October 21, 2016
        "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars                Tom Hanks to receive Hollywood Actor Award for "Sully" @ Hollywood Film Awards                "Certain Women" showcases Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams                Ben Affleck is perhaps Hollywood's biggest and most diverse superstar                "The Birth of a Nation" looks to survive controversy and contend for awards                "The Girl on the Train" hopes to transport Emily Blunt to the Oscar race                "The Jungle Book," "Zootopia" and Craft Artists to be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Ben Affleck's "Live By Night" officially is a 2016 contender        

Jane Lynch found out about her SNL performance through a text message

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: My blogging schedule remains screwy as my mom recovers from her hip surgery. We hope to bring her home today but aren’t sure yet! So here are some items that might have to last you the rest of the day! Hopefully I can get back to a more consistent schedule tomorrow!

BUSY LADY: When Saturday Night Live wanted Jane Lynch to host an episode in October, they went straight to her Glee boss Ryan Murphy to get permission. “I notified her by accident,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter at the New York premiere of his new film Eat, Pray Love. “Saturday Night Live called to say, ‘Would you give us Jane for a week in October?’ We just don’t do that, but for Lorne Michaels, I said yes.” Then, Murphy sent a text message to an unsuspecting Lynch: “I said, ‘Lady, you’re doing Saturday Night Live,” Murphy told THR. “And she literally wrote back, ‘What are you talking about?’”

MOVING ON UP: Don’t know about you, but I’d love to have Rachel Maddow in my neighborhood. The brainy and super cool MSNBC host and her partner Susan Mikula have just purchased singer Michael Stipe’s West Village apartment for $1.25 million.

Since it is two combined units, the couple will have plenty more room than their previous digs which at about 275 square feet, Rachel once described as “the size of a van.”

Rachel is the host of The Rachel Maddow Show which airs Monday-Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern on MSNBC-TV, and is re-broadcast on MSNBC at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Source: Curbed via Towleroad

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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