SNL's Kenan Thompson Quits Cross-Dressing; Bieber to Drop New Single
Oct. 18, 2013
No More Cross-Dressing for SNL's Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson of "Saturday Night Live" says he's through playing female characters because the show hasn't hired a black woman to join the cast in six years.
Thompson, who regularly plays Whoopi Goldberg, told TV Guide he expects Jay Pharaoh, the cast's only other black member, to start playing more women "but even he doesn't really want to do it."
Thompson, 35, stopped short of blaming the show's executive producer, Lorne Michaels, saying the problem wasn't with the shows leadership but a lack of talented black female comics.
"It's just a tough part of the business," Thompson said. "Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready."
Justin Bieber to Release New Single
Justin Bieber is taking a break from peeing in mop buckets and cursing out Bill Clinton to release a new single.
The new song "Hold Tight" will be released Monday, the Canadian teen announced via his Instagram account.
Indian Treasure Hunters Follow Holy Man's Dream
Ever dreamed of finding buried treasure?
Teams of archaeologists and amateur treasure hunters have descended on a 19th-century Indian fort looking for a treasure valued in the billions of dollars, after Shobhan Sarkar, a Hindu Swami, revealed a king came to him in a dream to disclose the bounty's location.
Two years ago Indian authorities found a similar treasure buried beneath a 16th-century temple.
"12 Years a Slave" Opens to Oscar Buzz
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Director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," a harrowing true story of a freedman kidnapped and sold into slavery in the years before the Civil War, opens in limited release Friday.
The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, received glowing reviews and is expected to be on the shortlist of Academy Award nominees.
Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine Car
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What does a billionaire with a fleet of electric cars want? One that drives underwater.
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, revealed that he secretly bought the prop submarine car from the 1977 Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me."
"I was disappointed to learn that it can't actually transform," Musk said in a statement provided by Tesla. "What I'm going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real."