New SNL members… Kirstie Alley joins “Scream Queens”… Ryan Lochte protestors… Nelly’s IRS problems… and Amy Schumer gets hospitalized for food poisoning
“Saturday Night Live” has added three new faces to the upcoming 42nd season. Mikey Day came up through the Groundlings and has been a writer for SNL since 2013, but he’s making the move to featured player. Also being added as featured players are Alex Moffat, who’s the head writer and also a cast member on “Maya & Marty,” and Melissa Villasenor, who was a top 16 finalist on Season 6 of “America’s Got Talent.” The new season kicks off October 1st.
Melissa Villasenor’s Celebrity Impressions
Kirstie Alley has signed on for “Scream Queens,” which is back one week from tonight on Fox! She’ll play a “brilliant and devious administrator” at the C.U.R.E. Institute, which is now owned by the former Dean Munsch, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. Also signing on for season 2 are John Stamos and Taylor Lautner, who play doctors with questionable ethics.
Carrie Ann Inaba was in the middle of critiquing Ryan Lochte’s first performance on “Dancing With the Stars” when two men in the audience ripped off their shirts to reveal anti-Lochte tees and started heckling Ryan as they walked out onto the set, where they were quickly tackled by security. The men were arrested on trespassing charges. Ryan says he was was really hurt and in shock, but then he looked at his dance partner, Cheryl Burke, who smiled and told him, “You just did what you said you can’t do. You danced in front of millions.” And Derek Hough was very upset by what happened, saying he got “really defensive, not just for Ryan, but for the ballroom, for the show.” Derek said he confronted the protestors and personally made sure they were escorted out. He said, “I think that they looked like fools because he just did a great dance and he’s out there doing what he can do. We’re all human beings.”
Ryan Lochte Protesters Storm Stage
TMZ reported over the weekend that Nelly is facing a $2.4 million tax lien from the IRS, so his fans are rallying together by listening to “Hot in Herre” over and over again. In fact, #HotInHerreStreamingParty started trending on Twitter. Whenever someone streams a song, Spotify will pay the artist less than a penny. Way less. Like $0.006 per play. But if enough people do it, those partial pennies will eventually add up….But Nelly would need his song to stream close to 300 million times to make that happen.
Amy Schumer is on vacation in Paris with her boyfriend of 8 months, Ben Hanisch. Unfortunately, they BOTH came down with a bad case of food poisoning. Amy posted a picture of both of them looking worse for the wear, captioning it: