her daughter Apple and Blue Ivy, the daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z, holding hands at what looks to be a backstage area at Levi's Stadium. [[367983661,C]]

Singer Lady Gaga opened proceedings Sunday with a stirring rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. Wearing a glittering scarlet pantsuit and accompanied by a solo piano, Gaga delivered an uplifting and moving version of the National Anthem. Her white-blond hair swept high and back from her face, Gaga ending her performance by saying "God bless you, America." [[367981131,C]]

The Super Bowl was a warm up for Coldplay. The band announced their first U.S. summer tour dates two weeks ago. Beginning in July at MetLife Stadium near New York City, they will also stop in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Dallas, and San Francisco. [[188255461,C]]

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<![CDATA[Lady Gaga Delivers Stirring National Anthem to Open Super Bowl ]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:41:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508981392.jpg

Call it the month of Gaga.

Singer Lady Gaga opened proceedings at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday afternoon with a stirring rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner to kick off the match between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. 

Wearing a glittering scarlet pantsuit and accompanied by a solo piano, Gaga delivered an uplifting and moving version of the National Anthem. Her white-blond hair swept high and back from her face, Gaga sported blue nail polish and rocked American flag-themed platform shoes. She closed her performance by saying "God bless you, America."  [[367981131,C]]

Prior to Gaga's rendition of the National Anthem Sunday, a combined Armed Forces choir performed "America the Beautiful" with sign language accompaniment from Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin. [[367982451,C]]

It's a busy February for the 29-year-old star who is set to perform at not just the Super Bowl but also the Grammy Awards, and she will appear at the Oscars. Gaga will deliver a tribute to late rock legend David Bowie at the Grammys on Feb. 15, and then take the stage at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28 as a presenter.

Ahead of her Super Bowl performance, the "Applause" singer told NFL media analyst Nate Burlesons that singing the National Anthem at this year's game is one of the highest honors of her career and a dream she has harbored most of her life. "I’ve always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a major sporting event since I was a little girl, and for it to be the Super Bowl, it is the ultimate," she said

"I get a chance to sing for all the athletes who have been working so hard their whole lives for this moment, the coaches, as well as the fans in the stands who are waiting for this moment," Gaga ( real name Stefani Germanotta) added. "I think it really marks what being an American is all about: working hard and that being the ultimate payoff for the champion is hard work." [[367978821,C]]

Of performing in the National Anthem in the wake of former singers who have appeared at the Super Bowl, including Alicia Keys, Opera diva Renee Fleming, Tony-winner Idina Menzel, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel and Whitney Houston, Gaga said her focus would be on the significance of the song. 

"I have to live up to a song that stands the test of time," she told Burlesons. "I think the best way to do that is kind of forget about yourself and just focus on what it means." [[367979511,C]]

Gaga was the first A-lister to take the stage at Levi's Stadium ahead of Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Coldplay, who are set to perform the Super Bowl halftime extravaganza. 

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<![CDATA[Betty White Dabs]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:16:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Betty-White2.jpg

There's no denying that win or lose Sunday's game, Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton has had a pretty good year. 

And now, one Hollywood icon is coming forward to take some credit for his success. 

At the start of Super Bowl 50, Chicago's own Betty White had a message for Newton, saying she "taught @CameronNewton everything he knows."

White is seen "dabbing," a dance move which Newton has turned into his signature celebration on the field. He even got Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to dab:

Newton was named NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show on Saturday night, and is making his first Super Bowl appearance in Sunday's game. 

No matter what happens Sunday night, he should probably thank Betty White. 

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<![CDATA[Bieber, Maejor Fence on SF Streets]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:29:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CaksJsvUsAAU3Vp.jpg

An estimated 15,000 people flocked to San Francisco to enjoy the last day of Super Bowl City, but one among them caused a greater furor than others.

Justin Bieber is in the Bay Area ahead of Super Bowl 50.

Some lucky Beliebers stumbled across the two-time Grammy winner roaming the city's streets and snatched up the selfie opportunity. A fan site picked up the images and tweeted that he is in San Francisco for some parties but said he doesn't plan to attend the game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter posted a grainy video to Instagram in which he and Maejor, a.k.a. Michigan-born singer Brandon Green, race each other on a Chinatown street. The post is tagged, "Bryson Tiller you’re next."

