Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live' on May 8
- Musk will debut as a "Saturday Night Live" host on May 8.
- The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has appeared in TV and films before.
Elon Musk will host NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on May 8, the long-running sketch comedy show announced over the weekend.
The CEO of auto company Tesla and aerospace firm SpaceX has previously appeared in films like "Iron Man 2" in 2010, and TV shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" in 2015.
Singer Miley Cyrus will perform as musical guest on the show in her sixth SNL appearance.
The announcement comes on the same day that Musk celebrates the successful docking of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station.
It's unusual, though not completely unheard of, for someone from the business world to host SNL. Steve Forbes, for example, hosted the show in 1996 though he was running for president at the time. Donald Trump hosted SNL in 2015. He was also running for president at the time.
VW managers charged in emissions scandal
Executives accused of abetting fraud
German prosecutors have charged 15 executives from Volkswagen AG and a car supplier in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that emerged in 2015, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said on Saturday.
The suspects are accused of aiding and abetting fraud in combination with tax evasion, indirect false certification and criminal advertising, said Klaus Ziehe from the prosecutor’s office in the northern city of Braunschweig.
The scandal saw more than nine million vehicles of the VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands sold to consumers with a so-called defeat device which helped to circumvent environmental tests of diesel engines.
The prosecutor’s office did not name any of the charged executives, who are accused of bringing cars onto the market in a condition that was not officially approved, meaning they were illegal and advertised misleadingly, Mr. Ziehe said.
UFC 261 live blog: Real-time updates from the Kamaru Usman-Jorge Masvidal fight night – The Denver Post
Live updates, tweets, photos, analysis and more from UFC 261 on April 24, 2021.
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Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who trains at ONX Sports in Wheat Ridge, defends against Jorge Masvidal in the main event.
Rose Namajunas, who fights out of 303 Training Center in Westminster, faces women’s welterweight champion Zhang Weili.
United Talent Agency Co-Founder Marty Bauer Dies At Age 74
Marty Bauer, a founder of the United Talent Agency, has died. Bauer, who was 74, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday. He died of natural causes, sources said.
Bauer started his rise in the agency business at the William Morris Agency as a business affairs executive, and then he became an agent there, working closely with Sam Cohn. He left to create the Marty Bauer Agency, and then joined forces with Peter Benedek to form the Bauer-Benedek Agency. That percentery merged with Jim Berkus and Gary Cosay’s Leading Artists in 1991. That became UTA.
Bauer exited in 1998, when he formed his own management concern, The Bauer Company. Among his clients during his career were Brian DePalma, John Avildsen, Alan Alda, producer Martin Bregman and screenwriters Dan Pyne and John Mankiewicz.
Bauer is survived by two sons, Josh and Matthew, and his ex-wife, Barbara Bauer.
Said UTA: “The entertainment industry has lost a unique and accomplished executive — and UTA has lost one of its founders. Marty Bauer helped reshape the agency business. He was a fierce advocate for artists and a force in the creative community. We pay tribute today to his life and legacy and our thoughts are with his family.”
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Rihanna adds $10M home to her Beverly Hills compound
Rihanna’s not only building a billion-dollar business with Fenty, she’s working on creating a Beverly Hills compound.
Just three months after she scooped up a five-bedroom, seven-bathroom estate in the ritzy 90210 area code, the “Disturbia” singer brought the house next door under her “Umbrella” for a cool $10 million in a private sale.
The four-bedroom estate, originally built in the 1930s, was never on the market and last sold to a private couple in 2015 for $5.1 million, according to Dirt.com.
Rihanna’s real estate portfolio now includes this compound plus “several other luxury properties, including a $6.8 million villa in the Hollywood Hills, a mansion in her native Barbados, and a high-floor flat in Los Angeles’ “Wilshire Corridor,” Dirt.com reported. She also owns a $5.2 million condo at Century City’s exclusive The Century complex.