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SNL Gets Its First Latina Cast Member

Melissa Villasenor appeared on 'America's Got Talent'

(Newser) - Three are out, three are in: Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villasenor have been announced as the new cast members for Saturday Night Live's 42nd season, premiering Oct. 1. Day has been a writer on the show since 2013 and is also a member of comedy group the... More »

David Spade Reveals the Worst SNL Host

Steven Seagal, he says

(Newser) - The worst Saturday Night Live host of David Spade's tenure? Steven Seagal. Spade revealed that tidbit while promoting his new memoir on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Tuesday , reports Rolling Stone . Cohen asked Spade to name someone on SNL Spade thought was "overrated," and Spade... More »

Tracy Morgan Rocks SNL Stage One Year After Deadly Crash

Larry David, cast of '30 Rock' also showed up

(Newser) - Just a month after he surprised everyone with an appearance at the Emmys , Tracy Morgan went back "home" on Saturday night—to the stage on Saturday Night Live as its host, the AP reports. "I'm back, it feels so good to be here," he announced to... More »

Donald Trump Hosting SNL Next Month

Yep, really

(Newser) - Yes, this is really happening: Donald Trump is hosting Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, reports NBC , which notes that the gig falls almost exactly one year before the presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016. Trump last hosted the show in April 2004; this time around, the musical guest will... More »

SNL Has Chosen Its Trump

Taran Killam will play candidate during 41st season of show

(Newser) - If anyone has ever wondered what it's like to be Donald Trump for a day, or for a season of Saturday Night Live, talk to Taran Killam in 2016. The 33-year-old cast member has been tapped to slip into the real estate mogul's hairpiece for the 41st season... More »

Alex Trebek Gets Pranked on Jeopardy!

He says 'Turd Ferguson,' just like Will Ferrell's Trebek

(Newser) - Alex Trebek got pranked pretty good on yesterday's Jeopardy!. Contestant Talia couldn't solve the final clue, Entertainment Weekly reports, so instead of making a real guess, she wrote: "What is the love ballad of Turd Ferguson. P.S. Hi Mom" as her answer (er, question). Of course,... More »

Eddie Murphy Wouldn't Play Bill Cosby on SNL's 40th

He 'will not kick a man when he is down,' Norm Macdonald tweets

(Newser) - Norm Macdonald posted a very long series of tweets last night about Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary reunion special , and in it, he explains why Eddie Murphy didn't have a more prominent role on the special. Murphy, who hadn't returned to the SNL studio in more than... More »

Stefon Returns to SNL

Bill Hader returns to old stomping grounds as guest host

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's hottest new castmember was really an old beloved one last night, as alum Bill Hader returned to the show—and more importantly brought Stefon with him. Appearing on Weekend Update, where he referred to Colin Jost and Michael Che as "Mitt and Barack," Stefon... More »

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 'Solves' Mystery of Jay Z-Solange Fight

They kick off star-studded season finale

(Newser) - That Jay Z-Solange catfight that lit up the Interwebs this week? Saturday Night Live provides us with the answer to the mystery of what caused it, and people, it was just a spider. "This is all behind us," says Solange (Sasheer Zamata) in last night's Cold Open,... More »

Zooey, Taylor, Franco Crash Seth Rogen's SNL Monologue

And more 'Saturday Night Live' highlights

(Newser) - Seth Rogen hosted Saturday Night Live last night, but he was far from the only star present during his monologue. It was crashed by Taylor Swift ("You were getting really upset. And whenever a man shows emotion, I appear."), James Franco (who appeared after Rogen joked that... More »

Leo, Titanic Crash Hill's Monologue

'Am I flying, Jack?'

(Newser) - Jonah Hill returned to Saturday Night Live last night with an opening monologue that attempted to separate from Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leo DiCaprio, and somehow ended with "the thing that made me feel safe"—both actors wrapped in a Titanic-esque embrace as that migraine-in-your-eye-inducing music played.... More »

Wiig Steals SNL's Sound of Music Parody

'Denise' makes for a rather unusual von Trapp in show's 'condensed version'

(Newser) - While critics were busily groaning over Thursday's The Sound of Music Live, a certain other live show was busily plotting its takedown. Kristen Wiig returned for last night's Cold Open on Saturday Night Live, reports US , and promptly stole the sketch as her recurring character Denise made for... More »

SNL Interviews 'George Zimmerman's Girlfriend'

Josh Hutcherson hosts 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - The recent revelation that George Zimmerman has a young, blonde girlfriend was perfect fodder for Saturday Night Live . Last night, SNL's version of Piers Morgan interviewed "the girlfriend," who revealed, "I just love it when a man's features look like they're being vacuumed right... More »

SNL Swipes at Rob Ford, 60 Minutes

Toronto mayor searches for the one media outlet that will believe him

(Newser) - The jokes pretty much wrote themselves for Saturday Night Live this week, thanks in no small part to Toronto's crack mayor, Rob Ford . With Bobby Moynihan appearing as the oft-apologizing Hizzoner in a series of press conferences in which he utterly fails in his mea culpas, Ford eventually turns... More »

Aaron Paul Cameo Lights Up SNL

Despite Tina Fey, season opener is otherwise pretty forgettable

(Newser) - Tina Fey returned to her old stomping grounds last night to kick off the new season of Saturday Night Live, but it's a cameo from Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul that has tongues wagging this morning. Paul appeared in the Cold Open, notes the Hollywood Reporter , as Jay Pharoah'... More »

11 SNL Skits That Made People Angry

Let's just say it's not a good idea to put Jesus in your sketch

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is good at making people laugh—and also pretty darn good at making them angry. The Week rounds up 11 controversial sketches from the comedy show, two of which involve Jesus (safe to say you might want to leave him out of your skit). Click through the... More »

Kristen Wiig Rocks Return to SNL

Alum 'charms' in Target Lady, Californians

(Newser) - "Eleven months and 30 days" after her emotional departure from Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig returned last night as host, rocking an opening monologue to the tune of the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" in which she tasered Kenan Thompson and stumbled across Jonah Hill and Maya... More »

Galifianakis' SNL Weird, Good

Host not as hysterical as earlier outings, but decidedly himself

(Newser) - Zach Galifianakis took his third turn as guest host of Saturday Night Live last night, and while his latest effort "never soared to the heights of his first few outings," it was nevertheless "a solidly funny night that featured a few inspired moments," writes Hillary Busis... More »

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