Seth Meyers Takes Over Late Night
As of Monday, Seth Meyers is the new host of NBC’s “Late Show,” a move that was announced back in May of last year.
The appointment finally came to fruition when Meyers – SNL “Weekend Update” anchor and head writer – took over for fellow SNL alumni, Jimmy Fallon. In keeping with the theme, another SNL colleague, Fred Armisen, has been hired as Meyer’s in-house bandleader.
Of course, for every new beginning, something else must end. Meyer’s new job at “Late Night” also signaled the end of an era.
After 13 years on the sketch comedy show, a group of Saturday Night Live cast members and writers helped create a heartfelt goodbye video in honor of Meyers’s transition.
His exit signals a changing of the guard for the long-running show, following the lead of such recently-departed cast members as Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen.
Born in Evanston, Illinois, Meyers is the son of Hilary Claire Olson and Laurence Meyers Jr. His paternal grandfather was Jewish and his paternal grandmother was of Czech ancestry. Meyers is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Chris Pine Becomes New Face of Armani
Chris Pine has been chosen as the new face of Armani Code. Pine’s advertising campaign for the famous fragrance will mark the first time a non-Italian model was fronted for Code. The ads featuring the “Star Trek” and “Jack Ryan” star are set to debut later this spring.
Later this year, he will begin production of his new indie film, “Z for Zachariah,” costarring, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
It was also recently announced that Pine will make his return to the action genre with new thriller, “The Line” as a border patrol agent on the run.
The 33-year-old actor is best-known for his role has Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’s reboot of the Star Trek franchise.
Born in Los Angeles California, Pine is the son of CHiPs actor Robert Pine and actress-turned-psychiatrist Gwynne Gilford. His maternal grandfather was of Russian Jewish ancestry.
He received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Pine also studied at the American Conservatory Theater.