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Woody Harrelson Debuts uproariously Creepy Joe Biden Impression in SNL Premiere: Comedian Larry David reprised his role of subunit. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” portrayal the Democratic presidential candidate throughout a CNN government building.

“Hello everybody, i am thus excited to be back and ruin things a second time,” David’s Sanders says in his gap comments.

When asked by Associate in Nursing audience member if he has the patience to ascertain the instrument method through, he responds: “Patience? do not talk over with Pine Tree State regarding patience. It takes Pine Tree State forty minutes to work out a way to activate the TV. each single time. If I accidentally hit input, that is a full day.

“Sometimes, I sit on the construction and do virtually nothing for 6 hours,” he added. “I do not talk over with individuals. i do not investigate stuff. I simply sit thus still individuals get afraid and decision 911. And not for the auto, for the medical examiner.”

In his closing remarks, David’s Sanders says: “America, here is my promise to you: Free faculty, free health care, free refills on any medium size drinkable.”

“Last time, my motto was ‘Feel the Bern,’ ” he intercalary. “This time, it’s ‘Let’s burn this place to the bottom.’ ”

Other candidates enclosed host Woody Harrelson as former vice chairman Joe Biden and “SNL” alum Maya Rudolph as subunit. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

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John Legend says he hasn’t reconciled with Kanye West since Donald Trump fallout in 2018

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John Legend has revealed that he still hasn’t reconciled with Kanye West since the pair had a disagreement over Donald Trump in 2018.

Speaking in a new interview, the ‘All Of Me’ singer-songwriter discussed the status of his friendship with West, saying he wouldn’t consider them close, but insisted their fading friendship is “just part of the natural cycle of life.”

The former friends fell out two years ago over tweets West made in which he publicly declared his support for the controversial US president, which prompted Legend to send some text messages to him to plead that he was too powerful and influential to support Trump and asked him to reconsider.

Legend later said he was “disappointed” in West for his vocal support of Trump, and while he wasn’t going to “disown” him, he did claim they were “never the closest of friends.”

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President Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower. CREDIT: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Now, Legend has said he doesn’t think that he and West are “less friends because of the Trump thing,” he just thinks they’re in “different places.”

“I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing,” Legend told The Times. “He’s up in Wyoming [on the $14 million ranch West bought as a family home in September last year]. I’m here in LA. We’ve both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it’s just part of the natural cycle of life.”

Revisiting their fallout over Trump, Legend said that he and West still disagree on the matter, adding: “But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.

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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. CREDIT: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EMM Group

“He’s also in a different place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”

Elsewhere in the interview, he was asked whether he would be open to attending one of West’s Sunday Service events once the lockdown is over.

“I would like to go,” he said, “and I felt like I probably would end up going, but it just never happened, and now he’s up in Wyoming.”

Meanwhile, a cinematographer has claimed that Kanye West’s new album is called ‘God’s Country’ and new music could be dropping soon.

Arthur Jafa, who has worked on music videos for Solange and Devendra Banhart, as well as films including Crooklyn, said he had been working with the rapper on a new music video.

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Watch Rivers Cuomo cover ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ song for Islands In The Zoom sessions

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Rivers Cuomo has shared a cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar – watch it below.

The Weezer frontman shared the rendition on Twitter ahead of this week’s episode of his Islands In The Stream sessions. It comes after his recent covers of Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance’ and Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.

‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970 for Jesus Christ Superstar. It originally featured Yvonne Elliman’s Mary Magdalene singing the song.

Sharing the cover on Twitter, Cuomo wrote: “Here’s my cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from last week’s Island In The Zoom. Tune in tonight at 6:25 PST for another episode, featuring guest star.”

Watch Cuomo’s rendition of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ below:

Earlier this month, Weezer postponed the release of their forthcoming album ‘Van Weezer’ indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally set to be released last week. Speaking about the forthcoming album with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe last year, Cuomo said it was “all just guitars”.

So far, they’ve shared three of its singles: ‘End of the Game’, ‘Hero’, ‘Blue Dream’. The last of those was debuted on an episode of The Simpsons.

Meanwhile, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have officially postponed the North American leg of their joint Hella Mega Tour due to coronavirus.

It comes after they were forced to cancel the inaugural European leg, which was set to take place in June.

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What George Lucas Did When Queen Used Darth Vader in Their Concerts

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Queen and its frontman, Freddie Mercury, are some of the most enduring icons of the 1970s. Star Wars is undoubtedly the most popular film franchise that began in the 1970s. Despite their roots in the same decade, one might not associate one with the other very much.

However, the band and the film franchise crossed paths in a few ways. One was that Queen incorporated Darth Vader into their live shows. Here’s how George Lucas reacted to that.

Freddie Mercury of Queen | Steve Jennings/WireImage

Queen’s ‘Star Wars’ stunt

Vanity Fair says that, during some concerts in 1979 and 1980, Mercury would come onto the stage while sitting atop the shoulders of a man dressed as Darth Vader. In a famous photograph of a Queen concert, Mercury is wearing a Flash Gordon T-shirt. Flash Gordon was one of many 1980s science fiction films that were clearly intended to cash in on the wild success of Star Wars.

What made Flash Gordon different from the rest of the pack is that it boasted a soundtrack by Queen. Mercury wearing a Flash Gordon shirt while sitting on the shoulders of someone dressed as Darth Vader could be seen as clever promotion of Flash Gordon. It could also be interpreted as Mercury’s way of saying that Flash Gordon was superior to Star Wars.

The photographer behind the famous image speaks out

Queen’s Freddie Mercury with Darth Vader

RELATED: Why Did ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Upset Freddie Mercury’s Mother?

Annie Zaleski of The A. V. Club spoke with Tom Callins, the photographer behind the famous image. Zaleski asked Callins who was in the Darth Vader costumeI never found out—I’ve never known. I’m sure it was a roadie that they hired, or maybe a bodyguard. I guess you had to be a pretty bulky guy to carry Freddie around.”

Zaleski also asked Callins how the crowd reacted to Mercury’s stunt.” Oh, it was pandemonium. Everybody just thought it was so funny, so Freddie. It was so over-the-top…Everybody got into it.” The fact that fans of Queen’s hard rock music enjoyed it showed that Star Wars had appeal beyond the sci-fi fan demographic.

George Lucas’ reaction and similar Queen stunts

Freddie Mercury getting onstage to perform with Queen with Superman’s help

RELATED: Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur Were Almost in ‘Star Wars’

Although Mercury’s stunt went over well with his audience, not everyone liked it. Star Wars creator George Lucas was not a fan. In fact, Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen says Lucas threatened Queen with a lawsuit to prevent them from using Darth Vader in their concerts again. The threat served its intended purpose and Queen stopped incorporating the dark lord of the Sith into their act.

Darth Vader wasn’t the only iconic fiction character Queen incorporated into their act. They also performed shows where Mercury came on stage while seated on the shoulders of someone dressed as Superman. Notably, the Superman film franchise was at its peak around the same time Mercury pulled this stunt. 

Mercury’s stunt is one of the most memorable in the history of Queen and the history of Star Wars. Lucas clearly didn’t like it. However, the stunt proved Star Wars had the ability to connect with many audiences.

Also see: Why Did An Original Member of Queen Lash Out Over ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’?

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