“Alec Baldwin says he’ll no longer play Donald Trump on SNL” links

Seth Meyers with musical guest Paul Simon hosts the 44th season episode 3 NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'

Alec Baldwin says he won’t play Donald Trump on SNL anymore. [Pajiba]
Entertainment Weekly is probably becoming Entertainment Monthly? [Dlisted]
The Wonder Woman poster is so pretty & colorful! [LaineyGossip]
Mindy Kaling’s hair looks so cute here. Her outfit is meh though. [Go Fug Yourself]
Lisa Vanderpump really is out of the Real Housewives franchise. [Jezebel]
Lesbian couple badly beaten on London bus. This is awful. [Towleroad]
Keanu Reeves came out for the Saint Laurent show in Malibu. [Just Jared]
Madonna’s new single is “Dark Ballet”. [OMG Blog]
Russia’s pretty sure the CIA had something to with Chernobyl. [The Blemish]

Seth Meyers with musical guest Paul Simon hosts the 44th season episode 3 NBC's 'Saturday Night Live'

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  1. Angie says:

    But he did it so well!! I guess it makes it easier to play a narcissist, arrogant fool when you yourself are one…

  2. mycomment says:

    baldwin was so good as dotard; but i’m sure it’s soul-crushing to be inhabiting that persona week after week…
    oh, and speaking of dotard… of course he had to be an asshole as his last act for D-day: Of Course: Trump Signs D-Day Proclamation In Most Conspicuous Way Possible
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-signature-d-day

    and if you haven’t been watching Chernobyl — you definitely need to hit it up; even if you don’t have hbo, it’s available online for free with a little googling. absolutely brilliant; and I had no idea that jared harris is the son of Richard.

    • Bettyrose says:

      OMG, I never put that together. I don’t see much of a resemblance, but even while watching Chernobyl I kept referring to RH’s character as Lane Price.

  3. Leriel says:

    Wonder woman poster is literally all Thor Ragnarok posters combined, lmao.

  4. Michael says:

    Yeah, right, til next show

  5. Marjorie says:

    I watched Chernobyl and thought it was great until I read Masha Gessen’s piece on it in the New Yorker. She says while it got the look of the time correct, it’s wildly inaccurate about many things, including how people would have acted, specifically “its failure to accurately portray Soviet relationships of power.” Also Emily Watson’s character is implausible, as are many of the things she does.

    I still like the show, but I want to read a good book on the meltdown so I can learn more about how it really happened.

    • BeanieBean says:

      One of Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko books is set in Chernobyl. It’s a work of fiction, of course, but I’ve always believed Smith gets the ‘Sovietness’ right.

      • Jo says:

        Yes, I agree. It’s ‘Wolves Eat Dogs’
        Captures the mood of the exclusion zone & the people who stayed or went back. Good book. I think I will re-read it soon :)

    • c8h10n4o2 says:

      I read Midnight in Chernobyl by Andrew Higgenbotham before the show started and can’t watch now after knowing how much worse it was than can ever be shown on TV. It’s an almost minute-by-minute account of the accident and the aftermath, stretching to the present.

  6. Bella Bella says:

    With regard to that Keanu post, Lakeith Stanfield is my new crush. I’m seeing him everywhere in movies and he is excellent.

  7. T not for Trump says:

    I just long for the day when we never have to see, hear, read, write make fun of, cry or throw up about ANYTHING related to Trumps or Kushners. Please make it be soon.

  8. Alexis says:

    I can imagine that would be trying…

  9. Parigo says:

    I always felt Baldwin was too kind, playing Trump like a doofus without getting the greed and nastiness correct.

    • EscapedConvent says:

      I agree—he did play him as a doofus, rather than the truly despicable and pure evil creature he is. And I would guess that’s due to SNL being a comedy show, and Alec knowing when to quit. I would bet that he would have liked to take it further.

  10. Lena says:

    Good…it’s gotten old!

  11. Yes Doubtful says:

    I think this is a good thing. The novelty wore off awhile ago and Alec is problematic himself. I’d like to see someone else step in with a different take.

  12. otaku fairy... says:

    The way some are reacting to what was done to the lesbian couple is disappointing, but not that surprising. Different groups of bigots (and not even just on the right) are trying to use this hate crime against whichever marginalized groups of people they already hate, when all we know about the suspects’ identities so far is their age range, their gender, and the fact that they were in London. On the bright side though, the abuse victims themselves are putting the blame where it belongs. What happened to them is horrifying. I’m so glad they’re going to be okay.

  13. pooja says:

    Donald Trump ral player of SNL but i like Donald Trump because he goods man i love you Donald Trump

  14. adastraperaspera says:

    Craig Mazin took an unthinkably horrible event and made us look at it up close. Chernobyl feels like a documentary, though of course it is fictionalized. Criticisms that harp on whether or not it is completely true to life for the 1980s era are pointless–this catastrophe is still happening now. Conservative estimates say that the area will not be habitable for humans or animals for 20,000 years! Kudos to Mazin for forcing us to look at the terrible, murderous blunders of the authoritarian Soviet regime and compassionately consider the suffering of individuals on the ground there.