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Larry David & Bernie Sanders Learn They’re Cousins on PBS TV Series

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You can now watch the moment that Bernie Sanders and Larry David learned that they’re related on the PBS show Finding Your Roots . There are certain things that American citizens have come to expect during election years: a year of the top news stories being election-related, days when […]

From SNL regular Kate McKinnon’s triple threat imitations of Hilary Clinton, Jeff Sessions, and Kellyanne Conway to the return of former cast member Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer to frequent guest star Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump – an imitation that he is now repeating in SNL season 43 – there are plenty examples of the latter to choose from. While Baldwin’s take on Trump has dominated the political sketches for awhile, audiences would be remiss if they forgot that earlier in the 2016 election, another guest star was perfectly nailing one of Trump’s competitors. Larry David appeared regularly on SNL during the earlier days of the election to play candidate Bernie Sanders – an imitation so good and so funny that Sanders himself made it clear how much he enjoyed it. In fact, Sanders popped up in a sketch on Saturday Night Live opposite Larry David, who was hosting that night.

David’s imitation of Sanders was a frequent element of SNL up through to Hilary Clinton winning the Democratic Primary last year. So, a few months ago, when David mentioned that he and Sanders are distant cousins, it wasn’t really a shock to viewers who had enjoyed these imitations. Now COS is reporting that audiences can see the moment both men found out that they actually share a bloodline, which occurred when both of them appeared on the PBS series Finding Your Roots.

On Finding Your Roots, celebrity guests have their DNA tested and then find out interesting facts about their heritage by flipping through a book along with host Henry Louis Gates Jr. For three seasons actors, musicians, and other celebrities have learned about who they are and where they come from. Sometimes they have even learned about familial connections, such as when married couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick learned they are distantly related in the first season.

The fourth season premiere featured both Larry David and Bernie Sanders learning about their heritage. Both men learned are nearly 100% Jewish, a fact which did not seem to be much of a surprise. But when Gates told them that a relative was discovered – by comparing their DNA to everyone else who was ever tested for the show – David quipped that he hoped it was an athlete. Instead, both men were delighted to realize they share a common ancestor. David happily accepted Cousin Bernie while Sanders dissolved into laughter, mentioning that he often told people that Larry David was the better Bernie Sanders between the two of them.

Sanders may not have won the election last year, but at least he figured out who he can hang out with during the next family reunion.

Finding Your Roots season 4 premieres Friday, October 6th at 4:30 PM on PBS.

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The British reality dating show that you need to start watching immediately

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“At precisely 9 p.m. every night for the next three months, just as the sun is setting over the United Kingdom, Twitter comes alive.

There’s nothing in the water and we certainly can’t blame it on the weather. It’s all because of Love Island, a British reality dating show that currently has the nation transfixed. Brits are gripped by the action unfolding on their television screens, and they begin flooding Twitter with their feelings using the #LoveIsland hashtag.

So, what the hell is Love Island? Well, in a nutshell, it’s Britain’s answer to the U.S.’s Bachelor In Paradise. The only difference is that the show airs every single night for three drama-packed months.

The new season of Love Island — which began one week ago — kicked off with the arrival of 11 strangers comprising six men and five women. The women arrive first and exchange hugs with their fellow contestants. Then, as the men arrive one-by-one, the ladies step forward when they see someone they like the look of.

Much like Bachelor in Paradise, the power alternates between the male and female contestants each week. Now, if that sentence….”

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Game of Thrones prequel series ordered from George RR Martin and Jane Goldman

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HBO has given a pilot order to a series set thousands of years before the hit show with Kick-Ass and Kingsman screenwriter Jane Goldman as showrunner

“HBO has given an official pilot order to their first Game of Thrones prequel series.

The as-yet-untitled show will be co-created by original author George RR Martin and Jane Goldman who will act as showrunner. Goldmans screenwriting credits include Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

The series will be set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones and will chronicle the worlds descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. HBO has released the following logline: Only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend its not the story we think we know….”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jun/08/game-of-thrones-prequel-series-ordered-from-george-rr-martin-and-jane-goldman

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Kenan Thompson explains why he ‘fears’ leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Kenan Thompson is afraid of what comes after Saturday Night Live for him, and we get it.

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“The length of Kenan Thompson’s tenure on Saturday Night Live has become a running joke on Saturday Night Live. And he knows it.

During Donald Glover’s recent monologue, Thompson acknowledged just how long it’s been since he first auditioned in 2003. After entering his 15th season in 2017, he became the longest-serving cast member, dethroning previous record holder Darrell Hammond.

The fact that he’s stayed on is impressive — but the consensus is that if you’re not leaving SNL, you probably don’t have anywhere better to go. Or something else is holding you back

In a Hollywood Reporter interview, Thompson explained….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/07/kenan-thompson-fears-leaving-snl/

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