<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:14:02 -0500 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:14:02 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Schedule Change: DOOL to Air at 2:05 AM]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:39:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/days-of-our-lives-dool.jpg

Due to coverage of a state and local news conference about the Ebola patient in Dallas, "Days of Our Lives" was pre-empted on October 1, 2014.

Wednesday's episode of "Days of Our Lives" will now air at 2:05 a.m. Thursday morning.

You can watch the show online once it becomes available online by clicking here.

"Days of Our Lives" will return to it's normal broadcast time Thursday afternoon, barring breaking news.

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<![CDATA[Voicing Primetime: The "Doctor Who" Effect]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:45:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Selfie+Karen+Gilan.jpg

In "My Fair Lady," the Lerner and Loewe musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion," pompous proper Brit Henry Higgins gives Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle diction lessons — making her repeatedly say (and then sing, of course) "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain."

In "Selfie," the new ABC rom-com sitcom that got off to a promising start Tuesday, modern day marketing whiz Henry Higgs tries to transform self-absorbed social media over-sharer Eliza Dooley into a more analogue, sociable human.

But he doesn't mess much with her speaking voice — that's already been done for him.

Karen Gillan sparks a luminosity in Eliza as she did as Amy Pond in "Doctor Who." Her new show arrives the same week as her fellow "Who" breakout star and Scotland native David Tennant debuts in Fox's "Gracepoint," an America remake of his ongoing British crime drama “Broadchurch.”

In both ventures, though, something got lost in the translation: the actors' voices — or, more specifically, their accents. The two attractive performers have fallen victim to ugly Americanism.

Foreign accents and U.S. primetime TV don’t have a history of mixing well. In the 1950s, Desi Arnaz’ Cuban accent became fodder for jokes on “I Love Lucy.” Both “All in the Family” and “Sanford and Son” were remakes of 1960s British shows deemed unfit for U.S. viewers. For years, PBS, home to “Masterpiece Theater” and “Monty Python,” stood pretty much as the only place with room for voices other than American.

That’s changed as the world — particularly the TV entertainment world — has become more connected, thanks largely to digital technology. “Doctor Who” is a big draw all over, as is “Downton Abbey.”

Tongues are loosening a bit on U.S. network TV. The reimagined Sherlock Holmes of “Elementary” is a Brit. The delightfully quirky NBC sitcom “Welcome to Sweden” features Swedish natives and even occasional subtitles. Catherine Tate, another “Doctor Who” alum, kept her British accent when she joined the American version of “The Office” for much of the final two seasons.

There certainly are times when fine actors from abroad need to adapt their voices to the part — take Irdis Elba and Dominic West in “The Wire,” and, more recently, Stephen Graham’s explosive turn as the mercurial Al Capone on “Boardwalk Empire.” But what was the point of having Hugh Laurie adopt American speech patterns for “House”? His character might have proved even more cutting as a son of Cambridge University.

In the case of “Gracepoint,” perhaps Fox just should have snatched up the second series of “Broadchurch,” a show introduced on these shores by BBC America. As for “Selfie,” making Eliza a UK transplant could have added resonance to her backstory as an outsider who used social media to become what she thought was a glamorous insider.   

Nobody wants to pigeonhole strong actors. But it’s time for more TV executives to give audiences some credit, and learn a lesson from “Pygmalion”/”My Fair Lady”: The way a person speaks is no basis to keep them down.

 

Jere Hester is founding director of the award-winning, multi-media NYCity News Service 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[Good, "Bad," Hilarious: TV's Best Judges]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/NUP_163346_2077_1399674025.JPG

All rise as Kate Walsh takes her place at the bench in television's courtroom.

The "Grey's Anatomy" alum is the latest to don the flowing robes of a judge in her role as unorthodox jurist Rebecca Wright in "Bad Judge," premiering Thursday October 2 on NBC.

Walsh joins a small screen legal landscape awash in honorable characters thanks to court shows (Judges Judy, Joe Brown, Mathis, Pirro), reality series (talent judges Simon Cowell, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy) and crime procedurals such as "Law & Order" (actors Judith Light, Swoosie Kurtz, Carey Lowell, Sam Grey, Victor Truro and Marlo Thomas have all portrayed judges on one or more of the "L&O" franchises).

