The 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.
This year, the coalition of investors has been bolstered by the support of European institutions including APG, Hermes EOS, MN, Amundi, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, and HSBC Global Asset Management.The UN Climate Conference in Paris in 2015 committed world leaders to holding the rise in global temperatures well below 2°C. The shareholder proposal – to be put to the board at its annual meeting in May – asks ExxonMobil to publish an assessment of how its portfolio would be affected by a 2°C target through, and beyond, 2040.The proposal said the assessment should include an analysis of the impacts of a 2°C scenario on the company’s oil and gas reserves and resources, assuming a reduction in demand resulting from carbon restrictions.The Church Commissioners said that Exxon had acknowledged that regulatory frameworks already adopted and others under consideration could reduce demand for its products, make them more expensive, and delay the implementation of its projects. Last week, price falls forced the company to write off 3.5bn barrels of oil from a tar sands project in Canada as it became uneconomical to extract, although future price rises could reverse this decision.The Commissioners also said that since last year’s annual meeting, there had been extensive engagement with Exxon regarding the shareholder proposal.But Edward Mason, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners for England, said: “While our discussions have been positive, Exxon has not committed to provide the 2°C scenario analysis investors expect from the oil and gas majors, and we have therefore again co-filed New York State’s resolution. We believe Exxon’s board can and should support our reasonable disclosure request.”APG told IPE in a statement: “In Paris an agreement was reached to limit global warming to less than 2°C. We and our clients – pension funds ABP, BpfBOUW, SPW, and PPF APG – fully support this goal and we ask from the companies that we invest in, including large oil and gas companies like ExxonMobil, that they at least stress-test their portfolios and investment decisions for scenarios that lead to this 2°C limit.”APG added: “Last year we voted in favour of a resolution that asked for this type of stress-testing at the ExxonMobil annual shareholder meeting. This year we decided to co-file the resolution, since it explicitly asks the company not only to look at the impact of potential climate policies, but also at technological developments like cost and performance improvements for electric vehicles.” The manager of the Church of England’s £7bn (€8.2bn) endowment fund has co-filed a shareholders’ resolution asking ExxonMobil to disclose the impact of climate change on its business – its second attempt to obtain such disclosure.The Church Commissioners for England want the oil and gas giant to give more detail as to how it will ensure its business will remain resilient as global efforts to mitigate climate change proceed.The resolution has also been filed by the New York State Common Retirement Fund, along with a coalition of institutional investors with US$4trn under management, including CalPERS, the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office, and a number of US church organisations.A similar proposal was filed for Exxon’s 2016 annual general meeting. Exxon asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for permission to strike off the resolution, but this was declined. However, the resolution was defeated at the meeting, despite the support of 38.2% of voting shareholders – a record for a climate change resolution at the company.
Today’s National Football League Division 2 clash between Tipperary and Clare is going ahead following an earlier pitch inspection in Ennis.Tipp will be looking to bounce back from last weekends defeat at home to Roscommon.Having won their opening game in Division 2 away to Cork Liam Kearns side had looked on course to make it 2 from 2 against the Rossie’s in Semple Stadium but gave up a commanding lead to the visitors in the dying minutes. Clonmel Commercials manager and former Tipp minor boss Charlie McGeever expects the Premier to get back to winning ways this afternoon.The game is due to throw in at 2 o’clock this afternoon in Cusack Park, Ennis – it will be live here on Tipp FM in association with Gleeson’s Pub Irishtown Clonmel.