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    Black Comedienne Sasheer Zamata Joins SNL

    Sasheer Zamata became the most famous performer on "Saturday Night Live" yesterday when the show announced her addition to the cast.

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    From 'Big' to 'Captain Phillips,' TOH! Ranks Tom Hanks' Ten Best Performances

    One year removed from sprawling $100-million epic (and epic flop) "Cloud Atlas," which even the beloved movie icon couldn't save, Tom Hanks is enjoying the kind of year that defined his heyday in the 1990s.

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    25 Years After Playing Young Tom Hanks in 'Big,' David Moscow Looks Back on Child Stardom, Penny Marshall's Direction, and The Making of a Classic

    The second audition of David Moscow's career involved Penny Marshall, Robert De Niro, and a script about a 12-year-old Jersey boy who wishes "to be big."

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    TV: New Black Comedienne to Join SNL (Finally)

    Public protests from castmembers, widespread media scrutiny, and the existence of many talented black comediennes have finally convinced longtime SNL producer Lorne Michaels to add an African-American funnywoman to the cast.

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    Bette Midler to Play Mae West in HBO Film

    HBO bucked the general biopic trend of focusing on a subject's early struggles this year with Behind the Candelabra, which explored the last years of Liberace's life. Now the studio will do the same with a Mae West film, with Bette Midler playing the 1930s star.

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    'Variety' Columnist: Female Comics Shouldn't Tell Dirty Jokes

    Sarah Silverman is arguably the most famous female comic working today. But she still gets no respect, at least not from Variety TV columnist Brian Lowry, who wrote an embarrassing "review" of Silverman's latest HBO special, 'We Are Miracles.'

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    TV: Maya Rudolph to Return to NBC in Variety Show

    SNL comedienne and Up All Night actress Maya Rudolph is the latest entertainer to attempt a resuscitation of the primetime variety show.

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    SNL Addresses the Lack of African American Women Straight On

    Over the last couple of weeks there has been an ongoing controversy over the lack of African American women on Saturday Night Live.

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    Carol Burnett Receives Mark Twain Prize

    On Sunday, the iconic Carol Burnett received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, one of the highest honors for a comedian.

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    How Can We Still be Talking About Whether Women Are Funny?

    Yesterday morning brought the great news that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting the Golden Globes in 2014 and 2015. They were so terrific as hosts last year that the Globe people were smart to lock them in for an extended run.

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