Friday, April 27, 2018
Che, Jost of ‘SNL’ to host Emmy Awards
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
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.