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The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

"All About That Bass" is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the
Chris DeVille | September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm

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A.C. Newman Turns The Tables On Sound Advice’s Janessa Slater

Janessa Slater is a media coach who bears an uncanny resemblance to SNL's Vanessa Bayer and has been dispensing so-called Sound Advice -- and many…
Stereogum | August 13, 2014 - 12:56 pm

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SNL Season Finale: Watch Katy Perry & Migos, Trump Sings “Hallejulah,” “Rap Song” With David S. Pumpkins

Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops for its big season finale last night, the final episode with cast members Bobby Moyhnihan, Vanessa Bayer,…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2017 - 11:30 am

Watch SNL’s Lemonade Parody “Melanianade” Starring The Trump Women

If being married to Jay Z is difficult, just imagine what being married to Donald Trump is like. That's the premise of last night's Saturday
Peter Helman | October 16, 2016 - 10:42 am

Watch Janelle Monáe & The Black Eyed Peas Audition For Star Wars: The Force Awakens In SNL Deleted Scenes

Back in December, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch of celebrity "auditions" for the film. But not…
Peter Helman | May 31, 2016 - 11:37 pm

SNL’s Season Finale With Fred Armisen: Courtney Barnett, The Lonely Island’s “Bin Laden Song,” & A Surprise Carrie Brownstein Cameo

On last night's Saturday Night Live hosted by former cast member Fred Armisen, noted Australian Courtney Barnett helped close the 41st season in spectacular fashion.
Collin Robinson | May 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

Watch White People Lose Their Minds In SNL’s “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black”

When Beyoncé released her new video for "Formation" and debuted the song in a supremely confident performance at the Super Bowl the next day, a…
Peter Helman | February 14, 2016 - 11:08 am

Taylor Swift’s Squad Rules A Post-Apocalyptic Future On SNL

Saturday Night Life has already poked fun at Taylor Swift's ability to convert the haters with those sick beats, and in last night's Miley Cyrus-hosted…
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Receive Terrible Advice From Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa Bayer's Sound Advice series centers around her incompetent and kind of pathetic media coach alter ago having awkward chats with and occasionally giving really…
Peter Helman | August 4, 2015 - 8:19 am

Watch Haim Resubject Themselves To Vanessa Bayer’s Sound Advice

Haim went in for a second round of Sound Advice from media coach Janessa Slater (aka Saturday Night Live's Vanessa Bayer), and brought along Danielle…
James Rettig | June 23, 2015 - 10:08 am

Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” Video

Just yesterday, Jenny Lewis and Vanessa Bayer were joking about Troop Beverly Hills, the 1989 kids movie that Lewis appeared in when she was a…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2015 - 10:51 am

Watch Vanessa Bayer Interview Troop Beverly Hills’ Jenny Lewis

Vanessa Bayer's blundering media coach character Janessa Slater brought her Sound Advice to Jenny Lewis in the latest installment of the web series that has…
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2015 - 9:48 am

Watch Chromeo Get Professional Help On Vanessa Bayer’s Sound Advice

In recent weeks, SNL star Vanessa Bayer has used her terrible-PR-flak video series Sound Advice to do funny bits with people like "Weird Al" Yankovic
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch Sleater-Kinney Get Bad Advice From Vanessa Bayer

Sound Advice, the web series where SNL star gives bands terrible advice in the guise of her Janessa Slater alter-ego, just started a whole new
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2015 - 10:50 am

Weird Al Gets Sound Advice; Episodes With Sleater-Kinney, Haim, Jenny Lewis Coming Soon

Above Average's popular web series Sound Advice with Vanessa Bayer is partnering with IFC's Comedy Crib for a whole new season. Bayer plays the hapless…
Caitlin White | February 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Watch Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Many More Celebs Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities To Love”

Sleater-Kinney still haven't made any music videos for No Cities To Love, the triumphant comeback album that finally arrives next week. Maybe they won't! Why…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 12:44 pm

SNL’s Vanessa Bayer To St. Vincent: “Mostly You Live In Mars”

Thinking back on past episodes of Sound Advice, the online video series in which Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer plays a media coach…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2014 - 8:44 am
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