Kerry Washington arrives at the Academy of Television Art and Sciences’ event with the cast and producers of “Scandal”. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With Kerry Washington as guest host, “Saturday Night Live” wasted no time poking fun at itself after receiving criticism for having no Black women among its 16 regular cast members.
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This Oct. 29, 2013 photo released by NBC shows actress Kerry Washington, right, with cast member Taran Killam during a promotional shoot for “Saturday Night Live,” in New York. Washington will host the late night comedy sketch series on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Washington’s turn as host of “Saturday Night Live” this week gives that television institution something it hasn’t seen much lately: a Black woman onstage trying to make people laugh. The show’s diversity has become an issue, pushed to the forefront by comments from the two Black male cast members.
PRINCE TRIBUTE–Singer Bilal performs at “The Music of Prince” tribute concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday March 7, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) by Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — They partied like it was 1999 — the audience and the musicians — at a Prince tribute concert at Carnegie Hall.