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Che, Jost of ‘SNL’ to host Emmy Awards

Friday, April 27, 2018

Che, Jost of ‘SNL’ to host Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES

NBC says that Michael Che and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live” will co-host this year’s Emmy Awards.

Che and Jost anchor the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live” and are head writers on the long-running sketch show.

The Emmy ceremony rotates from the major broadcast networks, allowing them to use the host’s job to highlight a show or performers. “SNL” has enjoyed a ratings resurgence with its sharp-edged jabs at President Donald Trump and his administration.

The 70th prime-time Emmys will air Sept. 17.

Avicii’s family releases 2nd statement

NEW YORK

Avicii’s family has released a second statement about their late son this week, saying the famed DJ “could not go on any longer” and that “he wanted to find peace.”

The Grammy-nominated electronic dance musician, born Tim Bergling, was found dead last week in Muscat, Oman, at age 28. Details about his death were not revealed.

“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress,” read the statement, released Thursday. “When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.”

“Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight,” the statement read.

Associated Press