In another video posted to his Instagram page, Bieber and Maejor engage in a mock sword-fight on a sidewalk. Bieber emerges as the apparent winner, laughing at his friend's faux death scene. 

The pair also posed for a photograph in a car with an unidentified friend.

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<![CDATA[Super Bowl Ads: Willem Dafoe Is Not Himself]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 17:32:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Snickers+Willem+Dafoe.jpg

With only a couple of days to go until Super Bowl 50 kicks off in Santa Clara, CA, big name advertisers are already hyping the rollout of the ads they hope will become event classics.

Ad space during the biggest game of the NFL season comes at a premium price – a 30-second Super Bowl 50 ad spot is selling for as much as $5 million, according to Fortune. That's a lot of money to push beers, cars and potato chips, but when the NFL championship airs on Feb. 7 on CBS, advertisers can expect to have their product in front of over 1 million consumers (last year's game drew 114 million viewers).  

Promoting a product during the Super Bowl also comes with great expectations from audiences wanting to be wowed each and every year. Ad campaign directors attempt to go bigger and better, adding more wow factors, comedy, or embracing emotion to root their brand in the minds of Americans.

Take a look at the the ads below and check back regularly for all the Super Bowl spots rolled out in the lead-up to the big game. 

Willem Dafoe does his best Marilyn Monroe in Snickers ad entry for Sunday's big game. It's a continuation of their "You're not you when you're hungry" campaign. [[367844261,C]]

Squarespace is back for Super Bowl 50 with the aid of comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who not only star in the ad but will also be providing live commentary throughout the game. [[367844141,C]]

Cuteness is a big draw on game day amidst all the hits, completions and blocks. So Mountain Dew has gone one – or should that be two? – better by combinging three things that often win the Super Bowl ad game: puppies, monkeys and babies. The creepy/cute Frankenstein-like creation is on hand to push the new Kickstart range which combines Dew, juice and caffeine. [[367698031,C]]

Automaker Audi is back for its eighth Super Bowl appearance with a spot featuring the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus. To the score of David Bowie's "Starman," a retired astronaut gets his groove back thanks to his son and the 205 mph Audi. [[367698281,C]]

No More, the public awareness campaign designed to inform and engage people to end domestic violence and sexual assault will debut their latest PSA "Text Talk" during the third quarter. [[367844381,C]]

Returning to the big game for the fourth consecutive year, Toyota is showcasing the latest version of its popular Prius hybrid by placing an everyman actor in the car to the soundtrack of the original song "Heck on Wheels." [[367698141,C]]

Super Bowl entertainment sponsor Pepsi and singer Janelle Monae are hoping their latest spot will deliver the "Joy of Dance" to audiences ahead of the Coldplay/Beyonce halftime extravaganza. [[367698611,C]]

Pantene teamed up with some NFL players for its "Strong is Beautiful" ad campaign to show women and girls "shine by helping to build their confidence." The videos feature the athletes figuring out what the playbook is on styling their daughters' hair. In one, Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams wants to know, "Why do they make these barrettes so complicated for guys?" as he tries to create twisted pigtails for his daughter, Rhiya. [[367638681, C]]

Thanks to the all new Genesis sedan, overprotective papa Kevin Hart manages to keep tabs on the whereabouts of his teenage daughter as she attempts to on Hyundai's "First Date." [[367558541,C]]

Steven Tyler is on deck for Skittles, and the Aerosmith frontman helps the candy brand push their "taste the rainbow" slogan with the aid of a high-pitched portrait of himself. [[367557901,C]]

With Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen already on board to push Bud Light (see below), Anheuser-Busch upped the Super Bowl celebrity quotient with the release of their new Budweiser ad tagged #GiveADamn. Helen Mirren stars in the drink driving PSA as herself, a "notoriously frank and uncensored British lady" who makes it very clear how dumb you must be to drive drunk. [[367396201,C]]

Drake revisted his dance moves from the video of his song "Hotline Bling" in the new T-Mobile Super Bowl spot. He also agrees to change the lyrics in order to make the hit sound more like a cell phone contract. [[367396381,C]]

Honda is back at Super Bowl 50 after sitting out the ad extravaganza in 2015. Focusing on the 2017 Ridgeline pickup truck, the Japanese carmaker enlists the help of some singing sheep to perform Queen's 1976 hit "Somebody to Love." [[367250271,C]]

