• 'SNL' rescinds cast invitation to Gillis over YouTube video

    27 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    NEW YORK - "Saturday Night Live" has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.
    A show representative said Monday that the language Shane Gillis used was "offensive, hurtful and unacceptable," and the show was not aware of the past remarks that have drawn criticism.
    "Saturday Night Live" apologized, saying it's vetting process "was not up to our standard."
    In a tweet, Gillis said he respected the show's decision and is "honestly grateful for the opportunity." He said he...
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  • 'SNL' fires Shane Gillis due to 'offensive, hurtful and unacceptable' comments

    27 days ago - By Reality TV World

    Saturday Night Live fired Shane Gillis Monday after videos surfaced in which he used gay and racial slurs, and made other disparaging comments.
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  • Andrew Yang Looks Forward To “Sitting Down” With Fired ‘SNL' Cast Member Shane Gillis

    27 days ago - By Deadline

    It looks like presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is attempting to take the road less traveled with fired Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis despite the fact he used racial slurs that targeted Asian Americans in a podcast he recorded before joining the NBC comedy show. In the wake Gillis's firing (he was just announced as...
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  • Lala Kent Explains Why Lisa Vanderpump Won't Officiate Her Wedding; Doesn't Want This 1 Vanderpump Rules Cast Member As A Bridesmaid

    Lala Kent Explains Why Lisa Vanderpump Won't Officiate Her Wedding; Doesn't Want This 1 Vanderpump Rules Cast Member As A Bridesmaid

    27 days ago - By Reality Tea

    It's a tale as old as time. Girl meets an older gentleman. Girl “lets him hit it on the first night.” And she wakes up to a new Range Rover the next morning. What a classic love story.
    Lala Kent went from being Randall Emmett's side piece to his fiancée. After infamously hiding their relationship and solely referring to him as “my man” on Vanderpump Rules , the two of them are now a very public couple living off borrowed funds. She is even a stepmother-in-training, which has incited some drama recently. Even though her wedding will not be on the show, it does seem like there's going to be...
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  • Fired Saturday Night Live Cast Member Shane Gillis Speaks Out After He's Axed Over Racial Slurs

    27 days ago - By Celebrity Babies

    Shane Gillis is speaking out after he was fired from Saturday Night Live .
    Shortly after the NBC sketch comedy series announced on Monday that it had parted ways with Gillis in the wake of him making racial slurs in a resurfaced video, the comedian released a statement addressing his firing.
    “It feels ridiculous for comedians to be making serious public statements but here we are. I'm a comedian who was funny enough to get SNL. That can't be taken away,” he began his statement, which was posted on Twitter.
    “Of course I wanted an opportunity to prove myself at SNL , but I understand it...
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  • New 'SNL' Cast Member Fired After Using Racist And Homophobic Slurs

    New 'SNL' Cast Member Fired After Using Racist And Homophobic Slurs

    27 days ago - By Huffington Post

    Shane Gillis directed the slurs at people of Chinese descent and mocked comedians who have spoken about mental health.
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  • ‘SNL' rescinds cast invitation to Gillis over YouTube video

    27 days ago - By Wood TV

    NEW YORK - “Saturday Night Live” has rescinded its invitation to a cast member who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.
    A show representative said Monday that the language Shane Gillis used was “offensive, hurtful and unacceptable,” and the show was not aware of the past remarks that have drawn criticism.
    “Saturday Night Live” apologized, saying it's vetting process “was not up to our standard.”
    In a tweet, Gillis said he respected the show's decision and is “honestly grateful for the opportunity.” He said he...
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  • Shane Gillis's Jokes Went Too Far. Should That End His ‘S.N.L.' Career?

    27 days ago - By NY Times

    The new cast member's offensive remarks about Chinese people and others raise questions about the show's vetting and what, if anything, the show should do with him.
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  • New ‘Saturday Night Live' Cast Member Shane Gillis Fired Over Racial Slur Use

    27 days ago - By Deadline

    Embattled stand-up comic Shane Gillis will not be joining Saturday Night Live this fall over the controversy surrounding his past racial slur use. The NBC comedy program just made the announcement, apologizing for any deficiencies in their vetting system that allowed for Gillis to be hired in the first place. “After talking with Shane Gillis,...
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  • New Saturday Night Live Star Shane Gillis Fired After Making Racial Slurs in Resurfaced Video

    28 days ago - By Celebrity Babies

    New Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis has officially been fired from the series.
    Days after an online video resurfaced depicting Gillis making a racial slur , the NBC sketch comedy series announced on Monday that it has parted ways with the comedian.
    “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL ,” an SNL spokesperson said in a statement on behalf of show creator Lorne Michaels .
    “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition...
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  • Shane Gillis Responds to SNL Firing: 'I Was Always a MADtv Guy Anyway'

    28 days ago - By TV Line

    Minutes after it was announced that new cast member Shane Gillis had been fired from Saturday Night Live over his history of racist and homophobic comments, the disgraced comedian took to social media to speak his mind. “It feels ridiculous for comedians to making serious public statements but here we are,” Gillis wrote on Monday,...
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  • SNL Fires Shane Gillis After Racist, Homophobic Comments Resurface

    28 days ago - By TV Line

    Live from New York, it... won't be Shane Gillis. The comedian, one of three new cast members recently announced for Saturday Night Live‘s upcoming 45th season, has been fired over a series of racist and homophobic comments that resurfaced online. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,”...
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  • ‘SNL' Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis After Outcry Over Racist Jokes

    28 days ago - By The Wrap

    “Saturday Night Live” fired new cast member Shane Gillis Monday after videos of Gillis using racial slurs in a September 2018 episode of his podcast surfaced on Thursday.
    “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,” an ‘SNL' spokesperson said on behalf of Lorne Michaels. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is...
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  • SNL Drops New Cast Member Shane Gillis: ‘The Language He Used Is Offensive'

    SNL Drops New Cast Member Shane Gillis: ‘The Language He Used Is Offensive'

    28 days ago - By Mediaite

    Newly-hired Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis has been dropped before the start of the season, following outcry over his past use of a racial slur.
    Gillis was one of three new cast members announced last week. Video from a podcast episode soon spread around social media in which he riffed on Chinatown. Per EW :
    “Chinatown's f-ing nuts,” Gillis says in the clip. “Let the f-ing chinks live there, huh?” He goes on to adopt a stereotypical Chinese accent.
    Gillis issued a statement saying, “I'm a comedian who pushes boundaries. I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of...
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  • New ‘Saturday Night Live ' Cast Member Shane Gills Fired Over Racial Slur Use

    28 days ago - By Deadline

    Embattled stand-up comic Shane Gills will not be joining Saturday Night Live this fall. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL, an SNL spokesperson said on behalf of Lorne Michaels. “We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and...
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