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Taran Killam wrote, directed and stars in the mockumentary Killing Gunther. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images hide caption

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Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL'

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The ousting of a powerful Hollywood producer over multiple abuse allegations prompted women and other assault survivors to proclaim a simple idea: that sexual abuse is common in their lives. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Thompson seems less concerned with superstardom than steady, quality work. (The actor is pictured here at a No Kid Hungry event in New York City earlier this year.) Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for No Kid Hungry hide caption

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In His 15th Season At 'SNL,' Kenan Thompson Still Knows How To Play It Funny

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Aidy Bryant moderates a film panel sketch featuring Leslie Jones as Viola Davis, Cecily Strong as Marion Cotillard, and Kate McKinnon as Debette Goldry, that rips into Weinstein's alleged history of sexual abuse. NBC/Will Heath/NBC hide caption

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"I'm meant to make people happy. That's my job," says Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC hide caption

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Jimmy Fallon On The School Of 'SNL' And His Tendency To Smile Too Much

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'The Good Place'

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On his podcast, Marc Maron (pictured here in Los Angeles in 2013) often asks guests what their parents do. "It's a very defining thing," he says. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Marc Maron On Robin Williams, Barack Obama And Learning To Be A Good Listener

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Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest performs onstage at FYF Fest in July in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF hide caption

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Q-Tip Says His New Kennedy Center Role Helps 'Institutionalize Hip-Hop'

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Faces Places co-directors JR and Agnes Varda (along with composer Matthieu Chedid, right) at this year's Cannes film festival. Venturelli/WireImage hide caption

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Agnes Varda And JR: The Cinematic Odd Couple Behind 'Faces Places'

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Kenan Thompson Becomes Longest-Serving Cast Member On SNL

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'The Apprentice' Creators Look Back

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