According to Hyundai, a drive in their new 2017 Elantra is like taking a trip to Ryanville – that's a place where all the men look like Ryan Reynolds. [[367250691,C]]

Acura is back for the first time since 2012 with the launch of the brand new NSX supercar. [[367250451,C]]

Another carmaker ready to celebrate 50 years of the Super Bowl is Mini, helped out by a few familiar faces in their #DefyLabels spot. [[367250931,C]]

Scott Baio takes a trip to space to push Avocados from Mexico in an out of this world ad spot. [[367251221,C]]

Heinz is on cute overload with their spot for Ketchup featuring a stampede of weiner dogs, wearing hot dog costumes, no less. [[367251351,C]]

Who knows what lurks in the walk-in closet? Christopher Walken does, and is, in the Kia Optima ad. But why is he there? Check out the full ad spot:  [[367405871,C]]

Online retailing giant Amazon will make their first appearance at the annual ad bowl, thanks to a little help from Alec Baldwin and Dan Marino. [[366741311,C]] [[367251721,C]]

To celebrate 50 years of the big game, the NFL has released a music video as their spot featuring generations of Super Bowl babies singing a version of Seal's "Kiss from a Rose." [[367251971,C]]

Also employing the power of celebrity is Apartments.com, enlisting the talents of Lil Wayne, Jeff Goldblum and "George Washington" in a spot titled "MovinOnUp." Check out the tease we guarantee will leave you more confused than ever about what's going on, followed by the full ad spot. [[367251811,C]] [[367561291,C]]

Also is the realm of random team-ups are the Marmot teasers. The outdoor clothing purveyor is making its ad debut at the Super Bowl and introducing audiences to their new marmot mascot. [[366741991,C]] [[366742221,C]]

While chocolate may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about game day, Butterfinger (Nestle) is back for Super Bowl 50 and teasing their spot in advance. [[366742591,C]]

Electronic game franchise Pokémon is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has created a Super Bowl ad that'll run at the beginning of the game's third quarter. [[366455451,C]]

First to tease this year's campaigns was Anheuser-Busch (the event's exclusive beer sponsor for the 28th straight year). Shock Top readies to make its Super Bowl debut with a little help from comedian T.J. Miller. [[366235941,C]]

Elsewhere, Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen are hoping Americans will come together under the Bud Light Party. [[367566601,C]]

Also making a Super Bowl debut is LG Electronics with a little help from producer Ridley Scott and actor Liam Neeson. [[367558811,C]]

A year after its Super Bowl debut, website development company Wix is back with a "Kung Fu Panda 3" tie-in spot produced by DreamWorks Animation. [[367697821,C]]

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<![CDATA['SNL' Recap: Bernie Sanders Joins Larry David]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:50:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Bernie-Larry-SNL-Ship-.jpg

Bernie Sanders joined Larry David on "Saturday Night Live" and the result was pretty, pretty, pretty good. 

But first David began his "SNL" monologue as host with the signature laid-back, self-deprecating style that has made the "Seinfeld" co-creator a household name.

David said he was shocked he was a host when he considers himself more of a guest, and never a good one.

“I’m supposed to say we have a great show tonight but why raise expectations? Why else would we be here?” he said. David went on to riff that he used to be a "poor schmuck" before becoming a "rich prick" and he doesn't have a problem with women dating him because he has money and is on television. 

"Why else" would a woman go out with an old, bald man like himself, the 68-year-old joked. 

For his first sketch David took us back to his hit HBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm" but this version was "Bern Your Enthusiasm" where David played Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. He was surrounded by campaign staffer versions of the characters portrayed on "Curb."

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In typical David fashion, "Sanders" managed to insult, offend, and annoy everyone he came in contact with by simply being himself. And as always, it came back to haunt him.

This time his actions disenchanted five potential voters, who later cost him the Iowa caucus. He had alienated the family of a supporter in a rope line by refusing to shake her hand after she coughed. "Sanders" lost another vote by refusing to "pop" back in the shoulder of a voter who dislocated it in a car accident.

"I'm from Brooklyn. We don't pop in Brooklyn," David said. 

It was a photo finish when all five were unveiled as Hillary Clinton supporters, with only David's Sanders to blame.

