Weekend Update

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Chris Pratt 'Sharp' as SNL Turns 40

Debut shows 'markedly different tone': 'Entertainment Weekly'

(Newser) - Last night kicked off the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, and it featured a variety of wild cards: first-time guest host Chris Pratt, the absence of the iconic Don Pardo , new cast members, and a shakeup at the Weekend Update desk. "It seemed on a mission to prove... More »

SNL Gets First Black 'Weekend Update' Anchor

Michael Che joining 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - NBC says a correspondent on Jon Stewart's Daily Show is joining Saturday Night Live. Comedian Michael Che will handle "Weekend Update" duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of SNL, premiering Sept. 27, the network says. Che, who wrote for SNL last season, had joined Stewart'... More »

SNL Names Seth Meyers' Replacement on 'Update'

Colin Jost is currently head writer at 'SNL'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has found the guy who will take Seth Meyers' place at the "Weekend Update" desk: Colin Jost, a relative unknown who has been a writer at the show since 2005 and head writer since 2012, will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor when Meyers moves over to... More »

On SNL, Christie Unloads on NJ Mayors

Jeremy Renner hosts, spoofs 'Avengers'

(Newser) - Chris Christie stopped by Saturday Night Live last night, acknowledging on "Weekend Update" that, yes, he has worn his personalized fleece pretty much constantly since Hurricane Sandy hit. "It's basically fused to my skin at this point," he said. "I'm gonna die in this... More »

SNL Newcomer Kills as Ann Romney

Also, Democrats and their fancy rapper friends are the elite ones

(Newser) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mumford and Sons may have headlined last night's Saturday Night Live, but newcomer Kate McKinnon might just have stolen the show, reports the Huffington Post . Appearing as Ann Romney on "Weekend Update," the freshman declared that the campaign meant "We're missin' apple-pickin'... More »

SNL's Devil Horrified By Penn State

'I'm not a monster,' says Prince of Darkness

(Newser) - Turns out the Penn State sex abuse scandal isn't just shocking people across America—the Devil himself is pretty horrified by this one, notes Mediaite . Lucifer took time out of his busy schedule to appear on Saturday Night Live last night to comment on the scandal. And once he... More »

Clueless Co-Star Brittany Murphy Dead at 32

Troubled starlet suffered cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy, who made a splash playing the makeover victim in Clueless and later battled substance abuse, died today in Los Angeles. She was 32. The LA Fire Department was called to a home owned by Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, where she was found in cardiac arrest and could not... More »

'Weekend Update' Goes Primetime

(Newser) - Fans of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” segment won't have to wait for the weekend to get their update, as NBC plans to air up to 13 primetime, half-hour episodes on Thursday nights next season, the New York Times reports. Seth Meyers will reprise his usual hosting gig,... More »

Paterson Furious About SNL Skit

Governor outraged by SNL sketch

(Newser) - New York Gov. David Paterson is furious about a Saturday Night Live sketch that mocked his blindness, reports the New York Post. The sketch featured Fred Armisen mimicking Paterson's gravelly voice, brusque demeanor, and wandering sightless eye. Neither Paterson, who has been legally blind since childhood, nor advocates for the... More »

Poehler Bids Funny-Sad Farewell to SNL

New mom is leaving to focus on baby, online series, Office spinoff

(Newser) - In her second week back from maternity leave, Amy Poehler bid a heartfelt goodbye to Saturday Night Live, reports Access Hollywood—and was promptly upstaged. As the actress became choked up, cast member Fred Armisen, playing blind New York Gov. David Paterson, wandered in front of the camera. Poehler finished... More »

Amy Poehler Has a Baby Boy

(Newser) - Amy Poehler missed work last night, but she had a very good excuse: The Saturday Night Live star gave birth yesterday to a baby boy named Archie, the Huffington Post reports. It's the first child for Poehler and her hubby and fellow comedian, Will Arnett. Poehler had been rehearsing for... More »

'Caribou Barbie' Debuts on SNL

Baldwin tells her she's "way hotter" than Fey

(Newser) - The real Sarah Palin made her much anticipated debut on Saturday Nigh Live last night, gamely sparring with cast members who still skewered the candidate and show producer Lorne Michaels, reports USA Today. In the opening skit Tina Fey delivers Palin’s “first press conference” (she’s yet to... More »

'SNL' Staffers Not Laughing at Hillary Bias Claims

Show tries to be equally unfair to all candidates

(Newser) - “Saturday Night Live” staffers are getting serious over accusations of a pro-Clinton bias, with producer Lorne Michaels telling the Los Angeles Times any perception of bias is a "major concern" and assuring “there’s no agenda.” The show’s send-up of a media crush on Barack... More »

'SNL' Regains Its Political Mojo

Clinton joins the resurgence

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's appearance on "Saturday Night Live" confirms not just that the show is back from the writers' strike, writes Matt Roush in TV Guide, but back "smack dab in the center of today’s political dialogue." The sight of Clinton and identically dressed alter ego Amy... More »

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