A rarer occurrence is the sitcom fictional judge. So in honor of "Bad Judge's" debut, here's a case by case look at five TV judges striving for order, and laughs.

"NIGHT COURT": JUDGE HARRY STONE

Case file: Set predominantly during the late-night shift of a Manhattan criminal court, the sitcom followed the travails of unorthodox Judge Harold T. "Harry" Stone and the circle of legal, criminal and everyday inhabitants involved in the cases that landed on his desk.

Presiding judge: Occasional "Saturday Night Live" player Harry Anderson portrayed Stone: a compassionate jurist whose parents were former mental patients, and who also happened to be an amateur magician. Though young, Stone was a fan of the fashions and music of the 1940s.

The verdict: Laughter ensued from 1984 to 1992 on NBC as audiences returned each week for new judgments from Stone, and to check-in with public defender Christine Sullivan (Markie Post), prosecutor Daniel R. "Dan" Fielding (John Larroquette) and bailiffs Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon (Richard Moll), Selma Hacker (Selma Diamond) and Roz Russell (Marsha Warfield).

"BAD JUDGE": JUDGE REBECCA WRIGHT

Case file: Wild child Rebecca Wright knows how to party, but she also happens to be one of Los Angeles' toughest and most respected county circuit court judges. She's a loose cannon in the courtroom prone to saying exactly what's on her mind and devising creative rulings tailored to the peculiarities of her cases.

Presiding judge: Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice") plays Wright as a tough-as-nails judge whose life outside the courtroom is anything but orderly.

The verdict: The viewing jury gets their first chance to sit in judgment when "Bad Judge" premieres on Thursday, October 2 on NBC. Walsh arrives at the sitcom with an established fan base thanks to her stints on "Grey's" and "Practice," and in the movie "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

"THE SIMPSONS": JUDGE HARM AND JUDGE SNYDER

Case files: At one time or another every member of the Simpson clan has been hauled before a Springfield judge. Even Marge once faced a shoplifting charge. And the two characters regularly sitting in judgment are Constance Harm and Roy Snyder.

Presiding judges: Both irregular characters in the Simpsons' oeuvre, Judge Constance Harm and Judge Roy Snyder have polar opposite judging styles. Voiced by Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Harm is sadistic, unforgiving and quick to hand down harsh sentences — especially when it comes to Bart. Snyder (voiced by Harry Shearer) easily forgives, is easily bribed by Mr. Burns, and easily annoyed by the antics of lawyer Lionel Hutz.

The verdict: Two decades and counting of courtroom laughs and famous catchphrases. Judge Snyder: "Boys will be boys!" Judge Harm: "Don't spit on my cupcake and tell me it's frosting!"

"PICKET FENCES": JUDGE HENRY BONE

Case file: Set in the small town of Rome, Wisconsin, "Picket Fences" followed the lives of Sheriff Jimmy Brock (Tom Skerritt), town doctor and Brock's wife Jill (Kathy Baker), verbose lawyer Douglas Wambaugh (Fyvush Finkel) and the oft irritated Judge Henry Bone (Ray Walston).

Presiding judge: Judge Bone's personal notions of right and wrong often appeared to shape his rulings. Bone's animosity toward Wambaugh's pontificating became a staple scenario and ongoing gag of the series, with the lawyer's pontificating a hair trigger for the judge's ever-escalating grumpiness.

The verdict: Airing from 1992 to 1996 on CBS, "Picket Fences" dealt with subjects often considered taboo on TV at the time, including homophobia, transsexuality, medical ethics and date rape. Though it occasionally struggled for ratings (perhaps due to its regular Friday night time slot), the series had a devoted fan following who returned for the mix of oddball characters, modern drama and gentle humor. Walston ("My Favorite Martian") won a supporting actor Emmy for his work on the series.

"MY TWO DADS": JUDGE MARGARET W. WILBUR

Case file: No, it wasn't an ahead-of-its-time series about a same-sex married couple raising a child. It was a sitcom about teenager Nicole Bradford (Staci Keanan) who, following the death of her mother, goes to live with the father she has never met. Make that two fathers, both of whom were mom's former boyfriends: straight-laced Michael was played by Paul Reiser ("Mad About You"), while Greg Evigan ("B.J. and the Bear") portrayed wacky artist Joey. Family court Judge Margaret W. Wilbur would frequently visit the teenager to check in on her and serve as mentor. Wilbur also owned the building the new family lived in making her their landlady.