The real Bernie Sanders appeared opposite David in a later sketch about the evacuation of a sinking ship.

David’s character complained about women and children being rescued first, and demanded that his money and connections should allow him an early exit off the ship.

Sanders, who has campaigned on inequality, jumped right in to protest the entitlement of the one percent.

“I’m so sick of the one percent getting preferential treatment," Sanders said. “ We need to unite and work together if we are going to get through this.”

At which David responded: “That sounds like socialism to me.”

The vessel eventually made it to New York and David rebuffed Sanders' suggestion to share a cab, saying they had "talked enough." 

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Before introducing musical guest The 1975, David and Sanders appeared as themselves with Sanders getting a chance to deliver a signature David catchphrase.

David asked Sanders how things were going in New Hampshire, to which Sanders said, "okay."

David asked "just okay?"

Sanders responded: "pretty, pretty, pretty good."

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Other topics that "SNL" delved into were Sen. Ted Cruz's Iowa victory and the Super Bowl.

The show's cold open featured Taran Killam as Cruz talking about how unlikeable he was. At one point he referred to himself as a "nasty little weasel."  

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With less than 24 hours to go before Super Bowl 50, Killam and Kenan Thompson played NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. For the sketch, the players sang the classic tune "Ebony and Ivory" made popular by Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney.

One of the story lines leading up to the Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers has been the different coverage and attention given to Newton and Manning.

While Manning has been praised for his records and career, Newton, the black quarterback, has been criticized for his showboating.

That prompted Thompson’s Newton to ask: “Why are people afraid of me? I do commercials for Greek yogurt?”

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<![CDATA[Iggy Azalea Talks New Album, Trendsetting]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:49:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/AP922502109304.jpg

As Iggy Azalea readies the release of her sophomore album, the rapper says she's feeling more self-assured and less worried about being or sounding cool.

"I think I'm more confident, and I think I have more belief in what I think is cool rather than worrying about what other people are going to like," Azalea said in an interview Friday.

"I think I have more belief in myself in being a trendsetter, which all artists should. So I hope to maybe move the dial a little bit more than I did last time," she added.

The 25-year-old made the comments before she performed at a Sports Illustrated pre-Super Bowl Party in San Francisco — a city she said she loves visiting. Azalea said she wasn't attending Sunday's Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California, but she's happy to watch Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Coldplay perform during the halftime show.

"I have to go home and work, but I will be watching them on television. I'm excited to watch them at home," the pink-haired performer said.

She signed autographs and took photos with fans outside of the 1015 Folsom nightclub, and inside she shook hands with concertgoers in the loud crowd while also performing songs like "Fancy" and "Black Widow."

Azalea said her new album will be released "this half of the year." It won't include as many guest artists as her Grammy-nominated debut, "The New Classic," she said.

"Less features than last time. I went a bit feature crazy," she said of the 2014 album, which included songs co-starring Jennifer Hudson, mentor T.I., reggae artist Mavado and pop singers Rita Ora and Charli XCX.

"I'm hoping people will see my growth, being able to hold my own on a song without needing somebody else's companionship," she added. "But I still will do some features because I love that, too."

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<![CDATA['Late Night' Hot Topics 'YaBurnt']]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 06:32:58 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Final-Late-Night-Burnt-.jpg Seth Meyers deals with the hottest topics of the week]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Rebel Wilson Plays up the Single Life]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:53:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Single-Life-Fallon-.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Rebel Wilson play up the Single Life.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Thank You Notes]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:54:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/Fallon-Bush-Newton-Thank-You-Notes-AM.jpg Jimmy Fallon writes his weekly Thank You Notes .]]> <![CDATA[Samantha Bee Season]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:34:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-504216848.jpg

The segment could have been straight out of "The Daily Show": Samantha Bee, fake journalist, pokes at the truth with pointed humor as she spotlights the very real disgrace of women U.S. veterans left to use prosthesis made for men.

"Here's you mistake," she told her interview subject, a woman who was given a prosthetic foot intended for a man. "You went to the VA thinking your problem was a missing foot when really your problem was a missing penis."

The bit offered vintage Samantha Bee, who helped define "The Daily Show" as an often blunt, sardonic source of news-driven satire during her 12-year run, the longest – and one of the strongest – of any correspondent.

