Tonight, Kate McKinnon attended the ‘Yesterday’ UK Premiere held at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England. Our gallery has been updated with pictures from the event!
This morning, Kate McKinnon and the ‘SNL‘ cast (Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd) played a ‘Family Feud‘ sketch for the audience at the 2019 NBC Upfront. Kate was impersonating Mika Brzezinski. Check out photos from the event in our gallery!
The pitch came from NBCUniversal, which began its not-quite-two-hour upfront presentation with a focus on the reach that the portfolio offers from longtime sales chief Linda Yaccarino. But after heavy messaging about NBCU’s powerful “content, data and distribution” — among the stats: last year alone, the company invested $24 billion to produce and acquire content — the cast of Saturday Night Live was trotted out to remind those gathered at Radio City that NBCU is in the entertainment business.
In an upfront-themed installment of Family Feud, NBC News, featuring Morning Joe hosts Joe and Mika and Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, was pitted against NBC Entertainment, led by Sterling K. Brown, Jennifer Lopez and Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, all played by SNL talent. Chris Redd scored the most laughs as This Is Us Emmy winner Brown, who instilled his answers with over-the-top earnestness and heavy emotion; though Pete Davidson as a “creepy,” affect-free Malek and Kate McKinnon, as an overtly sexual Brzezinski, were a close second — at least in the nosebleeds.
Whoever wrote the bit was also eager for Kenan Thompson, playing Steve Harvey as he has so many times before, to mock the comedian’s persona non grata status at NBC. (His NBCU-distributed talk show was officially canceled last week, days before the broadcast net announced a new version of Little Big Shots would see Melissa McCarthy grabbing his hosting gig.)
“It turns out I’ve got a medical condition that prevents me from saying no,” said Thompson, as Harvey. “I’ve got to wrap this up because I’ve got an Uber pool in 20 minutes.”Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Today, during the Hulu ‘19 Presentation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC, Kate McKinnon announced her new limited series ‘The Dropout‘. She will star as Elizabeth Holmes as well as executive produce the show. You can watch the video of her announcement below and check out photos from the event in our gallery!
Hulu Greenlights Limited Series The Dropout, Starring Kate McKinnon as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Today, the company confirmed an order for The Dropout, a limited series executive produced and starring Kate McKinnon, inspired by the ABC News podcast on the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. The series will explore what caused the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, once heralded as “the next Steve Jobs,” to lose everything in the blink of an eye. Along with McKinnon, executive producers on the limited series include the producing team behind the ABC News podcast, host and Chief Business, Technology and Economics Correspondent for ABC News Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson. The series comes to Hulu from Fox Searchlight Television and is the studio’s first project since announcing the creation of the television division in April 2018.Source: Hulu
Kate McKinnon is set to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s upcoming series based on ABC’s podcast “The Dropout.”— Ethan Kraft (@ethan_kraft) May 1, 2019
McKinnon talked about the show and the role at Hulu’s upfronts earlier today: “We’ve seen the turtlenecks, we’ve heard the voice, we LOVE IT!” pic.twitter.com/uP9HVwvFjy
Kate McKinnon attended the premiere of Aidy Bryant’s new Hulu show ‘Shrill’ tonight in New York City. Kate looked gorgeous in her signature look! Check out photos from the appearance below!
Kate McKinnon and her SNL pals Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett attended Comedy Central’s ‘The Other Two’ Series Premiere Party last night in New York City. The show was created by former SNL writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Our gallery has been updated with pictures from the event!
Kate attended the ‘Ruben and Clay’s Christmas Show’ Opening Night last night (December 11) in New York City. She looked cute in a plaid blazer, which she previously wore in an SNL episode. Check out the pictures in our gallery!