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Baldwin to Trump: 'Release Tax Returns and I'll Stop. Ha'

President-elect takes to Twitter after again finding 'SNL' impersonation 'unwatchable'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump to mock the president-elect's retweeting practices , and the Donald himself was apparently watching, because as Zach Seemayer writes at ETonline , "ignoring the existence of irony all together, he immediately jumped on Twitter to slam SNL for mocking his... More »

Chappelle, SNL Put Thoughtful Coda on Election

Kate McKinnon performs Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in character as Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live called on host Dave Chappelle's wit and Kate McKinnon's "Hallelujah" for a thoughtful coda to a divisive election, reports the AP . Chappelle, claiming to be rusty after a decade out of the TV spotlight, proved eager to offer his take on Donald Trump's... More »

SNL Abruptly Drops the 'Gross' Act

Baldwin, McKinnon break character, get out the vote in final sketch before election

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live trotted out Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon a final time before the election with what of late passes for a pretty standard Cold Open , complete with Baldwin's Donald Trump kissing Vladimir Putin, an FBI agent, and a Klansman, while Cecily Strong as Erin Burnett continued... More »

SNL's Trump 'Has Best Baldwin Brother, Stephen'

'Settle down, entire planet, settle down,' admonishes Tom Hanks as Chris Wallace

(Newser) - "I'm going to start this debate in the quietest voice possible," Alec Baldwin whispered in his third time out as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live . "In the past I have been big and loud, but tonight I am a sweet little baby Trump." That... More »

SNL Riffs on 'Nightmare' Debate

Trump is not amused

(Newser) - "Welcome to the second and worst ever presidential debate," intoned Cecily Strong's Martha Raddatz in Saturday Night Live's Cold Open, as the show wasted zero time in again trotting out Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to make hay out of... More »

SNL Gleefully Unloads on Trump

That vice presidential debate sketch goes up in hot-mic flames

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live wasted no time in lobbing grenades on Donald Trump's current dumpster fire , with Alec Baldwin making his second appearance as the Donald to "apple-gize," reports the Washington Post . Quartz notes that statement was aimed at "all the people who were offended by my... More »

'Wrong!' Alec Baldwin Debuts as Trump

'Saturday Night Live' lampoons the candidates spectacularly

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin made his debut as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, and a look around the lame media shows that he was apparently terrific, just terrific, opposite Kate McKinnon's maniacally robotic Hillary Clinton. Baldwin "delivered an orange-faced, blustery impression," reports the AP , referencing US jobs departing... More »

Goofy Ghostbusters 'Silences the Backlash'

Kate McKinnon resembles 'a young Bill Murray'

(Newser) - Remaking Ghostbusters was never going to be easy. Luckily, an all-female cast wasn't afraid to answer the call. While audiences—who may or may not have read the hate blanketing the web —give this summer's reboot a 44% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , most critics are counting... More »

Here's the 'Perfect' Ghostbusters Trailer

Reboot is out July 15

(Newser) - The first full trailer for the all-female Ghostbusters reboot is here, and the feedback is good: io9 calls it "perfect," and Deadline reports that Sony's official unveiling event Wednesday was attended by a number of "mega-fans" who gave it a standing ovation and "shouted for... More »

Fey, Poehler Party Like It's 2007 on SNL

Comedians reunite, trot out Clinton, Palin characters of yore

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to their old Saturday Night Live stomping grounds Saturday, and dragged out a couple of beloved ghosts of the 2008 election—and Poehler's Hillary Clinton of yore ran right into Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton of 2015 as Fey's Sarah Palin chirped... More »

SNL Silences Your Family Crazies at Thanksgiving

With Adele. Now give thanks and quietly eat some turkey

(Newser) - Adele unveiled a new album on Friday , then dropped a powerhouse performance on Saturday Night Live, and just for kicks can apparently stop your resident crazy relatives in their Thanksgiving-ruining tracks, reports the Washington Post . The British singer was the musical guest on Saturday's show, but she made a... More »

Clinton's SNL Return: Trump-Bashing Bartender

Candidate drops by show again, slings some drinks for Kate McKinnon

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton stopped by Saturday Night Live last night as promised , opposite Kate McKinnon, the latest comedian to play her on the late-night comedy sketch show. This time the former secretary of state and would-be commander in chief was slinging drinks as Val the bartender, who kept 'em coming... 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 »

Female Ghostbusters Gets Its Cast

Director Feig's picks include 3 current and former 'SNL' cast members

(Newser) - If there's something strange in your neighborhood, the new Ghostbusters you're going to call will be women, and reboot director Paul Feig has now chosen his cast. He tweeted last night that the four main characters will Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Feig, who... 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 »

SNL's Zamata Makes Debut

And Drake puts on a really good show as guest host

(Newser) - Sasheer Zamata, the much anticipated first black female to join Saturday Night Live's ranks since Maya Rudolph's 2007 departure, made her debut on last night's show, and the AP describes it as "low-key but notable." Zamata played a teenage Rihanna in a Blossom knockoff and... More »

SNL Spoofs Interpreter, Selfie, Guy Fieri

Fieri Christmas special is 'not suitable for humanity'

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live didn't have to look much further than President Obama's exhaustively discussed trip to South Africa this week, with Kenan Thompson gleefully signing gibberish behind Jay Pharoah's Obama in the episode's Cold Open. After Obama runs him off, Kate McKinnon as Angela Merkel comes... 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 »

SNL Piles On HealthCare.gov

Site has helpful links like Kayak, so you can fly to Canada for cheap drugs

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is the latest to rip the government's lumbering HealthCare.gov website, with Kate McKinnon appearing in last night's Cold Open as Kathleen Sebelius to give frustrated users a little troubleshooting advice. For example, "Have you tried restarting your computer? Sometimes it helps to turn... 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 »

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