Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Gossip: Sasheer Zamata, Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’; Who Gets Prince’s Estate Money

Sasheer Zamata is leaving “Saturday Night Live” and will not return for the new season, multiple outlets reported on Sunday, May 21.

The 31-year-old comedian, who joined the cast of SNL during its 38th season in 2014, performed in her last show on Saturday, May 20 — the season 42 finale — according to “Entertainment Tonight.”

She leaves the show alongside Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer, who previously announced their departures.

Zamata joined the NBC comedy show at a time when the series was being criticized for its lack of diversity. She became known for her impersonations of Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

While the comedian has not confirmed her departure and NBC is not commenting, Zamata posted a photo on Instagram on Sunday morning that showed her being lifted up by “Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost and guest host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Who Gets Prince’s Estate Money?

A Minnesota judge has officially ruled that Prince‘s six siblings are the heirs to his estate.

via Page Six:

In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince died without a will and that his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are his heirs.

There are people who filed appeals after their claims of heirship were rejected. Eide said that if the appellate courts send those cases back to him, he’ll still fully consider them.

Eide also said Prince’s assets won’t be distributed without a formal court order and that nothing will be distributed that might adversely affect the claims of those with pending appeals.

Eide had previously said he wouldn’t declare the siblings as heirs until those appeals had been decided. Attorneys for those who appealed said their interests would be harmed if the district court didn’t wait out the appeals process.

But lawyers for Prince’s siblings didn’t want to wait, saying further delays would have increased costs to the estate and impede its efficient administration.

Prince died April 2016 of an accidental drug overdose.

Court filings suggest his estate is worth around $200 million. Federal and state estate taxes are expected to consume about half the value.

Hopefully now everyone can stop fighting about it.

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