Presiding judge: Actress Florence Stanley portrayed Wilbur through the show's run from 1987 to 1990 on NBC. Stanley's Wilbur was sardonic, quick-witted, and withering when testosterone levels grew too high. Before "Dads," Stanley gained widespread fame in 1975 when she was cast as Bernice Fish, wife of Detective Fish (Abe Vigoda), on the hit television series "Barney Miller."

Continuance: "My Two Dads" had a crossover with another NBC show, "Night Court," when Judge Wilbur appeared in the "Night Court" episode "Game Show" in 1989.



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<![CDATA[Meyers: Weird Al Discusses His Parodies]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:19:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456422050.jpg Weird Al described to Seth Meyers how he comes up with song parodies, saying he looks for ideas that have "just the right amount of stupid."]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: Weird Al Talks Iggy Azalea]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:12:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456422082.jpg Weird Al talked to Seth Meyers about getting Iggy Azalea's permission for a parody of her hit "Fancy."]]> <![CDATA[Aretha Franklin To Headline "A Night To Remember"]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:57:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ANTR+2014_.jpg

NBC 5 and CitySquare are proud sponsors of A Night to Remember with The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on Saturday, September 6, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas. Tickets are sold out!
Event co-chairmen, Cindy and Scott Collier and Kara and Ross Miller, promise to deliver another stellar event. A Night to Remember has featured legendary performers like Diana Ross, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett and BB King.
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<![CDATA[Tyler Perry, Fallon Race Jumping Drones]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:31:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-10-01+at+6.13.57+AM.png Jimmy and Tyler Perry go head-to-head using iPads to race jumping drones around "The Tonight Show" studio.]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: Weird Al Played "Wheel of Fortune" With James Brown ]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:13:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456422094.jpg Weird Al talks to Seth Meyers about being a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" with Little Richard and James Brown. ]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: Weird Al Talks First Number One Album ]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456422056.jpg Weird Al told Seth Meyers how he learned about his album reaching number one on the Billboard charts on "Late Night."]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: Teller Played Drums in "Whiplash"]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:16:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NUP_165694_0969.jpeg Jimmy Fallon chats with actor Miles Teller about his dramatic film "Whiplash" and how the self-taught drummer really performed in the movie.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: Perry, Fallon Race Jumping Drones]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:01:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NUP_165694_0219.jpeg

Tyler Perry and Jimmy Fallon went head-to-head using iPads to race jumping drones around "The Tonight Show" studio on Tuesday.

But first, Perry talked about his obsession with full-scale remote control airplanes, which he flies at a farm in Georgia.

“I’ve got it bad, I’m the Jay Leno of remote control airplanes,” the “Gone Girl” actor said. “I’m a hoarder.”

Finally, Fallon and Perry raced jumping drones around the studio floor using an iPad. The obstacle course included leaping through a hoop, passing through a tunnel, and hurdling over Frank “Knuckles” of the “Tonight” band The Roots.

Who won? Watch the video above and find out.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth



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<![CDATA["Today" Sneak Peek of Pharrell Video]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:10:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/454724968.jpg

A sneak peak of Pharrell Williams’ new music video for his single “It Girl” was revealed during Tuesday’s episode of the "Today" show.

The single comes from his album “Girl,” which also features the number 1 Billboard hit “Happy.”

This first look was announced on Monday night’s episode of “The Voice.”

Watch the video above and be sure to catch Pharrell coach on "The Voice" Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.



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<![CDATA[George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin First Wedding Photo]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:58:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/clooney-people-mag.crop.jpg

The first photos have been unveiled from the wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.

People magazine wrangled the exclusive images and lead the new issue with a stunning cover photo of the newlyweds that also teases "25 exclusive, intimate photos" inside. 

The couple shared many public moments with fans and media outlets both before and after Saturday's star-studded wedding event in Venice, Italy, but this is the first glimpse of the Hollywood actor and human rights lawyer inside the ceremony and party.

