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SNL Romps All Over Trump's Chaotic Week

Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson, Betsy DeVos make the show's rounds

(Newser) - A chaotic week at the White House usually makes for a giddy week at Saturday Night Live, and this latest week of rolling heads left no shortage of fish in the barrel. The show opened with Alex Moffat as Anderson Cooper interviewing Kate McKinnon, whom the New York Times describes... More »

This Is Us Meets Trump World on SNL

Sterling K. Brown guest-hosts, spoofs his touchy-feely NBC hit

(Newser) - Emmy-winning actor Sterling K. Brown is having a moment: Promoting the hit Black Panther, the This Is Us star hosted the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, and by all accounts nailed it, reports EW . He spoofed his tearjerker NBC series with one focused on the Trump administration called... More »

Baldwin: Hicks 'Like a Daughter. So Smart. So Hot.'

Actor returns to 'SNL' to mock his favorite target in wake of recent feud

(Newser) - As President Trump was busily trading jabs with the media at the Gridiron Dinner, Alec Baldwin was merrily mocking his favorite target's chaotic week on Saturday Night Live, joking that the recently departed Hope Hicks is "like a daughter to me. So smart, so hot. You know, I... More »

Trump: Baldwin's Impression 'Agony' for Viewers

After actor says it's an 'agony' to impersonate the president

(Newser) - It's Trump vs. Baldwin, one more time. President Trump went after his most famous impersonator Friday after Alec Baldwin said some unflattering things to the Hollywood Reporter . While discussing his new show, Sundays With Alec Baldwin, the actor said it was "agony" for him to portray a person... More »

Natalie Portman's New SNL Rap Is Filthy

And really, don't say anything bad about her 'Star Wars' prequel

(Newser) - "Tide pods the only f---ing thing I snack on / blackout and go motherf---ing Black Swan," rapped Natalie Portman on her pottymouthed return to Saturday Night Live. In a nod to her "Natalie Raps" digital short from a dozen years ago, Portman professes in an interview with... More »

Ferrell's Dubya: 'Suddenly I'm Looking Pretty Sweet'

Former prez returns to 'SNL' to zing 'Donny Q. Trump'

(Newser) - Will Ferrell made a joyful return to Saturday Night Live, trotting out old standby character former President George W. Bush and using him to swipe at the current president, one "Donny Q. Trump." Per Ferrell's Bush in the Cold Open , "suddenly I'm looking pretty sweet... More »

Chastain Salutes Women's March on SNL

Show goes after Trump early and often

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain sang, danced, and wailed her way through hosting Saturday Night Live, giving a nod to the Women's March in her opening monologue. The Molly's Game star sang "You Don't Own Me," with the help of Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, proclaiming, "Ladies,... More »

SNL Finally Unveils Its Steve Bannon

And it's Bill Murray beneath the Grim Reaper hood

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wasted little time in tackling the brouhaha over Michael Wolff's White House exposé, with alum Fred Armisen returning as the Fire and Fury author on a Cold Open that returned to the show's running spoof on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Amid what Mashable terms Mika... More »

SNL Actor Now Proud Owner of Hillary Clinton Tattoo

'Thanks for being such a badass'

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have the presidency, but but does he have prime real estate on the body of a Saturday Night Live cast member? ABC News reports SNL's Pete Davidson revealed a new leg tattoo depicting Hillary Clinton Friday on Instagram . "Wanted to get @hillaryclinton a Christmas gift... More »

SNL Explores Santa's Naughty List

Al Franken, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore all get poked in Cold Open

(Newser) - It's that time of the year to determine who's been naughty and who's been nice, and Saturday Night Live jumped in with its two cents on the seemingly endless sexual harassment scandals in its Cold Open. With Kenan Thompson as Santa and Kate McKinnon as an elf,... More »

SNL's Hillary Returns: 'Lock Him Up!'

Trump visited by Christmas ghosts in latest episode

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live dove right into the holiday spirit in the latest episode, opening with Alex Baldwin's President Trump being visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past (Billy Bush), Present (Vladimir Putin), and Future (Hillary Clinton). The latter, played by Kate McKinnon, took the opportunity to gloat amid a... More »

36 Female SNLers Back Franken, to Criticism

They use a letter to thank him, to the dismay of social media users

(Newser) - The current cast of Saturday Night Live is far from supporting SNL alum and alleged harasser Al Franken, but the same can't be said of former staff. In a letter , 36 women who previously worked on the show say they "feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken,... More »

SNL Rips an Alum

Al Franken taken to task over sexual harassment

(Newser) - The sexual harassment allegations wracking virtually every segment of society predictably surfaced on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, but the New York Times notes that the man currently in the crosshairs made the show's approach "especially delicate." The show pulled no punches in the case... More »

SNL's Sessions: Roy Moore a Little 'Too Alabama'

McKinnon's AG character makes a return amid latest controversy in Ala. Senate race

(Newser) - As the sexual misconduct allegations roil the Alabama Senate race, Saturday Night Live waded right in with a sketch portraying candidate Roy Moore meeting with VP Mike Pence (Beck Bennett). Pence's advice: Get out. "Don’t think of it as ending your campaign, think of it as going... More »

SNL Sends Trump, Manafort to Shower

Meanwhile, Larry David makes holocaust jokes

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live covered a lot of ground in its most recent episode, from President Trump and Paul Manafort naked together in the shower to Larry David making ill-received concentration camp jokes. Alec Baldwin kicked off the show as Trump talking to Manafort in the wake of his disastrous week,... More »

Kellyanne Conway Gets It Treatment on SNL

'Kellywise' the clown makes her debut

(Newser) - The Trump administration got the It treatment on Saturday Night Live, with Kellyanne Conway (Kate McKinnon) appearing in a storm gutter as Kellywise the clown, reports Entertainment Weekly . The sketch featured Alex Moffat as Anderson Cooper, asking Kellywise, "What did you do to your makeup?" McKinnon replies, "I... More »

Meryl Streep: No, I Didn't Know of 'Inexcusable' Weinstein Acts

She calls women who have gone public 'heroes'

(Newser) - One common refrain being heard about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment debacle is that his behavior was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. And that has left people wondering why prominent, longtime collaborators never spoke up. On Monday, none other than Meryl Streep addressed that very question. "Not everybody knew,... More »

SNL Opens on Somber Note

Jason Aldean bumps the usual cold open with tribute, performance of 'I Won't Back Down'

(Newser) - Country star Jason Aldean took the stage on Saturday Night Live, reports the AP, paying tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and to the late rocker Tom Petty. "Launching into a solid, countrified cover of Tom Petty’s 'I Won’t Back Down,' Aldean... More »

The Pathos- Driven Rise of Kate McKinnon

In 'VF' interview, 'SNL' comedian touches on empathy she drew on to play Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon is dressed down ("real-person down," without makeup and in sneakers and a baggy tee) and skittish like a cat, reacting so warily to her interview with Lili Anolik for Vanity Fair that Anolik realizes she's "going to have to approach her slowly, carefully, no... More »

SNL Ribs Trump's 'Despacito' Puerto Rico Response

Show returns with Alec Baldwin, Kate McKinnon

(Newser) - You wouldn't know it by President Trump's Twitter feed Sunday morning, but Saturday Night Live returned to the airwaves Saturday night, with Alec Baldwin reviving his impression of the commander in chief responding to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico , reports the Hill . In speaking with the mayor of San Juan,... More »

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