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Entertainment

Lack of Black women becomes ‘SNL’ issue

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.

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Opinion

Dr. Boyce: Kenan’s comments about Black women give us excuse NOT to watch SNL

Kenan Thompson I’ve been a fan of Saturday Night Live since I was a child. I enjoyed watching the likes of Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and many of the other amazing comedians who’ve come through the show over the years. Also, non-Black comedians, like Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Chevy Chase and others have set the standard in their genre. In fact, I haven’t even touched the surface when it comes to the long list of talented people who got their start on SNL.

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Entertainment

Emmys live up to unpredictable nature

Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the BAFTA’s Los Angeles TV Tea party at the SLS Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP) by David BauderAP Television Writer The Emmys lived up to its reputation as the least predictable entertainment awards show. Television’s annual night of honors, where the AMC drama “Breaking Bad” and ABC comedy “Modern Family” were judged the industry’s finest on Sunday night, mixed in surprises with expected winners, and ended some winning streaks while extending others. Newcomer Netflix made its presence felt, but not in the splashy way it had hoped for. “Nobody in America is winning their office pool,” host Neil Patrick Harris said late in the CBS telecast from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Entertainment

Late-night network shows still a White men's club

NO WOMEN OR MINORITIES-This June 3, 1992 photo shows Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, right, playing the saxophone with the band during the musical opening of “The Arsenio Hall Show.” (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file) by Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES (AP) — The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two words: Joan Rivers. It takes just another two — Arsenio Hall — to do the same for minorities.