Alamuddin, 36, wore a custom Oscar de la Renta French lace wedding gown, hand-embroidered with pearls and diamanté accents featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and a full circular train, according to People. "He's such an elegant designer and such an elegant man," Alamuddin said of the designer.

The groom wore a Giorgio Armani tuxedo. People also reports that Clooney, 53, wore customized cufflinks from Alamuddin, with "George" inscribed in Arabic.

Being married "feels pretty damn great," Clooney is quoted as saying by the magazine.

"George and Amal radiated love all night," Alamuddin's mother Baria told People. "The wedding was so unbelievably special, it was legendary. These three days — the friends, the families, the atmosphere, everything — will stay with me all the rest of my life."

Vogue magazine also got in on the wedding dress action, posting an image of Alamuddin at her final fitting with de la Renta on Instagram:

"George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can’t imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress,” Alamuddin says in an article about the fitting at Vogue.com. Photographer Annie Leibovitz captured the moment.

"Amal and I looked at a lot of evening dresses and wedding dresses together, and we discussed what she liked. That gave me the idea of what she wanted," the designer told Vogue of his inspiration for the dress.

Other guests who traveled to Italy to fete the couple included Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Bono, Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, John Krasinski, Bill Murray and Anna Wintour.

The new issue of People magazine featuring Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding is on newsstands starting Wednesday.



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<![CDATA[Meyers: "Finally, Some Good News: Iraq"]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:45:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-30+at+3.27.09+AM.png Seth Meyers discusses a positive New York Times article about Iraq.]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: Che Talks Upbringing, Morgan]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:50:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456352788.jpg Michael Che talks to Seth Meyers about growing up in New York and tips Tracy Morgan gave him with his stand-up.]]> <![CDATA[Meyers: Che Talks Fellow Weekend Update Anchor Jost]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:30:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456352778.jpg "Weekend Update Anchor" on "Saturday Night Live" Michael Che talks to Seth Meyers about sendoffs his co-anchor Colin Jost came up with. ]]> <![CDATA[Emily VanCamp on Starting a Family on "The Meredith Vieira Show"]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AB023_Emily_VanCamp_On_Starting_A_Family_PR_1200x675_334892611853.jpg Emily VanCamp reveals to Meredith Vieira why her nieces and nephews make her want to start a family.]]> <![CDATA[Meredith Vieira Takes "Sex & The City" Character Quiz]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:57:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/F_01201.jpg Meredith reveals which "Sex & The City" character she is from taking the quiz. Kim Cattrall also reveals if she's ever taken the quiz!

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Affleck's Kids Are Unimpressed by Batman Role]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:48:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456349064.jpg

Ben Affleck revealed to Jimmy Fallon that his three kids aren’t the least bit interested in the actor's role as Batman.

Affleck explained on Monday night's episode of “The Tonight Show” that his children have instead taken a liking to a Disney movie.

“If I was doing the sequel to ‘Frozen’, I would be a hero,” Affleck joked.

“My two older daughters could give a s*** about Batman,"  Affleck said. "They love ‘Frozen.’ And the indignity is so great that they now passed that affection on to my two-and-a-half-year old son."

His son’s constant pleas to watch the movie led Affleck on a quest to find shorter versions in an attempt to avoid watching the full picture over and over again.

That is when Affleck discovered Fallon’s “Frozen” musical performance sketch with Idina Menzel, which his son has completely fallen for, and demands that Affleck sing like Fallon. Or as the toddler calls him: “The Man.” 

“He loved it, he goes crazy for it,” Affleck said.

Watch Affleck talk about his kids' "Frozen" obsession in the video above.



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<![CDATA[Fallon: Affleck's Kids Love "Frozen"]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:45:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456349056.jpg Jimmy Fallon chats with Ben Affleck about his kids' love for "Frozen," and disinterest in his role as "Batman."

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Che Dishes on His New "SNL" Gig]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:37:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/456352764.jpg Seth Meyers talks to comedian Michael Che about his new "Saturday Night Live" gig as "Weekend Update" anchor.]]> <![CDATA[World's Biggest "Harry Potter" Collection]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:36:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP159469009616.jpg

A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.

Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films.

His collection fills two rooms and counts everything from magic wands and toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica Quidditch brooms.

