Last weekend, Saturday Night Live did a thing it rarely does: it apologized for a joke it had made in poor taste. Pete Davidson, the comedian behind the joke and the apology, is a unique figure in the history of SNL.
And: Academy Award-winner Melissa McCarthy? Is that a universe we're headed toward? Her turn as Lee Daniels in Can You Ever Forgive Me? just might get us there.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Satanists Sue Netflix, Warner Bros. For $150M, Saying 'Sabrina' Copied Their Statue
- Why Did Bill Gates Give A Talk With A Jar Of Human Poop By His Side?
- Alex Trebek reveals the type of Jeopardy! contestant that bothers him
- Paul Giamatti Deserves an Oscar for Watching Porn in Tamara Jenkins' 'Private Life'
- Improv Everywhere Transforms a Pair of Unused NYC Pay Phone Booths Into Outdoor Coworking Spaces
- How Podcasts Became a Seductive -- and Sometimes Slippery -- Mode of Storytelling
- Henry Golding Becomes First Asian GQ 'Men Of The Year' Cover Star
- Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram
- How 'South Park' became the ultimate #bothsides show
- 'Unboxing' Movie to Bring the Exciting World of Unboxing Videos to the Big Screen
- U.K. Police Make Arrest in Hunt for Thief Who Looks Like David Schwimmer
- Harpo, Who Dis Doll? An $1,100 Idris Elba Doll Fail Debuts—and Hilarity Ensues
- Reporter Interviews Hockey Player Dave Matthews Using Dave Matthews Band References
- Is Trump sending a message by awarding the Medal of Freedom to Elvis? Yes.
- Rand Richards Cooper - Contributing editor at Commonweal; writes the "In Our Midst" column for Hartford magazine
- Irene Papoulis - Teaches writing at Trinity College
- Kate Rushin - A poet whose "The Bridge Poem" is featured in The Atlantic
Colin McEnroe contributed to this show.