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McCarthy's 'Spicey' Hippity-Hops Back to SNL

Alec Baldwin returns as Trump, holds reality show

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin could be mistaken for Saturday Night Live cast members at this point in the season, reports NPR , as both returned Saturday in their recurring roles as Sean Spicer and President Trump, respectively. In the Cold Open, Baldwin held forth in the Oval Office, running through... More »

Tig Notaro Thinks SNL Sketch a Little Too Familiar

Comedian used same clown premise in a short film first

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live ran a funny sketch in its last show in which Louis CK plays a down-in-the-dumps guy who hires a clown to put on a show solely for him. One person not laughing is fellow comedian Tig Notaro—because she used the premise first in her short film... More »

Baldwin Does Double Duty as Trump and O'Reilly

In the same sketch, no less

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin was pulling double duty as President Trump and Bill O'Reilly in the same sketch as Saturday Night Live returned with Louis CK as guest host. Baldwin began by spoofing Trump in the cold open—in which he told coal country voters that "I love coal. In... More »

5 Things We Learned From Alec Baldwin's Memoir

Including the fact that he didn't prepare much for his first Trump impression

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin's Nevertheless: A Memoir is out this month, and Vanity Fair has an excerpt in which the actor discusses his Saturday Night Live hosting stints, 30 Rock, and, of course, his President Trump impression. Five stories:
  1. On his decision to do a TV show: He learned about the
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Kate McKinnon's SNL Costume Changes Are Impressive

Team had just one commercial break to change her from Jeff Sessions to a mermaid

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon is pretty impressive, sure, but so is the Saturday Night Live make-up team. SNL has released a video from the March 11 show, in which the team had just one commercial break to transform McKinnon from Jeff Sessions into Shud the mermaid. The time-lapse video shows them getting... More »

SNL Will Do Something It's Never Done Before

It's going live across the country

(Newser) - Beginning April 15, Saturday Night Live will truly be live across America for the first time in its 42-year history. For the last four episodes of the current season, SNL—normally delayed in the West—will be aired live across all time zones at 11:30pm Eastern, 10:30pm Central,... More »

Baldwin's Trump Takes on the Aliens

'Actually, I heard the aliens are already here'

(Newser) - Borrowing a bit from Independence Day, Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live to reimagine President Trump facing down aliens. But rather than an inspirational speech to rally the troops, Baldwin turns to a conspiracy theory, notes ABC News , saying, "Actually, I heard the aliens are already here. They'... More »

Pete Davidson: I'm Weed-Free After 8 Years

SNL cast member opens up about struggle on Instagram

(Newser) - Noticed Pete Davidson's absence from SNL as of late? Well, there's a good reason behind it: The 23-year-old has been focusing on his sobriety. After telling High Times last fall that he couldn't function without the medical marijuana he's prescribed for Crohn's disease, Davidson now... More »

SNL Reimagines Sessions as Forrest Gump

Kellyanne Conway 'ain't got no legs'

(Newser) - While Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy are away, Kate McKinnon will play, and the Saturday Night Live star was off to the races Saturday night as AG Jeff Sessions in a Forrest Gump send-up, reports the Washington Post . Sessions sat at a bus stop offering chocolates to Leslie Jones and... More »

SNL Relentlessly Skewers Trump White House

Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin return as Kate McKinnon rules the night

(Newser) - In tune with the new administration of alternative facts, viewers are embracing a comic alternative president. Alec Baldwin, who has scored in guest shots on Saturday Night Live with his mocking impersonation of Donald Trump since the campaign's final weeks, presided Saturday night as guest host, serving up yet... More »

The World Gets a Taste of Rosie as Steve Bannon

Courtesy of Photoshop

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell is already posing as Steve Bannon—on Twitter. O'Donnell, who has expressed interest in playing Donald Trump's aide on Saturday Night Live, changed her profile photo on the site Thursday to a Photoshopped image of her face on Bannon's body. It was initially shared... More »

Rosie O'Donnell to SNL: I'll Be Your Bannon

She's willing to portray top Trump aide after Spicer skit leaves White House 'rattled'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer may have laughed off Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live, but the White House is in fact "rattled," reports Politico , noting "it was Spicer's portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president's eyes." As one... More »

Spicer Has Tip for Melissa McCarthy

She 'could dial it back' a bit, he says

(Newser) - Sean Spicer got so many texts Sunday morning on his way out of church, "I thought there was either a national emergency or something really funny happened, and it turns out it was that clip from Saturday Night Live" in which Melissa McCarthy played him , the White House press... More »

SNL's Pick to Mock Sean Spicer Is a Surprise

Melissa McCarthy has some fun

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live debuted a surprise impersonator of White House spokesman Sean Spicer in its latest show: none other than Melissa McCarthy. And she most definitely did not hold back, with an angry introduction setting the tone: "I'd like to begin today by apologizing on behalf of you... More »

SNL Writer Suspended Over Barron Trump Tweet

Katie Rich had joked Barron Trump would become 'homeschool shooter'

(Newser) - The Saturday Night Live writer who penned a since-deleted tweet mocking Donald Trump's 10-year-old son has been suspended from her duties on the show. Katie Rich tweeted Friday that Barron Trump "will be this country's first homeschool shooter." The tweet was swiftly condemned; Rich deleted it... More »

SNL Turns to Loving (Bare) Arms of Putin

Alec Baldwin stays home the night after Trump's inauguration

(Newser) - Both President Trump and Alec Baldwin took the night off from sparring over the latter's impersonation of the former on Saturday Night Live, but America's brand new leader didn't exactly go unscathed, reports NPR . Though Baldwin was absent, Beck Bennett as shirtless Vladimir Putin kicked things off,... More »

SNL Brings on the Pee Jokes

Beavis and Butthead Trump, Putin also stop by Trump's presser

(Newser) - The highest-profile job created by Donald Trump returned to Saturday Night Live, reports Mashable , with Alec Baldwin re-enacting the president-elect's press conference last week—and definitely, definitely not stooping to the level of making pee jokes. "I am going to bring back a thick stream of jobs back... More »

What Happens During Commercials on SNL Is Kind of Amazing

A new video provides a taste

(Newser) - It's a crucial part of Saturday Night Live most never see, and a newly released video will give fans a big appreciation of it. The video shows the set crew dismantling the stage after last week's opening skit, then hustling to reassemble it during the commercial break—they... More »

Alec Baldwin Collects $1.4K Every Time He Plays Trump

He explains his technique to the 'New York Times'

(Newser) - Donald Trump might not be a fan, but Alec Baldwin's impersonation of the president-elect is turning into a Saturday Night Live staple. In an interview, Baldwin tells the New York Times that the key to his mimicry is in the "puffs," meaning the pauses in Trump's... More »

SNL: Putin Pops Down Chimney, 'Hillary, Actually'

'Please, Mr. Trump, you are the gift'

(Newser) - The holiday season descended soundly upon Saturday Night Live, with Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump getting a surprise visitor down the chimney while Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton reappeared to make a Love, Actually-inspired cue-card plea to an unrequited love—a member of the Electoral College. After hearing a sound... More »

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