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Why Part-Time Kate McKinnon Is Still An ‘Important’ Part Of ‘SNL’ As She Films New Show

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A source tells HollywoodLife exclusively that Kate McKinnon will still remain an integral part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ as she films her upcoming ‘Tiger King’ series.

As Kate McKinnon continues to film her upcoming Tiger King series with Peacock, her colleagues at Saturday Night Live have had no problems accommodating her new work schedule. With SNL creator Lorne Michaels’ desire to have as much of the remaining cast on the current Season 47, a source has revealed to HollywoodLife exclusively that Kate, 37, will remain an integral part of the series despite her part-time status.

Kate McKinnon on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (Everett Collection)

“SNL that has Kate McKinnon is just a better SNL,” our source said. “Lorne was really interested in bringing her back because she is such a powerhouse. Right now, she is working very hard to bring her Tiger King project to air as she is playing Carole Baskin and producing the show, so her attention has been focused on making that the best it can possibly be.”

With both projects demanding so much of the Emmy winner’s time, there’s just no feasible way she could appear on the NBC sketch comedy on a regular basis, resulting in some much needed compromises. “There has been an understanding and concessions made that when Kate can help with SNL, she will,” the source added. “A part time Kate is better than no Kate at all.”

The source added that the cast and crew are “being as accommodating as possible for this all to work out,” because “everyone loves” Kate. “She deserves to get this treatment and it’s working out for all involved,” the insider said. The part-time arrangement comes after initial speculative reports about the SNL veteran potentially not returning at all.

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Kate McKinnon on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (Everett Collection)

While Kate and other longtime cast, including Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant, had been rumored to depart after the 45th season, it was another show favorite, Beck Bennett, to announce his departure. He announced his exit on September 27, thanking the series for “8 years of remarkable people and incredible experiences that completely changed my life.”

Featured cast member Lauren Holt also departed the series. Meanwhile, breakout featured players Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman were promoted to regular cast members this season. Season 47 also welcomed three new featured players, Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson, and Sarah Sherman. The next episode of SNL will air on October 9 with host Kim Kardashian and musical guest Halsey.

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#VirgilWasHere Louis Vuitton Artfully Honors Virgil Abloh At Star-Studded Miami Show

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#VirgilWasHere Louis Vuitton Artfully Honors Virgil Abloh At Star-Studded Miami Show

Virgil Abloh was memorialized in Miami Tuesday during a star-studded Louis Vuitton show that went on as scheduled per the late designer and his family’s wishes.

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Abloh’s Spring-Summer 2022 collection was debuted during the presentation that took place on an elevated platform built outside the Brutalist Miami Marine Stadium.

Several celebs were in attendance for the show including estranged spouses/Virgil’s close friends Kim and Kanye who sat front row alongside their daughter North.

Also spotted were Quavo, Kid Cudi, and Offset who modeled in the presentation…

Gunna…

and Pharrell Williams.

During the show, Virgil was honored in several ways including via a monumental statue…

and via a hot-air balloon and paper planes that tied into one of Virgil’s ideologies.

His creative collaborator Anders Christian Madsen noted that the designer wanted people to liberate themselves from “the prejudices society puts in our heads growing up.”

“He wanted to imagine he could fly,” said Madsen.

“Paper planes and balloons were symbols of the ideology Virgil referred to as “boyhood”: childhood objects loaded with ideas of possibility, opportunity, and hope. “Limitations,” he once wrote to me, “are manmade.” He literally didn’t believe in impossibility. Before our meetings, he’d ask me to read everything from Kierkegaard to Mann and Berger,” wrote the creative collaborator on Instagram.

Virgil wanted people to stop treating each other according to how they look, or where they grew up, or what their job is. He truly and purely approached the world like that. He’d often ask me to open his texts with words like “imagine” or “picture” or “what if.”

 

The show closed with the late designer’s voice as he read a quote about making the best of the brevity of life.

“There’s no limit … ,” Abloh was heard saying. “Life is so short that you can’t waste even a day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do.”

 

“Virgil Was Here” was then illuminated in the sky.

 

 

R.I.P. Virgil Abloh.

Watch Louis Vuitton’s runway presentation for Virgil Abloh in full below.

