Comedian Tiffany Haddish, the breakout performer in last summer’s Girls Trip, will host the Nov.11edition of Saturday Night Live, with musical guest Taylor Swift. Chance the Rapper will be a firsttime host Nov. 18, with Eminem as his musical guest.
It’s been one epic year for women, a notion definitely not lost on Glamour magazine as it named U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, 27 key facilitators of the Women’s March on Washington and astronaut Peggy Whitson among its women of the year. The other winners announced Monday, ahead of a Nov. 13 gala, are actor Nicole Kidman, singer Solange Knowles, Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan, late-night TV host Samantha Bee, supermodel Gigi Hadid, Dior’s first female creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. Christina Aguilera will perform a medley of the late Whitney Houston’s hits at the American Music Awards Nov. 19 to mark the 25th anniversary of Houston’s film The Bodyguard.
It seems TV viewers were more offended by Adam Sandler touching The Crownstar Claire Foy’s knee during Friday’s episode of The Graham Norton Show than she was. The actress issued an official comment saying she took “no offence” after viewers in the U.K. suggested the actor’s gesture made Foy and fellow interviewee Emma Thompson uncomfortable.
Jane Juska, whose chronicle of searching for sex as a woman in her 60s became a bestselling memoir, has died in California after a long illness. She was 84. She was a retired, divorced schoolteacher when she wrote her memoir A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance, published in 2003. It landed her on TV with Oprah Winfreyand Charlie Rose, and was adapted into a one-woman show.