News Nuggets: Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck will host ‘SNL’ in May

Kristen Wiig will return to “Saturday Night Live” as a guest host on May 11. The rest of its May lineup includes Zach Galifianakis (May 4) and Ben Affleck, who will host the May 18 season finale. It will be Affleck’s fifth time as “SNL” host. Associated Press

George Clooney reteams with journalist Joshuah Bearman, whose Wired article inspired the film “Argo,” for a new project titled “Coronado High.” Clooney is producing along with Grant Heslov. Clooney may direct. The Wrap

Revival of Tennessee Williams‘s “The Glass Menagerie” — starring Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Zachary Quinto — will run on Broadway this fall for a limited 17-week run. Playbill

Producer Brian Grazer will receive the 2013 lifetime achievement award from PromaxBDA: “PromaxBDA, the association for marketing, promotion and design professionals working in the entertainment industry, holds its conference annually to explore the areas of marketing, promotion and design. Panels are designed for executives to share ideas, learn new techniques, develop tools and get insight on the latest technologies.” Hollywood Reporter

Alan Cumming will reprise his Tony-winning role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “Cabaret” at Studio 54 in early 2014. New York Times

Canadian Videogame Awards will air this weekend: “‘Wait, what?’ you’re quite possibly saying. ‘There’s an awards show for video games? Not just video games, but video games made in Canada?’ Truth. In fact, this marks the fourth anniversary of the awards, which honour the programmers and artists and producers and actors and all the others who work in Canada’s thriving interactive entertainment biz.” Toronto Sun

2 thoughts on “News Nuggets: Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck will host ‘SNL’ in May

  1. I can’t wait for May. I am excited for Zach Galifianakis, Ben Affleck, and most of all, Kristen Wiig. It’s amazing how fast the year has gone since she left the show. I’m sure it’ll be a hilarious show. Sadly, I work late at DISH that night, so I’ll be recording SNL. I like to keep up on my shows while I’m cleaning up the house, and my DISH Hopper becomes useful for me by letting me pause shows like SNL in one room and continue in any another, so I’m free to move about.

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