Saturday Night Live

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SNL Tackles College Admissions Scandal

And Michael Keaton shows up as Julian Assange

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live gave President Trump a rare night off in its latest Cold Open, focusing instead on the college admissions scandal and Julian Assange's arrest. Opening with jail inmates bragging about their misdeeds, Kate McKinnon as Lori Loughlin says, "You think that’s insane? I paid 500... More »

Leave My Chicken Alone, Girl Tells SNL

Show joked about unusual pet's custom wheelchair

(Newser) - A Vermont girl isn't happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on Saturday Night Live. The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair, per the AP . On a recent SNL episode, the television show's "Weekend Update" co-host said she should... More »

Jon Snow Gets Trolled on SNL

'Game of Thrones' star sees some old friends stop by his monologue

(Newser) - Kit Harington hosted the latest episode of Saturday Night Live ahead of the hotly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones, and some old pals dropped by his opening monologue, reports the Washington Post . Even Harington's co-stars had questions, including Emilia Clarke, who asked, "Can you just give... More »

Familiar Face to Host SNL for First Time

Adam Sandler returns in May

(Newser) - Adam Sandler was one of Saturday Night Live's biggest breakout stars from the 1990s, but he's never been back to host. That changes next month, per the Hollywood Reporter . Sandler will host the May 4 show, with musical guest Shawn Mendes. The actor/comedian joined SNL in 1990 as... More »

'Daddy Won!' SNL Tackles Mueller Report

Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro return to play nemeses Trump and Mueller

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live went straight for the low-hanging fruit this week with a Cold Open again featuring Robert De Niro as Robert Mueller finishing his report, Aidy Bryant as William Barr favorably summarizing it, and Alec Baldwin as President Trump tweeting his response, reports the New York Times . Case in... More »

Comics: SNL Ripped Us Off

2 NYC comedians say 2 different sketches were a little too close to their own work

(Newser) - Live from New York, it's ... apparently a repeat, of sorts. Two New York City comedians contend that a couple of sketches the show has aired are plagiarized from sketches they posted to their YouTube channel years ago. Nick Ruggia and Ryan Hoffman have lawyered up and sent NBC a... More »

SNL Guns for R. Kelly Interview

Say Devil has 'Nice horns. Gives good advice'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took the week off from dogging President Trump and went after R. Kelly's interview with Gayle King in its Cold Open, with Kenan Thompson and Leslie Jones playing Kelly and King. Thompson repeatedly asked to be referred to as "Victim"—which Jones immediately declined—... More »

SNL Does Not Spare Jussie Smollett

And has a bit of fun with Michael Cohen

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live pulled no punches on Jussie Smollet in a Shark Tank: Legal Edition sketch that featured the embattled actor, along with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, vying for legal representation from the likes of Pete Davidson's Michael Avenatti, Cecily Strong's Jeanine Pirro, guest host John... More »

Baldwin Complains After Trump Tweet About 'Retribution'

Actor raises concern about his safety

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin skewered President Trump again over the weekend on Saturday Night Live, and now the two men are continuing the animosity online. In a tweet, Trump made clear he hated the skit mocking his declaration of a national emergency. "Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake... More »

SNL Goes to Town on Trump's National Emergency

'We need wall,' says Alec Baldwin

(Newser) - President Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border found new scorn on Saturday Night Live, which trotted out Alec Baldwin in its Cold Open to proclaim that “We need wall, OK. We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern... More »

SNL Romps Over Bezos Brouhaha

'What do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is going to look like?'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live launched its latest episode with the burning question on everyone's mind: "What do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is going to look like?" In a Cold Open spoof of Meet the Press hosted by Kyle Mooney's Chuck Todd, the New York Times reports that... More »

Looks Like Pete Has Bounced Back

The SNL actor seems to be dating Kate Beckinsale

(Newser) - Earth to Pete Davidson: You do this how, exactly? The 25-year-old Saturday Night Live star was seen holding hands with the glamorous 45-year-old actress Kate Beckinsale on Friday night in Los Angeles after he performed at a comedy venue—where he did a joke about former fiancee Ariana Grande, People... More »

Roger Stone Drops by SNL

Well, actually Steve Martin

(Newser) - Steve Martin dropped by his old stomping grounds on Saturday, telling the crowd at Saturday Night Live that "I'm just a normal and straightforward guy." Appearing in the cold open on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show as the recently arrested Roger Stone, Martin crowed, "What... More »

SNL Has Solution to the Shutdown

Alec Baldwin's Trump plays a little game of 'Deal or No Deal' with members of Congress

(Newser) - With no deal to end the government shutdown, Saturday Night Live tried to find a simple solution for Alec Baldwin's President Trump character. As Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey on Deal or No Deal said, "We decided to do this in the only format that you can understand:... More »

Pete Davidson Shows Up on SNL After Concerning Post

He makes an appearance toward the show's end

(Newser) - Pete Davidson set off a wave of concern Saturday after posting "I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. Hours later, the Saturday Night Live star made a very brief live appearance on the show's holiday episode, introducing the musical guests: Miley Cyrus... More »

De Niro's Return to SNL as Mueller 'Awkward'

The Jason Momoa-hosted episode to plug Aquaman didn't go exactly swimmingly

(Newser) - Robert De Niro popped out of Eric Trump's closet in his return as Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live's Cold Open, but the actor stumbled over his lines in a performance the Guardian calls "all awkward delivery and self-satisfied mugging." Further, "even by the low... More »

Baldwin Returns to SNL With Parking Space Joke

It's his first appearance since his arrest over a ... parking space

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as President Trump for the first time since his arrest Nov. 2 , but included himself in the receiving end of the ribbing, reports USA Today . In character as Trump on an Argentine balcony, Baldwin lamented Robert Mueller's investigation, saying, "God, I... More »

SNL Again Trolls Fox News

Steve Carell appears as Jeff Bezos in 'an extended string of Trump burns'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live again deployed Kate McKinnon as Laura Ingraham to lampoon Fox News in its Cold Open, reports NBC News , lamenting how "celebrities in California are whining about some tiny wildfires, while our heroic president is under constant attack—from rain." Steve Carell stopped by to host... More »

Veteran Pete Davidson Mocked Turns the Tables

Dan Crenshaw drops by 'Weekend Update' after last week's controversy

(Newser) - The controversy of Pete Davidson's week past reared its head on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, with the actor making an appearance on Weekend Update to apologize for making fun of a congressman-elect who lost an eye in war. "The man is a war hero and... More »

Candidate Takes High Road After Slam on SNL

Dan Crenshaw says Pete Davidson doesn't need to apologize after joke about war injury

(Newser) - Pete Davidson is once again a big topic of conservation after the weekend's Saturday Night Live, but this time it has nothing to do with his love life . Davidson is being pilloried for his joke about former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw, who is running for a congressional seat in... More »

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