The prosthesis clip is being used to promote her new weekly program, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," which debuts at 10:30 p.m. Monday on TBS. The show marks Bee’s welcome return to the air while addressing TV's own disgrace of a late night comedy landscape devoid of women hosts since Chelsea Handler’s E! show ended nearly 18 months ago.

Bee's new gig also represents the latest offspring of the Jon Stewart-era "Daily Show," which helped launch news parody programs from Stephen Colbert, Larry Wilmore and John Oliver, whose “Last Week Tonight” returns for a third season on HBO Feb. 14. After Stewart stepped down in August, he turned over the Comedy Central show to Trevor Noah, a smart young South African comic, who is doing a fine job so far.

The Canadian-born Bee left "The Daily Show" in April as a well-practiced expert in the art of deadpan, while proving equally adept at flashing TV-reporter-like looks of empathy before swooping in with punch lines that exposed hypocrisies. Perhaps her greatest moment came at the 2008 Republican National Convention when she used the pregnancy of Bristol Palin to lure conservatives into sounding nearly liberal when discussing reproductive rights ("There’s a word I’m looking for... I think it rhymes with 'voice?'" Bee prodded).

Clips touting "Full Frontal" offer more examples of the "Daily Show"-style correspondent approach as well as showing Bee in the host’s role, giving her take on the Iowa caucuses ("State color: white people," she said of the Buckeye State).

The recent barrage of promos – which include an elaborate "Star Wars" spoof – suggests that Bee’s aiming to produce social media friendly material that will attract some of "The Daily Show" crowd, along with new fans.


Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA['Shades of Blue' Preview: Episode 5]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:52:41 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ShadesBlue-Ep5.jpg What will Harlee and Tess intercept that leads them to discover Wozniak's secret affair? Who is Wozniak sleeping with inside the company and who is planning to blackmail Wozniak with this information? Plus, what is it that Harlee suspects Stahl of planting in her bedroom and what will she do about it? Take a sneak peek at next week’s explosive show below.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight' Puppies Predict Broncos Win Super Bowl]]> Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:06:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PUPPIES_Screen-Shot-2016-02-05-at-2.08.17-AM.jpg

Take it from these prescient puppies: the Denver Broncos are going to win the Super Bowl. 

The “Tonight Show” has a clutch of puppies known as the "Predicting Puppies" with the ability to see into the Sunday’s game. Instead of a crystal ball there are two aluminum bowls filled with dog food. And each bears the name of the competing teams, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.
Whichever team’s bowl gains the largest ball of puppies is surely meant to win.

“This works every year,” host Jimmy Fallon said as he introduced Brad Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Ted Mooney and several other pups.

Fallon will often summon the all-seeing-eye dogs for major sports events. In the past, the puppies failed to see that the Broncos would lose in 2013 to the Baltimore Ravens. But this year’s a sure thing.

“That was a landslide right there,” Fallon said after the dogs chose the Broncos as this years Super Bowl 50 winner.

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<![CDATA[Megyn Kelly Talks Trump Boycott on 'Tonight Show' ]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:45:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/KELLY_AP_828085981256.jpg

Megyn Kelly explained on "The Tonight Show” that she was just doing her job as a journalist during the Republican debate she moderated that featured a clash with Donald Trump.

“We never thought anyone would react to the questions that way,” she said to host Jimmy Fallon. “He got a tough question but they all got tough questions.”

Kelly, who hosts the “Kelly File” on Fox News, appeared on the “Tonight Show” on Thursday night where she described the “surreal six months” after Trump accused her of being biased against him because of her line of questions during an Aug. 6 debate last year.

During that debate, she asked Trump about his treatment of women.

“You've called women you don't like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ '’slobs’ and ‘disgusting animals’,” she said to Trump. “Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? And how will you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?"

Kelly explained to Fallon Thursday night that the point of a debate is to ask “tough questions.”

“All those guys got it right it in the kisser. But that’s what they have to do,” she said. “They want George Washington’s job”

She continued, “I’m a member of the press and that’s what I do, press.”

Fallon praised Kelly for not bowing to Trump’s boycott of the Jan. 28 debate and asked her if Trump would be attending the upcoming Republican debate on March 3.

“He hasn’t committed,” she said and then went on to note that Trump has inspired many on the right.

“He’s electrified the Republican debates,” she said. “He’s introduced a lot of issues in this election that Republicans wanted to talk about.”

