AMY SCHUMER, TINA FEY SET TO HOST SNL: Amy Schumer will host the May 12th installment of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and Tina Fey will head up the season finale on May 19th. Schumer is making the rounds promoting I Feel Pretty, which opens this weekend. She last hosted in 2015. Fey, who was the former SNL head writer and Weekend Update anchor, has returned to host five times previously. Fey is making the rounds to promote the musical adaptation of Mean Girls, which hits Broadway this month. (EW — Click our Twitter or Facebook buttons to share this link!)
SARA BAREILLES AND JOSH GROBAN TO HOST TONYS: Sara Bereilles will be hosting this year’s Tony Awards with Josh Groban. They’re in familiar territory: Bareilles was nominated for a Tony in 2016 for Best Original Score and Groban was nominated in 2017 for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). The show is set to air on June 10th at 8 pm on CBS.
LOLA KIRKE CALLS OUT ‘GLIB’ MOVIE REVIEW: Lola Kirke penned a letter to the editor of The New Yorker, slamming Anthony Lane’s review of her performance in Gemini opposite Zoe Kravitz. "I am disappointed by Anthony Lane’s glib criticism of my character’s appearance in the film Gemini (The Current Cinema, April 2nd). To deem unflattering the ‘big jeans’ and ‘baggy gray top’ I wear throughout the film is to suggest a preference for heroines in more tight-fitting clothes," she wrote. "And to even mention my ‘haircut from hell’ is to miss the point of my performance entirely. We need to see female characters be powerful and beautiful in ways that don’t rely on outdated representations of women."
SHONDA RHIMES SPEAKS ON SCANDAL ENDING, SPINOFF: Shonda Rhimes is as sad to see her long-running political thriller Scandal end as fans are, but don’t expect a spinoff. "Scandal is done," she told reporters during a conference call ahead of the finale when asked if she might be considering a spinoff of the series that turned Kerry Washington into a household name, per E! News. "I felt we were coming to our end is because we've told the stories I wanted to tell. We've told the canon of Olivia Pope in the way that I wanted to tell it," she added. "So I don't feel like we have stories that we didn't get to tell that I wanted to tell." But she left the door open (a crack) for characters to appear on the cross over series How To Get Away With Murder. "Whether or not it's mentioned is up to creator Pete Nowalk. That's his show and his storytelling. So I don't know if he's ever going to mention it. It's not a plan that either one of us have," she admitted. "We don't have any—Neither one of us have that in our heads as part of a plan. So thus far, no." Are you sad to say farewell to Scandal? Scandal's series finale airs Thursday, April 19 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
CLAIRE DANES EXPECTING SECOND CHILD: Claire Danes and husband Hugh Dancy are expecting their second child together. "I am pregnant. I’m seriously preggo," Danes shared on the Howard Stern Show Wednesday. "I’m deep into my second trimester." Danes, 39, and the Path star, 42, met in 2006 on the set of Evening and married in 2009. They welcomed son Cyrus, 5, in December 2012.