Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton Sang a Powerful Rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" on SNL

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Kate McKinnon paid tribute to Hillary Clinton’s dismal political loss and the passing of Leonard Cohen in Saturday Night Live’s cold open this week, the first since Election Day. McKinnon, decked out in a crisp white pantsuit, simply played and sang Cohen’s iconic “Hallelujah”.

At the culmination of her performance, McKinnon briefly faced the camera to say, “I’m not giving up and neither should you.”

And Dave Chappelle kept it real in his hilarious SNL opening monologue, admitting he wasn’t surprised about the election results. “Seemed like Hillary was doing well in the polls,” said Chappelle, “and yet, I know the Whites.”


Watch it here.

[The Hollywood Reporter/Vulture]

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Photo: AP

Bruce Springsteen found himself stranded on the side of the road near Allaire State Park in New Jersey after his motorcycle broke down on Friday. Luckily, a bunch of bikers from the Freehold American Legion spotted the rockstar and steered him safely to a local bar.

“We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes till his ride showed up,” said Dan Barkalow, the motorcyclist who spotted Springsteen. “Nice guy, real down to earth. Just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days.”


“Bikers gotta stick together,” Barkalow added.

It’s almost as good as that time a Dave Matthews fan en route to a Dave Matthews concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania, picked up a hitchhiker on the way to the show, who turned out to be Dave Matthews.


[The Guardian]

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Kat Marlowe

This is the section of the song that killed me:

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah