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‘SNL’ will host September 12
LOS ANGELES — Veteran “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson will host the Emmy Awards next month.
“Being a part of this amazing night where we honor the best in the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to be on NBC — my longtime network family — makes it even more special,” Thompson said in a statement Tuesday.
Thompson has been on NBC’s late-night sketch show since 2003 and returns for its 20th season this fall. His work on “SNL” earned him a trio of Emmy supporting actor nominations, and he won a trophy in 2018 as co-writer of the lyrics to the song “Come Back, Barack,” which featured in the broadcast.
He earned a lead actor nomination last year for his sitcom “Kenan,” which NBC canceled in May after two seasons.
Thompson was an original cast member of Nickelodeon’s children’s sketch series “All That” and starred with Kel Mitchell in the spin-off “Kenan and Kel.” His movie credits include “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Barbershop 2: Back in Business.” ”
The Sept. 12 Emmy ceremony will air live on NBC and stream on its streaming sibling Peacock. Top nominees include dramas “Succession” and “Squid Game” and comedies “Ted Lasso,” “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building.”
Ezra Miller charged
Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with burglary in Stamford, Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the beleaguered ‘The Flash’ star.
In a report released Monday, Vermont State Police said they responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford on May 1 and discovered that several bottles of alcohol were taken from a residence when the owners were not present. Miller was charged after police viewed surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses.
The police report says Miller was located shortly before midnight Sunday and received a subpoena in Vermont Superior Court on September 26.
The felony charge adds to Miller’s growing legal troubles and reports of erratic behavior. The 29-year-old actor was arrested twice earlier this year in Hawaii, including for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar. The second incident involved second degree assault.
The parents of Tokata Iron Eyes, 18, a Native American activist, also filed a protective order against Miller earlier this year, accusing the actor of nursing their child and other inappropriate behavior with her as a minor from the start. 12 years old. Tokata Iron Eyes recently told Insider that these claims are false.
– The Associated Press