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Americans turn off cable TV as online grows

WASHINGTON — The economic downturn has US cable television companies shedding subscribers in record numbers and Americans increasingly “cutting the cord” in favor of cheaper online options, new research shows. The findings point to a growing pool of potential customers for online services such as Hulu and Netflix and newcomers…

Conservatives still livid about ‘Ground Zero mosque’ miss SNL punchline

SNL parody ad jokes that Islamic center will offer abortions and gay weddings It’s not a mosque, proponents have argued for weeks. A parody ad on Saturday Night Live agreed. The Park51 cultural center will also be a one stop shop for illegal alien naturalization, abortions and gay weddings, according…

SNL’s ‘Carville’ on Tea Parties: ‘Crazy people don’t like to be teased’

Bill Hader reprised his role as James Carville on Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” segment Saturday. SNL’s crazy Carville poked fun at Tea Partiers who are upset at President Barack Obama for saying they should be thankful for lowered taxes. “The whole thing just goes to show ya, crazy people…

SNL: Obama explains why census includes sex questions

If the rate for the last week of census response displays a downward spiral, some might blame Saturday Night Live. Ten months after President Obama said that his SNL portrayer was “starting to get it down a little bit,” Fred Armisen opened this weekend’s Tina Fey hosted show intoning, “Good…

Video: Al Franken uses SNL skit in bid for Google Fiber

Former SNL star and current Senator Al Franken made a pitch on YouTube to make two Minnesota cities the test sites for Google's broadband internet service.…

SNL mocks Fox News on ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

“You’re watching Fox News. Oh my God, look out behind you!” During their opening segment, Saturday Night Live mocked Fox News coverage of the US military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy. The bit featured impressions of Greta Van Susteren, Karl Rove, Oliver North, Robert Gibbs and a woman referred…

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