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<![CDATA[Colin Jost Thinks Larry David Has Helped Sanders]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:44:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DAVID_Screen-Shot-2016-02-05-at-2.10.54-AM.jpg 'SNL' member Colin Jost explains to host Seth Meyers has enjoyed Larry David’s presence on the set of ‘SNL” and, by Jost’s estimation of David “as a likable person,” Bernie Sanders gets a bump in the polls from David’s impression of Sanders. Who would characterize David as likable?]]> <![CDATA[ 'Late Night': Colin Jost's Childhood Videos]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:40:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/EMBARASS_Screen-Shot-2016-02-05-at-2.20.21-AM.jpg Seth Meyers knows SNL member Colin Jost’s brother. And, it just so happens, that brother gave Meyers a home video of Jost as a child.]]> <![CDATA[Emotional 'Tonight' Interview With Jonah Hill]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:38:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/EMOTIONAL_Screen-Shot-2016-02-05-at-2.05.55-AM.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Jonah have a conversation with each other while adapting to random emotional situations.]]> <![CDATA[Puppies Predict Super Bowl 50]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:33:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PUPPIES_Screen-Shot-2016-02-05-at-2.08.17-AM.jpg Jimmy Fallon welcomes back his panel of puppies to predict the results of the Super Bowl matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.]]> <![CDATA[See Photos of Maurice White Through the Years]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:44:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/th-maurice-GettyImages-83092635.jpg Take a look at the life of Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire.

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<![CDATA['SNL' Feels the Bern With Larry David]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:40:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NUP_172453_0001.JPG

Bristol Palin recently returned to the headlines by panning Tina Fey and "Saturday Night Live" for mocking the verbal yo-yo exhibition her mother put on while endorsing Donald Trump last month. "Saturday Night Live and Fey have been clinging to this impersonation a little too long," the younger Palin wrote in a blog post. "It's getting pathetic."

Sure, Fey debuted her Sarah Palin imitation in 2008, which seems like eons ago in the national political timeline. But the former "Weekend Update" anchor's latest "SNL" gig didn't feel old as much as old school: She offered a master class in meta comedy by lampooning a performance by Palin that played to many like a Tina Fey caricature.

Fey's return came in an "SNL" election year season in which comedians boasting long histories with the show are taking center stage. Amy Poehler donned her 2008 Hillary Clinton wig and frosty smile for a dueling Hillarys bit with current cast member Kate McKinnon. Former cast member and current "SNL" announcer Darrell Hammond has pulled double duty with his dead-on Trump and Bill Clinton impressions.

But "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David stands out as the season's most ballyhooed cameo-maker, with two appearances as Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. And why not: They look alike. They sound alike. They grew up just six years and a couple of Brooklyn neighborhoods apart.

They both come across as agitated contrarians who sweat the details (David as Sanders assailing big banks: "Why do they chain all their pens to the desk?").

"SNL" gets to feel the Bern this weekend when David hosts for the first time, fresh off Sanders' strong showing in the Iowa caucuses. Both men, to put it in cheesy Seinfeldian terms, are as hot as one of George Steinbrenner's favorite calzones.

David's grumpy persona won't allow him show whether he's feeling - to borrow his own favorite phrase - pretty, pretty, pretty good about hosting a show after seemingly burning his bridges three decades ago during a brief stint as a writer.

The off-told story goes like this: David, who was having trouble getting sketches on the air, quit in dramatic fashion and stormed out. He later panicked and returned to work as if nothing happened.

If that sounds familiar, it's because David used his experience as fodder for his self-destructive TV alter ego, George Costanza, on "Seinfeld," the show that made him rich, though not immediately famous.

David's gained a post-"Seinfeld" following through his HBO show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." His recent turn in his Broadway play, "A Fish in the Dark," offered a showcase for live performing chops left largely dormant since his stand-up days and his role on the short-lived early 1980s ABC sketch show "Fridays."

Like Sanders, David's acquired-taste appeal crosses age groups. The comic's public detente with "SNL" started with his cameo on last year's 40th anniversary special, which brought together decades worth of performers, with little sign of generation gaps.

"SNL" isn't "pathetic," as Bristol Palin suggests, as much as keeping up with the times - even when that means turning back the clock.  

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter. 

Photo Credit: Dana Edelson/NBC
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