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Rami Malek & Pete Davidson Spoof ‘Squid Game’ With Country Tune On ‘SNL’

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October 17, 2021 12:40AM EDT

Fresh off playing the ‘Bond’ villain, Rami Malek showed off his funny side on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in this sketch with Pete Davidson.

Rami Malek, 40, ditched the serious side for some comedy on Saturday Night Live . The Torrance, California native made his hosting debut on the iconic NBC series and the laughs in a Squid Game spoof with Pete Davidson, 27. Rami showed off his unexpected musical side as he crooned over a country beat tinged with R&B about the “game,” which referenced the popular new Netflix show.

The fictional  series revolves around a contest involving 456 players in a steep amount of debt as they play for a prize worth billions. In the game, the contestants compete in a series of kids games — but could face deadly penalties if they lose. Rami and Pete’s take was absolutely hilarious, as they sang about their (fictional) lives before playing the game — copying the costumes to boot. “That’s what happens in the squid game…that’s the way you play the Squid Game,” Rami sang.

Pete Davidson & Rami Malek Pete Davidson and Rami Malek spoof ‘Squid Game’ on ‘SNL.’ (NBC)

The sketch followed Rami’s hilarious opening monologue where he addressed his affinity for villains (which he often plays). “I don’t usually do comedy — I have what they call resting villain face,” he said, showing off a sinister look. “I know most people would rather play the hero, but weirdly, I’ve always been more drawn to villains,” he explained, confessing he “sympathizes” with several — like Scar from The Lion King.

“I found Simba to be annoying. You wanna be king?

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Travis Barker Pops Up To Perform ‘Tick Tock’ With Friend Young Thug On ‘SNL’ — Watch

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October 17, 2021 12:29AM EDT

A week after he was spoofed, Travis Barker appeared on ‘SNL’ himself for a surprise performance with Young Thug!

Young Thug, 30, made his SNL debut on Saturday, Oct. 16 with a little help from Travis Barker, 45. Young Thug was front and center on the stage for his new track “Tick Tock,” as a shirtless Travis supported him on the drums. The two sounded epic together as they blended genres, making for a unique and energetic sound. “Tick tock, tick tock, ten shots to your side like tick tock (tick tock)/When I bow down to my b—-, it come with a big rock (big rock),” Thug rapped on the tune.

Travis Barker teased his appearance on ‘SNL’ via social media earlier this week. (NBC)

Young Thug — née Jeffery Lamar Williams — makes his first-ever appearance fresh off the release of his new album Punk. The project is loaded with guest appearances from his close friends including Travis Scott (who he collaborated on “Franchise” with), Drake, J. Cole, Future, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, Doja Cat, and Gunna. There’s also posthumous features from late rappers Mac Miller and Juice WRLD.

Young Thug and Travis Barker are seen on stage. (NBC)

While some fans may have been surprised to see Travis hit the stage, the Blink 182 drummer and rapper have performed together before: Travis played the drums on track “Ski” alongside the Atlanta rapper during his NPR Tiny Desk concert back in July! The unexpected duo more-or-less confirmed the Saturday Night Live performance with a casual green room shot at the studio,

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Daniel Craig Crashes Rami Malek’s Audition For Prince Movie On ‘SNL’ — Watch

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October 17, 2021 12:15AM EDT

Daniel Craig made a hilarious cameo in a sketch to support co-star Rami Malek on ‘SNL’ — coming dressed as a royal prince instead of the late singer!

Rami Malek, 40, had some help from Daniel Craig during his Saturday Night Live debut! Daniel appeared during a sketch where Rami and Kenan Thompson attempted to audition for the role of late singer Prince in a new biopic film directed by Jordan Peele (in this case, played by Chris Redd). “Wow this is going to be tough — first of all, you guys are my top two choices to play Prince in my biopic?” Chris’ Jordan said to a keen Rami and Kenan, who both came dressed for the role.

Kenan Thompson and Rami Malek are seen auditioning to play the late Prince in a biopic on ‘SNL’. (NBC)

The two were then asked to perform a myriad of tasks as the singer, including “doing a funky link on a guitar,” and being “pelted in the legs with a football” — all of which led to the exact same move set to Prince’s iconic song “Kiss,” which was released back in 1989.  “Rami looks identical to prince in costume,” one of the judges retorted, as the actor confirmed he was “up all night” making the costume.

