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Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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