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Harry Connick Jr.’s Wife: Everything To Know About His Spouse of 27 Years, Jill Goodacre

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Harry Connick Jr. has made millions of fans swoon over his classic love songs, but there’s only one woman he needs to impress. Learn all about Harry’s wife of almost three decades, Jill Goodacre!

Harry Connick Jr. has beat the Hollywood odds by maintaining his marriage to Jill Goodacre for almost three decades! The musician revealed the secret to his successful romance by admitting he made a lifelong commitment to his “best friend”. “I married my best friend and I married a woman who I look up to infinitely,” he told Us Weekly. “We have the same values so it’s easy for us to try and impart those on our children.” The pair, who married in 1994 after dating for four years, are nearly inseparable. Learn all about the woman who stole Harry’s heart below!

Jill Goodacre and Harry Connick Jr. wed in 1994 after dating for four years. (Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock)

1. Jill Was A Victoria’s Secret Model

Born in Texas and raised in Colorado, Jill started off her career as a model for the lingerie company Victoria’s Secret in the 1980s and early 90s. Along with model Stephanie Seymour, Jill helped bring recognition to the new upstart, which went from a small brand to a global trendsetter in women’s wear. She would go on to model in several of Harry’s music videos as well.

2. Jill Almost Caused Harry To ‘Drown’ When They First Met

Harry revealed he first met his future wife when they were both staying at the same resort in the early 90s. During an interview on Live With Regis And Kelly, the musician said he was swimming in the lodge’s pool when Jill happened to walk past him. Harry was so awestruck by her beauty, he joked that he “almost drowned.” Quickly regaining his wits, Harry said he jumped out of the pool and asked her out on a lunch date. And the rest is history!

3. Jill Got Stuck In A Bank With Chandler On ‘Friends’

Friends superfans will remember Jill in an early episode of the famous sitcom. Playing herself, Jill got trapped in an ATM vestibule with Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) during an electrical blackout in NYC. Chandler was obviously thrilled to be stuck alongside a Victoria’s Secret model. He was so excited that he choked on a piece of gum and was rescued by Jill and her Heimlich maneuver.

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Jill and Harry first met at a resort where Harry jumped out of the pool to ask Jill on a lunch date. (AFF-USA/Shutterstock)

4. Jill Is A Mother To 3 Daughters

Jill and Harry welcomed the first of their three daughters in 1996 when Georgia Tatum was born. A year later, Georgia got the gift of a little sister when Sarah Kate arrived. In 2002, the family, who now reside in Connecticut and Louisiana, was complete with the arrival of baby Charlotte.

5. Jill Is A Breast Cancer Survivor

 

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“Marriage Boot Camp” Exclusive: Brock Calls Out N.O.R.E And Neri For Holding Back In The Couples’ Sessions [VIDEO]

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“Marriage Boot Camp” Exclusive: Tuff Blames Monie Love For Failing To Help Launch His Rap Career AFTER He Cheated!!!

Happy Hump Day! We’re just a day away from a brand new episode of “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition”…

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Fortunately for you guys, we are THE PLUG so we have an exclusive preview clip for your viewing pleasure! This week, in the clip below, Amber and Siir Brock call out N.O.R.E. and Neri for doing the least work at camp. In the clip, Neri describes how N.O.R.E, proposed but complains he never actually got down on one knee. After her husband jokes that she took too long to figure out what was going on, Neri responds that he could have used the time to get down on one knee — only to have them both ultimately laugh off the issue. As a result, Amber questions why the couple is there since they don’t seem to really have problems in their marriage. Siir Brock takes things a step further saying that he feels N.O.R.E. and Neri have done the least work on their relationship, pointing out that Monie Love gets super vulnerable in sessions. He then asks N.O.R.E. to be honest about whether he’s ever told Neri to “Shut the f*** up”… WHOA.

Check out the clip below:

What do you think? Were Brock and Amber fair to ask N.O.R.E and Neri why they’re not being more vulnerable? Or do you think N.O.R.E and Neri are just using boundaries to protect the sanctity of their marriage.

Tune in for a brand new episode oof Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition – Thursday, December 2 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT on WeTV

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