Guinness World Records officially recognized it Monday as the world No. 1, at 3,097 pieces. The old mark was 807.

Silva Vargas said he began with no intent to amass a huge collection. But soon it was like being under a spell.

He laughingly called his obsession both a blessing and a curse: "My salary, my bonuses ... it all ended up here."

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth



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<![CDATA[DUI Suspect Rear-Ends J.Lo, Remini]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:36:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/117542558.jpg

Singer Jennifer Lopez and actress Leah Remini were uninjured when Lopez's new car was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver who was later arrested after allegedly fleeing the scene in Malibu Saturday night.

Authorities said Remini was driving Lopez’s car when it was rear-ended at a traffic signal. Lopez’s two children were in the car at the time of the crash and were also uninjured, according to Sgt. Phillip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The collision with a pickup truck was reported around 8 p.m. in the 22700 block of the Pacific Coast Highway.

The driver of the pickup drove away on PCH, but authorities found him a short time later. The unidentified man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run, authorities said.

J.Lo vented about the incident on Instagram in a car selfie with Remini.

“Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!” the singer wrote. “Thank god everyone ok!”



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<![CDATA["SNL" Kicks Off 40th Season With Jabs at NFL ]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:00:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-28+at+8.02.22+AM.png

"Saturday Night Live's" season 40 premiere featured host Chris Pratt, musical guest Ariana Grande and plenty of jabs at recent NFL scandals. 

The cold open scene delved right into NFL's domestic violence controversy and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of it in a mock scene of CNN's "State of the Union," with Candy Crowley (Adily Bryant).

In a clip from a fake press conference, Goodell (Chris Pratt) thanked "the people that stood by" him including, scandal-plagued "Red Skins owner, Dan Snyder, Jets quarterback Michael Vick, and Saints Coach Sean Payton."

Crowley then went on to get perspective from former NFL players Ray Lewis (Kenan Thompson), who avoided conviction after being charged with murder in 2000 and Shannon Sharpe (Jay Pharoah), who was accused of sexual assault in 2010. Both had trouble giving coherent answers to questions about the league's reputation and their own run-ins with the law. 

"Have you ever had legal troubles yourself with a spouse or child?" Crowley asked Sharpe.

"Candy, I have never had any legal trouble of my own dating all the way back to 2010 when I did have some legal trouble, so yes, yes I did," said Sharpe. 

"Why is this such an ongoing problem?" she continued.

"Players in the NFL are trained to be aggressive," he said. "When you get off that field you're full of adrenaline, testosterone, painkillers and Budlight Lime. The NFL needs to calm these players down, you know maybe have some herbal tea," he said. 

In another clip from the mock press conference, Goodell said, "We want to be part of the solution" and explained that the NFL would be organizing it's own "Take Back the Night" march (an international event organized by a non-profit organization with the goal of ending sexual violence).

However, Goodell misread his poster, saying "We Fight Women" instead of "We Fight 4 Women."

During Pratt's monologue, he said he was so excited to host "SNL" that he decided to write a song.

"I know I'm not half the singer that Ariana Grande is," he said while playing guitar. "But I am technically three times her body weight, so the math works out." 

In his song he mentioned, "that hottie in the audience," his wife, actress Anna Faris.

He poked also fun at his dramatic 60-pound weight loss for his role in the summer film, "Guardians of the Galaxy," singing "I've gone from skinny to fat back to skinny, back to fat, I'm probably going to die if I don't stop that." 

Michael Che made his debut as the new "Weekend Update" anchor, but former co-anchor Cecily Strong returned to the desk as her recurring character, "That Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party."

Che asked her what she thought about the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

"I'm thinking about it twenty-five seven," she said. "This isn't just an outbreak Michael, it's an outrage, it's an 'Obamanation,' it's 'uncomprehendable.' 

She continued a rant that was unrelated to any of Che's questions and called him a "'fetishist dictator."

President Barack Obama's dismal approval ratings were also discussed. 

"It's no secret that it's been a rough summer for Barack Obama, his poll numbers are at an all-time low," said co-anchor Colin Jost.

"So we just wanted to say, cheer up, President Obama," said Che, "because no matter how hard stuff seems right now, things are going to get easier," cueing background music for "Ooh Child (Things Are Gonna Get Easier)" from the Five Fairsteps, and Kenan Thompson came out to sing. 

