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‘Saturday Night Live’ Controversies Through the Years: Photos

first_imgThe moment, while awkward, did not ruin the Ashlee Simpson Show alum’s chances of being invited back. She returned as a musical guest the following year.The same cannot be said for other stars who sparked backlash on the show. Martin Lawrence is among those who have been banned from appearing after delivering a highly controversial monologue when he hosted in February 1994.“I don’t give a damn,” the comedian said during a 2020 appearance on The Breakfast Club. “I’m not banned from SNL. They banned me from NBC at the time for a minute. But then they realized the way it went down wasn’t what they thought and then they sent me an apology letter.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Ashlee Simpson, for one, made her mark in October 2004 when she flubbed her appearance as musical guest. While on stage for her second song of the night, “Autobiography,” a vocal track for “Pieces of Me,” which she had already performed, began playing. She walked off the stage after dancing briefly. Viewers were outraged that she planned to lip-sync.“It’s definitely not difficult to talk about. … That was a very long time ago,” Simpson told E! News in August 2018 when asked about the infamous incident. “It’s something that happened to me, and things in life happen to you and they make you stronger and they make you a better performer, a better person. I think things like that build your character and your strength and it’s how you handle them.”- Advertisement – With live TV, unexpected twists are bound to happen! Saturday Night Live has weathered more than one scandal in its decades-long run, thanks to its format and its entire premise as a sketch comedy show.The NBC series premiered in October 1975 and has become a central source for those who hope to get a laugh out of current events. However, Saturday Night Live has also found itself as the butt of the joke throughout the years due to musical guest snafus, headline-making host choices and more.- Advertisement – Scroll through the gallery below to revisit the biggest Saturday Night Live controversies of all time.last_img read more

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John Roberts Sr. age, 77

first_imgJohn Roberts Sr, age 77, of Metamora, Indiana died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana.Born August 8, 1939 in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Neal & Mabel (Hughes) Roberts. On December 23, 1957 he was united in marriage to Rachel Josephine Russell, and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2011. Before his sickness he enjoyed the outdoors, coon hunting and fishing.Survivors include five children, Leroy (Bonnie) Roberts of Laurel, Indiana, John Jr. (Donna) Roberts, Anita (Jimmy) Wells, Tim (Carol) Roberts and Lonnie (Kami) Roberts all of Metamora, Indiana; four sisters; Dorothy McDaniel, Betty Thomas, Nancy (Walter) Mullins all of Metamora, Indiana; Margaret (Lowell) Creech of Greensburg, Indiana; five brothers, Rufus Roberts of Metamora, Indiana, Claude Roberts, Marvin (Juanita) Roberts and Daniel (Kathy) Roberts all of Laurel, Indiana, David (Hazel) Roberts of Batesville, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces & nephews.Besides his parents and wife Josephine, he was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Thomas; a brother, Paul Roberts; a granddaughter, Lydia Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Anthony Roberts and Baby Wilson. Family & friends may visit from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday July 9, 2017 at Trinity Full Gospel Church, 20015 Haytown Road, Metamora, Indiana.Merle Seeley and Jim Wells will officiate the Funeral Services on Monday, July 10, 2017, 10:00 A.M., at Trinity Full Gospel Holiness Church in Metamora. Burial will then follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora, Indiana.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Roberts family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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All India Football Federation to send IM Vijayan’s name for Padma Shri Award

first_imgKolkata: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has decided to send legendary footballer IM Vijayans name for Padma Shri Award to the sports ministry, a top official has said. Former India captain Vijayan, 51, was the recipient of Arjuna Award in 2003. A three-time AIFF player of the year, Vijayan is one of the most skillful footballers the country has ever produced. The Padma Shri is the fourth-highest civilian honour after the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. Vijayan played 79 matches for India between 1992 and 2003, and scored 40 goals. The reticent Thrissur born-footballer formed a prolific strike partnership for India alongside Bhaichung Bhutia and helped the team score various vital goals in international tournaments. Vijayan was part of the victorious Indian team in the 1999 South Asian Football Federation Cup and scored one of the fastest international goals in history during the tournament, finding the back of the the net against Bhutan after just 12 seconds. Vijayan also finished as the top scorer in the Afro-Asian Games event held in India in 2003 with four goals. Vijayan formally retired from international football after the Afro-Asian Games of 2003. At the club level, some of Vijayan’s best performances early on in his career came in a Kerala Police football club shirt, his first team. Vijayan dished out brilliant performances for Kerala Police at Quilon Nationals 1987, and was able to impress the national football fraternity very soon with his impeccable skills and highly aggressive style of playing. IANSAlso watch: In an Exclusive Conversation with Krishnaraaz only on The Sentinel Assamlast_img read more

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Sunday Blog: A student expresses his love for his third grade teacher

