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Rami Malek & Pete Davidson Spoof ‘Squid Game’ With Country Tune On ‘SNL’

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Fresh off playing the ‘Bond’ villain, Rami Malek showed off his funny side on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in this sketch with Pete Davidson.

Rami Malek, 40, ditched the serious side for some comedy on Saturday Night Live . The Torrance, California native made his hosting debut on the iconic NBC series and the laughs in a Squid Game spoof with Pete Davidson, 27. Rami showed off his unexpected musical side as he crooned over a country beat tinged with R&B about the “game,” which referenced the popular new Netflix show.

The fictional  series revolves around a contest involving 456 players in a steep amount of debt as they play for a prize worth billions. In the game, the contestants compete in a series of kids games — but could face deadly penalties if they lose. Rami and Pete’s take was absolutely hilarious, as they sang about their (fictional) lives before playing the game — copying the costumes to boot. “That’s what happens in the squid game…that’s the way you play the Squid Game,” Rami sang.

Pete Davidson and Rami Malek spoof ‘Squid Game’ on ‘SNL.’ (NBC)

The sketch followed Rami’s hilarious opening monologue where he addressed his affinity for villains (which he often plays). “I don’t usually do comedy — I have what they call resting villain face,” he said, showing off a sinister look. “I know most people would rather play the hero, but weirdly, I’ve always been more drawn to villains,” he explained, confessing he “sympathizes” with several — like Scar from The Lion King.

“I found Simba to be annoying. You wanna be king? You’re like 3 years old. Relax,” he quipped. “And Silence Of The Lambs — poor Hannibal. That lady keeps coming in and asking the guy questions — like leave him alone!” he added, offering another take on the horrific movie, starring Anthony Hopkins. “I think a lot of them are misunderstood…like Dracula. Thirsty…Darth Vader…just trying to reconnect with his son. Freddy Kruger? Encouraging kids to dream,” he tried to reason.

Rami’s appearance comes hot off the release of the new James Bond film No Time To Die. The 40-year-old played the villainous Lyutsifer Safin in the movie, which is finally in theaters after a months-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action-packed spy thriller is significant in the Bond universe as Daniel Craig‘s final portrayal of MI6 agent 007.

The Oscar winner previously chatted about the challenge of playing the disfigured Lyutsifer in the epic movie. “There’s something so dark and evil and sinister about him that I just had to remove myself from him and say, this is not part of my DNA thankfully, and I can just transform into somebody who I don’t have to pull anything from and just create something that is exciting to bring to Daniel and 007,” he confessed to Empire earlier this month. “Because when you don’t have much care in the world, you’re not worried about what happens to you, and you can throw any risks out the window. That’s something that’s difficult to argue with or fight against,” the Oscar winner added.

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‘Mrs. Maisel’ Updates: First Teaser For Season 4 & Premiere Date Revealed

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ is going to marvel us big time in 2022! Midge and Susie are back in the first season 4 teaser, which was released on November 30. Plus, the season 4 premiere date has been revealed!

After a long wait, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will return for season 4 on February 18, 2022. Prime Video released the first of four teasers on November 30. Even though it’s been a while since we’ve seen our beloved Midge, she hasn’t lost a bit of her spunk.

Like many TV productions, there was a delay in Mrs. Maisel’s filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, season 4 production finally got underway for season 4 in Jan. 2021 in New York City. The news of the show’s season 4 renewal was revealed in December 2019, so fans have been waiting a long time already for season 4. “We were thrilled to hear that for the fourth time, we do not have to pack up and vacate the premises,” creator and EP Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino said in a statement. “We’d like to thank Amazon for all their faith and support, their partnership and enthusiasm, and for letting us hang with our favorite people, the cast and crew of Maisel, for a little while longer.”

Mrs. Maisel continues to be a global hit for Amazon. Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in her statement about the show’s season 4 renewal that the show had its “most-watched opening weekend ever” with the launch of season 3 in Dec. 2019. “Amy and Dan have created such funny, charming, relatable characters, all with their inimitable wit and eye for detail, and our customers around the world will be delighted to have another season in the world of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Jennifer’s statement continued. From season 4 filming updates to the cast, this is the latest news that we know about Mrs. Maisel season 4.

Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein as Midge and Susie. (Amazon Studios)

‘Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4 First Look

The first teaser for season 4 to be released focused on the Mrs. Maisel dynamic duo: Midge and Susie. Susie is trying to move past the Shy Baldwin debacle and look ahead to the next gig. Midge makes a bold declaration, “No more opening act gigs. I will only do gigs where I can say what I want. That’s what Lenny would do.”

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Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel in season 4. (Prime Video)

Susie is a bit taken aback. She tells Midge that Lenny is Lenny Bruce, and that’s why he can do and say the things he does. “Make me Lenny Bruce. Make me a headliner.” When Susie admits that this is not how the business works. “Then lets change the business,” Midge replies.

How To Watch ‘Mrs. Maisel’

Like all previous seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, season 4 will premiere on Prime Video. Unlike the past 3 seasons, season 4 will have two new episodes dropping every Friday on Prime Video for four weeks. The previous 3 seasons are available to watch on Prime Video now.

Season 4 Filming

Mrs. Maisel was one of the many shows delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, so the wait for the fourth season has been a long one. In Oct. 2020, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino revealed at the Woodstock Film Festival virtual panel discussion that the show was set to start back on Jan. 7, 2021. “Costume fittings are happening [now], sets are being built like mad. All of the stuff is happening,” she told TVLine. “We’re breaking our stories, we’re writing. And then in December we’re dragging the actors in and we’re going to table read the scripts. And then, come January 7, it’s, ‘On your mark, get set, go.’”

Executive producer Daniel Palladino also revealed at the Woodstock Film Festival that there will be “a lot more visual effects” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Last season, our premiere had 850 extras in an airplane hangar. We cannot do that,” he said. But he promised season 4 is “going to happen, it’s just going to happen in a slightly different way.”

Over the past few months, the cast and crew have been making preparations to start filming at the top of 2021. “We were supposed to go back in June, and obviously it wasn’t safe to do that then,” star Rachel Brosnahan said on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show in Dec. 2020. “I just actually came from a wig and shoe and hat fitting. Literally just 20 minutes ago, walked in the door.” She added, “So, we are in the process of getting ready to go back hopefully safely in January, and are really, really excited. The hats are insane. The hats are out of control. We may have lost our minds with the hats this season.”

Rachel posted an Instagram photo of her first costume fitting for season 4 in Sept. 2020. She was masked, along with the designers. Rachel wore a gorgeous beige dress and an elaborate black hat. “We’re slowly and safely getting back to it but first costume fitting is in the books,” she wrote.

Rachel revealed that season 4 filming had started on Jan. 20, 2021. She posted a photo on Instagram highlighting the memorable day. “It looks a little different this year…but we’re back! Working away on @maiseltv Season 4,” she captioned the photo.

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Rachel Brosnahan filming season 4 in New York City on March 2. (Jose Perez/Bauergriffin.com / MEGA)

Rachel was spotted filming season 4 in New York City on March 2, 2021. Rachel was seen wearing a pink coat and hat, along with matching pink heels. She held an umbrella over her head to protect her perfectly-coiffed Midge hair.

‘Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4 Cast

Rachel will be returning as the one and only Midge Maisel. The Golden Globe winner will be joined by her fellow castmates. The other cast members expected to return include Alex Borstein (Susie), Michael Zegen (Joel), Tony Shalhoub (Abe), Marin Hinkle (Rose), Kevin Pollak (Moishe), and Caroline Aaron (Shirley). As for new characters, we finally have some good scoop.

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Milo Ventimiglia will appear in ‘Mrs. Maisel’ season 4. (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)

On June 10, it was confirmed by TVLine that Milo Ventimiglia would have a guest stint in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4. This marks a Gilmore Girls reunion between Milo and the Mrs. Maisel EPs. Milo rose to fame as fan fave Jess on Gilmore Girls, which was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Amazon confirmed Milo would be guest-starring, but the studio declined to give character details. Milo is one of many Gilmore Girls alums to appear on Mrs. Maisel. Alex Borstein, Emily Bergl, Liza Weil, and Brian Tarantina all previously worked with Amy on Gilmore Girls before heading to Maisel.

Veep’s Reid Scott and Marriage Story’s Gideon Glick will have recurring roles on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4, according to Deadline. Character details have not yet been revealed, but both Reid and Gideon will appear in “multi-episode arcs.”

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Reid Scott and Gideon Glick have joined the cast of ‘Mrs. Maisel’ season 4. (Shutterstock)

As for other notable characters in the Mrs. Maisel universe, Sterling K. Brown is down to bring back Reggie, Shy Baldwin’s manager. “Hopefully there will be room for me to revisit the show in the future,” the This Is Us star told Glamour. Stephanie Hsu was introduced as Mei, Joel’s new love interest, in season 3. Amy revealed to Glamour that Stephanie would be back for season 4. When it comes to more scenes between Joel, Mei, and Midge, Amy noted, “Oh, you’ll get them.”

What about Lenny Bruce, you ask? Emmy winner Luke Kirby will be back in season 4. “He’s going to be in a little bit more [in season 4], which is great,” Amy said at the Woodstock Film Festival, according to TVLine. In season 3, Lenny and Midge had the ultimate will-they-or-won’t-they moment. Their intimate night out in Miami included drinks, dancing, and a lot of staring. At one point, Midge called Lenny out for “still staring” at her. He simply replied, “So are you.”

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Luke Kirby and Rachel Brosnahan as Lenny and Midge. (Amazon Studios)

They walked back to Lenny’s hotel room together. Lenny opened the door waiting for Midge to go in, but she didn’t. She decided to get a cab and go home. As she walked away, Lenny asked, “Maybe someday? Before I’m dead?” She responded, “It’s a date!” Their chemistry continues to be explosive, and fans have been itching for these characters to get together for some time now.

What Happened In Season 3?

Season 3 ended with Midge and Susie being fired from the second leg of Shy Baldwin’s (LeRoy McClain) tour. Shy’s manager, Reggie, cut them from the tour. Midge and Susie are forced to watch Shy’s plane take off right in front of their eyes. The firing came after Midge joked about Shy’s sexuality and basically outed him as a gay man to the audience at the Apollo. Reggie admits to Midge and Susie that he partly blames himself for how things ended up because he encouraged Midge to talk about Shy. He just didn’t know that she knew Shy is gay.

On top of this firing, Susie has gambled away the money that Midge was planning to use as a down payment on her old apartment. Susie believes she can replace the cash she gambled away with the insurance money she thinks she’ll be able to collect by burning down her dead mother’s house, but nothing in life is ever that easy. The thing is, Midge doesn’t know about any of this, nor is she aware that Joel has actually been managing her money this whole time.

Season 4 Plot

Amy noted that season 4 will explore the aftermath of Midge’s major career setback. “I think we’re going to pick up right after that,” Sherman-Palladino revealed to The Hollywood Reporter in Aug. 2020. “We may be doing a little jump within the season, but when we first start up we want to [stay in that time]. I mean, what’s the fun of totally destroying someone’s soul and heart and not getting to see the aftermath? That’s what comedy’s made of, soul-crushing defeat.”

As of Dec. 2020, Rachel had yet to see a script. “I have absolutely no idea what’s happening… I am being a hundred percent honest. I haven’t seen a script. I haven’t seen anything,” she said on Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “I have no idea what’s happening this season. So I am just as excited as everyone else to find out.”

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Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce. (Amazon Studios)

If the show does incorporate a time jump into season 4, that could put the timeline closer to Lenny Bruce’s real-life death. Lenny tragically died of a morphine overdose at the age of 40 in 1966. There’s no doubt that Lenny’s sudden death would devastate Midge.

Amy confirmed that the show would address Lenny’s death at some point during the show’s run. “The minute you put Lenny Bruce in it, you know where you’re going,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “You can’t pretend it’s not gonna happen.” She added that Lenny’s death could be a “cautionary tale” for Midge when it comes to “following your dream and the fact that every dream comes with consequences, and it can go great, or it can go off the rails.”

Season 4 could feature a serious falling out between Midge and Susie. Given Susie’s gambling problem and handling (or lack thereof) of Midge’s money, Midge could push Susie away. It’s only a matter of time before Midge learns the truth. Midge would likely not be happy with her ex-husband, Joel, for continuing to handle her money — as Susie’s urging — without telling her. Joel and Midge are technically still married, so they could end up pursuing the divorce route again over this.

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Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle as Abe and Rose. (Amazon Studios)

Midge’s parents, Abe and Rose, lost their lavish Upper West Side apartment early on in season 3 after Abe quit his job at Columbia University. Given that he’s now working as a theater critic for the Village Voice, it’s unlikely Abe and Rose will be going back to the way they once lived any time soon.

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All The Over The Top Celebrity Style From The 2021 Fashion Awards

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The 2021 Fashion Awards brought out some of the boldest celebrity styles we’ve seen on the red carpet since the Met Gala. Bright colors, dramatic prints and glamorous fabrics ruled the night, which included presentations to Edward Enninful, Tommy Hilfiger and a tribute to Virgil Abloh.

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The night really belongs to the British but quite a few American celebs were in attendance too, including Kehlani, who looked stunning in an off the shoulder flouncy tiered polka dot gown.

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Hailee Steinfeld took a break from promoting “Hawkeye” to floss her phenomenal bawwwdy in a black and silver sequinned catsuit and sky-high patent Loubs…

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Billy Porter never fails to make a grand entrance and the Fashion Awards was surely the place. His structured houndstooth frock was made for dancing with a whole crew of backup dancers!

