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Seth Meyers to Host Emmy Awards 2014

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Award Shows, NBC, Announcements, News,

Seth MeyersSeth Meyers is to host the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014.

The Late Night With Seth Meyers' host is set to front the 66th annual event for the first time on August 25, held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, which will air on NBC.

"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy.

The glamorous ceremony, which honors the best in primetime television programming, will be held one month earlier than usual, and on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday, because of NBC's contractual commitment to televise Sunday Night Football.

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Kanye West Among Seth Meyers’ First Guests on ‘Late Night’

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Kanye West will be among the first guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The "Bound 2" rapper is part of a star-studded line-up including John Mayer, Lena Dunham and Vice President Joe Biden, who will all appear throughout the week when the chat show debuts on NBC on February 24. Among the other guests will be Kelly Ripa, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush, Trio, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World.

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How Will Seth Meyers Run ‘Late Night’?

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, NBC, Gossip, News,

Seth MeyersHow will Seth Meyers run things on his Late Night show when he takes over the reigns from Jimmy Fallon?

For one thing, the former Weekend Update anchor hints that he'll be putting his own mark on the talk show: "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out. It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff."

Past co-workers and Saturday Night Live co-stars are offering up their speculations, too. "The defining thing with him is his intelligence and curiosity," SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels said.

Former Weekend Update co-anchor Amy Poehler points out that viewers can expect great interviews from Meyers: "He enjoys bringing the best out of people. Maybe it's his improv training, but he really knows how to make other people look good."

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Seth Meyers Ties the Knot

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Television, Weddings,

Alexi Ashe and Seth MeyersFunnyman and Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update correspondent Seth Meyers has said, "I do" to his longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe this weekend.

The 39 year-old actor - who is also the head writer of the late night sketch comedy series - wed the human rights lawyer in a private ceremony of 150 guests at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. According to reports, the bride wore a cap sleeve lace dress while Meyers opted for a dark suit.

Former SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis and his fiancee Olivia Wilde as well as Kristen Wiig, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rose Byrne are a handful of the A-listers in attendance.

"They are so in love and really excited for their big day. They [were] really excited to celebrate with all their close friends and family," a source close to the couple said.

Having dated for several years, the pair became engaged last month - though another insider claims that Meyers knew that Ashe was his bride all along: He's very excited for the next phase of his life. He's known that she's The One for awhile, but it was all about timing."

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Hulu to offer more original content for 2012

Hulu original content

Network and cable TV has been the primary source for new sitcoms and shows, historically. Now, with the adaptation of the internet, that is slowly changing. What started as a mere hub used to catch up on television shows, Hulu is now expanding into producing original, first-run shows on its own.

For those that use Hulu, you may have already known that Hulu had original programing like Battleground, Up to Speed, and A Day in the Life. Hulu’s programing is now expanding to include new shows, titled We Got Next, The Awesomes, Don’t Quit Your Daydream, and Flow.

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SNL’s Stefon to Appear at the CFDA Awards?

Bill Hader as Stefon

Calling all organizers of the CFDA Fashion Awards! Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader has given the greenlight to attend the ceremony as his Ed Hardy-loving Weekend Update City Correspondent character, Stefon.

When asked about whether or not he would be up for bringing Stefon to a real-life event like the CFDA Awards, he said yes! "I would like that. That would be fun. We did something for an autism benefit at the Plaza Hotel, so we've done it outside the show before, and it was a lot of fun. So yeah, I would totally do that [if asked]."

Considering that SNL's head writer and cast member Seth Meyers is hosting this year's CFDA event, the idea may not be as far-fetched as one would think...

The CFDA Fashion Awards will take place on Monday, June 4th at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.

SNL to Pick Up Three New Cast Members

The SNL revolving door is still turning. On the heels of , gossip hints that fans can expect to see three new faces when the new season debuts in the fall.

Want to get a look at the rumored newcomers? Follow the jump to get the scoop.

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VIDEO: SNL Cast Members Talk About Betty White

Although the cast members of have not yet begun working with Betty White, they have nothing but great things to say about the Golden Girl.

“I’ve been a fan my entire life, so I’m extremely excited,” Kristen Wiig told the New York Post about their upcoming guest host. Bill Hader seconded Wiig’s enthusiasm. “I’m gonna be really starstuck by her,” he stated.

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30 Rock, Saturday Night Live Both Want Robert Pattinson

Robert PattinsonCould a vampire be making its way onto NBC?

At the recent Primetime Emmy Awards, not one, but two, different Peacock stars expressed interest in snagging a particular Twilight star for their show.

In addition to an appearance from Paul McCartney, star Alec Baldwin said he would also welcome a visit from Edward Cullen. “Well, I’m sure that Robert Pattinson has no shortage of shows that want him to come on, like Desperate Housewives and shows like that,” Baldwin admitted. “I’m sure those women would like to get their hands on Robert Pattinson.”

One of those other programs aiming to land the 23-year-old is . “We would love to get Robert Pattinson,” Seth Meyers said.

For now, the next thing the young star star is scheduled to star in is . That film hits theaters on November 20.

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No Weekend Update Gig for SNL’s Kristen Wiig

Kristen WiigShe may in the middle of filming , and her movie Extract may currently be in theaters, but there’s one thing Kristen Wiig won’t be doing: co-anchoring the Weekend Update.

Despite reports that the Emmy-nominated SNL star was to join Seth Meyers on the news desk, sources are now telling Entertainment Weekly that the buzz simply isn’t true. “It’s an Internet-fueled rumor,” the insider claims.

So who will eventually take over ‘s seat? (The Parks and Recreation actress will reclaim her spot in the first few shows of the season.) Since Meyers has managed to fly solo post-Poehler’s exit, it’s quite possible it’ll remain a one-man band.

will return on September 26.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)

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