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How Will SNL Handle Whitney Houston’s Death?

As music lovers reel from the news of Whitney Houston's tragic death at 48, SNL has inherited its own sticky situation: next Saturday's host is Maya Rudolph, who's perhaps best known on the show for her impression of Houston. Will Rudolph sport [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Is It Ever Not ‘Too Soon’ for 9/11 Jokes?

The Observer examines why some 9/11 jokes rally an audience and others produce total silence. And speaking of controversial humor, did you know that Roseanne Barr once posed for the magazine Heeb while "wearing a Hitler moustache and a swastika [...]

By Hallie Cantor

What Is ‘Too Soon"?

Casey Anthony is fun to hate. She’s a relatively attractive woman. She’s a compulsive liar. She leads the kind of small town party life that is somehow both hokey and titillating. She probably killed her daughter. Fun to hate.

By Mike Drucker