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Saturday Night Live will look very different in the fall.
With Bill Hader confirming his departure this week, it’s now looking increasingly likely that Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis will be joining him on the sidelines.
An insider at NBC tells The New York Post that Armisen is definitely on the way out while Sudeikis will “probably” jump as well.
(And who could blame the latter, really? When he can lie in bed all day and stare at Olivia Wilde nude?)
Seth Meyers, meanwhile, will depart in the spring to focus on his gig as host of Late Night, which will leave Kenan ThompsonMore >
This just in: Justin Timberlake is a beloved Saturday Night Live host.
The superstar – who hosted the sketch show last night and performed as its musical guest – carried SNL to its biggest ratings since Charles Barkley emceed in January 2012.
And for good reason.
Timberlake joined the exclusive five-time hosting club at the outset of the evening, which included a bit about Hugo Chavez dying and featured such A-listers as Steve Martin, Tom Hanks and Chevy Chase.
He then starred in an ad for Moet & Chandon, donned a giant tofu costume and, best of all, did NOT appear in aMore >
So… how did he do?
Justin Bieber took to the Saturday Night Live hosting stage yesterday, braving blizzard and cracking self-deprecating jokes about his age and his resemblance to lesbians such as Ellen DeGeneres.
He was also stuck on another Californians sketch and was joined by Whoopi Goldberg for his opening monologue.
Check it out here and then sound off on Bieber’s performance:Justin Bieber Saturday Night Live Monologue
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She talked trash to her fellow Oscar nominees. She dressed in punk, mocked Katniss Everdeen in a Hunger Games sketch and served as a really mean waitress.
All in an evening’s work for Jennifer Lawrence, who hosted Saturday Night Live yesterday for the first time.The Hunger Games Saturday Night Live Sketch
Does the show have the next Alec Baldwin on its hands? Or another Jeremy Renner?
Following an exciting week in which she won a Golden Globe and killed it on Letterman, sound off on Lawrence now: What grade would you give her as a host of SNL?ABCDF View Poll More >
Cat Woman and Aaron Cross will take to the Saturday Night Live stage next month.
The iconic sketch comedy show announced today that Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Renner will host the program’s November 10 and November 17 episodes, respectively.
It will mark the actor’s first time as emcee and Hathaway’s third go-around.
Louis C.K., meanwhile hosts this Saturday and has filmed a few hilarious promos for the installment. WatchMore >
Confirming rumors that have been circulating for months, and which were punctuated by his performance of Lazy Sunday 2 on the Saturday Night Live season finale last month, Andy Samberg has confirmed that he’s exiting the iconic sketch show.
“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” Samberg told The New York Times yesterday in a telephone interview. “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.”
Samberg joined SNL in 2005 and went on to become the master of the Digital Short. He can also do a mean impression of Nicholas Cage.
Give Patricia Krentcil credit where due.
The New Jersey woman, now known as Tanning Mom after her arrest for (allegedly) letting her six-year-old go tanning with her, knows how to take a joke.
Kristen Wiig’s impersonation of her on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update news segment this weekend was “well done,” she told the New York Post.
Tanning Mom conceded, “The whole thing was hysterical.”
During the sketch, a charred-looking Wiig likened Patricia Krentcil to a Slim Jim, and later “Wile E. Coyote right after something’s blown up in hisMore >
On this week’s Saturday Night Live, Andy Cohen was mocked so relentlessly that many wondered if he’d be legitimately offended, but he took it like a good sport.
Taran Killam starred as the Bravo host, portraying him as a fame-obsessed, egotistical, flamboyant moderator of Watch What Happens Live … which he sort of is.
Still, the snark was off the charts, with a couple of “yeah, they really said that” kind of moments. The source material wasn’t upset by it, however. On the contrary.
Upon learning of the skit, Cohen tweeted, “OMG the one night I go to bed early I’m lampooned on SNL?! GreatMore >
Lindsay Lohan hosted Saturday Night Live last night, and … meh.
We wouldn’t say she bombed last by any means, but we expected better. Maybe all the hype and expectations were just too much, or the show itself just isn’t that good.
In any case, it left something to be desired from start to finish.
Several late changes – such as ditching a singing monologue in favor of one with cameos from Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm (above) – may not have helped matters.
Some critics and fans are calling it an epic fail (EW asks in its headline if she wasMore >
Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming appearance on SNL this weekend has already been worth it for these promos, with the actress standing beside Kenan Thompson.
In one promo after another, Lohan pokes fun at herself – with actual comedic timing and delivery, and with cast member Thompson is a witting sidekick.
Among other things, Lohan claims to be homeless, and says she just wishes people knew more about her personal life. There’s even a Lindsanity reference.
Check out the montage of Lohan Saturday Night Live promos below:
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Welcome to THG Asks, a feature in which two of THG’s celebrity gossip experts debate topical issues in the entertainment world and you decide who wrote the winning argument!
Today, THG Asks: Should Lindsay Lohan host SNL?
YES. By Free Britney
I can hear my colleague now. Lindsay Lohan is just a train wreck, he’ll say. She’s not even in a movie or TV show! This is all just a ratings grab! Yup, all true. You finished?
Saturday Night Live is a TV program. Its purpose: Bring in famous guest hosts who help deliver laughs and ratings that will deliver advertising revenue. Lindsay will doMore >
As you’re probably aware, Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight last week when an attendant dared interrupt his intense game of Words With Friends.
How is the 30 Rock star handling this minor PR nightmare? By impersonating an AA pilot on SNL‘s Weekend Update and issuing a faux apology to himself, of course.
Sounding a little like John Edwards with a hilariously bogus Southern accent, “Captain Steve Rogers” went out of the way to apologize to the actor for removing him.
Not only that, he praised Baldwin as a bright, American hero.
Watch the hilarious “interview” with SethMore >
Owner of perhaps the world’s most famous cleavage, Katy Perry portrayed the owner of the world’s most famous backsides last night in Pippa Middleton.
The #1 pop hit maker hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live, playing herself, Christina Aguilera, a Japanese wannabe and Kate Middleton’s sister in various sketches.
In a nod to the many Kate Middleton pregnancy rumors of late, the Queen (played by Fred Armisen) demanded Prince William’s wife get knocked up ASAP.
Enter the faux Pippa Middleton, who went toe-to-toe with Her Majesty in a ridiculous cockney accent. Give Katy credit for trying ifMore >
Saturday Night Live went political last weekend with a faux Republican debate, seating the candidates – as was the case in the last real debate – in order of poll numbers.
Only bottom-feeder Rick Santorum was banished to a local gay bar instead of the debate table where contenders Herman Cain, Mitt Romney et al., were seated.
Needless to say, that did not go over well with the homophobe.
The cuts to SNL‘s faux Santorum (played by Andy Samberg) were funny due to his expressions, but more so due to their infrequency. Dude is just irrelevant now.
The decision to stick Rick in a gay bar ofMore >
It will be a November to remember on Saturday Night Live, that appears certain.
The iconic sketch comedy program will be on hiatus until the fifth of next month, but NBC announced its upcoming hosts/musical acts today as follows:
- November 5: Charlie Day/Maroon 5
- November 12: Emma Stone/Coldplay
- November 19: Jason Segal/Florence + the Machine
See the article here: Saturday Night Live Lines Up November Hosts, Musical Acts