‘Saturday Night Live’ Creates a Mental Image of Harvey Weinstein ‘Naked, Hanging Upside Down From a Monkey Bar’ — Watch

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After choosing not to address the Harvey Weinstein situation last weekend, “Saturday Night Live” took on the scandal in a sketch set at a New York Film Festival panel last night. Viola Davis (Leslie Jones), Marion Cotillard (Cecily Strong), and the fictional Debette Goldry (Kate McKinnon) discuss sexual harassment in Hollywood — namely the “uncanny” resemblance between Weinstein’s face and genitals.

“Have I ever been sexually harassed?” asks Goldry, who’s many decades her colleagues’ senior. “Good Friday, where do you want me to start? Women being harassed is Hollywood.” Throughout the sketch, Davis and Cotillard give serious, measured responses to the questions asked by their host (Aidy Bryant) — and Goldry goes over the top with her recollections.

“I actually did have one meeting with Harvey,” she mentions. “I was invited to his hotel room, and when I arrived he was naked, hanging upside down from a monkey bar. He tried to trick me into thinking his genitals were actually his face. It almost worked; the resemblance is uncanny.”

She also has a story about Alfred Hitchcock, which came while she was doing voiceover work on “The Birds” (“originally the birds were gonna be funny and talk”). “Hitchcock comes in the booth, puts his whole fist in my mouth — in his defense, I was very blonde at the time — so I turned to Rod Taylor. I was like, ‘Help me out!’ And he shook his head and he was like, ‘If I can’t save Tippi Hedren from having her head attacked by real birds, I’m sure as hell not saving you!'” Watch the full segment below.


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David Fincher Praises Netflix, Criticizes Marvel While Discussing ‘Mindhunter’

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While promoting his new Netflix series “Mindhunter,” David Fincher praised the streaming giant — and took a swipe at Marvel Studios for good measure. Saying that “there’s a very large talent pool of people” who “don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel,” the writer, director, and producer made a call for a world beyond the cinematic universe.

“I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it, there’s a chance at something that isn’t lassoed and hogtied by three acts,” Fincher said. “And there’s something else that doesn’t have to be 22-minute half hour or have a cliffhanger. I think it is an exciting time.”

“Mindhunter” was co-executive produced by Fincher alongside Charlize Theron, Josh Donen, Ceán Chaffin; Fincher also directed four episodes. It isn’t his first time working with Netflix, as he directed the first two episodes of “House of Cards” in 2013.


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‘Saturday Night Live’ Introduces Us All to Kellywise, the Scariest Monster This Side of ‘It’ — Watch

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Kellyanne Conway really wants to be on TV. In a new “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Kate McKinnon once again played the Counselor to the President — this time with an “It” twist. Appearing to Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) in a storm drain, she pleads with the CNN host to be a guest on his show by offering to be even more outrageous than usual.

A dead ringer for Pennywise the Dancing Clown — not only the face paint, but also that distinct voice — she says she “toned it down” when asked what she’s done with her makeup. Then she offers an absurd quote as a bargaining chip: “Okay, so Puerto Rico actually was worse before Hurricane Maria and the hurricane actually did blow some buildings back together — and I don’t know why Elizabeth Warren won’t tweet about that.” Cooper still refuses to book her.

McKinnon pulls double duty as Hillary Clinton, tempting Cooper with a copy of her book “What Happened.” Watch the full segment below.


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James Corden Apologizes for Ill-Advised Harvey Weinstein Jokes: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’

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James Corden appears to have learned the definition of “too soon” this weekend. The “Late Late Show” host appeared onstage at the AmfAR Gala Los Angeles two nights ago, starting things off with an ill-advised Harvey Weinstein joke: “This is a beautiful room, it’s a beautiful night here in L.A,” he said. “It’s so beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage.”

Corden has since apologized for his comments, which haven’t been especially well received (see below). “To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter,” he tweeted. “I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention.”

Corden’s other two attempts at humor likewise elicited nervous laughter from the crowd: “It has been weird this week though, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath”; also, “Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight, but sadly he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest.”


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