Chris Farley

Trek sued over use of the Farley name on fat bikes

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — A company that said it owns the trademark rights for the late comedian Chris Farley's name has filed a $10 million lawsuit …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Job training and community college put coal miners on a new path

<b>JOHN YANG:</b> Now we return to our Rethinking College series.<p>This week, we take a look at efforts to help unemployed coal miners earn community college …

Higher Education

10 Hilarious Moments From Emmy Nominee (and Now Winner!) Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is truly a gift to us all. And now, thanks to her work as Sean Spicer on the past season of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, the comedic genius …

Comedy

The 25 Best SNL Skits

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been one of the hallmarks of American sketch comedy for over 40 years. It has jumpstarted the careers of some of the greatest …

Pop Culture

15 Stars Who Ruined Their Careers With Drugs

While we wouldn’t go so far as to say that drugs and film stardom have always enjoyed a peanut butter and jelly type relationship, it’s certainly no …

Richard Pryor

The Most Heartbreaking Thing About Chris Farley's Death Is Everyone Saw It Coming

The world lost something special when comedian and actor Chris Farley passed away in 1997 at the age of 33. In addition to being a huge part of <b>Saturday Night Live</b>'s golden years in the '90s, Chris also starred in classic movies like <b>Tommy Boy</b> and <b>Black Sheep</b>. But as bright of a light as he was for …

Comedy

How to Do Chicago Like a Fashion It Girl

Over 52 million people visit Chicago every year. One of those people is Lyndsey Butler, the designer behind the leather-centered NYC brand Veda. …

Travel

Word on the Hill: Franken’s ‘SNL’ Friends on Franken vs. Trump

Stabenow makes rounds, Cruz award, Johnson shows flexibility, Biden’s book and Scalia event<p>Sen. <b>Al Franken</b>, D-Minn., could give President Donald Trump …

Politics

First Week Bike Commuting: What I Learned

Biking to work continues to climb in popularity. Our car-centric contributor decided to try it for a week.<b>Commuting by bike grew 63 percent in the</b> …

Cycling

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jon Favreau On Dungeons & Dragons and Chris Farley

Jon talks about Spider-Man: Homecoming, being a geek in high school, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and seeing Chris Farley perform during his time in …

Entertainment

The Taco Town Fifteen-Flavor Taco Looks Delicious in Real Life - Technabob

I haven’t watched <i>Saturday Night Live</i> since Chris Farley was worried about living in a van down by the river. I much prefer the classic ’80s version …

Guess Who Hollywood's Blaming For a String Of Comedy-Flops? Yep, Trump.

Some of us, if you will allow me to brag for a moment, have been warning about the demise of the adult comedy — most especially the R-rated, …

Conservative View

Silicon Valley Recap, “Hooli-Con” - Uncle Jerry’s Game

It’s fitting that “Hooli-Con," which revolves around yet another moral compromise made in pursuit of success, airs the same week Uber CEO Travis …

Silicon Valley

‘I’m Now’: The Mudhoney documentary

Without Mudhoney, there’s no grunge scene writ...

Donald Trump is now one of the most popular nicknames for meth

Since launching his campaign for—and then winning—the presidency, Donald Trump has permeated just about every facet of life in America. That is true …

Donald Trump

10 Fun Facts About All That

To those who grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s, <i>All That</i> was must-see television. A kid-centered, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>-style variety show, it ran for …

TV

Bill Burr on the NHL Playoffs, Kelly Olynyk's Magic, Chris Farley, and R-Rated Sports (Ep. 217)

Kelly Olynyk

Why Sony's Venom Solo Movie Is A Bad Idea

In Hollywood studio lore, there’s an urban legend about a screenplay called <i>“Atuk”</i> that, supposedly, carries a curse. An adaptation of an obscure …

Comics

Melissa McCarthy And Saturday Night Live: A Match Made In TV Heaven

Melissa McCarthy is probably the best thing to happen to <i>Saturday Night Live</i> (<i>SNL</i>) this season. OK, that’s not one hundred percent fair; Donald Trump …

Comedy

This Weekend, Watch the Monster Movie That's Been Hiding on Netflix for Years

Give it up for The Host, a weird monster movie classic.<p>This week, the trailer for <i>Okja</i>, a new Netflix original film, dropped. It's set to premiere this summer, and we're terribly excited about it—partly because its cast is stacked as hell, starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, and …

Movies

How an encounter with Kristen Stewart led Melissa McCarthy to play Sean Spicer on ‘SNL’

The idea to play Trump's press secretary stemmed from an airplane pitch the comedian made to actress Kristen Stewart.

Comedy

How Melissa McCarthy came to play Sean Spicer on #SNL

By the time Melissa McCarthy hosted this weekend's <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, she had already become a highly-anticipated presence on the show for one …

Comedy

How Melissa McCarthy came to play Sean Spicer on 'SNL'

By the time Melissa McCarthy hosted this weekend's "Saturday Night Live," she had already become a highly-anticipated presence on the show for one …

Canadian News

Melissa McCarthy Shows Her Dedication To Physical Comedy In The Never-Ending ‘Just Desserts!’ On ‘SNL’

Melissa McCarthy hit a lot of her trademark spots during her fifth time hosting <i>SNL</i>, including what may be the final appearance for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. There was an absence or two from the festivities, including a severe lack of McCarthy doing some sort of weird dancing, but we …

TV

15 Stars You Forgot Started On Saturday Night Live

In light of recent political events and the comic fodder it provides, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been enjoying its highest ratings in 22 years.<p>Not since …

Entertainment

The Art of Photographing Everyone from Donald Trump to Lena Dunham

“<i>Uneasy</i>.”<p>That’s the feeling photographer Chris Buck used to describe his style, and as the title of a 384-page collection of his portraits that was …

Entertainment

Carroll uses clips from 'The Voice' to hint at Seahawks picks

Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images Sport / Getty<p>Don't want to wait for the draft to know who the Seattle Seahawks will pick?<p>Pete Carroll has your back ... …

NFL

The 30 Best Comedies of the 1990s

Carrying on from Taste of Cinema’s recent list of the 30 Best Comedies of the 1980s is this similarly sentimental and purposefully playful look back …

Canadian Humour

5-Figure Price Tag Means Texas Does Not Have Hurt Lockers

There’s a saying in the Lone Star State: “All hat, no cattle.” Translation: A poseur who wears a Stetson without any steers. New Texas coach Tom …

College & University

‘SNL’ Pokes Fun at Bannon, Kushner and Spicer Gaffes

During its first-ever live broadcast in all time zones across the continental United States and Canada, “Saturday Night Live” declared it was “elimination night” during a cold open teasing President Donald Trump over alleged feuding between top aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.<p>Playing Kushner …

Donald Trump