No joke: Jason Sudeikis is finished with "Saturday Night Live," People reports.
"I'm definitely done," the actor and comedian said Wednesday on CBS's "The Late Show."
"I'm going to leave. Yeah, I'm not coming back next fall."
Sudeikis, 37, who is engaged to actress Olivia Wilde, has been in the "SNL" cast for eight years and was a writer on the show for two years before that. That work has helped him launch a successful movie career - he stars next in "We're the Millers," opposite Jennifer Aniston.
"It's been really, really amazing," he says of his time on "SNL." "I was very, very lucky."
Sudeikis admits he'll have to find a new outlet for his comedy ideas now. "You start to get that itch probably in August, where all these sketch ideas will show up," he says. "And I'll be like, 'Well, can I make this sketch idea last 90 minutes and turn it into a movie?' Probably not."
His departure follows several other notable cast exits. Long-timers Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers are all leaving as well, the latter to become the new host of NBC's "Late Night."
A private memorial was held for "Glee" actor Cory Monteith, according to a statement from 20th Century Fox Television.
"[Thursday], Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of 'Glee,' along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith. We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."
Rosamund Pike is the object of David Fincher's desire - on the big screen, that is.
The "Jack Reacher" star has landed the main role in the famed director's upcoming mystery thriller, "Gone Girl," based on the 2012 best-seller by Gillian Flynn, E! News reports.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, the English-born Pike will play a woman who disappears on her wedding anniversary and her husband becomes the prime suspect. Ben Affleck is on board to play her writer-hubby, who moves the couple from New York to a small Midwestern town after they both lose their jobs.
Given the novel's use of flashback and unreliable narration among other devices, the subject of a deteriorating marriage would appear right up Fincher's alley.
Pike reportedly beat out A-listers including Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman for the highly coveted part. Also in the running were Emily Blunt, Olivia Wilde and Abbie Cornish while Reese Witherspoon will actually produce the film after her production company acquired the rights to "Gone Girl" last year.
Flynn wrote the screenplay, and shooting is expected to get underway in September.
"I'm the father of a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Winnie Rose Fallon, and she's so cute. She's 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Me and my wife are so happy," Jimmy Fallon said during his monologue Wednesday. "Thank you all for all the well wishes on Facebook and Twitter and the blogs. I'm just so happy."
The NBC "Late Night" host, 38, and wife Nancy Juvonen Fallon welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday at 6:21 a.m., his rep confirmed to People.
The first-time parents are "overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter," the rep said.
Fallon, who will take over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno next year, and his producer wife, 46, were married in December 2007.
Juvonen Fallon, who runs Flower Films with Drew Barrymore, has been referred to as "the coolest girl in the world" by her husband. Perhaps there's now another lady in the running?
The couple's latest addition will join Gary, the pair's female golden retriever, who often appears on his Emmy-nominated talk show.
It's two boys for Tootie.
Kim Fields is expecting her second child in early December - a son she plans to name Quincy Xavier, People confirms exclusively.
The former "Facts of Life" star, 44, and husband Christopher Morgan, 37, are already parents to 6-year-old son Sebastian Alexander.
Fields will make the announcement on an upcoming episode of "The Real," airing next week.
"Sebastian and Christopher are very excited. We're very, very blessed," she says. "It was planned. We've actually been trying for a couple years. We had gotten pregnant twice and [miscarried]. Chris and I were very blessed to really have one another, to have our family and friends and our God to really get us through that."
"If I'm encouraging to anybody ... it's not like I'm the poster child for over 40 and pregnant," continues Fields, who also starred on "Living Single."
"Funny enough, for a minute I thought I was getting pre-menopausal 'cuz certain things were starting to be irregular and then other symptoms started - my memory and I was clumsier than normal, which I couldn't even believe was possible. Then our son got sick with a stomach virus and I caught it. Chris said, 'No, babe, you're a little sicker than Sebastian. You need to go and get that checked out' and I said, 'OK.' They tested me and said, 'Oh, honey, you're not dehydrated. You're two months pregnant.' "
Fields and Morgan, a Broadway actor, were married in July 2007.
The North Carolina-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen's furniture line is sticking with the embattled celebrity chef, The Associated Press reports.
The High Point Enterprise reports that Universal Furniture International will continue to market the Paula Deen Home Collection.
Deen has been under fire since the revelation earlier this year of a legal deposition in which Deen admitted under oath to having used the N-word. Many companies have dropped Deen since the deposition became public.
Jeff Scheffer with Universal Furniture says he feels bad for Deen. He says the Deen he knows isn't the one who has been portrayed in the media recently.
He wrote retailers saying his company accepts Deen's apologies for her previous comments. He says part of the decision is based on retail customer feedback.
Working moms everywhere are likely to understand the difficult decision Solange Knowles just had to make, People reports.
The singer says she is "devastated" to announce that she has canceled her European tour dates for August.
"I wish I could put in words how much of a difficult decision this was," the singer, 27, writes on her website, "but between moving part time to a new city, starting my son in a new school, and writing/recording my new record ... I really had to make the best decision for my mental/physical health and provide some stability for my family."
Knowles just relocated from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, N.Y., and her son, Daniel Julez, is 8 years old. The star would have been touring for about two weeks and visiting nine cities, including Oslo, Copenhagen and London.
"I am so so sooooo sorry if I've disappointed ... and really hope to make it out to those special cities soon enough!" she said.
There is no indication that Knowles will cancel her domestic tour dates in Los Angeles on Aug. 24 and Philadelphia on Aug. 31.