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“SNL” cast member Jason Sudeikis reprised his role as Satan, appearing with red horns and pitchfork. The devil was informed by “Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers of sex charges against a former defensive coordinator and allegations that university officials failed to report the abuse.
Even he was disturbed by the news. Addressing Penn State students who protested football coach Joe Paterno’s firing, the devil spoke directly into the camera, asking, “Do you know how bad that made you look?”
Disgusted by the scandal, the devil said, “Evil isn’t what it used to be.”
He pledged to quit and said he would return to his old job: customer service for a cable TV company.
Irish jig-dancing getting reality show from TLC
It’s like Riverdance meets “Toddlers & Tiaras.” TLC is once again pulling back the curtain on a community most people know very little about. It has just ordered a new series about the competitive world of Irish jig dancing with the working title “Irish Dancing Tweens.”
“TLC is excited to share this subculture of dance with our audience,” TLC General Manager Amy Winter told the Hollywood Reporter. “Irish jig dancing is a global phenomenon, and the series will reveal the world behind the sport in a compelling combination of heart and competition.”
The network that has explored unique worlds in “Toddlers & Tiaras,” “Say Yes to the Dress,” “All-American Muslim” and “Little People, Big World” starts production on the new series this week. It has ordered eight episodes set to air in the U.S. next summer and then internationally later next year.
The series, produced by Sirens Media, features several dance schools, and each episode zeroes in on individual dancers during rehearsals, preparation and travel and as they go toe to toe during competitions.
The network also has acquired the rights to air the feature-length documentary, “Jig.” Directed by Sue Bourne, the film is an in-depth look at the discipline via the competitors in last year’s Irish Dancing World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.
• Compiled from web and wire reports.
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