After it was revealed the film was set to be a biopic that turned into a horror film about racism, a third auditioner popped up: Daniel, who apparently confused the role for an actual royal prince instead of the singer. “Am I late? To audition for the part of the prince?” he inquired.

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Elvira Pulls Back the Curtain on Her Beloved Halloween Persona, 40 Years Later

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The Mistress of the Dark is making all our undead dreams come true. 

Cassandra Peterson a.k.a. Elvira has been making audiences swoon, laugh and shiver in fear for over 40 years as a hilarious horror hostess. During the anniversary of debuting her “Santa Claus of Halloween” stage character, Peterson has made headlines with her same-sex relationship, tell-all memoir Yours CruellyShudder and AMC+ streaming movie marathon Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special and taking over Netflix‘s social channels every Sunday in October for weekly Netflix & Chills events.

Even Melissa Joan Hart is hoping to collaborate with Elvira for a Sabrina the Teenage Witch crossover

At age 70, it’s safe to say that Peterson is still the queen of Halloween—and she’s clearly just getting started with her second act. The B-movie scream queen revisited her O.G. series Elvira’s Movie Macabre, and exclusively spilled on why her character Elvira was never “accidentally funny.” 

Below, see inside Elvira’s epic world through the years as Peterson answers all our burning questions about being the Mistress of the Dark.

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E! News: Congratulations on your 40th anniversary special. What was it like stepping back into Elvira for the Shudder and AMC+ movie marathon?

Cassandra Peterson: I hadn’t done it in quite a while. I think the last thing I did was for Hulu [with 13 Nights of Elvira] but that was quite a few years ago [in 2014]. So coming back and doing this again,

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Drake Says Sweetest Thing About His Friendship With Adele

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PUBLISHED ON : OCTOBER 16, 2021 / 08:41 PM

Adele recently released her newest single “Easy On Me” and not only is Drake a big fan of the song, he’s a huge supporter of the artist herself.

Via his Instagram Story, the Toronto rapper posted a picture of Adele and the caption: “One of my best friends in the world just dropped a single” … while adding a smile emoji, hearts and “WOIIIIIII” to conclude his thoughts.

RELATED: Drake Wins Big With Billboard Artist Of The Decade Award And Dinner With An Icon

This isn’t the first time Drake and Adele’s friendship has been publicly acknowledged. Back in 2019, after her divorce, the singer attended Drizzy’s birthday party. In a post he made about the event, he wrote about the “unbreakable bonds I have in my life.”

Adele’s new song is the first release from her upcoming fourth solo studio album 30.

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Vanessa Bryant Asked To Take Psychiatric Exam In Lawsuit

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PUBLISHED ON : OCTOBER 16, 2021 / 08:38 PM

Los Angeles County wants Vanessa Bryant and members of her family to submit to psychiatric examinations as a part of the ongoing legal battle centered around the lawsuit she filed last year.

USA Today reports that in a recent court filing, the county asked for Kobe Bryant’s widow and members of their family to submit to the exams, with their argument being that any emotional distress argued in the lawsuit is due to the fatal January 2020 helicopter crash that killed the NBA legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other passengers.

In related legal documents, the county argues that such independent medical exams are “necessary” to determine the “existence, extent, and nature” of alleged emotional distress.

RELATED: Vanessa Bryant, Other Families To Settle In Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Helicopter Company

“Plaintiffs cannot claim that they are suffering from ongoing depression, anxiety, and severe emotional distress and then balk at having to support their claims,” the county states. 

USA Today also reports that lawyers representing Vanessa Bryant are fighting the county’s attempt at requiring the exams.

In September of last year, Bryant filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff and his department due to leaked photos of the crash.

Last March, according to NBC News, Bryant called out the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for not releasing the names of the deputies, writing in her Instagram stories, “They want their names to be exempt from the public. Anyone else facing these allegations would be unprotected, named and released to the public.” She would later win her case against the sheriff’s department and had the names released.

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Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham Share Touching Tributes as They Mourn the Loss of Their Dog

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Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham are expressing their heartache after losing their beloved dog, Frankie.

The engaged couple took to Instagram on Friday, Oct. 15 to share the sad news that their furry family member had passed away. At this time, the two have yet to open up about the details surrounding Frankie’s death.