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +32 Vote up Vote down Jkb · 329 weeks ago What a great tribute! We should all be like both the student, appreciative, and the teacher, supportive and accepting! Thanks for sharing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +29 Vote up Vote down former teacher · 329 weeks ago What a beautiful story. I definitely admire both of them. Mrs. Kiker is definitely an asset to the school district. I strongly recommend that she gets the reward this year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +23 Vote up Vote down Kathy Ford · 329 weeks ago Excellent letter Mason. What a tribute to a wonderful teacher and person, Mrs. Kiker. It is hard to define a “good” teacher. I think Mason did it beautifully. I feel blessed to work with all of the great teachers at Kennedy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 329 weeks ago Jill rocks. ..great letter. ..nice tribute to an even nicer lady. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Pokesalad · 329 weeks ago Everyone one has a story to tell about a teacher that was kool, great to deal with, or was best in making most of us knuckle heads learn something. The professional teacher, to most a personal friend that we will remember forever. Hats off to a nice story. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 329 weeks ago Great letter and great teacher. Need more teachers like her. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Julie Carey · 329 weeks ago I was lucky enough to be Jill Kiker’s co-teacher for three years and Mason is right: she is a wonderful, loving person who treats her students and co-workers like family. I’d love to see her get the award, but I know it will never mean as much to her as Mason’s beautiful letter. 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Mason Lough – April 17, 2014Jill KikerWhat does it mean to be an excellent teacher? To me being an excellent teacher means treating students like family, helping them through tough situations, and doing your best at teaching them new things.Mrs. Kiker does all of these things and more. She showed friendship and understanding to me when I had no friends and showed my classmates that I was not as different as they thought I was. I was not accepted because I was a new kid and also have odd habits caused by Tourette’s syndrome.Mrs. Kiker was able to put aside my differences when no one else could. She helped the class see that TS is not a bad thing. This helped me be able to enjoy school.Before third grade, I dreaded going to school and was shy and withdrawn. If not for Mrs. Kiker, I would be a loner now. But instead I have many friends, am outgoing, and happy. Friends were never easy for me to make. She showed me how to make friends. I have very few friends coming into third grade and she helped me meet my current best friend.I am currently on a special diet for TS that started in third grade. It is a very strict diet where I can only eat all natural foods and no dairy and because of this it is hard for teachers to give me rewards. But Mrs. Kiker would go out of her way to get me special treats when the class got rewards. On Fridays, we did a store where you could get food and snacks, and she always made sure I had prizes that I could eat.Because I came into her class, I could barely write. I had terrible handwriting. She searched for special pencils for me in her spare time to improve my handwriting. She bought me special wishbone pencils to use to improve my grip and showed me a trick to correctly hold my pencil. I still use this trick today.I have greatly improved my ability to write. I am so grateful for this because otherwise no one would ever be able to read my work. In addition to normal handwriting, she also taught me calligraphy. And that was so much fun.She encouraged my music every day. I started using the piano as a therapy to help my tics. Because of my diet, I have very little symptoms of Tourette’s Syndrome now, but when I was in Mrs. Kiker’s class, my tics were the most severe that they have ever been.Every time I learned a new song on the piano, she allowed me to perform for my whole class, several teachers, and my parents. She also lent me books to read that other students had not read before because I had already read most of the ones in the Kennedy Library.I could continue to go on and on about the amazing and awesome things Mrs. Kiker has done for me, but that would take a book. She is a wonderful person who put aside my differences and helped me through my struggles and helped me know my own personality. My parents say she saved me.She truly deserves the Excellence in Teaching Award.I am in middle school now and I still look back on when I was in third grade. When I am grown I will still remember how she accepted me for who I am. Mrs. Kiker saved me from being constantly bullied by showing my classmates that I was like them which helped them accept me. A teacher like Mrs. Kiker comes around once in a lifetime.Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Since it is Easter Sunday and it’s about renewal and hope, I’m turning over my Sunday blog to a sixth grader at the Wellington Middle School.Each year, “The Excellence in Teaching Award” is sponsored by the USD 353 School Foundation Inc. and seeks to encourage and recognize the professional and leadership excellence of Wellington educators.A USD 353 student can nominate a teacher. At the end of the year, a winner is presented the award and receives a $1,000 cash reward.Mason Lough performing at the Zac Brown Concert…The other day, Carrie Lough, the mother of a sixth grader, shared with me a letter written by her son Mason. Mason if you remember was the 11-year-old boys who performed a piano solo “Colder Weather” at a Zac Brown Band concert in Wichita in 2012 (see story here).She said for the past four years he has been nominating Jill Kiker, a third grade teacher at Kennedy Elementary, for the award.“I’m not sure how they decide,” Carrie said. “But don’t listen to me, just read Mason’s letter.”It’s a good one and we’re sharing it here. last_img read more

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