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NBC Issues Yet Another Apology After Male Commentator Refers To Lesbian Olympian's Wife As Her 'Husband'

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This one seems much less mean-spirited than the others… but come on, dude. It's 2016!

We haven't even made it through a full week of 2016 Summer Olympics coverage, and yet we've already had as many scandals as there have been days.

That's because following social blunders from NBC involving Simone Biles' adoption and Katinka Hosszú's world-record swim, we've had yet ANOTHER instance of male sports analysts inappropriately reacting to female athletes.

Photo: 16 Out Olympians To Watch At The 2016 Rio Olympics!

The latest case occurred Tuesday afternoon when Brazilian beach volleyball players Larissa França and Talita Antunes defeated Americans Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat during pool play.

After completely shutting out her opponents, Larissa naturally wanted to celebrate with her loved ones — including her wife Liliane Maestrini who was sitting in the Rio de Janeiro stands.

However, when NBC News commentator Chris Marlowe tried to describe the scene to viewers, he accidentally referred to Lili

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A THIRD Saturday Night Live Cast Member Just Got Cut — PLUS 20 Other SNL Stars Who Were Fired!

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We guess bad things really do come in threes…

Saturday Night Live viewers were shocked on Tuesday when it was reported that fan-favorites Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had both been let go from the late night show after six years on the air.

However, it seems as though Lorne Michaels wasn't content with cutting just two of his line-up, because featured player Jon Rudnitsky followed them right out the door later the same day!

But if Jay, Jon, or Taran happen to be your favorite, don't fret — plenty of today's hottest stars were one once fired from the NBC series, too!

Just look at Robert Downey, Jr., Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Sarah Silverman! All three of them had less-than-stellar stints on the show, and they turned out fine.

So who else has been fired from SNL in its 41-season span??

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Leslie Jones Is Headed To Rio To Be Part Of The Olympics Coverage All Because Of Her Live Tweets!

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Leslie Jones is LIVING for the Olympics!

The 2016 Games kicked off on Friday, and the Saturday Night Live star has been glued to Twitter ever since, commenting on the competitions.

Well, it looks like the Ghostbusters actress' constant posts have promoted her from at-home spectator to on-location contributor!

Related: Leslie Is Planning To Sell Her Ghostbusters Dress!

NBC has extended an invitation for the 48-year-old to travel to Rio de Janeiro to help with the network's coverage of the global games!

The Tennessee native will be working as a "contributor," meaning she'll go to events, post on social media, and make appearances on the network's Olympics programs.

So, Leslie will be bringing her enthusiastic reactions to our computer screens AND our TV screens!

Miz Jones excitedly announced she was Rio bound on Twitter Monday in a series of posts (below):

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Yet Another NBC Olympics Commentator Controversy! This Time Because Of A Tweet About Simone Biles' Parents…

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Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice… get it together, NBC!

The 2016 Summer Olympics have only been underway for about four days now, and yet we've already had not one, but TWO major scandals out of the only American network broadcasting the games.

Sure, Rio de Janeiro itself has had its fair share of negative press, but the Peacock network's controversies are even more offensive simply because there's no reason they should be popping up in the first place!

Related: The 5 Biggest Fails Of The Rio de Janeiro Olympics… So Far!

As if commentator Dan Hicks' sexist beliefs that Katinka Hosszú won her world-record gold medal all because of her husband weren't bad enough, a second sportscaster just made some questionable comments regarding Simone Biles and her adoption!

Apparently, infamous gymnastics analyst Al Trautwig has been offending viewers by referring to the 19-year-old's adoptive parents Ron and Nellie Biles as

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Hulu Is Getting Rid Of Their Free Streaming Option — See How Much You'll Have To Pay Now!

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Ever since Hulu popped on the scene, they've been one of the only streaming TV services with a free version — but that's about to change!

Over the next few days, the popular streaming service will start to notify customers that they will be eliminating their no-cost option and will instead offer members who've been using this a free trial of a paid subscription!

Related: Netflix Glitch Leads To Aziz Ansari Narrating An Episode Of Planet Earth

Since Hulu launched back in 2007 — when they offered only free TV shows and clips — the online streaming business has changed quite a bit and as a result, the company has to make changes with their industry!

Ben Smith, the senior VP and head of experience at the company said of the decision:

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Olympics Commentator (Sort Of Not Really) Apologizes After Twitter Calls Him Out For Sexist Swimming Comment!

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Behind every world record-breaking woman there's an even stronger man…

At least that's the case according to one NBC commentator!

As you may have seen, Katinka Hosszú became the first breakout star of the 2016 Summer Olympics when she won the gold medal in the 400 m individual medley in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

Related: Aly Raisman's Parents Are Just As Stressed As They Were In London!

While the Hungarian's historic swim quickly went viral, it was the adorable celebration between Katinka and her coach/husband Shane Tusup that really captured everyone's attention!

However, the cheers quickly quieted online when viewers noticed that sportscaster Dan Hicks almost immediately credited Shane for the world record swim!

And the viewer backlash was swift:

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Ariana Grande Says Starring In Hairspray Live! Is 'Way Much More Fun' Than Being A Pop Star — Is Her Music Career Taking A Backseat To Acting??

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Be careful what you wish for…

As we pretty much already suspected, it sounds like Ariana Grande is paving her way back to Broadway now that she's made her mark on the music industry.

That's because while promoting Hairspray Live! at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, Penny Pingleton herself flat out said participating in the NBC musical was "way much more fun" than her pop star career!

Video: Meet Hairspray Live!'s Tracy Turnblad — Newcomer Maddie Baillio

In fact, the 23-year-old singer — who got her start in Jason Robert Brown's 13 on Broadway before moving over to Nickelodeon — actually wants her role in the live TV musical to be understated, saying:

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