“My heart is shattered,” Nicola began her caption, alongside several images that captured sweet moments of her dog. “My angel frankie has gone to heaven and I can’t fathom the idea of not being able to kiss his face one more time. Every room he walked into everyone ran to him. His energy was so pure and full of happiness. He was the kindest dog I’ve ever met.”

She continued, “The fact I got to be his mom is one of the proudest things I can say. I miss him so much, my heart will never be the same without him here on earth.”

The Bates Motel actress concluded, “I love you so much frankie and I know I’ll see you again one day. Thank you for loving me.”

Taking to Instagram Stories, Nicola shared a photo that appeared to be taken during Frankie’s final moments. 

“I miss you so much,” she captioned her post.

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Brooklyn also expressed his heartache on Instagram, writing, “Frankie was the strongest, kindest dog I’ve ever met. He was so gentle and it was an honor to be his dad. I miss you so much my boy. I love you so much.”

Along with his message, the son of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham posted a collage of pictures of Frankie,

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Director Patty Jenkins Shares Exciting Update About Wonder Woman 3

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Gal Gadot Calls “Wonder Woman” Success “Amazing”

Wonder Woman 3 is indeed a go and will star not one but two familiar faces.

In December, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that it will “fast-track development on the third installment” of the hit movie franchise to star returning actress Gal Gadot as Diana Prince and be written and helmed again by director Patty Jenkins. On Saturday, Oct. 16, at the DC Fandome 2021 event, the latter confirmed that the new film was definitely still in the works and shared a new detail about the movie’s casting.

Jenkins signaled that Wonder Woman fan-favorite star Lynda Carter, who played the character in a popular ’70s TV series, would return for Wonder Woman 3, following her cameo as Amazon warrior Asteria in last year’s second movie, Wonder Woman 1984.

“We’re super excited about Wonder Woman 3,” the director said. “Gal, who’s so bummed not to be here, who’s the busiest person in the world, with now three little kids and shooting, so she was so bummed not to be able to be here. But we are all, three, very excited about some exciting things coming up with Wonder Woman 3.”

In June, Gadot, 36, gave birth to her and husband Jaron Varsano’s third daughter, Daniella, who joined big sisters Alma, who is almost 9, and Maya, 4.

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“Who would’ve thought in my life, in this time in my life, that this gift would just present itself to me,” Carter said during the chat with Jenkins. “And that’s so cool and that’s what I’m hoping for all of the fans of Wonder Woman and all of the fans to know that you’re life is full of surprises and the Wonder Woman in you is alive and well.”

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Ally, DC Comics Launch Initiative To Support Diverse Writers

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PUBLISHED ON : OCTOBER 16, 2021 / 02:06 PM

Ally bank is launching an innovative program with WarnerMedia and DC Comics to support and elevate Black and diverse writers and artists within the comic book industry.

The program, The Milestone Initiative, was announced on Saturday (Oct. 16) at DC FanDome in Burbank, California by co-founder Denys Cowan and producer Reggie Hudlin, according to a WarnerMedia news release. The program gives prospective writers and artists an opportunity to apply to participate in a one-week in-person training seminar followed by an eight-week vertical technical training course, where participants can sharpen their storytelling skills to become the next wave of great comic book authors, the release states. At the end of the summit, participants will receive a grant through The Milestone Fund.

RELATED: Marvel Announces The Launch Of A New Black Panther Comic Book Series Coming In August

“From its earliest years, representation, impact and mentorship have always been at the heart of Milestone Media, and we’re proud and excited to with DC, WarnerMedia and Ally on Next Generation DC and The Milestone Initiative, cultivating the next great wave of diverse storytellers,” said Cowan in the release.

The Milestone Initiative is the first program from DC’s Next Generation DC, a talent recruitment and development program designed to increase the visibility and opportunities for young writers, creators and illustrators worldwide to contribute to DC’s content.

Milestone was founded to address the lack of superheroes of color in comics as well as the lack of storytellers of color creating the content, a press release states.

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Patrick Mahomes’ Siblings: Everything To Know About The QB’s Brother & Half-Sisters

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October 16, 2021 1:36AM EDT

Patrick Mahomes is a big brother to Jackson, Mia, and Zoe. Here’s what to know about the Kansas City Chiefs football quarterback’s siblings.

Kansas City Chiefs football quarterback Patrick Mahomes sticks by his family. In September, a video that featured his brother Jackson pouring water on a heckling fan following the Chiefs’ loss against the Baltimore Ravens quickly went viral. When asked about it at a press conference a few days later, the athlete, 26, had his 21-year-old brother’s back, explaining that the clip didn’t include the things said to his brother and his fiancée Brittany Matthews.