Che and Jost alternated in sharing uplifting, but backhanded, messages to Obama about his future.

"If you had a better approval rating, you'd have to be all over the country campaigning for other Democrats," said Che, "but they don't want you anywhere near them, so why don't you just skip the campaign tour and hit up the 'On The Run' tour with the real first family, Jay Z and Beyonce." 

"And plus, everyone loves ex-presidents," said Jost. "I mean the last guy spent eight years wrecking the economy, bombing every country with sand in it and all he had to do to make us forget what he did was paint an OK picture of a dog."

Ariana Grande performed her hit song "Breakfree" and "Love Me Harder," featuring rapper, The Weekend.

Next week, Sarah Silverman hosts with Maroon 5 as musical guest.

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<![CDATA[George Clooney's Venice Wedding]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:44:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP960141636402.jpg Family and friends of George Clooney gathered in Venice for his wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The couple was married in private ceremony, the actor's representative said.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon, Nathan Lane "Brawl" on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:32:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-27+at+3.26.14+AM.png

Some Emmy Award-related tension led to a "brawl" between "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon and Broadway actor Nathan Lane on Friday's show. 

Lane pretended to be "distracted" by his cell phone as soon as he sat down on the "Tonight" couch with fellow actor Matthew Broderick and Fallon tried to get his attention.

"Is that the new iPhone?" asked Fallon.

"No it's not the new iPhone. I can't afford the new iPhone. Things have been a little tough for me since I lost the guest-actor Emmy to you," Lane quipped.

Fallon and Lane were both nominated for outstanding actor in a comedy series in 2014. Fallon was nominated for hosting "Saturday Night Live," and Lane was nominated for his recurring role on "Modern Family." 

Fallon won, despite it being Lane's sixth time being nominated. It was the second time he lost to "The Tonight Show" host.

Lane explained that "hosting" and "guesting" weren't quite the same, but Fallon tried to prove him wrong by mentioning that while hosting "SNL," he sang, danced, and did impressions.

"Oh yeah, you're multi-talented," quipped Lane. "When do we play beer pong, b....?" 

At that point, Fallon leaped over his desk and over Broderick, to wrestle Lane.

In an attempt to break up the fight, Broderick tried to reason with the two: "Guys, it's just show business, it's not that important, there's a lot of problems in the world and we all want to entertain people and help out so don't take it so seriously. Shake hands, maybe?"

But as Lane went to shake Fallon's hand, he pulled him into another altercation.

Lane fell to the floor and acted as if he was reviving himself.

"I should get an Emmy for that!" said Lane, as he was getting up. 

Lane and Broderick's Broadway show, "It's Only a Play" opens in theaters on October 9 and also stars Megan Mullally.

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<![CDATA[Fallon, Robert Plant Sing on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:40:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s02e005_133_DooWop_RobertPlant_Int_20140926_1200x675_334211651882.jpg Using a mobile app, Jimmy Fallon and Robert Plant sang Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl," accompanied by the doo wop sound they created. ]]> <![CDATA[Jay Z, No Doubt at Global Citizen's Concert]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:01:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP700911109916.jpg

More big names have been added to the Global Citizen Festival, the live concert set for Saturday, September 27 in New York City’s Central Park.

Alicia Keys will give a special performance and Sting will take the stage with No Doubt.

The singers will join previously announced acts and presenters including Jay Z, Carrie Underwood, Fun., Tiesto, The Roots, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and host Hugh Jackman, as well as world leaders and more than 60,000 attendees at the third annual festival, which aims to end extreme poverty in the world by 2030.

Concert coverage begins Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. ET on MSNBC and msnbc.com. The event will stream live on NBCNews.com and Today.com starting at 4 p.m. ET. A primetime concert special will air at 9 p.m. on NBC, hosted by Tamron Hall.

Over the past two years the festival has secured more than $1.3 billion in new funding and 35 commitments from world leaders to benefit the global poor, according to event organizers.

"Change only takes place when and where there is action," Jay-Z said in a statement. "I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions — whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves — the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible."

Host Jackman took to Instagram earlier in the week to post the following image to raise awareness and promote the festival:



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