From the Blonde Desk
“Times have changed since I first sat behind this desk. For example, I used to be the only pretty blond woman reading the fake news. Now there’s an entire network devoted to that.”
—Jane Curtin, actress, returning to the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update news desk, “SNL40,” Feb. 15, 2015 (go to 1:24 in video clip)
• Editorial Comment: And the Land Shark has his own show now, too.
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