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With Tik Tok as the official presenting sponsor for the night, it was only right that Wisdom Kaye kick it on the carpet.

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Law Roach gave new meaning to suited and booted in his steel-gray satin tuxedo, complete with a ruffled shirt.

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Kris Jenner and her boo Corey Gamble were at the big event to support good friend Tommy Hilfiger. We love how they went with the signature Hilfiger shades of red, white and blue.

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One of our favorite celeb power couples Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas were seen on the scene. How do you feel about his red leather shoes?

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Halima Aden was among the stunning models at the event.

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Jourdan Dunn showed out in a ruffly red gown.

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Paloma Elsesser exuded her usual cool.

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Cindy Bruna looked trés chic

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And Precious Lee was giving what needed to be gave okay!

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The always sexy Shanina Shaik showed off her flawless form in a body-hugging jeweled gown.

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Winnie Harlow looked cute and cozy in her tan two-piece strapless puffer gown.

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Kris Jenner snapped a backstage pose with Law Roach.

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Edward Enninful definitely had an incredible night, winning the Leader Of Change People award. He’s been doing such amazing work with British Vogue, especially during the pandemic.

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He also posted up with Emma Weymouth, Marchioness of Bath and Sabrina Elba.

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Sabrina’s hubby Idris did the tribute to Virgil.

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We loved the tribute to Tommy Hilfiger too. Especially seeing Naomi Campbell and Winnie Harlow in classic Tommy looks.

What was your favorite moment from the 2021 British Fashion Awards?

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Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker’s Kids Will Be ‘Included’ In Their Wedding Party

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Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker’s Kids Will Be ‘Included’ In Their Wedding Party

When Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian tie the knot, the whole family will be there! HL has EXCLUSIVELY learned that their kids are acting like a ‘blended family’ and will be part of their wedding.

One can expect a lot of punk rock to be played at Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker‘s wedding reception. The two dressed up as Sid & Nancy for Halloween, and Kourt, 42, has shown she’s a fan of The Misfits, but perhaps her new favorite song is “We’re A Happy Family” by The Ramones? After all, Travis, 46, and Kourt’s kids have become the best of friends since the blink-182 drummer and Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum started dating. The couple is even planning to have them involved in their upcoming nuptials. “All of Kourtney’s children and both of Travis’s are going to be included in their wedding party,” a source close to the Kardashians tells HollywoodLife, “as this is what they both want.”

“Kourtney and Travis are digging their blended family,” the insider tells HollywoodLife. “Kourtney has developed a bond with Travis’s kids and is starting to treat them like her own.” This love goes both ways, as the source says that Travis’s son, Landon Barker, 18, has “become a role model to Kourtney’s boys,” Mason Disick, 11, and Reign Disick, 6. Travis’s daughter, Alabama Barker, 15, has “already become a big sister figure to Penelope [Disick],” the insider adds.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker enjoyed a day out in their native Calabasas, CA, with her kids on December 2, 2018. (Backgrid)

Travis’s stepdaughter, Atiana de la Hoya, has also become close to Kourtney. She has been included in family vacations, and on Nov. 28, Alabama posted a few photos of her, Kourtney, and Atiana matching in black, puffy jackets. Travis shares Alabama and Landon with ex-wife Shanna Moakler. While he and Shanna were married, Travis bonded with Atiana, Shanna’s daughter from a past relationship with Oscar De La Hoya.

“Kourtney has known Travis’s kids for years because they all grew up in the same neighborhood,” a KarJenner source tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “So, it really wasn’t their relationship which brought Kourtney and his kids closer. It’s the fact that it gradually happened over time, which makes it all that more authentic and organic. As everybody knows, Kourtney is an incredible mother, and she’s so good with children. They always come first in her eyes. Kourtney really didn’t have to try to build a bond with Alabama and Landon. The connection was mutual. She loves them like her own. “

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker pictured arriving at Kanye West’s warehouse in Los Angeles, CA, on December 28, 2019.  (Backgrid)

While Kourt and Travis’s kids have bonded, the same can’t be said about her and Travis’s ex. Shanna, 46, has been shady towards Travis and Kourt’s relationship, and so, Travis and Kourt have instituted some rules to keep the peace. “They do not talk about Shanna at all, and neither of them wants to. Kourtney is not the type of person to bad mouth Shanna in front of her children,” the insider says. “Travis has made up a rule for the kids, which is that they are not allowed to discuss anything that goes on between their father and Kourtney with Shanna. They have agreed to this.”

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