“Obviously it’s something that we don’t want to necessarily do,” Patrick told reporters. “There was things said to him, and Brittany, that you don’t see kind of on the clip. But, I mean he’s been good at it, at not trying to respond to that stuff. He takes a lot and he’s usually pretty good at it. And he’ll learn from it and just try to stay away from those people as best he can.” A supportive big brother!

Patrick is also half-brother to younger sisters Mia Randall, 10, and Zoe Mahomes, presumed to be about 6. After the athlete’s parents Patrick Mahomes Sr. and Randi Martin separated in 2006, they both welcomed daughters of their own with other partners. So, who are the quarterback’s siblings? Below, everything to know about Jackson, Mia, and Zoe.

Jackson Mahomes

Jackson is Patrick’s one and only brother. Born on May 15, 2000 to Patrick Mahomes Sr. and Randi Martin, the 21-year-old is, like most Gen Z, an internet personality known for his TikTok videos. No surprise here,

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Rami Malek Hosting ‘SNL’ For The 1st Time On Oct. 16 With Musical Guest Young Thug

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From ‘Bond’ bad guy to ‘SNL’! Rami Malek makes his hosting debut on ‘SNL’, alongside musical guest Young Thug on the Oct. 16 show. Travis Barker has also teased an appearance on social media.

Live from New York, it’s Saturday night! Season 47 of Saturday Night Live is well underway, and show runner Lorne Michaels has yet to disappoint with his choice of show hosts and musical guests. This week, Rami Malek, 40, is set to take the stage at Studio 8H alongside musical guest Young Thug, 30, on Saturday, Oct. 16. Throughout the week, Travis Barker, 45, has also been teasing an appearance via his Instagram stories — including a dressing room with his name.

Rami Malek & Young ThugRami Malek is hosting ‘SNL’ this week, while Young Thug makes his debut as musical guest. The two are seen on-set at Studio 8H here filming promos. (Rosalind O’Connor/NBC)

Rami and Young Thug follow Kim Kardashian‘s epic hosting debut a week ago! The SKIMS founder didn’t hold back from her barb-filled opening monologue as well as various spoofs making fun of her family (including sister Kourtney Kardashian and her boyfriend Travis Barker in “The People’s Kourt” sketch — perhaps he’s ready to take a jab back this week?).

Owen Wilson, 52, opened the season musical guest Kacey Musgraves, 33, on Oct. 2. Just like Kim, the Wedding Crashers star also made his hosting debut in season 47, chalking up the long wait to nerves. “I get really nervous with public speaking. I’ve never done any of those commencement addresses or Saturday Night Live just because I get too nervous,” he explained on a hike to friend Kevin Nealon in a YouTube video.

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Channing Tatum Dances For The 1st Time In Years In New Video He Says He’ll ‘Regret’ Sharing

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October 15, 2021 11:56PM EDT

Channing Tatum is returning to one of his pastimes! The ‘Step Up’ alum shared a video of him dancing and revealed he was ‘getting back on the saddle’ again.

Channing Tatum is returning to his dancing roots. The Step Up actor, 41, revealed that he was “getting back on the saddle” and relearning how to dance again in a video shared on Instagram Story on October 14. The actor could be seen brushing up on his skills to “Essence” by WizKid and Tems in the clip he wrote he’d “probably regret” sharing in the morning.

“So here we go weekend one of exploring and getting back in the saddle,” Channing wrote atop the video. “I haven’t danced in years. And dance has moved on so much since then. I decided to document the exploration so I could see it as well, and some people just [think] you can dance, or you can’t.”

“I’m here to tell you that is not true,” he continued. “If you want to you can move and hear the music. This is gonna be a slow journey, but welcome.” Channing wrote atop a separate video, “Kids hear and feel the music so well today. I’ve been working at different things lately. So let’s go. Session one.”

“I’ll probably regrets in the morning,” he wrote in a final Instagram Story of the videos, adding, “But life always an exploration. Let’s go.” Given the myriad of projects that he’s starred in since, it’s easy to forget that the star’s breakout role was in the 2006 dance drama Step Up, which introduced him to ex-wife Jenna Dewan. The success of the film resulted in many sequels,

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